HYDE: Aaron Michael Grover

Posted by on March 2, 2016

It is with deeply saddened hearts that the family of Aaron Michael Grover Hyde announce his passing on Saturday, February 27, 2016, at the age of 41. Beloved son of Linda and the late Edwin Hyde (1995). Aaron will be deeply missed by his sister and best friend Michelle, and by his brother Scott. Best bud and Uncie of Clayton, Emma, Edwin and Nicholas. Soul-mate of Jennifer and her children Myka, Gabriel and Caden. Special nephew of Larry and Gwen Hyde. Aaron will be missed by his extended family and many friends. He touched many lives and will be remembered for his infectious laugh and his passion for music. Aaron was the light of his mother’s life and was a second father to his nephew, Clayton, and niece, Emma. Cremation has taken place. Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Sunday, March 6, 2016, from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., with words of remembrance at 1:00 p.m. A private family interment at Lakeview Cemetery will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through donations to Noelle’s Gift (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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GAUDETTE: Barbara Elizabeth of Beaverton, Ontario

Posted by on March 2, 2016

GAUDETTE: Barbara Elizabeth: – at Soldier’s Memorial Hospital, Orillia on Friday, February 26, 2016.  Barbara (Reilly) Gaudette was the beloved wife of the late Gene Gaudette of Beaverton. Dear mother of Penny (Rusty) Williams of Elkford, B.C. and Loney (Lee) Gaudette of Beaverton. Grandmother of Travis (Megan), Amanda (Collin), Moranda, Jamie and predeceased by Colin. Great-grandmother of Aaron, Ryan, Brittany, Tianna, Donovin, Chad, Ashton and Walker. Family and friends will be received at the Mangan Funeral Home Beaverton on Friday, March 4, 2016 from 12 noon until time of funeral service at 2 P.M. Interment Stone Church Cemetery, Beaverton. If so desired, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society in memory of Barbara would be greatly appreciated by the family. Online condolences are welcomed at www.manganfuneralhome.com

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EASTON: David Ross, of St. Thomas, Ontario

Posted by on March 2, 2016

david easton 003EASTON, David Ross, passed away peacefully at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital (STEGH) on Tuesday, March 1, 2016, in his 77th year.  Beloved husband of Patricia Easton.  Dearly loved father of Anne Easton of Guelph, and Ross Easton (Amy) of Brooklin.  Cherished grandfather of Michael Easton.  Brother of Kathryn Mitchell (Norman) of Wasaga Beach.  Born in Toronto, ON, July 3, 1939, the son of the late Eric and Kathleen Easton.  He was a retired architect.  In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place.  There will be no public visitation or funeral service.  Private interment in St. Thomas Cemetery, West Avenue will take place at a later date.  Memorial donations to the STEGH Foundation re: I.C.U. Arrangements entrusted to the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160).

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GAUTHIER: Rhejane Juliette of Belleville

Posted by on March 2, 2016

Gauthier, Rhejane Juliette – peacefully at QHC, Belleville General Hospital on Sunday February 28th, 2016 in her 77th year. Cherished Mother of; Catherine Empey of Kingston, Sue (Scott) Guthrie of Red Deer, AB, Howard Graham, Hugh Graham both of Tweed and Lynda Rogers of Belleville. Predeceased by son, Harold Graham. Rhejane will be missed by her eight grandchildren; Mitchell, Alanna, Jennifer, Janlyn, James, Jordan, Rachyl and Austin and also by great grandchildren, Dylan and Maisie. Dear sister of Loraine (Jerry) Struth of Brampton, Sergine Gauthier of Orleans and Manon (Michel) Myre of Hawkesbury. Predeceased by her brother, Jean-Guy Gauthier and her sister, Claudette Gauthier.

Cremation arrangements entrusted to Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel (613-968-2273). A Celebration of life will be held at the Steele Family Centre, 20 Moira Street West on Saturday, March 19th, 2016 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.

If desired, Memorial Donations to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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ROTH, Nelda of RR1, Listowel

Posted by on March 1, 2016

Roth, NeldaROTH, Nelda – of RR1 Listowel, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Sunday February 28, 2016 at the age of 75. Nelda was a member of Listowel Evangelical Missionary Church.  She enjoyed sewing, quilting and spending time at the lake.

Beloved wife of the late Delmer (Del) Roth who predeceased her in 2013. Loving mother of Cindy and Cliff Elliott, Dan and Elaine Roth, Laurie and Paul Brink, Darcy Roth and Missy Bell.  Cherished grandma of Chris and Jon Frey, Carolyn and Stephen Marles, Andrew Elliott and Sarah, Kelsey Roth and Blayne, Kyle Roth and Emily, Tanya and Luke Slotegraaf, Amanda and Aaron Foell, Tyler Roth and Annie, Ryan Roth and Miranda, Jaime Roth, Brady Roth, Morgan Bell, Ryan Bell.  Missed by her great-grandchildren Emma, Leah, Mac, Braya, Kole, Khloe, Bryce, Myles, Kaighlynn, Jaxon, Zander, Zachary, Riley and Noah.  Dear sister of Shirley and Herb Wagler, Mayne and Brenda Roth, Ervin and Marie Roth, Ed and Wanda Roth, and Dianne Rellinger.  Fondly remembered by brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Gladys and Reinhardt Ohnsorge, Dorothy and Howard Burkholder, Barb and Dwight Wratchford, Mervin and Marjorie Roth, Doug Roth, Richard and Diane Roth and many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her parents Almon and Annie Mae (Ropp) Roth, parents-in-law Christian and Pricilla Roth, brothers-in law Bill Knoblauch, Alex Henry, Laverne Roth and sister-in-law Diane Roth.

Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at Listowel Evangelical Missionary Church, 1205 Tremaine Ave. South, Listowel, on Thursday March 3 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service to celebrate Nelda’s life will be held on Friday March 4, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Jeff Wood officiating. Interment in Fairview Cemetery, Listowel.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Listowel Evangelical Missionary Church or The Lung Association appreciated by the family.

Arrangements entrusted to Brenneman Funeral Home, Atwood (519-356-2382) www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

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DUPUIS, Corinne: 87 years, of Tilbury

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DUPUIS, CorinnePassed away peacefully at Tilbury Manor on Tuesday, March 1, 2016. Beloved wife of the late George Dupuis. Loving mother of the late Elaine (surviving husband Ken) Usher, Debra (Larry) Davenport, Richard (Amelia) Dupuis, and Dennis (Sandra) Dupuis. Dear grandmother of 13 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by parents Maurice and Anna (Moison) Laliberte. Sister of the late Jeannette (late Donald) Beseau, Virginia (Richard) Ladouceur, Mary Ann (Fred) Tosczak, and the late Joseph (surviving wife Marjorie) Laliberte. Dear Aunt of many nieces and nephews. Thank you to the special Angels at Tilbury Manor for taking care of Nicolle’s Gram. Visitation at Reaume Funeral Home, 6 Canal St. W., Tilbury from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Thursday and 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Friday. Funeral service from the funeral home Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 10:30 a.m., then to St. Francis Xavier Church, Tilbury for Mass at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow at St. Francis Xavier Cemetery. Memorial donations to Canadian Cancer Society or charity of choice appreciated. Online condolences may be shared at www.reaumefh.com

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BISHOP: Dudley G., of R.R.#3, Rodney, formerly of St. Thomas, Ontario

Posted by on March 1, 2016

Dudley BishopPoppyBISHOP, Dudley G., of R.R.#3, Rodney, formerly of St. Thomas, passed away at Beattie Haven, Wardsville on Tuesday, March 1, 2016, in his 100th year.  Beloved husband of the late Mary (nee Teetzel) Bishop (2006).  Dearly loved father of Bryan A. Bishop and his wife Elaine of London, and the late Paul L. Bishop.  Also survived by several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews (Bishop, Clark and Teetzel families).  Dudley was the last surviving member of his own immediate family, having been predeceased by a sister, Edythe Bishop, and by brothers, Kenneth and Arthur Bishop.  Born in London, ON, June 14, 1916, he was the son of the late Albert and Emily (nee Paxton) Bishop.  Dudley was a 35 year employee of Canadian Timken and also worked as a pilot for Hicks & Lawrence Ltd.  During the Second World War, he served as a pilot with the RCAF.  A public graveside service will be held at South Park Cemetery, (Sunset Dr. & Southdale Line), St. Thomas on Friday, March 4, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the STEGH Foundation will be gratefully acknowledged. Arrangements entrusted to the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160).

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Grant, Lois (nee Disher) of Leamington, Ontario

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Departed quietly on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at the Sun Parlor Home in Leamington, aged 87. Lois was born in London, Ont. She married Fred Grant in 1952 in Peterborough, Ont. In 1957, she moved to Chatham, Ont. where she began a long and happy career at the Union Gas Company. Survived by her daughter Michele Grant-Neaves (Bob), grandson Matt Neaves (Laura) and sister Eileen Disher. Predeceased by brother John Disher. Private family arrangements have been held.

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VANDENBERG: Evelyn Joye of West Lorne.

Posted by on March 1, 2016

2016_03_01_15_56_06Peacefully on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at London Health Sciences Centre – University Campus, Evelyn Joye Vandenberg (nee McDonald) of West Lorne, passed away at the age of 83. Loving wife of the late Theodorus “Ted” Vandenberg (Predeceased December 9, 2015). Beloved mother of Greg (Janice) Rawnsley of London and Deb (Bob) Noble of Alma. Step-mother of Martin (Shirley) of West Lorne, John (Sharon) of Mount Brydges, Annie (Jim) Page of Mount Brydges, Walter (Peggy) of London, Mirjam (Kevin) Hall of Morpeth, Carla (Larry) Okolisan of West Lorne, Ted of London, and daughter in law Karrie of London. Survived by 25 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Also survived by siblings Faye Anderson of Thunder Bay, Bob (Liz) McDonald of Mexico, Orma (Ivan) Bigford of Pincher Creek, Alberta and June (Al) Schuster of Regina, Saskatchewan. Predeceased by parents Earl and Verna McDonald (1982), grand daughter Terra (2002), step-grandson Theo (1987) and step sons William (1974) and Peter (2003). Also predeceased by siblings Margaret Whalen, Claire, Clifford, Lloyd and Richard. Visitation will be held at DENNING’S OF WEST LORNE, 202 Main Street, West Lorne, 519-785-0810 on Friday, March 4, 2016 from 6-9 pm. A Funeral Service will take place at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 108 Graham Road, West Lorne, on Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 11 am. Cremation to follow with Interment in St. Mary’s Cemetery at a later date. If desired, donations in memory of Evelyn may be made to Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church. Share a memory at denning.ca

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BRIGHT; John, of Petrolia

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BrightJohnSuddenly at Bluewater Health Sarnia on Tuesday, March 1, 2016, JOHN WAYNE BRIGHT, of Petrolia, passed away at the age of 52. Loved brother of Wilfred (the late Karen) Bright, Ruby (Fred) Robinson, Stewart Bright and his friend Tracy, Len (Norma) Bright, Ernie (Patsy) Bright, Clarence (Stephanie) Bright, the late Luella (the late Tom) Robinson, Willy Bright, and Ruthy Bright and her friend John. He will be dearly missed by many nieces, nephews and cousins. John loved his classic cars. He often looked forward to taking Dezi for a drive in his Classic 1973 Torino.   John enjoyed working for Henry’s for 25+ years and formed many lifelong friendships there. Family will receive visitors from 3-6 p.m. on Thursday, March 3, 2016 at the NEEDHAM-JAY FUNERAL HOME, Petrolia, where a funeral service will be held on Friday March 4, 2016 at 1 p.m. Interment at Hillsdale Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Canadian Diabetes Association (www.diabetes.ca), War Amps (www.waramps.ca), or the Sarnia Humane Society (www.sarniahumanesociety.com). Memories and condolences may be shared online at www.needhamjay.com

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COULTER: Virgene Marilyn

Posted by on March 1, 2016

Peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia on Monday, February 29, 2016, at the age of 85.  Beloved wife of the late Jack (John) Coulter (1991).  Predeceased by her parents Harry (2003) and Madeleine (1989) Carter.  Much loved mom of Dick and Louise Coulter of Port Elgin and Gerald and Holly Workman of Sarnia.  Loving grandma to Derrick and Pam, Carrie and Brad, Courtney and James and Heather.  She was the proud great grandmother to Brandon, Brianna, Kamryn and Presley. She will be greatly missed by her sister and best friend Bette Cunningham (predeceased by brother-in-law Charlie) of Sarnia.  Also survived by nieces and nephews. Virgene was a graduate of Sarnia Business School and over the years worked at the Bank of Nova Scotia, Fiberglas, Village Inn, Gift Emporium and Country Mouse. She was a member of St. Luke’s United Church and the UCW.  Virgene enjoyed working in her garden, loved playing euchre and bridge and in past years spent time on the golf course.  Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family.  The family wishes to extend their thanks to the doctors, nurses, staff and volunteers at Bluewater Health and St. Joseph’s Hospice for their compassionate care. Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Saturday, March 5, 2016, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., with the funeral service immediately following at 2:00 p.m. Cremation will follow. For those who wish, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice would be appreciated (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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BODIE, Vera

Posted by on March 1, 2016

web_Bodie_VeraCremation was held. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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REAUME, Erin Renee (nee Harding)

Posted by on March 1, 2016

WEB_Reaume_ErinPassed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on February 27, 2016, at the age of 43 years. True love of Lawrence for 18 years. Adored mother of Madison, Sydney, and Riley. Cherished daughter of Lillian Harding, Bill Harding (Linda). Loving sister of John Harding (Michelle), Rusty Harding (Robyn), Karlyn Harding, and Michael Harding. Missed by Jen Thompson and Chris Thompson. Daughter-in-law of Monica and the late Lawrence Reaume. Sister-in-law of Garry Reaume (Heather), Kathryn Boroski (Ken), Daniel Reaume (Karen), and Judith Boivin (Guy). Survived by many nieces and nephews. Erin will be remembered by her many colleagues, friends, and students as a teacher with the Greater Essex County District School Board. Donations made to the Transition to Betterness, We Care for Kids or an Education Trust Fund for the children (cheques made payable to Lawrence Reaume) would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Wednesday from 3-5 and 7-9 pm with parish prayers Wednesday 8:00 p.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Family and friends are invited to meet after 10:30 am at Sacred Heart LaSalle (219 Sacred Heart Drive LaSalle) until time of Mass at 11:30 am. Interment St Joseph’s Cemetery River Canard. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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GAGNON: Sharon Elsie Olive of Essex

Posted by on March 1, 2016

webPeacefully with her loving family by her side on February 26, 2016 at 55 years of age. Beloved wife of Dale Patrick Gagnon with whom she celebrated 40 years of marriage. Cherished mother of Erica Gagnon, Jennifer Gagnon, the late Sherry Starr (1985), Dale Jr. Gagnon & wife Tiffany. Loving Meme of Cole, Jessica, Grace, Shaylyne, Bryce and Axel. Dear sister of Jo-Anne & husband Mike Rousseau and the late Catherine Krug (2012). If you so desire donations to the Hospice of Windsor would be appreciated. Visiting Wednesday 12:00pm until 5:00pm at the Gagnon family home located at 3514 North Malden Rd, Essex. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Kennedy Funeral Home Limited (519-776-7378) 128 Talbot St. N, Essex on Cremation to follow. You may send your condolences online at www.kennedyfh.com

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EDIE – Bonnie Sharon (Peirson) of St. Thomas

Posted by on March 1, 2016
Edie – Bonnie Sharon (Peirson) of St. Thomas passed away peacefully at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital on Tuesday, March 1st, 2016, in her 71st year. Dearly loved mother of Tom and his wife Deb Edie of St. Thomas and Terri and her husband Dave Bueckert of Chatham.  Cherished grandma of Taylor, Morgan, Jeremy and Jerred. Dear sister of Larry (Pat), Howard (Audrey), Late Betty (Late Harold), Late Dave (Helen), Charles (Late Shirley) (Carol), Doug (Pat), Chester (Betty), Raymond (Late Linda) (Jane), Dorothy (Kirk) and Violet (John). Lovingly remembered by several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.  Bonnie was born in Hamilton on February 23rd, 1946, daughter of the late George and Violet (Corlis) Peirson. She worked as machine operator at Eaton Yale and as a supervisor at Med-Tech in London. Bonnie was also very active with the Tennant Association at 294 Talbot.

Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, St. Thomas where funeral services will be held on Saturday at 11:00am. Cremation to follow. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Friday evening from 7:00-9:00pm and Saturday morning from 10:00-11:00am. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital Foundation. Online condolences may be sent to ahughson@execulink.com

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Wiebe, Rudy of Leamington, Ontario

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Wiebe, Rudy

88 years, passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side on Sunday, February 28, 2016 at the Sun Parlor Home in Leamington. Beloved husband of Patricia (Hooker) for 40 years. Survived by Denise Dirk and her family Landon, Quentin and Brady, and Richard Dicaire. Predeceased by his siblings Nick (late Rene), Mary Wiebe, Danny (late Marie), Ernie (late Donna). Uncle to several nieces and nephews. Rudy spent many years in the Maintenance Department at the Sun Parlor Home. Visiting at the Sun Parlor Home Auditorium, 175 Talbot St. E., Leamington on Friday, March 4 from 10 a.m. until time of Memorial Service to celebrate Rudy’s life at 11 a.m. Pastor Larry Forsyth officiating. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations made by cheque to the Sun Parlor Home Bus Fund would be appreciated. Family and friends are invited to share their words of comfort and remembrance at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

 

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Williams, William A. (Bill) of Leamington, Ontario

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95 years, passed away peacefully with his children by his side on Monday February 29, 2016 at the Sun Parlor Home for Seniors. Beloved husband of the late Marion (Lott)(1993). Dear father of the late Barry (2013) (Stacey), Judy Enns (Dave), Nancy Player (Gary), Jim (Gloria). Loving grandfather of Stacey and Tony Andary, Chris and Tracey Williams, Loree and Scott Buchan, Joel and Kari Enns, Laurin and Casey Wood, Adam and Kim Williams. Proud and loving great grandfather to ten ‘great’ grandchildren.

Dear brother of June Scratch (Corwin) and Wray (Delores). Predeceased by his sister Belva Hill (the late Walter), and by his brother Jack (the late Norma). Dad will be remembered and missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends as well as the special ‘family’ he came to love at the Sun Parlor Home over the last five years. Bill was a WWII veteran who served his country proudly . He was a 50 year member of Leamington Br. #84 Royal Canadian Legion, owner / operator of Wm. A. Williams Plant Farm providing beauty and nourishment to the community.Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre 14 Russell Street Leamington on Friday, March 4, 2016 from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 pm.

Funeral Service to celebrate Bill’s life, from the funeral home on Saturday March 5, 2016 at 11 a.m. Rev. Liz Chaplin officiating. Interment Erie Memorial Gardens.

Memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Sun Parlor Home “Bus Fund” or Leamington Hospital Foundation “Hospice.”

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SUTTON: Hayley Ellen

Posted by on March 1, 2016

Peacefully, at home, with family at her side, Hayley Ellen Sutton, on Sunday, February 28, 2016. Hayley was born on November 20, 1980. She was the cherished daughter of Clare and Kim Sutton (Hansford), and loving sister to Vincent Sutton (Kristin) and Luke Sutton. Granddaughter of Joe Hansford and predeceased by her grandmother Joyce Hansford and grandparents Clare and Margaret Sutton. Much loved niece of Tom and Karen Knutt, Larry and Monique Hansford, Lyle and Mary Hansford, Ross and Avril Helps, Kerry and Janet Sutton, and Frank and Toni Backx. Predeceased by Aunt Bev Smith. Loving aunt to Greta Sutton. Adored and loved by 14 cousins. Hayley will be deeply missed by her caregiver and special friend for 24 years Heather Gismondi and her daughter Ava. Hayley was attended to by many, many caregivers and special people in her life, including those at Lambton County Developmental Services, Community Living Sarnia-Lambton, and most recent special caregivers Ellen, Betty Ann, Ruth, Jody, Darcy, Paula and Kylene. Hayley was an active participant with Challenger Baseball, Access Athletics Racing Team and Team Hoyt. She loved bowling, skiing, swimming, camping and travel. Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Wednesday, March 2, 2016, from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Thursday, March 3, 2016, at 1:00 p.m. Interment to follow in Resurrection Cemetery. Donations in memory of Hayley can be made to Lambton County Developmental Services, Community Living Sarnia-Lambton or Pathways Health Centre for Children (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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NORLAND: Margaret Elizabeth

Posted by on March 1, 2016

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Margaret Elizabeth Norland on Sunday, February 28, 2016, at Trillium Villa Nursing Home at the age of 79. Beloved wife of Marvin Norland. Loving step-mother of Darryl, Shelley, Nancy, Pam and Stephanie. Margaret was a hairdresser for many years in Brights Grove and owned “Hair It Is.” Cremation has taken place. A private family service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through donations to the charity of your choice (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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VISCONTAS: John Edward of Aylmer, Ont.

Posted by on February 29, 2016

John ViscontasVISCONTAS- John Edward Viscontas passed away suddenly on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at the age of 55.  Survived by his parents Stanley and Shirley Viscontas of Aylmer, his sister Barbara (Paul) Ruffell and their son Chris of London, his brother Rob Viscontas of Union; and by his many aunts, uncles and cousins.  Predeceased by his brother Mark.  John loved his family and had a passion for cars, especially his Trans Am. Visitation will be held at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570) on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 from 5:00 – 7:00pm and Thursday, March 3 from 1:00 – 2:00pm, where the funeral service will take place in the chapel at 2:00pm. Cremation to follow, with interment of ashes in Queen of Peace Cemetery, Aylmer on a later date.  If desired, donations to Pets Friends for Life or All Breed Canine Rescue would be appreciated.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com 

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Gabriele, Guido

Posted by on February 29, 2016

web_Gabrielle_GuidoPassed away peacefully on February 28, 2016 at 89 years of age surrounded by his family. Beloved husband of Anna with whom he celebrated 56 years of marriage. Loving father to Maria (John Di Biase)  and Roberta. Loving Nonno to Catherine, Natalie and Christopher. Son of the late Attilio and Ida. Brother of Gildo (Italy), the late Augusto (Italy), and Italo (Ermina) Gabriele. Will be remembered by many nieces, nephews, and many good friends in Windsor and Italy. Guido was creative, artistic and enjoyed his wine making. He and his brother Italo owned and operated Gabriele Brothers Inc. in Windsor for 40 years. He was an active member of the Ciociaro Club. He will be missed dearly by all. A sincere thankyou to the entire staff at Brouillette Manor for their compassion and care the last four years. Visiting Thursday March 3, 2016 from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Parish prayers at 4:30 p.m. Funeral Service on Friday March 4, 2016 at 8:45 a.m. at Families First, 3260 Dougall, (519-969-5841) then proceeding to St. Angela Merici Church for Mass at 9:30 a.m. Entombment to follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.familiesfirst.ca

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Reaume, Daniel Joseph

Posted by on February 29, 2016

web_Reaumne_DanPeacefully at his childhood home on February 28, 2016 at the age of 57. Loving son of Josephine and the late Nelson (2012). Dear brother of Ron and wife Patti, Anne Dupuis and husband Randy, Brenda Verkoeyen and husband Marty, Geoffrey and wife Esther, Laura and husband Kris Burleigh, and predeceased by his sister Carole Delisle (2013). Survived by his brother-in-law Norm. Dan will be sadly missed by his nieces and nephews; Diane, Nicole, David, Steven, Rochelle, Joseph, Adam, Richard, Cody, Kyle, Katelyn and Christian. Dan owned Dan Reaume Photography for over 30 years. He was a passionate and talented photographer who captured many of life’s most memorable moments. He was well known and loved by his many friends and enjoyed the camaraderie at the various restaurants he frequented, including Nana’s Bakery, Donna Mae’s Diner and The Coffee Exchange. Over the years he donated his time and talent to several ministries at St. Alphonsus Church as well as other community organizations. If you so desire, donations to the Downtown Mission would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Thursday 3:00-5:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Parish prayers at 7:30 p.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. On Friday, friends are invited to join the family for a Funeral Mass at St. Alphonsus Church, 85 Park Street East, from 9:00 a.m. until time of Mass at 10:00 a.m. Interment at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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SAFKO: Nicole (nee Hardt) of Freelton

Posted by on February 29, 2016

Nicole Safko (nee Hardt)Peacefully at home, surrounded by family and friends, Nicole passed away on Monday, February 29, 2016 at the age of 46, after a brave battle with cancer. Loved dearly by her husband of 20 years, Robert Safko. Devoted mother of Robert, Adam and Mathew. Dear daughter of Ursula and the late Manfred Hardt. Loving sister of Andrew, Belinda and Susan. Loving daughter-in-law of Jean and the late Michael Safko, and sister-in-law of Helen Ann, Patricia, the late Michael, Daniel and Paul. Will also be missed by her nine nieces and nephews. Nicole was an entrepreneur and devoted business-woman. She will be dearly missed by her family and many friends. Visitation at KITCHING, STEEPE & LUDWIG FUNERAL HOME, 146 Mill St. N., Waterdown on Thursday, March 3, 2016 from 6-9 p.m., and Friday, March 4, 2016 from 10-11 a.m. with the Funeral Service at 11 a.m. in the Chapel. Interment at Garden Lane Cemetery. Reception to follow. Please sign the Tribute Wall at www.kitchingsteepeandludwig.com

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BREWER, Elinore Mary (nee: Cherry) of Tilbury

Posted by on February 29, 2016

BREWER, Elinore, squareSurrounded by her family, Elinore peacefully passed away at Tilbury Manor on Sunday, February 28, 2016. Raised in Windsor, ON, Elinore was the eldest of 3 daughters, born on February 3, 1921 to James and Helen Cherry.  She graduated from Kennedy Collegiate and then worked at Ford Motor Co. and United Cigar.  In 1943, she became a Navy War Bride when she married Allen.  She devoted her life to raising 2 children and willingly packed up and moved the family to Hornepayne, Burlington, Brantford, London and Sarnia, starting in 1966, while Allen pursued his railroad career with CN.

Elinore loved playing the piano while Allen sang their old tunes. She was always the first to volunteer and was a devout Anglican.  She also loved her chocolate, babies, animals and travelling to Florida.

Predeceased by husband Allen (2005) and sister Frances Sovran (2003) but leaving behind her youngest sister, Jeanette Crombie, Peterborough. Survived by daughter Janet (Dan) Woods, son Jim Brewer (partner Danielle), grandsons Jamie Brewer (partner Danielle), Jeremy (Cindy) Brewer, all of Woodstock and step-granddaughter Sara Woods, Hanover.  She also leaves behind great-grandchildren Dylan, Taylor, Paul, Hayley and Abbey all of Woodstock, Lexie in Hanover and nieces and nephews.  Also lovingly remembered by daughter-in-law, Cindy Brewer, Woodstock and daughter # 2 Susan Dutry, Chatham.

Arrangements entrusted to Reaume Funeral Home, 6 Canal St. W., Tilbury. Cremation has taken place. Private family celebration at a  later date.  In lieu of charitable donations, please show kindness to others and spend quality time with family and friends.  A hug and a kiss always brought great joy to Elinore.  Online condolences may be shared at www.reaumefh.com.

A very special thank you to the frontline staff at Tilbury Manor whose love and excellent care helped Elinore to celebrate her 95th birthday.  We will be forever grateful and will never forget you.

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BINNS – Irene Florinda (Ziegler) of St. Thomas, Ontario

Posted by on February 29, 2016
 

BINNS (193x275)BINNS – Irene Florinda (Ziegler) peacefully passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on February 29, 2016 in her 89th year. Irene was born on March 5, 1927 on a farm outside Harriston to William and Grace Stinson Ziegler.  Her Grandfather Christian Ziegler built their farmhouse. Irene was the 4th daughter following Dorothy (Don Aitchison 1986), Fred 1967 (Alma 1966), Jewell (Neil Coghlin 1999), Milton 2003 (Doris 1998) The Twins: Happy/Albert1995 (June), & Ruth 1999 (Eldon Nesbitt 1999) And then three more sisters, Mary (Jim Robertson 1978), Wynifred (Glen Overend 2014)
and Gloria (Warner Tomlinson 1994) completed the family. Irene met Gordon Henry Newton Binns when he returned from the war and noticed her playing baseball in their hometown of Harriston.  Their parents knew each other and both attended Harriston United Church. Irene, the star catcher married the handsome Royal Banker and moved to Toronto. They were blessed with two loving daughters, Janess and husband Roger Landell (St.Thomas) and Heather and her husband David Stinson (Fordwich).  After Gordon’s retirement from the Royal Bank they retired in Palmerston and Irene excelled at growing beautiful flowers and kept the most beautiful swimming pool in town. She entertained in every town parade and enjoyed curling and visiting those in hospital and helping her neighbours.  Knitting was her number one hobby and hundreds of feet have been blessed by her cozy slipper creations! (Even some pretty Oscar nominated feet.) Not to mention the blankets and coats and special sweaters and toques and mittens. Her farm neighbour Teeny, taught mom to knit as a young child and made her finish her very first green skating sweater.  Irene was A One In  A Million Grandmother of Maya Landell and Adam Hanley, Kris Stinson and Penny Shantz, Matthew Landell and Elise Lenser,and  Michael Stinson. Being a Grandmother  was a great joy but Being a Great Grandma or Big Grandma as Norah calls her topped that!  She has greatly enjoyed her three Great Grand Girlies, Abby Mae and Ruby Ann Landell and Norah Grace Hanley. Mom was always athletic, riding horses bareback or jumping off Crows Bridge. Irene was also a top Homemaker and furniture refinisher, took in borders and babysat neighbourhood children, cleaned houses to buy us a piano and worked in the Wagon Wheel Restaurant in Palmerston. She was known for being the Family Reporter, her Crazy Earring Collection, and  her many Humorous Sayings like:  “With all your faults I love you still”! We always say she should have been in Show Business because she was a natural Comedian, like her nephew Neil Aitchison!  This last while as she has battled cancer she has had some strong sensations of Gord poking her and saying, “Come on Home”!  May Mom rest in God’s Peace that Passes All Understanding!

Funeral Service will be held at First United Church, 7 Curtis St., St. Thomas on Saturday March 5th at 1 p.m. Visitation will be held at the church from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, donations to First United Church. Burial in the Spring in Harriston Cemetery. Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, St. Thomas entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to ahughson@execulink.com

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