Klassen, Paul of Leamington and Toronto, Ontario

Posted by on November 20, 2015

Paul KlassenKlassen, Paul  90 years, passed away peacefully, Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at the Leamington Mennonite Home.  Dear son of the late Frank and Katharina Klassen. Dear husband of Faye Klassen. Dear Father of Bruce (MaryAnn) and Karrie Klassen.  Dear Grandfather of Sydney Klassen.  Dear brother of Hedy Klassen, Frances Siemens, and Ruth Klassen.  Dear Uncle to many nieces and nephews, and a Dear friend to many more.  Paul was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba and moved to Leamington in his very early years.  Looking to make a better life for himself, he first began by selling produce in Ruthven, then purchased Erie Appliances in the late 1950’s.  Later, he moved into real estate and land development by creating Klassen Real Estate Inc. with Faye in the early 1970’s.  Finally Paul became a clothier when Paul and Faye acquired Feldman’s Mens and Boys Wear in the early 1980’s.  If Paul could sell it, Paul loved it, and it was through these many ‘adventures’ that Paul touched many people throughout the community.  Paul retired in 1999 and moved to Toronto to be closer to his new granddaughter and family, returning to Leamington frequently to visit.  In his later years, Paul made the Leamington Mennonite Home his home.  Paul loved his faith, his family, his friends, and his airplanes.  He will be missed.  Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street Leamington on Friday, November 27 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to celebrate Paul’s life, from the Leamington United Mennonite Church, 78 Oak Street East Leamington on Saturday, November 28 at 10 a.m. Rev. Victor Winter officiating. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Billy Graham Association – 20 Hopewell Way NE Calgary, AB T3J 5H5. Friends may send condolences or make a charitable contribution online at www.reidfuneralhome.ca.

 

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POWERS, Mary Anne of Sarnia

Posted by on November 20, 2015

At Bluewater Health on Thursday, November 19, 2015, MARY ANNE (SHEFFIELD) POWERS, age 72 of Sarnia passed away. She was the dear wife of the late Robert (Bob) Powers (1980) and loving mother of the late David (1993) and his wife Debby, James and his wife Virginia and Steven, proud grandmother of Robert, John, Christopher, Adam, Brittany, Peyton, Kerslyn and Hudson. At Mary Anne’s request private family cremation and interment services will be held at a later date. Memorial gifts made through donations to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre of Sarnia.

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SABJAN; Verona of Rodney

Posted by on November 20, 2015

PIc- SabjanPeacefully on Friday, November 20, 2015 at McGarrell Place in London, Verona Sabjan (nee Lukacs) of Rodney passed away at the age of 95. Loving wife of the late Steve Sabjan (1991). Beloved mother of the late Anne (David) Bellamy, Veronica Brett, Steve Jr. (Barbara) Sabjan and Patricia (Raymond) Elkington. Survived by her grandchildren Pamela (Mel), Suzanne (Donald), Peter (Michelle), Janice (Steve), Allison (Paul), Joey (Mary), Amy and Sarah and great grandchildren Caleb, Thomas, Emily, Sophie, Matthew, Nathan, Patrick, Nicole and Olivia. Dear Aunt of Julius (Bernadette) and Maryanne (Horvoji)  and many other nieces and nephews in Hungary. Verona was a long time resident of Rodney and area for almost 70 years. She loved her family, baking and gardening and was a long time member of the St. Mary’s CWL. Verona was the last surviving member of her family. Friends will be received at DENNING’S OF RODNEY 519-785-0810 on Friday, November 27th from 2-4 & 7-9 pm. Vigil Prayers will be prayed at 6:45 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Parish, 128 Main Street, West Lorne, on Saturday, November 28th at 11:00 am with Fr. Thomas Kuriacko officiating. Interment to follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to Heart & Stroke Foundation or to the Alzheimer’s Society. Online condolences accepted at www.denning.ca.

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JONES: Bill (William Raymond) of Ilderton

Posted by on November 20, 2015

JONESOn Thursday, November 19th, 2015, Bill Jones (William Raymond), after a brief but courageous battle with cancer, in his 84th year. Predeceased by his loving wife Pat (2002). Survived by his children and grandchildren Chris and John, Ian and Marlene, Andrew and Jennifer, Maggie and Justin, Paddy, Wills, and Edith. Bill will be missed by many people from all walks of his life. A Memorial Service will be held at St. George’s Anglican Church (12656 Thirteen Mile Road, Denfield) on Saturday, December 5th, 2015 at 1pm, with a reception to follow. Donations in Bill’s memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of choice.

 

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SECORD: Edward of London

Posted by on November 20, 2015

Secord editedPassed away suddenly at University Hospital on Thursday, November 19, 2015, in his 64th year. Beloved son of Mary Orriss. Loving brother of Linda, Karen, Joe (Heather), and his twin Robert. Ed will be sadly missed by his former patients and colleagues at Parkwood Hospital. He had a unique sense of humour, a generous and loving spirit, and was very dedicated to his patients. A memorial celebration of Ed’s life will be held at a later date. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Ed are asked to consider the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario.

                           “The likes of him we shall not meet again.”

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VANDERBEEK, John of Ruthven

Posted by on November 20, 2015

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86 years, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Thursday November 19, 2015. Beloved husband of the late Wilhelmina (May 14, 2015). Dear father of Jake (Kathleen), John (Sandy), Shirley Goddard (Bruce), Jeff (Terri). Loving grandfather of thirteen grandchildren and great grandfather of six great grandchildren.
At John’s request, cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service to celebrate John’s life will take place at Faith Reformed Church, 1115 Seacliff Drive, Kingsville on Friday, November 27, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. Rev. Ken Labbe officiating. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to Leamington Hospital Foundation-Hospice or Faith Reformed Church. Friends may send condolences or make a charitable contribution online at www.reidfuneralhome.ca.

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BALCOMBE; Wray, of Point Edward

Posted by on November 20, 2015

BalcombeWray1Peacefully in his sleep at Bluewater Health Sarnia, Wray Theodore Balcombe of Point Edward on November 19, 2015 at the age of 86. He is finally home with his beolved wife Dora (2001). Dear father of Alan Bolcombe and Janet (Mike) Braaksma. Loved grandfather of Joan, Jessica, Bob, Tammy, Cory, and several great grandchildren. Survived by his brothers-in-law Joe Ostachuk and Bill Garrick, his nieces and nephews, Pauline (Ken Sylvestrie) Ostachuk, Bryan (Courtney) Ostachuk, Bill (Claire) Garrick and several great grandchildren. Predeceased by his son Donald Balcombe (2014). Wray worked as a yard foreman at CN for many years. Our family circle has been broken, another link gone from our chain. But, “though we’re apart for a while, we know we’ll see you again”. Visitation will be held Monday November 23, 2015 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the NEEDHAM-JAY FUNERAL HOME, Petrolia, with funeral services Tuesday November 24, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Lakeview Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the charity of your own choice. Memories and condolences may be shared on-line at www.needhamjay.com.

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DINNEY, Marie Elizabeth (Clarke) of Crediton, age 84

Posted by on November 20, 2015

DINNEY:  Peacefully, at London Health Sciences Centre, University Hospital, on Thursday, November 19, 2015, Marie Elizabeth (Clarke) Dinney, of Crediton, age 84.  Beloved wife of the late Donald Valentine Dinney (1985).  Loved mother and mother-in-law of Kathy (Bill) Tideswell of Dungannon, Gary (Bonnie) Dinney of Crediton, Dale Dinney (Patty Mayo) of RR 2, Dashwood, Brian (Sheila) Dinney of Crediton, Steve (Diane) Dinney of Strathroy, Scott (Sue) Dinney of Crediton, Derek Dinney (Sonya Clarke) of Crediton, Brandon Dinney (Megan Lapointe) at home.  Cherished grandma of Tabitha, Donald, Christopher (Richard), Steven, Melissa (Pete), Amanda (Adam), B.J. (Randy), Rebekah (Kyle), Rich (Lindsay), Dayna, David (Ally), Stephanie, Missy (Paul), Dani (Brenden), Amy (Jarrod).  Treasured great-grandma of Drake, Nelson and Jayden.  Remembered by her best canine friend Buster.  Dear sister and sister-in-law of Ruth (Bob) Galloway of St. Marys, Howard (Jean) Clarke of RR 3, Dashwood, Shirley Clarke of Parkhill, Margaret Clarke of Exeter, Donna Clarke of Exeter, Marlene Valender of Phelpston, Ethel Masse of Dashwood, Catherine Winters of Exeter.  Predeceased by her parents Henry and Margaret “Maggie” (Pfaff) Clarke, sisters Evelyn Hutchinson (2013),  Lillian “Sis” McCann (2004), brothers  Jim Clarke (1996), Roy Clarke (2002), Russell Clarke (2007), Ross Clarke (1981), chosen brother Edward Valender (1986), brothers-in-law Arthur Hutchinson (1987), Joe McCann (2004), sister-in-law Audrey Clarke (1996).  Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, with visitation on Sunday, November 22, 2015 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.  where the Funeral Service will be held on Monday, November 23, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Mr. Bob Heywood Officiating. Interment Crediton Cemetery.   If desired, memorial donations, payable to Zion United Church, Crediton, O.S.P.C.A. or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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BOULIANNE-MORIN: Conner of London

Posted by on November 19, 2015

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Was granted his angel wings, peacefully in his mother’s arms on Thursday, November 19, 2015, after a courageous battle with cancer. Conner’s young heart had a love for cars, hockey, lego and money – especially the brown bills. At Children’s Hospital, London, surrounded by family and friends that he touched in small ways throughout his short but memorable life.  Beloved son of Jessica Boulianne and Reg Morin. Little brother of Kyle Boulianne-Graham and Nathan Boulianne-Morin. Now reunited in heaven with nana Cheryl Donovan (2013) and missed by grandparents Sandra Morin (the late Paul) and Stephen Boulianne. Cherished nephew of Lynn (Adrian) MacAinsh, Todd (Stacey) Boulianne, Duane Boulianne, Joanne (Mike) Foster and Lisa (Rob) Goss.  Conner will be remembered and missed dearly by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Dearly missed by his canine companion Bella. An expression of gratitude is extended to Larry and Karen Mote. A special thank you to Dr. Gibson, Julie, all the pediatric oncology staff, Melissa at Child Life, Toronto SickKids and the nurses on the 6th floor of Children’s Hospital, London. Friends will be received by the family on Sunday, November 22, 2015, from 6-9pm at A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London and one hour prior (9:30-10:30 am) to the service being conducted in the chapel on Monday, November 23, 2015 at 10:30 am. Cremation with interment in Woodland Cemetery, London. Donations to Childcan, The Childhood Cancer Research Association, 792 Commissioners Road West, London, ON N6K 1C2. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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HAGGETT: Doris of London

Posted by on November 19, 2015
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Passed away with loving family at her side, at Victoria Hospital,on Tuesday, November 17, 2015, in her 87th year. Beloved wife of the late Frederick Frank Haggett. Loving mother of Lynne Chadwick and her husband Russ,and Phillip Haggett. Dear sister of Joyce and Ray Norris, brother Ernie and the late Pat Robinson.Predeceased by her parents, Mary and Ernest Robinson, and her siblings Thelma (and George Cowell), Richie Robinson and Leslie Keith Robinson. Survived by several nieces and nephews in the USA and England. She will be sadly missed by her longtime friend Laura Chaney. Thank you to all the doctors and nurses, 6th floor ACE team, 300 wing for taking care of our mom, especially nurse Andrea, and a Thank you to all the doctors and nurses in the Palliative Care Unit, C6-200, especially nurses Nikki and Kristin for your compassionate care to our mother in her final days. A Private Family Service will be held at a later date. In memory of Doris, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 339 Windermere Road, London, Ontario N6A 5A5. Online condolences, memories and photographs are shared at www.amgfh.com

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COOK: Bill of London

Posted by on November 19, 2015

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In the comfort of his home on Wednesday, November 18, 2015. Bill Cook in his 90th year. Beloved husband of Shirley Cook for 20 years and the late Janet Cook (1991) for over 40 years. Loving father of Paul Cook and his wife Karen, David Cook and his wife Ellen, Tim Cook and his wife Linda, Peter Cook and his wife Lucia and loving step-father of Robbi-Lynn Turner, Shelley Ingram and her partner Debbie Marshall, Craig Ingram and his wife Carolyn, Randy Hornblower. Dear grandfather of 15 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Betty Simmons and her husband Bert and brother-in-law of Bill Whittington, John Cunningham, Doreen and Len Tessier. Predeceased by his step-daughter Roxanne Hornblower (2004), his sister Alice Wilcox (1975) and his sister-in-law Connie Cunningham (2000). Bill will be remembered by many nieces, nephews and friends. A heartfelt thank you to Dr. Paul Ferner and the palliative care team, the personal support workers Michelle, Cindy and Mary. Friends will be received by the family from 6-9pm on Sunday, November 22, 2015 and one hour prior (1-2pm) to the service at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street, South, London. The service will be conducted in the chapel on Monday, November 23, 2015 at 2pm. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Thames Valley Children’s Centre, 779 Base Line Rd E, London, ON N6C 5Y6.  Online condolences, memories, and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

 

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AVDOULOS, Panayotis “Peter”

Posted by on November 19, 2015

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AVDOULOS, Panayotis “Peter”

Passed away peacefully with his family at his side on November 18, 2015 at the age of 79 years.  Beloved husband of Kasiani (nee Stathis) for 48 years.  Loving father of Helen Avdoulos and husband Bill Tymec, and John Avdoulos and wife Alenka.  Cherished papou of Ariana, Athena, Peter, and Kristina Avdoulos, Alex and Nicolas Tymec.

Missed by brother Anthony Avdoulos and wife Evanthia.

Predeceased by parents Ioanis and Eleni Avdoulos and by siblings Panayota, Dimitri, Vasili, Vasiliki, Xanthi, Evegnia all of Greece.  Brother in law of Evagelia and Konstantinos Bitzikos, Dimitri and Olga Stathis, Greg and Jacquie Stathis.    Survived by many nieces and nephews in Canada, United States and Greece.  Peter will be remembered as the owner of Shepherd Variety and was retired from National Auto Radiator.  He volunteered for over 10 years as a cook at the Hellenic Banquet Hall.   A special thank you to the Critical Care Staff at London Health Sciences for their compassionate care.

 

 

Visiting Sunday from 3-5 and 7-9 with Thrice Holy Hymn Service at 7pm at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841.

On Monday, family and friends are invited to arrive at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church (65 Ellis St. E.) after 9:30 am.  Thrice Holy Hymn Service at 10 am immediately followed by the Funeral Service. Interment Windsor Memorial Gardens.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Wellwood; Donelda (nee Aberdein) formerly of flesherton

Posted by on November 19, 2015
Arrangements entrusted to Fawcett Funeral Home, Flesherton

Arrangements entrusted to Fawcett Funeral Home, Flesherton

Wellwood; Donelda Jean (nee Aberdein)

At Hanover and District Hospital on November 19, 2015 formerly of Flesherton in her 72nd year. Loving and devoted wife of Bryan for 52 years. Dear mother of Marty(Gena) Wellwood. Loved and remembered by grandchildren Brandon(Victoria), Abby and Chloe. Dear sister of Dave(Heather) Aberdein of Flesherton, Shirley Peebles of Hanover and Erma Stephenson of Dundalk and sister in-law of Velma Aberdein of Berkeley and Janet Aberdein of Flesherton.  Predeceased by brothers Gerald(Jake) and Bill Aberdein and brothers in-law Jim Stephenson and Doug Peebles. The family will receive friends at the Flesherton Kinplex(2 Highland Drive) on Sunday, November 22 from 1pm until 3pm with special memories shared at 2pm. Cremation has taken place. Memorial contributions to the Grey Highlands Fire Department, Flesherton Station or the Hanover Hospital would be gratefully appreciated. Online donations and condolences at www.fawcettfuneralhome.ca  888-924-2810

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SEGUIN: Noreen “Bunny” of London

Posted by on November 19, 2015

Seguin editedWith family by her side at University Hospital on Wednesday, November 18, 2015, Mrs. Noreen Seguin, of London, in her 82nd year. Wife of the late Bill Seguin (2004). Loving Mom of Barbara Milanovic and her husband Joe, Bill Seguin and his wife Glenna, and Lori Cane and her husband John, all of London. Cherished Nana of Shawna and her husband Kyle, Mark, Diana and her fiancé Matt, Julie, Brittany and her fiancé Chris, and Johnny. Dear Great-Grandma of Cole, Aiden, Leah and Elijah. Also survived by her sisters: Maureen, Irene, Alicia, Theresa and Linda. Predeceased by her brothers: Kevin, Paddy, Jimmy and Michael Reed. Beloved also by her many nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. Memorial visitation will be held at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Sunday, November 22, 2015, from 7:00-9:00 p.m., with prayers at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at HOLY FAMILY PARISH, 777 Valetta Street, London, on Monday, November 23, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. Interment of ashes at St. Peter’s Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Noreen are asked to consider the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario.

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Waskowiz, Stanley C

Posted by on November 19, 2015

Passed away on November 14, 2015 at the age of 90 years.  Loving husband of 59 years to the late Ellen (nee Franz) (2009).  Dear brother to the late Cecile Simpson, Louis, Henry (Hank). Dear brother-in-law to Rose Waskowiz, William Franz, Katherine Bisch, Tilly and Robert Huras, Mary Kehn. Stanley will be missed by his many nieces, nephews and extended family and friends. Stanley was a retired Mechanical Engineer with the Ford Motor Company in Windsor and Akron Ohio, retiring in Detroit. Stanley was an accomplished Tax preparer for AARP until the age of 85. He took great pride working with stain glass in his retirement. Enjoyed taking cruises right until the very end of his life. He was a learned man and an inspiration to all. Although never having children of his own, he was a father, mentor and providing guidance to many.  Cremation has taken place. Memorial visiting  Wednesday November 25, 2015 9:30 a.m. until time of service at 11:30 a.m. 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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WATSON,Russell Formerly of Toronto

Posted by on November 19, 2015

Passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side on Thursday November 19th, 2015 at Hospice Simcoe. Russ Watson in his 71st year, loving husband of Marcia. Cherished father of Scott (Mary) Watson, Ryan (Maria) Watson, Sarah Watson and his late son Simon Watson. Much loved Poppy of Aidan, Michael, Ethan, Casey and Ceejay. Russ will also be fondly remembered by his close relatives Reading England. Friends will be received at ADAMS FUNERAL HOME, 445 St. Vincent St. Barrie (just north of Cundles Rd.) on Tuesday November 24, 2015 from 12 pm until time of Funeral Service in the Chapel at 1 o’clock Memorial donations to Hospice Simcoe would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through adamsfuneralhome.ca

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McLennan, Maureen (Hawker) of Harrow

Posted by on November 19, 2015

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Passed away peacefully, with loving family by her side on November 19, 2015 at the age of 78. Maureen was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She retired after 32 years of service with Windsor Answering Service and KelCom Answering Service. She volunteered at Hotel Dieu Hospital in the coffee shop for many years. The family would like to thank WRH-Met Campus 4th floor nursing staff for their support and kindness. At Maureen’s request cremation has taken place. Memorial donations may be made to the Humane Society Windsor-Essex 1375 Provincial Rd, Windsor ON N8W 5V8. You may send your online condolences to www.geraldasmith.ca

Gerald A. Smith Funeral Home 197 King St. W. Harrow. 519-738-6662.

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Eve, Albert of Ridgetown, Ontario

Posted by on November 19, 2015

Mr. Albert Eve, a resident of Ridgetown, passed away on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at Village Retirement Home, in Ridgetown, at the age of 86.

Friends will be received at the Eric F. Nicholls Funeral Home Ltd. 639 Elgin St., Wallaceburg, Ontario on Friday, November 20, 2015 from 12-2 p.m. with the Funeral Service immediately following in the Chapel of the Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Interment will follow in Riverview Cemetery, Wallaceburg. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Charity of Your Choice may be left at the funeral home.
As a living memorial, a tree will be planted in Nicholls Memorial Forest in memory of Albert Eve.

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PEARCE, Matthew of Prince George formerly of London

Posted by on November 19, 2015

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It is with heavy hearts the family of Matthew Pearce announce his passing on November 12th, 2015 in Prince George, B.C. Survived by his loving parents Robert and Janice Pearce of Ailsa Craig and  beloved sister Caitlin (Keith) Lacy of Brooklin, Ontario. Special Uncle of Connor Lacy. Matthew will be sadly missed by his Aunts, Uncles and cousins. Matt was a brave warrior who faced many challenges, but he had a caring soul which touched the lives of, and made profound impacts on, the many people he met. He was often more willing to help others than deal with his own issues. He was an old soul at a young age, and he lived an active and eventful life. He frequently found solace by wandering alone in the wilderness. Matthew’s spirit now soars with the hawks.Visitation will be held on Friday, November 27th, 2015 from 6-9p.m at Denning’s of Ailsa Craig. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 28th at 11a.m at the Grace Anglican Church, Ilderton, lunch to follow the service. Cremation has occurred. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Canadian Wildlife Federation.

 

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VAN LOOSEN, Lynn Patricia

Posted by on November 19, 2015

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Lynn Van Loosen, November 16. 2015. She will be greatly missed for her love of life, her endless sense of humour and her compassion for animals. Lynn fought a hard battle with cancer, with her loving husband by her side, yet still managed to be a bright shining light. Lynn and her family will always be grateful for the love and support of all her friends during this difficult time. Lynn leaves behind, her devoted husband, Don Van Loosen. Predeceased by her parents, William and Gilbert Hazel, as well as, Art and Jean Van Loosen. Her sister Gail and brother Billy. Lynn is adored by her sister Beverly Lemieux (Greg) she was a loving godmother to her niece Tiffany Albrecht (Sheldon). Lynn will be also be dearly missed by her niece Tina Lanoue (Wade) and nephew Jeff Lanoue(Tracey) and niece Melissa Hazel. Lynn was cherished by her Great niece and nephew Taylor and Tyson. Along with many cousins. Lynn was so grateful to be part of the Van Loosen family, she was so fond of John and Alison, and their children Kyle and Jacob. Dave and Shelley, and their children Darryl (Hayley) Brent (Angie) Travis (Jamie) Robert and Connie and their children Nicole(Chris) Trevor ( Aleisha) Megan. Lynn’s memory will always remain strong amongst those who loved her. A celebration of Lynn’s life will take place Sunday Nov. 22. 5pm-9pm. At the Riverside Sportsmans Club on Riverside Dr in Windsor Ont. A special thank you to the staff in oncology at the Windsor MET, and the Caring staff at Hotel Dieu. In lieu of flowers Lynn would appreciate a donation to CK ANIMAL RESCUE (Chatham Ont. 519-354-5000).  Funeral arrangements have been 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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ALBRIGHT: Louie Frederick of Chesley, formerly of Sullivan Township

Posted by on November 18, 2015

scan3 (1)Anything Louie Frederick Albright turned his hand to he was able to accomplish. From farming to working on the boats, logging to woodworking, growing flowers to raising Holsteins, construction to rehabilitating farms, Lou most certainly did it all. He may not have exhibited his success through glitz and glamour but he certainly was successful in that he made it all work.

Born, under the wall phone at home in Sullivan Township, to Leslie and Clara (Klages) Albright on January 5, 1932 Louie worked hard all of his life to put bread and butter on his family’s table. Being the oldest of his family, he attended school up until Grade 4 and then stayed home and worked. Lou custom plowed for others, walking behind his team of horses for what became too many years. Louie often joked that he had walked behind a horse for too many years to own his own, yet when his children asked for “Polly” the pony he agreed. Moving from horse and plow to a tractor Lou came to love his 1972 Blue Ford 3000 and his Model 1830 Cockshutt “Annie”.

It wasn’t all work for Louie. At the tender age of 2 he had already met his life’s partner, Barbara Lustig. Barb’s mom and aunt bought cattle from Louie’s dad and Louie later worked for Barb’s stepfather. She was shy and he a hard worker. With only a 4 year age difference, Barb and Louie were married May 20, 1954 at St. John’s Lutheran (now Faith Lutheran) by The Rev. Messerschmidt. Their family was made complete with the births of their children; Janet in 1954, Nancy in 1957, John in 1958, and Bruce in 1959. The Albright family first farmed around Dornoch and then as the kids aged transitioned to the northwest area of Sullivan Township.

Louie strove to live a simple but meaningful life, never living outside of his means. Whether he was organizing dances in Dornoch in his earlier years, enjoying his two cats at home “Boy” and “Girl” or his favourite meal – homemade spaghetti, he was always content. Louie was sincere and often thought of as the “Gentle Giant.” Even on the Great Lakes boats he was nicknamed for his size – “Tiny.” It was only in the last few years that Barb and Louie began to slow down and take it easy. They used this ‘retirement’ time wisely, flying for the first time to see the Grand Canyon, as well as hitting the road to explore Newfoundland, Prince Edward Island, British Columbia, and for their 50th wedding anniversary toured Alaska.

Louie passed away suddenly at home while fixing the door on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 in his 84th year.

Beloved husband of Barbara. Loving father of Janet (Wayne) Connelly, Nancy (Craig) Maluske and John. Louie will be sadly missed by his 8 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Fondly remembered by his siblings, Allan (Mary Lou), Shirley (Wayne) Maluskie and Marie (Ronald) Swigger. Louie was predeceased by his son Bruce, brothers Ed and Harold and his parents, Leslie and Clara (Klages) Albright.

Visitation will be held at Rhody Family Funeral Home, Chesley on Friday from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 p.m. A funeral service celebrating Lou’s life will be held at Faith Lutheran Church, Desboro on Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 2 p.m. Interment in Faith Lutheran Cemetery, Desboro.

Memorial donations to Faith Lutheran Church would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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RIACH, Ian Gordon, of Sarnia

RIACH, Ian Gordon – Ian died peacefully at Bluewater Health on Wednesday, November 17, 2015 at the age of 88 after struggling with multiple health complications. Beloved husband and best friend of Mary Riach (McLellan). They became sweethearts while working at Polysar 37 years ago. Born on November 16, 1927 in Tomintoul, Scotland, Ian kept his homeland always close to his heart, especially the Highlands and his farming heritage. He was predeceased by his parents Isabella & Alexander Riach and close family friend Ara. Ian grew up in Aberdeen, Scotland, proudly attending Cambridge University in 1948 and graduating from the University of Aberdeen as a Chemical Engineer. After travelling extensively and working abroad for several years he moved to Canada and settled in Sarnia. He retired from Nova Chemicals on December 31, 1991. Ian was an active member of the Sarnia Golf Club for many years. As a faithful and loving man he spent many hours with his sister and brother-in-law Catherine and the late Bruce Robertson and their children Dan, David, Douglas, Diane and Joe and their families and friends. Visitation will be at the McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 431 N. Christina St., Sarnia, 4-7 p.m. on Thursday where prayers will be offered at 6:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Church on Friday, November 20, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. Interment to follow Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to The Canadian Cancer Society, 714 Lite St., Point Edward, N7V 1A6 (cheques only at the funeral home please).  Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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

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WALKER: Robert “Bob” David of London

Posted by on November 18, 2015

Walker, Robert croppedUnexpectedly at his residence on Wednesday, November 18, 2015, in his 71st year. Beloved husband of Pat for 46 years. Loving father of David Walker, and his wife Sarah. Adored grandfather of Jakob and Willem. Dear brother of Mike Walker (Dawn), Colleen Rodin, and the late Terry Walker (1990). Bob will be missed by his extended family, and friends. Memorial visitation will be held on Friday from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, where the memorial service will be conducted on Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Bob are asked to consider the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario, LHSF – Cancer Program or the Canadian Diabetes Association.

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WATSON: H. Dick, of St. Thomas, Ontario

Posted by on November 18, 2015

dick watson 002WATSON, H. Dick, of St. Thomas, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Tuesday, November 17, 2015, in his 87th year. Husband of Suzanne (nee McKillop) (Todd) Watson and the late Dorene (nee Wolfe) Watson (1981). Father of Doug Watson (Carol), Don Watson, Dianne Watson, and Diamond Watson-Hill (Mark). Step-father of Susan Todd, and Michael Todd (Allison). Grandfather of Jayden, Ella, and Alexa. Dick was one of 10 children, and is survived by his sisters; Ida Earle, and Maxine Truemner (Graham). Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Born in Kippen, ON, July 8, 1929, he was the son of the late Clifford and Mamie (nee Churchill) Watson. Dick was a retired Master Warrant Officer with the Canadian Armed Forces, having served in the Korean War and with regiments including Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians), the Royal Canadian Dragoons, and the Elgin Regiment. He was a member of New Vision Community Church, United Church of Canada, and the Duplicate Bridge Club, St. Thomas. Relatives and friends will be received by the family at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Friday evening, November 20th from 7:00-9:00 p.m. where the funeral and committal service will be held Saturday, November 21st at 11:00 a.m. Private interment in Elmdale Memorial Park. Memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, the Canadian Cancer Society or Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians) Regimental Society will be gratefully acknowledged.

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

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ABELL: Mrs. Lorna Pearl of Forest, Ontario

Posted by on November 18, 2015

IMGPassed away at North Lambton Lodge, Forest, on Wednesday, November 18, 2015, in her 95th year.  Beloved wife of the late Roy Abell.  Cherished mother of Shirley (John) Albinson of Kingston, Wayne Abell (Mary Anne) of Thedford, Ken Abell (Tammy) of Sarnia, and Paul Abell (Karen) Abell of Sarnia.  Sister of Dean Bryce (Bill) of Forest, and the late Ivadell Minielly (late of Forest), Blanche Skinner (John) (late of Grand Bend), Edna Mathews (Vaughn) (late of Forest), and Jim Vivian (late of Forest).  Sister in law of Betty Vivian of Forest.   Lorna will also be missed by her 9 grandchildren, Chris, Paula, Shelley, Glenda, Laura, James, Sherri, Kyle and Lindsey as well as 12 great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren.  Visitation will take place at Denning’s of Forest, 9 James Street South, Forest, on Sunday, November 22, 2015, from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm.  A Funeral Service will take place in the chapel on Monday morning, November 23, 2015, at 11:00 am.  Reception to follow at St. James Presbyterian Church, Forest.  Interment to follow at Lakeview Cemetery, Sarnia.  For those who wish, in memoriam donations to the North Lambton Lodge Auxiliary would be appreciated by the family.  Online condolences may be left at www.denning.ca

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