HYATT; Katherine of Camlachie, formerly of Petrolia

Posted by on February 12, 2014

Peacefully, with her family by her side at C.E.E. Hospital of Bluewater Health, Petrolia.  KATHERINE P. HYATT, 86 years, of Petrolia, passed away on Wednesday, February 12, 2014.  Predeceased by her husband Alfred Hyatt (2003).  Loving mother of Katherine Hyatt and Jerry Kleiner of Toronto, Marianne Hyatt, Margy and Don Muller, both of Camlachie.  Katherine will be missed by her granddaughter Susan and her husband Roland VanVeldhuisen also of Camlachie.  Katherine is survived by her sister Mona Allen and her brother-in-law Tom Hyatt, and is predeceased by her sisters Margaret Hyatt and Norma Prangley.  Katherine taught in Dawn Township for 6 years prior to marrying Alfred, and provided more than 25 years as a teacher to the St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church Sunday School.  Visitors will be received on Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the NEEDHAM-JAY FUNERAL HOME, Petrolia, where a funeral service will be held on Friday, February 14, 2014 at 11:00 a.m.  Rev. Harvey Osborne officiating.  Interment in Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia.  As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Petrolia (Restoration Fund).  Memories and condolences may be shared online at www.needhamjay.com.

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Glendinning, Jack of Wallaceburg, Ontario

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Mr. John Oliver “Jack” Glendinning, a resident of Wallaceburg, passed away on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Public General Campus, Chatham, at the age of 86 years.Jack was born in Port Huron, Michigan and was a son of the late William and Eva (Dibley) Glendinning.Beloved husband of the late Evelyn (Laing) Glendinning (2013).Loving father and father-in-law of Sue Teal-Glendinning, Jim (Vicki) Glendinning and Kathy (Joe) Kennedy. Dear grandfather of Chad (Maria), Kyle (Hayley) and great grandfather of Elena and Ellyott.Kind brother of Bill Glendinning, Nancy Griffith, Gaele (Gary) Mifflin and brother-in-law of Helen Thorner, Bill Laing and Bob (Pat) Laing.Predeceased by his sisters-in-law Pat Laing, Hazel Glendinning, Marg Reeke and his brothers-in-law Eldon Griffith and Bob Reeke.Before retiring, Jack was employed by the Lambton Kent District School Board. He was Principal at John McGregor Secondary School in Chatham as well as Wallaceburg District Secondary School. Jack also worked for St. Clair College, heading up the Skilled Trades Programs held at W.D.S.S. Jack enjoyed spending time with family and friends particularly his grandsons. He was proficient at carving and painting decoys as well as preparing delicious meals for all to enjoy.Arrangements entrusted to the Eric F. Nicholls Funeral Home Ltd. 639 Elgin St., Wallaceburg. To honour Jack’s wishes, cremation will take place. A Graveside service will take place in Riverview Cemetery, Wallaceburg at a later date.As an expression of sympathy, donations to Trinity United Church may be left at the funeral home.Online condolences may be left at www.ericfnichollsfuneralhome.com. As a living memorial, a tree will be planted in Nicholls Memorial Forest in memory of JackGlendinning.

 

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McCombs: Clendon Eugene

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Peacefully at his residence with his loving wife and daughters by his side, on Monday, February 10, 2014, Clendon Eugene McCombs passed away at the age of 85. Beloved husband of Mary McCombs. Loving father of Janet (Jim) and Cindy (Larry). Cherished grandfather of Michael, Julie, Tammy (Doug), Ashley, Tina (Don) and Tanya (Nick). Special great grandfather to Rachel and Emilee. Dear brother of Joan and Shirley. Survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his siblings Pat, Marion, Marilyn, Bernice, Gerald, Keith and Joyce. Clendon enjoyed square dancing with his wife Mary any opportunity they had. He loved spending time with family members and cherished them all dearly. Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Thursday, February 13, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Friday, February 14, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Interment in Moore Union Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Heart & Stroke Foundation (cheques only at the funeral home please). Memories and condolences may be sent online at  www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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JONGSMA: Helen

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Peacefully, after a brief illness on Tuesday, February 11, 2014, Helen (Chabot) Jongsma passed away at L.H.S.C.-University Hospital, in her 88th year. Beloved wife of the late Terry Jongsma (2008). Loving mother of Donald (Debbie) Jongsma, Tena (Rick) Reid and Eleanor (George) Harding. Cherished grandmother of 14 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. Dear sister of Lydia (Ted) Belanger and survived by several nieces and nephews. Helen was an active member at both Temple and Huron Baptist Churches, and she volunteered at Sarnia General Hospital for 40 years. Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Friday, February 14, 2014 from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. with a funeral service commencing immediately at 2:30 p.m. A private family interment will follow in Lakeview Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to The Gideon Bible Society or charity of your choice (cheques only at the funeral home please). Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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JONES, Heather Ann of London

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JONES, Heather Ann – Peacefully returned to eternal life on Tuesday, February 11th, 2014, in her 71st year.  Beloved wife and best friend for 44 years of Colin.  Loving mother of Brian (April) and Paula MacLean.  Dear grandmother of 5 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.  Heather will be fondly remembered by 4 siblings and their families.  Visitation will be held at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, on Saturday, February 15th, 2014 from 2:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.  Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Heather, to a charity of choice, would be greatly appreciated by the family.  Online condolences may be made at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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EVES: Bill

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On Saturday February the 8th Molson’s stock price fell sharply on the news of Bill Eves’ passing. Senior executives at Molson called an emergency meeting to brace for the impact of the anticipated drop in sales.

As a highly regarded principal for 33 years with the separate school board he created many fond memories for staff, students and families. After his retirement he pursued some of his many hobbies including cooking, carpentry, gardening and sending daily joke emails to family and friends. Perhaps most important to Bill was educating people on the dangers of holding in your farts. Sadly, he was unable to attain his life-long goal of catching his beloved wife Judy “cutting the cheese” or “playing the bum trumpet” — which he likened to a mythical rarity like spotting Bigfoot or a unicorn. He also mastered the art of swearing while being splattered by grease cooking his famous wings. In fact, he wove tapestry of obscenities that still hangs over the Greater Kingston Area.

Before passing Bill forged a 76 year trail of laughter, generosity, compassion, and wisdom. He will be greatly missed by his wife of 50 years Judy, his children Rob (Helen), Tim (Mary-Jo), Angela (Brent), Andrew (Stacey), and his grandchildren Noah, Macy, Teagan, Ella, Claire, Lucy and Will. While his whole family is deeply saddened by Bill’s passing, there is a rumour floating around that he told some the nurses at St. Mary’s of the Lake that this was all just an elaborate plan to get out of shovelling the driveway. MISSION ACCOMPLISHED! On a serious note, we would like to extend our most sincere thanks to Dr. Ainsley Alexander and the staff at KGH McConnell 9 and Dr. Stewart and the staff of 2 South at St. Mary’s of the Lake for the amazing care given and the compassion shown in Bill’s final days.

As per his wishes, a “Praise Bill Party “ – a celebration of his life — will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (Service at 1:30 p.m.) on March 22, 2014 at the Donald Gordon Conference Centre — 421 Union Street, Kingston Ontario.  We would really like to share some of your best memories of Bill at the Praise Bill Party.  So please take a moment and share your memories with us on-line at www.paynefuneralhome.com

As expressions of sympathy the family would appreciate donations to St. Mary’s of the Lake or the Kingston Humane Society which can be placed through the funeral home at PAUL G. PAYNE FUNERAL HOME, Box 324, Odessa, K0H 2H0

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MASON: Eileen (Lena) of Amherstview

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MASON:  Eileen (Lena)

At the Helen Henderson Care Centre, Amherstview on Wednesday, February 12th, 2014, Lena Mason in her 95th year.  Beloved wife of the late Douglas Mason, dear mother of Shirley & Jim Zehr, Wayne (deceased) & Gloria.  Treasured Gram to Ann, Marie, Lisa, Shelley & Trevlynn and Great Grandma to eleven.  Survived by sister Doreen Auliffe and sister-in-law Margaret Cole.  Predeceased by her parents Elton & Katie-Anne Cole, sister Ruth Wood & brothers Jack, Bill, Delbert & Ted.  Also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.  A time of Memories will be held at Trinity Presbyterian Church (3 Manitou W., Amherstview) on Saturday, February 15th, 2014 at 2pm with visitation 1 hour prior to the service.  Lena’s family would like to thank the staff at HHCC for their constant care & compassion during this difficult time.  For those desiring, donations to the Memoriam Fund at Trinity Presbyterian Church or the charity of your choice would be gratefully received by the family as expressions of sympathy which can be placed through the PAUL G. PAYNE FUNERAL HOME,  Box 324 Odessa, K0H 2H0 (613) 386-7373.  Inurnment by the family will take place at a later date in Fairview Cemetery, Acton, Ontario.  On line condolences may be placed at www.paynefuneralhome.comMason Photo

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WHITEHEAD: Lutske (Tysseling) of Woodstock

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WHITEHEAD, Lutske – Peacefully at the Woodstock General Hospital on the day of her 95th birthday, Monday, February 10, 2014, Lutske Whitehead (nee Tysseling) of Woodstock.  Dear wife of the late Harry Whitehead (1988).  Loving mother of Anna Wiedrick and the late Stan (1997) of Victoria Harbour and Alice Parsons and the late Phil (2004) of Woodstock. Sadly missed by her grandchildren, Robert Wiedrick (Sherry), Mark Wiedrick (Crystal), Gail Nielsen (Dan), Jeff Parsons (Dawn) and Dianna Pinard.  Special Oma to Johnathan, Daniel, Maggeana, Chyanne, Sami, Luke, Colby, Kyle, Richard, Timothy, Josh, Abbey and Claire.  Lovingly remembered by her sister Dina VanEck of Holland.  Predeceased by her parents Thomas and Aaltje Tysseling, brother Jan Tysseling and sister Joan Smittou.  A Private family funeral service will be held at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington St, North, Woodstock followed by private interment in Oxford Memorial Park Cemetery, Woodstock. If desired, memorial donations to the Lung Association or the Ontario SPCA would be appreciated. Smith-LeRoy, (519) 537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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McEWEN, Muriel Ruth of Peterborough, formerly of Buckhorn

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Muriel Ruth McEwen

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McEWEN: Muriel Ruth

Passed away at the P.R.H.C. on Monday February 10, 2014.  Muriel McEwen of Peterborough, formerly of Buckhorn in her 88th year.  Loving wife of the late Robert McEwen (2006).  Dear mother of the late Allan (1975), Barbara McEwen (Peter Grigat) and Debora Gordon (Rob).  Loving Nana of Lindsay Gordon (Rich Wilson), Melanie Gordon and Kiela Grieger (Ryan).  Survived by her brother-in-law Eddie Goring and several nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by her sister Margaret Goring and brother James (Vera).  A Celebration of Life will be held at THE HENDREN FUNERAL HOMES, LAKEFIELD CHAPEL on Friday February 14, 2014 at 2:00 PM.  Visitation one hour prior to the service from 1:00 – 2:00 PM.  Rev. Ken Lawton officiating.  A reception will follow in the Heritage Room of the funeral home.  As expressions of sympathy and support, memorial donations may be made to the YWCA, Peterborough Haliburton or Dying With Dignity Canada.  Friends may send condolences by contacting the funeral home at www.hendrenfuneralhome.com or by calling 705-652-3355.  Our heartfelt thanks goes out to the staff at Jackson Creek Retirement Home for the care and support they gave to our mother making her last years of her life happy ones.

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Rainville, Joseph Florent ( Fian ) of Blind River, ONtario

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Fian RainvilleRainville,  Joseph Florent ( Fian )

Passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Tuesday February 11, 2014 at the age of 92.  Fian was born on January 20, 1922, the son of The Late David and Laura Rainville.  Beloved husband of Dorilla ( nee Bertrand ) for 63 years.  Beloved father of Gerard ( Andrea ), Rick ( Linda ), Dave ( Rosanna ), Diane ( late Dave Armstrong ), Sue and Rachel ( Greg Vigneault ).  Beloved Pépère of Tabatha ( André ), Ryan ( Caitlin ), Steven, Stacey ( Greg ), Jeff ( Amanda ), Darren and Allison.  Grand Pépère of nine.  Survived by one sister Marie-Paule Savard ( Toots ).  Predeceased by 7 brothers and sisters Nadège, Armand, Paul, Rita, George, Lucille and Joe.  Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.  Friends many call at the Menard Funeral Home, Blind River on Thursday February 13, 2014 from 7 to 9pm.  Funeral service at Paroisse Ste. Famille, Blind River on Friday February 14, 2014 at 11 o’clock.  Spring interment in Hillside Cemetery.  Donations to Golden Birches Terrace or the Blind River District Health Centre Foundation gratefully accepted.  The family would like to thank the staff of Golden Birches Terrace and the Blind River District Health Centre for all the amazing care received.  www.menardfh.com

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CRAGG, Caroline of Grafton, Ontario

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Carol departed this earth peacefully, after a brief illness, with her loving daughter Wendy at her bedside.  She is reunited with her beloved husband, Peter, after 23 years apart.  Carol was a gracious lady of great determination and strength.

Born and raised in Pittsburgh, orphaned as a teenager, studied pre-med at Vassar – she met Peter in Muskoka and moved to Canada to marry.  Loving mother to Chris (Louise), Sean (Jane), Liam (Becky) and Wendy.  Proud gran to Colin (Caroline), Cheryl, Cameron, Chevon (Phil), Nicholas, Liann and Sarah (Jim).  Very proud great-gran to Ethan, Oliver, Pippa, Tate and Aubrey.  Predeceased by her younger brother Howard and his sons Howard Jr. and Blake.

Their retirement adventure took them to Grafton from Toronto for the country life, where she took up farming sheep, goats, ducks and her prize Easter egg hens.  Carol immersed herself in community groups and made many friends from all walks of life.  She will be greatly missed.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, February 15th at 11 a.m. at St. George’s Anglican Church, Grafton with a reception following in the church hall.  In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be made to St. George’s Anglican Church in Grafton (www.stgeorgesgrafton.org), Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation in Cobourg (www.nhhfoundation.ca) or to South Muskoka Hospital Foundation in Bracebridge (www.healthmuskoka.ca).  Condolences will be received at www.MacCoubrey.com.

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HANLEY: Georgina Isabelle of Flesherton at Fawcett Funeral Home

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Georgina Hanely is resting at Fawcett Funeral Home, Flesherton

Suddenly in her home, on February 11, 2014, of Flesherton  in her 86th year. Beloved wife of Bryce. Loving mother of Linda(Cliff) Brander of Stayner, Glen(Vicki) Hanley of Paisley, Bruce(Patti) Hanley of Medicine Hat, Alberta, Paul(Tracey) Hanley of Maxwell. Loved and remembered by 13 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Dear sister in-law of Helen Pallister and Ruby Hanley. Predeceased by brother Gordon, Mac and sister Bessie Johnson. The family will receive friends at Fawcett Funeral Home, Flesherton on Thursday, February 13 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm. Funeral Service from the funeral home chapel on Friday at 11am. In memory of Georgina, donations to Rock Mills Baptist Church or Centre Grey Health Services would be gratefully appreciated. Online condolences and donations at www.fawcettfuneralhome.ca888-924-2810

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TUPLIN: Bernice Mary-Elizabeth of Collingwood formerly of Flesherton at Fawcett Funeral Home Flesherton

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Bernice is resting at Fawcett Funeral Home, Flesherton

Bernice is resting at Fawcett Funeral Home, Flesherton

Peacefully at Pine Villa Retirement Home, Collingwood on February 10, 2014 of Feversham in her 76th year. Beloved wife of the late Hartley(1999). Loving mother of Glen(Pam) of Euharlee, Georgia, and Gail Tuplin of Kitchener. Bernice will always be loved and remembered by her grandchildren Crystal Tuplin, Matthew(Kaitlyn) Fread, Amanda and Shawn Adair, Hartley Jr., Madilyn and Delaney Tuplin. She will be deeply missed by great grandson Jack. Dear sister of Clifford(Irene) of Markdale and Isobel(Harold) St. Cyr of Renfrew. Predeceased by brothers Elmer, Delbert, Ernie and Cephas Colgan and sister Hazel MacGregor. Sadly missed by many nieces, nephews and their families. The family will receive friends at the Fawcett Funeral Home, Flesherton on Sunday, February 16 from 2-4 p.m. Funeral service from the funeral home chapel on Monday at 11am. Spring interment Burns Presbyterian Cemetery, Feversham. Memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society would be gratefully appreciated. Online condolences and donations at www.fawcettfuneralhome.ca 888-924-2810

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Pope, Allan F. “Al”

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Peacefully, on February 11, 2014 at 82 years of age. Beloved husband of 63 years to Lauretta (nee Mailloux). Loving father of Lou Ann Pope (Don Revait), Janice Poynter (Richard Rauth), Caron Towle (Jim), Larry (Colleen), David (Renee), Ron (Julie), Sandy Dent (Craig Collins). Cherished grandpa of Dana (Jason), Jen (Ricky), Michael, Marcus (Amber), Mitchell, Jordan, Lucas, Lauren (Matt), Adam, Taylor, Devon, Ethan, Kirby, McKenna, Olivia, Jake and Madelyn. Treasured Great-grandpa of Jackson, Londyn, Kayden, Lucas and Griffin. Predeceased by his parents Rose & Leo Pope and brothers Don and Lionel. Dear brother-in-law of Pauline Harding, Janet Lefebvre, Edward Mailloux, Richard Mailloux, Betty Jean Brown, the late Gerald Mailloux and the late Gladys Cramp. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Al was retired from Xerox in Michigan after many years of service. Al was affectionately known as “Uncle Al the kiddies Pal” and fondly remembered for his sense of humour. If you so desire, donations to the Windsor & Essex County Cancer Centre Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Thursday 7-9pm, Friday 2-5pm and 7-9pm. Prayers Friday 8:30pm. Funeral Service Saturday 10am at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Cremation Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation at

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MORRIS: George Ernest of London

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MorriisMORRIS, George Ernest – It is with heavy hearts the family of George Ernest Morris ( our G.E.M ) announce the passing of their father & grandfather. Dad passed away in Western County Wing at Parkwood Hospital on Monday, February 10, 2014. Predeceased by his loved wife Winnifred May (Fenn) 2007, daughter Jeanette Yvonne McQuillan 2004, and granddaughter Melissa Ann Morris 1981. He will be dearly missed by his daughter Nancy, her husband Frank Howell-Harries and their family: Sandra Kennedy, Danielle, Zoey, Alexander & Erin Kennedy, James and William Kennedy, Dawna, Bradley, Matthew and Madison Halls, Christopher and Vicki Howell-Harries. Also survived by son Russell, his wife Irene and their family: Derrick, Tracy and Jeffrey Morris; Jeanette’s family: William and Beverly Morris, Teresa, Sara, Nicholas and Steven Morris; son Craig, his wife Judy and their family: Jay, Dylan, Melina and Bailey Morris. Special uncle to Kim Styles and family. George was a brave, quick witted and good man who will live on in the hearts and thoughts of those who loved him. George was a proud member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Victory Branch 317 for 42 years.     Visitation will be held on Thursday from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. as well as one hour prior to the funeral service being conducted at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Friday, February 14th, 2014 at 1:00 p.m.  Rev. Darrell Shaule officiating.  Interment, Mount Pleasant Cemetery.  A Legion Service will be held under the auspices of the Victory Branch #317 on Thursday at 7:15 p.m.  Those wishing to make a donation in memory of George are asked to consider The War Amps of Canada.  Online condolences may be made at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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POWERS: David Wayne

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Powers Photo - cardGone to be with his Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, Dave Powers peacefully passed away at St. Joseph’s Hospice on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at the age of 66.  Dave served the Lord with a loving and joyful heart.  His bright smile will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.  He was a beloved husband of Donna Powers.  Loving father of David Powers and Dawn-Marie (Jim) Smith. Cherished Papa of Jamieson and Peyton Smith.  Dear brother of Donna (Ed) LeBreton.  Fondly remembered by several nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family.  Dave a retired pipefitter from Polysar/Lanxess, enjoyed the outdoors, fishing and hunting.  He delighted spending time with family and friends old and new (Sandpiper).  He left a memory of laughter and fun.  Dave and family attend Bluewater Baptist Church (loved his home group) and had affiliations at The Gathering Place (his sister’s church).  A special thank you to both churches (and the many others) along with our faithful friends who carried us daily through this past year and surrounding our family in the Lord’s comfort and peace.  Your support will never be forgotten!  Thank you to Dr. Dostaler, Dr. Maddison and the staff and volunteers of St. Joseph’s Hospice and the Oncology staff at Bluewater Health for your wonderful and compassionate care. Family and friends will be received on Monday, February 10, 2014 at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. with a funeral service to commence immediately following visitation at 11:00 a.m.  A private family interment will take place at Resurrection Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice (cheques only at the funeral home please). Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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KRAFCZYK, Ursula

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Quietly the mother passed away on February 11, 2014 at 93 years of age.  A loving friend to many and a courageous woman with a great sense of humor.  She leaves behind a lot of relatives in Germany, Canada and USA.  All will miss her.  If you so desire, donations to the Kidney Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Saturday from 3 p.m. until time of funeral service at 4 p.m. 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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SABOURIN: Norma Ilene (Hudson) of London

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Sabourin N (for LFP)SABOURIN, Norma Ilene (Hudson) – Peacefully at Chelsey Park Nursing Home on Monday, February 10th, 2014 in her 91st year. Beloved wife of the late Wesley Sabourin (2000). Loving Mother of Shari Sabourin and Simon Bendall of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. Also loved by her granddaughter Danielle Correia of Bermuda. Dear sister-in-law of Marg Hudson of London. Survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Special friend of Lori Holmes, Marnie Denyes and Susi Hodgins. Special thanks to Dr. Gerald Bigham for his excellent care. The funeral service will be conducted at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Friday, February 14th, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with visitation one hour prior. Interment, Woodland Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Norma are asked to consider the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario.  Online condolences may be made at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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STRACHAN: John Smith

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Peacefully at Trillium Villa on Monday, February 10, 2014, John Smith Strachan passed away at the age of 77. Beloved husband of Helen (Overholt) Strachan. Loving father of Chris (Karen) of Sarnia, and Richard (Barbara) of St. Thomas. Cherished grandfather of Shannon Elizabeth Strachan and Calvin Strachan. Will be lovingly remembered by several nieces and nephews. John retired from Dow chemical after 38 years of service. The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to the staff at Trillium Villa for their loving and compassionate care. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Life with a light luncheon will be held to honour John at The Royal Canadian Legion Br. 62, 286 Front St N, Sarnia, on Saturday, February 15, 2014 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers sympathy may be expressed through donations to The Diabetes Association, The Heart and Stroke Foundation or the charity of your choice. (cheques only if donating at the funeral home please) Arrangements entrusted to Smith Funeral Home, Sarnia. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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Seward, Patricia Evelyn of Corunna

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Seward- Peacefully surrounded by her loving family at the Bluewater Health-Palliative Care Unit, Sarnia on Tuesday February 11, 2014. Patricia “Pat” Evelyn Seward (LaPier), age 84 years of Corunna. Beloved wife of the late James “Jim” Seward (1995). Loving mother of Kathy White and her husband Eric and Mike Seward and his wife Cathy all of Mooretown, Steve Seward of Corunna, Pat Seward and his wife Cindy and Jim Seward and Peggy all of Courtright. Dear grandmother of Kristine, Steven, Alan, Craig, Lynn and Chad, Chris and Stacey, Laura and Eric, Jamie, Josh and Tanya and Nick and great-grandmother of Naula. Much loved sister of Sally Selinger and her husband Jack of Sarnia, Joe LaPier of Oil Springs, Liz McKegan and her husband John of Corunna and Tom LaPier and his wife Marlene of Petrolia. Pat is also survived by her sisters-in-law, Vicki Milliken and her husband Wayne of Corunna and Lola Randall and her husband Bill of Sarnia. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive. She was predeceased by her parents, Charles and Agnes LaPier; her brothers, George, Charles, Jim and Jack and by her sisters, Catherine and Margaret. Pat was a member of the St. Joseph’s Church C.W.L. for over 60 years. Friends will be received at the Knight Funeral Home, 588 St. Clair Parkway Corunna on Thursday February 13, 2014 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. where prayers will be offered at 3:45 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Joseph’s Church, Corunna on Friday February 14, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. with Fr. Jan Pochwala celebrating. Interment will follow in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy friends who wish may send memorial donations to St. Joseph’s Church Building Fund or to the Bluewater Health Foundation- Palliative Care Unit. Messages and condolences may be left online @ www.knightfuneralhome.ca Knight 519-862-2845.

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AMEY: Doreen Margaret of Amherstview

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AMEY:  Doreen Margaret

Entered into rest peacefully with her grandson by her side on Sunday, February 9, 2014 at the Helen Henderson Care Centre, Amherstview, in her 87th year.  Beloved wife of the late Leon G. Amey.  Loving mother of Barbara Ottenhof & her husband Art, Wayne Cooley and his wife Cathy of B.C., Debbie MacDonald and her husband Peter, predeceased by her son Colin Cooley.  Fondly remembered by her grandchildren Grant Ottenhof & Tammie Kerr (Jason), her great grandsons James Ottenhof, Lucas & Brandon Kerr.  A private family memorial will be held at a later date.  As expressions of sympathy the family would appreciate donations to either Helen Henderson Charitable Foundation or charity of choice which can be placed directly to the organization or through the PAUL G. PAYNE FUNERAL HOME,  Box 324, Odessa, On K0H 2H0.  The family would like to express their appreciation to the caring staff at Helen Henderson Care Centre.

‘Goodbye  Pretty  Girl’

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NIEMIEC, Irena Goertz of Sarnia and formerly of Windsor

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NIEMIEC, Irena Goertz – Of Sarnia and formerly of Windsor, passed peacefully at Chelsey Park Nursing Home on Monday, February 10th, 2014 in her 90th year. Beloved wife of Stan Niemiec of Sarnia. Survived by her daughter Joanna Truant and her husband Greg and their daughter Julia; and step-son Mark Niemiec and his partner Chris Fahrlander . Predeceased by her first husband Aleksander Goertz and son Mark Goertz. Special thank you to the staff of the 5th floor at Chelsey Park Nursing Home for their compassion and care. At Irena’s request, there will be no funeral service. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated in Sarnia at a later date. Online condolences may be made at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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CAMPBELL, Charlene Georgina Anne (nee Sanford), Kingsville

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Born June 13th, 1941 of  Thornhill, Ontario died peacefully in the early hours of February 10th, 2014 after a long courageous battle with cancer while being lovingly cared for at Hill House Hospice, Richmond Hill.  Charlene is a graduate of the Hotel Dieu Nursing Program Class of 1961.  She also has a Diploma of Public Health, B.A. from the University of Windsor.  Charlene is survived by her partner Donald E.M. Schaefer, mother Nora Sanford, daughter Heather Anne Lowes, and her husband Ted Lowes and brother William D. Sanford.  She was preceded in death by her son Scott Charles Campbell.  Charlene is survived by four grand children, Andrew, Kristian and Michael Lowes, and Griffin Campbell.  The family wishes to thank the amazing staff and facilities at Hill House Hospice and ask that donations be made to Hill House in lieu of flowers.

Resting at the C. Stuart Sykes Funeral Home, 91 Division St. S., Kingsville from 12:30 p.m.until of time of service at 1:30 p.m.

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BLACK, Gordon Allen “Mike” of Colborne, Ontario

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BlackGordonPeacefully at Campbellford Memorial Hospital on Friday, February 7, 2014 at the age of 90.  Mike was the beloved husband of the late Elsie (nee Howard).  Dear father of Rose Black (Lloyd) of Warkworth, Susanne Black (Rick) of Colborne, Charlie Black (Joy) of Colborne and the late David Black.  Grandfather of Jennette, David, Jacob and Jesse.  Great-grandfather of Adara.  Step-grandfather of Lisa, Louise, Lloydette, Susan and Lloyd.  He will be sadly missed by his 12 step-great-grandchildren and 10 step-great-great-grandchildren.  A complete funeral service will be held at MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 11 King St. W., Colborne on Saturday, February 15 at 2 p.m.  Friends will be received from 1 p.m. until time of service.  Spring interment at Union Cemetery.  Special thank you to the Campbellford Hospital Emergency staff.   Donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.  Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com

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DELANEY: Stan (Stanley) Charles, of St. Thomas

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Stan DelaneyDELANEY, Stan (Stanley) Charles, of St. Thomas, passed away suddenly in the Intensive Care Unit of the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Tuesday, January 28, 2014, in his 66th year.  Stan’s journey after surviving life altering spinal cord injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident in July 1967, at the age of 18, was truly remarkable.  He was determined to rise to the call, transitioning from a high school drop-out to graduating from Humber College in Toronto, which culminated in the position of Library Assistant for the Ontario Association for the Developmentally Handicapped for over 16 years.  He then moved on to a position as Manager of Communications for the HDDC & the CTEA, St. Thomas where he remained until his mobility became compromised by his longstanding physical challenges.  He was an avid reader, fisherman, camper, amateur photographer, and cribbage and scrabble/crossword puzzle player.  Stan embraced colorful dialogue and the natural habitat.  He had fond memories of growing up in Lively, ON with all the adventures of the northern landscape, coupled with fond memories of leisure and recreation at the family cottage near Parry Sound.  He was fiercely independent to the end, and left this world on his own terms.  He is survived by his dear sister Brenda Drysdale of Levack, dear niece Cindy of Sundridge, nephew Sheldon of Levack, one great nephew and two great nieces.  He is also going to be missed by his dearest friend and soul-mate Dianne Lesperance of London, coupled with his loyal friend and colleague Allan Tucker of St. Marys, and memorable professional liaison with Eddy Tschirhart of Waterloo.  In keeping with Stan’s wishes, cremation has taken place.  There will be no public visitation or funeral service.  His cremated remains will be inurned with his dear parents, the late Vince (2004) and Betty (1984) Delaney, in New Greenwood Cemetery, Sault Ste. Marie.  Memorial donations to Spinal Cord Injury Ontario or the charity of one’s choice gratefully acknowledged.  Finally, we would like to thank his dear friend, Joe Moczulski for being there and supporting Stan in the last couple of years.  Arrangements entrusted to the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160).

Email messages of condolence may be sent to siftonfuneralhome@sympatico.ca

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