MORSE: Neil W. of Ailsa Criag

Posted by on May 24, 2018

Suddenly at his cottage on Tyson Lake on Sunday, May 20, 2018, Neil Wayne Morse of Ailsa Craig passed away at the age of 75.  Loving husband of Patricia Morse (nee Thomas) for 55 years.  Beloved father of Brian (Jo-Ann) Morse and Tim (Ruby) Morse.  Dear Grandpa of Kaitlyn, Nathan, Emily, Adam (Shannon), Jessica (Joel) and Shannon (William).  Sadly missed by his brother Paul (Paula) Morse.  Cremation has taken place.  Friends will be received on Tuesday, May 29th from 7-9 pm at DENNING’S OF AILSA CRAIG 519-293-3331 where a memorial service will be held on Wednesday, May 30th at 1:00 pm.  As expressions of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association.  Online condolences accepted at www.ailsacriagfuneralhome.com

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PATTERSON, Robert (Bob) of Milverton

Posted by on May 24, 2018

Robert (Bob) Patterson – of Milverton, passed away peacefully at Stratford General Hospital on Tuesday May 22, 2018 at the age of 90. Bob enjoyed gardening, playing cards, watching sporting events, spending time with his family and watching them participate in sports.

Beloved husband of Jackie (Fetter) Patterson whom he married in 1956.  Loving father of Marilyn Matheson (Mark), Sheila McTavish (Ross), Sherry Ensinger (Bill).  Special grandpa of Nathan (Erin), Jeremy (Jessica), Rebecca (Steven), Cera, Colleen (Devon), Caitlyn, Jason (Whitney), Angela and great-grandpa of Logan, Aubrey, Oliver, Quinn and Ellie.

Bob was the last surviving member of his family being predeceased by his parents Alexander and Catherine (Plaskett) Patterson, his sisters Jean McDougall (John), Ruth Patterson and his brothers Jack, Bruce and Ross.

Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Friday May 25 from 6 to 9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Saturday May 26, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Marc Fraser officiating.  Interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Milverton.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Stratford Perth Rotary Hospice would be appreciated by the family.  www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

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REGAN: Cindy Louise “Sam” of Woodham, formerly of Mount Carmel

Posted by on May 24, 2018

Suddenly at her home on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 in her 56th year. Cherished daughter of Elwood Stone of London. Loving partner and best friend of Brian Thomson. Dear mom of Carrington Regan of Mount Carmel, and Kathryn Regan and Scott Armstrong of Exeter. Step mother of Adam Thomson and Chelsey Gordon of Usborne Township, Derrick and Katie Thomson of Usborne Township, Evan and Rebbeca Thomson of Zurich. Nana Cindy of Hannah, Michael, and Avery. Dear sister of Gail Stone and her partner Ken Alward of London and sister-in-law of Tim Gingerich of London. Dear aunt of Courtney and Yotam Schimila of Toronto, Erin Gingerich and Jeff Townshend of London, Chris Gingerich of London, and Josh Stoddart of London. Great-aunt of George Townshend. Cindy will be missed by Earl and Laura Thomson of Usborne Township and the rest of the Thomson family. Predeceased by her mother Dorothy Stone, and her sister Linda Gingerich. Cindy was known for her love of gardening, reading, camping, and her loving furry companion Lady.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street, Exeter (1 street west of Main) on Monday, May 28th from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. A private family funeral service will be held on Tuesday May 29th, Pastor Mary Dillon, Officiating. Cremation with interment Forest Lawn Cemetery, London.

Donations to St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation, ALS Society, or Epilepsy of Southwestern Ontario would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be made through www.haskettfh.com.

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HAYDEN: Mary Louise “Mary Lou”, of St. Thomas, Ontario.

Posted by on May 24, 2018

HAYDEN, Mary Louise “Mary Lou”, of St. Thomas, passed away peacefully on the 21st day of May, 2018 at Chelsey Park Long Term Care, London, ON, in her 70th year.  Mary Lou was predeceased by her father, Len (2000), and her mother, Margaret (née Hales) (2009).  She is survived by a cousin, Donna (née Hayden) Campbell and her family of London, and dear friends, John and Eleisha Palmer and family of St. Thomas.  In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place and a private graveside service will be held at the St. Thomas Cemetery, West Avenue.  If so desired, a memorial donation to the Kidney Foundation of Canada will be gratefully acknowledged.  Arrangements entrusted to the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas, ON (519-631-1160).

Online condolences graciously accepted at www.siftonfuneralhome.com

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Smith, S. Ronald “Ron”

Posted by on May 24, 2018

On Tuesday, May 22nd 2018 in his 81st year, Ron passed away peacefully in his sleep. He had been tucked into his favourite chair by his loving and caring wife of 63 years.

Ron will be fondly remembered by his beloved wife Ruth (nee Smith). Ron is also survived by his treasured mother Ethel Smith of Creemore, father (the late Stuart Smith) and his loving sister Helen Oliver; sister in law Evelyn (Sissy) Edwards (the late Bev). Predeceased by his in-laws Russell and Evelyn Smith. Loving father of Helen (Rick) Jermey of Severn, Linda Wellwood (Lyle MacArthur) of St. George, and Jeffrey (Michelle) Smith of Barrie. Proud grandfather of Michael (Lila) Jermey, Nicole Wellwood, Cory Stuart (Sarah) Jermey, Christopher, Kailey, and Kaiden David Stuart Smith. Loving Great-Grandfather of Logan, Evan & Tyson; Sydney; Sadie and Morgan. He will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews; long standing close family friends Robert Anderson (Uncle Bobbi), Bill Philpott, Roy and Millie Keller, Norma and Ed Sayles and the late Bob and Dee Kemp of New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Special thanks to the doctors and nurses at the RVH Heart Function Clinic.

Proudly, for 39 years, Ron was a Sales Agent for the Prudential Insurance Company of America. Following his retirement from Prudential he continued to work for an additional 6 years as a “retired agent” for London Life. Brother Ron Smith was a Master Mason within the Kempenfeldt Lodge #673. He was also a Member of the Barrie Valley Scottish Rite 32nd Degree. In November 2017, he was the Reunion Honoree at the 40th Anniversary of the Barrie Consistory (Charter Member).  Ron was also a member of the Rameses Shrine (Toronto) and Sheba Shrine Club (Barrie); New Smyrna Beach (Florida) Lodge #149, New Smyrna Beach Shrine Club and the New Smyrna Beach Scottish Rite Club.

Family and friends will be received at COLLIER STREET UNITED CHURCH (112 Collier Street, Barrie) on Saturday, June 2, 2018 for a Masonic Service beginning at 11 o’clock a.m. followed by the funeral service. A celebration of life will follow at 12:30 p.m. in the church hall. In lieu of flowers, Memorial donations to RVH Heart Function Clinic or the Children’s Shrine Hospital would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through adamsfuneralhome.ca

 

                  

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MERBIS, Eduard of Cobourg, Ontario

Posted by on May 24, 2018

February 18, 1943 – May 21, 2018

“When a ship disappears beyond the horizon, it is not gone. We only do not see it anymore.” R.E. da Costa

A deeply loving and caring husband, father, grandfather, and friend. Ed was a man of strength, integrity, curiosity, gentleness, humour, and openness. We are grateful for all the memories we created together in many communities around the world. To honour the life, love, and relationship we had with him, we will continue to create new memories with Ed close in our hearts.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation or the Northumberland Hospice Care Centre are deeply appreciated.

A Celebration of Life will be held at St. John’s Anglican Church in Harwood, Ontario at 2 pm on Saturday, June 9th.  Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.

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METSON, John Murray of Cobourg, Ontario

Posted by on May 24, 2018

22 March 1933 – 19 May 2018

The unstoppable John came to a mountain that he could not scale, when he lost his battle with a rare and fierce form of leukemia. He died while being comforted in the embrace of his beloved sons, daughter-in-law and wife. John left us poorer for his absence but richer for the experience of his presence in our lives.

Born in Brandon, Manitoba, as the second youngest of a brood of six: George, Mina, Walter, Hazel and Peggy, John was strengthened by facing adversity early in life. Having contracted polio at age five, he eventually regained good health with a rehabilitation that included his ailing father pushing  him as he skated while holding on to the back of chair. A graduate of Mt. Allison University (BA Theology), and Queen’s (MA Theology and Psychology) he was acknowledged later in his career with an Honorary PhD in Theology from Queen’s University.  As a young United Church minister in Oyen, Alberta, he conducted four services every Sunday in small prairie towns.  John loved that life but moved to Toronto in 1964 establishing, in Cabbagetown, the first, non-congregational, community outreach  Ministry in the United Church; The Christian Resource Centre (CRC) .  It was groundbreaking and continues to provide social policy advocacy, dignified self-help housing, and support for members of an often-disenfranchised community. He was an excellent team player and builder who worked with many like-minded people to improve the social conditions in downtown Toronto.  His community development model has been replicated across Canada because it works well and enables program recipients to maintain their wellbeing and dignity.

Along the way, John was Chaplain of Victoria University, University of Toronto, which meant he was able to support and counsel students and faculty. This led to administering many weddings during the summer; thus making his wife a ‘Professional Wedding Guest’. A kind and generous man, he served on several boards of directors including: The national board of the Canadian Housing Renewal Association (CHRA); Habitat for Humanity; As president of Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association (ONPHA); As president of Metro Toronto Housing Corporation (MTHC), while providing development leadership to the United Church and stabilizing funding for Outreach.

He was 85 years of age when he died. John commuted by train to his office in downtown Toronto until recently. Because he loved his work, he never considered retirement. John’s successful work life was balanced by a wide range of interests. He was proficient in several sporting activities, while also enjoying travel, culinary and cultural experiences, and carefully observing politics at every level. He cherished family life and enjoyed sharing experiences with friends in the city and the country. John had a remarkable ability to communicate comfortably with people of all ages and circumstances.

His only profound regret was leaving his beloveds: wife Gayle, children Michael (Radana), Megan Louise, Alex (Laura) and stepson Jay; grandchildren Patrick (Gosia), Laura, Bradley Harman, Emily and Joshua Metson, William and Julianna Metson, and Joshua Perks, his sisters and brother-in-law and his nieces and nephews.  He loved us all so deeply, as we did him.

A remarkable man, he left his grace upon all who were fortunate enough to know him. John’s family members extend their appreciation and gratitude to the many health professionals and caregivers who cared for and sustained him through health challenges in the weeks preceding his death.

Celebration of Life service is on Thursday, May 31 at 11:00 am at Trinity United Church, 284 Division St. Cobourg, reception to follow in the church hall. There will be a public Memorial in Toronto in September, with the date and location to be determined.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to: Toronto CRC, 40 Oak Street, Toronto M5A 2C6 and/or Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation, 1000 DePalma Drive, Cobourg K9A 5W6. Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.

“To live in hearts of those we love is never to die” (Hazel Gaynor)

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EVERINGHAM, John Ernest “Ernest” formerly of Cobourg, Ontario

Posted by on May 24, 2018

May 19, 1936 – May 14, 2018

Ernie passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on May 14, 2018, at the age of 81.

Beloved husband of the late Mary Jane. Loving father of Debra, Marvin (Janice), Brenda, Dale (Kim) and the late Cathy.  Loving grandfather to Audrey (Tyler), Dean, Olivia (Branden), Jessica, Joshua (Kara), Caleigh, John and great grandfather to Gwen and Margo.  Greatly missed by his sister Vee and predeceased by his brother Tom.

When it comes to friends, Ernie’s cup was overflowing! Far too many good and important people to list without missing someone.  Because of the love and support of these friends, Ernie was able to remain in Cobourg almost to the end where he enjoyed many visits and even the odd poker game while at Northumberland Hills Hospital.

Ernie will be missed by all that knew him.

Please join us in celebrating his life on Sunday July 8, 2018 at 1:00 in the MacCoubrey Funeral Home Reception Centre 30 King Street East, Cobourg.

Donations in Ernie’s name may be made to the Northumberland Hills Hospital, Cobourg or the Grand River Hospital Freeport Campus, Kitchener.

Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.

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ZINKE, Ryan John Roger of Colborne, Ontario

Posted by on May 24, 2018

Suddenly at the Northumberland Hills Hospital, Cobourg on Wednesday May 9th, 2018 in his 33rd year.  Beloved partner of Tara Turk.  Loving father of Johnathan and Ryliegh.  Dear son of Faith Forget.  Brother of Angelica, Frank, Cavan and Rhonni-Lee.  Friends are invited to attend a celebration of life on Sunday May 27th at 2 pm. at the Salvation Army Community Church (59 Ballantine St., Cobourg).   Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.

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SMITH; John Albert

Posted by on May 24, 2018

Smith, Reverend John Albert

Peacefully surrounded by family on Wednesday May 23, 2018 at Campbell House Hospice, Collingwood in his 71st year, John went to be with the Lord.  John of Wasaga Beach, beloved husband and best friend for 51 years to Brenda (nee Hallman).  Loving father of Richard Smith (Bonnie Ford) and Andrea Smith (Regan Trolley).  Cherished grandfather of Mitchel Trolley, Justin and Trenton Smith and Ashley Phillips and two great grandchildren Marceline Trolley and Divonne Phillips.  Dear brother of Reta (Ed Main) and the late Dwight Smith.  John will also be missed by his mother-in-law Myrtle Hallman, brother-in-law Robert Hallman and sister-in-law Carolyn Shea and his many nieces.  John is predeceased by nephew Warren Shea.  John was blessed to have touched many lives during his almost 71 years and through pastoring of many churches.  He made friends easily, shared his wonderful sense of humour openly, loved the peacefulness of the outdoors where he enjoyed hunting, fishing and a round of golf.  He loved wintering in Texas where he played guitar with his many friends.  He was happiest when surrounded by friends and his family.  He will be deeply missed.  Friends will be received at the Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home – Stayner Chapel, 7313 Highway 26, Stayner on Friday May 25, 2018 from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Saturday May 26, 2018 at the Stayner Evangelical Missionary Church, 202 Ontario Street, Stayner from 10 a.m. for the Funeral Service at 11 o’clock.  Reception to follow.  Private interment Ebenezer Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, a donation to Hospice Georgian Triangle Foundation for Campbell House or Emmanuel Bible College would be appreciated by John’s family.  For further information and to sign his Book of Memories, please visit www.carruthersdavidson.com

 

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KIDSON, Frank Durham of Cobourg, Ontario

Posted by on May 24, 2018

Passed away peacefully at Northumberland Hills Hospital surrounded by his family, on May 23, 2018, in his 88th year.  Predeceased by his first and loving wife Edith (nee Towns), his mother Frances, and his two brothers Ed and Robert.  He is survived by his sister Diane Helen and his brother Bill.  Loved and cherished by his beloved wife Mary Coyle, her sons James (Nancy), Joseph (Rosemarie), Steven (Elaine) and their families.  Held in the hearts of his daughters Linda (Ward), Diane (Bill), Sally (Bruce) and Karen (Andrew), and his 12 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.  Sincere thanks to the staff of the Palliative Care Unit at Northumberland Hills Hospital for their professional and compassionate care of Frank and his family.  Memorial service to be held at St. Peter’s Anglican Church on Monday June 4, 2018 at 11 a.m. Donations may be made to St. Peter’s or Northumberland Hills Hospital Palliative Care Unit.  Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com

May he rest in peace and with Christ, rise in glory.

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STEPHARNOFF, Ann of Leamington, ON

Posted by on May 24, 2018

STEPHARNOFF, Ann
84 years, passed away to be with her Lord and Saviour on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at Erie Shores Healthcare. Loving sister of Raymond Stepharnoff (Marion), the late George Stepharnoff, the late Arthur Stepharnoff, the late Ethel Brown (the late Marwell), the late Roy Stepharnoff, the late Shirley Wright (the late John), the late Gordon “Gus” Stepharnoff (Jan), the late Winifred Ferguson (the late Gerry). Beloved Aunt to many nieces and nephews. Dear friend to many. Predeceased by her parents, Eva and William Stepharnoff. Special thanks to Dr. Gow, Dr. Tawil, and staff at Erie Shores Healthcare and Leamington Mennonite Home. With respect for Ann’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A Private Memorial Service will be held. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Leamington Mennonite Home by contacting the Reid Funeral Home, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631). Friends may share memories and make donations at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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ROBERTSON, Graham of Sarnia

ROBERTSON, Graham – Peacefully at University Hospital, London on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at the age of 78. Beloved husband of the late Deirdre (2011) for 49 years. Proud father of Nancy Blinn (Leo), Halifax, Nova Scotia, Julie Robertson (Ian Rodger), Sarnia and Christine Robertson, Sarnia. Loving grandfather of Ryan, Kayleigh, Iona and Buster. Great-grandfather of Monica Juliet MacLean. Predeceased by infant grandson Carter. Graham was born in Glasgow, Scotland and immigrated to Canada in 1951. He trained as a draftsman, but worked as a municipal tax assessor until his retirement in 1999. Once retired, he often speculated on how he even had time to work in the first place. In his “retirement” he drove school bus, delivered motorhomes cross country, cared for his horses, and farmed his property on Blackwell Sideroad that he was ever so proud of. He was a nurturer by nature and everything and everyone he tended to thrived under his tender, patient care. He was a quiet, gentle man who enjoyed his robust health until the end. He will be woefully missed. A memorial service will be held at Canon Davis Memorial Anglican Church on Monday, May 28, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. Arrangements entrusted to the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, (519-344-3131). As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation, 714 London Rd., Sarnia, N7T 4Y1, Hope For Wildlife, 5909 Highway 207, Seaforth, Nova Scotia, B0N 1J0 or Bluewater Centre for Raptor Rehabilitation Centre, R.R. #2, Wyoming, N0N 1T0.  Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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RUTTAN; Gerald Clement (Gerry)

Posted by on May 24, 2018

Ruttan, Gerald Clement (Gerry)

Died peacefully on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at Campbell House, Collingwood at the age of 88.  Gerry of Wasaga Beach, beloved husband of Norma  (nee Grummett) for over 64 years.  Loving father of Mark and his wife Adriana and of the late Paul.  Cherished grandfather of Jason (Jaime), Jeremy (Tara-Lynn), Chad (Leah) and Katie and Alexandra and Tatyana and to great grandchildren Lily, Lenix and Kylie.  Gerry is predeceased by his brother Allan and his wife Sharon.  He is also survived by his nephews David and Dale (Carolyn), his many friends and neighbours.  Gerry had a long career in the grocery industry, the last number of years with Zehrs.  He was a long time member of the Wasaga Beach Woodworkers Club, a devoted member of Centennial United Church in Stayner and a tireless volunteer for Habitat for Humanity.  His friendly smile and helping hand will be dearly missed.  Friends will be received at the Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home – Wasaga Beach Chapel, 509 River Road West, Wasaga Beach on Saturday May 26, 2018 from 12 noon for the Memorial Service in the Chapel at 1 o’clock.  Reception to follow.  Interment Wasaga Beach Cemetery at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, donations to Hospice Georgian Triangle Foundation for Campbell House would be appreciated by Gerry’s family.  To sign his Book of Memories, please visit www.carruthersdavidson.com

 

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COYLE: Marthe of L’Orignal

Posted by on May 24, 2018

Mrs. Marthe Coyle from L’Orignal passed away on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at the age of 67. She was the beloved wife of the late George Coyle; the daughter of the late Aurèle St-Jean and of the late Béatrice Duchêsne; the cherished mother of Wayne (Jennifer) and Fred (Natalie); the dear sister of Marcel (Pauline), Yves (Manuella), Jacques (Diane) and Monique (Dan). She was predeceased by a sister Lise, a brother Michel and a step-daughter Jo-Ann. She was the step-mother of Terri, Bill and Georges. She also leaves many cousins, nephews, nieces and friends. The family wishes to thank the staff at Hawkesbury General Hospital, especially the Department of Emergency and Continuing Care and all Bayshore Home Health Care staff for their excellent care and attention.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Berthiaume Family Funeral Home, 416, McGill Street, Hawkesbury, Ontario (877) 632-8511. A short celebration will be held at the St-Jean-Baptiste cemetery in L’Orignal on Saturday June 16th 2018 at 11:30 a.m.

For those who wish, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, C.P. 640 SUCC K, Toronto, Ontario, M4P 9Z9 would be appreciated.

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Madame Marthe Coyle de L’Orignal est décédée le mardi 22 mai 2018 à l’âge de 67 ans. Elle était la tendre épouse de feu George Coyle; la fille de feu Aurèle St-Jean et de feu Béatrice Duchêsne; la mère bien-aimée de Wayne (Jennifer) et Fred (Natalie); la chère soeur de Marcel (Pauline), Yves (Manuella), Jacques (Diane) et Monique (Dan). Elle fut prédécédée par une soeur Lise et un frère Michel et une belle-fille Jo-Ann. Elle était la belle-mère de Terri, Bill et Georges. Elle laisse également plusieurs cousins, cousines, neveux, nièces et amis. La famille désire remercier le personnel de l’Hôpital Général de Hawkesbury, spécialement au département de l’urgence et des soins continus ainsi que tout le personnel des soins à domiciles Bayshore pour les excellents soins prodigués et leur attention particulière.

La direction des funérailles a été confiée au Salon Funéraire Familial Berthiaume, 416, rue McGill, Hawkesbury, Ontario (877) 632-8511. Une courte célébration aura lieu au cimetière St-Jean-Baptiste de L’Orignal, le samedi 16 juin 2018 à 11 h 30.

Pour ceux qui le désirent des dons à la Société canadienne du cancer, C.P. 640 SUCC K, Toronto, Ontario, M4P 9Z9 seraient appréciés.

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LEFEBVRE NÉE COYLE: Jo-Ann de L’Orignal

Posted by on May 24, 2018

Madame Jo-Ann Lefebvre née Coyle de L’Orignal est décédée le jeudi 10 mai 2018 à l’âge de 58 ans. Elle était la tendre épouse de Jacques Lefebvre; la fille de feu George Coyle et de feu Irene Muir; la mère bien-aimée de Mélissa (Vincenzo Trombetta); la grand-mère adorée de Frédérick Lacroix, Xavier Lacroix, Vincenzo Jr. et Isabella; la chère soeur de Terri (Richard Bastien), Bill (Kay), Georges (Carol), Wayne et Fred. Lui survivent une belle-mère Marthe Coyle ainsi que plusieurs beaux-frères, belles-soeurs, oncles, tantes, cousins, cousines, neveux, nièces et ami(e)s. La famille tient à remercier Suzanne Lefebvre, ainsi que le personnel de Bayshore pour le support et les soins à Jo-Ann.

La direction des funérailles a été confiée au Salon Funéraire Familial Berthiaume 416, rue McGill, Hawkesbury, Ontario
(877) 632-8511.
Une célébration aura lieu dans l’intimité de la famille.

Pour ceux qui le désirent des dons à la Dystrophie musculaire Canada, 2345, rue Young Suite 900, Toronto, Ontario, M4P 2E5 seraient appréciés.

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TODD: Mary of Strathroy

Posted by on May 23, 2018

Todd: Mary Isabel

Passed away on Monday, May 21, 2018, at Sprucedale Care Centre, Strathroy, in her 81st year.  Loving and devoted wife of 57 years to the late Richard “Dick” (2017).  Dearly beloved Mom of Roberta “Bobbi” (Chris) Jacob of Waterloo, Lisa Todd of Strathroy and predeceased by infant daughter Sheri Lyn (1964).  Dear Grandma and Pyjama Fairy of Clare and Alexander Jacob.  Mary will be missed by her Crawford cousins; Don, Janet and Norma and the IMAC spouses Kathy, Art and Len.

Mary was born and raised in Forest, Ontario, to Ivan and Madeleine Crawford.  After qualifying at Teachers’ College in London Ontario in 1958, she began her career teaching elementary school students in Plympton.  She led a rich family life with her husband and daughters as long-term residents of Mount Brydges.  She was an active member of the Mount Brydges United Church and UCW, and also worked to support Middlesex Community Living.  Mary greatly enjoyed time spent travelling with friends, and grandchildren.  In 2008 Mary and Dick moved to Strathroy and continued to enjoy life at Twin Elm.  She was a kind friend to all who knew her.

A Celebration of Mary’s Life will be held at DENNING’S OF STRATHROY on Wednesday, May 30th, 2018 at 1 p.m. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Middlesex Community Living or Parkinson Society Southwestern Ontario would be appreciated by the family.

As an expression of remembrance, please feel free to bring a hand-picked bouquet of flowers from your garden.

“To live in the hearts we leave behind is not to die”.
– Thomas Campbell, Hallowed Ground

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ROBERTSON, John “Craig” of Sarnia

ROBERTSON, JOHN “CRAIG”
“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal,
love leaves a memory no one can steal.”
– Author unknown

Craig Robertson died peacefully with family by his side, on Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at Bluewater Health. Beloved husband of Laurine “Laurie”(nee Bathe) for 39 years. Dear brother of Neil Robertson (Helen) Kitchener, Norma Haraldsson (Orn), Cobourg, Corinne Robertson-Brown (William), Kincardine and Denise Robertson, Sarnia. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Helen & Donald Robertson. Born in Port Arthur (Thunder Bay) Craig moved to Sarnia with his family in 1942 at the age of 2. Craig was a Research Technician with Imperial Oil Research Lab for 32 years. After retiring from Imperial Oil, he worked for over 15 years with the Sarnia Commissionars. He had a passion for racing formula cars. In the 60’s Craig raced his own formula four car at Mosport and many other race tracks across Canada. Craig had many hobbies including building and sailing remote control sail boats, wood working, stain glass and hang gliding. A giving man who would help anyone anytime, Craig will be missed and warmly remembered by all who knew and loved him. Visitation will be held at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431 Christina St. N., Sarnia, on Friday, May 25th, 2018 from 7 – 9 p.m. A Celebration of Craig’s life will be held in the McKenzie & Blundy Chapel on Saturday, May 25th at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Wyoming Public Cemetery. In honouring Craig’s love for animals, as an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations the Sarnia & District Humane Society, 131 Exmouth St., Sarnia, N7T 7W8. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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WESTON: Ethan Stephen James of Strathroy

Posted by on May 23, 2018

On Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018 with family by his side, Ethan Stephen James Weston of Strathroy peacefully passed away at the age of 21. Cherished son of Susan and the late Gregg (2009) Weston. Loving brother of Jess (Chris), Alex and Jocelyn (Dylon). Proud uncle of Lillie. Survived by his grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. Ethan will be sadly missed by his loyal pets Bindi and Aubree.

Friends will be received at DENNING’S OF STRATHROY on Saturday, May 26th, 2018 from 2-4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to Jesse’s Journey would be appreciated by the family. Condolences and donations may be left online at www.strathroyfuneralhome.com.

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Fittler, Helen of Leamington, ON

Posted by on May 23, 2018

Fittler, Helen
86 years, passed away peacefully, in her family’s arms on Monday, May 21, 2018 at the Leamington Mennonite Home. Beloved wife of the late John (2008) for 50 years. Dear mother of Linda and Barry Keohan, Erna and Steve Bujna, John and Jennifer Fittler. Loving Oma of Mason, Vivienne, Stephanie and Lukas, Brittney, Ashley and Giuliano and great Oma of Nico and Gianluca. Dear sister of Mary Freiter (the late Gerhard), the late John Schartner (Elfrieda), George Schartner (Gisela) and the late Elizabeth Toews (the late Werner) and sister-in-law of the late George Fittler, the late Steve Fittler (Hilda), Frank Fittler (the late Susie), Helmut Fittler (Sandra), Willy Fittler (Margaret). Helen will be missed by many nieces, nephews and so many friends. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Wednesday 2-5 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to celebrate Helen’s life at Leamington United Mennonite Church, 78 Oak Street East, Leamington on Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 11a.m. Pastor Victor Winter officiating. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery, 366 Talbot Street West, Leamington. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to the U.M.E.I. (United Mennonite Education Institute) or Leamington Mennonite Home. Friends may send condolences at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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CRETNEY: Charles (Chuck) Dennis Wayne of Belleville

Posted by on May 23, 2018

Cretney, Charles (Chuck) Dennis Wayne- peacefully at the Q.H.C. Belleville General Hospital on Saturday May 19th, 2018 in his 66th year. Son of the late William and Edna Cretney. Beloved husband of Judy Cretney (nee-Phillips). Dear father of Lorie (Kevin) Rogers of Bloomfield and Sherry (Joe) O’Hara of Belleville. Proud Papa of Cooper and Natalie Rogers, Colby and Caleb O’Hara and predeceased by twin grandchildren Benjamin and Nicholas Rogers.Dear brother of Christine Matthews of Kenron Estates, Bill (Vicki) Cretney, Randy (Beth) Cretney both of Belleville and predeceased by sister’s Ann, Donna, Janet and by brother Larry Cretney. Loved by many nieces and nephews.

Arrangements entrusted to Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel, 30 Moira Street Belleville (613-968-2273).

Cremation has already taken place. A private inurnment will be held at Elmwood Cemetery.

If desired, Memorial donation’s to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association.

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PARKER: Kenneth James “Jim” of Belleville

Posted by on May 23, 2018

Parker, Kenneth James “Jim” – at Kingston General Hospital on Tuesday, May 15th, 2018, after a brief illness, in his 68th year.  Son of the late John and Rosamund Parker.  Beloved husband of Sandra Parker of Belleville.  Loving father of Donna and her husband Kevin Ekman of Austin, TX.  Proud Grandpa of Jacqueline Ekman.  Jim is survived by his two sisters, Lynn Detlor and Christine Parker.  He is fondly remembered by his brother in-law Hugh (Karen) Dewart, by his niece & nephew Rachel and John, and by his great niece & nephew Lily and Noah.

Private cremation services with inurnment at Belleville Cemetery have been entrusted to the Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel (613-968-2273).

If desired, Memorial Donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or to the Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family.

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THOMSON: Veronica, of Wyoming, Ontario

Posted by on May 22, 2018

THOMSON, Veronica

Passed away at Bluewater Health Services in Sarnia, on Sunday, May 20, 2018, at the age of 71 years.  Beloved wife of the late Richard Thomson.  Beloved mother of Bob Mitchell (Tracey) and Brenda Frew.  Grandmother of Shayna, Hannah, Jared, and Aidan.  Late parents Marshall Morreau and Irene Latour Morreau.  She is survived by her brothers Joe and Herbert Morreau and sister Lila Irwin.  Several nieces and nephews also survive.  She was predeceased by her brothers Bill, Fred, Bernard, Peter and Bob Morreau and sisters Virginia Grass, Theresa Beauvais, Jean Brooks, Mary Morreau and Margaret McKnight.  Cremation has taken place, and a celebration of life is being planned to take place at a later date.  For those who wish, in memoriam donations to the charity of one’s choice would be appreciated by the family.  Online condolences may be left at www.forestfuneralhome.com  Funeral arrangements entrusted to DENNING’S OF FOREST

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MATHESON: Dove of London

Posted by on May 22, 2018

MATHESON, Dove…
Passed quietly, after a long illness, on Sunday, May 20, 2018, Dove Matheson in her 88th year. Beloved wife of the late George Matheson. Dear mother of Ray Tennant and his wife Marian of London, Todd Tennant of BC, John Tennant and his wife Beverly of Walters Falls, Sue Dawtrey and her husband Claude of Thorndale, Bradley Tennant and his wife Jen of Alberta. Loving grandmother of Shane Dawtrey of London, Jason Dawtrey of Kitchener, Kelly, Carmen and Casey Tennant of Owen Sound Area, Nickolas and Jackie Tennant of London, Alisa and Ayla Tennant of Alberta and Chantel Tennant of Alberta. Dear sister of Yolanda of Brantford. Dove was a member of the Exeter Pentecostal Tabernacle for many years. Friends are welcomed for visiting on Thursday, May 24, 2018 from 7-9 pm at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London. The funeral service will take place on Friday, May 25, 2018 at 1 pm at the Exeter Pentecostal Tabernacle, 70670 London Road, Exeter. Interment in Exeter Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the London Regional Cancer Program, 800 Commissioners Road East P.O. Box 5010 STN B, London, Ontario N6A 5W9, Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

“Her family was her treasure”

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COLEMAN: Jean, of Aldborough Township

Posted by on May 22, 2018

Peacefully from complications of alzheimer’s, on Monday, May 21, 2018, at St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, Jean Isabel Coleman, a long-time resident of Aldborough Township, passed away in her 92nd year.  Predeceased by her husband Carl J. Coleman (1997).  Loving mother of Carol Riess (Frank) of Sarnia, Ron (Maureen) Coleman of London, Barry (Theresia) Coleman of Alberta and the late Nancy McGill (2011) (Brian).  Cherished grandmother of Jeffrey (Valerie) Riess, James (Nicole) Riess, Melanie (Noel) Manchulenko, Marie McGill and Jane McGill.  Great-grandmother of Avrey and Declan Riess and Adam and Natalie Manchulenko.  Survived by sister-in-law, Marie Smith.  Also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.  Predeceased by daughter-in-law, Denise (2015).   Jean was a good wife and good mother and a good daughter to her mother, Florence, creating a sandwich generation before a sandwich generation was ever mentioned before her time.  She was also a multi-talented woman.  She was a seamstress, crafter, sewer, knitter and was specially known for crocheting dishcloths and scrubbies that have been shared around the world.  Jean loved to travel and especially enjoyed the Canadian Rocky Mountains with her son and daughter-in-law.  Jean was a valuable asset to her community, helping at the Rodney Legion, C.W.L., driving the elderly to appointments, parties and events and babysitting for family and friends in the community.  She loved hosting a good party, showers and weddings for others, but never for herself.  She could always find a four leaf clover, where others could never.  Relatives and friends will be received at DENNING’S OF RODNEY, 212 Furnival Road, Rodney (519-785-0810) on Friday, May 25th from 7-9 p.m.  Prayers will be recited at the funeral home at 6:45 p.m.  Funeral Mass will commence at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 26, 2018 from St. Mary’s Parish, West Lorne.  Interment in Rodney Cemetery.  If desired, memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society Elgin-St. Thomas would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences online at www.westelginfuneralhome.com

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