PICARD, Claude of Sudbury, ON

Posted by on August 20, 2015

PICARD, ClaudeThe family announces with great sorrow his passing in Sudbury, Monday, July 6th, 2015 at the age of 62 years. Beloved husband of Shirley (née Audette) Picard of Sudbury. Predeceased by his parents Fern and Rose-Alma Picard. Loving step-father of Chantal Lamoureux (Luc) of Chelmsford, Lyanne Chenier (Jean-Mathieu) and Alain Brosseau (Cami) both of Azilda. Dear brother of Thérèse Roy (Leo) of Val Therese, Guy Picard (Lisa) of Sault-Ste-Marie, Alice Picard (Ed) of Sudbury and Henri Picard (Sylvie) of Ottawa. Cherished grandfather of Kayla, Samantha, Yvon, Sam and Chanel. Sadly missed by many nieces, nephews and friends. Claude loved reading the Auto-Trader, Bargain Hunter Magazine and was a big fan of Kijiji. He was an avid junk collector who loved old cars, scrap metal and will forever be remembered as “the duct tape pro”. In keeping with Claude’s wishes, there will be no visitation or service. Donations can be made to the Blue Door Soup Kitchen, Sudbury by cheque or online at www.cooperativefuneralhome.ca

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SPENCER, Roger Joseph of Chelmsford, ON

Posted by on August 20, 2015

SPENCER, RogerPassed away peacefully at the age of 65 years at Health Sciences North, on July 5th, 2015. Survived by his wife Sharan (nee Vaillancourt), sons Michael and Troy, and daughter Sarah (fiancee Richard Parker), as well as grandchildren Natacha, Reilley and Brianne. Also survived by his brother Paul and his children Candace and Cameron. Predeceased by both parents Joseph and Blanche (nee Brunet). In keeping with his wishes, there will be no visitation or service. Those who knew him are asked to say a prayer and/or enjoy a cup of coffee in his memory, at Tim Horton’s, his favorite place to go. Donations can be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or to Health Sciences North (Nephrology, dialysis Outpatient Program Fund) by cheque or online at www.cooperativefuneralhome.ca.

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Machan, Wanda of Monkton

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Machan, Wanda2Wanda Machan – of Monkton passed away peacefully surrounded by her family, at Stratford General Hospital on Wednesday August 19, 2015 at the age of 71. Wanda was a former custodian of the Elma Logan Recreation Complex for 20 years. She was a member of the former Monkton Optimist Club, a participant in Monkton Minor sports as a coach and enjoyed playing slo-pitch. She had a great love for animals especially her dog Bella and her cats Sam and Pawz.
Beloved wife of the late Larry Machan who predeceased her on August 2, 2015. Loving mother of Sandra Machan and Tom Crowley and Tammy Machan and John Newbigging. Dear sister of Elroy Davey, Sheila and Jerry Burrows, Nancy Steinbach and Jim McLIwain, Tom and Teresa Davey, Delbert and Kim Davey, James and Cindy Davey, and Brent Davey. Daughter-in-law of Aldeen Machan. Sister-in-law of Bonnie Golightly and friend Phil Hudson, Fay Machan and Bob Mayberry, Gord and Joanne Machan, Robert (Whitey) Machan, Russ Machan, Gerald (Sam) Machan, and Roy Machan. Remembered by many nieces and nephews and special friends Barb Smith, Dawn Yundt and Cheryl Stonely.
Predeceased by her parents Alvin and Margaret (Harbourne) Davey, father-in-law Lloyd (Pud) Machan, brothers-in-law Harvey (Hub) Machan, Bill Steinbach and Wayne Golightly.
Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Elma Logan Recreation Complex, Monkton, on Monday August 24, 2015 from 1:30 p.m. until time of the funeral service at 2:30 p.m. Interment in North Logan Cemetery, Monkton.
As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Stratford Perth Humane Society, Stratford General Hospital Foundation – Chemo Unit or North Logan Cemetery appreciated.
Arrangements entrusted to Brenneman Funeral Home, Atwood (519-356-2382) www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

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Dinsmore, Betty of RR2 Listowel

Posted by on August 20, 2015

Dinsmore, Betty2Betty Dinsmore – of RR2 Listowel, passed away unexpectedly at her residence on Wednesday August 19, 2015 at the age of 73. Betty was a member of the former Trowbridge United Church. She enjoyed spending time quilting, knitting, baking, canning and doing needlepoint. Betty attended the McDonald’s Coffee Club and the Ladies summer card club.
Beloved wife of Jack Dinsmore whom she married in 1959. Loving mother of Mike and Shelley, Brian and Terry, Paul and Bonnie. Special grandma of Jeramey and Candace, Allison, Tyler, Mark, Jeff, and Lindsay. Dear sister of Eileen Ament, Bob and Isabel Hamilton, sister-in-law of Pat Hamilton, Dave and Jean Dinsmore, Jean Ashley and Doris and Ron Ashley. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by her parents Lloyd and Muriel (Ward) Hamilton, brothers Don and his wife Shirley Hamilton, Stuart Hamilton and brother-in-law Clayton Ament.
Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Friday August 21 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service to celebrate Betty’s life will be held on Saturday August 22, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Colin Snyder officiating. Interment in Elma Centre Cemetery, Atwood.
As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to The Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of one’s choice appreciated by the family. www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

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ASPDEN: Sandy, of Berkeley

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Aspden, Sandy

Passed away at St. Mary’s General Hospital, Kitchener on Wednesday, August 19th, 2015. Sandra Margaret Aspden, of Berkeley, in her 66th year. Dear daughter of Ken and the late Helen Aspden. Dear sister of David Aspden and his wife Kathryn of Durham and Nancy Hamilton and John of Schomberg. Special Auntie of Amanda (Jeffrey), Holly and Heidi and great-aunt of Owen and Kaitlyn. Dear friend of Wendy Cornish and her children Carolyn, Brenda Lee and Michael. Friends may call at the McCulloch-Watson Funeral Home, Durham on Friday, August 21st from 7 – 9 p.m. A celebration of Sandy’s life will be held at the Funeral Home on Saturday morning at 11 o’clock. Interment at Durham Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to St. Mary’s General Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family.  www.mccullochwatsonfuneralhome.ca

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Patterson, David of Wallaceburg, Ontario

Posted by on August 20, 2015

Mr. David Patterson, a resident of Wallaceburg, passed away on Thursday, August 20, 2015 at the age of 63 years.

Cremation will take place.

Friends will be received at the Eric F. Nicholls Funeral Home Ltd. 639 Elgin St., Wallaceburg, on Friday, August 28, 2015 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, August 29, 2015 from the Chapel of the Funeral Home at 11 a.m.

As an expression of sympathy, donations to the London Regional Cancer Clinic or St. James Anglican Church may be left at the funeral home.

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

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Dawson, John Gordon “Gord” of Cottam

Posted by on August 20, 2015

Paper photo Dawson, JohnIt is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our loving husband, father and grandfather on August 19, 2015 at home in Cottam. Beloved husband of 53 years to Audrey (nee Siddall), and loving son-in-law of Marjorie and the late Jack Siddall. Dear son of the late Herbert and the late Mary Dawson. A precious father of John Dawson and wife Margaret, Susan Guyitt and husband Gary, Beth Webber and husband Paul, and Jill Walker and husband Paul. Very much loved Grandfather to Lynnlee, Calvin and friend Marisa, Jeremy and fiance Ashley, Corey and wife Maggie, Leslie, Cameron and friend Ashley, Ian, Brady and Payton. Will be sadly missed by his brother, Bill (Helen) Dawson and sisters, Madeline McQueen, Jeanne (Bill) Knight, sister-in-law, Geraldine Dawson along with many cherished nieces, nephews, friends and god-daughter Wendy (Dean) Jones. Predeceased by Dorothy (Chester) Hillman, Lorne Dawson, Henry (Rita) Dawson & Charles McQueen. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Sunday 2-5 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to celebrate Gord’s life at the Funeral Home on Monday, August 24, 2015 at 11 a.m. Rev. Paul Rodey officiating. Interment Erie Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to London Health Sciences Centre Foundation, Cardiac Program. Friends may share memories at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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FITZGERALD, Patricia Anne of Grafton, Ontario

Posted by on August 20, 2015

Fitzgerald Patricia Aug19It is with deep sadness that the family of Patricia announce her peaceful passing on August 19th at Northumberland Hills Hospital at the age of 74.  Loving wife of Frank.  Dear mother of Steve (Kim), Jerry (Lotte) and Jeanine.  Cherished grandmother of Katie, Ben, Connor, Kaylyn and Kelsey.  Patricia will be missed by her many brothers and sisters.  Visitation will take place on Sunday, August 23rd at MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King St. E., Cobourg from 2-4pm.  A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Grafton on Monday, August 24th at 11am.  Interment in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Grafton.  In memory of Patricia, please consider donations to the Brain Injury Association of Durham Region.  Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com

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STEWART, Rebecca (Tait)

Posted by on August 20, 2015

Passed away peacefully in her sleep, suddenly on August 18, 2015 at 86 years of age. Predeceased by her husband Don Stewart, her husband George Tait, companion Terry Panter and her son Iain Tait. Sadly missed by her surviving son Derek Tait, grandsons Derek Tait Jr. (Joanna), William Tait (Jaclyn) and Robert Tait (Brittany), great-grandchildren Alexis, Cody, Johnston, Colin, Raymond, and Keighan. Rebecca immigrated from Scotland to Newmarket, Canada in 1967 and moved to Windsor with her family in 1969. She will be remembered for her role as the Librarian who traveled in Essex County on the Bookmobile (Library on Wheels). Rebecca was also a longstanding member of the Scottish Society. Special thanks to the staff of Season Royal Oak Village (LaSalle) for their outstanding care of our mother and grandmother. If you desire, donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Visitation Saturday 10:30 a.m. until time of funeral service at 11:30 a.m. at Families First, 2130 Front Road, LaSalle. Cremation Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Share memories, photos or make a donation at

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POUPARD, Doug

Posted by on August 20, 2015

web_poupard richard72 years, passed away August 19, 2015 with his loving family by his side. Beloved husband of the late Patricia (2011). Loving father of Pam and Dennis. Dear Pepe of Kristopher, Stephanie, Kyle, Dillon and Casey and great grandfather of Adrianna. Dear brother of Richard (the late Sandra) and predeceased by his 2 sisters. He will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, family and friends. If you so desire, donations to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Sunday 2-4 & 6-8 pm at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Cremation to follow. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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MCKIE: Francis “Frank” David of Wasaga Beach

Posted by on August 20, 2015

Mckie2Frank D. McKie, retired businessman, full-time husband, dad, papa, grandpa, neighbour and all-around great human being, has left all our lives more empty when on Tuesday August 18, 2015 he died at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie, Ontario, at age 82.

Frank’s vitality, his larger-than-life personality, his healthy zeal for life has made his sudden passing all the more difficult to comprehend. No one feels his passing more than Sonia, his beloved wife of 57 years. Their lives were so intertwined with love it is impossible to say “Frank” without “and Sonia.”

Frank touched so many lives with his kindness and humour that a complete listing of those who mourn his passing is impossible. His children, Paul (Ellen Robinson), Ian, and Ross (Debra Felstead) will carry his memory and those genetic “Frankisms” forever. Daughter-in-law Estelle Anderson always had a special place in Frank’s heart.

Grandchildren Sean and Thomas McKie, Sagan Rayner, Emma, Declan, and Ben McKie and newest family member Jude Felstead will all miss their grandpa/papa very much, as he was such a fun and devoted grandfather who loved them dearly.

Frank’s sisters Kathleen Pick (Alan) and Madeleine McKie in the UK mourn the passing of their cherished older brother. Sonia’s brother Gilbert Marley and sister Pamela McGregor were always very close to Frank. Frank was predeceased by his brother Bernard (Margaret).

Frank’s appetite for new horizons began in South Shields, UK on June 13, 1933. As a lad he cheered on AFC Sunderland and honed his intellect at St. Aidan Grammar School. Frank left his longtime home at 79 Quarry Lane when he married Sonia Marley on Dec. 26, 1957. Their children are forever grateful they had an easy anniversary date to remember.

Frank, Sonia, Paul and Ian emigrated to Canada on the Empress of England and became landed immigrants on July 22nd, 1963. From there Frank’s peripatetic ways took the family from New Brunswick to Nova Scotia (where Ross appeared) to several cities in Ontario.

Frank plied his trade as a corporate credit manager which took his talents from carpets to hardware to shoes and his family from Brampton to Georgetown to London and back to Brampton/ Caledon and then back to Georgetown. Along the way Frank made innumerable friends and kept them in his life and his heart. Frank and Sonia retired to Wasaga Beach in 1994.

Over the years Frank has been involved in everything from acting at the Georgetown Little Theatre to volunteering at the Collingwood Hospital. He was an avid tennis player, golfer and hiker, covering many kilometres with Sonia, both here and in England. Frank loved his garden, spending peaceful hours tending to the flower beds and trees and making the yard a refuge for many birds.

What Frank did, though, was never as important as who Frank was. He gave Sonia his love, his time, his soul. He taught his children perseverance, humility, strength, kindness and best of all, humour. He was a patient and kind father and grandfather. He never met a pun he didn’t like. He was exactly the kind of person with whom you would love to share a pint of Newcastle Brown Ale.

We will celebrate and honour Frank with a Memorial Service on Thursday, August 27, 2015 at 11 a.m. at the Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home, 509 River Road West, Wasaga Beach, Ontario. In lieu of flowers please send donations to one of Frank’s favoured charities, the Alzheimer’s Society. For further information and to sign the Book of memories, log on to www.carruthersdavidson.com

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SMITH: Angus of London

Posted by on August 20, 2015
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SMITH, Angus….

Peacefully with family by his side at Victoria Hospital, London on Wednesday, August 19, 2015, Angus Smith in his 73rd year. Beloved husband of Nancy (Taylor) Smith for 47 years. Loving dad of Duane Smith (Dona Molintas), David Smith and Michael Smith (Aimee Lazaro and her daughter Mika). Dear brother of Judy McElvanney (Jack), Aleck Smith (June), Linda Fleming (Les) and brother-in-law of Pat Anderson (Jim) and Vic Taylor (Sharon). Predeceased by his brother Eric Smith. Also missed by several nieces and nephews. Dearly missed by his cats Angel and Devil. The family would like to thank the staff at C6 Palliative Care – Victoria Hospital for their loving care. Cremation has taken place.  A memorial service will be held on Monday, August 24, 2015 at 1pm at Elmwood Avenue Presbyterian Church, 111 Elmwood Avenue, London ON N6C 1J4 with a visitation 1 hour   prior (12-1 pm).  A private inurnment at Woodland Cemetery, London.  As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Elmwood Avenue Presbyterian Church – Roof Fund. 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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SPRAGGE, Margaret “Marg” Jean of Cobourg

Posted by on August 20, 2015

SpraggeMPeacefully at her home on Wednesday, August 19, 2015 with her daughter by her side at the age of 81. Predeceased by her husband John A. Spragge (2002).  She will be sadly missed by her daughter Jan (Alistair).  Predeceased by her sister Grace and her brother David.   A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 2 p.m. at St. Peter’s Anglican Church with an adult reception to follow at Cobourg Yacht Club. Please join Jan in honouring her mother. We would like to thank all of the friends, family and medical professionals for their love and care of Marg. In memory of Marg, flowers may be sent at the time of the memorial, or contributions may be made to the Cobourg Library – Honour with Books Program, Junior Sailing School of Cobourg Yacht Club, or the YMCA of Northumberland Strong Kids Campaign. Jan would greatly appreciate your written memories and photos of Marg. Condolences also received at www.MacCoubrey.com.

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HUDSON, Herbert Kenneth of Singhampton, Ontario

Posted by on August 20, 2015

PaHudson-2ssed away on Tuesday August 18, 2015 at the age of 52. Beloved husband of Lori (nee Millsap). Cherished father of Dylan and Ryan. Loving brother of Heather (John), Debbie (Wade) and Donna (Dan). Predeceased by his mother Louise and brothers Doug and Dan. Remembered by his mother-in-law Shirley Millsap (late Don). He will be greatly missed by aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends. Friends were received at the Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home – Stayner Chapel on Sunday August 23, 2015 from 2-4 p.m.. Private family service. If desired, donations in Herb’s memory to the Grey Bruce Health Services – Markdale Hospital Foundation or a Charity of your choice would be appreciated by his family. For more information and to sign the online Book of Memories, log onto www.carruthersdavidson.com.

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FARKAS, Carol Eileen (nee Hinds)

Posted by on August 20, 2015

FARKAS, Carol Eileen (nee Hinds)
Passed away peacefully on Aug 17, 2015 at the age of 68 years. Reunited in heaven with her husband Ron Farkas. Loving mother to Matthew & Brodie Lidkea and Jason Lidkea. Dear step-mother to Derek Farkas and Jill. Predeceased by parents William and Ruth Hinds. Cherished grandmother to Lane and Benjamin Farkas, Indianna Garrant and her mother Chantel. Dear sister to Jo-Anne and Ron Kettlewell. Cousin to Cheryl Morris and Kevin McLaughlin. She will be missed by Julie & Aaron and their families. A memorial visitation will be held at WINDSOR CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME (Banwell Chapel) 519-253-7234 11677 Tecumseh Rd. E., on Tuesday August 25, 2015 from 1-4 pm followed by a memorial service beginning at 4 pm. In memory of Carol donations may be made to the Humane Society or Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at www.windsorchapel.com

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FEHER, Silvija (nee Lucev)

Posted by on August 20, 2015

FeherFEHER, Silvija (nee Lucev)
Passed away peacefully on August 19, 2015 at the age of 79. Reunited with her loving husband Joseph (1997). Dear mother to Emil (Karen) and Joseph (Olivia). Proud nagy mama (grandmother) to Adam and Tamas. Visitation at WINDSOR CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME (MAIN CHAPEL) 519-253-7234 1700 Tecumseh Rd. E on Friday August 21, 2015 from 7-9 pm. Funeral service will be held August 22, 2015 at 11 am in the Chapel. Interment to follow at Windsor Memorial Gardens. Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at www.windsorchapel.com

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PRUYN, Gerard “Jerry”

Posted by on August 20, 2015

PruynPRUYN, Gerard “Jerry”
Passed away peacefully on August 18, 2015 at the age of 67. He will be deeply missed by the love of his life Darlene (nee: Parent) of 45 years. Beloved father to Sheri Pruyn (Darrin), Mark Pruyn (Dawna), and Michelle Magri (Paul). Cherished Papa to Junior, Dylan, Sydney Rose, Ethan, Amelia, Izabella, and Claire. Predeceased by his parents Gerard and Johanna. Dear brother to Johanna Tait (Don), Cobi Walker (Peter), and Mary Todd (Geoff). Dear brother in-law to Gary Parent (Arden). Longtime friend to Albemy Janisse (2006) and Sharon. Jerry will be sadly missed by his extended family, neighbours, and many friends. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Jerry was a retired employee of Chrysler Canada with 33 years of dedicated services and was a past member and president of the Sertoma Club. A heartfelt thank you to Marianne of St. Elizabeth Health Care and to the Doctors – Dr. Cargill and Dr. Sorensen for the care and compassion provided to Jerry. Visiting at the WINDSOR CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME (Main Chapel) 519-253-7234 1700 Tecumseh Rd. East on Friday, August 21, 2015 from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Parish prayers Friday at 7:30 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to gather at Sacred Heart Church, (219 Sacred Heart Dr., LaSalle, ON ) on Saturday, August 22, 2015 from 10:30 a.m. until time of Funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. Cremation to follow. In kindness, donations may be made to Hospice of Windsor or to Windsor Essex County Cancer Centre Foundation. Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at www.windsorchapel.com

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ROBB: Loreen of Belleville

Posted by on August 20, 2015

Robb, Loreen – at QHC-Belleville General Hospital on Wednesday, August 19, 2015 in her 88th year. Daughter of the late Irene and Eugene Wheeler. Beloved wife of the Late Orville Robb. Loving mother of Judy (Dale) Ryan of Oshawa, Bonnie Blakely (Gary Helson) and Patti (Bill) Anderson both of Belleville. Cherished grandmother of Joshua (Christine) Blakely and Joel Blakely, both of Belleville, Aaron (Jodi) Anderson of Chesterville, Rebecca (Cale) Stapley and Sara (Kevin) Berry both of Belleville. Great grandmother of Alexis, Lilleeanna, Mya, Noah, Eli, Madison, Rylan, Wynne and Kyan. She is fondly remembered by her sisters Joy Staples and Pat (Bob) Benn both of Belleville and by several nieces & nephews, and great nieces & nephews.

Friends are invited to call at the Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel, 30 Moira Street West (613-968-2273) on Saturday, August 22, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the Funeral Service at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Belleville Cemetery.

If desired, Memorial Donations to the BGH Foundation or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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AITKEN: Alma (nee Logan) of Warwick Township

Posted by on August 20, 2015

MEMCARDPHOTOAlma Aitken (nee Logan) of Warwick Township passed away suddenly at Strathroy General Hospital on August 19, 2015.  Beloved wife of Gordon (61 years) and loving mother to Janice Hands (Tom) Petrolia and Bryan Aitken (Nancy) Watford. Grandmother to Rob Aitken (Sarah), Theresa FitzGerald (Brad), Mark Aitken, Shelley Swan (Adam), Kevin Aitken, Lisa Peters (Kevin), David Aitken and great grandmother to Avery Muxlow-Aitken, Asher Swan, Kylie Peters, Bennett FitzGerald and Cameron Aitken.  She was born on February 21, 1933 in Brooke Township to the late Clarence and Bertha Logan.  She is survived by her sister Helen Bryson. Predeceased by step-sister Marie Logan and in-laws Clayton Bryson, Vera Morris (George / Cameron MacKenzie), John Aitken (Ruth), Freida Lockhart (Wallace), and Andy Aitken (Dora).

Alma worked as a teacher at SS No. 9 Brooke for five years before deciding to stay at home to raise her children. She was active in the community through church and various social events always taking the time to stop and catch up. She had a keen interest in family history, cooking and through the years Gord and Alma enjoyed dancing the night away at various dance halls. In earlier years, Gord & Alma enjoyed vacationing in Florida but always looked forward to coming home to enjoy their favourite past time of spending time with family.

Visitors will be received at Denning’s of Watford, 232 Warwick Street, on Friday, August 21st, 2015 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm, where the Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, August 22nd at 11 am. Donations in Alma’s memory may be made to the Guthrie Presbyterian Church, Alvinston, or the Heart & Stroke Foundation.

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Head-McAlpine: Anna of Ailsa Craig

Posted by on August 19, 2015

memcardphotoIt is with heavy hearts that the family announces the finish of Anna’s last journey here on earth. She passed away August 18th, 2015 at the age of 66. Predeceased by her beloved husband Wayne (May, 2005). Survived by her sunshine Darryl, his wife Cathy and her precious babygirl Shayla. Will be missed by her brother Hank and wife Lauren, brothers and sisters-in-law Don (Marg) McAlpine, Jim (Liz) McAlpine, Joan (Mike) Battram,  John (Barb) McAlpine and Joan Koenraads. Survived by many nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews and cousins here in Canada, Holland and Africa. Will be missed by her best friends Charlotte Walsh and Layla Dennett.  Predeceased by her parents Peter (2006) and Johanna (1986) Koenraads, brother Adrian (2014), mother and father-in-law Gordon (2000) and Shirley (2014) McAlpine.

Anna loved and lived her life to the fullest. We will always remember her contagious smile and laugh.

Visitation will be held at Denning’s of Ailsa Craig (171 Main Street) on Friday, August 21st, 2015 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, August 22nd, 2015 at 11 a.m. at the Ailsa Craig Community Centre. Interment to follow at Nairn Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the London Humane Society or L.H.S.C Palliative Care. Donations and condolences may be left online at www.denning.ca

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CRONIER, Jean-Louis of Hanmer, ON

Posted by on August 19, 2015

CRONIER, Jean-LouisC’est avec grande tristesse que la famille annonce son décès à Sudbury, le dimanche 5 juillet 2015 à l’âge de 87 ans. Époux bien-aimé de Gabrielle (née Martin) Cronier de Hanmer. Prédécédé par ses parents Xavier Cronier et Marie Mercier. Cher père de Jean-Marc (Colette), Suzanne Kilganon (Claude), Gérard (Yvonne), Jean-Paul (Yolande), Charlotte Doiron (Marcel), Mario (Linda), Luc (Diane), Gino (Vivian) et Lizanne Cronier (ami Phillippe). Prédécédé par son fils Jacques (Thérèse). Lui survivent sa soeur Réjeanne Cronier et son frère Médor Cronier. Prédécédé par plusieurs frères et soeurs. Il sera également regretté par plusieurs petits-enfants, arrière-petits-enfants, nièces et neveux. À la demande de Jean-Louis, il n’y aura aucune visite. Une messe funéraire sera célébrée, le lundi 13 juillet 2015 à 11 h à la Paroisse St-Jacques, Hanmer. Les arrangements funéraires sont confiés à la COOPÉRATIVE FUNÉRAIRE, Hanmer.

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BOGART: James Arthur of St. Thomas, Ont.

Posted by on August 19, 2015

James BogartBOGART – James Arthur of St. Thomas, Ontario peacefully died at home in his 93rd year surrounded by the love of his family.  Fondly remembered as a husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and friend of incredible faith, generosity and patience.  He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Doris Marie (nee Walch).  Dearly missed by his family Karen, Nathan, Aaron, and Hadley Wallace; Michael and Betty Walch; Karla Stewart; Heather, Steve, Sarah, Josh and Leah Stanley; his siblings Robert Bogart, Nancy Wilson, and David (Betty) Bogart; and his cherished nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by his step-brothers and sisters.  James worked as a nursing assistant at Westminster Hospital in London, was a farmer, and lifelong resident of Southwold Township.  He served overseas in WWII with the British Columbia Regiment.  James was a faithful member of Bible Baptist Church.  Visitation will be held from 6:00 – 9:00pm on Friday, August 21, 2015 at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570).  The funeral service will take place on Saturday, August 22 at Bible Baptist Church 32 Park Ave, St. Thomas at 11:00am.  If desired, donations to a charity of your choosing would be gladly accepted.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at  www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com.

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CECOL: Robert Louis of St. Thomas, Ont. formerly of Kirkland Lake

Posted by on August 19, 2015

Robert CecolCECOL – Robert Louis of St. Thomas, formerly of Kirkland Lake, Ontario passed away peacefully at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on August 16, 2015 at the age of 78.  Beloved husband of Beverley Cecol (nee Nelson).  Loving father of Christopher (Helen) Cecol and ‘Nono’ of Andrew and Joshua all of Florida.  Stepfather of David Wilson  of Wisconsin, and Alanna (Bill) Vanderberg of St. Thomas; grandfather of Alicia Wilson of Wisconsin and Madisson Vanderberg of St. Thomas; cherished brother of Ethel (David) Payne of Oregon; missed by his nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by his parents Lino and Josie Cecol.  Robert attended Holy Name Catholic School in Kirkland Lake and Scholar Hall in North Bay.  He was an Alter Boy at The Holy Name Parish.  Robert was  a member of the Knights of Columbus Council #2748 for 49 years.  He also loved to play the drums in a dance band.  He will be missed by his loving family and friends.  Visitation will be held at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570) on Saturday, August 22, 2015 from 12:00 – 2:00pm.  A Celebration of Life will take place in the Chapel at 2:00pm.  In keeping with Robert’s wishes, cremation has taken place.  If desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com.

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GRANT: Malcolm E. “Mac” of London

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GRANT, Malcolm E. “Mac” – At Country Terrace Nursing Home with family at his side, on Wednesday, August 19th, 2015, Mr. Malcolm E. “Mac” Grant of London in his 86th year. Beloved husband of 64 years to Lois (Heal) Grant. Loving and supportive dad to the late Cameron Grant, Ellen (Steve) Crump and Melinda Grant. Dear brother of Gary (Lucille) Grant and the late Don (Mary) Grant. Proud ‘Papa” to Julian, Andrea, Olivia, Logan and Amanda. Mac will also be sadly missed by his many nieces, nephews and dear friends. Visitation will be held on Friday from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, where the funeral service will be conducted on Saturday, August 22nd, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. Pastor Greg Wyton of New Hope Community Church officiating. Interment, Oakland Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Mac are asked to consider The Isaiah Projects. For information and online condolences, please visit www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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BELL, Ronald Freeborn of Cobourg, Ontario

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Bell Ron Aug 19It is with great sadness to announce the passing of Ronald F. Bell, son of the late Freeborn and Jean, at the Northumberland Hills Hospital on Wednesday August 19th in his 83rd year.  Loving husband of the late Alice Bell (nee Baitley) (August 23rd, 2014).  Pre-deceased in 2008 by his son Paul (Millie) and survived by his sons Doug (Cathy) and Mike (Brenda).  Proud Papa to 9 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.  Brother of Ray, Jeanie and Nancy all pre-deceased.  Friends are invited to call at the MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King St., E., Cobourg on Saturday August 22nd, 2015 from 11 am – 12 noon, followed by a funeral service at 12 noon.  Interment in the Heritage Cemetery of St. Peter.  If desired donations may be made to the Northumberland Hills Hospital or Charity of your choice.  The family would like to say a big thank you to all of Mom & Dad’s home care workers over the years.  Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com

Love Never Ends”

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