SAUVE, Abbey Joanne

Posted by on May 22, 2016

web_sauve_abbeyOn the morning of May 21, 2016 Heaven gained the bravest sweetest girl.  Abbey you made us the proudest parents and we will always love you. You are now a superhero! Beloved eight year old daughter of Ray and Denise.  Loving sister of Nathan and Emily.  Cherished granddaughter of Paul and Yvette Sauve, Bruce and Gayle LePine and great-granddaughter of Blanche Gaudreau.  Special niece of Phil and Mary Anne Sauve, Joanne Sauve (Godmother), Michael LePine (Godfather) and finacée Katrina, David and Juliana LePine, and James LePine.  She will be missed by her cousins Elizabeth, Nicole, Zachary, Gabriel, Luisa and Julia.  Abbey was well loved by everyone who knew her including staff and students at St. John the Evangelist, her Essex Ravens hockey sisters and Cottam Brownies.  Abbey’s family wishes to thank Children’s Hospital of London (Dr. E. Cairney, Mary Ann Wilson-Sprage), Windsor Regional Hospital (Ursula Debono), Ronald McDonald House London, Childcan and Little Hands Kids for a Cause for their tremendous support and care.  If you so desire, donations to the Ronald McDonald House London would be appreciated.  Visitation Tuesday and Wednesday from 3-5 & 7-9 p.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841.  On Thursday, family and friends are invited to meet after 10 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church, County Rd. 46 Woodslee followed by funeral Mass at 11 a.m.  Burial St. John Cemetery.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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KLEIN: Adolf Josef Hermann of Watford, Ontario

Posted by on May 22, 2016

Opa Obituary photoAdolf Josef Hermann Klein,

May 1, 1933- May 19, 2016. Died at the age of 83.

One of ten children to and Anna Klein of Dœrndoff, Germany (now Plonica, Poland), he lived a hard life as a young man caring for his mother and siblings at the end of the war. He moved around Germany working on various farms and gaining the knowledge and experience he would need to eventually run his own operation. Inspired by a magazine article featuring Canada, he decided that Canada would be his future. He was the only one of his siblings to make the move. Against his Mother’s wishes, he waited until he was 23 before setting off to Canada under the Canadian farm labourer program. He landed in Leamington, ON, in 1956. He found work as a farm hand, taught himself English while studying for an RCA Victor radio/television repair course, and eventually met Annie Enns, also an immigrant to Canada, who in 1960 would become his wife of 56 years.
In 1965, he and Annie purchased a farm on Churchill Road near Watford, ON where they moved with four children and Annie’s mother, Helen. They lived there for over 30 years sharing the highs and low of making a success of the farm. Adolf and Annie retired to Watford in 1995.  Survived by his wife, Annie, and their four children, Heidi, Manfred , Marianne, Arthur and three grandchildren Mariel, Emma and Graeme.   His children benefited from his strong sense of self, spirit of adventure, integrity, and loyalty.  The children would like to thank the many friends and neighbours for all their help over the past year. A special thank you to Rod and Gerald.  A Celebration of Life Event will be held sometime in June. Details will be announced.  Online condolences may be left at www.denning.ca Funeral arrangements entrusted to Denning’s of Watford.

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HOUNGBO: Eunice Hannah

Posted by on May 22, 2016

Eunice was called to Glory on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, at London Health and Sciences Centre – Victoria Hospital, at the age of 6. Cherished daughter of Hospice and Assiba Houngbo. Dear sister of Ezekiel. Loved by many family members and Brethren. Remembered by many students and teachers of School Les Rapides of Sarnia.  A funeral service will be held at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London, Line, Sarnia, on Friday, May 27, 2016, at 12:00 p.m., with family and friends being received one hour prior to the service.

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LEGAULT: Ruth Ann

Posted by on May 22, 2016

It is with great sadness that her family announces the passing of Ruth Ann Legault at Bluewater Health on Friday, May 20, 2016, at the age of 76. Beloved wife of Roger for 59 years. Loving mother of Kathy (Russell) Watters, Steve (Peter Raes) Legault and Patrick (Russell Kavanagh) Legault. Cherished grandmother of 7 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Ruth will be missed by her sisters, nieces, nephews and friends.  Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1465 Lecaron Ave, Sarnia, on Wednesday, May 25, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. A burial of ashes will follow in Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Bluewater Health – Palliative Care.

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SCHIESTEL: Aafke

Posted by on May 22, 2016

Peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Friday, May 20, 2016, at Afton Park Place, Aafke Schiestel (nee VanReenen) went home to be with her Lord and Saviour at the age of 92, leaving behind a legacy of love, faith and cherished memories. Born in the Netherlands, where she met and married her beloved Canadian soldier Norbert (deceased 1997). She was the matriarch of our family and cherished mother of Ed (Betty), John (Cherry), Ron (Trudy 2016) and Paulette. Adored grandmother of Melissa, Krista; John (Stacey), Christine (Steve), Patricia (Chip); Steve (Renee), Heather (Craig), Ryan (Ashley) and Cianna. Proud Great Grandmother of Cailin, Lauren, Caleb, Ella, George, Henry, Joya; Ethan, Nichole, Robbie; Amber, Kaitlyn, Jordan and Liam. Dear sister of Bill (Audrey) VanReenen, Nell (Bill) Barneveld and sister-in-law of Tina VanReenen. Predeased by sisters Ine and Ann and brothers Siebe and Kees. Survived by many nephews and nieces in Canada and Holland. The family would like to thank the staff at Bluewater Health Continuing Care, Petrolia and Afton Park Place for the wonderful care you provided for our Mother. Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Tuesday, May 24, 2016, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at First Christian Reformed Church, 1105 Exmouth Street, Sarnia, on Wednesday, May 25, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to Sarnia Christian School and John Knox Christian School, Wyoming would be greatly appreciated (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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NELSON: Louis Herman III

Posted by on May 22, 2016

With heavy hearts, we announce the sudden passing of Louis Herman Nelson III at University Hospital- London, ON, on Saturday, May 14, 2016, at the age of 44. Beloved husband and best friend of Angela Diepenbroek- Nelson. Devoted father of Louis Jr. “Lillou”, Larell, Leah “baby girl”, Lavonte, Madison, Braedyn, Adrianna, Corbyn and Alyviah. Cherished grandfather of Larell Jr. Treasured brother of Willetha (George) and Leon. Grandson of Della. Proud uncle of Carrington. Loved son-in-law of Theressa “Mama T” and Christopher (Bobbi-Jo). Dear brother-in-law of Mandie, Allan, Brianna, Christopher Jr. Remembered by many cousins, aunts and uncles. Predeceased by his mother Yvonne “Cookie” and his father Lou, his daughters Alysah and Siriah and his granddad Herman. Family and friends will be received on Saturday, May 21, 2016, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, ON. Cremation will follow. In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through donations made payable to Angela Diepenbroek for their children (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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KIELT: Violet Geraldine

Posted by on May 22, 2016

Peacefully, surrounded by her loving family at Lambton Meadowview Villa on Monday, May 16, 2016, Violet Geraldine Kielt passed away at the age of 96. Loving mother of Darwin (Liz) Kielt, Morley Kielt, and Lois (Gary) Kay. Remembered by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Cremation has taken place. A private family service will be held.

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DIETZ: Richard Gilbert

Posted by on May 22, 2016

It is with extreme sorrow that we announce Rick’s sudden passing at home at the age of 65 due to a heart attack.  Much loved and devoted husband and best friend of 30 years to Joyce. Amazing father to Brent Dietz (Jaylene Hannah), Carrie Gendron (Jeff Stoudt), Shawn Gendron (Karen). Proud grandpa to Kayn and Chloe. Dear brother of Norm (Val) Dietz, Luanne (Dave) Dixon, Penny Dietz, sister and brother-in-law Yvonne and Terry Doucette, and mother-in-law Hendrika Weymarshausen. Survived by his many nieces, nephews, and feline buddy “Snoopy”. Predeceased by his parents Orman and Helen Dietz and father-in-law Cornelis Weymarshausen. Known to many of his friends and extended family as “Big Daddy”. He will be missed by all that knew him. Always willing to help others in a moment’s notice. Rick was an eternal optimist who always saw the positive in people. He was the true meaning of an unconditional friend. Cremation has taken place.  Friends and family will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  A memorial service will take place on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at Smith Funeral Home at 11:30 a.m.  In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the Sarnia and District Humane Society (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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MEARNS, Charles “Chuck” of Tilbury

Posted by on May 21, 2016

MEARNS, Chuck82 years, of Tilbury, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loved ones at Tilbury Manor Nursing Home on Saturday, May 21, 2016. Beloved husband of Joanne (nee Plant). Loving father of Chuck (April) Mearns, Gordon (fiancé Deborah) Mearns, Laura (Olivier) Herrcher, and Pat Gilmour.  Cherished grandfather of 4 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by parents Charles and Mary (nee Mitchell) Mearns and his sister Beverly Mearns. Chuck retired after 35 years with the Toronto Fire Dept.  He drove for Erie Coach Lines and volunteered as a driver for the Tilbury HELP Van.  Visitation at St. Francis Xavier Church, Tilbury from 10–11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 with Funeral Mass to commence at 11:00 a.m. Cremation to follow. Memorial donations to Windsor-Essex County Cancer Centre Foundation appreciated. Online condolences may be shared at www.reaumefh.com

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TAMMING: Froukje Tine of Strathroy

Posted by on May 21, 2016

Tamming, Froukje Tine – “Safe in the arms of Jesus”

Peacefully, with her family by her side, at Middlesex Terrace, Delaware on Friday, May 20, 2016 Froukje Tine Tamming of Strathroy in her 87th year.

Predeceased by her husband John (2010) and her daughter Ekka (1977).

Cherished and loved mom of John (MaryAnn) of Strathroy, Frances (Paul) Maciejewski of Strathroy, Grace (Albert) Weesjes of Aylmer, Ralph (Jackie) of Innerkip, Martin (Marie) of Ottawa, Clara Snedden (Dino Zoccole) of Vernon, B.C. and Andrew (Ros) of Sallins, Ireland.

Dear Oma of Ashley, Amber, Nicole, Tina (Jason), Sarah, Danielle (Jordan), Nicole, Jolene, Michael, Andrea, Rachel, Trevor, Hayden, Levi, Jesse, Mackenzie, Aidan, Cillian, and Eamon.  Precious great Oma of Logan.

Will be sadly missed by her many siblings, in-laws, nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held at DENNING’S OF STRATHROY on Tuesday, May 24 from 6-9 pm.  A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday May 25, 2016 at Westmount Christian Reformed Church (405 Drury Lane, Strathroy) at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Parkinson Society or charity of one’s choice.

Online condolences accepted at www.dennings.ca

 

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BATE: Keith E., of St. Thomas, Ontario

Posted by on May 21, 2016

Keith E. BateLegionBATE, Keith E., of St. Thomas, passed away at Parkwood Institute, London on Friday, May 20, 2016, in his 97th year.  Beloved husband for over 66 years to the late Jean E. (nee Holland) Bate (2007).  Also fondly remembered by nieces, Jo Ann Day and Rosanna Stevens, and by nephew, Richard Booker. Predeceased by two sisters, Wanda Booker and Verna Gammon, and by a brother, Alvin Bate. Born in St. Thomas, Ontario, October 30, 1919, he was the son of the late R. Arthur and Hazel (nee Rhame) Bate.  Keith was a retired administrative assistant to the Director of Nursing at the St. Thomas Psychiatric Hospital.  He was a member of Lord Elgin Branch #41, Royal Canadian Legion, St. Thomas, and the Elgin Military Museum.  Keith served overseas with the Elgin Regiment during the Second World War.  The funeral service will be held at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 1:30 p.m.  Friends and relatives will be received from 12:30 p.m. until service time.  Interment in Elmdale Memorial Park.  Memorial donations to the Elgin Military Museum or St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation re: Parkwood Institute (2 Perth) will be gratefully acknowledged.

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

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RADLIN, Wayne Gregory of Chatham formerly of Tilbury

Posted by on May 21, 2016

RADLIN, Wayne, square274 years, of Chatham, formerly of Tilbury, passed away at Chatham-Kent Hospice on Thursday, May 19, 2016. Beloved husband of Betty (Tyrrell) and the late Elfrieda (Djemant)(1985).  Loving father of Debra (Don) Buchanan, David (Julie) Radlin, Chris (Lisa) Tyrrell. Cherished grandfather of Kyle (Lauren), Derek (Kylie), Dylan, and Mitchell Buchanan, Abigail and Lukas Radlin, and Jacob and Sidney Tyrrell.  Son of the late Harry and Bernadette (Lariviere) Radlin.  Dear brother of Judy (late Bill) Watkins and late Ronnie Radlin.  Dearly missed by many nieces and nephews.  Wayne was a long time owner and operator of Radlin’s Marina and Cafe and retired as Tilbury Chief of Police.  He was President of the Tilbury Kinsmen in 1968 and 1972-1973, a past Tilbury Town Councillor, Queen’s Silver Jubilee Medal recipient in 1977, Tilbury Citizen of the Year 1986, Tilbury Minor Hockey President in 1977-1978, and a lifetime member of the Tilbury Knights of Columbus Council 2356.  Visitation at Reaume Funeral Home, 6 Canal St. W., Tilbury from 2-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. on Monday.  Msgr. A.J. McNabb Council 2356 prayers Monday at 8:30 p.m.  Funeral service from the funeral home on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 10:30 a.m., then to St. Francis Xavier Church for Mass at 11:00 a.m.  Interment to follow at St. Francis Xavier Cemetery.  Memorial donations to Chatham-Kent Hospice appreciated.  Online condolences may be shared at www.reaumefh.com

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HOLLINGSWORTH: John Robert of Watford, Ontario

Posted by on May 21, 2016

Suddenly at home in his 81st year, John Robert Hollingsworth of Watford, son of the late Velma and John Hollingsworth passed on Thursday, May 19th, 2016. Beloved husband of the late Madeline. Survived by his best friend Carol Silver. Loving brother of Bill, Marg (sister-in-law), Ken, Nancy Coleman (Doug), Doug (Sharon), Dorthy Douglas (Lyle), Karen Driesman (Jack), Peg Fraczyk (Les) and Chuck (Marion) Hollingsworth.  Will be missed by his 3 nieces Kim, Jan and Shelley along with many other nieces, nephews and friends.

Predeceased by his siblings Frank (Jane), Darlene, Jim and Pat Hollingsworth.

As per John’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A Graveside Service will be held at Watford Cemetery on Saturday, June 4th, 2016 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to DENNING’S OF WATFORD.  Condolences and donations may be left online at www.denning.ca.

 

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CHESSER: Kathleen (Kate) of Mississauga Formerly of Montreal

Posted by on May 20, 2016

images-4Kathleen Chesser passed away unexpectedly on May 18th, 2016, at the age of 62. She is survived by her son, Andrew (Jessica), and siblings Allan (Lorraine), Margaret (Ted), Patricia (Jacques), and Rae (Ollie), as well as her nieces and nephews Chris, Colleen, Donna, Kim, Kristen, Matthew, Tammy, and Tracy. Kate will be remembered for her cunning sense of humour and love of cats. She cared deeply for those close to her and leaves a legacy of love and putting others’ needs ahead of her own. She is, and will always be, profoundly missed. There will be a small ‘Celebration of Life’ gathering for family and close friends at 3 p.m. on Thursday, May 26th, 2016 at 3033 Plum Tree Court, in Mississauga, Ontario.

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GASPAR: Iris of Halifax Formerly of Zagreb, Croatia

Posted by on May 20, 2016

images-4Iris Gaspar, born in Zagreb, Croatia on the 2nd February 1931 and passed away on the 17th May 2016, 85 years of age. Married for 43 years to husband, Vladiymr Gaspar, now they are finally at rest together. Survived by her three children, Michael, Robert, and Ellie. Her Godson Milo, and three grandchildren, Melissa, Ariel, and Jeremy.

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ROBERTS: Douglas J. of Beaumont, Alberta Formerly of Hamilton, Ontario

Posted by on May 20, 2016

images-4Following a courageous battle with cancer, Doug passed away at home — surrounded by family and friends — on Sunday, May 15, 2016.
He leaves behind his wife, Rhonda Stevenson; stepdaughters, Nicole & Renee Weisberg; brothers, Craig Mort, Gary Bishop & Dennis Garland; and numerous other relatives.
He was predeceased by parents, Margarete McLean & Doug Roberts and brother, Ron (Skip) McLean.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Monday May 23, 2016 at the St. Vital Seniors Club in Beaumont, Alberta at 2:00 p.m.

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O’NEILL: VIRGINIA of KINLOSS

Posted by on May 20, 2016

images-4O’NEILL, Virginia Lynn A special loved one taken from us suddenly, on Friday, April 29, 2016, in her 31st year. Virginia is survived by her parents Henry and Margaret O’Neill , her siblings Dennis (Alise), Gregory (Jenn) and Vanessa. Sadly missed by her grandparents Ellen and Don Fort. Virginia will also be sadly missed by her 6 aunts and uncles, 22 cousins and her many good friends. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to MacKenzie & McCreath Funeral Homes, 597 Campbell St, Lucknow, ON N0G 2H0 Family and friends will be received at the family home in Kinloss following the service. The funeral service will be held on Monday, May 2, 2016 at 3 p.m. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention would be appreciated by the family and may be arranged by contacting them at 780-482-0198 or by visiting the website. https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/canadian-association-for-suicide-prevention/

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MOREAU-TURNER: MELISSA CONSTANCE of Innisfil

Posted by on May 20, 2016

images-4Melissa Moreau-Turner Age: 39 Born March 9, 1976 – December 9, 2016
Innisfil Ontario.Passed suddenly at home in her 40th year.
Beloved wife of Sean L. Turner,
Mother of Mackenzie Catherine,
Daughter of Terrance and Terry Moreau,
Sister to Larry (Charlene) Moreau.
Remembered by many friends and relatives.
Private Memorial has taken place.
Arrangements by Paul Kent Funeral Home Cookstown Ontario

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ALBERT: Shirley of Ottawa

Posted by on May 20, 2016

images-4Peacefully on May 13, 2016, Shirley Albert (née Shirley Mary Mureil Villeneuve) of Ottawa, Ontario passed away at the age of 82 with family by her side.

Shirley is predeceased by her father Andrew Villeneuve, mother Ida Tierney, brothers Randy and Lorne (Alice) and sister Margaret (Peggy) Thompson.

She was the beloved wife of William (Bill) Leslie Albert for 66 years. She is survived by her husband Bill; children William (Beata), Steven and Tina Fortin (Daniel); grandchildren Tawnia, Krystal [Ryan] and Chanelle, Zachary, Martin, William, Philip and Samuel; and great-grandson Xavier, of Ottawa. She is also survived by her sister Gail Cliff (Reg) of Cowichan Bay, B.C. and brother Kenneth (Barbara) of Prescott, Ontario.

Shirley was an acclaimed sales associate for Sears, Carlingwood. In her free time, she was an avid gardener and outdoorswoman who spent many winters alpine skiing at Edelweiss Valley, and nordic skiing throughout the region. In the summer she, husband Bill and family would congregate at Danford Lake, where they had built and expanded their cottage together. It was there that she taught her children, grandchildren and even neighbouring children how to swim. After retirement, she spent her winters travelling with her dear Bill, and summers at her beloved cottage (The Owl’s Nest), where she turned even the most inhospitable soil into beautiful flower gardens.

Shirley was gracious, loving and compassionate. She was fair minded, and often selfless – doing what she could to elevate the lives of others. Family called her their guiding light. Even towards the end, Shirley maintained a very positive outlook on life.

Special thanks to Steve Albert for his extended, loving home-care.

A celebration of life will be held.

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ALBERT: Shirley of Ottawa

Posted by on May 20, 2016

images-4Shirley Albert

Peacefully on May 13, 2016, Shirley Albert (née Shirley Mary Mureil Villeneuve) of Ottawa, Ontario passed away at the age of 82 with family by her side.

Shirley is predeceased by her father Andrew Villeneuve, mother Ida Tierney, brothers Randy and Lorne (Alice) and sister Margaret (Peggy) Thompson.

She was the beloved wife of William (Bill) Leslie Albert for 66 years. She is survived by her husband Bill; children William (Beata), Steven and Tina Fortin (Daniel); grandchildren Tawnia, Krystal [Ryan] and Chanelle, Zachary, Martin, William, Philip and Samuel; and great-grandson Xavier, of Ottawa. She is also survived by her sister Gail Cliff (Reg) of Cowichan Bay, B.C. and brother Kenneth (Barbara) of Prescott, Ontario.

Shirley was an acclaimed sales associate for Sears, Carlingwood. In her free time, she was an avid gardener and outdoorswoman who spent many winters alpine skiing at Edelweiss Valley, and nordic skiing throughout the region. In the summer she, husband Bill and family would congregate at Danford Lake, where they had built and expanded their cottage together. It was there that she taught her children, grandchildren and even neighbouring children how to swim. After retirement, she spent her winters travelling with her dear Bill, and summers at her beloved cottage (The Owl’s Nest), where she turned even the most inhospitable soil into beautiful flower gardens.

Shirley was gracious, loving and compassionate. She was fair minded, and often selfless – doing what she could to elevate the lives of others. Family called her their guiding light. Even towards the end, Shirley maintained a very positive outlook on life.

Special thanks to Steve Albert for his extended, loving home-care.
A celebration of life will be held.

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WILSHAW: Anne of Burlington

Posted by on May 20, 2016

images-4Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 with her family by her side. Anne will be sadly missed by daughters Linda (Dave Turner and Bonnie (Chris) Grant. She will be remembered by her grandchildren, Michelle, Robin, Noelle and Joel. Anne was known for her cut throat advise, her English humour and her independence. Family service only.

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Cooke: Orla Rose of Poplar Point Formerly of Winnipeg

Posted by on May 20, 2016

images-4In Memorium.
Born December 13, 1926, Passed August 27, 2001 at home in her sleep.
Orla Rose Klassen Cooke is survived by her daughter Kim Cooke, sons Fletcher Stowe, Timouthy Aaron Stowe, and Ronald G Klassen.
Orla, better known as Ollie, is missed by family and friends.

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RYAN: Robert James ‘Jim’ of Waterloo

Posted by on May 20, 2016

images-4On April 24, 2016, Robert James ‘Jim’ Ryan peacefully departed the world, bound for the great curling club in the sky. Jim was born on July 29, 1933 in Chatham, ON to Robert and Agnes Ryan (nee Garden), and was the oldest of four children – Jack, Michael and Patrick. He married Margaret June Reidy on April 27, 1957 and welcomed two children into their lives – Kathleen Jane Ryan and Robert Patrick Ryan.

Jim spent 33 years serving in the Royal Canadian Air Force, spending time in Senneterre (PQ), Metz (France), Ottawa (ON) and Dayton (OH) before retiring as a Sargent in 1987 and relocating to Waterloo, ON. Having served during peaceful times, Jim fondly became known as ‘Rotten Red’ to his closest friends, and after a few years of retirement, he promoted himself ‘Senior Sargent’.

An avid curler and long-time fan of the sport, Jim spent many years as a member of the Elmira Curling Club, and volunteered in the kitchen, putting his self taught chef abilities to excellent use.

Jim is predeceased by his parents Robert and Agnes, his younger brother Michael and his loving wife Margaret. Jim’s memory will live in in the hearts of his brothers Patrick (Diana) and Jack of San Diego (CA), his children Kathleen and Robert, and will deeply missed by his grandchildren Margaret, Megan and Catlin.

The family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to Tina, the nurse from CCAC, who visited him a few times a week, and to the extremely supportive staff on the Acute Care of our Elders floor (ACE – Floor 5A) at Grand River Hospital, your kindness and support has meant the world to us. As per his wishes, there will be no funeral service, but a celebration of life will take place at a later date. In leu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society in his name.

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FEMKE: J of Owen Sound Formerly of Holland

Posted by on May 20, 2016

images-4Femke van Trigt died peacefully Tuesday, May 11th, in her 97th year.

Born Femke Jacoba van Brakel in Dwingelo, Holland, October 20th. 1919, Femke and her husband Willem (Bill) immigrated to Canada in 1951 with their children.

Femke was predeceased by Bill, her husband of 55 years, in 1997, and her son Jacob (Koos) in 1954.

She is survived by her son John (Doris), daughter Vanessa Lapointe (Armand…deceased), son Willem (Mary), son Joe (Irene), daughter Mary Borys (Tom), son Markus (MaryBeth) and son Mark (Peggie);

Grandchildren Denise and Stephen van Trigt, Marc, Rene and Luc Lapointe, Jennifer, Andrew and Matthew van Trigt, Paul, David, Michael, and Brian van Trigt, Maria, Jacob, Martha and Timothy Borys, Ian, Eric and Sarah van Trigt, Alexander, Gloria and Allison van Trigt;

Great Grandchildren Angus, Emily, Mollie, Felix, Saskia, Sylvie, Olivia, Charlotte, Sophia and Nadia.

She is survived by three siblings in Holland, Josef, Wietske, and Wybe, and predeceased by sisters Johanna, Elizabeth, and Jacoba and her beloved parents Jacobus and Cornelia van Brakel.

Our ‘Ma’ enjoyed a particularly privileged and joyous life in the Netherlands and after years of hardwork and hardships encountered in the early years in Canada, found new joy in Owen Sound which she loved very much.

Thankyou to St. Mary’s Church community for the prayers offered for Ma during her struggling decline, the prayers answered with her peaceful death.

Thankyou to the team of caregivers provided through Season’s Retirement Home and CCAC, and Dr. Huff.

Thank you to Alice and Joan who embraced Ma at Season’s, and helped her adjust to her new home with friendship and love.

We appreciate the privacy as we would like to mourn the passing of Ma in our own way as per her wishes. If you wish to say farewells, please visit or call any of the children or family with kind words.

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HUNT: ERNEST, WARREN of TORONTO

Posted by on May 20, 2016

images-4It is with great sadness that the family of Ernest Warren Hunt announces his passing after a sudden illness, on Wednesday, April 27/2016, at the age of 85 years.

Ernie will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Margaret, his children, Kevin and Janine, and his sisters Gloria and Ruth.

Ernie was born on October 20/1930, growing up in Long Branch, and later moving to Mississauga to raise a family.

Throughout his life, Ernie took great pleasure in the outdoors, cottaging at his island, and in spending time with friends and family. Ernie was a true original, life of the party with an easy smile and a ready laugh. He had a special knack for connecting with people through his wonderful sense of humour.

Ernie will be missed by all.

Memorial to follow.

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