LILLEY, Patricia of R.R. 1 Dutton ON

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At London Health Sciences Centre, University Campus on Thursday, June 9, 2016 Patricia Carol Lilley of R.R. 1 Dutton passed away in her 79th year. Beloved wife of Don Lilley. Dear mother of Donald, John (Lori), Tammy, Mike (Ann Marie), Tim (Karen), Clint (Lee-Ann). Loved by her 15 grandchildren and 6 great- grandchildren. Predeceased by her great- grandson Dawson Carter Lilley. Dear sister of Marjorie Corsaut, Emerson (Mary) DeGraw, Joseph DeGraw, Rose Paton, Jim DeGraw, Audrey McCann and Russell DeGraw. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. In keeping with Pat’s wishes cremation has taken place and Celebration of her life will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Make a Wish Foundation.
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SAMWORTH: George of London

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Peacefully in his sleep at Parkwood Hospital, on Thursday, June 9, 2016, George T. Samworth in his 91st year.  Beloved husband of the late Margaret A. (Boa) Samworth (2014). Loving father of Susan Foster (Donald Noble) of Thamesford, Peggy Samworth (Dan Rammage) of Brunner, Nelson Samworth (Susan) of Bayfield and Tom Samworth (Angie Rice) of Orangeville. Proud grandfather to all his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Kaye Tucker (the late George) and Jean Fontaine (Maurice). Also missed by his nieces and nephews. George was a Life Member of the Royal Canadian Legion Byron – Springbank Branch No. 533. He was a proud Legion member for 70 years. The family would like to thank the staff at Parkwood Hospital – Western Counties Wing for their kind care and support.  Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of George’s life will take place at the Royal Canadian Legion Byron – Springbank Branch No. 533, 1276 Commissioners Road West, London, on Saturday, June 25, 2016 from 1-3pm. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation – Parkwood Institute – Veterans Care, Main Building Room B2-147, 550 Wellington Road, London ON N6C 0A7. A. Millard George Funeral Home entrusted with cremation arrangements 519-433-5184. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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HOPKINS: Meryl “Ann” (née Freeman) of London

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HOPKINS, Meryl “Ann” (née Freeman) – Peacefully and surrounded by her family at St. Joseph’s Hospice, London, on Thursday, June 9th, 2016 in her 72nd year. Cherished wife of Jim Hopkins for 50 years. Loving mother of Marilyn Henry (Mike) and Michael Hopkins (Monika Milek-Hopkins). Dear grandmother of Erica Henry, Andrew Hopkins, Ruby Hopkins and Jasper Hopkins. Survived by sisters Nancy de la Mothe, Margaret Wynia and Gwen Freeman. The memorial service will be held at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Saturday, June 18th, 2016 at 11:00 a.m., with visitation one hour prior. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Ann are asked to consider the Canadian Cancer Society, Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) or the Air Cadet League of Canada – Ontario Provincial Committee. For information and online condolences, please visit www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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Barrett, Eileen Joan McKee of Kingsville, ON

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Web Photo Barrett, EileenEileen Joan McKee, aged 85, died June 6, 2016. Born in Mimico, Ontario, on January 1st 1931, Eileen was the elder of two daughters of Irish immigrant parents, James and Maisy (known as Mary) McKee. She was almost named Joan, but the maternity ward was full of babies named Joan, and a nurse persuaded Mary to change the order of her names at the last minute.

Eileen was a good student who was to become a champion of education for her daughters, but in those days women were not ordinarily meant to aspire to any sort of career. They had to find their fortunes through attracting the right sort of husband. There were no suitable candidates at Markham High, and after graduation she moved to Toronto where she worked as a bookkeeper. Eileen had a head for figures, in a different era, she might have been an accountant, indeed in later years she did a little bit of accounting work. She saved up her money for a big overseas trip through England and Europe.

Eileen was with her best friend Janet when they were invited to a party in a London flat, and that’s where, she met a certain handsome Australian, Colin Barrett. Colin’s mother had been a schoolteacher, and he wasn’t afraid of smart women. They shared views on the things that matter most: values like justice, integrity, and thankfully, politics. Together they made a home in which to raise a couple of smart feminist daughters.

Eileen married Colin on January 14, 1961, in a short satin wedding dress that Jackie O would have envied, which she sewed and designed herself. Eileen became a housewife then in the era of housewives, and she performed that job with her trademark perfectionism. She was an excellent cook. The cookie jar was bottomless, there were always pies with pastry that would have won prizes. Eileen made beautiful clothes for her two daughters, she matched plaids on seams and finished hems on the inside of garments by hand.

The family moved from Toronto to Stouffville, then to Kingsville in 1975, as Colin was transferred in his work.

As a mother, Eileen was somewhat intolerant of other people’s children which was a source of embarrassment for her daughters at times. This didn’t stop her from being an excellent mother. She kept the house well stocked with art supplies and library books and encouraged any sort of creativity and imagination. She strongly believed that children should spend as much time out of doors as possible. She never complained if the beautiful clothes she made for her children were ruined. Without reading it in a parenting book, she had grasped the idea that the work of childhood was in play. Additionally, she felt that a certain amount of dirt was good for children.

She put up with pet birds and a procession of gerbils loose in children’s rooms. Pet dogs acquired ostensibly for the family somehow became her own: the three family dogs which followed each other in succession were her well-loved and indulged fur babies.

Eileen played bridge rather well, and enjoyed, but was not particularly good at, curling. She was a member of the Leamington Curling Club for many years. She had always enjoyed gardening especially tulips, Irises, gladiolas and lilacs. She loved to watch birds in the garden and would observe them with the precision of a scientist. She kept her mind agile with a lifelong love of reading and by doing crossword puzzles.

An accident just before Christmas in 2015 took a huge toll, and the last few months of her life were hard. She missed her garden and her family, and though her husband Colin visited her every day, she suffered. She passed away peacefully on June 6, 2016 as a result of ongoing complications of her injuries.

Eileen was predeceased by her dearly loved granddaughter, Olivia. She is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, Colin, and her daughter Catherine Watson and son-in-law Roger Watson of Calgary and daughter Alison Barrett and son-in-law Ian Hogg of New Zealand. She leaves three beloved grandchildren, Colin, Winston and Matilda and a great-granddaughter, Iris.

Cremation has taken place and a private memorial celebration of Eileen’s life is to be arranged. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations made by cheque to the Salvation Army would be appreciated. Family and friends are invited to share words of comfort and remembrance at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

 

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HILL: James Howard “Jim” ~ of Beaverton

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HILL:  James Howard “Jim” – Passed away in Beaverton on Tuesday June 7th , 2016 in his 71st year. Father of Jenai (Jason) Winter of Orillia, Jordon (Michelle) Hill of Gilford, Gordon Hill of Beaverton and Joey Hill of Oshawa. Grandfather of Ella. Brother of Mary Ellen (Lorne) Taylor of Lorneville, David (Carol) Hill of Manitoulin Island and Ted (Linda) Hill of Barrie. Predeceased by his parents Howard and Sarah “Sadie” (Snelgrove) Hill. A graveside service will be held at the Stone Church Cemetery 1490Regional Road 15 Beaverton, on Saturday July 2, 2016 at 2 P.M  If so desired, donations in memory of Jim can be made to a charity of choice and would be appreciated. Online condolences are welcomed at www.manganfuneralhome.com

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Briand, Marcel of Dutton

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At the St Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Thursday June 9, 2016 Marcel William Briand of Dutton in his 54th year. Beloved husband of Simonne {Seys] Briand of Dutton. Loving father of Nichol [Cory Waite] of Dutton, Shane [Stephanie] of Toronto, Devon [Ashley] of Dutton, Corey [Jessica] of Dutton. Much loved Grandpa of Ainslee, and two expected grandchildren. Brother of Richard of London, George [Leone] of Windsor. Son-in-law of Fred and Christina Seys of Windsor. Brother-in-law of Kathryn [John ] Souilliere of Windsor. In keeping with Marcel’s wishes there will be no funeral home visitation or funeral service. Cremation. Donations to the West Elgin Daffodil Society- Cancer would be appreciated. Arn Funeral Home 193 Shackleton St Dutton, 519-762-2416 entrusted with arrangements. Email condolences arnfuneralhome@bellnet.ca

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Driedger, Rev. Cornelius of Leamington, Ontario

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95 years, passed away peacefully on Monday June 6, 2016. Beloved husband of the late Anne (2011). Dear father of the late Bob (1974), John and wife Linda, Paul and wife Shirley, David and wife MaryLou, Bill and wife Julie and daughter-in-law Paula. Loving “Opa” of Tim and Penny, Michael and Stephanie, Rachel and Josh, Joel and Karen, David Paul “Bucky” and Alisa, Hannah and Justin, Olivia, Sam, Grace, Beau and great “Opa” of Bryson, Nash, Isabella, Chloe, Emersyn, Ally, Kylie, Emma, Owen, Henri’, Leo and Mason. Dear brother of Agatha Neufeld (the late Jacob), Margaret Braun (the late John), Abe (Helga) and John (Marion). Many nieces and nephews also survive. Cornie was a Sunday School Superintendent, the leading Minister at North Leamington United Mennonite Church for many years, and served as Chaplain at the Leamington Mennonite Home.Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street Leamington on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to celebrate Cornie’s life, from the North Leamington United Mennonite Church, Concession 6 Leamington on Thursday June 9, 2016 at 11 a.m. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to N.L.U.M.C., Leamington Mennonite Home or U.M.E.I. Friends may send condolences or make a charitable contribution online at http://leamington.reidfuneralhome.ca/tribute/details/2537/Rev-Cornelius-Driedger/obituary.html#tribute-start.

 

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SIMPSON, James Alexander of Leamington, Ontario

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74 years, passed away on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at Windsor Regional Hospital, Ouellette Campus. Beloved husband of Patricia. Dear father of Jeff (Danielle) and Scott (Michelle). Loving Papa of Noah James, Meaghan Grace, and James Michael. Dear brother of the late Ken Simpson (Liz) and brother-in-law of Ken Feica (Roberta) and Maureen Whittal. Many nieces and nephews also survive. Jim was a Meritorious Life Member of Branch 84 Royal Canadian Legion, and former Zone Commander of Zone A2. He was active in Leamington Minor Hockey, Leamington Minor Ball, a member at Erie Shores Golf Club and a former member of Wheatley Oldtimers Hockey Team. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Thursday 2-5 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to celebrate Jim’s life at the Funeral Home on Friday, June 10, 2016 at 1 p.m. Rev. Liz Chaplin officiating. Cremation to follow. R.C.L. Br. 84 Service Thursday at 7 p.m. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Kidney Foundation. Friends may share memories at http://leamington.reidfuneralhome.ca/tribute/details/2539/James-Simpson/obituary.html#tribute-start

 

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EDWARDS: Francis “Frank” George

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On Tuesday, June 7, 2016, Frank peacefully passed away at his home with his beloved wife Marie by his side. Loving father of Dawn (Robert) Williams and Sarah Edwards (Jeremy Curwin). Cherished grandfather of Jack, Kate, and Charlie. Dear brother of Kenneth, Graham (Barbera), and Marjorie Cummings, all of England. Frank was a longtime employee of Cabot in England and Sarnia. Cremation has taken place. Family and friends will be received at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Saturday, June 18, 2016, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. A gathering to share memories will follow at Frank and Marie’s home. In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice or the Heart & Stroke Foundation (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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KOLOVRAT: Dobrinka

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Peacefully, with her family at her side at St. Joseph’s Hospice on Tuesday, June 7, 2016, Dobrinka Kolovrat passed away at the age of 65. Beloved wife of Ivan. Loving mother of Ivana and her husband Ryan Billing and Vedran and his wife Ana. Cherished grandmother of Chelsea and Kaya. A special thank you to the staff at St. Joseph’s Hospice for their care and compassion. Cremation has taken place. An open house to celebrate Dobrinka’s life will be held at SMITH FAMILY CENTRE, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Friday, June 10, 2016, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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GARDINER: Gary “Hillbilly”

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It is with saddened hearts that we announce the unexpected passing of Gary Gardiner on Tuesday, June 7, 2016, at the age of 53. Beloved husband of Tracy. Cherished father of Amanda (Craig), Adam (Katrina), and six stepchildren. Treasured grandfather of Jayden, Jaxon, Maddison, and Phinley. Survived by his parents Carolyn (Lachance Gardiner) (Les) Wren and by his mother and father-in-law Christine Hicks and Dan Zack. Loved brother of Edward Gardiner and brother-in-law of Julie (Jay) McDowell. Dear friend of Anne Gardiner. Predeceased by his grandparents Carmel and Nelson Lachance. Gary was a member of the Buccaneer Drum Corps., Point Edward Optimist Club, REACT, and the CNIB. He coached baseball in Point Edward, was a Pinery campground host, and played Santa Claus for Sarnia Lambton children and youth, at their homes and at community centres. Gary loved camping, fishing, baseball, scuba diving, and most of all, spending time with his family. Gary had a good heart, he helped everybody and anybody who were in need and he always welcomed them in his home. He will be deeply missed. Family and friends will be received at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Friday, June 10, 2016, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. A funeral service will immediately follow the visitation at 4:00 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home. Cremation will follow. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Kidney Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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HEATH: Lawrence John

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It is with deeply saddened hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Lawrence John Heath on Thursday, June 2, 2016, at the age of 45. Beloved husband of Susan. Cherished father of Brittany, Khrystopher, Kirsten, Lizzy, Kathryn and Kevyn. Treasured grandfather of Laura. Survived by his parents Lawrence Heath and Carole Rose, and by his father and mother-in-law William and Dorothy McDonald. Dear brother of Chuck, Lori (Jason), Vicky, Dave, and his extended family. Survived by several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Predeceased by his stepmother Audette Grant. Lawrence loved spending time with his family, enjoyed the outdoors and camping, and enjoyed taking cruises in the Caribbean. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends. Cremation has taken place. A luncheon and gathering in celebration of Lawrence’s life will be held at MAAWN DOOSH GUMIG Community Centre, 1972 Virgil Ave., Sarnia, on Friday, June 10, 2016, commencing at 11:30 a.m. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice. Arrangements entrusted to SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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BOWLES: Evelyn Olive “Nanny” (nee Roett) of Belleville

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olive photoBowles, Evelyn Olive “Nanny” (nee Roett) – at her home on Zion Road on June 6th 2016. Olive, born in Sydney, Cape Breton was in her 94th year. She is predeceased by her mother, Eunice Roett (nee Jameson), by her father, Wesley Roett Sr., by an older sister, Alma Best, by a younger sister, Gloria “Tootie” Roett, and by three brothers; Tom Miller, Everett Roett and Wesley Roett Jr.  Olive will be sadly missed by her sister Hazel Ruck.  She is predeceased by her oldest daughter, Patricia and loved by her surviving children; Delores, Shirley, Georgina, Eddie and Jackie.  Olive is predeceased by her grandson Charles and her great grandson Tyler and will be missed by her many remaining grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.

There will be no formal ceremony.  A Celebration of her life will be held in the latter part of July, following that her cremated remains will be taken to Cape Breton Cemetery to rest with her family.

Cremation arrangements entrusted to the Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel (613-968-2273).

Donations to Hospice Quinte of Grannies for Africa would be appreciated.

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MOUNTENAY: James of Exeter

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Mountenay, James-W300Peacefully, at South Huron Hospital, Exeter on Monday, June 6, 2016, of Exeter in his 87th year.  Beloved husband of Vera (Foster) Mountenay for 64 years.  Caring father of his children Anthony and Debbie Mountenay of Edmonton, Christine and Marty Colfer of Vaughan, and Eugene Mountenay and Sylvia Wood of Parkhill. Much loved grandfather of Joe Mountenay of Dartmouth, Chris and Melissa Mountenay of Eastern Passage, Charmaine and Steve Cummings of Mesa, Craig Harrison of Calgary, Sara Colfer of Toronto, Dan Colfer of Toronto, and Scott Mountenay of London; and missed by his grand-dog and idol Wrigley.  Great-grandfather to Tennille, Levi, Haleigh, Austin, Ella, Luke, Ashly, Justin, Tyler, and Jamie.  Brother of Russell Mountenay; and brother-in-law of Jean Mountenay, Viola Gilchrist, Shirley and Mel Woodman, and Dalhsie Duquette.  He will be missed by many nieces and nephews who fondly remember him as Uncle Casey. Predeceased by his parents Joseph and Amie, sisters Vylda and Ruth, brother Raymond, and in-laws Thomas and Jessie Foster, Fred, Arnold, Tom, and Eb Foster, Margaret Valiquette, Roy Gilchrist, and Joe Duquette.

Jim was born in Tillsonburg, but moved to Nova Scotia to join the Navy where he served for 26 years.  He met Vera while in the Navy and eventually settled on Ross Road in Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia for many years.  They moved to Exeter in 1974.  Jim had a real love of airplanes and dining out, and he will be missed by those many airplane buddies and the frequently visited local restaurants.

Per Jim’s wishes, cremation has take place.  A private family celebration of Jim’s life will be held.

Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Kidney Foundation, or the Asthma Society would be appreciated by the family.

Haskett Funeral Home, Exeter entrusted with arrangements.  For more information, please see www.haskettfh.com.

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GELLNER, Anne Elizabeth (née Lang)

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http://www.familiesfirst.caweb_Gellner_Anne Late of Windsor, entered in the presence of her Saviour on June 7, 2016, at the age of 78, following a brief illness.  Beloved wife of John; cherished mother to Roy (Beth) of Belle River, and John James, of Windsor; and treasured Grams to Andrew John.  She is predeceased by her parents, Roy and Lillian Lang, brother, Lawrence Donald Miller, daughter-in-law, Patricia Papp (2006), and nieces Patricia and Lillian Miller.  Anne also leaves behind several cousins, nieces and nephews and other extended family members, and a multitude to whom she was a devoted friend and confidante.  In addition to being a passionate writer and poet, she was a member of the Canadian Vietnam Veterans Memorial Association, Larry S. Semeniuk Chapter, Associate member of the RCL Branch #143 and a tireless contributor to her faith community, ministering to friends and strangers alike with her encouraging words and kind deeds.  In accordance with Anne’s wishes, cremation has taken place.  Friends are invited to join the family for a time of remembrance, to be held Saturday June 11, 2016, from 3 to 5, and from 7p.m.until time of Memorial service at 8:00 p.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841.  In lieu of flowers, donations in Anne’s name to Banwell Community Church, or to Wounded Warriors Canada (www.woundedwarriors.ca), would be appreciated by the family. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

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JOURNAL, Jeff of Hamilton and formerly of Brockville and Cloyne, Ontario

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Suddenly entered into rest in Hamilton, on Tuesday June 7th, 2016, Jeff Journal of Hamilton and formerly of Brockville and Cloyne aged 56 years.  Beloved brother of Larry Journal (Jacquie) and the late Bette Byers.  Loving son of the late Bedford “Bud” and Irene (Brisco) Journal.  Dear uncle of Kelvin (Nadine) and Nicole Journal and great uncle of Thomas.

Family and Friends may call at the Barclay Funeral Home, 137 Pearl St. East Brockville on Saturday June 11th, 2016 from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. followed by the Funeral Service to be held in the Chapel at 1:00 pm. Interment at a later date. In memory of Jeff donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Messages of condolence may be sent on line at www.barclayfuneralhome.com.

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ALLAN, Gary Beaumont of Brockville, Ontario

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Entered into rest at Brockville General Hospital Garden St. Site, on Monday June 6th, 2016, Gary Allan of Brockville aged 79 years.  Beloved husband of Nancy (Andress) Allan  Loving father of Cynthia Stone (Jeff) of Prescott, Linda Astleford (Ralph) of Brockville and Dr. Michael Allan (Birgitte) of Edmonton. Cherished grandfather of Brandon (Sarah), Shane, Corbin, Stephanie (Mark), Emily, Teyanna and Lorien and great grandfather of Hannah and Jack.  Dear brother of Robert (Donna) and Bonnie Allan and the late Edward “Bud”, Isabella, Dorothy, Lillian, George, Ron, Noel, Eileen, Catherine, Adrian and Stephen.  Dear son of the late George and Maude (McCaslin) Allan and son-in-law of the late Mary and Beaumont Andress. Also missed by many nieces and nephews.

As requested there will be no visitation or service. Arrangements entrusted to the Barclay Funeral Home, 137 Pearl St. East Brockville. In memory of Gary donations to the Brockville District Hospital Foundation Palliative Care would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Messages of condolence may be sent on line at www.barclayfuneralhome.com.   

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REINBOLD, Katherina (Edler)

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REINBOLD, Katherina (Edler)

June 4, 1922 – June 7, 2016

Predeceased by her husbands George (1944) and Michael (1969). Beloved mother of Hilda Chowning and Erika (Douglas) Ulch and grandmother of Kimberley Carter, Kelley (Glenn) Wilson, Tiffany (Vas) Mihalitsas and Michael Ulch. Beloved great grandmother of Stephanie, Darren, Sara, Jamie, Lucas, Ian, Jenna, Erin, Paul and William. Survived by her dear brother Andrew Edler, sisters-in-law Elizabeth Bernhardt and Betty Herold and many nieces and nephews. The family extends special thanks to the staff at Sprucedale Care Centre, (Strathroy) for their loving care. Resting at Gerald A. Smith Funeral Home 197 King St. W. Harrow. Visitation on Sunday from 2-5 p.m.  Funeral Service will be held on Monday June 13, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at the First Lutheran Church 27 Spruce St. Kingsville with Pastor Dusan Tillinger officiating. Interment Colchester Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Family Council Sprucedale c/o 96 Kittridge Ave. E. Strathroy, ON N7G 2A8. You may send your online condolences to www.geraldasmith.ca

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ANDERSON: Stan “Gabby” of London

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Anderson (LFP)ANDERSON, Stan “Gabby” – Peacefully and with family by his side at Victoria Hospital on Tuesday, June 7th, 2016 in his 87th year. Beloved husband of Lorrie Anderson for 57 years. Loving father of Jeff Anderson (Ann), Richard Anderson (Janisse Handsor), Lisa Anderson (Michele Paddon), Brenda Clifton (Herbert) and Sandra Firth (Kevin). Predeceased by two children in infancy. Dear grandfather of Wa-Reen, Kristina (Chris), Tim, Da-Rell, Brett, Jared and Jadyn and great-grandfather of Keijhan and Chase. Survived by sister Lillian and brother Gerry (Leonore). Sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Gabby joined the London Majors under the late Frank Colman in 1957. He became a fixture in right field for the next decade, winning the Intercounty batting title in 1960 with a .391 average, was MVP in 1959, twice led the IBL in doubles, once each in home runs and runs batted in and was a six-time first team league all-star. Visitation will be held on Monday from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, where the funeral service will be conducted on Tuesday, June 14th, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. Cremation to follow. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Gabby are asked to consider The Kidney Foundation of Canada.

 An article written by Stephen Harding

(http://www.attheplate.com/wcbl/profile_anderson_stan.html)

He was born Stanley Robert Anderson in Detroit Michigan, but everybody in baseball calls the hard hitting centre fielder “Gabby”.

His family came to London in 1930 when he was three months old. The Andersons’ lived on Glenwood Ave. in London East where Gabby was the oldest of 6 boys. He attended elementary school at Ealing, and high school at Beal Tech.

Gabby described growing up in the Hamilton Road area:

“We were friends, we all knew who we were. We had to go out and make our own fun. We swam in the river and played football. I belonged to an east end gang. We might find some one from Chelsea Green in our territory, so we would march them back to Egerton St. It was a friendly rivalry, no body got hurt.”

Gabby’s father and uncle played on a Negro League team representing the Hotel London in the 1930’s. “All my family played baseball coming up. As a 4 & 5 year old kid I took batting practice with the Hotel London team.” Stan played organized ball in the PUC playground system at St. Julien Park and junior baseball in the London Majors’ system. A highlight for Stan was being on the bench at Labatt Park when the Majors won the North American Sandlot Baseball Championship in 1948. “We all knew that it was quite a team. You could learn a lot of baseball from those guys, just being there.”

From 1950 Gabby played pro ball in the Pony League with Olean N. Y. and Peoria Illinois for a total of 5 years. His career was interrupted for service in the US Army. Gabby has good memories of playing in the States: “The racial stuff was just about gone by then. I never went through that.”

Gabby joined the London Majors in 1957. Frank Colman, another east ender, owned and managed the team with his brother Jack. “Everybody in London wanted to play for the Majors, it was the highest level of competition.” In 1963, after various changes of ownership, the team was with-out a sponsor, so the players took over. “I got together with 4 or 5 other guys, called the League and said that we were in. I managed the club in ‘63, Tommy Burgess managed in ‘64 & ‘65, then Russ Evon in 1966.” In his ten years with Majors, Gabby was the league batting champ twice and made the all-star roster eight times. Gabby helped to establish Eager Beaver Baseball and served on the EBBA executive in the 1960s’.

Gabby is a regular attendee at London Sports Old Timers events. “When you retire it is the time to get together and share camaraderie. Some of the fellows were just names to me in my playing days. Now I have the chance to really get to know them….. I’ll tell you this: I wouldn’t change a thing. I had a lot of fun.”

“Stan was always very quiet, he never said much.” relates team mate Dan “Uncle Buck” Mendham who played 3rd base for the Majors.

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Nicolouzos; James “Jimmy” of Wasaga Beach

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Died peacefully on Thursday June 2, 2016 at the General & Marine Hospital, Collingwood at the age of 84. Jimmy of Wasaga Beach, beloved husband of the late Marvella (2009). Jimmy will be missed by his extended family and friends. Friends will be received at the Prince of Peace Anglican Church, 565 Mosley Street, Wasaga Beach on Thursday from 1 p.m. for the Funeral Service at 2 o’clock. Reception to follow.  Arrangements under the direction of the Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home, Wasaga Beach.  For more information and to sign the online Book of Memories, log on to www.carruthersdavidson.com

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Quinn; Joan Hamilton of Wasaga Beach

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Died peacefully on Tuesday June 7, 2016 at the IOOF Care Centre, Barrie at the age of 80.  Joan of Wasaga Beach, formerly of Mississauga, beloved wife of Edward Quinn.  Loving mother of Janette (Bob Deyell), Alan (Michelle), Graeme (Andrea McIntyre) and Alison (Paul Wilson).  Cherished grandma of Jenn (Kev Prior), Kate (Jay Sullivan), Sarah (Brett Blondia), Derek, Kailyn, Brad, Stewart, Rachel, Alex and Cassie and to great grandchildren Evan, Aidan, Olivia, Dahlia, Maddox and Carter.  Dear sister of Jean (deceased), Jenny, Margaret and Hugh and their families, all of Scotland.  Joan was a kind hearted, friendly lady who always put the concerns of others before herself.  She enjoyed her travels with Ed but most of all loved family events and get togethers.  She will be deeply missed.  A Private Family Service will be held. If desired and in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the IOOF Senior Citizens Homes or the Collingwood General & Marine Hospital Foundation.  For more information and to sign the online Book of Memories, log on to www.carruthersdavidson.com

 

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ZVERINA, Stan Zdenek of Campbellcroft, Ontario

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Zverina Stan2Peacefully at home in Campbellcroft, on Saturday, June 4, 2016, in his 88th year. Beloved husband of 58 years to Hermy. Loving father of Richard, Dan (Keesha Ruyter) and Thomas (Andree). Cherished grandfather of Gabrielle, Dusan, Tymen and Wren. Dear son of the late Frank and Aloise. Brother of the late Olin and uncle of Zdena. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Cobourg. Interment to follow at St. Michael’s Cemetery. Donations to the St. Michael’s Catholic Church-Youth Group would be appreciated. Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.

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NAFTEL, John Hamilton “Jack” of Cobourg, Ontario

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NaftelJ2Veteran WWII – Canadian Navy
(Service in the Atlantic, Great Britain, & Europe)
Peacefully at the Golden Plough Lodge in Cobourg on June 4, 2016, Jack Naftel at 100 years of age. Beloved husband for more than 70 years to the late Olga Naftel (nee Nolan). Loving father of Doug Naftel (Sally Cameron), Judi Tripp (Ben), Colin Naftel (Sherry), Sherry Torrens (John), Carol Gundersen (Jim), and predeceased by his son Donald (1948), daughter-in-law Jeannette (2002), son Ken (2006), and daughter-in-law Sheila (2015). Cherished grandfather of David, Steven, Mark, Heather, Kirby, Bryan, Rebecca, Carolyn, Daniel, Chloe, Oliver, Hannah, Joel, Joanna, Jessica and great grandfather of Alexander, Laura, Emily, Miranda, Gwendolyn, Daniel, Eliza, Robert, Lillian, Zachary, Zoe, Isabelle, Cinnamon Jane, Evelyn, Ayla, Benjamin and Kayleigh. Predeceased by his siblings. A funeral service will take place at Mount Pleasant Funeral Centre (375 Mt. Pleasant Rd., Toronto) on Sunday, June 19, at 2:00 pm, with visitation taking place for one hour prior to the service, from 1 pm until 2:00 pm. Interment to follow in Mount Pleasant Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Tyndale University College (formerly Toronto Bible College), where Jack and Olga met as students in 1941. Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.

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Shpak, Gladys (nee Haines)

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web_shpak gladysPassed into paradise at the age of 88 on June 6, 2016. She was the mother of 8, Bill (Sue), Dave, Robert (Jeannette, 2015), Rick, Wendy Hachey (Art), Andy, Cindy Fox and Crystal. Beloved grandmother to 26, great grandmother to 55 and great great grandmother 5. Gladys will always be remembered as a loving, caring and giving person. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the chairty of your choice would be appreciated. Visiting Sunday 3-5pm and 7-9 pm at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Cremation to follow. Share memories, photos or make a donation at

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COATES: Elva of London

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Peacefully in her 80th year at University Hospital, London, on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 with her family at her side, Elva was taken into the arms of her Lord. This followed a prolonged journey with Alzheimer’s Disease and more recently with Acute Leukemia. Elva was a dedicated member of Byron United Church as a follower of Jesus Christ.  She was a nurse, member of the Sunningdale Golf Club, accomplished quilter, lover of music and a most devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, sister-in-law and friend to many. Survived by her husband Dr. Robert, her children and grandchildren Kelly and Kevin Buckley (Kelsie, Kira, Kayla) of Elmira, ON; Robert A. and Debra (Jasmine, Alex, Spencer) of London, ON; Stephen and Nicole (Lily, Simon, Charlotte, Zachary) of Toronto, ON. Elva was blessed with a large family and is survived by Charles Corbett (the late Elizabeth) of Exeter, ON; Marguerite McRoberts (the late Ross) of Lucan, ON; Don and Lenore Young of Waterloo, ON; Doris Hodgins (the late Don) of Lucan, ON; James and Florence Young of Strathroy, ON; Jack and Sandra Young of Gravenhurst, ON; and, by Elizabeth Coates (the late Ken) and Merv Hicks of Wellington-on-the-Lake, ON; Don and Lois Coates of Forest, ON; Paul and Therese Coates of London, ON; and sister-in-law Gay Coates of Ancaster, ON; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.  Elva was predeceased by her parents James Alexander and Isobel (Wightman) Young and her brother Forrest Young.  The family would like to thank the staff on the 10th floor Palliative Care Team at University Hospital, for their dedication, compassion and understanding. Friends will be received by the family from 2-4 and 7-9pm on Thursday, June 9, 2016 at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London.  The service will be held on Friday, June 10, 2016 at 11am at Byron United Church, 420 Boler Road in London, ON N6K 2K5, with Reverend Gregory Brawn officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family encourages friends to consider a donation to the Byron United Church – Memorial and Honour Fund, Alzheimer’s Society of London & Middlesex, 435 Windermere Road, London ON N5X 2T1 or charity of choice. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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