BISSONNETTE, Beverley May of Brockville, Ontario

Posted by on June 16, 2017

BISSONNETTE, Beverley May

Passed away peacefully at the Brockville General Hospital Charles St. Site on Thursday June 15th, 2017. Beverley (Bridgen) Bissonnette aged 79 years. Beloved wife of Vincent Bissonnette. Loving mother of Paul Bissonnette of Brockville, Terri Quinn (Wayne) of Dartmouth , NS and Sandra Bradley (Martin) of Brockville. Cherished grandmother of Katie Quinn, Mitchell Bradley (Brianna), Sean Quinn, Danielle Astleford (John), Erin Mercier (Kevin); and great grandmother of Maxwell Bradley, Kohen Mercier and Paisley Bradley. Dear sister of Frank Bridgen (Marie) and Audrey Beach. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Joseph and Dorothy (Hobbs) Bridgen.

There will be a private graveside service held.  In memory of Beverley, donations to the CHEO Foundation would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Barclay Funeral Home, 137 Pearl St. E., Brockville, ON. Messages of condolence may be made online at www.barclayfuneralhome.com.

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CAMPBELL, Cynthia Louise formerly of Hensall and Exeter, age 60

Posted by on June 14, 2017

CAMPBELL:  Peacefully, surrounded by the love of her family, at South Huron Hospital, Exeter on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, Cynthia Louise Campbell, formerly of Queensway Nursing Home, Hensall and  Exeter, age 60.  Much loved daughter of the late George Christopher (2003) and the late Emily Bettina (Baragar) Campbell (1997). Dear sister and sister-in-law of Mary Morrice of London, Nancy Campbell and her husband Peter Lavell of Halifax, N.S., Susan and Dr. Donald Cameron of Vancouver, B.C., Brian Morrice and Paul Cocker both of London.  Remembered by her Aunt Marion Wood of St. Catharines, her nieces, nephews and their families.  Predeceased by her sister Penny Cocker (2008).  Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, on Friday June 16, from 12 to 2 p.m., where the Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. with visiting commencing at 9:00 a.m., Rev. Dr. D. Brent Powell Officiating.  Interment Exeter Cemetery.  If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to Community Living South Huron or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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McLEAN, Wayne of Sarnia

McLEAN, WAYNE – Michael “Wayne” McLean, passed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospice of Sarnia on Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 7:41am.  He was dearly loved by his wife Theresa Marie and his children Sandra (Natalie, Sonja, Sacha); Dan and Kelly (Kelsi, Devon) and Shaune (Brittany, Jace) and great grandson Nash.  He is also survived by sisters: Mary Ford, Jean McIntyre, Judy McIntyre and brothers: Paul and John (Jack). Many nieces and nephews will also miss him.  He was the son of the late Thomas and Florence (Nightingale) McLean and was also predeceased by his brothers Thomas, Peter, Albert, David and sisters Florence (Peggie) and Carole. A special thanks to Bob and Carol Harding and all Wayne’s in-laws. A family viewing period will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Wednesday, June 14th, 2017 between the hours of 1:00 to 2:00 pm. Private cremation and interment will follow later at Lakeview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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RICHARDS: Rebecca Louise of Sidney BC

Posted by on April 26, 2017

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August 2, 1967- April 14, 2017
Rebecca (Becky) passed away suddenly in Sidney BC, in a drowning accident. Rebecca was born in England, and came to Canada with her parents while in elementary school. She grew up in Annapolis Valley NS, and was a competitive runner, eventually going on to win a gold medal in the marathon, at the World Military Games, in Biel Switzerland.
After high school, she attended Acadia University in Wolfville NS, then transferred to Saint Francis Xavier University NS, where she graduated two years later with a BSc Major Nutritional and Consumer Studies.
Upon graduation, she joined the Canadian Army and became a Logistics Officer, with postings to Gagetown NB, Greenwood NS, and Borden ON. She retired in 2007 and moved to Halifax NS.
She is survived by her spouse, Paul, daughter Elyse (Ontario), brother Harvey, and her mother, Sheila (both in Nova Scotia).

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MACASKILL: George of Whitby, ON

Posted by on April 26, 2017

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It is with profound sadness that we announce our husband, father and papa, George MacAskill, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 8th 2017 at home surrounded by his family. He is mourned by his wife and soul mate, Deanna MacAskill (nee Bradley), his daughter Jessica MacAskill (Kyle) and Tyfanni Scott (Harley) and will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Oliviah Dadswell and Zaiden Lee. He will be held forever in the hearts of his eldest daughter Carolyn and her children Jacob, DJ, Dakota, Jorga & Jaxon and deeply missed by many friends, neighbours and extended family. Friends are invited to join the family on Saturday, April 15th, 2017 starting at 2pm with a memorial service to commence at 3pm at the St. Francis Centre, 75 Church Street South in Ajax. A reception will follow. Cremation has taken place.

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WARD: Daryl Claude of Dartmouth,Nova Scotia Formerly of Brantford, Ontario

Posted by on April 6, 2017

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With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Daryl Claude Ward avid golfer, 65, Friday March 24, 2017, predeceased by his parents William Thomas Ward and Ferne Isobel Parks. Survived by his three children Shane , Mathew and Rhonda as well as extended family.

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HALEY: Sherry Terese of Elmvale Formerly of Toronto, Originally from Sydney Mines Cape Breton

Posted by on April 6, 2017

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Sherry Terese Haley of Sydney Mines, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia died peacefully early Sunday, March 26, 2017, at Sara Vista nursing home in Elmvale, Ontario. She was born on March 14, 1937, in Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia. She was predeceased by her parents Edith (Mama) and John (Papa) Fraser, and her beloved husband James (Sonny) Riley Haley. She is survived by her daughter and spouse; Mary Gregorio (nee Haley), George Gregorio, and three loving grandchildren, Jennifer Frias (nee Gregorio) married to Liberto Frias, Christine Gregorio and Bryan Gregorio; she will be deeply missed by her three great grandchildren Danielle and Jesse Frias, Owen Amaral and soon to be forth great granddaughter. Sherry was the eldest of eleven siblings often helping to care for her younger brothers and sisters. In the late 60’s Sherry moved to Toronto with her beloved husband to start a new life making Toronto her new home and where she raised her daughter. Sherry found employment at Eaton’s as a secretary and continued on her secretarial career for many years until her retirement from the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada where she had many fond experiences/memories with the First Nations people. Sherry was a wealth of knowledge and an avid reader, historical novels being her favourite. She was very creative and always had a project on the go. She loved to bake and we will miss her chocky rocks and lemon meringue pies; family parties will never be the same without her sweets and sunny disposition. Sherry was a strong and independent woman who loved downtown Toronto, she loved to explore Kensington Market and Chinatown. Sherry loved to take her granddaughters with her on her excursions and taught them so much about Toronto and its diversity. Everyone who knew Sherry would say she was a very sweet woman with a bright spirit, a big heart, a great storyteller and always there for a good laugh. In the final years of her life Sherry had to give up her independence and move in with her daughter and son-in-law as dementia took control of her. The horrible disease brought her down and it was very sad to watch this bright spirit of a woman have so much sadness and frustration. She tried her best to be herself but struggled daily until she had to move into the nursing home. The nurses and staff at Sara Vista nursing are to be commented for their exceptional caregiving during the past year. They treated Sherry as one of their own family members and were overwhelmed with emotion claiming Sherry as their “shinning star”. We will all miss Sherry very much but we know she is in a better place with no more suffering. Viewing and service will be held at Lynn-Stone Funeral Home 15 Young St Elmvale Ontario, on Wednesday March 29th 2017, viewing 5-7 pm followed by mass service at 7pm. Burial will be held on March 30th 2017, 1pm at Pine Hill cemetary 625 Birchmount Rd, Scarborough, ON.

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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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HOWARD: Lewis Montgomery of Halifax

Posted by on March 21, 2017

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Peacefully passed away at home on Saturday March 4, 2017, at the age of 88 years. Beloved husband of Dorothy, dear father of Elizabeth (John), Roger (Josephine) and Wendy. Loving grandfather of Julia, Cory, Brandi, Roman and Lucas. He is also survived by many other relatives and friends. Cremation has taken place. There will be a private family ceremony where his cremated remains will be spread according to his wishes. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Canada.

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

Posted by on February 23, 2017

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Keith D. Phinney, age 70, died on Saturday, February 11, 2017, at the QEII Infirmary in Halifax, N.S.

Keith was born in Ottawa on November 25, 1946. He graduated from Hillcrest High and went on to study Chemistry at Carleton University in Ottawa, later completing a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering at the University of New Brunswick. Over his career, he occupied senior positions at Montreal Engineering in Fredericton, CH2M Hill in Vancouver, and ADI & Associates in Halifax. He often gave in to his entrepreneurial spirit, working independently as a consulting engineer. He had a love of teaching and embraced opportunities to provide instruction in environmental science. An expert in his field, he was passionate about his work and was engaged in several projects at the time of his passing.

A person of unmatched integrity in his professional and personal relationships, Keith was sought for his advice and generously offered his time to others as a mentor, cub scout leader, church warden and volunteer. Recently, he brought his sensible, no-nonsense approach to bear as a member of the Mining Association of Nova Scotia, the Minister’s Round Table on Environment and Sustainable Prosperity (NS), and the American Water Works Association. He campaigned tirelessly during the last municipal election.

Keith was known for his quick wit and sense of humour and saw comedy in almost any situation. His laugh was infectious and could be heard for miles. An energetic, vital guy, he was happiest when cycling, canoeing, skating, skiing, camping with friends, and playing endless games of hide and seek with his beloved granddaughter.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Karen (nee Hewitt), daughter Catherine (Mike Blanchette), son Dave (Donna Hohertz), and granddaughter Isla Grace; his sister Cheryl (Robert Benson) and brother Wayne (Sandra); many nieces and nephews, and cherished friends and colleagues. He was predeceased by his brother Bryan (Jacqueline).

In accordance with his wishes, his life will be celebrated at a date to be determined in the spring. Donations in his name may be made to Feed Nova Scotia (https://www.feednovascotia.ca) or Phoenix Youth Programs (https://phoenixyouth.ca/donate-now-through-canadahelpsorg-0).

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PROCHER, (TED) EDWARD JOHN, C.D. of Barrie, Ontario

Posted by on February 13, 2017

PROCHER, (TED) EDWARD JOHN, C.D.

IN ALL THINGS “HONOUR” ABOVE ALL ELSE.

It is with profound sadness we announce the passing of our beloved, Husband, Father & Grandfather, Ted Procher on Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 at 4:15PM. Ted is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Sandra, children Jason, Wendy & Kerry Drew, Grandchildren, Jack, Ava & William, his Mother-in-law, Sylvia Ring, also his brother, aunts, uncles, several cousins & their families. Ted was pre-deceased by his Parents, Bill Procher (1982) & Theda (Crowhurst) Procher (2015). Ted was born in Toronto on October 15th, 1943 and joined the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) in January of 1962. After basic training, in Cornwallis, NS he was stationed at Shearwater, NS with Squadrons VS880 & HS50 as a Naval Airman. Ted served on ships, HMCS Micmac, Fraser & Bonaventure with his last posting in Summerside, PEI with Squadron VP415. After his Naval Service Ted returned to Ontario and became a member of Peel Regional Police Service. His last career, he said, would be a Consultant to Industry with respect to the Transportation of Dangerous Goods while residing in Brampton and Barrie, ON. Ted & Sandy retired to Wilberforce, ON in 2008 wherein Ted enjoyed fishing, all forms of boating and was an active member in the Wilberforce Royal Canadian Legion Branch 624. Cremation has been entrusted to Marshall W. Driver Cremation & Burial Service, Barrie, ON.  Private Family Service with a Celebration of Life in March of 2017. In Lieu of flowers, if so desired, donations in Ted’s memory may be made to The Hospital for Sick Children (Transplant & Regenerative Medicine Centre, Unit 6A) 555 University Avenue, Toronto, ON  M5G 1X8 OR York Regional Police Association Benevolent Fund, 600 Stonehaven Avenue, Newmarket, ON L3X 2M4

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MATWYUK, Kenneth of Belleville

Posted by on February 1, 2017

Matwyuk, Kenneth – peacefully at his residence, with family at his side, on Monday, January 30th, 2017 in his 69th year.  Son of the late John and Frances Matwyuk.  Beloved husband of Deborah (nee Tripp) of Belleville.  Loving father of Peter (Ashley) of Stirling and Proud grandfather of Lillianne. Dear brother of Marie Cole of Lower Sackville, NS, Michael (Deborah) Matwyuk of Prince George, BC and Janine (Blaine) Brethour of Penticton, BC.  He will be fondly remembered by several nieces, nephews and extended family. Ken was a Trustee of Genoa Assembly #0863 and a former Treasurer of Archbishop Wilhelm Council #1008 of the Knights of Columbus. He was an avid outdoorsman, an active member of Holy Rosary Parish and a member of the Secular Franciscan Order.

The family will receive friends at the Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel, 30 Moira Street West (613-968-2273) on Friday, February 3rd, from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. with the Knights of Columbus leading prayers at 5:30 p.m.  The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at the Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Church, 169 North Park Street on Saturday, February 4th, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. Cremation to follow with Interment of the urn at Elmwood Cemetery at a later date.

If desired, Memorial Donations to the Holy Rosary Building Fund, The Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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DORRINGTON: Robert (Bobby Allen) of Gold River, BC Formerly of New Glasgow, NS , Halifax, NS

Posted by on January 30, 2017

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Obituary for Bobby Dorrington
ROBERT ALLEN DORRINGTON
06 JAN 1939 – 26 MAR 2016
It is with unspeakable grief that I write this to tell you all our Bobby Allen’s mother, Dora, has come for him .
He left quietly, in dignity, at 0545 26th March 2016 with a sense of peace about him. Bob was 77.
Bob was a remarkable human being who loved his life and his family.
His life was turned upside down when at the age of 16 he suffered the loss of his mother. He joined the Royal Canadian Navy , married and had three children, two daughters, Carla in Dartmouth, NS and Robin of Maui, USA The loss of an infant son, Robbie troubled him for many years. Carla and her husband, Philip gave him two grandchildren, Zackery and Vanessa. Sadly he was never able to meet his great grandchildren, Gavin and Aria, the children of Zackery and his wife Shannon. Robin and her husband Charles, gave him five grandchildren, Jezua, Judah, Jahlani, Malaika and Kawai.
His navy career spanned 25 years, 162 days where he rose to the rank of Chief Petty Officer (Master Warrant Officer). He served on many ships in the Halifax area and on the west coast at Esquimalt where he met and married Villoy Mitchell in 1981. He was a warm and loving step-dad to Sandilea, Paul, Caara, Clayton and Jeffrey and a great step-granddad to their children. He himself found joy in the devotion of his little dog, Shayda. He was a good brother-in-law to Llewellyn who predeceased him, Loretta, Thomas (Anne), Bim(Greg) and uncle to their respective children.
Upon his retirement from the RCN he embarked upon a second career as a Test & Trials engineer for Saint John Shipbuilding where he remained for thirteen years. He again retired and came back to the west coast to spend 7 years as an RCMP guard.
During Bob’s lifetime, he encountered many racisms, his maternal roots going back to Sierra Leone, Africa while his paternal roots stemmed from Iceland , Scotland and Norway.. He grew up in a warm and loving family with his mother, the former Dora Lawrence , step-father Bill Dorrington and a step sister, Mona Cromwell becoming a much loved uncle to Mona’s children, in a very racist community however he always said he had few regrets in spite of the adversities thrust upon him.
Bob loved to volunteer – he enjoyed working with the disabled at the riding academy in Duncan, BC and being a member of the Malahat Lions Club. He was an avid curler for many years enjoying the prestigious honour of a seven ender under his leadership .
He was indeed a gentleman.
There will be no formal service. We ask that you honour his life with a random act of kindness .
He is at peace as are we his family who wish to express a grateful appreciation for the kindness and loving care Bob received at the Little Mountain Manor in Parksville during his last days.

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KITCHEN: Penny of Halifax, Nova Scotia

Posted by on January 30, 2017

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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beautiful Daughter, Penny Kitchen, Age 53 on January 23rd, 2017 in the QEII Hospital surrounded by her family and friends. At Penny’s request her body was donated to Dalhousie University for science.

Penny was born in Halifax, England on January 24th, 1963. She is survived by her mom and dad, Lawrence and Dorothy Kitchen, brother Peter and his wife Lisa, sister Patricia (Phonchareon) and her husband Dang Phonchareon, five nieces and nephews, who she loved very much, Jason Phonchareon, Fiona Kitchen, Joshua Phonchareon, Finnian Kitchen and Grady Kitchen. She also has many relatives in Canada, US and the UK. Penny’s dog Peppy was very special to her.

Penny graduated from St. Mary’s University in 1998 with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree, she later attended NSCC where she obtained a Diploma in Web-Design.

She was a fierce advocate for human rights. On the 39th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Dec. 10th, 1987 she received an award from the Government of Nova Scotia. Penny enjoyed participating in the Dalhousie Health Mentors Program. She was also a Board Member of Nova Scotia League for Equal Opportunity NSLEO.

Penny’s life and accomplishments were often the subject of news articles, public speaking events using her augmentative communication device and of a CBC documentary released in 1980, which went on to win the ACTRA award for best documentary.

Penny was very passionate about playing the Para-Sport of Boccia. In 2013 Penny won two bronze medals, in the singles and team events at the Canadian Nationals in St. John’s, Newfoundland. In 2014 she came home with a team silver at the Canadian Nationals in Whitby, Ontario. At the Nationals in Vancouver in March 2016 she won a pairs bronze medal.

The family would like to thank Dr. Kelvin Young, her nurse Marsha and the other staff members of Cancer Care Nova Scotia and her dedicated personal care attendants for the excellent support and care that she received.

Penny, you lived such a courageous and inspiring life! Despite the enormous challenges placed in front of you, the discrimination you faced, the heartache you felt … you lived your life to the fullest and taught so many of us about love, laughter, dignity, faith, patience, perseverance and generosity. You will be missed dearly by your family and many, many friends.

A Celebration of Her Life will be held at 2:00 pm., on January 28th at the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection.
2096 Windsor St, Halifax, NS B3K 5B1
Refreshments will be served in the church hall following the service

A gathering for all family and friends will be held at Patricia’s home at 7:00 pm, 6046 Cherry Street, Halifax. Donations in Penny’s name may be made to the Refugee Fund at the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 2096 Windsor St, Halifax, NS, B3K 5B1 or online at
https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/889558441RR0001-lutheran-church-of-the-resurrection.

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CAMPEAU, Gertrude of Brockville

Posted by on January 16, 2017

Entered into rest at her residence on Wednesday January 11, 2017, Gertrude Viola (McCulley) Campeau of Brockville aged 89 years. Beloved wife of the late Paul Campeau, dear mother of  Georgina Scheel of Renfrew, Joe Campeau of North Bay, Phillip Campeau of Brockville, Maryanne Campeau of Sooke, BC, John Campeau (Alice) of Brockville. Gert is survived by her grandchildren Corey, Marc, Shannon and Caleb, her great grandchildren and her great great grandchildren, a sister Elizabeth Rafuse (Lochlan), a brother Carl McCulley (Heather) and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a daughter Paula , a son Thomas, her parents George and Alice (Schofield) McCulley, her brothers Wylie, Wesley, Joseph, Harold, Nathan, Nelson McCulley, sisters Laura Martin , Dorothy Barkhouse, Lola McCulley and Sadie Heaslip.

Family and friends may pay their respects at the Barclay Funeral Home, 137 Pearl Street East, Brockville on Thursday January 19, 2017 from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. The Liturgy of the Christian Funeral will be Celebrated at St. Francis Xavier Church at 10 a.m.  Interment will take place at St. Francis Xavier Cemetery. A Reception will follow the committal service at the Barclay Funeral Home. In memory of Gertrude, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, the Alzheimer’s Society or the Charity of your choice would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Messages condolence may be made online at www.barclayfuneralhome.com.

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BRADT: Mrs. Jean (nee Vickery), of St. Thomas, Ontario.

Posted by on January 12, 2017

BRADT, Mrs. Jean (nee Vickery), of St. Thomas, passed away surrounded by family at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Wednesday, January 11, 2017, in her 72nd year.  Beloved wife of the late Robert J. Bradt (1984).  Dearly loved mother of Rick Bradt (Cathy) of Halifax, NS, Brian Bradt (Gislaine) of Ottawa, ON, David Bradt (Brian) of Victoria, BC, and Tammy Miles (Ken) of Lake Providence, LA.  Proud grandmother of Emily, Kaylin, Cameron, and Taylor.  Dear sister of James Vickery of Thunder Bay.  Dear sister-in-law of Charlene (nee Bradt) and Morley Doan of Port Dover.  Also fondly remembered by cousin, Jeannette Fulton (Jim) of St. Thomas, several nieces and nephews, as well as her good friend and neighbour, Michelle.  Jean was born in Port Alice, BC on December 29, 1945.  She was the daughter of the late David Vickery and the late Angela (nee Houghton) Andrews.  In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place.  A celebration of Jean’s life will be held at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Saturday, January 14th at 2:00 p.m.  Relatives and friends will be received one hour prior to the service.  Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society will be gratefully acknowledged.  The family would like to express their gratitude to the doctors, nurses and staff at the STEGH (4th floor) and at the London Regional Cancer Program.

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

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HUGHES, Wenda of Sarnia

Posted by on January 10, 2017

HUGHES, WENDAWenda (Wendy) Lee Walker Hughes passed away peacefully after a lengthy cancer battle under the compassionate care of Dr. Maddison and St. Joseph’s Hospice in Sarnia, Ontario. Wendy is survived by children Tom; Vancouver, Ryan (Michele Fliss); Sarnia, and Natasha (John Germain); Toronto. Wendy was born August 15, 1940 in Sydney, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia to the late Joseph and Mary (MacLean) Walker. Wendy leaves behind siblings John (Carmaine); Halifax, Catherine Roberts (Richard); Pittsfield, Mass., Maureen MacDonald (Ross deceased 2006); Sydney, Marion Beaton (John) Mabou, Everett (Mona); Sydney, Charles (Wendy); Calgary, Gordon (Marsha); Calgary, Joanne Chase (Steve); Halifax and sister in law Angela (Alec) MacDonald; Sarnia, and is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Wendy is predeceased by her husband of 38 years, Thomas Hughes (2007). In the spring of 2010, Wendy was diagnosed with an aggressive type of breast cancer. Her determination led her to surpass all odds and overcome many setbacks over the course of her battle. Much of that will and strength came from her affection for her grandchildren, Sydney, Cameron, Morgan, Leo, Harper, Thomas, and Preston. Wendy would not have been capable of enduring many parts of her journey if it had not been for her Angel Warriors holding her up every step of the way. She was given the gifts of dignity and respect during her illness by her coach, leader, confidante, and powerhouse, Amy Hughes, as well as the unwavering support from her lifelong friends, Fran, Marg, Elaine, Donna, and Edith. Sarnia’s CCAC and the VON teams cared for Wendy regularly and their visits often made her day. The entire Bluewater Health staff in Oncology, Emergency, ICU, and Palliative all gave Wendy exemplary care, particularly Dr. Dosteler, Dr. Yoshida, and her G.P. Dr. Borek. Arrangements have been entrusted to D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 Victoria St N, Sarnia). Cremation and a private family service has taken place. Should you wish to make donations in her name, kindly consider St. Joseph’s Hospice, or Canadian Alzheimer Society. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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SILLS: Joan Beatrice of Belleville

Posted by on January 3, 2017

Sills, Joan Beatrice – peacefully at Q.H.C. Belleville General Hospital on Thursday, December 29th, 2016 in her 85th year. Daughter of the late William and Anne Meens. Beloved wife of the late Keith Sills. Dear mother of Bruce (Ida) Sills, Kelvin Sills, Joanne (Rod) Moring, Steven (Tanya Hyderman) Sills. Predeceased by son Franklin Sills and daughter Darlene Sills. Dear grandmother of Aaron, Harley, Jackson, Jamie, Courtney and remembered by her extended family Darrel (Sharon) Seeley and their children; Amanda (Kevin) Crocker, Connor, and Stephanie (Dom) Donato. Sister of Bill (Myrtle) Meens of Massassauga, Harry (Jeanette) Meens of Halifax and predeceased by sisters Gladys (Harry) Doolittle, Katherine (Fred) Titus, Hilda (Roy) Milligan and by brothers Arthur (Ethel) Meens, Hilda (Roy) Milligan, James (Mary) Meens and Fred (Rose) Meens. Friends are invited to call at the Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel, 30 Moira Street West, Belleville (613-968-2273) on Wednesday January 4th, 2016 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Thursday January 5th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m., with visitation 1 hour prior. Interment to follow at Belleville Cemetery. A reception will follow at the Steele Family Centre. If desired, donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation or charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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NEWTON: Mrs. Daphne (nee Silver), of St. Thomas, Ontario

Posted by on January 1, 2017

NEWTON, Mrs. Daphne (nee Silver), of St. Thomas, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Friday, December 30, 2016, in her 93rd year.  Wife of 63 years to the late Howard Newton (2006).  Mother of Lee Newton (Jocelyne) of Montréal, and the late Glenn Newton (1988) (Jeannie of Lambeth).  Grandmother of Trisha, Lori, Sarah, Heather, Trevor, Sammy and Liana.  Great grandmother of Tara, Tyler, Taya, Jackson, and Heron.  Great great grandmother of Mackenzie.  Born in Fleet, England, May 23, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Harold and Ella Rose (nee Moody) Silver.  She was an English war bride.  Daphne was a member of the St. Thomas Seniors’ Centre and a former volunteer at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital Tuck Shop.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 from 2:00-4:00 & 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) where a private funeral service will be held on Wednesday, January 4, 2017.  Cremation to follow.  Memorial donations to the St. Thomas Seniors’ Centre gratefully acknowledged.

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

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Goethals, Diane of Ontario

Posted by on November 21, 2016

Mrs. Joyce Evelyn Goethals, a resident of Chatham and formerly of Wallaceburg, passed away on Sunday, November 20, 2016 at Meadow Park, Chatham at the age of 83.

Joyce was born in Hazel Hill, Nova Scotia.

At Joyce’s request, cremation will take place.

Arrangements entrusted to the Eric F. Nicholls Funeral Home Ltd. 639 Elgin St., Wallaceburg.

As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Alzheimers Society may be left at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be left at www.ericfnichollsfuneralhome.com.

As a living memorial, a tree will be planted in Nicholls Memorial Forest in Memory of Joyce Evelyn Goethals.

 

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McCLURE, Joan Marian, 5 January 1933 – 1 November 2016, age 83, formerly of Grand Bend

Posted by on November 9, 2016

mcclure-joan-croppedMcCLURE, Joan Marian, 5 January 1933 – 1 November 2016, age 83, formerly of Grand Bend, passed away at the Chateau Gardens, Parkhill. Joan was the daughter of Jack Donnelly and Belva Topping.  She was predeceased by her husbands Sandy Auchterlonie (1953) and Gerald Stone (1998), she is survived by her husband David McClure.  Joan was predeceased by her son Gary (2013) and is survived by 3 daughters Jennifer Kennedy (Larry), Catherine Stone, Deborah Stone and daughter-in-law Elizabeth Stone.  Joan is remembered by her grandchildren Cassandra Gilbert (Jason), Adam Kennedy (Kandy), Christie Kennedy (Roger Beaumier), Nicholas Kennedy (Catherine), Ashley Bower (Sean) and Joanie Gulka, and great-grandchildren Julian, Cody, Serena, Dustin, Dagan, Rosalie and Madalyn Joan Kennedy, Charlie Beaumier, Summer Kennedy, Talin and Mason Bower.  She is survived by step-children Matthew McClure (Diana Coulter), Sarah McClure, Susan McClure (John Cameron), Molly McClure (Michael Doyle) and 7 step-grandchildren, Cameron, Duncan, Liam, Roan, Magdalena, Fiona and Timothy.  Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood on Friday, 4 November 2016 from 3 to 7 p.m., where the Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, 5 November 2016, at 11:00 a.m. Interment Pinery Cemetery, Grand Bend followed by a gathering at the Huron Woods Clubhouse.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.  The family remembers with heartfelt thanks all the warm hearted angels who cared for Joan at Chateau Gardens in Parkhill.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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CHARLES: Peter M of Woodstock

Posted by on October 30, 2016

CHARLES, Peter – Passed away with his family by his side at this residence on Friday, October 28, 2016 at the age of 71.  Beloved husband of Ann Charles (nee Kuipers).  Dear father of Philip Charles of Halifax and Martin Charles (Lisa) of Cambridge.  Loving grandfather of Peighton Grace and Roman Terrance.  Brother of Wilma Philipot (Brendan) of Goulds, Newfoundland and Paul Charles (Katharine) of Hamilton.  Fondly remembered by all of Ann’s family.  Predeceased by his parents William and Una Charles (nee Murray) and his in-laws Reimer and Akke Kuipers.  Cremation has taken place.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the SMITH-LeROY  FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington St. North, Woodstock. 519-537-3611.  As and expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Kidney Foundation.  Personal condolences may be sent to www.smithleroy.com

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MAXWELL; Sheryl of Sarnia and formerly of Petrolia

Posted by on October 22, 2016

Passed away peacefully with her daughter by her side at Trillium Villa, Sarnia on Friday, October 21, 2016.  SHIRLEY MAXWELL, 74 years, of Sarnia and formerly Petrolia.   Shirley was predeceased by her husband Gerald Maxwell (2004).   She is survived by her children Steven and Darlene, Elizabeth and Bruce, and Cheryle and Clayton and twelve grandchildren and four great grandchildren.   Born in Nova Scotia the daughter of the late Leland and Muriel Milner, she is the sister of Hazel Payson, Mary Milner, and Ruby Bowdridge.  She is predeceased by a sister Doris, brothers Jim and Ernie and two siblings in infancy.    A graveside will be held at Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 3:00 pm.  As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made Canadian Mental Health Association (lambtonkent.cmha.ca) or Heart and Stroke Foundation (www.heartandstroke.on.ca).   Memories and condolences may be shared on-line at www.needhamjay.com.

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LYNN: Walter Alfred of Clearview Township

Posted by on October 2, 2016

lynn0002Died peacefully on Friday September 30, 2016 at his home with his family by his side at the age of 86.  Walter of Clearview Township, beloved husband of the late Audrey (nee Morrow).  Loving father of David (Linda Gore), Gordon (Cheri), Murray, Danny, Nancy (Michael Rawn) and Sandra (Jeff Conn).  Cherished grandfather of Adam, Christine, Kayle, Brad, Darcy, Michael, Matthew, Christy, Alex and Ben and great grandfather of Arianna, Chloe, Danica, Dante, Logan and Gage.  Walter is predeceased by his sisters Anne Gonneau, Grace Martin and Willow Bowser.  He will also be missed by the Morrow family, his many nieces and nephews and his many friends.  Friends will be received at the Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home – Stayner Chapel, 7313 Highway 26, Stayner  on Monday October 3, 2016 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  The Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Tuesday at 11 o’clock.  Interment Stayner Union Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by Walter’s family.  To sign the Book of Memories, log on to www.carruthersdavidson.com

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RAYNARD: Edmund (Ned) Leslie of Argyle, Nova Scotia

Posted by on September 19, 2016

Raynard, Edmund (Ned) Leslie , of Argyle, Nova Scotia, passed away at Hastings Manor in Belleville, Ontario,  on Sunday, September 18th, in his 99th year. Beloved husband (for 71 years) of Jessie May (nee Roberts) Raynard . Dear father of Karen MacLeod of Belleville. Dear Grandfather of Heather (Mike) Yearwood and Holly (Corey) Phillips, both of Belleville. Dear grandfather of Alec, Madison, Mackenzie and Foster, all of Belleville area. Dear brother of Andrew Raynard, of Yarmouth County. Mr. Raynard was predeceased by his parents, the late Herbert and Leta (nee Hamilton) Raynard, and by five brothers, Victor, Vernon, Russell, Arthur, and Donald, and by three sisters, Mrs. Edna Melbourne, Hope Gray, and Freda Raynard. Mr. Raynard is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Mr. Raynard will be resting at the Sweeney Funeral Home in Yarmouth.

The family will receive friends Friday evening (September 23rd) from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at the Sweeney Funeral Home on Saturday September 24th, at 10:00 am. Interment to follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Argyle, NS.

Memorial donations to the Church or charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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