CYR, Annette (nee Côté)

Posted by on September 20, 2016

web_cyrPeacefully, on September 18, 2016, one day before her 88th birthday.  Beloved mother of Linda Cyr, Brian Cyr, Rosemarie May and husband Michael.  Loving grandmother of April White and husband Carmen, Aric Cyr and wife Yoshiko, Jennifer Cyr and partner Cory, Derek May, Kenneth May and wife Candise and Bryce May.  Great-grandmother of 9.  Dear sister of Teresa Chrusch of Alberta (the late John), Leo and wife Velma Côté of Alberta, the late Yvonne Knowles (the late Bob), the late Roy Côté (survived by Kay).  Annette will be sadly missed by her nieces and nephews.  Annette will always be remembered as a very hard working and devoted mother and grandmother.  If you so desire, donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.  Visiting Wednesday, 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.  at Families First South Windsor, 3260 Dougall Avenue, 519-969-5841.  On Thursday, family and friends are invited to meet at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 804 Grand Marais Road East after 10:00 a.m. until time of Funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m.  Interment to follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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MACEACHERN, Alexander “Sandy”

Posted by on September 20, 2016

web_maceachernPassed away September 17th, 2016, just 2 weeks short of his 78th birthday. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife, Cheryl Gravel. He is the adored father of Deborah MacEachern, Dana Deschamps and her friend Johnny Montgomery, Deanna, and his much loved son-in-law, Brian Latouf, and his late son, Thomas (1967) and his late son-in-law Mike (1996). He was so loved and respected by his two step-sons, Jeffrey Gravel and partner Natalie Litt and Matthew Gravel and his wife, Hali. He leaves behind 7 treasured grandchildren, Jordan Kiric, Kyle, Lauren and Hailey Latouf, Joel and Mitchell Deschamps and Ricky Gravel.

He is son #5 to the late Douglas MacEachern and the late Grace (MacDonald). He will always be remembered by his siblings, Frank and wife Carol, Fred and the late Denise, Renee Comartin and the late Ed, Mary Stalmach and her husband Robert, sisters-in-law, Madeleine MacEachern (Douglas) and Lois MacEachern (Martin). He is pre-deceased by brothers, Douglas, John and his wife Jean, Martin, Allan and his sister Elizabeth Ives.

Sandy will be fondly remembered by his mother-in-law, Dorothy Gauthier and the late Bert, his sisters-in-law, Debbie Bell, Geraldine and Camiel Gevaert, Bernadette and David Ruggaber and Sharron and John Kwiatkowski.

Uncle Sandy will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. He will never be forgotten by so many close friends, some much like brothers to him.

Sandy retired from Ford Motor Company after 31 years of loyalty. He was a lifetime member of the Chrymoto Club and was part of their gin league. He also belonged to the Ford Retirees Golf League out of Dominion Golf Course. He loved to play cards, the ponies and the lotteries.

If you so desire, donations to the Charity of your Choice would be greatly appreciated by the family. Visitation Monday at 2-5 pm and 7-9 pm. Funeral Tuesday at 11:30am at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

In honouring Sandy, be kind to one another and above all always remember
“LIFE IS GOOD”

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STOREY, Valerie Eden (nee Giroux)

Posted by on September 20, 2016

web_storeyPassed away peacefully with her family by her side on September 17, 2016 at 57 years of age. Beloved wife of Terry for 33 years. Cherished mother of Collin and Shannon. Loving daughter of William and the late Beatrice Giroux. Dear daughter-in-law of the late Joseph and Margaret Storey. Dearest sister of Robert (Jean) Giroux, William (Patty) Giroux, Daniel Giroux and sister-in-law of the late Robert Storey (Charlyne Grouix), the late William (Kathleen) Storey and Carey (Amy) Storey. Best friend of Pam (Dave) Butler. Val will be sadly missed by her extended family and dear friends. If you so desire, donations to the Canadian Lung Association would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Tuesday 7-9pm and Wednesday 3-5pm and 7-9pm. Funeral Thursday at 11:30am 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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CHARRON SÉGUIN: Berthe de Papineauville

Posted by on September 20, 2016

seguin-bertheMadame Berthe Charron Séguin de Papineauville est décédé le dimanche 18 septembre 2016 à l’âge de 101 ans. Tendre épouse de feu Émilio Séguin; fille de feu Eugène Charron et de feu Julia Lavigne. Elle était la mère bien-aimée de Rodolphe (Suzanne), Fernand (Rita), Thérèse (feu Jean-Charles), Monique (Roger), Ghislaine (Jean-Louis), Rolland (Sylvie) et Gilles; la grand-mère adorée de 11 petits-enfants; l’arrière-grand-mère de 26 arrière-petits-enfants et de 3 arrière-arrière-petits-enfants; et la chère soeur de Fernand (Réjeanne) et Emmanuel (Reina). Elle fut prédécédée par une fille Francine ainsi que par plusieurs frères et soeurs. Lui survivent également plusieurs belles-soeurs, cousins, cousines, neveux, nièces et ami(e)s.  Un merci spécial à tout le personnel du 3ème étage du CHSLD Petite-Nation pour les bons soins prodigués à Mme Charron Séguin.

La famille invite parents et amis au Complexe Funéraire Familial de la Petite-Nation Shields Berthiaume, 101, rue Principale, St-André-Avellin, Québec, (819) 983-6616, le vendredi 23 septembre 2016 de 19 h à 22 h. Les obsèques auront lieu en l’Église Sainte-Angélique de Papineauville le samedi 24 septembre 2016 à 10 h 30 et la famille sera présente à l’église à compter de 9 h 30 pour recevoir vos condoléances. Inhumation au cimetière St-André-Avellin.

Pour ceux et celles qui le désirent, des dons peuvent être faits à la Fondation du Centre hospitalier de Papineau, 155, rue Maclaren Est, Gatineau (secteur Buckingham), J8L 0C2 et/ou à la Résidence Le Monarque, 532 Notre-Dame, Montebello, Québec, J0V 1L0.

Pour offrir vos condoléances par télécopieur, composez le 819-983-6865 ou visitez notre site Internet www.mfshieldsberthiaume.ca

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GUST, Daniel of Toronto, Ontario

Posted by on September 20, 2016

gust-daniel-can-obitsPeacefully, on Sunday, September 18, 2016, at Sunnybrook Hospital, Toronto in his 89th year. Beloved husband of Lil (1927- 2015), and dear father of Darlene, Bernice (Wayne), Ron (Dorothy) and Leighton (Mary). Loving grandfather and great-grandfather. Service will be held at MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King Street East, Cobourg, Ontario (905) 372-5132 on Wednesday, September 28th at 11:00 am. Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.

 

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AXFORD: Janet of London

Posted by on September 20, 2016

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Janet Axford (Gough) in her 74th year, on Saturday September 17, 2016 passed peacefully into the arms of her Saviour. Janet is survived by her soulmate and best friend, Edward, husband of 54 years. She will be so dearly missed by her three sons and special daughters (in-law), Dan (Christine), Randy (Jody) and Ron. Janet was an incredible Grandma who was and will continue to be a loving guiding force in the lives of her grandchildren Kaitlyn, Kayleigh, Amelia, Dominique, James and Samantha. Expectant Great -Grandmother to Cohen. Janet is eternally grateful to her siblings, Eugene Gough(Marion), Ron Gough (Bernice), Phyllis Grass(Bruce),  her in-laws Terry Axford(Margaret) and Ruth Axford as well as her large extended family for their love and unending support on her journey. Janet and her family also wish to thank the medical teams and all the incredible staff at the London Cancer Clinic, Victoria Hospital and especially the angels at the St Joseph’s Hospice. In Janet’s own words, “how blessed I am to have lived this journey and had such incredible family and friends and co-workers.”  She is now at rest with her Lord. Friends will be received by the family on Thursday, September 22, 2016 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm at Westview Baptist Church, 1000 Wonderland Road South, London where the funeral service will be conducted at 1:00 pm. A private family interment in Woodland Cemetery, London. In lieu of flowers the family asks for consideration of a donation to the St Joseph’s Hospice, 485 Windermere Road, London N6X 2T1. A. Millard George Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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JOHANNA: “Scholzie” Scholze of London

Posted by on September 20, 2016

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On September 15, 2016 at Arbor Trace Special Care Center, London, Ontario Johanna  “Scholzie” departed this world on the wings of angels. Born in Friedland, Germany, Johanna immigrated to Canada in 1956 to join her sister and family in Seaforth, Ontario. She became a Registered Nursing Assistant and lovingly cared for her patients at the old Victoria Hospital for many years. In 1981, she retired as a Cardiology Technician, having taken ECG  measures of many a heart with her warm smile and gentle humour. Beloved sister of Gerda (Scholze) Uderstadt; predeceased by dear brother-in-law Henry Uderstadt (2006); dearest Tante Hanni to Christel and Bob Morton, Gerd and Ketty Uderstadt, Axel Uderstadt and Helen Scott, as well as to seven grand-nieces and nephews and their families, including 12 great-grand nephews. Johanna was a friend and helpmate to many. She is fondly remembered as a loyal, compassionate and courageous woman with an adventurous spirit and a generous heart.  We love her and miss her. We will honour her memory by doing a Random Act of Kindness whenever we can, thus following her excellent example. We are most thankful to everyone at Arbor Trace where our aunt received outstanding care and support and where she was honored with a birthday party when she reached her goal of making it to 100.  Visitation will be held from 12pm-1pm at A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London, on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 where the funeral service will be at 1pm.  Pastor Al Roberts of First Baptist Church officiating. Private interment at a later date, at Woodland Cemetery. It was Johanna’s wish that, in memory of her life and, in lieu of flowers, friends please consider making a donation to the First Baptist Church or Victoria Hospital – Patient Care (through The London Health Sciences Hospital Foundation). Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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RAYNARD: Edmund (Ned) Leslie of Argyle, Nova Scotia

Posted by on September 19, 2016

Raynard, Edmund (Ned) Leslie , of Argyle, Nova Scotia, passed away at Hastings Manor in Belleville, Ontario,  on Sunday, September 18th, in his 99th year. Beloved husband (for 71 years) of Jessie May (nee Roberts) Raynard . Dear father of Karen MacLeod of Belleville. Dear Grandfather of Heather (Mike) Yearwood and Holly (Corey) Phillips, both of Belleville. Dear grandfather of Alec, Madison, Mackenzie and Foster, all of Belleville area. Dear brother of Andrew Raynard, of Yarmouth County. Mr. Raynard was predeceased by his parents, the late Herbert and Leta (nee Hamilton) Raynard, and by five brothers, Victor, Vernon, Russell, Arthur, and Donald, and by three sisters, Mrs. Edna Melbourne, Hope Gray, and Freda Raynard. Mr. Raynard is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Mr. Raynard will be resting at the Sweeney Funeral Home in Yarmouth.

The family will receive friends Friday evening (September 23rd) from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at the Sweeney Funeral Home on Saturday September 24th, at 10:00 am. Interment to follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Argyle, NS.

Memorial donations to the Church or charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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CLARK: Glen Albert of Belleville

Posted by on September 19, 2016

CLARK, Glen Albert – of Belleville, entered into rest at Quinte Healthcare-Belleville General on Tuesday September 13th, 2016 at the age of 56.  Dear son of the late Harold Ross Clark & the late Viola Lena (nee Frink). Glen will be missed by his siblings; Willis Clark (late Fairlie), Evelyn Bertrand (Don), late Donald Clark (surviving wife Betty), Ronald Clark, Gerald Clark (Anne), Dianne Revelle (Randy), Barb Bauder (late Wes), Marilyn Clark (late Richard Bolduc), Ken Clark (Debbie) and Sharon Sullivan (Bill). Also lovingly remembered by many nieces and nephews and many great nieces and nephews.

Cremation arrangements in the care of Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel, 30 Moira Street West, Belleville (613-968-2273). A private graveside service will be held in Harrowsmith.

If desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

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BERGSTROM, Thomas William of Brockville, Ontario

Posted by on September 19, 2016

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Suddenly entered into rest on Thursday September 15th, 2016. Tom Bergstrom of Brockville aged 65 years.  Beloved husband of Sharon (Koski) Bergstrom.  Loving father of Mistene Clapp (Ben) of Camden East and Eddie Bergstrom of Edmonton. Proud Papa of Claire and Norah. Dear brother of Ingrid Gadsden, John (Jackie), David, Ray (Lynn) and Donnie (Barb). Predeceased by parents Arnold and Elisabeth (Meier) Bergstrom and brother Bill. Also missed by many nieces, nephews and friends.

A Private Family Service will be held. Family will receive friends at the Brockville Country Club for a time to celebrate Tom’s life on Thursday September 22nd, 2016 between 4 and 6:30 p.m. In memory of Tom donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Barclay Funeral Home, 137 Pearl St. East Brockville. Messages of condolence may be sent on line at www.barclayfuneralhome.com.

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SUGG, Robert “Bob” Muir

Posted by on September 19, 2016

 

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SUGG, Robert “Bob” Muir

Former employee of General Tire and Canadian Tire.  Bob passed away peacefully at his home in Barrie, surrounded by a circle of love, on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at the age of 78.  Beloved husband of Judy Sugg (nee Hardy).  Bob and Judy were fortunate to enjoy 57 years together.  Loving father of Joanne Sugg, Jennifer (Terry) Posylek and Gregory Sugg.  Cherished grandfather of Isaak and Olivia Posylek.  Dear brother of Jean (Alan) Fraser, Frank (Jessie) Sugg, Ruth Belyea and sister in law Marg Sugg.  Predeceased by his parents Edward and Jean Sugg, siblings; Marion (Bob) Burns, Burt (Eileen) Sugg, Jack Sugg and brother in law Harold Belyea.

In keeping with Bob’s wishes, cremation has taken place.  A celebration of life will take place at a later date.  As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations can be made to Hospice Simcoe, www.hospicesimcoe.ca  Messages of condolence can be left at www.peacefultransition.ca

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VANDENBOOM: Theadora of Zurich and formerly of South Carolina

Posted by on September 19, 2016

Peacefully at South Huron Hospital, Exeter on Sunday, September 18, 2016 of Zurich and formerly of Greenville, South Carolina.  Dear mother of Roy Hooper of Greenville, South Carolina, Marsha and Rod Christian of Mauldin, South Carolina, Gay and Terry McVannell of Kingsville and Becky Lehn of London.  Dear grandmother of Joshua; Daniel and Brittany, Erica and Chris; Terry Jr. and Laura, Melissa; Cory, Aaron, Jayden and great grandmother of Aiden and Annaleese.  Dear sister and sister-in-law of Nellie VerBeek of Leamington.

Private family arrangements with interment in Bluewater Bronson Line Public Cemetery, Zurich.

Haskett Funeral Home, Zurich (519-236-4365) entrusted with arrangements. 

Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com

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MARTIN: Helen Elizabeth of Strathroy

Posted by on September 19, 2016

newspaper-picPeacefully at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Sunday, September 18th, 2016 Helen Elizabeth Martin passed at the age of 76. Beloved wife of the late Boe Martin (1984) and Leroy Weber (2012). Dear mother of Basil (Jeanette) Martin, Sam Martin, Pam (Irv) Burgett, Leanna Martin and Shirley Wendels. Cherished grandmother of Basil, Bob, Buck, Samantha, Shelby, Sarah, Hillary, Jonathan, Matthew and Maddison. Great- Helen to Montanna, Halie and Halston. Survived by her siblings Roy (Kay) Wardell and Ila Herrington.

Predeceased by her parents Norman and Margaret Wardell and her brothers Allan, Ross, Jim and Lorne Wardell.

Friends will be received on Wednesday, September 21st, 2016 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at DENNING’S OF STRATHROY where a Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, September 22nd, 2016 at 11 a.m. Interment to be held at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Condolences and donations may be left online at www.denning.ca.

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HULAJ: Emily, of West Lorne

Posted by on September 19, 2016

cover-photoPeacefully, at Caressant Care Bonnie Place, St. Thomas on Sunday, September 18, 2016, Emily Hulaj, of West Lorne, passed away at the age of 93.  Predeceased by her husband John Hulaj (1986).  Loving mother of Linda (Paul) Verbrugghe, John Hulaj (predeceased in 1975) and Jane (Cam) Edwards.  Cherished grandmother of Michelle, Jeremy, Paula and Greg (Diana) Verbrugghe, Blair (Angela) Edwards and Erin (Tom) Edwards.  Proud great grandmother of Rowan Verbrugghe and Logan Edwards.  Survived by a brother in law, sisters in law and several nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by her parents Jakub and Hedviga Formanek and by her brother William (2014).

Emily’s acts of service were many and included her work with St Mary’s C.W.L for more than 50 years. She gave great care to all of her family over many years and generations.  Her steadfast ways, love and strength live on in all of us.  Relatives and friends will be received at DENNING’S OF WEST LORNE, 202 Main Street, West Lorne (519-785-0810) on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  A Funeral Mass will commence at 11 a.m. from St. Mary’s Catholic Parish on Thursday, September 22, 2016.  Interment St. Mary’s Cemetery.  Donations in memory of Emily may be made, payable by cheque, to a charity of choice.  Share a memory at denning.ca

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Prentice (Nee Schmidt), Tanya of Wasaga Beach and formerly of Penetanguishene

Posted by on September 19, 2016

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Prentice ( Nee Schmidt), Tanya of Wasaga Beach and formerly of Penetanguishene– Surrounded by her family at Campbell House Hospice, Collingwood on Saturday September 17, 2016 at the age of 49. Devoted wife of Kevin. Blessed mother of Hanna and Sara Tesseris. Beloved daughter of Rosemarie Quesnelle (Raymond) and Bernd Schmidt (Deborah). Cherished and loved sister of Corrine Hindson (Justin) and Ronald Schmidt (Janet). Tanya will be sadly missed by her nieces and nephews, Kalli, Holly, Kai, Tia, Niall and Kaymin and her many relatives and friends. Friends will be received at the Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home – Wasaga Beach Chapel, 509 River Road West, Wasaga Beach on Saturday September 24, 2016 from 10 – 12 (Noon). Funeral Service to follow at 12: 30 p.m. at Prince of Peace Anglican Church, 565 Mosley Street, Wasaga Beach. Reception to follow at Wasaga Beach RecPlex Oakview Room. Interment on Monday September 26, 2016 at 1 p.m. at the Waubaushene Protestant Cemetery. At the request of the family donations may be made to the Children’s Trust Fund or Campbell House Hospice, Collingwood . For further information and to sign the Book of Memories, log on to www.carruthersdavidson.com

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GEORGE: Marjorie Jean

Posted by on September 19, 2016

GEORGE, Marjorie Jean (nee. Parks)

Passed away peacefully at the Campbellford Memorial Hospital on Saturday September 17, 2016. Marj George in her 96th year. Beloved wife of the late Donald George (d. 1982). Beloved mother of Carolyn. Survived by sister-in-law Barbara Parks (d. Ralph), brother-in-law Reg George, and by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents Norman and Nina Parks, siblings Beatrice Prest (Clayton), Elma Parks, and Winnifred Nolan (Don). Friends and relatives are invited to call at THE HENDREN FUNERAL HOMES, NORWOOD CHAPEL  on Wednesday September 21, 2016 from 7:00 – 9:00 PM. A funeral service will be held in the chapel on Thursday September 22, 2016 at 11:00 AM. Interment Asphodel-Norwood Cemetery. Reception at Norwood United Church following the Interment. As expressions of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the Norwood United Church or Campbellford Memorial Hospital. Friends may send condolences, arrange flowers or make donations by contacting the funeral home at www.hendrenfuneralhome.com or by calling 705-639-5322.

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ALVESTAD: Marlene Lauretta (nee. Byam)

Posted by on September 19, 2016

Passed away peacefully at Fairhaven Nursing Home on Saturday September 17, 2016. Marlene Alvestad in her 83rd year. Beloved wife of the late Inge Alvestad. Loving mom of Janyte Bullock (Andy), and Daryl Alvestad. Loved and missed by her grandchildren Craig, Erik, and Ian Bullock, and Hillary and Keegan Alvestad, and great nanny to Sabrina Godinho, and Laveena Bullock. Predeceased by parents Ross and Rose Byam, and brother Ross. Over 25 years volunteering with the Scarborough Centenary Hospital Auxiliary, and a founding member of the Glen Ayre United Church of Canada. Marlene always enjoyed singing with the choirs and in fundraising shows. Her beautiful soprano voice has been missed. Marlene will be remembered by friends and family as a kind, gracious woman, who had a smile for everyone. A funeral service will be held at THE HENDREN FUNERAL HOMES, LAKEFIELD CHAPEL on Saturday September 24, 2016 at 12:30 PM. Visitation to commence at 11:00 AM. Interment Wilberforce Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society. Friends may send condolences, arrange flowers, or make memorial donations by contacting the funeral home at www.hendrenfunerlhome.com or by calling 705-652-3355.

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BOOTH, Albert Thomas

Posted by on September 19, 2016

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Passed awaboothy with family by his side on Sunday, September 4, 2016 at the General & Marine Hospital, Collingwood in his 89th year.  Albert of Wasaga Beach, beloved husband of Myrna (nee Gulley) for almost 66 years. Loving father of Douglas (Doug) Thomas Booth (deceased) and Lucinda (Cindy) Lee Booth-Ford (Dave Ford). Grandfather of Jonathan Cody Ford (Kelly Helsdon), Allison Jenna Ford, Alanna Nicole Booth (Logan Paupst), Caylyn Elyse Booth, Ayslynn Cassandra Booth, Alyssa Janelle Booth and Shanna Leigh Booth. Albert will be missed by many nieces and nephews, friends and neighbours. The family wishes to sincerely thank Dr. Lane, Dr. Goode and the nursing staff at the hospital and all the caring staff at Stayner Care Centre. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at the Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home – Wasaga Beach Chapel at 1 o’clock.  Reception to follow.  If desired, remembrances to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. To sign the Book of Memories, log on to www.carruthersdavidson.com

 

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HAGAR, Mildred Anna (nee Young)

Posted by on September 19, 2016

 

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HAGAR, Mildred Anna (nee Young)

Passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at Bob Rumball Home for the Deaf in Barrie in her 99th year.  Beloved wife of the late James Hagar.  Loving mother of Diane and her late husband Harold Whitham, Jeanne (John) Hardy and James (Sue) Hagar.  Cherished grandmother of Cheryl (Joe), Ross (Jaclyn), Jamie, Beth and the late Quentin and Stephanie.  Great grandmother of 11.  Mildred was an avid knitter and was soloist at Copetown United Church for many years.  She taught junior choir in Copetown and also belonged to the seniors choir at Bracebridge United Church.  She will be remembered fondly for her wonderful love of family and her great sense of humor and love of life.

In keeping with Mildred’s wishes, cremation has taken place.  A celebration of life to be held at a later date. Inurnment to take place at Grimsby Anglican Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations can be made to a charity of choice.  Messages of condolence can be left at www.peacefultransition.ca

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McNamara, Dr. Eugene

Posted by on September 18, 2016

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Beloved husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, great-grandfather, professor, and poet passed away peacefully in his home on September 17, surrounded by his loving family.

 

Eugene McNamara was born in Oak Park, Illinois on March 18, 1930. He attended De Paul University and received his PhD from Northwestern University, both in Chicago. He married the love of his life, Margaret, in 1952. After teaching at the University of Illinois, he moved his family to Windsor in 1959 to teach at what was then Assumption University, later the University of Windsor. He remained in the English Department for 36 years, retiring in 1995, and was named Professor Emeritus shortly thereafter. In 2000, he received the honorary degree of Doctor Of Laws from the University of Windsor.

 

His accomplishments and contributions to the University and to the city of Windsor during those 36 years are tremendous. He spearheaded the Creative Writing Department which quickly became one of the most respected departments of its kind in Canada. He founded the “University of Windsor Review” and was its editor for over 20 years.

He mentored numerous aspiring writers, many of whom went on to great success. He arranged poetry readings, not just at the university, but also in several locations across the city, putting Windsor on the map as a respected literary destination. He was a poet, a writer and a scholar. His numerous books, collections of poetry and short stories, drew praise from critics across the country. But the real passion in his career was teaching. He loved it all. He was and is one of the most beloved professors the University has ever had. Countless numbers of people have approached him or family members over the years to say that Dr. McNamara was the best professor they had ever had, that he inspired them to learn, to read, to love literature (and film – he created Literature in Film courses and shared his love of movies as a part-time film critic for the Windsor Star.)  Many of his students became teachers themselves. Many went on to other pursuits, yet retained that love of books and the beauty that they found there.

 

In 2008 a scholarship was established in his name. A dinner was held to honour him and to raise funds. Eugene was moved and proud but, in typical fashion for him, he was more excited about being able to give something to students in their academic pursuits than he was about the accolades he received that night.

As much as he was proud of his contributions to the school and the city, Eugene was grateful to Windsor for providing him a place to learn and grow, a place to share his life with his darling wife and to raise and enjoy his family. He always said, “Windsor has been very good for me”.

He was a man who took great joy in the world and people around him, wringing every drop of happiness he could get out of his love of books, music, movies, art, antiques, cooking, traveling and dancing (he was a favourite partner at faculty and other parties because he was one of the few husbands who loved to dance). As immense as his love was for all of these, his greatest loves were his family, his friends and colleagues.

Eugene was preceded in death by his mother Anna Ryan McNamara, his father, Joseph McNamara, his brother, Martin McNamara, as well as sons-in-law Patrick Lobzun, Kevin Donoghue and many friends and colleagues at the University of Windsor.

 

He leaves, in body only, his wife, Margaret, oldest son Michael and his wife, Judy Holm; daughter, Mary, son David and his wife, Catharine Mastin, son Brian and his wife, Susan (nee Beaudoin); and son Christopher and his wife, Margaret Fong; grandchildren Aaron Holm and his wife, Saira Khan; Caitlin McNamara and her husband Neil Langshaw; Martin McNamara Lobzun; Jennifer McNamara; James and Jeffery Marr; Markus and August Fong-McNamara. Great-grandchildren Olive Holm, Haris Holm, and Joshua Hollywood. His love and spirit remain with them always. Each one of them knows and cherishes the enveloping warmth of his deep love for them.

Heartfelt thanks to Margaret, Kahindi, Johnson, Ravi, Annette and all of the staff at CCAC and Paramed. Thanks also to Natalie and all the people at Home Instead. Many thanks also to Miles and John and all the good people at VON. The support of the palliative team at Hospice was invaluable. Finally, a very special thank you to two friends who are also nurses, Terry Whalen and Sarah Hill, who gave their expertise, along with their love and admiration for Eugene, in numerous ways.

 

Memorial donations may be made to the Eugene McNamara Scholarship at The University of Windsor or, to carry on Eugene’s love of literature, you may donate a book to a local school or library in your community.

Cremation has taken place.  Memorial visitation will take place on Tuesday September 20, 2016 from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. at FAMILIES FIRST 1065 LAUZON RD. East Windsor, 519-969-5841  Parish prayers at 8:00 p.m. Tuesday Evening.  Visitation will continue on Wednesday September 21, 2016  at the Our Lady of Assumption Parish- McEwan Campus 711 McEwan Ave from 10 :00 a.m. until time of mass at 11:00 a.m.  Share memories online at FamiliesFirst.ca

 

“If tomorrow comes and I wake to

find you next to me I’ll know I am

home—–

 

If tomorrow never comes again well

we’ve been there and back again

 

You are the country I will never ever

fly from like geese in the park close

to home you are the map of far places

home in my heart–”

 

from “Heart Land”

?        for Margaret

 

 

 

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JOHNSON, Evelyn Jessie (Gofton) of peopleCare Oakcrossing, formerly of Grand Bend and Embro, age 93

Posted by on September 18, 2016

johnson-evelynJOHNSON:  Peacefully, at peopleCare Oakcrossing, London on Sunday, September 18, 2016, Evelyn Jessie (Gofton) Johnson, formerly of Grand Bend and Embro, age 93.  Beloved wife of the late Roy Wilfred Johnson (1995).  Loved mother and mother-in-law of Marie and Bob Hewitt of Embro, Bruce and Janet Johnson of Ilderton, Sharon and Patrick Keogh of London.  Cherished grandma of Jeff Hewitt (Zoja), Andy Hewitt (Jill), Kevin Johnson (Janet), Doug Johnson (Susie), Diane Spargo (Adam), Bryan Keogh, Lauren Keogh and Brent Keogh.  Treasured great-grandma of Cameron and Steven Johnson, Preston and Nash Hewitt, Sam and Charlotte Johnson, Olivia and Callan Spargo. Dear sister-in-law of Barbara Gofton of Orillia.  Remembered by her many nieces, nephews and their families.  Predeceased by her parents Vernon and Jessie (Farrow) Gofton, brothers Howard (Gladys “Glenn”) and Ivan Gofton, sister-in-law Helen (Andrew) Graham, brothers-in-law Harold (Emily), Carl (Frances), Arnold (Maud) Johnson.  Visitation will be held at Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road, London, on Monday, September 19, 2016 from 7 to 9, where the Funeral Service will be held, on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 10 a.m., with visitation commencing at 9 a.m.  The Rev. Harry Disher Officiating.  Interment North Embro Cemetery.  Evelyn was a Graduate of Brantford General Hospital.  Roy and Evelyn operated the R. W. Johnson Funeral and Furniture business in Embro for 22 years.  She was a member of Zorra Rebekah Lodge # 250, a member of the Grand Bend U.C.W. and the Embro Knox United Church U.C.W.  If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to Huron Shores United Church, Grand Bend or a charity of choice, would be appreciated by the family.  Arrangements entrusted to the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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MARLBOROUGH: Sophia T. of London

Posted by on September 18, 2016

Peacefully at London Health Sciences Centre-Victoria Campus on Saturday, September 17, 2016, Sophia Marlborough (nee Scully) passed away at the age of 80.  Loving wife of the late Kenneth Marlborough (2014).  Beloved mother of Yvonne (John) Borg, Dawn Dearlove (Ken Brown) and Peter (Jane) Marlborough.  Survived by 8 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, 2 sisters and 7 brothers.   Friends will be received at DENNING’S OF STRATHROY, 519-245-1023 on Tuesday, September 20th from 7-9 pm.  Praying of the Rosary at 8:45 pm.   A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. John the Divine Catholic Church,390 Base Line Road West, London, Wednesday, September 21st at 1:00 pm with Father Pio D’Oria  officiating.  Cremation to follow.  As expressions of sympathy memorial donations may be made to Canadian Food For Children.  Online condolences accepted at www.denning.ca

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KIPFER: David Harold of RR#1 Varna

Posted by on September 17, 2016

kipfer-davidPeacefully surrounded by his family in his home, on Friday, September 16, 2016 of R.R.#1 Varna in his 64th year.  Beloved husband of Hessie (Wynja) Kipfer for almost 43 years.  Dear son of Jenny (Jolly) and the late Cecil Kipfer (2014) of Hensall and son-in-law of Teresa and the late Gerrit Wynja (2002) of Egmondville.  Dear father of Karen Kipfer-Pryce and Dwayne Pryce of Winthrop, Jenifer Clark and John Rudd of Hanover, and Jeremy Kipfer of R.R.#1 Varna.  Dear grandfather of Drew, Alysha, Ryan, Anthony, Darcy, Rebecca, Brittney, Courtney, Kyle; Justin, Joshua, Jaxson, Graycee, Gavin; Kyra and Kelsey.  Dear brother and brother-in-law of Dorothy and Gord Page, Shelley and Gary Dayman, Shannon Roche (Smale), Gerben and Jeanette Wynja, Allen Wynja, Gerda and Gary Dill, Martin and Mary Wynja, Hilda and George Ridley, Corrie and Larry Moir, and Sandra and Troy Hoggart. Special uncle to many nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by brother Dan Kipfer (2014), sister Lynda Jane (1999) and husband Cliff Jardine, brother-in-law Jeen Wynja (1967) and sister-in-law Frances Wynja (2015).

A private family memorial service will take place at a later date.  Cremation with interment Bairds Cemetery, Bluewater (Stanley Township).  Haskett funeral home, Exeter (519-235-1220) entrusted with arrangements.

Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Childcan would be appreciated by the family.

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Richardson, Rodney Thomas E

Posted by on September 17, 2016

web_richardson_rodneyInto the loving arms of his Lord and Saviour on September 14, 2016 at 71 years of age. Cherished husband of Rose Anne (nee White) for 50 years. Loving father of Ryan and wife Janice, Rochelle “Shelley” and husband Roger McLaren, and Regan and wife Michelle. Treasured Grandpa/Papa of Joseph, Jessica, Noah, Logan, Grady, Maxwell and Christian. Dear brother of Wilma (Leslie Lowe) of Bermuda. He will be sadly missed by his cousins, nieces, nephews and countless friends. Rodney came to Canada from Bermuda in 1963 and attended W.D. Lowe Technical School where he won many soccer championships. He was an architectural draftsman and salesman. He professed his faith in Christ in 1973 and was instrumental in leading many to his Saviour. He faithfully served the Lord! If you so desire, donations to the Windsor-Essex Gift of Life Association would be appreciated by the family. Cremation has taken place. Memorial visitation Sunday 3-5 pm and 7-9 pm at FAMILIES FIRST 3260 DOUGALL AVE. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. On Monday, family and friends are invited to meet after 10:00 am at Campbell Baptist Church (1821 Wyandotte St W.) for memorial service at 11:00 am. Share memories or make a charitable donation online at FamiliesFirst.ca

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Marius, Anna

Posted by on September 17, 2016

web_mariusPassed away peacefully on September 14, 2016 at 92 years of age, surrounded by her family.  Beloved wife of the late Evelino (1983). She will be missed dearly by her children, Marisa Del Rizzo (Dante), Louis Mariuz (Maria).  Dear nonna to David Del Rizzo (Jackie), Marc Del Rizzo, Paul Del Rizzo (Jenna), Andria St. Germain (Rob), Dino Mariuz (Jennifer), Lisa Mitchell (Steve).  Bis nonna to Mikayla, Selina, Nathan, Claire, Dylan, Andrew, Kate, Chloe and Simon.   Beloved sister of Regina (Elide) Azzano (Italy).  Sister in-law to Rosina Azzano (Ottawa).  Predeceased by 7 siblings.  Will be missed by many nephews, nieces and relatives in Canada, U.S and Italy.  Anna was a 25 year member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Caboto Club, and participated with il Gruppo del’ Amicizia.  In lieu of flowers memorial tributes to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Friday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m.  Parish prayers at 4:30 p.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841.  Funeral mass on Saturday September 17, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help 804 Grand Marais Road. Friends and family are requested to meet directly at the church. Interment to follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation  at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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