HUMPHRIES: MARY ELIZABETH of Lunenburg, NS Formerly of Toronto, Ontario

Posted by on April 6, 2018

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It is with great sadness that the family of Mary Elizabeth Humphries, 92, of Lunenburg, announces her death on Thursday, February 22, 2018, at the Halifax Infirmary, Halifax.?? Born in Evanston, Illinois, she was the daughter of Andrew William and Elizabeth Holbrook (Marsales) Murdison.

In the course of her long life, Mary was an entrepreneur, scientist, educator, consumer advocate, broadcaster, author, volunteer, frustrated gardener, cat lover, singer, family historian and one of nature’s great enthusiasts. She never stopped learning new things, and was optimistic, curious and adventurous.

She grew up in Thornhill, Ontario, the youngest of four children. A brilliant student, Mary obtained both her B.A. and M.A. from University College, University of Toronto on full scholarships. She married English-born Michael Humphries in 1949, and became a specialist in textile and dye chemistry for Croy Knitting Mills.

An activist as well as a scientist, Mary helped shape the new Consumer Association of Canada from the 1950s and she broadcast her own weekly national consumer program on CBC Radio in the ‘60s. Mary taught textile science at Seneca College in Toronto for over 25 years. She was a Fellow of the Institute of Textile Science and a valued committee and board member for groups including the Metric Commission, Costume Society of Ontario, Jane Austen Society, Bata Shoe Museum, UC Book Sale, Maritime Concert Opera and many others. She made many, many friends through her professional and volunteer work.

She was an entrepreneur, writing and self publishing her own textbooks and swatch sets, which were eventually published by Prentice-Hall internationally and became some of the standard works in the field. She would definitely want us to remind you at this point that “a fibre is not a fabric”!

Mary is survived by her daughter, Nina Scott-Stoddart (David Mosey), Lunenburg; son Thomas (aka Chi) (Christa), Lahr, Germany; grandchildren, Dennis (Lydia) and Kai (Miriam Rother), Germany as well as her sister Jessie Wesley of Ontario and many beloved nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her sister Lucy Noble, her brother Andrew Murdison, her niece Heather Parekh and her nephew William Noble.

We would all like to offer our heartfelt thanks to the medical staff, especially the nurses, at South Shore General and the Halifax Infirmary, for their humane kindness and compassion , not only for Mary but for us.

In lieu of flowers, donations made to the Second Story Women’s Shelter in Lunenburg or SHAID Tree Animal Shelter of Lunenburg County would be appreciated by the family. Funeral arrangements were by Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home in Lunenburg.

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HAMILTON: Joan Gertrude of Ottawa Formerly of Saint John

Posted by on April 5, 2018

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

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BONNER: Shirley of Barrie, Ontario

Posted by on April 4, 2018

Passed away peacefully at Hospice Simcoe, Barrie on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at the age of 85. Beloved wife of Edward for 60 years. Cherished mother to Stephen. Dear sister of Charles Edwards (Joan), Ruth Hughes (Jim), Betty Stewart (Robert) and sister in-law of Jean Edwards, Bill Weatherbee (Marguerite), Bernice Vickers (Blaise). Shirley is predeceased by her sisters Peg, Louise, Edna, Mildred, Lucy, Josephine, and Georgina; and brothers Clarence, Henry, William, and Malcolm. Shirley will be forever loved and remembered by nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Friends may call at ADAMS FUNERAL HOME (445 St. Vincent Street Barrie) to celebrate Shirley’s life on Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 2-4 p.m. A special thank you to Dr. H. Deboer-Fennell and her staff for their care of Shirley; the nurses and PSW’s of Bayshore for their wonderful care and service; and to the staff at Hospice Simcoe. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to Hospice Simcoe would be appreciated. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through adamsfuneralhome.ca

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WINTERS, Henry “Hank” Collins of Grand Bend, in his 77th year

Posted by on March 20, 2018

WINTERS: In sorrow, we acknowledge the passing of Henry “Hank” Collins Winters of Grand Bend, Ontario on Sunday, March 18, 2018 in his seventy-seventh year. Hank spent his last days in the company of his family and many friends, under the superb care of the Palliative Care Team at Bluewater Health in Sarnia, Ontario. Beloved husband, for fifty-three years, of Nancy (Edwardson) Winters, Hank is also survived by his children Elizabeth (David Matheson) and Philip (Gail Winters) and four grandchildren: Lauren Cummings Winters, William Matheson, Kaydence Matheson and William Henry Winters. Elder son of the late Eleanor (McRobie) Winters and the late Honourable Robert Henry Winters P.C. Brother of Marny (Marc Pearsall) of Toronto and the late Richard Winters.

Hank considered the world his home and steel his industry. But he was happiest as a child in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, where he loved the smell of the sea. In his retirement he was thrilled to discover something of that same delight in Grand Bend, with its legion of friends, volunteer opportunities, dazzling beach and three entirely new pursuits which he passionately embraced. He learned to sing barbershop with the Seaforth Harmony Kings; achieved a black belt in Karate at the age of seventy-five; and swam his way to a gold medal at the Ontario Masters championship. Even when his illness was most challenging, he always focused his attention on concerns outside himself, mostly to the benefit of his family.

A supremely thoughtful man, Hank hated to miss a meeting of the Red Bowl Society of philosophers. He was proud to catalogue his reading and his list reveals a selective and significant personal library. It was his final comfort to listen to his family reading to him the story of a round-the-world motorcycle adventure, one of his few unrealized ambitions. We now reluctantly release him to a grand new adventure, fueled by our gratitude and his own smiling enthusiasm.

On Sunday, April 8, 2018, the family will host a gathering of remembrance for Hank at Oakwood Resort, Grand Bend, at two o’clock p.m. A private family interment will be arranged in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia in the fall. If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to Lakeshore Eco-Network would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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FORSYTH: Clair Alexander of London

Posted by on March 11, 2018

FORSYTH, Clair Alexander …

Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at University Hospital at the age of 92. Beloved husband of the late Nora Isabelle (Kennedy) Forsyth. Dear father of Michael Forsyth and his wife Linda and Wendy Forsyth. Also loved by his grandson Matthew Forsyth. Missed by his sister-in-law Marge Forsyth. Predeceased by his granddaughter Michelle Forsyth and his brothers and sisters. Alex appreciated the company of his two friends, Brian and Charles. Friends are welcomed for visiting one hour prior to the funeral service (10-10:45 am) on Monday, March 12, 2018 at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London. The funeral service will follow in the chapel at 11 am. Interment at Woodland Cemetery, London at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in Alex’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer Society of London & Middlesex, 435 Windermere Road, London, ON N5X 2T1. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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MCGHIE (WEATHERBEE): Barbara (Bobbie) of Niagara Falls

Posted by on March 6, 2018

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We are devastated to announce, In her 61st year, after a short and courageous battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia, Bobbie (Barbara) died peacefully with friends and family by her side, at Juravinski Hospital, Hamilton on February 18, 2018.
She is survived by her cherished partner Jean Boileau. Loving mother of Samantha Paul (Jason), Sabrina Hartshorn, Jamie McGhie, and Chelsea. Devoted grandmother of Braydon, Alyssa and Domenic. A wonderful Aunt to her nieces and nephews. Bobbie was predeceased by her parents; Dale and Margaret Weatherbee, Sister Cheryl Rivard, and a few uncles and aunts. She will be fondly remembered by many family and friends.
A Celebration of Life is planned for family and friends on Saturday 10 March 2018 beginning at 1:30 PM, at the Delphi Banquet Facilities at 4414 Portage Road Niagara Falls, ON. There will be a hot buffet and beverages available. As Bobbie was not a traditional person, there will not be a religious service, however a few words will be said in her honour at 5 PM. Bobbi will be laid to rest at a later date in Oxford, Nova Scotia with her parents and sister.

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

Posted by on February 26, 2018

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

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CLARKE: Deborah (Debbie) of Langley Formerly of Surrey

Posted by on February 21, 2018

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Debbie Clarke, 64, of Langley, BC passed away at Langley Memorial Hospital on February 14th, 2018. Born March 29th, 1953 in Selkirk, Manitoba, she moved to Long Pond, Newfoundland with her family in 1966. In 1971 she graduated from Queen Elizabeth Regional in Fox Trap, Newfoundland. She then moved with her family to Amherst, Nova Scotia in 1973, where her daughter was born in 1976. Shortly after the birth of her daughter, she moved to Surrey, BC, where her son was later born in 1991. Debbie was preceded in death by her parents, mother Evelyn, father Kenneth, and step-mother Dorothy. She is survived by her step-father George, daughter Teresa (Jeff), son Michael (Bracken), sisters Gwen, Georgina (Terry), Laureen, Rhonda (Jeremy), brother Kenny (Trina), granddaughters Cassandra and Kiera, and by nieces Amanda and Crystal, Hannah, Maddie, Emma, Jenna and nephews Landen and Brody. She enjoyed crafts, bingo, puzzles, and playing games on Facebook and was a huge Canucks fan. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Willoughby Hall, 20809 83rd Ave, Langley BC March 24th at 2 pm. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association.

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Thompson; Linda nee Price of Markdale resting at Fawcett Funeral Cremation Reception, Flesherton

Posted by on February 5, 2018

Linda Thompson resting at Fawcett Funeral Cremation Reception, Flesherton

Thompson; Linda Marie(Price) P.M. #170

Peacefully, while surrounded by her family, passed Sunday, February 4,2018 at Grey Gables Nursing Home, Markdale at the age of 70. Beloved wife of 48 years to Ronald. Dear mother of Nadine Thompson of St. Catherines and Les Thompson of Dartmouth, NS. Sadly missed by her mother Betty Price of Markdale and father the late Gordon. Loved and remembered by grandchildren Sydney and Marissa Thompson. Dear sister of Lana Amaley of Stroud, Larry(Darlene) Price of Napean, Randy Price of Georgetown, Rodney Price of Markdale, Robbin Warren of Toronto and sister in-law of Dorothy Anderson(Gerry Bartley) of Markdale. She will be remembered by many nieces and nephews.

Linda was born in Guelph, ON, educated in Etobicoke and taught in Etobicoke, Waterloo, Moosonee and Nipigon before settling in Markdale where she raised her family along side her husband Ron. She was passionate about the United Church, having held many positions in the local church and Presbytery as well as within the Toronto Conference of the United Church. She was a proud member of the Order of the Eastern Star having been Worthy Matron of Grey Chapter #170 twice. She loved travelling, knitting, cross stitch and was very active in sports, especially in her younger years. Linda will be greatly missed by many friends, neighbours and her church family.

The family will receive friends at Annesley United Church, address, from 12:00 noon until the time of service at 2:00pm. Cremation has taken place. Spring interment Greenwood Cemetery, Georgetown. Memorial contributions to Annesley United Church would be gratefully appreciated. Online donations and condolences at www.fawcettfuneralhome.ca 888-924-2810

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McBRINE, Richard George

Posted by on January 16, 2018

McBRINE, Richard George

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

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SKELTON, Catherine Frances (nee Laycock)

Posted by on January 4, 2018

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

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

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

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

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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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WHITMAN: David, of St. Thomas, Ontario.

Posted by on December 21, 2017

WHITMAN, David, of St. Thomas, passed away at his residence on Wednesday, December 20, 2017, in his 70th year. Husband for over 45 years to Susan (née Sagriff) Whitman.  Father of Becky Hill (Jeff), and Tammy Whitman, and grandfather of Dylan, Ashley, Amy, Holly, Cooper, Ethan, and Avery.  Brother of Debby Cummings (Brian), Mary Whitman, Bill Whitman (Lori), Roger Whitman (Mariane), and Dwight Whitman (Miki).  Also remembered by in-laws, Jerry and Brenda Sagriff, three step-sisters, several nieces and nephews and their families, and by his best buddy, his dog Jake.  David was born in Middleton, Nova Scotia on October 6, 1948.  He was the son of the late Audrey (née Goldsmith) Reynolds and the late Rufus Whitman (late Bertha).  David was a retired employee of Presstran Industries, and a former long-time employee of Hayes-Dana, St. Thomas.  He was a member of St. Anne’s Roman Catholic Church, St. Thomas and served on the St. Anne’s Festival Board for many years.  David was an avid fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family at the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160on Friday, December 22nd from 2:30-4:30 & 7:00-9:00 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Anne’s Roman Catholic Church, 20 Morrison Dr., St. Thomas on Saturday, December 23rd at 10:00 a.m., followed by interment in Holy Angels’ Cemetery. Flowers respectfully declined.  Memorial donations to Childcan or the charity of one’s choice will be gratefully acknowledged.

Online condolences graciously accepted at

www.siftonfuneralhome.com

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PENNEY; Pamela Shelley of Stayner

Posted by on December 18, 2017

Penney,  Pamela Shelley

Died peacefully on Wednesday December 13, 2017 at Campbell House, Collingwood at the age of 61.  Pam of Stayner, loving daughter of the late Annie and the late Ernest Penney.  Survived by her sister Lucy (Hughie O’Handley).  Predeceased by sister Leah Thurman, brothers George and Stuart and niece Wendy McCormick.  Pam will be missed by her many nieces and nephews and great and great great nieces and nephews and her special friend Doug Peacock.  Pam will be interred with her parents at the Stayner Union Cemetery in the spring and a celebration will be held at that time.  If desired, a donation to Hospice Georgian Triangle Foundation to support Campbell House would be appreciated by Pam’s family. Arrangements under the direction of Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home, Stayner.  To sign her Book of Memories, please visit www.carruthersdavidson.com

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CASTLEDINE: Isabell Marjorie of Creemore Formerly of Toronto

Posted by on December 15, 2017

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Isabell Marjorie Castledine passed away peacefully, at Collingwood Marine Hospital, surrounded by her loved ones on Friday, December 8, 2017, at the age of 63. Isabell was born in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia on May 18, 1954. Beloved daughter of Marjorie Owen, and the late Horace Owen.

Dearly loved wife of John Castledine who will miss his “sweet Dizzy Izzy”.
She will be missed for her outgoing personality, loving nature and her many shenanigans.

Much loved mother of Karen Sutor (Paul), Grant Castledine (Jeanette) and Angela Wilkinson (Brad). Stepmother to Barbara Castledine and the late Wendy Castledine.

Grandmother to Corey, Chris, Tyler, Caylin, the late Brandon, Dustin, Emma, Dale, Braden, Liam, Ty, Tia, Tiffanie and Chris. Great-Grandmother to Finnian and Carter.

She will be sadly missed by her brother and sisters in-law, Ruth Castledine, Wilma Campbell (Steve), James Castledine and the late Ada & Bill Castledine. Also, mourning her loss is her favourite brother-in-law Peter Campbell, along with her nieces and nephews Chad, Josie, David, and Melissa. Isabell will be missed by her many friends, whom she loved spending time with.

An honorable mention, to the people who gave her life, the late Monica McInnis and the late John (Jackie) Martin. She loved her large Martin family very much.

A celebration of life for Isabell will be held at the Steckley Gooderham Funeral Home, 201 Minet’s Point Rd., Barrie, ON on Saturday, December 16, 2017. Visitation is from 11:00 to 12:00 and the celebration of life service is from 12:00 to 1:00. Reception to follow.
Isabell was a down-to-earth person, casual attire is welcome. She would have wanted it that way.

We would like to thank Creedon Valley Care Community for their care, friendship and love!

In lieu of flower the family would appreciate donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation and Alzheimer’s Society.

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LEVIN: Roy Joseph of Halifax

Posted by on December 7, 2017

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Roy Joseph Levin, 74, passed peacefully surrounded by his family on November 19, 2017 in Halifax. Born May 1, 1943 in Oldham, UK to the late Arthur and Mary (Schlumpf) Levin, Roy came to Nova Scotia at age 6 with his mother and sister on board the RMS Aquitania. He attended King’s Collegiate School from 1957-63, where he excelled at basketball, rugby, track & field, cross country, and cadets, later studying engineering at Dalhousie University before serving as a traffic and infrastructure engineer for the City of Halifax for more than 30 years. Roy and Linda (Grasse) were married in the Chapel of Roy’s old boarding school in Windsor on May 5, 1973. Their son Michael (Mick) was born February 22, 1983, and had the honour of presiding over the renewal of his parents’ vows on July 18, 2015. Roy was a loving husband and proud father, as well as a pilot, award winning sailor, photographer, traveller, antique collector, musician, die-hard Rolling Stones fan and loyal friend. He is survived by his wife Linda, son Mick (Sarah), granddog Lucy, extended Grasse family Etta, Peggy (John), Carter (Shelley), Chelsea, Richard (Bev), Brandon, and his sister Joan (Peter).
A cheerful celebration of Roy’s life will be held at the Armdale Yacht Club at 75 Burgee Run in Halifax on Saturday, December 9 from 11am-3pm, where Roy was a member for more than 50 years. His family looks forward to hearing and sharing special memories of Roy with everyone whose lives were touched by his kindness and friendship.
Roy’s cremains will be scattered by family among his favorite places over the coming months. Roy’s family is especially appreciative of the exceptionally caring and thoughtful staff of Melville Lodge who went to great lengths to provide dignity and compassion for him and his loved ones during his final years. Memorial donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia, or a children’s charity of your choice.

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COXWORTH: Rita Effie (nee Rice)

Posted by on November 21, 2017

COXWORTH: Rita Effie (nee Rice) – Passed away at Lakeview Manor,  Beaverton, Ontario on Sunday, November 19, 2017.  Beloved wife of the late Thomas Coxworth. Loved mother of Tom (Liz) of Calgary AB, Jim (Barb) of St. Albert AB, Mary Ellen of Port Perry, and Tami (Craig) Cameron of Beaverton.  Grandmother of Tam-Lynn, Chad (Mary), Michael (Brittany), Jason (Charlene), Ryan (Krista), Vanessa (Dan), Brandon (Brian) and great-grandmother of Damon, Skyler, Brodie, Jack and his sisters,                                           Ava, Thomas, Brooklyn and Abby. Family and friends will be received at the Mangan Funeral Home, Beaverton on Wednesday from 7 PM to 9 PM. Funeral mass will be held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Beaverton on Thursday, November 23, 2017 at 11:30 AM. Interment to follow at Stone Church Cemetery.   If so desired, memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society, in memory of Rita,  would be greatly appreciated by the family.  Online condolences are welcomed at www.manganfuneralhome.com

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

Posted by on November 3, 2017

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

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HOWARD: EDWARD (Ted) PALLISER of Toronto Formerly of Leeds, England

Posted by on November 3, 2017

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HOWARD, Edward (Ted)
September 30th, 1920 – October 23rd, 2017
Edward (Ted) Howard, loving husband of the late Wilma (Dyer) both of Toronto, passed away peacefully on October 23, 2017 at Victoria Manor in Lindsay, Ontario. Ted had an enormous love of family. He enjoyed golfing, bowling and tennis, had a keen interest in history and was an avid reader. Ted lived life to the fullest, making a positive impact on everyone in his life. Intelligence, determination and a wonderful sense of humour were his gifts which he used generously to touch everyone’s hearts. He will be missed. Loving father of Terry (the late Bonnie nee Thornhill), Rachel (Michael B.) and Lisa (Michael F.) and the late Maureen. Special grandpa of Kent, Daphne, Tracey, Erin, Mikaela and Melissa. Lovingly remembered by his great grandchildren Zachary, Cassandra and Kallista; Thomas and Daniel; Rayden and Declan. Predeceased by his parents Edward and Eileen (Palliser) Howard, and his brother Todd. Fondly remembered by niece Jean and nephew Alan and their families. In keeping with Ted’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a celebration of life will be held at a future date to be announced. Private Interment at Pine Hills Cemetery. The family would like to thank the staff at Victoria Manor in Lindsay, for the many kindnesses and comforting care they provided to Ted and his family. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Humane Society of Kawartha Lakes or the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by the family.

Charitable donations may be made to:

Humane Society of Kawartha Lakes
107 McLaughlin Road, Lindsay ON K9V 2V3
Tel: 1-705-878-4618
Web: http://hskl.ca/donate-now/

Alzheimer Society Kawartha Lakes
PO Box 730, Lindsay ON K9V 4W9
Tel: 1-705-878-0126
Web: https://www.canadahelps.org/dn/3379

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TRITES, Daniel Patrick Jr.,

Posted by on November 2, 2017

TRITES, Daniel Patrick “Danny”

Passed away suddenly on Sunday, October 29th, 2017 at Markdale Hospital at the age of 55.    Danny leaves behind his beloved parents Danny Trites and Joan Glancey (Hubert Johnson) to grieve his passing.     Beloved brother of Annette Gray, Tracy Landry (Paul) and Tara Killam (Michael).  Cherished uncle of Alisha, Leeah, Raine and Tori.  Dear best friend since high school to Christine Nowak.

In keeping with Danny’s wishes, cremation has taken place.  A celebration of life will take place at Hay Caramba!, 54 Holland Street West, Unit 54D, Bradford on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 2 p.m.  As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations can be made to the Salvation Army.

 

 

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McDEVITT: John Gerald

Posted by on October 17, 2017

age 91 of Barrie, Ontario. We, the family of John McDevitt, are saddened to announce his sudden passing which occurred on October 16, 2017. Born in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia he was the last surviving child of the late Charles and Dorothy (nee Morrell) McDevitt. He was predeceased by his brother Lawrence, an infant brother, sisters Mary, Lillian, Catherine as well as his niece, Anne Guinan. He is survived by his devoted wife Carol, daughter Susan (David) Mayers, grandson Wade, who was his reason for living; along with Guinan nieces and nephews in Calgary, St. Augustin Quebec and Truro, Nova Scotia. John left his beloved Yarmouth with his family and moved to Etobicoke when he was transferred by Beecham Canada Ltd. Known as the “Minard’s Linament Man” he brought the formulation from the Minards plant in Yarmouth to Ontario. He retired from Smith Kline Beecham after more than 48 years service. Before leaving Yarmouth, John bowled with a local bowling league and he was a dedicated volunteer firefighter, once saving a llama from a docked and burning circus ship. An enthusiastic gardener, John was also a devoted Toronto Blue Jays fan from the team’s inception. He loved to watch the games regardless of if he was at home or at the family cottage at Sebim Beach in Nova Scotia. He looked forward to travelling back to Yarmouth every summer since relocating to Ontario in 1967, only missing one summer trip due to an unfortunate hospitalization. Visitation will be held at ADAMS FUNERAL HOME (445 St. Vincent Street, Barrie) on Friday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 11 o’clock a.m. with visitation from 10 a.m. A graveside committal service will occur next summer at the Mountain Cemetery in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society or a charity of your choice. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through adamsfuneralhome.ca

Gone are the stories, gone is the laughter but the memories will live on.

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MAC ISAAC: "SANDY" Alexander Malcolm of VANCOUVER

Posted by on October 8, 2017

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Born in Moncton ,N.B. Jan.15,1947 to of Alex and Marie (MacEachern) MacIsaac both predeceased. Sandy’s heart was always in Cape Breton although his life’s adventures took him elsewhere. The military had him in Newfoundland and Norway. He settled for several years in Toronto in the retail industry and later moved to Edmonton as a cabinet maker. Eventually in the 1970s he relocated to Vancouver to be near his two brother where he resumed his haberdasher role for many years. Sandy settled in the Downtown East Side making many friends and acquaintances that remember him fondly for his generosity, kindness and humour. A true gentleman who passed Sept. 17/17 was predeceased by his youngest brother (Andrew) will be sadly missed by his remaining brothers Jim and Don and his sister Glenda.
In lieu of flowers, donations to May’s Place Hospice, Vancouver would be appreciated.

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GERMAN: Louis F. “Lou”, of St. Thomas, Ontario.

Posted by on September 15, 2017

GERMAN, Louis F. “Lou” of St. Thomas, passed away at his residence on Thursday, September 14, 2017, in his 90th year.  Beloved husband of the late Aileen (née Bradt) German (2014).  Dearly loved father of Debbie Bukacheski of Ottawa, and Mark German of St. Thomas.  Cherished grandfather of Nathan Jackson-German of Kitchener.  Dear brother of George German (Eleanor) of Shad Bay, NS, late William “Bill” German, and the late Gordon German.  Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Born in Halifax, NS,  December 5, 1927, he was the son of the late Henry Louis “Harry” and Maria Sophia “Minnie” (née Sampson) German.  Lou served with the Royal Canadian Dragoons for 3 years and the R.C.A.F. for 23 years, retiring as a Sergeant.  Following his retirement from the R.C.A.F., he was employed by Murphy Bus Lines, Arva.  He was a member of Holy Angels’ Roman Catholic Church, St. Thomas.  There will be no public visitation at the funeral home.  The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Angels’ Roman Catholic Church, 502 Talbot St., St. Thomas on Tuesday, September 19th at 10:00 a.m.  Interment in Holy Angels’ Cemetery.  Memorial donations to the Holy Angels’ Church Restoration Fund will be gratefully acknowledged.  Arrangements entrusted to the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160).

Online condolences graciously accepted at www.siftonfuneralhome.com

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FARRELL: Kevin “Tom” of London

Posted by on September 6, 2017

FARRELL, Kevin “Tom”

With heavy hearts, we are deeply saddened to announce that our beloved husband and father passed away peacefully on Friday, September 1, 2017, with his wife and children by his side at the age of 74 years. Loving husband of Maria Eugenia Sará de Farrell “Kena” for 45 years. Proud father of Stephanie Colleen Weber (Daryl) and Alexander Kevin Farrell. Adoring Tata of Jettsen, Ripken, Lowyn, Broden. Caring brother of Alexander (Mary), Michael (Donna), Paul (Wanda), Peter (Helene), Dana and brother-in-law of Maria Elena (Jose Antoino), Salvador (Carmen Cecelia), Gabriel (Susana) and Juan (Tamara). Playful uncle of many nieces and nephews around the world. Predeceased by his parents Ethel and Alexander, his brother Brian and his brother-in-law Miguel and sister-in-laws Maria Antonieta, Maria Gabriella and Maria Cristina. Dreamer, adventurer, protector, humourist, intellectual, cheerleader, gentle giant, cool dude. Born in small-town Amherst, N.S. Raised by single mom of 7 boys. Award-winning mathematician, talented athlete, 2nd Lieutenant of COTC. Insatiable hunger for knowledge; before The Internet, there was Kevin. Mount Allison University scholarship then bright lights of Montreal. Walked into Sun Life head office on Friday-no appointment-started career on Monday. Re-programmed Sun Life’s entire payroll system and then again at Honeywell Canada. Got the travel bug. Moved to a new world-Venezuela. Became fluent in Spanish by embracing culture and telling funny jokes to anyone and everyone. 6-month work stint turned into 12 years once he met the love of his life at BFF’s BBQ. Love at 1st sight. Proposed after 1 month, married in 3 months to Kena. Got the kid bug. Proud papa to Steph and then Alex. By ’81, promoted to I.T. executive for Citibank and then RBC. Missed his Mom. Forewent promising career to move family to Dartmouth where “his children could experience Canadian life”. Snow, Hockey, Tim Hortons, lakes, and the Maritimes. In 23 years at Canada Post; never called in sick. Brought laughter, positive energy, and caring soul to parents/children of wife’s successful preschool (27yrs). Continued mastery of corny jokes, travel, exotic cuisine, encyclopedias, technology, Montreal Canadiens/Expos, music, movies, fine art, collectibles, nature walks, animals, new and old friends, his dream home, his children, his grandchildren and, most importantly, his love for Kena. After retirement moved to London, Ontario to be closer to children/grandchildren, and eventually passed away in St. Thomas-a small town befitting his birthplace and childhood nickname “Tommy”. He will be deeply missed by family and friends. We’ll feel his spirit near a lake or ocean, collecting and skipping rocks. The family would like to thank the staff at Valleyview Home for their generous love and care. Cremation has taken place. Friends will be received by the family from 10-11am on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London, where a celebration of Kevin’s life will be held in the funeral home chapel at 11am. Please dress in colourful and happy attire. Another celebration will be held in Nova Scotia at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to Valleyview Home, 350 Burwell Road, St. Thomas, ON N5P 0A3. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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BYRNE: George Raymond of Marmora Formerly of Toronto

Posted by on August 2, 2017

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George (Geordie) Raymond Byrne –
Early on the morning of June 23, 2017, we all said goodbye to our beloved Dad, Papa, Great Papa and Uncle at Campbellford Memorial Hospital after a lengthy illness.
He is predeceased by wife Audrey ‘Karen ‘ Byrne and brother Donnie Byrne. He is survived by his children Terry (Darlene), Vicky (George), Greg (Jane Anne), Clarrie (Cindy) and Angela (Larry). He is also survived by 2 brothers and 5 sisters,10 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
He brought us all much love and happiness and will be missed so much.
There will be a Celebration of Life announced at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke foundation would be appreciated by the family.
Rest now and in peace Dad, we love you.
He had asked for no service so we will have his celebration of life on July 29TH 2017 at Marmora Legion Hall from 2-6 p.m.

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