McLEOD: Mrs. Betty (nee Cain), of St. Thomas, Ontario

Posted by on March 21, 2017

McLEOD, Betty (nee Cain), of St. Thomas, passed away at Middlesex Terrace, R.R.1, Delaware on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, in her 93rd year.  She was the beloved wife for 53 years to the late C. Ross McLeod (2008).  Dear aunt of Pat Collins (Joanne) of Okotoks, AB, Lee Ann Jennings (Wesley) of Brampton, Michael Zavitz (Christine) of Glencoe, Pat Zavitz (Kathy) of Melbourne, and Keith Zavitz (Annette) of Strathroy.  Also fondly remembered by several great nieces, great nephews, and cousins.  Betty was the sister of the late Virginia MacLauchlan, late Marjorie Collins, and the late Paul Cain.  Born in St. Thomas, April 5, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Beatrice (nee Singer) Cain.  Betty was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church, St. Thomas.  The funeral service will be held at the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Friday, March 24th at 11:00 a.m., followed by interment in Elmdale Memorial Park.  Public visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.  Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society will be gratefully acknowledged.

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

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Boismier, Eva Joan

Posted by on March 21, 2017

Passed away on March 20, 2017 at 87 years of age. Reunited with her first husband Hector Bechard and second husband William Boismier. Beloved mother of Yvette (Ernest) LeClair, Annette Cutting, Judy (Anthony) Macyshyn, Brenda (Ken) Grundy and Billie Jo (Stan) Duquette. Loving Grandma of Tracy Hunt, Evelyn and Cory Cutting, Wilhemina Robinet, Ken Grundy, Sabrina Grundy, Billie Jo, Joanne, Tabitha, Stan Jr. Duquette and many great grandchildren who she adored. Dear sister of Don, Janet and predeceased by siblings Clayton, Lois and Jeannie. Joan will be sadly missed by her extended family and dear friends. If you so desire, donations to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Cremation services were held. Memorial Visitation Thursday 3-5p.m and 7-9p.m. Memorial Service Friday at 1:00p.m 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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BREWER, Andrew

Posted by on March 21, 2017

It is with heavy hearts the family announce the passing of Andrew Brewer with his family by his side on March 20, 2017 at the age of 26. Beloved son of Mary Brewer. Loving brother of Adrian Brewer. He will be sadly missed by his Nana Chris LeBlanc, Little Papa the late Ivan LeBlanc, and his Big Papa William “Mike” Brewer. Nephew of Bill (Sharon) Brewer, Elizabeth “Liz” (Brian) Mulder, the late Leon LeBlanc, Dereck LeBlanc, Diana LeBlanc, Todd Shearon, and Brigham Shearon. Also loved by Grandma Sue Spiegelberg. Andrew will be incredibly missed by his cousins Anthony (Lea) Mulder, Sarah Mulder, Samantha Brewer, A-aron Mulder, Michael Brewer, TJ Glen, Alannah LeBlanc, Alex Boland, Meghan LeBlanc, Mattieu LeBlanc, and Brianna Hilge. Andrew will be dearly missed by many extended family and friends. The family would like to thank all of the angels of Windsor Regional Hospital Metropolitan Campus for everything they did: The first responders, doctors and nurses in the ER, and the ICU team. Your tireless efforts and compassionate care will never be forgotten.

For those who wish, donations may be made to the Canadian Mental Health Association. Visiting on Thursday from 3-5 and 7-9 at Families First South Windsor, 3260 Dougall Ave., 519-969-5841. On Friday, family and friends will gather after 10:00 a.m. at Windsor Christian Fellowship, 4490 Seventh Concession Rd., with Funeral Service beginning at 11:00 a.m. Interment Victoria Memorial Gardens. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Cowan-Eede, May (nee Crawford) of Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on March 21, 2017

Cowan-Eede, May (nee Crawford)

Passed away peacefully in her 97th year on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at Franklin Gardens Long Term Care. May was the beloved wife of the late Andrew Frederick Cowan (1940-1986) and the late William Eede (1990-2000). May is survived by her four sons and only daughter, Tom Cowan (Joanne), Larry Cowan (Marjorie), all of Mt. Brydges; Robert Cowan (Ruby), Kingsville; Dale Cowan (Karon), Embro; Nancy Kettle (Larry), Leamington. She is also survived by her ten grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren, Chad & Julie (Samantha & Sydney), Cori & Paul (Molly & Katie), Chris & Heather (McKenna & Easton), Kyle & Martha (Audrey), Ryan & Melissa (Ethan & Reese), Renata & Ryan (Cooper & Dawson), Julia & Eric (Isabella), Lisa & Adam, Jeremy, Matt & Holly (Brinley & Harper). May was predeceased by her sister Jean Balkwill (2012). May’s family would like to thank the staff at Franklin Gardens for their exceptional care over the past 10 years. Cremation has taken place. A private family memorial service will follow. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631). If you wish to donate in May’s memory, the family has asked that donations be made to the Franklin Gardens Long Term Care Residence or to a charity of your choice. Family & Friends may share their memories or make an online donation at http://leamington.reidfuneralhome.ca/tribute/details/2824/May-Cowan-Eede/obituary.html#tribute-start

 

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TIDBALL: Brenda of Glencoe

Posted by on March 21, 2017

At University Campus of London Health Sciences Centre, on Sunday, March 19, 2017, after a valiant fight, surrounded by her family, Brenda Tidball of Glencoe passed away in her 68th year. Beloved wife of Wayne Tidball for 45 years. Dear mother of Becky (Rob) Cole and Jeffrey Tidball (Kathy Leitch). Proud mama of Tristan, Kailyn, Kylie and Chloe. Sister of Betty Sitzes (Barry), Carol Wilkins (John), Ron Bramley, (Kathy), Tom Bramley (Heather), Ed Bramley (Pam), Paul Bramley (Linda) and Susan Jackson and sister-in-law of Ken Tidball (JoAnne), late Barb Langs and Shirley Prior (Ron). Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends will be received at the Van Heck Funeral Home, 172 Symes Street, Glencoe on Wednesday evening from 6-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Thursday, March 23 at 11 a.m. Rev. Deb Dolbear-Van Bilsen officiating. Interment to follow at Kilmartin Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. www.vanheckfuneralhome.ca

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PERRY, John Alfred of Sarnia

PERRY, John Alfred – Peacefully and surrounded by his loving family at St. Joseph’s Hospice on March 20, 2017, JOHN ALFRED PERRY, age 86,  of Point Edward. He was predeceased by his loving wife Mae (2005), their son Johnny (1991), and his sister Dorothy Myers (2017). He was the beloved father of Tom and Bob and was also survived by his sister Margaret Winward and numerous nieces and nephews. He is the cherished grandfather of Jeff, Jaime, Andrea, Dayna and Johnny and great grandfather of Maisie. Cremation has taken place and at John’s request, there will be no funeral service or visitation. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Alzheimer Society or St. Joseph’s Hospice would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre of Sarnia. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family though http://www.djrobb.on.ca/

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PATTIMORE: Audrey Winnifred of Beaverton, Ontario

Posted by on March 21, 2017

PATTIMORE: Audrey Winnifred – at Soldiers Memorial Hospital, Orillia on Saturday, March 18, 2017.  Audrey (Tyndall) Pattimore of Beaverton was the beloved wife of the late Raymond Douglas Pattimore.  Loved mother of Gail Hopkins (Larry) of Queensville and Doug Pattimore (Karen) of Stouffville.  Grandmother of Jesse, Jamie, Jacob and Logan and great-grandmother of Cole, Carter and Aliya. A celebration of life gathering will be held on Wednesday April 5, 2017 at 1 PM at the Knox Presbyterian Church, 1641 Ramara Road # 51 (Brechin)  Gamebridge.  If so desired, memorial donations, in memory of Audrey, to a charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated by the family. Online condolences are welcomed at www.manganfuneralhome.com

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TAGIEFF: Peter of Ottawa Formerly of Montreal

Posted by on March 21, 2017

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In Loving Memory
Peter Mark Tagieff
August 5 1949 – March 3 2017

It is with great sadness that we share the passing of Peter. Surrounded by family, Peter passed away peacefully on Friday March 3 in the Kemptville District Hospital.

Peter is survived by his loving wife Cindy, his children Kristen (Rick), Trevor (Shiloh), Shanon (Scott), and Chris (Krista), Siblings David (Joanne), Michael, Zita (John), and Vera, along with 6 Grandchildren and one great grandchild. Peter was predeceased by his son Brandon.

Peter was a devoted and loving husband, incredible father, and a joy to everyone he met. He will be greatly missed by all.

Celebration of Life Services will be held at the Hulse, Playfair & McGarry Funeral Chapel in Kemptville.
Visitation will take place Friday April 21 2-4pm, and 6-8 pm.
Funeral Service will be held Saturday April 22 at 1pm.

A special thanks to all of the medical staff that supported and provided such care during this difficult time.

We thank everyone for their condolences and loving wishes. In lieu of flowers we would ask that a donation be made to the Beth Donovan Hospice or Kemptville District Hospital.

You may be gone from our sight; but you will never be gone from our hearts

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CLARK: Michael George of Toronto

Posted by on March 21, 2017

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Michael George Clark a.k.a. Chaos
1951 -2017

Passed away quite peacefully on Saturday, March 4, 2017, after a brief, but fierce battle with pneumonia and bacterial meningitis.
Mike was much loved, as son, brother, uncle, friend. His unconventional lifestyle illustrated his true character. He cared nothing for material gains, but cared deeply for his friends and family. He was known for his warm smile and his exuberance for life. A supremely talented musician, songwriter and painter, he devoted much of his time to these works. His creativity fed him, he had little use for food!
He is survived by his mother, Maxine, his brother Steve, three nieces, one nephew and countless friends. Many thanks to all who brought their love into the room in his final days.
Godspeed, Chaos. The world is a far richer place for having known you. May you finally get your colours right.

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CLOUTIER: Ghyslaine of Elliot Lake

Posted by on March 21, 2017

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C’est avec grande tristesse que nous annonçons le décès soudain de Ghyslaine Cloutier. Femme bien aimée de Gislain Cloutier, mère adorée de Nancy (Jason), Patsy (Denis) et Sylvie (Luc) et Grand-Maman comblée de Jonathan, Nicolas, Justin, Benjamin, Frédéric, Della et Adréa. Elle nous a quitté beaucoup trop tôt, beaucoup trop soudainement. Une célébration de sa vie aura lieu, pour famille et amis proches, samedi le 11 mars de 13h à 15h a l’hôtel Hampton Inn, Elliot Lake ON. Il serait grandement apprécié si les visiteurs pouvaient respecter l’environnement sans odeurs/fragrances pour des raisons de santé. La famille suggère au lieu de fleurs, que vous appréciez et profitez chaque moment de la vie; riez, jouez et aimez, c’est ce qu’elle aurait voulu.

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Ghyslaine Cloutier. Beloved wife to Gislain Cloutier, adored mother to Nancy (Jason), Patsy (Denis) and Sylvie (Luc) and blessed Grand-Mother to Jonathan, Nicolas, Justin, Benjamin, Frédéric, Della andAdréa. She left us much too early and much too suddenly. A celebration of her life, for family and close friends, will take place Saturday, March 11th from 1pm to 3pm at the Hampton Inn hotel, Elliot Lake ON. It would be greatly appreciated if visitors could respect a scent-free environment for health reasons. The family suggests, in lieu of flowers, that you appreciate each precious moment of life, laugh, play and love; it is what she would have wanted.

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JONES: Stanley of Ottawa Formerly of Cardiff, Wales

Posted by on March 21, 2017

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Stanley Oliver Jones, 100, of Ottawa, Ontario passed away at the Ottawa General Hospital January 28, 2017. Their professional care, compassion and kindness are truly excellent in the palliative field and were a great comfort to himself and his family. Born in Cardiff, Wales to Emlyn and Violet (Oliver) Jones, he and his wife, May Joyce Jones, became Canadian citizens in 1957. They were married for almost 65 years and she predeceased him in 2010, living to almost 90.
Stanley loved life and laughter and made the best of every situation. He worked as a teacher for the Protestant School Board of Montreal for most of his working life. He taught geography, latin (“aquila non capit muscas” he once offered as words of wisdom to his son, “an eagle does not catch flies”) and, his greatest passion, was teaching computer science. He enjoyed genealogy, playing chess, watching comedies on TV, skiing, cycling, swimming, steam and model trains, whale watching and, most of all, his family. A particular love was his grandchildren, Trevor, Byron and Melanie from his son Russell and, his wife, Julia Sandquist. He liked to say that: “children are the investment and grandchildren are the dividends”.
He is also survived by his son Peter of Montreal, sister Dorothy Reynolds of Cardiff, Wales, his nephews, Oliver Reynolds, Blake Reynolds and his wife Linda (Robson), their children, Mark and Helen, Mark’s children Freddie and Beatrix, Helen’s children Ellie, Joshua and Noah. Stan’s niece, Juliet Reynolds in Cardiff, her children Tabitha and Emma, Tabitha’s child Reuben and Emma’s child Leon as well as in-laws Betty, Stuart, Vanessa and Kirk, now in Australia and in-laws across Canada and Europe.
His sense of humour and delight in bringing a smile to friends, family and acquaintances will be missed.
A remembrance meeting will be held on Saturday, March 18, 2017 in the activities Room at Villagia in the Glebe, 100 Isabella Street, Ottawa, ON K1S 1V5 at 2:00pm.
Donations may be made to the Wild Bird Care Centre.

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GROULX: Claude of Limoges, Ontario

Posted by on March 21, 2017

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Monsieur Claude Groulx décédé à sa résidence, le 4 mars 2017, à l’âge de 71 ans. Il était le conjoint de Lise Boisvert et le fils de feu Edmond Groulx et feu Oseline Blondin. Il fut prédécédé par son fils Jocelyn. Il laisse dans le deuil son fils Patrick; sa belle-fille Sophie, ses beaux-fils François et Dominic, ainsi que ses soeurs Jeannine, Lise (John), Carmen; ses frères Jean Paul, Richard (Lucille), Bernard; plusieurs petits-enfants, nièces, neveux, parents et amis.   Selon ses dernières volontés, il ne sera pas exposé. En mémoire de Monsieur Groulx, des dons à la Société canadienne du cancer seraient appréciés. La famille désire remercier Dr. D. Vincent, Dr. R. Plantive, Chantale Bouchard (infirmière), Bayshore Home Health et le Centre de cancérologie de l’Hopital d’Ottawa pour la qualité exceptionnelle des soins et services prodigués.

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DO COUTO: Guilherme “Gary” of London

Posted by on March 21, 2017

DO COUTO, Guilherme “Gary” – At University Hospital on Sunday, March 19th, 2017 with family at his side, Mr. Guilherme “Gary” Do Couto of London in his 73rd year. Beloved husband and best friend for 50 years to Maria Do Couto. Missed also by Lucky and JoJo. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, where the funeral service will be conducted on Friday, March 24th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Interment at St. Peter’s Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Gary are asked to consider the Canadian Liver Foundation. For information and online condolences, please visit www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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Conte, Giovanni

Posted by on March 20, 2017

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Giovanni Conte on March 19, 2017 surrounded by his family at 80 years of age. Cherished husband of Lucia (nee Di Pronio) for 57 years. Giovanni was a loving father to Anna and husband Claudio Mancini, and Tonino and wife Barbara Conte. Devoted nonno to Valentino (Melissa) Mancini, Luciano (Karissa) Mancini, Claudia (Jaime Welwood) Mancini, Giovanni Conte, Silvio Conte, and Vanessa Conte. Adored  bis-nonno to Talia Mancini.  Predeceased by his loving parents Donato and Maria-Lucia Conte.  Beloved son in-law of the late Paolo and Maria Di Pronio. Cherished brother of the late  Emidio  and Chiarina Conte, the late Antonio Conte (Italy),Bartolomeo (Santina) Conte, Angelina (Emidio) Menna, Assunta and the late Rocco D’Alimonte. Dearest brother-in-law of Salvatore and Linda Di Pronio (Italy).  Giovanni is survived by many family members throughout Canada and Italy.  Giovanni was born in Roccamorice Italy, immigrated to Canada in 1966 and was a dedicated family man who enjoyed the company of his grandchildren. Giovanni was a valued retired employee at Weston Bakery, and he also found great joy in completing small tasks around his home. He was an active member of the Giuseppe Verdi Club in Amherstburg. Along with enjoying visits with his grandchildren and great-granddaughter, he loved to watch Western movies. The family sincerely appreciated the care Giovanni received during his stay at Richmond Terrace in Amherstburg, especially from the nurses and PSW workers on the third floor west. If you desire, memorial donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, the Alzheimer Society Windsor & Essex County or St. John the Baptist Restoration Fund. Visiting on Thursday from 2-5 and 7-9 pm with parish prayers at 4:00 p.m.   Funeral service on Friday March 24, 2017 at 9:45 am from Families First, 585 Sandwich St. South Amherstburg, 519-969-5841 then proceeding to St. John the Baptist Church for 10: 30 am Mass. Entombment to follow at St. John the Baptist Cemetery.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Caroline Alexina McIntosh (nee Boismier)

Posted by on March 20, 2017

Oct 23, 1939 – Mar 16, 2017

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Caroline. Cherished mother of 4 boys: Greg (Judy Lund), Chris, Scott (Gail) and Dean. Reunited with parents Vital and Rose Marie Boismier and siblings Vincent Boismier, Roger Boismier, Gerard Boismier, Bernice Boismier and Marlene Boismier. Survived by siblings Elaine Carter (Norman), Patricia Sinko (Frank), Ronald Boismier (Lynne) Michael Boismier and inlaws Pierrette Boismier, Joyce Boismier, Marlene Boismier and Gord Weatherby. She will be sadly missed by her grandchildren: Bradley, Samantha, Alex, Ethan, Alyssa and Amber, as well as many nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will take place at Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 594, 5030 Howard Ave, (519) 969-0551 on Thursday March 23, 2017. Visitation hours: 2:00-3:30 pm and 5:00-6:30 pm. Memorial service and interment at Victoria Memorial Gardens Cemetery at 4:00 pm with Fr. Greg Bonin. Dinner to follow visitation from 6:30– 8:00 pm at the Legion. Special thanks to Staff, Nurses and PSW’s at Huron Lodge Long Term Care Home for their loving care and kindness towards Caroline. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Canada. Cremation entrusted to The Cremation Society of Windsor Essex County (519-969-5449). Condolences and Donations may be made online at www.CremationSociety.ca

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DOSTER, Anne

Posted by on March 20, 2017

Anne passed away peacefully on March 20, 2017 with family by her side.  At Anne’s request cremation has taken place.  Family to arrange for burial of ashes at Glendale Memorial Gardens in Rexdale, Ontario.  Arrangements entrusted to FAMILIES FIRST, 1065 Lauzon Rd., East Windsor, 519-969-5841.  Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Grano, Rosina (nee Berardi)

Posted by on March 20, 2017

Passed away peacefully with her family by her side on March 19, 2017 at 85 years of age. Reunited with her beloved husband Giuseppe (2016) and her son Eugene (2013). Devoted mother of Teresa Guarasci and Frank (the late Tony 2009), Ermanna and Emilio Filice and daughter-in-law Lena. Loving and treasured Nonna of Anthony and Kasia, Lisa and Bill, Amy and Enrico, Robert and Marjan, Joe and Courtney, Stephanie and Ryan, Marco and Elisa, Jessica and Cory and Sonia and Alex. Special bis-nonna of Luca, Gabriella, Nicolas, Matteo, Viviana, and Dante. Beloved daughter of the late Giuseppe and Teresina Berardi. Sister of Elena, Albina and the late Maria. Daughter-in-law of the late Eugenio and Rosina. Sister-in-law of Francesco and Ida, Gina and predeceased by Chiarina, Marietta and Amelia. She will be sadly missed by her nieces, nephews and friends from Windsor, Toronto, Vancouver and Italy. Nanna lived for her family and her eyes lit up when surrounded by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Their best memories are of visiting Nanna and sitting around her kitchen table enjoying her home cooked meals and words of wisdom. Special thank you to mom’s nurse Adriana Cmaradon from ParaMed. In lieu of flowers, If you so desire, donations to Windsor Regional Hospital Foundation or United Way Windsor-Essex would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Wednesday from 2-5p.m and 7-9p.m. Parish Prayers Wednesday 4:30p.m. Funeral Thursday 10:15a.m from Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841 to St. Angela Merici Church for Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00a.m. Entombment Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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MOORE, Phllis (Kaye) of Corunna, Ontario

Posted by on March 20, 2017

MOORE, Phyllis (Kaye) – It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our precious Phyllis on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 12:50 a.m. She succumbed from complications after a fall at her home in Corunna. She died peacefully at Bluewater Health. Phyllis was in her 110th year and enjoying good health.
Phyllis was born in Bracebridge, Ontario to John Byron Kaye and Charlotte Eliza (Leith) Kaye on Nov. 6, 1907. She was the last remaining member of a family of ten children. Phyllis was a member of the United Church in Bracebridge and Sarnia and attended Central United in Sarnia for many years.
Dearly treasured and lovingly remembered by four nieces and one nephew. Phyllis was an aunt, a great aunt, a great-great aunt and a great-great-great aunt.
Phyllis will be sadly missed by her loving family, her good friend Roy, and her many wonderful friends and cherished neighbours.

A private family Graveside Funeral Service will be held at Bracebridge United Church Cemetery, Bracebridge, Ontario.

Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193.

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Robinet, Vivian Marie (nee Van Lare)

Posted by on March 20, 2017

Passed away peacefully on March 18, 2017 at the age of 88 years. Beloved wife of more than 60 years of the late Philias. Loving mother of Susan (the late Bill Fowler) and Larry (Laurel). Adored Mimi of Joel (Gisele), Jeremy (Taylor), Alicia (André Cormier), Angela, Hannah. Cherished great-grandmother of Luc and Eddie, Preston, and Evelyn. Dear sister of the late Jerry, Vic, and Evelyn. Vivian will be fondly remembered by her extended family, nieces and nephews in both the Van Lare and Robinet families. She was privileged to care for others at Riverview Hospital for many years. Vivian was a talented singer and faithful member of the choir at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel church. She was devoted to her family and shared her faith in God as well as her pride in her Belgian heritage throughout her life. Many thanks to her caregivers from Southgate Rest Home, Kingsville, and Leamington Hospital. Donations will be graciously accepted for the Hospice of Erie Shores, who provided exceptional care and compassion in her final days, or to the Kidney Foundation of Canada. Visitation will be Friday 3-5pm and 7-9pm with Parish Prayers at 4:30pm at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. On Saturday, family and friends are invited to meet after 9am at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church (4401 Mt. Royal Dr.) for Funeral Mass at 10am. Interment at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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KAYHAN: Maryann

Posted by on March 20, 2017

It is with great sadness that the family of Maryann Kayhan announces her sudden passing on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at University Hospital – L.H.S.C. at the age of 57. Maryann leaves behind her cherished children Leyla Kayhan (Joe Grondin), Dennis Kayhan (Tianna), Robert Kayhan, Kwado Owuso and Richie (Portia) Chambers; her treasured grandchildren Nicholas, Sydney, Alexandria and Cassius, with whom she loved to colour with. She will be greatly missed by her father John Brossard, sister Yvonne (Daniel) Medeiro, brother Marcel Brossard, many nieces and nephews, special friends Charlie, Matt and Denise, and furry companion Kujo. Predeceased by her mother Juanita Brossard and brother Roger Brossard. Maryann worked as a housekeeper at Best Western/Guildwood Inn for 15 years. She loved dream catchers, wolves and her beer. Maryann will be remembered as a character that could make anyone laugh with her trucker mouth. She was deeply loved by many, and will never be forgotten. Family and friends will be received on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, from 3:00 until 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 until 9:00 p.m.. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at Smith Funeral Home. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Alzheimer Society (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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FARRAR: Lily

Posted by on March 20, 2017

Lily Farrar a resident of North Lambton Lodge, Forest, passed away peacefully on March 17, 2017 at the age of 91.  Private Family Services will be held.

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BLAYNEY: Ernest

Posted by on March 20, 2017

Peacefully on Saturday, March 18th, 2017, Ernest Leonard Blayney passed away at the age of 91.  Devoted husband of Nettie (Bedard) Blayney for 61 years.  Loving father of Bill (Carol Ann), Mark (Lisa) and Teresa.  Dear grandfather of Jason, Joshua and Mathew.  He was born in London, England, served in the British Navy during WWII and immigrated to Canada where he met Nettie.  Ernie was a retired member of the International Painter’s Union.  He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed joining in the singing and music with his family.  He will be fondly remembered for his funny jokes and storytelling which always had everyone laughing.  Family and friends will be received on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia.  A funeral service will be held to celebrate Ernie’s life on Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home with the interment to follow in Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to The Heart and Stroke Foundation (cheques only when donating at the funeral home please).

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NOGA: Grace Ellen

Posted by on March 20, 2017

Peacefully at Bluewater Health, on Thursday, March 16, 2017, Grace Noga passed away at the age of 88. Loving mother of Diane (Tom) Orent of Texas. Survived by her sister Sarah Rule of California. Predeceased by her parents Franklin and Florence, and by her brothers Frank and Harvey. Cremation has taken place.  A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, ON at 10:00 a.m.

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BARCROFT: Arthur “Lynn”

Posted by on March 20, 2017

Peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at Bluewater Health, Arthur “Lynn” Barcroft passed away at the age of 76. Lynn is survived by his beloved wife of 52 years Mary Ann (Saucier). Loving father to his daughters Lisa (John) Rombough, Christine Woolard, and Jennifer (James) Andrews. He will be missed by his cherished grandchildren Avery Rombough, Adam Woolard, and Zander Andrews. He is also survived by brothers and sisters-in-law Jacqueline Christie, Frances Morin, Elaine Lathem, Ernie Saucier, Raymond (Henri) Saucier, and Theresa (Chris) Doyle.Lynn is predeceased by his parents Verna and Arthur Barcroft, his infant sister Judith Barcroft, his father-in-law and mother-in-law Roland Saucier and Doris Saucier (Woods), and his brothers-in-law Aurele Christie, Ross Morin and Jim Lathem. Survived by his son-in-law Mark Woolard and his sister-in-law Rosemary Saucier. Lynn was born in Sarnia to Verna and Arthur Barcroft on January 30th, 1941. He married Mary Ann on May 30th, 1964 in Sarnia. He worked most of his life as a Lab Technician for Fiberglass. Lynn enjoyed spending time with family, camping, travelling, and creating special memories throughout his life. He also enjoyed many trips to the cottage with his close family friends the late Bob and Kay Wright. He will be missed and will always be in so many hearts. The family wishes to thank the team of Bluewater Health 4th Floor General Medicine for their compassionate care. Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Sunday, March 19, 2017, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., with prayers being offered at 8:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Church, 1465 Lecaron Ave, Sarnia, on Monday, March 20, 2017, 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow in Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Lung Association (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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POHANKA, Katherine (Cipkar) of Harrow

Posted by on March 20, 2017

88 years. Passed away March 19, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Mike (2013). Loving mother of Mike Jr. (Rose) Pohanka, late John (1997) (Cornelia) Pohanka, Paul (Zuzana) Pohanka, Kathy (George) Kroslak, Carolyn (Traian) Florica, Esther (John) Ursu, Edward Pohanka and David Pohanka. Loving “Mamichka” of Janet (Tony), Violet (Tim), Michael (Chrissy), Sherry (Garrett), Jerry (Terra), Christine, Jonathan, Laureen (Eric), David (Ashley), Philip, Diane, Kathie Lyn, Karla, Rebecca, Colleen, Donald (Angela), Patricia, Gordan, Lori, Tamara (Michael), James, Dana (Jacob) and Jordan. Great grandmother of Levi, Jaden, Penelope and Parker. Dear sister of Annie, Mrs. Carl Hrubik. Dear sister in law of Betty Cipkar. Predeceased by her brothers Sam, John and sisters Susan, Mary, Helen. Resting at Gerald A. Smith Funeral Home 197 King St. W. Harrow. Visitation Friday from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday March 25, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Clergy of the Apostolic Christian Church officiating. Interment at Colchester Memorial Cemetery. You may send your online condolences to www.geraldasmith.ca

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