WALSH: Nancy

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WALSH: Nancy

Nancy passed away peacefully at the RVH on Thursday, August 7, 2014 at the age of 75. Predeceased by her husband Maurice. She will miss her times with the Quota Club and Red Hat ladies. Nancy was a long-time service member with Chapters / W.H. Smith. Also missing her are her close friends and family.

As per her wishes cremation has taken place and no service will be held. If desired, donations may be made in her honour to Hospice Simcoe in Barrie www.hospicesimcoe.ca

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NAMESPETRA, John of Essex, Ontario

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NAMESPETRA, John

Passed away peacefully on August 9th, 2014 at the age of 82 after a lengthy battle with Multiple Myeloma. Born in Posovce, Slovakia. Loving husband of Betty “Liz” (nee Stasik) for 60 years. Devoted father of Greg, Justin, Tim (Marcy) of Essex, Sue (Gary) Pullam of London. Cherished Dzedo of Jeff (Kelly) Pullam, Mike (Tammie) Pullam, Stephanie (Dane) McCann, Andrew, Adam & Sara Namespetra. Proud Great Grandpa of Rhys & Maddox Pullam. Predeceased by his parents Andrew & Anna Namespetra and his brother Frank. Visitation at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 87 Maidstone Ave. E., Essex (519-776-4233) on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Parish & Knights of Columbus Prayers 7:30 p.m. Funeral Service to celebrate John’s life will be held from Holy Name of Jesus Church, 146 Talbot St. S., Essex, on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Fr. Dave Boutette officiating. Interment to follow at Victoria Memorial Gardens Cemetery. If desired, donations may be made to the Hospice of Windsor/ Essex County or the Canadian Cancer Society. Special thanks to all the doctors, nurses & caregivers of Hospice, St. Elizabeth & Bayshore. Online condolences and cherished memories can be shared with the family at www.reidfuneralhome.ca.

 

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ALLEN, Alma M. (nee Gunning) – Kingsville

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It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our mother, Monday, August 11, 2014, at the age of 97 years.  Born Sept. 14, 1916, Alma married Elton (Ted) and was a devoted and loving wife for 67 years until his passing in 2007. A wonderful mother, she will be greatly missed by loving sons and daughters; Jim of Hamilton, Ed (Margaret), London, Richard (Sheila) Fonthill, Beverly Haggins (Earl), Kingsville, Susan Belanger (Garry), Corbeil. Cherished grandmother of James (Toronto), Mark (Brandy), London, Jane (Ross), Burlington, Stephanie (Greg), St. Catherines, Michael (Lisa), Niagara Falls, Meagan (Andrew), Callander; Dan (Nina) Kingsville, Stacey (Chad), Chatham, and Great-grandmother of 8.  Also pre-deceased by parents William and Grace Gunning, brothers and sisters, Vera (Minto) Fuller, Gerald (Hazel) Gunning, Clair (Doris) Gunning, Leila (Dick) Richens, Madeline (Michael) Dexter, Earl Gunning, Howard (Nora) Gunning and infant twin Alva Gunnine.  Recently a resident of Southgate Residence, Kingsville, Mum was an avid reader and enjoyed school studies and sports. She attended London Normal School and received her license to teach in 1938. After a short term as a teacher she married and set her focus on raising a family and managing the family farm business and apiary. These became her life’s work and she excelled. Mum was an excellent cook who loved having her family for dinners. She also loved gardening, reading, playing cards and other games. In her whole life she was an active, informed and vocal citizen. Mum was a well-respected and devoted member of Trinity New California United Church, working in the UCW and Sunday school for many years. A former member of Women’s Institute and Kingsville Friendly Club. This past year has been a less than fulfilling experience for her as her health finally weakened, but she was clear, bright and cheerful to the end.  Our heartfelt thanks for support and service to Mum go to the caring staff at Southgate Residence, LDMH, CCAC, Red Cross, Dr. Kelton and Connie Heath.  Friends will be received at the C. Stuart Sykes Funeral Home, 91 Division St. S. Kingsville from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 14th and again on Friday, Aug. 15th from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 11 a.m. Rev. Olav Kitchen officiating.  Interment in Greenhill Cemetery, Kingsville. If desired, donations may be made to Trinity (New California) United Church or charity of your choice.  Condolences may be left at www.sykesfuneralhome.ca

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CUNNINGHAM: James of London

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24518 CunninghamCunningham, James…..

Peacefully on Friday August 8, 2014 at Victoria Hospital, London in his 81st year. Beloved husband of Jean Cunningham. Dear father of Jamie (Marlene), Bonnie,  Brian (Mizzie) and Laurie (Bob). Sadly missed by 6 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held in the chapel of Mount Pleasant Cemetery, 303 Riverside Drive,  London,  ON,  on Thursday August 14, 2014 at 2 p.m. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children, Mocha Shrine Centre, 468 Colborne Street, London, ON, N6B 2T3. Arrangements entrusted to the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

 

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HUXLEY: Bernice of London

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24517 HuxleyHUXLEY, Bernice…….

The final curtain call for Bernice Huxley (née Tiede) was on August 10th, 2014 as she checked out of the Village of Glendale Crossing and back into the arms of her late husband Jim Huxley (2012). The job for this pint sized mother of four boys was never done as her sons and family loved to throw her curveballs at every opportunity. Yet her feisty nature always found her on top and them back in their places. Seeing her off onto her final journey were these 4 facetious sons and their ever patient partners; Bill and April (Niagara Falls), Ron and Debbie (Port Franks), Rick and Kim (London) and Fred and Chris (London). Ever grateful for their inherited funny-bones are Bernice’s grandchildren; Shelley Huxley and Iain, Tracy Huxley and Nigel, Ryan Huxley and Kelsey, Carol Huxley, Greg Huxley and Erin, Lyndsay Ashby, Garrett Huxley, Patrick Huxley, Michael Huxley, Spencer Huxley and Brianne. Still learning their supernatural powers handed down by their great grandmother are Evan and Nathan Pooley, Keenan and Elise Ashby and Annabel Huxley. She will be sorely missed by her sisters Theresa and Audrey, predeceased by her brother Ralph and her sister Mary.  Bernice never forgot all of her extended family who came into her life through her children and grandchildren over the years, bringing her everlasting smiles and memories. Her life is to be celebrated in the manner she lived…with laughter, jokes, love and rice pudding.  Friends and relatives will be received by the family on Tuesday August 12, 2014 from 7-9 p.m. at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London where the funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Wednesday August 13, 2014 at 11 a.m.  Interment to take place at Woodland Cemetery.  As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind at Gift in memory CNIB 1929 Bayview Avenue Toronto, ON M4G 3E8.  Online condolences, memories, and photographs may be shared at www.amgfh.com

 

 

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MacPHERSON (Vogan): Glenus June of London

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24516 MacPhersonMACPHERSON (Vogan), Glenus June……

A life-long Anglican Church volunteer in the Diocese of Huron, Glenus June (Vogan) MacPherson, known for her endearing smile, has passed away.  She died at her London home on Friday, August 8, 2014 in the arms of her family and is ascending into the embrace of God.

An active membeer at the 8:30 a.m. congregation at St. James Westminster Anglican Church in Wortley Village, Mrs. MacPherson was a former lay administrator at the church.  Her first husband, the late Rev. G. Douglas Vogan was a senior assistant minister at the church after he retired.  Her second husband, Wayne MacPherson, is a former church council member, delegate to the Diocese of Huron Synod and church historian.

The proud daughter of Alexander (Sandy) Watson and Johann (Lowther) of London, June introduced them to the joys of Christian life to add to their fine home life, interaction with friends, and their love of travel and of horses.

On her marriage to Rev. Vogan on June 9, 1951 after his graduation from Western University and Huron College, they began their parish life service.  June assumed responsibilities of an Anglican minister’s wife when Rev. Vogan served in congregations in Gorrie, Fordwich and Wroxeter, Thamesville and Dresden, La Salle, Leamington and in London at the former St. Matthews Church.  He was deacon-in-charge of London’s St. Stephen’s Memorial Church when it began in 1950. Rev. Vogan also taught English at Westminster Secondary School beginning in 1967 and continued as a part-time priest.  In retirement, he also served again at St. Matthews until 1994, All Saints, St. Andrew’s Memorial in London and Christ Church in Delaware.

Knowledgeable in scriptures, June helped provide continuing support for congregation members in addition to serving in positions from leader in the former Anglican Young People’s Association, youth and study groups, auxiliaries and as a member of choirs.  June provided enthusiastic support for new clergy and followed their progress.  She was a long-time and continuing member of St. Matthews Young Women’s Association that had dwindled to the Group of Seven.  The Vogans assisted at Huron Church Camp for 17 years and a plaque honouring Fr. Vogan for service to the camp was unveiled in 2005.  He died on January 18, 1998.

Historical church research took her from beyond the Diocese of Huron Archives, Huron University College and Western University to Windsor University and churches and libraries in Port Talbot, St. Thomas, Leamington, Blenheim, Woodstock, Brantford, Niagara, Albany, Boston and Washington.

In business, June was the private secretary for administrators at London Life and office staff member for Canadian Border Services in Windsor.

June married Wayne, a widower, on April 27, 2001 at St. James Westminster where they met.  His wife, Donna, predeceased in 1998.

Wayne, their children: Sandy Vogan (Angela), Kelly Vogan, Sandra Shackelton (Dave) and Stuart MacPherson (Kim) survive.  She was the proud Nana June of Amanda, Jim, Eamonn, Sean, John and Avery.  Also surviving are sisters-in-law Jean Watson and Doreen McBeth; long-time close friend and cousin, Mary Ellington (Thomas) and cousins, Robert Lowther and Janet Williamson.  A sister, Vivien (2002) and brother, Robert A. (1979), predeceased.

The family wishes to thank Rev. Dr. Gary Nicolosi, Dr. Helena Robinson, Dr. Robert Teasell, Community Care Access Centre officials Lynda Neil, Dr. Paul Ferner, Phil Daniels, St. Elizabeth Health Care nurse Emmellene Hardcastle and the group’s special personal support workers.

Donations may be made to Huron Church Camp, 190 Queens Avenue, London, ON N6A 6H7.  Cheque(s) are to be payable to the Diocese of Huron, or online at http://huronchurchcamp.ca/donate

Rev. Dr. Gary Nicolosi, rector, will conduct a memorial service at St. James Westminster Anglican Church, 115 Askin Street, London, on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. with visitation at 1:00 p.m. prior to the service.  Burial of cremated remains will take place at Mount Pleasant Cemetery.  Arrangements have been entrusted to A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London.  Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

 

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McAuley, John Scott (Jack)

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At Regency Park on August 9, 2014 at 97 years of age. Predeceased by Rhoda (1966) and Margaret (1985). Father of Maureen Demmans. Grandpa to Heather Demmans, Dawn Roth (Michael) and Julie Demmans. Great Grandpa to Cody, Alexandra, Morgan, Hunter and Andrew. Jack proudly served in the RCAF in WWII. He was a long-time employee of the Canadian Pacific Railway. Thank you to the staff of Regency Park for their gentle and loving care and to Sharon and Paul for their devotion. In lieu of flowers, donations to Canadian Parkinson’s Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Cremation was held. Memorial visitation Wednesday from 2 p.m. until time of Veteran’s Memorial Service at 3 p.m. under the auspices of Windsor Veteran’s Memorial Service Committee at Families First Funeral Home 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor (519) 969-5841. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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MARSH, Annie

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WEB_Marsh_Annie90 years, passed away peacefully on August 11, 2014 surrounded by her family. Beloved wife of the late Douglas Marsh (1975). Cherished mother of Gary Marsh (Evelyn), Patricia Graham (Rob), Janice Bryon (Kevin), Douglas Marsh (Patti). Loved Gramma Ann of Dillon and Evan Marsh. Dear sister of the late Billy Barker. She will be lovingly remembered by all those who knew and loved her. If you so desire, donations to Transition to Betterness would be appreciated by the family. Cremation has taken place. Memorial visiting Thursday 3-5 & 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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Donaldson, Michael Andrew

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web_Donaldson, MichaelSuddenly, while on vacation, on August 9, 2014 at 55 years of age. Cherished spouse of Sue Moore for 30 years. Loving father of A.J. Donaldson (Tanya). Treasured Grandpa-Mike of Alexis and Haelee. Dear brother of Jim Donaldson and wife Monica. Predeceased by his parents Douglas and Leona Donaldson. Loved Uncle of Ashleigh and nephew Zachary. He will be sadly missed by his furry friend Dave. Mike was in the CAD program at Redoe Mold and most recently at Omega. If you so desire, donations to Southern Ontario Sheltie Rescue would be appreciated by the family. Family services were held at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Cremation has taken place. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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COWAN (née Besterd): Dorothy Mae, of London

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Cowin LFPAfter a short illness, Dorothy died peacefully on Saturday, August 9, 2014 in her 95th year. Loving mother of Carol (Bob) Meredith, of London and Jack (Sharon) Cowin, of Sydney, Australia. Dorothy was predeceased by Stan Cowin. She was the proud grandmother of 8 and great-grandmother of 20. The eldest of 9 children, Dorothy is also survived by sister Marjory Pracey, of Windsor, and brother Bill Besterd and sister Betty Hunt, of London. She was predeceased by brothers Harvey Besterd, Douglas Besterd, and sisters Shirley Maguire, Ruth Parker and Lorraine Reid. Dorothy was a faithful member of Robinson Memorial United Church for many years; a long-time Western Mustangs’ fan; and in recent years, an ambassador at Chartwell Riverside Reitrement Home, where she lived. Dorothy overcame many obstacles in her life with quiet faith and determined will. She loved people and lived happily and independently. The funeral service will be conducted at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London on Friday, August 15, 2014 at 1:00 p.m., with visitation one hour prior to the service. Reception and interment to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Canadian Blood Services, the Heart & Stroke Foundation or Forest Cliff Camp. Online condolences may be made at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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HARTNEY: Patrick J., of London

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Hartney - edit 1Passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Sunday, August 10, 2014 in his 85th year. Beloved husband of Jackie for 53 years. Loving father of Patricia Moross, Joseph (Robyn), Sheryl Shantz (Clare) and Sean (Barbara). Proud Grandpa of 9 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Dear brother of Rita Dodkin and Rosmarie Lassaline. Predeceased by his brother Tom, and his sisters Marilyn Meadows and Patricia Pasek. Pat was a past Grand Knight and Navigator of the Knights of Columbus Council 6246 and was a member of the Legion – Victory Branch. Visitation will be held at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Wednesday from 2:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., with a Legion Service at 6:45 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. JOHN THE DIVINE PARISH, 390 Base Line Road West, London, on Thursday, August 14th, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Cremation with inurnment at St. Peter’s Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Pat are asked to consider St. Joseph’s Hospitality Centre (Soup Kitchen). Online condolences may be made at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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vanSydenborgh: Cornelia Petronella of Burlington

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Passed away peacefully into God’s graceful hands, with family at her side, at Joseph Brant Hospital, Burlington on Sunday, August 10, 2014, in her 80th year. Much loved mother of Joan Davey, Yolanda and Stephen Yale and Jamie and Charlene vanSydenborgh. Loving Nana to Sarah, Stephanie, Kelsey, Chloe, Clara and Great Nana to Avery. Sister to Sjaan and Arie Treffers, Marion and Bill Hart, Nell and the late Ed Vanderwoude, Christine and Ken Buikema, Dhea Buza, Jane and Horst Zahn, Peter and Margaret Koppert, Nancy Clignett and Leo Santi (Hubert Clignett pre-deceased), Keith and Helen Koppert and Jo-Ann and Tom Krokowka. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held at KITCHING, STEEPE & LUDWIG FUNERAL HOME, 146 Mill St. N., Waterdown on Thursday from 12 noon until the start of a Memorial Service at 1 p.m. Private internment to follow at Burlington Memorial Gardens. Special thanks to the Koppert and vanSydenborgh families, her longtime friends Chris Sulymka and Milly Fugina, the community at Wellington Terrace and the caregivers at Joseph Brant Hospital. If so desired, donations to the Joseph Brant Hospital Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Please sign the Book of Condolence at www.kitchingsteepeandludwig.com

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COLES: Gary

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After a courageous battle with ALS for many years, Gary Coles passed away peacefully with his family by his side at the age of 62. Beloved husband of Dale Coles for 35 years. Cherished father of Joanna Coles (Blake), Luke (Erica) Coles and Jacqueline (Kyle) Greenwood. Treasured by his siblings Wayne, Marilyn (Robbie) Irons, half-brother Carl (Jennifer) Stewart, step-brother Daryl (Michele) Coles, sister-in-law Colleen Maxwell and brother-in-law Bud (Loretta) Rich. Survived by his mother Anne Myers and stepmother Beverly Coles, and by his many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by his father Vernon. Gary loved to ride the open road travelling and looking for adventure on his Harley Davidson or in his convertible. He enjoyed golfing, playing and refereeing hockey and umpiring. A special thank you to Dr. Prendiville, Dr. Maddison, Dr. Shoesmith, and Dr. Strong, as well as the people from Pathways and staff of Bayshore. A special thank you to his nurse, Tammy. Cremation has taken place. Family and friends will be received on Friday, August 15, 2014, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, ON N7T 7H2. A celebration of Gary’s life will be held at the Salvation Army Church, 970 Confederation St., Sarnia, ON at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 16, 2014, with family and friends being received one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through donations to Sarnia Minor Athletic Association (SMAA), The Salvation Army Toy Run, ALS Society of Ontario or Lambton Elderly Outreach (cheques only at the funeral home please).  smithfuneralhome.ca
“Live to Ride, Ride to Live.”  ~ Harley Davidson

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CHARBONNEAU NEE GOUGEON: Thérèse of Hawkesbury

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charbonneau thérèseMrs. Thérèse Charbonneau nee Gougeon from Hawkesbury passed away on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at the age of 93. She was the beloved wife of the late Jean-Roland Charbonneau; the daughter of the late Gustave Gougeon and of the late Florida Séguin; the loving mother of Charles (Sandra Dickson); the grandmother of Françoys (Anne-Christine Goulet), Alain (Stéphanie Perron) and the great-grandmother Charles-Olivier; the dear sister of Albertine. She also leaves the children of Sandra Dickson: Pierre (Roxanne), Michel (Caroline) and her children: Amélie-Anne, Tristan, Louis, Béatrice and Élodie. She was predeceased by her two brothers Arthur, Abbot Charles-Edouard also by two sisters Germaine and Sister Fernande (F.D.L.S). She is survived by many cousins, nephews, nieces and friends.

Friends may call at Berthiaume Family Funeral Home. 416, rue McGill, Hawkesbury, Ontario (877) 632-8511,  Saturday, August 9th, 2014 from 12 p.m. A funeral service will be held at St-Jude’s Parish in Hawkesbury on Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 2 p.m.

For those who wish, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, 837, Pitt Unite # 1, Cornwall, Ontario, K6J 3S5 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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BÉDARD: Georges of Hawkesbury

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bédard georgesMr. Georges Bédard from Hawkesbury passed away on Sunday, August 10, 2014 at the age of 61. He was the son of the late Gilbert Bédard and of the late Èva Larocque; the father of Jonathan; the brother of Gilberte (late Fernand Presseault), Gilbert (Jacqueline), Roger (Ginette), Omer and Maurice. He was predeceased by two sisters: Murielle Lafontaine, Thérèse Malette also by two brothers: Israël and René. He is survived by many cousins, nephews, nieces and friends.

Friends may call at Berthiaume Family Funeral Home. 416, McGill, Hawkesbury, Ontario (877) 632-8511, Friday, August 15, 2014 from 13:30 p.m. A funeral service will be held at F.X. Berthiaume Chapel in Hawkesbury on Friday, August 15, 2014 at 14 p.m.

For those who wish, donations to the Hawkesbury General Hospital Foundation, 1111, Ghislain, Hawkesbury, Ontario, K6A 3G5 would be appreciated.

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White, Kenny

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web_White, KennethPassed away on August 11, 2014 at 58 years of age. Reunited with his parents Audrey Castle and William White. Cherished brother of Terri (George) Robinson and Billy (Desiree) White. Loving uncle of Brook, Tanya (Yannick) Robinson, Matthew White, Dara White and great uncle of Aidan and Rylan. Kenny will be missed by many cousins, extended family and friends. Kenny worked at the Windsor Raceway for many years and his love for horses will never be forgotten. Cremation services were held. Memorial visitation Thursday 3-5p.m and 7pm until time of service at 8pm 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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Stacey, Matthew

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It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of our loving Matthew, surrounded by his family on August 10, 2014 at the age of 40 years. Cherished and beautiful son of Flora Stacey and step-dad Doug Hussey. Adored by his sons Jacob and Ian Stacey. Dear nephew to Heather and Gary Weir and Jennifer Haddow. Loving cousin to Amy, Michael and Katie Weir. Matthew will be missed by his many friends and co-workers. Matthew was a devoted and caring father and loved spending time with his boys. In his younger years he enjoyed the times spent on his grandfather’s farm riding and taking care of the horses which was an experience that Matthew cherished. In lieu of flowers a trust fund has been set up for his sons Jacob and Ian. Cheques made payable to Flora Stacey would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Wednesday 6-9 p.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Cremation to follow. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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DEVOLIN: Grant Elmer of Belleville

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Devolin press photoDevolin, Grant Elmer – September 14, 1924 –August 9, 2014. In one month and five days he would have celebrated his 90th birthday. With sadness in our hearts, but with great joy for having had him for so long, we say good-bye to our loving Dad, Grandfather and Great Grandfather. Grant was a devoted husband to his “Sugar” Marna, who predeceased him in February 2013. After 66 years together as best friends, he never fully recovered from losing her. He was a strong and determined “gentle”man who had two passions in his life, his family and his work. He had a quiet strength and a generous heart when it came to both. He was our rock and his legacy is the example of a life well lived. Remembering him with love, are his daughter, Lana Reid (late Kirk), his son, Bradley Devolin and daughter, Sandra Taylor-Pennell. “Pop” to Jeremy and Carla Reid and Katie and Neil Unger all of BC, Johnathan and Logan Stalker of Deseronto and great grandfather of Jorja, Grant and Justyce Reid of BC and Bradley McConnell-Soule of Belleville. Grant was the youngest and only surviving child of Robert and Sylvia Devolin. He is predeceased by his siblings Walter, Robert, Ernest, Alice Derry, Thomas, George, Gordon, Raymond and Jean. He is survived by his sisters-in-law, Jennie Ross (late Frank) of BC and Mae Cathcart (late James) of Whitby. Uncle Grant will be fondly remembered by their families. Grant founded and successfully operated Central Taxi for 55 years. At 89 he continued to work ‘every’ day until health issues in December changed his life. Retirement was never an option for Grant, but he knew and accepted it, with dignity. Grant and Marna were faithful members of St. Andrew’s Church and founding members of St. Columba Presbyterian Church. They will be missed. In 2013 Grant was presented with an Honorary Membership, as one of the longest active members of Belleville Men’s Sales and Ad Club. Grant was a 66 year member of Eureka Masonic Lodge and a Shriner for over 60 years.

The family will receive friends at the Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel, 30 Moira Street West (613-968-2273) on Wednesday, August 13th from 2:00 to 4:00 & 7:00 to 9:00 pm. A Masonic Memorial Service will be held at 6:30 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (corner of Church St. & Victoria Ave) on Thursday, August 14th at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Elmwood Cemetery.

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“Keep a song in your heart and look both ways”

 

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GRIFFITHS: Dennis Arthur, of London

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GriffithsIt is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dennis Arthur Griffiths on Saturday, August 9, 2014, at London Health Sciences Centre – University Campus, peacefully, and with family at his side, in his 73rd year. Dennis will be profoundly missed by his daughter, Jennifer (Jim Easton), son, Brett (Shannon Burnham) and their mother, Diana Hayman Scholl (Gary). Sadly predeceased by his son, Jay (2009). Adored “Poppa” to Liam and Morgan Easton. Cherished brother to Gwen (Ron) Sparling, Doug (Audrey), both of London, Don (Francine) of Port Sydney, Richard (Mary-Lynn) of Thorndale and Craig (Joan) of Waterloo. He will also be deeply missed by his many aunts and uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews, and great nieces and nephews. Dennis was a well-respected and dedicated educator in London, teaching at Princess Anne, Lord Nelson, Masonville and Stoneybrook Public Schools. He will be fondly remembered for his wicked sense of humour, intelligence, and the twinkle of mischievousness in his eyes. He loved sports, nature, gardening, country music, Civil War history, and animals (especially, his long-time furry companion, Chet). His strength and courage in dealing with a multitude of health issues over many years is legendary. Heartfelt thanks to Dr. Margrieta Edels and the late Dr. Tom McGhie for their care and compassion provided to Dennis over the course of his 32 year battle with illness. At Dennis’ request, there will be no funeral service. Cremation has taken place. A gathering to express your condolences to family will be held at the Garden Room at the Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre at 551 Windermere Road, London on Thursday, August 14, 2014 from 2-4 p.m. A private memorial will be held with family and friends at a later date. Donations may be made to the Cancer Society, Diabetes Association, Humane Society or Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada. Arrangements entrusted to Westview Funeral Chapel. Online condolences at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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LIZMORE, Margaret

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Lizmore, Margaret webLIZMORE, Margaret (nee Fellinger) – Peacefully on Saturday August 9, 2014 at the Greater Niagara General Hospital in her 94th year.  Dear companion of George Bernatchez and predeceased by her husbands Charles Szemelroth (1977) and Wilfred “Liz” Lizmore (1982).  Loved mother of Theresa “Terri” (Doug) Ingham, of Niagara Falls, and Kathleen “Kathy” (Dan) Gagliardi, of Ancaster; Grandmother of Michael (Cindy) Tollar, Wendy (Jon Mark) Hanna, Abe (Rachel) Gagliardi, Thea Gagliardi and several great-grandchildren.  Also survived by sister Kay (Bud) Sneyd, of Niagara Falls and brother Jack Fellinger of Florida.

The family will receive friends at MORSE & SON FUNERAL HOME 5917 Main Street, on Thursday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m.  Private family service will be held on Friday.  Cremation has taken place.  As an expression of sympathy, in lieu of flowers, those who wish may make a memorial donation to either the Canadian Diabetes Association or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario.

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BAUER: Deker Jakob Allan (Ingles)

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It is with saddened hearts that the family announces the passing of Deker Bauer. Beloved son of Teresa. Loving brother of Matthew (Sarah) and Baillie. Special grandson of Evelyn. Deker will be missed by his nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. Family and friends will be received at New Life Assembly, 421 Oozloffsky Street, Petrolia, on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A celebration of Deker’s life will be held at New Life Assembly on Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Arrangements entrusted to SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia.In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Clair Child and Youth Services (cheques only at the funeral home please).  smithfuneralhome.ca

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VANNESTE: Gerard Joseph

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Vanneste web photoSuddenly and surrounded by his loving family, Gerard Joseph Vanneste passed away on Sunday, August 10, 2014, at Bluewater Health at the age of 74. Beloved husband of Martina “Marion” Vanneste for 50 years. Loving father of Robert (Sheri) and Diane (Craig) Ewing. Cherished grandfather of Spencer, Tanner, Maverick and Mackenzie Vanneste, and Taylor Ewing. Treasured great grandfather of Noah. Dear brother of Frank (Lea) Vanneste, Cesar (Ellen) Vanneste, Eric (Janice) Vanneste, Roland (Sandra) Vanneste, Frieda (Jerry) Spruytte, Roza (Jim) Chambers and Jeannine Vanneste, and brother-in-law of Richard (Sheila) Van Der Ster. Fondly remembered by his mother-in-law Gina Van Der Ster. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Joseph and Demetria Vanneste, brothers Abel and Willy Vanneste and brother-in-law Ron Van Der Ster. Gerard was a lover of people, horses and dogs.  He was a driver for Automax and also a volunteer driver for Children’s Aid. He will be deeply missed. A special thank you to Sumac Lodge for the excellent care Gerard received during his stay. Family and friends will be received on Wednesday, August 13, 2014, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, August 14, 2014, at Smith Funeral Home. Interment to follow in Resurrection Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Parkinson Society, Heart & Stroke Foundation or VON (cheques only at the funeral home please). smithfuneralhome.ca

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EMERY: William “Bill” Herbert of Peterborough

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EMERY: William Herbert “Bill” – Peacefully at the PRHC on Thursday, August 7th, 2014 at the age of 66. Bill, beloved partner of Donna Hanrahan and father of Eric (Tracy) and Kirk (Melody). Dear brother of Jim, Barb (Wayne) Bonner, and the late Beverly (Ken) Bell. Friends may call at ASHBURNHAM FUNERAL HOME & RECEPTION CENTRE, 840 Armour Rd., Peterborough, from 2 – 3 p.m. on Sunday, August 10th. Funeral Service to be held in the chapel at 3 p.m. Cremation to follow. If desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society may be made at www.AshburnhamFuneral.ca or by calling 705-740-0444.

 

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BRAITHWAITE: Phillip “Phil” Neil of Peterborough

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BRAITHWAITE, Phillip Neil – of Lakefield, Age 63, died peacefully with his family by his side at Peterborough Regional Health Centre on Wednesday, August 6, 2014 following a short battle with cancer. Phil was the loving son of the late Margaret and Neil Braithwaite, and a devoted brother to Chris (Karen Weaver), Mike (Janet) & Joanne Collins (Neil) – all of Peterborough. Phil will also be remembered by his many nieces, nephews, and friends. In honour of Phil’s wishes, a private family service will be held at a later date. If desired, condolences to the family or donations to the Canadian Cancer Society may be made at www.CommunityAlternative.ca or by calling COMMUNITY ALTERNATIVE FUNERAL HOME at 705-742-1875.

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BILLEN: Betty Ann of Peterborough

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BILLEN, Betty Ann:  With heavy hearts we announce Betty’s passing on Friday, August 8, 2014. Beloved wife of sixty years of William “Bill” Billen. Loving mother of Lisle Billen of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia and Sharon Billen (Rick Kelly) of Peterborough, Ontario. Betty was an amazing Grandma to Tonille LeBlanc and Cody LeBlanc. Daughter of the late Freda and Bruce Gummer. Dear sister of Melford Gummer, the late Jack Gummer, Owen Gummer and Zella Hall.  Betty will always be remembered by many nieces and nephews. A private family service will be held. If desired, condolences to the family or donations to Hospice Peterborough for the purpose of the New Hospice Peterborough Care Centre may be made at www.AshburnhamFuneral.ca or by calling 705-740-0444.

Betty Billen

Betty Billen

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