MILLER, Francis (Frank)

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Passed away peacefully on March 12, 2014 at 85 years of age after a lengthy illness.  Loving husband of Catherine (Joseph).  Beloved father of William (Bill) and wife Stephanie, Wendy and husband Brad and Frank Jr.  Dear grandpa of Ashleigh, April, Rachael, Robert, Kaitlyn, Zachary, Isaac and Kathryn.  Predeceased by brothers Earl and William Miller, and sisters Arlie Steel and Elizabeth Kenney.  Frank was employed with Windsor Tool & Die for 30 years.  Our father was a proud and generous man and will be dearly missed.  If you so desire, donations can be made to the Salvation Army Community and Rehabilitation Centre Windsor.  A private family service was held followed by cremation.  Arrangements entrusted to Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Fisico, Carmine

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WEB_Fisico_CarminePassed away peacefully on March 13, 2014 at 86 years of age. Cherished husband of Tommasina for 61 years. Beloved father of Mario (Susan), Lena (Ron) Dzombak and Enzo (Shelley). Loving nonno of Stephanie, Jeremy, Amy (Adam), Bryan, Lauren, Cole and great nonno of  Oliver. Carmine will be missed by sisters, nieces, nephews and dear friends. If you so desire donations to the Alzheimer Society Windsor & Essex Co. would be appreciated by the family.  Visitation Sunday 3-5pm and 7-9pm. Funeral Monday at 10:00am at  Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Entombment Heavenly Rest Cemetery Rest. Share memories, photos or make a donation at

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ALEXANDER, Theresa Ann

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84 years, on March 12, 2014 surrounded by her family. Beloved wife for 64 years of Stan. Loving mother of Rachel Morneau & Maurice Morneau, Diane & Casey Homick, Eleanor & Marc St. Pierre and Mary Lou & Bernie Beneteau. Cherished Mémé of Donald (Mickey) & Carrie, Michelle, Crystal & John Tipton, Duane & Nicole, Nicole & Marcel Quenneville, Matthew, Eric, Jennifer & Adam Douglas, Kim & Warren Slute, Robert and Great Mémé of Sydney, Trent, Kirstyn, Dujuan, Dayjeana, Alyssa, Brooke, Allie, Noah, Owen, Joey. Dear sister of Anna & Jack Wolinsky, Marie Cox, Beatrice Laframboise, Paul Thibert. Sister-in-law of Theresa Pavelich (the older one) and Gerald & Betty. Predeceased by 11 other siblings and many other sisters and brothers-in-law. Theresa will be lovingly remembered by many nieces, nephews, family and friends. She was a long-time member of the Belle River Kaycelles and St. Williams Church, Emeryville, Choir. She also worked in the cafeteria of Riverside High School for many years. A special thank you to the entire staff of Iler Versa Care for the kindness and loving care shown to Theresa. If you so desire, donations to the Good Shepherd Parish Building Fund  would be appreciated by the family. Cremation has taken place. On Saturday family and friends are invited to meet at Good Shepherd Parish- St. Williams Site after 10 am followed by Memorial Service at 11 am. Arrangements entrusted to Families First 1065 Lauzon Rd. East Windsor, 519-969-5841

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CLARK: David Maxwell “Max”, of St. Thomas

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Max ClarkCLARK, David Maxwell “Max”, of Caressant Care on Bonnie Place, St. Thomas, passed away at his residence, surrounded by his loving family, on Wednesday, March 12, 2014, in his 84th year.  Husband for 60 years to Fay (nee MacAlpine) Clark.  Father of Dianne (Ian), Steve (Diane), and Lynne (Craig).  Grandfather of Cary, Tina, Dale, Tanya, Trevor, Troy, Michael, Jody and Lisa.  Great grandfather of Quinton, Cory, Jaydin, Hailey, Matthew, Jarred, Hayden, and Sabryn.   Also survived by several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by two sisters and a brother.  Born in Peterborough, ON, December 2, 1930, he was the son of the late David and Stella (nee Heron) Clark.  Max attended Peterborough Teachers College and began his teaching career in St. Thomas in September of 1955.  He taught for 34 years in Elgin County.  In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place.  A public memorial service to celebrate Max’s life will be held at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Saturday, March 22nd at 2:00 p.m.  Inurnment of his cremated remains will be made privately in Elmdale Memorial Park.  If so desired, memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the St. Thomas Public Library will be gratefully acknowledged. 

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WILKIE, Douglas H.

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Peacefully surrounded by his loving family on March 11, 2014 at the age of 73 years.  He will be forever loved by his adoring wife Cara (nee Wride) sharing 23 years of marriage.  Dear brother to Betty Campbell, and loved brother in-law to Jean McCarron, Carl & Eleanor Wride, Rose & Pete Neff and their families.  Douglas is survived by many loving nieces, nephews, great nieces & nephews; Dana Campbell, Stacey Turner, Frank (Paulette) McCarron, Anne Pennington (Scott), Dale (Dan) Woelfer, Wayne (Rosa) Wride, Brian (Barb) Wride, Lois (Phil) Johnson-Wride, Glen (Kathy) Neff, Susan (Bob) Lyons and Scot (Katrina) Neff.  He will be missed especially by dear friends Abe & Fatima Bazzi, with their children Adam & Aya; the Venneys- Kevin, JennyLou, Graham and Heather.  He was a member of the “Odd Fellows of Leamington” for 25 years and St. Clair Beach Optimists.  Douglas was a dedicated teacher at Western Secondary School for 29 years sharing his passion for teaching and baking.  He left an ever lasting imprint on the students he taught, and was known for his wit and friendliness.  Cremation has taken place.  Please come to an open house at WINDSOR CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME, (Banwell Chapel) 519-253-7234 11677 Tecumseh Rd. E. at Banwell Rd. on Saturday March 15, 2014  from 1 to 4 PM to celebrate Douglas’ life.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Salvation Army (Eastwood Citadel) or St. Aidan’s Community Church or charity of choice.  Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at www.windsorchapel.com

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BARIDA, Gerald

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Passed away peacefully on March 11, 2014 at the age of 89.  He willed be missed by family and friends.  A Private Service was held at  WINDSOR CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME (Banwell Chapel) 519-253-7234 11677 Tecumseh Rd. E. at Banwell Rd.

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PICCININ, Elsa (nee Pagura)

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It is with sadness that we announce the passing of our Mother and Nonna, peacefully at North York General Hospital on Monday March 10, 2014 in her 82nd year. Predeceased by her dear husband Rino (1984) and her parents Giovanni and Guiseppina Pagura. Will be greatly missed by her daughters and sons-in-law, JoAnne (Bob Poldon), Donna (David Craig) and Patricia (John Rocheleau). Nonna will be lovingly remembered by her five grandchildren Adam and Alex Craig and Suzanne, Bill and Jack Poldon and her canine grandson, Gilligan. She was so proud of them and all their accomplishments. Elsa will be remembered by her only brother Elio (Chiara) Pagura. She was sister-in-law to late Nella Piccinin, late Ivo (late Alba) Piccinin, Santa (late Gelsomino) Terziani, late Nello Piccinin, Antonio (late Clara) Piccinin, late Mario (Bruna) Piccinin and Amabile (late Franco). She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.  Mom/Nonna was truly someone who could make something from nothing. Whether it was creating an amazing dinner from the most unlikely ingredients, sewing an article of clothing from the smallest piece of cloth possible or turning milk bags into crocheted mats for third world countries—these kinds of activities demonstrated her creativity, tenacity and determination. Many have been kept warm with her beautifully made blankets, have looked adorable in the sweaters that she knit and no Barbie dolls had more beautiful wardrobes than the ones that were fashioned for the dolls that belonged to her three daughters. We could always count on Mom/Nonna to light a candle for anyone who was unwell, traveling or writing an exam. And you better not leave the house without making the sign of the cross. Special thanks to the Rocheleau family and Adriana Santarossa who were always there for Mom. We also wish to thank Dr. Shetty, Dr. Horvath and the incredible Nurses in the Palliative Care Unit at North York General who lovingly cared for Mom and the three of us as we went through this final journey together. Visitation at WINDSOR CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME, (Banwell Chapel) 519-253-7234 11677 Tecumseh Rd. E. at Banwell Rd. on Friday March 14, 2014 from 3-5 pm and 7-9 pm. Relatives and friends will be received on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at Our Lady of Atonement Church (2940 Forest Glade Dr.) from 9:30 am until time of funeral Mass at 10:00 am. Entombment Windsor Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Windsor Regional Hospital, who over the years have taken great care of mom. On-line condolences and cherished memories may be shared at www.windsorchapel.com.

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HESS, Marjorie Betty Ann (nee Laur)

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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Betty Hess.  On March 11, 2014 Betty watched her last hockey game and went to sleep.  This family will never be the same without her, but we will remember her for the beautiful person that she was, and the strong woman she had always been.  Beloved wife of David Hess, devoted and loving mother to David & Lisa, Timothy & Linda and Danny & Therese.  Grandmother to Jill, Jeremy, Nicole, Brittany, Kaisha, Danielle, Julie, Mathieu and 3 great-grandchildren Godfrey, Jax and Izayiah.  Daughter of the late Gordon & Lidia Laur.  Sister of Norman and wife Laura & sister-in-law of Margaret.  Predeceased by siblings Gordon, Lawrence, Lester, Wilmer, Richard and Arlene.  Also survived by many nieces and nephews.  Putting her family first, Betty was devoted to her husband, sons & grandchildren, and will be greatly missed, but remain in our hearts forever.  Betty & Dave were married for over 56 years.  They loved each other and shared a wonderful life not only as husband and wife, but as best friends.  Together Dave, Honey and Tucker will look up at the brightest star in the sky and know she is at peace.  If you so desire, donations to the Humane Society of Windsor would be appreciated.  Cremation services entrusted to Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841.  A private family burial of cremated remains will take place at a later date at Heavenly Rest Cemetery.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Delves, John Stephenson of Barrie Ontario, formerly of Toronto, Ontario

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Delves, John Stephenson -October 10, 1934 – March 9, 2014 – It is with love in our hearts that we announce the death of John Delves.  Predeceased by Katharine McDonald (2007).  John took his last breath in the presence of his children; Lauren Delves, Ian Delves and his wife Ingi Gould-Delves at the RoyalVictoriaHospital, Barrie.  John was born in Toronto, attended East York Collegiate, Graduated in Industrial Design from the Ontario College of Art (A.O.C.A) in 1959.  He moved to San Francisco in 1963 to persue his career, where he designed many facilities, casinos, bars, and hotels winning the Governor of California Award for Design Excellence.  John returned to Canada in 1977 to teach at GeorgianCollege (Barrie) until his retirement.  He continued to paint and was a member of the Ontario Society of Artists.  John has left us and his art lives on and on.  He had passionate opinions about the Arts and was my best dancing partner. He broke his hip and his brave battle with Leukemia ended.  Thanks go to Dr. Andre Bedard, Dr. Bryn Pressnail, Dr. Margaret Collins, Charlene Hagerman, nurses in the Chemo Suite (R.V.H.) and Dr. David Spanner (Sunnybrook Medical Centre).  Special thanks to Pat and Brian Thompson.  Memorial donations for research into Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (C.L.L.) would be appreciated.  Cremation has taken place.  A spring celebration will follow. Condolences may be made to marshallwdrivercremationandburialservice.ca

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SILLS: Don, of RR#3 Ayton

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Passed away at Grey Bruce Health Services – Owen Sound on Wednesday, March 12th, 2014.  Donald Ritchie Sills, of RR#3 Ayton, in his 80th year.  Beloved husband of Florene (nee Moore).   Survived by his sister Edna and her husband Ivan Barfoot of Shallow Lake.  Brother-in-law of Helen Sills of Waterloo, Bryan Garrison of Acton, Florence and Frank Gilbert of Harriston and Margaret Church of Harriston.  Fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews and cousins.  Predeceased by his parents Herb and Cora Sills, his brother Arthur Sills and his sister Irene Garrison.  Friends may call at the McCulloch-Watson Funeral Home, Durham on Sunday, March 16th from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 p.m.  A celebration of Don’s life will be held at the Durham Legion on Monday morning at 11 o’clock.  Spring interment at Durham Cemetery.  As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Cancer Patient Services Corporation or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.  www.mccullochwatsonfuneralhome.ca

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BOUCHER: Victoria Marie of Stayner

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BOUCHER: Victoria Marie –  at General and Marine Hospital, Collingwood on Monday, March 10, 2014 in her 43rd year.  Loved partner of John LaChapelle of Stayner. Cherished mother of Amanda, Natalie, Nathan, Christopher, Joshua, Keith and Jonathan. Loved daughter of Ralph and Colleen Boucher.  Family will receive friends at the Mangan Funeral Home, 332 Osborne St., Beaverton on Friday, March 14, 2014 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 1 p.m.  Interment Cedarvale Cemetery, Cannington. If so desired, donations in memory of Victoria can be made to Lupus Foundation of Ontario. Online condolences are welcomed at www.manganfuneralhome.com

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McDonald, Verna Eileen of Sault Ste. Marie, formerly of Thessalon

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Suddenly at the Sault Area Hospital with family by her side on Wednesday March 12, 2014.  Verna McDonald of Sault Ste. Marie, formerly of Thessalon in her 58th year, beloved wife of Gerald McDonald for 9 years and The Late Harry MacLeod.  Loving mother of Melanie MacLeod  and Darrell MacLeod both of Sault Ste. Marie and step-mother to Tia and Tim.  Special Grandma to Hannah, Cole James, Addy Mae, Mariah and Dylan.  Dear daughter of Harry and The Late Jean Rayner.   Dear sister of Robert Rayner ( Carol ), Bill Rayner and Don Rayner ( Sheila ).  Also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.  Verna will be remembered for her zest for life, her love of camping and the outdoors, and a tremendous love for her family particularly her grandchildren.  Friends may call at the Thessalon Bible Chapel on Saturday March 15, 2014 from 1pm until time of service at 3 o’cock with Charlie Martin officiating.  Cremation followed by spring interment at The Sands Cemetery.  In Verna’s name a trust fund has been established for her grandchildren.  Please make cheques payable to “McDonald Grandchildren’s Trust”.  Funeral arrangements entrusted to Beggs Funeral Home, Thessalon, Ontario.  www.beggsfh.com

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WATTS: Roy George of London

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WATTS, Roy George – Surrounded by love at home with his family by his side in his 84th year on Saturday, March 8th, 2014. Beloved husband of Ruth for 55 years. Cherished father of David and Valerie. Loving grandpa to Vanessa and Saraphina. Special uncle to Sheila and Larry Kinnear. Visitation will be held at the WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Friday, March 14th, 2014 from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. where the memorial service will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. To follow, please accept our invitation to join the family for a luncheon to reflect and share memories of Roy. Donations would be greatly appreciated to the charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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GRAY, Winnifred Jean of Brockville

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Peacefully with family by her side at her residence in Brockville Tuesday March 11th, 2014. The former Winnifred Booth of Brockville, age 78 years.  Beloved wife of Allan Gray. Loving mother of Darlene Gray (Glenn Archibald) of Brossard, QC and Terry Gray (Bonnie McGhie) of Athens.  Cherished “Nan” of Victoria, Kristen and Ashley Dunn, Christopher, Aimée, Shane and Brittany Gray, and 2 great grandchildren. Dear sister of Marion and David Booth, and sister-in-law of Doreen Taylor, Joyce Reid and Donna Betts.  Also survived by several nieces and nephews.  Pre-deceased by her parents Vernon and Jean (Davis) Booth and brother Eric Booth.

The family will receive friends at the Barclay Funeral Home, 137 Pearl Street E., Brockville, on Friday March 14th, 2014 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Cremation will take place.  A Private Family Funeral Service along with interment at Oakland Cemetery will be held at a later date.   In memory of Winnifred, donations to the Alzheimer’s Society, Cancer Society or to the charity of your choice would be gratefully acknowledged by the family.  Messages of condolence may be sent online at www.barclayfuneralhome.com.

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Devine: Margaret of Sarnia

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devinepicwebAt her residence on Monday, March 10, 2014, MARGARET MARY (McCANN) DEVINE, age 67, of Sarnia, beloved wife of the late Leo Devine(2009). Loving mother of Eamonn Devine (Pamela), Kevin Devine (Julie), Brian Devine, Michael Devine (Jackie) and Leona Devine. Loving grandmother of Caitlain, Amberlynn, Maggie, Ryan, Christina, Jenna, Emma, Jason and Julie. Dear Sister of Jim and Noel McCann of Derry, N. Ireland. Pre-deceased by her parents William and Catherine, brothers Tommy, Mike, Hugh, Liam and sister Rona. Dear sister in law  of John Devine of Sarnia, Edward Devine (Rosaleen), Philomena Bell (Brian), Nora MacShane and the late Patsy all of Ireland, Margaret Broomfield (Bernie) of England. She shall be missed by many nieces and nephews in Ireland and Canada. “Maggie” was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother who enjoyed spending time with the joys of life, her husband, kids and grandchildren. Family and friends will be received at D.J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION CENTRE 102 Victoria Street N, Sarnia ON on Saturday March 15th 2014 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Cremation has taken place and a private family interment shall take place at a later date. Sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada (cheques only please). Messages of condolence may be sent to the family through djrobb@cogeco.net.

 

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RAITHBY: Patricia (Patti) née Fricker

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Raithby (MR Inside)Passed away Sunday, March 9, 2014, surrounded by family, in her 71st year.  Survived by her husband of 36 years, Gordon.  Dearly missed by her children Angela (Paul), Doug, Andrea Tracey (Paul), David (Mary), Mark (Tricia), 6 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.  Always cherished by her mother Florence Fricker, brother Richard Fricker, and sister Janice (Mike) Muise.  Predeceased by her sister Janet Blais and father Albert Fricker.  Thank you to all who showed care and concern to Patti during her illness.  Cremation has already taken place.  A memorial service will  be held at Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Saturday, March 15th, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. with visitation one hour prior.  Interment will take place at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Bay, ON.

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FORD, Terence F.,

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FORD, Terry, square72 years of Tilbury, passed away at Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Chatham on Friday February 21, 2014.  Beloved husband of Susan. Father of Tristan (Amanda). Grandfather of Cooper.  Predeceased by parents Leonard and Janet of Seaforth, Ontario. Dear brother of Gail Matthews. Brother-in-law of Donald Matthews (Shirley). Son-in-law of Marion Case (Paul 2007) of Wheatley. Brother-in-law to Catherine Gordon-Kay (Robert) and Grace Marchand (Raymond). Missed by many nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place and Memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Reaume Funeral Home, 6 Canal St. W., Tilbury. Memorial donations to LHSC Gene Goodreau Memorial Fund, Randy Atkinson Memorial Fund or Canadian Cancer Society appreciated.  Online condolences may by shared at www.reaumefh.com

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LINDSAY, Hazel Mildred of Cobourg, Ontario

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LindsayHazel Mar 12  use thisPeacefully in Cobourg on Tuesday, March 11, 2014.  Hazel M. Lindsay (nee Ansell), beloved wife of the late Bruce James.  Dear mother of Kay Twitchett and her partner Mike, Jim and his wife Kathy, John and his wife Karen.  Sister of Elaine Chesterson.  Predeceased by her sisters Vera and Mary.  Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Kathy, Michele, Rhonda, Chris, John and Tyler and her great grandchildren Adam, Joshua, Nicole, Rachel and Ryan.  Also missed by several nieces and nephews.  Visitation to be held at MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King St. E. in Cobourg on Friday, March 14 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm.  A funeral service will be held at St. Peter’s Church (corner of College St. and King St.)  in Cobourg at 11am on Saturday, March 15.    Interment to follow at the Heritage Cemetery of St. Peter.  Those wishing may make a memorial donation to the Canadian Diabetes Association or The Shelter of Hope.  Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com

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CONWAY: Dermot of Oshawa

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14047 Conway 12CONWAY: Dermot  – On Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at Lakeridge Health Center.  Dad/Poppa/Dermot or Derm, as he was known to many, has gone skiing. At age 97, Dad has pushed on to explore new slopes.  Born and raised in Quebec City, the Plains of Abraham were his playground. Always an avid skier, he competed in all disciplines and taught professionally for the Château Frontenac. In Dad’s words, he has “always been thankful for his transfer to Oshawa where he made friends and married Helen”. Dad loved to sing and no campfire or road trip was complete without rousing renditions of Big Band and other favourites. He and Mom enjoyed life at the cottage, bridge, and dancing. Dad served his community in a variety of volunteer capacities, as well as helping to establish the Oshawa Ski Club at Kirby, where he schussed the hills well into his 88th year.  Dermot was blessed with two loving wives: Helen Heffer was his cherished wife of 53 years. With Gloria Taylor, Dad found joy for over nine years until her passing in 2011. He met Gloria across the bridge table at The Court at Pringle Creek, his home for more than 12 years. Dad also mourned the loss of his eldest daughter, Mary Frances, and his sisters Joan, Adrianne and Eileen.  Dad will be missed by many who loved him dearly, including children Joanne Greenway, Michael (Carol), Andrea, and Theresa (Bob), brother Tony (Carmen), grandchildren Kathleen (Brian and children), Dann (Erica), Brian (Anik and children), Chris (Jen), Erin (Geoff), Brendan, Kevin, Chris, and Greg, son-in-law Paddy Smith, and stepchildren Paul (Gale and family) and Peter. Numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and in-laws have expressed their love and affection. Special gratitude to many who offered Dad support and good humour during his years at Pringle Creek. Appreciation also to staff, friends and bridge partners at Pringle and the caring staff on the Palliative Care Unit at Lakeridge Health.  A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Gregory’s Catholic Church, 194 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa on Monday, April 7 at 11:00 a.m. Visitation one hour prior. Reception to follow.  Online condolences or memorial donations may be made at www.CommunityAlternative.ca or by calling (705)742-1875

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KOUTRAS, Peter (Panagiotis)

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WEB_Koutras_PeterDied peacefully surrounded by his loving family on March 11, 2014 at 74 years of age.  Loving father of Sheila Vasiliki Mackie and husband Michael, Dr. Nickolas Peter Koutras and wife Snezana.  Cherished Papou of Robert Peter and Jillian Mackie, Natalie and Lukas Peter Koutras.  Beloved brother of Vasili, Yorgios, Aleko and Thimio.  Former spouse of Rita Tsamantanis.  Predeceased by his parents Vasiliki Nakos and Nikolas Koutras.  Also survived by many nieces and nephews.  He will be remembered living large in the hearts of his family and friends.  Special thanks for the extraordinary compassionate care received at the former Hotel-Dieu Grace and all the staff of the ICU.  He will be missed by the staff he loved at Oak Park Lasalle.    In lieu of flowers, donations to the Hospice of Windsor would be appreciated.  Visitation Friday from 3-5 & 7-9 p.m.  On Saturday, March 15th Thrice Holy Hymn Service 11 a.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841.  Procession to Heavenly Rest Cemetery.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

He will be dearly missed and never forgotten.

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HAYES: Acton John

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HAYES:  Acton John 1925 – 2014

Peacefully passed away at the Kingston General Hospital on Tuesday, March 11th, 2014 in his 89th year.  Beloved husband of the late Pearl ‘Opal’ (Griffith) of Odessa.  Loving father of Arthur(Bea), Carlotta Taylor (the late Paul Taylor), Madeline, Sylvia Ouelette (Brad), Clayton(Monica) and Nathan.  Cherished Pop of Shawn, Wayde, Jenny, Ryan, Dereck, Corry, Adam, Michael, Timmy, Alex, Jaydon, Jayda, Stacey, Jonathon, Karl, Kenny, Andrew and spouses.  Adored Great Poppy of 16 Great Grandchildren and 1 Great Great Grandchild.  Dear brother of Doris Robey and predeceased by brothers Clarence, Victor, Stanley, Arthur and sisters Kathleen, Christine, Gwen, Nola and Hazel.  People will remember Acton for his love of his family, horses, curling, and being a lodge member for many years.  The family will receive friends at the PAUL G. PAYNE FUNERAL HOME, Main St., Odessa, 613-386-7373 on Friday from 7 – 9 pm.  Funeral service will be held in the funeral home on Saturday at 11am with Rev. D. Bailey officiating.  Interment at a later date.  As expressions of sympathy the family would appreciate donations to the Children’s Wish Foundation.  On line condolences at www.paynefuneralhome.com

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DELL, Daisy Mae

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Passed away peacefully with her family and friends by her side. Loving partner and best friend of Ron Gignac. Will be missed by step-daughter Cheri Gignac and Wayne Campbell, grandchildren Richard and Taylor.  Reunited with her late mother Dorothy Dell.   She will be missed by sister Clara and Warren, survived by sister Barbara, and predeceased by brother Robert and surviving wife Lorraine.  Sister in law to Theresa and (the late) John, Shirley and Larry, Simone and Steve and Jim and Sonja.  She will be remembered by many friends, colleagues, and “Fur”ever friends. Donations made to Wings Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre would be appreciated by the family. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to Families First Funeral Home 3260 Dougall, South Windsor (519) 969-5841.  Share photos, memories or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

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Levergood, Allan

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web_Levergood_AllanOn March 9th, 2014 at 87 years of age. Loving husband of the late Ruth Levergood. Father of Roy and wife Maureen Mooney, Wayne and wife Mary, Carl and wife Judy & the late Paul Levergood. Treasured Grandpa of Maggie Mooney-Levergood, Michael and Kimberly Levergood, Shari-Anne and husband Mike Rice, Terry and wife Michelle Levergood and Sherry Ross. Great-grandpa of Michael, Liberty and Grace Rice, and the late Levi Levergood. Pre-deceased by sisters Margaret Weise, Blanche Levergood and Mable Clement. Allan was a long-time devoted member and friend to many at Parkwood Gospel Temple. If you so desire, donations to the Parkinson Foundation of Southwestern Ontario would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Sunday 2-4pm & 7-9pm at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. On Monday, family and friends are invited to meet after 9am at Parkwood Gospel Temple (3005 Temple Dr) followed by funeral service at 10am. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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HARRINGTON: Norman E. of St. Thomas

Posted by on March 12, 2014

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Harrington, Norman E. of St. Thomas, passed away peacefully, on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in his 87th year. Dearly loved husband of 31 years of June (Symms) Harrington and loved father of Betty Howarth (Paul), Judy Schnurr (Lloyd) and Debbie Somerville. Dear step-father of Derek William Gover (Colleen) and Carolyn Simle (Gord). Sadly missed by a number of grandchildren, great grandchildren and nieces and nephews.  He was the last of his family. Norm was born in Malahide Township on March 28th, 1927, the son of the late John and Hattie Harrington. He has lived in St. Thomas since 1950 and formerly of Tillsonburg. He was a retired orderly.

Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas where funeral service will be held Saturday at 1:00 p.m. Visitation on Saturday from 12:00-1:00 p.m. Private interment in Elmdale Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to Animal Aide. Condolences may be sent to ahughson@execulink.com.

 

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BANCROFT: Ronald William of St. Thomas

Posted by on March 12, 2014

bancroft 1 (178x250)Bancroft, Ronald William of St. Thomas passed away suddenly, on Sunday, March 9th, 2014, at the L.H.S.C. (University Campus) in his 78th year. Dearly loved and devoted husband of Betty (Towers) Bancroft and much loved father and best friend of Kim Berdan (Don), Susan Bancroft (Terry Hepburn) and Shelley Atterbury (Kevin). Cherished “Papa” of Krista Last (Chris Huber), Shannon Glanville (Marc), Hillary and Brittany Atterbury and great “Papa” of Lucas and Nicolas Glanville and Lynsey and Alexa Last. Brother of Christopher Bancroft and the late Stephen Bancroft. Dear brother-in-law of Reta McCracken of St. Thomas. Predeceased by a sister Marrien Jones and a brother Wilfred Bancroft. Sadly missed by a number of nieces and nephews. Ron was born in Elgin County on February 7th, 1937, son of the late Phil and Mary Bancroft. He was retired from the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 41. He was involved in many committees and boards at the Legion and was an active life member. Ron loved family activities and had a passion for movies. He especially enjoyed trips to Disney World with his family. Ron was always the first to volunteer and always made sure the job was done and done right.

Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas where funeral service will be held Thursday at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow in Elmdale Cemetery. Visitation at the funeral home on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the A.T. Foundation (Ataxia Telangiectsia Foundation) or the Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Fund. Condolences may be sent to ahughson@execulink.com

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