HELFERTY, Joseph Bernard

HELFERTY, Joseph Bernard – With his family by his side, Joseph Helferty died on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at Twin Lakes Terrace, Sarnia at the age of 92.  Beloved husband of the late Marie Helferty (2002). Loving father of Michael and his wife Valerie, Sarnia and John and his wife Kerri, Corunna.  Cherished grandfather of Stephen (Mae), James and Robert.  Also survived by sisters-in-law Norine Helferty, Mary Helferty, Helen Strachan and brother-in-law Hastings Purney and many nieces and nephews.  In retirement he enjoyed friendly competitive pursuits on the golf course, getting his hands dirty in the garden with his canine helper Tessa and making lots of sawdust in his two shed workshops in the backyard thoughtfully named “Peace” and “Quiet”. He enjoyed his retirement and family and was fortunate to have 33 years in this chapter of his life. Cremation has taken place and a private family memorial will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to The McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home & Cremation Centre 431 Christina St. N. Sarnia. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may forward memorial donations to the charity of choice. Messages of condolence & memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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MORIARITY, Kevin Joseph of Sarnia

MORIARITY, Kevin – It is with saddened hearts that we announce the loss of our beloved husband, father and grandfather Kevin Moriarity, who passed away on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at Bluewater Health Palliative Care at the age of 95 years young. Kevin was born and raised in the hills of Paris, Ontario and was the beloved husband to Joan (Milne) of Belleville for 59 years. He was the dear father of Teresa Ruffilli (Frank), Kathleen Moriarity (1960-1975), Mary Stoesser (Peter), Helen Moriarity (1962-1987), Vincent Moriarity (Julie), and Rita Moriarity (Thomas). Loving and cherished grandfather of Sheena, Matthew, Angela, Laura, and Steven Ruffilli; Christine, Anne, Katherine, Theresa and Kevin Stoesser; Ryan, Blair and Cole Moriarity; and, Eva and Grace. Great-grandfather to Rosemary. Brother of Marie Wheelton of Paris, Sheila Marshall of Toronto. Brother-in-law to Lillian and Leone Moriarity of Paris. Father-in-law to Paul Ruffilli. Admired uncle to many nieces and nephews (too many to name). Kevin was a navigator with the Royal Canadian Air Force during WWII. He was a long time member of the Royal Canadian Legion Br. 62, and for several seasons, including the one most recently played, Kevin sang the national anthem at the Sarnia Legionnaires Hockey games. He was proud to serve the country he loved. Kevin was a dedicated employee at Bell Canada. He was active in the local singing community, where his love of music brought him to many organizations such as The Polysar Glee Club, the International Symphony Singers, The Canadian Liberation Choir that toured parts of Europe and Canada, and Roy Thompson Hall in Toronto. From his music, to his mornings spent with friends in Global Donuts, to his avid bike riding well into his 90s, Kevin remained active in his community and life. He was a man of honour and dignity and will be dearly missed by all who loved him. Kevin goes to join his daughters Kathleen and Helen Moriarity; parents Mary and William Moriarity; brothers Terrence (WWII), William, and Patrick Moriarity; and, sister Jane Mosher. Cremation has taken place. Friends will be received at MCKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE LTD., 431. N. Christina St. N., Sarnia on Monday May 22 from 7-9 p.m. Royal Canadian Legion Branch 62 Memorial Service will be held at 6:45 p.m. followed by Parish Prayers at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Fr. Steve Marsh at St. Benedict’s Church on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 10 a.m. Interment will take place at Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery following the mass. A reception will take place at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 62 following the interment. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to The Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada, #203 – 205 Horton St. E., London, ON N6B 1K7. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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DESPARD: Samantha of London

Posted by on May 19, 2017

DESPARD, Samantha….

At Earls Court Village, London on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, Miss Samantha Despard in her 50th year. Friends will be received by the family one hour prior (10-11am) to the funeral service being conducted in the funeral home chapel on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 11 am at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London. Interment in Woodland Cemetery, London. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to Hutton House, 654 Wonderland Road North, London ON  N6H 3E5. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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Timothy: Veronica Elizabeth of Iona Station

Posted by on May 19, 2017

Suddenly at Strathroy Middlesex Hospital on Monday May 15, 2017, Veronica Elizabeth Timothy of Iona Station. Beloved wife of Charles Timothy. Sister of Ellen [Brian] Morrison Guelph, sister-in-law of Marie Timothy, Cheryl Antone, Janet Timothy, Arnette Timothy. Special Aunt of nephew Ira Timothy, nieces Heather [Rick] Elsley and family Gary & Graham Fergus. and many other nieces and nephews. Great Aunt of Samuel, Mackenzie, Brecken, Calum, Sarah and Rebecca Morrison, Evelyn and Joseph Bland. Dear friend of Ian Williams. She has joined Tara in the great sky. She leaves behind Tramp and all the kitties in the barn. Veronica had a huge heart and unlimited capacity to love animals. She also had a great love for the “croft” in Scotland. Family and friends will be received at Arn Funeral Home 193 Shackleton St. Dutton 519-762-2416 Friday May 19, 2017 where the service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Visitation two hours prior to the service [12:00 – 2:00]. Donations to The Humane Society or The West Elgin Daffodil Cancer would be appreciated. email condolences arnfuneralhome@bellnet.ca

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FEDDEMA: Jake of Watford, formerly of Strathroy

Posted by on May 18, 2017

Peacefully with family by his side on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at Watford Quality Care, Jake Feddema passed away at the age of 82 to be with his Lord and Saviour.  Loving husband of the late Linda Feddema (October 28, 2016) for 57 years.  Beloved father of Freda Feddema, Theresa (Ron) Boelens, Debbie (Steve) De Boer, Joanne (Andrew) Kingma, Sandra (Rene) Heeringa, Jack Feddema, Chuck (Kim) Feddema and Michelle Feddema (Chachi Ramnarane).  Loving brother of the late John (Rennie Feddema and William Luinstra), Jane (Frank) VanderHeide,  Greta (the late Klaas) Huizinga, Ann (Bob) Wieringa, Walter (Effie) Feddema. Brother-in-law of Rennie (the late Sid) Westergreen, the late Len (Teresa) Stol, the late Albert Stol, the late Hilda and (the late Klaas) Salomons,  the late Peter (Shirley) Stol, John (Teena) Stol.
Survived by 25 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.  Jake will be sadly missed by many extended family members and dear friends.  Family and friends will be received on Wednesday, May 24th from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm at Providence United Reformed Church, 477 Second Street, Strathroy. Thursday morning at 11 am the family will gather at the Church prior to the interment in Strathroy Cemetery at 12 noon. The Funeral Service will follow at 1:00 pm with Mr. Steve De Boer officiating.  As expressions of sympathy memorial donations may be made to Strathroy Community Christian School or to London-Middlesex Alzheimer’s Society. Arrangements entrusted to DENNING’S OF STRATHROY (519-245-1023). Online condolences accepted at www.denning.ca

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KANE: Kathryn I. of Ailsa Craig

Posted by on May 18, 2017

On May 17, 2017, the Lord called home to be with Him his child Katie at age 30.

Dearest Katie, our hearts are so broken with you gone, but we can’t even imagine the joy you now have in heaven. Just when your favorite lilacs are in full bloom and the seedlings that you and Matt have been planting for weeks are ready for the garden, and you were so excited about the things to come in life and at the store, but God said your work is done here.

You will be so greatly missed every day by your hubby, Matt. And by Mom and Dad; Tom & Alida, Tori, Emily and Arianna; Bob & Candias, Nichole, Jess, Jon, Robby; Brittney & Allan; Lisa & Mike and Everly; Steve & Olivia; and Brad.   Also by your family by marriage, Pam; Sarah & Adam and Noah; Jason and Celeste and Emily.  What a great reunion it must have been in heaven when you arrived! Your sister Krista, Grandpa and Opa and Aunt Dorothy and Matt’s Dad, your cousin Geoff and friend Dan would have all greeted you with big hugs.

So now we wonder why you are gone and how we will go on without you. You were always happy and loving and the brightness in our day, you were the calm in our storms as you were always the level headed voice of wisdom when things got hectic. You gave the best hugs. We love you so much, dear Kate. You brightened the lives of all who knew you.  You didn’t have a favorite flower, you would say “I love them all!” and you knew all their names. Oh how many more beautiful flowers you are seeing now! You didn’t just have a favorite Bible verse, you had a whole favorite book, Romans. So from your favorite book, we find comfort in its many words, especially Chapter 8:26.

We love you Kate and you will be forever missed.

Friends will be received on Friday, May 19, 2017 from 2-4 & 6-9 pm at East Christian Reformed Church, Strathroy where a funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 20th at 11:00 am with Pastor Derek Bouma officiating.  Interment to follow in Strathroy Cemetery .  As expressions of sympathy memorial donations may be made to Compassion Canada.  Online condolences accepted at www.denning.ca

 

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Epp, Jacob G.

Posted by on May 18, 2017

Epp, Jacob G.

89 years passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at Leamington Hospital. Loving husband of Elisabeth (nee Kraus) for 62 years. Dear father of Gerhard (Elizabeth) and Werner. Loving Opa of Renée Potvin (Troy Whittle), Derrick Epp, Ingrid Lombardo (Edward), Christine Cha(Steve), Erika Epp; and great Opa of Amber Potvin. Dearest brother of Martha Vogt (Michael), the late Nesi Wichmann (Friedrich), the late Gerhard, the late Dietrich; and brother-in-law to Christa Weber (Walter). Also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington on Monday from 2-5 pm. Funeral service to celebrate Jacob’s life will be held on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 10:30 am from the Leamington United Mennonite Church, 78 Oak Street East, Leamington. Victor Winter officiating. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made, by cheque, to the Leamington Mennonite Home or to the MCC (Mennonite Central Committee). Family & friends may share their memories or make an online condolence at http://reidfuneralhome.ca/

 

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HARDER, MORGAN

Posted by on May 18, 2017

HARDER, MORGAN

It is with great sadness that we announce the unexpected passing of our beloved son, brother, grandson, great grandson, nephew, cousin and friend of 18 years. Morgan will be greatly missed by his loving parents Robert Harder and Nicole Drouillard-Harder (Chad Moriarty). Dearest brother of Monica Harder and Ethan Moriarty. Cherished grandson of Jake and Helga Harder, David and Deborah Drouillard, Roy and Bev Moriarty and Joyce Morin (the late Larry); and great grandson to Margaret Drouillard. Dear nephew of Eric and Louise Harder, Ellen and Dennis Warkentin, Karen and Peter Neufeld, Martina ‘Mars’ (Godmother) and Wade Roach, Shawn Bracken (Godfather), and Jason and Rachel Moriarty. Morgan will be missed by his many cousins, friends and co-workers and especially Andrew Campbell. Morgan was an avid member of the R/C Sun Parlor Amateur Racing Club. Morgan’s final act of giving was to help save the lives of others by his organ donation. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Monday from 1-5 pm and 7-9 pm. Funeral Service to celebrate Morgan’s life on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 2:30 p.m. from the Leamington United Mennonite Church, 78 Oak Street East, Leamington. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial Donations may be made, by cheque, to the WRH Ouellette Campus – ICU (to thank them for their professional and compassionate care of Morgan) or to the Trillium Gift of Life Network. Family & Friends may share their memories or make an online donation at http://reidfuneralhome.ca/

 

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FOSTER, Joseph “Joe” Edward of Grand Bend formerly of Woodstock, age 78

Posted by on May 18, 2017

FOSTER:  Peacefully, at Woodstock General Hospital, on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, Joseph “Joe” Edward Foster of Grand Bend, formerly of Woodstock, age 78.  Beloved husband of Beatrice Ellen (O’Connor) Foster.  Loved father and father-in-law of Mike Foster of Kitchener, Al and Elaine Foster, Dan and Maria Foster all of Woodstock and step-father of Jim and Aileen McCabe of North Bay.  Cherished grandpa of John and his wife Rayna, Jen and her husband Nisse, Alyssa, Leah, Evan, Mathew, Melissa and her partner Ryan.  Treasured great-grandpa of Avery and Ledger.  Dear brother and brother-in-law of George and Catherine Foster, Mary Mangolt, Anne Chapeski, Lana Foster all of Woodstock and Diane McLeod of Oshawa.   Remembered by his many nieces, nephews and their families.  Predeceased by his parents Victor George and Helen Jean (Sexsmith) Foster, brothers John Foster and Robert Foster.  At Joe’s request, cremation has taken place.  A Memorial Service for Joe will be held at the Pinery Baptist Church, RR 2, Grand Bend (Northville) at a later date.  The family would like to extend their sincere appreciation for the care and compassion that the doctors and nurses at Woodstock General Hospital have given to Joe and his family in his time there.  Arrangements entrusted to the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood. If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to Gideons International, Pinery Baptist Church or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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Annison, Paul

Posted by on May 18, 2017

Passed away suddenly at his residence on May 16, 2017 at 50 years of age. Beloved husband of Nikki. Loving step-father of Tegin, Tucker and Belle.  Father of Alyssa and Kyle.  Loving son of Brian and Janet Annison, Kathleen and Paul Witheridge. Dear step brother of David, Bryan, late Micheline, Kelly and Wendy. He will be greatly missed by many close relatives, dear friends and racing family.  If you desire memorial tributes to the Canadian Mental Health Association would be appreciated.    Cremation has taken place. Memorial visitation will be held on Saturday May 20, 2017 from 12:00 noon until time of service at 1:00 p.m. at  Families First 585 Sandwich Street S. Amherstburg 519-969-5841.  For all of Paul’s close friends and racing buddies a second Memorial Service celebrating his life will be held at the St. Thomas Raceway at a later date.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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WEATHERALL; Elmer Alvan

Posted by on May 18, 2017

Weatherall, Elmer Alvan

Died peacefully on Tuesday May 16, 2017 at Pine Villa, Collingwood at the age of 80. Elmer of Collingwood, formerly of Wasaga Beach, loving husband of the late Helene Robinson. Elmer is survived by siblings Harvey, Norman, Gord, Allan, Wayne and Hazel Weatherall. He is predeceased by nine siblings and his parents Chalmer and Margaret Weatherall. He will also be missed by his many nieces and nephews and their families. Friends are invited to join the family for a Graveside Service on Friday May 26, 2017 at the Stayner Union Cemetery at 1 o’clock. Reception to follow. If desired, a donation to the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Arrangements under the care of Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home – Stayner Chapel. To view the book of memories, log on to www.carruthersdavidson.com

 

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DOBRANSKY: Duri (George) of London

Posted by on May 18, 2017

DOBRANSKY, Duri (George) …

Juraj “Duri” (George) Dobransky, 60, of London ON, passed away on May 15, 2017, at University Hospital, London with his beloved family at his side. Husband of Joyce for 26 years, father of Dustin, Loren and Digby. He is survived by his father Tomas Dobransky of Slovakia and his brother Tomas Dobransky and his wife Simona of London. Predeceased by his mother Zuzana Dobranska. Duri (George) was born in 1957 in Presov, Czechoslovakia, graduated from the University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy in Kosice, in 1982. He escaped the communistic Czechoslovakia in 1987, and immigrated to London in 1989. He married Joyce Dekker in 1990, one year after meeting her as his English teacher. Duri (George) was an avid skier, hiker, adventurer, world traveler and reader. He was known for his tremendous generosity, caring heart, brilliant mind, story-telling talent and his deep love for his family, friends, and nature. He was loved by many relatives and friends around the world. Friends will be received for visiting on Friday, May 19, 2017 from 1:00 – 3:00 and 6:00 – 8:00 pm at Talbot Street Church, 513 Talbot Street, London, ON. A Celebration of Life will be held at the church on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 1:00 pm. Donations in the memory of Duri (George) may be made to Boler Mountain, P.O. Box 20051, 431 Boler Road, London, ON N6K 4G6. Arrangements entrusted with A. Millard George Funeral Home, 519-433-5184. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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BOLDUC: Earlene Ann of Strathroy, and formerly of Ailsa Craig

Posted by on May 18, 2017

Earlene Ann (Rees) Bolduc of Strathroy and formerly of Ailsa Craig died peacefully at home on Thursday, May 17th, 2017.  Loving wife of Gerard Bolduc and mother of Dawn Bolduc and Lori (Jim) McCarthy all of Strathroy.  Survived by brother Tom Rees and sister Evelyn (Ron) Heaman, sister in laws Rosemary (Paul) Huckins, Anne (Bruce) Arthur, Joan (Dave) Moore and brother in law Paul (Christine) Bolduc.

Predeceased Earl and Martha Rees, in laws Clinton and Mary Bolduc, sister Violet (Carman) Pickering and sister in law Shirley Rees.

Many knew her for her senses of humour and concern for others which she had until the end.  She also loved cooking, baking, gardening and crafting.  She was always willing to help and teach others what she knew and always had ways to keep hands and minds busy.

There will be a Celebration of Earlene’s life on Wednesday, May 24th, 2017 at 1 pm at the Strathroy Lions Club, 432 Albert St..  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

Arrangements entrusted to DENNING’S OF STRATHROY (519 245-1023).  Share a memory at www.denning.ca

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LAURINDO; Isilda of Strathroy

Posted by on May 18, 2017

Peacefully at Sprucedale Care Centre in Strathroy on Thursday, May 18, 2017 Isilda Laurindo (nee Narciso) passed away at the age of 80. Loving wife of the late Mauricio Laurindo (2011). Beloved mother of John (Cathy) Laurindo. Dear grandma of Todd and Tyler Laurindo. Forever remembered by her extended family in Canada and Portugal. Friends will be received on Friday, May 19th from 6-9 pm at . A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at All Saints Catholic Church, Strathroy on Saturday, May 20th at 11:00 am. Interment to follow in All Saints Catholic Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy memorial donations may be made to London Health Sciences Centre Foundation- Renal Transplant Unit. Online condolences accepted at www.denning.ca

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McFADDEN: Gordon Robert, of Rodney

Posted by on May 18, 2017

Peacefully, on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, Gordon Robert McFadden, of Rodney, passed away in his 87th year, at Babcock Community Care, Wardsville.  Beloved husband of Frances McFadden (née Donnor).  Loving father of Wayne McFadden of Whitehorse, Yukon, Helen McFadden (Josh Lemay) of Chatham, Nancy Mohan (Tom) of Rodney, and the late Kevin McFadden (2016).  Cherished grandfather of Scott and Peter Mohan and Jodie Flint (Jason Bray).  Great-grandfather of Ryker Bray.  Lovingly remembered by his siblings Ernie (Barb) McFadden, Hugh (Joyce) McFadden and Betty Keutch.  Predeceased by siblings, Gerald, Mildred Brown, Glen, Kenneth, Eugene, and Marie Moore and by his parents, Otto and Charlotte McFadden.  Relatives and friends will be received at DENNING’S OF RODNEY, 212 Furnival Road, Rodney (519-785-0810) on Friday, May 19th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 11 a.m.    Interment in Rodney Cemetery.  Donations to the Alzheimer’s Society would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences online at www.denning.ca

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FERNANDES; Jose Lobo

Posted by on May 18, 2017

Fernandes, Jose Lobo
Died suddenly on Sunday May 14, 2017 at Waterside Retirement Lodge, Wasaga Beach in his 97th year.  Jose of Wasaga Beach, beloved husband of the late Lina Fernandes (2008).  Loving father of Isabel Fernandes and her husband Ron Skelly and Jorge Fernandes and his wife Luz.  Dear grandfather of Nuno (Kori) Silva, Bruno (Mellissa) Fernandes and Denise Fernandes and great grandfather of Lukas Silva.  Jose is also survived by his sister Leta Ramos, sister-in-law Natividade Fernandes and his nieces and nephews.   Friends and family will be received at the Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home – Wasaga Beach Chapel on Friday May 19, 2017 for a Memorial Gathering from 1 to 3 p.m. Entombment Wasaga Beach Cemetery.  If desired, donations to Covenant House, Toronto would be appreciated by the Fernandes family.

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DAWE; John William “Jack”

Posted by on May 18, 2017

Dawe; John William “Jack”
Passed away on Sunday May 14, 2017 at the Collingwood General & Marine Hospital at the age of 86.  Jack of Wasaga Beach, beloved husband of the late Ida.  Loving father of Debbie (Keith Neil) and Wendy (Paul Stoutenburg).  Cherished grandfather of Krista (James Ladd), Darren Neil (Susan), Amanda (Scott Ingram-Cotton) and John Stoutenburg.  Great-grandfather of Brett (Hannah), Braeden, Kaelyn, Kendall and Abigail.  Brother of the late Harvey Dawe.  Cremation has taken place.  Interment Stayner Union Cemetery.  If desired, donations to Campbell House Hospice or the Collingwood General & Marine Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.  Arrangements under the care of Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home – Stayner Chapel. To sign the Book of Memories, log on to www.carruthersdavidson.com

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SYNNOTT; Gordon Cecil

Posted by on May 18, 2017

Synnott, Gordon Cecil
Died suddenly on Friday May 12, 2017 at his farm at the age of 85.  Gordon of Stayner, loving son of the late George and the late Pearl Synnott.  Dear brother of Willa and the late Charles Plewes, Irene and Douglas McQueen, the late Shirley and Ivan Holmes and the late Arthur and the late Imogene Synnott.  Dear uncle of David Plewes, Paul (Cindy) McQueen, Barry (Megan) Holmes, Sherry (Derek) Trask, Susan Synnott, John Synnott, Murray Synnott and the late Sylvia Synnott.  Gordon will also be missed by his many great nieces and nephews, fellow farmers, friends and neighbours.  Gordon was a quiet man who loved his land and his livestock.  He was well respected by his fellow farmers and his neighbours.  Friends will be received at the Centennial United Church, 234 William Street, Stayner on Wednesday May 17, 2017 from 1 p.m. for the Funeral Service at 2 o’clock.  Interment Stayner Union Cemetery.  Reception to follow at Centennial United Church Hall.  If desired, donations in Gordon’s memory to Centennial United Church would be appreciated by his family.  Arrangements under the care of the Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home – Stayner Chapel.  To sign the Book of Memories, log on to www.carruthersdavidson.com

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LAWSON; Nancy Lana

Posted by on May 18, 2017

Lawson, Nancy Lana

Passed away peacefully on Saturday May 13, 2017 after enduring the ravages of extreme osteoporosis for many years.  Nancy of Wasaga Beach, formerly of Toronto, loving wife of 34 years to Murray.  Best loving mother to Debra Clayton and Robyne Morton and stepmom to Rick Lawson.  Nana to Amber Jane, Krysta, Darci, Adam, Erin, Katelyn and predeceased by Pierce.  Great grandmother to three.  Nancy was a forty year member of the Toronto Real Estate Board and will be missed by may friends.  There will be no funeral.  Special thanks to C.C.A.C. and St. Elizabeth Nursing and the PSW’s.  If desired, donations to Osteoporosis Canada would be appreciated by Nancy’s family. Arrangements entrusted to Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home – Wasaga Chapel.

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HAWKINS; Karen Andrea

Posted by on May 18, 2017

Hawkins, Karen Andrea
Died suddenly on Monday May 15, 2017 at the General & Marine Hospital, Collingwood at the age of 65.  Karen of Stayner, beloved wife of Leonard.  Dear sister of Bob (Jackie) Morgan and Doreen Chamberlain.  Daughter-in-law of Marjorie Hawkins, sister-in-law of Bernice Hawkins, Robert Hawkins and George (Joan) Hawkins.  Dear aunt of Tonya, Angie, Robbie, Sherry and Christopher and their families.  Karen is predeceased by her parents John and Mabel Morgan, her father-in-law Frank Hawkins and her sister-in-law Nancy Hawkins. She will also be missed by her furry companions Ranger and Minnie, her colleagues at St. Elizabeth’s and her many clients she cared for. Cremation has occurred and a graveside ceremony will be held at Stayner Union Cemetery. If desired, donations to Campbell House Hospice would be appreciated by Karen’s family.  Arrangements under the care of Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home – Stayner Chapel.  To sign the Book of Memories, log on to www.carruthersdavidson.com

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EBERHARDT; Lindsay

Posted by on May 18, 2017

Eberhardt, Lindsay
Died peacefully on Saturday May 13, 2017 surrounded by her family at Campbell House Hospice, Collingwood at the age of 35.  Lindsay of Collingwood, loving daughter of Christine (Kent Constable) and James (Debbie) Eberhardt and of step-father Steve Miller.  Much loved fiancé of Remo Romolo.  Cherished sister of Jaclyn Miller, Steven Miller (Felicia Currie), Natasha Ballance, Kyle Miller (Katie Collver) and the late Jesse Ballance.  Dear aunt of Jaylin, Justin, Lucas, Isaias, Gabrielle, Ryker and Grayson.  Loving granddaughter of Ruby and the late Jim Eberhardt and Carolene Black and the late Ralph Richardson.  Lindsay was a free spirit whose strong will and fighting spirit allowed her to endure two liver transplants during her short but full life.  Her independence and love for her family and her friends will live on.  Lindsay was truly one of a kind! Friends will be received at the Clearview Community Church, 10701 County Road 42, Stayner on Saturday May 27, 2017 from 12 noon for the Memorial Service at 1 o’clock.   Interment First Presbyterian Cemetery.  Reception to follow.  If desired, donations to Sick Kids Foundation would be appreciated by Lindsay’s family.  Arrangements under the care of Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home – Stayner Chapel.  To sign the Book of Memories, log on to www.carruthersdavidson.com

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SEARAY: Ilene (née Oldham), of Shedden, Ontario.

Posted by on May 18, 2017

SEARAY, Ilene (née Oldham), of Shedden, passed away at the Valleyview Home on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, in her 92nd year.  Beloved wife for 70 years to the late John Searay (2015).  Dearly loved mother of Judy Searay of Shedden, Debbie Searay-Gaston (Thomas) of Milton, Phil Searay (Sherry) of Talbotville, and Steven Searay (Donna) of St. Thomas.  Cherished grandmother of Christopher, Jamie (Carina), Stephanie, Sabrina, Adam, Angela (Jake), and Aaron.  Loved great grandmother of Brooklyn, Madison, and Alexis.  Dear sister of Forbes Oldham of St. Thomas. Also fondly remembered by sister-in-law, Helen Oldham of St. Thomas, as well as many nieces and nephews.  Born at R.R.#1, Southwold, April 7, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Bessie (née Currie) Oldham.  Ilene was a doting and caring mother and grandmother, who cherished her family.  She loved gardening and using the food she had grown to make preserves.  Ilene volunteered with many organizations and clubs throughout the Shedden community.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family on Friday evening, May 19th from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) where the funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 20th at 11:00 a.m.  Memorial donations to the Southwold Twp. Library, Shedden or the Alzheimer Society of Elgin-St. Thomas will be gratefully acknowledged.  A special thank you to the nurses and staff of the Valleyview Home, the staff of Right At Home London, the VON volunteers, and to CCAC Pastoral Care.

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SWAN:Bill of Inwood

Posted by on May 18, 2017

Suddenly on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, William Arthur “Bill” Swan of Inwood passed away in his 57th year. Beloved husband of Connie (White) Swan. Dear father of Adam (Shelley) Swan, Richelle (Travis) Duncan, Brady Swan and Julia Swan and papa of Asher and Jack Swan, Hayden, Brogan, Reyna, Colby and Alexis Duncan. Dear son of Nancy (Doug) Coleman and the late Cap Swan. Brother of Nancy Sue (Mike) Thomson, John (Cathy) Swan, Scott (Jenn) Swan and Marty (Mary-Anne) Swan and brother-in-law of Brenda (Alan) Fuller, Ann McIntosh, Marilyn (Richard) Graham and the late Charles White. Bill is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his in-laws Wayne and June White. Relatives and friends will be received at the Van Heck Funeral Home, 3232 River Street, Alvinston on Friday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. A celebration of Bill’s life will be held at the Brooke Alvinston Inwood Community Centre Complex on Saturday, May 20th at 11 a.m. Interment to follow at the Alvinston Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the “Raise the Roost Campaign” (cheques payable to the Municipality of Brooke-Alvinston). www.vanheckfuneralhome.ca

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ROBB: Reta May of Belleville

Posted by on May 17, 2017

ROBB, Reta May – of Belleville, entered into rest at Hastings Manor Nursing Home on Friday May 12th, 2017 in her 95th year. Dear daughter of the late William & Stella Titus (nee Walt). Beloved wife of the late John Alexander Robb. Cherished Mother of William John “Bill” Robb of Belleville. Reta was predeceased by her siblings; Irene Chalmers, Gladys Isles, Ethel Lowery, Edna, William, Arthur, Walter, Stanley and Harold Titus and her very good friend Gladys Willson Hallam.

Cremation has already taken place.

A Memorial Service will be held at Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel, 30 Moira Street West, Belleville on Tuesday May 30th, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. with visitation one hour prior to service.

If desired, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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NEWMAN SMITH: Glenda (née Laurance), of St. Thomas, Ontario.

Posted by on May 17, 2017

NEWMAN SMITH, Glenda (née Laurance), of St. Thomas, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, in her 83rd year.  Wife of Charles L. “Charlie” Smith, and the late Victor L. Newman (2000).  Mother of Sue Ellen Tuff and Brad Tuff.  Mother-in-law of Anne Tuff.  Grandmother of Brandon Tuff and Tyler Tuff.  Step-mother of Rodney Newman, Sandra Kratky, Linda Austin, Barry Newman, Bradley Newman, Sharon Newman, Trish Cable, and Kevin Smith.  Sister of Idamae Johnston, late Nelson L. Campbell, and the late Donald W. Campbell.  Also survived by numerous step-grandchildren, step-great grandchildren, two aunts, several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Born in St. Thomas, ON, March 14, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Robert H. and Ida (née Dalton) Laurance.  Glenda was an adherent of the Community of Christ, St. Thomas.  As a volunteer, she formerly played the piano at the Valleyview Home.  Glenda was a former member of the St. Thomas Chapter of the Sweet Adelines.  The funeral service will be held at the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Friday, May 19th at 11:00 a.m., followed by interment in Elmdale Memorial Park.  Public visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.  Flowers respectfully declined.  If so desired, memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Canadian Cancer Society will be appreciated.

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

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