KAIGAS: Arthur Juri George of Huntsville, Ontario

Posted by on April 22, 2016

images-4With much sadness we announce that George passed away unexpectedly, but
peacefully in his sleep, on April 11th, 2016 at the age of 63.
Predeceased by his parents Astrid and Artur, he is survived by his sister Tiina (Peter), nieces Kristina, Susanna (Alex) and Kate, great-niece Isla and great-
nephew Peter.
George was a gentle, kind brother and uncle who loved family gatherings and
holidays. He enjoyed good food and was always ready for a debate on current
political issues. His enormous respect for nature was a defining characteristic. He was at his happiest sitting by the lake in Muskoka and taking in the natural beauty around him.
At his request, there will be no formal service. Cremation has taken place. His ashes will be scattered by the lake at the family cottage and also placed at York Cemetery in Toronto beside his parents. In his memory, a tree with a plaque bearing his name will be planted as part of the Muskoka Memorial Forest Program later this summer.
George will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Donations in his memory to the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) or World Wildlife Fund of Canada would
be appreciated.

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VOISARD (BONDY): Carol Lynn of Nelson BC Formerly of Windsor, Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on April 22, 2016

images-4As a family we are grieving the loss of our dear daughter and sister Carol Voisard nee Bondy.

Carol left us on March 25, Good Friday morning. She resided in Nelson, BC and was born and raised in Windsor, where she attended Oakwood Public School and Vincent Massey S. S.

Carol was predeceased by her father Earl Bondy.

She was the beloved daughter of Elsie (Bondy) Mulholland, step daughter to Ron Mulholland and sister to Barbara (Bondy) Greason and her husband Dave.

Carol left behind her three children, Aaron Faith Klinksiek Voisard, Corey James Voisard and Angela Lee (Voisard) West and her husband Maurice. Her children never left her side for the seven months as she battled cancer. She never gave up hope.

Also left behind are her beautiful loving grandchildren, Jaide, Gaige, Darian, Gabriel and Cameron, and nephews David Greason and wife Sherry and Brent Greason and his wife Michelle.

Carol was an employee of Jubilee Hospital in Nelson for 12 years, working with the aged.

We want to thank her best friend and RN Paula Nelson who worked with Carol and later cared for her. Paula and Carol loved working with their craft of mosaic with stain glass and ceramics. She loved her craft.

A Gathering is being held in on Saturday April 23rd at 10:30 am at the Taghum Community Hall in Nelson BC with a Celebration of Life following at 11:30.

In Windsor a small private gathering will take place Saturday May 7th, 11:30-2:30 at Village of St. Clair. 1800 Talbot Rd.

If you would like to send your condolences, please send them to Thomas Funeral Services at http://www.thompsonfs.ca, or to bgreason@rogers.com.

A tree is being planted in her memory.

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HORNER: Marjorie Eileen of Truro, Nova Scotia

Posted by on April 22, 2016

images-4Marjorie Eileen (Midge) Horner

With great sadness, we announce the passing of our mother, Marjorie Eileen ‘Midge’ Horner (nee Little), on March 29, 2016, at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre in Amherst, Nova Scotia, aged 85 years.

Born in Antigonish, Nova Scotia on July 24, 1930, our Mom was the eldest child of the late Dr. Perley and Eileen (MacKinlay) Little. Predeceased by her husband of 50 years, William Norval (Bill) Horner in 2003, she is survived by her four children: Deborah Elliott, Truro, David (Bianca) of Halifax, Dan (Sharon) of Shortts Lake, Nova Scotia and Douglas (Melinda) of Iqaluit, Nunavut; nine grandchildren: Miranda (nee Elliott) (Chris) Bates and Morgan (Becky Lavers) Elliott, both of Truro, William (Netherlands) and Bryce (Bedford) Horner, Sam and Emma Horner, both of Toronto, Ontario and Louisa, Lauren and Luella Horner in Iqaluit all of whom she loved dearly and was inordinately proud. ‘SuperNana’ will be sorely missed by her adored great-grandchildren Matilda and Beatrice Bates and Charlie and Piper Elliott who enjoyed their trips to visit her at the big house up on the hill.

Midge is also survived by her only brother Jim (Joanne) Little, Londonderry and her youngest sister Judy Little (Doug Pilon), Carrolls Corner, Nova Scotia, brothers-in-law Keith Horner, Shawville, PQ and Donald Dods, Shawville, PQ and Bedford, NS and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by sisters Joan Potter and Katherine Grainger, sisters-in-law Lois Elliott, Mayfred Dods, Shirley Horner and brothers-in-law Hal Grainger, Dr. Bruce Horner and Fred Elliott.

Not only a daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, our Mom was tireless in her participation in her community and as a member of many organizations, clubs and committees, most recently the Colchester Hospital Auxiliary, the Colchester Historeum, the Marigold Guild of Needle Arts and the Embroiderers’ Association of Canada. Working to benefit the hospital, Mom spent many years volunteering for the annual Hubbub and ultimately as convener of that event in 2005. More recently, she enjoyed volunteering at the Historeum as a hostess and helping to develop displays, especially when they featured the Marigold Guild, as it did through ‘An Exhibit of Needlework’ in 2006.

The Marigold Guild of Needle Arts was our mother’s brainchild (and at times we teased, her greatest love). Gathering 42 women into her home in 1983 and using her subtle determination, she was able to create the Truro Chapter of the EAC. Thirty three years of ‘stitch ins’ later, it is still an active and vibrant Guild. To roughly quote a Guild member, Mom was the founder and always the driving force behind the MGNA, serving as the first President and twenty-eight years later offering to fill that vacant position again, even as health challenges slowed her down. She has served in most, if not all, the executive positions and committee leads and continued to fill a key role even as her debilitating health stopped her from creating her own true masterpieces. Mom was instrumental in encouraging the Guild’s annual retreat which began in 1989 and continues to this day and she was the originator of the idea of the ‘Tapestry of Historic Truro: 1875-1925’, leading that project through some 2000 hours from inception to its unveiling at the then Colchester Historical Society Museum in 1997. Designated a ‘Master Craftsman in Pulled Thread’ by the Embroiderers’ Association of Canada, our modest mother was surprised and honoured to be awarded the EAC national honour service pin in 2011 in recognition of her lifelong promotion of the art.

Following us to school and athletic events, ski hills and riding rings, she encouraged and was always our greatest fan. Mom loved to travel and our annual ski trips, family reunions and other trips afar with our father, family and friends were enjoyed immensely and summers at Shortts Lake were a major part of our lives.

Our mother was a lady of the old school, always maintaining a grace, conviction and determination that belied her unpretentious demeanor. She was our foundation and our confidant. In her quiet, selfless way, she loved and directed each of us through the paths that life took us, always there, always supportive and always encouraging. She was unique in her relationships with each of us and loyal to our individualities, sometimes recognizing our value when we ourselves may not. She rejoiced in our successes and commiserated in our losses. We loved her absolutely.

We would like to extend a special recognition to Eileen Tooker, Mom’s friend and companion, who allowed Mom to continue to enjoy life with less restraint than her disabilities in recent times would normally have allowed.

We wish to thank Dr. Andrea Faryniuk and the entire staff of the 2nd floor surgical wing of the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre for their patient and compassionate care over this last year.

As was our mother’s request, cremation has taken place and there will be no formal or religious service. Instead, an informal gathering in fond remembrance will be held on April 3, 2016 in the Birch Room at the Holiday Inn, Prince Street, Truro between the hours of 1 pm and 3 pm for all those that may wish to attend.

No flowers by request. In Memoriam, donations may be made to the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre Surgical Unit, the Colchester East Hants Health Care Centre, the Colchester Historeum or the Marigold Guild of Needle Arts. Thank you.

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CARNEGIE: Candice Dorothy of Deroche Formerly of New Westminster

Posted by on April 22, 2016

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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved wife, mother and sister Candice Dorothy Carnegie (Fraser), at the age of 64.  Candice passed away peacefully with her family at her side.  She will be sadly missed by her loving family; husband, Alexander Carnegie, children Letricia (Ian), Geoffrey and Christopher (Karie), sister Dennine MacKeen (Gordon), step-children Amanda Inglis (Dean), Helen Carnegie and grandchildren Alicia, Bryden, Kira, Luke, Elizabeth, Wyatt and Sierra, nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her parents, James Fraser & Margaret McDonnell.  After graduating from New Westminster Senior Secondary, Candice led a full and happy life.  For 27 years, she was an administrative assistance at Children’s Hospital and years at the Vancouver Cancer Agency.  She loved to sew and tend to her indoor and outdoor plants and flowers.  She thoroughly enjoyed the hours she spent with her grandchildren.  Candice spent her last 5 days under the incredible care of Cascades Hospice (Chilliwack) and, in memory, donations can be made to a trust account for Cascades Hospice – Account #6444162 – transit 9056.

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KENT: Stephen of Brighton

Posted by on April 22, 2016

images-4Entered peacefully in to the arms of his Loving Lord and Saviour at on Monday, March 23, 2016 in his 58th year. Steve, beloved husband of Margaret. Loving father of Michael , Richard , and Tracy . Loving and devoted grandfather of 5 grandchildren. Loving uncle of many nieces and nephews. Steve came from a large family and was one of 11 children of the late Henry and Debra Kent.

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CARNEGIE: Candice Dorothy of Deroche Formerly of New Westminster

Posted by on April 22, 2016

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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved wife, mother and sister Candice Dorothy Carnegie (Fraser), at the age of 64.  Candice passed away peacefully with her family at her side.  She will be sadly missed by her loving family; husband, Alexander Carnegie, children Letricia (Ian), Geoffrey Young and Christopher Young (Karie), sister Dennine MacKeen (Gordon), step-children Amanda Inglis (Dean), Helen Carnegie and grandchildren Alicia, Bryden, Kira, Luke, Elizabeth, Wyatt and Sierra, nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her parents, James Fraser & Margaret McDonnell.  After graduating from New Westminster Senior Secondary, Candice led a full and happy life.  For 27 years, she was an administrative assistance at Children’s Hospital and 5 years at the Vancouver Cancer Agency.  She loved to sew and tend to her indoor and outdoor plants and flowers.  She thoroughly enjoyed the hours she spent with her grandchildren.  Candice spent her last 5 days under the incredible care of Cascades Hospice (Chilliwack) and, in memory, donations can be made to a trust account for Cascades Hospice – Account #6444162 – transit 9056.

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MOORE: Thomas William of Sarnia Formerly of Windsor

Posted by on April 22, 2016

images-4On March 15, 2016 Thomas (Tom) William Moore age 71 died from a heart attack in London England. Husband of 49 and a half years to the love of his life Sheila (nee Neary). Best dad ever to Tom and his wife Heather and Jennifer and her husband Craig Beaubien. Proud Papa to Fisher and Noah Beaubien and Connor, Cian and Brydie Moore. Brother of Alan Moore and his wife Leslie of Kitchener. Predeceased by his parents Arthur and Phyllis Moore of Windsor. He will be missed by family and countless friends. Tom was a retiree of Imperial Oil and amazing contributor to his community through many years involved with Boys Scouts, United Way and most recently the Inn of the Good Shepherd. He will be remembered for his incredible kindness to everyone. The world was a better place because he was in it.

In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Inn of the Good Shepherd or charity of your choice. Funeral mass to at Sacred Heart Church, 1465 LeCaron Ave, Sarnia. on Tuesday, March 29 at 11:00 am.

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BARNES: M. Darlene of Watford, ON

Posted by on April 22, 2016

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Passed away at Watford Quality Care on Thursday, April 21, 2016, in her 94th year.  Born in Biggar, Saskatchewan on July 12, 1922.  Daughter of Orville and Iva Edwards.  Beloved wife of the late Lloyd Barnes (late of 1995).  Dearest mother of Ken (Holly) Barnes of Corunna, Judy Edgar of Watford, and the late Douglas Barnes (late of 1961).  Survived by her grandchildren Deb (Jeff) Cross, Joe (Jessica) Edgar, Andrew (Rebecca) Barnes ,Wendy Barnes, Alicia Barnes (Brandon Bowling).  Great Grandmother to Kylie and Ethan Barnes, Carter, Wyatt and Easton Cross, Liam and Claire Edgar, and Zane Bowling.  Sister of Rieta, Donna, Madeline, Myrna, Larry Edwards, and the late Mildred, George, Raymond, Walter, Don and Glen.  Survived by her sisters in law Doris Edwards and Helen Edwards, her brother in law Morris McCallum and many nieces and nephews. The most important thing in her life was family.

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Visitation will take place at Denning’s of Watford, 232 Warwick Street, Watford, on Sunday, April 24, 2016, from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm.  A Funeral Service will follow in the chapel at 2:00 pm.  For those who wish, in memoriam donations to the Watford United Church would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be left at www.denning.ca

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LEYBOURNE: Clifford Franklin of Exeter, formerly of Fergus

Posted by on April 22, 2016

Crocus-W300At South Huron Hospital, Exeter on Friday, April 22, 2016, of Exeter and formerly of Fergus in his 73rd year.  Beloved husband of Judy (Barber) Leybourne for 50 years.  Dear father of Gary and Sandra Leybourne of Brodhagen, Lori Leybourne and Dennis Halliday of Blackstock, Lisa Loranger and Scott of Alliston, and Diane Leybourne of Orangeville.  Dear grandfather of Kevin, Ryan; Mark, Kyle, Brittany, Makala; Justin and Meghan, Eric, and Faith; and great-grandfather of Brooke.  Dear brother and brother-in-law of Joyce and Wes Whale, Gail and Ron Bessey, and Jim and Shirley Leybourne all of the Fergus area.  Clifford will be missed for his friendly and jovial way of life.  He will be remembered forever.

Cremation has taken place. Private family arrangements. 

Donations to South Huron Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family.  

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

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Bogaert, Donald of Wallaceburg, Ontario

Posted by on April 22, 2016

Mr. Donald Bogaert, a resident of Wallaceburg, passed away on Sunday, April 17, 2016 at the age of 73.

The late Don Bogaert rested at the Eric F. Nicholls Funeral Home Ltd. 639 Elgin St., Wallaceburg (Ph# 519 627 2861).

In following with his wishes, cremation has taken place and a Private Family Service will be held at a later date.

As an expression of sympathy, donations to Sydenham Field Naturalists or O.S.P.C.A may be left at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be left at www.ericfnichollsfuneralhome.com.

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

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Kay, Robert Edmund “Bob”

Posted by on April 22, 2016

Kay, Robert Edmund “Bob”

Passed away peacefully on Thursday April 14 2016 at RVH in Barrie surrounded by loving family. He was in his 77th year. Bob was predeceased by his wife Jessie (d.2015). He was a loving and supportive father to Kim, Leigh, Shauna and Doug (d.1983). Predeceased by sister Carol (d.1996) A much cherished Papa to Kayla, Jake, Brianne, Tyler and Kyran and a loved Uncle to Michelle, David, Danielle, Mark, Jack and Emily. Beloved brother-in-law to Susan and Michael Ota. A dear friend to Bill, Jake and many others.

Most of Bob’s working career was as owner/operator of R/K Contracting out of Innisfil, Essa and Barrie. As hard working as he was there was always time for FISHING! His favorite place to fish always was Eagle Lake, the same lake he taught his children to fish on. Bob was a supportive and loving Dad to his 3 daughters and the best Papa ever to his grandchildren. He tried hard to pass along the knowledge and skills he had acquired during a lifetime of hard work. A devoted and loyal friend, Bob lived his life with honor and integrity in all his dealings. Anyone who ever met him would remember his nonstop wit and one liners. They will also remember his need to be completely organized and how much he worried about everyone. He will be deeply missed and fondly remembered, he touched more lives than he realized.

Celebration of life to be held on Saturday, June 11 2016 at 3:00 pm at the ANAF, Starlight Room, 7 George Street, Barrie, ON L4N 5G8

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LARSON: John O., of St. Thomas, Ontario

Posted by on April 21, 2016

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LARSON, John O., of the Valleyview Home, St. Thomas, passed away at his residence on Thursday, April 21, 2016, in his 94th year.  Husband of Leona (nee McGeein) Larson.  Father of Ron Larson (Robin), Karen Vaughan (Michael), and Brian Larson (Debbie), all of St. Thomas.  Grandfather of Tonia, Nicole, Rosemary, Ronald “R.J.”, Joe, Nathan, Coreen, and the late Troy (1982).  Great grandfather of Travis, Taylor, Jordan, Mackenzie, Natalie, Jonathan, and Stephen.  Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.  John was the last surviving member of his own immediate family, having been predeceased by brothers, Robert, Alfred, David, and Paul Larson, and sisters, Christabel Moorhead, Diana Gee, and Rosalind Bear.  Born in St. Thomas, ON, August 3, 1922, he was the son of the late Alaric and Bertha (nee Crandall) Larson.  John was a retired supervisor of the Housekeeping Dept. at the St. Thomas Psychiatric Hospital and formerly was a typesetter at Municipal World, St. Thomas.  During the Second World War, he served with the Royal Canadian Navy.  John was a member of the St. Thomas Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and was a member of Lord Elgin Branch #41, Royal Canadian Legion, St. Thomas.  The funeral and committal service will be held at the St. Thomas Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 451 Wellington Street, St. Thomas on Monday, April 25th at 2:00 p.m.  Interment will be made privately in Elmdale Memorial Park. Relatives and friends will be received by the family at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Sunday, April 24th from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., immediately followed by a Legion memorial service.  Flowers respectfully declined.  If so desired, memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society, the Canadian Cancer Society,  the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, or the Canadian Diabetes Association will be gratefully acknowledged.

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

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ST. ONGE, Muriel Beryl of Dresden and formerly of Sarnia

St. ONGE, Muriel Beryl, Peacefully at Chatham Kent Health Alliance on Wednesday, April 20, 2016, Muriel St. Onge, age 92 of Dresden. Predeceased by her husband Alexander St. Onge (1983). Cremation has taken place and a graveside committal of ashes will take place at Lakeview Cemetery (1016 Colborne Road, Sarnia) on Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. (Meet at Cemetery Gate). Sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to a Charity of Choice. Arrangements entrusted to the D.J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 102 Victoria St. North, Sarnia, Ontario. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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SMART, Minnie Lucy (nee Taylor) of Cobourg, Ontario

Posted by on April 21, 2016

Smart Minnie Apr 20We lost an admirable soul in the night of April 20th in Minnie, sometimes described as sweet but stubborn. Passed away quietly in her sleep at the Northumberland Hills Hospital Palliative Care Unit after a short but vicious fight with pancreatic cancer, as it was just a little over six weeks ago when she was diagnosed. Beloved wife of the late John Smart. Loving mother of Mary Wulfhorst (Henry), Robert Smart (Roslyn) and the late Richard (Helen Leng). Cherished grandmother of Patrick Johnston (Sarah) and Robin Wulfhorst (Mike) and great grandmother of Ian, Owen, Henry and Jonathon. Minnie is pre-deceased by her sister Nora Woodward. At Minnie’s request there will be no visitation or service. Our family would like to thank Dr. Moorsom and all the staff at Northumberland Hills Palliative Care Unit for their care and support over this time and allowing her to pass with the same dignity with which she had lived her life. Also we would like to thank Joyce and her staff at Victoria Retirement Living for their kindness and support. Minnie was very grateful and we can’t find the words to thank you all. If desired, donations may be made to Northumberland Hills Hospital Palliative Care Unit. Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.

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SKINNER; Kenneth of Petrolia

Posted by on April 21, 2016

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Supported by his loving family, KENNETH SKINNER passed away at Fiddick’s Nursing Home, Petrolia, on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at the age of 89. Beloved husband of the late Audrey Skinner for 63 years. “Now they are together forever.” Loving father of Michael (Kelly), Ian (Linda), Susan, and Bobby (Indra). Cherished grandfather of Sarah, Justin, David, Christopher, Abbey and Grace. A proud secondary school physics teacher, Kenneth taught in England, New Zealand and Canada, and taught physics for the opticians program at Ryerson. He was a model of caring, compassion and devotion, and was well loved by his family and all who knew him. Cremation has taken place. A private interment will take place at Resurrection Cemetery, Sarnia. Arrangements entrusted to the NEEDHAM-JAY FUNERAL HOME, Petrolia (519) 882-0100. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Heart and Stroke Foundation (www.heartandstroke.on.ca). Memories, pictures and condolences may be shared online at www.needhamjay.com

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BOUDREAU, Joseph Leon of Harrow

Posted by on April 21, 2016

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With heavy hearts and loving memories, our family announces the passing of our father, grandfather, and great grandfather Joseph Leon Boudreau on April 20, 2016. Leon was born in Six Roads, New Brunswick on April 16, 1930 to a family of 9 children.   He met and married the love of his life, Lillian in St. John, New Brunswick and they shared just over 61 years together.  When their fourth child was born, dad moved his family by train to Windsor, added two more children and then later moved to Colchester Village. He started Boudreau Construction in 1958, and is still in operation and thriving today. Dad leaves this world to join his wife Lillian who went before him in 2012, a great granddaughter Lily Danielle in 2015, his parents Pierre and Venerande, his brothers Jacques, Anthony, George, Leon (baby) and sisters Alice, Jean and Margaret. His memory will be cherished in the hearts of his children Danny (Linda), Rita Boutette (Joe), Sandy Hernandez (Reg), Kathy Ouellette (Jim), Tony (Beth) and Laura Findlay (Bill), his grandchildren Neil (Jessica), Ben (Masayo), Doug, Mindy (Barry), Joey (Kait), Kevin, Liz, Michael, Andrea (Pat), Nathan, Nicholas (Kelly), Chelsea, Lauren (Jordan), Melissa (Dave), Ashley (Paul) and Jordanne (Adam). Great grandpa of Seth, Zachary, Noah, Hiroji, Kobi, Everly, late Lily, Maddox, Remi, Hannah, Harper, Hadley, Angie, Mikey and Meadow. Dear brother of Victor (Edna). Public Visitation on Saturday April 23, 2016 from 2-5 & 7-9 p.m. at GERALD A. SMITH FUNERAL HOME 197 King St. W. Harrow. Cremation has taken place and a private family funeral will be held on Monday April 25, 2016 at 11:00 at the funeral home.  Following the service, dad and mom will be buried together at the Erie Road Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the Parkinson’s Society or to Ronald McDonald House to honour his great granddaughter Lily. Our family wishes to acknowledge and thank the nurses on the second floor at Leamington District Hospital, Dr. Kelton and the staff of Royal Oak Nursing Home for the wonderful care you gave our dad during his final days.  We are grateful for the gentleness, patience and compassion that you showed each one of us as you guided us through dad’s illness.  We also extend thanks to Harrowood and Sun Parlour Nursing Home for being part of his extended family during the past few years. In our hearts we know that dad and mom are dancing cheek to cheek to the beautiful  Tennessee waltz.  We love you forever!

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MORLEY (nee Rusch), Margarete of Cobourg, Ontario

Posted by on April 21, 2016

Morley MargaretIt is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Margarete (Peggy) Morley on April 17, 2016 in her 74th year after a lengthy and courageous battle against cancer. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, James Morley, her son Rick, daughter Barbara, daughter-in-law Luana and granddaughters Breana and Nicole. She will also be missed by her sister Marita residing in Quebec and the five remaining sisters and one brother living in Germany and the U.K. In keeping with her expressed wishes cremation has taken place. A gathering of close family and friends will be held to celebrate Margarete’s time with us in the coming months. We will notify all of the specific details once known.  Memorial donations in Margarete’s memory may be made to a charity of choice.  Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.

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STRONG, George Alfred of Cobourg, Ontario

Posted by on April 21, 2016

Strong George Apr 19Passed away peacefully at Streamway Villa Nursing Home, Cobourg on Tuesday April 19, 2016 at the age of 86. Beloved husband of Effie (nee Samis). Loving father of the late Donald Strong (Carol) and Craig Strong (Karen), and step-father of Margaret Gee (Tom), Ross Quigley (Joan) and Roy Quigley (Dianne). Proud grandfather of the late Chad and 8 grandchildren and great grandfather of 15, and great great grandfather of 1. Brother of June Hill, and predeceased by his sisters May, Jean and Eleanor. Friends will be received at MacCoubrey Funeral Home 30 King St. E., Cobourg on Sunday April 24 from 2 to 4 pm and Monday April 25 from 1 to 2 pm. A service in the chapel on Monday April 25 at 2 pm. Memorial donations may be made to the Diabetes Association or Canadian CMTC Foundation. Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.

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IRVINE; Myrtle Elizabeth

Posted by on April 21, 2016

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Passed away at home, with family by her side, on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at the age of 71.  Myrtle of Wasaga Beach, beloved wife of Thomas Irvine.  Loving mother of Mark Irvine (Zhao Xiao Jiao), Wendy Irvine and Lynne Kolin (Luke).  Dear grandmother of Shane, Danielle, Cassidy, Zhao Ling Rong, Tennika, Diaro, Meghan, Heather, Sarah and Erin.  Great-grandmother of Ciara, Kayel, Sapphire, Tieran and Odin. Friends will be received at the Irvine Cropped, 509 River Road West, Wasaga Beach on Sunday, April 24, 2016 from 1 p.m. until the time of Memorial Service in the Chapel at 2 p.m..  If desired, donations in Myrtle’s memory War Amps would be appreciated by her family.  For further information and to sign the Book of Memories, log on to www.carruthersdavidson.com

 

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ROBICHEAU: Brian M., of Aylmer, Ontario

Posted by on April 21, 2016

brian robicheau 001ROBICHEAU, Brian M., of Aylmer, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Wednesday, April 20, 2016, in his 62nd year.  Husband of the late Barbara (nee Honsburger) Robicheau.  Son of Helen Robicheau of St. Thomas and the late Donald J. Robicheau.  Brother of Donna MacInnis (late Norm) of Nova Scotia, John Robicheau (Nancy) of London, Lynn Taylor (John) of New Brunswick, and Shawn Robicheau (Lori) of St. Thomas.  Uncle of Jasmin, Melissa (Trevor), Troy, Scott, Ryan, Trevor (Susan), Mary (Adam), Christine (Jason), Diane (Dom), and Brent, and great-uncle of Jake, Cloe, Courtney, Ricky, Ainsleigh, Molly, Madison, Audrey, Emma, Hannah, and Drew.  Brian was born in Digby, Nova Scotia on May 16, 1954. He was a retired employee of the Ford Motor Company of Canada’s St. Thomas Assembly Plant.  In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no public visitation or funeral service.  A public celebration of Brian’s life will be held at 74 Vanbuskirk Drive, St. Thomas, on Sunday, April 24, 2016 from 2:00-5:00 p.m.  Memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association gratefully acknowledged.  Arrangements entrusted to the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160).

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DARLING, Helen Cherie (nee Kingdon) of Lakefield in her 78th year

Posted by on April 21, 2016

darlingDARLING, Helen Cherie (nee KINGDON)

Cherie Darling, passed away peacefully at PRHC on April 15, 2016 in her 78th year while surrounded by the love of her family. Cherie was born in Peterborough and lived the extent of her life in Lakefield. Her everlasting love remains between Kingdon Lumber and Lakefield Marsh where she spent many years observing wildlife and learning life lessons from her beloved father Melville Orville Kingdon. She will be greatly missed by her children David, Freda (John) and Fawn. Loved and remembered by her grandchildren Michael, Cherie Brooke, Michael, Joseph and Amy. Also remembered by her step-brothers Brydon Hill (late Sandra) and Lance Hill (Bev). Predeceased by her parents Melville Orville and Eva, brother Ron Kingdon and step-brother Wayne Hill (May). Cherie will be remembered for her positive spirit, her remarkable character and her love of all living things. Cherie’s wishes were to be cremated and a family memorial to follow. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Lakefield Animal Welfare Society. Friends may send condolences or make donations by contacting THE HENDREN FUNERAL HOMES, LAKEFIELD CHAPEL at www.hendrenfuneralhome.com or by calling 705-652-3355. As Cherie would say, “I’m always just around the corner and under the tree.”

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GERLACH, Reinhold of Brunner

Posted by on April 20, 2016

Gerlach2Reinhold Gerlach – of Brunner, passed on to be with his Lord and Saviour on Wednesday April 20, 2016 at Sakura House, Woodstock after a long struggle with ALS. He was born December 5, 1946 in Gronau, Germany and immigrated to Canada in 1951. Reinhold was a member of Poole Mennonite Church where he shared his song leading talent, participated in various singing groups and taught Sunday School. He enjoyed the mechanical and welding aspect of automobile restoration, photography, reading and his 28+ years in the printing industry. Rein courageously fought the last years with ALS which robbed him of physical health, but his love for God infused him with joy till his journey’s end. Though he could not speak, his eyes and smile spoke volumes. Rein lived life with fearless determination to succeed at his various interests through experimentation and research. His biggest accomplishment was being faithful
Beloved husband of Connie (Musselman) Gerlach for 25 exciting years. Dear brother of Herbert and Edith Gerlach, Elinor and Eric Tuer. Fondly remembered by his father-in-law Clayton F. Musselman, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Pat and Ron Wagner, Jerry Musselman, Roger and Anne Musselman, Dean and Carol Musselman and many nieces, nephews, cousins and aunts.
Predeceased by his parents Herbert and Elvira Gerlach, brother Friedhelm Gerlach and mother-in-law Irene Musselman.
Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at Milverton Mennonite Fellowship, 6619 Perth Road 131, Milverton on Friday April 22 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the memorial service will be held on Saturday April 23, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Steve Brnjas officiating.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to ALS Canada appreciated by the family.

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

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ADAIR, Maxine of Listowel

Posted by on April 20, 2016

Adair, MaxineMaxine Adair – of Listowel, passed away peacefully at Listowel Memorial Hospital on Tuesday April 19, 2016 at the age of 79. Maxine was a former 4H instructor and a former Women’s Institute member.  She enjoyed knitting, reading and making crafts.

Beloved wife of Richard (Dick) Adair whom she married in 1953.  Loving mother of Lauretta and Chris Raven, Linda Chrissley, Don and Patti Adair.  Special grandma of Mark and Nicky, Kristy and Julian, Emily and friend Kyle, Mike and friend Leona, Jen and great grandma of Liam, Casey, Riley and Reese.  Sister of Ken and Linda Baillie, Audrey Ludington, John Baillie, Barry and Cheryl Baillie.  Fondly remembered by the extended Adair family, Lenore Moser and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Predeceased by her parents Mark and Wilda (Baker) Baillie, her sister Donna and her husband Jack Sanburn, brothers Bill and his wife Alice, and Bob and brother-in-law Fred Ludington.

Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Friday April 22 from 7-9 p.m.  The funeral service will be held at the Elma Memorial Community Centre, 251 Main Street, Atwood on Saturday April 23, 2016 at 11:00 a.m.  Interment in Elma Centre Cemetery, Atwood.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Listowel Memorial Hospital Foundation appreciated by the family.  www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

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RENAUD: Gordon Lloyd of Chatham

Posted by on April 20, 2016

In Loving Memory of Gordon Lloyd Renaud. Gordon passed away peacefully at the Chatham-Kent Hospice on Monday, April 18th, 2016, with his wife Diane (nee June) and his brother-in-law Colin by his side. Beloved dad of Kim Renaud, Jennifer Renaud and Jeannette (Douglas) Marcelle. Proud grandpa of Crystal, Joshua, Yousef, Alesha, Ashley, Jessica, Izzy, Casey and Brianna. Gordon is survived by his sisters Geraldine, Eleanor and Sharron. Our sincerest thanks to the staff of the Chatham-Kent Hospice, as well as the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance for the care and comfort shown to our husband, dad, brother, and grandpa. Friends and family will be received at DENNING’S OF CHATHAM (519-352-2390), formerly Bowman Funeral Home, on Friday from 1pm until the time of the Funeral Service at 2pm. Cremation to follow. Donations in Gordon’s memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Share a memory at denning.ca.

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RICHARDS, Hazel Anna

Richards - Fixed2RICHARDS, Hazel Anna – Peacefully, surrounded by her family at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia, Hazel Anna Richards died on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at the age of 90. Beloved wife of the late Raymond Arthur Richards (2010). Loving mother of Ron & his wife Sheila, Dundas, Robert “Bob” and his wife Dale, Mississauga, Adelle, Sarnia and Bert, Dundas. Cherished grandmother of Kyle, Craig, Jennifer and Lauren. Great-grandmother of Thomson and Harrison. Also survived by many nieces and nephews and her adored dog, Patti. Predeceased by her brother Bill and sister Peggy. Hazel spent her early childhood in a suburban Detroit orphanage with her brother and sister. She moved to Windsor with her foster parents where she met her future husband Ray, marrying him upon his return from serving with the RCAF in WWII in July of 1945. They lived in south Windsor until 1965 when they moved to Sarnia. Mom and dad loved to go to auction sales and antiquing. In 1971 they opened Ray’s Shoppe in Sarnia, selling quality antiques. Many long lasting relationships were created there over a cup of tea. Mom’s passions were gardening, nature and animals. There was an endless supply of bird and pet food in her house. Hazel lived a simple and abundant life. Her friends and family will miss her dearly. Thanks mom for all you did for us. The family would like to express their gratitude and thanks to her Corunna neighbours, Bluewater Health, Dr. Taylor, Dr. Kim, the Palliative Care nursing staff, especially Joanne Collins, St. Joseph’s Hospice staff and volunteers and all those along the way. Visitation at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431 Christina St. N., Sarnia, on Friday, April 22, 2016 from 4 – 7 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the McKenzie & Blundy Chapel on Saturday, April 23, at 1:00 p.m. Cremation to follow with interment at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to The Inn of The Good Shepherd, 115 John St., Sarnia, N7T 2Z1, St. Joseph’s Hospice, 475 Christina St., N., Sarnia, N7T 5W3 or The Sarnia & District Humane Society, 131 Exmouth St., Sarnia, N7T 7W8. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

A tree will be planted in memory of Hazel Richards in the McKenzie & Blundy Memorial Forest. Dedication service Sunday, September 18th, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at the Wawanosh Wetlands Conservation Area.

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