URE, Gordon Ernest of Baltimore, Ontario

Posted by on September 7, 2016

ure-gordon-sept-5Peacefully at Kingston General Hospital on Tuesday, September 6th, 2016, Gordie Ure at 50 years of age. Cherished partner and best friend of Neidra Harris and her son Kevin (Kansas) and her grand-daughter Ayla. Loving son of Perry Ure and the late Carol. Dear brother of Gary Ure (Fleur), and Kellie Riley (Brett). Former brother-in-law of Colleen. Beloved uncle of Corinne (Brendon), Katie, Samantha (Greg), Tommy (Amanda). Also missed by his great niece and nephews. Connected again with his four legged friend and companion Hunter. Gordie was a lover of fishing, of birds and animals and of all wild life in general. It was this love that led him to his business of Wild Life Solutions that he owned and operated in the Northumberland area. Gordie will be cremated with a graveside service being held at the Heritage Cemetery of St. Peter in Cobourg on Saturday, September 17th at 11 am with a Celebration of Life Reception to follow at the Columbus Community Centre, 232 Spencer St. E. Cobourg. Those wishing may make a memorial donation to the Kingston General Hospital. The family of Gord would like to express their thanks to KGH Cancer Unit, Stem Cell Unit, Neurological Unit, and Intensive Care Unit. Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.

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EDWARDS, Michael John Calvin of Frankville, Ontario

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Suddenly entered into rest at the Perth & Smiths Falls District Hospital, Smiths Falls Site, on Sunday September 4th, 2016. Mike Edwards of Frankville aged 64 years.  Beloved husband of Leda (Stapper) Edwards.  Loving father of Brendon Edwards (Renata).  Dear son of the late Nellie (McShane) Croteau (the late Jean). Cherished brother of Jeff Edwards (Susan), Jim Edwards (Elena), Leslie MacGregor (David), Julie Edwards (the late Hal Zufelt), Sylvia Shackles (Bob), Francine Nevay (Chuck), Gerald Croteau (Joann), Susan Brown (Craig) and Annie Lyle (Warren); son in law of Fred Stapper (Winnie); and brother in law of Peter Stapper , Mary Jane Baker (Sheldon), Margaret Timmerman (Norman), Carolin Stapper (Randy Earl) and Jackie McGuire (John Panter).  Also missed by many nieces, nephews, friends and neighbours.

A Celebration of Mike’s Life will be held at St. Andrew’s United Church in Toledo, Ontario on Saturday September 17th, 2016 between 2 and 4 p.m. In memory of Mike donations to the Elizabethtown-Kitley Fire Station # 3, Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (OFAH) or to the charity of your choice would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Barclay Funeral Home, 137 Pearl St. East Brockville. Messages of condolence may be sent on line at www.barclayfuneralhome.com.

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DEMERS: Réal of Hawkesbury

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demers réal - newMr. Réal Demers from Hawkesbury passed away on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at the age of 79. He was the beloved husband of Claudette Proulx; the son of the late Lucien Demers and of the late Cécile Tremblay; the father of Ginette (Donald Goneau) and Daniel (Debra); the grandfather of Luc, Daniel and Sylvie and the great grandfather of 2 great grandchildren;  the dear brother of Gisèle and Jean-Pierre. He was predeceased by a brother Michel and a sister Hélène. He also leaves many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces and friends.

The funeral arrangements were entrusted to Berthiaume Family Funeral Home 416, McGill Street, Hawkesbury, Ontario (877) 632-8511. A celebration will be held in the privacy of the family.

For those who wish, donations to the Heart and Stoke Foundation, 2300 Yonge Street, Suite 1300, Box 2414, Toronto, Ontario M4P 1E4 would be appreciated.

Condolences may be conveyed by fax at (613) 632-1065 or visit our Web Site www.salonfuneraireberthiaume.com

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CARR, John William of Sarnia

Carr, JohnCARR, John William – At Vision Nursing Home in Sarnia on Friday, September 2, 2016 at the age of 86. Beloved husband of Irene (Blazic). Dear father of Theresa (Ali) Imamshah of Winnipeg, Cathy of Bradford, Gary (Pamela) of Bermuda, Elizabeth (Louis) Schincariol of Mississauga and Brian of Kitchener. Loving grandfather of Matthew (Michelle), Christopher, Shannon, Daniel, Kelly and Ryan. Great-grandfather of Oliver. John is survived by his sister, Mary Mihajic of Sudbury, brother-in-law Dr. Charles Blazic of Toronto as well as several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his brother James Carr of Winnipeg. John was born in Toronto and raised in Niagara Falls, Ontario before moving his family to St. Catharines and finally Sarnia. He was a long-time employee of Bayer (Polysar) until he retired in 1995. He was active with the retirees at Huron Oaks and especially enjoyed playing volleyball, winning at euchre and completing old fashioned puzzles. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and Sacred Heart Church. John was an avid Boston Red Sox fan and enjoyed seeing them when they played in nearby Detroit, or during spring training in Florida. John loved gardening and cottaging in Haliburton and Muskoka. He was fortunate to be able to travel often to Bermuda and Lake Oconee, GA. A sincere thank you to Dr. Gannon and all the staff at Vision Rest and Nursing Home for caring for John when staying at home was no longer an option. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431 Christina St. N., Sarnia, on Friday, September 9, 2016 from 12 noon until 1 p.m. followed by a brief memorial service in the McKenzie & Blundy Chapel. Family interment to take place at a later date in Niagara Falls, Ontario. As an expression of sympathy, in lieu of flowers, donations in John’s memory may be made to The Heart and Stroke Foundation, 774 London Rd., Sarnia, N7T 4Y1. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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ABEL: Thelma Etoile “Chummie” (nee Findlay) of Brighton

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ABEL, Thelma Etoile “Chummie” (nee Findlay) – Peacefully on September 1st, 2016 at Maplewood, Brighton, Ontario at the age of 97. Predeceased by husband Charles and son Donald. Mother of Mel (Patricia) and Carl (Shelley). Grandmother of 4 grandchildren, 7 great and 3 great great. Will be remembered by many friends and was loved by all.

Cremation arrangements entrusted to Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel, 30 Moira Street West, Belleville (613-968-2273).

A private inurnment to take place at Belleville Cemetery.

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Penny: James Aldos of London

Posted by on September 7, 2016

 

Sadly and already much missed James Aldos Penny passed from this realm to the next on Sunday September 4th 2016 after a long battle against cancer.

He joins his wife Gail who sadly passed in 2015 and leaves behind his loving family, many friends and countless scouts who learned and benefited from his wisdom over the years.

‘Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day, unseen, unheard but always near, still loved, still missed and very dear.’

In respect for James personal beliefs and those of his family there will not be a funeral service or church ceremony – instead a memorial dedication will be held on Thursday September 7th 2016.

Go in peace son – this vale of tears cannot hold you but our hearts will never let you go.

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HUDSON: John L of London

Posted by on September 6, 2016

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Suddenly at his residence on Monday, September 5, 2016, John L. Hudson of London and formerly of Brantford, in his 71st year.  Beloved husband of Margaret Hudson. Loving father of Scott Hudson (Stephanie) of Brampton and Heather McPhedran (Pat) of Windsor. Cherished grandpa of Alexander, Emily and Colin. Dearly missed by his sister Jo Mooney (Rob), nieces and nephews. John was a proud member of the Ontario Provincial Police for over 30 years. Cremation has taken place. Friends will be received by the family one hour prior (1 -2 pm) to the memorial service being held on Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 2 pm, at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made the Heart & Stroke Foundation, 180-633 Colborne Street, London ON N6B 2V3. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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CLIFFORD: Karen of London

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At Victoria Hospital, London, after a long illness on Sunday, September 4, 2016, Karen Clifford  in her 45th year. Survived by her parents Richard and Marilyn Clifford; her brother Craig (son Ben), and her grandmother Reta Harland. Loved by her Aunts, Uncle and cousins. Predeceased by grandparents Bernice and Cecil Clifford and her grandfather Gord Harland. Cremation has taken place. Friends will be received by the family one hour prior to the service (9:30-10:30) on Friday, September 9, 2016 at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London where the memorial service will be held in the chapel at 10:30 am. Interment in Woodland Cemetery, London. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Digestive Health Foundation, 2525 Old Bronte Road, Oakville ON L6M 4J2 or the Canadian Mental Health Association – Middlesex, 534 Queens Avenue, London ON., N6B 1Y6. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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HAMBLY: Ilene of London

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Ilene Hambly passed away peacefully at home on  Saturday September 3, 2016, at the age of 86. Beloved wife of the late William R. Hambly (1995) and loving mother of Bruce (Vicki) Hambly of London, Cheryl Hambly of Cambridge and Darlene (Bruce) Langford of Mossley. Also loved by her grandchildren Derrick Hambly (Naomi), Nick Hambly (Jenn), Dana Hambly and Ben Langford. Ilene is survived by her brother Glenn Damude, sister-in-law June Krueger, nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her sisters, Ruth, Evelyn, Verna, Velda and her brothers Ken and Earl. Donations can be made to the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada, 301-620 Colborne Street, London, ON N6B 3R9, or London Regional Cancer Program, 747 Baseline Road E, London, ON N6C 2R6. Cremation has taken place and a private interment will be held at Poplar Hill Cemetery at a later date. 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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CRIBAR: Marilyn of London

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On Thursday September 1, 2016, Marilyn passed away peacefully in her sleep, with family at her side, at Extendicare in her 78th year. Beloved wife of the late Donald (2001) and beloved companion Bob Bendall (2012). Loving mother of Kelly (John) Overland, Stephen (Angela) Cribar and honorary step-daughter Sheri Paoletti. Cherished grandmother of Tyler, Jackson and Stella. She will be missed by her siblings Robert (Norma) Ward and Ken (Mary Lou) Ward , and sister-in-law Joan (John) Barrett and her many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her niece Catherine, brother-in-law Reverend Craig Cribar and his wife Marlene. Friends will be received by the family at A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London,  on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 from 12pm-1pm, where the memorial service will be held at 1pm. Cremation has taken place. Donations in Marilyns memory may be made to ALS  Society – London Chapter, 49-1241 Beaverbrook Avenue, London, ON N6H 5P1. Online condolences, memories and photographs may be shared at www.amgfh.com

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McCLEAN: Mervyn of London

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Peacefully at University Hospital with his wife, children, brothers, sisters and friends by his side, on Friday, August 26, 2016, Mervyn “Mac” Ignatius McClean in his 76th year. Beloved husband of Carol Ann McClean (nee Seales) for 49 years. Loving father of Michelle and Jeremie “Jay” . Cherished Papa of TaliaRose. Dear brother of Iva & Wilfred (Canada), Russell, Deborah, Clivia (USA), Janice and Kenneth (Trinidad & Tobago). Predeceased by his parents Alfred McClean & Olive Agata McClean (nee Knights). He’s an uncle, cousin, god-father, brother-in-law to the respective spouses and last but not least, is a dear dear friend to Lucille, Narine, Derrick and Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Goodge. Respecting all religions throughout his lifetime; Mac gave his life over to Jesus. He was a true believer and felt that as long as you do good deeds and are a good person you will be blessed. Mac also believed that education in all forms leads us to a better understanding of the universe. After leaving Trinidad, Mac attended Oxford University for his undergrad, then University of Western Ontario for post-graduate degrees, worked as an engineer for CN Rail out of Sarnia, taught math at Beal Secondary School then found his career home working for the City of London-Dearness Home focusing on geriatrics and of course his passion, union leader. The family would like to thank London Health Sciences Centre-MSICU unit staff with a special mention to Cathy Mawdsley, Clinical Nurse Specialist for helping Mac participate in his sons wedding on August 6th and Daniella Betteto, RN for taking care of our family during his last moments before entering into his next life. Friends will be received by the family on Thursday, September 8, 2016 from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London. The funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Friday, September 9, 2016 at 1 pm, with Reverend Junior Sorzano officiating. Interment in Woodland Cemetery, London at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to Spinal Cord Injury Ontario, PO Box 25026 London Business Centre, London, ON N6C 6A8. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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LANG: Chris of Montreal

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The Lang family is sad to announce the passing of Chris Lang of Montreal in February (2016) of this year. Mr. Lang passed away suddenly while recuperating from a recently diagnosed illness during a a brief visit south of the border. He is survived by his wife and son (Stewart). Mr.Lang was a local entrepreneur and loved to support his local community, he will be missed by all who knew him.

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TAYLOR: Violet Pearl of Auburn Formerly of Victoria, BC

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In loving memory of Violet Pearl Taylor who passed away peacefully at University Hospital, London ON, August 13, 2016 in her 87th year. Beloved wife of late husband Wilbert Ronald Taylor (2015).
Violet is the loving mother of Wayne Taylor (Karen) of Auburn ON, and Paul (Kim) of Victoria BC, dear grandmother of Danielle Johnson (Christopher), Levi Taylor (Rebecca), Kalli Ann Taylor; and 3 great grandchildren, Alec, Julie Grace and Isaac Taylor; Beloved sister of Ruth McClinchey (Garth) of Goderich, the late Arnold Cook (Erma), Phyllis Boak (Jim); dear ‘Auntie Vi’ of many nieces and nephews. Much loved cousin of Elsie Walsh of Clinton, Florence McCarter of Belgrave, and Mildred Paton of Ingersoll.
Violet was born in Westfield ON, attended business college in Goderich and worked in the Goderich Unemployment Offices, and at Dr. Souch DC office before her and Ron were married in 1957 and moved first to Belleville and then to Victoria BC. Violet will be greatly missed by family and lifelong friends made during her youth here in Ontario, during the 57 years she lived in Victoria raising a family and actively participating and serving as a deacon at Knox Presbyterian Church, and during the past year since she moved back to live with her son Wayne after the passing of her beloved husband Wilbert Ronald Taylor in 2015.
Violet will be fondly remembered for her love of life, music, wonderful sense of humour, servant’s heart and stoic spirit. She served her family and friends tirelessly and was a faithful friend. She will also be remembered for her stories of sailing with her family. Together, she and Ron and the boys enjoyed many hours sailing in Victoria, BC.
Her grandchildren, nieces and nephews enjoyed many happy times of laughter and fun with her. She will also be remembered for her tenacity and for the great example she was of living her faith during hard times.
Her love for God, her dedication to family, her faithfulness as a friend, and her zest for life and love of laugher will leave a lasting impression on all the lives that she has touched.
The family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude for the loving care and friendship extended to Vi by the staff from St. Elizabeth’s, OneCare Day Program, Easy Ride and Goderich Place during the most recent months she lived in Ontario. Also to the staff at Goderich Hospital and University Hospital for their very special care and compassion during her final days.
A Celebration of Life service was held at McCallum & Palla Funeral Home in Goderich, Ontario on Sunday, August 21, 2016. Internment Hatley Memorial Gardens, Victoria BC.
As expressions of sympathy memorial donations to the One Care Home and Community Support Services, Goderich or Alzheimer Society of Huron County would be appreciated.

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STOBBART: LISA of MISSISSAUGA

Posted by on September 6, 2016

images-4Lisa Stobbart, of Mississauga, Ontario, passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by family on Friday August 12, 2016, following a courageous battle with cancer.
Born in Lindsay, Ontario, June 30, 1962, to Theodore and Mary Mercouris, Lisa lived her life surrounded by family and friends in Mississauga, Ontario.
She was well known for her hospitality, sense of humor, creativity, and passion for her children. She loved decorating her home for every season, especially so at Christmas. She found delight in entertaining friends and she loved her pets. Lisa was selfless in her service to others and was always ready with a word of encouragement. Above all, Lisa cherished her family. Her children were the center of her life.
Lisa is survived by her husband, Johnny; her sons Anthony and Nikolas; daughter Maria; her parents Theodore and Mary; her sister Kelly Wilbert, brother-in-law Dave, their children Brittany, Alexa and Daniel; her Aunt Velda, and Uncles Damon (Helen), Peter (Angelique), and Dennis (Trudy).
Lisa’s giving heart, warmth, and laughter will be sorely missed but her memories shall be cherished forever. Until we meet again….

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RUBERRY: VERA MAY of Toronto Formerly of Sarnia, Ontario & Pine Island, Florida

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images-4Born in the Channel Islands, UK on January 2, 1922. In her 95th year, Vera passed peacefully on August 10th, 2016 with Neil, her loving husband of 66 years by her side. Daughter of James and Beulah Watt, and older sister to Don and Elizabeth. Vera will be lovingly remembered and missed by her son’s Dave (Joan), Alan (Carmela), and Gary (Karen); grandchildren Leanne, Ian, Mark, and Sam; and the many friends she has made in Sarnia, Pine Island, and Toronto throughout her life. Vera came to Canada at a very young age, worked at Polymer Corporation during the war, and wed the love of her life on October 1st, 1949. They raised their family in Sarnia, eventually having a home built on the river, before finally spending more than 25 years between Toronto, Ontario and Pine Island, Florida. Having conquered cancer multiple times (including bearing three healthy children after ‘Cobalt Bomb’ cancer treatment in 1951), Vera consistently defied the odds and overcame adversity. She worked in Sarnia as a fitness instructor at both Pinsonneault Health Club and Mooretown Sport Complex before moving to Toronto in 1992. Vera stayed active, strong, and physically-fit to the very end. A memorial service for family and friends will be held on September 16 at Metropolitan United Church – 56 Queen St. E., Toronto. Visitation at 11:30am, Service at 12:00pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Salvation Army. For more details and to share your condolences, please visit www.veraruberry.com

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Wade: Edythe Lillian Millan of Bobcaygeon Formerly of Sebright

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Corbett: Audrey Winnifred of Mississauga Ontario

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images-4Audrey Winnifred Passed away peacefully at Sheridan Villa on (8th of August 2016 in her 90th year. Loving wife of the late Raymond Clement Corbett, beloved mother of Lynn and John(spouse) Hutchins, Chris and Wendy(spouse) Corbett, Terry and Samantha(spouse) Corbett, Leslie Corbett and the late Richard Corbett. Proud grandmother Krystal Adams, Julie Wall, Tayler Wall, Vairi Burke, Aaron Corbett, Travis Corbett, Paige Corbett and Austen Corbett.
Great grandmother of Amaya Burke, Nolan Burke, Adalyn Burke, Pacey Corbett, Rowan Corbett, Jacks Corbett and Landon Adams. Daughter of the late Herbert and Florence Lowe
She was born in Kingsville Ontario. She lived and worked in Hamilton until the late 1960s when she relocated to Clarkson, Ontario. She would spend the rest of her life in Clarkson, working at the Bank of Nova Scotia and travelling around Europe before retiring. She always enjoyed a good book, learning French through a correspondence course, and enjoying her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Funeral Service is at St Brides Church on Tuesday August 16th at 1pm. The service will be followed by a catered reception at 1:45 with family and friends.

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Jacobs: Nancy-Lee of Sarnia

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images-4Peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Friday, July 15, 2016, at Bluewater Health, Nancy-Lee Jacobs passed away at the age of 69. Beloved wife of Gary. Loving mother of Michelle and Chuck (Carrie) Jacobs. Cherished grandmother of Matthew (Jennifer) Gordon, Andrew Jacobs, Lydia Jacobs and Amanda. Treasured great-grandmother of Lucas Macneil, Aiden Macneil, and Alan Tighe. Dear sister of Joe Sharp of Oshawa, Jim Sharp of Chatham, and the late Betty McClintock. Predeceased by her parents Russell and Rosalie Sharp. Nancy loved her job as a school bus driver for First Student Canada. She enjoyed knitting, bowling, golfing and playing cards. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

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BOWDRIDGE: Mary Ellen of Ottawa Formerly of Glace Bay, Nova Scotia

Posted by on September 6, 2016

images-4It is with great sadness that the family announce the passing of our beloved mother Mary Ellen Bowdridge. Mary passed away on Friday, June 10th, 2016 at Montfort Hospital in Ottawa in her 72nd year.

Mary was born in Victoria, Newfoundland, and was raised on the island of Cape Breton. Growing up in Glace Bay, Mary was often referred to as “Nellie”.

Mary is survived by her daughters Michele, Kimberley, Tammy, Son John, Special Grandchildren Stephen, Mathieu, Kevin, Alexander, and the only Princess Lyndsie.

Mary is survived by her brother Wallace, sister Velma, predeceased by her sister Rita.

Predeceased by her parents Sarah Jane Larkham (2002) and William Larkham (1953).

Mary was a care-free soul and could be found singing Karaoke and dancing to what she called “The Newfie Jig”. Mary was always looking for a new adventure. She will be remembered for her smile, her laughter and her keen sense of humour!

She had a passion and love for her family, her grandchildren referred to her as Nan or Nana and she loved spending time with them.

Stories she told will live on in us, leaving us with cherished memories and love in our hearts.

Mary was diagnosed with Dementia/Alzheimer’s Disease in 2009, she fought hard to stay with us.

We miss you Mom, Fly High and Free. Love your girls, Michele, Kim, Tammy.

Thank you to the nurses and doctors at Montfort Hospital for all their care and support during mom’s illness. Special thanks to Dr. Doerk for her emotional support to our family.

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White: Oliver of Ottawa

Posted by on September 6, 2016

images-4Oliver White, age 78, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 20, 2016, at the Ottawa General Hospital. He was born August 18, 1938, to Mark and Marilyn White. Loving husband of Megan White, dear father of Grace and Jacob White, Step Father of Jim Armstrong(Sandra) and Nicole Marklew (Rick). Oliver was a truly warm hearted and sweet character who will be missed by many. Oliver will be dearly missed by all those that were touched by him. There will be a private family service on Saturday July 30, 2016 to show respects and support.

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WILSON: Jean (Jane) of Chatham Formerly of LONDON

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Jean passed away on Monday July 18, 2016 at Meadow Park Nursing Home, Chatham, ON, in her 91st year.

Born in Greenock, Scotland, predeceased by her mother, Jeanie Crombie and brother, Ernie.

She will remain always in the hearts of her children, Son Cam & Sig Wilson of Mount Bridges ,
Son Rick Wilson of Chatham & Daughter Sheena, grandson Scott, and her great grandchildren. She will also be missed by her extended family & friends.

Jean immigrated to Canada as a young war bride via the Queen Mary ship and resided in London, Ontario most of her life, where is worked at the Ponderosa steak house until retiring .
She was a very strong, independent woman and was not afraid of hard work. Jean moved to Chatham 10 years ago to spend more time and be closer to her youngest son Rick.

Spending time socializing with family & friends was one of her favourite past times. She especially enjoyed day trips, the Western Fairgrounds, the many summer festivals in London and on special occasion trying her luck at slot machines and Bingo .

Her laughter, her quick wit and charm, her beautiful Scottish accent and her stunning blue eyes are what most will remember her fondly for.

As per Jean’s wishes, cremation has taken place. She will rest eternally in peace alongside her mother at Woodlawn Cemetery, London. A private interment service with her children will occur as per Jean’s request.

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MILLSON: Ruth Alexandra of Rockwood

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MILLSON, Ruth Alexandra (nee Gunby) Of Rockwood, passed away peacefully, with her loving son and daughter at her side, on Thursday, April 30, 2015 in her 94th year. Beloved wife of 54 years to the late Elmer Millson (2009). Loved mother of Wayne Millson and Susan Millson and her husband Mark Clarke. Grandma will be sadly missed by Joshua and Luke. Predeceased by sisters Doris Wood and Olive Cannon. Friends will be received at the WALL-CUSTANCE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 206 Norfolk St., Guelph on Sunday, May 3, 2015 from 1-4 p.m. A private family graveside service will be held at Rockwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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NORTON: Mary Gertrude (Trudy) of Vancouver Formerly of Halifax, Nova Scotia

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images-4Mary Gertrude (Trudy) Age 79 years of Vancouver, BC, passed away peacefully July 24, 2016. Daughter of the late John and Mary Dempsey of Halifax. She is survived by her husband, Robert; daughter and son-in-law, Andra and Jeremy McKay; sister, Jean; and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, and great great nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. On-line condolences to andra.mckay@ubc.ca

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ROSCH: Helen of Princeton, BC Formerly of Burnaby BC, Princeton BC, Edson, Alta

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images-4Helen Joyce [Claridge] ROSCH was born on 29 July, 1919 in Edson Alberta – lived a difficult but rewarding life – and early in the morning of June 22, 2016 she slipped quietly away into peace. Helen was predeceased by her mother Annie Marie [Burnell] in 1959, her father George Claridge in 1969, and three husbands; Louis Kuhn; Rudolph Petschl; and Willie [Wilhelm] Rosch.

She was an only child, spending her early years on the Alberta Homestead, learning to love nature in all its glory, including the animals, but loving horses most of all. As a teenager in rural Burnaby BC, on her horse Rex, she rode the bush trails up and around Burnaby Mountain with a small shovel and a hemp sack, bringing home trees and bushes that she liked. Her father planted the young trees along the fence lines and around the house, and he lined both sides of the long farm lane with them.

After raising her children and working as an LPN, prison matron and in psychiatric care, she retired to raise Arabian horses in the Similkameen Valley on a place she called “Hide-Away Villa Ranch”.

In 2001 a broken hip brought a halt to cleaning barns, as well as walking and riding the hills and meadows she loved. She moved to level ground in Tulameen, and two years later to a house on her son Edward’s nearby property, where she lived with her beloved cats until her final move to Ridgewood Lodge, in Princeton BC.

Despite being a single parent for much of her adult life, she was a strong, resourceful, and fiercely loving mother, who with limited help, and a tenacity seldom seen in others, successfully raised her sons through rough and tough times. She taught her sons the two important lessons in life, that nothing is impossible if you really want it, and that love is the most important thing in the world.

Helen will be sorely missed by her three sons; David [Muriel], Philip [Barbara], Edward [Leanne], six grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. Her family wishes to thank the staff of Ridgewood Lodge, Princeton, BC, for the thoughtful care and attention that she received while she tarried there. Helen’s final wish was to be cremated, and she did not want a service of remembrance. Friends and acquaintances who wish to honour her memory; please, plant a tree in her name.

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FRY: Karren Ann of Vancouver

Posted by on September 6, 2016

images-4It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Karren Ann Fry. Karren passed away in her home on June 13, 2016.

Karren was was born to Alan (2013) and Elizabeth (Betty Ann) Fry on December 12, 1976 at Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria B.C. After an early life in British Columbia, Karren’s family moved to Ontario where she completed a Bachelor of Arts Degree with Honours in Criminology from Windsor University in Ontario, which led to her working with RCMP in the student program as a young adult. She eventually moved to Vancouver, BC where she married Cary De Best and had her beautiful daughter, Leah. In time, Karren ventured out on her own and worked as a support worker for adults with mental illness.

Karren was a loving mother, dedicated family member and a good friend. Her raw sincerity, infectious laugh, sense of humour and amazing spirit made her a joy to be around. She would brighten anyone’s day with a caring message of support or a ridiculous story.

Karren was a sincere Buddhist and loved travelling to international Dharma Festivals with her brother for teachings and inspiration. Special powa ceremonies were performed for Karren by Gen Kelsang Thekchen and friends at Kadampa Mediation Centre Vancouver on June 20th, 2016, As well by her Teacher and friend Gen Kelsang Delek and many others.

Karren enjoyed nature and would find peace during a long walk with her daughter in the parks that line the beautiful coast of Vancouver. She especially loved animals and adored her two little boy cats Thomas (T-Dawg) and Sammy.

Her family, friends, and all those she touched will miss her tremendously. Karren is survived by her beautiful and loving daughter, Leah De Best (Cary); her mother, Elizabeth; her grandmother, Nelda Sauer; her uncles, Jim, Ron, Tom, Doug; her Aunt Ellen; her brother, Jeff Fry (Devon); her niece, Lexa; and her sister, Leanne Fry.

There will be a celebration of life on July 2, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at St. James Community Centre, 3214 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver B.C.

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