BARNES: M. Darlene of Watford, ON

Posted by on April 22, 2016

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Passed away at Watford Quality Care on Thursday, April 21, 2016, in her 94th year.  Born in Biggar, Saskatchewan on July 12, 1922.  Daughter of Orville and Iva Edwards.  Beloved wife of the late Lloyd Barnes (late of 1995).  Dearest mother of Ken (Holly) Barnes of Corunna, Judy Edgar of Watford, and the late Douglas Barnes (late of 1961).  Survived by her grandchildren Deb (Jeff) Cross, Joe (Jessica) Edgar, Andrew (Rebecca) Barnes ,Wendy Barnes, Alicia Barnes (Brandon Bowling).  Great Grandmother to Kylie and Ethan Barnes, Carter, Wyatt and Easton Cross, Liam and Claire Edgar, and Zane Bowling.  Sister of Rieta, Donna, Madeline, Myrna, Larry Edwards, and the late Mildred, George, Raymond, Walter, Don and Glen.  Survived by her sisters in law Doris Edwards and Helen Edwards, her brother in law Morris McCallum and many nieces and nephews. The most important thing in her life was family.

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Visitation will take place at Denning’s of Watford, 232 Warwick Street, Watford, on Sunday, April 24, 2016, from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm.  A Funeral Service will follow in the chapel at 2:00 pm.  For those who wish, in memoriam donations to the Watford United Church would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be left at www.denning.ca

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LEYBOURNE: Clifford Franklin of Exeter, formerly of Fergus

Posted by on April 22, 2016

Crocus-W300At South Huron Hospital, Exeter on Friday, April 22, 2016, of Exeter and formerly of Fergus in his 73rd year.  Beloved husband of Judy (Barber) Leybourne for 50 years.  Dear father of Gary and Sandra Leybourne of Brodhagen, Lori Leybourne and Dennis Halliday of Blackstock, Lisa Loranger and Scott of Alliston, and Diane Leybourne of Orangeville.  Dear grandfather of Kevin, Ryan; Mark, Kyle, Brittany, Makala; Justin and Meghan, Eric, and Faith; and great-grandfather of Brooke.  Dear brother and brother-in-law of Joyce and Wes Whale, Gail and Ron Bessey, and Jim and Shirley Leybourne all of the Fergus area.  Clifford will be missed for his friendly and jovial way of life.  He will be remembered forever.

Cremation has taken place. Private family arrangements. 

Donations to South Huron Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family.  

Haskett Funeral Home, Exeter entrusted with arrangements, www.haskettfh.com.

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Bogaert, Donald of Wallaceburg, Ontario

Posted by on April 22, 2016

Mr. Donald Bogaert, a resident of Wallaceburg, passed away on Sunday, April 17, 2016 at the age of 73.

The late Don Bogaert rested at the Eric F. Nicholls Funeral Home Ltd. 639 Elgin St., Wallaceburg (Ph# 519 627 2861).

In following with his wishes, cremation has taken place and a Private Family Service will be held at a later date.

As an expression of sympathy, donations to Sydenham Field Naturalists or O.S.P.C.A may be left at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be left at www.ericfnichollsfuneralhome.com.

As a living memorial, a tree will be planted in Nicholls Memorial Forest in memory of Donald Bogaert.

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Kay, Robert Edmund “Bob”

Posted by on April 22, 2016

Kay, Robert Edmund “Bob”

Passed away peacefully on Thursday April 14 2016 at RVH in Barrie surrounded by loving family. He was in his 77th year. Bob was predeceased by his wife Jessie (d.2015). He was a loving and supportive father to Kim, Leigh, Shauna and Doug (d.1983). Predeceased by sister Carol (d.1996) A much cherished Papa to Kayla, Jake, Brianne, Tyler and Kyran and a loved Uncle to Michelle, David, Danielle, Mark, Jack and Emily. Beloved brother-in-law to Susan and Michael Ota. A dear friend to Bill, Jake and many others.

Most of Bob’s working career was as owner/operator of R/K Contracting out of Innisfil, Essa and Barrie. As hard working as he was there was always time for FISHING! His favorite place to fish always was Eagle Lake, the same lake he taught his children to fish on. Bob was a supportive and loving Dad to his 3 daughters and the best Papa ever to his grandchildren. He tried hard to pass along the knowledge and skills he had acquired during a lifetime of hard work. A devoted and loyal friend, Bob lived his life with honor and integrity in all his dealings. Anyone who ever met him would remember his nonstop wit and one liners. They will also remember his need to be completely organized and how much he worried about everyone. He will be deeply missed and fondly remembered, he touched more lives than he realized.

Celebration of life to be held on Saturday, June 11 2016 at 3:00 pm at the ANAF, Starlight Room, 7 George Street, Barrie, ON L4N 5G8

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LARSON: John O., of St. Thomas, Ontario

Posted by on April 21, 2016

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LARSON, John O., of the Valleyview Home, St. Thomas, passed away at his residence on Thursday, April 21, 2016, in his 94th year.  Husband of Leona (nee McGeein) Larson.  Father of Ron Larson (Robin), Karen Vaughan (Michael), and Brian Larson (Debbie), all of St. Thomas.  Grandfather of Tonia, Nicole, Rosemary, Ronald “R.J.”, Joe, Nathan, Coreen, and the late Troy (1982).  Great grandfather of Travis, Taylor, Jordan, Mackenzie, Natalie, Jonathan, and Stephen.  Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.  John was the last surviving member of his own immediate family, having been predeceased by brothers, Robert, Alfred, David, and Paul Larson, and sisters, Christabel Moorhead, Diana Gee, and Rosalind Bear.  Born in St. Thomas, ON, August 3, 1922, he was the son of the late Alaric and Bertha (nee Crandall) Larson.  John was a retired supervisor of the Housekeeping Dept. at the St. Thomas Psychiatric Hospital and formerly was a typesetter at Municipal World, St. Thomas.  During the Second World War, he served with the Royal Canadian Navy.  John was a member of the St. Thomas Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and was a member of Lord Elgin Branch #41, Royal Canadian Legion, St. Thomas.  The funeral and committal service will be held at the St. Thomas Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 451 Wellington Street, St. Thomas on Monday, April 25th at 2:00 p.m.  Interment will be made privately in Elmdale Memorial Park. Relatives and friends will be received by the family at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Sunday, April 24th from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., immediately followed by a Legion memorial service.  Flowers respectfully declined.  If so desired, memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society, the Canadian Cancer Society,  the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, or the Canadian Diabetes Association will be gratefully acknowledged.

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

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ST. ONGE, Muriel Beryl of Dresden and formerly of Sarnia

St. ONGE, Muriel Beryl, Peacefully at Chatham Kent Health Alliance on Wednesday, April 20, 2016, Muriel St. Onge, age 92 of Dresden. Predeceased by her husband Alexander St. Onge (1983). Cremation has taken place and a graveside committal of ashes will take place at Lakeview Cemetery (1016 Colborne Road, Sarnia) on Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. (Meet at Cemetery Gate). Sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to a Charity of Choice. Arrangements entrusted to the D.J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 102 Victoria St. North, Sarnia, Ontario. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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SMART, Minnie Lucy (nee Taylor) of Cobourg, Ontario

Posted by on April 21, 2016

Smart Minnie Apr 20We lost an admirable soul in the night of April 20th in Minnie, sometimes described as sweet but stubborn. Passed away quietly in her sleep at the Northumberland Hills Hospital Palliative Care Unit after a short but vicious fight with pancreatic cancer, as it was just a little over six weeks ago when she was diagnosed. Beloved wife of the late John Smart. Loving mother of Mary Wulfhorst (Henry), Robert Smart (Roslyn) and the late Richard (Helen Leng). Cherished grandmother of Patrick Johnston (Sarah) and Robin Wulfhorst (Mike) and great grandmother of Ian, Owen, Henry and Jonathon. Minnie is pre-deceased by her sister Nora Woodward. At Minnie’s request there will be no visitation or service. Our family would like to thank Dr. Moorsom and all the staff at Northumberland Hills Palliative Care Unit for their care and support over this time and allowing her to pass with the same dignity with which she had lived her life. Also we would like to thank Joyce and her staff at Victoria Retirement Living for their kindness and support. Minnie was very grateful and we can’t find the words to thank you all. If desired, donations may be made to Northumberland Hills Hospital Palliative Care Unit. Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.

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SKINNER; Kenneth of Petrolia

Posted by on April 21, 2016

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Supported by his loving family, KENNETH SKINNER passed away at Fiddick’s Nursing Home, Petrolia, on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at the age of 89. Beloved husband of the late Audrey Skinner for 63 years. “Now they are together forever.” Loving father of Michael (Kelly), Ian (Linda), Susan, and Bobby (Indra). Cherished grandfather of Sarah, Justin, David, Christopher, Abbey and Grace. A proud secondary school physics teacher, Kenneth taught in England, New Zealand and Canada, and taught physics for the opticians program at Ryerson. He was a model of caring, compassion and devotion, and was well loved by his family and all who knew him. Cremation has taken place. A private interment will take place at Resurrection Cemetery, Sarnia. Arrangements entrusted to the NEEDHAM-JAY FUNERAL HOME, Petrolia (519) 882-0100. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Heart and Stroke Foundation (www.heartandstroke.on.ca). Memories, pictures and condolences may be shared online at www.needhamjay.com

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BOUDREAU, Joseph Leon of Harrow

Posted by on April 21, 2016

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With heavy hearts and loving memories, our family announces the passing of our father, grandfather, and great grandfather Joseph Leon Boudreau on April 20, 2016. Leon was born in Six Roads, New Brunswick on April 16, 1930 to a family of 9 children.   He met and married the love of his life, Lillian in St. John, New Brunswick and they shared just over 61 years together.  When their fourth child was born, dad moved his family by train to Windsor, added two more children and then later moved to Colchester Village. He started Boudreau Construction in 1958, and is still in operation and thriving today. Dad leaves this world to join his wife Lillian who went before him in 2012, a great granddaughter Lily Danielle in 2015, his parents Pierre and Venerande, his brothers Jacques, Anthony, George, Leon (baby) and sisters Alice, Jean and Margaret. His memory will be cherished in the hearts of his children Danny (Linda), Rita Boutette (Joe), Sandy Hernandez (Reg), Kathy Ouellette (Jim), Tony (Beth) and Laura Findlay (Bill), his grandchildren Neil (Jessica), Ben (Masayo), Doug, Mindy (Barry), Joey (Kait), Kevin, Liz, Michael, Andrea (Pat), Nathan, Nicholas (Kelly), Chelsea, Lauren (Jordan), Melissa (Dave), Ashley (Paul) and Jordanne (Adam). Great grandpa of Seth, Zachary, Noah, Hiroji, Kobi, Everly, late Lily, Maddox, Remi, Hannah, Harper, Hadley, Angie, Mikey and Meadow. Dear brother of Victor (Edna). Public Visitation on Saturday April 23, 2016 from 2-5 & 7-9 p.m. at GERALD A. SMITH FUNERAL HOME 197 King St. W. Harrow. Cremation has taken place and a private family funeral will be held on Monday April 25, 2016 at 11:00 at the funeral home.  Following the service, dad and mom will be buried together at the Erie Road Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the Parkinson’s Society or to Ronald McDonald House to honour his great granddaughter Lily. Our family wishes to acknowledge and thank the nurses on the second floor at Leamington District Hospital, Dr. Kelton and the staff of Royal Oak Nursing Home for the wonderful care you gave our dad during his final days.  We are grateful for the gentleness, patience and compassion that you showed each one of us as you guided us through dad’s illness.  We also extend thanks to Harrowood and Sun Parlour Nursing Home for being part of his extended family during the past few years. In our hearts we know that dad and mom are dancing cheek to cheek to the beautiful  Tennessee waltz.  We love you forever!

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MORLEY (nee Rusch), Margarete of Cobourg, Ontario

Posted by on April 21, 2016

Morley MargaretIt is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Margarete (Peggy) Morley on April 17, 2016 in her 74th year after a lengthy and courageous battle against cancer. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, James Morley, her son Rick, daughter Barbara, daughter-in-law Luana and granddaughters Breana and Nicole. She will also be missed by her sister Marita residing in Quebec and the five remaining sisters and one brother living in Germany and the U.K. In keeping with her expressed wishes cremation has taken place. A gathering of close family and friends will be held to celebrate Margarete’s time with us in the coming months. We will notify all of the specific details once known.  Memorial donations in Margarete’s memory may be made to a charity of choice.  Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.

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STRONG, George Alfred of Cobourg, Ontario

Posted by on April 21, 2016

Strong George Apr 19Passed away peacefully at Streamway Villa Nursing Home, Cobourg on Tuesday April 19, 2016 at the age of 86. Beloved husband of Effie (nee Samis). Loving father of the late Donald Strong (Carol) and Craig Strong (Karen), and step-father of Margaret Gee (Tom), Ross Quigley (Joan) and Roy Quigley (Dianne). Proud grandfather of the late Chad and 8 grandchildren and great grandfather of 15, and great great grandfather of 1. Brother of June Hill, and predeceased by his sisters May, Jean and Eleanor. Friends will be received at MacCoubrey Funeral Home 30 King St. E., Cobourg on Sunday April 24 from 2 to 4 pm and Monday April 25 from 1 to 2 pm. A service in the chapel on Monday April 25 at 2 pm. Memorial donations may be made to the Diabetes Association or Canadian CMTC Foundation. Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.

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IRVINE; Myrtle Elizabeth

Posted by on April 21, 2016

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Passed away at home, with family by her side, on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at the age of 71.  Myrtle of Wasaga Beach, beloved wife of Thomas Irvine.  Loving mother of Mark Irvine (Zhao Xiao Jiao), Wendy Irvine and Lynne Kolin (Luke).  Dear grandmother of Shane, Danielle, Cassidy, Zhao Ling Rong, Tennika, Diaro, Meghan, Heather, Sarah and Erin.  Great-grandmother of Ciara, Kayel, Sapphire, Tieran and Odin. Friends will be received at the Irvine Cropped, 509 River Road West, Wasaga Beach on Sunday, April 24, 2016 from 1 p.m. until the time of Memorial Service in the Chapel at 2 p.m..  If desired, donations in Myrtle’s memory War Amps would be appreciated by her family.  For further information and to sign the Book of Memories, log on to www.carruthersdavidson.com

 

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ROBICHEAU: Brian M., of Aylmer, Ontario

Posted by on April 21, 2016

brian robicheau 001ROBICHEAU, Brian M., of Aylmer, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Wednesday, April 20, 2016, in his 62nd year.  Husband of the late Barbara (nee Honsburger) Robicheau.  Son of Helen Robicheau of St. Thomas and the late Donald J. Robicheau.  Brother of Donna MacInnis (late Norm) of Nova Scotia, John Robicheau (Nancy) of London, Lynn Taylor (John) of New Brunswick, and Shawn Robicheau (Lori) of St. Thomas.  Uncle of Jasmin, Melissa (Trevor), Troy, Scott, Ryan, Trevor (Susan), Mary (Adam), Christine (Jason), Diane (Dom), and Brent, and great-uncle of Jake, Cloe, Courtney, Ricky, Ainsleigh, Molly, Madison, Audrey, Emma, Hannah, and Drew.  Brian was born in Digby, Nova Scotia on May 16, 1954. He was a retired employee of the Ford Motor Company of Canada’s St. Thomas Assembly Plant.  In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no public visitation or funeral service.  A public celebration of Brian’s life will be held at 74 Vanbuskirk Drive, St. Thomas, on Sunday, April 24, 2016 from 2:00-5:00 p.m.  Memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association gratefully acknowledged.  Arrangements entrusted to the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160).

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

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DARLING, Helen Cherie (nee Kingdon) of Lakefield in her 78th year

Posted by on April 21, 2016

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Cherie Darling, passed away peacefully at PRHC on April 15, 2016 in her 78th year while surrounded by the love of her family. Cherie was born in Peterborough and lived the extent of her life in Lakefield. Her everlasting love remains between Kingdon Lumber and Lakefield Marsh where she spent many years observing wildlife and learning life lessons from her beloved father Melville Orville Kingdon. She will be greatly missed by her children David, Freda (John) and Fawn. Loved and remembered by her grandchildren Michael, Cherie Brooke, Michael, Joseph and Amy. Also remembered by her step-brothers Brydon Hill (late Sandra) and Lance Hill (Bev). Predeceased by her parents Melville Orville and Eva, brother Ron Kingdon and step-brother Wayne Hill (May). Cherie will be remembered for her positive spirit, her remarkable character and her love of all living things. Cherie’s wishes were to be cremated and a family memorial to follow. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Lakefield Animal Welfare Society. Friends may send condolences or make donations by contacting THE HENDREN FUNERAL HOMES, LAKEFIELD CHAPEL at www.hendrenfuneralhome.com or by calling 705-652-3355. As Cherie would say, “I’m always just around the corner and under the tree.”

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GERLACH, Reinhold of Brunner

Posted by on April 20, 2016

Gerlach2Reinhold Gerlach – of Brunner, passed on to be with his Lord and Saviour on Wednesday April 20, 2016 at Sakura House, Woodstock after a long struggle with ALS. He was born December 5, 1946 in Gronau, Germany and immigrated to Canada in 1951. Reinhold was a member of Poole Mennonite Church where he shared his song leading talent, participated in various singing groups and taught Sunday School. He enjoyed the mechanical and welding aspect of automobile restoration, photography, reading and his 28+ years in the printing industry. Rein courageously fought the last years with ALS which robbed him of physical health, but his love for God infused him with joy till his journey’s end. Though he could not speak, his eyes and smile spoke volumes. Rein lived life with fearless determination to succeed at his various interests through experimentation and research. His biggest accomplishment was being faithful
Beloved husband of Connie (Musselman) Gerlach for 25 exciting years. Dear brother of Herbert and Edith Gerlach, Elinor and Eric Tuer. Fondly remembered by his father-in-law Clayton F. Musselman, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Pat and Ron Wagner, Jerry Musselman, Roger and Anne Musselman, Dean and Carol Musselman and many nieces, nephews, cousins and aunts.
Predeceased by his parents Herbert and Elvira Gerlach, brother Friedhelm Gerlach and mother-in-law Irene Musselman.
Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at Milverton Mennonite Fellowship, 6619 Perth Road 131, Milverton on Friday April 22 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the memorial service will be held on Saturday April 23, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Steve Brnjas officiating.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to ALS Canada appreciated by the family.

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

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ADAIR, Maxine of Listowel

Posted by on April 20, 2016

Adair, MaxineMaxine Adair – of Listowel, passed away peacefully at Listowel Memorial Hospital on Tuesday April 19, 2016 at the age of 79. Maxine was a former 4H instructor and a former Women’s Institute member.  She enjoyed knitting, reading and making crafts.

Beloved wife of Richard (Dick) Adair whom she married in 1953.  Loving mother of Lauretta and Chris Raven, Linda Chrissley, Don and Patti Adair.  Special grandma of Mark and Nicky, Kristy and Julian, Emily and friend Kyle, Mike and friend Leona, Jen and great grandma of Liam, Casey, Riley and Reese.  Sister of Ken and Linda Baillie, Audrey Ludington, John Baillie, Barry and Cheryl Baillie.  Fondly remembered by the extended Adair family, Lenore Moser and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Predeceased by her parents Mark and Wilda (Baker) Baillie, her sister Donna and her husband Jack Sanburn, brothers Bill and his wife Alice, and Bob and brother-in-law Fred Ludington.

Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Friday April 22 from 7-9 p.m.  The funeral service will be held at the Elma Memorial Community Centre, 251 Main Street, Atwood on Saturday April 23, 2016 at 11:00 a.m.  Interment in Elma Centre Cemetery, Atwood.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Listowel Memorial Hospital Foundation appreciated by the family.  www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

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RENAUD: Gordon Lloyd of Chatham

Posted by on April 20, 2016

In Loving Memory of Gordon Lloyd Renaud. Gordon passed away peacefully at the Chatham-Kent Hospice on Monday, April 18th, 2016, with his wife Diane (nee June) and his brother-in-law Colin by his side. Beloved dad of Kim Renaud, Jennifer Renaud and Jeannette (Douglas) Marcelle. Proud grandpa of Crystal, Joshua, Yousef, Alesha, Ashley, Jessica, Izzy, Casey and Brianna. Gordon is survived by his sisters Geraldine, Eleanor and Sharron. Our sincerest thanks to the staff of the Chatham-Kent Hospice, as well as the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance for the care and comfort shown to our husband, dad, brother, and grandpa. Friends and family will be received at DENNING’S OF CHATHAM (519-352-2390), formerly Bowman Funeral Home, on Friday from 1pm until the time of the Funeral Service at 2pm. Cremation to follow. Donations in Gordon’s memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Share a memory at denning.ca.

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RICHARDS, Hazel Anna

Richards - Fixed2RICHARDS, Hazel Anna – Peacefully, surrounded by her family at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia, Hazel Anna Richards died on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at the age of 90. Beloved wife of the late Raymond Arthur Richards (2010). Loving mother of Ron & his wife Sheila, Dundas, Robert “Bob” and his wife Dale, Mississauga, Adelle, Sarnia and Bert, Dundas. Cherished grandmother of Kyle, Craig, Jennifer and Lauren. Great-grandmother of Thomson and Harrison. Also survived by many nieces and nephews and her adored dog, Patti. Predeceased by her brother Bill and sister Peggy. Hazel spent her early childhood in a suburban Detroit orphanage with her brother and sister. She moved to Windsor with her foster parents where she met her future husband Ray, marrying him upon his return from serving with the RCAF in WWII in July of 1945. They lived in south Windsor until 1965 when they moved to Sarnia. Mom and dad loved to go to auction sales and antiquing. In 1971 they opened Ray’s Shoppe in Sarnia, selling quality antiques. Many long lasting relationships were created there over a cup of tea. Mom’s passions were gardening, nature and animals. There was an endless supply of bird and pet food in her house. Hazel lived a simple and abundant life. Her friends and family will miss her dearly. Thanks mom for all you did for us. The family would like to express their gratitude and thanks to her Corunna neighbours, Bluewater Health, Dr. Taylor, Dr. Kim, the Palliative Care nursing staff, especially Joanne Collins, St. Joseph’s Hospice staff and volunteers and all those along the way. Visitation at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431 Christina St. N., Sarnia, on Friday, April 22, 2016 from 4 – 7 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the McKenzie & Blundy Chapel on Saturday, April 23, at 1:00 p.m. Cremation to follow with interment 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, N7T 2Z1, St. Joseph’s Hospice, 475 Christina St., N., Sarnia, N7T 5W3 or The Sarnia & District Humane Society, 131 Exmouth St., Sarnia, N7T 7W8. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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

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HEXT; Betty of Wyoming

Posted by on April 20, 2016

HextBetty1Betty Loreen Hext of Wyoming, passed away at St. Joseph’s Hospice on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at the age of 73. Beloved wife of Robert “Bob” Hext for nearly 50 years. Loving mother of Tammy (Noel) Bowes of Burlington, Pamela Hext (Mark LeRuez) of Prince George, BC, Kerri (Jason) McKichan of Petrolia, and Scott Hext (Marlene Blain) of Oakville. She was the loving grandmother of Sydney and Aidan McKichan, Evan Bowes, Jenna and Kensey LeRuez, and Jordyn Hext. Dear sister of Ruth (Don) Pethick and their children. Betty will be missed by her brothers-in-law Rick (Liz) Hext, Dave (Janet) Hext and Jim (the late Tracy) Hext, and her nieces and nephews. Betty’s greatest joy in life was teaching children and even after retiring was still known to tell great stories about the children she taught. Visitation will be held at the WYOMING CHAPEL, 650 Broadway St., Wyoming on Sunday, April 24, 2016 from 1-4pm and 7-9pm. A funeral service will be held at the Wyoming United Church, 730 Second St., Wyoming on Monday, April 25, 2016 at 1pm. Interment in Wyoming Cemetery. Special thanks to: the personnel at Community Care Access Centre; the nurses from the VON; the doctors and nurses of St. Joseph’s Hospice; and the doctors and nurses of the Oncology Department of Bluewater Health. In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate donations by cheque to the St. Joseph’s Hospice (www.stjosephshospice.ca) or the Canadian Cancer Society (www.cancer.ca). Memories, pictures and condolences may be shared online at www.needhamjay.com.

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DE HOOG: Maartje “Mary” of London

Posted by on April 20, 2016

dehoog (edited)DE HOOG, Maartje “Mary” – Passed away peacefully on Monday, April 18th, 2016 at her residence at Westmount Gardens. She was born February 21st, 1923 in The Netherlands. Beloved wife of the late Teunis “Tom”. Dear sister of Arie (Cora) Tuyt of The Netherlands and Erica (Bill) Nuyens of London. Also remembered by many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Predeceased by her sister Dirkje and brothers Cornelius, Garrie and Simon. The memorial service will be conducted at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Saturday, April 23rd, 2016 at 10:30 a.m., with visitation one hour prior. Interment at Woodland Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Mary are asked to consider the London Regional Cancer Program. For information and online condolences, please visit www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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TAYLOR: Olive Hutchinson of Sarnia

TAYLOR, OLIVE HUTCHINSON – With a sad heart I announce the passing of my dear mother Olive Taylor Hutchinson (nee Cassels) on February 7, 2016.  Olive was born in Ayr, Scotland on June 30, 1924.  She is survived by her son Brian, sister-in-law Marie, nieces and nephews, and friends.  She is predeceased by her husband Douglas, parents, her brother David and brother-in-law Ian.  Olive served in the 2nd World War in Lockerby, Scotland.  My Mom was an avid golfer and curler at the Sarnia Golf & Curling Club.  She and Doug were married at St. Andrew’s Church in Sarnia, Ontario.  A graveside, committal and interment service will be held at Lakeview Cemetery on Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 11:00 a.m.  Memorial donations made to St. Joseph’s Hospice would be appreciated by the family.  Arrangements entrusted to the D.J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 102 Victoria Street North, Sarnia, Ontario.  Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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Washbrook, Doreen (nee MacMillan)

Posted by on April 20, 2016

Reunited with beloved late husband Harold (2007) on April 19, 2016 at the age of 88 years. Loving mother of Kenneth and wife Lynda Washbrook of Victoria B.C., Wendy and husband Stuart Stratton of Harrow, Keith and Nancy Washbrook of Windsor, Kevin Washbrook and Andrea Chapman of  Vancouver, B.C.  Dear daughter of the late Alexander and Clara MacMillan.  Loving grandmother of Daryn, Dennis, Monica, Kieren, Sarah, Amanda, Alex, Andy, Kelley, Mia, and Cole and by many great grandchildren.  Dear sister of Gloria Brazeau, Richard MacMillan and predeceased by sisters Gayle Newton and Lynne Ann Robert.  If you so desire, donations to the Shriners Crippled Children’s Fund would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Saturday from 3-5 and 7 until time of celebration of life at 7:30 pm at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841  Cremation to follow. Share memories, photos or make a donation at

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GAGNON: Gaëtan of L’Orignal

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gagnon gaëtanMr. Gaëtan Gagnon from L’Orignal passed away, at home surrounded by his children on Monday, April 18, 2016 at the age of 81. He was the beloved husband of the late Thérèse Gagnon nee Beaulne; the son of the late Floriant Gagnon and of the late Pauline Lamarche; the loving father of Alain (Debbie), Carole (Alain Lalonde), Monique (Robert Pilon), Andrée (Pierre Major), Lise, Linda (Gilles Loiselles) and Nathalie (Daniel St-Jean); the adored grandfather of many grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was predeceased by a sister Rachelle. He is survived by many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, cousins, nephews, nieces and friends. The family wishes to thank Roxane and Marc from Bayshore and the C.S.A.C for their good care and compassion.

Friends may call at Berthiaume Family Funeral Home. 1243, Lansdowne, Hawkesbury, Ontario (877) 632-8511, Saturday, April 23, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the F.X. Berthiaume Chapel of the funeral home on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 4 p.m.

For those who wish, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, 837, Pitt Unite # 1, Cornwall, Ontario, K6J 3S5 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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COOKE RIVERS: Ellen Louisa of Lachute originally from Bournemouth, England

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cooke rivers ellenEllen Louisa Cooke Rivers August 10, 1923 – April 8, 2016. Ellen was born in Bournemouth, England and passed away peacefully in Lachute, Québec at the age of 92. She was the daughter of the late Franklin Cooke and the late Elio Andrews; the spouse of the late Earl Arthur Rivers; the loving mother of Dianne (Stanley Petrica) and Mary-Ann (Joost Harwig); the adored grandmother of Jennifer (Zachary), Kurt (Andria), Mark (Milusha) and the great grandmother of Amber, Elliot, Hana and Anoush; the cherished aunt of Mary Page. She was predeceased by her sister Gladys. The family wishes to thank and send their appreciation to Lana and Beverly for their caring and watchfulness over Ellen in the last years of her life, also to the kind and dedicated staff of Jardin d’Audrey in St-André d’Argenteuil, Québec. Ellen immigrated to Canada as a war bride when she met and married Earl. Ellen and Earl spent most of their Canadian years in Deux Montagnes, Québec. They were very active in the community and enjoyed the friendship of many.

Funeral details were entrusted to Berthiaume Family Funeral Home 416, McGill, Hawkesbury, Ontario (877) 632-8511. A funeral service will be held at the Holy Family Church, 1001 Chemin d’Oka, Deux-Montagnes, QC on Thursday April 21th at 1 p.m. The family will be present from 12:30 p.m. to receive your condolences.

For those who wish donation to Alzheimer Society, C.P. 1852, Cornwall, Ontario, K6H 6N6 would be appreciated

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CANNONS: Edward “Ted” Stephen of Stirling and formerly Yellowknife

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imageCANNONS, Edward “Ted” Stephen – Of Stirling (formerly of Yellowknife), entered into rest at the Belleville General Hospital surrounded by family on Friday April 15th, 2016 in his 68th year. Dear son of the late Edward Charles Cannons and the late Bessie Ellen (Reddings). Cherished Father of Stephen (Rachel), Mark (Melanie) and Aimee.  Also lovingly remembered by his grandchildren; Jordon, Sara, Mitchell, Nathan and Mikaila. Dear brother of Shirley (Maurice), Betty (Ross), Darlene (Bob) and Karen (John). Dear uncle to many nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life will take place at the Wellington Town Hall, 246 Main St. from 2-4pm on Saturday April 23, 2016. Ted was dedicated to the wellbeing of Native youth. Memorial donations to the SideDoor Youth Ministries, Box 612, Yellowknife, N.W.T. X1A 2N5 would be appreciated.  Cremation Arrangements entrusted to STEELE FUNERAL HOME, Moira Street Chapel (613-968-2273)

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