Wright: Mary Jean of Strathroy, London and Bright’s Grove

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Wright, Mary WEB2Wright, Dr. Mary Jean – of Strathroy, London and Bright’s Grove on April 23, 2014 in her 99th year.  Born in 1915 to Ernest J. and Mary J. Wright of Strathroy, Mary was the beloved sister of brothers Clark and Bill Wright (both of Strathroy), Ernest J.R. Wright Q.C. (of London) and Donald J. Wright (of Toronto). Predeceased by nephew Patrick and great nephew Christian, she is survived and fondly remembered by nieces, nephews, two generations of their children and many dear friends and colleagues who enjoyed her company, friendship and great parties. Following graduate work in child psychology at the University of Toronto and war service in Britain where she helped to develop care for evacuated children, 1946 saw Mary returning to her alma mater, the University of Western Ontario to begin a professorial career in the field of child psychology. It proved to be a long career of many firsts and paved the way for other women scholars. When in 1960, she became Chair of Western’s psychology department, she was the first female in Canada to chair a major psychology department. Her leadership over the next decade laid the foundation for that department’s research orientation and reputation today.  The first female director of the Canadian Psychological Association in 1959, she later became its President in1968 and was the first female to chair the Ontario Board of Examiners in Psychology. She served Huron University College as a fellow and Executive Board member. As a lifelong advocate for children’s welfare, Mary founded and continued to support the Mary J. Wright University Laboratory Preschool. Other professional roles included serving as President of the Ontario Psychological Association, Honorary President ( and archivist) of the Canadian Psychological Association, which awarded her its Gold Medal for enduring lifetime contributions to Canadian psychology .She was Honorary Chair of the CPA Task Force on the Status of Women in Canadian Psychology. In an honour unique in 1989 for a non- American, she was elected a fellow of the American Psychological Association. Among her many publications was a history of Canadian academic psychology which she wrote with C. Roger Myers of the University of Toronto. Mary continued speaking and publishing into her 97th year. Mary was touched and gratified to have her career recognized with many honours and awards, including honorary degrees from four Canadian universities, the Ontario Psychological Association’s award For Distinguished Contributions to Psychology, the Ontario Psychological Foundation’s Year of the Child award, the Association for Early Childhood Education (Ontario) “Children’s Service Award”, a Queen Elizabeth Silver Jubilee Medal and the  CPA’s Gold Medal. The CPA History and Theory section, which she helped to establish, created a student award in her honour. Mary’s expertise has been shared through her many volunteer commitments including her roles as  member of the board of the London Meals on Wheels, the United Way Appeal, she was an adviser to the Family Service Bureau, the Children’s Psychiatric Research Institute, Thames Valley Children’s Centre Liaison Committee and the Child Guidance Clinic. As a proud Ontarian, she was a member of the Ministry of Education’s Advisory and Planning Committee for the Early Primary Years and of the Ministry of Community and Social Services’ Coordinated Primary Prevention Initiative for Ontario. As a proud Canadian, she served as a member of the Advisory Academic Panel of the Canada Council and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. At home, she was honoured to be chosen a 2007 YMCA of London “Woman of Excellence”, a recognition she hoped made her a role model for her nieces and grandnieces, many of whom were in attendance at the ceremony.  A  98 year old Mary was delighted to learn that Strathroy’s newest public school was to be named for her in honour of her lifetime contributions. Future generations will continue to benefit from her philanthropic support of academic research, theological studies and cultural endeavours, including the Wright Family Performing Arts and Entertainment Centre Foundation and Church of St John the Evangelist where she found comfort, friendship and support. Mary’s funeral will be held at the Church of St. John the Evangelist, 34 Head Street North, Strathroy, at 11 a.m on Monday, April 28th.  Friends may call on Sunday, April 27th from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Denning Brothers Funeral Home at 32 Metcalfe Street West, Strathroy.

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Troy, Nora Mary of Innisfil, Ontario

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Troy1Troy, Nora Mary – Passed away peacefully at Lakeside Retirement in her 93rd year after a brief illness. She was the beloved wife of the late Orville Troy. She will be lovingly missed by her children Noreen Campbell and Walter Troy (Joan) along with her grandchildren Rob (Ruhil), Tara-Lyn (Adam) and Aaron (Jessica) and two great-grandchildren, Aidan and Easton.  Friends and family will be invited to join together for a last Cup of Tea at The HUB on Weeping Willow Dr. in Sandy Cove Acres (South) on Saturday, May 31 from 2-4.  If desired memorial donations may be made to Hospice Simcoe or the Alzheimer Society. Condolences may be placed at marshallwdrivercremationandburialservice.ca

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MÉTHOT: Yvonne of St-Bernardin

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méthot yvonneIt is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Yvonne Méthot formely from St-Bernardin, who passed away peacefully at the Prescott-Russell Residence on Sunday, April 27, 2014 at the age of 93. She was the daughter of the late Joseph Méthot and of the late Mélina Simard. She leaves in mourning her beloved sisters; Sophie (late Emile Levac) of Alfred, Thérèse (Mathieu Charlebois) of Alexandria, Marguerite (late André Lalonde) of Dorval, Liliane (Vincent Levac) of St-Isidore, Andréa of Ottawa and Marie-Reine (Paul Brown) of Selkirk. She was predeceased by her brother Emile (late Fernande Gratton) and her sister Stella (André Leroux). She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Special thanks to the staff of the Prescott-Russell Residence as well as to Dr. Anne-Marie Lemieux for the excellent, respectful, compassionate and loving care provided to Yvonne. In addition, the family wishes to thank them for their exemplary support.

Friends may call at Berthiaume Family Funeral Home, 103, High Street, Vankleek Hill, Ontario (613) 678-3000, Wednesday, April 30, 2014 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and also on Thursday, May 1, 2014 from 9:15 a.m. A funeral service will be held at the St-Bernardin Church, on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 11:00 a.m.

For those who wish, donations to the Prescott-Russell Residence Foundation, 1020, Cartier Blvd, Hawkesbury, Ontario, K6A 1W7 and/or Canadian Cancer Society, 837, Pitt St., Unity # 1, Cornwall, Ontario, K6J 3S5 would be appreciated.

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BIGELOW: Percy John of Orleans

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bigelow percyMr. Percy John Bigelow from Orleans passed away on Sunday, April 27, 2014 at the age of 75. He was the beloved husband of the late Lise Durocher and common-law spouse of Lucie Meier; the son of the late Hiram Bigelow and of the late Florence Groulx; the father of Joanne (Arnold Cairney); the grandfather of luke and Lise; the brother of Frances (Gilles Myre), Joyce (Marcel Laliberté), Robert (Julie) and Hubert (Denise).

Funeral details were entrusted to Berthiaume Family Funeral Home 416, McGill, Hawkesbury, Ontario (877) 632-8511. A grave side service will be held at St-Alphonse Cemetery in Hawkesbury on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 4 p.m.

For those who wish, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, 837, Pitt Unite # 1, Cornwall, Ontario, K6J 3S5 would be appreciated.

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Bigley, William McCracken of Leamington, Ontario

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80 years, passed away Sunday April 27, 2014 at Leamington District Memorial Hospital. Beloved husband for 61 years to the late Jean Bigley (2012). Cherished father of Jack Bigley (Allison), Dawn Young (Dave), Doug Bigley (Lynn), Rob Bigley (Lou Ann), Dave Bigley, Jamie Bigley (Ruth), Mary Hutchinson (Tim), Bill Bigley (Cheryl) and Jeanie Kerekes (Ken). Loving grandfather of Brandon, Courtenay, Colin, Nicholas, Jeff, Kevin, Trevor, Doug, Stacy, Spencer, Jaime, Craig, Taylor, Cole, Sydney, Hannah and ten great grandchildren. Dear brother of the late Helen Gay, Jack Bigley, Sadie Harvey and Jean Ross. Several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends also survive. At Bill’s request cremation has taken place. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street Leamington on Friday May 2, 2014 from 12 noon unitl time of Memorial Service to celebrate Bill’s life at 1 p.m. Bishop Melvin Mills officiating. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Lung Association. Friends may send condolences or make a charitable contribution online at www.reidfuneralhome.ca.

 

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Fortin, Laurette Diana of Blind River, Ontario

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Peacefully, with her family by her side at Health Sciences North, Sudbury on Monday April 28, 2014. Laurette Fortin of Blind River in her 71st year, beloved wife of Justin Fortin for 55 years. Loving mother of Yvon, Michel, Joanne Mattaini ( Rae ), Rejan ( Jennifer ), Claude ( Diane ) and Yvonne ( Tom ). Special Mémé to Michael Jr., Daniel, Kassandra, Justin, Patrick, Faith, Curtis, Carla, Brandon, Claudia, Sonya, Emily and Aleah and to great granddaughter Skylah. Dear daughter of the late Jeannette and Edmond Nadon. Dear sister of Aline, Bertha and Annette and predeceased by her brothers Maurice and Arthur. Dear daughter-in-law of the late Joseph and Yvonne Fortin. Dear sister-in-law of Roger and Gaetan and the late Pierre, Leonidas, Yvon, Jean Louis , Gilles, Fleurette. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. Friends may call at the Menard Funeral Home, Blind River on Friday May 2, 2014 from 10am to 11am and 1 to 3pm. At Laurette’s request there will be no service. Inurnment in the niche wall at Hillside Cemetery will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation gratefully accepted. www.menardfh.com

 

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BARCROFT: Ashley Marie (Vella-Zarb)

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Barcroft pictureAfter a courageous battle, Ashley Marie Barcroft (formerly Vella-Zarb) passed away peacefully on Monday, April 28, 2014, at the tender age of 10. Treasured daughter of Greg and Annette Barcroft. Beloved sister of Steven, William and Mitchell. Cherished granddaughter of John and Joanne Debruyn and David and Barbara Barcroft. Ashley will be forever loved and remembered by many great-grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. Deeply missed by her teachers and classmates of Bridgeview Public School. Ashley lived a courageous young life, and fought each day with a smile on her face. A special thank you to the specialists, doctors and nurses at Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto and Children’s Hospital in London, the Palliative Team in Sarnia, and all of the support workers and friends who helped Ashley throughout her life. Family and friends will be received on Thursday, May 1, 2014, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. and from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 2, 2014, at TRINITY ANGLICAN CHURCH, 1194 Murphy Rd., Sarnia. Interment to follow in Lakeview Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Easter Seals Ontario (cheques only at the funeral home please).  Memories and condolences may be sent online at smithfuneralhome.ca

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SAMWORTH: Marg of London

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At Country Terrace, Komoka, on Monday, April 28, 2014, Margaret “Marg” (Boa) Samworth, in her 90th year.  Beloved wife of George T. Samworth for 64 years.  Loving mom of Sue Foster (Donald Noble) of Thamesford, Peggy Samworth (Dan Rammage) of Brunner, Nelson Samworth (Susan) of Bayfield and Tom Samworth (Angie) of Orangeville. Proud grandma of Stuart, Chris, Dave, Eric, Jayson, Ricky, Amy, Ryan, Josh, Justin, and Eddie, great-grandmother of 7 great-grandchildren and step-grandmother of 5 step-grandchildren and 6 step-great-grandchildren.  Dear sister-in-law of Kaye Tucker and Jean Fontaine. Also missed by her nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her siblings. The family would like to thank the staff at Country Terrace for their care and compassion.  Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Marg’s life will take place at the Royal Canadian Legion Byron – Springbank Branch No. 533, 1276 Commissioners Road West, London, on Saturday, May 10, 2014 from 1-3pm.  As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to Children’s Hospital, 800 Commissioners Road East, London, Ontario N6A 5W9. A Millard George Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements 519-433-5184.  Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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PERRY: Leonard “Len” of London

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Peacefully on Sunday April 27, 2014 at University Hospital, London in his 87th year. Beloved husband of Joyce Perry. Loving father of Michael (Una), Brian (Yvonne), Robert (Joyce), Roderick (Susan) and David (Rolande). Sadly missed by 15 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Predeceased by sister Kathleen Prosser. Funeral service will be conducted at  St. Georges Anglican Church, 227 Wharncliffe Road North, London, ON., on Thursday May 1, 2014 at 11 a.m. with Reverend Timothy G. Connor officiating.  As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer Society of London, 435 Windermere Road, London, ON, N5X 2T1. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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PATRICK: Charles “Gord” of London

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Passed away peacefully at Victoria Hospital, London on Friday April 25, 2014 in his 65th year. Beloved father of  Dr. David Patrick of Guelph Ontario. Loving brother of Richard  (Kathy) Patrick, Elizabeth (Allen-deceased) Shelden, Mary (Dennis) Hill, Tom (Deb) Patrick and Jane (Doug) Brown. Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. The family  will receive friends for a celebration of life from 3 to 5 p.m., with remberences at 4 p.m. on Wednesday April 30,  2014 at the A. Millard George Funeral Home Reception Centre, 60 Ridout Street South, London (located on the south east corner of our Parking Lot).  As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to Heart and Stoke Foundation, 180-633 Colborne St., London, ON N6B 2V3.
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THOMPSON, Gordon Dunn of Cobourg, Ontario

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Peacefully at the Northumberland Hills Hospital, Cobourg on Sunday April 27th, 2014 in his 92nd year. Beloved husband of the late Betty Thompson (nee Stephens). Loving father of Donna Causton (Colin), Sandra Rudd (the late James) and Alex Thompson (Janet). Dear grandfather of Trevor, Ryan, Kevin, Rachel, Kristin and great grandfather of Jacob and Ethan. Lovingly remembered by his brothers Stuart and Harold and pre-deceased by Jean Watts, Ruth Edwardson, Herbert and Lorne. Friends are invited to call at the MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King St., E., Cobourg on Thursday May 1st, 2014 from 10:30 – 11:30 am., followed by a memorial service at 11:30 am. Cremation with interment in Port Hope Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Sleeping Children Around the World or charity of your choice. Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.

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MORRIS, Clara Margaret “Kit” of London

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MORRIS:   Clara Margaret “Kit”

Peacefully at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Friday, April 25th, 2014 in her 86th year.  Beloved wife of Reverend George A. Morris.  Dear mother of Leigh Morris of London, Larry Morris (Lynn) of Surrey, B.C. and Cheryl Morris of Lucan.  Also loved by her grandchildren Andrea, Alex, Alexander, Zachary and Meriwether and her great-grandson Logan.  A private family gathering will be held followed by cremation at Mount Pleasant Crematorium, London.  As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army, 371 King Street, London, ON N6B 1S4 or Mission Services of London, 415 Hamilton Road, London, ON N5Z 1S1. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the A.  Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South,  London, ON N6C 3X1, 519-433-5184.  Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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RUSSELL: Jeanne of Valleyview Home, St. Thomas

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Russell, Jeanne of Valleyview Home, St. Thomas, passed away on Monday, April 28th, 2014, at her late residence, in her 99th year. Beloved wife of the late Raymond Belair and the late John Russell. Loved mother of Marlene and her husband Leslie Burleigh of St. Thomas, Aurele “Pat” and his wife Edith of Cochrane and Diane and her husband Rejean Thibeault of Port Carling. She was the last of her family. Predeceased by 2 sisters Lillian and Mary and a brother Aurele. Sadly missed by several grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Jeanne was born in Cochrane on July 14, 1915, the daughter of the late Napolean and Roseanna Desforges.

A public memorial service to celebrate Jeanne’s life will be held at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas on Saturday, May 3rd at 1:00 p.m. Visitation from 12:00-1:00 p.m. Cremation as taken place, with the ashes to be interred in Fairview Cemetery, Niagara Falls. Flowers gratefully declined. Remembrances may be made to the Valleyview Recreation Fund.

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PAGE: Gerard “Jerry” Ferdinand of St. Thomas

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Page, Gerard  “Jerry” Ferdinand of St. Thomas, passed away on Monday, April 28th, 2014, at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in his 93rd year. Dearly loved husband of  Irene (Bombardier) Page and much loved father Gregory Page of St. Thomas Margaret and her husband Castro Kelly of Alberton and Marlene Page of St. Thomas. Loved grandfather of Suzanne Jarrett (Keith), Michael Kelly (Laura) and Stephanie Clark (Jason) and great grandfather of Justice, Austin, Jayden and Jada. Predeceased by a step-sister Theresa Hurley. Gerard was born in Quebec on June 6, 1921, the son of the late Harry and Jeanne (Dumas) Page. Gerard served in the Navy (cook), and the Army (M.P.) during World War II. He worked over 45 years for Essex Wire.

Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas until Thursday and then to Holy Angels’ Church where Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 1:00 p.m. Interment to follow in Holy Angels’ Cemetery. Visitation Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to Prostate Cancer Research.

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WINTERMUTE: Lorne Andy Webster of R.R. 6 St. Thomas

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Wintermute-Lorne Andy Webster of R.R. 6 St. Thomas, passed away on Saturday, April 26th, 2014, at the Valleyview Home, St. Thomas, in his 76th year. Dearly loved husband of  over 52 years of Elizabeth “Betty” Lynn (Winter) Wintermute and loved father of Kathy and her partner Allan Swick of Union and Lorna and her husband Jamie Calvert  of St. Thomas. Much loved grandfather of Jay (Lindsay), Chelsea (fiancé Ben), Maggy, Becky and the late Ricky and Kelsey, Connor and Cameron. Dear brother of Elva Robinson of St. Thomas and the late Huron and Ellis Wintermute. Sadly missed by a number of nieces and nephews. Lorne was born in Dorchester on March 18th, 1939, the son of the late Roy and Eula (Cloes) Wintermute. He was retired from Wolverine Tube, London after 41 years of service. Lorne was a member of St. Thomas Lodge #546 A.F. and A.M.  He enjoyed Country Music. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas where funeral service will be held Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. Cremation to follow, with private interment of ashes in Christ Church Cemetery, Glanworth. Visitation on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Memorial service will be conducted at the funeral home by Officers and Members of St. Thomas Lodge #546  on Tuesday at 6:45 p.m. Remembrances may be  made to S.I.D.S.  or the Valleyview Home Recreation Program.

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CARROLL: Ruth Elizabeth of St. Thomas

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Ruth Carroll (182x250)Carroll- Ruth Elizabeth of St. Thomas, on Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014, at her late residence, in her 79thyear. Beloved wife of the late Robert Carroll (2000) and dearly loved mother of Michael and his wife Kathy Carroll of Etobicoke, Nancy and her husband Scott Sherin of London, Linda and her husband Stefan Carroll-Lyssy of Guelph and the late Barbara McQueen (2013) and loved mother-in-law of Dave McQueen of Kingston an loved grandma to Hillary, Glenn, Spencer, Linley, Mara Kendra and Austin. Dear sister of John and his wife Gwen Linley of Kitchener. Predeceased by two brothers Fred and Peter. Also lovingly remembered by a number of nieces and nephews. Ruth was born in Chatham on January 2nd, 1936, the daughter of the late Harold and Edith Lindley She was a member of First United Church and a beloved sorority sister of Beta Sigma Phi. She was a Registered Nurse and had worked for many years at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital.

Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas, until Saturday morning and then to First United Church, St. Thomas where funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow at the Elmdale Cemetery. Visitation at the funeral home Friday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Pulmonary Hypertension Association.

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Cox, John of Leamington, formerly of Oakville

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Cox John Paper copy73 years, passed away suddenly on Sunday, April 27, 2014 at his home in Leamington. Dear father of Paul and Patrice Dean, David and Carla Cox. Loving grandfather of Richard, Sarah, Jennifer and Lisa-Marie. Dear brother of Bobbie Rogers. John will be missed by many nieces, nephews and friends. John was a volunteer for many years with Special Olympics. With respect for John’s wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation or funeral service. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Heart & Stroke Foundation by contacting the Reid Funeral Home, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631). Friends may share memories and make donations at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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BARKER: Derek Leslie, of London

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Barker Web PhotoUnexpectedly on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at University Hospital in his 91st year.  Beloved husband of the late Nan Barker.  Loving father of Mark and David; grandfather of Alex, Trevor and Gillian. Survived by his brother Brian of England. Derek is predeceased by two brothers and one sister.  Derek had an interesting life, serving in the RAF and the Allied Control Commission.  He was an avid aviation enthusiast, learning to sailplane in Germany. He was talented in many areas, a very practical man and an avid photographer.  Derek opened Barker Art in 1975.  He retired from the store, and enjoyed cottage life at Ipperwash, where he could be found sailing his Hobie Cat, or watching and photographing the local birds.  A memorial reception to celebrate Derek’s life will be held on Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North.  Online condolences accepted at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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Marrazzo, Rosaria “Sara” (nee Pallone)

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With broken hearts we announce the peaceful passing of our wife, mother and nonna on April 27, 2014 at 71 years of age. Beloved wife of Giuseppe. Precious mother of Teresa & Don Tersigni, Janie & Steven Valente, and Susie & Joe Musso. Bella nonna of Daniela, Marina and Massimo Valente; and Giuliana and Matteo Musso. Predeceased by her parents Nicola and Assunta Pallone. She will be sadly missed by many family members in Italy. Sara’s beautiful smile was made even brighter when surrounded by her grandchildren who were her world. She will be remembered for her home cooked meals, especially her pasta, her garden, her baking, her canning, her homemade sausages, and her favourite pastime: mushroom picking. Her heartfelt kindness and endless generosity welcomed all with open arms. Sara was grateful to be surrounded by so many loving friends. A special thank you to Dr. Tarbain, and Dr. Day and staff for their care. To the Cardella family for their endless generosity of Tim Horton’s during our time at Hospice. To the wonderful staff and volunteers at the Hospice of Windsor – Residential Homes, you are all angels: Lisa, Justina, Michelle, Jessica, Megan, Melissa, Tim, Lorna, Carol, Carrie and her special angel Christine. From the bottom of our hearts, we would like to thank you for taking such great care of our treasured mom. If you so desire, donations to the Hospice of Windsor – Residential Homes would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Parish prayers Wednesday at 7 p.m. Funeral Thursday 8:45 a.m. from Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841 to Sacred Heart Church, LaSalle, for Words of Remembrance at 9:45 a.m. followed by a Mass at 10:00 a.m. Entombment Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation at
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GIFFEN: Arthur Orville of Stayner

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164906_10152811911515386_1832725190_nPassed away peacefully on Sunday April 27, 2014 at the General & Marine Hospital, Collingwood in his 89th year. Art of Stayner, beloved husband of June (nee Carson) for 65 years. Loving father of Gerald (Brenda), Janice (Connie Ferschweiler) and Nancy (Tim Franck). Cherished grandfather of Derek Giffen (Tobi Guyer), Amy (Bryan Lambertsen) and Cory Lewis and great grandfather of Ethan, Christian and Colton. Dear brother of Gordon (the late Gwyneth), the late Aubrey (the late Dorothy) and the late Donald (Elsie). Art will also be missed by his many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home – Stayner Chapel, 7313 Highway 26, Stayner on Wednesday April 30, 2014 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at Centennial United Church, 236 William Street, Stayner on Thursday May 1, 2014 at 2 o’clock. Interment Stayner Union Cemetery. Remembrances to Centennial United Church or the Alzheimer’s Society would be appreciated by Art’s family. To sign the Book of Memories, log on to www.carruthersdavidson.com

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CRONIN: Robert Michael

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Surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, April 26, 2014, Robert Michael Cronin passed away at University Hospital in London, at the age of 39. Beloved husband of Dana McLellan. Cherished father of Mariyah, Nathaniel and Logan and Jenny Donaldson. Loving brother of Tammy Cronin (Jeff Currie), Deenna Cronin and Robert Gray. Dear son of Donald Cronin. Fondly remembered by nephews Joe, Dakota and Ethan Currie. Survived by his best friend Patrick Huehn. Loved son-in-law of Jim and Diana. Also survived by brothers-in-law Joey and Lindsay. Predeceased by his mother Ronica Cronin. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Robert’s life will be held at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Thursday, May 1, 2014, at 1:00 p.m. (please wear informal attire). Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Dana McLellan (cheques only at the funeral home please).  Memories and condolences ay be sent online at smithfuneralhome.ca

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NORMAN; Erik S., of Wyoming

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frontfoldercropPassed away peacefully with his wife by his side on Friday, April 25, 2014 at Fiddick’s Nursing Home, Petrolia. Born in Oslo, Norway ERIK NORMAN was 96 years of age. As a young man Erik served with the Norwegian Navy during World War II and survived being torpedoed and sunk aboard the HNoMS Svenner on D Day. Svenner was the only allied warship sunk by the German Navy on D Day. Later, in 1957, he immigrated to Canada. Settling in Sarnia, he worked as a process operator at Imperial Oil, a company he also worked for in Norway. He eventually fulfilled a lifelong dream and purchased a farm on Churchill Line near Wyoming where he lived the rest of his life. Erik was a skilled woodworker and enjoyed sailing in his spare time. He was quiet, gentle, bigger than life, and courageous. He was an unassuming man, devoted to his family and friends and was loved and respected by many. He will be greatly missed by his wife Norma (nee Johnson), his children Helen and Gil Mar of Seattle, Kristian and Marilyn Norman of Edmonton, and Erik and Christine Norman of Belle River, and his grandchildren Christy and her children Ashley and Peyton, Keshia, Jenna, Catherine and her daughter Eliza, and Heather. A service remembering Erik’s life will be held on Saturday, May 3rd, 2014 at 1:00p.m. at the Wyoming Chapel, 650 Broadway St., Wyoming. Visitors will be received from 12:00 pm. to 12:45 pm. Interment of cremated remains will happen at a later date when all family members can attend. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the C.E.E. Hospital Foundation or the Poppy Fund of the Royal Canadian Legion. Memories and condolences may be shared on-line at www.needhamjay.com.

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CHURCHMAN: Jeremy

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Suddenly, on April 24, 2014 Jeremy Churchman passed away at the age of 34. Loving husband of Sydney and father of Johnathan, Hunter, and Peyton. Dear son of Crystal and brother of Jamie. Predeceased by his father Jack and sister Jackie. Jeremy will be missed by nieces and nephews Letitia, Shelby, Lorrisa, Darien, Jericho, Javin, and Jeremy (Mr. Worm). Family and friends will be received on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. Cremation to follow. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Children’s Hospital of London (cheques only at the funeral home please).   Memories and condolences may be sent online at smithfuneralhome.ca

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Campbell, Donald J. of Apsley, Ontario

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CAMPBELL, Donald Jerome (Retired Technician with Superior Propane) – At his residence on Thursday, April 24, 2014. Don Campbell of Apsley in his 78th year. Beloved husband of Melva (Tucker). Dear father of Donna Kayser (the late Bill) of Ennismore, Joni (Michael Wilson) of Peterborough, Ron Campbell (Lori) of Parry Sound, Rod Campbell (Joy) of Port Stanley. Loving grandfather of Ashley, Krista, Adrian (Nat), Brandon, Josh (Sherry), Danielle and Jameson. Brother of Mable Campbell of Douro, David Campbell of Haliburton and Wayne Campbell (Karen) of Rose Island. Uncle Don will also be remembered by several nieces and nephews. A service to celebrate Don’s life will be held at Trinity United Church, 80 Burleigh Street, Apsley, on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 12:30 p.m. followed by a reception in the Church Hall   If desired, condolences to the family, directions to the service or donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Heart and Stroke Foundation, may be made at www.AshburnhamFuneral.ca or by calling 705-740-0444.

Don Campbell

Don Campbell

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HENRY: Junior R., of London

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Henry - editedMr. Junior R. Henry, of London, in his 51st year, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, April 27th, 2014. Beloved husband of Paula Massiah. Son of Clifford and Cynthia Henry. Brother of Norman (Wendy). Uncle of Nathan and Whitney. Uncle of Trudy (Chris), Cindy (Darcy), John (Alissa), Alex, Krystal, Rhea, Sadae, Toni, Chip, Daniel, Andrew, Heidi, Dana and Adam. Great uncle of Cameron, Zoe, Michael, Victoria, Madison and Jax. Nephew of Sheila, Derick, Carmen, Buddy, Ruby, Lloyd, Mike, Terri, the Gocans and the Derbeys. Son-in-law to Eileen Green and brother-in-law to the Green, Chu and O’Brien families. Cousin of Dean, Sadie, Debbie, Steven, Loxley and more – both far and near. Dear friend to many at St. George Parish and dear friend to residents and staff of Longworth and McCormick Nursing homes. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, with prayers at 6:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. GEORGE PARISH, 1164 Commissioners Road West on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 11:00 a.m., with friends being received at the Parish from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Cremation and interment of ashes in Woodland Cemetery, at a later date. Following cremation, a subsequent memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Finbar’s Parish in Trinidad and Tobago. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Junior are asked to please consider the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada. Online condolences may be made at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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