RILEY, Bruce Albert (WWII Veteran) of Norwood in his 87th year

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RILEY, Bruce Albert (WWII Veteran)
Passed away at the P.R.H.C. on Wednesday April 9, 2014. Bruce Riley of Norwood in his 87th year, beloved husband of Margaret “Peggy” (nee Lord).  Dad will always be loved and remembered by Maggie Hinton (late David), David Riley (Laurie), Lenore Lee (Ray), Tim Riley and Rick Riley (Shelley). Beloved Grandpa of 8 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.  As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to Animal Rescue Krew, Lakefield, ON (705) 651-0069. Friends may send condolences to Bruce’s family by contacting THE HENDREN FUNERAL HOMES, NORWOOD CHAPEL at www.hendrenfuneralhome.com or by calling 705-639-5322.

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KIPFER: Daniel T. of Zurich

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Kipfer-W150At LHSC-Victoria Hospital, London on Monday, April 14, 2014 of Zurich in his 66th year.  Loving companion of Shannon Smale.  Step-father of Rodney and his fiancée Jessica of Chesley.  Father of Daniel and Christina Kipfer of Stratford and Jacob of London.  Grandfather of Noah, Hannah, and Jonah.  Beloved son of Cecil and Jenny Kipfer of Hensall.  Dear brother and brother-in-law of Dot and Gordon Page of London, Dave and Hessie Kipfer of Varna, and Shelley and Gary Dayman of London.  Predeceased by his sister Lynda Jardine (1999).

Private family arrangements.  Cremation with interment Bairds Cemetery, Bluewater (Stanley Township).

Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Bluewater Rest Home would be appreciated by the family.

Haskett Funeral Home, Exeter entrusted with arrangements.  For more information, please see www.haskettfh.com.

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RANCOURT, Roland “Rolly” of Hanmer, ON

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RANCOURT, RolandThe family announces with great sorrow his passing in Sudbury on Friday April 4th, 2014 at the age of 69 years.  Beloved husband of Raymonde (née Guilbeault) Rancourt of Hanmer.  Son of the late Edmond and of the late Bernadette (née Quevillon) Rancourt.  Loving father of Danièle Gatien (Denis) of Espanola, Joanne Rancourt and Julie Rollin (Don) both of Hanmer. Dear brother of Marcel (Carmelle), Michel (Réjeanne), Réjean (Denise) all of Hanmer, Gerry (Carole) of Sudbury, Raymond (Cécile) of St-Charles, Nicole (Armand) of Gatineau, Qc, Norbert (Madeleine) of St-Catharines and Daniel (Roni) of Niagara Falls.  Cherished grandfather of Patrique & Emilie Gatien and Eric & Zachary Rollin. Lovingly remembered by  many in-laws, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. The family will receive relatives and friends at Paroisse Ste-Marguerite d’Youville in Val Thérèse on Wednesday April 9th, 2014 after 10 a.m. Mass of Christian burial will follow at 11 a.m.  Funeral arrangements entrusted to the COOPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, Hanmer.  In lieu of flowers, donations (by cheque only) to the Northern Cancer Foundation are appreciated.

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RAYMOND, Bernard Alexander “Bernie” of Sudbury, ON

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RAYMOND, BernardIt is with great sadness that the family announces his passing in Sudbury on Thursday, April 3rd, 2014 at the age of 62 years.  Beloved husband of Donna Mae (née Pellatt) Raymond of Sudbury.  Son of the late Alexander and of the late Jean d’Arc (née Leblanc) Raymond.  Loving father of Jack Bernard Raymond (June) of Hanmer. Cherished grandfather of Brandon and Jesse. Dear brother of Joanne Haché (Don) of Espanola and Lucienne Raymond of Hanmer. Sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.  Lovingly remembered by his best friend Brian Antonini. Bernie will be sadly missed by his canine pals Buster and Roscoe. The family will receive relatives and friends at the COOPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, 222 Lasalle Blvd, Sudbury on Thursday, April 10th, 2014 after 9:30 a.m.  A funeral service will follow at 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home Chapel, Sudbury.  As expressions of sympathy, donations (by cheque only) to the Sudbury Food Bank would be appreciated.

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Gilles Arthur Crépeault of Sudbury, ON

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CREPEAULT, GillesIt is with great sadness that the family announces his sudden passing on April 2nd, 2014, at the age of 73. Gilles will be sadly missed by his cherished wife Françoise (née Daoust) Crépeault; his beloved son, André Crépeault; his dear brother Jean-Guy (Claudette) Crépeault; his grand-daughters Mélanie and Karolyne Blain; his niece and nephews Jennifer (Sean) Cunningham, Michel (Sherry) Crépeault and Daniel
(Jennifer) Crépeault, all from Sudbury. His parents Joseph and Blanche (née Brisson) Crépeault, as well as his sister Pierrette Walker (Jacques Lachance), predeceased him. Gilles was born in Magog, Québec, before moving to Sudbury with his family. He worked for many years at Prudential Insurance until his retirement. While in good health, he and Françoise enjoyed travelling to Las Vegas. Some of his hobbies included
gardening, fishing, collecting coins and volunteering. He was a very caring man, always ready to land a hand. In the past ten years, he always maintained a good sense of humour and a positive attitude, in spite of progressing health problems. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, April 9th, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Paroisse L’Annonciation, Sudbury.  Donations (by cheque only) to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be greatly appreciated. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the COOPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, Sudbury.

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PÉPIN, Benoît of Hanmer, ON

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PEPIN, BenoitThe family announces with great sorrow his passing in Hanmer on Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014 at the age of 89 years.  Husband of the late Yvonne (née Fournier) Pépin.  Son of the late Luc and the late Alice Pépin. Beloved father of Céline Mills (Tom) of Sault Ste-Marie, Lucille Poirier (Laurier), Marcia Marsh (Brian) and Phillip Pépin (Jayne) all of Hanmer. Dear brother of Lorette Bertrand (Robert), Madeleine and Fernand (late Yvette). Predeceased by his siblings André, Hubert, Guy, Jean-Paul and Rose. Cherished grandfather of Tracey (Ken), Sara (Brian), Lisa (Trevor), Sharon, Thomas (Amy), Julie, Francine (Tiger), Philippe, Andrew (Lisa), Emilie (Joshua), Darren, Luc, Adam (Robyn) and Christian (Tia). Great-grandfather of Hailey, Marshall, Benjamin, Samara, Matthew, Dylan, Jasmine, Stéphane, Aimée, Talia, Kadence, Makenna, Nolan, Devyn, Jasper and Marleigh. Sadly missed by his canine friend Tippy. Benoît retired as a rail road engineer with CPR after 42 years of service. Ben and Yvonne picked a lot of blueberries; he could smell them from a mile away. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was proud of his vegetable garden and loved sharing them. The family will receive relatives and friends at the Cooperative Funeral Home, 4570 St. Joseph Street, Hanmer on Sunday, April 6, 2014 from 2-5 and 7-9:30 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Monday, April 7th, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Paroisse St-Jacques, Hanmer. As an expression of sympathy, donations (by cheque only) to a charity of your choice are appreciated.

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CHAMPAGNE, Yvette (née Rodrigue) of Chelmsford, ON

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CHAMPAGNE, YvetteThe family announces with great sorrow her passing in Chelmsford on Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014 at the age of 92 years.  Beloved wife of Albert Champagne of Wahnapitae and of the late Raymond Faubert. Daughter of the late Aristide and of the late Evangeline (née Lefebvre) Rodrigue.  Beloved mother of Lilliane Béchard (Lionel), Lucienne Landry (Jett) both of Sudbury and Richard Champagne (Jeannine) of Wahnapitae. Predeceased by her daughters Lise, Suzanne and by her son Normand (Aimée of Sudbury).  Dear sister of Ernest (late Huguette), Marcel (Claire), Monique Montpellier (Jacques Bidal) and Raymond (Monique) all of Chelmsford, Claire Rodrigue of Ottawa and Roger (late Gabrielle) of Sudbury.  Predeceased by her siblings Rev. Sr. Lucienne s.c.o, Rolland (late Lorraine), Jean (late Jeannette), Adrien (late Eva) and Clément (late Gisèle).  Sadly missed and lovingly remembered by many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.  The family will receive relatives and friends at the COOPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, 222 Lasalle Blvd, Sudbury on Friday April 4th 2014 from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9:30 p.m.  Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Saturday at 11 a.m. at Paroisse Ste-Anne-des-Pins, Sudbury.  As expressions of sympathy, donations (by cheque only) to St-Gabriel’s Villa would be appreciated.

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CHINNERY, Eunice of Cobourg, Ontario

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ChinneryEunice2 Apr 12Peacefully at the Northumberland Hills Hospital in Cobourg on Saturday, April 12, 2014, Eunice Chinnery (nee Stevens) at 84 years of age.  Loving wife of Keith Chinnery.  Dear mother of Stuart Chinnery (Marlene) and Stephen Chinnery (Joan).  Cherished grandmother of Patrick, Corinne, Philip, Susan, Karen, Adrian, Allison, and Ian.  There will be cremation with a Celebration of Life to be announced at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial donation to Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada.   Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.

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MULLIN, Garth of Sudbury, ON

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MULLIN, GarthGarth Elmer Mullin died suddenly March 31st, 2014 at Health Sciences North in the loving presence of family. He was born in Gaspé, Québec and moved to Sudbury in 1962 where he lived his adult life and raised a family. He loved the outdoors and one of his greatest sources of pride was the work he did in land reclamation and re-greening of the Sudbury landscape.  He was predeceased by the love of his life, his wife Louise (née Myre) in July 2008 and by his parents Evelyn Suddard and Warren Mullin of Gaspé, Québec and by his brothers Bobby Mullin of Gaspé and Wendell (Cheryl) Mullin of Grafton. He is survived by brothers Everett (Dee) of Kitchener, Leonard (Gloria) and Ron (Sue) of St. Catherine’s, Elton (Beryl) of Thorold, and Melvin (Sandra) of Peterborough and by his sister Mabel Burke (Leigh) of Niagara Falls. He is also survived by many of his wife’s siblings. Particularly dear to his heart were his brother-in-law Winston Myre and his sisters-in-law Estelle Kaltiainen, Lorraine Mallette and Zita Giroux, all of Sudbury.  He will be deeply mourned by his daughter Kim Mullin (Aldo Santone) and his grandchildren Zachary (great grand-daughter Zara), Damien, Willow, Dante, Rowan and Duncan; his daughter Teresa Mullin (Norm Belanger) and his grandchildren Natalie, Eric, Zoe and Louis; and by his son Chris Mullin (Christine Schmidt) and his grandchildren Jacob, Jeremy and Derek. He will also be missed by a great number of nieces, nephews, neighbours, fishing buddies, neighbourhood dogs, hummingbirds birds, and anyone else he could sit with in peace and friendship as he watched the sun set on the lake and the lilac bushes.

A funeral service will be held Friday April 11th, 2014 at 6 pm at St. Mathieu church on Pioneer Road in Sudbury followed by a celebration of his life at the Lockerby Legion, 2200 Long Lake Road, Sudbury.  In lieu of flowers, in his memory, deposits to The Garth and Louise Mullin Overcoming Adversity Scholarship Fund can be made at the main branch of the Bank of Montreal at 79 Durham Street, Sudbury, P3E 3M5.

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Peterson, Brian Wayne

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web_peterson_brianPassed away peacefully with his loving family by his side on April 14, 2014 at 62 years of age. Cherished father of Jennifer (Jean-Paul). Beloved grandpa of Haleigh Wiseman. Dear brother of Keith (Anna), Gary and brother-in-law of Sandy and Karen. Reunited with his parents Winnifred and Parker Peterson, sisters Joan, Janice and brothers Robert and Kenneth “Toby”. Brian will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. Brian retired from Windsor Regional Hospital in 2002 after many years of service. If you so desire, donations to Haleigh’s Educational Trust Fund would be appreciated by the family. Memorial visitation Thursday from 2pm until time of memorial service at 4pm at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

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WARING, Catherine (Kay) of London

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WARING, Catherine (Kay) – Passed away peacefully on April 13, 2014, at Mount Hope, at the age of 90.  She is predeceased by her husband Richard, son Christopher and friend Syl.  She is survived by her son Richard, daughters-in-law Rosemary and Diane, grandchildren Alison, Jeff, Alexandra and Andrew, and six great grandchildren.  The family thanks the McCormick Home Day Program; Dr. Sheidow and Mary Beth at the Ivey Eye Institute; Paula at the Gainsborough; Deb, Melody and Alison of Mount Hope; and the other wonderful Mt. Hope staff.  There will be no visitation and the funeral will be private.  Online condolences may be made at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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ALLAN: Peter Gordon

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Peter Allan PictureIt is with saddened hearts we announce the passing of our Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother and Uncle; Peter Allan at McNally House, Grimsby on Sunday, April 13, 2014.  In work Peter had a knack for life’s colours; and in life the seeds he sowed grew into their own beautiful branches of the Allan family tree.  Saying goodbye are his wife Mary (nee Moran); children James (Jenn), Kim, Courtney, Emily and Kyle; granddaughter Abigail; and brothers Jim, Philip, Scott and Jeff.  Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held at KITCHING, STEEPE & LUDWIG FUNERAL HOME, 146 Mill St. N., Waterdown on Thursday, April 17 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  Private burial will be held at Riverside Cemetery, Dunnville.  Special thanks to the staff of McNally House for their compassionate care and support.  Donations to McNally House, Grimsby would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.  Please sign the Book of Condolence at www.kitchingsteepeandludwig.com

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ROWE: John S. of Woodstock

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ROWE, John – At the Woodstock General Hospital on Sunday, April13, 2014, John Scott Rowe of Woodstock in his 44th year.  Beloved husband and best friend of Cindy McLay.  Dear dad to Cindy’s sons Colt McLay (Lyndsay Priddle) and Cody McLay (Jaquie Odomuda) all of Woodstock.  Loving grandpa to Elandra McLay, Jailyn McLay and Blake McLay.  John will be lovingly remembered by his siblings Cathy Kempert (Bill) of Woodstock, Deb Meadows of Woodstock, Linda Wells of Woodstock, Janet Wells of British Columbia and Rick Wells of Woodstock as well as the Weatherhead Family.  He was predeceased by his parents Edward and Ruth (nee Roe) Wells and a brother Mark Wells.  A celebration of life will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion Br # 495, Beachville ( 39 Zorra Line) in the Lounge on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 4-11 PM.  A private interment will take place at a later date in the Anglican Cemetery.  If desired, memorial donations to the Woodstock Hospital Foundation- Palliative Care or the Woodstock Minor Ball Association  would be appreciated and can be made through the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington St, North Woodstock, ON   519-537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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STEMP, Peter Stirling of London

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STEMP, Peter Stirling – Passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 13, 2014, at age 65.  Beloved husband and best friend of Ann (Diggins) for 45 years.  Loving father of Patrick (April).  Predeceased by daughter Erin (1993).  Devoted Poppa of Breauna and Olivia.  Pete will be missed by brother Paul (Linda), family and friends.  Cremation has taken place.  A special thank you to the staff in the Dialysis and Palliative Care Units at University Hospital, the Saint Elizabeth nurses, and devoted friends Dennis Lebert (nephew), Karen Swartz and Bill Marshall.  If wished memorial donations may be made to Doctors Without Borders (www.msf.ca), Operation Smile Canada (www.operationsmile.org/Canada) or the charity of your choice.  Online condolences may be made at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

“Let none regret my end who called me friend.”

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HART, Cecilia (nee Vickerd) of Leamington, formerly of Staples

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HART, Cecilia, squareOf Leamington, formerly of Staples, passed away on April 13, 2014 in her 94th year.  Beloved wife of the late William (Bill) Hart (1989).  Loving mother of Larry (Judy) Hart of Brown City, Michigan; Patricia (Peter) DeBeyer of Moorefield; Geraldine (Dave) Reid of North Bay; Tom (Sandy) Hart of Trail, B.C; Jacquie (late husband Patrice) Quenneville of Comber.  Cherished grandmother of 17 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren.  Dear sister of Rita (Nick) Glowa of Essex, and the late Clifford Vickerd, Frances Pieschke, Sr. Frances Clare (Angela) Vickerd, Irene O’Neil, Joseph Vickerd, Ida Meloche, Beatrice Watson, and James Vickerd.  Dearly missed by many nieces and nephews.  Visitation at Paul Reaume Funeral Home, Comber on Tuesday from 2-5 p.m.  and on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at Visitation Parish Church from 9:30-10:15 a.m.  Funeral Mass to commence at 10:30 a.m. with interment to follow at Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery, Comber. Parish Prayers 4:00 p.m. Tuesday. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to charity of your choice appreciated.  Online condolences may by shared at www.reaumefh.com

 

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BIBBY: Lois Labelle (Coward) of Exeter and formerly of Kirkton

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Bibby, Lois-W150Gracefully and peacefully, at home, surrounded by her family, on Sunday, April 13, 2014, of Exeter and formerly of Kirkton, in her 87th year.  Beloved wife of the late Robert G. Bibby (2002).  One of a kind mother of Carol and Bob Edwards of Bayfield, Linda Vey of Strathmore, Alberta, Brenda and Brad Thomas of Unity, Saskatchewan, Jim and Kathy Bibby and Ted and Chris Bibby all of Kirkton, Donna and Rob Barr of Mitchell, Steve and Tammy Bibby of Crediton, Joan and Ken Quigley of Staffa, the late Thomas Andrew Bibby (1975), and Laurie Bibby and Paul Washburn of Guelph.  Loving grandmother of 19 and great-grandmother of 15.  Dear sister of Leona Hern and Muriel Parsons of Exeter.  Missed by her cousins Jean and Edna.  Predeceased by her brothers Wib and Murray Coward.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street, Exeter (1 street west of Main) on Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM, where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday, April 16th at 11 AM with Bob Heywood officating.  Interment Kirkton Union Cemetery.

Donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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SULLIVAN: JERRY of Lucan and formerly Sheenboro, QC

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Sullivan, Gerry-edit-W150Peacefully, surrounded by his family, at home on Saturday, April 12, 2014, in his 66th year, of Lucan and formerly Sheenboro, Qc. Beloved husband of 45 years of Colleen (Spence) Sullivan. Loving father of Tara and Rod Johnston, Amy and Shawn Doerr, and Rick Sullivan and Stephanie Kinberger. Greatly loved poppa of Megan, Allie, and Shayne Johnston; and Brody and Makenna Doerr.  Dear brother of Marilyn Crozon, Betty Morris and Carmelitta Ouelette, Arlene and Dave Clyde, Myra Sullivan, Jim and Ellie Sullivan, Sharon Sullivan and Evelyn Sullivan. Fondly remembered by his brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends, especially Joanne and Drew MacGregor who will forever wonder about the price of gas.  Predeceased by his parents Emmett and Myrtle Sullivan, brothers Pat and Lornie,  brothers-in-law Marcel Crozon, Nelson Morris and John Ouelette, and nephew Adam Sullivan. Jerry loved God, his family and friends and we were blessed to have him in our lives. He will be in our hearts forever.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan on Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick’s Church, 32922 Richmond Street, Lucan on Wednesday, April 16th at 11AM with Father Dariusz Lewandowski presiding. Interment St. Patrick’s Cemetery.

Donations to VON Palliative Care or the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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Gabie, John (Jack)

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Peacefully with his loving family by his side on April 14, 2014.  Loving husband of the late Dawn (1977) and the late Sylvia (2000).  Cherished father of Judy and husband Dave, Susan and husband Tom, Debbie and husband Glenn, Jackie, Shirley and husband Doug, and Peter.  Devoted grandpa of many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Dear brother of Shirley and uncle to many nieces and nephews.  Jack was an avid fisherman, loved the Windsor Spitfires, retired from Fords and served in the Canadian Forces.  If you so desire, donations to the Kidney Foundation would be appreciated by the family.  Cremation service was held.  Memorial Visitation Thursday 3-5 p.m. & 7-8:15 p.m. at Families First 1065 Lauzon Rd. East Windsor, 519-969-5841, followed by a Memorial Service under the auspices of the Windsor Veteran’s Memorial Committee at 8:15p.m. Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Sok, Cheat

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Peacefully with her loving family by her side on April 13, 2014, born on August 5, 1973. Beloved wife of Dara. Cherished daughter of  Chiv and Yom. Loving sister of Sam and Nelson, Ny and Thou,  Sinoeuth and Mat. Adored aunt of Kiraley, Airi and Raiya.   She will be sadly missed by Grandma, Father and Mother- In-Law, Brothers-In-Law, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and  many loving friends. Visiting Friday 1:00pm-4:00pm &7:00pm-9:00pm. Funeral Service Saturday 9:00am at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave., South Windsor (519-969-5841). Cremation to follow Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation at

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Palencar, Steve

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Peacefully, at home in his favourite chair at 85 years of age. Beloved husband of 63 years to Julia (nee Bena). Loving father of the late Steve (2001), Jean & husband Steve Fancsy and the late Theresa (2007) survived by her husband John Courtney. Cherished Dzedo of Chris, Tom, Laura & Jon Artale, Dave, Stephanie & Derek Oates and Jessica. Treasured great-Dzedo of Declan, Sully and Courtney Oates. Dear brother of the late Imre, and the late Elizabeth and survived by Tomas of Slovakia. Will be fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews in Canada and Slovakia. Steve was the proud owner of Castle Beef for 50 years. He will be greatly missed by his coworkers, especially his dear friend Elaine Trimmer. If you so desire, donations to the Canadian Lung Association or the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Wednesday 3-5pm and 7-9pm. Funeral Service Thursday 10am at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Interment at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation at

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Smit, Dirk

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web_smit_dirkIt is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dirk Smit, 95 years old, on April 13, 2014. He was married for 43 years to the late Thea Smit and long time, loving partner of Margaret Djokich. He was the proud father of Marjolein Hicks of Stratford and her late husband Jim (2011), and the late Reinie (1970). He was Opa to Dave Hicks and his wife Christa,(Muskoka), Mark Hicks and his wife, Tanya, (Ayr) and Amy Ollson and her husband Steve. (Stratford). Great Opa to Jenna and Julia Hicks, and Ewan, Liam, and Caden Ollson. Dirk will be dearly missed by Marge’s family; Susan Blanchette and partner Jeff Fox, Beverly Hills, Mich, Barbara Baca of Toronto and Connie Baca of Windsor, and Marge’s granddaughters Kristina Blanchette and her ?ancée Jason MacDonald of Cottam, and Katie Michon of Windsor. Dirk is survived by his brothers Ger Smit and his wife Noor, (deceased) and Willy Smit and his wife Nora, as well as several nephews and one niece all in Holland. Dirk worked for Heinz in Leamington for 26 years, retiring in 1984. He was active in the Lion’s Club and Arts at the Marina. He had a lifelong passion for photography, travel, gardening and classical music. He was an avid walker and enjoyed hiking, and watching tennis, soccer and curling. He had fond memories of sailing on his dear friend, Don Ross’s boat. In later years, unable to do it himself, he relished hearing the travel tales of his friends, Tini and Dick Grolman. The family would like to thank Extendicare Southwood Lakes, especially the staff of the Essex wing for the excellent care and many acts of kindness shown to Dirk and Marge. If so desired, donations to the Alzheimer’s Society, or the Parkinson’s Society would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Wednesday from 3-5 & 7-9pm. Funeral Thursday at 11:30 am at Families First Funeral Home 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor 519-969-5841. Reception to follow at Families First reception centre. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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CHIURKO, Agnes Lillian of Thedford, formerly of Grand Bend and Woodstock, age 87

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CHIURKO: Peacefully, at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital,  Saturday, April 12, 2014,  Agnes Lillian  (Page) Chiurko of Country Manor Retirement Home, Thedford, formerly of Grand  Cove Estates, Grand Bend and Woodstock. age 87. Beloved wife of the late  William “Bill” Chiurko (2009). Dear mother of  Ken and Sandra Chiurko of RR 1, Thedford. Loved grandma of Teresa and Scott  Edwards of London, Cyndy Chiurko and Joe Gaudet of Richmond, BC.  Loving great-grandma of  Christopher and JorDanne Edwards, Jody and  Martin Van Haren, Tyler Gaudet and Laura Gaudet and great-great-grandma of  Benjamin  Van Haren.  Remembered by her sister-in-law Marion Ciurka  of Winnipeg, MB. and many nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by her  parents George J. and Lillian M. (Dunlop) Page and 7 sisters.  Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons  Funeral Home, Dashwood, with visitation commencing at 9:30 am on Thursday,  April 17, 2014,  followed by the funeral  service at 11 a.m. The Rev. Christine O’Reilly officiating.  Spring Interment, Anglican Cemetery,  Woodstock Ontario.  Memorial donations (payable  by cheque) to the Parkinson Society or charity of choice would be appreciated  by the family. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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Schultz-Mason: Grace Elizabeth

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Grace Schultz Mason 90th BDayAfter a brief illness at Bluewater Health with her family by her side on Sunday, April 13, 2014, in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of Bill Schultz (2001) and Al Mason (2012). Survived by the Schultz children, Wayne (Judy), Warren (Clara), Lee (Diane) and the Mason children Carol, Ann, Paul and Richard. Survived by numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and sister-in-law Ivy Schultz. Grace was predeceased by parents Wilfred and Myrtle McKinley, brother Earl, sister Ruth Greenslade, brother-in-law Lorne Schultz and daughter-in-law Sandy Schultz.

Originally from Caledon East, Ontario, Grace called Sarnia home in 1943 when as a young woman, she began her life’s work at the Sarnia YM-YWCA. Grace served the YMCA in almost every capacity, faithfully and enthusiastically for over 50 years. Grace’s accomplishments at the Y are too numerous to mention, except for the extraordinary time and commitment spent overseeing the YMCA’s Teen Town program. The “forever young” Grace made sure that two generations of teenagers had strong guidance and a place to call their own. Her boundless energy and commitment to others during her YMCA career was second-to-none and yet-to-be matched.

A born leader, Grace encouraged and set an example for others to follow. Grace never really retired but continued working tirelessly with many organizations in the community that included Sarnia Sports Hall of Fame, Goodwill Industries, UNICEF, IODE, Sarnia Lambton Seniors Association and Central Baptist Church.

Oftentimes, Grace could be found driving back to her home-town of Caledon East to visit her relatives and childhood friends. An avid hockey fan, she never missed a Sunday night game at the Point Edward area, oftentimes the only fan in the stands. Saturday was her “Leaf” night and she never wavered in her support of her hometown team. Grace lived life to the fullest and made every moment count.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of the ER, ICU and Palliative Care Units at Bluewater Health. Cremation has taken place. Family and friends will be received on Monday, April 21, 2014, from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. A celebration of Grace’s life will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at Central Baptist Church, 391 London Rd., Sarnia. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign, Goodwill Industries, or Central Baptist Church would be appreciated  (cheques only at the funeral home please).  Memories and condolences may be sent online at smithfunerahome.ca

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Derbyshire: Ernest Thomas Henry

Posted by on April 14, 2014

Derbyshire - framedPeacefully at Bluewater Health, on Sunday, April 13, 2014, Ernest Thomas Henry Derbyshire passed away at the age of 76.  Beloved husband of Margaret “Marg” Ann (Poole) Derbyshire for 54 years.  Loving father of Scott (Darlene) Derbyshire of Petrolia, Susan (Terry) Young of Petrolia, Shelley (Shawn) Edlington of Corunna and Stacey (Sean) Sayle of Alberta. Cherished grandfather of Mycalie, Derek and Logan Derbyshire, Jacob and Joshua Young and Cassidy, Kaleb and Joseph Edlington.  Loved brother of John (Jackaline) Derbyshire, Leonard (Donna) Derbyshire, Donald (Linda) Derbyshire, Kenneth (Cora) Derbyshire and Christine Welch (the late Al Bycraft).  Dear brother-in-law of Stan Evens.  Special uncle of many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Frank and Meta Derbyshire and by his sister Annie Evens. Ernie retired from Dupont Canada, where he worked for 40 years.  He was very passionate about farming and loved working outdoors.

Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.  A funeral service will be held at Smith Funeral Home, on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 11:00 a.m.  Interment in Wyoming Cemetery.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Wyoming United Church or Heart & Stroke Foundation (cheques only at the funeral home please).  Memories and condolences may be sent online at smithfuneralhome.ca

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Franchuk: Michael

Posted by on April 14, 2014

FRANCHUK picturePeacefully, surrounded by his loving family at Bluewater Health, Michael Franchuk passed away on Sunday, April 13, 2014, at the age of 90. Beloved husband of Elsie. Loving father of Mike (Mary Jane) and Allen (Barb). Cherished grandfather of Jamie (Katerina), Paul (Katelyn), Jordan (Julie), Amanda (Skipp), and Joshua (Jessica). Treasured great-grandfather of Jake, Luke, Kate, Travis and Dylan. Dear brother-in-law of Ed (Kathy) and Fred. Survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his three brothers. A heartfelt thank you to the staff of Bluewater Health 5th Floor – Cognitive Care. Michael was a member of Local 128 Boilermakers Union for 52 years. He loved travelling with Elsie, gardening, nature and spending time outdoors with his family. Michael will be deeply missed by all those who knew and loved him.

Family and friends will be received on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia.  A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 17, 2014, at Smith Funeral Home. Interment to follow in Resurrection Cemetery.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Alzheimer Society or Bluewater Health Foundation (cheques only at the funeral home please).  Memories and condolences may be sent online at smithfuneralhome.ca

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