MOWBRAY: Robert Wayne of Gores Landing

Posted by on February 22, 2018

Peacefully at home in Cobourg on Wednesday February 21, 2018 at the age of 65.  Beloved husband of the late Theresa Caruana.  Loving partner of Donna Donovan.  Loved brother of Kerry Murdock (Erroll), David Mowbray (Marlene), Rev. Cathy Davis (Rev. Robert).  Loved by 13 nieces and nephews and their families.  Rob had a long career as a professional accountant with the Federal Public Service.  He was an avid member of the Ottawa Navy Curling Club where he made lifelong friends.  But Rob’s passion was his music.  He founded his Ottawa band ’10 cent wings’ with his best friends and had the time of his life.  A service will be held at MacCoubrey Funeral Home 30 King St. E., Cobourg on Monday February 26, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. with a reception to follow.  Interment at Groveside Cemetery, Whitby.  Memorial donations may be made to the Sunnybrook Foundation (Gord Downie Fund for Brain Cancer Research).  Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.

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DUROCHER: Marcel of Hawkesbury

Posted by on February 22, 2018

Mr. Marcel Durocher from Hawkesbury passed away on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at the age of 68. He was the beloved husband of Lise Durocher nee Mayer; the son of the late Adrien Durocher and of the late Emma Sauvé; the loving father of Nathalie (Michel Blanchard); the adored grandfather of Maryse and Samuel; the dear brother of André (Diane), Alice, Lise (Mario Doiron), Yvette (André Myre) and Noëlla (René Tassé). He was predeceased by two brothers: Léopold (Henriette), Ronaldo (Kathleen) also by three sisters: Desneiges (late René Wilson), Juliette (late Marcel Cadieux) and Lucienne. He is survived by many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, cousins, nephew, nieces and friends. The family wishes to thank the Prescott and Russell Nursing Home for the great care given.

Funeral details were entrusted to Berthiaume Family Funeral Home 416, McGill, Hawkesbury, Ontario (877) 632-8511. A funeral service will be held at Saint-Pierre-Apôtre Parish in Hawkesbury, on Friday, March 2, 2018 at 11 a.m.

For those who wish, donations to the Parkinson Society of Eastern Ontario, 1053, Carling, Ottawa, Ontario, K1Y 4E9 would be appreciated.

Condolences may be conveyed by fax at (613) 632-1065 or visit our Web Site www.salonfuneraireberthiaume.com
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Monsieur Marcel Durocher de Hawkesbury est décédé le mardi 20 février 2018 à l’âge de 68 ans. Il était le tendre époux de Lise Durocher née Mayer; le fils de feu Adrien Durocher et de feu Emma Sauvé; le père bien-aimé de Nathalie (Michel Blanchard); le grand-père adoré de Maryse et Samuel; le cher frère d’André (Diane), Alice, Lise (Mario Doiron), Yvette (André Myre) et Noëlla (René Tassé). Il fut prédécédé par deux frères: Léo-Paul (Henriette), Ronaldo (Kathleen) ainsi que trois soeurs: Desneiges (feu René Wilson), Juliette (feu Marcel Cadieux) et Lucienne. Lui survivent également plusieurs beaux-frères, belles-soeurs, cousins, cousines, neveux, nièces et ami(e)s. La famille tient à remercier le personnel de la Résidence Prescott Russell pour les très bons soins prodigués.

La direction des funérailles a été confiée au Salon Funéraire Familial Berthiaume 416, rue McGill, Hawkesbury, Ontario
(877) 632-8511.
Les obsèques auront lieu en la Paroisse Saint-Pierre-Apôtre de Hawkesbury, le vendredi 2 mars 2018 à 11 h. La famille sera présente à compter de 10 h pour recevoir vos condoléances.

Pour ceux qui le désirent des dons à la Société Parkinson d’Ottawa, 1053, avenue Carling, Ottawa, Ontario, K1Y 4E9 seraient appréciés.

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PARKER, Howard James

Posted by on February 22, 2018

84 years, born December 6, 1933 passed away February 21, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. Devoted and best friend to his wife Elaine Patricia (Ward) for 62 years. Predeceased by parents George (1943) and Flavia (Bondy) (2003) and step father Verne Fox (1996) and his two loving sons Michael James Parker (1976) and Patrick George Parker (2009). Howard loved his 3 grandchildren Ashley, Paige and Cole Parker. Predeceased by his brother Arthur (1969), sisters Susanne Hadley (1994), Mary Jane Kemp (2005). He will be remembered by his favorite sister-in-law Marlene (late Len 2011) Lovell. Also remembered many nieces, nephews and friends. Howard was retired after 38.5 years of service at Seagram’s Distillery in Amherstburg as an industrial mechanic (Mill Wright). Howard joined the K of C Council 5350 in Harrow in 1968 and was an honorary life member since 2004. He was a member of unifor local 2098, a member of St. Anthony Church and ushers club. Visitation at Gerald A. Smith Funeral Home 197 King St. W. Harrow. Sunday 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Parish & K of C prayers at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Monday February 26, 2018 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. Fr. Rick Janisse officiating. Interment Colchester Memorial Cemetery. Memorial Donations may be made by cheque to The Parkinson’s Society or St. Anthony’s Church. You may send your online condolences at www.geraldasmith.ca

 

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TOMPKINS, Corky of Sarnia

Posted by on February 22, 2018

TOMPKINS, CORKY – Clitheroe (Corky) Wellington Tompkins at the age of 87 fell asleep in death to await a resurrection to a paradise earth. He loved this hope and talked about it to anyone with a listening ear. Knowing Corky meant you knew of his favourite place on earth, Biscotasing. Born and raised in the ‘bush’ with endless tales of exploration, hard work, cutting ice from the lake and friendships. He made sure his family experienced the north and encouraged our love of it. He also spent time working in the mines at Inco as a Millwright and also as a Stationary Engineer in chemical valley. Corky loved to talk shop and had an incredible memory of every incident at work. He was the beloved and best friend of his wife Faith. He was predeceased by his daughter Betty Ann Tompkins and his grandson Luke O’Reilly. He was the dear father to Brenda Williams (Steve), Bruce Tompkins (Lilly), Mark Tompkins (Junior), Cheryl Tompkins, Glendon Tompkins (Judy), Melissa Tompkins and Amy Tompkins (Stirling). He loved to brag that he had 18 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Corky was a generous and kind person. So much so that it kept his heart strong many years after ‘the best before date’. The family would like to thank Dr. Madison and the St. Joseph’s Hospice. Also special thanks to Joe Roy who called Corky every day and Rod Sewell who was a good and steadfast friend. A memorial service will be held on Saturday February 24 at 2 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 550 Murphy Road, Sarnia Ontario. Donations can be made to the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Canada or St Joseph’s Hospice, 475 Christina Street North, Sarnia Ontario. The arrangements have been entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre. Messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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BANDURA, Frank John

BANDURA, Frank John

Forever in our hearts

 Peacefully, with his family by his side, we are devastated to announce the passing of Frank Bandura on Wednesday, February 21, 2018.  Frank was a devoted, loyal and loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend.  Nothing was more important to him than his family.  Survived by his devoted wife of 58 years Judy, children Tamie (Bill Hoekstra), Karen (Dale Sayer), Sandy (Bob Lush) and Mark (Aaron Brown).  Also survived by grandchildren Stacie (Kevin Fines), Matt (Robyn Hoekstra), Samantha (Dan Wellbelove), Kurtis, Kevin and Annie and great-grandchildren Ethen, Averie, Aubrie and Liam.  Frank was a loving brother and had a special bond with his only sibling Mary Jane (Bryan Ferrell).  Brother-in-law of Norine (Paul Barr), Marge (Ray Taglietti), Glyn (Judy Jones), Linda Jones (Rick 2017) and son-in-law of Charlotte Jones.  For as long as we can remember, Dad took great joy in planning annual family trips to Bass Lake Lodge, Gravenhurst, Sunset Cove and Anglers Cove, (to name a few), to bring us all together.  These are memories we shall cherish forever.  He enjoyed nothing more than a spirited game of euchre (especially beating Bob!) and tending to his garden where he proudly shared his prize tomatoes and hearty marigolds he grew each year from seedlings, with family, friends and neighbours.  Frank was a long time member of St. Benedict’s parish.  Over the years he served on the Building & Grounds Committee, was a Eucharistic Minister and lent his voice to the choir.  He was proud of the illustrious career he enjoyed in the Engineering Department of Imperial Oil for 33 years.  In respecting Frank’s wishes cremation has taken place and Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Benedict Roman Catholic Church on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 1 p.m. Interment will take place at a later date.  As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to the Inn of the Good Shepherd, 115 John St, Sarnia, ON N7T 2Z1.  Arrangements entrusted to The McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE (519-344-3131). Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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BRIANT: Norman of London

Posted by on February 22, 2018

BRIANT, Norman …

With family by his side, on Family Day, Monday, February 19, 2018 in his 90th year. Beloved husband of Mary Briant for 67 years. Dear father of Kathy (Don) MacBean, Debbie (Cary) Lee and Colin (Sandy) Briant. Devoted poppa to Heather (Justin), Darryl (Erin), Erin (Alex), Jeff (Brittany), Laura , Gord and Corrie. Also, great poppa to Owen, Mya, January and Piper. Brother to Melvin (Lily) and the late Orville. Friends are welcomed for visiting on Thursday, February 22, 2018 from 5-8pm at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London. The funeral service will take place in the funeral home chapel on Friday, February 23, 2018 at noon. Cremation to follow. Donations may be made to London Regional Cancer Centre, 790 Commissioners Road East P.O. Box 5165 London, Ontario N6A 4L. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com
” Despite great odds he fought to the end so he could enjoy his family and life “

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BAIRD, George William “Bill” of Grand Bend, age 83

Posted by on February 22, 2018

BAIRD: Unexpectedly after a short but well fought battle, George William “Bill” Baird of Grand Bend passed away on Sunday February 18th, 2018 in a Florida hospital, at the age of 83. Beloved husband of Norma (Fraser) “his everything” for 61 years. Devoted and loving father of Stephen and Kim Baird of Grand Bend, Tom and Brenda Baird of London, Lori and Brad Baker of Exeter and the late Brian Baird (1994). Best Grandpa EVER of Jenalyn and Matt Ignor, Marley Baker and her friend Scot Ferguson, Brandon and Jennifer Baird, Kristopher and Amanda Baird and Breanne Baird. Extremely proud Great Grandpa of Luxe and Laken Ignor. Dear brother-in-law of George and Bernice Fraser, Ken and Barb Fraser, Morley and Diane Fraser and Marlene and Allan Hayter. Remembered by his many nieces, nephews and their families.  Predeceased by his parents Tom Baird (1984) and Adella Baird (1998) and sister and brother-in-law Mona (2005) and Carl Vanner (2001). At Bill’s request, cremation has taken place. At this time, no formal services will be held. A Celebration of Bill’s life will be held at a later date, at the Grand Bend Legion – date and time to be announced.  Arrangements entrusted to the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood. If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) can be made to S.H.H.F. – Jessica’s House, or London Health Sciences – Thoracic Unit, or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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LEGLISE, Andre Robert of RR 2, Grand Bend, formerly of Windsor and France, age 77

Posted by on February 22, 2018

LEGLISE: Unexpectedly, at his residence, on Monday, February 12, 2018, Andre Robert Leglise of RR 2, Grand Bend, formerly of Windsor and France, age 77. Loved son of the late Andre Marcel (2003) and Aimee Jeanne Marcelle (Thivent) Leglise (2003). Dear brother and brother-in-law of Alain Leglise, Gisele and Gerard Dumerin, Maurice and Micheleine Leglise, Marcelle Braz all of France. Andre will be fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews and their families as well as the Vankoughnett Family of RR 2, Grand Bend.   Predeceased by his brother-in-law Jean Braz. At Andre’s request, cremation has taken place. Interment Sylvan Cemetery, Municipality of North Middlesex. Arrangements entrusted to the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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MYLAN, Marcia “Marci” Elaine (Desjardine) (Isard) of Grand Bend, formerly of Reno, Nevada, age 73

Posted by on February 22, 2018

MYLAN: Peacefully, surrounded by the love of her family, at South Huron Hospital, Exeter on Tuesday, January 30, 2018, Marcia “Marci” Elaine (Desjardine) (Isard) Mylan, of Grand Bend, formerly of Reno, Nevada, age 73. Beloved wife of the late Doug Isard and the late Tom Mylan. Loved mother and mother-in-law of Tom Mylan and Annaliese Griffin of Vermont. Loved grandma of Lester and Olive. Forever loved daughter of Norma (Jennison) (Desjardine) Walper of Grand Bend and the late Iray Desjardine (1977). Dear sister and sister-in-law of Mona and Dave Hunt of Winnipeg, MB, the late Jim (2011) and Judy Desjardine of London, Nancy and John Pritchard of Vancouver Island, BC, Mark and Angie Desjardine of Centralia. Remembered by her step-brother Don Walper of Dashwood, aunt Ruby and Bruce Stanlake of Grand Bend, many nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by her step-father Lloyd Walper (2012). At Marci’s request, cremation has taken place. At this time, no formal services will be held. A Celebration of Marci’s Life will be held at a later date, location, date and time to be announced. Interment Grand Bend Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood. If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to S.H.H.F. – Jessica’s House, Huron Women’s Shelter or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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ATKINSON, Norman “Pete” formerly of Wyoming

Posted by on February 21, 2018

ATKINSON, Norman Laverne “Pete” – Age 94, formerly of Wyoming, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at Albany Retirement Village, Petrolia with his family by his side. Beloved husband of Jean Atkinson (McDougall Morrison). Predeceased by his first wife Thelma Atkinson (King) in 1986. Loving father of Gary L. (Sandy) Atkinson. Cherished grandfather of Greg Atkinson and Drew (fiancé Emily Selman) Atkinson. A loved step-father to Jim (late Jacey) Morrison, Barb (Jim) Ferguson and Carol Karowich along with their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Pete is survived by his brother and sisters Betty (late Alex) Wilkins, Shirley (Tom) O’Brien, Tom (Joanne) Atkinson, Jean (late Patrick) Donaghy and Beverley (Ron) Clark. Dear brother-in-law of Arthur (late Donna) McEwen, Marjorie (late David) Harris and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents William and Blanche (Anderson) Atkinson, siblings Dorothy Rand, Donald Atkinson, Harvey Atkinson, Margaret (Peggy) Maitland-Johnson, Hazel Randall-Harper and Blanche Blackstock. Pete was employed in the automotive industry for much of his life, the majority of his career in sales at MacFarlane’s in Petrolia. He was recognized many times throughout his career for his outstanding customer service, achievement and devotion by General Motors. A proud Member of Burns’ Masonic Lodge No. 153 in Wyoming and York Rite Concordant Bodies. A long-time member and supporter of the Plympton-Wyoming Agricultural Society as well as the Wyoming United Church. A life-long horseman, who enjoyed nothing more than hooking the Team and heading down the road to visit friends and bring a smile to the faces of many. Special thanks is extended to Dr. John Butler and his caring staff, along with Nurse Practitioner Anne Douglas. Appreciation is extended to the devoted staff at Albany Retirement Village for their friendship, concern and attention.
Family and friends will be received on Monday, February 26, 2018 at Wyoming United Church, 730 Second Street, from 10:00am until the time of the service at 11:00am.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Wyoming United Church or C.E.E. Hospital Foundation.
Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Arrangements entrusted to STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden 519-864-1193.

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MALISANI; Margaret of Barrie

Posted by on February 21, 2018

Passed away peacefully at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre on Wednesday, February 21st, 2018. Margaret Malisani in her 74th year, loving wife and best friend of Silvano. Cherished mother of Dorothy (Tyler) Steel and step-mother of Peter Malisani and Silvia (Andrew) Bartkiw. Devoted grandmother of Tristan and Riley and step-grandmother of Davin (Allyson) and Alyssa. Margaret will also be fondly remembered by her sister Györgyi Komeiner as well as her nieces Georgie and Szilvia. Friends will be received at ADAMS FUNERAL HOME, 445 St. Vincent St. Barrie (just north of Cundles Rd.) on Friday from 12 – 2:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 650 Essa Road, Barrie at 3 o’clock on Friday, February 23, 2018. Memorial donations to the Royal Victoria Hospital Foundation or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through adamsfuneralhome.ca

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ROOTH: Nancy Diane (Cudmore) of Exeter

Posted by on February 21, 2018

Peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospice, London on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 of Exeter in her 81st year. Loving and devoted wife of Donald Rooth for 57 years. Caring mother of the late Jeffrey Rooth (1988), Lisa and Darcy Ducharme of Sarnia, Daniel and Ann (Vanneste) Rooth of Strathroy, Laura Leanne and Jason Roberts of Calgary, Alberta. Adored Nana of Evan, and Hilary Ducharme; Michael and Amanda, Kaitlin, and Benjamin Rooth; Jack, Lily, and Charlize Roberts. Loving sister and sister-in-law of Bruce and Deanna Cudmore of Port Hope. Nancy will be missed by several nieces, nephews and extended family. Predeceased by her parents Mervyn and Avis (Lindenfield) Cudmore, sister-in-law, and brother-in-law Betty and Bert Huckins. Nancy was a long time member of the Exeter Lioness and a 50 year member of the Rebecca’s. The family wishes to thank Dr. L. Teeple, Nurse Practitioner Ann Morris, and the rest of the St. Elizabeth Health Care team, as well as the staff at St. Joseph’s Hospice, London, especially Sister Dorothy for her time spent with the family.

Cremation has taken place. Nancy’s wish was to have a private family service, to be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Haskett Funeral Home, Exeter (519-235-1220).

Donations to Canadian Cancer Society, St. Joseph’s Hospice, London or South Huron Hospital Foundation- Jessica’s House would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com.

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WAITE: Frances Ann of Rodney, Ontario

Posted by on February 21, 2018

Peacefully, at Four Counties Health Services, Newbury on Tuesday, February 20th, 2018. Frances Ann Waite (Campbell) of Rodney at the age of 94. Predeceased by her husband John Robert “Bob” Waite in 2007 and her parents Lorne and Irene (Forsyth) Campbell.

Survived by brother in law Carmen Waite and sister in law Dona Waite.

Frances is survived by many nieces, nephews, friends and extended family members.

Visitation will be held at DENNING’S OF RODNEY on Thursday, February 22nd, 2018 from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 pm where a funeral service will be held on Friday at 11 am.

Interment to take place in Rodney cemetery, next to Bob.

If desired, memorial contributions to St. John’s Presbyterian Church, Wardsville or to a charity of your choice would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy. Share a memory at www.denning.ca 519 785-0810

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HILL: Anna “Ann” Ellen of Oshawa and Formerly of Colborne

Posted by on February 21, 2018

Peacefully at Hillsdale Estates, Oshawa on Tuesday February 20th, 2018 in her 97th year.  Beloved wife of the late Lorne Hill.  Loving mother of John (Roxann), Robert (Suzanne), Ron (Belinda) and the late Gerry. Dear grandmother of Leanne, Chris and John and great grandmother of Ben and Abbie.  Ann is survived by her sisters Mary and Teresa and pre-deceased by her brothers Matt and John and sisters Rita and Margaret.  Friends are invited to call at the MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 11 King St., W., Colborne on Friday from 7-9 pm and from 9:30 – 10:15 am Saturday.  A funeral mass will be held in St. Mary’s Church, Grafton on Saturday February 24th at 11 am.  Interment in Colborne East Cemetery in the spring.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society or charity of your choice. Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com

 

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ANDERSON, Linda Sharon of Baltimore, Ontario

Posted by on February 21, 2018

Passed away peacefully at Northumberland Hills Hospital, Cobourg on Wednesday February 14, 2018 at the age of 71, with her beloved life partner Marie Long by her side. Loved by her best friends June and Carol, who were also by her side. She will be sadly missed and always remembered by many extended family members and friends.  Greatly missed by her four legged friend Willow.  A memorial service will be held at MacCoubrey Funeral Home 30 King St. E., Cobourg on Saturday February 24 at 2 p.m. with visitation from 1 p.m. until service time.  A reception will follow the service.  Lin’s family would like to extend a thank you to Dr. Handa, Dr. Kwok, the staff in the Intensive Care Unit and Palliative Care Unit of Northumberland Hills Hospital, and a special thank you to the Harwood Fire Department for always being dedicated first responders and helping Lin’s family have great peace of mind.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Ontario Lung Association or a charity of choice.  Condolences received at http://www.MacCoubrey.com

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ASHTON, Ronald Mackenzie of Cobourg, Ontario

Posted by on February 21, 2018

Passed away peacefully at Northumberland Hills Hospital on Tuesday February 20, 2018 at the age of 84. Loving father of Susan Halminen (John), David Ashton (Jennifer), Greg Ashton (Teresa) and Ruth Ashton.  Proud grandfather of Stacey, Megan, Bailey, Matthew, Michael, Christopher, Brittany and Jennifer, and great grandfather of 11.  A private family service for Ron has taken place.  Memorial donations may be made to the Northumberland Humane Society.  Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.

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BUSCEMA, Vincenzo of Sarnia

BUSCEMA, Vincenzo – Peacefully, surrounded by his family at Bluewater Heath – Sarnia, on February 19, 2018, Vincenzo Buscema passed away in his 90th year. Beloved husband of Rosaria “Sarina” (nee Spadola) for 61 years. Loving father of Ignatius, “Iggy” Buscema, Peter (Kelley) Buscema and Marco (Luisa) Buscema. Loving Nonno to Chad, Nicole and Christopher, Karah and Jessica. Predeceased by his parents Ignazio and Emelia Buscema. Also predeceased by brothers; Giorgio (Venezuela), Giovani and sisters; Vincenza, Helena, Margarita, Carmelina and Lena. Survived by his sister Erica and several relatives, all of Modica, Sicily.  Vincenzo immigrated to Canada in 1952, where he first started working in construction. He later found employment with Holmes Foundry where he worked for 26 years. After a life time of hard work, Dad filled his days helping his children with construction projects and artisan type creations. Often, he could be found tinkering in his garage and tending to his bountiful garden from which, fresh figs were served after a long hot summer.  Vincenzo was a dedicated family man who loved to spend time with his family, especially his cherished grandchildren. The story teller will live on in our hearts and minds forever. We will all miss him deeply.  Family and friends will be received at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431. N. Christina St., Sarnia on Friday, February 23rd, 2018, from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday February 24th 2018 at St. Benedict Roman Catholic Church, 1011 Oak Avenue, Sarnia, at 10:30 am.   Entombment Our Lady of Mercy Mausoleum.  Sympathy may be expressed with a donation to a charity of choice.  Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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MORGAN: Burdene LaBelle (Clarke) of Exeter

Posted by on February 21, 2018

Peacefully at Exeter Villa, Exeter with family by her side on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 of Exeter, at the age of 92. Beloved wife of Bev Morgan for 69 years. Dear mother of John and Joyce Morgan of Usborne Township, Gerry and Joan Morgan of Exeter, Scot Morgan and Judy Parsons of Usborne Township, and Susan and David Regier of St. Joseph. Dear grandmother of Becky (Scott), Christine (Brian); Jaclyn (Cyrus), Heather (Mike) and Paul (Missy); Shawn (Marlee) and Steven (Georgie); Jason (Alia), Connor (Kaela) and Janelle. Burdene will be fondly remembered by her 16 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Dear sister-in-law of Anne Joynt of Scottsdale, AZ and Jane and Bev DeKay of London. Predeceased by her brother Harold Clarke.

Cremation with a family interment Exeter Cemetery at a later date.

Donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by the family.

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Heitmar, John Englebert of Barrie

Posted by on February 21, 2018

John Englebert Heitmar
It is with sadness that the family of John Heitmar would like to announce his passing on Tuesday February 20, 2018 in his104th year. John was born in Isztimer, Hungary on December 20, 1914 and immigrated to Canada in 1927. He and his family lived on a farm in Saskatchewan and lived the lives of pioneers.  John served in the Second World War in the Canadian forces and will be remembered for the part he played in the liberation of Holland. John had an incredible life, filled with experiences from a bygone time.  He lived a life filled with activity and health until just a few weeks prior to his departure.
John was predeceased by his first wife Violet Winnifred Fairman, his second wife Nell ter Stege and his daughter Evelyn Meyer.  He is lovingly remembered by his children Virginia, Jacqueline and Glenn, son in laws William and Stephen.  He will be greatly missed by his grand children Angie, Christopher, Cara, Bryan and Tyler, as well as his great grandchildren Edwin, Josie, Johnny, Lotus, Brianna, C. J. and MacKenna. He will be remembered by Nells children, Pieter, Lucy, John and Ken, and grandchildren, Sonja, Chris, Tim, Marlow, Krista, Elaine, Maya and Lucia, Nadia, and Aaron, as well as several great grandchildren.
In keeping with John’s wishes there will be no funeral or visitation.
Condolences may be placed at www.drivercremation.ca

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ROEMMELE: Audrey of Oakville formerly of Caradoc Township

Posted by on February 21, 2018

 

Passed away peacefully at Waterford Retirement Home Oakville on February 14, 2018, at the age of 91.

Beloved wife of the late Wilbert Roemmele. Loving mother of Brian (Michele) Roemmele of Oakville and the late Carol Terpstra. Grandmother of Christopher (Karen), David, Andrew and great grandmother of Connor and Emma. Survived by son-in-law Joe Terpstra and Sister Jean Hill. She will be missed by many nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at DENNING’S OF STRATHROY 519 245 1023 from 4-8 PM where the funeral will be held on Friday, February 23, 2018 at 11 AM. Memorial donations may be made to North Ekfrid United Church. Online condolences and donations may be left www.dennings.ca

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GEOFFREY: Jean Marie Anne of Zurich

Posted by on February 21, 2018

Peacefully at Blue Water Rest Home, Zurich on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 in her 91st year. Loving wife of the late Ted Geoffrey (1999). Dear mother of Darlene and Doug Finkbeiner of Crediton, Colleen and Dan Wilson of Port Stanley, Doug Geoffrey and his friend Christine Cramer of Grand Bend, Randy and Vicki Geoffrey of Zurich, Steve and Patti Geoffrey of Zurich, and daughter-in-law Darlene Porter of Exeter. Loving Mémé of Shawn, Carrie-Lynne, late Jeff (2002), and Michelle; Kristian, and Jody; Rochelle, Greg, David, and Jeremy; Pamela, Jason, and Jeremy; Kim, Rebecca, Laura Jean, and Michael. Caring great Mémé of 30. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Antoinette Taylor, Patsy Rau, Tillie Rau, and Harold Denomme. Predeceased by siblings Wilfred and Marie Rau, Andrew and Alida Rau, Anthony Rau, Henry Rau, Bob Taylor, Teresa and Leo Masse, and Madeline Denomme. Jean was a member of the Catholic Womens League for 65 years. The family wishes to thank all of the staff at Bluewater Rest Home for their kindness and compassion.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 49 Goshen Street N, Zurich on Sunday from 2-4 and 7—9 PM. The Funeral Mass will be held at St. Boniface Roman Catholic Church, 22 Mary St, Zurich on Monday, February 26, 2018 at 11 AM with Fr. Matthew George, Presiding. Interment St. Peter’s Cemetery, St. Joseph.

Donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or Ontario Federation for Cerebral Palsy would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com.

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WOCKNITZ: Laurette Lucille of Moira Place, Tweed

Posted by on February 21, 2018

WOCKNITZ, Laurette Lucille – began her new journey from Moira Place Long Term Care to be with her Lord and Saviour on Saturday, February 17, 2018 in her 82nd year.  She was a strong and take-charge kind of woman with a great sense of compassion who lovingly supported her family.  This fun loving, mischievous, feisty firecracker brought many smiles to our faces. No words can truly express how much we loved her.  She will be missed greatly but never forgotten.  Dear daughter of the late Arthur and Blanche Gagne.  Cherished Mother of: Pauline Crouse (Michael), Paul Graves (Doris), Roseanne Clarke (Norman), Dora Hinze, Kirk Graves (Debbie), Annette Bergeron (Jim) and Kelly Allan (Jamie).  Also, lovingly remembered by 15 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren. Lovingly remembered by her siblings: Marcel Gagne, Cecile Kleinstuber, Alice Kennedy (Jim), Rose Downey, Roger Gagne (Sheila), Paulette Kilby (Arnold), Leo Gagne (Debbie), Art Gagne (Kim) and Angela Gagne and by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by cherished husband, Leonard Wocknitz; Mother-in-Law, Dora Armstrong; baby brother, Oriel; Sister-in-law, Muriel; Brother-in-law, Dennis; Son-in-law, Cecil; Grandchildren, Issac, Amber and Ben; Nieces and Nephews.  Her family and friends will miss her immensely.

Cremation has already taken place.

A private memorial service will be held at Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel, 30 Moira Street West, Belleville (613-968-2273). Pastor John Tedford officiating. Inurnment to be held at a later date in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Brighton.

If desired, donations to The Alzheimer’s Society may be made in her honour.

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POTTS: Arthur Henry (Tony) of Plainfield

Posted by on February 21, 2018

POTTS, Arthur Henry (Tony) – Of Plainfield, entered into rest at his home surrounded by his loving family on Saturday evening February 17th, 2018 in his 74th year.  Son of the late Jack & Nora Potts. Cherished husband of Carol Anne Ethel Potts (nee Hill). Loving father of Cathy Anne Millington, Plainfield, Donald Gordon Potts (Jen), Belleville, Tony Annette Petrie (Dale), Rednersville, Brian Eugene Potts (Holly), Picton. Also lovingly remembered by 11 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Dear brother of Robert “Bob” Potts (late wife Mary) of Brighton, Gerry Potts (Marilyn), Belleville and the late Barbara Bertha Somerville. Tony will be missed by his in-laws; Nancy Ryan (late husband Gerry), Shannonville, Eugene Hill (Susan), Rochester, N.Y., (late) Carl Hill & surviving wife Cathy, Rochester, N.Y., Gordon Hill (Sharon), Shannonville and Debbie Sinclair (Jim), Shannonville. Dear uncle to several nieces and nephews. Tony was a painter with the Hastings County Board of Education and after his retirement enjoyed his time working at the Richmond Retirement Residence. Cremation has already taken place.

A Memorial Service will be held at Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel, 30 Moira Street West, Belleville (613-968-2273) on Tuesday February 27th, 2018 at 1:00 p.m., with visitation 2 hours prior to service (11a.m.-1:00p.m.).

If desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Quinte Humane Society would be appreciated by the family.

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SWINDEN: Barbara Anne of London

Posted by on February 21, 2018

Barbara Anne Swinden (nee Richardson), 83, of London, Ontario passed away on Sunday February 18, 2018. Beloved wife of Bruce Swinden. Adored mother of Beth Muir (Doug) and Dave Swinden (Suzy). Proud Grandmother to Cheryl Wonderham (Mike), Jocelyn Raikes (Matt), Anthony Muir (Amanda) and Tyler Swinden. Great Grandmother to Kaiden and Kalliope. She will be remembered for the sparkle in her eyes, her engaging smile and the class she exuded in all she did.  As an R.N. (graduate of Woman’s College Hospital), caring for people was her priority. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service to take place at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London on Monday, February 26, 2018 at 3pm with an hour of visitation prior (2-3pm). Donations may be made to the Arthritis Society,400 York Street, London, ON N6B 3N2 or Alzheimer Society of Canada, 435 Windermere Road, London, ON N5X 2T1. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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FISH: Wayne of Oakville Formerly of Perth

Posted by on February 21, 2018

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It is with very heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of Wayne Edward Fish in his 64th year at Ian Anderson House in Oakville after a lengthy and heroic battle with cancer. Wayne is survived by his wife Kathryn (nee Moskwa) and his daughters Marisa and Ciara. Loving son of Dr. Ralph Fish. Dear brother to Rick (Nancy), Jane (Steve), and Wendy. Wayne will be missed by his friends, extended family, his colleagues at Sheridan College and by the thousands of students whose lives he touched as athletic coordinator. Wayne’s smile and enthusiasm could light up a room. The world will seem a little dimmer without his presence. A celebration of life will be held Friday, February 16th 1pm at the Glen Oaks Funeral Home (3164 Ninth Line, Oakville). Also, there will an additional remembrance on Monday, February 19th 1pm at St. James Anglican Church (12 Harvey St, Perth). In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Sky Blue Endowment at Sheridan College

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