CONTE, Maria (nee Lecce) of Sarnia

CONTE, MARIA (nee Lecce) – At University Hospital, London, with her family by her side, Maria Conte died on July 17, 2017 at the age of 81. Beloved wife of over 50 years to the late Angelo (2006). Loving mother of Enza and her husband Frank Piazza. Proud Nonna of Olivia and Lucas. Dear sister of the late Agnese Lecce, the late Vittoria (late Antonio) Di Brango, and Michele (Amesia) Lecce and sister-in-law of the late Domenico (late Maria) Conte, the late Pancrazio (Iolanda) Conte, the late Giuseppe (Rosina) Conte, the late Pasquale (Santina) Conte, Vincenzo (Marta) Conte, Pasqua (late Fiorino) Rotondi, and Antonio (Arminia) Conte. Maria was an avid gardener and loved to cook. Her passion was spending time with her family and friends. Maria was a long time member of the Dante Club Seniors Group and the Catholic Women’s League. She worked at Polysar for over 20 years. Maria will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. Visitation will be held at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431 Christina St. N., Sarnia, on Friday July 21st, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where prayers will be offered at 7p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Fr. David Johnston at Sacred Heart Church on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 10 a.m. Entombment to follow at Resurrection Mausoleum. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, 774 London Rd., Sarnia N7T 4Y1 (cheques only at the funeral home please). Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

 

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VAN RYS: Keith of London

Posted by on July 18, 2017

VAN RYS, Keith….

On Sunday, July 16, 2017, at University Hospital, London, The Lord called home his child Cornelis Pieter Van Rys “Keith” at the age of 84. Loving husband of Betty for 58 years. Caring father of Nick Van Rys of Singapore, John Van Rys (April) of Dunnville, Tracy Nakonecznyj (Steven) of Aylmer and Wendy Cameron (John) of London. Proud opa to 11 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Brother to Truus Markus, Ada Van Arnhem (Herman) and Anne Vanderlaan (Hank). Will be missed by many extended family members. Predeceased by three brothers and three sisters. The family would like to thank the Cardiac Care Nurses on the 5th floor of University Hospital for their generous and kind support that they provided for Keith in his last days. Friends will be received by the family at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London, on Friday, July 21, 2017 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. A funeral service will be held at Talbot Street Church, 513 Talbot Street, London on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 1 pm. Interment in Woodhull Cemetery, Delaware Township. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, 180-633 Colborne Street, London, ON N6B 2V3. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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FEYS: Marc Josef of London

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Feys, Marc Josef….

Passed away on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at Parkwood Institute in his 72nd year. Beloved husband of the late Diane Elizabeth Feys. Loving father of Sandy Doherty (Bob). Proud grandfather of Jessica, Stephanie and great-grandfather of Starla. Cherished brother-in-law of Lorraine Gill (John). Also missed by his nieces Lindsay, Kimberly and by all his other nieces and nephews and their families. Visitation will be held at A. Millard George Funeral Home , 60 Ridout Street South, London, on Thursday, July 20, 2017 from 2-4pm & 6-8pm. A funeral service will be held at St. James Westminster Anglican Church, 115 Askin Street, London on Friday, July 21, 2012 at 11 am. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to London Regional Cancer Program, 800 Commissioners Road East, London, ON N6C 2R6. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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TRUDE, Shirley Mason (nee Buller) of Lakefield

Posted by on July 18, 2017

Passed away peacefully at Fairhaven Nursing Home on Monday July 17, 2017. Shirley (nee Buller) formerly of R.R. #4, Peterborough in her 88th year. Wife of the late Cameron Trude. Dear mother of Lynn (John Lillico) of Cobourg, Debbie (Randy Oliver) of Camborne, Cindy (Dave Payne) of Buckhorn, and Rick (Andrea) of Omemee. Loving grandmother of 10 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Predeceased by sisters Marjorie, Doreen (John), and brothers Fred (Audrey), and Frank (Dorothy). A special thanks to the staff at Fairhaven Nursing Home for their care and compassion. A private family service was held at THE HENDREN FUNERAL HOMES, LAKEFIELD CHAPEL. Interment has taken place at Lakefield Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society. Friends may send condolences, or make donations by visiting www.hendrenfuneralhome.com or by calling 705-652-3355.

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NORMAND: Aline of Hawkesbury

Posted by on July 18, 2017

Mrs. Aline Normand from Hawkesbury passed away on Sunday, July 16, 2017 at the age of 77. She was the beloved spouse of Alban Fournier; the daughter of the late Aimé Lalonde and of the late Rose-Alma Houle; the cherished mother of André (Sharon), Guillaume (Joanne), Daniel (Carole), Marcel and Jean-Paul (Sandra); the loving grandmother of Sophie, Patrick, Martine, Brian, Jennifer, Ricky, Tyler, Mélissa et Michaël; the great grandmother of Thierry and William; the dear sister of René (Denise), Rose-Alma, Monique and Suzanne. She was predeceased by two brothers Paul and Raymond. The family would like to thank the Ottawa and Hawkesbury General Hospital for all the excellent cares given.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Berthiaume Family Funeral Home, 416, McGill Street, Hawkesbury, Ontario (877) 632-8511. The funeral service will be held at St-Joachim Church in Chute-à-Blondeau on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. The family will be present at the church to receive your condolences from 10:30 a.m.

For those who wish, mass offerings would be appreciated.

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Madame Aline Normand de Hawkesbury est décédée le dimanche 16 juillet 2017 à l’âge de 77 ans. Elle était la tendre conjointe d’Alban Fournier; la fille de feu Aimé Lalonde et de feu Rose-Alma Houle; la mère bien-aimée d’André (Sharon), Guillaume (Joanne), Daniel (Carole), Marcel et Jean-Paul (Sandra); la grand-mère adorée de Sophie, Patrick, Martine, Brian, Jennifer, Ricky, Tyler, Mélissa et Michaël; l’arrière-grand-mère de Thierry et William; la chère soeur de René (Denise), Rose-Alma, Monique et Suzanne. Elle fut prédécédée par deux frères Paul et Raymond. La famille désire remercier le personnel de l’Hôpital Général d’Ottawa et de Hawkesbury pour les excellents soins prodigués.

La direction des funérailles a été confiée au Salon Funéraire Familial Berthiaume, 416, rue McGill, Hawkesbury, Ontario (877) 632-8511. Les obsèques auront lieu en l’église Saint-Joachim de Chute-à-Blondeau, le mercredi 26 juillet 2017 à 11 h. La famille sera présente à l’église à compter de 10 h 30 pour recevoir vos condoléances.

Pour ceux qui le désirent des Offrandes de messe seraient appréciés.

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BUTEAU: Yvan de Hawkesbury

Posted by on July 18, 2017

Monsieur Yvan Buteau de Hawkesbury est décédé le mercredi 12 juillet 2017 à l’âge de 75 ans. Il était le tendre époux de Jacqueline Bourassa; le fils de feu Arthur Buteau et de feu Irène Desjardins; le père bien-aimé de Richard; le grand-père adoré de Émilie et Alexandre, le cher frère de Francine Buteau (Marcel Milot) et Alain (Line Durocher). Il laisse également plusieurs beaux-frères, belles-soeurs, oncles, tantes, cousins, cousines, neveux, nièces et ami(e)s.

La famille invite parents et amis au Salon Funéraire Familial Berthiaume, 1243, rue Lansdowne, Hawkesbury, Ontario (877) 632-8511, le samedi 22 juillet 2017 à compter de 12 h. Une célébration aura lieu en la chapelle F.X. Berthiaume du salon funéraire à 14 h.

Pour ceux qui le désirent des dons à la Fondation Hôpital Général de Hawkesbury, 101-175, rue Main Ouest, Hawkesbury, Ontario, K6A 2H3 seraient appréciés.

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PIERCE: Robert J. of Hawkesbury

Posted by on July 18, 2017

Mr. Robert J. Pierce from Hawkesbury passed away on Monday, July 10, 2017 at the age of 66. He was the beloved spouse of Fleurette Béland; the son of the late Robert Pierce and of the late Mary Jonhson; the cherished father of Tammy Snyder (Peter), Lisa (Marck Tryon) and Casandra Paquette (Steve Cayen); the loving grandfather of Brandan, Jamil-Lee, Curtis, Brooklyn, Sélena, Tessa, Cooper; the great grandfather of Benjamin, Vevea and Oliver. The dear brother of Linda Ploka, John Thompson (Shirley Warelis), Terry Baker (Maureen MacDonald) and Sharon (Neil Stewart). He was predeceased by one brother David Thompson (Betty-Ann Levere). Mr. Pierce was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion of Hawkesbury.

Friends may call at Berthiaume Family Funeral Home 416 McGill Street, Hawkesbury, Ontario (877) 632-8511, on Monday, July 17, 2017 from 11:30 a.m. followed by a celebration of life at the funeral home chapel at 2:00 p.m. on McGill Street.

For those who wish, donations to the Ottawa Heart Institute would be appreciated.

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Monsieur Robert J. Pierce de Hawkesbury est décédé le lundi 10 juillet 2017 à l’âge de 66 ans. Il était le tendre conjoint de Fleurette Béland; le fils de feu Robert Pierce et de feu Mary Johnson; le père bien-aimé de
Tammy Snyder (Peter), Lisa (Marck Tryon) et Casandra Paquette (Steve Cayen); le grand-père adoré de Brandan, Jamil-Lee, Curtis, Brooklyn, Sélena, Tessa et Cooper; l’arrière-grand-père de Benjamin, Vevea et Oliver; le chère frère de Linda Ploka, John Thompson (Shirley Warelis), Terry Baker (Maureen MacDonald) et Sharon (Neil Stewart). Il fut prédécédé par un frère David Thompson (Betty-Ann Levere). M. Pierce était membre de la Légion Canadienne de Hawkesbury Branche

La famille invite parents et amis au Salon Funéraire Familial Berthiaume 416, rue McGill, Hawkesbury, Ontario (877) 632-8511, le lundi 17 juillet 2017 à compter de 11 h 30. Une cérémonie suivra en la chapelle du salon funéraire sur la rue McGill à 14 h.

Pour ceux qui le désirent des dons à l’Institut de cardiologie d’Ottawa seraient appréciés.

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HARRIS: Arthur Cecil of Hawkesbury formerly from Orangeville

Posted by on July 18, 2017

Mr. Arthur Cecil Harris from Hawkesbury formerly from Orangeville passed away on Sunday, July 9, 2017 at the age of 70. He was the beloved husband of Carol Garbutt; the son of the late Alphus Harris and of the late Nancy Maye; the cherished father of Frank Harris and Elizabeth Harris (Bill Greville); the loving grandfather of Cassandra, Bruce and Mercedes; the dear brother of Gloria Middleton (Ralph), William Harris and Beverly Harris. He also leaves many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, cousins, nephews, nieces and friends.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Berthiaume Family Funeral Home, 416, McGill Street, Hawkesbury, Ontario (877) 632-8511. A celebration of life will be held in the funeral home chapel. The date will be determined shortly.

For those who wish, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, 837, Pitt Street Unit # 1, Cornwall, Ontario, K6J 3S5 would be appreciated.

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TRAHAN: Raymond of Hawkesbury

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Mr. Raymond Trahan from Hawkesbury passed away on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at the age of 70. He was the beloved husband of Danielle Trahan nee Hoffman; the son of the late Euclide Trahan and of the late Marie-Ann Philippe; the loving brother of Lise (Larry Coyle). He was predeceased by a brother Donald. He is survived by many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, cousins, nephews, nieces and friends. The family wishes to thank Dr. Chagnon and all the staff of the Hawkesbury General Hospital for the great care.

Friends may call at Berthiaume Family Funeral Home 416, McGill, Hawkesbury, Ontario (877) 632-8511, Saturday, July 15, 2017 from 1 p.m.. A celebration will follow in the funeral home chapel at 2 p.m.

For those who wish, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, 837, Pitt Unite # 1, Cornwall, Ontario, K6J 3S5 and/or Hawkesbury General Hospital Foundation, 101-175, Main West, Hawkesbury, Ontario, K6A 2H3 would be appreciated.

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Monsieur Raymond Trahan de Hawkesbury est décédé le samedi 8 juillet 2017 à l’âge de 70 ans. Il était le tendre époux de Danielle Trahan née Hoffman; le fils de feu Euclide Trahan et de feu Marie-Ann Philippe; le cher frère de Lise (Larry Coyle). Il fut prédécédé par un frère Donald. Lui survivent également plusieurs beaux-frères, belles-soeurs, cousins, cousines, neveux, nièces et ami(e)s. La famille désire remercier le Dr. Chagnon ainsi que tout le personnel de l’Hôpital Général de Hawkesbury pour les bons soins prodigués.

La famille invite parents et amis au Salon Funéraire Familial Berthiaume 416, rue McGill, Hawkesbury, Ontario(877) 632-8511, le samedi 15 juillet 2017 à compter de 13 h. Une célébration suivra dans la chapelle du salon funéraire à 14 h.

Pour ceux qui le désirent des dons à la Société canadienne du cancer, 837, rue Pitt Unité # 1, Cornwall, Ontario, K6J 3S5 et/ou Fondation Hôpital Général de Hawkesbury, 101-175, rue Main Ouest, Hawkesbury, Ontario, K6A 2H3 seraient appréciés.

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LACELLE: Thérèse de Hawkesbury

Posted by on July 18, 2017

Thérèse Lacelle de Hawkesbury est décédée le jeudi 6 juillet 2017, à l’âge de 89 ans. Elle était la fille de feu Denis Lacelle et de feu Rose Lanthier. Elle laisse dans le deuil sa chère soeur Andrée et ses neveux Renaud Lacelle-Bourdon et François Lacelle. Elle fut prédécédée par ses frères Denis et Guy ainsi que par sa soeur Élisabeth Jeannine. Thérèse a enseigné au niveau primaire pendant de nombreuses années à Hawkesbury.

La famille invite parents et amis au Salon Funéraire Familial Berthiaume, 416, rue McGill, Hawkesbury, Ontario (877) 632-8511, le mercredi 12 juillet 2017 à compter de 11 h 30. Les obsèques auront lieu en la Paroisse Saint-Pierre-Apôtre de Hawkesbury, le mercredi 12 juillet 2017 à 14h.

Pour ceux qui le désirent des dons à la Fondation Résidence Prescott-Russell, 1020, boul. Cartier, Hawkesbury, Ontario, K6A 1W7 seraient appréciés.

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TASSÉ LABONTÉ: Denise de Grenville

Posted by on July 18, 2017

Madame Denise Tassé Labonté de Grenville est décédée le mercredi 5 juillet 2017 à l’âge de 77 ans. Elle était la tendre épouse de Raymond Labonté; la fille de feu Hervé Tassé et de feu Lucille Brisebois; la mère bien-aimée de Guy (Astrid) et Marco (Anike); la grand-mère adorée d’Éric, Isabelle et Ryan. Elle laisse également plusieurs cousins, cousines, neveux, nièces et ami(e)s.

La direction des funérailles a été confiée au Salon Funéraire Familial Berthiaume, 416, rue McGill, Hawkesbury, Ontario (877) 632-8511. Les obsèques auront lieu en l’église Notre-Dame-des-Sept-Douleurs de Grenville, le samedi 22 juillet 2017 à 11 h. La famille sera présente à l’église à compter de 10 h 30 pour recevoir vos condoléances.

Pour ceux qui le désirent des dons à la Fondation Hôpital Général de Hawkesbury, 101-175, rue Main Ouest, Hawkesbury, Ontario, K6A 2H3 seraient appréciés.

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PRESSEAULT: Germain of Hawkesbury

Posted by on July 18, 2017

Mr. Germain Presseault from Hawkesbury passed away on Sunday, July 2, 2017 at the age of 79. He was the beloved husband of the late Pauline Desjardins; the son of the late Dorima Presseault and of the late Alma Carrière; the loving father of Réjean (Lorraine); the cherished grandfather of Jonathan (Kim), Carl (Nathalie) and Karine and of 6 great grandchildren; the dear brother of Serge (Thérèse) and Pauline (late Pierre-Georges). He was predeceased by 3 brothers and 2 sisters. He also leaves many nephews, nieces and friends.

Family and friends are invited to Berthiaume Family Funeral Home, 416, McGill Street, Hawkesbury, Ontario (877) 632-8511, on Monday, July 10, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. The service will be held in the McGill Chapel of the funeral home at 2:00 p.m.

For those who wish, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, 837, Pitt Street, Unity # 1, Cornwall, Ontario, K6J 3S5 would be appreciated.

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Monsieur Germain Presseault de Hawkesbury est décédé le dimanche 2 juillet 2017 à l’âge de 79 ans. Il était l’époux de feu Pauline Desjardins; le fils de feu Dorima Presseault et de feu Alma Carrière; le père bien-aimé de Réjean (Lorraine); le grand-père adoré de Jonathan (Kim), Carl (Nathalie) et Karine et de 6 arrière-petits-enfants; le cher frère de Serge (Thérèse) et Pauline (feu Pierre-Georges). Il fut prédécédé par 3 frères et 2 soeurs. Il laisse également plusieurs neveux, nièces et ami(e)s.

La famille invite parents et amis au Salon Funéraire Familial Berthiaume, 416, rue McGill, Hawkesbury, Ontario (877) 632-8511, le lundi 10 juillet 2017 à compter de 10 h. Une célébration aura lieu dans la chapelle McGill du salon funéraire à 14 h.

Pour ceux qui le désirent des dons à la Société canadienne du cancer, 837, rue Pitt Unité # 1, Cornwall, Ontario, K6J 3S5 seraient appréciés.

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PAYTON: Charles (Charlie) of Hawkesbury

Posted by on July 18, 2017

Mr. Charles (Charlie) Payton from Hawkesbury passed away on Friday, June 30, 2017 at the age of 66. He was the son of the late Thomas Sr. Payton and of the late Janet MacKay Flynn; the dear brother of Johnny, Jimmy, George, Tommy Jr., Danny and Sue Ann (late Steve Revelle). He was predeceased by his sister Catherine and his brothers Jack, Bobby and Ronny. He also leaves his niece Caroline and many uncles, aunts, cousins and friends and a special friend, his landlord, Marcel Myre (Denise).

Family and friends are invited to Berthiaume Family Funeral Home 416, McGill Street, Hawkesbury, Ontario (877) 632-8511, on Friday, July 14, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. A celebration will be held in the McGill Chapel of the funeral home on Friday, July 14, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.

For those who wish, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, 36 Second Street East, Cornwall, Ontario, K6H 1Y3 would be appreciated.

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Monsieur Charles (Charlie) Payton de Hawkesbury est décédé le vendredi 30 juin 2017 à l’âge de 66 ans. Il était le fils de feu Thomas Sr. Payton et de feu Janet MacKay Flynn; le cher frère de Johnny, Jimmy, George, Tommy Jr., Danny et Sue Ann (feu Steve Revelle). Il laisse également une nièce Caroline ainsi que plusieurs oncles, tantes, cousin(e)s et amie(e)s et un ami spécial, son propriétaire, Marcel Myre (Denise). Il fut prédécédé par sa soeur Catherine et ses frères Jack, Bobby et Ronny.

La famille invite parents et amis au Salon Funéraire Familial Berthiaume, 416, rue McGill, Hawkesbury, Ontario (877) 632-8511, le vendredi 14 juillet 2017 à compter de 11 h. Le service aura lieu en la chapelle McGill du salon funéraire à 14 h.

Pour ceux qui le désirent des dons à la Fondation des maladies du coeur de l’Ontario, 36, Deuxième rue Est, Cornwall, Ontario, K6H 1Y3 seraient appréciés.

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ORVISS, Jean Marie of Cobourg, Ontario

Posted by on July 18, 2017

Passed away peacefully at Golden Plough Lodge, Cobourg on Monday, July 17, 2017 at the age of 91. Beloved wife of the late Charles.  Loving mother of Jill Ivatt (David), Norman Orviss (Susan), John Orviss (Jan) and the late Charles.  Proud grandmother of Katrina (Kevin), Charline (Matt), Alan (Katie), Michael (Amy) and Lisa (Paul).  Great grandmother of Eliza, Prior, Finley and Oliver. Sister of Carl Damude (Janet) and Harold Damude (June).  A Memorial Service will take place in the Reception Centre at MacCoubrey Funeral Home 30 King Street East, Cobourg on Sunday July 23, 2017 at 11 a.m. with visitation from 10 a.m. until service time.   Memorial donations  may be made to a charity of your choice.  Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.

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Ryan: Frances of London

Posted by on July 18, 2017

The family announces with great sadness, the passing of Frances Matilda Ryan on Sunday, July 16, 2017 at Parkwood Hospital, London. Born July 6, 1935. Daughter of the late Joseph and Geraldine (O’Connor) Eckert, Seaforth ON. Fran was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, sister and friend. She was a wonderful homemaker, fabulous cook and was happiest while enjoying a meal surrounded with family and friends, that she had prepared. She was warm, with a kind and gentle heart and a million dollar smile. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories; her loving soul mate of forty years, John Leitch, her children, Gary (Florence), Stephen (Evelyn), Lawrence (Wendy), Geraldine Catherine, Vincent (Tracey) and Theresa-Lynn Robertson her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and sisters, Rosemary Rhodes and Anne (Peter) Mahu. She is predeceased by her youngest son Sean Patrick (1967), brothers Conrad, Stephen, William and sisters, Dorothy, Geraldine and Judy.

Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated at St Patrick Parish, 377 Oakland Ave, London ON, Friday, July 21 at 11:30 a.m. followed by a reception in the parish hall. Interment St. Matthew’s Cemetery, Alvinston. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. www.vanheckfuneralhome.ca

“Always and forever our hearts will touch.

Always and forever we will love you so much.”

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BLAIR: Robert Alan of Forest, Ontario

Posted by on July 17, 2017

Robert Alan Blair, age 67, passed away peacefully with his wife on July 14, 2017 on the eve of their 28th wedding anniversary at LHSC Victoria Hospital. Much loved husband of Susan (Sue) Sutherland of Forest, ON. Missed by his feline family. Dear son-in-law of Mac Sutherland and his wife Joanne of Lambton Shores, ON. Cherished nephew of Mary Clark of Parkhill, ON. Dear brother-in-law of Patricia (Pat) Blair of Los Angeles, CA. Loving uncle of Leonard (Max) Blair of Los Angeles, CA and Jacqueline (Jackie) Metcalfe of Richmond Hill, ON. Special friend of Mary and Richard (Rick) Metcalfe of Woodstock, ON. Dedicated longtime friend of Bill W. Predeceased by his parents Dr. Albert (1991) and Catherine (2008) (Albaugh) Blair, his brother Raymond (1997) Blair and his mother-in-law Velda (2010) (Grosvenor) Sutherland. Bob was born and raised near Pittsburgh, PA where his father had a veterinary clinic. He joined the U.S. Air Force after high school and served in Vietnam. Bob trained as a Cook and studied Restaurant and Institutional Food Service Management at Columbus State College.   He lived in Columbus, OH until he married Sue. His disability with dermatomyositis challenged Bob to find new meaning in life. Big Bob as he was known was a friend   and inspiration to many people. Bob was a proud American; however happy to call Canada home. Cremation has taken place. Family and friends will be received on Friday July 21, 2017 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm at DENNING’S OF FOREST, 9 James St. South, Forest, ON, and one hour prior to the Celebration of Life at 2:00 pm on Saturday, July 22, 2017. Memories and condolences may be left online at www.denning.ca Sue would appreciate memorial donations to the London Health Sciences Centre Foundation, Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital Foundation or Bluewater Health Foundation.

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GOULARD, Lucille (Nee Rochon)

Posted by on July 17, 2017

Passed away peacefully on July 17, 2017 at  69 years of age.  Beloved wife of Roger for 26 years.  Loving mother to Paul Conte and wife Cindy and her grandchildren Zachary, Maya and Lucas and her son Marc Conte and wife Lorri, predeceased by her step son Steven Goulard (1989).  Roger would like to thank Paul (MD) and Marc (RN) and all the wonderful doctors at Hotel Dieu for saving Lucille’s life in May 2014 allowing him to spend more valuable time with their mother Lucille. Predeceased by her parents Gerard Rochon and Theresa Thelland, survived by her step father Andre and wife (Irene). Predeceased by grandparents Emile and Rose Reimneitz and Arthur and Amelia Rochon. Dear sister to Lillian Young and husband Hubert, Michael Rochon and Francois Seguin, Diane Gelmini and husband Walter, the late Alfred (Phooey) Rochon (Gail), the late Lorraine Mailloux and late husband Gary. Lucille was a former employee at the CIBC in Amherstburg. An original member of Down River Playhouse (Cabaret), also Shore Line Entertainers and one of the original members of Amherstburg’s Red Hat Society and an active member of St. Andrews Church.  Over the years of involvement at the church Lucille enjoyed being a member of the choir, an Elder and Clerk of Session and will be fondly remembered as St. Andrews Soup Angel. In Amherstburg she was known affectionately as the Soup Lady. She will be missed by her sister from another mother of 40 years Joan Caba and husband Gary of Amherstburg. Special thanks to Dr. Misra, Dr. Gabba, Dr. Spiers, Dr. Brkovich and Dr. Tim O’ Callahan and staff; especially Tammy and Jamie.  A special thanks and appreciation to Peter and Sara for your love and guidance in planning Lucille’s funeral.  Thank You EMS for looking after Lucille’s needs time after time.  Lucille will be missed by family and friends especially her long-time friend Graeme Hutchinson.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Andrews Presbyterian Church Amherstburg. Cremation has taken place.  Memorial visitation will take place on Saturday July 22, 2017 from 11:00 am until time of memorial service at 1:00 pm at Families First 585 Sandwich St. S., Amherstburg (519-969-5841).  Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Wilkinson, Betty Ann

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Passed away peacefully with her family by her side on July 14, 2017 at 60 years of age. Beloved mother of Jeff (Karen) Wilkinson and Jen Wilkinson. Loving Nana of Jasper, Logan, Susan, Jordan, Clarissa, Faith, Victoria, Serenity, Annabelle, Russell and great nana of Jace. Betty will be missed by her extended family and dear friends. Cremation services were held and a private family service took place. Funeral arrangements entrusted to 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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GRIFFITHS: John Thomas of Strathroy

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Griffiths, John Thomas

It is with profound sadness the family of John Griffiths announces his passing on July 17th, 2017 at the age of 68. Beloved husband of the late Bride Griffiths (2011). Loving father of Steve Griffiths and Rebecca Loker (Geoff Goldsack). Cherished poppa of Daniel Loker (Jessica Gooding), Cassidy Loker, and Tyson Loker. Survived by his siblings David (Helen) Griffiths, Gwyn (Marilyn) Griffiths, Cyril (Ruth) Griffiths, Ann (Allan) Pease, Carol Carder (Roy Purdy), Jean (late Steve) Berdan, and Mary (Ron) Bartholomew. Predeceased by his parents George and Thelma Griffiths. Visitation will be held on Wednesday July 19th, 2017 from 6-9p.m at DENNING’S of STRATHROY (519-245-1023). A funeral service will be held on Thursday July 20th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m at DENNING’S of STRATHROY. Interment to follow at Strathroy Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Online condolences may be left at denning.ca.

 

 

 

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MacPHERSON: A. H. “Sandy”, of Port Stanley, Ontario

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MacPHERSON, A. H. “Sandy”, of Port Stanley, ON, passed away at his residence on Sunday, July 16, 2017, in his 75th year.  Husband of Alice (née Audette) MacPherson.  Father of Timothy (Ana) of Fort McMurray, AB, Nicole (Frank) of Regina, SK, and Sandy Jr. “Alex” (Lisa) of Union, ON.  Grandfather of Jeremella, Melissa, Maria, and Iris.  Brother of Brian (Cheryl) of Donna, TX, and Allen (Barb) of Lindsay, ON.  Sandy is also survived by several nieces and nephews.  Born in St. Thomas, ON, June 12, 1943, he was the son of the late John and M.C.M. “Katie” (née Welch) MacPherson.  Sandy was a retired tool and die maker.  He was a member of Last Post Branch 410, Royal Canadian Legion, Port Stanley.  In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place, and there will be no public visitation or public service.  Memorial donations to the charity of one’s choice will be gratefully acknowledged.  Arrangements entrusted to the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas, ON (519-631-1160).

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Porte, Helen Maxine

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Passed away peacefully at home on July 17,2017 at the age of 75.
Beloved daughter of the late Fredrick and Cora Falkins. Loving wife of the late Eric James Hardy (1981) and George Porte (2000). She will be missed by her 4 children: Carol (Dwayne) Crane, Scott (Janet) Hardy, Lisa (Louis) LeGras), and Marilyn (Marty) Biehl. Caring grandmother of Derick, Christopher, Amie, Kyle, Jeremy, Jason, Ryan, and Cole. Great Grandmother to Jennifer, Zackary, Adam, Adrian, Travis, Ethan, and Clara. Predeceased by Leo (Athene) Watcher (1983), Agnes (Norman) Brown (2003), Raymond (Ruby) Falkins (2010), Winnifred (Howard) Johnson (2006), Laurene (Royce) Charlton (2016), Marilyn (Jack) Hunt (2002) and Bobby Falkins (1941). Survived by Jack (the late Marjorie) Falkins.
Friends and relatives will be received on Thursday July 20, 2017 from 6 PM- 8 PM at the DENNINGS OF STRATHROY. The service will be held Friday July 21, 2017 at 11 AM at the funeral home. Donations can be made to Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital. Condolences may be left online at www.denning.ca.

 

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DUNN, Frank of Sarnia

DUNN, FRANCIS (FRANK) – Our sweet, loving Dad went to Heaven to be with his son, Mark, on July 15, 2017.  Dad died at St. Joseph Hospice surrounded by the profound love of his family and the peaceful care of the staff. Beloved husband of Sally and loving father of Maureen Dunn (John ),  Napanee,  Judy Dunn-Keighan (Jon),  Kitchener, Marilyn Galonski (Mark), Cobourg,  Joanne Dunn,  Sarnia, and Colleen Medeiros (Vic), Sarnia.  Frank was a cherished Papa of Mark,  Lisbeth (Kris), Randy (Jessie), Kayleigh (Greg), Jamey, Brooke (Josh), Anthony,  Andrea,  Beau, Brett and Ben. And great grandfather (Big Papa) of Maleigha, Madison, Keaton and Henrick. He was a special uncle to numerous nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his parents John and Nora Dunn and siblings Lorne and Doug Dunn, Madge McKenna, Alice Ritchie, Edith MacFarlane, Iris Felger Margaret Manwaring and Doreen Harris.  Dad was a pilot in the RCAF in WWII and for his 95th birthday was able to enjoy the experience of a flight on a two engine plane, similar to what he flew in the war.  Dad enjoyed hunting and fishing and had a vast knowledge of the outdoors, but his greatest joy was spending time with his family. With Mom at his side, he was happiest when preparing meals for family, friends and neighbours.  There are so many people that Dad loved and appreciated. A special thank you to those who made his last years so enjoyable, particularly  Robin and the Wellness staff at Landmark, along with the servers and the Front Staff;  Deb’s regular visits and the caring, professional staff at St Joseph Hospice.  Visitation will be held at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431 Christina St N, Sarnia on Wednesday, July 19 from 2 – 4 pm and 7 – 9 pm. A Catholic Funeral Service will be held at the McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, July 20 at 11:30 am, followed by a gathering of family and friends.  There will be a private family interment at Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery.  As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 566 N. Christina St. 2nd floor, Sarnia, N7T 5W6.  Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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LEORE, Robert “Bobby” of Sarnia

LEORE, ROBERT – After a short illness, Robert “Bobby” Bruce Leore died peacefully at Bluewater Health, Palliative Care on Saturday, July 15, 2017. He is survived by the love of his life, Blanche Leore and his trusty sidekick Toby. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Bob will be remembered for his quick wit and “New York” humour. Visitation will be at the McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 431 N. Christina St., Sarnia, 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 where prayers will be offered at 8:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Fr. David Johnston at Sacred Heart Church on Wednesday, July 19th at 11:00 a.m. Cremation to follow with a private family interment at Resurrection Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to Bluewater Health Foundation, Palliative Care, 89 Norman St., Sarnia, N7T 6S3 or the Sarnia & District Humane Society, 131 Exmouth St., Sarnia N7T 7W8 (cheques only at the funeral home please). Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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TOFFLEMIRE, Donald Roy of Harrow

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86 years. July 14, 2017. Predeceased by his brother Richard and sister Betty.  Dear brother-in-law of Millie Tofflemire. Dear uncle of Pam (Donald) Fretter, Rick Tofflemire, Terry (Pam) Tofflemire. A graveside service will be held at Christ Church Cemetery, Colchester on Friday July 21, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. You may send your online condolences to www.geraldasmith.ca

Gerald A. Smith Funeral Home 197 King St. W. Harrow.

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BAXTER, Frances Maisie of RR 1, Dashwood, formerly of London, Toronto and Windsor, age 96

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BAXTER:  Peacefully, at Blue Water Rest Home, Zurich, on Sunday, July 16, 2017, Frances Maisie (Thrasher) Baxter of RR 1, Dashwood, formerly of Toronto and Windsor, in her 97th year.  Beloved wife of the late Charles Evans Baxter (July 14, 2016).  Loved mother Barbara Clark of Grand Bend, Joan Trusler and her husband John of Jupiter, Florida.  Cherished grandmother of Robert Clark and Heather Wakeman, Evan Clark, Camille and Derek Sweitzer.  Treasured great-grandmother of Isla Clark, Malin Clark, Zachary Sweitzer, Nicholas Sweitzer and Lucas Sweitzer.  Dear sister-in-law of Mary Baxter of Hanover, Eleanor Baxter of Essex.  Remembered by her many nieces, nephews and their families.  Predeceased by her parents Ernest and Ada Belle (Richardson) Thrasher, brother Ernest C. Thrasher, sisters Gladys and Jim Morneau, Mildred and Arch Weber, Lillian and Rennie Blackshaw Isabelle and Murray Crowe.  At Maisie’s request, cremation has taken place.  A Memorial Service will be held at a later date, location and time to be announced.  Maisie was an active member of Anglican Churches in Windsor, London, Toronto and Grand Bend and most recently she loved her work with the Alter Guild at St. John’s By-The-Lake.  As well as time with her family and friends, she enjoyed playing tennis, her bridge club and her career as assistant to the Superintendent of the North York Board of Education, Toronto.  Arrangements entrusted to the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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