HOPMAN: Peter of Chatham

Posted by on February 5, 2017

Peter Hopman (November 11th, 1943 – February 3rd, 2017) was promoted to glory by trusting Jesus Christ as his Lord & Saviour. He passed peacefully at Chatham-Kent Hospice on Friday, February 3rd, 2017 at the age of 73. Beloved husband of E. Marion. Dear father of Angelina (Dennis) Gerard, Sandra (Paul) Pereira, Peter Jr. (Karin); stepfather of G. Garfield (Suzette) Howe, Mitch (Carol) Howe, and Annette (Brad) Everitt. Peter will be remembered by his cherished grandchildren. Survived by his sister Willy (Ralph) Wolting, and brothers Ty (Clara), John (Margaret), and Marien (Pat). Peter and Marien operated the family Meat Business (Hopman Bros. Meats) from 1957 to 1977. Peter then pursued a career in sales with various food suppliers to the retail industry. His last 10 years were spent in clothing and automobile sales, taking an early retirement when cancer first struck at age 62. Friends and family will be received at DENNING’S OF CHATHAM (519-352-2390), 4 Victoria Avenue, on Tuesday evening from 7 to 9pm, and again on Wednesday morning from 11am until the time of the Funeral Service at 12 noon. Pastor Brent Farquhar officiating. Private family interment to follow at Arnold Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Chatham-Kent Hospice. Online condolences may be left at www.chathamfuneralhome.com.

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PERRIAM: Betty (nee Morgan) of Strathroy

Posted by on February 5, 2017

 

Peacefully at home, surrounded by her family on February 2, 2017 Betty (nee Morgan) (McIntosh) Perriam in her 77 th year.  Betty is survived by her loving husband Lloyd.  She was a special, loving Mom to Brenda (Brian) Beierling, Barbara (Harvey) Low and Lloyd-Dwayne Perriam.  She was cherished by her grandchildren Amy (Laird) Heinmiller, Brad Beierling, Brian Low, Ashley Low, Chaz Perriam, Zackary Perriam and Kyle Perriam and her great-grandchildren Audrey, Anna, Jade, Trey, and McKenna.  Betty is also survived by her brother Ken Morgan and several nieces and nephews and was pre-deceased by her brother Russell Morgan.  Cremation has taken place.  Relatives and friends will be received at  on Saturday, February 11, 2017 from 1:00-2:30pm for visitation with a reception immediately following at 3:00pm at the Strathroy Lion’s Club, 432 Albert Street, Strathroy.  Memorial donations may be made to London Regional Cancer Program or the charity of your choice.  Posted at www.canadaobits.ca with memories shared at www.denning.ca

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MOODY: CHARLOTTE “JEAN” OF SARNIA

Posted by on February 5, 2017

Moody, Charlotte Jean– Passed away peacefully on Monday, January 30, 2017, at St. Joseph’s  Hospice  House at the age of 92. Charlotte “Jean” is survived by nieces Blanche ( Raymer ) Weir,  Kathy ( Mike ) Mervich and Lori ( Don ) Hoffman and  many great nieces and nephews.  She was the beloved wife of the late Leslie Alexander Moody and dear friend of the late Edward Kearney.  She was predeceased by her parents George and Ethel Wise and her sisters Edith Wise, Hazel Spring, Martha Lamb and Stella Bealer.  Also predeceased by nieces Donna Havens and Beverly Wolfe. “Jean” was a longtime, faithful member of Central United Church. She loved to go camping, do crossword puzzles and crochet. In the fall, she completed 37 milk bag mats in a 12 month period for the Third World, earning the honorary title as Central’s Master Mat Maker.  She was housebound the last few years and appreciated the loving support of Helen Karr, Hazel Shymko, Lee Molitor, Nancy Andrews, VON caregiver Vicki Stothers and the Kearney family.  A remembrance and celebration of her life will be held at D. J. Robb Funeral Home Tuesday February 7. Friends are invited to visit with the family from 1 – 2pm prior to the 2pm service officiated by Reverend Lilian Patey.  Private burial will be at Lakeview Cemetery. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

 

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McINDOO: Janey

Posted by on February 4, 2017

McINDOO, Janey (nee Scott) – Peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at Lambton Meadowview Villa, Petrolia. Beloved wife of the late Gilbert (1990). Loving mother of Mary Jane Metherel, Ruth (John) deGraaf, Mark, Les and Terry (Jean). Cherished grandmother of 10 and great-grandmother of 12. Dear sister of Glen (Marie), Gary (Kay-2016), Melvin (Ruth Ann) and Mildred. Predeceased by her parents Margret and John Scott, brothers Jim, Frank and Clifford, sister Alice and grandson Ryan. Janey had a passion for cards, anytime, anywhere with a coffee in her hand. She made lots of card friends at the Courtright Friendship Club. She loved to cook for family and always had lots of love and compassion for her family with no judgement. Janey was a resident of St. Clair Township most of her life. A special thanks to Lambton Meadowview Villa Nursing Home and nurses for making a difference in Mom’s end of life care, our family is very grateful.
Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden, on Monday, February 6, 2017 from 2-4 and 7-9pm.
Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at 11:00am at the funeral home. Cremation will follow.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Charity of choice.
Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193.

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FAZEKAS, Eva

Posted by on February 3, 2017

Died peacefully surrounded by loved ones on February 3, 2017 at 77 years of age. Wife of the late Steve Palko. Loving mother of Sylvia Palko, grandmother to Dominick Smith and great-grandmother to Lucas Larabie, Kaleb Smith and Rylee Smith. Aunt to Kathy O’Kane, John Schiller, Tom Schiller and Ron Schiller. Predeceased by her parents Emilia and Dominic Klacsan. If you so desire, donations to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Visitation Sunday, February 5th from 3-5 p.m. at FAMILIES FIRST, 1065 Lauzon Rd., East Windsor, 519-969-5841. Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Licata, Rosa

Posted by on February 3, 2017

It is with heavy hearts that we share the passing of Rosa Licata at 94 years of age.   Surrounded by her loving family, Rosa passed away peacefully on February 3, 2017 and is now reunited with her true love Francesco Licata (1988).  She was the much-loved mother of Vita Valentinis (Fulvio), Rino Licata (Mary), and John Licata.  Devoted and very proud Nonna to Alissia Valentinis (Hassan), Giulia Boogerman (Jason), Nadia English (Justin), Roberto Licata (Deanna), Sergio Licata (Colleen), Adriana Cooper (Gordon), Stephen Licata and Daniel Licata.  Rosa was also overjoyed to be the great-grandmother to Darius and Ariana Pirnia, Jenna and Isla Boogerman, Carter and Chiara English, Aleksander and Lukas Licata, Owen and Caden Licata, and Gordon Frank Cooper.  Dear sister of Jack Moceri (Jean) and sister-in-law Sandina and the late Francesco Moceri, Giovanna Gentile and Pina Messina.

Rosa, first daughter to the late Giovanni and Vita Moceri, was born in Campobello di Mazara, Sicily in 1922.  After living through the war, she married Francesco Licata and they made the courageous decision to start a new life in Canada.

An extremely talented woman, her hands worked magic whether it was painting a landscape, sewing a wedding dress, crocheting a blanket for her grandchildren or making her famous biscotti that she loved to share with family and friends.  Rosa was a proud member of the Giovanni Caboto Women’s Auxiliary, the Catholic Women’s League of St. Angela Church and the Madonna del Rosario Association.

Above all, she was a wonderful woman who will be greatly missed by all her family and friends.

The family would like to extend heart felt gratitude to her long time family physician Dr. Dave Scarfone, to the caring and compassionate physicians and nurses at Hotel Dieu Hospital, to Franca and Tony and their amazing staff at Dolce Vita Retirement residence where Rosa thoroughly enjoyed spending her last few weeks, as well as to the caregivers at CCAC (Paramed and Saint Elizabeth) who cared for her over the years.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation or the charity In Honour of the Ones We Love.

Visitation will be Monday February 6, 2017 from 2-5pm and 7-9pm.  Parish prayers at 4:30pm at Families First 3260 Dougall Avenue, South Windsor 519-969-5841. On Tuesday February 7, 2017, family and friends are invited to meet directly at St. Angela Merici Church (980 Louis Ave., Windsor) for Funeral Mass at 9:30am. Entombment to follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

“Though her smile is gone forever and her hand we cannot touch, we shall never lose sweet memories of the one we loved so much.  Sempre nei nostri cuori.”

 

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UFFORD (Wray), Loreen Marie

Posted by on February 3, 2017

Passed away peacefully on January 23rd, in her 91st year.  She joins her lifelong partner, Carl (2001), sister Ellen Hawkins and brother George Wray.  Daughter of Laura Collier (London) and Harry Wray (Lancashire, England).  Beloved sister-in-law of John Hawkins and Phyllis Ufford (Don).  Loreen is survived by four sons, Peter (Teresa) of Surrey, B.C., Paul (Sue Anne) of London, John of Windsor, and Mark (Angela) of Mississauga.  Very proud and loving Gramma of Matthew, Jake, Brian, David, Lauren, Steven, Amelia, Kevin and Chris as well as twelve great-grandchildren, including Drake and Nathan in Windsor.  Loreen was born and raised in London, Ontario where she met and wed Carl.  They have lived in London, Toronto and Windsor before retiring in Port Rowan.  After raising a family she followed her lifelong aspiration and love of children by becoming a Social Worker and was employed by RCCAS in Windsor until her retirement at age sixty-five.  We all experienced the “living miracle” as Loreen alone selflessly cared for our father and honored his wish to remain at home as long as possible as he struggled with Lou Gehrig disease.  The family are forever grateful to the following for the love and care they provided for Loreen as she courageously faced her medical issues: from HDGH Dr. Aoun and Anne Grange, from the Malden Emara CCU the entire nursing staff as well as Nancy Berthiume, Jo-Anne Desjardins, Shawna Carter, and Dr. Askew, from Huron Lodge: the fourth floor Dogwood Section Staff, as well as Arlene, Dr. Greenaway, and Judy.  You have all made Loreen’s end of life journey as pleasant as possible while she struggled to maintain her dignity throughout her sickness.  We are blessed to have had your compassionate involvement.  The family also wishes to say a special thanks to Leslie Powlenzuk for the care and companionship that she provided for Loreen through the past few years.  In respecting Loreen’s wishes there will be no viewing.  A celebration of life Mass will take place at Huron Lodge Chapel on Wednesday, February 15th at 11 a.m.  Arrangements entrusted to Families First,  East Windsor 1065 Lauzon Road (519-969-5841).  Loreen will be reunited with her husband Carl in a private family burial at St. Peter’s Cemetery in London.  Share memories or make a charitable donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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CATALANO, Francesco “Frank”

Posted by on February 3, 2017

Passed away surrounded by his loving family on February 2, 2017 at the age of 75 years.  Devoted husband of Vera (nee Baldassarra) for 54 years.  Loving father of Marina Arfiero and husband Fabio, Daniela Ferber, and Tony Catalano.  Proud nonno of Anita, Dario (Alexandra), Mercedes, Noah, and Johnny.  Dear brother of Teresa Catalano and husband Pino Albi, Catarina Polidori, Leonardo Catalano and wife Maria.  Special zio of Sonya Zaidan and husband Houssein, the late Tony Catalano and surviving wife Zena.  Survived by his large family in Italy, Germany, and Switzerland. Frank will be remembered by his friends in Acapulco.  He was a Master tailor by trade and eventually had a full career retiring from Ford.

Visiting Monday from 3-5 pm and 7-9 pm with prayers at 7:30 pm.  Funeral Service Tuesday 10:15 am from Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841 then in procession to St. Angela Merici for a Mass at 11 am.  Entombment Heavenly Rest Cemetery.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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SCHAEFFER, Lena (nee Bajak)

Posted by on February 3, 2017

Passed away peacefully on Jan 31, 2017 with her loving family by her side. Beloved wife of the late Martin (2000). Loved mother of Betty wife of the late Ken (2014), Lori and Bill. Loving Aunt of Monika and Larry, Ralph and Christine. Cherished grandmother and Oma of Carrie and David, Ryan and Laura, Taylor, Jesse, great grandmother of Sarah and Emma, Milana, Alexa and Nora. To the amazing extended family at Berkshire Care Centre for the wonderful loving care they provided. Visiting Friday 3-5pm and 7-9pm. Funeral Saturday 11:30am 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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KENNY, Christina Victoria of Calgary

Posted by on February 3, 2017

KENNY, Christina Victoria, passed away of viral meningitis at her residence in Calgary on January 25, 2017.  Beloved daughter of Clare and Stirling Kenny, twin sister of Mark Kenny (wife Jennifer) and aunt of Lauren Lee Kenny, all of Guelph, sister of Brent Kenny (wife Danielle) and aunt of Grace Katharine Kenny, all of Toronto.  She was predeceased by her sister, Katharine (Katie) Kenny.  Vikki attended Avon Public School and Stratford Central.  She always had wonderful memories of growing up in Stratford and spending every summer at the family cottage in Oakwood Park, Grand Bend, where, for many years she enjoyed working at J Dee’s Summerhouse.  After high school she spent two years as an au pair living in Oldenburg, Germany, followed by a year in Paris.

After graduating from college, she served as a Master Corporal in the Canadian Armed Forces, for ten years at CFB Borden near Barrie, then three years in Edmonton in the Military Police. In 2013 she transferred from the Regular Forces to the Reserve Force.  She then moved to Calgary when she was employed by the Canadian Corps of Commissionaires for Southern Alberta, and also worked at the Calgary Drop-In and Rehabilitation Society.

She missed Ontario and wanted to move back to be closer to family and friends. Vikki was to arrive shortly to be Godmother for her new niece, Grace Katharine Kenny.

Vikki had the most amazing blue eyes and always lit up every room with that wonderful smile. She loved animals and walked dogs for the Humane Society and always had a cat for a companion.  She will be sorely missed by her many friends here in Ontario and in Edmonton and Calgary.

Cremation has taken place in Calgary. A private family service will be held at Immaculate Conception Church in Stratford, Ontario.  A celebration of Vikki’s life will take place at a later date in the summer, at the family cottage in Oakwood Park, Grand Bend, at which time her ashes will be committed to the family garden alongside those of her sister Katie.

Brenneman Funeral Home, Atwood, Ontario assisted with arrangements.  www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

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CAVERHILL: Richard J. T. of Strathroy

Posted by on February 3, 2017

It is with sadness we announce that on Monday, January 30, 2017 Richard John Thomas Caverhill passed away suddenly at his home in Strathroy, Ontario at the age of 74. Rick had recently moved from his beloved Sprucedale Orchards, near Ilderton Ontario, where he grew the best apples in the land.  Rick was born on December 8, 1942 to George Arthur Caverhill and Elizabeth Jane (Jennie) Ideson in St Lambert, Quebec, where George was stationed with the Air Force. On October 6, 1973 Rick married Beverly Jane Rand, in Yarmouth, N S.  Rick enjoyed baseball and grew up playing shortstop for South Lobo;(apparently they always beat North Lobo.)  In his younger years Rick loved music and played in a band, which is how he met his wife, Bev. Rick received a degree in education and taught school for awhile but it was in the orchard where he was comfortable. He was a quiet man with a generous heart. He was a long-time member of Doric Masonic Lodge and served many years on the executive.  Rick was pre-deceased by his father, George and his mother, Jennie.  Rick is survived by his wife, Bev, brother-in-law Fred Rand (Catherine) nephew Gregory, niece Victoria, and will be greatly missed by his sister-in-law Cathy Smith (Alan) and their children Matthew, Ryan and Elizabeth who have fond memories of times spent with Rick in the orchard, garden and squeezing cider.  Friends will be received at DENNING’S OF STRATHROY 519-245-1023 on Saturday, February 4, 2017 from 10:00 am until the time of the memorial service at 11:00 AM, reception to follow.  Interment in Ivan Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice.  Online condolences accepted at www.denning.ca

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PRÉVOST, Marie “Gertrude” Thérèse (nee Charron) of Sarnia

PRÉVOST, Marie “Gertrude” Thérèse (nee Charron) – With her family by her side at Vision Nursing Home, Gertrude Prévost died peacefully on Friday, February 3, 2017. Beloved wife of the late John Albert Prévost (2014). Loving mother of Andy & his wife Dale, Ron and & his wife Sue and Ginette Villemaire & her husband Gérard. Cherished mémé of Rob (Cindy), Heather (Dwayne), Shanon (Tony), Shawn (Kate), Mark, Michelle (Mark), Christian, Nicolas (Cristina), Gabrielle and Céleste. Special great-mémé of Grayson, Dustin, Drake, Trenton, Brett, Colton, Mason, Spencer, Taylor, Jonathan, Katherine, Matthew, Émilie and Auna. Dear sister of Laurianne Guenette, Rita Blackwell (Richard), Muriel Bougie (Aurelle), Lucille Charbonneau (Claude), Gérald Charron (Alice) and Maurice Charron (Linda). Also survived by many nieces and nephews and special god-daughters Hélène and Gertrude. Predeceased by her parents Albert & Régina Charron, infant twin sons and in-laws Philippe & Marguerite (Chapados) Prévost. Gertrude’s faith and family were most important in her life. She loved to play cards and board games. Gertrude was a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society for many years. Visitation will be at the McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 431 N. Christina St., Sarnia, on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where prayers will be offered at 3:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Fr. Vince Gulikers at Sacred Heart Church on Wednesday, February 8th at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow with private family interment at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to Vision Nursing Home, 229 Wellington St., Sarnia, N7T 1G9 or St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank, 228 Davis St. Sarnia, N7T 1B3. (cheques only at the funeral home please). Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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DAMEN: Jerry of London, and formerly of Lucan

Posted by on February 3, 2017

Jerry died peacefully at home in London on Thursday, Feb 2, 2017, formerly of Lucan.  Beloved best friend and soulmate of Jane Stacey.  Loving brother of Mary Versteegh (Herb), Helen Giesen (Jerry), Theresa Goris (John), John Damen (Sandy), and Bill Damen (Debbie).  Dear uncle of many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Arnold and Marie Damen, and his nephew Michael Damen.  Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan on Sunday afternoon 2-4 PM.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick Church, 32922 Richmond Street, Lucan on Monday, February 6th at 11AM.  Cremation with interment in St. Patrick Cemetery at a later date.

Donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

For more information, please see www.haskettfh.com

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De Moor, Peter of Wallaceburg, Ontario

Posted by on February 3, 2017

Mr. Peter DeMoor, a resident of Wallaceburg, passed away on Friday, February 3, 2017 at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Public General Campus, in Chatham, at the age of 85.

Following Peter’s wishes, cremation will take place.

Arrangements entrusted to the Eric F. Nicholls Funeral Home Ltd. 639 Elgin St., Wallaceburg, Ontario.

 

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NOVAC, Irene (nee Mathis)

Posted by on February 3, 2017

Born March 1, 1926 in Timisoara, Romania, Irene passed away in her sleep on February 2, 2017 after a long and full life.  Reunited with her beloved husband of 60 years, George. Loving mother of Erwin (Adele) and Sylvia. Proud grandmother (Oma) of Natasha and Connor. Predeceased by her parents, Terezia and William Mathis, and siblings, Giselle and Emil.

Irene and her husband, George, were married in Paris, France in 1949 and immigrated to Canada in July 1951, settling in Windsor, to be close to Irene’s aunt and American cousins, the Mato and Stanko families. Irene worked for 40 years as a seamstress and in sales at Marvin’s Ladies’ Wear and Love’s Ladies’ Wear. Irene’s greatest love was her two grandchildren, who she helped nurture into strong, independent young adults. She spent countless hours with them in the kitchen, preparing Sunday dinners and teaching them how to bake from scratch.  She will be cherished in their memory.  Irene will be missed by all, including her extended family in Niagara, the Glass’ . Special thanks to our friend, Dr. Dean Favot, the caring staff from CCAC, especially Adrianna and Dina, and the palliative care team at the Emara Centre. If you so desire, donations to the Windsor-Essex Children’s Aid Society would be appreciated. According to Irene’s wishes, cremation and a private service has taken place. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Tonkin, Mel

Posted by on February 3, 2017

Peacefully, at Hospice of Erie Shores, after a brief illness, surrounded by his family. Beloved husband of Eleanor “Bunny” (nee Nantais) for 65 happy years. Cherished father of Susan Cancade (Ed), late Mark (2009) (Darlene), Patricia Collison (Matt), Christine Arksey (Ali) and Barbara McFarland (Patrick). Proud grandfather of 14 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his beloved grandson Daniel Arksey (2006) and his dear mother Lavina (1994). Mel was employed by Chrysler and was the owner of Stick & Stamp Creations. If you so desire, donations to John McGivney Children’s Centre, Hospice of Erie Shores or St. Paul’s Church would be appreciated. A special thank you to the amazing team at Erie Shores Hospice, “Angels gather there”.  Visitation Sunday 3-5pm and 7-9pm. Funeral Service Monday 10am at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Interment Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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De Lyzer, John of Wallaceburg, Ontario

Posted by on February 3, 2017

Mr. John Adrian Pieter De Lyzer, a resident of Wallaceburg, passed away on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at the age of 69.

Following John’s wishes, cremation will take place. Arrangements entrusted to the Eric F. Nicholls Funeral Home Ltd. 639 Elgin St., Wallaceburg.

As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Charity of Your Choice may be left at the funeral home.

 

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SIZE: Raymond K. “Ray” of London, formerly of St. Thomas, Ontario.

Posted by on February 3, 2017

SIZE, Raymond K. “Ray”, formerly of St. Thomas, passed away peacefully at Parkwood Institute, London on Thursday, February 2, 2017, in his 95th year.  He was the brother of the late Ruth Millard (late Harold).  Uncle of Don Millard (Glenda) of St. Thomas, and Marilyn Ralf (Joe Mattingley) of Point Edward.  Also survived by several great nieces and great nephews and their families.  Born in St. Thomas, ON, December 20, 1922, he was the son of the late Orlof Size and the late Alice (nee LeCourtois) Stone.  During the Second World War, Ray served overseas with the Canadian Army.  He was an adherent of the Community of Christ, St. Thomas.  Relatives and friends will be received on Monday evening, February 6th 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 Tuesday, February 7th at 11:00 a.m.  Interment in Elmdale Memorial Park.  Memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the Canadian Cancer Society will be gratefully acknowledged.

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

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SHAW, Gordon Thomas of Sarnia

SHAW, GORDON THOMAS – Peacefully with his family by his side, Gordon Thomas Shaw died at Bluewater Health on Thursday, February 2, 2017 at the age of 85. Beloved husband of Anne Catherine Shaw (Kuchar). Loving father of Wayne Shaw & his wife Kathi, Calgary and Dr. Ian Shaw & his wife Kelly, Port Huron. Cherished grandfather of Trayce, Dylan, Tyler, Kathryn, Leah and Jared. Dear brother of Douglas Shaw (late Viola) Nova Scotia and Norma Samson, Cape Breton. He will also be sadly missed by his best friend Earl MacMillan who spent many years working and sailing with Gord. Predeceased by his parents Harry & Johanna Shaw. Gordon was born in 1931 at Lochside, Arichat, Richmond County, Cape Breton. He was an avid yachtsman sailing 2 seasons on the SS Martian (CSL) and a member of the Sarnia Yacht Club and Royal Canadian Legion. Gordon was a process supervisor with Imperial Oil, retiring after 39 years of service and was a member of the Esso North Annuitants Club. Gordon and Anne were long time parishioners of St. George’s Ukrainian Catholic Church. The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to Earl & Gail MacMillan, Don & Brenda Kerby, Shine At Home, Lu, Isabel and Ally for their loving care of Gord and support of the family. Visitation at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431 Christina St. N., Sarnia, on Monday, February 8, 2017 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. with Panakhyda at 7:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Fr. Bohdan Winnicki at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday at St. George’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, 1045 Rosedale Ave., Sarnia. Interment Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to St. George’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, 1045 Rosedale Ave., Sarnia, N7S 1Z5. Messages of condolence & memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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Harms, Ann of Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on February 3, 2017

Harms, Ann

90 years, passed away peacefully on Tuesday January 31, 2017 at the Leamington Mennonite Home where she had been a resident for many years. Ann was born in Rhineland, Manitoba on September 9, 1926. She had never been married. She was the eldest of 6 children in the family of whom only 3 brothers survive at present. Her brother Vic, lives in Chilliwack, British Columbia, Alvin in Saskatchewan and Harry in Kitchener, Ontario. She has numerous nieces and nephews scattered across the country as well as one niece in Germany. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service to celebrate Ann’s life, will be held at the Leamington Mennonite Home, 35 Pickwick Avenue on Sunday February 5, 2017 at 2 p.m. Rev. Cathrin van Sintern-Dick officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Leamington Mennonite Home. A big, heartfelt thankyou is extended to the staff and volunteers at the Leamington Mennonite Home who have been so generous in their help. Special thanks to Karin Forshaw, board member of the Mennonite Home, who has been like “one of the family” by looking after all the details involved with Ann’s care on behalf of the distant family members. Ann was a quiet, humble soul, now gone to her reward. Friends may send condolences or make a charitable contribution at http://leamington.reidfuneralhome.ca/tribute/details/2761/Ann-Harms/obituary.html#tribute-start.

 

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McNeelands, Shirley Eileen of Kingsville, Ontario

Posted by on February 3, 2017

McNeelands, Shirley Eileen (nee Wilkinson)

87 years, passed away peacefully on Monday January 30, 2017. A resident of Royal Oak Long Term Care, Kingsville. Beloved wife of Gerald for 42 years. Dear mother of Gloria Newman and Faye Thibodeau (Roger). Loving grandmother of Michelle and Mark Mitchell, Lisa and Ryan Mitchell, Renée and Phil Charrette, Christopher deVries, Michael and Brienne deVries and great grandmother of Alex, Ian, Kristopher, Michael and Dax. Predeceased by her parents Gerald and Hazel Wilkinson and infant sister Ruby. Shirley worked for many years at the F.W. Woolworth Store in Leamington and will be missed by her loyal canine companion Toby. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street Leamington on Thursday 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to celebrate Shirley’s life, from the funeral home on Friday February 3, 2017 at 3 p.m. Rev. Paul Rodey officiating. Interment Lakeview Cemetery Leamington. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Essex County Humane Society. Shirley’s family wish to extend their sincere thanks to Shirley’s caregiver Margaret. Friends may send condolences or make a charitable contribution at http://leamington.reidfuneralhome.ca/tribute/details/2760/Shirley-McNeelands/obituary.html#tribute-start.

 

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MOON: Steven Carl of Belleville

Posted by on February 3, 2017

Moon, Steven Carl – peacefully, with his family at his side, at the Kingston General Hospital on Wednesday, February 1st, 2017 in his 61st year.  Son of Lorraine Moon of Belleville and the late Carl Moon. Brother of Dave Moon (Joan), Duaine Moon both of Belleville, Lori (Don) Thompson of Consecon. Lovingly remembered by his niece Jennifer Moon and her children Austin and Jacob.

Arrangements entrusted to Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel, 30 Moira Street (613-968-2273). Cremation has taken place. A private family graveside service will held at Belleville Cemetery in the spring.

If desired, Memorial Donation’s to University Hospitals Kingston Foundation (Cancer Centre) would be appreciated.

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Tiessen, John of Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on February 3, 2017

Tiessen, John

82 years, passed away peacefully on Wednesday February 1, 2017 at Leamington District Memorial Hospital. Beloved husband of the late Irene (2012). Devoted and loving father of Deborah Kimball (Keith), Ken, Mark (Marlo), Tracy VandenBerg (Dave). Cherished grandfather to Kristen and James McDonald, Kimberly and Shawnn Collison, Stephanie and Jason Ouellette, Stacey and Adam Kemp, Mackenzie VandenBerg and Austin VandenBerg, Hayley Dunmore and 7 great grandchildren. Dear brother of Elsie Janzen (George), Irene Epp (Jake), Martin (Suzanne), Margaret Smith (Gord), Erwin (Ruth), Walter (Bev), Ed (Jane). Predeceased by siblings Sophie Wiens (Vic), Nick (Miriam), Louise Schiller (Helmut) and Robert. Dear brother-in-law of Annie Neufeld (the late Ernie). Predeceased by brother-in-law George Neufeld. Many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends also survive.Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street Leamington on Sunday 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to celebrate John’s life, from the Leamington United Mennonite Church, 78 Oak Street East Leamington on Monday February 6, 2017 at 11 a.m. Rev. Victor Winter & Rev. Cathrin van Sintern-Dick officiating. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Leamington Mennonite Home or Leamington United Mennonite Church. Friends may send condolences or make a charitable contribution at http://leamington.reidfuneralhome.ca/tribute/details/2764/John-Tiessen/obituary.html#tribute-start.

 

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BRUYERE: Marc-André of Plantagenet

Posted by on February 3, 2017

Mr. Marc-André Bruyere from Plantagenet passed away on Friday, January 20, 2017 at the age of 57. He was the beloved husband of Marilyn Waldorf; the son of the late Réjean Bruyere and of late Élizabeth Goyer; the loving brother of Diane (John Ayre), Richard and Daniel (Maryanne); the adored uncle of Katherine. He is survived by many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, cousins and friends.

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

For those who wish, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation Ontario, 36 Second Street East, Cornwall, Ontario, K6H 1Y3 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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JENNINGS, Frederick of Petrolia

Posted by on February 3, 2017

Suddenly, on Tuesday January 31, 2017 at Bluewater Health, Sarnia, Frederick “Fred” Jennings passed away at the age of 73.  Beloved husband to Tammy Jennings (nee Rivais).  Loving Dad to Dawn (Kerry Horan) Winter and Katie (Sean) Steenbergen.  Proud Pa to Reilly, Ryan, Rebecca and Nolan.  Fred will be dearly missed by his siblings Mary (the late Clayton) Robinson, Lois (Don) Bauer, Evelyn (Phil) Lawrence, Bev (Pat) Jennings, sister-in-law and brother-in-law Leeanne Grant and Richard Scott, his many nieces and nephews and Curt Winter.  Also father to Angela, Fred Jr., Marcy, Robin, Brooke and Megan.  Predeceased by his parents Harold and Ethel Jennings and his two sons, Robbie and Dani.  Fred had a deep love of horses, operated the Ponderosa Riding Stables for 10 years while also working as a farmer for many years, operating a large farm in Dawn Township and Sombra.  Fred later worked as a general foreman with the Carpenter’s Union.  A working man to his very core, retirement never took hold as he decided to drive deliver trucks for Aluma Systems for the past 12 years.  As a father he always supporded his childrens dreams.  He loved spending time with his close family, was always around to lend a helping hand and anyone who spent any time with Fred, will always remember his warm, chatty and kind personality.  Family will receive visitors from 1-2:45 pm prior to a funeral service on Friday February 3, 2017 at 3pm from the Needham-Jay Funeral Home 4059 Petrolia Line, Petrolia.  A private interment will take place at a later date.  As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the C.E.E. Hospital Foundation.  Memories and condolences may be shared online at www.needhamjay.com

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