TAYLOR, Betty Edyth of Cobourg, Ontario

Posted by on October 17, 2016

taylor-betty-oct-15Peacefully at Golden Plough Lodge, Cobourg, on Saturday, October 15, 2016 in her 86th year.  Beloved wife of the late Newt.  Cherished friend of Don Morton.  Loving mother of the late John (Cathy), Terry (Marion), Sue (Steve) Ferguson and Evan (Tracey).  Adored grandmother of Amber (Clint) Crowe, Becki, Lonni, Kali, Marie (Todd) Kerr, Jane (Jesse) Hook, Josh, Jesse and Jake.  Betty will be sadly missed by her 9 great grandchildren and her 3 great great grandchildren.  A graveside service will be held on Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 1 p.m. at St. Luke’s Anglican Church Cemetery in Vienna, Ont.  Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.

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NOBLE, Gladys “Marjorie” of Cobourg, Ontario

Posted by on October 17, 2016

noble-marjorie-cropped-oct-14Passed away peacefully at Extendicare Nursing Home, Cobourg on Friday October 14, 2016 at the age of 98. Beloved wife of the late Murray.  Loving mother of Bob Noble (Helen) and Eleanor Stanley (Terry).  Proud grandmother of Karen (James), Jennifer (Cory), the late Greg, Craig (Susan), Jeff (Karyn). Great grandmother of Matthew, Noah, Kendra, Liberty, Luke and Grayson. Dear sister of the late Dorothy Davidson (the late Ross).  Remembered by family members and friends. Visitation will be at MacCoubrey Funeral Home 30 King Street East, Cobourg on Saturday October 22, 2016 from 12:30 to 2 p.m.  A chapel service will follow the visitation at 2 p.m. If desired, donations may be made Northumberland Hills Hospital or a charity of your choice.  Condolences received at www.maccoubrey.com.

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Williams, John of Wallaceburg, Ontario

Posted by on October 17, 2016

Mr. Vance Edward John Williams, a resident of Wallaceburg, passed away suddenly at his home on Friday, October 14, 2016 at the age of 54.

Cremation will take place.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation may be left at the funeral home.

As a living memorial, a tree will be planted in Nicholls Memorial Forest in memory of Vance Williams.

For more information about this obituary visit http://www.ericfnichollsfuneralhome.com.

IRVINE, Alexander of Cobourg, Ontario

Posted by on October 17, 2016

irvine-alexander-oct-12Peacefully at his home on Wednesday, October 12, 2016, in his 89th year.  Beloved husband of Margaret (nee Duncan).  Loving father of Duncan (Sophie) and Kim (Dwayne Armstrong).  Cherished grandfather of Dawn, Jordan, Amanda, Rory, Sophie, Drake, Kyleah, Jana and Piers.  Dear great grandfather of Felix.  He will be sadly missed by his family in Scotland.  Visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 from 1 -2 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church followed by a complete service at 2 p.m.  A private interment of cremated remains will be held at a later date at Cobourg Union Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations to the Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com

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RAFFOUL, George

Posted by on October 16, 2016

paper-pic-raffoul-george-no-frameRaffoul, George

90 years, passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 15, 2016. Beloved husband of Annie. Dear father of Sam (Mae), Sr. Rafka Raffoul, Joe (Mona), Mike (Mona), Marie George (Joe), Maurice (Msahiya), Betty Boutros (Joseph) and John (Marlene). Loving grandfather to eighteen grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren also survive. Dear brother of the late Assad (the late Maria), the late Backous (the late Melia), the late Kalil (the late Hassna), the late Shamma, Alia (the late Tom) and the late John. Also, many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington on Monday 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Mass of the Resurrection from St. Anthony’s Parish, 280 Talbot Street East, Leamington on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 10 a.m. Monsignour Charles Saad officiating. Entombment Erie Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations may be made to St. Anthony’s Church Building Fund. Friends may send condolences or make a donation at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

 

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SCALDWELL, Edward S., of London

Posted by on October 16, 2016

scaldwell-editedPeacefully at University Hospital, London, following cardiac concerns, Ed passed away on Saturday, October 15, 2016, at the age of 85.

Born on April 3, 1931, predeceased by his parents Stanley Eric Bud Scaldwell (1955) and Elvina Scaldwell (1996). Father of Ted Scaldwell (Krista Hutchinson), of Toronto. Grandfather of Chloe and Brendan, whom he adored. Brother of Susan Dykes (Gary), of Grand Bend and Doug (Scarlett), of Strathroy. Uncle of London residents Jacki Kostuk (Steve) and Jeff Dykes, Jason Dykes, of St. Thomas, along with Strathroy residents Shayne Scaldwell and Adam Scaldwell. Great-uncle to Kirby and Talley Kostuk, both of London.

Ed was born in London, Ontario and attended South Collegiate Institute, and the University of Western Ontario. Shortly afterwards, he began what would become a successful career with IBM in Toronto and Ottawa, followed as President of EDP Associates in Vancouver, and later as Founding President of Infodata in Toronto, before retiring and moving home to London.

Pleasure in his early years included frequent stays at his grandparents’ cottage in Port Stanley, which he reminisced about while there on the beach recently with his son and grandchildren. Ed was an avid sports fan who played semi-pro football in St. Thomas, Ontario. He especially enjoyed all about this sport. This included leading his team as quarterback, winning the high school city championship, many years as an Argonaut season ticket holder, and enthusiastically discussing the subject or watching telecasts with whomever was willing. In his days as a business owner and young parent, his spirit for community service was stimulated by partaking in numerous civic projects with the Toronto Junior Board of Trade. Delight was also found sailing on Lakes Ontario and Huron. During retirement, he enjoyed volunteering as a ski instructor with the Track 3 program at the London Ski Club and as cook for the Boys’ & Girls’ Club of London after school program. A passionate reader, Ed also enjoyed 20th century world history and biographies of all kind. His favourite subject later in life was his grandchildren, and they will miss him dearly.

Deepest gratitude is expressed to the kind nurses and doctors at University Hospital, and the caregivers at CCAC of London. Their caregiving through tremendous talent and understanding will be forever remembered with fondness and appreciation.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, where the funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. Interment at Woodland Cemetery, London. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Boys’ & Girls’ Club of London Foundation.

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BRYSON; Betty of Reeces Corners

Posted by on October 16, 2016

Passed away peacefully with family by her side on Saturday, October 15, 2016.  BETTY MAY BRYSON (nee Miller), of Reeces Corners, was in her 86th year.  Betty was the loving wife of the late Claire Bryson (1996).  She will be missed by her children Caroline DeSchutter, Douglas and Bev Bryson, Cathy and Bob MacGillivray, and Ross and Rhonda Bryson.   She is survived by many loving grandchildren and great grandchildren.   Visitors will be received on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Wyoming Chapel, 650 Broadway St., Wyoming where a funeral service will be held on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 11:00 a.m.  Interment in Wyoming Cemetery.  As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to Bluewater Health Foundation (Palliative Care) www.bluewaterhealthfoundation.ca.    Memories and condolences may be shared on-line at www.needhamjay.com.

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JENKINS: William G. of Watford

Posted by on October 16, 2016

mem-card-pic-jenkinsPeacefully on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital, William “Bill” George Jenkins of Watford passed away at the age of 82.  Loving husband of Anne Jenkins (nee Catt) for 52 years.  Beloved father of Tracey (John) Jenkins-Smith, Karey Jenkins-Black and Lori (Brad) Jenkins-Baker.  Loved Papa of Dain, Abbey, Connor, Eric, Megan, Mitchell, Rachel, Ella, Jordyn and Jenna.  Friends will be received on Monday, October 17th from 4-8 pm at DENNING’S OF WATFORD 519-245-1023 where a funeral service will be held on Tuesday, October 18th at 1 pm with visitation 1 hour prior.  Reverend Christine O’Reilly officiating.  Interment to follow in Beechwood Cemetery in Forest.  As expressions of sympathy memorial donations may be made to Heart & Stroke Foundation or to Knox Presbyterian Church Thedford – Building Fund.  Online condolences accepted at www.denning.ca

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LAMBERT: Donald Roy of Forest, Ontario

Posted by on October 16, 2016

thumb_fb_img_1476564141384_1024LAMBERT, Mr. Donald Roy

Donald Roy Lambert passed away on October 14, 2016 peacefully at the age of 87. He was born on June 15, 1929. He was pre-deceased by his wife Sarah (Sally) Louise Lambert (Campbell), his mother, Josephine Elizabeth Williams, and his father, Roy Leonard Lambert. Don married the love of his life and as an only child, he also felt blessed to be part of the Campbell family with ten children where he was the first in-law. He is survived by his four children Sarah (Steve) Lambert-Clarkson, Carol (Rick) McIntosh, Monica (Brad) Douglas and Gordon (Kathy) Lambert. He was loved by his eight grandchildren Justin (Kealy), Caitlin (Ian), Lauren (Eddy), Adam (Jenn), Jordan (Lindsay), Andrea (Kamil), Sean, Cameron, and 4 great grandchildren, Mitchell, Emmett, Henry and Helen. He was a very engaged and proud grandfather who was always interested in their lives and had a special gift as a mentor and teacher to them. Grandpa Don will always be remembered when the family spends time at the Moon River Muskoka cottage that he and Sally built 47 years ago.  He was born and raised in Toronto where he was an accomplished hockey player during his youth. He played semi pro hockey during his university career and went on to coach and play for the Sarnia Sailors. He graduated from the University of Toronto in Chemical Engineering and was hired by Imperial Oil Limited where he worked for 36 years. With Imperial he learned the refining business in Sarnia Ontario and then went on to spend time in 9 different cities including Miami Florida and Talara Peru assuming various technical and managerial roles. The Sarnia refinery was always his home operation which he helped shape over its history. Don had a curious, brilliant and critical mind that made him a life long learner. His wisdom was sought out by many and following his retirement from Imperial he was a valued advisor to several major firms. Don had special relationships with the staff of Fairwinds in Sarnia and North Lambton Lodge in Forest Ontario where he valued their care and especially took an interest in young staff as they embarked on their lives. The family is deeply appreciative of the excellent care from both facilities.  Donations for Don in honour of his life can be made to North Lambton Lodge. A celebration of life will be held at a future date.  Online condolences may be left at www.denning.ca  Funeral arrangements entrusted to DENNINGS OF FOREST

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DADD, Zoe Carolyn (Lavender) of Bayfield formerly of Glencoe, age 87

Posted by on October 15, 2016

DADD:  Peacefully, at Clinton Public Hospital, on Friday, October 14, 2016, Zoe Carolyn (Lavender) Dadd, of Bayfield formerly of Glencoe, age 87.  Beloved wife of 67 years to Arthur “Art” Russell Dadd.  Loved mother and mother-in-law of Rosemary and John Crosthwaite of Bayfield, Richard Dadd of Clinton and Barbara Dadd of Goderich, Fairleigh and Pete Landry of Wallaceburg, Laural Russell of Exeter.  Cherished grandma of Pierre and Nong Crosthwaite, Jill Crosthwaite and fiancé Colin Cooper, Jason Dadd, Jessie Dadd, Kyle Munroe, Amy Munroe, Nicole Russell, Michelle Russell.  Dear sister and sister-in-law of Adrian and Mary Lavender of London.  Predeceased by her parents Henry J. and C. Jessie (Middleton) Lavender, brother-in-law Ransom Dadd and sister-in-law Fairley Marten.  At Zoe’s request, cremation has taken place.  A Memorial Service will be held at the St. Andrew’s United Church, 6 The Square, Bayfield on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 2 p.m.  The Rev. Elise Feltrin Officiating. If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to St. Andrew’s United Church, Bayfield, the Clinton Public Hospital 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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PORTE: ROBERT ” WAYNE” OF SARNIA

Posted by on October 15, 2016

portePeacefully at Bluewater Health ROBERT “WAYNE” PORTE passed away, at age 65. Dear

brother of Geoff (Liz), Frances (Don), Judy (Jack- deceased)  and Michael (Linda). Wayne leaves behind three sons; Levon, Ryan and John

He will also be missed by his friends, nieces and nephews. Wayne is predeceased by both his parents Connie and Irwin “Mickey” Porte. Poetry was Wayne’s life and he also loved fishing, the Blue Jays and Maple Leafs.

Cremation has taken place and there will be a private family service in Sault Ste. Marie at a later date.

“Open up the doors to heaven I’m taking the journey home I’ve talked to my creator and now I’m free to roam.”

Memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice this would be appreciated by the family.

Arrangements entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home and Cremation Center Ltd.( 102 Victoria St. N. Sarnia N7T 5W9)

Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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HOOKS: Jonathan Erik Douglas of Warwick, Ontario

Posted by on October 14, 2016

imgHooks, Mr. Jonathan Erik Douglas

Passed away suddenly on Tuesday, October 11, 2016, at the age of 30 years.  Beloved son of Jacqueline Hooks and Paul Hachey.  Brother of Bradley Hooks, Jasinda Hachey, and Dianne Hooks.  Visitation will take place at DENNINGS OF FOREST, 9 James Street South, Forest, on Monday, October 17, 2016, from 12:00 pm – 2 pm.  Funeral Service to follow in the chapel at 2:00 pm.  Online condolences may be left at www.denning.ca

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LALONDE: Jean-Noël of Vankleek Hill

Posted by on October 14, 2016
lalonde-jean-noelMr. Jean-Noël Lalonde from Vankleek Hill passed away on Thursday, October 13, 2016 at the age of 78. He was the son of the late Albertin Lalonde and of the late Elizabeth Rockray; the dear brother of Léonette and Lisette (Sylvain Villeneuve). He was predeceased by a sister Claudette and a brother Gaston. He also leaves many cousins, nephews, nieces and friends. The family desire to thank all the staff and volunteers of the Hawkesbury General Hospital and Father Gilles Marcil for the excellent care provided to Jean-Noël.

Friends may call at Berthiaume Family Funeral Home, 103, High Street, Vankleek Hill, Ontario (877) 632-8511, on Sunday, October 16, 2016, from 1 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 9 p.m. Also on Monday, October 17, 2016 from 12:30 p.m. A funeral service will be held at St-Grégoire-de-Nazianze Church in Vankleek Hill, Ontario, on Monday, October 17, 2016 at 2 p.m.

For those who wish, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 36, 10th Street East, Cornwall, Ontario, K6H 1Y3 would be appreciated.

Condolences may be conveyed by fax at (613) 632-1065 or visit our Web Site www.salonfuneraireberthiaume.com (more…)

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HANLON, Allan Vincent of Sarnia

hanlonHANLON, Allan Vincent – Surrounded by his family & friends at Bluewater Health, Palliative Care, Allan Hanlon died on Friday, October 14, 2016 at the age of 69. Loving brother of Elaine Hanlon (Jim Campbell), Oshawa and the late James Hanlon & his wife Dianne, Oshawa. Cherished uncle of Meaghan Hanlon (Scott Wilkinson), Toronto, Melissa Hanlon (Mario Zahra), Toronto and Melanie Hodkinson (Darren), Oshawa. Great uncle of Nathaniel, Elizabeth, Kathryn and Lauren. Cherished and devoted friend of Jo-Ann Pinel. Predeceased by his parents Veronica & Mervyn Hanlon. Allan worked for Sterling Mutual as a Certified Financial Planner. Born in Oshawa, Allan has been a long time resident of Sarnia. Visitation will be at the McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 431 N. Christina St., Sarnia, 6-9 p.m. on Friday, October 28, 2016. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Fr. David Johnston at Sacred Heart Church on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. Interment will follow at Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice, 475 N. Christina St., Sarnia, N7T 5W3 (cheques only at the funeral home please). Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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PEMBERTON, Benjamin James “B.J.”

Posted by on October 14, 2016

web_pemberton_benjaminPassed away on October 12, 2016 at the age of 69 years.  Loving husband of Evelyn (nee Tsui) for 42 years.  Father of Steven and Ryan Pemberton.  Proud grandfather of Jasmine, James, Ryan, Kayla, and Brandan. Missed by siblings Pamela Pemberton, Michael Pemberton, and Jo Anne Pemberton.  Brother in law to Kitty Chiu, Ken Tsui, Eric Tsui, Lisa Lau, and James Tsui.  B.J. was an executive chef at Beach Grove Golf and Country Club, the Windsor Yacht Club, and eventually retiring from Caesars Windsor as a chef.  He will be remembered for his signature Sir Pemberton’s Sauces and Spices.  Ben was also a proud Naval Reservist at H.M.C.S. Hunter.  If you so desire, donations made to the Nathan T. Deslippe Memorial Fund (www.nathantdeslippe.com) would be appreciated by the family.  Nathan was B.J.’s nephew. Visiting Tuesday from 9:30am until time of service at 11:30 am at FAMILIES FIRST 3260 Dougall Avenue, South Windsor, 519-969-5841 under the auspices of the Windsor Veterans Memorial Service Committee.  Interment Heavenly Rest Cemetery.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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ARSENAULT, Armand

Posted by on October 14, 2016

web_arsenault_armandPassed away suddenly October 13, 2016 at the age of 73. Survived by his loving wife Stella of 53 years. Loving father of Claude (Mary-Lou), Joanne (Andy) and Pierre. Devoted Grandfather of Zach, Zoey, Jake, Cassidy, and Chase. Armand will be missed by his four brothers and their families in New Brunswick, and extended family and friends throughout Ontario and New Brunswick. For those who wish, donations may be made to Colon Cancer Canada. Visiting on Monday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Private family service and cremation to follow. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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VENNER: Melody C. of Strathroy

Posted by on October 14, 2016

Peacefully on Thursday, October 13, 2016 at London Health Sciences Centre-University Campus, Melody Clare Venner (nee Calcutt) of Strathroy passed away at the age of 59.  Loving wife of David Venner.  Beloved mother of Dana (Melissa) Jones, Justin (Christina) Jones and Jesse Jones (Stephanie Mead).  Dear grandmother of Emilee, Kohan, Cole and Olivia.  Sadly missed by her brother Joe Calcutt.  Friends will be received at DENNING’S OF STRATHROY 519-245-1023 on Monday, October 17th from 9:00 am until the time of the memorial service at 11:00 am.  Interment to follow in Strathroy Cemetery.  As expressions of sympathy memorial donations may be made to Heart & Stroke Foundation.  Online condolences accepted at www.denning.ca

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LaFONTAINE, Connie

Posted by on October 14, 2016

web_lafontaine_conniePassed away peacefully in the presence of family on October 13, 2016 at 81 years of age.  Predeceased by her husband Philip (1998) and sister Margie.  Dear mother of Barbara, Catherine Minovski (Sam), Michael (Manola), Richard and David (Elaine).  Grandmother to Jarrod (Aili), Mathew, Megan, Patrick (Lindsay), Adam and great-grandma to Nathan, Teagan and Jack.  Grandma Connie to Brooke and family.  Sister of Shirley of Hamilton.   Aunt Connie to many nieces and nephews.  In lieu of flowers, donations to Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.  Cremation was held.  On Saturday, October 22, 2016 family and friends are invited to meet at Sacred Heart Church LaSalle after 9:30 a.m. followed by Memorial Mass at 10:30 a.m.  Burial Sacred Heart Cemetery.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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DEWAR, Thomas (Tom) of Listowel, formerly of RR2 Atwood

Posted by on October 14, 2016

dewar-tom2-001DEWAR, Thomas (Tom) – of Listowel, formerly of RR2 Atwood, passed away after a brief illness at Listowel Memorial Hospital on Thursday October 13, 2016 at the age of 77. Tom was a true farmer, spending time at the farmer’s markets at Kitchener and Waterloo Stockyards and Listowel Livestock, but always found time to enjoy camping at Family Paradise Campground and playing Lost Heir.  He took great pride in his Ford 8N tractor.

Beloved husband of Lorraine (Pestell) Dewar whom he married in 1960.  Loving father of Deb Best, Paul (Jodie) and Greg (Cindy). Special grandpa of Dennis (Mel), Darryl (Lisa), Candace (Jeramey), Chelsea (Steve) and great- grandpa of Lily and Bryson.  Dear brother of Shirley Buchanan, Jessie Buchanan, Marj (Paul) Krauter and Dorie Wagner (Ron Hartman).  Brother-in-law of Mary Strachan, Larry Pestell (Arlene Riehl), Faye Welsh (Ken), Robert Pestell, Andy Buchanan, Elaine Pestell, Lillian Pestell and Pauline Pestell. Remembered by many cousins, nieces, nephews and Barry Wagner.

Predeceased by his parents David and Mattie (Hurst) Dewar, sister Kaye Shiell and brothers-in-law Alvin Shiell, Glen and Alex Buchanan.

Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Elma Memorial Community Centre, 251 Main Street, Atwood, on Sunday October 16        from 1-4 & 7-9 p.m.  where the funeral service will be held on Monday October 17, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Ralph Dwarika officiating.  Interment in Elma Centre Cemetery, Atwood.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Listowel Memorial Hospital Foundation – CT Scanner would be appreciated by the family.

Arrangements entrusted to Brenneman Funeral Home, Atwood (519-356-2382)  www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

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ZYCH: Freda of Chatham, formerly of Toronto.

Posted by on October 14, 2016

photoforobitAt Riverview Gardens on Friday, October 14th, 2016, Freda Zych passed in her 85th year. She leaves behind her two sisters, Adella of Chatham and Lela of Toronto. Freda is predeceased by her parents Thomas and Mary (nee Maczewska) Zych. For most of her life Freda was a Librarian in the history section of the Metropolitan Library, Toronto. She spent the last 30 years of her retirement in Chatham. Visitation will be held at DENNING’S OF CHATHAM (519-352-2390), 4 Victoria Avenue, on Monday morning from 10 to 11am. Interment to follow in Maple Leaf Cemetery. Donations in Freda’s memory may be made to the Foundation of Chatham-Kent Health Alliance. Share a memory at denning.ca.

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PETKO, Maria (nee Garbar) of Sarnia

petkoPETKO, Maria – At Trillium Villa on Friday, October 14, 2016 at the age of 93. Beloved wife of the late Jan. Dear mother of John (Wanda) Petko, Sarnia and Mary Ann (Dennis) Sowinski, Sarnia. Loving grandmother of Dana Petko (Mark Vanderheide), David Petko, Debra Petko, Kendra (Rob Thouless) and Trevor Sowinski (Megan). Great-grandmother of Max and Sam Vanderheide, Leah Sowinski and Justin, William and Emily Thouless. Predeceased by parents Josef & Barbara Garbar, sisters Anna and Margreta and brother Josef in Slovakia. Friends will be received at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431. N. Christina St., Sarnia on Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Benedict’s Church on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. Interment Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to Lambton County Developmental Services, 339 Center St., Petrolia, N0N 1R0 or the charity of your choice.
Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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FLETCHER: Claire Emily

Posted by on October 14, 2016

fletcher-claire-w300Born into the arms of angels on October 12, 2016 at LHSC – Victoria Hospital, London. She will be forever loved by her parents Brad and Kim (Loft) Fletcher of Denfield. Eagerly awaited by her big sister and brother, Lauren and William. Beloved granddaughter of Kendra and Andy Fletcher of Komoka and Mary Loft of Ilderton, and the late Ron Loft (2014). Claire will be mourned by many aunts, uncles, and cousins.  A private family service will be held at Haskett Funeral Home, Lucan.

How very softly you tiptoed into our world, only a moment you stayed, but what an imprint your footprints have left on our hearts. 

Haskett Funeral Home, Lucan entrusted with arrangements, www.haskettfh.com.

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HUDAK, Michael Stephen of Sarnia

hudak-m2HUDAK, Michael, Stephen – With his family by his side at Bluewater Health, Petrolia, Michael Hudak died on Monday, October 11, 2016 at the age of 85. Beloved husband of the late Christina Hudak (2015). Loving father of David Hudak & his wife Helen, Milton. Cherished grandfather of Craig Hudak, Milton. Dear brother of John Hudak, Patrick Hudak & his wife Anne Marie, Fort Erie. Also survived by his sister-in-law Dorie Hudak, Sarnia and many nieces & nephews. Predeceased by his parents John & Susan Hudak, his brother Joseph Hudak and his sister Mary Koval. Mike was a Car Salesman in Sarnia for over 30 years. He was a very devoted father and being with his family meant everything. He will be sadly missed but lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved him. Cremation has taken place. A graveside service will be held at Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery on Friday, November 4, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. Arrangements entrusted to the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE (519-344-3131). As an expression of sympathy friends who wish may send memorial donations to the Bluewater Heath Foundation, 89 Norman St., Sarnia, N7T 6S3. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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GRAYSON, Laura (nee Speers) of Bright’s Grove

grayson“To know Laura was to Love Laura”

GRAYSON, Laura – My mom, my friend, my mentor died peacefully in my arms at her home. Surrounded by the love of friends, she took her last breath with all the grace & dignity she lived by all her life. In the 88 years of her life she lived each and every day with zest, awareness and a genuine love for the smallest things that she encountered. Life for mom was expressed with kindness and an open heart. She taught me by example how to be happy, how to be confident and I now am going to honour her by carrying her love with me on my life journey. Laura was predeceased by her parents Dorothy & William Speers, brother Harold Speers and her sisters Mary-Ann Ryan and Doreen Herbert. In honouring Laura’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a private celebration of her life service will be held at a later date. Please join me on her birthday, October 23, by extending an act of kindness in honour of her amazing life. Arrangements entrusted to The McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, (519-344-3131)

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CAREY: MRS. DONNA JEANNE CLAUDETTE of Wasaga Beach, formerly of Stouffville

Posted by on October 13, 2016

carey-2Died peacefully on Wednesday October 12, 2016 at Campbell House Hospice with her family by her side at the age of 62.  Donna of Wasaga Beach, formerly of Stouffville, beloved wife of John Carey.  Loving mother of Jeanne and her husband Jason Golding.  Dear sister of Dayle Sullivan and the late Derene Sullivan (2010).  Predeceased by her parents Enid (2015) and James Sullivan (2004).  Donna was a compassionate and caring woman.  Her selflessness and her love for her family will be cherished forever.  She will be missed by all whom she touched. Friends will be received at the Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home – Wasaga Beach Chapel, 509 River Road West, Wasaga Beach on Friday October 21, 2016 from 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Saturday October 22, 2016 at 1 o’clock.  Reception to follow.  If desired, donations to the Campbell House Hospice or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by Donna’s family.  To  sign the Book of Memories, log on to www.carruthersdavidson.com

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