McMANUS: Corle Anne (nee Gort) of Strathroy.

Posted by on February 25, 2015

Peacefully at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Tuesday, February 24th, 2015, Corle Anne McManus (nee Gort), in her 96th year. Corle was predeceased by her husband Stephen McManus (1983), son Paul McManus (2006) and her son-in-law Marty Gerland (2010). Survived by her daughter Mary-Alice McManus (Trent Doige), daughter-in-law Dawn McManus and her two cherished grandsons Ryan and Alex. Visitation will be held at All Saints Roman Catholic Church, Strathroy on Saturday, February 28th, 2015 from 10am until the time of the Funeral Mass at 11am. Interment in Holy Angels Cemetery, St. Thomas. In lieu of flowers, donations in Corle’s memory may be made to a charity of your choice or the Salvation Army – Strathroy Food Bank. Arrangements entrusted to Denning’s of Strathroy.

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Dalton, Florence Irene (nee Findlay)

Posted by on February 25, 2015

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It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Florence on February 24, 2015 at 93 years of age. Born August 22, 1921. Predeceased by her parents Archibald & Julia Findlay, her brother James and her sister Mary Bridson. Beloved wife of the late Harold (1989). Loving mother of Nancy & David Kolker (Tulsa, OK), and Richard & Sue. Cherished grandma of Matt Urban & Jessica Dunne, Mack Urban & Jennifer Schaub, Christina & Steve Drinkwalter, Melanie Dalton & Chris Rankin, Ricky Dalton & Natalie Horrocks, and Aaron Dalton & Angel El-Husaini. Adored great-grandma of Alaiya, Jessy, T.J., Tamiqua, Courtney, Landin, Mason, MaKenna, and Selena. She will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends. Florence was a long-time member of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church. She was an avid bridge player and will be fondly remembered for her zest for life and commitment to her family. If you so desire, donations to St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church or the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841 Interment held at Victoria Memorial Gardens. A memorial service will be held on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 405 Victoria Avenue. Share memories, photos or make a donation at
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LOTT, John Edwin of Harrow

Posted by on February 25, 2015

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Passed away peacefully on February 24, 2015 at the age of 79 years. Late of Harrow. Beloved husband of the late Janice (Theisen) 2009. Loving father of Dennis Lott, Patricia and Peter Puglia, John and Beth Lott, Paul and Tanya Lott. Loving grandpa of Laura, Marina, Teresa, Kevin, Rachel, Megan, Abigail, Amelia and great-grandchild, Kimberly. Dear brother of Robert and Mary Lott, brother-in-law of Elizabeth and the late Ted Norene, Virginia and Ned Kircher, Barbara and Robert Ervin, Edwin and the late Lori Theisen, Mary Claire and Robert Jensen. Also remembered by many nieces and nephews. Visitation Saturday February 28, 2015 where family and friends will meet and visit at 9:00 a.m. at St. Anthony of Padua Church 120 Munger St. W. Harrow until the time of Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Fr. Rick Janisse officiating. Interment Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank. Gerald A. Smith Funeral Home 197 King St. W. Harrow. You may send your online condolences to www.geraldasmith.ca

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MARONTATE, Wilda Rose (Deneau) of Harrow

Posted by on February 25, 2015

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87 years. February 20, 2015. Predeceased by her husband Austin (1993), her son Dan (2010), daughter Linda, (2015) and sisters Eva Deneau (2010), Jeanette Deneau (1986) and Phyllis Brookland (1986) and brother-in-law Bill Brookland (1992). Dear mother-in-law of Jill Marontate and the late Frank Mayea (2014). Loving grandma of Kim Hunter and Terry Mayea, Tracey and Scot Chantler, Tara Marontate and Kris Gouin. Loving great grandma and nanny of Zachary, Joshua, Jacob, Madison and Drew. Dear sister-in-law of Mary (Bernard) Barron, Agnes (Lorne) Deslippe, Bernard (Sheila) Marontate. Virginia (Murray) Burns, Elsie (Robert) Sellick. Predeceased by Gordon (Marion) Marontate, Gerald (Angela) Marontate, Louise (Jerry) Jubenville and Katherine (Lorne) Langlois. Special aunt of many nieces and nephews.  Wilda was a member of St. Anthony’s Church CWL. Resting at Gerald A. Smith Funeral Home 197 King St. W. Harrow. Visitation Tuesday 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Parish Prayers and CWL Prayers Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. Family and Friends will meet on Wednesday February 25, 2015 at 9:30 a.m.  a.m. at St. Anthony of Padua Church 120 Munger St. W. Harrow, for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. with Fr. Rick Janisse officiating. Interment at Colchester Memorial   Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to Windsor Regional Cancer Centre 2220 Kildare Rd. Windsor, ON N8W 2X3 or the charity of your choice. You may send your online condolences to www.geraldasmith.ca

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MORRISON: Robert “Bob” Douglas of London

Posted by on February 25, 2015

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Robert “Bob” Douglas Morrison, beloved husband of Maxalea for 51 years, passed away at home on Monday, February 23, 2015, at the age of 77.  Cherished father of Shelly, Kimberly and Rob. Doting Papa of Adriene, Brittany, Andrew, Kayla, Mitchell, Grant, Shea and Max. Adored great grandfather of Kaiden. Dear brother of Jim (Diane) Morrison. Son of Mabel Morrison (predeceased). Survived by several nieces and nephews. Bob was friends to many and loved by all. Although he was born in Montreal, he grew up a star hockey player in Fredericton, New Brunswick, and then moved back to Quebec to play junior hockey for the Noranda Copper Kings. After he moved to London, he played for numerous junior and senior teams. He was a fixture in the East London Manufacturers Hockey League in the 1970s, dominating the blue line on Saturday afternoons at the old London Gardens. Bob was a steam and pipe fitter for over 40 years and worked on significant industrial projects around Southwestern Ontario. He retired from Beta Foods in 2002.No visitation or service is planned. As an expression of sympathy, please consider making a donation to the London Regional Cancer Program at London Regional Cancer Program, 790 Commissioners Road East, P.O. Box 5165, London, Ontario N6A 4L6 or to the Lung Associaction ,639 Southdale Road East, London, ON N6E 3M2. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com
Arrangements entrusted to A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London, Ontario.

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BRAUN: Andreas “Andy” of London

Posted by on February 25, 2015

BRAUN, Andreas “Andy” – Peacefully at Victoria Hospital, with his family by his side on Tuesday, February 24, 2015, in his 94th year. Beloved husband of Trudy for 60 years. Loving father of Mike and his wife Cheryl Braun and Heidi Baran. Special grandpa to Linzi Baran and her husband Shane McKay. Dear friend of Oscar (Edith) Bedeus. Will be sadly missed by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his ten siblings. Andy was a dedicated employee of the Ford Motor Company for 34 years. At his request, there will be no visitation or service. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Andy are asked to consider LHSF – Vascular Surgery or Alzheimer Society of London and Middlesex.

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HICKEY; John Lawrence Clayton of Port Glasgow

Posted by on February 25, 2015
SuddenlPic Hickeyy at home in Port Glasgow on Monday, February 23, 2015, John Lawrence Clayton Hickey passed away at the age of 91. Loving husband of Ruth. Dear father of Carol (Ron) Lafleur and Gary Hickey. Survived by grandchildren Brian, Daniel (Natasha), Michael and Katharine. Great grandfather of Rose and Reed. Beloved brother of Shirley Martin. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to DENNING’S OF RODNEY 519-785-0810. Donations to a charity of your choice.

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KATSABAS: Constantine Nicolaos of Beaverton, Ontario

Posted by on February 24, 2015

KATSABAS: Constantine Nicolaos – At Soldier’s Memorial Hospital, on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 in his 81st year.  Beloved husband of Anna Maria (Mieke) Katsabas .  Constantine will be sadly missed by his son, Nik  Katsabas and his wife Marilyn; their children Christian and Sara; his daughter,  Soto Katsabas and her husband William Jack.  Dearly remembered by his cousin Maria Desfigies and her family.  He will never be forgotten by his best friends, his pets, Maggie, Sam and Ginger.  Constantine was a WWII buff , avid boater and loved the Montreal Canadiens.  Family will receive friends at the Mangan Funeral Home, 332 Osborne St, Beaverton (705-426-5777) on Saturday, February 28, 2015 from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m.  Interment Stone Church Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Diabetic Association would be appreciated.  Online condolences are welcomed at www.manganfuneralhome.com

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WRIGHT, LILLIAN ELENORE

Posted by on February 24, 2015

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OCTOBER 15, 1928 – FEBRUARY 24, 2015

Passed away peacefully at Case Manor, Bobcaygeon. Loving mother to Everett Wright, Anna (James) McShane, Linda (Ron) McShane and Philip Given. Grandmother to 9 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. Survived by sister to Ruby Bulmer and numerous nieces and nephews.

Lillian was predeceased by her parents, husbands Ernest Wright and Russell Given, son Gerald, 4 brothers and 1 sister.

Funeral Service will be held on Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 2:00 PM in THE HENDREN FUNERAL HOMES, MONK CHAPEL, 6 Helen Street, Bobcaygeon. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to a charity close to your heart. Friends may send condolences, arrange flowers or donations by visiting www.hendrenfuneralhome.com or by calling 705-738-3222.

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PALEY, Eva of Leamington

Posted by on February 24, 2015

91 years, passed away on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at her home. Beloved wife of the late Sam (2009). Dear mother Stanley and Valerie Paley, Joyce Paley, Stephen and Pat Paley, Rosanne and John Kroslak. Loving grandmother 6 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Dear sister of Ernie and Joyce Myer, and Elmo Myer. Predeceased by 2 sisters. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Thursday 2-5 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to celebrate Eva’s life at the Funeral Home on Friday, February 27, 2015 at 11 a.m. Interment Erie Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Canadian Diabetes Association. Friends may share memories at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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HANES: Norma Joyce (nee Hunter) of Brantford, formerly of Troy

Posted by on February 24, 2015

Norma Joyce Hanes (nee Hunter)Surrounded by her family, Norma J. Hanes passed away on Monday, February 23, 2015 at the age of 88. Daughter of the late George and Annie Hunter. Beloved wife of William for over 68 years. Dear mother of Joyce Nisbet (Bruce), Ken (Faye), Janice Walker (Earl), Jim (Lorie), Anne Donkers (Frank), Brenda Stewardson (Jeff), and an infant son who passed away in 1948. Loving grandmother of 15 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her brothers Howard, Calvin, Lyle, Hugh, Charlie, Ken and by her sister Mary. Sister-in-law to Iris Hunter and Phyllis Hunter. Norma will also be missed by her many nieces and nephews. Norma was a life member of the Rockton Women’s Institute, held many offices, also lead 4-H Homemaking Clubs for years. Life member of the Rockton Agricultural Society, and also a member of Rockton United Church. Recieved an Ontario Volunteer Service award. Enjoyed many years sewing, knitting and quilting. Visitation will be held on Sunday from 2-4 p.m and 6-8 p.m. at KITCHING, STEEPE & LUDWIG FUNERAL HOME, 146 Mill St. N., Waterdown, where a Funeral Service will take place on Monday, March 2, 2015 at 11 a.m., with a reception at the Rockton Fairgrounds Hall, 812 Old Highway 8, Rockton. Cremation to follow, with private interment at Grove Cemetery, Dundas. Donations in memory of Norma may be made to the Rockton United Church, or a charity of your choice. Please sign the Tribute Wall at www.kitchingsteepeandludwig.com

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MARTIN, Mina of London

Posted by on February 24, 2015

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MARTIN, Mina – Peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospice on February 23, 2015, with family by her side, after a courageous battle with cancer. Beloved wife of the late Bill Martin. Loving mother of Janet (Tom) Evans and Ian (Karen) Martin. Cherished grandmother of Lindsay, Kaitie, Alex, Janelle and Karly. Proud great-grandmother of Abbie and Emma. Dear sister of Des, Jack, Louie, Alma, June and Harold. Also missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family. Predeceased by her brothers Ken and James and by her sister Norma. The family would like to extend a special thank you to all those caring individuals who assisted Mina throughout her journey. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, where the funeral service will be conducted on Friday, February 27th, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Interment, Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Mina are asked to consider St. Joseph’s Hospice. For information and online condolences, please visit www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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Damphouse, Raymond Alfred: of Staples

Posted by on February 24, 2015

DAMPHOUSE, RaymondPassed away peacefully at Chatham-Kent Health Alliance on February 22, 2015 at the age of 90. Loving father of Mary Ann Damphouse (2010), Ron & Pat, Larry (1977), Bob & Stephanie, Sue & Gerald Bechard, Jim & Joy (2011) friend Sandy Dendooven. Proud pepere to 15 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Predeceased by his parents Odiase and Rose (nee Pillon). Dearest sister of Bernadette and late husband Sylvio Trepanier, Irene & Bernard Barrette, Lucille and Wilfred Comartin. He will be missed by many nieces, nephews and friends. He devoted his career to farming, living in Inwood before taking over the family farm in Staples. He enjoyed many years snowmobiling, playing euchre and truly enjoyed dancing. Raymond’s wishes will be honoured with a cremation and private service. Online condolences may be shared at www.reaumefh.com

 

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ANGER: Frank of London

Posted by on February 24, 2015

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At University Hospital, London on Monday, February 23, 2015, Frank Anger of London in his 80th year. Loving son of Evelyn Linsley and the late Murray Anger. Cherished father of Tanya Anger and Christina Cruse. Proud grandpa of Natasha, Damon, Bailey, Lily and great-grandpa of Isaac and Xavier. Very dearly missed by Chantal Matheson. Dear brother of Elgin Anger (Rose) and Patricia Ellinger. Also missed by many nieces and nephews.  Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Frank’s life will be held on Monday, March 2, 2015 at 1 pm at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London.  As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Arthritis Society, 400 York Street, Suite 2004, London ON N6B 3N2 or 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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SAWYER, Helen May of Cobourg, Ontario

Posted by on February 24, 2015

Sawyer Helen paperPeacefully on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at Northumberland Hills Hospital in her 77th year. Beloved wife of the late Paul. Dear mother of Michael and Kevin (Heather Keith). Much loved grandmother of Ryan (Melissa), Michael, Shiann, Christian and Glen. Caring great grandmother of Noelle, Joel and Shelby. Helen will be greatly missed by her brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews and many friends. Friends may call at the MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King St. E., Cobourg on Friday, February 27th from 2-4pm and 7-9pm with a funeral service being held on Saturday, February 28th at 1pm in the funeral home chapel. Interment will be held at Resthaven Memorial Gardens, 2700 Kingston Rd., Scarborough, on Monday, March 2nd at 1pm. Those wishing may make donations in memory of Helen to the Salvation Army or a Charity of Choice. Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.

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SMITH: Don of Lucan

Posted by on February 24, 2015

Smith, Don Photo-W150At LHSC – University Hospital, London on Monday, February 23, 2015 of Lucan, in his 83rd year. Beloved husband of the late Donna A. (Coward) Smith (2005). Dear father of Pam and Paul Hodgins of RR 2 Lucan, and Patti and Todd Smith of Orillia.  Dear grandfather of Megan Ann and Kaitlyn Dawn Smith. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Harvey and Donna Smith of Exeter.  Predeceased by his brothers Edward, Leonard, and Ralph.  Don owned and operated “Don Smith’s Sunoco” in Lucan for over 20 years.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan on Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 PM where a memorial service will be held on Friday, February 27th at 11 AM with Pastor Paul Vollick officiating. Cremation with spring interment St. James Cemetery, Clandeboye.

Donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family.

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JOHNSTON, Melvin of Inwood ON

Posted by on February 24, 2015

At CEE Site of Bluewater Health, Petrolia on Monday, February 23, 2015, Robert “Melvin” Johnston of Inwood passed away in his 88th year. Predeceased by his wife Lois (Smith) Johnston in 2012. Dear father of Janice Johnston. Predeceased by his brother Elton. Also survived by his nieces and nephews. Visitation will be on Friday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. at the Van Heck Funeral Home, 3232 River Street, Alvinston where the funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 28th at 1:00p.m. Rev. Susan Woodhouse officiating. Interment to follow at the Alvinston Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Fiddick’s Nursing Home or CEE Hospital Foundation. www.vanheckfuneralhome.ca

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FORDE, Patrick Linwood of Cobourg, Ontario

Posted by on February 24, 2015

Forde Patrick Feb 23Peacefully at his home on Monday February 23rd in his 67th year. Beloved partner of Christine LaPage. Loving father of Amanda (Alex) and Robert and step-father of Jeanette (Michael), Melissa (James) and Robert (Dawn). Dear grandfather of Sean, Noah, Michael, Jaimie-Lea, Cody, Claudia, Andrew, Kyra, Justin, Joshua, Analise and Robert Jr. Lovingly remembered by his 14 siblings. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. If desired donations to the Salvation Army or Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.

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WHITE; Robert Dalgleish of Brechin, Ontario

Posted by on February 24, 2015

WHITE: Robert Dalgleish –  went peacefully surrounded by his loving daughters at Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital, Orillia, on Monday, February 23, 2015.  Bob White of Bayshore Village was the beloved husband of the late Veronica Joan Foley. Loved father of Laura (David) Readman of Brechin, Lisa (Jim) Heitzner of Bayshore Village, Bobbie-Jo (Kent) Miller of North Bay and Katie (Brandon) Lenssen of Bayshore.  Cherished grandfather of Rob (Bethany), Jamie (Rene), Tyler (Melissa), Kyle (Brandy), Travis, Jordan, Bianca, Ethan, Kolby and great-grandfather of Nevaeh, Leighton, Noah and Camden.  Brother of Dianne (Jerry) Hertzberg of Seattle, Washington and predeceased by Chester (late Ann) White, Molly (late Merdy) Wood, Betty Glover, Dawn (late Keith) Moore and Ron (Betty) White. Brother-in-law of Marie (late Frank) Watson of Oshawa, Ann (late Paul) Brennan of Niagara Falls, Julie (late Ron) Burmaster of Hamilton, Rita (late Ron) MacDonald of Bowmanville, Mabel (Richard) Skilton of Pickering, and predeceased by Theresa (late Stan) Henry and John Foley. Loved by many nieces and nephews. Bob was an active member of the community and a long time member of the Brechin Lions Club. Bob celebrated his life with many family, friends and music. Family and friends will be received at the Mangan Funeral Home, Beaverton (705-426-5777) on Friday from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 P.M.  Funeral mass will be held at St. Andrew`s Catholic Church, Brechin on Saturday at 11 A.M. Interment St. Andrew`s Presbyterian Cemetery, Bolsover. If so desired memorial donations in memory of Bob, to Lions Club International “Service Dog Guides“ would be greatly appreciated by the family. Online condolences are welcomed at www.manganfuneralhome.com

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TOEWS, Ernest Carl of Leamington

Posted by on February 24, 2015

80 years, passed away Monday February 23, 2015 at Milton District Hospital. Beloved husband of the late Alice (2004). Dear father of Helen Toews (Stephen Dupuis), Ruth Toews, Emily Toews (Bryce Miller). Loving Opa of Clare and Nora Dupuis. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street Leamington (519-326-2631) on Friday, February 27, 2015 from 2-5 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to celebrate Ernie’s life at the North Leamington United Mennonite Church, 625 Mersea Road 6 on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. Interment Ruthven North Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to MCC. Friends may send condolences or make a charitable contribution online at www.reidfuneralhome.ca.

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FOX: James Frederick of Belleville

Posted by on February 24, 2015

Fox, James Frederick (Jim) – (Bayview Tire) peacefully at Q.H.C. Belleville General Hospital on Wednesday February 18th, 2015 in his 80th year. Son of the late Howard and Queenie Fox. Beloved husband of Doreen Fox (nee-Corneal). Dear father of Mike (Tina) of Foxboro, Mark of Belleville, Michele (John) of Oshawa, Lynn of Trenton and Marna (Bill) of Belleville. Grandfather of Emily (Dwayne) Edwards, Katie (Ryan) Skinkle-Huddelston, Chris (Tara) Forester and great grandfather of Kieyen, Aidan and Jenna.

Arrangements entrusted to the Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel, 30 Moira Street West, Belleville (613-968-2273).

At the request of his family cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will be held at the River Inn, Corbyville in the spring time.

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BURKE, Murray Allan

Posted by on February 24, 2015

Burke, MurrayPassed peacefully at St. Catharines General Hospital on February 21, 2015. Born in Kirkland Lake, Ont., on July 5, 1940. Resided in Niagara Falls Ont. since 1953. Survived by his Brother Bruce Burke (Grace) in Winnipeg, Manitoba and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends from Ivan’s. Predeceased by father, Mervin Burke, mother, Alice, sisters, Dorothy Burke, Penny Dennis, Gail Murray, Verroll Meissner, and brother, Robert Lyle (Bud) Burke. Murray worked at the CNR. We cherish his memory.

A memorial service will be held at the MORSE & SON FUNERAL HOME, 5917 Main Street on Friday morning at 10:30 a.m.  Interment of cremated remains will follow at Fairview Cemetery.  As an expression of sympathy, and in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of choice

Memories, photos and condolences may be shared at

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TAYLOR: Mary Ritchie (nee Elder) of Strathroy.

Posted by on February 24, 2015

2015_02_22_15_20_28Peacefully at home on Saturday, February 21, 2015, Mary Ritchie Taylor (Elder) of Strathroy passed away in her 85th year. Beloved wife of the late John Taylor (2007). Loving mother of Glenda (David) and Colin. Cherished nana of Heather (Jim), Ian (Julie), Kyle (Rebecca) and Taylor (Kristen). Great nana of Jacob, Aleah and Gryffin. Dear sister of Susan Lasch and Alec Elder. Predeceased by her parents Hugh and Susan Elder and her siblings Robert and Jim Elder and Ina Fitzpatrick. Sadly missed by her nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Visitation will be held at Denning’s Strathroy on Wednesday, February 25th from 11a.m -1p.m. where the funeral will begin at 1 pm with Jacob Rowe celebrant. Cremation to follow. In memory of Mary, donations may be made to the VON Alzheimer day program.

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HAWTIN: Verna Doreen of Fergus, formerly of Beaverton

Posted by on February 24, 2015

HAWTIN: Verna Doreen – at Fergus, Ontario on Monday, February 23, 2015. Verna (Sackville) Hawtin formerly of Beaverton was the beloved wife of the late George Hawtin. Loved mother of Starr (Neil) Lindsey of Fergus, late Charles “Chuck” (Sally) of Winnipeg, late Tom (Dianne) of Beaverton and Wayne (late Marlene) of Ajax.  Survived by nine grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.  Family and friends will be received at the Mangan Funeral Home, Beaverton on Saturday, February 28, 2015 from 1 p.m. until time of memorial service at 2 p.m.  If so desired memorial donations in memory of Verna, to Sick Children’s Hospital or Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital, would be greatly appreciated by the family. Online condolences are welcomed at www.manganfuneralhome.com

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D’AGOSTINO, Leonardo of Cobourg, formerly of Toronto and Colborne

Posted by on February 23, 2015

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My great grandparents left Picinisco in 1883 and traveled north, seeking a better life. They wandered through Italy, France, and England playing a barrel organ. When they came north to Scotland there was nowhere else to go. Their arrival in Edinburgh sentenced me forever to a lifetime of explaining my Italian name and Scottish accent. Word got back through the grapevine and others in a classic example of chain migration joined them in Edinburgh. So much that the war memorial in Picinisco, Italy reads like the Edinburgh telephone book. Scotland must have seemed like the end of the world to them, but soon they prospered, opening up cafes, selling ice cream and chocolates to the sweet-toothed Scots.

My Italian connection is a barely visible thread. I was born in Edinburgh as was my father Gaetano. He married a wee Scots lassie named Cathie. The family ties of Italians make the clannishness of the Scots seem like infidelity, so Gaetano was banished from the family for years.

   It has taken me a long time to come to terms with my Italian heritage. It was as if I was two persons. One Len, the Scot, trying desperately to fit in, and another one, Leonardo, whose fertile genes fought hard to establish themselves in this cold and misty land. My problem was far more complex than deciding whether to cheer for Italy or Scotland in the World Cup of Soccer.

 

Len immigrated as a young man to Canada. In the beginning he had many different jobs, he played professional soccer, and took evening classes in film and television arts at Ryerson. It is here that he met his first wife Patricia; they went on to have four children together.

As a Production manager and Line Producer, Len had a lifetime of film production, planning, budgeting, and managing award winning international dramas and documentaries for the CBC and independent producers, including Road to Avonlea, The National Dream, and Dieppe.

His strong connection to his Scottish-Italian roots gave him a keen interest in genealogy. He has traced his Italian family roots back nearly 400 years.

Len’s love for writing led him to write articles in his local newspaper and adapt his grandfather’s published autobiography The Wandering Minstrel about a child street musician’s journey from Italy to Scotland in 1888, into a Young Adult Novel; a chapter from his novel, Tony can be found in the book Changing Ways, published by Hidden Brook Press in 2008.

In his sixties Len met Jirina, the love of his life. They married in Italy, in the village of his ancestors.

Len lived with Parkinson’s Disease for over fifteen years. Wanting a healthier environment Len and Jirina moved from Toronto to Colborne to a beautiful 200 year old house, where they called home for 9 years. The house became Len’s passion, he spent many years researching it’s history, and became a member of The Historical Society. He was a driving force behind his house receiving a historical designation.

On February 20th, 2015, at the age of 86, Leonard passed away from complications related to Parkinson’s Disease and Dementia. He leaves behind his beloved wife, Jirina; his children, Stephen (Rita), Maria Burochain, Dan (Xia), Marta Carlucci (Domenic), and Michelle Marton; his grandchildren, Brendan, Priscilla, Katrina, Donovan and Sadie; his stepmother Norah, sister Rosalinda, and nephew Justin (Kee Chong).

A mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Michaels’s Catholic Church on Friday, February 27, 2015, at 10:30am. Followed by a Celebration of Life at MacCoubrey Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be made to the Parkinson’s Society of Canada or the Alzheimer’s Society of Canada. Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.

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