Glazier: Margaret Joanne of London

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GLAZIER, Margaret Joanne  ….

With sadness we announce with peaceful passing at Victoria Hospital, London on  Saturday, January 11, 2014.  Joanne (Macaulay) Glazier in her 79th year. Beloved wife of the late Jack Glazier (2000). Cherished mother of Penny (Terry) Hunter, Cynthia June Hickson,  David Glazier (Judy Buchanan). Proud grandmother of: Rebecca (Craig) Granger, Paul Allen, BJ Hickson, Samantha (William) Rodriguez, Jamie-Lynn Challis (Jason Marko), Ashlee Challis (Rob English), Tyler Buchanan. Loving great-grandmother of Justin Allen (Lindsay Ward), Baylee Allen, Daniela Rodriguez, Evalyn English and great great-grandmother to Carter Allen. Dear sister of Don Macaulay. Predeceased by her daughters Nancy Burke and Jackie-Lynn Challis and her brothers Jack and Angus Macaulay. Also survived by son-in-laws Brian Challis and Tim Hickson and sister-in-law June Reeve. Will be missed by many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received by the family from 6-8 pm on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London, where the funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 11:00 am. Interment in Woodland Cemetery, London ON., As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 442 Adelaide N, London, ON N6B 3H8.  Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

 

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HARGRAVE: Maud, of Durham

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Hargrave, Maud

Passed away in Milverton, Ontario on Friday, January 10th, 2014 in her 91st year.  Beloved wife of the late James Frederick Hargrave (2004).  Dear mother of Joyce and Paul Dorazio of Wasaga Beach, Brenda of Walkerton, Wendy and Mark Mathers of Hanover, Dave and Karen of Durham, Robert and Ann of Milverton.  Also survived by 12 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.  Predeceased by her brother Leonard; her sisters Edna, Gladys, Violet and Rose; and 2 infant sons.  Cremation has taken place.  As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to Community Living Walkerton would be appreciated by the family.  Arrangements entrusted to the McCulloch-Watson Funeral Home, Durham.

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Moss: Elaine of London

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After a courageous battle with Cancer , peacefully passing, on Saturday, January 11, 2014.  Elaine (Smith) Moss in her 76th year. Beloved wife of Larry Moss. Loving mother of Robert (Sandy) Moss of Lake Louise, Alberta, Terrie Wright (Brent Day) of London and Kevin Moss (Donna Rowe) of Kitchener. Dear grandmother of Charlie Moss, Michael and Jessica Wright and Ellie Schneider. Also loved by her brother Bob Smith of London. Predeceased by her brother and sisters Al Smith, Anne Williams, and Dorothy Chandler. Also survived by her nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. Friends will be received by the family one hour prior (12-1pm), Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London, where the funeral service will be conducted in the chapel at 1pm. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Von Sakura House, 715180 Oxford County Road 4, Woodstock ON.,  N4S 7V9.  Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

 

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HUNTER: Audrey Eloise of London

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Peacefully at Victoria Hospital, London on Thursday, January 9, 2014, Eloise (McLinchey) Hunter in her 87th year. Beloved wife of the late Orval “John” Hunter. Cherished mother of Jane Bygden (deceased 2013) and Anne Matthews. Proud grandmother of Jennifer (Jonathan) Folkema, Laura Bygden (Curt McCartney) and Ashley Black. Loving great-grandmother to Lily, Natalie, Sarah, Lucas and Leah. Dear sister of Lillian Longman, Stuart (Donna) McLinchey, and Sandra (Howard) MacDonald. Also survived by son-in-law Chris Bygden. Predeceased by her brothers Wilber (Gladys) McLinchey, Bruce (Angie) McLinchey, Bob (Agnes) McLinchey, her sister Helen (Gordon) Ratz and her brother-in-law Gordon Longman. Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews and close friends. Thank you to the nurses and medical staff at Victoria Hospital. Friends will be received by the family one hour prior (10-11am) to the the funeral service on Friday, January 17, 2014 at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London where the funeral service will be conducted in the chapel at 11am. Interment to follow in Mount Pleasant Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Charity of their Choice. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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SAMMON: Noreen of Forest, Ontario

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Passed away at North Lambton Lodge, Forest, on Saturday, January 11, 2014, at the age of 55 years.  Survived by her brother John Sammon (Sue) and her nieces Sarah (Phil) and Ashley (Ryan).  Predeceased by her parents Joseph and Florence Sammon and her brother Joseph and her sister Aileen.

Friends may call at the WATFORD CHAPEL OF DENNING FUNERAL DIRECTORS, 232 Warwick Street, Watford, on Thursday, January 16, 2014 from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm.  A memorial Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady Help of Christians Church on Friday morning, January 17, 2014, at 11:00 am.  Interment to follow at Our Lady Help of Christians Cemetery.   For those who wish, in memoriam donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.  Online condolences may be left at www.denningfuneralhome.com      

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PORTELANCE: Michel of Hawkesbury

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portelance michelPortelance – Mr. Michel from Hawkesbury passed away on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at the age of 59. He was the son of the late René Portelance and of the late Bella Desforges; the cherished father of Véronique (François Gauthier), Stéphanie (Martin Campeau) and Marielle; the loving grandfather of Damien, Frédérik and Aquene; the dear brother of Mireille (Roland Drouin), Jean-Marc (Rita), Madeleine (Ken Labrosse), Johanne (Robert Lefebvre) and Christian. He also leaves to mourn the mother of his daughters, Louise Legault and many family members.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Berthiaume Family Funeral Home, 416, McGill Street, Hawkesbury, Ontario (877) 632-8511. A funeral service will be held at the Saint-Pierre-Apôtre Parish in Hawkesbury, Ontario on Friday January 17th, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. The family will be present at church to receive your condolences from 10:15 a.m.

For those who wish, donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation, 36, Second Street East, Cornwall, Ontario, K6H 1Y3 and/or to the Canadian Autism Foundation, P.O. Box. 366, Bothwell, Ontario, K0P 1C0 would be appreciated.

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WOODLEY: Margaret of London

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Peacefully at her residence on Thursday, January 9, 2014, Margaret Woodley in her 76th year. Beloved wife of the late Fred Woodley. Loving mother of Matthew Woodley, Vicki Miller and her husband Scott, and Valerie Woodley all of London. Loving grandmother of Corey Woodley, Shannon Evans and Aryne Evans. Dear sister of Phyllis Yates and her husband Dave of London, Peter Steer and his wife Elaine of Lucknow. Predeceased by her sister Ruth Bell. Cremation has taken place. Inurnment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 1pm. Those attending the inurnment are asked to please meet at the cemetery office at 12:45 pm.  Memorial donations may be made to the London Regional Cancer Program, 747 Baseline Road East, London ON., N6C 2R6.  A. Millard George Funeral Home, entrusted with cremation arrangements 519-433-5184.  Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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INKSTER, Roy

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Inkster, Roy webINKSTER, Roy (Poppa Sam) – Died peacefully at Upper Canada Lodge  on Saturday January 11, 2014 at the  age of 93. Beloved husband of the late Joyce (2001). Dear father of Brian (Brenda), Gary and Caroline Kindness. Loving grandfather of Kim (Craig), Ken (Colleen),   Kellie (Pierre), James and Cory (Danielle). Loving great grandfather of Travis, Eden, Ethan. He is predeceased by a brother Keith and a sister Winnie. Born in 1920 in a small Northern Ontario Town of Dean Lake, Roy grew up like many of us never imagining one day he would go overseas to participate in War times and find his bride to bring home to Canada. He joined 427 in Dec ’42 when they were first formed and then posted to 433 squadron. As Radar Mechanic he looked after GEE, H2S and IFF equipment which the Navigators used. Roy met Joyce in Skipton on Swale and was married four months later. Joyce came to Canada in 1946 where they made their life together with their three children. In 1977 Joyce and Roy became actively involved with the Reunions that honored different squadrons each year which was organized by George Sutherland, a former adjutant of 407 and 434 squadrons.  It was 427′s year to be honored in 1980. Vern White, AI De’on and Roy were 3 of 6 that were invited to form a committee to ask each member of the existing list of 200 to attend. Joyce took charge and the task was challenged. She was energized and persistent in finding as many as possible and increased the list to some 600 candidates of the 427 squadron and over the years extended the list to over 12,000 of all the Canadian Six Group. The ending result was that Joyce & Roy reunited many of the crew men who never knew where and if their friends were still alive. One day Norm Shannon when visiting the Editor of The Air Force Magazine struck up a conversation on who the  “The lnksters” were and Norm decided to get a first hand scoop on what they were up to. After a 2 day interview listening to many of their ‘happy ending’ reunions they were featured in ‘esprit de corps’ in an article called ‘Tracer of Lost Aircrew’. Now one of the last members left of the original squadron, he is proud to know that the tradition is being carried on.

A Celebration of Life for Roy Inkster was held on Wednesday January 15, 2014 at the Morgan Funeral Home. Cremation has taken place. Memorial donations to Upper Canada Lodge, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or The Alzheimer’s Society of Niagara would be appreciated by the family.

 

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DENYES: Mary of Belleville

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Denyes, Mary – peacefully, at Hastings Manor, with her daughter at her side, on Saturday, January 11, 2014 in her 96th year.  Daughter of the late Fred and May Phillips. Wife of the late Goldie Denyes.  Loving mother of Janice Bovay of Belleville and the late Dale Denyes.  Cherished grandmother of Rod Bovay (Deb Holmes) of Belleville and Leanne Bovay of Barrie.  Mary is loved by her great grandchildren, Jocelyn and Colleen Bovay and their mother Debby Bovay of Belleville.  Mary is survived by her brother Harry Phillips (the late Lyra) and sisters-in-law, Christine and Marion Phillips.   She is predeceased by her brothers, Morley, Earl, and Frank Phillips, by her sister, Ella Phillips and by her son-in-law, William Rawson.   Mary is fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. 

Funeral Arrangements in the care of the Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel (613-968-2273).  A Private Funeral Service with spring Interment at Foxboro Cemetery. 

If desired, Memorial Donations to the Hastings Manor Foundation or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. 

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JOHNSTON: Leslie Ord of Belleville

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Johnston, Leslie Ord – suddenly at Belmont Long Term Care on Monday, January 7th 2014 in his 68th year.  Long time owner of Belleville Technical Supplies and Lord Js Art Supplies.  Son of Agnes Johnston of BC and the late William Johnston.  Beloved husband of Janet Johnston of Belleville.  Loving father of Allan (Linsey) of Warsaw and Jaclyn (Corey) Del Zotto of Belleville.  Proud grandfather of Sophia and Gabriel.  Leslie is survived by his brother Donald (Barbara) and his sister, Wendy (Tim) Blaine both of BC.  He is fondly remembered by several nieces and nephews. 

Friends are invited to call at the Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel, 30 Moira Street West (613-968-2273) on Friday, from 2:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00.  A Memorial Service celebrating Les’s life will be held in the chapel on Saturday, January 18th at 1:00 p.m.  Cremation has taken place.

If desired Memorial Donations to the Belleville General Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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MASON, Raymond “Lloyd” , of Sarnia

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Lloyd-Mason-WebIt is with great sadness that our family announces the sudden passing of Raymond “Lloyd” Mason on Fri. Jan. 10, 2014. Lloyd died at the Tillsonburg (Ont.) Cemetery where he was attending the gravesite service for Mrs. Ruth Nunn, his daughter-in-law’s mother. Cherished husband of Wilhemine “Willie” (Waghorne) Mason for 56 years, beloved father of Ian and Laurie (Fournie) Mason, Brigden, Ont., and Brett and Ruth (Nunn) Mason, London, Ont. Very much loved Papa of Madison “Maddie” Hope Mason and Nathan Raymond Mason who lost their Grandma Nunn and Papa Mason in the same week. Predeceased by his brothers and sisters-in-law: Allan and Betty; Neil; Lewis and Bev. Survived by his sister Sheila (Gene) Graham, Petrolia and sisters-in-law Grace Schultz Mason (Allan), Sarnia, and Val Mason (Neil), Marysville, Mich. Many nieces and nephews remember him fondly.  Born in Brigden, Ont. on Mar. 3, 1934, Lloyd was the son of Bill “Bud” and Elzora (Taylor) Mason. Dad’s family moved from Brigden to Sarnia in 1943 for his father’s employment at Purity Dairy. Dad was drawn to the basketball program offered by St. Paul’s United Church under the guidance of its revered volunteer boys’ leader, counsellor and coach, Stan O’Neil. Mom and Dad met through church and S.C.I.T.S. and were married at St. Paul’s on May 18, 1957. A graduate of Ryerson Institute of Technology, Toronto with a diploma in Merchandising Administration, Dad worked at various jobs in Sarnia and Toronto before being hired in 1960 by Ethyl Corporation of Corunna where he was employed as an accountant, and later pay master and Human Resources Supervisor. He retired from Ethyl in 2001. A former elder, Dad was involved in many committees at St. Paul’s throughout the years and served as Sunday School superintendent when attendance averaged 225 children in the early 1970s. Dad also served as a director of the Moore Credit Union from 1973 to 1982. He was a member of the Administrative Management Society, International Chapter and served as President from 1984-1985, as well as a member of the Bluewater Management Seminar Committee of which he served as Chair in 1983. Dad retired in Apr. 2013 as a director of the St. Paul’s Outreach Foundation which manages the Sandpiper, a seniors’ condominium.  The family records its heartfelt gratitude to Allyson Veinot and Kelly Murphy, friends of Ruth Mason, who immediately performed cpr in a valiant effort to keep Dad on this side of eternity for a little more time.  Thanks be to God for His blessing of allowing our family to live in the amazing love and care of such an outstanding husband, Dad and Papa.  Rev. Brenda MacMain will lead the memorial service at St. Paul’s United Church,  360 Devine Street, corner of Devine and Emma Streets, on Fri. Jan. 17, 2014 at 12 noon. Visitation 1 hour prior. A reception will follow.  Cremation has taken place. Funeral arrangements through D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 102 N. Victoria Street, Sarnia. (www.djrobb.on.ca)  No flowers please. The family asks that donations in Lloyd’s memory be made to the Rotary Pathways Health Centre for Children, Sarnia or the Children’s Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre.

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MOZGA, Alexander Joseph, of Sarnia

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Mozga-webAlexander Joseph “Joe” Mozga (1923-2014) – Joe passed away peacefully on Jan.9th, 2014 in his 91st year. He was the beloved husband of Donna for 68 years. Cherished father of Pat (Wayne) McKaig, Carol (George) Okolisan, Christine (Carl) Yates, Janet Mozga, and Kathi Mozga. Lovingly remembered by Grandchildren, Robin (Ted)Taylor, Ben (Ashia)McKaig, Matt (Jane)McKaig, Christopher Reid, Diana (Joel)Deschenes, Jeff (Nicole)Yates, & Jon Yates. ?Joe was also blessed with eleven great -grandchildren.  Joe was a Polysar retiree and a loyal Sarnia Sting fan for many years. He had a passion for hunting & fishing and was a lifelong member of the Imperial City Hunt Club. Joe was a loving man, with a great smile and enjoyed life to the fullest. He will be missed by his family and many friends.  There will be no visitation or funeral service. Family and friends will be welcomed to a Celebration of Joe’s Life on Saturday Jan.18th 2014, from 12.30 to 3.30 at the Sarnia Golf and Curling Club. In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to the charity or your choice.  Arrangements entrusted to the D.J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 102 N. Victoria Street, Sarnia, ON.

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EVANS: Dorothy Jean of Forest, Ontario

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Born on September 27th, 1917 in Bosanquet Township and passed away peacefully on January 12th, 2014, at the age of 96.  Jean will be lovingly remembered by her daughter, Julie (Joe) Negraeff of Vernon, BC; her grandchildren Raegan (Dave) Denstedt and Morgan (Christopher) Kadonoff of Muskoka, her six great grandchildren, two sister-in-laws, Jean Frayne and Anna Evans, and many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband, John Franklin Evans in 1984.  Jean was the remaining of the seven children of Abram and Harriet Frayne.  Jean grew up in the Forest area. She started her long career as a teacher here, continuing it when she moved to Toronto and Sarnia.  In 2007 she moved from her Sarnia home of 46 years into Twin Lake Retirement Home.  This was followed by a return to Forest at North Lambton Lodge in 2011.  Special thanks to all the incredible staff at the Home for their warmth and caring.

A Funeral Service will be held at the FOREST CHAPEL Of DENNING FUNERAL DIRECTORS, 9 James Street South, Forest, Ontario, on Saturday, January 18th, 2014, at  11:30 a.m.   Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. to service time.   Refreshments will be served at the funeral home following the interment at Beechwood Cemetery.  Jean was a 40+ year survivor of breast cancer.  In lieu of flowers, any one wishing to make a donation as an expression of sympathy could consider the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of their choice.  Condolences can be sent online to www.denningfuneralhome.com

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ALLERSTON: Carol June of St. Thomas, ON

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Allerston, Carol June of St. Thomas, passed away on Sunday, January 12th, 2014, at her residence, in her 80th year. Beloved wife of the late Allan Allerston and dearly loved mother of Linda Bower (Gary) of St. Thomas, Lorne Pavey (Susan) of Sarnia, Richard Pavey (Angela) , Edwin Gould  and Diane Gould, all of London, and  Cheryl Blades (Gord) of St. Thomas. Dear sister of Lillian Calvert, Sally Fortey and Jean Easton. Sadly missed by a number of grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Carol  was born in Burkley, Michigan on July 24th, 1934, the daughter of the late Louis and Violet Easton. She had worked at Burdock Cleaners in London.

Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas where funeral service will be held Thursday at 11:00 a.m. Cremation to follow, with interment of ashes in St. Thomas Cemetery. Visitation Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to Pets/Friends for Life or Animal Aide.

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MILLER: Kevin Shawn of St. Thomas, ON

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Miller, Kevin Shawn of St. Thomas, passed away on Sunday, January 12, 2014, at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, after ailing health, in his 52nd year. Dearly loved son of Valerie (Custance) Miller and her husband Tom Haight and the late William Wade Miller and loved father of Christian Cooney of Kingston. Loved brother of Jeffrey Miller (Erin) of St. Thomas and William Wade Miller of Kitchener. Sadly missed by a number of aunts, uncles, cousins and nieces and nephews. Kevin was born in London on September 18, 1962. He operated Kev’s Barber Shop, which is now being run by his brother Jeff.

A public memorial service to celebrate Kevin’s life will be held at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas on Saturday afternoon at 3:00 p.m. Visitation at the funeral home on Saturday from 2:00-3:00 p.m. Remembrances may be made to Pets/Friends for Life or Animal Aide.

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DUNNE: Clarence “Clar” Valentine of St. Thomas, ON

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Dunne, Clarence “Clar” Valentine, of St. Thomas, passed away, Sunday, January 12, 2014, at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in his 76th year. Beloved husband of Sandra (Parsons) Dunne and loved father of Cindy Dunne of St. Thomas, Nancy (Quinton) Reid of Alberta, Lisa Dunne of St. Thomas and Glenda (Roger) Smith of Toronto. Loved grandfather of Darren, Jordan, Meghan, Rebecca, Quincy, Russell, Sarah and Caitlin. Dear brother of Richard Dunne of St. Johns Nfld. Sadly missed by his  friend Jim (Donna) Bradford. Clarence was born in St. Johns Nfld. on Feb. 10, 1938, the son of the late Richard and Elizabeth (Dooley) Dunne. He was  a dairy farmer.

A private family service. Cremation with his ashes interred with his parents in Newfoundland. Remembrances may be made to the charity of choice. Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas in charge of arrangements.

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GEORGE: (Ida) Ruth of Nepean (Ottawa), ON

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George – (Ida) Ruth passed away peacefully on Friday, January 10th, 2014 at the Queensway Carlton Hospital, Nepean (Ottawa) Ontario in her 94th year, from complications of pneumonia while attended by her sons and daughter-in-law. Ruth was the wife and musical partner of the late Glenn C. George (2002), loving mother of Elwood Leach (Joan) of Nova Scotia and Kevin Leach – Laframboise (Bernie) of Ottawa, Grandmother of Shelley Vanderschuit (Peter) and Lori Thompson (Bruce), and is fondly remembered by stepsons Kevin (Joanne), Allan (Sandie), and Kim George and nieces Christine (Myer) Kennedy of Charlottesville VA, and Patricia L. McDonald of St. Claire Shores, MI. Ruth was born in Leamington, ON in 1920, the daughter of Graham T. and Annie Maude (Adrian) Reynolds.

The funeral service will be held at St. Thomas Christian Church, Thursday January 16th at 2:00 pm. Visitation from 1 – 2 pm before the service at the church. Funeral services provided by Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas.  Interment to take place in the spring at the Reynolds family plot in the Wheatley Cemetery. Donations may be made to Camp Iawah in Westport, ON.

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MERRITT: Stephen Douglas of St. Thomas, ON

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Merritt, Stephen Douglas of St. Thomas, passed away on Friday, January 10th, 2014, at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in his 71st year. Loved son of the late Nelson and Wilma (Townsend) Merritt and dearly loved brother of Patricia Bridge of St. Thomas, Nancy Powers (Lou) of R.R. 5 St. Thomas, Cathy Meeuse (Bill) of R.R. 1 Union, Gus Merritt (Sue) of St. Thomas and the late Sheila Cohoe. Sadly missed by a number of nieces and nephews. Stephen was born in St. Thomas on October 2, 1943. He worked over 30 years at Clark Equipment (V.M.E.) He enjoyed motorcycles, hunting and music.

Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas where funeral service will be held Monday at 11:00 a.m. Cremation to follow. Visitation Sunday from 2-4 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or charity of choice.

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KAY: Dave of St. Thomas, ON

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Kay, Dave of St. Thomas, passed away suddenly, on Friday, January 10th, 2014, at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in his 68th year. Dearly loved husband of Leslie (Mattis) Kay and loved father of Melissa Sweet (Daryl) of St. Thomas and Tim Kay (Julie) of Union. Loved grandfather of Jessica and Jocelyn Sweet and Natalie and Brielle Kay. Dear brother of Paul Kay (Penny) of Sparta. Dave was born in Hamilton on February 26, 1945, the son of the late Donald and Marion Kay. He retired Captain with from the St. Thomas Fire Department.

A private family service, no  public visitation. Remembrances may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, the Muscular Dystrophy, or A.L.S. Research (Dr. Strong). Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas in charge of arrangements.

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HOOKER: Janice Arlene of Belmont, ON

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Hooker, Janice Arlene of Belmont, passed away suddenly, on Thursday, January 9th, 2014, at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in her 50th year. Dearly loved wife of Brian “Sam” Hooker and much loved mother of Michael Hooker (Tracy) of Red Lake and Jill Leclerc (Nicolas) of Edmonton. Loved grandmother of Hunter. Loved daughter of  Evelyn (Thompson) Underhill  of Luton and the late Ronald Underhill.  Dear sister of Dave Underhill (Chris) of Luton, Dianne Chilcott of Woodstock and Jean Willows of Port Burwell. Sadly missed by several nieces and nephews. Janice was born in Tillsonburg on May 6th, 1964. She was a member of Malahide United Church and of the Belmont Lionesses. She had been active a number of years with Belmont Minor Hockey and the Belmont Bombers Jr. D. Team.

Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas where funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow in Mapleton Cemetery. Visitation on Tuesday evening from 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Sunshine Foundation.

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WOODS: John Martin of London, ON

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Woods- John Martin of London, passed away on Wednesday January 8, 2014, in his 58th year. Dearly loved son of Rosalind (Tatton) Woods of Port Stanley and the late John Frederick Woods (2005). Dear brother of Cheryl and her husband John Takacs, Tracy and her husband Glenn Durie and Nathan and his wife Deborah Killby- Woods. Dear uncle of Emily Kategiannis and her husband Gus, Ben Perkins and his wife Stacie, Matthew Stewart, Madison Durie (Travis), Amelia Young and her fiancé Teddy Lane and Sydney Durie. Great uncle of Eva, Gillian, James, Delaney, Jacob, Joshua, Emma and Leah. John was born June 10, 1956 in England.

Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas entrusted with the arrangements. Cremation has taken place. Donations may be made to the Schizophrenia Society. A Celebration of John’s life will take place at a later date.

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FELLNER: Alexander, of London

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Fellner Can Obits - editedDied peacefully at home on Saturday, January 11th, 2014, in his 96th year.  Beloved husband of the late Helen Fellner (2007).  Cherished father of Joanne Preszcator (Jeff Wyatt), Ken, Patty Howard (Dave Reid) and Kevin (Lori).  Adored by his grandchildren:  Chris, Sarah and John Fellner, and Mercedes Preszcator.  Alex was born to parents Augustus and Josephine near Weyburn, Saskatchewan and was the third youngest of 11 siblings.  He was conscripted at age 21 and did basic training in Brandon, Manitoba.  He eventually entered the Air Force and became a pilot in the CAF 427 Squadron and flew Halifax bombers during WWII.  Alex made more than 17 sorties from his base in Yorkshire, England.  His plane was shot down on June 13, 1943 near Holland.  The plane crashed on the island of Texel with few survivors.  Alex was presumed missing in action.  He was taken prisoner and was a POW until being returned through neutral Sweden in January 1945.  He was badly injured and only through the heroic efforts of fellow prisoners was he able to survive.  Alex returned to Canada and, after many surgeries, was rehabilitated.  He met Helen in Weyburn and they were married in Toronto in 1948.  After studying at the University of Guelph and the University of Toronto, he and four of his brothers moved to London, Ontario and began building homes.  Alex continued as a contractor and developer until he retired in the ‘80s.  He was a founder of the London Home Builders’ Association and was President in 1964.  An avid golfer and a long-time member at Sunningdale Golf & Country Club, he was also an accomplished musician playing the saxophone and clarinet in dance bands and marching bands during the ‘60s and ‘70s.  Alex’s wish was to always stay in his own home.  He was able to do so with the wonderful care from Senior Homecare by Angels, especially the many years of care provided by Alice until her retirement, and the recent care from Tessa, Lorna and Hermelinda in his final months.  The family would like to thank Dr. Anne Souter for the very special care she provided to Alex over many years.  Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 2:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, where the funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday, January 15th, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. Please consider donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or to the Alzheimer Society in memory of Alex.  Online condolences may be made at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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THOMPSON; Grace of Petrolia

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Thompson;GraceThompson, Grace Marion, in her 101st year, of Petrolia, died at Fiddick’s Nursing Home, Petrolia on Sunday, January 12, 2014.  Born in Rodney in 1913, the daughter of the late George and Christina Nelson.  Predeceased by her husbands John Thompson (1990), Frank Scarlett (1980), and her ex-husband J. C. Schleihauf (1952).  Also predeceased by her daughter Marilyn Jamieson (Schleihauf) in 1987, her brothers Harold (Margaret), Albert (Alberta), Cameron (Edith) and sister Gladys (Norm) Evans.  Survived by her son John C. (Jane) Schleihauf of Guelph, her grandchildren Ron (Jill) and Don Jamieson, Kristine (Don) Dew, Todd (Lynn), Bradley (Hisano), and David (Nicky) Schleihauf. Sadly missed by a number of nieces and nephews, and great grandchildren.  Cremation has taken place.  Respecting her wishes there will be no funeral service.  Internment will take place at a later date at Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia where she will rest in peace between Frank and John.  Grace was a faithful member of St. Paul’s United Church Petrolia. Memories and condolences may be shared on-line at www.needhamjay.com.  As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the C.E.E. Hospital Foundation, Petrolia or charity of your choice.

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BUCHANAN; Carolyn of Wyoming

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Buchanan; Carolyn1 copypaperPassed away peacefully at C.E.E. Hospital of Bluewater Health, Petrolia on Sunday, January 12, 2014.  Carolyn Ann Buchanan (nee Dies), of Wyoming, was in her 75th year.   She was a loving wife to Richard Buchanan and a loving mother to her daughters Judy (Jack) Inch of Wyoming, Melissa (Doug) Hakala of Sarnia, and Susan (James) Morgan of Tillsonburg. Loving grandmother of Nicholas Hakala and Grace Hakala.  Predeceased by her parents Hugh and Theresa Dies of Michigan and her brother James (the late Judy).  Carolyn will be missed by her brothers; Ben (Pat), Larry, Claude (Helen), Bob (the late Patty), John, and Jeff and her sisters Gloria Dies, Barbara Dies, Betty (Norman) Haase, and Juanita (Mike) Cress.  She will also be missed by her many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.  Carolyn was active in her community, her church, and shared her great love of music and talent with all.  Visitors will be received on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Wyoming Chapel, 650 Broadway St., Wyoming and on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 from 1:00 to 1:45 p.m. at the Wyoming Baptist Church, Broadway St., Wyoming where a funeral service will follow at 2:00 p.m.   Rev. Steve Stanley to officiate. Interment to follow in Wyoming Cemetery.  Expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Alzheimer’s Society of Sarnia-Lambton (www.alzheimer.ca).  Memories and condolences may be shared on-line at www.needhamjay.com.

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St JohnRubyST JOHN, Ruby
Entered into rest peacefully at the Strathaven Nursing Home in Bowmanville on Saturday, January 11th, 2014. Ruby Ilenda St. John (nee Metherall, in her 97th, year, was the beloved wife of the late Lloyd St. John and the late Russell White. Loving mother of the late Rhoda Sheldon (2013) and her husband Rudy Sheldon (1996). Dear grandma of Russell and Renee Sheldon. Dearly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by all her siblings Earl, Les, Fred and Rose (Mrs. Joe Trotter). Friends are invited to call at the Thorne Funeral Home, 98 River Street in Sunderland on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 from 10:00 am until time of Funeral Service in the Chapel at 11:00 am. Interment St. John Cemetery. As a remembrance, donations to a Charity of your choice, would be appreciated.

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