DEVINE, William Glenn of St. Catharines, Ontario

Posted by on October 28, 2014

DevineWilliam Oct 26Peacefully, October 26th, 2014, at Westpark Longterm Care in St. Catharines, in his 92nd year.  Beloved husband of Luella, father to sons, Colin (Caroline) and Trevor.  Grandfather to George Alan(Margaret) and Monica(Mark).  Great grandfather to Glenn(name sake) and Owen.  Visitation at MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King St. E., Cobourg, Wed. Oct. 29,  noon to one. A Celebration of Glenn’s life will follow with reception.  Interment at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, donations to Heart and Stroke would be much appreciated.   Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.

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DREVENY, Ross of Cobourg, Ontario

Posted by on October 28, 2014

DrevenyRoss Oct 26Peacefully with his family by his side at the Northumberland Hills Hospital Cobourg on Sunday October 26th, 2014 in his 77th year. Beloved husband of Sherry Orr. Loving father of Dan Dreveny (Linda) and Lori Trachsel (Mark). Dear grandfather of Calli, Michelle, Tawnya and Spencer. Fondly remembered by his step-children Karen (Steve) and her children Bradley and Ryan and Stephen (Brandi) and his children Dmitri and Evan. Lovingly remembered by his sister Denise, pre-deceased by his brother Stan and remembered by many nieces, nephews, friends and family too numerous to list, but not forgotten. A celebration of Ross’s life will be held on Thursday October 30th from 5 – 8 pm. in the Humber Room of The Old Mill (21 Old Mill Rd., Toronto). If desired donations may be made to the Salvation Army or Northumberland Hills Hospital – Palliative Care Unit. Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.

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PARDO, Richard “Dick” formerly of Blenheim

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Richard “Dick” Pardo passed away October 23, 2014 at the age of 72 at Windsor Regional Hospital. Born and raised in Blenheim Ontario, beloved son of the late Lloyd “Red” and Eleanor (Robbins) Pardo.  Dear brother of Joanne (Mike) MacFarlane, loving uncle of Andrea (Andrew) and Shannon MacFarlane.  Adoring great uncle to Alex.  Cremation to take place followed by a private family interment service to be held at a later date.  Donations in memory of Dick to the Canadian Mental Health Association: Chatham-Kent Branch would be appreciated.  Blenheim Community Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements.  Online condolences for the family and memorial donations may be left at www.blenheimcommunityfuneralhome.com

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PIRHALLA, Karl of Blenheim

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Karl Pirhalla of Blenheim passed away on Friday October 24, 2014 at the age of 88 years and three weeks short of his 65th wedding anniversary.  Karl was born in Kezmarok, Slovakia to his late parents Helena (Baltiscova) & Karl Pirhalla.  He was predeceased by his only sister Hilda Stuchalova.  He met his future wife who survives him, Mary (Stefina) at a picnic that was held by the Slovak community in a bush outside Blenheim and six months later, on November 19, 1949, her birthday, they were married.  Their surviving daughter Patricia Pirhalla lives next to the family farm.  Their second daughter, Nancy Susan Pirhalla passed away as an infant.   Karl was a farmer all his life.  In his spare time, he was a great advocate for his community.  He was a member of St. Mary’s Church and a member of the Roman Catholic School Board who was instrumental in extending bussing for all Catholic district students to St. Mary’s, the new St. Anne’s and The Pines in Chatham.  Karl served on the Board of the Credit Union in its infancy when it was operated out of the basement in St. Mary’s Church and for many years on the main street in Blenheim.  He was one of the organizers of the Blenheim Summerfest which brought Walter Ostanek to Blenheim.  He was always ready to lend a helping hand.  He is also survived by several sister-in-laws, and many nieces and nephews in Canada, New Jersey and Slovakia and a very dear neighbor, Giacomo Apuzzo.  It was Karl’s wish that cremation take place.  A Funeral Mass will be held in St. Mary’s Church, Blenheim on Saturday November 1, 2014 at 12:00 noon followed by an interment in Evergreen Cemetery and a luncheon at St. Mary’s Hall.  Blenheim Community Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements.  Friends wishing to remember Karl with a Memorial Donation are asked to consider the Alzheimers Society, the Hospice, or a charity of your choice. Online condolences for the family and memorial donations may be left at www.blenheimcommunityfuneralhome.com

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HORTON, Van: of Essex, Ontario

Posted by on October 27, 2014

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Passed away peacefully of respiratory failure at Windsor Regional Hospital, Metropolitan Campus at approximately 9:00 p.m. on October 23, 2014 at the age of 69. Van was a brother to Duane (Shirley) of Essex; Greig (Geraldine) of Halifax. He was a special uncle to Nicole (Barclay) of Burlington and Amanda (Luc) of Montreal. Great uncle to Quinn and Kahlan; Maude and Anne. He will be missed and remembered by his partner Ronnie Stannard and his adoptive daughter, Rae Ann Copat. Van was a son of Ted (2000) and Jean (1989) Horton. Van was so fortunate to have a second adoptive family, the Mooney’s, who for all these years have held him as a integral part of their family: Joanne (Norm) Hagman, Laura (Mike) Niziolek, Mike Mooney, Colleen (Mike) Ganley, Pat (2000) and Sue Copat (2008). For over 50 years Van was a professional hair stylist, who after many successful years of running his own shops on Pelissier Street, recently enjoyed working out of the Adeo Beauty Salon on Howard Avenue where his faithful clients followed him. Van was stricken on August 22, 2014 with a neurological disease of indeterminate origin, which progressively attacked his various body functions and caused his respiratory failure. He was attended daily by partner Ronnie and brother Duane. The family wishes to recognize the outstanding effort of Dr. Henry Fortuna and the various specialists at Windsor Regional Hospital campuses. The nursing staff and management of 6 North adopted Van into their family and made outstanding contributions to his comfort and care, as well as supporting the family. “Compassion is really Their Passion”; thanks to all. Donations may be made to the Essex United Church Outreach Programs. Visitation will take place at Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 87 Maidstone Avenue East, Essex, (519-776-4233) on Monday, October 27, 2014 from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Visitation will continue on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at Essex United Church, 53 Talbot Street, Essex, from 10:00 a.m until the time of service to celebrate Van’s life at 11:00 a.m. Officiated by Essex United Church, Pastor Jim Hatt. Interment will take place on October 28, 2014, 3:30 p.m. at Victoria Memorial Gardens, 1185 Highway #3, Oldcastle, for family and friends. Online donations and cherished memories may be shared with the family at www.reidfuneralhome.ca.

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McNAIR: J. Scott of Ilderton

Posted by on October 27, 2014

McNair Scott photoAt  L.H.S.C. University Hospital, on Monday, October 27, 2014, of Ilderton in his 87th year. Beloved husband of the late Nora (McNaughton) McNair (2005). Dear father of Bonnie and Jim Lindsay and Scott and Cindy McNair all of London. Dear grandfather of Brett and Krista and Chad and Shannon and great-grandfather of Cohen, Taylor, Logan and Grayson. Dear brother of Margaret Carmichael and Leona Fleming both of London. Brother-in-law of Orene McNaughton, John and Katherine McNaughton and Jim McNaughton all of Ilderton and Donelda Bodajla of Delhi. Also remembered by his friend Donna Evans. Predeceased by sisters Cicily McNair and Audrey and her husband Robert Hodgins, and brothers-in-laws and sisters-in–law Cal Carmichael, and Clair Fleming, infant Donald McNaughton, Grace and Charles Harris, Mary and Wilfred McKichan, Irene and Jack Langford, Ruth and Gordon McKeen, Anne and Jim Allardyce, Peter McNaughton, Helen McNaughton and George Bodajla.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan on Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM where a funeral service will be held on  Thursday, October  30th  at 11AM with Rev. Barbara Clarke officiating.  Interment Medway Cemetery, Middlesex Centre. There will be a Masonic service in the funeral home on Wednesday evening at 6:30 PM.

Donations to Canadian Cancer Society, Shriners Hospital for Sick Children, or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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Entered into rest peacefully with family by her side at Caressant Care in Lindsay on Sunday, October 26, 2014. Irene Whitfield (nee Budd ) in her 99th year, was the beloved wife of the late Clarence Whitfield (1985 ). Loving mother of Marian Thompson (Bill predeceased), Helen Whitfield predeceased, Barbara and Larry Ratuszny predeceased, Judy Rea, and Janice (Neil) Brown. Dearly remembered by her grandchildren Bryan, Cheryl (Myles), Paul (Sheila), Jeff (Karri), Tracy (Justin), Todd (Malia), Lisa (John), Lori (Eden), Jason (Linda), Kevin (Natalie), and great grandchildren Amanda, Nolan, Tyson, Trent, Camryn, Simon, Sydney, Branndon, Joey and Jordan. Survived by one sister Hazel (Ralph) Veale of Beaverton. Predeceased by 3 sisters Alberta, Lillian and Blanche. Friends are invited to call at the Thorne Funeral Home, 109 Laidlaw St. S. in Cannington on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm. Funeral Service from Woodville United Church on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 1:30 pm. As a remembrance, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, the Cancer Society or the Hospital for Sick Children, would be appreciated.

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ELLIOTT, Pauline (nee Mellott)

Posted by on October 27, 2014

ELLIOTT, Pauline, square93 years, of Comber, passed away peacefully at Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Chatham on Sunday, October 26, 2014. Beloved wife of the late Alvin Elliott (1966). Loving mother of the late Marilyn Walker (2011) and her late husband Richard Walker (2011). Devoted grandmother of Connie (Bill) Ames and Allan (Louise) Walker. Dearest great-grandmother of Gregory Walker and Jeremy Ames. Special friend to Bernadette. Pauline was secretary for the Comber Agricultural Society for 25 years and will always be remembered for her work as a seamstress. Special thanks to the staff at Tilbury Manor for your care and compassion. Visitation at Paul Reaume Funeral Home, Comber from 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, October 29, 2014. Private interment service at Evergreen Memorial Park, Leamington. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to charity of choice gratefully accepted. Online condolences may be shared at www.reaumefh.com

 

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LAUR, Norman Milo of Harrow

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LAUR, Norman Milo

Passed away October 26, 2014. He is predeceased by his parents, Gordon and Lydia, 5 brothers and 2 sister. Sorely missed by his wife Laura, son Mickey and wife Jennifer (Arizona), daughter Norma and husband Ron McKnight, three grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Cremation has taken place, a private family service was held at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. You may send your online condolences at www.geraldasmith.ca

Gerald A. Smith Funeral Home 197 King St. W. Harrow. 519-738-6662.

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DESJARDINE, Elsie P. (Walters) of Blue Water Rest Home, Zurich, formerly of Grand Bend, age 98

Posted by on October 27, 2014

DESJARDINE: Peacefully, at South Huron Hospital, Exeter, Saturday, October 25, 2014, Elsie Pearl (Walters) DesJardine of Blue Water Rest Home, Zurich and formerly of Grand Bend, age 98. Beloved wife of the late Wallace “Wally” Louis  DesJardine (2004).  Loved mother of Wallace A. “Bud” DesJardine of Grand Bend, Sharon and Ken Nancekivell of Waterloo. Loving grandma of Christine DesJardine and her husband Caliphe Buchanan of Toronto, Nicole and Victor Catalano of Mississauga, Scott and Jane Nancekivell of Waterloo, Heather Young  of Georgetown, Andrea and Craig Thistle of Brooklyn N.S. and great-grandma of Christian, Nathan and Gabrielle Catalano, Kelly and Nicholas Nancekivell, Alexandra and Mackenzie Young, Chelsey and Devon Thistle, Cayenne and Cruz Buchanan.  Predeceased by her brother Clarence Walters, sisters Edith Walters, Tilley Walters and Gladys Lockhart, parents Albert and Matilda (Pearson) Walters. A private family visitation will be held at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, with a Graveside Service at the Grand Bend Cemetery on Tuesday October 28, 2014  at 12 noon.  The Rev. Harry Disher officiating. Elsie and Wally operated Wallys Meat Market on Main St in Grand Bend for over thirty years. If desired, memorial donations to a charity of choice would be appreciated.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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BACON, Mildred “Millie” D. (Moulton) of Exeter, age 85

Posted by on October 27, 2014

BACON:  Peacefully and unexpectedly, at South Huron Hospital, Exeter, on Saturday, October 25, 2014, Mildred “Millie” Doris (Moulton) (Brown) Bacon of Exeter, (1929-2014) age 85. Beloved wife of Ronald “Ron” E. Bacon. Predeceased by her first husband Stanley B. Brown and her only daughter Debra Lynn Brown (1958-1976). Loved mother of William Gary Brown (Barb) of Windsor and loving grandmother of Gary Brown  Jr.  Dear  sister  of  Velma  Ann Hensel (John) of St. Marys. Millie will be remembered by her many devoted nieces, nephews & their families, Michael Hensel (Shelley) of Collingwood, Karen Voisin (Jim) of Heidelburg, David Hensel (Leanne) of St. Marys, Lori Sparringa (Ingo) of Woodstock, Susan Stacey (Jim) of St Marys, Thomas Moulton (Pam) and Andy Moulton (Bev) all of Ridgetown, her step-children Arliss Charrett and  Darrell Bacon both of Windsor, Andrea McLeod (Dan) of Blind River and Darcy Bacon of Kitchener, she will be missed by her beloved dogs Chloe, Ben and feline Lucky. Predeceased by her brother Walter George Moulton (1980), Parents William George Moulton (1962) and Violet Helen (West) Moulton (1976). Resting at T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, on Tuesday from 2 to 4  and 7 to 9 p.m.  and where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 11 a.m.  Rev. Harry Disher Officiating. Interment in Mayhew-Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Thamesville. Millie previously lived in Grand Bend, Windsor, Stoney Point and Clawson Michigan where she owned and operated D&M Drs. Exchange in Royal Oak Mi. for many years and was a long time  member of the Beta Sigma Phi in Chatham. If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to MADD Canada – Mothers Against Drunk Driving or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.   Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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BRODERICK: Lyla (Ford) of Exeter, and formerly of Hensall

Posted by on October 27, 2014

Broderick, Lyla-W150At the Exeter Villa on Monday, October 27, 2014 of Exeter formerly of Hensall in her 105th year.  Beloved wife of the late Russell Broderick (1980).  Dear mother of Joyce Weber of Exeter and the late Jerald Broderick (2006).  Dear grandmother of Rick Weber of Bayfield, and Paul Broderick.  Dear great-grandmother of Kela Weber, Zachary Broderick.  Dear sister of Vesta and Hubert Miller of Dashwood.  Predeceased by her grandsons Randy Weber (2014) and Mark Broderick (2000) and by her 4 brothers and 5 sisters.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street, Exeter on Thursday, October 30th one hour prior to the funeral service, which will be held at 11 AM with Pastor Doug Watson officiating. Cremation with interment Exeter Cemetery at a later date.

Donations to the Huron SPCA (Humane Society) would be appreciated by the family.

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McDONALD, Katheryn Ann of Sarnia

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McDonald-webMcDONALD, KATHERYN ANN – At Bluewater Health on Sunday, October 26, 2014, KATHERYN ANN (O’RAE) McDONALD, age 67 of Sarnia passed away with her family at her side. She was the dear wife of Roderick (Rod) McDonald and loving mother of Kimberley (Kim) Ann Paret and her husband Steve, grandmother of Kaitlin (Jason), Travis and Mackie, great-grandmother of Jace and Tyler, sister of Chuck O’Rae (Sonya), Mary Ellen L’Heureux (Bob), John O’Rae (Marcia) and Peggy Cole, daughter in law of Gladys McDonald, sister in law of Dennis McDonald (Janice), Moe Stuckey and David Stuckey. Several nieces and nephews also survive. She was predeceased by her parents Harold and Cecilia O’Rae and her father in law J. D. McDonald. Kathie had retired from teaching after 34 years of service with the Catholic School Board and was a member of Sacred Heart Parish of Sarnia. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church (1465 Lecaron Ave.) on Thursday, October 30th at 10:00 am. Interment will follow at Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery. Friends and family may visit at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 102 N. Victoria Street, Sarnia, on Wednesday between the hours of 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 pm. In Lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy expressed through donations to the MS Society would be appreciated by the family. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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Thomas, Ronald Charles “Ron” of Wallaceburg, Ontario

Posted by on October 27, 2014

Mr. Ronald “Ron” Charles Thomas, a resident of Wallaceburg, passed away on Saturday, October 25. 2014 at the Sydenham Residence, in Wallaceburg, at the age of 55 years. Ron was born in Wallaceburg and was a loving son of Doris (Robbins) Thomas and the late Cecil Thomas. Dear brother of Judy (Barry) Puskas, Kim Thomas, Larry Thomas, Bob Thomas and the late Pat Thomas (1967) and Al Thomas (2013). He is also survived by 4 nieces and nephews and 10 great nieces and nephews. Ron was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Knights of Pythias, Our Lady Help of Christians Church and the Wallaceburg Adult Activity Centre. He was a Past President and a long standing Director of the Wallaceburg Community Living. Ron was also an avid fan of Horse Racing, Hockey “Red Wings” and Football. The late Ron Thomas is resting at the Eric F. Nicholls Funeral Home (639 Elgin St. Wallaceburg (519-627-2861). Visitation will be Monday, October 27, 2014 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Parish Prayers will be held at the funeral home on Monday at 3:30pm. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 11am from Our Lady Help of Christians Church. Interment will follow and take place in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Port Lambton. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation 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 Ron Thomas.

 

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KIERSTEAD: R. Joan, of Durham, Ontario and formerly of Campbellton, New Brunswick

Posted by on October 27, 2014

Passed away surrounded by her family at the Residential Hospice of Grey Bruce, Owen Sound on Friday, October 24th, 2014, in her 81st year. Rhoda Joan Kierstead (nee Dobson) was born in Campbellton, New Brunswick and moved to Durham in 1955. Beloved wife of the late Edwin Kierstead. Loving mother of David Kierstead and his wife Joyce of RR#3 Hanover and Nancy and her husband Bruce Ertel of Kitchener. Cherished grandmother of Melanie Weese, Jeffrey Kierstead and his wife Angela, Scott Ertel and Shawn Ertel. Great-grandmother of Abbigail, Regan, Nicholas and Brandon. Dear sister of Lorna Johnson. Predeceased by 3 brothers and 1 sister. Friends may call at the McCulloch-Watson Funeral Home, Durham on Tuesday, October 28th from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 p.m. A celebration of Joan’s life will be held at the Funeral Home on Wednesday afternoon at 1 o’clock. Interment of cremated remains at Durham Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Residential Hospice of Grey Bruce would be appreciated by the family.   www.mccullochwatsonfuneralhome.ca

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Zambito, Leonardo

Posted by on October 27, 2014

WEB_Zambito_LeonardoBorn on September 30, 1944 in Montallegro, Italy and went home to his Lord peacefully on October 24, 2014 at the age of 70, with his family by his side. Loving husband of Giovannina (Caruso) for 45 years. Dearest father of Antonino and wife Nicole, Nicola and wife Kristine, and Mary Jo Pare. Cherished Nonno of Jessica, Matteo, Giulia, Giovanni, Leonardo, Alivia and Natalya. Dear brother of Giuseppe (Aida), Grazia Iacono (the late Antonino), Giuseppina Zambito (the late Joe Scalia), Maria Russo (the late Salvatore), Paolo (the late Beatrice) and Filippo (Tina). Brother-in-law of the late Mario Caruso (Mayuli), Angela Lignos (Panos) and Rosa Caruso. Great uncle of many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Antonino and Maria (Gagliano) Zambito and son-in-law of the late Nicola and Giuseppina (Iacobacci) Caruso. Leo retired from General Motors Canada Trim Plant after 20 years of service. Leo loved his family dearly and lived each day for his grandchildren. Visitation Monday 7:00-9:00 p.m. and Tuesday 2:00-5:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Parish prayers at 4:30 p.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. On Wednesday, family and friends will gather after 8:00 a.m., leaving for St. Angela Merici Church (980 Louis Avenue) at 8:45 a.m. for Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. Entombment to follow at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

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Marar, Iman

Posted by on October 26, 2014

March 25, 1961-October 25, 2014

Age 53. Passed away peacefully in the presence of God, her children, and other loved ones after her year long battle with cancer. Loving mother of Renee and husband Elie Kassouf, Joseph and Daniel Marar. Cherished daughter of Fayez and Mary Hadaddin. Treasured grandmother of Aiden and Khloe. Beloved sister, aunt and cousin. She will be sadly missed by her family in Canada and Jordan. Iman was known for her vibrant personality and her sense of humor. She was a dedicated Lab Analyst for Accucaps Industries in Windsor for over six years. Her greatest love was her family; she will always be remembered. Visiting Tuesday 3-5pm and 7-9pm with prayers Tuesday at 8:00 p.m. Funeral Wednesday 8:45am leaving from Families First 1065 Lauzon Rd. East Windsor, 519-969-5841 to St. Ignatius of Antioch Orthodox Church for funeral service at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

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Madigan, Thomas

Posted by on October 26, 2014

WEB_Madigan_ThomasOn Friday October 24, 2014, Tom died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family. Cherished husband of Patsy Madigan (nee Vaillancourt). Loving father of Anne and husband Khoder Abdel-Hussein, Trish and husband Mark Forget, Cindy and husband Chris Dearden and Lorraine Madigan. Treasured Grandfather of Melissa and husband Randy Belaire, Fatima and husband Moe Abdul-Razek, T.J. Forget and wife Nikki, Rhada Abdel-Hussein, Justin Dearden, Christopher Dearden and the late Mousa Abdel-Hussein. Adored great-grandfather of Janna, Colton and Musa. Special brother of the late Malcolm and Marjorie, Philip and Veronica, the late James and Gabrielle, Michael and the late Dolly, Edward and Lorraine, Ann and Denny Dunsten, Marie and Bernard Malone, Patrick and the late Diane and Karen. Many nieces and nephews also survive. He was the very proud and past co-owner of Madigan Construction which he and his twin brother Jim built into a successful business through hard work and dedication. He was the foundation of the Madigan family and he expressed his love through the deeds he performed daily for his wife and four daughters. If you so desire, donations to the Windsor and Essex County Cancer Centre Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Monday 3-5pm and 7-9pm with prayers at 7:30 pm. Funeral Tuesday 9:15am from Families First 1065 Lauzon Rd. East Windsor, 519-969-5841. to Good Shepherd Church (13789 St. Gregory) for Mass at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow at St. Anne Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Coletta, Incoronata “Cora”

Posted by on October 26, 2014

WEB_Coletta_CoraOn October 26, 2014 at the age of 83. Wife of the late Joe (2002). Loving mother of Angela Warnock and husband Tim, Tony and wife Tammy, and predeceased by Carmela Charette (2010), survived by Carmela’s husband Mike. Cherished Grandma of Blair, Rachael, Alex, Joey, Alessia and Caitlin. Great-grandma of Emily and Max. Sister of Mary Carlone (John), Michelina Coletta (the late Mike), and predeceased by Nick (survived by Lucy), Gisberta Sbrocca and husband Mike. Sister-in-law of Rosina Coletta, Palmina Cirino (the late Frank), Antoinetta Coletta. Also survived by many nieces and nephews whom she held dear. Lives of many were influenced as your paths may have crossed hers at GM Trim, walking in the neighbourhood streets or at the mall. Cora will always be remembered for her ever uplifting attitude, optimistic outlook and love of family. If you so desire, donations to University of Windsor – Dr. Carmela Pakula-Charette Scholarship or Windsor Fire Department-Toy Drive (no receipt given for toy drive) would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Monday 3:00-5:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Parish prayers at 4:00 p.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. On Tuesday, family and friends are invited to gather at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church (4401 Mount Royal) after 12:30 p.m. until time of Mass at 1:30 p.m. Entombment to follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.familiesfirst.ca

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DOBELL: William M. “Bill” (Prof. Emeritus), of London

Posted by on October 26, 2014

Dobell New - Edited  WebPeacefully on Saturday, October 25th, 2014, at St. Joseph’s Hospice (London), in his 86th year. Beloved husband and cherished companion for 53 years of Eileen (née Whelan). Loving Dad of Mark Dobell and Jessica, and Diane Jamieson and Andrew. Much loved Papa of Erin, Nicole and Mark Jamieson. Brother of Peter Dobell and Jane. Brother-in-law of Terry Whelan and Joanne, Brian Whelan and John Whelan. Predeceased by his parents Sydney Dobell and Mary, and by his sister-in-law Doris Whelan. Will be missed by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Bill was a dedicated professor of political science for over 30 years at U.W.O., specializing in Canadian Foreign Policy and International Relations. The family extend their deepest gratitude to the nursing and caring staff of St. Joseph’s Hospice. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 2:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, where the funeral service will be conducted on Thursday, October 30th, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Bill are asked to consider St. Joseph’s Hospice (London), 485 Windermere Road, London, Ontario N5X 2T1. Online condolences may be made at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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MCKELLAR, Mary Katherine (McLean), of Glencoe

Posted by on October 26, 2014

McKellarIt is with great sadness we announce the peaceful passing of our mother, Mary Katherine (McLean) McKellar on October 25, 2014 at Beattie Haven, Wardsville, ON. Beloved wife of the late Archie McKellar (2003). Loving mother of Katherine (Tom) Brier of Calgary; Elizabeth McKellar of Calgary; Jim (Judy) McKellar of Glencoe; and Grant McKellar of London. Cherished grandmother of Aleisha Brier, Andrew Brier, Courtney (Justin) Bailey, Kaleigh (Nicholas) Chelmak, Matthew (Carolynn) McKellar. Fondly remembered by her sister-in-law Louise McLean and many nieces and nephews. Daughter of the late Archie and Jean (McDermid) McLean, she was born in London, ON, March 11, 1925. She was predeceased by her brother Murray (1982). Mary will be forever remembered for her love of family. A talented cook, her greatest joys were family dinners and lively discussions around the table. An active community volunteer and life long member of Burns Presbyterian Church, she was also a founding member of the Glencoe Historical Society being an expert on family and local history. An avid reader, Mary read countless books and followed world and community news events with a keen interest. A Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at Burns Mosa Presbyterian Church, (Kilmartin), at 1:30pm, with visitation from 12:30 – 1:30pm. Rev. Charlotte Brown to officiate with interment to follow at Kilmartin Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Beattie Haven Retirement Community or Burns Mosa Presbyterian Church. Arrangements through Van Heck Funeral Home www.vanheckfuneralhome.ca

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KLAVER; Tys of Hanover

Posted by on October 26, 2014

klaver-webWe are saddened to announce the passing of our precious husband, father, opa and friend Tys Klaver, of Hanover, passed away at Hanover and District Hospital on Saturday, October 25, 2014, in his 86th year.

Born on January 10, 1929 in Leeuwarden, Holland to the late Tjeerd and Yttje (nee van der Woude) Klaver. Tys was owner and operator of T. Klaver Acres and Auto Body in Normanby Township with son Ted.

Leaving behind a grieving wife and best friend of 63 years Helen (nee Bouwman) Klaver of Hanover, children Ted (Marni) Klaver of Red Deer, Alberta, Ali Klaver (friend Ed) of Guelph, Kelly (Steve) Wright of Owen Sound, son in law Tom Law of Hanover, grandchildren Kate, Leah, David, Willie, Rachel, Matthew, Caitlin, Michael, Michelle, Melissa, Kayla and Nicole and greatgrandchildren Mataya, Emery, Mattheus, Oliver, Brenden, Tyson, Carter, Landen and Myla. Also remembered by his sister Djoeke Bremer of Holland, sister-in-law Barb Klaver of Kitchener and several nieces and nephews in Ontario and Holland. Predeceased by his daughters Baukje MacInnis(1992), Ida Law (2013), brothers Bill, Ron, Allan and John Klaver and sisters Hiske and Jane.

Visitation will be held at Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover, on Monday 2-4 and 7-9 pm.  A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 11:00 am, at Hanover Missionary Church (628 11th Street, Hanover). Pastor David Illman and Pastor Connie Giroux officiating. Interment in Memory Gardens, Breslau.

Memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.  Register book available at www.mightonfuneralhome.ca

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Weber: Maria of Hanover

Posted by on October 26, 2014

Weber-picMaria Weber, of Hanover, passed away at Hanover and District Hospital on Saturday, October 25, 2014, in her 89th year.

Born in Viemend, Hungary to the late Franz and Catherine (nee Gungl) Falk on April 25, 1926.  Maria was employed at Sklar-Peppler as a furniture finisher until her retirement.

Survived by daughters Elizabeth (Ron) Grein of Hanover and Margaret (Francis) Lang of Harriston and son Vince Jr. (Sue) Weber of Hanover, grandchildren Jeremy (Martha) Weber, Katie (Robert) Ryan, Nicole (Jeff) Wilken, Andy Lang (Kristine McLeod) and Hailey Lang (Joshua Dowler) and greatgrandchildren Mia, Braeden, Emma, Ava, Rylan and Blaine.  Also survived by her sisters Anna Belinski, Margaret Hoffman, Elizabeth (Werner) Pelz and Theresa Weis all of Germany.  Predeceased by her husband Vincent Weber (1996), her sister Catharine Weber and brother Peter Falk.

Visitation will be held at Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover, on Monday 2-4 and 7-9 pm.  A Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 10:00 am, at Holy Family Church, Hanover. Father Gary Schlack officiating.  Interment in Holy Family Cemetery, Hanover.

Memorial donations to the Hanover and District Hospital Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Register book available at www.mightonfuneralhome.ca

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GEORGE: Peter Edward, of London

Posted by on October 26, 2014

Passed away at home with his family by his side on Sunday, October 26th, 2014. Beloved husband of Bonnie Lynn McGee. Father to Jennifer (James) Garbutt, Christopher George (Ulyana Kordyuk), Alison (James) King, Jessica (Shane) Kilburn and stepfather to Meegan McGee.  Brother of David (Louise) George and Ann (Ronald) DuPont. Loving Grandfather of six. Predeceased by his parents, Dorothy (née Watson) and John George, of Toronto.  A Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, October 28th, 2014 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at the RiverBend Golf Club at 1200 Sandy Somerville Drive in London, Ontario.  Friends, business associates and family are welcome.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Canadian Liver Foundation or to The Kidney Foundation of Canada, in lieu of flowers. Online condolences accepted at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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VÉZINA, François ‘Frank’ of Sudbury, ON

Posted by on October 25, 2014

VEZINA, FrancoisPeacefully passed away with his family by his side on Friday, October 3rd, 2014 in Sudbury at the age of 84 years. Son of the late Léonard and Evelina (née Guérin) Vézina. Beloved husband of 55 years to Jeannine (née Pelland) Vézina. Loving father of Ginette (Vito Repele), Donald, André (Mellaney Dahl) and Nicole (Dominic Jacot). Cherished grandfather of Dayna, Josée, Erica, Jayde, Olivia and Timothy. Predeceased by his siblings; Armand, Lionel, Arthur, Omer, Edouard, Victor, Joseph, Lucille, Alma and Simone. Sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. The family will receive relatives and friends at the Cooperative Funeral Home, 222 Lasalle Blvd, Sudbury on Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 from 2-5 and 7-9:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 11 a.m. at l’Annonciation Church, Sudbury. Donations can be made (by cheque only) in François’ memory to the Health Sciences North Foundation.

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