Kennedy, Paul Robert

Posted by on May 24, 2016

It is with great sKennedy_6adness that we announce the passing of Paul in the town he loved so dearly, his birthplace Belfast, Northern Ireland. Husband and forever love of Sandra Kennedy (Nee Malandruccolo) with whom he shared 17 years of marriage. Adored and devoted dad of Andrew John, Alexia Donna and Ava Daniela Kennedy. Dear son of John Kennedy and Linda Maillard. Cherished big brother of Scott Kennedy and wife Jessica. Fun and loving uncle of Ella, Evelyn and baby boy Kennedy on the way. Treasured son-in-law of Andrea and Giacinta Malandruccolo; and sister-in-law Daniela Malandruccolo. Paul will always be remembered for his unique sense of humor and gregarious personality. Above all, his unwavering love and devotion for his wife and children will never be forgotten. Visiting at the WINDSOR CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME (East Chapel) (519)253-7234 11677 Tecumseh Rd. E. on Wednesday May 25, 2016 from 2 to 5pm & 7 to 9pm. Funeral services on Thursday May 26, 2016 at 10:45am from the funeral home then to St. Anne Church(Tecumseh) for funeral mass at 11:30am. Interment to follow at St. Anne Cemetery. In memory of Paul, memorial donations may be made to his children’s trust fund (please make cheques payable to Sandra Kennedy). Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at www.windsorchapel.com.

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DIAS, Helder

Dias Mem cardDIAS, Helder – Suddenly at home on Thursday, May 19, 2016, Helder Dias died at the age of 56. Loving father of Trevor and Nicholas Dias (Erika Hoeksma). Beloved son of Rufina & the late Armando (2011). Dear brother of Maria (Colin) Fairbairn, Fatima (Manuel) Mendonca and Suzanna Dias. Cherished uncle of Niel Fairbairn, Cassandra Michetti (Ryan), Amanda (Dave) Johnson, Justine Petronski (Tate) and Ryan Mendonca and great-uncle of Madden, Hadley & Lane Johnson and Landon & Hudson Michetti. Also survived by his aunts Emilia (Agustinho) Tavares and Celeste de Almeida & his uncle Celestino (Irma) Almeida and many cousins. Helder was a well respected mechanic for many years. He was an avid outdoors man who loved to snowmobile, fish and hunt. Helder was a family man first and foremost and he was not only a father but a friend to many. There wasn’t anything that Helder couldn’t fix and he would be the first person there to lend a hand. With a great sense of humour, which was contagious, he was always able to bring a smile to your face. Friends will be received at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431. N. Christina St., Sarnia on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph’s Church, Sarnia on Wednesday, May 25th., at 10:30 a.m. Interment Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery. As an avid fisherman, Helder was a dedicated volunteer with the Bluewater Anglers. To honour his dedication, as an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to Bluewater Anglers, P.O. 174, Sarnia, N7T 7H9. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

A tree will be planted in memory of Helder Dias in the McKenzie & Blundy Memorial Forest. Dedication service Sunday, September 18th, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at the Wawanosh Wetlands Conservation Area.

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Prekupec, Anna

Posted by on May 24, 2016

Passed away peacprekapec_2efully with her loving family by her side. Cherished Wife and Soulmate of Marijan for 59 years. Loving Mother of Katica (Kathy) and husband Dean Pelzek and the late Misko (Mike) and wife Cathy Prekupec. Adored Gramma of Danielle, Amanda, Greg and Matt. Special Baba to Nolan and Ethan. Beloved Sister of the late Hans and the late George Harag of Germany. Dear Cousin to Juliska Rod and family. Anna immigrated 60 years ago from Germany and home was always where her heart was. She led a strong faith-filled life and was a self-taught seamstress and skilled cook. Now her famous chocolate chip cookies and cheesecakes will be heavenly delights. Visitation will be held at WINDSOR CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME (Central Chapel) 519-253-7234, 1700 Tecumseh Rd. E on Friday May 27, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. until time of funeral procession at 10:00 a.m. to St. Francis of Assisi Croatian Catholic Church for Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. Entombment to follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: University of Windsor c/o Mike Prekupec Nursing Scholarship or Alzheimer Society of Windsor and Essex County. “Please remember me when I cannot remember you.”

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Tremblay, Bonnie

Posted by on May 24, 2016

Passed away pTremblayeacefully at home with her family by her side on May 18, 2016 at the age of 69 years.

Loving wife to Robert for 51 years. Beloved mom to Connie (Michael) Soulliere, Jeffery (Lorna) Tremblay, and Ann-Marie (Richard) Logan. Dearest grandma to Robert, John, Kyle, Ashley, Tori, Nicole, Dillion, Dakoda, Ashley, and Derick. Cherished great-gram to Allissa, Caleb, Brooke, Savanna, Ceanna, Kevin, Khloe, Lillian, James, and Lucas. Loving sister to Terry, Patricia, Roxann, and the late Sharron. Godmother to Stephanie. Bonnie will be missed by all of her nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents, Ruth & Louis Nantais, and inlaws, Ivy & Tom (the late Gilbert) Tremblay.

The family would like to extend out a sincere thank you to nurse Noah McDonald for his care and compassion during mom`s fight. Visitation will be held at WINDSOR CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME (Central Chapel) 519.253.7234, 1700 Tecumseh Rd E, on Friday, May 20, 2016 from 2-5pm and 7pm until time of the Funeral Service at 7:30pm. In honour of Bonnie’s wishes, cremation will follow. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to Windsor Essex Cancer Centre. Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at www.windsorchapel.com.

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Pasquale Persichilli

Posted by on May 24, 2016
t is with broken heartPersichillis that we announce the peaceful passing of Pasquale, a loving Father and Nonno on May 17, 2016 at the Village of Aspen Lake, at the age of 92. He has been reunited with his beloved wife Ersilia (1980). Loving Papa to Romeo Persichilli and wife Shelley and Pina Walsh and husband Brendan. Cherished Big Nonno to Patrick Persichilli, Leanne Lacivita (Gabe), Aidan Walsh. Big Bis-Nonno to Alexander and Anthony Persichilli and Marco Lacivita. Pasquale was predeceased by his brothers Giuseppe, Giulio, Luigi and his sister Domenica Viselli. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Pasquale had a zest for life, enjoying his garden, church, traveling and his family. Pasquale was a long time member of the Ciociaro Club of Windsor. A heartfelt and sincere thank you to his second family at the Village of Aspen Lake, whom helped Dad live his last chapter of life with the utmost dignity and respect. Visitation at WINDSOR CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME (Central Chapel), 519-253-7234 1700 Tecumseh Rd. E on Friday, May 20, 2016 from 3-5pm and 7-9pm with Parish Prayers at 4:30pm. Funeral Service on Saturday May 21, 2016 at 8:45am from the funeral home to St. Angela Merici Church (980 Louis Ave.) for Funeral Mass at 9:30am. Entombment to follow at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations in honour of Pasquale’s life may be made to the Downtown Mission or the Village of Aspen Lake (Recreation). On line condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at www.windsorchapel.com.

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GRANO, Giuseppe “Joe”

Posted by on May 23, 2016

web_Grano_GuiseppePassed away peacefully with family by his side on May 22, 2016 at 90 years of age.  Cherished husband of Rosina (nee Berardi) for 66 years.  Devoted father of Teresa Guarasci and Frank (the late Tony 2009), the late Eugene (2013) and Lena, Ermanna and Emilio Filice.  Loving and treasured Nonno of Anthony and Kasia, Lisa and Bill, Amy and Enrico, Robert and Marjan, Joe and Courtney, Stephanie, Marco and Elisa, Jessica and Cory and Sonia.  Special bis-nonno of Luca, Gabriella, Nicolas, Matteo, Viviana and Dante.  Beloved son of the late Eugenio and Rosina.  Brother of Francesco and Ida, Gina and predeceased by Chiarina and Eugenio, Marietta, Amelia and Guido & Antonio.  Son-in-law of the late Giuseppe and Teresina Berardi.  Brother-in-law of Elena and the late Vincenzo, Albina and Ettore & the late Maria and the late Cesare.   Will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews in Windsor, Italy, Vancouver and Toronto.  Giuseppe was born in Mangone, Italy and immigrated to Windsor in 1964.  Nonno lived for his family and his eyes lit up when surrounded by his grandchildren who adored him.  He maintained and was proud of his garden until recently and was the #1 Maple Leaf fan, never missing a game! His will to live will always continue to inspire his family.  In lieu of flowers, donations to Windsor Regional Hospital Foundation or United Way Windsor-Essex would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Thursday May 26, 2016 from 3-5 pm & 7-9 pm. Parish Prayers Thursday 4:30 pm.  Funeral Friday 10:15 am from Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841 to St. Angela Merici Church for Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am. Entombment Heavenly Rest Cemetery to follow. Share memories or photos at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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RABIDEAU: Sheilia Dianne of Chatham.

Posted by on May 23, 2016

MEMCARD1Peacefully at Chatham-Kent Health Alliance on Sunday, May 22nd, 2016,  Sheilia Dianne Rabideau in her 59th year. Beloved daughter of Doris and the late Harvey Rabideau. Very loving wife of Greg Bushey for 16 years. Sheilia will be missed by her siblings Richard, Brenda, Margaret Anne, and Audrey. Forever remembered by many aunts , uncles, extended family, and friends, especially those from Shepherd’s Way Inn Restaurant. Sheilia loved caring for kids. Friends and family will be received at DENNING’S OF CHATHAM, formerly Bowman Funeral Home, on Wednesday from 2-4pm and 7-9pm, where the Funeral Service will be held on Thursday at 1pm. Pastor Dave Tatsu officiating. Interment to follow in Maple Leaf Cemetery, Chatham. Donations in Sheilia’s memory may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada or the Canadian Liver Foundation. Share a memory at denning.ca.

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GREENAWAY, Kathleen Jane

Posted by on May 23, 2016

March 24, 1949 – May 22, 2016

Passed away peacefully at Huron Lodge.  Daughter of the late Bob and Jo Greenaway.  Sister of John (Nancy), Betty Jo MacDougall (Duncan), Mason (Dusty), David (Linda), Michael (Nancy) and Patrick.  Also survived by many nieces and nephews.  The family wishes to express thanks to the staff at Huron Lodge and Dr. Tim O’Callahan for the care they provided to Kate.  Cremation will be held, private family services entrusted to Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. 

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STRADINGER, Lina (nee Schuler)

Posted by on May 23, 2016

Passed away peacefully with family by her side on May 20, 2016 at Pioneer Elder Care, St. Catharines, Ontario at 88 years of age.  Beloved wife of the late Karl (2001).  Dear mother of Monica Stradinger and her husband Jim Pound of St. Catharines, and Peter Stradinger (Diane Perissinotti).  Loving Oma of Kaitlyn and Christopher Stradinger and Great-Oma of Ava Stradinger. Also survived by relatives in Germany.  If you so desire, donations to the First Lutheran Church or Hospice of Windsor would be appreciated.  Visitation Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. and Thursday 10:30 a.m. until time of Funeral Service at 11:30 a.m. at Families First, 3260 Dougall Avenue, South Windsor (519-969-5841)   with Pastor Gilvan de Azevedo officiating. Interment Victoria Memorial Gardens.  Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

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SMITH: Helen Grace of Plympton-Wyoming

Posted by on May 23, 2016

Helen Smith obit photoSurrounded by family at St. Joseph’s Hospice in Sarnia on Monday, May 23rd, 2016. Helen Grace Smith of Plympton-Wyoming in her 81st year. Beloved wife of Donald for 58 years. Loving mother of Janice Smith (Ron King); Sheila Kerrigan (Dennis); Brian Smith (the late Marieta); Wendy Wilson (Brad); and Shana Smith. Helen will be sadly missed by her 7 grandchildren Kent and Bryce Kerrigan; Heather, Daniel and Kevin Smith; Katelyn and Amy Wilson. Remembered by brother Murray Smith (the late Helen) and sister Jean Cook (Lorne). Special sister-in-law to Jean Forbes (the late Fraser), the late Eleanor Helps (Gerald) and David Smith (Barbara). Predeceased by her parents Stewart (1978) and Grace (1981) Smith of Wyoming. Family and special friendships made through Aberarder Women’s Institute and St. James’ choir were cherished by Helen. These, along with faith and her creative talents brought her peaceful comfort. Special thanks to the staff of St. Joseph’s Hospice and CCAC for the tender care they provided. Visitors will be received at DENNING’S OF FOREST on Tuesday, May 24th, 2016 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm. Funeral service will be held at Denning’s on Wednesday, May 25th at 11am with Rev. Joanne MacOdrum. Interment to follow at Beechwood Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice (www.stjosephshospice.ca) or St. James’ Presbyterian. Donations or memories can be left at www.denning.ca .

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TIESSEN, Mary of Leamington

Posted by on May 23, 2016

Paper Photo Tiessen, Mary91 years, passed away on Sunday, May 22, 2016 at Leamington District Memorial Hospital. Beloved wife of the late John N. Tiessen (2006). Dear mother of Larry Tiessen, Lindy Fazekas (Reg), Jim Tiessen (Christine). Loving Oma of Grace, Mitchell and Fiona Tiessen and Victoria Lapczuk (Aaron) and great Oma of Owen and Eric and special great Oma of Brooke and Chloe. Dear sister of Anne Tiessen (late Nick), late Jake Froese (Irene), Agnes Tiessen (late George), Helen Bergen (John), Margaret Tiessen (late Ralph), and Kate Froese. Sister-in-law of the late Elizabeth Loewen (late Peter), late Jack Tiessen (Hazel), Eleanor Epp (Jake). Many nieces and nephews also survive. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Wednesday 5-9 p.m. Funeral Service to celebrate Mary’s life at Leamington United Mennonite Church, 78 Oak Street East on Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 11 a.m. Pastor Victor Winter officiating. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery, Memorial donations may be made by cheque to the U.M.E.I. Friends may share memories at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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Marier, Benoit

Posted by on May 22, 2016

December 10, 1926-May 21, 2016.  Passed away at Metropolitan Hospital.  Survived by his loving wife of almost 60 years, Bernadette (Bélanger). Survived by three children: Dan (Luciana Bomben), Diane (André Letarte) and Francine Marier.  Loving grandfather of seven grandchildren: Daniela Marier-Perissinotti (Dan), Peter Marier, Philippe Letarte, Denis Letarte (Taya), Gilles Marier (Tonya Beal), Felix Marier and Anjolie Marier-Taylor and three great-grandchildren; Gilles, Ezekiel and Elijah Marier and baby Letarte on the way.  Survived by one sister Aline Harrison. Predeceased by his parents Roméo and Hélène and his siblings Jean-Jacques, Gérard, René, Joseph, Paul, Laurent Marier and Thérèse Gorski. Benoit will be missed by his many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. If you so desire, memorial donations to Transition to Betterness would be appreciated by the family.  Cremation has taken place. Memorial visiting Wednesday 2p.m. until time of Memorial service at 6:00 p.m. at FAMILIES FIRST, 1065 Lauzon Rd., East Windsor, 519-969-5841. Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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FISHER, Barbara Ann of Cobourg, Ontario

Posted by on May 22, 2016

Fisher Barbara May 19Peacefully on Thursday, May 19, 2016, Barbara Ann Fisher at 83 years of age. Loving wife of the late Douglas Fisher. Dear mother of Jayne Fisher and Stephen (Wanda) Fisher. Cherished grandmother of Whitney Fraser, and Garrett and Chad Fisher. Beloved daughter of the late Inez Patience Slack “Slackie” and the late Edward Cowin. Barb was a long time nurse at Cobourg General Hospital which lead her into such adventures in her life! Friends will be received at MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King St. E., Cobourg on Sunday May 22, 2016 from 2 to 5 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Trinity United Church, 284 Division St., Cobourg on Monday, May 23, 2016 at 11 a.m. Memorial donations may be made to the SickKids Foundation or Trinity United Church. Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com

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HODGINS: R. Lloyd of Exeter

Posted by on May 22, 2016

Hodgins, Lloyd-W300At the Exeter Villa, on Friday, May 20, 2016, of Exeter in his 90th year.  Beloved husband of Helen (Taylor) Hodgins for 54 years.  Dear father of Stuart and Kelly Hodgins of Etobicoke, and Kathleen Hodgins and Michael Barber of London.  Dear grandfather of Chloë.  Dear brother of Lois McFalls of Exeter, and brother-in-law of Marnie Hills of Waterloo.  Predeceased by his brother-in-law Gerald McFalls.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street, Exeter (1 street West of Main) on Monday 2-4 and 7-9 PM, where the funeral service will be held on Tuesday, May 24th at 11 AM with Bob Heywood officiating.  Interment Exeter Cemetery.

Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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VON HARPE: Johanne “Hansi” Irene (née Dick) of London

Posted by on May 22, 2016

von HarpePeacefully, at University Hospital on Saturday, May 21, 2016, in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of Manfred. Loving mother of Hans-Rudi (Yvette) Kroeker, and Ingrid Kroeker. Cherished Oma of Carlyn (Fraser), Jason (Shanna), Adam (Samantha), Erik (Samantha), and Martha (James). Proud Gross Oma of Hudson, Brody, Chase, and Henry. Cherished step-mother of Stefan (Christina), Michael (Deborah), and Marina, and their children Saskia, Roland, Felix, Matthew, Benjamin, Nicholas, and Cian. Sister of Lydia Barczynski. Hansi was born on May 23, 1924, on the Mennonite Estate Wrocow in Galicia Poland. She studied at the Universities of Vienna, Munich, Stuttgart, and Manitoba, where she achieved her Master of Science. Visitation will be held on Saturday from 2:00-4:00 p.m., and one hour prior to the service at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, where the memorial service will be conducted on Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the London Children’s Museum.

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SAUVE, Abbey Joanne

Posted by on May 22, 2016

web_sauve_abbeyOn the morning of May 21, 2016 Heaven gained the bravest sweetest girl.  Abbey you made us the proudest parents and we will always love you. You are now a superhero! Beloved eight year old daughter of Ray and Denise.  Loving sister of Nathan and Emily.  Cherished granddaughter of Paul and Yvette Sauve, Bruce and Gayle LePine and great-granddaughter of Blanche Gaudreau.  Special niece of Phil and Mary Anne Sauve, Joanne Sauve (Godmother), Michael LePine (Godfather) and finacée Katrina, David and Juliana LePine, and James LePine.  She will be missed by her cousins Elizabeth, Nicole, Zachary, Gabriel, Luisa and Julia.  Abbey was well loved by everyone who knew her including staff and students at St. John the Evangelist, her Essex Ravens hockey sisters and Cottam Brownies.  Abbey’s family wishes to thank Children’s Hospital of London (Dr. E. Cairney, Mary Ann Wilson-Sprage), Windsor Regional Hospital (Ursula Debono), Ronald McDonald House London, Childcan and Little Hands Kids for a Cause for their tremendous support and care.  If you so desire, donations to the Ronald McDonald House London would be appreciated.  Visitation Tuesday and Wednesday from 3-5 & 7-9 p.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841.  On Thursday, family and friends are invited to meet after 10 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church, County Rd. 46 Woodslee followed by funeral Mass at 11 a.m.  Burial St. John Cemetery.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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KLEIN: Adolf Josef Hermann of Watford, Ontario

Posted by on May 22, 2016

Opa Obituary photoAdolf Josef Hermann Klein,

May 1, 1933- May 19, 2016. Died at the age of 83.

One of ten children to and Anna Klein of Dœrndoff, Germany (now Plonica, Poland), he lived a hard life as a young man caring for his mother and siblings at the end of the war. He moved around Germany working on various farms and gaining the knowledge and experience he would need to eventually run his own operation. Inspired by a magazine article featuring Canada, he decided that Canada would be his future. He was the only one of his siblings to make the move. Against his Mother’s wishes, he waited until he was 23 before setting off to Canada under the Canadian farm labourer program. He landed in Leamington, ON, in 1956. He found work as a farm hand, taught himself English while studying for an RCA Victor radio/television repair course, and eventually met Annie Enns, also an immigrant to Canada, who in 1960 would become his wife of 56 years.
In 1965, he and Annie purchased a farm on Churchill Road near Watford, ON where they moved with four children and Annie’s mother, Helen. They lived there for over 30 years sharing the highs and low of making a success of the farm. Adolf and Annie retired to Watford in 1995.  Survived by his wife, Annie, and their four children, Heidi, Manfred , Marianne, Arthur and three grandchildren Mariel, Emma and Graeme.   His children benefited from his strong sense of self, spirit of adventure, integrity, and loyalty.  The children would like to thank the many friends and neighbours for all their help over the past year. A special thank you to Rod and Gerald.  A Celebration of Life Event will be held sometime in June. Details will be announced.  Online condolences may be left at www.denning.ca Funeral arrangements entrusted to Denning’s of Watford.

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HOUNGBO: Eunice Hannah

Posted by on May 22, 2016

Eunice was called to Glory on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, at London Health and Sciences Centre – Victoria Hospital, at the age of 6. Cherished daughter of Hospice and Assiba Houngbo. Dear sister of Ezekiel. Loved by many family members and Brethren. Remembered by many students and teachers of School Les Rapides of Sarnia.  A funeral service will be held at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London, Line, Sarnia, on Friday, May 27, 2016, at 12:00 p.m., with family and friends being received one hour prior to the service.

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LEGAULT: Ruth Ann

Posted by on May 22, 2016

It is with great sadness that her family announces the passing of Ruth Ann Legault at Bluewater Health on Friday, May 20, 2016, at the age of 76. Beloved wife of Roger for 59 years. Loving mother of Kathy (Russell) Watters, Steve (Peter Raes) Legault and Patrick (Russell Kavanagh) Legault. Cherished grandmother of 7 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Ruth will be missed by her sisters, nieces, nephews and friends.  Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1465 Lecaron Ave, Sarnia, on Wednesday, May 25, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. A burial of ashes will follow in Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Bluewater Health – Palliative Care.

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SCHIESTEL: Aafke

Posted by on May 22, 2016

Peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Friday, May 20, 2016, at Afton Park Place, Aafke Schiestel (nee VanReenen) went home to be with her Lord and Saviour at the age of 92, leaving behind a legacy of love, faith and cherished memories. Born in the Netherlands, where she met and married her beloved Canadian soldier Norbert (deceased 1997). She was the matriarch of our family and cherished mother of Ed (Betty), John (Cherry), Ron (Trudy 2016) and Paulette. Adored grandmother of Melissa, Krista; John (Stacey), Christine (Steve), Patricia (Chip); Steve (Renee), Heather (Craig), Ryan (Ashley) and Cianna. Proud Great Grandmother of Cailin, Lauren, Caleb, Ella, George, Henry, Joya; Ethan, Nichole, Robbie; Amber, Kaitlyn, Jordan and Liam. Dear sister of Bill (Audrey) VanReenen, Nell (Bill) Barneveld and sister-in-law of Tina VanReenen. Predeased by sisters Ine and Ann and brothers Siebe and Kees. Survived by many nephews and nieces in Canada and Holland. The family would like to thank the staff at Bluewater Health Continuing Care, Petrolia and Afton Park Place for the wonderful care you provided for our Mother. Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Tuesday, May 24, 2016, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at First Christian Reformed Church, 1105 Exmouth Street, Sarnia, on Wednesday, May 25, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to Sarnia Christian School and John Knox Christian School, Wyoming would be greatly appreciated (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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NELSON: Louis Herman III

Posted by on May 22, 2016

With heavy hearts, we announce the sudden passing of Louis Herman Nelson III at University Hospital- London, ON, on Saturday, May 14, 2016, at the age of 44. Beloved husband and best friend of Angela Diepenbroek- Nelson. Devoted father of Louis Jr. “Lillou”, Larell, Leah “baby girl”, Lavonte, Madison, Braedyn, Adrianna, Corbyn and Alyviah. Cherished grandfather of Larell Jr. Treasured brother of Willetha (George) and Leon. Grandson of Della. Proud uncle of Carrington. Loved son-in-law of Theressa “Mama T” and Christopher (Bobbi-Jo). Dear brother-in-law of Mandie, Allan, Brianna, Christopher Jr. Remembered by many cousins, aunts and uncles. Predeceased by his mother Yvonne “Cookie” and his father Lou, his daughters Alysah and Siriah and his granddad Herman. Family and friends will be received on Saturday, May 21, 2016, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, ON. Cremation will follow. In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through donations made payable to Angela Diepenbroek for their children (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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KIELT: Violet Geraldine

Posted by on May 22, 2016

Peacefully, surrounded by her loving family at Lambton Meadowview Villa on Monday, May 16, 2016, Violet Geraldine Kielt passed away at the age of 96. Loving mother of Darwin (Liz) Kielt, Morley Kielt, and Lois (Gary) Kay. Remembered by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Cremation has taken place. A private family service will be held.

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DIETZ: Richard Gilbert

Posted by on May 22, 2016

It is with extreme sorrow that we announce Rick’s sudden passing at home at the age of 65 due to a heart attack.  Much loved and devoted husband and best friend of 30 years to Joyce. Amazing father to Brent Dietz (Jaylene Hannah), Carrie Gendron (Jeff Stoudt), Shawn Gendron (Karen). Proud grandpa to Kayn and Chloe. Dear brother of Norm (Val) Dietz, Luanne (Dave) Dixon, Penny Dietz, sister and brother-in-law Yvonne and Terry Doucette, and mother-in-law Hendrika Weymarshausen. Survived by his many nieces, nephews, and feline buddy “Snoopy”. Predeceased by his parents Orman and Helen Dietz and father-in-law Cornelis Weymarshausen. Known to many of his friends and extended family as “Big Daddy”. He will be missed by all that knew him. Always willing to help others in a moment’s notice. Rick was an eternal optimist who always saw the positive in people. He was the true meaning of an unconditional friend. Cremation has taken place.  Friends and family will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  A memorial service will take place on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at Smith Funeral Home at 11:30 a.m.  In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the Sarnia and District Humane Society (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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MEARNS, Charles “Chuck” of Tilbury

Posted by on May 21, 2016

MEARNS, Chuck82 years, of Tilbury, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loved ones at Tilbury Manor Nursing Home on Saturday, May 21, 2016. Beloved husband of Joanne (nee Plant). Loving father of Chuck (April) Mearns, Gordon (fiancé Deborah) Mearns, Laura (Olivier) Herrcher, and Pat Gilmour.  Cherished grandfather of 4 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by parents Charles and Mary (nee Mitchell) Mearns and his sister Beverly Mearns. Chuck retired after 35 years with the Toronto Fire Dept.  He drove for Erie Coach Lines and volunteered as a driver for the Tilbury HELP Van.  Visitation at St. Francis Xavier Church, Tilbury from 10–11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 with Funeral Mass to commence at 11:00 a.m. Cremation to follow. Memorial donations to Windsor-Essex County Cancer Centre Foundation appreciated. Online condolences may be shared at www.reaumefh.com

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TAMMING: Froukje Tine of Strathroy

Posted by on May 21, 2016

Tamming, Froukje Tine – “Safe in the arms of Jesus”

Peacefully, with her family by her side, at Middlesex Terrace, Delaware on Friday, May 20, 2016 Froukje Tine Tamming of Strathroy in her 87th year.

Predeceased by her husband John (2010) and her daughter Ekka (1977).

Cherished and loved mom of John (MaryAnn) of Strathroy, Frances (Paul) Maciejewski of Strathroy, Grace (Albert) Weesjes of Aylmer, Ralph (Jackie) of Innerkip, Martin (Marie) of Ottawa, Clara Snedden (Dino Zoccole) of Vernon, B.C. and Andrew (Ros) of Sallins, Ireland.

Dear Oma of Ashley, Amber, Nicole, Tina (Jason), Sarah, Danielle (Jordan), Nicole, Jolene, Michael, Andrea, Rachel, Trevor, Hayden, Levi, Jesse, Mackenzie, Aidan, Cillian, and Eamon.  Precious great Oma of Logan.

Will be sadly missed by her many siblings, in-laws, nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held at DENNING’S OF STRATHROY on Tuesday, May 24 from 6-9 pm.  A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday May 25, 2016 at Westmount Christian Reformed Church (405 Drury Lane, Strathroy) at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Parkinson Society or charity of one’s choice.

Online condolences accepted at www.dennings.ca

 

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