NARULA, Avery of Markham, loved son of Avi and Krista

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NARULA: Avi and Krista (Schilbe)  Narula are saddened by the unexpected passing of their son Avery, at Markham  Stouffville Hospital, on March 12, 2014.  Precious baby brother of Kai  Narula. Loved and will always be remembered by Grandparents Richard and Brenda  Schilbe of Zurich and Yash and Sunita Narula of Auckland, NZ, Great  Grandparents Hubert and Marg Schilbe, Audrey Koehler, and Indra Shivdasani  and Uncles Jason Schilbe and Amar Narula.  Also loved and will be  missed by many other uncles, aunts and cousins. If desired, memorial  donations (payable by cheque) to Toronto Sick Kids or London Children’s  Hospital would be appreciated by the family. T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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GROSS; Francis of Hanover

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GrossFrancis Gross, of Hanover, passed away at Hanover and District Hospital on Friday, March 14, 2014, in his 86th year.

Francis was born on September 11, 1928 to Frank and Olive (nee Young) Gross.  Francis was the proud owner and operator of Gross Plumbing, Heating and Electrical for many years.  He was very active in his community and served as a fire fighter for 15 years, a member of St. Vincent de Paul and former Councillor for the Town of Hanover.  Francis was presently the school trustee for the Bruce Grey Catholic District School Board and a 3rd Degree Knight with the Knights Of Columbus.

Survived by loving wife Marlene (nee Hughes) Gross of Hanover, sons Francis Joseph Gross of Sydney Australia and T. Murray (Suzanne) Gross of Ottawa, daughter Barbara (Paul) Deeves of Leamington, grandchildren Tommy Lee (Diane Findlay) and Kathryn (Nick) St. Pierre and Christopher (Theresa) Deeves and six greatgrandchildren.  Also survived by his sister Joan (Stanley) Purves of Hanover.  Predeceased by his brother Jerome Gross.

Visitation will be held at Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover, on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm with Vigil Rites at 2:15 pm.  A Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, March 17, 2014 at 11:30 am, at Holy Family Church (352 10th Avenue, Hanover). Father Gary Schlack officiating.  Interment in Holy Family Cemetery, Hanover.

Memorial donations to St. Vincent de Paul Society, Holy Family Parish – Building Fund or Congregation of the Resurrection would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.  Register book available at www.mightonfuneralhome.ca

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GAUVIN- Susan H. of Woodstock

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GAUVIN, Susan – At her home in Woodstock on Wednesday, March 12, 2014, Susan Hazel Gauvin in her 54th year.  Born May 10, 1960 in Woodstock, Ontario, she was the daughter of Lawrence Gauvin of Woodstock and the late Lois Bradshaw (2013).  Sister of Sandra Visser (Gary), Bonnie Hartsell (Grant), Paul Gauvin (Angie) all of Woodstock, and Leo Gauvin of Tillsonburg.  Also survived by many nieces, nephews and extended family.  She was predeceased by her brother Ronald Gauvin (1981).  Susan leaves behind her beloved and faithful pal Keisha who will miss her dearly.  Friends will be received at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 for a visitation from 1-1:45 pm.   A memorial service will be held in the chapel at 2:00 pm.  Cremation has taken place and a spring burial of ashes will be in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations to Operation Sharing- Inn out of the Cold Program would be appreciated.  Smith-LeRoy, (519) 537-3611.  Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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PALK: Allan of London and formerly of St. Thomas

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PALK, Allan – Of London and formerly of St. Thomas, passed away suddenly in London, on Monday, March 10th, 2014, in his 44th year. Dearly loved son of James and Kathleen (Cherry) Palk and much loved brother of Gary Palk of London. Sadly missed by family in Canada and Scotland. Allan was born in Scotland on April 22, 1970. He was a graduate of A.V.S.S. Allan worked for the Canadian Cancer Society.

A private family service will be held. Cremation to follow. No public visitation. Remembrances may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. WILLIAMS FUNERAL HOME, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas in charge of arrangements.

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GRAHAM: Dr. Charles Alexander “Alex” of St. Thomas, ON

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Graham 001 (186x250)GRAHAM, CHARLES ALEXANDER “ALEX”

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. C. Alexander Graham on March 11th, 2014. His family surrounded him more and more as his health deteriorated after his beloved wife, Pam, departed February 7th, 2014. He passed away quietly and peacefully. The excellent care of Elgin Manor and the aid of Ms. Chris McEwen and Ms. Eileen Reynolds helped the family.  He is predeceased by his loving wife of 70 years, Pam, who left us a mere thirty-two days earlier. He will be greatly missed by his daughters Victoria, Fiona, Sandra, and Olivia, and their husbands, Vic Clive, Zoltan Paszternak and Fraser Previl. Gramps will be terribly missed by his cherished grandchildren Peter (Julie) Clive, Michael (Pamela) Clive, Alexander Trussler and Sean Previl. Two great-grand-daughters, Gabriella Clive and Charlotte Clive will miss the joy he brought to us all. Dad was born in Regina, Saskatchewan and is predeceased by his parents Andrew and Jesse (nee Bowen) Graham and siblings Margaret “Peggy” Hutton of Calgary, Alberta and Gordon Graham of Spokane, Washington. He did well in school and in sports. He joined the R.C.A.F. in 1942 and flew Spitfires in World War Two in Squadrons 411, 402, and 441. During the war he met Evelyn (Pamela) Davies from Lincolnshire, England. She was a Code and Cipher Officer in the W.A.A.F. They were married December 7th, 1943. After a serious crash and rehabilitation on his shattered back, Alex returned to Canada followed by Pam and baby Victoria. He attended The University of Western Ontario for Medical School and graduated in 1950. He then set up practice in St. Thomas; first on Ross Street, then Talbot Street, and finally on First Avenue.  Dr. Robert Floyd was his partner for many years.  Dr. Dennis Sifton joined the practice for some of that time. Alex practiced as a family physician for over 42 years. He performed surgeries, delivered countless babies, doctored the elderly at Elgin Manor, and attended to the duties of Coroner in Ontario for over a decade. He served on the Board of Directors at St. Thomas Elgin General and was involved with many projects there; most recently one examining the issue of elder abuse. He was also asked to be part of Physicians’ Services Incorporated Foundation in Toronto.  He was chosen to go to England to study Geriatrics in the late 1970’s. He was presented with the Glenn Sawyer Award in recognition of his service to the profession of medicine and his community. Medicine was his calling and a perfect fit for Dad throughout his life. He loved his practice, his patients, and loved getting up and going to work each and every day. Pam was the love of his life. They raised a family, played golf into their 80s, and loved to travel, dance, read and garden together. Alex loved the stage and silver screen, concerts, history, art and literature.  He was an avid sports enthusiast including football, hockey, golf, tennis and baseball. Alex and Pam were members of the St. Thomas Golf and Country Club at Union for many happy years. Alex was the St. Thomas Baron’s “Hockey-Doc” in the late 60’s and even played on a friendly house league until he was 68.   He loved spending time with his family; Sunday lunches or BBQs on the patio and long swims with everyone were his happiest times.  He was always ready for any conversation or fun. His four grandsons were a huge delight for him. He adored his annual trip to Florida for years – this was when the whole family would come together for good fun, food, pool time, conversation, and shopping. He was known for his unique sense of humour and his sweet smile.

A private family service will be held to place his and Pam’s ashes together in St. Thomas Cemetery, South Park.  Family and friends will be invited to attend a memorial service to be held at Williams Funeral Home on Sunday June 8th, 2014 at 1:00pm. Further information to be announced in the paper. Condolences for the family and donations in the name of Dr. C.A. Graham can be made to St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital Emergency Department or Elgin Manor Activation and may be arranged at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas. (159-631-0850).Condolences may be sent to ahughson@execulink.com.

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MAZUREK, Maria of Alvinston ON

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MazurekAt Fiddick’s Nursing Home, Petrolia on Friday, March 14, 2014, Maria Mazurek of R.R. 2 Alvinston in her 94th year. Predeceased by her husband John and son Ken.  Beloved mother of Barry (Lynne) of Alvinston and Bill (Irene) of Windsor. Dear grandmother of Mandy (Christian) Carvelho, Melanie (Joel) MacDonald, Christine (Jeff) Brush, Lisa Mazurek and John Mazurek and great grandmother of Ariel, Xander, Finlay, Ashley, Jillian and Sophie.  Relatives and friends will be received at the Van Heck Funeral Home, 172 Symes Street, Glencoe on Sunday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m.  Mass of the Christian Burial will celebrated at Our Lady Help of Christians, Watford on Monday, March 17 at 11a.m.  Rev. Tom Donohue officiating.  Interment to follow at St. Matthew’s Cemetery, Alvinston.  Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society.  www.vanheckfuneralhome.ca

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Graham, Tom, a resident of Chatham

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Graham copy (WinCE)Graham, John Thomas Grant, a resident of Chatham. Known and loved as Tom Graham, died Thursday March 13, 2014  at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance-Chatham Campus, a the age of 69. Born in Chatham, son of  the late Lou & Evelyn Graham. Beloved husband of Nancy S. (Lammens) Graham. Dear father of J.D. Graham (Susan), Stratford; Kelli Graham, Chatham and Tiffani Amato (Paul), Chatham. Grandfather of 4 grandchildren; Blair Graham, Paytn Graham, Taylr Graham-Amato, Olivia Amato and one great-grandchild, Laytn Graham. Brother of Geraldine Gutteridge (Warren), Merlin; Elaine Wilson (the late Ron), Chatham; Donna Botting (Bob), Chatham and the late Marjorie Graham. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Tom was dedicated to the Youth Bowling Council, the Maple City Slo Pitch Leaque and a long time member of the former Chatham Jaycees. Tom’s family extends a special thanks to Dr. McDonald and the staff of 4th floor CKHA-Chatham Campus for their dedication and hard work. Friends will be received at the Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair St., Chatham, on Sunday March 16, 2014 from 7:00-9:00 and Monday March 17 from 3:00-5:00 & 7:00-9:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be conducted at the Funeral Home on Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. Cremation to follow. Donations in memory of Tom to the Youth Bowling Council 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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Thiessen, Cornelius “Corny”

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Corny Thiessen

Thiessen, Cornelius “Corny” as the result of a automobile accident on Hwy 19 in Zorra Township, Cornelius passed away at St. Marys Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in his 30th year. Beloved husband of Helena (Klassen) Thiessen. Loving father of Alexander, Joshua and Kayleigh. Dear son of Henry and Gertruda (Wiebe) Thiessen and son-in-law of Peter and Nancy Klassen. He will be sadly missed by his sisters Susanna Bergen and husband Henry, Elizabeth Epp and husband John, Tina Neufeld and husband Johnny, Gertruda Bergen and husband Jacob, Margaret Bergen and husband Franz and his brother-in-law Peter Klassen and wife Anna. Also survived by a number of nieces and nephews. Corny worked at Elgin Contracting and Restoration in St. Thomas. Friends may call at the H. A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Saturday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Sunday, March 16, 2014 at 3:00 pm. from the Old Colony Mennonite Church, Dingle Street, Aylmer. Interment, Old Colony Mennonite Cemetery. Share memories or condolences at kebbelfuneralhome.com

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KURT; Cecil Of Hanover

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Cecil Kurt, of Hanover, passed away at Hanover Care Centre on Friday, March 14, 2014, in his 94th year.

Beloved son of the late Paul and Eliza (nee Schedler) Kurt who was born on January 20, 1921.

Survived by son Ronald (Geraldine) Kurt of Hanover, grandchildren Teresa (Adam) Siefert and greatgranddaughters Aislyn and Alexa.  Also survived by his brothers Nelson (Esther) Kurt of RR #4 Durham and Melvin (Ruth) Kurt of Winterbourne, sisters Mae (Casimar) Nowak of Kitchener, Betty Bowman of Kitchener and Margaret (Edward) Paulibiski. Predeceased by his wife Myra (nee Leibold) Kurt, brothers Clayton, Norman, Harvey, Arthur and Howard and sisters Grace Ernst and Lilly Gardner.

Visitation will be held at Mighton Funeral Home (123 10th Street, Hanover) on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 from 10:00 am until the time of the Funeral Service at 11:00 am.  Interment in Memory Gardens, Breslau, Ontario.

Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.  Register book available at www.mightonfuneralhome.ca

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HARRIS: Michael George

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HarrisHARRIS: Michael George

Passed away at I.O.O.F. Seniors Home in Barrie on Tuesday March 11, 2014 in his 80th year. Born in Hounslow, London, England on December 11, 1934 and immigrated to Canada in 1961. As a teenager he apprenticed with London Transport as an Electrician. He served with the Royal Air Force. In the 70’s settled in New Lowell starting Sunnidale Racing Stables as a Standardbred Horseman. Later with wife Vicki started Sunnidale Boarding Kennel. Loving husband to Vicki of Wasaga Beach. Loving father to Geoffrey(Terri) of Edmonton, and Wendy(Brian White) of Collingwood.

Remembered by grandchildren Candace, Andrew, Courtney, Brooke. Great-grandfather to Sophia. Stepfather to Michael, Stephen(Ann), Jeffrey, and grandfather to Sean, Emily, Matthew, Megan, Melissa, Danielle, and Juston. Survived by sister Joy Grisby of Penarth, Wales. Uncle to nieces Carol, Pam, Cathy, and nephew Trevor all of the U.K.

At his request there will be cremation with no service. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the Ontario Lung Association www.on.lung.ca.

Words of Comfort may be forwarded to the family at admin@peacefultransition.ca

Rest in Peace Michael we will miss you greatly.

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CIAVAGLIA, Vincenzo

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web_Ciavaglia_VincePassed away suddenly on March 12, 2014 at the age of 65 years.  Born in the small town of Pastena, Frosinone, Italy on July 10, 1948. Cherished Son of Michalina Ciavaglia and reunited with his late father Antonio (2011).  Loving father of Antonio and Sabrina Ciavaglia.  Cherished brother of Vincenzina Faiola and husband Luigi (Pastena, Italy) and proud uncle of Fabrizio Faiola.  Deeply missed by Ilde L’Eplattenier.    Visiting from Monday 2-5 and 7-9 pm with parish prayers at 4:30 pm at FAMILIES FIRST, 1065 Lauzon Rd. East Windsor, (519-969-5841). On Tuesday, family and friends are invited to meet after 10 am at St. John Vianney Church (385 Dieppe St.) until time of Funeral Mass at 11 am. Entombment to take place in his town of birth Pastena, Italy.  Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Williams, Stephen

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William(S)Williams, Stephen; (Casino Rama 17 yrs)

Lost his valiant fight with cancer March 9 at Soldiers Memorial Hospital, Orillia at the age of 63.

Loving, proud father to Katie-Jane Williams (Matt) and her Mom Jane Williams, Thomas Williams and Chelsea Williams and their Mom Carla Dematos. Grandad to Ethan. Dear brother of Gill and Linda and families in the U.K. Will be fondly remembered by many extended family, friends and co-workers at Casino Rama.

At Stephen’s request, cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Stephen’s Life to take place on March 20th at 3:00pm at the Royal Canadian Legion –Vimy Room 215 Mississauga St. E., Orillia.

A  trust account will be set up  for his children Thomas and Chelsea Williams, please contact  Jane Williams for details.

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Druiett; Jacqueline of Petrolia

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Peacefully after a short illness at Bluewater Health in Sarnia on Thursday, March 13, 2014.  Jacqueline Druiett (nee Hawkins), of Petrolia, was in her 73rd year.  She was the wife of John, a mother Gloria and Gil Lahaie, the late John Druiett (1994), Jim Druiett, and Ken and Rose Druiett.  She was the loved grandmother to Terri-Lynn and Juhonna.  She was the sister Barbara and Harley Smith, George Hawkins, Bill and Flora Hawkins, Terry Hawkins, the late Wayne Hawkins, the late Tom Hawkins and his wife Carol.  She will also be missed by many nieces and nephews.   A private funeral service was held earlier.  Interment was in Hillsdale Cemetery.  As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice.  Arrangments entrusted to Needham-Jay Funeral Home(519-882-0100).  Memories and condolences may be shared on-line at www.needhamjay.com.

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ZIRGER, Franciska

Zirger, Franciska webZIRGER, Franciska – Passed away peacefully on Wednesday March 12, 2014 at Burloak Long Term Care Centre at the age of 94.  Beloved wife of the late Josef (2001).  Dear mother of Richard (Judi), the late Otto (the late Pauline), the late Peter (Dianne), Giselle (Wally), Brigitte (Jim) and Rosi (Larry).  Cherished grandmother of 11 and great-grandmother of 6.  Franciska was a past president of the CWL at St. Vincent de Paul Church.

Franciska’s family will receive friends at MORGAN FUNERAL HOME 415 Regent Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake, on Sunday March 16th from 2-5 p.m.  Funeral Mass in celebration of Franciska’s life will be held at St. Vincent de Paul Church on Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock.  Rite of Committal will follow at Niagara Lakeshore Cemetery.  For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Niagara-on-the-Lake Hospital Foundation.

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MILAM, Robert Milton of RR 2 Grand Bend formerly of London, age 71

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MILAM: Suddenly and  unexpectedly, at his residence on Wednesday, March 12, 2014, Robert Milton  Milam of Dalton Subdivision, RR 2, Grand Bend, formerly of London, in his 72nd  year.  Beloved husband of the late Lucy  Jane (Adair) Milam (2000).  Loving father  and father-in-law of Wendy and Stephen Bendle, Robert and Eva Milam, Lisa and  Ken Heywood, Elaine and Joe Parsons, Waynne and Debbie Milam.  Cherished Poppy of 13 grandchildren and many  great-grandchildren.  Dear brother and  brother-in-law of Verna and Floyd Davis, Ron and Marg Milam, Diane King and  Rick Adair.  Robert will be remembered by  his many nieces, nephews and their families.   Dear friend and companion of Fran Harkness.  Predeceased by his parents Albert and Ina  (Rickman) Milam, granddaughter Rebecca Parsons and sister-in-law Eunice Pressey.  Resting at the T.  Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral  Home, Dashwood on Tuesday March 18, 2014 from 7 to 9 p.m. where the funeral  service will be held on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 11 a.m. with visitation 1  hour prior.  Stephen Bendle  Officiating.  Spring Interment Pinery Cemetery,  Grand Bend.  If desired, memorial  donations (payable by cheque) to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity  of choice would be appreciated by the family.   Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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FORD: Ruby Cecille of Hay

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Unexpectedly, but peacefully at her home, on Thursday, March 13, 2014, we lost the devoted wife of Wayne Ford. Much loved and cherish mother of Cheryl (Phil) Legault of Ingersoll, Kathy (Steve) Whitfield of Grand Bend, and Carolyn (Randy) Parker of Hensall.  Much loved grandmother of the grandchildren she held close to her heart: Corey and Tiffany, Tyler and Trevor, Bryan, Brett, and Brittany, and special great grandson Mace.  Ruby will be greatly missed by all her family and friends.

Cremation has taken place and a private family service was held.

Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

Haskett Funeral Home, Exeter entrusted with arrangements.

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PFAFF: Sherry Christine (Williams) of Centralia

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Pfaff, Sherry-W150At her residence, on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 of Centralia, on her 61st birthday.  Beloved wife of Kevin Pfaff.  Dear mother of Dean and Michelle Pfaff of Belle River, Shane and Cheryl Pfaff of RR 2 Lucan, Jeni Mae Pfaff and Bryan Hummel of Ilderton.  Dear grandmother of Emma; Jake and Lauren; Keagen, Madeline, Cole and Matthew.  Beloved daughter of Onah Stackhouse of Hensall and Victor Stackhouse of Seaforth.  Dear daughter-in-law of Phyllis Pfaff of Exeter and the late Emery Pfaff.  Dear sister-in-law of Laurie and Fred Ranter of Woodstock, Patricia De Jongh of Woodstock and Mark and Paula Stackhouse of Seaforth.

Friends and family are invited to gather at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street, Exeter (1 street west of Main), on Saturday, March 15th at 10:30 AM for a Celebration of Life Service, which will be held at 11 AM.  Cremation with interment Exeter Cemetery.

Donations to the MS Society or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family.

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SITLINGTON: William “Jim” James of Plympton-Wyoming, Ontario

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IMGAfter a courageous battle with brain cancer on Tuesday, March 11th, 2014 at the age of 63 on the Palliative Floor of the Norman Site of Bluewater Health. William James “Jim” Sitlington of Plympton-Wyoming. Jim is survived by his loving wife Susan Sitlington and by his beloved children Jenn Turk and Jeff (Sheena) Sitlington and by step-children Dawn Zinkie and Jeff Zinkie. Jim will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Blair and Ryanne Turk, Laila and Mya Sitlington; step-grandchildren Bert Thorpe and Cole Zinkie. Jim is also survived by his siblings Dave (Carolyn) Sitlington, Brenda (Sam) Breyer, Judy (Brian) Latam, Roger (Susan) Sitlington, Robert (Roseanne) Sitlington and Brian Sitlington. Predeceased by his parents Ernie (March 18th, 1989) and Mary Sitlington (June 14th, 2009). Jim is also survived by his many loving nieces, nephews and great nieces and great nephews. Visitation will be held on Sunday, March 16th, 2014 from 2-4 and 7-9pm at the FOREST CHAPEL OF DENNING FUNERAL DIRECTORS with a Memorial Service in the chapel on Monday, March 17th, at 11am. Spring interment will take place at the Warwick United Cemetery. A tree will be planted in memory of Jim in Warwick. Donations to the Brain Tumor Foundation or to St. Joseph’s Hospice in Sarnia would be greatly appreciated by the family. Donations and condolences may be left online at www.denningfuneralhome.com  .

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BERNANS, Vladislavs

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web_Bernas_ValBorn in Varaklani, Latvia Dec. 7, 1919. Welcomed home into the presence of His Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, Mar. 12, 2014. Devoted husband of 67 years to the late Antonina Bernans (2011) Loving father of the late George Bernans (1974) and wife Helen Riordon, daughter Rita and husband Jim Demers, son Andy Bernans and wife Kim of Ottawa, daughter Anita and husband Oskar Klavins of Clagary AL. Dear father-in-law of Charles Janisse. Beloved grandfather of David Bernans and wife Annie, John Bernans and wife Heidi, Nicole Janisse and husband Jason Rolfe, Jason and Jean-Paul Janisse, Mathew and Mark Bernans, Erika Klavins & Steven Yaskiw, Thomas Klavins & Paul Klavins. Dear great-grandfather of Sasha and Clementine Bernans, Lyla Rolfe and Ella Grace Bernans. Brother-in-law of the late John Latkovskis and wife Hanni. Uncle to Art and Darlene Latkovskis. Vladislavs was very proud of his Latvian heritage and was a lifetime member of LNAK (Latvian National Association of Canada) and LFF (Latvian Freedom Fund) as well as past president and long-standing member of the Latvian Association of Windsor. He was a faithful and energetic member of Latvian Fraternity “Lacuania”. “Val” was a member of C.A.W. local 444 and IBEW International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers) local 636. He was also a member of Moose Lodge 1499 of Windsor. “Val” faithfully served as a long time usher for St. Rose/Our Lady of Guadalupe Churches. He was devoted to his family, his gardens and his grandchildren. If you so desire memorial donations to the Windsor Youth Centre or Windsor Downtown Mission would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Saturday 2-5 p.m. Sunday 2-5 p.m. at Families First 1065 Lauzon Rd. East Windsor, 519-969-5841. On Monday family and friends are invited to meet at Our Lady of Guadalupe/St Rose of Lima Church (834 Raymo Rd) from 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass at 10:00 a.m. Interment Windsor Memorial Gardens. Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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PLATE, Audrey

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web_Plate_AudreyPassed away peacefully at home on March 12, 2014 at 79 years of age. Beloved wife of the late  Jack (2009). Loving mother of Kim and Hal. Cherished grandma of Tyler. Dear sister of Murray & Helen Shantz, and Brenda Hay. Treasured aunt of many nieces and nephews. She will be lovingly remembered by all those who knew and loved her. If you so desire, donations to CCAC would be appreciated by the family. Cremation has taken place. Memorial visiting on Sunday after 1 pm followed by Memorial Service at 4pm at Families First 1065 Lauzon Rd. East Windsor, 519-969-5841. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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CIAVAGLIA, Vincenzo

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Passed away suddenly on March 12, 2014 at the age of 65 years.  Born in the small town of Pastena, Frosinone, Italy on July 10, 1948. Cherished Son of Michalina Ciavaglia and reunited with his late father Antonio (2011).  Loving father of Antonio and Sabrina Ciavaglia.  Cherished brother of Vincenzina Faiola and husband Luigi (Pastena, Italy) and proud uncle of Fabrizio Faiola.  Deeply missed by Ilde L’Eplattenier.Visiting from Monday 2-5 and 7-9 pm with parish prayers at 4:30 pm at FAMILIES FIRST, 1065 Lauzon Rd. East Windsor, (519-969-5841). Funeral Service arrangements incomplete at this time. Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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MATHAI: Liza of London

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Mathai (for LFP)MATHAI, Liza – Peacefully after a brief illness surrounded by her family and friends at Victoria Hospital on Thursday, March 13th, 2014, Liza Mathai of London at the age of 57. Beloved wife of Plammoottil Mathai and loving mother of Biju of London. Survived by her mother Annamma John of India; siblings Lilly Phillips of Dubai, Laly Mathew of Bombay, Sam John of the U.K., Sumol of Doha and brother-in-law Joseph Mathai and family of London. Also survived by many relatives in India. Predeceased by her son Libin (1998). Visitation will be held at the WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Monday, March 17th from 6:00-9:00 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted at St. Michael and All Angels Church, 397 Springbank Drive, London, on Tuesday, March 18th at 1:00 p.m. Interment at Woodland Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Liza are asked to consider a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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Dignam: Ronnie of Sarnia

Peacefully at Bluewater Health on Thursday, March 12, 2014,   RONNIE DIGNAM has passed away at the age of74 .  Beloved husband of the late Sharon Rose (Hagarty) Dignam (2007). Loving father of Michael Dignam (Lori) of Cambridge, Terry-Ann of Sarnia, Tracy Medeiros (Manuel) of Cambridge, and Joseph Dignam (Kimberley) of Sarnia. Cherished grandfather of Douglas, Adam, Jason, Manny, Tyler, Calli, Kyle, Ryan, Kathleen and great – grandfather to Liam and Caleb. Survived by his sister Joyce VanNorden (Wayne). As keeping with dad’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a private graveside service will take place at a later date. Memorial donations in Ronnie’s name can be made to Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements entrusted to the D.J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION CENTRE. Memories and condolences can be made through djrobb@cogeco.net.

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JOHNSTON, Ronald John

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JOHNSTON, Ron81 years, of Tilbury, born April 28, 1932, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, March 12, 2014.  Beloved husband of Jeannette Johnston (Donais).  Loving father of Brenda and husband John Mailloux of Tilbury, Joseph Johnston and wife Simone of Chatham.  Dearest grandfather of Justin Johnston.  Dear son of the late Walter “Soupy” and Helen Johnston.  Predeceased by his sister Elenor and her surviving husband Frank Gates, and their sons Jamie, Geoffrey and Stephen Gates and families.  Ron was the manager of Tilbury Arena for over 24 years.  When he retired, he became an active member of Branch 206 Royal Canadian Legion of which he was a life member.  He was also a life long member of St. Thomas Anglican Church, Dover.  Ron loved sports and was a devoted Leafs fan.  Everyone who knew Ron will remember him for his willingness to always lend a hand.  He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.  Visitation at Reaume Funeral Home, 6 Canal St. W., Tilbury from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Sunday.  Legion service 7 p.m. Sunday.  Funeral service at the funeral home Monday, March 17, 2014 at 11:00 a.m.  Ven. Paul Millward officiating.  A private family interment service will follow later at St. Thomas Anglican Church Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Branch 206 Royal Canadian Legion or charity of choice appreciated.  Online condolences may by shared at www.reaumefh.com

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BIDDLE: Velma of London

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BIDDLE, Velma (nee Parker)

In London on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, Velma Biddle in her 100th year. Beloved wife of the late Richard Biddle. Loving mother of Robert and Norman and mother-in-law of Linda and Willeta. Sister-in-law of Phyllis Froude. Cherished grandmother of Kathryn Lacey and Troy Biddle and great-grandmother of Steven and Jenna (predeceased). Velma was the last survivor of the family of Frederick and Mary (Gower) Parker whose other children were Herman, Clara, Olive, Winnifred, Mildred, Charlie, and Gordon. A life of adventure from starting school at SS # 1&1 of London and North Dorchester, to the years in Saskatoon, to retirement from the offices of Victoria Hospital and two years of loving care at Kensington Village. Visitation 7-9pm Monday, March 17 and one hour prior to the service at 11am on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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