KEENAN, Gordon of Cobourg, Ontario

Posted by on November 22, 2014

Passed peacefully at Northumberland Hills Hospital Cobourg on Friday, November 21 in his 105th year after a brief illness. Predeceased 2007 by his beloved wife of 72 years Pearl (McCallum) he is survived by sister, Hazel Schrum of Sudbury, brother Alan Keenan of Dundas, four children, Jim Keenan (Arlene) of Prescott, Bob Keenan (Doreen) of Campbellford, Caroline Keenan of Newfoundland, and Lynda Keenan of Cobourg. Much beloved grandfather to Amanda, Barry, Wendy, Anne, Lark, Tracy, Celeste, Ed and great grandfather to Mitchell, Tessa, Spencer, Ayisha, Shaylene, Shane, Quinn and Pierce.

Keenan Gordon Nov 21Born July 9, 1910 at Cobourg Cottage Hospital on James St to Elizabeth Hewis Keenan and David Bill Keenan. During the Great Depression he worked at Dominion Wheel and Foundries, Cobourg Union Cemetery and as caretaker at Cobourg Collegiate Institute. He joined the non permanent active militia in 1934. When WWII was declared, he trained in Kingston and Petawawa and rose to the rank of Battery Sergeant Major, 47th Battery and then Regimental Sgt. Major, 5th Canadian Light Anti Aircraft Regiment before going overseas September 26, 1941. He took part in The Air Defense of Great Britain, The Italian Campaign, France, Belgium and the Liberation of Holland. After repatriation Christmas, 1945 he returned to work at Cobourg District Collegiate Institute. When CDCI East was built he acquired Stationary Engineering papers and took over the supervision of maintenance for both Cobourg collegiates. Before retiring in 1975 he had taken on the supervision, operation and maintenance of all 52 schools within The Northumberland and Newcastle Board of Education. Until his recent hospitalization he lived in the house he built for his family in 1950 next door to his childhood home. He has written memoirs about his early life and war years and he enjoyed recounting stories to anyone who was interested. Earlier this year he provided historical information to the Sifton-Cook Heritage Centre for their 2014 military exhibit.

Many thanks to Dr. Emery and the staff of NHH for their vigilance and kind care.   At the family’s request there will be no visitation or service. A family graveside service will be held at Cobourg Union Cemetery at a later date. Donations may be made to Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation. Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.

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CÔTÉ, Paulette (née Brunet) of Val Thérèse, ON

Posted by on November 22, 2014

COTE, PauletteThe family announces with great sorrow her passing in Sudbury on Friday, October 31, 2014 at the age of 81 years. Beloved wife of Jacques Côté of Val Therese. Daughter of the late Ludger and of the late Florine (née St-Amour) Brunet. Loving mother of Gaetane Fredette (Gilbert) and Hélène Jiricka (Ken) and Normand Côté all of Val Therese, Gisèle Lachance (Paul) of Hanmer, Roger Côté of Vanier, Richard Côté (Marguerite) of Carlton Place, Michel Côté of Sudbury and Jean Côté (Lori) of Richmond. Predeceased by her son Gilles Côté. Dear sister of Florence Cardinal (late Willie) of Sudbury, Isabelle St-Louis (André) of Chelmsford and Gisèle Eldridge (Dave) of Fonthill. Predeceased by her siblings Roland Brunet, Léo Brunet (Marie of Sudbury), Roger Brunet, Thérèse Côté (Jean-Paul) and Lucille St-Amour (late Rhéal). Cherished grandmother of 14 and great-grandmother of 7. The family will receive relatives and friends at the COOPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, 4570 St-Joseph St, Hanmer on Monday, November 3, 2014 from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9:30 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at 11 a.m. at St-Jacques Church, Hanmer. As expressions of sympathy, donations (by cheque only) to the Alzheimer Society or Parkinson Society would be appreciated.

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LAGACE, Steven of Sudbury, ON

Posted by on November 22, 2014

LAGACE, StevenIt is with great sorrow that the family announces his passing in Sudbury on Thursday, October 30th, 2014 at the age of 51 years. Cherished son of Lorraine (née Daoust) Leblanc and of the late Léo Leblanc. Loving brother of Roger Lagace, Tina Boucher (Sylvain) both of Sudbury and Richard Lagace (Dawn) of Alberta. Sadly missed by his nieces, nephews, relatives and many friends. The family will receive relatives and friends at the Cooperative Funeral Home, 222 Lasalle Blvd, Sudbury on Saturday, November 8th, 2014 from 1-4 p.m. A funeral service will follow at 4 p.m. in the Chapel. The family would like to express a thank you to the many people who’ve helped Steven through his difficult journey. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made (by cheque only) in memory of Steven to the Wild at Heart Refuge Centre or a charity of your choice.

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PHOENIX, Alice (née Grondin) of Chelmsford, ON

Posted by on November 22, 2014

PHOENIX, AliceThe family announces with great sorrow her passing in Sudbury on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at the age of 63 years. Beloved wife of Ray Phoenix of Chelmsford. Daughter of the late Paul-Emile and of the late Noëlla (née Beland) Grondin. Loving mother of David Phoenix, Mona Phoenix (Bryan Bartlett) both of Chelmsford and Cyril Phoenix of Dowling. Survived by 6 brothers. Predeceased by 3 sisters and 1 brother. Cherished grandmother of Victor Phoenix, Tanner Bartlett and Arissa Bartlett. Lovingly remembered by many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. The family will receive relatives and friends at the COOPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, 4691 RR 15, Chelmsford on Friday, October 31, 2014 from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9:30 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 1 p.m. in the Chapel.

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GERVAIS, Carole-Anne (née Bergeron) of Woodlawn, ON

Posted by on November 22, 2014

GERVAIS, Carole-AnneA very special song has suddenly stopped playing. It is with profound sorrow that the family announces the sudden passing of Carole-Anne Gervais (née Bergeron). She slipped away from her loving husband, Rhéal Gervais, in the early morning of October 27th, 2014, at the Arnprior Memorial Hospital. Carole-Anne is predeceased by her mother, Jeannine (née Bradley, 1972) and her father, Dr. Aurèle Bergeron (2010) (Lucienne Raymond). She will be forever remembered by her four sisters, Jocelyne (Claude Thériault), Michèle, Andrée, Josée and brother Pierre (Joanne); by the Gervais family, father-in-law Armand (Jeanne), mother-in-law Thérèse (predeceased 2000) and brothers-in-law Normand (Patricia), Richard, Denis (Maureen), and sister-in-law Nicole, as well as her loving nephews and nieces, many friends and relatives. Carole-Anne’s true passion was the love she felt for Rhéal, her husband of 34 years. Hand in hand, they flourished through life, accompanied by lots of laughter and music. Her love of nature was evident in the home she shared with Rhéal in Constance Bay, near Ottawa. She enjoyed poetry, classic black and white movies, sewing, and a growing interest in cooking. Carole-Anne was also a foster mom of four young girls from Sri Lanka and Bolivia. The family will receive relatives and friends at the Cooperative Funeral Home, 222 Lasalle Blvd East on Sunday November 2, 2014 from 2 to 5 and 7 to 8 PM, followed by a chapel service at 8 PM. A private gathering will be held in Constance Bay for family and friends on Saturday, November 8, 2014 from 11 AM to 4 PM. Donations are welcomed for either Harmony House Women’s Shelter (www.harmonyhousews.com) or the Youth Services Bureau (www.ysb.on.ca). The song may seem to have stopped playing, but the angels will sing her melody forever in our hearts. Forever and a Day.

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LAFOND, Beatrice Adèle (née Labelle) of Sudbury, ON

Posted by on November 22, 2014

LAFOND, BeatriceThe family announces with great sorrow her passing in Sudbury on Sunday, October 26, 2014 at the age of 90 years. Wife of the late Roger Joseph Lafond. Predeceased by her parents Arthur and Malvina (née Collin) Labelle. Beloved mother of Madeleine Aho (George), Diane MacCumber (Murray), Donald (Susan), Robert (Connie), Laurelle St. Amant (late Neil) and Marcel Lafond (Tracy Gillies). Dear sister of Rolland (Gertrude), Larry (Alice) and Yvonne Brulé (Louis). Predeceased by her siblings Edmond (late Bertha), Anita Larmand (late George), Raymond (late Thérèse) and Jacqueline Geddes (late Lionel). Cherished grandmother of Paul, Pauline, Lisa, Tracy, Donny, Robbie, Jaime, Jennifer, Melissa, Craig, Erin, Darryl and great-grandmother of Carl, Victoria, Jordon, Madison, Dillan, Darien, Austin, Nathan, Morgan, Nicholas, Michael, Theo, Avery, Cody, Rayona and Gibson. Predeceased by her grand-daughter Christine. Beatrice loved gardening and enjoyed blueberry picking. Some of her many hobbies included playing cards and going to the bingo. The family wishes to express their most sincere appreciation to the nurses and staff at Extendicare York for their kind and compassionate care. The family will receive relatives and friends at the COOPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, 222 Lasalle Blvd, Sudbury on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Thursday at 1 p.m. at Paroisse Notre-Dame-de-la-Merci, Coniston.

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FORTIN, Ludger of Sudbury, ON

Posted by on November 22, 2014

FORTIN, LudgerThe family announces with great sorrow his passing in Sudbury on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at the age of 91 years. Husband of the late Grace (née Prudhomme) Fortin. Son of the late Alpha and of the late Anna (née Simon) Fortin. Beloved father of Claudette Strickland, Giselle Fortin and Joyce Fortin all of Sudbury. Dear brother of Fernand, Homer, Gérard, Armand, Gilberte Benoît all of Sudbury, Rita Robert of Sturgeon Falls, Lorraine of Vancouver and Jeanne d’Arc Lafond of Toronto. Predeceased by his siblings René, Grace and Léo. Cherished grandfather of 3 and great-grandfather of 4. The family will receive relatives and friends at the COOPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, 222 Lasalle Blvd, Sudbury on Sunday, October 26, 2014 from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9:30 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Monday, October 27, 2014 at 11 a.m. in the Chapel. As expressions of sympathy, donations (by cheque only) to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated.

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GAUTHIER, Gérald of Sudbury, ON

Posted by on November 22, 2014

GAUTHIER, Gerald (2014)It is with great sorrow that the family announces his sudden passing in Sudbury on Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at the age of 83 years. Predeceased by his parents Léoda and Anna (née Clairoux) Gauthier. Beloved husband of 62 years to Marguerite (née LeBreton) Gauthier. Loving father of Jean (Debra), Louise (Mario Bérubé), Julien (Diane) and Céline. Predeceased by his son Paul (Lynn). Dear brother of Marguerite Lacourcière, Liliane Beauchamp (Rhéal) and Madeleine Simard (Jean-Louis). Predeceased by his sister Cécile Lavigne (Rodolphe). Cherished grandfather of 11 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Gerry had a great love for the outdoors. He enjoyed spending time at his cottage on Lake Penage with his family and friends. In keeping with Gerry’s wishes there will be no visitation. A memorial mass will be celebrated on Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. at Ste-Anne des Pins Church, Sudbury. In memory of Gerry, donations can be made directly to Heart and Stroke Foundation. Funeral arrangement entrusted to the Cooperative Funeral Home, Sudbury.

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PILON, Fernande (née Couture) of Sudbury, ON

Posted by on November 22, 2014

PILON, Fernande (For Sud Star ONLY)It is with great sorrow that the family announces her passing in Sudbury on Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at the age of 88 years. Predeceased by her parents Louis and Sarah (née Fournier) Couture. Wife of the late Alphonse Pilon. Loving mother of Ghislaine Séguin (Léo Paul), Florian (late Diane), Adrienne Lemieux (Donald), Julie Mills, Marianne Theriault (Laurent) and Norman. Dear sister of Ovila (Lorraine) and Claudette Sabourin (late Guy). Predeceased by her other siblings; Carmen,Fernand and Paul. Sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Fernande enjoyed working in her flower gardens and loved music. We are certain she is in heaven right now singing and dancing with her beloved husband. In keeping with Fernande’s wishes there will be no visitation. A funeral service will be held at the Cooperative Funeral Home, 222 Lasalle Blvd, Sudbury on Friday, October 31th, 2014 at 1 p.m. in the funeral home Chapel. The interment will follow at the Lasalle R.C. Cemetery.The family is thankful for the great care and compassion Fernande received from the wonderful nursing and care staff at Extendicare Falconbridge and also wishes to express a very heartfelt thank you to Dr. Andre Roch. In lieu of flowers, donations in Fernande’s memory can be made (by cheque only) to the Alzheimer Society (Sudbury Chapter).

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GAZZOLA, Estelle (née Pedneault) of Sudbury, ON

Posted by on November 22, 2014

GAZZOLA, Estelle 1It is with great sorrow that the family announces her passing in Sudbury on Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at the age of 82 years. Beloved wife of the late Romano Gazzola. Sadly missed by her dear friend Peter Bilynsky. Daughter of the late Marvin Pedneault and the late Alexina Pedneault. Loving mother of Gina Charbonneau (Phil) of Sudbury, Lisa Vaillancourt (Dale) of Hanmer and Brenda Doyle (Sean) of Timmins. Cherished grandmother of Céline, Christian, Justin, Elliot, Nathan and Lauren. Predeceased by her siblings Isabelle Bulfon (Nick) and Françoise Delongchamp (Felix). Dear sister of Rita Laino (late Enrico) of Sudbury, Claudette Walton (John) of Sudbury, Roger Pedneault (Julienne) of Mattawa. Sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Her beautiful blue eyes, contagious laugh, bright smile, fashion sense and kind personality will be missed by her close family and friends. Estelle was an amazing role model to all who knew her, especially to her three daughters as well as her grandchildren who learned the meaning of unconditional love and support. She enjoyed spending time with her family, dancing, knitting and spending time outdoors. Her courage in the face of adversity will never be forgotten. The family will receive relatives and friends at the COOPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, 222 Lasalle blvd., Sudbury on Friday, October 24th, 2014 from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9:30 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Church, Sudbury. Donations can be made (by cheque only) in Estelle’s memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association.

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DUSSOME, Kelly Lorne of Sudbury, ON

Posted by on November 22, 2014

DUSSOME, KellyIt is with great sorrow that the family announces his passing in Sudbury on Monday, October 20th, 2014 at the age of 50 years. Predeceased by his parents Louis and Gladys (Allan) Dussome. Beloved husband of Carrolle Ann Doiron. Loving father of Lorne Anthony Dussome, Christina Prevost and Melissa Prevost (Greg). Cherished grandfather of Étienne, Sébastien, Phynix and Hailey. In keeping with Kelly’s wishes there will be no visitation or service. In memory of Kelly, donations can be made to Soup Kitchen. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Cooperative Funeral Home. Sudbury.

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WILSON, Darlene of Sudbury, ON

Posted by on November 22, 2014

WILSON, DarleneIt is with great sorrow that the family announces her passing in Sudbury on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at the age of 50 years. Beloved daughter of Wilfred and Dianne (nee Seguin) Wilson of Timmins. Loving sister of David Wilson (Marlene) and James Wilson both of Timmins. Sadly missed by her nephews Justin, Christopher, Zackary, Stephen and by her nieces Amanda and Julie. Lovingly remembered by her aunts and uncles Theresa (Nick), Louis (Maureen), Irene (Richard), Helen, Aline (Neil) as well as by many cousins, relatives and friends. Darlene was a social worker with the Children’s Aid Society of Sudbury and will forever be remembered as a caring person who put the needs of others ahead of her own.The family will receive relatives and friends at the COOPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, 222 Lasalle blvd., Sudbury on Friday, October 24, 2014 after 2:30 p.m. A funeral service will follow at 4:30 p.m. in the Chapel.

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SERVANT, Raymond “Popeye” of Sudbury, ON

Posted by on November 22, 2014

SERVANT, RaymondThe family announces with great sadness his passing in Sudbury on Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at the age of 68 years. Beloved husband of Gisèle (née Piquette) Servant of Sudbury. Son of the late Gervais and of the late Irène (née Duval) Servant. Loving father of Marc Servant, Chantal Desjardins (Robert) and Julie Servant all of Sudbury. Dear brother of Cécile Prévost (Raymond) of Noelville, Paulette Pinard (Ron) of Azilda, Suzanne Chamberland (Roger) of Coniston and Donald Servant (Carole) of Hanmer. Predeceased by his brother Rhéal Servant. Cherished grandfather of Céleste and Samantha. Raymond had a passion for hunting, fishing, walking and cooking. He enjoyed spending time and being around family and friends. The family will receive relatives and friends at the COOPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, 222 Lasalle Blvd, Sudbury on Thursday, October 23th, 2014 from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9:30 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Friday at 10:30 a.m. at Paroisse St-Jean-de-Brébeuf, Sudbury. As expressions of sympathy, donations (by cheque only) to the Northern Cancer Foundation would be appreciated.

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ST. LOUIS, Henry Joseph Solomon of Garson, ON

Posted by on November 22, 2014

ST LOUIS, HenryThe family announces with great sorrow his sudden passing in Garson on Sunday, October 19th,2014 at the age of 71 years. Beloved husband of Rachelle (née Dupuis) St. Louis of Garson. Son of the late Telesphore and of the late Théophise (née Labbée) St. Louis. Loving father of Gaetan St. Louis (Michelle) of Estaire, Raymond St. Louis (Sandra) and Monique Benoit (Jean) both of Garson and Nicole Boutet (André) of Ottawa. Dear brother of Irène Coulombe (late Gilbert) of Sudbury, René St. Louis (Jacqueline) of Garson, Annette Carrière (Norm) and Richard St. Louis (Lise) both of Chelmsford, Lionel St. Louis (Michelle) of Montreal, André St. Louis (Jeanne) of St-Charles and Jeanne Allain (Ron) of Copper Cliff. Predeceased by his siblings Doris (late Madeleine), Thérèse Lefebvre (late Ovide), Cécile Lalonde (late Lionel), Larry St. Louis (Rachel of Capreol). Cherished grandfather of Stéphane, Christian, Michelle, Christopher, Patric, Philippe, Brian and Camille. The family will receive relatives and friends at the COOPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, 222 Lasalle Blvd, Sudbury on Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9:30 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Friday at 10:30 a.m. in the Chapel.

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YOUNG, Allan Bernard of Sudbury, ON

Posted by on November 22, 2014

YOUNG, AllanThe family announces with great sorrow his passing in Sudbury on Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at the age of 77 years. Friend of Geraldine Larivière of Sudbury. Son of the late John and Mary Clementine (née Bourgeois) Young. Beloved father of Angèle Young (Mario Poissant), Kenneth, Sandra Proulx, Christine Dhinel, Mike Dhinel and Sheila Dhinel. Dear brother of Clarence Young. Predeceased by his 2 brothers and 3 sisters. He will be remembered by his hunting buddies, music sessions with friends and ever present good humour. In keeping with Allan’s wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral service. In lieu of flowers, donations (by cheque only) to the Northern Cancer Foundation would be appreciated. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the COOPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, Sudbury.

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CARRIERE, Solange (née Paquette) of Sudbury, ON

Posted by on November 22, 2014

CARRIERE, SolangeIt is with great sorrow that the family announces her passing in Sudbury on Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at the age of 97 years. Daughter of the late William and late Sophie-Louisa (née Carrière) Paquette. Predeceased by her husband Louis Carrière in 1981. Loving mother of Évangeline, Aurèle, Robert (Sharon), Jean-Louis (Margaret), Hélène, Michel and Edouard (Monica). Predeceased by her son Daniel. Sadly missed by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Dear sister of Gracia Lapalme and Jean Paquette. Predeceased by all her other siblings; Ida, Simonne, Alma, Lorenzo, Réné, Ubald, Irène, Aurèle, Joseph, Juliette, Rita, Marie and Patricia. She will also be missed by many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. In keeping with Solange’s wishes there will be no visitation or service. In lieu of flowers or donations, just “PAY IT FORWARD”on 3+ occasions. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the COOPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, Sudbury.

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LABELLE, Joseph Ovide of Val Caron, ON

Posted by on November 22, 2014

LABELLE, JosephThe family announces with great sorrow his passing on Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at the age of 84 years. Son of the late Omer and of the late Simone (née Gélinas) Labelle. Predeceased by his wife Jeannette (née Poulin) Labelle. Loving father of Daniel (Diane) of Whitefish, Roger (Lynn) of Azilda and Nicole Jones (Tom) of Sudbury. Predeceased by his son Claude (Sue of Sudbury). Dear brother of Solange Caya (late Hervé), Thérèse Barrette (late Ghyslain) and Ghyslaine Jolette (late Prospère). Predeceased by his brother Jean-Paul. Sadly missed by his grandchildren Christine, Amanda, Brandon, Jasmine, Kaitlin, Justin and Darcy, many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. The family will receive relatives and friends at the COOPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, 222 Lasalle blvd., Sudbury on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9:30 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 11 a.m. in the Cooperative Funeral Home Chapel, Sudbury. Donations (by cheque only) to the Canadian Diabetes Association or Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated.

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DUNCAN, Josephine (née Welsh) of Chelmsford, ON

Posted by on November 22, 2014

DUNCAN, JosephineIt is with great sorrow that the family announces her passing in Chelmsford on Friday, October 17th, 2014 at the age of 72 years. Beloved wife of Cecil Duncan. Daughter of the late Milton Frederick Welsh and late Mildred Maude Horn. Loving mother of Tara Nadine Duncan and Tyson Cade Duncan (Michelle). Cherished grandmother of Alexandra-Emily and Jamie-Olivia. Dear sister of George Welsh (Pat) of London, ON and Wendy Welsh of Penticton, B.C. Sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. She enjoyed quilting, sewing and spending time with her family. The family will receive relatives and friends at the Cooperative Funeral Home, 4691 R.R.15, Chelmsford on Monday, Oct 20th, 2014   from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9:30 p.m., as well as on Tuesday, after 12 noon. A memorial service will take place on Tuesday, at 2:30 p.m. in the chapel of the Cooperative Funeral Home, Chelmsford. Donations can be made (by cheque only) in Josephine’s memory to the Larchwood United Church or St-Gabriel’s Villa.

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KUNZ; Edwin of Toronto

Posted by on November 22, 2014

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Edwin Jacobus Kunz passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Friday, November 21, 2014 at Victoria Hospital, London, in his 59th. Born in the Netherlands on May 17, 1956, he and his parents immigrated to Sarnia in 1958, he was raised in Port Dover, and was currently of Toronto. He will be missed by his son Kevin of Toronto, his mother Josiena Skibo of Bright’s Grove, his sister Miriam and Paul Kleber of Watford, and his brother Andrew Kunz and Christina Kidd of St. Thomas. Ed was a loving uncle to Dale Kleber, Ben Kleber, Wade Kleber, Adam Kunz, and Ian Kunz. He was predeceased by his father George (1995). He will also be missed by many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. With his love of computers and Steam Whistle beer he became the “Man of Mystery” on the cover of the Steam Whistle calendar. Ed always had time to share ideas with friends. He lived a unique life enjoying many hobby’s including swimming, acting, music, and fixing cars. He will be greatly missed. Visitors will be received on Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Wyoming Chapel, 650 Broadway St., Wyoming. A Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at the Wyoming Baptist Church, 484 Broadway St., Wyoming. Pastor Steve Stanley officiating.   As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the London Health Sciences Foundation (London Regional Cancer Centre). Memories and condolences may be shared on-line at www.needhamjay.com.

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Mastronardi, Pasqualina of Leamington

Posted by on November 22, 2014

Mastronardi, Pasqualina Paper copy92 years, passed away on Friday, November 21, 2014 at Franklin Gardens. Beloved wife of the late Nicolantonio (2002). Dear mother of Filomena Mastronardi, and the late Raffaele Mastronardi (the late Michelina). Loving grandmother of Jeny and Jay, Tony and Nina, Dino and Donna, Roberto and Chris, Terry and Sheila, Rosanne and Paul, Danny, Brian, Lina-Marie, Jeffrey and 10 great grandchildren. Dear sister of the late Adorina Porrone (the late Pasquale), the late Maria Mastronardi (the late Vincenzo), the late Gino DiMenna (Maria), Costantino DiMenna (Michelina), the late Armando DiMenna (Anicetta), and Mario DiMenna (Elena). Pasqualina will be missed by many nieces and nephews. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Monday 2-5 & 7-9 p.m. Mass of the Resurrection at St. Joseph’s Church, 310 Sherk Street, Leamington on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 10 a.m. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to Canadian Diabetes Association or Leamington Hospital Foundation (Hospice). Friends may share memories at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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HOPCROFT, Emily Ann (nee Newton),Formerly of Strathroy

Posted by on November 22, 2014

HOPCROFT, Emily Ann

Passed away suddenly at the Hamilton General Hospital on Friday November 21, 2014 at the age of 80. Beloved wife of Russell for 62 years. Loving mother of Grant and Lily, Russell and Cheryl, Roger and Mary, Clare and Alan Long. Cherished grandmother of Lara, Lisa, Christina, Alysha, Marissa, Galen, Amanda, Adam, Christopher, Katelyn, Todd, Jessica, Emily, and Russell. Dear aunt of Tom Arthur (Carol), and Robert Hopcroft (Ann). Predeceased by her parents Grant and Clare Newton, and brother Duncan. Emily was a great granddaughter of Sir George W. Ross. Cremation has occurred. A Celebration of Emily’s Life and interment will take place in the spring. If desired, as expressions of sympathy donations to the Shiners Hospitals for Children (www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org) would be sincerely appreciated by the family.

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KANE: Cheryl Donna of London

Posted by on November 22, 2014

24598 KaneKane, Cheryl Donna (née Bracci)….

Shortly after the sun set on November 20, 2014 with her family by her side, Cheryl’s journey peacefully ended at the London Health Sciences Centre – Victoria at the age of 63. Her life had an impact on so many and her legacy will continue to live on in her children; Karla Friesen (Jude) and Kyle Kane (Cara) and her granddaughter Jada Friesen, who she adored and brought her so much joy. She is now re-united with her true love, her husband Drew (2001), and her beloved parents; Sylvia (2006) and Naldo (2008) Bracci. She was deeply loved and will be missed by her sisters Paula Lamothe (Ron), Patti Livingstone (Malcolm), sister in-law Jackie MacKenzie (James), brother in-law Joe Kane along with her nieces and nephews: Renée Hawkins (Evan), Rob Lamothe (Lindsay), Paul Lamothe (Amber), Kelly Castellani (Carlo), Curtis Livingstone (Kristin), Ellen MacKenzie, Seamus MacKenzie, Shawn Kane and Michael Kane. Her love and friendship will be missed by many including longtime friends, co-workers from Rexall, Shoppers and her neighbours. Cheryl was a kind, generous person who always gave of herself and placed others first. She faced her diagnosis with dignity and tremendous courage, however, in the end, though much too soon, her passing was quiet and peaceful. Please join us in a celebration for this incredible woman. Visitation will be held on Monday, November 24, 2014 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm with prayers at 7:30pm at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Steet South, London. Funeral mass will be held on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 11:00am at St. George Catholic Church, 1164 Commissioners Road West, London. Interment to follow at a later date in White River, Ontario. Your kind words are enough, but if inclined, please make a donation to the London Regional Cancer Program c/o London Health Sciences Foundation 747 Baseline Road East London, ON N6C 2R6 in lieu of flowers. We are appreciative and thankful for the thoughtful and caring support extended by the many doctors and nurses at the LRCP and on the 7th floor of the LHSC for their compassionate care during this difficult time. We are truly grateful for all that she was, but for now we feel sorrow for the loss of all that may have been and the milestones that will pass without her. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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Reynolds, Darlene (nee Hewer)

Posted by on November 22, 2014

web_Reynolds, DarleneIt is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our loving wife, mother and grandmother on Monday November 17, 2014 at 84 years of age.  Beloved wife of Gordon, with whom she recently celebrated 60 years of marriage.  Cherished mother of Susan Severin (John) of Amherstburg, Janice Mathieson (Tom), and Lana Barei (Chris).  Treasured grandma of Brett and Hillary Severin; Jake and Mackenzie Mathieson; and Jack and Julia Barei.  Mom was born in Leamington Ontario to the late Albert and Edna Hewer.  Daughter in-law to the late Fred and Mary Reynolds. Sister in-law of Mary and the late Harold Lemmon.  A heartfelt thank you to nurse Jackie O. (Metropolitan ER) for helping us fulfill mom’s final wish – we got her home.

Mom, thank you for dedicating yourself to our family and for shaping us into the women we are.  We are blessed and honoured to be your daughters.  We love you.  Rest in peace.

If desired, donations to Windsor & Essex County Cancer Centre Foundation or to the Ronald McDonald House (London) would be appreciated by the family.  Respecting mom’s wishes a private family service was held and cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Share memories, photos or make a donation at

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STOKER: Mary Winnifred (Haire) of St. Thomas

Posted by on November 21, 2014

Stoker – Mary Winnifred (Haire) of St. Thomas passed away peacefully at her late residence on Friday, November 21st, 2014, in her 66th year. Beloved wife of the Clinton Stoker. Dear sister of Sheila Sullivan (Don) of London and Thomas Haire (Lorna) of Toronto. Dear aunt of Roberta, Ryan and Alexandra Haire, Steven, Jim, Andrew, and Margaret Sullivan. Mary was born in Toronto on February 16th, 1949, daughter of the late Robert and Edith May (Walsh) Haire.

A memorial service to celebrate Mary’s life will be held next Saturday, November 29th, 2014 at 1:00pm. Visitation will be held an hour prior from 12-1pm. Cremation has taken place.  Memorial donations may be made to Lions Camp Dorset. Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, St. Thomas, ON entrusted with arrangements.

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SOMERVILLE: Kenneth John of St. Thomas

Posted by on November 21, 2014

somerville picture (178x250)Somerville – Kenneth John of St. Thomas passed away peacefully at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital on Friday, November 21st, 2014, in his 75th year. Beloved husband, in their 53rd year of marriage, to Carol Ann (Sherin) Somerville and dearly loved father of Teresa Bailey (Ron Stafford) and Rick Somerville. Cherished grandpa of Sarah Bailey, Jennifer Bailey-Wood (Shawn), Madison and Derrick Somerville, step-grandpa of Casie Nurse (Brent) and Sean Stafford Sarah and step-great grandpa of Avery and Brinley Nurse and Bella and Blakely Stafford.  Dear brother of Donna Smith (Late Carl), Mary Lynch (Late Donald) , James Somerville (Debby) , Michael Somerville (Mary Alice) , Sheila Shaw (Keith), Debra McFadden (Tim)  and the late Robert Somerville. Dear brother-in-law of Doris Marsh (Late Norm),  and Donna Moore (late Nick), Donald Sherin (late Betty), Richard Sherin (Irene) and the late Fay and Jack Purvis.  Lovingly remembered by several nieces, nephews and cousins. Ken was born in St. Thomas on October 1st, 1940, son of the late Reginald George and Eileen Somerville. Ken served in the Navy from 1959-1964 and was retired from Somerville Hydraulics. He was also a life member of the St. Thomas Optimist Club.

Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, St. Thomas where funeral service will be held Tuesday at 11:00am. Cremation to follow. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Sunday, November 23rd from 7-9pm and Monday, November 24th from 7-9pm. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Lung Association. Online condolences may be sent to ahughson@execulink.com.

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