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SmithGordonSMITH: Gordon Edward
On Tuesday, December 16, 2014, two days shy of his 95th birthday and ten days after his 68th wedding anniversary, Gord passed away in hospital in Lindsay, Ontario.
Born Gordon Edward in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia in 1919, he was Gord to all who knew him. His early life and school years were spent with his grandparents, who raised him on their farm and sent him to school on his own horse with a rifle tucked in the saddle.
In 1943, at age 24, after working for Ferry Command as an aircraft instrument technician, Gord joined the RCAF and travelled to Toronto to train for deployment to Europe during the Second World War. This was a decision that would lead him to the woman with whom he would share the rest of his life.
Standing tall at 5’4”, Gord was issued a standard uniform by the RCAF, which required immediate alterations. He brought his uniform to the tailor shop of William Orange in Toronto. Upon arrival, he was sent to the back of the shop where the tailor’s daughter, Florence, waited to take his measurements and hem his raincoat. As she began pinning, Gord often recalled, he knew in that moment that she would always be by his side.
Gord was sent to Europe within weeks, but they wrote each other often. One day, the letters stopped abruptly. Florence soon learned that Gord, a rear gunner on loan to the RAF 620 Squadron, had been wounded in action over Northern Holland. With strength and determination, he made a full recovery and returned to Florence in July, 1945.
They were married and became Gord and Flo to all who knew them. Gord studied at the University of Toronto and began work for the Welfare Division of the City of Toronto. When he retired after 35 years with the City, he was the Chief District Administrator for the GTA.
Gord and Flo had three daughters, Erin, Dawn, and Kerry. Together, they packed their young family and all of their camping supplies into their tiny Volkswagen Beetle for countless adventures. Killbear Provincial Park was a favourite spot as was the Bay of Fundy, where Gord and Flo bought a cottage and hosted the entire family and their families for years.
Gord was a man of many gifts and interests, including woodworking. At age 85, he built a fully functional, cedar strip, ocean-going kayak that is the prized possession of his granddaughter Caitlin. During that particular project, which consumed most of his waking hours (and his workshop and the garage), Flo was by his side, day and night, holding clamps, applying fibreglass, and taking pictures.
Gord and Flo shared a lifelong love of photography. Together, they captured and captioned nearly every memory, from their early married life right up to the present. They created an extensive collection of carefully curated photographs and slides that will endure as a loving legacy of the lives of two extraordinary people and the extended family that they nurtured and encouraged to grow and thrive.
His wife Flo, his daughters Erin (Lee), Dawn (Murray), and Kerry (Bill), his granddaughters Christie (Marc), Kirsten (Arun), and Caitlin, his great grandchildren Kieran, Milenne, and Manon, will forever
keep Gord in their hearts and celebrate all that he gave and all that he was: intelligent and curious, friend to so many, fighter, perfectionist, scotch drinker, photographer, woodworker, sailor, camper, avid traveller and driver, Florida Snowbird, square dancer, and most of all, loving husband and devoted dad and granddad.
The family’s deepest thanks go to Kalie and Robin, the staff at Ross Memorial Hospital, and all of Gord’s additional caregivers for their loving care and concern.
A private funeral for family and caregivers is being held Saturday, December 20, 2014 in Cannington, Ontario. A celebration of his life will be held in the spring of 2015 with details to be announced. He would be honoured to be remembered by a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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PEARCE, Louisa (nee Rounding) – of Essex, Ontario

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Passed away peacefully with her family by her side on December 18, 2014 at Royal Oak Long Term Care, Kingsville at the age of 98. Predeceased by her beloved husband Lyle (1982). Loving mother of Clair (Sylvia), Ken (Charlene) and Joyce (Ron Vermeulen). Caring grandma of 7 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Survived by her sister Dorothy (late Hugh) White, brother Herb (late Doris) Rounding, sisters-in-law Marjorie (late Jerry) McCracken, Ruth (late Gerald) Hillman, Jean (late Rex) Pearce, Donna (late Don) Latam and brother-in-law Harold (late Marilyn) Pearce. Predeceased by sister Irene (Tom) Carder, brothers Oliver (June), Henry (Jean), Raymond (Leila), sisters-in-law Lois (late Cecile, Ray) Holland and brother-in-law Jack (Hazel) Pearce. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. The family wishes to thank the staff at Royal Oak Long Term Care in Kingsville for their love and patience with our mom over the last 9 years. Visitation will take place at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 87 Maidstone Ave. E., Essex (519-776-4233) on Friday, December 19, 2014 from 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to celebrate Louisa’s life will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 11 a.m. A private interment will take place at a later date at Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. If so desired, memorial donations may be made to the Essex Food Bank or the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul. Online donations or cherished memories may be shared with the family at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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RICKWOOD (McLean), Kathleen “Pat”

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Passed away peacefully at Bella Senior Care Residence on Thursday December 18, 2014 at the age of 91 with best friend / Granddaughter TracyLynn Cerminara by her side. Survived by daughters Kathy Bailey (David), Joan Lewis (John), Sandra Warden. Also survived by many grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren and sister Elsie Eade.

A sharing of memories will be held at the MORSE & SON EVENT CENTRE, 5929 Main St., Niagara Falls on Sunday December 28,2014 at 1:00pm.

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FOX: Robert George

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Peacefully passed away at the I.O.O.F. Senior’s Home in Barrie on 19 December 2014. Bob was 78 years young at his passing. Bob leaves behind his children Susan, Tom, Don, Karen, and Celia. Grandfather to Robert Bradley, Edmund, Jennifer, Zachary, Jack, Megan, Vanessa, Robert Royce, Andrew, Paul Joseph, Wesley Robert, Cody and April. Great Grandfather to Neelie and Murphy, Asher and Addison, Christopher and Nikita. Bob is predeceased by his loving wife Lee Fox (2009), his parents George W. and Celia Fox, and his sister Marguerite Forsyth. Dad worked for better than 30 years for IBM Canada and on about his retirement he enjoyed his lodge work, fixing computers and printers, but most of all, he loved children. He loved to dress up like Santa Claus for special events like single parents and children. He built a giant snow slide for us and the neighbours, and he worked very hard to get playground equipment for handicapped children. Anything to make a child smile, dad would do. We all know that deep down, there was a child inside. We will especially miss that twinkle in his eye. Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Monday, December 22, 2014, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., immediately followed by cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the I.O.O.F. Senior’s Home in Barrie (cheques only at the funeral home please).

God Speed Dad – Mom’s waiting.

 

The life of Past Grand Master, Brother Robert George Fox:

Brother Bob was born on September 9, 1936. He was married to the late Sister Leona (Lee) Fox. Five children, Susan, Thomas, Donald, Karen and Celia. Thirteen grandchildren, six great-grandchildren. Brother Bob as we knew him joined Odd Fellowship in Samaritan Lodge #35 Ingersoll, Ontario on April 8, 1980, a 30-year member. Upon job employment with IBM and moving to Sarnia, Ontario, he transferred his membership to Sarnia Lodge No. 126. Upon retirement he still dabbled in computer/printer repairs. He served the lodges in many capacities as well as Past District Deputy President. When Sarnia Lodge No. 126 closed, he transferred his membership to Model Lodge No. 144 where he held his membership until his passing. Also served on the Board of Directors of the Grand Lodge of Ontario. He was a member of Alpha Encampment No. 26, Alpha Lea No. 26, a Fulilier in Sarnia Canton No.26. He was Grand Master in 1998-99, serving as his counterpart was President Sister Patricia Smith of the Rebekah Assembly of Ontario. During his year as Grand Master, his project was playground equipment for Camp Trillium, Rainbow Lake at Waterford, Ontario. Brother Bob was a Rebekah with membership in St. Clairview No. 271, Colfax No.28, when it turned in the charter he transferred to Mayflower No.324 Corunna and Associate at Starlight No.344 Wyoming. Serving on several local lodge committees. Upon the death of his wife Sister Lee, Brother Bob moved to the IOOF home in Barrie where he was active in his lodge in the home and served as Residence Council. Will close with Brother Bob’s scripture for his year as Grand Master.

Psalm 121:1, 2-1

I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which hath made heaven and earth.

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STERRY: Gladys

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Peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospice on Friday, December 19, 2014, Gladys Sterry passed away at the age of 88. Beloved wife of the late Victor (2012). Dear sister of Marjorie Ashcroft of Sarnia and sister-in-law of Kenneth Sterry and his family of Australia. Gladys is survived by her niece Josephine and her husband Robert and their families in England. At Gladys’ request there will be no services held.  She wanted her body to be donated to science for future medical studies. In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia & District Humane Society or the charity of your choice (cheques only at the funeral home please). Arrangements entrusted to Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, ON.

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HILLIS: Norma

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Peacefully, surrounded by loving family and friends, on Wednesday, December 17, 2014, at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Norma Hillis passed away at the age of 81. Beloved wife of the late Gordon Hillis (1985). Loving  mother of Tom Hillis, Lynne (Jean Jacques) Peuker (Arbaz, Switzerland) and Leslie Hillis (Kevin Kuindersma). Cherished grandmother of Michael, Marc, and Philippe Peuker, Natalie, Laura, and Tommy Hillis, and Samantha, Danielle, Rachel and Nicole Kuindersma. Treasured sister of Marg Laronde, Muggs (Donna) Foster, Joan Chappell, Charlie Foster, Bob Foster and Carol (John) Rouillard. Special friend of Beba O’Mahony, Ray Burger, J. Jamie and Rosaleen O’Mahony-Burger. Predeceased by her brothers Jackie (1954) and Francis Foster (2013), her husband Gord (1985), her parents John (1985) and Rita Foster (1970), her brother-in-law Andy Laronde, sister-in-law Stephanie Foster, and brother-in-law Dave Chappell. Norma was a member of the White Cane Program and the Strangway Centre Bridge Club. She was also a longtime resident of Point Edward (52 years). At Norma’s request, her body has been donated for medical research. A celebration of Norma’s life will take place at the Quality Inn, 751 Christina Street North, Point Edward, on Sunday, December 21, 2014, beginning at 3:00 p.m. Arrangements entrusted to SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice or the charity of your choice (cheques only at the funeral home and/or celebration of life please).

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PAISLEY; Anna, of Petrolia

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PaisleyAnnaDied peacefully on Friday, December 19, 2014 at C.E.E. Hospital of Bluewater Health, Petrolia. ANNA MARGARET PAISLEY (nee Howlett), 89 years, was of Petrolia. She is survived by her husband Ted, with whom she enjoyed 68 years of marriage. Anna was a loving mother to David and his wife Debbie Paisley, Doug Paisley, and the late Fred Paisley (2010), and grandmother to Mitchell, Matthew, and Michael. She was the daughter of the late George and the late Mary Howlett, a sister to the late John (Beulah) Howlett, the late Betty (Don) Needham, Georgina (the late Buster) McCormick, the late Gloria (the late Fred) Barnes, Marilyn Wilson, Lois (Ray) McNabb, Judy Smith, Virginia (Steve) Racz, and Connie (Eugene Myers) Howlett. She was a daughter-in-law to the late Fred and the late Catherine Paisley, and a sister-in-law to the late Jim (Marjorie) Paisley and Louise (the late Bob) Miller. Visitors will be received on Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the NEEDHAM-JAY FUNERAL HOME, Petrolia, where a funeral service will be held on Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at 11:00 a.m., with Rev. Dr. Roger Ellis officiating. Interment in Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the C.E.E. Hospital Foundation (Continuing Care). Memories, pictures, and condolences may be shared online at www.needhamjay.com.

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PERFECT: Betty (formerly Armstrong) (nee Johnson) of St. Thomas, Ont.

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Betty PerfectPERFECT – Betty June Perfect (formerly Armstrong) (nee Johnson) passed away surrounded by her family at the St. Thomas – Elgin General Hospital on Friday, December 19, 2014 in her 85th year.  Beloved wife of the late Arnold Perfect (1994).  Betty is survived by her son Daniel (Gayle) Armstrong of Dorchester, her daughter Pattie (John) Roberts of St. Thomas; by her grandchildren Christopher Armstrong of London, Michael (Amanda) Armstrong of London, Leslie (Dave) Vandenbrink of Sparta, and Terri-Lynn (Jeff) Eberle of Glencoe; her eight great grandchildren; by her sister Lorraine (Lyle) Bowes of St. Thomas; nieces Kim (Steve) and Jody.  Predeceased by her sister Sally Sauve (2011).  Visitation will be held at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570) on Tuesday, December 23, 2014 from 12:30 – 1:30pm.  The funeral service will be held in the chapel at 1:30pm.  Interment in Union Cemetery.  If desired, donations to Cystic Fibrosis Canada (London) or Multiple Sclerosis Elgin would be appreciated.    Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com.

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MATURI, Caterina “Yola” (Gallina)

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Matteucci, CaterinaPassed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at her son’s home in Wainfleet with her loving family by her side.  Loving mother  of Lou Maturi (Susan).  Cherished grandma of Meaghan and Jesse and great grandma of Brodie Lang. Dear sister of Rosa D’Amico and Luciana Siciliano. Fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews and friends.  Predeceased by her loving parents; Sylvio and Maria Gallina, siblings; Antonio, Lena, Giuseppe of Argentina and Pietro and Arduino of Italy.

The family will receive friends at Morse & Son Funeral Home, 5917 Main St., on Tuesday, December 23, 2014 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.  Funeral liturgy will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday at 1 p.m.  Burial to follow in Fairview Cemetery.

Memories, photos and condolences can be shared at www.morseandson.com

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Hannan, Terence (Terry)

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May 1, 1951 – December 18, 2014

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts we announce the passing of Terry Hannan on December 18, 2014 at the age of 63, after a long and courageous battle with cancer at Hospice Residential with his loving family by his side. Reunited with his mother Anna-Mae (Mike) Hannan (March 1990) and his best friend Ed Urquhart (2010). Beloved son of Jack Hannan. Loving brother of Tom Hannan and Tim Hannan (Jan). Survived by loving companion Laurie Piper. Loving uncle of Teresa Hannan (Kaelyn & Lucas) and Mike Hannan, Terry Leaves behind one Aunt Judy Hannan and many cousins along with many, many close friends. Terry was a long time and grateful employee at Electrozad Electrical Supply Co. LTD, Thanks to Bill Smith and family. Special thanks to Windsor Regional Cancer Center for all their care. Growing up Terry enjoyed playing hockey, baseball and golf, later on in life he excelled at playing and then coaching co-ed slo-pitch achieving many banners and championship along the way. In Lieu of flowers donations to Windsor Essex County Cancer Center Foundation or Hospice of Windsor would be appreciated. Visiting Sunday December 28, 2014 from 2-5pm & 7-9pm. Prayers Sunday 4:30pm at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. On Monday December 29, 2014, family and friends are invited to meet after 10am at Corpus Christi Church (1400 Cabana Rd. W.) for Funeral Mass at 11am. Interment at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

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Duchesne, Marguerite (nee McGinn)

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web_duchesne margueritePassed away peacefully, with her loving family by her side, on December 18, 2014 at 93 years of age. Predeceased by her beloved husband Eugene (1994). Cherished mother of Dorothy Ann Simpson (Ernie), Marilyn Ziraldo (James), Daniel (Merle), and Bob (Asha). Loving grandmother of Rob, Louise, Debbie, Scott, Brett, Nicole, Sarah, David, Michelle, Colleen, and John. Dear great-grandmother of 11 great-grandchildren. Loving sister of Jim McGinn (Frances), the late Dorothy & Kevin Murphy, Kathleen Holland (the late Greg), Joe McGinn, and Jean Currie (Cam). Loving mother figure of Maria Paz-Smith. Painting, golf and playing bridge were some of her passions in life. A special thank you to her caregivers for their loving care. If you so desire, donations to the Windsor & Essex County Cancer Centre Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Sunday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Parish prayers Sunday at 4pm at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. On Monday, family and friends are invited to meet at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 4401 Mount Royal Drive, after 10 a.m. until the time of the Mass at 11 a.m. Interment Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Yaworsky, Morris George

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web yaworsky morrisOctober 25, 1918 – December 18, 2014

It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing into eternal life of a dear husband, father and grandfather, at the age of 96 years.

Morris will be greatly missed by his loving and devoted wife of over 69 years, Nel Anne (nee Karlechuk); his daughters Venia (Ken) Reynolds and Arlene; his son Ronald (Elena); his grandchildren Lawrence “Lonnie” Peddie and twins Alessia and Katrina; many nieces and nephews; cousins and friends.

Morris was predeceased by his parents Yurko and Paraskewia; sisters Mary and Effie; and brothers Michael, John, Nicholas and Joseph.

Morris was born in Eldorena, Alberta on the family homestead. Faced with the early passing of his parents, Morris demonstrated great fortitude by completing his education in Edmonton, and began to teach at one- and two-room schools in rural Alberta at the age of 19. In 1941, he volunteered for the Royal Canadian Air Force hoping to join as a pilot; but because of his eyesight and his teaching experience, was trained as an instructor of Wireless Air Gunners and posted to Calgary. Unhappy with the lack of action his posting offered, Morris marched into the CO’s office and demanded to be sent overseas – he was promptly marched out. However, within weeks, in the fall of 1944, he was shipped to England where he served until the end of the war in Europe, and returned to Nova Scotia where he awaited redeployment to the Pacific.

Happily, the war ended. In November, 1945 at the Sts. Vladimir & Olga Ukrainian Catholic Church, he married Nel Anne Karlechuk – they had been introduced by his sister Effie – and soon after the couple returned to Edmonton. Morris enrolled at the University of Alberta, completing two degrees while welcoming the birth of Venia. Following graduation, the young family moved to southern Alberta, where Morris enjoyed teaching secondary school (notwithstanding one incident reported in the school’s Yearbook where he “threatened to boil the class in sulfuric acid”), soon rising to Vice-Principal and welcoming the birth of Arlene.

In search of better opportunities and to be closer to both the Karlechuk and Yaworsky families, the family decided to move to Windsor in 1951. Morris joined his brother Joe in his woodworking and house-building business and, a short time after, the family was rounded out with the birth of Ronald.

Over the next thirty years, through hard work alongside his brother Joe, Biltwel Construction (Windsor) Ltd.’s reputation grew and always “lived up to its name”, building homes throughout the area, as well as providing employment for sister Effie, and many nephews and nieces in the summer months.

Throughout the years, Morris devoted countless hours volunteering with the Canadian Cancer Society, the Ukrainian Business and Professional Association, the Ukrainian Graduates of Detroit and Windsor; and was a long-time active parishioner of Sts. Vladimir & Olga Ukrainian Catholic Church.

He was particularly proud of the achievements of his children and grandchildren. Although he would often remark they all lived far too many miles away, they remained close in his heart.

In his most recent years, although health challenges necessitated a move from his house of many years, he was happy to have been able to remain living together with his caring wife at their new home until only a short time prior to his passing.

Visitation will be Sunday, December 21: 3 to 5pm and 7 to 9pm. Panakhyda 7:30pm at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841.

Funeral Mass will be Monday, December 22: 10am at Sts. Vladimir & Olga Ukrainian Catholic Church, 601 Lake Trail Drive with interment following at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories or photos at

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MacVoy, Evelyn Grace (nee Ford) of Kingsville, Ontario

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88 years, passed away peacefully on Thursday December 18, 2014 at Chartwell Kingsville. Beloved wife of Fred for 70 years. Dear mother of Diana Chivers (Rick), Barbara Legault, Allen MacVoy (Sylvia), Carol Farias (Paul), Gary MacVoy (Margaret). Loving grandma of eleven grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren and one great great grandson and one great great grandchild to come. Predeceased by a great great granddaughter, brother Murray Ford and sister Etheline Bradley. Many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends also survive. At Evelyn’s request, cremation has taken place. A private family graveside service will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Friends may send condolences or make a charitable contribution online at www.reidfuneralhome.ca.

 

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SINCLAIR: Dorothy May of Muirkirk

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SINCLAIR: Dorothy May (Leatherdale) –
A resident of Muirkirk, Dorothy Sinclair passed away at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Chatham Campus on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at the age of 85. 

Born in Muirkirk, Dorothy was the daughter of the late Stanley and Lillian (McConnell) Leatherdale and her late step mother Marguerite (Shewberg). Beloved wife of 58 years to the late Carlyle (2009). Loving mother of Stewart Sinclair (Diane) of Cedar Springs, Ted Sinclair (Rose) of Mt. Brydges and the late Cathy Sinclair (1966). 

Proud grandmother of Jocelyn Rathburn (Jeff), Ian Sinclair, Erin McCord (Kent), Cameron Sinclair and Valerie Sinclair (Kyle Kerr). Great grandmother of Campbell, Jeffrey, Denny and Carson. Dear sister to Donna Young (Jack) of Ridgetown, Betty Emans (Bill) of Chatham and Bonnie Eberle (Ted) of Rondeau Park. 

Also missed by many nieces, nephews, friends and extended family. Family will receive friends at the Funeral Home, 76 Main Street East, Ridgetown on Sunday from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. & 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at the Funeral Home at 11:00a.m. on Monday, December 22, 2014 with Rev. Paul Shaw officiating. Interment to follow at Duart Cemetery. 

Donations made in memory of Dorothy to the Four Counties Health Services Foundation, Heart & Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice would be appreciated. 

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

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Thompson: David Ross of Rodney

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Suddenly at his home in Rodney on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 David Ross Thompson passed away at the age of 68. Loving husband of the late Joyce Vanstone (2006). Dear father of Gary (Sandra) Vanstone and Jason Vanstone and Charles (Rachelle) Vanstone. Survived by his grandchildren Samantha, Haley, Misty, Bryce, Caleb, Logan and Jadeyn. Beloved brother of Wesley, Christine, Shawn and Tracy. Forever remembered by his mother Peggy Lou McKinnon. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Lung Association. Online condolences accepted at www.denningfuneralhomes.com .

RODNEY CHAPEL OF DENNING FUNERAL DIRECTORS
519-785-0810

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Lucas, Lonzo Jr. of Barrie Formerly of Los Angeles, California

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LonzoLonzo Lucas Jr. passed suddenly on December 16th, 2014 at the age of 46 in Barrie, Ontario. He was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, then moved to Georgia after his kidney transplant in 2004. His desire to travel took him to South Korea in 2009 to teach English. While in Korea, he met his soulmate, Karen, and he moved to Canada in 2010 to be with her. Lonzo earned his Bachelor of Education from Lakehead University. He was an educator, adventurer, traveller, musician, author, and exceptionally talented painter and sculptor. He was actively involved in the Barrie Art Club and a past volunteer at Wye Marsh. Lonzo’s love of life and positive energy influenced everyone he met. Beloved husband of Karen Whytock (Barrie); son of Lonzo Sr. and Margaret Lucas (California); son-in-law of Jim and Joan Whytock (Teeswater). Lovingly remembered by Ken, Suzanne and Tristan Whytock (Drumbo); Bruce, Carla, Sara, Rachel, Mya and Celeste Whytock (Grimsby), and well as many relatives and friends in Canada and the U.S.A. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Lonzo’s life will be held on Saturday January 3rd, 2015 at 1:30pm at the Teeswater United Church, Teeswater, Ontario.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Canadian Kidney foundation. Online messages of condolences may be left at marshallwdrivercremationandburialservice.ca

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EDGAR, Edith Marie, of Petrolia, formerly of Sarnia

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EDGAR (LECKIE) EDITH MARIE, November 8, 1928 – December 15, 2014. At Fiddick’s Nursing Home, Petrolia, Ontario, formerly of Sarnia. Survived by sons Robert Dennis (MaryBeth), Brian, Donald  (Tracy), Kevin  (Deb), Stephen and sister Dorothy Jackson. Greatly missed by 15 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Also survived by sister-in-law Mary Elizabeth Edgar. Predeceased by her beloved husband of 65 years Robert Murray Edgar (2013), parents Robert Neil Leckie (1957) and Edna Blanche Dusten (1976), daughter Brenda (1980), granddaughter Theresa (1984), brothers Robert Leckie Jr. (1985), Raymond Leckie (2002), Clifford Leckie (2012), brother-in-law Howard Jackson (1999), sisters in-law Maureen Leckie (2009), Josephine Leckie (2013), Dorothy Leckie (2013). Also predeceased by brother’s in-law Richard Edgar (1991), Bill Edgar (1997), Phil Palmer (2001), Bud Lee (2006), Eric Edgar (2014), and sisters in-law Violet Edgar, Winifred Edgar (2009), Ruth Palmer (2001) and Marion Lee (2006). Lovingly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Edith and Murray were longtime members of Sarnia Minor Athletic Association and were inducted into their Hall of Fame. Funeral Service will be held at DUNLOP UNITED CHURCH (757 Rosedale Avenue Sarnia) on Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with visitation one hour prior to service time. Reverend Adam Kilner officiating. Private family interment to follow at Resurrection Cemetery. Memorial gifts may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Sarnia Minor Athletic Association or Dunlop United Church. Arrangements entrusted to the D.J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 102 N. Victoria Street, Sarnia.

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PRATT: Dolina of London

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Passed away peacefully with her beloved husband, of 79 years, Frank at her side, on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at LHSC University Hospital, in her 98th year. Cherished mother of Deanna Niebergall, Thomas Pratt and his wife Margaret all of London, Suzanne Stalzer and her husband John of Naniamo, BC, Ronald Pratt of London and Stuart Pratt and his wife Rita of Grand Bend. Also missed by her grandchildren Stephen (Leigh Ann), Sarah (Michael), Jason (Krista), Jeffrey (Natalie), Christina (Franco), Murray (Lori), Rodney, Adam Frankie) and Dana (Josh), and her 13 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Joan Roddick of London.Predeceased by her son Donald Pratt (2012), and by 4 sisters and 5 brothers.Survived by many nieces and nephews. A celebration of Dolina’s life will be held on Monday, December 22, 2014 at 1 pm, at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London, with Visitation one hour prior. Interment to follow at Oakland Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of London or Children’s Wish Foundation. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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HASTIE, Victoria Margaret, of Sarnia

Posted by on December 19, 2014

Passed away peacefully with her family by her side at University Hospital London, Ontario on Monday, December 15, 2014, VICTORIA MARGARET HASTIE age  57  of Sarnia. Beloved wife of Matt Jones. Dear mother of Carissa Maltby (Daryl). Cherished grandmother of Tyler and Emily. Will be missed by her siblings; Leona Sauve , Bob Hastie Lynda Loxton (Brian). Predeceased by her father Robert Hastie (1979) and mother Ruth Hastie (nee Windover) 2011. Vickie worked at the London Road Tim Horton’s and in the Walmart Jewelry Department and was a big believer of random acts of kindness and paying it forward. The family wishes to thank Dr. Glen Maddison and Dr. Eric Frechette of Victoria Hospital London, the Intensive Care Unit at University Hospital London. Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Vickie’s Life will take place at the D.J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 102 N. Victoria Street, Sarnia, on Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with visitation one hour prior to service time. Sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice Sarnia .

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CRAIG: Barry Forrest – Of Bobcaygeon

Posted by on December 18, 2014

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Passed away peacefully at the Ross Memorial Hospital, Lindsay on Monday December 15, 2014. Barry Craig of Bobcaygeon in his 67th year. Barry became a licensed Funeral Director in Ontario in 1971 and along with his wife Monique, he was the co-owner of The Village Florist in Bobcaygeon. Loved and missed by his wife Monique (nee Langlois). Also missed by his father Forrest and his wife Rose of Owen Sound, brothers Carl (Wanda) of Mission, B.C., Gordon (Susan) of Port Elgin and Harvey of the U.S.A. He is survived and remembered by several nieces, nephews and the Langlois Family. Many will remember the love that Barry had for his three dogs Cody, Phoenix and Ava. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held at THE HENDREN FUNERAL HOMES, MONK CHAPEL, 6 Helen St., Bobcaygeon on Friday January 16, 2015 from 7:00 – 9:00 PM. A private family funeral service will follow. Memorial donations may be made to the Ross Memorial Hospital – Palliative Care Unit or the Canadian Cancer Society as expressions of sympathy. Friends may send condolences by contacting the funeral home at www.hendrenfuneralhome.com or by calling 705-738-3222.

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QUAST, Mary Patricia “Pat” of Apsley in her 74th year

Posted by on December 18, 2014

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Passed away at the P.R.H.C. on Thursday December 18, 2014. Pat (nee Tompkins) of Apsley in her 74th year. Wife of the late Harold Quast (d. 2012). Loving mother of Michael Hart (Julie) and Robert Hart. Always loved and remembered by her grandchildren Tyler (Taylor), Cody (Vanessa) and Kelly and great grandchildren Preston and Brayden. Also remembered by her step-children Ruediger “Roger” and Michael Quast (Lorraine “Pudgy”) and step-grandchildren Ryan, Jamie, Parker and Mikayla. A memorial service will be held at Trinity United Church, Apsley on Saturday January 10, 2015 at 1:00 PM with visitation to commence one-hour prior to the service. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to Trinity United Church, Apsley. Friends may send condolences to Pat’s family by contacting THE HENDREN FUNERAL HOMES, LAKEFIELD CHAPEL at www.hendrenfuneralhome.com or by calling 705-652-3355.

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McKee, John “Jay” (Ragnar) “The Medieval Man”

Posted by on December 18, 2014

web_McKee_JohnIt is with broken hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Jay, on December 14, 2014, with his family by his side at 65 years of age. Beloved husband and best friend of 46 years to Cathy “Baroness Caitlin Morand” (nee Bowers). Cherished brother-in-law of Ted Bowers (Carole), and Jackie Janisse (Harvey). Loving brother of the late Eric McKee and his wife Joann of Sarnia. Dear uncle of Jennie Janisse (John Lis), Chris Janisse (Kate Thissen), Randy McKee and Jeff McKee. Jay was one of the founding members of the Essex Medieval Heritage Society and was revered in the S.C.A. and local group, Starleaf Gate. He was also a retired employee of the Ford Motor Company. If you so desire, donations to the Windsor and Essex County Cancer Centre Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Sunday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Parish prayers Sunday at 4:30 p.m. Funeral Monday at 9:30 a.m. from Families First, 1065 Lauzon Rd. East Windsor (519) 969-5841 to St. John Vianney Church for Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. Cremation to follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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DYCK, Victor

Posted by on December 18, 2014

DYCK, Victor – After a courageous battle with cancer, it is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Victor on Thursday December 18, 2014 in the St. Catharines General Hospital at the age of 67. Predeceased by beloved wife Christine. Loving father of Suzanne Dyck (Alex Vreken). Beloved son of Maria and the late David Dyck. Dear brother of Peter Dyck (Mary), Heinz Dyck, Mary Pankratz (late Henry), Helene Fritz (late Reinhold), Hannelore Krugel (Victor) and Erika Dyck. Dear brother-in-law of Russell Pinder (Chris) of Braintree, Essex, England. Uncle of Mark Pinder (Amie), James Pinder (Rachel), Annette Pinder (Jason Grunwell). Great uncle of Mia Pinder. He will also be missed by many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Victor was an avid sportsman and participated in many local baseball, and hockey teams. In later years Victor especially enjoyed golfing with friends. Some of his fondest times were spent on his annual fishing trip with his buddies. Many will remember him for his Barbeques, dry sense of humour and generosity.

The family will receive friends at MORGAN FUNERAL HOME, 415 Regent St. Niagara-on-the-lake, on Sunday December 21, 2014 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. A service to commemorate Victor’s life will be held at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 323 Simcoe St., Niagara-on-the-Lake, on Monday December 22, 2014 at 11 am. Cremation has taken place. Those who wish may make a memorial donation to The Walker Family Cancer Centre or to St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church.

Condolences, memories and photos may be shared at www.morganfuneral.com

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MUNRO: Wanda (Jackson) of Lucan

Posted by on December 18, 2014

At home, on Tuesday, December 16, 2014, of Lucan, in her 64th year. Beloved wife of Bob Munro. Loving mother of Shane Munro and Cassandra Martin of Exeter, Jason Munro and Tara Doucette of Cole Harbour NS, Brian and Jean Munro of North River NS, Cory Munro and Cherie Mahoney of Lucan, Jessica Doxtator of London, Quinton Doxtator of London, Trey Munro of Lucan. Daughter of Alice Clarke and Gene Kelly of Enterprise, and the late William Jackson (1993). Dear grandmother Maiah, Jackson, Carter; Emma, Brooke, Cameron, Sydney; and Charlette. Dear sister and sister-in-law Nancy and Stan Hodge of Aylmer, Cathy and David Rusling of Simcoe, Carol Jackson and Dorothy Stewart of London, Stephen Jackson of Toronto, and Nancy Martin.  Wanda will be sadly missed by the Munro family and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by her brother Mark (2011).

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan on Saturday, December 20th from 1-2 PM prior to the memorial service, which will be held at 2 PM. Cremation has taken place.

Donations to the VON Middlesex Elgin would be appreciated by the family.

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VAN OSS: Johannes Josephus (John) of Exeter and formerly of Holland

Posted by on December 18, 2014

Van Oss, John-W150At Exeter Villa on Tuesday, December 16, 2014, of Exeter and formerly of Sterksel, Holland in his 96th year.  Born on February 24, 1919 in Ewijk, Holland.  Beloved husband of the late Gerda (Maas) (1996).  Dear father of Rian en Piet van Rijsewijk-van Oss, Hennie van Oss en Wiel Op het Veld, Wim van Oss en Jenny de Vos, Ans van Oss, Jan van Oss en Hanneke Tielen, Tonneke van Oss en Lucré Schoorlemmer, and Esther van Oss en Bas van der Waarde all of Holland, Paul and Faye van Oss of Grand Bend, Karin van Oss and Cleve Hess of Tobermory, and Judy van Oss and Eric Lindsay of Etobicoke.  Dear grandfather of Lonneke and Ad; Koen and Emilie, Susan and Vincent; Paul and Michelle, Mickey; Martijn and Kylie, Jasper; Marijn, Floor; Elles, Joris; Frances and Tyler, Nicole; Adam and Anna, Jessica and Ryan, Jarod; Jean-Luc, and Kate.  Great-grandfather of Sanne, Aukje, Teun, Lotte, Inoué, Mara, Ruby, Lincoln and Oliver. Dear brother of Adje de Louw-Van Oss, Leo Van Oss, and Annie van de Heuvel-Van Oss, and brother-in-law of Sjaantje Van Oss-Maas all of Holland.  Special uncle of Tony and Willie Verberne of Exeter.  Predeceased by grandson Kees van Rijsewijk (1997). John immigrated to Canada in 1977 to fulfill his lifelong dream of farming.  He farmed in the Exeter area for 27 years.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street, Exeter (1 street west of Main) on Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 PM.  Prayers will be said in the funeral home on Sunday afternoon at 3:30 PM.  A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Precious Blood Church, 200 Sanders Street West, Exeter on Monday, December 22nd at 11:30 AM with Father Len Desjardins presiding.  Interment Exeter Cemetery.

Donations to the Exeter Villa would be appreciated by the family.

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