DEVINE, Hedy (Schendel) of Exeter formerly of RR 2, Dashwood, age 92

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DEVINE:  Peacefully, at  Exeter Villa Retirement Home, on April 1, 2014, Hedy H.A. (Schendel) Devine, of  Exeter formerly of RR 2, Dashwood, age 92.   Beloved wife of the late Ervin H. Devine (1986).  Loved mother of Elaine and Bill Vandeworp of  Dashwood, Yvonne and Howard Hendrick of Exeter.   Cherished grandma of Elise and Jamie McGregor, Michele and Eugene King,  Bill Jr. and Bobbi Vandeworp, Bob Vandeworp and Stephanie Hovius, Julie and  Randy Bowers, Kathy and Terry Thiel, Denise and Rob Haines, Steve and Jen Hendrick,  Greg and Kathy Hendrick, great-grandma of 25 and great-great-grandma of 1.  Predeceased by her parents Leo and Elisa  (Bachmann) Schendel, sisters Leona, Charlotte, and Sylvia, sister-in-law Elda  and 4 brothers-in-law. Resting at the T.  Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood on Saturday from 2 to 4  p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.  The funeral service  will be held at Zion Lutheran Church, Dashwood on Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 2 p.m.  Rev. John E. Trembulak III Officiating.  Spring  Interment Zion Lutheran Cemetery.  If  desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to Zion Lutheran Church or a  charity of choice would be appreciated by the family. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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Grace: Harriett Esther (nee Sutherland) of Peterborough

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GRACE: Harriett Esther (nee Sutherland) – Beloved wife of the late Rev. Howard
Grace.  Loving mother of John Grace of Peterborough, Rev. Barney Grace (Linda) of
Beaverton and David Grace (Audrey) of Orillia. Loved and cherished grandmother of
Angela Klingler (Rick) of Oshawa, Laurie Cunningham (Shawn) of Woodstock, N.B.,
Michael Grace (Lisa) of Hartland, N.B, Peter Grace (Tania) of Oshawa, Megan
Swartzentruber (Keith) of Kitchener, Bill Grace (Sue) of Lindsay.  She will also be
missed by twelve great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.  Predeceased
by her siblings, Dorothy, Jean, Mary, David and Newton.  A memorial service will be
held at the Beacan Presbyterian Church on Good Friday, April 18, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. 
Interment will take place at a later date in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia.  If so desired,
donations in memory of Harriett can be made to the Beacan Presbyterian Church,
Beaverton.  Online condolences are welcomed at www.manganfuneralhome.com

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Ciacelli, John A. of Leamington, Ontario

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82 years, passed away peacefully on Monday March 31, 2014. Beloved husband of Pasqualina for 62 years. Dear father of Dominic (Karen), Carlo (Lynne). Loving Nonno of Dominic John, Carly and Chaz. Dear brother of Madeline Cervini (the late Stanley), Paresina Pacioni (Arcangelo), Frank Ciacelli (Antoinette) and Rosa Alberti (Primo). Dear brother-in-law of Caterina Ligori (John), Lucia Stridi (Bruno).  Many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends also survive. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street Leamington on Thursday 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass to celebrate John’s life, from St. Michael’s Church, 21 Elliott Street Leamington on Friday April 4, 2014 at 11 a.m. Entombment Erie Memorial Gardens Leamington. Parish Prayers Thursday evening. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to Heart & Stroke Foundation or Juvenile Diabetes Association. John’s family wish to thank the Emergency Staff at Leamington Hospital and Victoria Hospital for all their care. Friends may send condolences or make a charitable contribution online at www.reidfuneralhome.ca.

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HENRY: Doris Irene of Mississauga in her 95th year at Fawcett Funeral Home

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Passed away peacefully on March 31, 2014 at Trillium Health Partners, Mississauga in her 95th year. Beloved wife of the late Gord. Loving mother of Laurie(Julian) Empey of Badjeros and the late Michael. Loved and remembered by her grandchildren Aleathia(Bill) Conrad, Darcie Seddon, Amanda, Michael and Nicholas Henry and great grandchildren Shilah and Rayne LeFeuvre and Cole Conrad. Predeceased by sisters Eleanor Bradshaw and Mary Kennedy. Cremation has taken place. Graveside service to take place in the spring at Shelburne Cemetery. Memorial Donations to the Alzheimer Society would be gratefully appreciated. Online donations and condolences at www.fawcettfuneralhome.ca

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WARDLAW, Edith of Waterloo, formerly of Brantford

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Wardlaw, EdithEdith Wardlaw – of Waterloo, formerly of Brantford, passed away peacefully at St. Mary’s Hospital, Kitchener on Tuesday April 1, 2014 at the age of 95.

Beloved wife of the late Lee Wardlaw who predeceased her in 1980. Loving mother of Susan Wardlaw Beales of Waterloo and Carol and Beny Craftchick of Brantford. Special grandma of Calan Beales and Lindsay Craftchick.

Predeceased by her parents David and Ethel (Ford) Finley.

In keeping with Edith’s wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Salvation Army or your local Humane Society appreciated by the family.

Arrangements entrusted to Brenneman Funeral Home, Atwood  (519-356-2382) www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

 

 

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WRIGHT, G. Bruce of Harrow

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71 years peacefully on April 2, 2014. Loving best friend and partner of Judy Affleck. Loving dad of Gregory and Tammy Wright, Geoffrey and Jodi, Jeanie and Jim Stage. Loving grandpa of Caitlynn, Mandi, Meaghan, Cody, Melissa, Rebecca, Josh, Jeremy, Emily, Andrea, Evan, Darren, Brent, Jeff and great grandson Haiden. Dear brother of Paul and Betty Ann Wright, Margaret and the late Vern Buchan, Carol and the late Ronald Hodgson Predeceased by his sister Anne and the late Don Harris. Also remembered by John, Jay, Judy, Leda, Jim and Bernice. Fondly remembered by Frances. Bruce was a member of the RCLB #338 Harrow and a Fire Captain for 24 years with Harrow & Colchester South Fire Dept. Visitation at the GERALD A. SMITH FUNERAL HOME 197 King St. W. Harrow on Thursday 7-9 p.m. and Friday 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Legion Service Thursday at 7:30 p.m. A service to Celebrate Bruce’s Life will be held on Saturday April 5, 2014 11:00 a.m. at St. Andrew’s Anglican Church 210 King St. E. Harrow. Cremation to follow. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Alzheimer Society 2135 Richmond St. Windsor N8Y 0A1 or the charity of your choice. You may send your online condolences at www.geraldasmith.ca

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WOOD, Rita Alma Henriette

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WOOD, Rita Alma Henriette –  Rita passed away at Chartwell Parkhill Long Term Care Residence, on March 29, 2014 at the age of 90 years. She is now at peace with her husband, the late Frederick Wood.  Dear mother of Dieter “Derek” (Melva), Angela Desjardine (James), Gordon, and Kevin (Karen). Loving Nana of Benjamin (Jade), Toby (Tira), Jessamy (Paul), Claire (Scott), Casey and Braden and great-Nana of Marco, Francesca, Chelsea, Lukas, Brody, Liam, Taylor, Abbey and Finley. Rita grew up in Wedel, Germany, met her husband after the war and together moved to England.  In 1961 the family moved to Canada where she worked for many years at Eaton’s in the Ladies Fashion Department, and enjoyed the many friendships made there.  Her family wishes to thank the caring staff at Chartwell Parkhill for the care and compassion shown to both Rita and Frederick.  The memorial service will be conducted at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Saturday, April 12th, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. with visitation one hour prior. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Rita are asked to consider the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario. Online condolences may be made at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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DeGroot: Joukje “Jean” (nee Eldering)

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“Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ” (Galatians 6:2).

Peacefully, surrounded by family, the Lord took to His heavenly home on Tuesday, April 1, 2014, our beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Joukje (Jean) DeGroot (nee Eldering). She was a good and faithful servant and longed to be with the Lord. A dedicated homemaker, she loved her family deeply. She was born in Hoogkerk, the Netherlands, July 13, 1927. After she married Cornelis DeGroot on September 6, 1951, they immigrated to Southwestern Ontario to raise their family. They were very dedicated to the Christian Reformed Church and to establishing Christian education. Jean loved to crochet, knit, embroider and cross-stitch, making beautiful sweaters and bedspreads for her grandchildren. Predeceased by her husband Cor, and grandson Dan Steven. Dear mother of Clara (Tony) Vanderlaan, Janet (Rick) Klooster, Howard DeGroot, Kim Phillips (John Ifill), Neil (Sue) DeGroot. Beloved grandmother of 18 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and two on the way.

Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 3, 2014. A funeral service will be held at FIRST CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH, 1105 Exmouth St., Sarnia, at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, April 4, 2014, officiated by Pastor Henry Meinen. Donations gratefully accepted to the Inn of the Good Shepherd (cheques only at the funeral home please). Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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STEELE: Ian of Belleville

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Steele, Ian – at Kingston General Hospital, after a lengthy illness, on Wednesday, April the 2nd, 2014 in his 72nd year.  Beloved husband of Sally Steele of Belleville.  Loving father of Ehren Steele of Ottawa and step father of Romany (Neal) Cury of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fl. and Robb Woodbeck of Ottawa.  Grandfather of Maren Cury.  Ian is survived by his sister Catherine (Marten) Ternan of Ottawa and also remembered by several nieces and nephews.  Ian was a Past Commodore of the Bay of Quinte Yacht Club. He spent most of his working years as a secondary school teacher at BCI and Centennial. 

A Memorial Service will be held at the Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel, 30 Moira Street West (613-968-2273) on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. with the family receiving friends from 12:30 until the time of service. 

If desired, Memorial Donations to the BQYC–In Trust (Chris Waller Fund), The Canadian Cancer Society, or to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. 

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LAWLESS, Audrey Catherine of Cobourg, Ontario

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LawlessAudreyAudrey went peacefully to join her beloved and terribly missed Jer with her family by her side.  Cherished wife of the late Jerry Lawless.  The beautiful, loving mother of Mary, Ginny and Cathie.  The most amazing Grandma (a.k.a. Grambo – for her exceptional slingshot paintball skills) and Grandma extraordinaire to Jeremy Robins (Tab), Shawn Heming (Alexa), Kerry Heming (Ammo) and Rhianna Robins.  Her sweet, happy chocolate lab, Abby is missing her dearly.  She is predeceased by her parents Michael Augustus (Gus) O’Shea and Kathleen McCarthy.  Audrey was the much loved little sister of Maureen, big sister of Barb, Kathy, Gerri and predeceased by her baby sister Colleen.  She is survived by sisters-in-law Aileen Hoey, Gloria Lawless, Carol Lawless and Ann Sloan and many cousins, nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Audrey enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren, travelling across North America.  She loved time at the beach, bird watching, and gardening.  She was an extremely strong, intelligent woman who raised her daughters to be independent and taught them to reduce, reuse, and recycle long before it was cool.  She was an incredible seamstress, making many of her daughters clothes, even when they were not appreciated.  She gave her children roots and then wings.  She worried, prayed and was always there for any child who needed laughter and love. Her grandchildren are her legacy.  She was the brilliant, influential educator of her children and grandchildren.  She taught them how to read, write and spell, and about morals, values and independence.  She passed along her great love of reading and travel – two of the greatest gifts you could ever give to a child.

Audrey donated many volunteer hours to Horizons of Friendship and the Hospital Auxiliary.

Visitation will be held at MacCoubrey Funeral Home on Friday, April 4, 2014 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  A funeral mass will be held at St. Michael’s Church on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 11 a.m.  Interment at St. Michael’s Cemetery after mass, followed by a reception at MacCoubrey Funeral Home.  In lieu of flowers, please do a good deed for someone, or if so desired, donations to the Alzheimer Society, NHH Palliative Care Unit, The Breakfast Club at St. Michael’s or St. Joseph’s School, or Primrose Donkey Sanctuary would be much appreciated.

A special thank you to the Doctors, Nurses and Staff of NHH who treated Mom with respect, dignity and love.

Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.

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Gross: Mary of Sombra

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It is with deeply saddened hearts that the family of  MARY MARGARET  GROSS  announces her passing at St. Joseph’s Hospice on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at the age of 48 after a courageous and valiant fight with Breast Cancer. Most beloved friend and partner  of Bert Robson. Cherished mother of Samuel Simmons (Taryn Toms). Will be missed by her sisters Jennifer Grant ( Cole Houle) and Anne Clements (Bruce). Also missed by her nieces Amanda Grant and Erin Clements. Predeceased by her parents Robert and Isabel Gross and nephew Robert Grant. Funeral services will be held at the D.J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre on Friday, April 4, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. Interment to follow at Lakeview Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday, April 3, 2014 from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 p.m. Sympathy  may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice would be greatly appreciated by the family. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb@cogeco.net .

 

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102 N. Victoria Street, Sarnia, ON, N7T 5W9

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Mangan: Lucille Marie

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MANGAN: Lucille Marie – at Orillia on April 1, 2014.  Lucille (Langis) Mangan formerly of Brechin was the beloved wife of the late Edmund “Bud” Mangan.  Dear mother of Darlene Baker of Pickering, Claudette Hanlon of Verner and the late David Mangan. Grandmother of Tina Hanlon and Brittany Baker and great-grandmother of Cloey Hanlon. Family and friends will be received at the Mangan Funeral Home, Beaverton (705-426-5777) on Friday from 2 P.M. to 4 P.M. and 7 P.M. to 9 P.M.  Funeral mass will be held at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church, Brechin on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 11 A.M.  Interment St. Andrew’s Cemetery, Brechin. If so desired memorial donations to the CNIB, Diabetic Association or St. Andrew’s C.W.L. would be greatly appreciated by the family. Online condolences are welcomed at www.manganfuneralhome.com

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MOORE: Gordon; of Strathroy

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Peacefully passed at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital, on April 1st, 2014. Husband of the late Kathleen. Beloved companion of Michelle. Cherished father of Lewis (Joanne), Cathy (Larry), George, Sandra (Kevin), Ron (Kristy), Julie (Rob), and Janette (Tom). Father of the late Duncan, Louise, Shirley, Sally, and Nancy. Proud grandfather and great-grandfather to many. Great-grandfather of the late Alliah Smith. Visitations will be held on Thursday, April 3rd, 2014, from 2-4 and 7-9p.m at Denning Bros. Funeral Home. A funeral service to celebrate Gordon’s life will be help on Monday, April 7th, 2014 at 11a.m, at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or The Heart and Stroke Foundation. Online condolences may be made at denningfuneralhomes.com.

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DUQUETTE, Rita

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web_duquette ritaIt’s with great sadness that we announce the passing of our Mother, Grandmother and Great-grandmother with her family by her side, on April 1, 2014, at 90 years of age.  Our mother cherished her family, especially her grandchildren and was an anchor of support for us all.  Raising five children (and keeping our Dad in line) she always managed to provide us time, support and most importantly her love.  Predeceased by her husband Ted (1987).  Cherished mother of Linda Hogg (Rick), Rosemary Lemmon (the late Dave),  Ron (Cathy), Mike (Lorraine) and Ted (Tammy).  Loving grandmother of Sarah (Jamie), Jason (Lindsay), Chris, Jodie, Jodi (Lou), Trevor (Melanie), Danielle (Ray), Sean (Amber), Ryan, Shannon-Dawn (Dave), Randi (Bill), Matthew and several great-grandchildren.  Wonderful sister of Ray Allen and predeceased by 9 siblings and aunt to many nieces and nephews.  Heartfelt thanks to all the staff at Extendicare Tecumseh for their compassionate care.  If you so desire, donations to the Windsor Goodfellows would be appreciated.  Visitation Thursday 3-5 & 7-9 p.m.  Funeral Friday 11:30 a.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave.  South Windsor, 519-969-5841.  Interment Our Lady of the Lake Cemetery.Share memories, photos or make a donation at

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CARNEGIE: Leonard David ‘Len’ of Ridgetown, formerly of Highgate and Duart

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Carnegie, Leonard0001CARNEGIE: Leonard David “Len”– A resident of Ridgetown, and formerly of Highgate and Duart, Len Carnegie passed away at the Village on the Ridge, Ridgetown on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at the age of 90. Born in Duart, Len was the son of the late Cecil James and Myrtle Mae (McKinnon) Carnegie. Beloved husband of 68 years to Olive Mae “Dixie” (nee Leitch). Loving father of Linda Fleming (Rick) of Midland, Kathleen Mae Vandenheuvel (René) of R.R. #1 Muirkirk and Thomas David Carnegie (Laurel) of Strathroy. Proud grandfather of David Geelen, Jim Geelen, Dennis Geelen, Tammy Richards, Tracy Vanderlip, Todd Ameel, Jeffry Fleming, Danielle Fleming, Krista Carnegie and Kayla Carnegie. Great-grandfather of 21 great-grandchildren. Dear brother to Rachel James (late Alex) of Wardsville. Also missed by several nieces, nephews, friends and extended family. Leonard was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Br. 335 Highgate, having served as President for 3 terms and later as Secretary/Treasurer. He saw action overseas during WWII with the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry, being wounded in Germany. Leonard had worked for Ontario Hydro for 35 years, retiring in 1983. He was also a member of the former Duart Presbyterian Church since 1938, serving as an elder, on the board of managers, as a choir member and a Sunday school teacher. Family will receive friends at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 76 Main Street East, Ridgetown on Thursday from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at the Funeral Home at 1:30p.m. on Friday, April 4, 2014 with Rev. John Guirin officiating. Cremation to follow with a private family interment at Duart Cemetery at a later date. Donations made in memory of Len to the Duart Cemetery, the Salvation Army or St. James Presbyterian Church would be appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com 

McKinlay Funeral Home
76 Main Street East
Ridgetown, Ontario
(519)674-3141

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Kinchen: John Joseph

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John KinchenDied at home, peacefully surrounded by loving family after a very lengthy battle with cancer.  Survived by wife Kathy, sisters Kathy Kinchen (Gary Whittle), Terri Rousseau, and sister-in-law Becky Wellington-Horner. Survived by a most devoted loving niece, Mackenzie Horner (Nathan King).  A special uncle to Carrie Ekhom (Chris), Jennifer King (Mark), Megan Whittle, Jesse Whittle (Allison), Shawn Rousseau and Justin Rousseau. Great uncle to Jacob and Justin Ekhom and Erin and Jamie King.  Predeceased by mother and father Robert and Kathleen Kinchen and sister Joanne.  He will be sadly missed by many friends and family and his special friends Wilfred, Rooney, Savannah and Tallulah.

The family wishes to extend a sincere thank you to Dr. Wm. O’Mahony, London doctors Dr. Scilly, Dr. A Nichols and Dr. Logan and Bayshore nurses Amelda and Kristen.  John loved to travel, especially south, boating and his many interactions with friends and colleagues he met though his work at sales most recently Lambton Ford, but his happiest moments were the times he spent with his family and dogs.  Cremation has taken place.

Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Thursday, April 3, 2014 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.  A memorial mass will be celebrated at St. Benedict’s Roman Catholic Church, 1011 Oak Ave., Sarnia, on Friday, April 4, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Sarnia & District Humane Society (cheques only at the funeral home please).  Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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WHITE: Duncan McLean of Point Edward

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Dunc White0000001APeacefully on Monday, March 31, 2014, following a long struggle with cancer, surrounded by family, at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia. Duncan McLean White, for 47 years the loving friend and husband of Patricia Angela (Foster) White.

Duncan was born on June 17, 1942 in Noranda, Quebec. He grew up in and around the Sarnia, Ontario area and called The Village of Point Edward his home for the past 47 years.

Dear father of Darin White (Lisa Milsom) and David White, and proud grandpa of Arden, Calder, Alexandria, and Somerton, all of Waterloo. He was close to his brother, Derek White, and his nieces Kari Durco and Cheryl White. Also deeply missed by the Haig family: Georgina, Steve, Kaycee and Jamie. Duncan received his BBA degree from Western Michigan University and worked his entire career in transportation and logistics in the petrochemical industry in Sarnia, serving customers and friends across the eastern United States and Canada.

Besides his sweetheart, Pat, the love of Dunc’s life was his 1949 Chevrolet pickup truck. He loved that truck, driving it around the village, hauling loads for his sons, and roaming far and wide to attend antique truck shows. His love of photography and machines opened many opportunities including trips on lake freighters and parade-driving farm equipment.

Duncan was always happiest talking with friends and family. He maintained a vast number of strong friendships ranging across North America, diligently touching base with people and never forgetting a birthday. We remember with great fondness the patio parties, chats in the garage, coffee shop banter, and adventurous trips. Duncan always wanted to make someone’s day better.

Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 4, 2014, at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, with family and friends being received one hour prior to the service. Memorial donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia-Lambton would be greatly appreciated (cheques only at the funeral home please).  Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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Merritt: Marjorie Ann

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Suddenly and peacefully on March 30, 2014 with her loving family by her side. Beloved wife of the late Charles Merritt (2010). Mom has left us a legacy of love that we will never forget and treasure forever.  Survived by her daughters Carol Ann Deboer (the late Henry) and Kristine Ann Pintus (Mark). Remembered by her pride and joy grandsons, Jeffrey, Michael, Dayne and great-grandson Aiden. Her best friend and sister Dorothy Severin and brother Jack Lalonde, and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brothers Eugene and Robert and sister Marie. Mom loved having family dinners, a good game of cards, and spoiling her grandkids. Cremation has taken place.  A graveside service will be held in honour of Marjorie’s life in Resurrection Cemetery on Friday, April 4, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Sarnia and District Humane Society (cheques only at the funeral home please).  Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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LALANDE: IAN FORCER of Hastings

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LALANDE, Ian Forcer – Peacefully, with his family at his side, on Monday, February 24, 2014, in his 77th year.  Ian was the beloved husband of Mary Elizabeth “Betty” Lalande (nee St. Denis) for 52 years.  Loving brother of Jacqueline Hartman, of Michigan, Paul and Baden Lalande, both of New Zealand, Celia South, of England, and the late Warick Lalande.  He will also be fondly remembered by many other relatives and friends worldwide.  Retired Electrician, CGE.  Faithful member of Campbellford Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses.  Ian and Betty carried Bibles and educational material to their brothers in countries where Bibles were banned, as missionaries.  He was most proud of his missionary work in Portugal, Spain and Czechoslovakia.  A Memorial Service will be held at the KINGDOM HALL OF JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES (426 County Road 25, Campbellford), on Saturday, March 1, 2014, at 2 pm.  If desired, directions to the service, condolences to the family, or donations to the Watchtower Society (JW.org) or the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Campbellford, may be made at www.AshburnhamVisitation.ca  or by calling COMMUNITY ALTERNATIVE FUNERAL HOME, ASHBURNHAM CHAPEL at 705-740-0444.

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McIVOR: Joseph Terrance of Norwood

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214026 McIvor 03McIVOR, Joseph Terrance – Suddenly, in Peterborough on Sunday March 30, 2014.  Joe, a sheet metal worker.  Beloved father of Kelen and Vanessa, both of Peterborough.  Dear son of Barrie and Helen (Née Collins). Cherished brother of Debbie, Ted (Erin) and Jill.  Fondly remembered by many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews and cousins. A private family memorial service will be held.  A reception to celebrate Joe’s life will be held at ASHBURNHAM FUNERAL HOME 840 Armour Road, on Friday April 4, 2014 from 2 -4 p.m.  All Welcome.  If desired, directions to the service, condolences to the family, and donations to the Five Counties Children’s Center, may be made at www.AshburnhamFuneral.ca or by calling 705-740-0444.

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Joseph, Paul Challita of Leamington

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Joseph Paul Paper copy69 years, passed away on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at London Health Sciences Centre. Beloved husband of Laura (Thomas). Dear father of Tony and wife Brenda, Theresa Joseph, Linda Fernandes and David and wife Mary. Loving grandfather of Rebekah, Kurtis, Joshua, Christopher and Jonathan. Dear brother of Antonios Challita (Marie), Bakos Youssef (Nadia), the late Youssef Youssef (the late Zarifa), the late Michael Youssef (the late Theresa), the late Alyia Boutros (the late Stephen), the late Chama Nohra (the late Joseph) and the late Sarkis Youssef (the late Yvonne). Survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Friday 2-5 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass to celebrate Paul’s life at St. Anthony’s Parish, 280 Talbot Street East, Leamington on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 10 a.m. Entombment Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may share memories at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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Magri, Edith of Leamington

Posted by on April 2, 2014

Magri Edith Paper copy84 years, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Monday, March 31, 2014 at Leamington District Memorial Hospital. Predeceased by her parents, Michael and Saveria Magri. Loving sister of Dominic Magri (late wife Loretta), late Albert Magri (February 24, 2000) and wife Tina, late Dorothy Dombkowski (February 24, 2013), Jean Dzvirka and husband George. Special Aunt to Richard and Nancy Magri, Tom and Anita Magri, Rosanne Brown (Magri), Gregory Magri and Sandy, Christina and Kevin Walton, Carolyn Larson and Brian, Sandra and Lawrence Zimmermann, Sheryl and George Weldon, Selena Nicholson, Stacey and the late Barry Williams and many great nieces, nephews and cousins. Edith enjoyed dancing, playing bingo, and gardening. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her as the one and only “Auntie Eda”. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington on Thursday 2-5 & 7-9. Funeral Mass to celebrate Edith’s life at St. Joseph’s Church, 310 Sherk Street, Leamington on Friday, April 4, 2014 at 10 a.m. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to Heart & Stroke Foundation or St. Michael’s Church Building Fund. Friends may share memories at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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DEJONG: Fred of St. Thomas, Ont.

Posted by on April 1, 2014

Fred DeJongDeJong- Florus “Fred” DeJong passed away peacefully at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital on Monday, March 31, 2014 at the age of 81.  Fred is survived by his loving wife Bertha DeJong (nee Pennings) (formerly Pol) of St. Thomas; his children Jennefer (John) Vandervliet of Dunnville, Peter (Adri) DeJong of Welland, James DeJong, Sue (Martin) Devries, and Shelly (John) Wason all of B.C., Art (Pat) Pol of St. Thomas, Janet (Doug) Hepburn of Union, Ben Pol (Ida Corr) of Union, and Nelly Pol of St. Thomas; thirty six grandchildren and thirty six great grandchildren; by his three brothers and three sisters in Holland; and by many nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by his parents William and Jenneke DeJong, his first wife Suzanne DeJong and by his son Tim DeJong.  Fred was retired from State Farm Insurance and was a member at the Free Reformed Church of St. Thomas.  Visitation will be held at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570) on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 pm.  The funeral service will be held at the Free Reformed Church 145 St. George Street, St. Thomas on Thursday at 9:30 am.  Interment will take place in Wellandport Cemetery.  If desired, donations to the Mission Fund at the Free Reformed Church, St. Thomas would be appreciated.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com.

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SHILLING: William “Bud” of Hiawatha First Nations

Posted by on April 1, 2014

214015 Shilling 2SHILLING: WILLIAM D. “BUD” – At Peterborough Regional Health Centre on Wednesday, February 26, 2014.  Bud, of Hiawatha First Nation in his 86th year.  Bud will be missed by many family members and friends.  A memorial service to celebrate Bud’s life will be held at ASHBURNHAM FUNERAL HOME 840 Armour Road (just north of Parkhill) on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 11:30 a.m.  Visitation one hour prior.    If desired, condolences to the family, directions to the service, or donations to the Hiawatha United Church may be made at www.AshburnhamFuneral.ca or by calling 705-740-0444.

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WASSON: Shawn of Peterborough

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214016 Wasson 02WASSON, Shawn Ernest Emile – Retired custodian, OPP.  Peacefully, with his family at his side, at Peterborough Regional Health Centre, on Friday, February 28, 2014, in his 67th year.  Shawn was the beloved ‘High School Sweetheart’ and husband of Janene (nee Sanderson) for 45 years.  Loving father of Ian, Bill (Gail), Melanie Crough (Mark), and Jim (Kalsang Sundup).  Dear “Poppy” of Kori, Brady, Lexie, Myah, Ryan, Sawyer and Dawa.  Son of the late Norma and J. Arthur Wasson.  Son-in-law of Doreen and Sandy Sanderson.  Brother-in-law of Tom Sanderson (Nancy), Lu-Ann Lukes (Frank) and Mary Vanleeuwen (Tom).  Shawn will be remembered by many other great friends, relatives, and co-workers, including his best friend, Wally Davidson (Marion), “Chach” and all the guys from Fitzsimmons Garage.  Always the life of the party, Shawn will be remembered for his quick one liners and his effortless sense of humour.  A sporting man, he was well known for his skill in Fast Pitch and Slow Pitch softball, coaching hockey or lacrosse and enjoying watching his grandchildren in all their sports.  Visiting will be held at ASHBURNHAM FUNERAL HOME & VISITATION CENTRE, 840 Armour Road (just north of Parkhill) on Wednesday, March 5, from 6-9 pm and Thursday, March 6, from 11 am to 1 pm.   A memorial service to celebrate Shawn’s life will follow at 1 pm.  If desired, condolences to the family, directions to the service, or donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation may be made at www.AshburnhamFuneral.ca or by calling 705-740-0444.  “Have you heard the one about ..”

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