HICKEY, Julia Mary (nee Semperger)

Posted by on March 21, 2016

web_hickey_juliaPassed away suddenly after a brief illness on March 18, 2016 at 84 years of age.  Predeceased by her husband Kenneth (2006).  Loving mother of Alan, Brian, Michael (fiancée Brenda), Donna Jean Fazio (Frank) and David (Brenda).  Cherished grandma of Ashley, Christina, Michaela, Catherine, John, David II (Stephanie) and Robert.  Great-grandma of Logan and Savannah.  Daughter of the late John and Margaret Semperger.  Predeceased by her siblings Stan, Mary and John.  Sister-in-law of Martin Hickey and predeceased by Everett, Hillary, Manny (Loretta), Mary, Leona and Bernice Morneau (Ray).  Aunt of several nieces and nephews.  If you so desire, donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.  Cremation services were entrusted to Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841.  On Wednesday, family and friends are invited to meet at Our Lady of Assumption Parish, McEwan Campus (711 McEwan) for Memorial visitation 10 a.m. until time of Memorial Mass at 11 a.m.  Interment Assumption Cemetery.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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BLOM: Candida of Granton

Posted by on March 21, 2016

Blom, Candida-W300Peacefully, at St. Marys Memorial Hospital, St. Marys on Monday, March 21, 2016, of Granton in her 59th year.  Beloved wife of Harry Blom.  Dear mother of Shelby and Jack Stover of London, and Joshua Ohara of British Columbia.  Dear grandmother of Zoey Stover.  Remembered by her mother Josie and Jack Sczembore of Alberta, and step-father Doug Groves of Alberta. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Arne and Marilyn of Parkhill, Rod and Yvonne, Camie, and Brenda Glaubitz, all of Alberta; John and Nancy Blom of Manitoulin, Peter and Lynda Blom, and Bill and Diane Blom all of Granton.  Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by her father Bill Glaubitz, and brothers Gary, Phil and Murray.

private family celebration of Candida’s life will take place at a later date. Haskett Funeral Home, Lucan (519-227-4211) entrusted with arrangements.

Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

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McCracken, Charles of Sarnia

mccrakenPeacefully at Marshall Gowland Manor on Sunday March 20, 2016 CHARLES McCRACKEN age 84 of Sarnia.  Beloved husband of the late Joyce (Campbell) McCracken (1991).  Grandfather to Mathew Brewer and Shaun McGinn.  Predeceased by his daughter Anna McCracken (2010).  Charlie moved to Canada when he was 18 yrs and work at I. O. L. as a Lab Tech for over 30 yrs.  His biggest honour was being inducted in the Sarnia Sports Hall of Fame as Mr. Soccer.  He will be missed by all his friends from the downtown core.  A memorial service will be held at the D. J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION CENTRE on Tuesday March 29th at 1:00 p.m.  with visitation from noon until service time.  Sympathy may expressed through donations to the Alzheimer’s Society.

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GIBSON; Doris of Petrolia

Posted by on March 21, 2016

Gibson;DorisGIBSON; Doris – Passed away with her children by her side on Sunday, March 20, 2016 at her home in Albany Retirement Village, Petrolia.  Born in Gananoque,  Doris Gibson (nee Brennan), was in her 102nd year.   Doris was the loving wife of the late Fred Gibson (1995).  She will be missed by her daughter Ruth Jamieson and her husband Bob, and her son Rick Mortimer-Gibson and his wife Shana, her grandchildren James Jamieson and his wife Tracy Punchard, David Jamieson, Cameron Mortimer-Gibson, and Ben Mortimer-Gibson and her great grandchildren Oso and Coda Punchard.  She is also survived by her sister Thelma (Mac) Love, and several nieces and nephews.  Doris was predeceased by her parents William and Theresa Brennan and brother Reg (the late Thelma) Brennan.    A service remembering Doris’ life will be held on Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia.  Rev. Carolyn Wilson Wynne of St. Pauls’ United Church will be officiating.  Visitors will be received prior to the service from 1:00 to 1:45 pm.  In honour of Doris being a graduate of Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing in 1935, memorial donations to the University Hospital’s Kingston Foundation (for the K.G.H. Nurses’ Alumnae Endowment Fund) would be appreciated.  Memories and condolences may be shared on-line at www.needhamjay.com.

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NOHRA, Antonios ‘Tom’

Posted by on March 21, 2016

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It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, Tom, on Sunday, March 20, 2016 at 79 years of age. Beloved husband for 55 years to the late Mary (nee Jabbour – December 29, 2015). Devoted father of Shirley Taouil (Milad), Emig Nohra (Michelle), Giselle Banner, Louise Boomer, the late Mary Ann Whittle (2014), Joe Nohra (Joyce). Cherished Gidu of Christina (Rob), Michael (Jeanette), Matthew, Bradley, Erica, Adrianna, Thomas, Vanessa, Cassandra, Ashley, Adam, Aidan, Ethan, and Tristan; and big Gidu of Brandon and Alyssa. Tom was a dear brother, brother-in-law and uncle to many within the Nohra and Jabbour families. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Tuesday, from 3-5 & 7-9 p.m. Parish Prayers Tuesday at 8 p.m. Mass of the Resurrection will be held Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 10 a.m. from St. Joseph’s Church, 310 Sherk Street, Leamington. Fr. Chris Pietraszko officiating. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. Family & Friends may share their memories at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

 

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Da Silva, Maria (nee Da Ponte)

Desilva finaldIt is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister Maria Da Silva at Bluewater Health on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at the age of 86. Beloved wife of the late Manuel (1989). Dear mother of John (Ann) Da Silva, Sophie  Bastos, Zulmira (Todd) Worsley, Victor Da Silva, Roberto Da Silva, Elizabeth Shepherd, Timothy (Shawna) Da Silva and Deano (Krista) Da Silva. Loving grandmother of Danny, Bradley, Jason, Brian, Nicholas, Stephen, Corey, Jessica, Zulmara, Jory, A.J., Aubry, Kayla, Dominick, Damien, Avery, Karlee, Ryan, Lauren and Anna. Loving great-grandmother of 11. Sister of Victor Da Ponte, Etelvinha Tacodo and Maria De Carmen. Predeceased by sister Zulmira Chora. Visitation will be held at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431 Christina St. N., Sarnia on Monday from 6-9 p.m. with a eulogy being held at 7:30. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Fr. Steve Marsh at Our Lady of Mercy Roman Catholic Church on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 10 a.m. Interment Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy friends who wish may send memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, 714 Lite St., Point Edward, N7V 1A6. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

A tree will be planted in memory of Maria Da Silva in the McKenzie & Blundy Memorial Forest.  Dedication service Sunday, September 18th, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at the Wawanosh Wetlands Conservation Area.

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SHORT: Albert Glenn of Belleville

Posted by on March 21, 2016

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SHORT, Albert Glenn WWII Veteran – of Belleville, passed away at his residence on Friday, March 18th, 2016, in his 92nd year. Beloved husband of Doris May (nee Brohm). Dear father of Susan Leclaire, of Shannonville; Leonora (Larry) Dean, of Cumberland Beach; Mark (Brenda), of Roslin; Kirby (Anita), of Mississauga; Jennifer (Brian) Decoste, and Barry (Valery), both of Belleville; Brent (Susan) of Whitby; Monica Lapierre (James Mcgill) of Renfrew; and Oriol (Sean) Rhodes, of Burlington. Albert was also loved by 22 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, and one great, great grandson. Albert was predeceased by his parents, Frank and Kathleen (nee Murray) Short, by his son, Christopher Short, by his sister, Kathleen DeRushie, and by his brothers, Wilfred, Leon, Cecil and Dale Short.

The family will receive friends at the Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel, 30 Moira Street West (613-968-2273) on Monday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00. A Royal Canadian Legion Memorial Service will be held prior to the evening visitation at 6:30 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, 405 Bridge Street East on Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. Cremation to follow with inurnment at St. James Cemetery at a later date.

 

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LIVINGSTONE, Bernice Marie of Lyn, Ontario

Posted by on March 20, 2016

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Entered into rest at the Brockville General Hospital Charles St. Site on Saturday March 19th, 2016, Bernice (Ferguson) Livingstone aged 82 years. Survived by best friend and companion Gerald Dack. Loving mother of Daryl Livingstone (Jackie) of Lansdowne, Karen McNish (Andy) of Lyn, Rhonda Harper (Greg) of Addison, Brian Livingstone (Laurie) of Brockville and Tracey Nairn (David) of Waterloo. Cherished grandmother of 8, great grandmother of 1, step grandmother of 3 and step great grandmother of 7. Dear sister of Fred Ferguson (Myrna) and Hubert Ferguson (Bev) all of Mallorytown. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her husband Donald Livingstone and her parents Bryce and Ferne (Warren) Ferguson.

By the request of Bernice, cremation with a Private Graveside Service at Lyn Cemetery will be held at a later date. In memory of Bernice donations to CHEO would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Barclay Funeral Home, 137 Pearl St. E., Brockville. Messages of condolence may be sent on line at www.barclayfuneralhome.com

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STANTON, Kathleen “Joyce” of Brockville and formerly of Kingston, Ontario

Posted by on March 20, 2016

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Entered into rest at the Kingston General Hospital on Friday March 18th, 2016, Joyce (Darling) Stanton aged 88 years.  Loving mother of Barbara Juneau (Jacques) of Iroquois, Lynne Henderson of Kingston and Paul Stanton of White Rock BC. Cherished grandmother of Richard Juneau (Tracy), Julia Carriere (Guy), Marc Juneau (Cathy), Lindsay Cunningham (Dan), Jeffrey Henderson (Ashleigh), Matthew Henderson (Christine), Jaclyn Stanton and Jennifer Stanton; and great grandmother of Jessica, Joshua, Cameron, Mathieu, Aiden, Owen, Ty, Ethan, Finn, Zander and Marissa. Also survived by sister Claire Emmons of Tiverton and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her husband Albert Stanton and her parents Ernest and Alma (Powell) Darling.

By the request of Joyce, cremation with a Private Graveside Service at a later date. In memory of Joyce donations to the Ongwanada Resource Centre would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Barclay Funeral Home, 137 Pearl St. E., Brockville. Messages of condolence may be sent on line at www.barclayfuneralhome.com

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ATKIN, Vera of Leamington

Posted by on March 20, 2016

Paper Picture Atkin Vera90 years, passed away peacefully, with her family by her side, on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at Leamington District Memorial Hospital. Beloved wife of the late Donald Atkin. Dear mother of Denise Rutgers (Bill). Loving Nanny of Scott Rutgers (Erica), Warren Rutgers, Michael Rutgers (Sandra), Lisa Edwards (Adam) and great Nanny of Gia Edwards. Dear sister of Eva Corey (George). Predeceased by her siblings, Mary, Ann, Ruby, Helen, Irene, John, George and Dan. Vera’s family wishes to thank the wonderful staff at the Sun Parlor Home and Leamington Hospital for their genuine care and support. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. then proceeding to St. Joseph’s Church, 310 Sherk Street, Leamington for Mass of the Resurrection at 1 p.m. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Sun Parlor Home Auxiliary Bus Fund. Friends may share memories at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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CESCHAN, Franziska

Posted by on March 20, 2016

web_Ceschan_FranziskaPassed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on March 19, 2016 at the age of 80 years. Loving wife to Peter Ceschan, with whom she celebrated 62   years of marriage. Beloved mom to Rob (Pam) Ceschan, Rosemary Ceschan (Wolf Urschel), Diane Ceschan Gill. Cherished Oma to Brandon and Lindsay (Mike Murphy) Ceschan, Michael and Dustin Urschel. Franziska is survived by relatives in Europe. If you so desire, memorial donations to the Windsor Regional Hospital Metropolitan Campus or the Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to FAMILIES FIRST, 1065 Lauzon Rd., East Windsor, 519-969-5841.

We understand that Franziska had many friends who loved her. She was a very loving person who had a heart of gold. As difficult as it is to lose her, we are honouring her wishes not to have a service and we would like to share with all of you her poem

-“My Wonderful Friends”.

Oh God when I came to this land I was all by myself, but you gave me two good eyes to see this wonderful land. You gave me wonderful friends I love so much. But you take them away one by one to a place where there is peace and no more pain.

Oh God I miss them, oh so much. I am standing by the water, it is so cold and dark. I look up to heaven and see those beautiful stars. I see the reflection and sparkle in the water. I wish everyone would have one of those Sparkles in their hearts.

How wonderful the world would be. There would be peace on this earth and no more pain. Now my friends it is time for me to say good-bye. I know we will meet again, not on this earth, but in Heaven where there is peace and no more pain.

Author: Franziska Ceschan

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DUFOUR, Wayne

Posted by on March 20, 2016

web_Dufour_WaynePassed peacefully on March 17, 2016 at the age of 56 years. Cherished son of Nina (nee Groulx) and Ron (2015) Dufour. Loving brother to Greg (Sharon), and Gary (Heather). Proud uncle to Brad (Rebecca), Michael (Jennifer), Victoria, Nicole (Michael), Scott (Adam) and Mark (Alyssa), Charlie, Georgia, Paulo and Taryn. Survived by many aunts and uncles. Missed by best friend Matt Damphousse and many long time friends at New Beginnings in Leamington. A memorial gathering will be held on Thursday from 7-9 pm 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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MADY, Naim

Posted by on March 20, 2016

web_Mady_NaimPassed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on March 16, 2016 at 87 years of age. Beloved husband of Suham (nee Khalaf) for 67 years. Loving father of Mona Zorub (Ramez), Edward Mady, Jack Mady (Deborah) and Albert Mady. Proud grandfather (Giddy) of Daniel Zorub and Jacob Mady. Brother of the late Elias Mady (Jamileh), the late Mary, the late Widad, Michael Mady (Noel) and family and Laurice. Cherished brother-in-law of Nimer Khalaf (Diane) and George Khalaf (Nada). Predeceased by parents Ibrahim and Hana Mady. Also survived by many nieces and nephews in Canada, USA and Jordan. Naim was a founding member of St. Ignatius of Antioch Orthodox Church and a member of Trinity Lodge No. 521. He was an avid gardener and enjoyed being with his family. If you so desire, donations to the St. Ignatius of Antioch Orthodox Church would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Friday March 18, 2016 from 3 – 5 pm & 7 – 9 pm. Mason Service under the auspices of Trinity Lodge No. 521 Friday 7 pm and Parish Prayer Friday 7:30 pm. Funeral Saturday 9 am from FAMILIES FIRST, 1065 Lauzon Rd., East Windsor, 519-969-5841 to St. Ignatius of Antioch Orthodox Church (1808 Labelle St.) for Mass of Christian Burial at 10 am. Entombment Victoria Memorial Gardens to follow. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

 

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ROSENTHAL, Laura (nee Fisher)

Posted by on March 20, 2016

web_rosenthal_lauraPassed away peacefully on March 16, 2016 at 72 years of age, a lifelong resident of Windsor.  Loving Mother to Mark, Mike and Jeff. Dear grandmother to Matthew and Joshua. Dear sister to Marge and Janet. Will be missed by Stacey Labranche, and Janet Rosenthal. In lieu of flowers Memorial tributes may be made to charity of your choice. Cremation has taken place. Memorial visitation will be held on Saturday March 19, 2016 from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Memorial service on Sunday March 20, 2016 at 11:30.a.m 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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Michaud: Jean Francois of Leamington

michaudjeanwebOur dear son Jean Francois Michaud, age 34 of Leamington was tragically taken from us as a result of a bicycle accident on Thursday, March 17, 2016.  Much loved son of Carol – Ann Michaud (Dave Foulis). Predeceased by his precious son Ryker Joey Michaud – DaPonte (2014). Dear father of Maxx and Liberty Bantam – Michaud and their mother Erica Bantam. Brother of Michael McCann –  Michaud and his  father Frank McCann.  A gathering of family and friends will be held at the D.J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre on Wednesday, March 30, from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. and at the Salvation Army Citadel ( 88 Setterington Street, Leamington) on Thursday, March 31,  from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Cremation has taken place and a private family committal service will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Sarnia Humane Society would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the D.J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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HARPER: John T. “Jack”, of St. Thomas, Ontario

Posted by on March 19, 2016

John T. (Jack) HarperHARPER, John T. “Jack”, a lifelong resident of St. Thomas, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Friday, March 18, 2016, in his 87th year.  Beloved husband of the late Luella “Lou” (nee King) Harper (2009).  Step-father of the late Luanne Prance (2015) (Ron of St. Thomas).  Grandfather of Dale Broderick (Joanne Burton) of St. Thomas, Andrew Broderick (Heather Baker) of Wallacetown, Sandra Prance (Dale Thomson) of Surrey, BC, and Steven Prance (Jennifer) of St. Thomas.  Uncle of Scott Phibbs (Heather) of Aurora, and Wade Phibbs (Tanya) of Stratford.  He was the brother of the late Shirley Phibbs (1999) (late Ray) (1984).  Jack is also survived by several great grandchildren, great nieces and a great nephew.  Born in St. Thomas, March 22, 1929, he was the son of the late John and Ethel (nee Thomas) Harper.  Jack was a former employee of the St. Thomas Psychiatric Hospital, retiring as the head of the Stores Dept.  He was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church, St. Thomas, and a former long-time member of Alma Street Presbyterian Church.  Jack was a charter and life member of the Golden K Kiwanis Club, St. Thomas.  He formerly enjoyed golfing and curling.  Relatives and friends will be received on Wednesday evening, March 23rd from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) where the funeral service will be held on Thursday, March 24th at 11:00 a.m.  Interment to follow in Elmdale Memorial Park.  Flowers respectfully declined.  Memorial donations to the charity of one’s choice will be gratefully acknowledged.

Email messages of condolence may be sent to siftonfuneralhome@sympatico.ca

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HARVEY: Mrs. Mildred (nee Gard), a lifelong resident of St. Thomas, Ontario and area

Posted by on March 19, 2016

Mildred HarveyEastern StarHARVEY, Mrs. Mildred (nee Gard), a lifelong resident of St. Thomas and area, passed away at her residence, the Elgin Manor, R.R.#1, St. Thomas on Friday, March 18, 2016, in her 95th year.  Beloved wife of the late Lloyd Harvey (1997).  Dearly loved mother of Ronald Harvey (Bette), James Harvey (Shirley), all of London, Ralph Harvey (Linda) of R.R.#1, St. Thomas, and the late Patricia Lester (2014) (James of St. Thomas).  Dear sister of the late Velma Hepburn (late J.A.).  Also survived by 9 grandchildren. 15 great grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews.  Born in St. Thomas, June 21, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Albert Edward Gard and the late Ina (nee Cruickshank) Gard.  Mildred worked at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital for many years, retiring as a RNA.  She was a longtime member of New Sarum Baptist Church, and a Past Worthy Matron of Verdun Chapter #36, O.E.S., Aylmer.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family on Tuesday, March 22nd from 2:00-4:00 & 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday, March 23rd at 1:30 p.m.  Interment to follow in Orwell Cemetery.  Memorial donations to New Sarum Baptist Church or the charity of one’s choice will be gratefully acknowledged.

Email messages of condolence may be sent to siftonfuneralhome@sympatico.ca

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CURRAH: Shirley (Mathers) of Granton

Posted by on March 19, 2016

Currah, ShirleyPeacefully at the Seaforth Manor on Saturday, March 19, 2016 of Granton in her 85th year.  Beloved wife of Leland Currah for 61years.  Dear mother of Wendy Herrera of Stratford, Gary and Peggy Currah of RR#3 Granton, Brian and Mary Currah of RR#3 Granton, Darryl Currah of Stratford, and Christine and Ricky Levesque of Stratford.  Cherished grandmother of Adriana, Leland; Carrie, Kimberly, Phil; Stephanie, James, Kyle, Sarah; Ethan and Joseph.  Dear great-grandmother of 10 and great-great grandmother of 2.  Beloved sister of June Mathers of RR#3 Granton, Jim Mathers (Judy) of Ottawa, sister-in-law of Marie Paula Mathers of Montreal.  Predeceased by her siblings Earl, John, Betty Rolph and Walter Jr.  Shirley loved quilting, dancing and playing bingo, but her greatest love was her children.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan on Wednesday, March 23, from 9:30-10:30AM where the memorial service will be held at 11AM.  Cremation with spring interment Granton Cemetery.

Donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com

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ANDERSON: Anna Eleanor (Grieve)

Posted by on March 19, 2016

Peacefully at North Lambton Lodge, on Friday, March 18, 2016, Anna Eleanor Anderson (nee Grieve) passed away in her 100th year. Predeceased by her husband Calvert Anderson (1974). Survived by her daughters Jeanie (Steve) Hlinka, Donna (Philip 2012) Clements, Shirley (Tom 2015) Berdan. “Bobbie” to grandchildren Carl Hlinka (Susan), Cathrine Cowan (Mike), Gayle de Krieger (Rick), Janice Klinetobe (Mike), David Clements (Debbie), Bonnie MacKay (Ian), Jeff Berdan (Erin), and Brenda Lupi (Giani). “Grandma Bobbie” to twenty-two great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her parents Douglas and Mabel Grieve, and by her sister Jean Herbert. Always a lady, grateful for everything, never had an unkind thought or word about anybody, and had a wonderful memory until the last. What a legacy! Family and friends will be received on Monday, March 21, 2016, at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.  A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, March 22, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, with interment to follow in Wyoming Cemetery.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Bluewater Health- Charlotte Eleanor Englehart or to a charity of your choice (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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GARDINER: Jack

Posted by on March 19, 2016

It is with saddened hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of Jack Gardiner at Bluewater Health, Sarnia, on Friday, March 18, 2016 at the age of 73. He was the cherished husband of Shirley.  Loving brother of Shirley Lave (London) and Fran Willits (Kingston).  Devoted uncle to Dean (Diane) Willits, Derrick (Robin) Willits, Craig (Leah Ann) Lave, Scott (Cheryl) Lave and Ian (Mandy) Lave.  Also survived by his Little Brother and long time friend Fred (Sandra) Mitro (Houston, TX), in-laws Art and Louise Long, and many great nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by his parents Bramwell and Laurene Gardiner. Jack worked at Imperial Oil Research for 30 years, retiring in 1997.  A memorial service will be held to celebrate Jack’s life at Sarnia Evangelical Missionary Church (East & Talfourd) on Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. Friends and family are invited to gather for a time of visitation one hour prior to the service from 1:00 until 2:00.  Cremation has taken place.  In lieu of flowers please consider memorial donations to The Inn of the Good Shepherd in Jack’s name.   Arrangements entrusted to SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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JUBENVILLE, Antoinnette, 72 years, of Tilbury:

Posted by on March 19, 2016

JUBENVILLE, AntoinnettePassed away peacefully at her residence with her family by her side on Saturday, March 19, 2016. Predeceased by husbands Leonard Jubenville and Blaise Caza.  Loving mother of Doreen (Ron) Martin, Jerry Jubenville (Kim Dierkens), Ken Jubenville (Sandra Deziel), Patti Jarvis, the late Mary Catherine Jubenville (1972), and James Jubenville.  Dearest grandmother of 13 grandchildren and the late Jessica Jubenville (1985), 6 great grandchildren and the late Blake McKeon (2015).  Dear sister of Angela (late Wayne) Rice, Stan Joch, Marie (late John) Smit, Catherine Howe, and Eveleen Joch (Ken Taylor).  Dearly missed by several nieces and nephews.  Visitation at Reaume Funeral Home, 6 Canal St. W., Tilbury from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday.  Parish prayers x p.m. Tuesday.  Funeral service from the funeral home Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 10:15 a.m., then to St. Patrick=s Church, Merlin for Mass at 11:00 a.m. Interment at St. Francis Xavier Cemetery.  Memorial donations to Randy Atkinson Memorial Fund appreciated.

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KEMP: Naomi Mary – Of Lakefield

Posted by on March 19, 2016

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Passed away peacefully at Extendicare Lakefield on Friday March 18, 2016.  Naomi (Hubble) of Lakefield in her 100th year.  Wife of the late Hayden Kemp.  Loving mother of Harold and his wife Hilda of Greenville, Illinois, Carl and his wife Marilyn of Bowmanville, Robert and his wife Pat of R.R. #3 Lakefield, Linda and her husband Ken DiBartolomeo of Kirby, Debbie and her husband the late Paul Sokoloski of R.R. #4 Peterborough, Dianne Bishop of Peterborough and the late Betty Couvier and Gwen Bell.  Sister of the late Myrtle McBride, Elgin and Cecil Hubble.  Also survived by several grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.  Friends and relatives may call at THE HENDREN FUNERAL HOMES, LAKEFIELD CHAPEL on Tuesday March 22, 2016 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM.  A funeral service will be held in the chapel on Wednesday March 23, 2016 at 11:00 AM.  Interment Lakefield Cemetery.  A reception will follow in the Hendren Chapel.  Memorial donations may be made to Extendicare Lakefield (No Tax Receipt Given) or the Alzheimer Society as expressions of sympathy.  Friends may send condolences, arrange flowers or make donations by contacting the funeral home at www.hendrenfuneralhome.com or by calling 705-652-3355.

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POLLARD, Michael L. of Harrow

Posted by on March 19, 2016

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47 years. Passed away suddenly on March 18, 2016. Loving husband of Athena (Balatsoukas). Beloved son of Larry and Marcia (Richardson) Pollard. Dear brother of Kevin and Barb Pollard. Dear son-in-law of Tom and Lily Balatsoukas. Brother-in-law of Alex Balatsoukas, Vivian and Tasso Boutziouvis. Loving uncle of Addison, Gavin, Anastasia, Brianna and Nicholas. Also remembered and loved by many aunts, uncles and cousins. Michael will be sadly missed by his best canine friend “Daddy”. Resting at Gerald A. Smith Funeral Home 197 King St. W. Harrow. Visitation Sunday 7-9 p.m. and Monday 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Tuesday March 22, 2016 where family and friends will meet at  9:30 a.m. at St. Anthony of Padua Church for a  Liturgy of the Word service at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Fr. Rick Janisse officiating. Interment at Colchester Memorial Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice Leamington, Windsor-Essex Humane Society or Heart and Stroke Foundation. You may send your online condolences to www.geraldasmith.ca

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CUSHMAN: Robert “BOB” of Strathroy

Posted by on March 19, 2016

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It is with heavy hearts the family of Robert “Bob” Cushman announce his passing on March 19th, 2016 at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital at the age of 81. Beloved husband of the late Carrie (2002). Loving father of Robin (Kirk) Tobias and Patti Mendonca (Jack Correia). Fondly remembered by Cathy Kechego and the late Janette Cornelius. Proud grandfather of Jana and Murray Kechego (Bear), Jada, Jaxon and Kole Mendonca. Survived by his brother Ken Cushman and sisters Evelyn Fuller and Linda Cushman. Bob will be remembered by many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Visitation will be held on Monday, March 21st, 2016 from 7-9p.m at Denning’s of Strathroy. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday at 11a.m at Denning’s of Strathroy. Interment to follow at Strathroy Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy and in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital. Online condolences may be left at denning.ca.

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SCOTT: Helen G. – of Medicine Hat, Alberta, formerly of Bobcaygeon, Ontario

Posted by on March 19, 2016

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Born April 5th, 1920 in Toronto, Mom lived a long and fulfilling life filled with love. 96 Years…of which the last 6 although horrific, she suffered with dignity and humour.

Mom the story of your life is not written in a book. It is written in your children’s happiness, in their sense of self-worth and in the knowledge that we were loved. It will always be a part of us and it will make a difference. When people see our happiness in life they are reading the story of your love.

You have started the next chapter in your exceptional life. For those of us who are left behind it is hard to accept that you are gone but for everyone who ever knew you it was an amazing gift that you were here. You were not just my mother but my best friend and I will miss you every day of my life until we meet again. I don’t see you as gone but as having become a part of us all in this amazing universe. You felt each of us is connected to every person and every thing on this Earth, that we are in fact one divine organism having an infinite spiritual existence, striving for harmony. I feel the days will be a little less bright but the nights will be brighter by a star.

You always told me you were coming back as a duck because as a child not able to go to school you spent many hours at the Riverdale Zoo you appreciated how much freedom they had to come and go.   Recently I discussed with you that you might want to change to another species as I would be upset every hunting season. We laughed and you decided that the protected Loon that you always loved at Pigeon Lake Bobcaygeon would be a better choice.

Left to carry on your extraordinary spirit are your two children you were not supposed to have. Daughter HEATHER (DAVID PETRIE) Seven Persons, AB., Son BRADLEY (AGNES MENCZEL) Edmonton, AB. and most loved granddaughter MEREDITH PETRIE (MICHAEL PAGET) Calgary, AB.

Diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa in the 1920’s, forced to quit school at an early age because of blindness you became a strong, independent and courageous woman who defied the doctors when they told you “No Children”. While managing the Ryrie Birke’s Cafeteria in the 40’s even though your sight was severely limited, you watched a handsome young man come down the escalator for lunch every day. Your girls laughingly kept telling you to come out of the fog for the next half hour. When the fog lifted you were married to him June 24th 1950. A year later I hit the pavement and 3 and a half years later came my brother. A “Norman Rockwell” type of existence, East York in the 50’s was a wonderful community to grow up in and we had our cottage at Wasaga Beach every summer. The courage it took to handle us kids while blind and alone all week while Dad worked in the city was inspirational. An outside pump, no running water, an outhouse, a wood/coal stove was what you originally had to deal with along with kids who thought nothing of coming home dead late from a day long bicycle trip wondering why you were hysterical. THANK YOU MOM

Your sense of humour, laughter, love of family and music saw you through 96 years.

In 2003 at age 83 you were RUNNING up and down 3 flights of stairs in your 4 level split in Victoria Place Bobcaygeon. Due to circumstances and your blindness you decided to swallow your fear of “alien territory“ and move West to be close to your kids. You enjoyed Chinook Village and the great friends you made there including the staff.

Walking a mile a day unaided except for a guiding arm, at the age of 89 in 2009, life was good until your stroke while in Medicine Hat Regional Hospital in January 2010. Unable to see, walk, swallow without thickener, moved by machine, spoon fed mush, this has been your plight for the past 6 years. In spite of the horrific situation you had to endure you never lost the essence of that which was Helen Scott. Serving your time with dignity, a sense of humour and Hugs `n` Smooches, I selfishly enjoyed every minute I was able to spend with you but it broke my heart to see you have to endure that indignity for so long at the end of your days.

Now you are no longer walking in darkness. You can greet your multitude of friends and family in the light for the first time. Not to say that you haven’t always looked at everyone you met directly in the eye. Inspiring them to be a better person just by observing the bravery and humour with which you faced life’s trials thrown at you. The Duke of Bedford Ian Russell (Woburn Abby, UK) shared this sentiment in one of his personal tapes to you as did your friend Florence McEachern, Lady Eaton’s daughter in their visits and letters.

Preceded in death by just about everyone you ever knew the transition party your lifelong girlfriends will throw you should be amazing. Dad, the love of your life (Winston J.I. Scott 1915-1995) won’t know how to handle you sighted as he had a hard time handling your energy when you were blind. You can imagine how I would like to hear the conversations you have with your Mom, Frankie Viola (Smith) and Dad, Percival Donald Taylor “Pops”, Platoon/District Chief, Toronto Fire Dept. and older brother Wm. Harper Taylor, sister in law Helen Lee(Hutchinson) and your companion after Dad passed Alfred M. Simpson (2009 age 91).

I would like to thank you Mom for the invaluable lessons you taught us over our lifetimes. “WASH YOUR HANDS” is the first that comes to mind. “Make the best with what you’ve got but don’t accept the status quo” is another. Always “LISTEN intently”, “Giving is infinitely better than getting”, “Mind your manners”, “Use common sense”, “Never let wealth and status impress you as actions speak louder than words”, “It’s what’s on the inside that counts”. (Find and encourage those gifts that make each of us special: not star power, not intellectual prowess but the ineffable mystery and beauty of the heart.)

Practical with an abundance of common sense, a love of life, family and friends and the energy to put it to good use, you made a difference in the lives of many. Counsellor extraordinaire.

While at Chinook Village you told us not to mourn as you were ready to go. You had enjoyed an amazing life. Well I am afraid we will not be able to comply with that request as the world is a lesser place without you in it.

A memorial with friends and family will be held in Medicine Hat at a date to be announced. Mom is on her way home to Bobcaygeon. Memorial service will take place at THE HENDREN FUNERAL HOMES – MONK CHAPEL, Bobcaygeon on Wednesday March 23, 2016 at 1:00 pm, and interment in Verulam Cemetery starting at 2:00 PM. Please no flowers. If you wish to honor my mother’s memory she would be so pleased if you could make a donation to the David Sheldrick Foundation, an elephant orphanage doing amazing work in Kenya with orphaned baby elephants and black rhinos or Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay Ontario.

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