BARLOW, John Richard of Cobourg, Ontario

Posted by on March 18, 2015

Barlow J2Passed away peacefully on Friday, March 13th, 2015, in his 85th year. Beloved husband of Janette his loving wife of 64 years. Dick leaves behind his children David (Julie), Margie (Scott), Jane (Colin), as well as his special grandchildren Kelly (Mike), Katrina (John), Martin (Alex), Whitney, and his eight loved great grandkids, Nate, J.R., Jacob, Justin, Tylah-Rose, Allana, Shawn, and Jace. Many thanks goes to doctors and nursing staff at Palliative Care at NHH. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at a later date. Those wishing may make a memorial donation to the Salvation Army or the NHH-Foundation. Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.

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MacLean, Barbara of Blenheim

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Barbara Weir (Fraleigh) MacLean of Blenheim passed away peacefully at Blenheim Community Village on Saturday March 14, 2015 at the age of 86.

Born in London, Ontario she was the beloved wife and partner of J. Lachlan MacLean (2010) and the daughter of the late Sidney A. and Cecille (McLurg) Fraleigh of Forest. The dear mother of Deborah Ann MacLean-Brine and her husband Bob Brine of London; the late Heather  Fraleigh MacLean- Meek (2004) and her husband  Fred Meek of  London ;  Ian Lachlan MacLean and his wife Mara Sperandio-MacLean of Vancouver;  Stephanie Lynn MacLean and her husband Ralph Romano of Blenheim. The adored grandmother of  Meggan Brine, Cameron Meek, Fiona Meek, Nicolas MacLean, Sophia MacLean, Clara Romano and Eric Romano.  Great -Grandmother of Heather Richmond. Dear Sister of Ann Manning (John) of Forest; Sidney Fraleigh Jr. (Velma) of Forest and Janet Smart (David) of Chatham.  Sister-in- law of Phyllis Nelson (William-2013) of Peterborough. Barb will be missed by her many close, loving friends and fondly remembered by a number of nieces and nephews.

Barbara graduated from the School of Journalism at University of Western Ontario in 1950, a member of Gamma Phi Beta Sorority. She married Lachlan in 1951 and their careers took them to Windsor, Toronto, Sarnia and Blenheim. Barb was a journalist for the Sarnia Observer newspaper, member of       I. O. D. E. in Sarnia and Blenheim and served as Regent of both chapters, a past president of University Women’s Club in Sarnia, and a member of the Golden Acres Curling /Club in Blenheim. She was active in St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Sarnia and her connections were strong as a CGIT leader and convener of Untied Church Women at Blenheim United Church, and in 1965, became the Christian Education Assistant there. She was a secondary school supply teacher in Kent County. Always an energetic volunteer, she was a past chairperson of the Chatham-Kent Advisory Board of the CNIB. She was an active supporter of the blind and deaf-blind and was named to the Board of Directors, Ontario Division for CNIB. After her retirement she never failed to contribute her help and advice to the many volunteers who offered their time and services to the CNIB. In 2001, Barbara received recognition from the federal government for outstanding service and contribution as a volunteer. A loving mother she looked forward, with great anticipation to the family cottage holidays at Hillsboro Beach. She was an ardent swimmer all her life, loved to travel and will be sorely missed by family and friends.

Barbara’s family is appreciative of the care and compassion provided by the staff of the Blenheim Community Village Nursing Home who cared for Barb over the past 10 years and particularly over this past month. The family also valued the medical care of Dr. Martha Clendenning.

Family and Friends are invited to the Blenheim Community Funeral Home on Friday March 27, 2015 for visitation from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. followed a memorial service and celebration of life at 3:00 p.m.  Interment will be at the Evergreen Cemetery, Blenheim, at a later date.  Memorial contributions to the Chatham-Kent Alzheimer’s Society’s Day Program, the Canadian National Institute of the Blind (Windsor -Essex-Kent District) or the Blenheim United Church Benevolent Fund are asked to be considered.

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BURGESS, Gerald Keith of Colborne, Ontario

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Burgess Gerald Mar 16Peacefully at Northumberland Hills Hospital, Cobourg, in his 81st year. Already missing him are his wife Gayle, daughters Andrea, Kirsten (Ralph), Elaine, son David (Ramona), and grandchildren Ava, Gabriella, Heather, Joshua and Heather. When his muscle disease caused quadriplegia, his positive outlook and courage were an inspiration to all. He was a pillar of strength and faith, and will be missed by all who knew him. Singer, Organist and Choir Director, Conductor – music was his love. With the Peterborough Singers, Ontario Cathedral Singers, and numerous church choirs for over 50 years – he made beautiful music.  Friends may call at MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 11 King Street West, Colborne, on Friday, March 27 from 2-4 p.m. and at MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King Street East, Cobourg from 7-9 p.m. Memorial Service will be held at St. George’s Anglican Church, Grafton on Saturday, March 28 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. George’s Anglican Church or Colborne Community Care, will be truly appreciated. Many thanks to the wonderful staff in ICU. Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.

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MANTO: Harold Lawrence of Hanover, formerly of the Chesley area

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Harold Manto CroppedHarold Lawrence Manto of Hanover, formerly of the Chesley area, passed away at Grey Bruce Health Services, Owen Sound on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 in his 96th year.

Loving father of Lee Vandenassem and her friend Paul Stever of Hanover, Lou (Ron) Talbot of Crawford and Lawrence Manto of Dyers Bay. Cherished grandfather of Aaron Manto, Rachel and Janet Vandenassem, Chris Gray and Alison Walter and great-grandfather of Alyssa, Brennan, Julia, Alayna, Logan, Aedan, Haley and Sophie. Harold will also be missed by his many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his wife Margaret, son-in-law Tony Vandenassem, sisters Maria, Lillian, Ruth, Gertrude and Clara, brother Herman and his parents, August and Mary (Schmidt) Manto.

Visitation will be held at Rhody Family Funeral Home, Chesley on Friday from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 p.m. where a funeral service celebrating Harold`s life will be held on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 1:00 pm. Spring interment in Chesley Cemetery.

Memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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FONGER, Ralph Royden of Lucan

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FONGER, Ralph Royden – Of Lucan, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at Longworth Retirement Living, in his 82nd year. Loving husband of Helen Elaine (Randall) Fonger. Cherished father of Nancy, Sharon, Ann and Paul. Beloved grandfather of nine and great-grandfather of four. A private service will be held at a later date. Flowers are gratefully declined. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Royden are asked to consider the London Health Sciences Foundation – Cancer Centre. For information and online condolences, please visit www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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WRIGHT: James Daniel

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With sadness, the family of James Daniel Wright announces his death on March 17, 2015 just short of his 90th birthday. James died peacefully at Bluewater Health, Sarnia Ontario, surrounded by family. Jim was predeceased by his beloved wife of nearly 50 years, Eileen Mary (Gold) in 1997. Devoted father to daughter Barbara of Sarnia, Ontario and to son Dan of Calgary, Alberta. Dear brother to Jean (and the late Archie) Murdoch of Toronto. Predeceased by his sister Mary (and the late Bruce) Ferron of Toronto and his parents James and Florence Wright of Petrolia. Lovingly remembered by his nieces and nephews, friends and colleagues, neighbors and all who knew him. Friends and family may visit at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, Ontario on Thursday March 19, 2015 from 7 to 9 p.m. A graveside service will be held Friday, March 20, 2015 at one o’clock p.m., at RESURRECTION CEMETERY, 1885 London Line, Sarnia. For those who wish, in lieu of flowers, donations in Jim’s memory to the Canadian Cancer Society – Patient Services would be greatly appreciated by the family. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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SMITH: Jean Alice of London

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It is with heartfelt sadness to announce the passing of Jean Alice Smith, at Chateau Gardens Nursing Home, Niagara-on-the-Lake, on Friday March 13, 2015, at the age of 89. Daughter of the late Sterling and Mary Smith, and step daughter of the late Doris Smith.
Dear sister of David (Gene Anne) Smith. Cherished aunt of Joshua (Brooke McDonald) and Sarah Smith. Thanks to the staff at Chateau Gardens, Niagara-on-the-Lake for their compassion and attentive care. Graveside service will be held at Woodland Cemetery, Springbank Drive, London, Ont on Wednesday March 18, 2015  at 1 pm. Arrangements entrusted to A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London, Ont (519)-433-5184. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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ANDRUS: Harry of London

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At Chartwell Royalcliffe Retirement Residence on Monday, March 16, 2015, Harry Andrus of London in his 68th year.  Beloved husband of the late Frances (Koena) Andrus. Dear brother-in-law of Mary Marroni.  Cremation has taken place. A. Millard George Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements 519-433-5184.  Online condolences memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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TYLER: Bruce of Waterdown

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Passed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Hamilton on Sunday, March 15, 2015 in his 74th year. Loved father of David Tyler, and Michelle Tyler (Mark Adeney). Survived by his mother Rose Mackey and sisters Rose Marie (Glenn) Jamieson, and Deb (Wayne) Marriette. Cremation has taken place. Family Graveside Service will be held at Grace Anglican Cemetery, Waterdown. Friends are invited to a reception at Mill St. & 5 American House, 324 Dundas St. E. (Corner of Mill St.), Waterdown on Friday, March 20, 2015 from 2 – 6 p.m. Donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Please sign the Tribute Wall at kitchingsteepeandludwig.com

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TOCCO, Antonino

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Suddenly, on March 17th, 2015 at the age of 76. Loving Husband to Jennie with whom they shared 50 years of marriage. Cherished Father to Christina (Elliot) Hoy, Michael (Kristina) Tocco, Patricia (John) Malisan and Angela Tocco. Proud Nonno to Olivia, Gabriel, Matthew, Scianna, Anthony and Lina. Survived by sister Fina of Sicily. Predeceased by parents Antonino and Serafina Tocco and siblings Grace, Peruccia, Vito and Filipo. Antonino will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Antonino came to Canada in 1958 to start a new life for himself and future family. He was most proud of his Italian heritage and continuing those traditions with his family and grandchildren. Antonino was retired from Ford Mo. Company with many years of dedicated service. He loved spending his free time with his family, gardening and in the past breeding canaries. If you so desire, donations to the Windsor –Essex County Humane Society would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Thursday and Friday from 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Prayers Friday at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Saturday at 9:15 a.m. from Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841 to Corpus Christi for Mass at 10:00 a.m. Entombment to follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Craig, Florence Patricia (Pat)

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Passed away suddenly on March 16, 2015 at the age of 85 years.  Beloved wife of the late William (2013), for 61 years.  Loving mother of John (Cheryl Roberts), Catherine (John) McMahon, Jim (Linda), Elizabeth Craig and Joe Craig. Cherished grandmother of MAC and Abigael, James (Robyn), Heather (Jesse) and Caitlin, Olivia and Emily, Alexandra and Victoria Symons, and Paige. Dear sister-in-law to Muriel Craig, Jane and Al Haworth, the late Robert Craig and sister to Michael Maher. Aunt Pat will be missed by her many nieces, nephews and cousin Ron Mutton. Pat was a Lab Technician for over 40 years with the Medical Laboratories of Windsor. She will also be missed by her many friends, colleagues and patients. Everyone knows that this Great Lady was at her happiest when she was holding court with a house full of family and friends and glass full of Scotch. She left in a hurry in order to spend St. Patrick’s Day with Mikey. If you so desire, memorial donations to the M.S. Society or the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Friday 3-5, 7-9 p.m. Funeral Saturday 11:30 a.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor 519-969-5841. Interment to follow. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

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Lawrenson, James (Jim)

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It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Jim on Monday March 16 at 89 years of age. His family is comforted knowing that he is now reunited with Frances his wife of 65 years. Beloved father to Heather Young and Shelley Loiselle (Wayne). His grandchildren Maureen Young, Lauren Teeple (Rantz), Matt Loiselle (Paulina) were the love of his life.   Jim was the son of the late Robert and Anne Lawrenson. Brother to John (Elaine), the late Alan (the late Elaine) and Elspeth (Bruce). Survived by several nieces and nephews. Jim joined the Navy at 17 years of age and served in World War II on convoy duty in the North Atlantic. He was a police officer for 14 years and was also past president of the Windsor Police Association. Jim was the Area Director for the Ontario Legal Aid Plan Essex County for 26 years – the only non-lawyer to hold such a position in the province. Founder of the George Smith Memorial Hockey Fund. Member of the Bendo Blazers Hockey Club for 40 years. The family would like to thank all the staff at Hotel – Dieu Complex Care 2 North for the compassionate care of our father – especially Shauna Carter who helped make Dad’s journey easier. We would also like to thank all the Bendo Blazers for their ongoing friendship of Jim. He thought the world of you. Special thanks to his best friend Jack Costello. If you desire memorial donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Wednesday 7 pm – 9 pm & Thursday 3 pm – 5 pm & 7 pm – 9 pm. Veteran’s Memorial Service under the auspices of Windsor Veteran’s Memorial Service Committee Thursday 7:30 pm. Funeral Service Friday 11:30 am at FAMILIES FIRST 1065 Lauzon Rd. East Windsor (519-969-5841). Interment Heavenly Rest Cemetery to follow.   Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

 

 

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Sparacino, Francesca Paola

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Peacefully, on March 17, 2015 with her loving family by her side at 93 years of age. Beloved Wife of the late Antonino (1980).  Loving Mother of Josephine Gervasi (Joe), Maria Stella Gucciardo (Vincenzo).  Dear Nonna of  Frank and Anthony Gervasi; Josie and Nelson Rocha, Fran and Marco Di Natale.  Bis-Nonna of Selena, Lauren, Marissa, Massimo, and Martina. Dear Daughter of the late Alberto Fazio and Maria Stella Mazzara. Dear Sister of the late Salvatore and Anita, Maria Candela (the late Giuseppe), the late Francesca and Salvatore Genova, Leonardo and Vita Fazio, Mario and Vera Fazio, the late Vito (Mommina) Fazio, and the late Gaspare Fazio (Donna) and survived by numerous Nieces and Nephews in Italy, Canada and the U.S.A. Special thanks to the staff of Malden Park 3 North & South for their kindness and support. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada (CCFC) would be appreciated. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

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HOLMAN: Lucy

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HOLMAN, Lucy, beloved, cherished wife of Ken Holman died on March 17th, 2015, following her inspirational walk with cancer. Loving mother of Kurt (Nellie) Holman, Keith Holman & Krystle (Justin) Rymer. Beloved siblings of Marillian (Ray) MacDougall, Erna (Doug) Pitt, George (Carolyn) Cornelissen, Hans (Karen) Cornelissen, Sheila (Rob) Sullivan, Anita (Jim) Smeekens, Beatrix (Tom) Enter & Cindy (Dace) Lawrence.  She also leaves a large extended family and many supportive friends.

Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Friday, March 20th, 2015, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Benedict Parish, 1011 Oak Ave., Sarnia, on Saturday, March 21st, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. Cremation will follow.

Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice or London Ovarian Cancer Run For The Cure (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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DUNN, Walter Edward of London

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DUNN, Walter Edward… Passed away peacefully with his wife, Barbara Lawrence – Dunn, at his side on Monday March 16, 2015 in London, Ont, in his 87th year. Loving father of Denis, Sherri, Brenda and their spouses, and step father to Patricia (Real), Mary Helen (Peter), and Rosemary (Syl). Predeceased by step children Douglas and Jane (David). Survived by his brother Jim of Nova Scotia, and several grand children and great grandchildren. Cremation has taken place. Interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London. A. Millard George Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements.

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NORTON: Roy of London

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Peacefully surrounded by his family at Victoria Hospital, London, on Monday, March 16, 2015, Roy Norton in his 100th year. Beloved husband of the late Madeline (McGuffin) Norton (1998). Cherished father of Patrick Norton and Robin Norton and his wife April, all of London. Loving grandpa of Christopher Norton and his wife Jodi, Meghann DeGraw and her husband Chris and great-grandpa of Sydney, Dakota and Riley. Dear brother of Mabel McCoy and brother-in-law Jack Lutman. Missed by his nieces, nephews and many friends. Predeceased by his sisters Ruby Pincombe, Ada Norton, Gladys Lutman, and his brothers Russell, Wilfred, Elmer Norton and brother-in-law Richard McGuffin and his wife Alice of Beaverlodge, Alberta. Friends will be received by the family from 2-4 and 7-9 pm on Thursday, March 19, 2015 at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London. The Celebration of Roy’s life will be held in the funeral home chapel on Friday, March 20, 2015 at 11 am, with Reverend Susan Cameron officiating. Burial in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, London, immediately after the service (appropriate outdoor footwear is advised). As an expression of sympathy memorial donations to Mount Zion United Church General Fund, 471 Ridgewood Crescent, London, ON N6J 2H6 would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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DAVIS: Kendrick of L’Orignal

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davis kendrickMr. Kendrick Davis from L’Orignal, passed away on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at the age of 82. He was the beloved husband of Nicole Lafrenière-Davis; the son of the late Vernal Davis and of the late Violet Chase; the beloved father of Jo-Ella (Ray), Karim (Marie-France), Dominique (Stef) and Mélanie (Michael); the loving grandfather of Sara, Jasmine, Adam, Jordyn, Marie-Ève, Théo and Jed; the dear brother of Jeannette. He also leaves two sisters-in-law: Daniele and Sylvie Lafrenière and many nephews, nieces and numerous friends. Ken was a poet, an actor, a teacher, a gardener, an amateur ornithologist and above all a friend like no other.

Friends may call at Berthiaume Family Funeral Home, 416, McGill Street, Hawkesbury, Ontario (877) 632-8511, Saturday, March 21, 2015 from 9:30 a.m. The funeral service will be held at the Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Hawkesbury, Ontario, on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 12:00 p.m.

For those who wish, donations to the Hawkesbury General Hospital Foundation, 1111, Ghislain St., Hawkesbury, Ontario, K6A 3G5 and/or to the Val Turton – Carl Osborne Foundation, 13 Mackintosh Street, Cocoyea, San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago would be appreciated.

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MINER: Marie of Hawkesbury

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miner marieMrs. Marie Miner from Hawkesbury passed away on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at the age of 89. She was the beloved wife of the late Paul Miner; the daughter of the late Philias Taillefer and of the late Eva Desjardins; the cherished mother of Nicole (late Paul Vivarais), Yvon (late Francine Gagnon, Diane LeClair Goulet), Michel (Lorraine Lavoie) and Ginette (André Masson); the loving grandmother of 9 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by one brother Sylvio (Berthe Beaupré). She also leave one brother-in-law, Rémi (Rita), one sister-in-law, Claudette (Gilbert) and many cousins, nephews, nieces and friends. The family would like to sincerely thank the Mon Chez Nous Retirement Home in Lefaivre for all the excellent care provided to their mother.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Berthiaume Family Funeral Home, 416, McGill Street, Hawkesbury, Ontario (877) 632-8511. The funeral service will be held at the St-Grégoire-de-Nazianze Church in Vankleek Hill, Ontario on Friday, March 20, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. The family will be present at church to receive your condolences from 10:30 a.m.

For those who wish, donations to the Mon Chez Nous Retirement Home, 2025 Lajoie Street, Lefaivre, Ontario, K0B 1J0 would be appreciated.

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LIVINGSTRONE: Wallace Albert of Markdale

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Livingston, WallaceLivingstone, Wallace – Passed away at Grey Bruce Health Services, Markdale, Tuesday March 17, 2015. Wallace Albert Livingstone of Markdale in his 89th year. Past Master of Hiram Lodge #490 and Past Worthy Patron of Order of the Eastern Star #170. Beloved husband of Mona Livingstone (nee Cronk). Dear father of Sandra Jackson (Brian) of Markdale, Karen Romanson (Paul) of London, and Fern Livingstone (Tim Pountney) of London. Loving grandfather of Scott Jackson (Entela) of Toronto, Carrie Greig (Shawn) of Chatsworth, Shawn Jackson (Ariel) of St. Catherines. Alicia Romanson (Matt Schmidt) of London, Clayton (Laura Elderidge) of London, Brady Romanson (Emily Kear) of Toronto, Katie Pountney and Jessica Livingstone-Pountney of London. Cherished great-grandfather of Jackson & Kailey Greig; Carter Jackson; Evan & Carson Schmidt. Predeceased by sisters Iona Jeffrey, Rita Howard and Bernice Mills.

The family will receive friends at the May Funeral Home, 63 Main St. E., Markdale, ON N0C 1H0, Friday from 2-4 p.m. & 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Annesley United Church, 82 Toronto St. South, Markdale,  Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Interment in Markdale Cemetery.

If desired, condolences for the family may be arranged through the May Funeral Home, 63 Main St. E., Markdale, N0C 1H0, http://www.mayfh.ca and donations to Centre Grey Health Services Foundation through https://www.canadahelps.org/en/.

Hiram Lodge will hold a masonic service in the funeral home Friday at 6:30 p.m., followed by an Order of the Eastern Star Service, all members welcome.

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KENNY: Joan Ileane

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Peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Monday, March 16, 2015, in her home, Joan Ileane Kenny passed away at the age of  83. Beloved wife of the late John Kenny (1988). Loving mother of Dan (Jennifer), Dennis (Judy), Dale (Chris), and Darlene (Ted). Cherished grandmother of Yolanda, Ryan, Jaclyn, Alicia, Jesse, Christina, Brandon, Jonathan, Kathryn and Kaitlyn. Treasured great-grandmother of Jonah and Angelika. Dear sister of Patricia (Tony) Faseruk and Judy Grainger. Will be missed by her trusty companion, her dog Sheena. Joan will be remembered by volunteering her time with St. Bartholomew Church, the Strangway Centre, St. Joseph’s Hospice, and several nursing homes. She lived a very active lifestyle and enjoyed being outside and tending to her garden.  Joan was the organizer and founder of Bridges to Health at Central United Church; as well as a Reiki Master and Yoga Instructor. She took great pride in her beautiful yard, and shared her creative side by making personalized cards.  Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Thursday, March 19, 2015, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at St. Bartholomew’s Church, 718 Cathcart Boulevard, Sarnia, on Friday, March 20, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. with family and friends being received one hour prior. Interment to follow in Lakeview Cemetery, 1016 Colborne Rd., Sarnia. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice or Habitat for Humanity (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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GESCHIERE: Jacobus “Jack”

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Geschiere, Jacobus (Jack), age 81; surrounded by his family, passed from this earth to be with his Saviour and Lord on Sunday, March 15, 2015 at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia. Loving husband of Wilhelmina Geschiere (Overgaauw) for 57 years. A much loved father to Charles Geschiere (Dawn), Jim Geschiere (Janet), Caroline Fillekes (David) and David Geschiere (Susan); beloved Opa to 17 grandchildren and one great granddaughter. A cherished brother to Lein Geschiere (Cathrien) and Mien Verhage (Lou) in the Netherlands and a special uncle to many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, brother Jos, and sisters Maatje and Corrie of the Netherlands. A faithful servant of the Lord. Psalm 63:2, 3. Visitation will be held at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Living Hope Christian Reformed Church, 1281 Exmouth St,  Sarnia, on Thursday, March 19, 2015, at 1:30 p.m. Sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to Christian Reformed World Renew or the Sarnia Christian School (cheques only at the funeral home).

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JOYCE: Joseph

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Peacefully at Bluewater Health on Sunday, March 15, 2015, Joseph Joyce passed away at the age of 74. Much-loved husband of Donna Joyce. Adored father of Cary (Samantha) Joyce. Loved brother of Harry (Linda) Joyce, Bruce (Debbie) Joyce, and Jane (Dave) Hardy. Dear brother-in-law of Joe (Dolly) Phibbs, Avis (Harvey) Carter, Ruth (Norm) McCready, Vern (Pauline) Phibbs, Wayne (Emily) Phibbs, Bunny (Burt) Barnes, and Trent (Gale) Phibbs. Cherished uncle of his special niece Jennifer (Ray) McLaughlin. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Loved son of the late Harry and Mary Joyce. Predeceased by his brother Maurice, sisters Margaret Parsons and Shirley Huxted, and brothers-in-law Rolly Phibbs and Cameron Phibbs. Joe was a kind and compassionate man who loved entertaining his family and friends with his witty remarks. A special thank you to the family angels for visiting and staying with Joe while he was in the hospital. We greatly appreciate your kindness. Cremation has taken place. At Joe’s request, there will be no visitation or service held. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice. Arrangements entrusted to SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia.

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WEISS: Jean M. (Phillips) of Sarnia

WeissWEISS, JEAN MABLE (nee Phillips) – Surrounded by family at Marshall Gowland Manor on Sunday, March 15, 2015, Jean Mable Weiss died comfortably and at peace at the age of 87. Beloved partner and best friend of J. Doug McFadden (and formerly her late husband Jack Weiss). Loving mother of Wayne (Laura), Warren (the late Sharon), Owen (Sherry), Scott , David (June), Alan (Michelle), Lynn (Greg) Mathieson, Paul (partner Michelle). Cherished grandmother of Janet (Jeff) Vince, and their children Matthew, Kyle, Jake and Brett; Heather (Dwayne) Whelpley and their children, Ryan and Lauren; Angela Scott, and her children Brooklyn and Harlee; Christopher Scott and his children; Brandon, George and Oliva ; as well as her great great grandson Liam; Parker and Sidney Weiss; Jennifer and Danny Weiss, and Tanis and Michael Mathieson. Sadly missed by in-laws Bill (Marion) Weiss, Geraldine (Weiss) Ziegler, Bob (Nancy) Weiss, many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents Violet & Ellwood Phillips and siblings, Stewart (Doris), Frank Phillips, Dorothy (Owen) Lockhart, Irene (Lloyd) Burley, Alex (Jean) Phillips, Harry Phillips (Mae), and grandson Justin Boudreau Weiss. Also predeceased by brother-in-law “Skip” David Ziegler, and sister-in-law Mary (nee Weiss) Heffron. Jean cherished family get-togethers and dinners, golfing with family and friends at Confederation GCC, and playing bridge with her sisters and sisters-in-law. She enjoyed her many trips to Florida, Mississippi and, in particular, the numerous vacations in Hawaii. Also important to her was the large social network she shared, including the comradery, dances and meat raffles at the Royal Canadian Legion. She loved a good house party with plenty of dancing and singing – a quality passed on to her children and grandchildren. Foremost in her life was her love of family – without a doubt. Cremation has taken place. A memorial visitation will be held at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431 Christina St. N., Sarnia, on Sunday, March 22, 2015 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. . A celebration of Jean’s life will be held in the McKenzie & Blundy Chapel on Monday, March 23, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. Interment to follow at Lakeview Cemetery. Family would like to express our sincerest appreciation to the many friends and relatives who visited, and to the doctors, staff and volunteers at Marshall Gowland Manor for making Mom’s lengthy stay as comfortable and pleasing as possible, under the circumstances. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to Alzheimer Society Sarnia-Lambton, 420 East St. N., Sarnia, N7T 6Y5. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

A tree will be planted in memory Jean Weiss of in the McKenzie & Blundy Memorial Forest. Dedication service Sunday, September 20th, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at the Wawanosh Wetlands Conservation Area.

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PRESCOTT, Irene of Cobourg, Ontario

Posted by on March 17, 2015

Prescott IrenePassed away peacefully on Sunday, March 15th, 2015 at Northumberland Hills Hospital in Cobourg surrounded by close family. She leaves behind her loving and devoted husband, Allan Prescott, and beloved children, Elizabeth (George), Bob, and Joanne (Herb), and Albert. Predeceased by brothers Allen, Clifford, Robert, Mervin, and Harold and daughter Tammy. “Grandma Nana” was a spirited and loving grandmother to Beth (James), Felisha (Tim), George, Amy (Mike), Kristy (Bill), and Crystal. Great-grandmother to Jacob and Morgan, and aunt and great-aunt to many, many nieces and nephews. At the family’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Salvation Army. At this difficult time, please keep Allan Prescott in your thoughts.

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VADER: LaVern Elwood of Belleville

Posted by on March 17, 2015

Vader, LaVern Elwood – peacefully at home on Monday, March 16, 2015 in his 91st year. Son of the late Launcelotte and Amelia Vader. Beloved husband of Lola (nee Dent) of Belleville. Loving father of Lance (Ruth) Vader, Farley (Brenda) Vader both of Belleville, Rita (Brian) Legge of Kitchener and Melanie (Warren) Windsor of Corbyville. Cherished grandfather Jason, Angela, Kerissa, Nathan, Meghan, Katlyn, Darcy, Erika, Leah and Alex and great grandfather of Molly, Harrison, Nolan, Gavin, Curtis, Keira, Kami, Rylan, William, Casey and Austin. LaVern is survived by his sister Jean Sills of Belleville. He will be fondly remembered by several nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his brothers, Clinton, Jack and Dean Vader.

Friends are invited to call at the Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel, 30 Moira Street West (613-968-2273) on Thursday evening from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Friday, March 20th, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. (visitation from noon until service). Spring Interment at Foxboro Cemetery.

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