McLAUGHLIN: William (Bill) of London, formerly of Lucan

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McLaughlin, BillAt Glendale Crossing, London on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, of London in his 73rd year.  Beloved husband of the late Marianne (Martin) McLaughlin (2006). Dear brother and brother-in-law of Knights of ColumbusTheresa and Tom Fitzpatrick, Peggy and Marc Boulianne, Bonnie Manders, and Marie McLaughlin all of London and Tom and Mary Ann McLaughlin of Lucan Biddulph.  Also survived by several nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by his parents William and Annie (Kelly) McLaughlin, brother Edward, sisters Mary, and Rose Marie and her husband Bruce Anger, and brother-in-law Joe Manders.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 223 Main Streeet, Lucan on Sunday evening 7-9 PM.  The Funeral Mass will be held at St. Patrick Church, 32922 Richmond Street, Lucan on Monday, April 14th at 10 AM with Father Dariusz Lewandowski presiding. Cremation with interment St. Patrick Cemetery.

Donations to the St. Patrick Church Building Fund would be appreciated by the family.

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DINGMAN: Blanche Viola “Nanny” (nee Ellis) of Lakefield

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DINGMAN, Blanche Viola “Nanny” (nee Ellis) – Passed peacefully, at Extendicare Lakefield, in her 100th year, on Monday, April 7, 2014. Beloved wife of the late Wallace Dingman. Mother of the late Grant Dingman. Survived by her daughter-in-law Lorraine Dingman (Joe Moncrief). Loving grandmother of Sandra McIsaac (Don), Susan Wood (Bob), and Wallace Dingman (Dianne). Proud Great-grandmother of Grant Christmas, Scott Christmas (Amy Robinson), Bob Wood Jr. (Heidi) and Mike Wood, and Great great-grandmother of Caitlin Meehan, Kassandra “Angel” Christmas, Isaiah Wood and Aila Wood. Dear sister of Eileen Tully (late John) and the late Betty Wright (Roly). Aunt of John Tully (Lauran). Blanche will be remembered by many other friends and neighbours. As requested by Nanny, a private family gathering will take place. If desired, condolences to the family or donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association may be made through the COMMUNITY ALTERNATIVE FUNERAL HOME in Peterborough at www.communityalternative.ca or 705-742-1875.

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CLINE: S. Janemar of Roseneath

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CLINE, S. Janemar (nee Ferguson) Passed away peacefully on Saturday, April the 5th 2014, at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. Beloved wife of Bill for 40 years. Cherished sister of Dan Ferguson. Dear aunt to Christie Freeman, (husband Rob, children Jack and Ben), Amy Carter, (husband Neil, daughter Olivia) and numerous cousins.
Janemar was born in Guelph, ON, and attended school there. She finished her secondary education at Neuchatel Junior College in Switzerland. She received her BA at University of Toronto and her Masters of Social work at Sir Wilfred Laurier. She spent many years working in social planning and research. After retiring from the Department of Social Service in London, ON, she went on to be a founding Board member of the Elgin County Community Care Access Centre and Second stage housing for battered women and their children. In addition, she was President of Elgin County Canadian Mental Health Branch, later Chair of Canadian Mental Health Ontario Division and was a member of the CMHA National Board of Directors. She received the Queens Jubilee medal for her service to Mental Health.  Please join family and friends in a celebration of Janemar’s life at Golden Beach Resort, Roseneath ON, on Rice Lake, (www.goldenbeachresort.com) on Saturday, April 26, 2014 starting at 1:00 pm.  If desired, directions to the celebration, condolences to the family or donations to Habitat for Humanity, Northumberland, may be made through the COMMUNITY ALTERNATIVE FUNERAL HOME in Peterborough at www.communityalternative.ca or 705-742-1875.

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WILLERTON: Lillian M. of Belleville

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Willerton, Lillian– passed away  at QHC, Belleville General Hospital on Saturday, April 5th, 2014 in her 87th year. Daughter of the late Bruce and Myrtle (nee Nerrie) Wright.  Wife of the Late Edward Willerton.  Loving mother of Gary Willerton of Toronto, Paul (Marilyn) Willerton of Belleville and the late Dennis Willerton.  Proud grandmother of Sean (Megan) Willerton of Belleville, Michael Willerton of Ottawa, Jennifer (Jon) Ede of Belleville, Andrew (Kelly) Willerton of Oshawa, Erica (Rob) Kingston of Hamilton, Heather (Michael) Brunton of Campbellford and Matthew Willerton of Toronto.  Lillian is also remembered by 8 great grandchildren, 2 great great granddaughters, several nieces and nephews and extended family. Lillian is survived by two sisters, Linda Wright, of Belleville, and Sharon (Murray) Scea, of Hoard’s Station. She was predeceased by four brothers and three sisters: William, Robert, Carman and Gary Wright, and Keitha McFarland, Roberta Skinkle and Betty Card.

A Memorial Service celebrating Lillian’s life will be held at the Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel, 30 Moira Street West (968-2273) on Thursday, April 10th  at 11:30 a.m. (with visitation from 10:30 a.m. until service time).  Following the service, a reception will be held at the Steele Family Centre.  Cremation has taken place and the inurnment at Belleville Cemetery will take place at a later date.  

If desired, Memorial Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.  

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LLOYD, Carman Bertram of Belleville

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Lloyd, Carman Bertram – at Maple Manor on Thursday, April 3, 2014 in his 80th year. Son of the late Bertram and Hazel Lloyd.  Husband of the late Margaret Lloyd.  Loving father of Carman (Susan) Lloyd of Shannonville, Raymond (Susan) Lloyd of Belleville, Allan (Annie) Lloyd of Woodstock and Michael (Michelle) Lloyd of Shannonville.  Step father of Paul (Shelda) Spencer of Napanee, Irene Nickels of Belleville and father-in-law of Barbara Lloyd of Marysville.  Carman is remembered by 17 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.  His is also survived by his brother Elmer (Agnes) Lloyd of Belleville and his sisters Hazel of Utah and Vivian (Bruce) Pots of Ottawa.  He is predeceased by grandson, Isaac Black-Lloyd, step-son, Gord Spencer and by 7 siblings. 

The family will receive friends for a time of fellowship on Thursday, April 10th, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Steele Family Centre, 20 Moira Street West. 

Cremation arrangements in the care of the Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel (613-968-2273). 

If desired, Memorial Donations to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. 

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Pitre, Gilbert

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web_pitre gilbertPassed away suddenly on April 6, 2014 at the age of 79.  Loving father to Lawrence (Laura) Pitre, the late Linda, Patti (Walter) Smith, Lenna and Tommy and step-father to Freddie, Kevin and the late Tony. Beloved grandpa to Coral, Ariana, Mya, Lawrence, Shylo, Stephanie, Jason, Jodi. Nephew Robbie (Homer) and many nieces and nephews also survive. Dear son to the late Edmond and Viola Pitre. Beloved brother to Jane, Dot, Betty, Raymond and the late Denise. If you so desire, memorial donations to the Windsor & Essex County Cancer Centre Foundation Essex Cancer Centre Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Cremation has taken place. On Sunday family and friends are invited to meet at the home of Patti and Walter Smith (1152 Pierre Avenue Windsor) for a Celebration of Gilbert’s life at 2 p.m. Arrangements entrusted to Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841

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Entered into rest peacefully at Lakeview Manor in Beaverton on Tuesday, April 8th, 2014. Predeceased by husband Kenneth (2012), also brother Bob Roy and infant sister Doris May. Loving mother of Bob (Sue) of Halifax and Bill (Nancy) of Cannington. Dear Grandma of Nikki, Matt and Laura and great Grandma of Jacob and Benjamin. The family will receive friends at the Thorne Funeral Home, 109 Laidlaw St.S. in Cannington on Thursday, April 10th, 2014 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Friday, April 11th, 2014 at 1:00 pm. Interment at Cedar Vale Cemetery at a later date.  As a remembrance donations to Trinity United Church or a charity of your choice would be appreciated. On-line condolences welcomed at
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STOKOE: Rev. Dr. Rodney Stokoe of St. Thomas, Ont formerly Halifax, NS and Europe

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Rodney StokoeSTOKOE- The Reverend Doctor Rodney James Robert Stokoe passed away peacefully at Bobier Villa in Dutton on Sunday, April 6, 2014.  Rodney is survived by his loving wife (Reverend Canon) Brenda Clark of St. Thomas; by his children Michael (Adele) Stokoe of Nova Scotia and their children Vicki Stokoe (Jim Giesinger), Jeff (Denise) Stokoe, Rawn Stokoe (Jeff Lynch); Gordon Stokoe (Jane Butler) of Ottawa and their children Joe and Willy; and Peter (Mitra) of Ottawa; and by his brother Eric (Noreen) Stokoe of England and their family.  Predeceased by his brothers Kenneth and Austin Stokoe and his first wife Peggy (nee Strang).  Rodney was born and grew up in County Durham, England, the eldest of four sons.  Rodney’s studies for the ministry were interrupted by WW2. He entered nursing training and then served on a medical ship in the British Navy. After the war he continued his studies in theology and was ordained in Durham Cathedral. During that time he and Peggy married and began their family. After serving in parishes in Hartlepool, Edinburgh and Sunderland, Rodney and his family moved to Halifax where he became the professor of Pastoral Theology at the University of King’s College and later at Atlantic School of Theology. A distinctive mark of Rodney’s vocation was his part in the establishment of Clinical Pastoral Education and of the Institute of Pastoral Training in the Atlantic Region.  Rodney retired in 1985 and received on Honorary Doctor of Divinity Degree from Atlantic School of Theology. Upon his marriage to Brenda he moved to St. Thomas. A life-changing stroke meant his moving to Bobier Villa in Dutton in 2011.  Rodney’s body has been accepted at the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology at the University of Western Ontario for medical research.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570).  A memorial service will be held at St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church in Truro, Nova Scotia on Friday, May 16, 2014 at 2:00 pm.    If desired, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario, or the Parish of Tyrconnell would be appreciated.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com

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ROWE: George A., of St. Thomas

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Legiongeorge rowe 002PoppyROWE, George A., of St. Thomas, passed away at Parkwood Hospital, London on Thursday, April 3, 2014, in his 93rd year.  Beloved husband for 62 years to Claribel “Sue” (nee Lawrence) Rowe.  Also fondly remembered by numerous nieces and nephews.  The last surviving member of his own immediate family, he was predeceased by a sister, Helen Chick and two brothers, William “Bill” and Richard “Dick” Rowe.  Born in Windsor, ON, October 18, 1921, he was the son of the late Richard “Dick” and Nellie (nee Brown) Rowe.  George was a retired employee of the St. Thomas Psychiatric Hospital and a former employee of Canadian Timken, St. Thomas.  He was an active member of Lord Elgin Branch #41, Royal Canadian Legion, St. Thomas.  During the Second World War, he served overseas with the Canadian Army.  In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no public visitation or funeral service.  Private interment of his cremated remains will be made in Elmdale Memorial Park.  Memorial donations to the War Amps of Canada, the Parkwood Hospital Foundation or the Lord Elgin Branch #41, Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Fund gratefully acknowledged.  The Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) is entrusted with arrangements.

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CONNOR; Richard “Rick” of Hanover

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Connor-webRichard “Rick” Connor, of Hanover, passed away tragically on Sunday, April 06, 2014.  He was 51.

Born on February 18, 1963 to proud parents Arnold and Violet (nee Hoffman) Connor.  Rick had a passion for cooking and could be found in the kitchen at Norm’s Resturant and years ago in his own restaurant Rick’s Diner in Elmwood.

Survived by devoted mother Violet (nee Hoffman) Connor, beloved sister Donna (James) McIsaac both of Georgetown, cherished niece and nephews Courtney, Jason and Allan.  Rick will be missed by his uncles Albert Hoffman of Fergus and Russell Connor of Acton and his aunt Eileen (Len) Howard of Alberta.  Predeceased by his father Arnold Connor.

Visitation will be held at Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover, on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 pm where a Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 11:00 am. Pastor Connie Giroux officiating.  Interment in Hillcrest Cemetery, Tara.

Memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association, Heart and Stroke Foundation or Big Brothers Big Sisters – Hanover would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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HOWARTH: Mr. Leslie John “Les” of Forest, Ontario

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IMGHOWARTH, Mr. Leslie John “Les”

Passed away peacefully at Bluewater Health Services on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at the age of 73 years.  Predeceased by his wife Eleanor Patricia Mary (nee Weston).  Stepfather to Ken, Cathy, Bill, David, and Bob.  Brother of the late Ron.  Survived by his brother Mike (Carol), Dave (Helen), and his sister Jane.   Les will also be remembered by his great friend Ed Faatz and his cousin Pat McKellar.   Friends may call at the FOREST CHAPEL OF DENNING FUNERAL DIRECTORS, 9 James Street South, Forest, on Saturday, April 12, 2014, from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm.  A Funeral Service will follow in the chapel at 2:00 pm.  For those who wish, in memoriam donations to one’s local animal shelter would be appreciated by the family.  Online condolences may be left at www.denningfuneralhome.com     Posted free at canadaobits.ca

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Resendes, Antonio “Tony” of Wheatley, Ontario

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66 years, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Tuesday April 8, 2014. Beloved husband of Fatima (Marques). Dear brother of Fernando (Mary Jose), Fatima Teixeira (Abilio), Jose Maria (Gilda), Conceicao Marques(Armenio), Isaac (Paulina), John (Susan). Many nieces, nephews, great nephews, cousins and friends also survive. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street Leamington on Wednesday 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass to celebrate Tony’s life, from Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church, Wheatley on Thursday April 10, 2014 at 11 a.m. Entombment Erie Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Leamington Hospital Foundation (Hospice) Mass Intentions or Canadian Cancer Society. Friends may send condolences online at www.reidfuneralhome.ca.

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Horwath, Rev. Fr. Leslie

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2_NEW_horvath_leslieWith four angels at his bed, and four angels around his head, one to watch and one to pray, and two to rear his soul away, Rev. Fr. Leslie Horwath died peacefully on April 7, 2014 at the age of 81 surrounded by his loved ones. Born on March 19, 1933 in Windsor, Ontario, his favourite past-times included polishing his new cars and walking. He was ordained on May 28, 1960 in London, Ontario and was the Chaplain of Knights of Columbus – Our Lady of Mount Carmel Council #13405, Chaplain of St. Vincent de Paul, and past Chaplain of the Ontario Society for Crippled Children in Windsor, Ontario. He was also the past Pastor of Tillsonburg, Stratford, Petrolia, Port Lambton, Windsor and Harrow. He is survived by sister-in-law Patricia (John) Horwath of Windsor; Sister Margaret (Grant) Faulkner of St. Thomas; Brothers Joe (Peggy) Horwath of Puce; Dennis (Joanne) Horwath of Puslinch; and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. He is predeceased by his parents Olga and Leslie Horwath, Brother John Horwath, brother-in-law Lu Van Bauwel and sister-in-law Jayne Horwath. Visitation will take place on Thursday, April 10, 2014 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Friday, April 11, 2014 from 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church (4401 Mount Royal Dr., Windsor). Prayers Friday evening at 7:00 p.m., followed by Knights of Columbus prayers at 7:30 p.m. On Saturday, April 12, 2014,  family and friends are invited to meet after 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church for the Funeral Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. Interment at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Funeral 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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Santos, Ann Margaret (nee MacDonald)

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web_Santos_AnnPassed away suddenly on April 6, 2014 at 47 years of age. Cherished mother of Jessica and Tiffany. Loving daughter of Barbara Duffy and Louis MacDonald. Beloved sister of Martina, Kay, John and Russell. Ann will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. Visitation Thursday  at 11:00am until time of service at 1:30pm at 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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STOCKWELL, Garnet Eldo (Garn) – Kingsville

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Born May 13, 1914. Passed away peacefully April 5, 2014, supported by a loving family at Leamington Mem. Hospital. Late of Kingsville. Predeceased by his loving wife Ruth (nee Hyttenrauch) (2001). Cherished father of Laurie (Marilyn), Windsor. And Susan Hutton (Greg), Kingsville. Much loved grandfather of Sharon (Florida); Christine and Patricia (Windsor), Bobbi (Kingsville), Jill and Megan (Australia). Fondly remembered by great grandchildren; Jamie, Darby and Brady Reive, Billy, Brooke and Blake Rogers, Stonewall and Marlah Dame, Luka and Sofia Keca and Rosa Pearl Watts.  Dearly loved brother of Marie McGuire of Kingsville and brother-in-law of Jean Stockwell of Cottam.  Predeceased by parents George and Mima Stockwell (Cottam).  Siblings – Wallace, Maxine, Madeline and Cliff.  Dad retired as Clerk Treasurer of Gosfield North in 1980.  Dad was so close to his 100th birthday and he was really looking forward to celebrating it with his family and friends.  He will be greatly missed.  Friends will be received at the C. Stuart Sykes Funeral Home, 91 Division St. S., Kingsville from 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday April 8, 2014.  Funeral service from the funeral home at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday April 9, 2014.  Canon Bryon Girling officiating.  If desired, donations to the Parkinson’s Society would be appreciated.  Interment in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery, Leamington.  Condolences may be left at www.sykesfuneralhome.ca

 

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SCHWEITZER, Marie (Nee Fromm) – Kingsville

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Jan. 10, 1914 – 2014

Sadly the matriarch of our family has left April 7 to reunite with husband Friedrich, siblings and children Helmut, Edmund and Alfred.  She will be dearly missed by her children Arnold (Erika) Schweitzer, Meta (late Tony) Degrell, and daughter-in-law Edith (late Helmut) Schweitzer.  Brother Emil (Ella) Fromm.  Marie lived a full 100 wonderful years sharing her life with her 10 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.  Friends will be received at the C. Stuart Sykes Funeral Home, 91 Division St. S., Kingsville from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Friday April 11, 2014.  Funeral service from the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday April 12, 2014.  Interment in Greenhill Cemetery, Kingsville.  Condolences may be left at www.sykesfuneralhome.ca.

 

 

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COATSWORTH: Thomas William of Blenheim

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Coatsworth, Thomas0002 (Mobile)COATSWORTH: Thomas William, Sr. A resident of R.R.#2 Blenheim, Tom Coatsworth Sr. passed away at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance in Chatham on Monday, April 7, 2014 at the age of 83. Born in Blenheim, Tom was the son of the late Frank and Bernice (Townsend) Coatsworth. Beloved husband of 56 years to the late Jane Coatsworth (nee Belbin). Dear father of Tom Coatsworth Jr. (Christie Dawson) of R.R. # 2 Blenheim, Bob Coatsworth and his wife Marianne of R.R.#4 Blenheim, and Cathy Coatsworth Finch and her husband Mark of R.R.#2 Blenheim. Grandfather of Jordan Coatsworth (Heather Visser), Laurel Coatsworth, Marlee Finch, and Laura Finch. Brother of Pat Thompson and her husband Wes of Blenheim, and the late Marjorie and Jack Nichols, and Betty and Jetze DeBoer. Brother-in-law to the late Robert Belbin. Also missed by several nieces, nephews, friends, extended family as well as his weekly round table. Tom met Jane in Rondeau Park in 1956 and they married shortly thereafter. He worked alongside Jane on the family farm for his entire life. Family will receive friends at the Funeral Home, 141 Park Street, Blenheim on Thursday from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m and on Friday, April 11, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. until the Memorial Service at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Bill Terris officiating. Interment to follow at Evergreen Cemetery, Blenheim. Donations made in memory of Tom to Compassion Canada or Operation Smile Canada would be appreciated.  Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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Dierickse, Peter Nestor

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Dierickse 1 (WinCE)Dierickse, Peter Nestor, a resident of Chatham. Peter Dierickse, devoted husband, father & grandfather, died Monday April 7, 2014 at the Meadow Park Nursing Home, Chatham at the age of 73. Born in Chatham, son of the late Peter & Maria Julia (D’Hondt) Dierickse. Beloved husband for 50 years of Barbara Ellen (Twigg) Dierickse. Dear father of Bradley (Patricia) Dierickse, Essex; Gregory (Heather) Dierickse, Shanghi, China and Andrew (Jie) Dierickse, Waterloo. Grandfather of Sarah, Evan, Madeleine, Benjamin, Amanda & Joshua. Dear brother of Annie Hartford; June (Vincent) Mailloux; Doris McGuire; and the late Leon (Shirley) Dierickse; Francis Dierickse;  Celina (Frederick) French; Rose (Lorne) Foulis and baby sister Margaret  Dierickse. Brother-in-law of Marie Dierickse and the late Charles Hartford & Patrick McGuire. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.  Peter was full of energy and love. He was always there to lend a helping hand, and devoted his life to support his family and friends. Peter retired from Overland TNT Transport, after 30 years of service.  He very much enjoyed having coffee with the boys. Friends will be received at the Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair St., Chatham on Thursday April 10, 2014 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be conducted at the Funeral Home on Friday at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow in Maple Leaf Cemetery, Chatham. Donations in memory of Peter to the Parkinson Foundation or a Charity of Choice would be appreciated.

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McKeage: Dawn Victoria

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Dawn Victoria (Vicki) Mckeage, was a beautiful person, wife, sister, mother, grandmother, auntie, confidant and friend to us all.  She will be sadly missed and forever remembered.

Unfortunately Vicki lost her battle with Cancer on April 5, 2014.  She passed away peacefully at home with her husband, Kevin Mckeage faithfully at her side along with her brother Chris Dutfield and her close friends Joanne Peace and Patricia Henderson who stayed with her in her final moments. She was surrounded by loved ones and the thoughts and prayers of many who have visited, called, Facebooked, and emailed.  She appreciated each and every message and thought that were sent her way.

Vicki is predeceased by her mother Madelaine Dawn Myles and survived by her brothers Chris and Kevin Dutfield, and daughter Dawna Martinez-Pacini.

She will be sadly missed by many including: Her granddaughters Angelina, Eva, and Stella Martinez-Pacini who adored their grandmother and loved nothing more than to spend time with her crafting and adventuring; her daughter and son in law Dawna and Alfredo Martinez-Pacini; Her loving father in-law Tom Mckeage, sister in-law Brenda Prier, and beloved niece and nephew Shawn and Crystal Prier; her beautiful Katie, her lifelong friend Natalie Catalano who spent so many days with Vicki keeping her spirit up, her amazing neighbour and friend Miss Betty, her aunts and uncles and cousins who she loved dearly, and of course her fluffy kitty Girly who is a little lost without her and will keep Kevin company now. There are very clearly so many people who loved Vicki, too many to name.

Mom loved laughter, colour and nature, and in particular butterflies. Her soul has finally broken free from its cocoon, and she is finally free like the butterflies she so admired. I have faith that she will be guided by the cheerful and loving faces of her mother, grandparents and her dear friends who passed far too young before her. And as she did here on earth she will surely bring life to the party wherever she may go. Mom, we love you, we miss you, and you will forever be a part of us; If I could save time in a bottle, I’d save every day till eternity passes away just to spend them with you too Mom. Love you. A Celebration of Vicki’s life will be held at the McKeage residence (49 Main St. Beaverton) on Saturday April 12, 2014 from 1P.M- 4P.M.  If so desired memorial donations to the Durham Region Transportation Services for cancer drivers can be made at the family home on Saturday or online at www.manganfuneralhome.com or by calling 705-426-5777.

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Calcutt, Kenneth C.

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Passed away, still fighting, on April 8, 2014. Loving husband of 42 years and best friend of Lynn (nee Berry). Exceptional father to Jackie (Daniel and Michael (Nikita). Best grandfather ever to Tyler, and loving step-grandfather to Esmée. Predeceased by parents Norman and Margaret, Brothers Ernest, Russell (Maria), Donald (Loretta), Ross (Risky) and Ronald (Nancy).  Loving brother to Norm (Phyllis), Lyla (Ron), Mary and Jo-Anne (Floyd). Loving son-in-law to Lou (Ron) Berry. Special brother-in-law to Tim and Joanne Burston, Janice Brownell and Greg Bulmer, Ken and Marjorie Berry, Kevin Berry and Paula Hyland. He will be missed by many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews. Ken was a true Mr. Fix It, and a great friend to many. If you so desire, donations to the Windsor & Essex County Cancer Centre Foundation or the Hospice of Windsor would be appreciated by the family. Cremation has taken place and a celebration of Ken’s Life will be held on Sunday from 2-4pm at Families First 1065 Lauzon Rd. East Windsor, 519-969-5841. As per Ken’s wishes, casual attire is requested at his celebration. Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Pritchard, Dr. Wilmer John “Bill” (DDS) of Leamington, Ontario

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WindsorStarFrame copyPritchard, Dr. Wilmer John “Bill” (DDS)

passed away peacefully on Monday April 7, 2014 at Leamington District Memorial Hospital. Born April 3, 1926 on a dairy farm in Palmerston, ON. Son of Myrtle and James Pritchard. Beloved husband of Nancy (Gray) for 64 years. Dear father of Jane Pritchard, Dr. Sandy Pritchard, Brenda Pritchard (Bob McKeen), all of Toronto. Beloved Papa to Kate Southwell (Andrew), Logan, Hunter, Madison and Baylie Pritchard, Jesse and Taylor Foden. Special Papa to Rita. Predeceased by a brother Ken. Many nieces and nephews also survive. Bill attended school in Palmerston from which he graduated as Valedictorian in 1944. He enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy in 1944. When W.W.II ended in 1945 he started studies at University of Toronto School of Dentistry. Soon after he met Nancy a student nurse, the love of his life and mother of his three children. Following graduation he married Nancy and moved to Leamington to practice family dentistry until his retirement 40 years later. He was past president of the Leamington Kinsmen Club, Essex County Dental Association and Sun Parlour Curling Club. In 1962 he and his good friend Dr. Murray O’Neil, a couple of flying farm boys founded Highline Mushroom Farm. Dentistry was his profession but flying was his passion. He owned and flew many different aircraft over a period of 52 years. Music played a large part in Bill’s life, from competing as a child in Stratford Music Festival to playing trumpet at High School, then Varsity Band and travel with the Helen Law Singers to Wales. He was also the director of the popular Lancaster Band for over 30 years. Finally, he played “Taps” each evening at sundown while vacationing in Florida. Bill fought the good fight but could not overcome the devastation of myelodysplasia. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street Leamington on Friday 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to celebrate Bill’s life, from the Leamington United Church, 9 John Street Leamington on Saturday April 12, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. Rev. Paul Rodey officiating. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. The Pritchard family will be forever grateful to Dr. Tawil and Dr. Gonzalez for their compassionate care and to the staff at Leamington Hospital, especially the Emergency Department, the nurses on 2nd Floor and the girls in Outpatient Department in charge of transfusions for their care and kindness. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made by cheque to Leamington Hospital Foundation (Hospice). Friends may send condolences or make a charitable contribution online at www.reidfuneralhome.ca.

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Laforet, Roland Remi ‘Rolly’

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web_Laforet_Roland76 years, peacefully, on April 6, 2014 with his loving family at his side.   Late of Tecumseh.  Beloved husband of 52 years to Rose Marie (nee Kennette).  Loving father of  Rev. Antoine ‘Tony’, Charles and wife Lyn and the late Gerard (1979), Dr. Pierre Laforet (2001) and Martin (2006).  Dear father-in-law of  Denise and loving  papa of Pierre and Martin. Dear son of the late Raymond and Laura (nee Cecile).  Dear brother of Robert and wife Betty, Laurence and Mary, Paul and Carol, Margaret and Leo Rocheleau. Dear brother-in-law of Paul and Nicole, Raymond, Ernest and Linda, Normand and Rosemary, Lawrence and Linda, Leonard and Betty, Theresa and Richard Barrette, Alma and Ernest Colussi, Jean and Deacon Francois Coté, Annette and Edward Colussi, Darlene and Barry Thompson.  Will be remembered by numerous nieces and nephews. Roland was a retired principal from the Essex County Separate School Board after 36 years, had served  the local and provincial O.E.C.T.A., Public School Trustee, had served on Tecumseh Town Council becoming deputy mayor, a Charter member of Fr. Nicholas Point Council 4375,  member of the Nicholas Point Club, was a long-time usher and  an active member of St. Anne Church.  Roland enjoyed reading, horse racing, avid golfer, umpiring, basketball coach and referee and was a Tiger and Leafs fan. In kindness, a donation to the St. Anne Church Restoration Fund or to the 2nd Chance Ministry would be appreciated.  Visiting Tuesday 7-9 with K .of C. prayers at 8 pm. Wednesday 2-5, 7-9 with prayers at 8pm. Funeral Thursday at 10:15 am from Families First 1065 Lauzon Rd. East Windsor 519-969-5841 to St. Anne Church for a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 am.  Interment at St. Anne Cemetery.  Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

 

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WORTS: Frederick Charles (Fred), formerly of St. Thomas

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PoppyWORTS, Frederick Charles (Fred), formerly of St. Thomas, after a short illness, passed away peacefully at Welland Hospital on Saturday, April 5, 2014, in his 89th year.  Loving husband of the late Iris (2011).  Survived by children, Brian Worts (Judianne) of Uxbridge, Kevin Worts (Pam) of London, Crystal Trojek (Scott) of St. Thomas, and Vicki Loomis (Jim) of St. Catharines, 10 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, a sister, Florrie in England, as well as many nieces and nephews.  Fred was proud to serve with the Fleet Air Arm of the Royal Navy in England, before immigrating to Canada from England with his wife Iris in 1947 with nothing but a suitcase and a few dollars.  Fred worked at St. Thomas Metal Signs and later Northern Telecom until his retirement at age 59.  He loved hobbies, and during his life enjoyed auctioneering, tropical fish, model trains and model shipbuilding.  Fred always took great pleasure in ‘making something out of nothing’ and admired that quality in others.  In his final years, he frequently said, “I’ve had a good life.”  In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place.  Private interment will be made in Elmdale Memorial Park.  Relatives and friends will be received at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Friday evening, April 11th from 7:00-9:00 p.m. A public memorial service to celebrate Fred’s life will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, April 12th at 9:30 a.m.  Memorial donations to the charity of one’s choice gratefully acknowledged.

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JONES: William F. “Bill”, of London, formerly of St. Thomas

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PoppyJONES, William F. “Bill”, of London, formerly of St. Thomas, passed away at his residence, the Dearness Home on Saturday, April 5, 2014, in his 78th year.  He was the brother of Ron Jones (Maureen) of London, and the late Jennifer Jones, and the uncle of Robert Jones (Jayne), David Jones (Sherry), Brian Jones, all of London, and Ron Jones Jr. (Jennifer) of Cornwall.  Also survived by several great nieces and great nephews. Born in Paisley, Scotland, July 5, 1936, he was the son of the late Robert F. and Mary (nee McCallum) Jones.  Bill came to Canada in 1975.  He was a former employee of Brown-Fintube, Clark Equipment, Varta Batteries and True Die, St. Thomas.  He formerly served with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, an infantry regiment of the British Army, part of the Scottish Division.  Bill was a former member of Lord Elgin Branch #41, Royal Canadian Legion, St. Thomas.  In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place, and private interment will be made in Woodland Cemetery, London.  A public memorial service to celebrate Bill’s life will be held at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Saturday, May 10th at 10:30 a.m.  Memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario gratefully acknowledged.  

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KINSMAN: Julia Esther, of Sarnia

JulieKinsmanWebKINSMAN, Julia - has “finished well”.  Born Julia Esther Phillips, October 26, 1929.  Born Again at 9 years of age and welcomed home into the loving arms of her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ April 6, 2014.  Survived by her children, Rebekah Johnson (Eric), Linda Andrews (Paul), Bruce (Jan) and Lori Kinsman (predeceased by her husband Christopher).  Julia was predeceased by her loving husband Lyle (2001) and two sons Samuel (1993) and Christopher (1995).  Beloved Gramma to Laura (Richard), Iain, Miranda, Mark, Melanie (Adam), Adam (Pamela), Joshua (Jennifer), Matthew (Bethany), Phillip (Alexandra) and Amber.  Great Gramma to Eric, Robyn, and Malia, Silas and Levi, Elijah, Christopher and Alexis, and anticipated arrival of her 9th great grandchild due in August.  Also survived by many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews whom she loved dearly.  Much appreciation to the many kind caregivers of Bluewater Health and gratitude beyond the capacity of words to express to her extended family at Sovereign Grace Community Church for their love, affection, generosity and care shown over the last number of years. Resting at the D.J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 102 N. Victoria Street, Sarnia where the family will receive friends on Friday, April 11th from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.  Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 12th at 11:00 a.m.  from SOVEREIGN GRACE COMMUNITY CHURCH (365 Talford St.).  Interment at Moore Union Cemetery, Mooretown.  Sympathy donations to Sovereign Grace Community Church or The Gideons Bible would be appreciated.  Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through djrobb.on.ca

“Glory to Jesus”

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