Posted by on April 20, 2014

NIXON,NixonHarry John Henry (Harry)
Entered into rest at Lakeridge Health in Port Perry on Friday, April 18th, 2014. Harry Nixon, in his 83rd year, was the beloved husband of Susan Ruth Nixon (nee Oliver) for almost 60 years. Loving father of Virginia (Ginny) Nixon, John (Heather) Nixon and their children Jacqueline & Kevin, Peter (Lisa) Nixon and their children Jessica, Matthew & Laura and Patrick (Joanne) Nixon and their children Sophia & Isla. Dear brother of Barbara Savage, William Nixon and Elizabeth McKean (deceased). A graveside service of committal for the immediate family will take place at Pinedale Cemetery. A Celebration of Life for friends and relatives will take place in the month of June. Date, time and location to be announced later. As a remembrance, donations to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada, would be appreciated.

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CIZMAR, Julia Mary (nee Vukovich)

Posted by on April 20, 2014

web_cizmar_juliaPeacefully on April 18, 2014 at 85 years of age. Cherished wife of Joseph for 56 years. Beloved mother of James Cizmar and Christine and husband Scott Pynn. Treasured grandma of Tyler Messon, and Rebecca and Malcolm Pynn. Dear aunt of Linda Koski, Greg, Ken and the late Allen Vukovich. She will be sadly missed by her cousins Mary Stimac, Peter Jaksic, Nick Jaksic and wife Kay and Mary Lovecky. Julia was a past member of the Catholic Women’s League at Corpus Christi church. The family is grateful to the nurses and staff of Banwell Gardens for their kind and loving care. If you so desire, donations to the Canadian Lung Association would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Tuesday 3-5pm and 7-9pm with prayers at 4:30pm. Funeral Wednesday 9:30am from at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841 to Corpus Christi Church for Mass at 10:00am. Entombment to follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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COLTHURST, Christina (D’Angela)(nee Woronty)

Posted by on April 20, 2014

You are my rock. God blessed us with another year and we spent it wisely. We cherished every hour, every day, and every breath with you. Born June 7, 1948 to parents Rose and the late Paul. Best friend to her sister Pauline Wood and Guiseppe D’Angela. With her children by her side, as she wished, Phil (Jen), Ted (Melissa), and Joe D’Angela (Tania); and Anita Roberts (Cliff). Blessed to have 10 beautiful grandchildren: Christina, Bryanna, Christian, Nicole, Lauren, Leah, Julia, Matthew, Katreena and Karisa. She peacefully entered Heaven. Thank you to her family and friends for their continued support. A heartfelt thank you to the Rehabilitation staff at the Tayfour Clinic and Met. Campus, Dr. Seski and to the St. Elizabeth gals. If you so desire, donations to the Windsor and Essex County Humane Society would be appreciated by the family. Cremation has taken place and a private family service was held at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841 Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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MACLEOD, Alistair

Posted by on April 20, 2014

web_alistair_macleodAlistair MacLeod passed away peacefully, with his family at his side, on Easter Morning, April 20th, 2014. Born in North Battleford, Saskatchewan on July 20th,1935, he was the son of the late Alexander and Christena (MacLellan) MacLeod of Dunvegan, Nova Scotia. He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Anita, nee MacLellan, and six grateful children: Alexander (Crystal), Dartmouth, NS; Lewis (Meghan), Peterborough, ON; Kenneth, Windsor, ON; Marion, Chicago, Il, Daniel (Amy), Guelph, ON; and Andrew, Windsor, ON. He was the “most fun” and much-loved grandpa of Evelyn, John Robert and Frances, Hamish, Clementine, Matilda and Susannah, and Alistair and Joseph. He was pre-deceased by his infant son, Donald, and his sister, Marylin, Surrey, BC. Recognized as one of the world’s finest fiction writers, his stories have been translated into 17 languages and are treasured by readers around the globe. An Officer of the Order of Canada and a Fellow of the Royal Society, he was the first Canadian to win the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award for his 1999 novel, No Great Mischief. His short stories, deeply rooted in the experience and landscape of Cape Breton Island, are considered timeless masterpieces of the form. For more than 30 years, he was a dedicated and much-loved professor of literature and creative writing at the University of Windsor. Although his many achievements made him an internationally recognized figure, he remained throughout his life, a humble and peaceful man, and a quiet, but tireless supporter of others. A lover of family, friends, music, sports, culture, history and fun, Alistair loved a good joke and never missed an opportunity to celebrate life’s gifts. He enriched the lives of all who knew him and though his passing creates a void that will never be filled, his example and his memory are gifts of immeasurable value that will never be forgotten. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Holy Name of Mary Conference, Saint Vincent de Paul Society or The Saint Margaret of Scotland Cemetery Fund. Visitation will be held Monday 7-9pm and Tuesday 2-5pm & 7-9pm at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Visitation will continue and a Funeral Mass will be celebrated at his beloved Saint Margaret of Scotland Church, Broad Cove, Cape Breton. A Memorial Mass will be held at a later date at Our Lady of Assumption Church in Windsor, Ontario. Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

“All of us are better when we’re loved.”

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RIZZO: Margo Anne-Marie (née Nagy), of London

Posted by on April 20, 2014

Rizzo - webPeacefully at her residence in London on Saturday, April 19th, 2014, in her 65th year. Daughter of the late William A. Nagy and the late Roselyn. Dear mother of Darcy L. W. Rizzo, of Hamilton, and Shawn C. Shoesmith, of Ottawa. Predeceased by her daughter Charmaine Marie Rizzo and husband George A. Shoesmith. Dear foster mother of Michelle D. Turner, Mike Chiasson and Calvin Dennis. She will be missed by several grandchildren, including Kaily Rizzo and Daylin Shoesmith. Margo was an aunt, great aunt, great-great aunt of several nieces and nephews. Margo enjoyed her career in nursing and also was an active volunteer: she was a member of the Kincardine Lions Club; served as both a Director and Chairperson for the White Oaks (London) Community Pool; and was honoured with a commemorative bench in London’s Springbank Park. Visitation will be held at the WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, on Tuesday from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. as well as one hour prior to the funeral service being conducted in the chapel on Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Margo are asked to consider L.H.S.F. – Cancer Centre, the Lung Association or the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario. Online condolences may be made at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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SKRYPNYK: Mary Frances “Fran” (née O’Keefe), of London

Posted by on April 20, 2014

SkrypnykPeacefully, surrounded by her family while watching hockey, on Friday, April 18th, 2014, in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of the late Peter William Skrypnyk. Predeceased by their son Bobby. Loving mother of Peter, Brian (Joan), and Wayne. Grandmother of Jennifer Thibert (Mike), Bobby Skrypnyk (Jessica), Bryan Skrypnyk, Daniel Skrypnyk, Tara Skrypnyk, Kelly Skrypnyk, Denny Skrypnyk and Justin Skrypnyk. Great grandmother of Natasha, Michael, Elliott, and Sophia Thibert. Survived by her siblings Hettie Bea Maheu, Don O’Keefe, Pat O’Keefe and Eleanor Fleming, and predeceased by eight brothers and sisters. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., with prayers at 8:30 p.m. at the WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at HOLY FAMILY PARISH, 777 Valetta Street, London, on Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. Private family interment at St. Peter’s Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Fran are asked to please consider the Arthritis Society. Online condolences may be made at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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ELLIOTT: Chrissie of London and formerly of Richmond B.C. and North Vancouver B.C.

Posted by on April 20, 2014

Elliott, Mrs-W150After a long illness Chrissie passed away at PeopleCare Oakcrossing in London Ontario on April 5th, 2014.  Chrissie was born 87 years ago in Cleveland Ohio as her parents, William MacLeod and Margaret MacLeod transitioned from Scotland to Guelph Ontario.  Chrissie will be so greatly missed by her life long companion and sister M. Margaret Fawcus of North Vancouver.   Chrissie’s husband Harold George Elliott predeceased her by 55 years and she became the excellent role model for four children, Brian W. Elliott of Phoenix, Colin E. Elliott (deceased), Laurie A. Elliott of Moncton and her baby C. Bruce Elliott of Grand Bend. Chrissie was loved by her in-laws Rauly E. Elliott and his lovely bride Louise Elliott and their children Darrin and Brenda and families. Chrissie spent many years in Scarborough as her children grew up. After the death of her son Colin, Chrissie spread her wings and moved to her beloved West Coast where she was enveloped by the Fawcus children and the families of Susie, Jenny, Linda and Billy and their father Ken Fawcus (deceased) husband of M. Margaret Fawcus.  Chrissie lived in both Richmond and North Vancouver in B.C.  When it became necessary to move Chrissie back to Ontario daughter in Law Tena Louise (Brand) Elliott and C. Bruce Elliott along with her grandchildren Scott Christopher Elliott and Paige Christina Elliott enjoyed visiting and bringing treats to Nana. Chrissie always looked forward to their visits and the black cherry ice cream that they would bring. Chrissie stayed in touch with us all by sending us gentle nudges from Chrissie’s Clipping Service.  You were never too old to receive a newspaper article that would suggest a new path for us to follow.   In Ontario Chrissie was welcomed into the Tina Brand family of Exeter including her children Ron, Helen and Bob and families. Chrissie was always the beloved leader of our little Elliott family and she will be greatly missed. Chrissie was very loved. Chrissie was well cared for by the staff at PeopleCare Oakcrossing and they helped her mightily in her last hours.

Cremation has taken place and a private family graveside service will be held at a later date in Farnham Cemetery, Arkell.  Haskett Funeral Home, Exeter (519-235-1220) entrusted with arrangements.

Donations to the Alzheimer’s society of Canada would be appreciated by the family.  On-line condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com.

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CROSBY: Bruce of London

Posted by on April 19, 2014

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Peacefully surrounded by his family at Victoria Hospital, London, on Friday, April 18, 2014, Bruce Norwood “Bing” Crosby of London in his 91st year. Beloved husband of Velma (Clark) Crosby for 63 years. Cherished father of Kim Hill (Robert) of Comber and Mike Crosby (Jane) of London. Loving grandfather of Candace and Steven.  Dear brother-in-law of Bill Clark (Lynne).  Also survived by several nephews. Predeceased by his siblings Shirley Whittington, Wesley Crosby and his sister-in-law Shirley Reimers. The family would like to thank the staff at Victoria Hospital for their care and compassion. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Bing’s life will be held on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 2pm, at Trinity Anglican Church, 4307 Colonel Talbot  Road, London (Lambeth).   Private family interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London.  As an expression of sympathy donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 519-433-5184.  Online condolences and memories shared at www.amgfh.com

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JUKEMA: Hedwieges of London

Posted by on April 19, 2014

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Peacefully surrounded by her family at Woodstock Private Hospital, Woodstock, on Friday, April 18, 2014,Hedwieges (Hiemstra) Jukema in her 97th year, went to be with her Lord. Beloved wife of the late Ane Jelle Jukema (2003).  Loving mother of John Jukema (Pat) of Strathroy, Sjouke Jukema (Ruth) of London and Nico Jukema (Alice) Woodstock.  Cherished Beppe of 8 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.  Dear sister of Sipke Hiemstra of Holland, Hendrik Hiemstra of Listowel, Hielkje Wiegman  and Janke Hiemstra all of Holland.  Also missed by her many nieces and nephews.  The family would like to thank the staff at Woodstock Private Hospital for the excellent care provided.  Friends will be received by the family one hour prior (10-11am) to the funeral service, being conducted in the chapel of the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London, on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 11 am.  Interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London.  As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of London & Middlesex, 435 Windermere Road, London ON N5X 2T1.  Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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SMITH, Doris Maude of Port Hope, Ontario

Posted by on April 19, 2014

SmithD2Peacefully at Community Care Nursing Home in Port Hope on Thursday, April 17, 2014. Doris Maude Smith in her 96th year. Beloved wife of the late Melville Smith. Cherished mother of Margaret Rose Lewis (the late Jim), Ken Smith (Shelva) and George Smith (Karen). Dear grandmother of Lori Ann Jones, Stephen McGahey (Laurie), Kathy Smith and Gregory Smith (Ashley). Step-grandmother of Kim Hajnik (Mike), Dan Walker and Steven Walker. Great grandmother of 5 and great great grandmother of 1. Dearest sister of Alfred Warner (the late Ruth), sister in law of Mary Smith, Bernice Smith and Laura Smith. The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff of Community Care Nursing Home – Port Hope for their care and compassion in looking after Mom. Family and friends are invited to call at the MacCoubrey Funeral Home 30 King St. E, Cobourg on Wednesday April 23, 2014 from 7-9pm. A funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Thursday April 24, 2014 at 12pm. Interment in Cobourg Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make contributions to their favourite charities. Condolences received at www. MacCoubrey.com

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Duffy, John (Jack) of Barrie, Ontario

Posted by on April 19, 2014

DuffyDuffy, John (Jack) In this 83rd year peacefully passed away April 17, 2014 at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Barrie with family by his side. Loved husband of Marlene Thurlow Duffy of Barrie. Loving father of Dan (Kathy) and proud Gramps of Jason (Krista) and Pamela. Predeceased by his first wife Marlene, daughter Lee Leslie and sister Rosemary. Survived by siblings Patricia McLean (Ken), Tom Duffy and Carol Reid (Milt). Also survived by many nieces, nephews, and friends. Fondly remembered by Marlene’s family, Bill (Lisa) and Bob (Keith). A celebration of life will be held Thursday, April 24th at 1:00pm at St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Barrie (corner of Owen St. and Worsley St.). Visitation from 11:00am until time of service with reception to follow at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 147, St. Vincent St., Barrie. Expressions of sympathy may be made by way of donation to Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre or St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church Barrie.

So heaven has received another angel
The night sky another star
Your life has become a loving memory
I know you will never be far.
I know you are watching over me
As my life goes on
I will treasure the memories I have of you
I cant believe you’re gone.
You were a loving caring Gramps
You were there for me a lot
You will always hold a place in my heart
A loving treasured spot.
You were really one in a million
A cut above the rest
All that knew you would agree
You simply were the best.
So Gramps I will say goodbye
I love and miss you with all my heart
But as long as I have my loving memories
We will never be too far apart

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BROWN, Ivin, of Hanover

Posted by on April 19, 2014

Ivin Brown, of Hanover, passed away at Grey-Bruce Health Services, Owen Sound on Friday, April 18, 2014, in his 71st year.

Ivin was born on October 23, 1943 to the late Joe and Agnes (nee Cameron) Brown in Lindsay, Ontario. Ivin could be found driving taxi cab for DC Cab. He enjoyed being a member of the Hanover Lawn Bowling Club and a Veteran of the Hanover Legion Branch No. 130.

Survived by loving wife Julie Ibey, children Terry Brown, Laurie Brown, Christopher Brown and Gerri Brown. Also survived by siblings Ina Hughes of Lindsay, John Brown of Dalrymple, Pat (Mary) Brown of Oshawa, Wayne (Mary) Brown of Manilla, Maryetta (Murray) Arnott of Melville, Saskatchewan, Gwen (Wes) Sanders of Coboconk, Rosemarie Brown (Gord Kurrle) of Blackstock and Ronald (Donna) Brown of Minden and special cousin Dave McGill of Hanover. Predeceased by his sister Sharon Brown.

Visitation was held at Mighton Funeral Home (123 10th Street, Hanover) on Monday, April 21, 2014 from 10:00 until the time of the Hanover Legion Memorial Service at 11:00 am followed by a Celebration of his Life. Padre Wanda Goodyear officiated.

Inurnment in Pine Grove Cemetery, Norland.

Memorial donations to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #130 Hanover  were appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Register book available at www.mightonfuneralhome.ca

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Boileau, Marcel

Posted by on April 19, 2014

M. Marcel Boileau

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 Est décédé paisiblement le 16 avril 2014, à l’âge de 83 ans. Il fut l’époux de feu Gertrude Boileau (née Serrurier). Il laisse dans le deuil ses frères et soeurs : Laurette (feu Gérard Charlebois), Noël (Réjeanne Chabot), Jeannine (feu Armand Guindon) et Gaëtan (Claudette Delorme) ; ses belles-soeurs : Anita (René Charlebois), Alberta (feu Roch Bissonnette et en 2e noces Jean-Louis Ladouceur) et Clarisse (feu Rolland St-Denis), ainsi que plusieurs neveux, nièces et ami(e)s. Il fut prédécédé par ses frères : Lionel (feu Dolores Landry), Aurèle (feu Carmen St-Denis) et Aimé (feu Josephine St-Denis) et sa soeur : Lucile (feu Adas St-Denis) ; ses belles-soeurs : Sr. Claire du Précieux Sang, Gabrielle (feu Arthur Villeneuve) ; ses beaux-frères : Philippe (Yvonne Taillon) et Émile (feu Yvette Rochon). Le service religieux, en présence des cendres, aura lieu le vendredi 25 avril en l’église St-Joseph, 2757, boul. St-Joseph, Orléans, à 11h. La famille recevra les condoléances à l’église à compter de 10h. Au lieu de fleurs, des dons à la Fondation des maladies du coeur seraient grandement appréciés. Vos messages de sympathie peuvent être envoyés à: www.heritagefh.ca

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WILLIAMS, Randy

Posted by on April 18, 2014

web_williams_randyPeacefully after a courageous battle, on April 17, 2014, at the age of 58, with his loving family and friends by his side. Loving husband of Darlene for 36 years. Devoted father of Brandon and Tatum, Brent and Ashleigh and Brittany. Cherished grandpa “Papa” of Spencer, Charleigh, Owen and Everley. Dear brother of Fran Ridley and husband Ron, Annette (Sis), Danny and wife Bernice, Terry and wife Cathy, and predeceased by Ken, Gary, Reg survived by Phyllis and Tom. Also survived by Linda Williams. Brother-in-law of Debbie Trojand, Diane and Ted Smith, Dawn and Brian Doyle and John Munro and Renee Pesci. Predeceased by his brother-in-law Bob Munro. Randy will be sadly missed by several nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. Randy was a long time employee with Canpar for 32 years. He was an avid fisherman, enjoyed travelling, loved entertaining and had a keen sense of humour. If you so desire, donations to Windsor & Essex Cancer Centre Foundation or Transition to Betterness would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Tuesday 3:00-5:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Funeral Service Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at Families First South Windsor, 3260 Dougall Avenue (519-969-5841). Cremation to follow. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

“Gone Fishin’”

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McDOWELL: Gordon, of London

Posted by on April 18, 2014

McDowell - editedGord passed away suddenly while playing golf on Friday morning. Beloved husband of Lillian. Loving father of Cindy (Rick Bunt), Carol (Jim Gerster) and Stephen (Heather). Loved grandpa of Samantha, Amy, Owen, Mason, Gavin, Ted (Kirsten), Brigitte (Bob) and Lindsay (Dan) and great-grandpa of Gordon and Elodie. Predeceased by his parents Bill and Verda McDowell and his brother Orville. Gord will also be missed by Maggie, his extended family and his friends. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, where the funeral service will be conducted on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. Cremation to follow. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Gord are asked to consider London Mission Services, Alzheimer Society of London-Middlesex or the LHSF – Prostate Cancer Research. Online condolences may be made at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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BECHARD: Judith-Anne “Judy”, of London

Posted by on April 18, 2014

Bechard - editedPeacefully at her residence on Thursday, April 17th, 2014, Judith-Anne “Judy” Bechard, of London in her 76th year. Cherished and beloved wife of Donald “Dean” Bechard. Dearest mother of J. Warren Bechard (Colette), of Burlington, Catherine Bechard, of Windsor, Wayne Bechard (Michelle), of Orangeville, Donald Bechard (Suzanne), of London, and Jason Robinson, of London. Loving grandmother of Danielle, Denise, Yvette, Nicholas, Allyson, Evan, Megan, Keegan, Jared, and Natalie, and great-grandmother of Tyson, Jackson, Kayden, Koby and Ethan. Will be missed by siblings Gerald Houle, Donna Millson (Bert), Theresa Bagnell (Herb), Patricia Weedon (Ron) and Michael Houle, and by sister-in-law Barbara Houle. Predeceased by her brothers Francis and Edward Houle and grandson Ryan Zimmer (September 18, 2007). Visitation will be held on Monday from 2:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., with prayers at 7:00 p.m. at the WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. GEORGE PARISH, 1164 Commissioners Road West on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Private family entombment, St. Peter’s Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Judy are asked to please consider the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation or St. George Parish. Online condolences may be made at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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ENWRIGHT: John, of London

Posted by on April 18, 2014

Passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, April 17, 2014 in his 64th year. Beloved husband of Tricia for 33 years. Loving father of Sean (Kori), Derek and Jonathan (2012). Respected and loved Grandpa of Joseph and Chad. Cherished son of Mabel and the late George Enwright. Dear brother of Paul, Tim (1995) and Peter. John will be deeply missed by his nieces and nephews, extended family and many friends. Memorial visitation will be held at the WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North on Tuesday from 2:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., with prayers at 1:45 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. GEORGE PARISH, 1164 Commissioners Road West on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Private inurnment, St. Peter’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of John are asked to please consider the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the L.H.S.F. – Cancer Centre or the Kidney Foundation of Canada. Online condolences may be made at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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WATSON: Michael James of Mooretown

Posted by on April 18, 2014

WATSON, Michael James – Age 73 of Mooretown passed away on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at Bluewater Health, Sarnia. Beloved husband of Jeanette (Grant) for 52 years. Dear father of Suzanne (Paul) Robertini, Derek Watson, Darrin Watson and Rhonda (Hank) Snow. Cherished Papa of Dillon Watson of Grand Prairie, Alberta, Alayna Watson of Niagara-on-the-Lake and Brandon Morley of Grand Prairie, Alberta. Dear brother of Karen (Phil) Ells, Linda (David) Sangster, Janet (late William) Phillips. Sadly missed by nieces and nephews Natalie, Tiffany, Ronald, Kevin, Melissa and Stella. Survived by his in-laws Lois Dixon, Bob Grant, Darlene Grant and Judy Grant. Predeceased by his parents Zenas and Stella (Watson) Watson and his brother Richard Watson. Mike was a retiree of Dupont and an avid horseman who felt blessed to have had D.M. Dilinger. Mike’s family would like to thank St. Joseph’s Hospice, Dr. Glen Maddison, V.O.N., Bluewater Health Palliative Care and London Regional Cancer Clinic.
The Watson family would like to invite family and friends to a social luncheon on Monday, April 21, 2014 at 12:30pm from the Brigden Fair Grounds Exhibition Hall. Following Mike’s wishes a private family funeral service will take place followed by interment at Bear Creek Cemetery.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the St. Joseph’s Hospice, V.O.N. or Lambton County Developmental Services.
Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Arrangements entrusted to STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL CHAPELS, Brigden 519-864-1193.

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HEARD: William George of Rodney

Posted by on April 18, 2014

web picAt Four Counties Health Services, Newbury, on Friday, April 18th, 2014. William George Heard of Rodney in his 73rd year. Predeceased by his wife Geraldine Heard (1996). Loving husband of Sandra Reid and father of Kim Colpaert (Tim Tunks) of West Lorne, Kellie Dewulf (Willy) of West Lorne, Mike Heard (Wanda Jordan) of West Lorne and Syd Heard of Brownsville. Dear grandfather of Dylan, Darianne, Ashley, Kayla, Noah, Gracie, Tyler, Tasha, Derek and Samantha. Survived by his brother Bill Miller and two sisters Betty Heard and Betsy Busija. Predeceased by his sister Mary Tapper. Also survived by many other family members, friends and the Reid family.

Friends may call at the West Lorne Chapel of Denning Funeral Directors on Sunday, April 20th, 2014 from 5 to 8 pm. Funeral service will be held on Monday at 11 am at West Lorne United Church. Mrs. Anne Dionisio officiating. Interment Evergreen cemetery.
If desired, memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society, West Lorne United Church or the S.P.C.A. would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy. Share a memory at www.denningfuneralhome.com (519 785-0810). Posted free at Canadaobits.ca

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MITROVIC: Lucy of Chatham

Posted by on April 18, 2014

MITROVIC: Lucy – A resident of Chatham, Lucy Mitrovic passed away at Meadow Park Nursing Home on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at the age of 73. Born in Chatham, Lucy was the daughter of the late Frank and Anna (Lekavy) Mitrovic. Stepdaughter of the late Victor Horvath. Stepsister to Margaret Furtah of Wallaceburg and the late Camy and Leo McMullen. Dear aunt to Angela, Kristen, Danny, Jay(Sharon), Richard (Michelle) and Rodney. Cousin to Edward (Linda) Trinacty of Chatham, Pat (David) McNeil of Owen Sound, Charlie (Linda) Lekavy of Chatham, Jim Lekavy of Chatham, Janice Lekavy of Chatham and Jay Lekavy of Oshawa. Much loved friend to James Hewitt, Vera Dickson and Larry Claeys, all of Chatham. Lucy retired from Union Gas after over 37 years of service. She loved dogs and cats and will be greatly missed by her four legged feline companion Oliver. As per Lucy’s wishes, cremation has taken place with a private family interment to be held at Maple Leaf Cemetery at a later date. Donations made in memory of Lucy to the OSPCA Chatham-Kent or the Salvation Army would be appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com. Arrangements entrusted to: 

McKinlay Funeral Home
459 St. Clair Street, Chatham
519-351-2040

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Vozza, Emilio of Sarnia

Posted by on April 18, 2014

VOZZA, Emilio “Jerry” – World War II Veteran November 3, 1923 – April 17, 2014 With family by his side Jerry passed away peacefully at Bluewater Health Sarnia. Predeceased by 8 siblings and parents Francesca and Domenico Vozza. Survived by his wife of almost 57 years Arcangela Vozza (nee Iannucci), brother Antonio Vozza of Toronto and sister Filomena Vozza-Fusciardi and her husband Ernesto of Ireland. Also left to mourn are daughters Frances Scott (David) and Josephine Randall (Mark), grandchildren C.J., Shawn, Jessie, Paul and many nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank in-laws and best friends Rosa and Mario Recchia and the ICU hospital staff, especially Elizabeth whose kindness and devotion meant so much. In lieu of flowers sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Bluewater Health MRI Fund. Visitation Tuesday, April 22, 2014 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the D.J. Robb Funeral Home and Cremation Centre. Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday April 23, 2014 at Sacred Heart Church Sarnia at 11:00 a.m.

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MASALSKY, Helen (nee Findlay)

Posted by on April 18, 2014

It is with broken hearts, that we announce the peaceful passing of Helen, with her loving family by her side on April 17, 2014, 2 days short of her 69th Birthday. Beloved wife of Houston “Hugh”. Cherished mother of Donald & Nicole Seal. Cherished mother and best friend of Tracey Seal. Adored grandmother of Olivia and Erica Seal. Predeceased by her parents Jim & Ella Findlay, and her brother Bill Findlay. Helen was a loving wife, mother, grand-mother, sister-in-law, aunt and friend, and will be missed by many. If you so desire, donations to the Hospice of Windsor – Residential Homes would be appreciated by the family. Cremation has taken place. Memorial visiting Tuesday from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the memorial service at 11:30 a.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841 Share memories, photos or make a donation at
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Wolanski, Jerzy “George”

Posted by on April 18, 2014

Suddenly on April 17, 2014 at 87 years of age. Cherished husband of Irene for 65 years. Loving father of Barbara Urban, Helen Campbell, and Joanne Wolanski and husband Scott Suffield, and Robert Wolanski and wife Kim. Treasured Dziadzia of Alison, Bradley, Ryan, Jonathan and Kayla. Loved brother of Halina Rembalski. Predeceased by his parents Zofia and Ludwig Wolanski. George was a WWII veteran with the Polish army under the British command. Visiting Monday 5-9p.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. On Tuesday, family and friends are invited to meet at Holy Trinity Church (1035 Ellis St.) after 9:30a.m., followed by Mass at 10:30a.m. Interment to follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation at
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WOODS, Michael of London

Posted by on April 17, 2014

WOODS, Michael – Peacefully, at Parkwood Hospital, Michael Woods in his 77th year. Beloved husband of Mary (Furie). Forever missed by his loving children Liz Woods (Bob Sutherland), Cathrine Woods (Coll Campbell), and Mike Woods. Beloved Grandpa of Aaron Woods and Presley Lindgren-Woods. Mike spent his military career with 1RCR, Airborne Regiment in Edmonton and retired as RSM of 4RCR. He then worked as an investigator with Cann Law and then as Director of Training with St. John Ambulance. Mike was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Grand Bend Branch 498. Cremation has taken place. The memorial service will be held at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. with visitation one hour prior. Those wishing to make memorial donations are asked to consider the Ontario S.P.C.A. Online condolences may be made at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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GAUDET, Normand Jr. of Whitefish, ON

Posted by on April 17, 2014

GAUDET, NormandThe family announces with sorrow his passing in Whitefish on Saturday, April 5th, 2014. Beloved son of Jacqueline (née Belanger) Gaudet of Azilda. Son of the late Normand Gaudet Sr. Cherished friend of Liz. Loving brother of Rachel Gaudet of Chelmsford. Sadly missed by his nephews, Eric Paquette, Justin Paquette (Samantha and daughter Callee) and Stéphane Paquette. Lovingly remembered by many cousins, uncles, aunts, relatives and friends. He will be greatly missed by his best friend Michel Brideau. Hunter, his canine pal will miss him dearly. The family will receive relatives and friends at Ste-Agnès, Azilda on Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 after 10 a.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. As expressions of sympathy, donations (by cheque only) to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the COOPEATIVE FUNERAL HOME, Chelmsford.

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