ALLEN: George Thomas ‘Pip’ of Waterdown, Ontario

Posted by on January 21, 2014

George Allen PhotoPassed away peacefully on Monday, January 20, 2014 at Joseph Brant Hospital, Burlington in his 92nd year. Devoted husband of his wife June for 70 years. Loved father of Tom (Julie), Marilyn, Barbara (Ron) Tomiuck, and Bob (Cindy). Adored by his eight grandsons and seven great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his daughter Judy and his brother Jim. George lived his entire life in Waterdown. Commonly known as Pip, he was loved and respected by everyone who knew him for his humorous stories, quick wit and genuine love of people. Pip developed a real passion for flying during his service with the Royal Canadian Air Force during WWII. Later he joined the Waterdown Legion and was recently recognized with 50 years membership. He was also a member of the Waterdown Masonic Lodge for 60 years as well as a Past President and member of the Rotary Club of Waterdown with over 58 years in the club. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held at KITCHING, STEEPE & LUDWIG FUNERAL HOME, 146 Mill St., N., Waterdown on Thursday from 7-9 p.m. with a Legion Service at 8 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, January 24, 2014 at 11 a.m. with visitation from 10 – 11 a.m. Reception will follow at the Waterdown Legion. Donations to the Royal Canadian Legion, Waterdown Branch #551 would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Please sign the Book of Condolence at www.kitchingsteepeandludwig.com

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COTTERILL: Kenneth William of Freelton, formerly of Brampton

Posted by on January 21, 2014

Kenneth CotterillPassed away at Hamilton General Hospital on Sunday, January 19th, 2014, at the age of 85. Beloved husband and best friend of Joan Irene (Faulkner). Joan was the love of his life. Loving father of Valerie (Millen) and her husband Doug, Robert and his wife Veronica. He is survived by his brother Ronald in Australia, brother Clive and sister Gillian in England. Cherished grandfather of Kelly (Matt), Kristen (Chris), Adam, Andrea, Nicole and Kenneth. He also had three great-grandchildren Carter, Kaitlyn and Liam. Ken as he is known to his friends, was an accomplished trumpet player and conductor. He loved to play golf and his newest hobby was wood carving. His work with Kiwanis saw him serve as President of the Flower City Club in Brampton, Lt. Governor of District 7 and Governor of Eastern Canada and the Caribbean. For 19 years he was conductor and arranger of music for the City of Brampton Concert Band. Ken was often playing his trumpet at Strabane United Church in Freelton, and at Remembrance Day services for the local schools. He has received many honours and awards throughout his lifetime, a few of those being Brampton Citizen of the Year and Government of Canada Award. A Private Memorial Service is being held by the family and there will be a public Celebration of his Life at a future date this summer.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Kiwanis International Foundation which serves children all over the world. Please sign the Book of Condolence at www.kitchingsteepeandludwig.com

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TEDFORD; Wm. Francis of R.R. 2, Lakefield

Posted by on January 20, 2014

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Passed away peacefully at the P.R.H.C. on Monday January 13, 2014.  Francis Tedford of R.R. 2, Lakefield in his 97th year, beloved husband of 72 years to Isabel (Freeburn).  Loving father of Gwenda Ray (Walter) and Yvonne Park (Larry) all of Warsaw, Gail Oke (Jim) and Bill Tedford (Cheryl) all of Lakefield.  Grandpa ‘T’ will always be loved and remembered by Valerie, Cindy, Cameron, Stacey, Beverley, Brad, Travis, Tyler, Sherri and Will and by his great granddaughters Madelyn, Grace and Emily.  Also survived by his sister-in-law Gwen Tedford.  Predeceased by his parents Will and Edith Tedford, sister Evelyn Tedford and brothers Gerald (Dorcas) and Elmer Tedford.  A private family service has taken place at THE HENDREN FUNERAL HOMES, LAKEFIELD CHAPEL.  As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or a charity most meaningful to the donor.  Friends may send condolences to Francis’ family by visiting www.hendrenfuneralhome.com or by calling 705-652-3355.

 

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MULLEN: Bryan Bruce of R.R. #1 Buckhorn formerly of Toronto

Posted by on January 20, 2014

MULLEN: Bryan Bruce

I, Bryan Bruce Mullen from East York and former owner of the Wallace Tavern, passed away in my home in Catchacoma on Thursday January 16th, 2014 after dealing with COPD. (Stop Smoking People!) I have kicked the bucket and gone to meet my maker! I will be cremated, so I won’t be six feet under nor pushing up daisies. I will no longer drink “just water”! Our family motto is “Humour and Hugs”. Please give my family lots of hugs. On the family note, I’ve left behind my beautiful daughter Melissa and my grandsons, the future N.H.L. Stars, Tyson, Austin and Owen; my strong son Moses; my sweet brown eyed girl Beth, her husband Jason and my granddaughter Avalon. I will miss my very special girl Frankily Dankily. Most of all, I leave behind my amazing wife Debby, who does absolutely everything! She never ceased to amaze me! I would like to dedicate the song “Venus” by Frankie Avalon to my loving family. At my request, a Celebration of my Life will be held at a later date. Stay Tuned! Arrangements entrusted to THE HENDREN FUNERAL HOMES, LAKEFIELD CHAPEL. Memorial donations may be made to the Lung Association as expressions of sympathy. You can do this by contacting the funeral home at www.hendrenfuneralhome.com or by calling 705-652-3355.

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CAVILL, Joe of R.R. #4 Chesley

Posted by on January 20, 2014

Cavill, JosephJoseph Grant Cavill of R.R. #4 Chesley, passed away suddenly at Grey Bruce Health Services, Owen Sound on Sunday, January 19, 2014 in his 57th year.

 

Loving father of Shelby (Brad Johnson) of Fort McMurray, Alberta and Ricki of Chesley. Joe will be fondly remembered by his siblings Jim (Bonnie), Jack (Ellen) all of R.R. #3 Chesley, Janet (Don) Gransden of Owen Sound and Joyce McDonald (Bob Barfoot) of Walkerton. Sadly missed by his former wife Pam Cavill of Chesley. He was predeceased by his brother-in-law Dale McDonald and his parents, Grant and Florence (MacDonald) Cavill.

 

Visitation will be held at Rhody Family Funeral Home, Chesley on Wednesday from 5 – 9 p.m. where a funeral service celebrating Joe’s life will be held on Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 1 p.m. Spring interment in Chesley Cemetery.

 

Memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Chesley Hospital Foundation or Ontario SPCA would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

 

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Grahame, Audrey Mary (nee Haigh)

Posted by on January 20, 2014

Passed away on January 16, 2014 at the age of 89. Beloved wife to the late Hugh Grahame (1973). Loving mother to the late Stuart (1971). Cherished aunt of Lloyd Grahame of Kingsville, Linda Harvey and Suzanne Tomlin both of England. Dear friend to the late of Leo Laframboise. Cremation services have taken place. A Graveside service will be held at a later date at Victoria Memorial Gardens. Arrangements entrusted to Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

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WILLFANG; Roy of Hanover

Posted by on January 20, 2014

WILLFANGwebRoy Willfang, of Hanover, passed away at Hanover and District Hospital on Monday, January 20, 2014.  He was 84.

Born in Neustadt on December 1, 1929 to Henry and Emma (nee Scheerer) Willfang. Roy was a Cabinet Maker and Furniture Finisher for Knechtels for over 30 years.

Survived by wife Edna (nee Wilken) of Hanover, children Sandra (Richard) Ermel of Hanover, Larry (Flora) Willfang of Port Elgin, Judy (Gordon) Thompson of Kincardine, Brian (Mary) Willfang of Hanover, grandchildren Erin (Craig), Kerri, Dave (Kathy), Dean (Terrill), Dustin, Sean, Jeff (Erin), Michael, Calvin, Beth and great grandchildren Matthew, Makenzie, Kyle, Tristan and Garrett.  Also survived by brothers Allan “Lefty” (Joy) Willfang of Hanover, sisters Oleda  Pries of Hanover, Esther Wettlaufer of  Walkerton, sister-in-law Marybelle Willfang of Kitchener, several nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by brothers Menno,  Walter, Harvey and a sister Violet.

Visitation will be  held at Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover, on Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 pm.  A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 11:00 am, at St. Matthew’s Ev. Lutheran Church. Rev. John Polacok officiating.  Interment in Hanover Cemetery, Hanover.

Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the charity of your choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.  Register book available at www.mightonfuneralhome.ca

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KERKHOF; Jacobus “Jake” of Hanover

Posted by on January 20, 2014

KERKHOFwebJacobus “Jake” Kerkhof, of Hanover, passed away at Hanover and District Hospital on Sunday, January 19, 2014.   He was 84.

Born in Den Haag, Holland on August 31, 1929 to Johannes and Cornelia (Steijger) Kerkhof.  Jake was employed as a Repairman at Durham Furniture.

Survived by children Margaret (Bryan) Crispin of Hanover, John (Carolyn) Kerkhof of Halifax, Paul (Susan) Kerkhof of London, Wilma (Vince) Poechman of Hanover, loving grandchildren Canda (Justin) Dixon, Nancy (Brooks) Pfaff, Jorge (Shelee) Crispin, Nick (Rachelle) Kerkhof, Elizabeth Kerkhof, Kimberly Kerkhof, Jennifer Kerkhof, Lisa Kerkhof, Craig Poechman, Jason Poechman, great grandchildren Mia  and Jayce. Jake will be fondly remembered by his brother Martein (Wil) Kerkhof of Holland, two sister in laws in Canada and a brother in law in the U.S.A. as well as many nieces and nephews in Canada, Holland and the U.S.A.  Jake will be remembered by his family friend Tine Shipper in Holland. Predeceased by his four sisters, one brother and many brothers and sisters in laws in Canada, Holland and the U.S.A.

Visitation will be held at Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover, on Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 pm. A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, January 24, 2014 at 10:30 am, at Holy Family Church.   Cremation with inurnment in Columbarium Wall at Hanover Cemetery, Hanover.

Memorial donations to the Alzheimer’s Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.  Register book available at www.mightonfuneralhome.ca

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FOURNIER: Mary Florence of Wasaga Beach

Posted by on January 20, 2014

Fournier0002Died peacefully on Sunday January 19, 2014 at her home surrounded by family at the age of 66.  Mary of Wasaga Beach, beloved wife of Ronald Fournier.  Loving mother of Christopher (Paulina Finak), Robert (Julie) and Anna Marie (Wilson Dickey).  Cherished grandmother of Abigail and Easton Dickey and  Harrison and Claudia Fournier.  Dear sister of Gerry Derouin (the late Judy), Elizabeth (the late Paul Temple) and the late Donald Derouin.  Dear sister-in-law of Rick Fournier, Randy (Joyce) Fournier and Carol (Allen) Wickem.  Mary will also be missed by her many nieces and nephews: Mark, Laura, Kevin, Traci, Matthew, Pamela, Mary, Catherine, Fred, David, Heather, Corey, Stephanie, Carly, Ryan, Scott and Kyle and their families.  Mary is predeceased by her parents Rene and Anne Laura Derouin and her in-laws Henri and Angela Fournier. A private family service will be held.  If desired, remembrances to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation would be appreciated by her family.  Arrangements under the direction of the Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home – Wasaga Beach Chapel.  To sign the Book of Memories, log on to www.carruthersdavidson.com

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HACQUARD: Raymond Alcide of Wasaga Beach

Posted by on January 20, 2014

Hacquard (2)Passed away peacefully on Sunday January 19, 2014 at Hospice Simcoe with his family at his side at the age of 45.  Ray of Wasaga Beach, beloved husband and best friend of Tina.  Loving father of Breanna, Zachary and Natasha.  Dear brother of Carole (Dan Brousseau), Claude and Alain (Johanne).  Loving son of Roger and Denise Hacquard and son-in-law of Alexis Waldriff (Bob) and the late Allan Shortt (Debra).  Dear brother-in-law of Todd Shortt (Tarian), Kim (Chris Cathers) and Erin (Derrick Desilets).  Cherished uncle of Ajay, Kayla, Paige, Chloe, Jenna, Noah, Jaxon, Aidan and Jada.  Ray was a much loved and respected man in his community.  He will be missed by all those whose life he touched.  Friends are invited to join the family for a Memorial Service to celebrate his life at the Clearview Community Church, 1070 County Road 42, Stayner on Wednesday January 22, 2014 at 1 o’clock.  Reception to follow.  If desired, remembrances to Hospice Simcoe would be appreciated by Ray’s family.  Arrangements under the direction of the Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home – Stayner Chapel.  For further information and to sign the Book of Memories, log on to www.carruthersdavidson.com

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DUNK: Hubert Oliver, Sr., of London

Posted by on January 20, 2014

Dunk - editedPeacefully at his residence on Sunday, January 19th, 2014, Hubert Oliver Dunk, Sr. of London, at the age of 70.  Beloved husband of Elta Leonie Dunk.  Cherished father of Tanya Reymer, H. Oliver Dunk, Jr., Lisa Dunk, Nadine Dunk and Stephen Dunk (Seanna).  Loved by grandchildren Shiloh, Michael, Alicexandra, Ainsley Olivia and Braeden.  Survived by 15 siblings.  Oliver will also be missed by his aunt, Cynthia Thomas, and by his in-laws Fay and Everett Tomlinson.  Predeceased by his parents Albert and Janet Dunk.  The funeral service will be conducted at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Friday, January 24th, 2014 at 1:00 p.m., with visitation from 11:00 a.m.  Interment at Woodland Cemetery.  Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Oliver are asked to consider The Kidney Foundation of Canada.  Online condolences may be made at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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HAMILTON: Eleanor “El” Louise, of London

Posted by on January 20, 2014

Hamilton, Eleanor - DO NOT ERASEHamilton, Eleanor 2 - DO NOT ERASEIt is with great sadness that the family of Eleanor Louise Hamilton announces her passing on Monday, January 20th, 2014 at University Hospital, London, Ontario.  She is survived by her loving and devoted husband, Herb Hamilton; son Rick Jones (Rosalie), granddaughter Nicole Jones deRooy (Jason), and their son Rohan; daughter Barbara Freeman (Dave), granddaughter Tracee Nilsson (Peter) and their daughter, Kristina; and granddaughter Kimberlee Freeman; and son Bill Hamilton (Nancy) and grandchildren Tom, Heather and David Hamilton.  Eleanor was predeceased by her loving first husband, Bill Jones, and their daughter, Maureen, as a result of a tragic car accident in Saskatoon in 1956.   She was also predeceased by her granddaughter, Natel Jones; and her siblings Jack, Betty, Phyllis and Peggy.  Eleanor was born in Toronto on August 28, 1924, daughter of Ralph and Phyllis (Sinclair) Price.  She married Bill in Toronto before he was deployed overseas during World War II and upon his return they moved to his home in Saskatoon.  During the war years, Eleanor and her sisters were well known in the Toronto area as the “Four Gorgeous Price Sisters” as they worked for the Red Cross to assist with the war effort.  In 1964, Herb and El were married and enjoyed almost 50 happy years together.  They loved to travel and were avid golfers.  They enjoyed these activities up until the fall that hampered El’s mobility.  Mom was devoted to her family and it was her joy to have become a great grandmother twice in recent years.  The family would like to give our sincere thanks to the staff of the 4th floor and Palliative Care at University Hospital for their kindness to both Mom and the family during her final days.  We would also like to thank the staff at Extendicare for their care of El over the past two and one-half years.  It was Mom’s wish that there not be a funeral and that her cremated remains be interred in Saskatoon.  The family will gather to remember the good times and raise a glass to a wonderful daughter, sister, wife, mother and nana.  Online condolences may be made at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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BANTING, Daniel (Dan) ~ Retired Staff Superintendent Peel Regional Police

Posted by on January 20, 2014

dan bantingIt is with deep sadness, the family of Dan Banting announce his passing at the Kingston General Hospital on Friday January 17, 2014 after a courageous battle with Cancer, surrounded by family and close friends. Daniel Lee Banting of Lansdowne age 66 years. Beloved husband of Wendy (Willie) Ritchie-Banting and his step-son Todd Ritchie and his wife Jenni of Erin. Dan is also survived by several family members. Pre-deceased by his parents Gomer (Bus) and Violet Banting.

Family and friends will be received at the Barclay Funeral Home, 1033 Prince Street, Lansdowne, on Tuesday Jan. 21, 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. The Funeral service will be held in the Chapel on Wednesday Jan. 22, 2014 at 1 p.m. In memory of Dan, donations to the University Hospitals Kingston Foundation Cancer Clinic or the Gananoque and District Humane Society would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Messages of Condolence may be sent online at www.barclayfuneralhome.com

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THORNE: Robert Charles of Port Elgin

Posted by on January 20, 2014

???????????????????????????????After a long, brave struggle, Robert Charles Thorne in his 64th year, passed away on Monday, January 20th, 2014, peacefully at home, with his family by his side.  Lumina Marie was blessed to have been his wife for the past 41 years.  Bob was a devoted father to his eight children:  Leanne Seguin & friend Sean Edwards, Colleen Eastwood and husband Scott, Michelle Vance and husband Shawn, Lorri Cook and husband Shawn, all of Port Elgin; Cherie Thorne and friend Danny Pawlenko of Toronto, Tony Thorne & friend Jane Twemlon of Ottawa, Mitch Thorne & fiancé Julia Squire of Kitchener, and Tyronne Thorne and wife Maggie of London.  Seventeen grandchildren and two great grandchildren were honored to have Papa Bob as their grandfather.  Many pleasurable hours were spent with his brothers: Don Thorne (Marion), and Tom Thorne (Joleen) of Port Elgin, and Budd Thorne (Mae) of Fergus.   Predeceased by his father, Jack (Tony) Thorne, and his Mother, Laura (Larry) Thorne.

Bob loved car races and his passion was showing his Javelin.  Bob was a faithful employee at Ziegler Lumber for the past 29 years.  He was also the Superintendant of Waterloo House for 20 years of this time.

A celebration of his memorable life will be held at the Port Elgin Chapel of the TA Brown Funeral Home, 510 Mill Street, 519-832-2222, with  visitation on Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014, from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 pm,  and the Funeral Service on Thursday, January 23rd, 2014,  at  11 am,  with Pastor Bob Johnston officiating.  Honorary pall bearers will be his 3 sons, and 3 brothers.  A reception will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion, Port Elgin, following the service. 

Bob was one of a kind, and will be missed by many, including his wee dog, a constant companion, Angel.

Thank you to the VON nurses for their compassionate care.  To Bob Johnson for his inspiring visits.  To Dr. Qawi for the care she gave to him over the past seven years.  A special thank you to Dr. McCulloch for the devotion and care he gave to our beloved husband, father and brother.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to one of the following:  Canadian Cancer Society, Canadian Diabetes Foundation or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Rest in Peace dear kind soul.  Our time with you was far too short, but we are better people because of it.

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Tolboom: George of London

Posted by on January 20, 2014

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At Parkwood Hospital, London on Monday, January 20, 2014, George Tolboom in his 91st year. Beloved husband of the late Rachel Ann (nee Mahon) (1993). Loving father of William Sommerville and his wife Sharon. Dear brother of Wulfert of Winnipeg, Manitoba and Edward of Kelowna, British Columbia. Also missed by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, Leo (1962) and Johanna (1981) and his sister Phyllis (1950). George served as flight engineer with RCAF WWII. He was an honorary and past president of London and St. Thomas Association of Realtors and he was a member of the Highland Country Club. At the request of the deceased there will be no visitation or service. A private family interment at Clipperton Cemetery will be held at a later date.  As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the London Regional Cancer Program, 747 Baseline Road East, London, ON N6C 2R6. A. Millard George Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements (519-433-5184). Online condolences, memories and photographs can be shared at www.amgfh.com

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Bettam, Reginald of Barrie, Ontario

Posted by on January 20, 2014

regBETTAM, Reginald (1931-2014) – Passed away peacefully on January 15 at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH) in Barrie surrounded by his family, after a lengthy battle with leukemia. He was the devoted beloved husband of Rita for 54 years, and father of Michael (Wendy Grennier), Colin, Catherine and Sean (Naomi Kawahara). Reg was proud grandfather of Matthew, Meagan, Cole, Cameron, Jessica, Alison, Ella & Henry. He was predeceased by his brother Leslie and is survived by his sister-in-law Peggy of Worcester, England.
A native of Worcester, Reg moved to Canada in 1956, bringing with him a love of tea and Cadbury chocolate, and a strong work ethic. His most enduring traits were his infectious smile and his penchant for treating anyone he encountered equally and with unreserved respect. He earned the admiration of many throughout a career in management roles in a variety of manufacturing industries, and he gave generously of himself to his community through organizations such as the Knights of Columbus, the Barrie British Club and the Irish Claddagh Club, as well as by coaching youth soccer and teaching newcomers to Canada to read English.
The RVH was Reg’s home-away-from-home for the past 16 years as a member of the RVH Auxiliary. His cheerful dedication to serving every patient, physician, staff member, visitor and fellow volunteer that he met, earned him a Hospital Auxiliaries Association of Ontario’s Provincial Life Membership Award just two months ago, in recognition of his longstanding and reliable service. In lieu of flowers, donations in Reg’s name would be gratefully accepted by the RVH Auxiliary.?
Royal Victoria Regional Cancer Care Centre
201 Georgian Dr., Barrie, ON L4M 6M2

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Mickle: Dylan Wilson of London

Posted by on January 20, 2014

 

24362 MickleUnexpectedly at home and with much sadness and heartache, on Friday, January 17, 2014, Dylan Wilson Mickle of London in his 21st year. Cherished son to Dian Wilson and Tim Mickle. Dear brother to Liam Wilson Mickle. Proud grandson to Jean Wilson (the late Warren “Poppa” Wilson (2013)) of London and Linda Turner of Goderich and Bill Mickle of London. Much loved nephew to Barry Wilson (Lise McAuley) of Point-Claire, QC. Karen Wilson (George McCluskey), Brian (Lori) Mickle, David Mickle (Liane Franklin) and Jeff Mickle all of London. Sadly missed by his cousins and friends. Friends will be received by the family on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 from 6-9 pm at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London. Cremation.  A Memorial Service will be conducted at St. Anne’s Anglican Church, 1344 Commissioners Road West, London on Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 11:00am with Reverend Canon Janet Lynall officiating. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the Lung Association, 480 Egerton, London, ON N5W 3Z6 and Alzheimer Society of London 435 Windermere Road London, Ontario N5X 2T1. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

 

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van der Hooft, Maisie (Waldron) of Appin, ON

Posted by on January 20, 2014

van der Hooft, MaisieAt Four Counties Health Services, Newbury on Sunday, January 19, 2014, Maisie van der Hooft of R.R. 4 Appin in her 92nd year.  Beloved wife of Leonard for nearly 69 years.  Dear mother of Howard, Paul and the late Roger (2009) (Gail).  Survived by 1 sister, Shelagh Lynham and sister-in-law of Edith Waldron, Willie (Lori) van der Hooft, Eileen van der Hooft.  Fondly remembered by several nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by her infant grandson, sister Pearl Thomas (late Bryn), brother Eric and brothers-in-law, Joe and Fred van der Hooft and her parents Margaret and Albert Waldron.  Relatives and friends will be received at the Van Heck Funeral Home, 172 Symes St., Glencoe on Wednesday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m.  where the Memorial service will be held on Thursday, January 23 at 1:30 p.m.  Interment to follow at the Appin Cemetery.  Memorial donations may be made to the Four Counties Health Services Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society or charity of your choice.

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O’NEILL; Janice of Strathroy

Posted by on January 20, 2014

O’Neill, Janice – It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Janice Margaret O’Neill (Chalk) on Sunday January 19th, 2014. Beloved mother of Kathleen Kersey and mother-in-law of Jim Kersey, Strathroy. Loving grandmother of Stephanie and Jacqueline. Predeceased by her dear husband Ronald O’Neill (1995), her sisters Betty Smyth (Woodstock), Barbara Dertinger (Delhi), her brothers Frank (Woodstock) and Jeffery (R.A.F WW11). Survived by her sisters-in-law Maidie Chalk (Woodstock) and Margaret O’Neill (Waterville, N.S) and her brothers-in-law Joe Dertinger (Delhi) and Donald MacIntosh (New Glascow, N.S). Janice proudly served in the R.C.A.F during WW11. A private family service will be held at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital or your charity of choice. Online condolences accepted at www.denningfuneralhomes.com.  A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Janice.

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Jordan: Michael Thomas

Posted by on January 20, 2014

It is with deeply saddened hearts that the family announces the sudden passing of Michael Thomas Jordan of Sarnia at the age of 60. Beloved husband and best friend of Cathy for over 40 years. The best Dad ever of Courtney Jordan (Bryan Ostachuk), Kendra Jordan and Riley (Tyler) Bissonnette. The best grandpa ever of Harper and Marley. Dear brother of Frank Jordan, Patti Jordan, Kathie Jordan, brother-in-law of Gary Laird, Paul (Dora) Laird and Kevin (Lori) Laird. Loving uncle of Cody, Bridgette, Kelly Laird, Keira and Quinn Jordan. Best friends with Carl (Renee) Kongas. Predeceased by his parents Lois and Thomas Jordan, sister Ellen Jordan. Family and friends will be received at Smith Funeral Home 1576 London Line, Sarnia on Tuesday January 21, 2014 from 3:00 to 5:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Wednesday January 22, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. Cremation to follow. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the charity of your choice (cheques only at the funeral home please). Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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Reid, Everett Mills of Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on January 20, 2014

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97 years, passed away, surrounded by his family, at Royal Oak Long Term Care, Kingsville on Sunday, January 19, 2014. Beloved husband of the late Rita (Pare)(2004). Dear father of Sharon and Richard Janisse, Gordon Reid, Mary Reid and Richard Dupp, Janice Reid Rowatt and Glen Rowatt, the late Darlene Kocsis (1987) and father-in-law of Jim and Marlene Kocsis. Loving grandfather of Dawn Janisse Beaugrand, Reid Janisse and Lynise Reedy, Brent Janisse and Heather Urquhart, Mackenzie and Derek Lauzon, Tyler Dupp, Trevor Dupp and Stephanie Bull, Kyle and Linda Kocsis, Ryan and Natalie Kocsis, Jake and Holly Kocsis, Kristen, Meagan and Matthew Rowatt and great grandfather of Kye and Avyn Lauzon, Everett and Lucy Janisse, Spencer, Malia, Hudson, Trent, Aliz, Lincoln and Grayson Kocsis. Dear brother of Doris Haggith (the late Robert), the late Elva and Elwin Claus, the late Lyle and Iza Mills, the late Margaret and Jim Lott, the late Edna and Gilbert Branden, the late Evelyn and Jack Watson, the late Inez and Gordon Lott. Everett was a veteran of WWII and active member of the Southwestern Ontario Branch of the War Amps. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Thursday 2-5 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass to celebrate Everett’s life at St. Joseph’s Church, 310 Sherk Street, Leamington on Friday, January 24, 2014 at 10 a.m. Cremation to follow. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to War Amps of Canada. Friends may share memories at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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HEANSSGEN, Helmut “Fip”

Posted by on January 20, 2014

Heanssgen, Fip webHEANSSGEN, Helmut “Fip” (July 22, 1938 – January 18, 2014) – At the age of 75, after a short illness at Hamilton General Hospital.  Beloved husband of Roberta (Gunn).  Dear father of Randy (Lucy), Brian (Joanne), Michael (Kerri) and Tamara (Jason Bernard).  Loved papa of Troy, Nicholas, Sydney, Quinn, Jasmine and Michael (Victoria).  Fip was a plumber and long standing member of Local 666.  He worked for Canal Contractors, Blankhorne and Sawle and State Contractors.  Many thanks to Dr. Girard and his staff for years of care.

Fip’s family will receive friends at MORSE & SON FUNERAL HOME 5917 Main Street, on Tuesday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m.  Cremation will follow.  For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to Heart Niagara.

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FINKLE: Helen Catherine of Belleville and formerly of Stirling

Posted by on January 20, 2014

Finkle, Helen Catherine – with great sadness the family announce the passing of Helen Finkle of Belleville and formerly of Stirling, at QHC – Belleville General Hospital on Sunday, January 19, 2014 in her 91st year.  Daughter of the late Elizabeth & Carmen Fitchett.  Beloved wife of the late Gilbert Finkle.  Loving mother of Nancy (Bill) Angove, Jackie (Harvey) Leeman and Kathy (Gerry) Foote.  Cherished grandmother of Chris (Teri), Michelle (Marv), Melissa (Adam), Anita (Graham), Matthew (Heather), and Jessica (Shawn) and great grandmother of Jacob, Lucas, Hannah, Shelden, Sarah, Kyla, Aidan, Erica, Grayson, Dawson, Michelyn, Samuel and Tara. Helen is survived by her brother Bill (Shirley) Fitchett. 

A Memorial Service celebrating Helen’s life will be held at the Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel, 30 Moira Street West, (613-968-2273) on Thursday, January 23rd, 2014 at 11:00 a.m.  Following the service there will be an opportunity to meet with family during a reception to be held at the Steele Family Centre. 

If desired, Memorial Donations to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 228, (Stirling), Poppy Fund would be appreciated by the family. 

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Di Gioia, Luigi

Posted by on January 20, 2014

WEB_Digioia_LuigiPassed away peacefully on January 19, 2014 at 79 years of age. Adored father of Joanne and husband Luciano Daniele, Isabella and husband Claudio Pizzo. Loving Nonno of Lucas and Jordan Daniele and Adriana and Adam Pizzo. Will be sadly missed by his brothers Nicola Di Gioia and wife Giovannina and Ercole (Rick) Di Gioia and wife Maria. Predeceased by his former spouse Italia Di Gioia (December 2013). He will be missed by many nieces and nephews in Windsor and Montreal. Luigi was the proud owner of Louie’s Quality Shoe Repair for many years and took great pride in his work. His outgoing personality, sense of humour and great storytelling will be missed by many.  Donations to the Windsor Regional Cancer Centre Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Wednesday from 3-5pm and 7-9pm. Prayers Wednesday at 8pm. Funeral Thursday 10:15am from Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841 to St. Angela Merici Church for Funeral Mass at 11:00am. Entombment at Heavenly Rest Cemetery to follow. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Lasenby: Donald Douglas

Posted by on January 20, 2014

Lasenby, Donald Douglas, aged 87 years passed away peacefully January 18, 2014 at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia, Ontario. Don is survived by his “Princess” and loving wife of 65 years, June, his children Don (Dianne) of B.C., Doug (Nadine), Debbie, Dana (Rick) all of Sarnia, his brother Fred (Marlene) and sister-in-law Betty of London, Ontario. He is also survived by 6 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his parents Jack and Jessie of London, Ontario and his son Danny, daughter Deanna, brothers Jack and Stuart. Don was born and raised in London, Ontario relocating to Sarnia with C.N. and retiring after 50 years of dedicated service. Don also had 40 years of joy driving school bus for Laidlaw and First Student. As an avid softball player, coach and manager he led the Barnes Gravel team to numerous Town and Country League championships in the 1960’s and later in life enjoyed curling in bonspiel play to aid any charity that assisted children. For many years Don was the Welfare Chairman for the Lambton Shrine Club. His passion was assisting families with children requiring specialized medical care to benefit from the Shriners Hospital for children and seeing the joy that followed for the children as they recovered. Over the last few years Don and June enjoyed attending outings with classmates of Don’s Grade 3 class from Boyle Public School, London, Ontario. Don was WWII veteran, member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Past Master of Victoria Lodge No. 56 A.F. & A.M. G.R.C., Past Patron of Order of Eastern Star, Victory #50, Life Member of the Lambton Shrine Club, Member of Lambton Shrine Club Oriental Band, Member of the Lambton Shrine Club Motor Corps, Honourary Life Member Mocha Temple Legion of Honour, Scottish Rite Lodge of Perfection, and Perceptory # 37. The family extends their gratitude and sincere appreciation to Dr. Dostaler and Dr. Maddison for their care and compassion during Don’s illness as well as the phenomenal staff and volunteers at the Palliative Care Unit of St. Joseph’s Hospice. At Don’s request cremation has taken place. A celebration of life for family and friends will be held at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, ON N7T 7H2, on Friday January 24, 2014 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. with Victoria Lodge No. 56 conducting a Masonic Service at 5:00 p.m. A private family interment will be held at a later date. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Shriners Hospitals for Children or St. Joseph’s Hospice (cheques only at the funeral home please). Memories and condolences may be sent online at <http://www.smithfuneralhome.ca> www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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