CLARK: Robert Allen

Posted by on February 16, 2016

With his children by his side, at Bluewater Health, on Friday, February 12, 2016, Robert Allen Clark passed away at the age of 58. Beloved father of Alex (Britney) and Kaitlyn Clark. Loving brother of Cathy (David) Sutherland and Martha (Max) Jackson. Cherished uncle of Sarah (Mike) Taylor and Robert Jackson. Predeceased by his parents Catherine and Fred Clark. Robert was born in Windsor, Ontario on December 7, 1957. He was a loving father, avid sports fan, and a devoted member of the Conservative Party. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Cremation has taken place. A Mass will be celebrated at a later date. In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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MOORE: Diane Carol

Posted by on February 16, 2016

Unexpectedly, while wintering in Panama City Beach, Florida, Diane Carol Moore passed away on Saturday, February 6, 2016, at the age of 68. Beloved wife of Larry Moore. Loving mother of Tracy Dawn Moore and Katherine Diane (Will) Delves. Cherished grandmother of Julia Katherine Delves. Dear sister of Sandra (Gerald) Grassing. Predeceased by her parents Elmer and Edith Meeks. Diane grew up on a farm in Arborfield, Saskatchewan, where she met her husband, Larry. They were married for 48 years, living in various locations across Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario with their daughters. Diane was a beloved resident of Bluewater Country and will be terribly missed. She wintered for the last 15 years with her husband in Panama City Beach, Florida, where they made many dear friends. They were particularly well-known to the snowbird community for their dancing. Diane couldn’t sit through “Desperado” without her husband whisking her to the dance floor. Diane loved to travel. She had a passion for jewellery and usually returned from each trip with a ring. Diane’s priority was always her family and she looked forward to every visit. She treasured every moment with granddaughter, Julia. Diane was young, fun-loving and often loudly broke into song around the house, much to the delight of her family. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Tuesday, February 16, 2016, at 2:00 p.m., with family and friends being received one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, the Canadian Lung Association or the charity of your choice (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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GOODENOUGH: Sylvia Marjorie

Posted by on February 16, 2016

At Bluewater Health on Wednesday, February 10, 2016, Sylvia Marjorie Goodenough passed away at the age of 82. Beloved wife of Leonard for 44 years. Loving mother of Cindy (Dave). Cherished grandmother of Sean (Sarah) and great grandmother of two. A funeral service will be held on Monday, February 15, 2016, at 1:00 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, with visitation being held one hour prior. Cremation will follow. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Canadian Cancer Society (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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CROWE: Bernard “Bunny” Thomas

Posted by on February 16, 2016

Peacefully, surrounded by his loving family at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Bernard “Bunny” Thomas Crowe passed away on Tuesday, February 9, 2016, at the age of 86. Beloved husband of the late Clara Crowe (2014). Loving father of Larry Crowe, Linda (Gary) MacFarlane, Ron (late Barb) Crowe, and Brian (Shirley) Crowe. Cherished grandfather of 10 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Dear brother of Mary O’Brien, Loretta Sauvé, and the late Kathleen DesLaurier. Predeceased by his parents Edward Crowe and Margaret Hebert. A special thank you to all the nursing staff of St. Joseph’s Hospice and to Dr. Greensmith for the wonderful care and compassion shown to our dad. Cremation has taken place. A private family graveside service will be held. Friends and family are welcome to celebrate Bernard’s life at the Royal Canadian Legion Br. 62, 286 Front St. N., Sarnia, on Wednesday, February 17, 2016, at 1:00 p.m. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Royal Canadian Legion Br. 62 or St. Joseph’s Hospice (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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FORD: Howard

Posted by on February 16, 2016

Peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, after a lengthy battle with Lewy Body Dementia, on Wednesday, February 3, 2016, at Bluewater Health – CEE Petrolia, Howard Ford passed away at the age of 71. Beloved husband of Georgina Ford. Loving father of Ruth (Barry) and William (Allison). Cherished grandfather “Pop” of Emma and Ea. Dear brother of Judith and Paul. Survived by his mother and father-in-law Kathleen and Stan Stanford. Predeceased by his parents William and Leah Ford. Howard was the Chief Librarian of the Windsor Public Library, Sarnia Library and the Sarnia Art Gallery. Howard played an instrumental role in the renovation of the Lawrence House. Howard was an avid marathon runner, outdoor enthusiast, and loved a cold pint and a good soccer match. He will be remembered for his charming British wit and the love he had for his family. Cremation has taken place. Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Saturday, February 13, 2016, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., with prayers being offered at 3:00 p.m. and words of tribute at 3:30 p.m. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Alzheimer Society (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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WHITE: Tyler J. S., of St. Thomas, Ontario

Posted by on February 16, 2016

Tyler WhiteWHITE, Tyler J. S., of St. Thomas, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Friday, February 12, 2016, in his 31st year.  Beloved son of Kevin and Bonnie (nee Cruickshank) White of Shedden.  Dear brother of Brittany DeBoer (Jonathan) and uncle of Cassio and Veta DeBoer, all of St. Thomas.  Loved grandson of Max White of R.R.#7, St. Thomas and the late Margaret White, Shirley Joyce of St. Thomas and the late Michael Joyce, and Verne and Agnes Warren of Port Stanley.  Also fondly remembered by several aunts, uncles, and cousins.  Tyler was born in St. Thomas on May 10, 1985.  He was a graduate of Parkside Collegiate Institute.  Cremation has taken place and there will be no public visitation or funeral service.  A private graveside service will be held at Union Cemetery at a later date.  Memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association, the Canadian Red Cross or the Canadian Mental Health Association- Elgin Branch will be gratefully acknowledged.  Arrangements entrusted to the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160).

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

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HILLMAN, Theresa Lynn

Posted by on February 16, 2016

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Passed away peacefully on February 13, 2016 at 61 years of age. Theresa was the loving sister and aunt to many who will miss her dearly. On Thursday February 18, 2016 relatives and friends are invited to gather at Windsor Memorial Gardens Cemetery for a burial and words of remembrance at 1:00 p.m. Arrangements entrusted to WINDSOR CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME (MAIN CHAPEL), 519-253-7234, 1700 Tecumseh Road E. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Victorian Order of Nurses (VON). Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at www.windsorchapel.com

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RUISI, Castrenza “Stella” (Nee Chisesi)

Posted by on February 16, 2016

RUISI, Castrenza “Stella”
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Passed away peacefully on February 13th, 2016 at Windsor Regional Hospital-Ouellette Campus, at the age of 80 years. Reunited with her loving husband Vincenzo Ruisi (2006). Loving mother of Vito and wife Maria, the late Steve Ruisi (2004), and Cathy Cappucci. Cherished Nonna of Sandra (Nik) Davidovic, Vince Ruisi, and Michael (fiancée Kristy) Ruisi; Maxine Ruisi; Nicholas (Antonella) Cappucci and Pamela (Daren) Stocco. Bis Nonna of Maja and Talia. Dear sister of Vito Chisesi and wife Caterina, Ignazio Chisesi and wife Janice, of Florida. Sister-in-law of the late Giuseppa Pirrone and her late husband Vincenzo of Italy, Maria Stellino and husband Giuseppe also of Italy. She is survived by nieces and nephews, Rosa, Stefano, Sal, Antonella, Stefano, Rosina, Lisa, Joe, Ignazio Jr., Dorotea, Francesco, Liboria, and Caterina. Stella was retired from General Motors as a talented sewer, after many years of service. Above all, Stella will always be remembered for her unwavering love and devotion to her family. Visiting at the WINDSOR CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME, 519-253-7234, 1700 Tecumseh Rd. East, on Wednesday February 17, 2016 from 2-5 and 7 – 9 p.m. Prayers Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. Funeral Service Thursday February 18, 2016 at 8:45 a.m. from the Funeral Home then to St. Angela Merici Church for Funeral Mass at 9:30 a.m. Entombment to follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, donations made to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated. Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at www.windsorchapel.com

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PASTORIUS, Gloria June (nee Friars)

Posted by on February 16, 2016

PastoriusPASTORIUS, Gloria June (nee Friars)
September 29, 1929 – February 12, 2016
Passed away peacefully at the age of 86 years. Reunited with her husband Arno (2010) having shared 65 years of marriage. Loving mother to Lorne and wife Anne, Robert, the late Gerry (1993) and surviving wife Diane (Tom Robert). Cherished Grandmother to 6 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Dear sister to the late Ross and the late Dot Friars, the late Joyce and the late Philip Dussault, Joan and Mike Mutter, Elaine and the late Ron Friars, Larry and the late Sheila Labelle and their extended families. Dear sister-in-law to Gloria Turton and late husband Al and John Pastorius and wife Shirley. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held at WINDSOR CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME (Main Chapel) 519-253-7234, 1700 Tecumseh Rd. East on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 from 10:00 a.m until the time of the Funeral Service at 12 noon. Cremation to follow. Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared at www.windsorchapel.com

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LYNCH: Matthew “Matt” of London

Posted by on February 16, 2016

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It is with much sadness and great love that the family announces the peaceful passing of Matt Lynch, age 76, at Victoria Hospital, London on Saturday, February 13, 2016. Beloved husband of the late Betty (Johnston) Lynch for over 34 years and loving friend of Anna Findlater. Cherished father of Andrew (Kandra) Lynch and Heather Lynch (Nathan Lundrigan). Proud grandfather of Niall, Timothy and Feargus and grandfather to fur babies Kobi, Gryphon and Magnus. Dear brother of Jim (Kath) Lynch, Billy (Beryl) Lynch, Helen Dempsey, Pat McAllister, May Ferguson. Survived by his sister-in law Clare Lynch. Predeceased by his parents Patrick and Jean Lynch, his brothers Bobby and Alec and sisters Betty, her husband Frank Knight and Margaret, her husband Jack Sill and his brothers-in-law Willie Dempsey, Peter McAllister and Davey Ferguson. Matt will be greatly missed by his family and friends. A 40 year veteran of the London real estate community, Matt took pride in his work and the relationships he fostered. Friends will be received by family from 2 – 4 pm and 7 – 9 pm on Thursday, February 18, 2016 at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London, where the funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Friday, February 19, 2016 at 1pm. Cremation and interment at Woodland Cemetery, London. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to London Regional Cancer Program, 747 Baseline Road East, London ON., N6C 2R6. Online condolences, memories and photographs can be shared at www.amgfh.com

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Shearon, Lyla

Posted by on February 15, 2016

web_Shearon_LylaPeacefully on February 9, 2016, in the arms of her loving partner of 20 years, Terry Baillargeon. Dear mother of Jeffrey and Tammy and step-mother of Rachel and Nicole. Cherished grandmother of Samara. Dearest sister of Kevin Brown and wife Wendy, Dixie Best and husband David. Lyla will be sadly missed by her many nieces, nephews and cousins. Lyla was a devoted and charismatic R.N. who was deeply loved and respected by everyone she met. She will be especially missed by the staff of 2 South at Windsor Regional Hospital- Western Campus. If you so desire, donations to John McGivney Centre would be appreciated by the family. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Lyla’s Life will take place February 17, 2016 from 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. with eulogies at 7:00 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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TRELEAVEN, Clifford

Posted by on February 15, 2016

WEB_Treleaven_CliffordPassed away suddenly after a short illness on February 12, 2016 at the age of 67 years. Reunited with beloved late wife of 41 years, Sheila (nee Hryniw). Loving father of Jennifer Grant and partner Nate Buckwell. Proud grandpa of Kendre Grant and Kahlan Buckwell. Greatly missed by siblings Keith Treleaven, and Jan Coy and late husband Dave. Survived by many nieces and nephews. Cliff retired from Canada Post after more than 30 years of service. Many people will remember him polishing his 1967 red Ford Fairlane Convertible in the driveway or at local car shows. Visiting Tuesday from 3-5pm and 7-9pm. Funeral Service Wednesday at 11:30 am. at FAMILIES FIRST 585 Sandwich St. S., Amherstburg 519-969-5841 Cremation to follow. Private Interment Greenlawn Memorial Gardens on a later date. Share memories, photos, or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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GRECO, Giovanni

Posted by on February 15, 2016

web_GrecoMay 22, 1931 – February 14, 2016

Born in San Giovanni in Fiore, Italy, John moved with his family to Belgium at the age of 18, working in the mines that employed many Italians. He moved to Canada in 1956, with his fiancée, Maria, following a year later. John worked as a cabinet maker, paving the way to bring his parents and siblings to Canada. Over the years, he enjoyed sharing meals with family and friends at home, making wine, gardening, and gathering at the Caboto club. Retreating into a quieter life after retirement, John was proud of his children and delighted in the presence of his grandchildren. He passed away peacefully of Alzheimer’s in Windsor at 84. Gianni is survived by his wife of 58 years Maria (nee Lavinio); his children, Joe (Carmela), Susan (Brian O’Neil), and Gino (Rose Salazar); and his grandchildren, Mateo and Gina O’Neil. He is predeceased by his parents Assunta and Giuseppe. He will be missed by his siblings Maria (Pietro) Mancina, Antonietta (Pete) Mascaro, Tony (Fil) Greco, Sarah (Tony) Amato, and Anna (Sam) Guarascio; in-laws Mario (Sandra), Diana (Joe), and Antonio (Jean) Lavinio; as well as many nieces and nephews. There will be a visitation on Wednesday from 2 to 5 pm and 7 to 9 pm, with prayers at 4:30, at Families First (3260 Dougall Avenue, 519 969 5841). Visiting Thursday from 9:30 am until time of funeral mass at 10 am at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church (4401 Mount Royal Drive). Entombment to follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery.

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de Vries, Frederik “Frits”

Posted by on February 15, 2016

WEB_DeVries_FrederikPassed away peacefully on February 13, 2016 at the age of 90 years.  Beloved husband of Gertrud “Oma” (nee Hesselink) for 60 years.  Loving father of Heidie Sabourin and husband Mike.  Proud Opa of Amber Sabourin and partner Dennis McLeod, Sarah Melanson and husband Matt, Kelsie Sabourin and partner Jordan Bell, and Cory Sabourin.  Missed by nieces and nephews; Scott and Robyn Mountney and children, Marc and Penny Mountney and children and all of Frits’ family and friends in Holland.  Dear sister in law of Clara Hesselink and partner Barry Sears and life long friend of friend Om Piet Keizer.  Frits “Opa” came to Canada by boat in 1957 with his wife Gertrud and dearest friends Piet and Erika Keizer.  He retired after many years as a supervisor with Firestone Textiles in Woodstock, Ontario and was a proud Veteran of the Dutch army stationed in Indonesia. Opa was always the life of the party laughing and telling funny stories about his younger days and the time he spent in Indonesia. His sweet and caring demeanor will be dearly missed by all.  Visiting Tuesday from 3-5 and 7-9 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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WALEY, Nick

Posted by on February 15, 2016

web_WaleyDied peacefully on February 15, 2016 at 98 years of age. Beloved wife of over 73 years to Mary (nee Van Neste). Cherished father of Judy Ann & husband Peter Jacobs, James Nicholas Waley, Joyce Marie & her late husband Thomas Asmar, & predeceased by his daughter Joan Carol Waley (1997). Loving grandfather of Troy & wife Sue Brian, Todd Brian, Tara Brian, Mark & wife Jennifer Been’s, Anne Marie & husband James Murray, Mary Waley, Joshua Waley and Great Grandfather of Chelsea, Megan, Brock, Cory, Kyle, Jared, Madison, Jonathan & Gavin. Dear brother of Lee, Mary. Predeceased by his brothers Metro & Orest & by his sister Anne. Nick retired as a bartender from the Killarney Castle Tavern in 1981. If you so desire, donations to St. Paul Church – LaSalle would be appreciated. Visiting Friday 3-5 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Saturday 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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ROZNAWSKI, Stanislaw

Posted by on February 15, 2016

web_RoznawskiPeacefully on February 14, 2016 at the age of 90. Reunited with wife Zdzislawa (1989). Dear father to Henry (Danuta), Walter (Barbara), Zdzislaw (Halina) and Stanislawa (Stanislaw) Kubica. Proud Dziadek to Tomek, Conrad, Victoria, Arthur, Robert, Mark, Magdalena, Ania and Angie and pradziadek to 7. Predeceased by sister in Poland. Stanislaw will be remembered for his work ethic, humour, “smart- intelligence” and kind nature. He was a long- time member of the Polski Club Miast Granicznych. If you so desire, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Memorial Visiting Wednesday from 6 – 8 p.m. with Prayers at 6:30 p.m. at Families First Funeral Home 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor 519-969-5841. Funeral Service Thursday at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Trinity Polish Church (1035 Ellis). Inurnment to follow at Windsor Memorial Gardens. Share photos, memories or make a donation at www.familiesfirst.ca

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ARCHER, Ivynne of Cobourg, Ontario

Posted by on February 15, 2016

Archer Ivynne Feb 13Peacefully at the Golden Plough Lodge on Saturday, February 13, 2016, Ivynne Archer (nee Harris) at 86 years of age. Loving wife of Ross Archer. Dear mother of Wayne Archer (Jean McGarrity), Wendy Tomaz, Greg Archer, and Gail Spencer (Bill). Cherished grandmother of many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Sister of June Davey and Betty McLean. A private service was held at MacCoubrey Funeral Home in Cobourg. Those wishing may make a memorial donation to the Golden Plough Lodge Auxiliary. Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.

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ROPER: Frances Muriel Eleanor “Betty”, of London

Posted by on February 15, 2016

Passed away at Chelsey Park LTC in London, Ontario on Saturday, February 13th, 2016, at the age of 95.  Betty was born in Edmonton, Alberta on October 28th, 1920:  the only child of Frank and Pearl Hughes.  The family moved to Peterborough when Betty was 15, and her mother died shortly after.  Her father eventually remarried (Verna).  Betty met her future husband, John W. (Jack) Roper, in their last year of high school.  Jack joined the air force and, when he got his wings in 1942, he and Betty married.  Jack became a flight instructor and then a high school teacher and administrator and Betty worked as a secretary until she became a homemaker and welcomed the birth of their son, John, in May of 1949.  The family lived in Pembroke, Don Mills, St. Catharines and London, Ontario.  Betty had a great interest in Canadian antiques and, for a time, collected and sold them.  She was an active member in the Liberal Party and loved to talk politics … right to the end.  Jack died in December 2008 and Betty managed on her own with the support of friends, especially Norma Williams.  She moved to Horizon Place in June 2013 and became close to her tablemates:  Ann, Connie and Alice.  She also thrived on caring visits from Deb Wieckowski.  Betty moved to Chelsey Park LTC in April 2015.  Still lucid and feisty in spirit she recently told her loving caregiver, Deb, that she was happy, though increasingly weak.  Betty leaves her son, John, of Toronto; nephew Mark (Heather), of Peterborough; and niece, Susan (Bill), of Comox, B.C.  We have relished the years of hearing her perspective on our family history, and give many thanks to Deb (Personalized Elder Care) and the staff at Chelsey Park LTC who all brightened her days.  Private cremation arrangements entrusted to Westview Funeral Chapel.

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Mailloux, Mary (nee Cromwell)

Posted by on February 15, 2016

Passed away peacefully on February 15, 2016 at the age of 86 years. Predeceased by her husband James (1993). Loving mother to Catherine St. Louis, Jim, Michael, the late Richard (1992) (Linda), David Mailloux. Cherished grandmother to Stephanie, Richard and Adam Mailloux. Dear daughter to the late Katherine and Alex Cromwell. Dear sister-in-law to Tom Mailloux, Frank (the late Marilyn) Abramovich, the late Bob (Nora) Mailloux, Theresa (Gordon) Quennell, Pat (Toni) Mailloux. If you so desire, memorial donations to the Windsor & Essex County Humane Society or the Lung Association would be appreciated by the family. At Mary’s request Cremation has taken place. 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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WELCH: Marie F. of Strathroy

Posted by on February 15, 2016

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It is with heavy hearts the family of Marie Welch announces her passing on February 14th, 2016 at the age of 82 at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital. Beloved wife of Doug Welch for 63 special years. Loving mother of Randy (Kathy) Welch, Debbie Welch, Karen (Dave) Mitchell, Tammy (Andrew) Vermeersch, and Gaye (Ron) Taylor. Proud grandmother of Jennifer, Laura, Rebecca, Chris, Morgan, Michelle, Robert, Nathan, and Jordan. Special great-grandmother of Chloe, Austin, Dakota, Connor, Baxter, Braedan, and Seth. Survived by her brothers Bob (Donna) Swales, Lenny (Ruth) Swales and brother-in-law Max Adlam. Predeceased by her sister Sandra Adlam.  Marie will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 17th, 2016 from 3-6p.m with a service to follow at Denning’s of Strathroy. As expressions of sympathy and in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital or the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Online condolences may be left at denning.ca.

 

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Doran, Marion of Brockville

Posted by on February 15, 2016

marion doranEntered into rest at St. Lawrence Lodge on Sunday February 14, 2016. Marion Annis (Bennell) Doran of Brockville age 89 years. Beloved wife of the late Frank Doran, dear mother of Annis Moreau and John Doran (Marigene) all of Brockville. Loving grandmother of Spencer Moreau, John Doran (Krissy), Jeff Doran (Tanya) and great grandmother of Slater, Mackenna, Trent, Natalie, Brianna and Macy. Mrs. Doran is survived by her brothers George Bennell of Tillsonburg and Raymond Bennell (Marion) of St. Thomas.

A Private Family Service will be held at the Barclay Funeral Home 137 Pearl Street East, Brockville. A Celebration of Marion’s Life will be held in the spring. Interment will take place at Sandy Hill Cemetery, Prescott in the spring. In memory of Marion, donations to Canadian Aid for Chernobyl or CHEO would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Messages of condolences may be sent on line at www.barclayfuneralhome.com.

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MacKay: James of Paisley

Posted by on February 15, 2016

TriFold 4On Saturday, February 13, 2016 Jim MacKay of Paisley passed away after a brave battle with aplastic anemia (which simply means his bone marrow was not making enough blood to keep him going at the speed he wanted to go). He would have been 82 in April. He was a quiet-spoken man of few words, hardworking and determined action. He was known all over southern Ontario and in many parts of the United States for the fine Commercial Horses he bred, trained and exhibited for over fifty years. His horses have been sold all over North America, not only for driving, but excelling in English tack for jumping, dressage, eventing, field hunting, and as Police mounts. When visiting Bermuda, it will likely be Jim’s teams pulling the carriages. They can also be seen today being driven as a four-in-hand pulling beautiful coaches in many states in the U.S.

George James MacKay was born to George and Florence (Lewis) MacKay in Walkerton hospital on April 27, 1934. He was the oldest of three children with Andy and Florence completing the family. Together with their parents, the MacKay family worked hard and created a living on their family farm. Jim attended S.S. #11 in Salem and then Paisley Continuation School. Unable to finish school due to his father’s poor heath, Jim took over the majority of farming duties.

June 1, 1957 Jim married Mary McCurdy and together they farmed on Concession 10, Elderslie for over 50 years before moving to Paisley. Jim continued to return to the farm every day to help his son, Steven, and tend his beloved horses.

As a young man Jim played ball for the Dobbinton Pontiacs, competing in playoff and championship games all over Southern Ontario. Then his interest turned to horses and he began exhibiting at the CNE in Toronto in 1964. This began the passion that grew and drew many of his friends into the showring. His competitive nature spurred him to win thousands of ribbons and trophies which overflowed his farm home. His three children, Steve, Neil and Shelley continue to share his interest in showing horses.

Jim greatly anticipated the arrival of new foals every spring – some years as many as 25, but more often 10-12. He was always on the lookout for his next “rising star” and had many favourites over the years. He enjoyed the challenge of finding two to make a well-matched team.  His capable driving skills gave him the confidence to take a barely broke team to the fairs and still excel.  He took great pride in showing a championship six-horse-hitch under the Shady Maple Farm name. He loved the bright bay colour, with four-white socks, high-stepping action and right up on the bit.

For the last 32 years a highlight of Jim’s year was serving as ringmaster at the Royal Winter Fair in Toronto. Dressed in a suit, tie and fedora for daytime classes or tuxedo and top hat for the evening. He was a welcome sight to exhibitors who could rely on a safe drive if Jim MacKay was directing “traffic” in the ring. Although in failing health and moving a bit slower than usual he pushed himself to carry out his duties for the last time last November (2015). He was also sometimes called on to be ringmaster or judge at other fairs.

Although quiet, by nature he always enjoyed the companionship that came with working with friends and family and sometimes liked to play practical jokes on his friends. Not only did Jim influence others, and the horse world, he was a great inspiration to his friends and family. He wouldn’t hesitate to pass on advice, or act as a mentor to new competitors or sell them his winning team. Despite his competitiveness, Jim would always congratulate those who beat him in the show ring and then resolve to have a better team next year. He constantly aspired to be a leader and innovator in the horse world and held many positions to better the profession as a whole. He served two terms as president of the Ontario Commercial Horse Association, as well as being president of the Ontario Clydesdale Association for one term. He served as Chair of the Bruce County Plowman’s Association and chaired the Horse Show Committee for the two plowing matches held in Bruce County.

Jim received blood transfusions every two weeks for the last 7 months of his life. It gave him the fuel to carry on. The family would like to encourage those who are able to consider donating blood so that others can be helped as well.

His legacy will live on through his beautiful horses.

He leaves behind to mourn his loss Mary, his beloved wife of nearly 59 years and his family. Steve (Brenda) of Elderslie, Neil (Marti) of Barrie, Shelley (Dan) Scepanovic of Mississauga and special father of Gerald and Deb Thomas of Paisley. He will be sadly missed by his grandsons, Robert MacKay and his fiancée, Becky, of Calgary, Brian MacKay of Queen’s University, Kingston, Michael MacKay of Barrie and special grandson Ryan Thomas of Elderslie. He will be forever held in the hearts of his three granddaughters, Katrina, Mya and Monica Scepanovic of Mississauga. Jim is survived by his only sister, Florence (Don) Leatham of Walkerton, sister-in-law Merle MacKay of Paisley, and Mary’s sister June (Bruce) Martin of Sauble Beach and Florida. He was predeceased by his brother Andy MacKay, an infant daughter and his parents, George and Florence (Lewis) MacKay.

Visitation will be held at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Paisley (260 Queen St. S.) on Tuesday from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 p.m. where a funeral service celebrating Jim’s life will be held on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 2 p.m. with visiting an hour before the service.

Spring interment in Salem Presbyterian Cemetery, Elderslie Township.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating your blood with Canadian Blood Services, in memory of Jim. Memorial donations may also be made to the Ontario Commercial Horse Association or a charity of your choice.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Rhody Family Funeral Home, Chesley.

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CORMAN, Joanne Marie (Boyle) of Harrow

Posted by on February 15, 2016

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CORMAN, Joanne Marie (Boyle)

76 years. Peacefully surrounded by her loving family at home on Sunday February 14, 2016 Loving wife of Donald Ira Corman. Beloved mother of Debra (Doug) Bechard, Richard and James (Judy) Corman. Loving grandma of Melissa (Shayne), Erin (late Ryan), Douglas (Rachel), Kay-Dee (Derek), Christine, David (Courtney), Kaitlyn, Lauren (Shen), Ashley and great grandchildren Cody, Abbie, Addyson, Joseph, Isabella, Natalie, Talia, Nikhil, Bronson, Paisley, and one soon to arrive. Dear sister of Bill (Gloria) Boyle, Patricia (late Jim) Robins, Marie (late Jim) Clarke, the late Colleen Workman, Jack Boyle and Jim (June) Boyle. Also remembered by many nieces and nephews. Memorial visitation at Gerald A. Smith Funeral Home, 197 King St. W. Harrow on Thursday, February 18, 2016 from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral on Friday February 19, 2016 where family and friends will meet at  9:30 a.m. at St. Anthony of Padua Church for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Rick Janisse officiating. Interment of ashes at the Colchester Memorial Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army P.O. Box 432 Essex, ON N8M 2Y4 or the Parkinson’s Society 4500 Blakie Rd. Unit 117 London, ON N6L 1G5

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KINAT(Rees) (Cameron): Jessie Blanche of Hensall and formerly of Hamilton

Posted by on February 15, 2016

Kinat, Jessie-W300At South Huron Hospital, Exeter on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 of Hensall and formerly of Hamilton in her 89th year.  Beloved wife of Richard Kinat and the late Doc Cameron (1987).  Dear mother of Chris and Bob Mc Namara of St. Joseph, Betty and Bill Craig of London, and Bill Cameron of Fox Creek, Alberta.  Dear grandmother of Lisa Osbitsch; Mike and Kristen Morlock and Bill and Becky Mc Namara.  Dear great-grandmother of Ty and Finley.  Dear sister of Audrey McMillian of New York and sister-in-law of Julie Rees of Ancaster.  Loved and missed by many nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by a son Dan Cameron (1976), 2 brothers, and 3 sisters.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.  Cremation.

Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.  Haskett Funeral Home, Exeter (519-235-1220) entrusted with arrangements. 

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NUSINK, Petronella “Nellie” of R. R. #1 Holyrood

Posted by on February 14, 2016

307_nusink_nelliePetronella Theodora “Nellie” Nusink of R. R. #1 Holyrood passed away at Wingham & District Hospital on Sunday, February 7th, 2016 in her 84th year.

Nellie was born in Arnhem, Netherlands on November 27, 1932 to the late Jacobus and Petronella Velthuizen.

Beloved wife of the late Bernardus “Ben” Nusink who predeceased her in September 2013.

Dear mother of Juliette Kunz and her husband Peter of Mount Elgin, Richard Nusink and his wife Magda of Toronto and David Nusink and his wife Helen of Ajax.

Missed by her grandchildren Robert Barker (Valerie), Kevin Barker, Francis Nusink and Beatrice Nusink and great-grandchildren Sierra Wilkinson and Skyla Locke.

Nellie was a talented quilter and fabric artist and an avid gardener.

Visitation will be held at the Tiffin Funeral Home, Teeswater on Saturday, February 20th, 2016 from 2-4 p.m. Following Nellie’s wishes, there will be no funeral service.

Cremation has taken place.

Memorial donations to the Wingham & District Hospital Foundation or Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Portrait and memorial online at www.tiffinfuneralhome.ca.

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