SABA, Dakhil ” Dak “

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With saddened hearts we announce the passing  of Dakhil (Dak) Saba on March 1, 2014 at the age of 83.  He was born February 2, 1931 in Kfarhilda, Lebanon.  Dak found the greatest happiness with his beautiful wife Juliette (nee Andary) of 59 years and leaves behind an incredible legacy, his children,Tom (Heather), Diane Saba, Roy (Teresa), Zena Curtis (Jeff) and Grandchildren Julie Clark (Greg) , TJ (Christina), Tanya Saba (Mike LaPalme), Dayna Saba , Lauren, Daniel, Alexis Curtis and Nicholas Curtis and great grandchildren Nathan and Warren Clark.  Predeceased by his parents Touma and Tammam and siblings Alida, Amina and Elias.   He will have a lasting place in the hearts of all of his brothers and sisters in law of the Andary family. Along with his greatest blessings come his successes and achievements.  In 1963 Dak established and operated Dak’s Ontario Wholesale Ltd., and later Dak’s Flowers in 1981. To know Dak, you would appreciate his passionate and charismatic personality, which could bring a smile to anyone.  His love and devotion to his family, work and his community will continue to live on within the hearts of everyone he touched. The Saba family would like to sincerely thank the 8th floor west nursing staff of Windsor Regional (Ouellette Campus) Hospital and Dr. Lawrence Aoun who became an extension of our family over the final few days.  Also, to friends and extended family members who provided support and encouragement during this time. Visitation at WINDSOR CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME (Banwell Chapel) 519-253-7234     11677 Tecumseh Rd. E. at Banwell Rd. on Monday March 3rd , 2014 from 7 to 9 PM and Tuesday from 2-5 PM and 7-9 PM . Parish prayers Tuesday at 8:30 PM.  Everyone is invited to gather on Wednesday March 5th, 2014 at St. John Vianney Church ( 385 Dieppe ) for Funeral Mass at 11:00 AM.  Entombment to follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery .  In memory of Dak, donations may be made to Neurology department of the Windsor Regional (Ouellette Campus). (Envelopes available at the Funeral Home.)  On-line condolences may be shared with the family at www.windsorchapel.com.

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KLAY, August

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In his sleep, on March 3, 2014 at 87 years of age. Beloved husband of the late Helga. Loving father of eight children. Grandfather of 18 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. August had a strong faith in the bible promise of paradise with the resurrection hope. Friends are invited to join the family on Saturday, March 15 at 3:00pm at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses (900 North Service Rd., Windsor). Cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Share memories or photos at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

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FRIEND, Jack William

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Passed away courageously and peacefully surrounded by his loving family and friends at Windsor Regional Hospital, on March 2, 2014 at the age of 60. Predeceased by his parents Andrew (1980) and Ozzie (2005), and his wife Mary Breault (1994). Survived by brothers Robert (Irene), Doug (Noemi), sister Kathleen (Jim) Trueman, fiancée June Bisetto, many nieces and nephews. His special feline friends Runner and Awesome. Jack was a former member of the HMCS Hunter, naval vets and Moose Lodge. Among his many jobs Jack served as a Security Guard Force 4 at the Windsor Salt Mine. He will be remembered for his love of bowling, darts, going to Bingo and always having a joke to tell. Special thanks to the doctors, nurses & CCAC who helped care for Jack during his illness. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Downtown Mission or for the love of paws animal rescue. Visitation on Thursday from 2-4 and 5 p.m. until time of service at 8 p.m. with Pastor Ed Kolar of the Vineyard Church officiating at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Cremation to follow. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

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SELBY; Hertha of Strathroy

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Selby, Hertha WEBSELBY, Hertha –  Peacefully passed at St. Joseph’s Hospice on March 3rd, 2014. Loving mother of Charles (Brenda) Selby, Michelle Windley (Peter Onderka) and Jennifer Selby. Cherished grandmother to Kristy and Michael Selby, Samantha and James Windley, Kylie and Connor Steary. Survived by her sister Elena Dercho, sister in law Ann Boldt and nephew Rob Falconer. Predeceased by her brother Jake Boldt. Hertha was a long time resident of Strathroy and a proud business owner of the Pizza Wheel. She will be remembered by many special friends and extended family. Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 6th, 2014 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy. A service to celebrate Hertha’s life will be held on Friday March 7th, at 11a.m at the First Baptist Church, Strathroy. As expressions of sympathy and in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Joseph’s Hospice and First Baptist Church. Online condolences may be made at denningfuneralhomes.com. We would like to give special thanks to Dr. Gary Perkin and Beatrice, Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital, Senior’s Homecare by Angels, St. Joseph’s Hospice and Bosson’s Pharmacy.  A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Hertha.

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STILSON, Edward Harry

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Born April 1, 1924, passed away peacefully, February 27, 2014 at the age of 89. Loving husband of Vera (nee Thompson, Cvejich).  Beloved father of Nada (late Bruce) Bratt, Mickey Cvejich, Donna (Rainer) Behmer, and Mary Green (Goddard).  Dearest grandfather of Leah, Tanya (Kyle), and Bruce (Melissa) Bratt; Stephanie and Daniela Behmer; Brandon (Lesley) and Morgan Goddard; Amanda, Kendall, and Amber. Dear great-grandpa to Sadie, Ethan, Danika, Kendra, Tayten, Mackenzie and Mya. Brother of the late Ken (Irene) Stilson and loving uncle to Daryl Stilson and Susan Boychuk. Cherished Uncle-Grandpa to Lindsay (Dan), Charlie and Paul. Fondly remembered by Vera’s brothers and sisters (Thompson family). He will be sadly missed by dear friends Gerry and Leona Semande. Ed was the former Proprietor of Ed Stilson Sunoco in Windsor. Ed was a proud member of Royal Canadian Legion 594 and The Historic Vehicle Society of Ontario. If you so desire, donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Visiting Friday 3-5 & 7-9pm. Veteran’s Memorial Service Friday evening  7:30pm under the auspices of Windsor Veteran’s Memorial Service Committee. Funeral Saturday 10:00 a.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841 with Rev. Wendy Paterson officiating.  Interment Victoria Memorial Gardens.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

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Hillier, Dennis Leland “Lo tye he duc” formerly of Leamington, Ontario

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43 years, passed away on Sunday, March 2, 2014 at Strathroy General Hospital. Loving father of Wesley. Dear son of Louise and the late Walter Hillier (2004). Brother of David Hillier (Irene) and their son David. Dear uncle of Samantha Hillier and Matthew Hillier (Katie) and children Erin and Junie. Predeceased by grandparents, Isaac and June Peters and great grandparents, Robert and Lillian Simpson. Dennis will be missed by many aunts, uncles and cousins. Dennis was a member of the Caldwell First Nation. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Thursday 2-5 & 7-8 p.m. then continuing at 8:30p.m. at the Caldwell First Nation Community Centre, 14 Orange Street, Leamington until Traditional Ceremony on Friday, March 7, 2014 at 11 a.m. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Caldwell First Nation, Hunting and Fishing Committee. Friends may share memories at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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McNAMARA, Marie-Berthe of Gores Landing, Ontario

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McNamaraMAt home in Gore’s Landing, 28 February 2014 at the age of 80.  Survived by siblings Marie-Anne, Lucienne, Rémi, Hélene, Bernard, Raymond and Marthe.  Beloved wife of the late Linus McNamara.  Loving mother of Pat, Mike, Clo, Tim, Marc, Roger, Carm, Mary, Laurie and the late Jim McNamara.  Cherished mother-in-law to Debbie McNamara (nee Sunday), Larry Leduc and Todd Guimond.  Grandma/Ma/Baba will be sadly missed by her 16 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild.  The family wishes to thank Jim Harris and family, Judy Brill, Connie Sherwin, Alice and Paul Holmes, the PSW workers and the staff from Saint Elizabeth’s as well as the Victorian Order of Nurses.  Their care and concern was greatly appreciated over the years.  Friends are invited to visit MacCoubrey Funeral Home, at 30 King St. East, Cobourg on Friday the 7th of March 2014 from 2-4 and 7-9pm.  There will be a funeral mass held for Marie at St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church at 379 Division St., Cobourg on Saturday the 8th of March 2014 at 11am.  In memoriam donations may be made to Saint Elizabeth Health Care and to the Victorian Order of Nurses.  Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.

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BEEDHAM, Charles Richard of Cobourg, Ontario

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Peacefully at the Northumberland Hills Hospital in Cobourg on Saturday, March 1, 2014 Charles Beedham at 85 years of age.  Loving husband of Golda Beedham (nee Thackeray).  Dear step-father of Curtis LaFontaine (Nancy), Ramon LaFontaine (the late Brenda), David LaFontaine (Carol), Jeanine Clarey-LaFontaine (Paul), and Kim LaFontaine (Kimberly).  Cherished grandfather to eleven grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.  Dear brother of Jeanette Davey (the late Louis), Mary Worrall (Harry) and the late Flora Annie Cann.  Brother-in-law of Mavis Bull, Valetta McVety, and Barbara Thackeray.  Also missed by many nieces and nephews.  A Funeral Service will be held at MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King St. E. in Cobourg on Thursday, March 6 at 3:30 pm.  Spring interment at Centenary Cemetery.  Visitation to be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, March 5th, from 7 to 9 pm.  Those wishing may make memorial donation by cheque to SickKids Foundation, the Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation, or the Northumberland Fare Share Food Bank.  Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.

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LaRoche Ida age 89 of Wallaceburg

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Lenten0000001bLAROCHE: Ida Jean age 89 of Wallaceburg passed away on Friday February 28, 2014. She was born in Sarnia daughter of the late Joseph and Frances (Spencer) Gibbs. Ida loved to read and knit. She knitted scarves and toques for the Salvation Army and hats and mitts for preemie babies. She is predeceased by her husband Paul LaRoche. She is survived by her loving daughter Lynda Breaton (Rick) of Dresden; granddaughter Angela Breaton and great granddaughter Desarae Breaton. Also surviving is a daughter Joanne Potter (George) of Tiverton, sons: Larry Frew (Joan) of Sarnia and Bryan Frew (Alice) of Sarnia; several grandchildren and great grandchildren. She is loved and sadly missed by sister Nellie Clements and sister-in-law Mary Gibbs both of Sarnia. Predeceased by three brothers and three sisters. Cremation has taken place and a Memorial Service will be held at a later date. If desired, memorial contributions to Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto may be made by cheque and left at the funeral home. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Thomas L. DeBurger Funeral Home, 620 Cross Street, Dresden. Online condolences and donations may be left at www.deburgerfuneralhome.com

 

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HARRISON: HELEN PEARL of Peterborough

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14043 Harrision1HARRISON: HELEN PEARL (Member of the Scarlet Bells of the Red Hat Society, T.O.P.S. and U.C.W. of Northminster United Church) At Peterborough Regional Health Centre on Friday, February 28, 2014.  Helen (Graham) of Peterborough in her 75th year.  Beloved wife of Jim Harrison.  Dear mother of Debbie Doran of Toronto, Shelly (Ed Wong) of Newmarket, Tracy Mathews of Peterborough and stepmother to Cathy (Mark Mackrell) of Guelph and James Harrison of Peterborough.  Loving grandmother of Christine, Melissa, Brady, Cody, Matthew, Brittany, Lisa, Graham and the late Geoff.  Daughter of the late Clifford and Pearl Graham.  Sister of Ron (Pauline) of Hiawatha, Fred (Irene) of Peterborough, David (Dianne) of Oshawa and Minta (Barb) of Toronto.  A funeral service will be held at ASHBURNHAM FUNERAL HOME 840 Armour Road on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 2 p.m.  Visitation one hour prior. Interment at Rosemount Memorial Gardens.   If desired, directions to the service, condolences to the family, or donations to the Lung Association or the Canada Cancer Society may be made at www.AshburnhamFuneral.ca or by calling 705-740-0444.

 

 

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REID, Catherine ‘Kay’ of Lansdowne

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Peacefully at Providence Manor Kingston, on Sunday March 2, 2014. Catherine Mary (Brennan) Reid in 86th year, beloved wife of the late John Reid. Loving mother of Mary Robertson (Ian), Joan Sheilds, Marg Murray (Tom), Pat Reid, Larry Reid, Virginia Rowswell (Ed), Sandy Thomson (Glen), Barbara MacFarlane (Edwin), Karen Belanger (Laurent), Paul Reid (Nivea) and Jim Reid (Kim). Proud grandmother to Chelsea Salwonchuk (Greg) and Shannon Robertson, Cindy Sheilds Imai (Sean), Krista Sawchyn (Scott) and Jordan (Katie) Murray, Alexis and Brett Reid, Amy Tye, Kevin and Denise Thomson, Sarah and Betsy MacFarlane, Bridget and Nathan Belanger, Dustin and Leah Reid, Blake and Madi Reid and great grandmother to Helena Thomson, Jackson Imai, Ava and Ryan Salwonchuk, Danika Murray and Taylor Sawchyn. Predeceased by her parents James and Theresa (Guilfoyle) Brennan, brothers James, Lawrence, Paul and Patrick Brennan.

Family and friends may call at the Barclay Funeral Home, Lansdowne on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Liturgy of the Christian Funeral will be Celebrated at St. Brendan’s Church, Rockport on Friday March 7, 2014 at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at St. Brendan’s Cemetery. In memory of Kay, donations to the Alzheimer’s Society or the charity of your choice would be would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Messages of condolence may be sent on line at www.barclayfuneralhome.com   

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HETHERINGTON, Elizabeth of Elmwood

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Elizabeth Grace (Evans) Hetherington of Elmwood, passed away suddenly at South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Chesley on Thursday, February 27, 2014 in her 73rd year.

 

Loving sister of Patsy (Gordon) MacLennan of Cornwall, Hope (Wayne) Pell of Cornwall and Richard Evans of Red Deer, Alberta. Beth will be sadly missed by her many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her first husband Albert Akin and second husband Charles Hetherington, brother Stewart, sister Lynn and her parents, David and Viola (Hope) Evans.

 

In following Elizabeth’s wishes, cremation has taken place with inurnment to follow in the Chesley Cemetery.

 

Memorial donations to Crawford United Church would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

 

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Rhody Family Funeral Home, Chesley.

 

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It is with great sadness that our family announces that Marian passed away at home on March 3, 2014 in her 90th year. Marian was born on Winona Drive, York Township, Ontario, October 2, 1924, the youngest of the four children of Ellen Reilly and Spencer John Avis. She is predeceased by siblings Charles Reilly Avis, Dr. Walter Spencer Avis (Faith Avis) and Kathleen (Kay) Ellen Corkum. She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Allan G. McPhail; their children, Margaret McPhail (Terrence Burrell), Barbara McPhail (Richard Unterman), Allan G. McPhail (Brenda McPhail); granddaughters, Caitlin and Lesley Burrell, Rachel and Sarah Unterman, and Holly Davidson; brothers-in-law Lee Corkum and Donald McPhail and sister-in-law Norma McPhail. Marian will also be greatly missed by her many nephews and nieces, dear neighbors and close friends.
By all accounts Marian had a wonderful and happy childhood. She attended Rawlinson Public School and Vaughan Road Collegiate before graduating from Northern Secondary School. Following high school, she completed her hairdressing course at Marvel School of Hairdressing and received her certification in May 1943. On February 8, 1947, at Hillcrest Church of Christ, Toronto, she married Allan. They lived in Toronto and MacTier for the first few years, before settling in Cannington, Ontario in 1953, where they resided for over 60 years. Their large old home has been the centre for many happy gatherings, parties, and celebrations for family and friends. Marian was a successful businessperson in Cannington, operating Marian’s Beauty Salon from the mid 1950s to the early 1990s. She strongly believed in supporting her community and over the years was actively involved and held executive positions in the Cannington Figure Skating Club, Curling Club, and Home and School Association.  Marian also volunteered for Brock Good Neighbours, Meals on Wheels and Bon Air Nursing Home. More recently, she directed her considerable energy towards the Cannington Historical Society, which included organizing the quilt sale at the Cannington Quilt and Craft for over 20 years and supporting the local historical site and archives. She enthusiastically played bridge until this past summer and was an avid skier and golfer for many years. Marian was a strong advocate for the equality for women, a great role model, and actively practiced kindness, fairness and equal treatment for all.
The family wishes to thank Marian’s many friends and relatives, as well as the team of community health and palliative care professionals for all their care and support during her illness and at her death.  Friends are invited to call at the Thorne Funeral Home, 109 Laidlaw St. S. in Cannington on Friday, March 14th, from 3:30 to 7:30 pm. A memorial service will be held in the Thorne Funeral Home on Saturday, March 15th, 2014 at 1:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cannington Historical Society.

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Gilpin: Andrew Crowley of London

Posted by on March 3, 2014

Gilpin1Gilpin, Andrew Crowley – Passed away unexpectedly at Victoria Hospital, on Saturday, March 1, 2014, in his 94th year.  Beloved husband of the late Ellen Gilpin (nee Hearnden).  Loving father of Carole Tresidder (Ross) of Midland, Michigan, Laurie Spiegelberg (Bryan) of Port Lambton, Judy Watson (Dan) of Chatham and Pam Storey (Keith) of London.  Cherished grandfather of Jodi Tresidder, Ryan Tresidder (Brenna), Dan Spiegelberg (Kathy), Dean Spiegelberg (Sarah), Kelly Watson, Alison Watson, Kurtis Storey and Nick Storey, and proud great grandpa of Liam and Kevin Spiegelberg.  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, where the funeral service will be conducted on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. A Royal Canadian Air Force service will be conducted at the funeral home on Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Andy are asked to consider the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Online condolences may be made at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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LAIDLAW: Muriel of Caressant Care Home, St. Thomas and formerly of Toronto

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Laidlaw (160x250)Laidlaw, Muriel of Caressant Care Home, St. Thomas and formerly of Toronto, passed away peacefully, on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at her later residence, in her 87th year. Beloved wife of the late John Hunter Laidlaw (Dec. 14, 2012) and loved mother of Lawrence Laidlaw (Marilyn) of St. Thomas, Sharon Laidlaw (Peter LeBel) of Mississauga, Robert Laidlaw (Holly) of Toronto and Ron Laidlaw (Marilyn) of Toronto. Loved grandfather of Jason, Jennifer and Heather(Verne) and great grandmother  of Kaitlyn. Dear sister Ruth Knight of Scotland. Also survived by a number of nieces and nephews. Muriel was born in Scotland in October 9th, 1927, the daughter of the late Robert and Maisey  Brown.

A public memorial service to celebrate Muriel’s life will be held at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas, on Saturday, (March 8th) at 1:00 p.m. Cremation has taken place. Remembrances may be made to the Alzheimer Society.

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MUMA: Paul of Elgin Manor and formerly of St. Thomas

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Muma (171x250)Muma- Paul of Elgin Manor and formerly of St. Thomas, passed away at his late residence on Saturday, March 1, 2014 in his 58th year. Beloved husband of Pam (Chambers) Muma and dear brother of Perry and his wife Ruth Ann Muma of Parry Sound. Dear uncle of John Paul and Tyler and is remembered by three great nieces. Dear nephew of Joe Muma,  Kathryn Cassells and the late Summer Muma. Sadly missed by a number of brothers and sisters-in-law. Paul was born June 22, 1956, in St. Thomas the son of the late Grant and Marina (Paul) Muma. Paul was a member of the St. Thomas Gun Club. He was very mechanical and could fix motors and appliances.

Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas where funeral service will be held Wednesday  at  11:00 a.m.  Cremation to follow, with his ashes being interred at the Aylmer Cemetery at a later date. Visitation Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. and one hour prior to the service. Donations may be made to the St. Thomas Gun Club or to Multiple Sclerosis Society.

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Parker-Paul Allan of St. Thomas

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Parker-Paul Allan of St. Thomas, passed away peacefully, on Friday, February 28th, 2014, at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in his 73rd year. Son of the late Melborne and Mary (Shelley) Parker and  dear father of Jason (Becky) and Brad.  Sadly missed by 2 grandchildren Beth and Julie. Dear brother of Maryanne Smith (Roy), Wayne Dunn (Janice), Gary Dunn (Donna) and Gwen McEwen. Special brother to Reta Parker. Dear friend of Rashal Gowenlock.  Also survived by a number of nieces and nephews. Paul was born in  Yarmouth Township, Elgin County on March 30th, 1941. He was retired from Weatherhead.

A private family service. Interment of ashes with his parents in Union Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to Animal Aide or Pets/Friends for Life. Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas in charge of arrangements.

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BENETEAU, Norval “Biz”

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web_beneteau_norvalPassed peacefully with his loving family by his side. He is now reunited with his late sons Michael (1972), Mark (2012) and Jeffrey (2013) on March 3, 2014 at the age of 85 years. Beloved husband of Jeanette Beneteau for 62 years. Deeply loved father of Patty (Jim) Minello, Susan Beneteau, Jamie (Shelly) Beneteau, Dan Beneteau, and Mary Beth (Phil) Hime, and daughter in law Tracey Beneteau. Loving Pip to Natalie, Michael, Nicholas, Lauren, Michael, Mandi, Jordy, Tyler, and Emily. If you so desire, donations to the Hospice of Windsor would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Thursday 3-5pm and 7-9pm. Parish Prayers Thursday at 7pm at Families First 2130 Front Rd. LaSalle 519-969-5841. On Friday, family and friends are invited to meet at Sacred Heart Church (219 Sacred Heart Dr, LaSalle) at 10:45 am for words of remembrance, followed by the Funeral Mass at 11:00 am. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.familiesfirst.ca

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CURTS: Brandon Gregory of Ailsa Craig, formerly Sault Ste Marie.

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Brandon Gregory Curts, 30, of Ailsa Craig, Ontario passed away on Saturday March 1, 2014 as a result of a motor vehicle accident on January 7, 2014. He was born on March 21st, 1983 in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, to Wayne and Linda Curts and later a beloved husband of Nathalie Bestward and loving father to Odin and Colton Curts. Brandon took pride in his work as a hub supervisor for ASL Distribution Services as well as an Entrepreneur with a love for the farming industry. In his spare time he played hard in the outdoors, with his dog Meatball and on his Bulldozer. He had a passion for mechanics, running big equipment and loved being accompanied in the tractor by his two sons and wife.  Brandon is survived by wife Nathalie and sons Odin and Colton. He will forever be a cherished son of Wayne & Linda Curts, much loved brother of Dustin Curts (London) and grandson to the late Nelson & Elizabeth Curts & Ray & Bernice Rantamaki.  Loving son in law of Jennifer and the late Gary Sorley (Teeswater) brother in law to Joel Bestward (Calgary) and Sarah & Andrew Houston (Calgary).  Special uncle to Violet Houston. Special nephew of Ron & Ruth Rantamaki and Garth & Arlene McLean (Sault Ste Marie).  Brandon will be fondly remembered by his cousins Jeff Rantamaki (Tina) Paul McLean (Lisa), Leslie Hunter (Sean) (all of Sault Ste Marie), Chris Rantamaki (David ) (Los Angeles), Dennis Curts (Moira) (Thedford) and Crystal Toonen (Willy) (Denfield).  Brandon was also a very special friend to Jamie and Sue Looman.  We cannot adequately express our thanks to the Doctors and nurses of the Critical Care Trauma Centre of Victoria Hospital for their compassion and genuine concern and care for Brandon. His amazing spirit and talents will be celebrated at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 11 a.m.  Cremation to follow.  Donations to the Brandon Curts In Trust at any TD Branch would be appreciated or online at www.youcaring.com/SupportBrandonCurtsInTrust

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PARKER, Jayne of Blenheim and formerly of Erieau

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Jayne Kristine Parker passed away in the arms of her loving husband Reg Stirling on Sunday March 2, 2014 at the age of 49 years.  Jayne will be missed by her daughter Jayna & Donovan Robinson of Collingwood, her son Devin Molenhuis of Wasaga Beach and by her father Bill Parker & Mary Kormendy of Blenheim.  She was predeceased by her mother Irene (Kormendy) Parker on March 17, 2006 and her brother David Allen Parker who passed away when he was two years old.  Jayne was raised in Erieau with her brothers Jim Parker and partner Barb Karch of London, John & Chris Parker of Erieau, and Chuck & Theresa Parker of St. Joseph’s Island.  On June 28, 2008 when she married Reg, her family grew to include her father-in-law Don Stirling of New Scotland, her mother-in-law Helen (who passed away on October 7, 2009) as well as her sister-in-law Glenda Ebert (late Craig) of Blenheim, James & Kathy Stirling of New Scotland and Art & Grace Stirling of Blenheim.  Jayne was a Graphic Designer at Copies & More in Blenheim.  She enjoyed painting, photography, nature and playing cards and darts.  She was a member of the Card Parties of Erieau, the Erieau Sailing Club, the Historical Society of Blenheim & District and was a member of the New Scotland UCW.  One of Jayne’s greatest joys was spending time with Reg on their boat, the “Eauasis” which they docked in Erieau.  No matter where their travels took them, no matter where they lived, Jayne’s heart never left the Eau.  She will be missed but at least she now has calm seas and smooth sailing.

Family and friends are invited to gather at the Blenheim Community Funeral Home to show their support to Jayne’s family on Wednesday from 2:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.  A Funeral Service for Jayne, conducted by Rev. Wanda Burse will be held at the Funeral Home on Thursday March 6, 2014 at 11:00 a.m.  Cremation will follow with a private family interment at a later date.  Friends wishing to remember Jayne with a memorial donation are asked to consider the Cancer Society.

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LEGEIN, Doris, of Blenheim, ON

Posted by on March 3, 2014

Doris Legein1 (WinCE)LEGEIN, Doris Margaret, a resident of Blenheim, passed away with her family by her side on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, at the age of 62. Beloved wife and best friend to Henry for 45 years. Loving mother of Maria Pickering (Shawn) of Chatham, Janet Thorpe (Dave) of Tilbury and David Legein of Chatham. Cherished grandmother of Brandon & Trevor Thorpe and Tim Pickering. Pre-deceased by her brother Robert Mosey. Doris is survived by many nieces and nephews. Doris was a strong, loving and caring woman. She loved vacationing Down South and was known to be a “cruiser”. Doris could be counted on for anything and even at her worse, Doris always put her family and friends before herself. Friends will be received at the Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham, on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 from 2:00-4:00 & 7:00-9:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Cremation is to take place. Donations in memory of Doris to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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COUGHLAN: William Alexander of Belleville, Ontario

Posted by on March 3, 2014

Coughlan, William Alexander – peacefully at home, surrounded by his family, on Sunday, March 2, 2014 in his 83rd year.  Son of the late James and Florence Coughlan and stepson of the late Maryanne Coughlan.  Beloved husband of Mary Coughlan (nee Heagle) of Belleville.  Loving father of Bill (Karen), Sharon (Pat) Calnan both of Belleville, Brian (Donna) of Ottawa and David (Linda) of Belleville.  Proud grandfather of Gregory, Kristen, Ashton, John, Jessica, Jennifer, Ryan, Justin and great grandson Wendell.  Dear brother of Elva Dier of Newmarket and Edward (Pat) Coughlan of Belleville.  Bill is predeceased by his granddaughter, Shannon Watt, his brothers, Douglas and Arthur Coughlan, his brother-in-law, Fred Dier and sister-in-law Donna Coughlan.  Bill retired after a 39 year career with CN and VIA Rail. 

A Memorial Service celebrating Bill’s life will be held at the Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel, 30 Moira Street West (613-968-2273) on Friday, March 7, 2014 at 1:00 p.m., with visitation from noon until the time of service. 

If desired, Memorial Donations to Camp Trillium, The Belleville General Hospital Foundation (Oncology) or the charity of your choice would be appreciated. 

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RANKIN: John Gray of Dover Centre

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Newspaper -Rankin Family-39RANKIN: John Gray – A lifelong resident of Dover Centre, John Rankin passed away at his residence with his family at his side on Sunday, March 2, 2014 at the age of 69. Born in Chatham, John was the son of the late Robert and Elva (Gray) Rankin. Beloved husband of 45 years to Brenda (nee Osborne). Loving father of Robert Rankin (Lisa) and Jonanne Rankin (Bob Johnson), both of Chatham. Proud grandfather of Will and Rosie Rankin. Dear brother of Lillian Kuchmy, Laurel Rankin, Lowell Rankin (Lynn) and Steven Rankin. Predeceased by his sister Myrna French (1982), and brothers Gregory Rankin (2006) and Scott Rankin (2013). Brother-in-law to Judy Rankin and Sue Rankin. Also missed by many nieces, nephews, friends and extended family. John was a quiet, hard-working man who farmed all of his life on the family farm. Family will receive friends at the Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham on Thursday from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at the Funeral Home at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, March 7, 2014 with the Rev. Kim Cooper officiating. Interment to follow at Owen Cemetery, Dover Township. Donations made in memory John to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Dover Centre Congregational Church would be appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com 

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

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LANGLEY: Lillian (nee Strudwick)

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Lillian LangleyLillian Langley, passed away peacefully on March 2, 2014, at the age of 89.  Born in Cobalt, ON, Lillian was the only child of Fred and Ada Strudwick. Her family moved to Kirkland Lake, Ontario, where Lillian attended school, and as a youngster joined the Canadian Girl Guides. Her first job was with the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce in Kirkland Lake and after WWII she married Gilbert Langley (1998), the love of her life with whom she shared more than 52 years.  They moved to Sarnia, ON in 1952 and shortly thereafter Lillian began working for Carruther’s Clinic, which led to a 39 year career with the clinic and her retiring from the office manager’s position.  During those years she continued her involvement with the Canadian Girl Guides, as a leader, Commissioner, and International Commissioner, and finally joining the Trefoil Guild for retired Guiders.  In all she was proud to have served more than 63 years with the Girl Guides of Canada and received a recognition award from the association.  She was a member of All Saints Church, Corunna.  Lillian is survived by her two daughters, Sandra (Rick) Carlton, Sarnia, ON; and Dr. Susan Langley, Annapolis, MD, and grandchildren Angela (Charles) Dixon, Sarnia, ON and Tony (Tara) Carlton, Jasper, AB, and great grandchildren Avery Dixon, Tyler Carlton and Tanner Carlton. Cremation has taken place.

We will celebrate the life of Lillian

Langley at 11:00 a.m. on May 10, 2014,

at Smith Funeral Home,

1576 London Line, Sarnia, followed

by a reception to share memories of ‘Lil’ at the Smith Family Centre

from 11:30 to 1:30.

In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed by donations to the Sarnia Humane Society, and the Lung Association.  The family would like to send a special thank you to the staff of Trillium Villa for their care and compassion of our mother. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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RUSSELL: Edna Clara May of Markdale

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Russell,CRussell, Clara – At Grey Bruce Health Services, Markdale, on Monday March 3, 2014. Edna Clara May Russell (nee Harvey) of Markdale in her 93rd year. Beloved wife of the late Don Russell and the late Carman Brown. Dear mother of Jean Tunney of Markdale, Leonard Brown (Pat) of Strathmore, Alberta, Lloyd Brown of Markdale, Roy Brown (Sherry) of Markdale, Earl Brown (Shirley) of Markdale, Jack Brown (Bonnie) of Maxwell, Darlene Londry (John) of Markdale and David Brown (Jackie) of Holland Centre. She will be sadly missed by her numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Predeceased by siblings Stanley Harvey, Hazel Stoddart, Reatice Ward, Ernie Harvey, Blanche Johnston  and Elwood Harvey. The family will receive friends at the May Funeral Home, Markdale on Wednesday from 2:00-4:00pm and 7:00-9:00pm. A funeral service will be held at Annesley United Church, 82 Toronto St. S., Markdale on Thursday, March 6th at 1:00pm. Interment in Markdale Cemetery.

If desired, condolences for the family and donations to Annesley United Church or the Centre Grey Health Services Foundation may be arranged through the May Funeral Home, 63 Main St. E., Markdale, N0C 1H0 at www.mayfh.ca or 519-986-3310.

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