FILTEAU, Jacques Henri of Colborne, Ontrio

Posted by on August 2, 2013

Born December 17, 1922, passed away on Tuesday July 20, 2013, at Peterborough Regional Health Centre. Beloved husband of Jean. Cherished father of Elizabeth, Cathie (Peter), Jacques (Nanette), Suzanne, Maggie (Alec), and predeceased by his son Sandy. Dear grandfather of 7 and great-grandfather of 3. Jacques is survived by 3 sisters. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at MacCoubrey Funeral Home (11 King St. W., Colborne) on Wednesday August 7, 2013 at 2 pm. A special thanks to the staff at Northumberland Hills Hospital and Peterborough Regional Health Centre. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations made to a charity of choice. Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.

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MUSGROVE: Brandon of Wheatley

Posted by on August 2, 2013

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It is with profound sadness that Brandon’s family announce his sudden passing on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at home, at the age of 25. He was born in Leamington on July 25, 1988 and was the son of Bill Musgrove and Donna Driedger. Dear brother to Warren Musgrove (Danielle), Jason Musgrove (Sydney) and Christopher Driedger. Beloved grandson of Howard and Gloria Musgrove, and Janet and Randy Liberty. Predeceased by his grandfather Joseph Massong (1986). Brandon will also be dearly missed by his nieces and nephew- Riley, Emberlyn, and Alexis along with many aunts, uncles and cousins. Brandon was an employee of the Superstore in Leamington. Family and friends will be received at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell St. Leamington on Sunday, August 4, 2013 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with a Memorial Service to celebrate Brandon`s life at 8:00 p.m. Linda Blair officiating. A private interment of Brandon`s cremated remains will be held at a later date. Memorial donations to honour Brandon`s life can be made to Maryvale in Windsor or the Hotel Dieu Hospital Crisis Centre and would be appreciated by the family. Family and friends are invited to share their words of comfort and remembrance at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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RENE, Diane Lynn (nee Snider)

Posted by on August 1, 2013

web_Rene, Diane Lyn62 years, passed away on her birthday, August 1, 2013 surrounded by her loving family. Beloved wife of 33 years of Mark. Cherished mother of Kristy Lynn Rene & partner John Bordenuik,  Jacqueline Rene and Foster Mom of Joe Masse. Loved Meme of Macy Lynn and a baby girl on the way. Dear daughter of Bill & wife Suzanne and the late Mary (2004). Dear sister of Art & Debbie, Rick & Bev, Wendy and Harry & Julie. Loving aunt of many nieces and nephews. Lynn will be sadly missed by many family and friends including Aunt Jane Cooke and late husband George and their family as well as very special lifetime “Sister-Friend” Linda McDonald. She was an employee with the Windsor Essex Children’s Aid Society for 25 years and was a former Warden and an active member of St. Matthew’s Anglican Church – they were like family. To Lynn, family was everything. If you so desire, donations to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Windsor & Essex County Cancer Centre Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Friday 3-5 & 7-9 pm at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. On Saturday family and friends are invited to meet after 10 am at St. Matthews Anglican Church 1600 Norfolk Ave., followed by Funeral Service at 11 am. Cremation to follow. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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BLANCHARD, Margaret Marie of Brockville

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Entered into rest at the Brockville General Hospital Charles Street Site on Thursday August 1st, 2013, Margaret (nee Henderson) Blanchard, aged 92 years.  Beloved wife of the late Harold Blanchard.  Loving mother of Meryl Airhart (Fred), and Tom (Susan) both of Brockville.  Cherished grandmother of Mark Airhart (Tracy), Martha Davidson (Colin), and Kerry and James Blanchard; and great grandmother of Maggie and Emily Airhart, Noah and Sadie Davidson.  Dear sister of Carl Henderson (Bonnie), Lyle Henderson (Carole), Janice Sloan (Bill), and the late Ken Henderson (Nora), and sister-in-law of Vera Black.

Family and friends may call at the Barclay Funeral Home 137 Pearl Street East, Brockville on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm.  The Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Wednesday August 7th, 2013 at 11:00 am.  Interment will follow at Oakland Cemetery. In memory of Margaret, donations to the Wall St. United Church Women or Brockville District Hospital Foundation-Palliative Care would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Messages of Condolence may be sent online at www.barclayfuneralhome.com

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FUNSTON: Joan Isobel Jean (Adams) of London

Posted by on August 1, 2013

Funston, Joan-W150Peacefully, at her home in London, on Thursday, August, 1, 2013, surrounded by her loved ones, we said a final goodbye to the beloved wife of Franklin (Frank) Funston.  Dear mother of Rick Funston and Sandy of Zurich, Ron and Sherry Funston of Granton, Randy and Vicky Funston of London, Kathy and Bob Hunter of Toronto and Rob Funston of London.  Dear grandma of Samantha; Jay and his wife Tara, and Brad; Jordan, Lindsey and Megan; Alexandra, Ethan and Zachary and great-grandma of Spencer.  Dear sister and sister-in-law of Gladys and John Bottrill of Vancouver.  Predeceased by granddaughters Sarah and Jennifer and brother Cliff Adams.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan on Monday 2-4 and 7-9 PM, where the complete service will be held on Tuesday, August 6th at 11 AM with Rev. Andras H. R. Rameshwar officiating.  Cremation with intombment Mount Forest Cemetery.

Donations to Lung Association or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com.

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RANGER: Allan Charles of Belleville

Posted by on August 1, 2013

Allan Charles Ranger – suddenly as a result of a motorcycle accident on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at the age of 52. Allan was born in Toronto and has resided in Belleville for the past 25 years.  Beloved and very caring son of Carol & Gary Ranger.  Allan was a devoted and loving brother, father, father-in-law, uncle and great uncle.  He will be fondly remembered by many aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, a special friend and his three dogs.

Allan enjoyed life and meeting people. He especially enjoyed year round out door activities, cooking, building, woodworking, working on vehicles and being with his dogs.  He was always there to help his family and anyone else that needed help. Allan was looking forward to helping his Dad with a new invention.

We will never know why God chose Allan to join Him. We can only guess that God needed Allan to help Him.  Loving memories of Allan will be in our hearts forever.  He will be dearly missed.

A private family service was held at Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel, 30 Moira Street West, Belleville, on Saturday, July 20, 2013, followed by interment.

In Allan’s memory you may honour him through doing random acts of kindness, which would reflect the kindness and love he shared with his family and many friends.

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MARTINDALE: Gwendolyn Ruth of London

Posted by on August 1, 2013

Martindale (edited)Peacefully at Meadow Park Nursing Home surrounded by the love of her family, Gwendolyn Ruth Martindale (Rand) (Davis) (nee Smith) on Wednesday, July 31st, 2013. Gwen was predeceased by her husband Tom, parents Alfred and Margery Smith and sister Marion Mason. Gwen is survived by her children Mike (Petra) Davis, Pamela (Dan) Brunskill and Jennifer (Harold) Berger. Loving Nana of James and Joshua Brunskill, Amber (Chad) Allen, Michael Davis and Sarah Berger and great-grandson Jaxson Allen. The family would like to thank all the staff of Meadow Park for the amazing care and compassion shown to Mom! The memorial service will be held at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Saturday, August 3rd, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. with visitation one hour prior. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society would be deeply appreciated. Online condolences may be made at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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LEAHY: JOYCE of PETERBOROUGH

Posted by on August 1, 2013

13181 LeahyLEAHY:  Joyce – Peacefully in her sleep at Fairhaven Home on Monday, July 29, 2013.  Joyce, loving mother of Susan (Alan Hare), Marlene (Dennis) Chmilar, Kim (Art Wuerch), and the late Allan.  Beloved Nana of 9 and Great-grandmother of 3.  Wife of the late Clare (d. 1961).  Friends will be welcomed at COMMUNITY ALTERNATIVE FUNERAL HOME – ASHBURNHAM CHAPEL, 840 Armour Road (just north of Parkhill) on Tuesday, August 6th, 2013 from 5 – 6 p.m.  A Celebration of Joyce’s Life will begin at 6 p.m.  If desired, condolences to the family, directions to the service and donations to Cystic Fibrosis Canada may be made at www.CommunityAlternative.ca or by calling at 705-740-0444.

 

 

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Clement, Kathleen (Kathy) Ann, a resident of Chatham

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Clement, Kathleen (Kathy) Ann ne’ Butler – much loved daughter to Ruth Butler and her late husband Ron (1972). Kathy was also the very proud mother of her precious Colleen, or “Beanie” as she liked to call her. Kathy was born in Niagara Falls on November 1, 1951 and for many years a resident of Chatham. Kathy was a highly competent and respected public servant of Her Majesty’s Government of Canada both in the Falls and in Chatham for 37 years in total until her retirement several years ago. She achieved many citations which she was too humble to share with others over the course of her life. Kathy was also an avid reader, golfer, shopper, traveller and entertainer. She also recently enjoyed serving Theatre Kent as a behind the scenes volunteer. Her warm smile was surpassed only by the lovely twinkle in her blue eyes as she filled her life with humour and a positive attitude. Her strength has always been an inspiration to her daughter and continues to be today. Kathy fought her ovarian cancer for 10 years, making her the longest survivor of ovarian cancer known to the UniversityHospital in London. She faced her disease with grace and courage. In honour of that, Colleen is asking that in lieu of flowers, donations to celebrate her mother’s life and assist the researchers whom she so respected, be made to Ovarian Cancer Canada. This can be done online at http://www.ovariancanada.org/Donate. Kathy’s final arrangements have been entrusted to the McKinlay Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair St., Chatham (519)351-2040. At Kathy’s request there will be no visitation and cremation has taken place. Colleen invites Kathy’s family, friends and colleagues to a celebration of Kathy’s life followed by lunch at the Country View Golf Course on 40 highway between Chatham and Wallaceburg, this Sunday August 4, 2013 at 12 noon.

Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

McKinlay Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham 519-351-2040

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Graham, Audrey, a resident of Chatham

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Graham, Audrey, a resident of Chatham. Audrey Graham passed away Wednesday July 31, 2013 at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Chatham Campus at the age of 89. Born in Lucan, Ontario daughter of the late Mitchell & Jennie (Foreman) Haskett. Beloved wife of the late Reginald Jack Graham (2001). Dear mother of Barbara & David Chandler, Chatham; Katherine & Steve Gregory, Cambridge and Guy & Lisa Graham, Mitchell’s Bay. Grandmother of Erin Chandler (Mark Lane); Peter Chandler (Megan); Carley Graham; Jake Graham; Jessica Gregory & Claire Gregory. Great Grandmother of Benjamin Lane. Sister of the late Val Cummins and Cal Haskett. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair St., Chatham on Sunday August 4, 2013 from 2:00-4:00 & 7:00-9:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be conducted at the Funeral Home on Monday at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. John Giurin officiating. Interment to follow in RodneyCemetery . Donations in memory of Audrey to the Canadian Cancer Society or St. James Presbyterian Church would be appreciated.

Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

McKinlay Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham 519-351-2040

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DUPLESSIS, Emma of Tilbury,

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98 years, of Tilbury, passed away peacefully at Chatham-Kent Health Alliance on Tuesday, July 30, 2013.  Born in Hliboka, Austria on October 22, 1914.  Beloved wife of the late Francis (Frank) Duplessis (1968).  Daughter of the late Frank and Anne (Sauer) Scherle.  Dear mother of Alice and late husband Dr. Jim Recker of St. Clair Beach, Beatrice Mallette of Toronto, Gordon and wife Sarah Duplessis of Chatham, Shirley Ann and Ken Mailloux of Comber.  Predeceased by sons-in-law Victor Mallette (2009) and Peter Lanoue.  Proud grandmother of 12 grandchildren, several great grandchildren, and numerous great great grandchildren.  Dearly missed by many nieces and nephews.  Also greatly missed by feline companion “Poopsie”.  Survived by one stepsister Marion and husband Melton Bockman of San Jose, California.  Predeceased by brother Carl Scherle (1982) and his wife Jean Scherle (1993).  Predeceased by stepbrother Rudy Scherle (2006) and his wife Ilene (Bunny) Scherle (2008), late stepsister Isabelle and late husband Harold Scannel, late stepsister Catherine and late husband Victor Vorce.  Emma was a 70 year member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Women’s League, a life member and past president of St. Charles Altar Society, a life member of Elizabeth S. Sharp Chapter IODE, a current member of the Comber Chapter IODE, a life member of the Treasions of the Ursuline Sisters of Chatham, and a member of Comber Golden Age Club, Merlin Friendship Club, Wheatley and District friendship Club, and Tilbury Leisure Centre.  Emma received the Golden Heart Award for Volunteer Services, and she was recognized in June 1993 by KentCounty’s Warden Dennis Scott and Essex-Kent MP Jerry Pickard as one ofKentCounty’s most outstanding senior citizens.  Visitation at Reaume Funeral Home, 6 Canal St. W., Tilbury from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.  Sunday.  C.W.L. prayers 2 p.m. Sunday.  IODE service 7 p.m. Sunday.  Parish prayers 8 p.m. Sunday.  Funeral service from the funeral home Monday, August 5, 2013 at 10:00 a.m., then to St. Francis Xavier Church, Tilbury for Mass at 10:30 a.m.  Interment at St.FrancisXavierCemetery.  Memorial donations to St. Francis Xavier Church Building Fund or Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals appreciated.  Online condolences may be shared at www.reaumefh.com

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Studer; Karl of Markdale, formerly of Millbank

Posted by on August 1, 2013

After a lengthy illness, passed away at Grey Bruce Health Services, Owen Sound on Monday, July 29, 2013 of Markdale, formerly of Millbank, at age 69. Loving father of Sarah(Colin) MacMillan of Flesherton and Shirley Studer of London. Beloved Grandfather of Nolan and Nathan MacMillan of Flesherton, Tanner and Cole Studer-May of London. He will be deeply missed by partner Carolyn Peters of Markdale. Brother of Max, Hansjorg and Heidi all of Switzerland and Ursula of Chicago. Memorial Service at Fawcett Funeral Home, Flesherton on Thursday, August 1, at 2p.m.  Cremation has taken place. Interment in Switzerland with his parents. Memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society would be gratefully appreciated. Online condolences www.fawcettfuneralhome.ca

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FOWLER; Sheila Ann of Hunta, formerly of Kincardine

Posted by on August 1, 2013

Peacefully in her sleep on July 20, 2013 of Hunta, Ontario formerly of Kincardine in her 65th year. Cherished daughter of Annabelle Schefter of Mount Forest. Beloved wife of Ron. Loving mother of Brad(Karrie) Painter of Thornton, Sarah(Joe) Thompson of Dundalk, Mike(Barb) Painter of Innisfil. Step-mother of Steve Fowler(Michelle) of Neustadt and Shaun of Mount Forest. Will be greatly missed by grandchildren Ben, Braden and Abby Painter, Shianne and Gage Thompson. Sister of Pat Beattie of Tavistock, Sherry(David) Wilson of Creemore, Roseanna(Brian) Kershaw of Sooke, BC and Mary-Jane(Ron) Rock of Ripley. Predeceased by sister Elva Coveney. The Family will receive friends at the Fawcett Funeral Home, Flesherton, on Wednesday, July 24 from 2:00-4:00p.m and 7:00-9:00p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Thursday at 2:00 p.m. Cremation to follow, interment at Bethel Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Online condolences at www.fawcettfuneralhome.ca

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Marlatt; George Evans of Dundalk

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Passed away peacefully in his sleep on July 20, 2013 in his 98th year. Loving husband of the late Isabel (nee Henselwood). Loving father of George(Shirley) of Dundalk and Doris Bell of Guelph. Predeceased by brothers Harry, Linden and sister Florence. Interment with his wife in Shelburne Cemetery. At his request, there will be no service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Royal Canadian Legion would be gratefully appreciated. Online condolences at www.fawcettfuneralhome.ca

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Lipskie: Orville of Hanover, formerly of Elmwood

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lipskieOrville Lipskie, of Hanover, formerly of Elmwood, passed away at Hanover and DistrictHospital, on Thursday, August 01, 2013.  He was 88.

Born to Chris and Hannah (nee Scheifele) Lipskie in HollandTownship. Orville was a member of the Hanover Royal Canadian Legion Branch #130 and was proud to be a veteran of WWII. He was employed with Klemmer’s Saw Mill prior to retirement.

Survived by brother Mel (Marlene) Lipskie of R#1 Hanover, special great nieces Danielle and Breanna Lipskie as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, sisters Violet (Wilfred) Mercey, Vera (Harold) Wenzel, Vina (Mel) Hoffele, Irene (Stan) Spielmacher, Pearl Lipskie and two brothers Elwood (Mabel) Lipskie and Lorne (Verda) Lipskie.

Visitation will be held at Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover, on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 pm   where a Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, August 03, 2013 at 11:00 am.  Rev. John Polacok officiating.  Interment in Hanover Cemetery.

Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, Heart & Stroke Foundation or to St. Matthew’s Ev. LutheranChurch would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.  Register book available at http://www.mightonfuneralhome.ca/Lipskie.htm

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PARENT, Evelyn (nee Roy)

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Passed away peacefully at Windsor Regional Hospital- Met Campus on July 31, 2013 at the age of 86 years.  Born in Pain Court, ON.  on May 14, 1927, daughter of Eugene Roy (1965) and Delphine Roy (nee Caron) (1956).  Beloved spouse of the late Roland Parent (2005). Loving mother of Pierre and Lise Parent, Kingston; Gilles and Theresa Parent, Tecumseh; Richard Parent and Denise, Leamington and Roland R. Parent, Tecumseh. Devoted grandmother of Philippe & Erin (Kingston) and Vivienne (Kingston).  Dear sister of Ernest Roy (1993), Wilfred (2006) and Norman (1987), Alice Béchard (2002).  Survived by 2 sisters; Annette Strong and Jeannette Coffey.  Dear daughter in-law of Ferdinand Parent (1985) and Eugénie Parent (Réaume) (1964).  Dear sister in-law of Edmond Béchard (1985), Bill Strong (1993) and Angie Papineau (2011), Gérard Parent (1989), Marguerite Parent (1998), Sylvain Parent (1995), Adrien Parent (1986), Marie Parent (1997), Madeleine Parent (2001), Bernadette Parent (2003), Nil Parent (1944), Omer Parent (2013), Fernand Parent (1978), Marcel Parent (1998), Renée Parent (2011), Frère Lucien Parent O.M.I. (1979), Rosaire Parent (1997), Geneviève Parent (1993) and René Parent (1989).  Survived by sisters in-law; Doris Parent, Rita Roy, Helen (Greg) Blonde, Marcelle Roy and brother in-law Pat Coffey.  Godmother of Jean B. Parent, Rosalie Speal and Jacqueline Ague.  Aunt to 67 nieces and nephews.  Evelyn was a member of the R.T.O./ERO.  She retired in 1986, after having taught for 40 years in the Tecumseh and Essex County area.  Visitation at WINDSOR CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME (Banwell Chapel) 519-253-7234     11677 Tecumseh Rd. E. at Banwell Rd. on Friday August 2, 2013 from 2-5 pm and 7-9 pm.  Club de l’âge d’or prayers Friday at 4:00 pm , C.W.L. prayers Friday at 3:00 pm and  Parish Prayers Friday at 7:30 pm.  Family and friends will be received on Saturday August 3, 2013 at St. Anne’s Church (12233 Tecumseh Road East) in Tecumseh for visitation from 10:00 am until time of Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 am. Fr. Eugène Roy (Pastor) officiating.  Interment to follow at Ste. Anne Cemetery.  Donations in memory of Evelyn may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, Salvation Army and the Downtown Mission.  On-line condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at www.windsorchapel.com

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BEHRO: Jerry of Sarnia

Posted by on August 1, 2013

Peacefully at Trillium Villa Nursing Home on Wednesday, July 31, 2013, Jerry Behro passed away at the age of 75. Loving father of Ronnie and Terry. Dear brother of Frank Behro (Jan). Survived by niece Cheryl and nephew James in Canada, numerous nieces and nephews in Slovakia, and several step-nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Steve Sr. and Susanna Behro and by his brothers Steve Jr., Joe, John and Andrew.

Cremation has taken place. A private family service will be held at a later date.  A celebration of Jerry’s life will be held on Saturday, August 10, 2013, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Chipican Restaurant, 1150 Christina St. N., Sarnia.  Arrangements entrusted to Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the charity of your choice (cheques only at the funeral home please). smithfuneralhome.ca

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McMURTER: Ralph of Brights Grove

Posted by on August 1, 2013

Peacefully with his family by his side on Wednesday, July 31, 2013, Ralph McMurter passed away at the age of 84.  Beloved husband of Yvonne McMurter. Loving father of Jeff (Shelley) McMurter and Allison (Mark) Colbran. Cherished grandfather of Kiersten, Mackenzie, Kyle, and Michael. Dear brother of Bill (Marjorie) McMurter and Phyllis Brownson, brother-in-law of Sally McMurter. Predeceased by his parents Roy and Mabel (Sine) McMurter, sisters and brothers Edna, Flossie, Earl, George and Rose.  Ralph was a retired plumber with the Local 663, a longtime resident of Bright’s Grove and a member of Camlachie United Church. He was an avid fisherman and member of the Bluewater Anglers. Ralph also enjoyed spending time with his friends of the Tim Horton Coffee Club. He will be deeply missed by all those who knew and loved him.

Cremation has taken place.  An open house to celebrate Ralph’s life will be held on Saturday, August 3, 2013, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the SMITH FAMILY CENTRE (in front of Smith Funeral Home), 1576 London Line, Sarnia.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Bluewater Anglers, St. Joseph’s Hospice (www.stjosephshospice.ca), or Camlachie United Church (cheques only at the funeral home please).  smithfuneralhome.ca

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WILLIAMS: Josh of Sarnia

Posted by on August 1, 2013

Photos0000001AUnexpectedly at Bluewater Health on Tuesday, July 30, 2013, Josh Williams of Sarnia passed away at the age of 21.  Beloved son of Rachel Williams. Cherished brother of Andrew Kyle Williams, Brandon Lee Ashton Williams, and Austin Gage Williams. Loving grandson of Rudy and Virginia Williams. Proud uncle of Ashton Christopher Hignett Williams. Survived by aunts and uncles, Wanita, Sherri, Cynthia, Shane, Dan (Indra), Angie, Ernest, Vanessa, Terry, Amelia. Dear godson of John Williams (Aamjiwnaang, Sarnia) and Penny Williams (Walpole Island). Josh will be deeply missed by his numerous cousins, friends, and those who knew and loved him. Predeceased by his brother Curtis Mitchell (1991) and his aunt Leanne “Tiger.”

Family and friends will be welcomed on Thursday, August 1, 2013, and Friday, August 2, 2013, for a wake at the family home (1053 Chippewa Cres., Sarnia, ON). A funeral service will be held at Maawn Doosh Gumig Community Centre (1972 Virgil Ave., Sarnia, ON), on Saturday August 3, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Aamjiwnaang First Nations Cemetery.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Big Brothers and Big Sisters or the Sarnia and District Humane Society (cheques only at the funeral home please). smithfuneralhome.ca

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Middlemiss, LCOL (Ret’d) Robert George of Barrie, Ontario

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LCOL (Ret’d) Robert George  Middlemiss, DFC, CD, Honorary Colonel, 427 Special Operations Aviation Squadron – At the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Barrie on Wednesday, July 31, 2013. Bob Middlemiss, age 93 years, of Barrie, beloved husband of the late Crystal (Scott). Dear father of Dan Middlemiss, Robert James Middlemiss and his wife Teri and the late Dale Dymny. Loving grandfather of Kirk and Trent. A celebration of Bob’s life will take place at Base Borden, Hanger 17, on Thursday, August 8, 2013 at 1:00pm. Memorial donations may be made to the RVH Foundation, Barrie. Arrangements entrusted to Marshall W. Driver Cremation & Burial Service, 19 Ross St., Barrie.

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CRAIG-GOULET: Huguette of Vankleek Hill

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Peacefully at the Hawkesbury General Hospital on Tuesday July 23,2013, after a 12 year battle with cancer Huguette Craig-Goulet of Vankleek Hill passed away at the age of 72. Beloved wife of Jean Goulet. Loving mother of Frances Gray (Phillip Kojima) and Sylvie Gray (André Gingras). Dear grandmother of Joey and Jordan. Predeceased by her brothers Gilles and Claude. Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Friends may their respect at the Hillcrest Funeral Home 151 Bond Street, Vankleek Hill, Ontario on Saturday August 3, 2013 from 12 noon to 2 p.m. followed by a Funeral Service in the chapel at 2 p.m. In memoriam donations to the Canadian Cancer Society 837 Pitt Street, Unit #1, Cornwall, Ontario K6J 3S5 would be appreciated. To express your condolences, make a donation, send flowers, light a memory candle, please visit www.hillcrestfuneralhome.ca.

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FRASER: Alasdair of Vankleek HIll

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Peacefully on Tuesday July 23,2013 at the Prescott Russell Residence, Hawkesbury, Ontario Al Fraser of Vankleek Hill passed away at the age of 83. Predeceased by his beloved wife Margaret Findlay. Loving and proud father of James (Laurie) of Kemptville and Valerie (Richard Proulx) of Vankleek Hill. Cherished and dearly loved grandfather of Kara and Graeme Fraser and Christopher Fraser-Proulx. Predeceased by his brother Stewart. Sadly missed by his dear friend Ann McRae. He will be fondly remembered by many relatives in Scotland and England and his many friends in Canada. At Al’s request there will be no visitation. A Private Family Service will be held. In memoriam donations to the Friends of Bonnechere Parks R.R.5, 4024 Round Lake Road, Killaloe, Ontario K0J 2A0 or to the Thickson’s Wood Land Trust, Box 541 Whitby, Ontario L1N 5V3 would be appreciated. To express condolences, make a donation, send flowers or light a memory candle please visit www.hillcrestfuneralhome.ca.  Funeral arrangements entrusted to Hillcrest Funeral Home 151 Bond Street, Vankleek Hill, ON K0B 1R0

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MACAULAY: Eunice of Vankleek Hill

Posted by on August 1, 2013

Eunice Macaulay“Euni” passed away peacefully at the Hawkesbury General Hospital on Monday, July 8th 2013 only three days after her 90th birthday.  Eunice was a remarkable lady who was shy to talk about her lifetime of accomplishments. She was born in St. Helens, Lancashire in 1923 and, during the Second World War, served in the WRENS with the British Armed Forces as a radio technician.  In the 1950’s she became a graphic artist and greeting card designer and after emigrating first to the U.S. and then to Canada in the sixties, she embarked upon a highly successful career in film animation.  She worked at the National Film Board of Canada for almost twenty years in the art department and as producer, winning the Academy Award for ‘Best Animated Short Film’ in 1978 for “Special Delivery”.  Eunice retired to Vankleek Hill in 1990 and enjoyed 23 active years in the community, volunteering as a reader at the Heritage Lodge as well as being a long serving member of the Stardale Branch of the Vankleek Hill Women’s Institute and a member of the local and self-titled “Ancient Brits Club”.  Eunice will be dearly missed by the folk on ‘the Hill’, her friends in Montreal, by her extended family in England and by all the friends who contributed to Eunis’ happiness and well-being, enjoyed her positive attitude, her intelligence and her very special sense of humour.
Heartfelt thanks to all those friends who played a part in her life, from her daughters Lesley and Maggi; her granddaughters Zoë and Emilie; her husband Jim; David, Susan and Graeme, and the rest of her English family; the lads, Chris and Stephane and Scooter.
A Private Family Gathering will be held at a later date. To express your condolences, make a donation, send flowers or light a memory candle please visit www.hillcrestfuneralhome.ca. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Hillcrest Funeral Home 151 Bond Street, Vankleek Hill, On K0b 1R0 613 678-2002

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ALLEN: John of Hawkesbury

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John AllenALLEN, John Dean Peacefully at the Prescott Russell Residence Hawkesbury on Saturday July 6,2013 Dean Allen of Vankleek Hill passed away at the age of 93. Predeceased by his parents Wellington Allen and Edith Barrett. Beloved husband of 64 years to Joyce (nee Urquhart). Proud and loving father of Garry (Diane), Nancy, Stewart (Karen) and Sandra (Oran Robinson). Cherished grandpa of Jamie Cross (Roxanne), Mandy Cross (Pieter-Jan),Tara Lee Allen and Morgan Allen. Fond great- grandfather of Aiden Allen. Predeceased by his sisters Ethel Allen and Dora Steele and his brother Stewart. Relatives and friends may pay their respects at Hillcrest Funeral Home 151 Bond Street, Vankleek Hill, Ontario on Friday July 26, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday July 27 from 1 p.m. followed by a Funeral Service in the chapel at 2 p.m. Interment Cassburn Cemetery, L’Orignal, ON. In memoriam donations, to the Heritage Lodge Activity Department Fund, 48 Wall Street, Vankleek Hill, ON K0B 1R0 or the SPCA Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry Branch 550 Boundary Road P.O. Box 52 Cornwall, ON K6H 5S3. To express your condolences, make a donation, send flowers or light a memory candle please visit www.hillcrestfuneralhome.ca.

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CLIFFORD: Michael Stewart of London.

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Peacefully at Parkwood Hospital on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 Michael Stewart Clifford, born January 9, 1950.  Loved son of the late Clare and Marion Clifford.  Dear brother of Ron (Verlyn) Clifford, Bill (Suzanne) Clifford and the late Jack Clifford.  Proud uncle of Cathy, Kelly, John and Jim, Jeff, Michelle, Laurie, Chris and Charlaine and Tom (deceased), Shawn, D’Arcy and Lisa and great uncle of 30 grandnieces and nephews.  Dear nephew of Anne Temple.  Mike was an active member in the Knights of Columbus and the St. Vincent de Paul Society.  Mike’s family would like to express a thank you to all the staff at LHSC and Parkwood Hospital for their care and concern and to all his friends for their visits, thoughts and prayers.  Visitors will be received at John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, on Thursday, August 1 from 2-4 and 7-9 o’clock.  Funeral Mass at St. John the Divine Church, 390 Baseline Road West on Friday morning at 11 o’clock.  Interment in St. Peter’s Cemetery at a later date.  Prayers Thursday evening at 8 o’clock.  Donations to London Regional Cancer Program c/o LHSF or St. John the Divine Church – St. Vincent de Paul Society would be appreciated.

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