COWLEY, Max of Blenheim

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Max Cowley of Blenheim passed away peacefully at home on Monday July 14, 2014 at the age of 64 years.  Max was the much loved husband of Elaine (Meehan) Cowley who passed away on April 30, 2014.  He will be missed greatly by his children Jennifer & Jeff Couture of Grande Pointe and Michael & Sarah Cowley of Chatham, by his grandchildren Jeremy, Jordan, Seth, Hunter and Emma, by his father Don & Lorna Cowley of Blenheim and by his sister Dianne Chamberlain-Moffat and her husband Peter Moffat of Chatham.  Max was predeceased by his mother Jean (Smith) and by his brother Mark.   He was a millwright by trade, working for the British Tobacco Company for many years and then Navistar where he retired.  Friends and family are invited to gather at the Blenheim Community Funeral Home on Thursday from 7 – 9 p.m.  A Funeral Service conducted by Rev. Bill Terris will be held on Friday July 18, 2014 at 11:00 a.m.  Interment in Evergreen Cemetery, Blenheim.  Friends wishing to remember Max with a memorial donation are asked to consider the Parkinson’s Society or the Heart & Stroke Foundation.  Online condolences for the family and memorial donations may be left at www.blenheimcommunityfuneralhome.com

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BELANGER, Lucille (nee Tousignant).

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WEB_Belanger_LucilleBorn October 1, 1919 in Trois-Rivieres, Quebec. Passed away with family by her side on July 15, 2014. Beloved wife of the late Paul (1977). Cherished mother of Norman and wife Nancy, Andre and wife Juliet, Claudette and husband Roger Iler, and Suzanne Grieves. Survived by two remaining sisters Térese and Louisette in Quebec. Grandmother of seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation Thursday from 3-5 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Friday 10 a.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841  Interment Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Share memories, photos or make a donation at

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WILLIAMS: Alfred Horace of Lorneville, Ontario

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williamsWILLIAMS: Alfred Horace -  Passed away at the Ross Memorial Hospital, Lindsay on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 in his 97th year.  Cherished husband of Ruth (nee Hobbs) Williams of Lorneville.  Loved father of Garry Williams (Robert Sprunt) and the late Alfred Warren Williams. Dear grandfather of Cheryl Lee Williams-Hurlbert.  A celebration of Alfred’s life will be held at the Williams residence, 246 Lorneville Rd., Woodville, Ontario on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 2 p.m. As per family’s wishes, a private interment was held at the Stone Church Cemetery, Beaverton.  If so desired, donations can be made to the City of Kawartha Lakes Humane Society and can be made by contacting the Mangan Funeral Home 705-426-5777.  Online condolences are welcomed at www.manganfuneralhome.com

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Martin, Leona “Lee”

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WEB_Martin_LeonaPeacefully, July 15, 2014 at home, in the arms of her loving husband. Beloved wife of 40 years to William Martin. Loving and devoted mother of Jeff. Cherished Mémé of Django and Darshan. Dear mother-in-law to Nicole. Dearest daughter of the late Leo and Philomene Bondy. Treasured sister of the late Larry Bondy. Lee previously worked for Canadian Salt and retired from Windsor Western Hospital. Special thanks to VON, Hospice, CCAC, Revera and the team at Shoppers Drug Mart on Malden Rd. for their dedicated service to Lee and to her dear friends and family for their compassion and care. If you so desire, memorial donations to the Hospice of Windsor would be appreciated by the family. A private family service was held. Arrangements entrusted to Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Share memories, photos or make a donation at

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TEMPLEMAN, Margaret ‘Peggy’

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templemanpicture1TEMPLEMAN, Margaret ‘Peggy’, a resident of Chatham, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance at the age of 76. Dear daughter of the late Henry & Helen Templeman (Oulds). Loving mother of Kevin Botterill, of Chatham, Marsha & Brad Fishleigh, of St. Thomas, Belinda Michelle Shepherd, of Sarnia and the late Brian, Stacey and Kim Botterill. Cherished grandmother to 13 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. Dear sister to Judith Martin, of Hamilton, Eric Templeman, of Wallaceburg, Sandra & Allan McIntyre, of Chatham, and the late Dick and Linda Templeman. Margaret is survived by several nieces and nephews. Margaret was very proud of the many years she worked as a cook at the William Pitt Hotel. Family to receive friends at the Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham, on Friday from 2:00-4:00 & 7:00-9:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. William Vanderveeken officiating. Interment to follow at Maple Leaf Cemetery, Chatham. Donations in memory of Margaret to the London Health Sciences Centre-Head & Neck Disease Site would be greatly appreciated by the family.  Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

 

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ROBB, Mary Jean of Sarnia

Mary-Web-BWith her family at her side on Tuesday, July 15, 2014, MARY JEAN (THORNER) ROBB age 82 of Sarnia, died peacefully at Bluewater Health in Palliative Care. She was the loving wife of the late Robert (Bob) Robb (1995) and dear mother of Jimmy Robb and his wife Linda, Bill Robb and his wife Jennifer and Christine Hammill and her husband Dennis, grandmother of Jeff, Jeremy (Alison) and Joel Robb, Kevin and Katie Robb and Shane Wicks (Michelle) and Marisa Wicks, adoring great-grandmother of Austin, Morgan, Charlie, Olivia, Desiree, Morgan, Jacob, Tyler, Kirby, Dylan who affectionately called her “Mimi”. Several nieces and nephews also survive. She was predeceased by her parents Vernon and Nona (Wiles) Thorner and her sister Joan Whittall and husband George. Mary was a longtime active golfer and curler at the Sarnia Golf & Curling Club. She thoroughly enjoyed her times with the “Lunch Bunch Gals”, good friends who met monthly for many years for lunch and refreshments. A celebration of Mary’s life will be held at the D.J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE on Friday, July 18th at 2:30 pm. Interment will follow after at Lakeview Cemetery. The family will welcome friends to share their memories of Mary at the funeral home on Friday beginning at 1:00 pm. For those wishing to do so, sympathy expressed through donations to Bluewater Health Foundation-Palliative Care or St. Joseph’s Hospice would be greatly appreciated by the family. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

“We would sincerely want to thank Dr. Monique Dostaler and the incredible staff at Bluewater Health Palliative Care, Rev. Deanna Gibson of St. Joseph’s Hospice and the staff at Afton Park Place for their outstanding care and compassion shown to not only our mother, but the entire family as well. You have made this inevitable transition a healthy and rewarding experience for us all.”

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Klassen, Lincoln Seth of Leamington, Ontario

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Born in London on June 26, 2014 at 1:05p.m at 4 pounds 3 ounces and 17 1/2 inches long. After a brief 2 weeks, 5 days and 1 hour with health struggles, The Lord decided to bring Lincoln home to be with Jesus on July 15, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto. Lincoln Seth is the son of David and Mary Klassen and the little brother of Seirra. Lincoln is the newest grandson of Dave and Margaret Klassen and Maria Harms. A Funeral Service to Celebrate Lincoln’s life will take place on Thursday, July 17, 2014 at Leamington Evangelical Mennonite Church, 108 Mersea Rd. 3 at 2 p.m. Arrangements entrusted to the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell St., Leamington (519-326-2631). Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.reidfuneralhome.ca.

 

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Lapish, Chey Lynn of Courtright

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Lapish- Peacefully surrounded by her loving family and friends at L.H.S.C.-University Hospital, London on Sunday July 13, 2014. Chey Lynn Lapish, age 38 years of Courtright. Loving mother of Ricky and Aimee. Dear daughter of Patricia and the late Rick Lapish (2011). Much loved sister of Sara Lapish and aunt to Jesse Cunningham. Chey is also survived by; her children’s father, Tom Banks; her grandfather, David “Mac” Johnston and by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. She was predeceased by her grandparents. Family and friends are invited to join together at the Courtright Fire Hall on Saturday July 19, 2014 between the hours of 1-4 p.m. for a celebration of life. As expressions of sympathy those who wish are encouraged to make a donation to the Sarnia Organ Donor Awareness 104-180 College Ave North, Sarnia N7T 7X2 or to the charity of one’s choice. Arrangements entrusted to Knight Funeral Home, Corunna. Messages and condolences may be left online @ www.knightfuneralhome.ca  Knight 519-862-2845.

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Schoene, Edith

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Schoene, Edith SchoeneEdith(nee Bolzenthal) of Barrie, ON, Dec. 20, 1927- July 12, 2014.
Passed away unexpectedly on Saturday July 12th, 2014 at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre at the age of 86. Born in Berlin, Germany. Beloved wife of the late Helmuth Schoene. Dear mother of Ellen (Bill), Blanca (Mike), Silvia (Jim) and Verena (Richard). Proud and cherished grandmother of Jennifer (Joey), Andrea (Paul), Alana, David and Nicole. Predeceased by brother Horst and sister-in-law Inge. Loved by nephew Mark, niece Liisa and great nephew Andy. Edith will be great missed by several other family members and friends. Service will be held at ADAMS FUNERAL HOME (445 St. Vincent Street, Barrie) on Friday July 18, 2014 at 1 p.m. with visitation one hour prior. Burial to follow at Barrie Union Cemetery. Reception immediately following at Adams Funeral Home. Refreshments and light fare will be offered. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family though adamsfuneralhome.ca

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Martel, Gerald Joseph Franklin

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Martel, Gerald Joseph Franklin – Passed away at the Orillia’s Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital on Sunday, July 13, 2014 at the age of 52. Beloved husband of Cindy for 26 years. Loving father of Sara. Cherished son of Gerald Sr. and the late Jean. Gerald will be forever loved by his brothers Robby (Rhonda), late Bruce and his niece Savannah. Friends are invited to a Graveside Service at Barrie Union Cemetery (338 Sunnidale Road, Barrie). to celebrate Gerald’s life on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 3 o’clock p.m. Memorial donations to the Kidney Foundation would be appreciated. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through adamsfuneralhome.caMartel

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Brown, Rita

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Brown, Rita Agnes – Passed away peacefully at Coleman Care Centre on July 13, 2014 in her 91st year. Loving wife of the late Roy Brown. Loving mother of Cheryl, Bob (Shirley), David, Johnny (Patti) and Donny. Granny to Sherry (Gary), John (Cindy), Tamara (Tony), Susan (John), and Jason. Great-granny to Mitchell, Priscilla, Kyle, Devan, Ryan, David, Michael and Lauren. Friends may call at ADAMS FUNERAL HOME (445 St. Vincent Street, Barrie) on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 10 a.m. with visitation one hour prior. Interment to follow in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through adamsfuneralhome.caBrownRita

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Harris, James Bruce

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HarrisJamesHarris, James B., passed away in his 79th year at Hospice Simcoe in Barrie on July 9, 2014. He is survived by his two children, Gordon (Cathy) Harris and Sandra (Chad) Ballantyne, and their mother Marian Harris, along with five grandchildren, Matthew and Meghan Harris, and Connory, Caedda, and Keelan Ballantyne. He is also survived by his brother, Edwin Harris, as well as his sisters Zella Bonin, Arlene Hallas, and Lorie Valovich. He will also be missed by good friend and “fishing buddy” Linda Hodgkinson. Jim was born on October 21, 1936 in Beamsville, Ontario, the second of five children. He was a very energetic and adventuresome child and became an excellent athlete as a teenager. When he moved to Barrie in 1955 he became active in softball, bowling and began a scuba diving club. His love of sports led him to form Barrie Sports (on Collier Street) and two ski shops, one at Horseshoe Valley Ski Club, the second at what was then known as Medonte Mountain Ski Club. In 1973 he changed careers and went on to become a well-known real estate agent in the city for 21 years. Jim’s favourite pursuits were hiking, camping, fishing and hunting. In his early years in Barrie he became vice-president of the Barrie and District Conservation Club. Several times he fought to stop housing development of key green spaces in the city. He was instrumental in the formation of Sunnidale Park and the preservation of the Minesing Wetlands. Special thanks to the many, many people who have cared for Jim over the last few years, for their time and patience: Linda Hodgkinson, Dr. Levine, Dr. Rob Lea, Dr. Lalor, the RVH staff in Emerg and 3 GC, CCAC, ILS and Bayshore, and Hospice Simcoe (especially Yola). Friends may call at ADAMS FUNERAL HOME (445 St. Vincent Street, Barrie) on Saturday, July 19, 2014 from 11a.m. until the time of Memorial Service in the Chapel at noon. A reception will follow. Memorial donations to Hospice Simcoe would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be forwarded through adamsfuneralhome.ca

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Opie, Mary

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Opie, Mary – Passed away peacefully on Monday July 7, 2014 at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre. Mary Opie in her 80th year, loving wife of Colin Opie. Dear mother of Karen (Ian) Miller and Linda (Bruce) McDonald. Devoted Grandmother of Jennifer, Stephanie, Kaitlyn, Amanda, Kevin and Melanie and Great Grandmother of Olivia, John and Parker. Mary is also survived by her brothers and sisters in the United Kingdom. Friends may call at ADAMS FUNERAL HOME, 445 St. Vincent Street (just north of Cundles Rd.) Barrie on Saturday July 12, 2014 from 12 p.m. until time of service in the Chapel at 1p.m.  Memorial donations to the charity of your choice  would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through adamsfuneralhome.ca

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Policicchio, Antonio

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Policicchio, Antonio – Passed away peacefully at Royal Victoria Hospital on July 7, 2014, at the age of 88. Beloved husband of Anna Policicchio. Loving father of Frank (Ana), Domenic (Ana), Nick (Diane), and Rosa (Jason) Policicchio . Nonno to Thalia, Sierra, Victoria, Michael, Anthony, Georgia, Krystofer, and Angelika Policicchio. Friends may call at ADAMS FUNERAL HOME 445 St. Vincent Street, Barrie) on Wednesday from 2-4 & 6-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 11 o’clock a.m. Entombment to follow in Highland Memory Gardens (33 Memory Garden Lane, Willowdale) . Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolences may be forwarded through adamsfuneralhome.caPolicicchioAntonio Main

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McBETH (Howard): Ruth of London

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Surrounded by family at Westmount Gardens Long Term Care, London on July 14, 2014 in her 88th year.  Beloved wife of the late Lyle Morris McBeth. Loving mother of  Howie McBeth of London, Wayne McBeth of London,  Holly McBeth-Ormerod and her husband David of Port Stanley, Rob McBeth and his wife Dawn of Kerwood. Dear grandmother of Catherine, Dianna (Andy), Kyle, Nathan, Victoria, Nicholas, Amber (Frankie), Kurtis and Mitchell. Sadly missed by 6 great grandchildren. Also survived by her nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by her sons Larry and Brian McBeth, a brother Robert and a sister in law Marilyn. Visitation will be held at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London, ON on Friday July 18, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., with a  graveside service in Aylmer Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of London and Middlesex, 435 Windermere Road, London, ON N5X 2T1. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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TRYBA, Paul of Peterborough formerly of Buckhorn Sands in his 87th year

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Passed away at his residence on Tuesday July 15, 2014. Paul Tryba of Peterborough formerly of Buckhorn Sands in his 87th year, beloved husband of Maria (Koenig). Loving father of Maria Moses of California, Sylvia and her husband David Emmorey of Whitby and step-father of Karl Maskos and his wife Libby of New Brunswick, Margaret Arnott, Marian and her husband Raymond Jenkins and Paul Maskos all of Toronto. Also loved and remembered by his numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. A celebration of Paul’s life will be held in the common room of 1099 Clonsilla Avenue, Building C on Friday July 18, 2014 from 1:00 – 3:00 PM. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to The Salvation Army or the P.R.H.C. Foundation. Friends may send condolences to Paul’s family by contacting THE HENDREN FUNERAL HOMES, LAKEFIELD CHAPEL at www.hendrenfuneralhome.com or by calling 705-652-3355.

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Entered into rest suddenly at Lakeridge Health Services in Port Perry on Tuesday, July 15th, 2014. Wilma Josephine Cotton (nee Seymour) in her 85th year, was the beloved wife of the late Ray Dure Cotton (2010). Loving mother of Cameron of Nakina, ON and Eric (Vicki) of Cannington, ON. Dear grandma of Jeff, Sam and Zach. Predeceased by her sister Myrtle Bedford and one grandson David. Friends are invited to call at the Thorne Funeral Home, 109 Laidlaw St.S. in Cannington on Friday, July 18th, 2014 from 1:00 pm until time of Funeral Service in the Chapel at 2:00 pm. Interment Cedar Vale Cemetery in Cannington. As a remembrance, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, would be appreciated.

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REID-SMITH, Bernardine (O’Neill) of Guelph and formerly of London

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REID-SMITH, Bernardine (O’Neill), MB ChB – Passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 12, 2014 at the age of 79 after a 2 year struggle with Lewy Body dementia. Born in Bath, daughter of the late Dr. John Roberts and the late Eleanor (Erskine) O’Neill, devoted wife of the late Dr. Edward Anthony (Tony) Reid-Smith (2005), Bernie is survived by her sons Dr. Richard Reid-Smith and David Reid-Smith; her daughter-in-law Dr. Susan Sabatini and grandchildren Bethany and Matthew Reid-Smith. Also survived by her sister-in-law, Margaret O’Neill, and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Predeceased by her sister Dr. Patricia Williamson (O’Neill) and brother Dr. Michael O’Neill, both of England. Bernie graduated from Trinity College, University of Dublin in 1961 with a bachelor of medicine, bachelor of surgery and practised medicine in Dublin and Glasgow. She emigrated to Canada in 1965 with Tony and Richard, and devoted the rest of her life to her family, raising her sons and caring for her husband during his long illness and her mother late in her life. In 1986 she started a 13 year career in human resources at Victoria Hospital, London, retiring in 1999. Thanks to the PSWs and to Christine Naylor for supporting Bernie at home, and to the nurses and staff of the Stone Lodge Retirement Home and the Elliott Nursing Home in Guelph for their excellent care. Visitation will be held at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Friday, July 18, 2014 from 2:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., with prayers at 8:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at HOLY FAMILY PARISH, 777 Valetta Street, London, on Saturday July 19, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. If desired, memorial donations may be made to SickKids or WWF Canada. Online condolences may be left at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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COYLE-OFFENHAUER, Edith Theresa “Ida” of London

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COYLE-OFFENHAUER, Edith Theresa “Ida” – Passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on July 14, 2014 in her 91st year. Beloved wife of the late George Coyle and Glen Offenhauer. Loving mother of Penny Jennings (Bill), Nancy Fitzgerald (Mike), Joe Coyle and the late George Coyle Jr. (2000) and Baby Coyle (1944). Proud grandmother of David and Paul Werby, Rob Fitzgerald (Hilary), Tracie McDonald (Geoff) and Leanne Taylor (Mark). Lovingly remembered by 8 great-grandchildren, 2 step-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her siblings and their spouses: Cordilia Caminite (Joe), Mary Murphy (Pat), Sally Lang (Ross), Ann Mulcahy (Cy). Dolf DiPoala, Joe DiPoala (Anne), Phyllis DiPoala-Ryckman and Nicky DiPoala. Also fondly remembered by her sister-in-law Violet DiPoala and her nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. and Friday from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, where the funeral service will be conducted on Friday, July 18th, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Interment at St. Peter’s Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Ida are asked to consider the Canadian Diabetes Association or a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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EMERY: Mrs. Doreen (nee Avery), of Ailsa Craig, ON, formerly of St. Thomas

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EMERY, Mrs. Doreen (nee Avery), of Craigwiel Gardens, Ailsa Craig, ON, formerly of St. Thomas, passed away at her residence on Tuesday, July 15, 2014, in her 83rd year. Wife of the late Robert “Bob” Emery (2012). Mother of Sharris Richards (Arthur) of London, and the late D’Arcy Emery (2012). Grandmother of Evan Richards of Guelph, and Iain Richards of Ottawa. Sister of Carolyn Brophy (Terry) of Bayfield, and Elmer Avery (Maureen) of St. Thomas. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Born in York Twp., ON, January 24, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Elmer J. and Edna (nee Kennedy) Avery. Doreen was a retired employee of Sutherland Press, St. Thomas. She was a member of St. Anne’s Roman Catholic Church. Relatives and friends will be received at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Friday evening, July 18th from 7:00-9:00 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Anne’s Roman Catholic Church, St. Thomas on Saturday, July 19th at 10:00 a.m., followed by interment in Union Cemetery. Memorial donations to the charity of one’s choice gratefully acknowledged.

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Desrosiers, Mary Ellen (nee Bellaire)

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web_desrosier_maryPeacefully on July 12, 2014 at 85 years of age. Cherished wife of the late Roch “Bob” for 59 years. Loving mother of Rick and partner Lise, Diane and husband Paul Batley, Cecile and husband Marty Burgess, Kathy and husband Fred Seguin and Janette B. Treasured Mémé of James and Christopher Desrosiers, Angèlique and Nicole Batley (Tyler), Nicole (Chuck Bullough) and Ryan Seguin. Adored Great- Mémé of Benjamin, Chloe, Annika and Mackenzie. Dear sister of Geraldine Turmel. Predeceased by her parents Cecile and Arthur Bellaire and by her sisters Adele, Flora and Marcella and brothers Laurence and René. She will be sadly missed by her many nieces and nephews. Special thank you to the nurses of the Dialysis Unit and Dr. Bagga at Hotel Dieu. The amazing dedication and love from the staff at Country Village Long-term Care in Woodslee. If you so desire, donations to the Canadian Kidney Foundation or to the Alzheimer Society Windsor & Essex Co. would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Thursday 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Friday 1:00 p.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Interment to follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation at

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SCOTT: H. Stuart – Of Lakefield

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SCOTT, Harry Stuart

May 12, 1920 – July 13, 2014

 

Helen and StuartThe spark of intelligence and humour shone through to the end. Harry Stuart Scott, our beloved Dad and grandfather Stu, passed away surrounded by love and a poignant sense that an era was drawing to a close. The loss of his wife, Helen Worthington Scott, in 2011 highlighted the role she played as an anchor in Stuart’s life. His children Martha (Richard Whatley), Deborah (Franz Klingender), and Richard (Renée Scott) find comfort in the knowledge that Stuart lived a long and adventurous life, experiencing joy in home and family in his later years. Growing up, Stu’s adoring grandchildren, Ben, Ian, Graeme, Margot, and Julia, were captivated by his stories of exploration and discovery, and inspired by his inquiring mind.

Raised in Timmins, Ontario, Stu followed in his father’s footsteps and earned a masters degree in geology. He and Helen first met while playing violin in the University of Toronto orchestra. They married in 1944 and spent their honeymoon prospecting in the wilds of northern Manitoba. A true and passionate field geologist, Stu worked in too many countries to count, often under challenging conditions, and on every continent but Antarctica. His work addresses included Greenland, Angola, Sri Lanka, Cuba, Peru, and Laos, with longer stints in Brazil and Nepal. Much of Stu’s professional life unfolded in the Philippines, where his family joined him in the early years. Stu’s brilliant photographs provide a tangible record of an extraordinary career that extended into his mid-seventies. At their lovely century home outside Lakefield, Ontario, he and Helen enjoyed gardening, scrabble, reading, music, walking in the bush with the invincible Buddy, and frequent get-togethers with family and friends.

Shaped by the Depression years, Stu was a life-long conservationist who understood and loved the natural world. To his many friends and colleagues around the globe, he was known as Mr. Fix-It; cameras and watches were his specialty. Stu’s fondness for animals included all species, from the tiniest spider (he called them all George) to the largest mammals. Dogs held a special place in his heart. He had enormous admiration for their loyalty and sense of fun.

We admire the courage and dignity with which Stu met the losses and challenges of the past few years. Our heartfelt thanks to the PRHC staff for their professional and loving care, and to roommate Alan Simmons for his compassion, friendship, and humour. We will miss Stu’s clever limericks and puns, his incredible smile, and the sense of connection he gave us to a world brimming with curiosity and wonder.

Donations in memory of Stu may be made to the Lakefield Animal Welfare Shelter or the Kawartha Heritage Conservancy. A celebration of Stu’s remarkable life will be held at a later date for family and friends. Arrangements entrusted to THE HENDREN FUNERAL HOMES, LAKEFIELD CHAPEL. Friends may send condolences by contacting the funeral home at www.hendrenfuneralhome.com or by calling 705-652-3355.

There once was a time for no words

Silence and love were preferred

We sat by our Dad

For the time that we had

And nothing but feeling was heard.

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Riberdy, Orval

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Passed away peacefully on July 14, 2014 surrounded by family at WRH Metropolitan Campus at 84 years of age. Beloved husband of Margaret (nee Letourneau) for 60 years. Loving father of Robert (Mary), Keith (Bridgette) and Scott (Cathy). Adored and loving Pipi of Danielle (John), Miranda (John), Jeff (Jennifer), Catherine (Troy), Derek, Sean (Jelena), Christie (Andy), Lauren (Justin), Kate, Steven and Dan and of great-grandchildren Keely, Lucy, Emily, Easton, Teja, Bentley plus baby boy shortly. Predeceased by parents Lawrence and Lucy. Cremation has taken place. Memorial Visiting on Thursday 7-9pm. Memorial Service Friday at 11:30am at Families First 1065 Lauzon Rd. East Windsor, 519-969-5841. Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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LEE: Henrietta of London.

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Lee, Henrietta
Unexpectedly and peacefully in her sleep on Saturday, July 12, 2014,
Henrietta Lee in her 72rd year.  Beloved wife of the late Raymond Lee. 
Loving mother of Rob Lee and his wife Sarah and Rick Lee and his wife
Marina.  Cherished grandmother of Matt and Carina Lee.  Dear sister of
Peter (Pam), Tony (Terry) and Andy (Linda).   Aunt Hankie will be fondly
remembered by her many nieces, nephews and cousins.  Visitors will be
received at the John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King
Street, London on Wednesday, July 16th from 2-4 and 7-9 o'clock.  Funeral
Mass at St. Michael's Church, 511 Cheapside St, London on Thursday, July
17th at 10 o'clock.  Interment in Woodland Cemetery. Donations to the
Arthritis Society would be appreciated.

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HORNER, Robert “Bob” Blake age 80

Posted by on July 15, 2014

HORNER:  Peacefully, at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital, Strathroy, on Sunday, July, 13, 2014, Robert “Bob” Blake Horner, of Country Manor Retirement Home, Thedford, formerly of Grand Bend, Dashwood and Zurich, age 80.  Beloved son of the late Blake and Dora (Geiger) Horner.  Remembered by his sister-in-law Grace Horner of Grand Bend, nephew Steven Horner and friend Kathy Morgan both of Grand Bend and London and many other nieces, nephews and their families.  Dear friend of Judy and Gord Vincent of Shipka, Jud and Beth Bumstead of Grand Bend.  Predeceased by his siblings Keith Horner, Harold Horner, Greta Schade-Schatz, Doris Schoch and Jean Witmer.  Bob was an active and long time member of Emmanuel United Church, Zurich, serving for many years as the church Treasurer.  He was the former bookkeeper at McKinlay Hatchery, Zurich and the Tender Spot Grocery Store in  Grand Bend.  Bob was an avid, long time and well versed fan of his beloved Toronto Maple Leafs.  At Bob’s request cremation will take place with interment following at Emmanuel United Church Cemetery, Zurich.  A Memorial Service will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church, Thedford on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 1 p.m.  The Rev. Christine O’Reilly Officiating. Reception to follow in the church fellowship hall. Arrangements entrusted to T.  Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood.  If desired memorial donations (payable by cheque) to the charity of choice would be appreciated by the family. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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