HERRINGTON: Mac of Strathroy, formerly of Arkona

Posted by on January 15, 2017

Peacefully on January 12th, 2017 at Country Terrace; Mac Herrington of Strathroy, formerly of Arkona, in his 87th year. Lovingly remembered by his wife Marion Herrington (Tackaberry) for 59 years and by his children Ken (Cyndy) Herrington and Jack Herrington both of Kerwood. Dear grandpa to Toni (Craig) Sanders and Brad (Ashley) Herrington. Loving great grandfather to Joshua Wood, Blake and Nathan Sanders and Adalyn Herrington. Mac is remembered by his siblings; Kathlene Arrand (George+) and in-laws George Tackaberry (Joyce+), Ila Herrington (George+) and Eileen Herrington (Grant+). Predeceased by Donna Nelles (nee Herrington), Lorne Herrington, Donald Herrington, Helen Baxter (nee Herrington) and George Herrington. Mac is predeceased by his parents Ross and Mary Helen Herrington. Mac is survived by many nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received on Monday, January 16th from 1:00-3:00 pm at DENNING’S OF STRATHROY 519-245-1023 with a Memorial Service to follow at 3:00p.m. Rev. Karen Nelles officiating. Donations to the Ronald McDonald House or the Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital Building Fund would be appreciated by the family. Donations and condolences may be left online at www.denning.ca .

 

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Beetham, Michele Anne (nee Lauzon)

Posted by on January 13, 2017

Passed away January 9, 2017 at 58 years of age.  Beloved husband of Clarence for 10 years. Loving mother of Nicole (Vittorio) Bertozzi, Cher (BJ Sr.) James and Danielle Evon. Devoted Nanna of BJ Jr., Serenity, Brayden, Sariah, Mauro, Scarlette and baby Bertozzi. Also missed by Cleo’s daughters Shannon, Sarah, Lisa and their families. Dear sister of Robert (Cheryl) Lauzon, Brian Lauzon, Victoria (Gregory) Peck, Ken (Wanda) Lauzon and predeceased by her parents Dorothy and Art Lauzon, siblings Susan Pollard, Bruce Lauzon, first husband Gary Evon and in-laws Harold and Charlene Beetham. Michele will be sadly missed by her extended family and dear friends. If you so desire, donations to Hospice of Windsor would be appreciated by the family. Cremation services were held. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Cremation Society of Windsor & Essex County (519-969-5449) 3260 Dougall Ave. www.cremationsociety.com

 

 

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RIDLEY, Charles William (Chuck)

Posted by on January 13, 2017

Survived by his loving wife Bernadette, sons Thomas, Christopher (Robin) and Kenneth (Dawn), step-son Sean Comerford (Dawn) and step-daughter Tara Duvall of Ottawa.  Grandfather of 13 grandchildren and great-grandfather of 3.  Son of the late Charles and Mary Ridley.  Dear brother of Robert (deceased) and wife Geraldine, Margaret Goldspink (Stan), and step-brother to Barb Brooks (Sam).  Uncle to several nieces and nephews.  Charles was a very proud member for 66 years of the Plumbers Union Local #552/527.  Charlie worked for Windsor Mechanical for 25 years, various local companies and his last 10 years were with the Windsor Board of Education.  Memorial donations to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.  Cremation services entrusted to Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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FUTKO, Rita

Posted by on January 13, 2017

Passed away peacefully on January 9, 2017 at 90 years of age.  Predeceased by her husband Johnny (1984).  Loving mother of Randy (1965), Wayne (1991), Gary (2014),   Roger (Colleen 2009) (Janet), Ricky (Cheryl), Darlene (Gerry), Denise and daughter-in-law Colleen Ouellette.  Dear Grandma of 10 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.  Daughter of the late Adolphe and Melina Jolicoeur.  Predeceased by her brothers Rene, Leo, Eddie, Robert, Roger, Buzz, Adolph and sisters Bertha, Irene, Jean, Alice and Loretta.  Aunt of many nieces and nephews.  Special thanks to Patsy, Carol and Joe (cousins), Heimathof Building and Also survived by several nieces and nephews. caregivers, and Sun Parlour Home (1 West Unit) in Leamington for their loving and compassionate care of our Mother.  Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated.  Visitation Friday 11:30 a.m. until time of funeral at 12:30 p.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841.  Burial Heavenly Rest Cemetery.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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GRAHAM, David of Sarnia

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GRAHAM, David “Dave” – Age 64, suddenly passed away on Friday, January 13, 2017 at his home. Dave will be missed by his wife Alice of 41 years. Beloved brother of Don Graham (Wyoming) and Sister Ann Graham (Sarnia). Survived by sister in-law Kelly Graham (Corunna). Predeceased by parents Bill and Mary Graham and Brothers Jim and John Graham. Dave worked in the Carpenters local 1256 Sarnia for 41 years. Dave loved to spend time at the horse track watching his and Alice horse’s race. He enjoyed fishing and taking his dog “Dutchess” on car rides.
Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Monday, January 16, 2017 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm.
Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at 1:00pm from the Funeral Home. Interment to follow at Dresden Cemetery.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation or Charity of choice.

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COON, Wilfred Stanley

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COON, Wilfred Stanley

Passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at Grove Park Home in Barrie at the age of 94.  Beloved husband of the late Ruth Coon (nee Starkey) who pre-deceased Wilfred in 2004.  Cherished father of Barbara Coon of Angus.   Loving uncle of Kelly Henwood, Lori Tansey and Andy Blenharn.  Pre-deceased by his twin brother Wilbur Coon and his sisters Ina Trick and Merle Holt.

Retired from the Royal Canadian Air Force as an Air Traffic Controller, Wilfred’s military career spanned from 1942-1945 and again from 1948- 1970.   After his career with the RCAF, Wilfred continued on as an Air Traffic Controller with the Ministry of Transportation in Mount Hope as a civilian.

In keeping with Wilfred’s wishes, cremation has taken place.  Memorial Donations can be made to Wounded Warriors, www.woundedwarriors.ca  in Wilfred’s memory.  Messages of condolence can be left at www.peacefultransition.ca

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GOODHAND: Inez of Forest, Ontario

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GOODHAND, Mrs. Inez (nee Attwood)

After a brief illness, passed away at Bluewater Health Services on Friday, January 13, 2017, at the age of 90 years. Beloved wife of the late Wilfred Goodhand. Predeceased by her parents Albert John and Annie Florence Attwood (nee Karr). Dear mother of Larry (Judy), Lonnie (Colleen), David (Sharon), Kathy, and the late Paul Goodhand. Grandmother of Tina, Terri, Vicky, Michael, and Rachel. She will also be missed by several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by her sisters Ivadell, Lucille, Jean, Mildred, Leone, Doris, Shirley, and Frances.  Visitation will take place at DENNINGS OF FOREST, 9 James Street South, Forest, on Tuesday, January 17, 2017, from 10:00 am – 12:00 noon.   A Funeral Service will follow in the chapel at 12:00 noon. Interment to take place at a later date. For those who wish, in memoriam donations to the Inn of the Good Shepherd would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be left at www.denning.ca

 

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CULLEY, Wallace Neil “Wally” of Sarnia

CULLEY, Wallace Neil “Wally” – With his family at his side, Wally passed away at Twin Lakes Terrace on Friday, January 13, 2017, 17 days shy of his 101st birthday. Beloved husband of the late Margaret and the late Verna. Dear step-father of Valerie (Norm) Dietz, Sarnia and the late Wayne Romphf. Step-grandfather of the late Darren Romphf and Todd (Jen) Dietz. Step-great-grandfather of Cassidy, Kennedy and Carsen. Wally was a long time member of The Church of Christ and he was a lifetime member of the Bluewater Model Engineering Society. Visitation at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431 Christina St. N., Sarnia, on Monday, January 16, 2017 from 1-1:45 p.m. The funeral service will immediately follow in the McKenzie & Blundy Chapel at 2 p.m. Interment Lakeview Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to C.N.I.B., 749 Baseline Rd., London, N6C 2R6. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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GRAHAM: Ted of London

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GRAHAM, Ted….

Peacefully at Victoria Hospital, London, on Thursday, January 12, 2017, Ted Graham in his 70th year. Beloved husband to Nancy (Walker) Graham.  Proud father to Marieke Graham and her husband Brad Ondrovcik, Jenna Graham and Kate Graham and her fiancé Shane Little. Loving Granddad to Charles Edward and Seeger James. Dear son-in-law to Audrey McKee and husband Jim, brother-in-law to Fran Schneider and her husband Ron, Barb Walters and her husband Rob, Brian Walker and his wife Marilyn and Bruce Walker and his wife Lynne. Godfather to Edward Hutchings. Beloved son to the late Adelin and Curly. Ted was a true renaissance man, passionate and kind. He was a world traveler, from the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro to the heart of the cave systems of Tennessee. He will be remembered for his kindness through the friends he made wherever he went. He believed in tradition and honouring his country, but most importantly he loved his family. There will never be another Ted Graham. The family would like to thank the caring staff at Victoria Hospital. Cremation has taken place. Friends will be received by the family from 2-4 and 7-9 pm on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London. The memorial service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 1pm. As an expression of sympathy, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the London Health Sciences Foundation, 747 Base Line Road East, London ON N6C 2R6. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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CHARTRAND LEGRIS: Rose-Anna of Fassett

Posted by on January 13, 2017
Mrs. Rose-Anna Legris from Fassett passed away on Thursday, January 5, 2017 at the age of 89. She was the beloved wife of the late Noël Legris; the daughter of the late Jules Chartrand and of the late Adélia Lavigne; the dear mother of Christiane, Nicole, Yves (Marjolaine Labrosse), Lise (Yves Robert), Marc (Pierrette Campbell), Jacques (Odette Campbell), Sylvie and Chantal (Eric Vinette); the adored grandmother of 18 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren; the dear sister of Noël.
She was predeceased by a son André (Lise Perreault) also by three brothers: Floriant (late Shirley), Omer (late Noëlla) and Jean-Paul . She is survived by many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, cousins, nephew, nieces and friends.

Funeral details were entrusted to Berthiaume Family Funeral Home 416, McGill, Hawkesbury, Ontario (877) 632-8511. A celebration will be held at the Fassett community hall, 19 Gendron, Fassett, Qc J0V 1h0, on Saturday January 28th 2017 at 11 a.m. The family will be present from 10 a.m. to receive your condolences.

For those who wish, donations to the CLSC-CHSLD Petite-Nation Foundation, 14 André, Saint-André-Avellin, Québec, J0V 1W0 would be appreciated.

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

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PITT: Terence “Terry” William

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Take these broken wings and learn to fly…
Our awesome and amazing Dad, Terry (Terence William Pitt) died last Sunday surrounded by the love of his family. He was 69 years old. Born in England, Terry immigrated to Canada in the late 70s with his young family and was a respected employee of Shell Canada (later, Basell) in Sarnia. Terry had a great sense of humour and a sparkle in his eye. He was a talented artist, a lover of music, and had a kind heart and generous spirit. He had a deep appreciation for nature and the outdoors and enjoyed camping (with his perfectly pressed pants), working in his garden, playing a round of golf at the crack of dawn, and walking the dog in the countryside. He could build or fix anything and everything and was an active volunteer with Habitat for Humanity and other groups. But above all else, he loved his family. Terry will be missed immensely by his “girls,” Claire (Steve), Kate (Andrew), and Amy (Justin); their mum, Valerie; his beloved grandchildren, Thomas, Simon, Avalon, and May; sister, Kim; brother, Ron; and extended family in the U.K.
Please join us to remember and celebrate this most cherished and dear dad, grandad, brother and friend on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 2:00 pm at MANOR ROAD UNITED CHURCH, 240 Manor Road E., Toronto. Reception to follow. Terry loved the sound of children laughing and playing so please know that children are most welcome and space will be provided for them. A memorial will be held in Sarnia in the spring. Terry died after living courageously for many years with Lewy Body Dementia. We’d like to thank the wonderful staff at Kensington Gardens in Toronto for their excellent care during these last months. Donations in Terry’s honour can be made to a charity of your choice.

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BOYD: Donald “Don”

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Peacefully, at Bluewater Health, on Thursday, January 12, 2017, Don Boyd passed away at the age of 82. Dear spouse of Marguerite (nee Dalziel). Loving father of Tammy Boyd. Survived by his siblings Shirley and Dave. Predeceased by his son Myron Boyd (1959), parents Daniel and Velma, and by his siblings Bill and Evelyn. Don was a proud 60 year member with the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 793. Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Monday, January 16, 2017, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Tuesday, January 17, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Laurel Lea St. Matthews Presbyterian Church or to a charity of choice (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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GIANCARLO: Vittoria

Posted by on January 13, 2017

Peacefully, surrounded by her loving family at Bluewater Health on Thursday, January 12, 2017, Vittoria Giancarlo passed away at the age of 101. Beloved wife of the late Luigi Giancarlo. Loving mother of Joanne (Luciano) Cantalini and Louie Giancarlo. Cherished grandmother of Tony (Melissa) Cantalini and Anna Cantalini (Josh Jacobson). Cherished great grandmother of Joey, Gia, Sofia and Gabriel. Predeceased by her parents Sebastiano and Elvira, sister Rosa and brothers Francesco, Guilio and Pacifico. A funeral service will be held at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Monday, January 16, 2017, at 11:00 a.m., with family and friends being received one hour prior. Interment to follow in Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Bluewater Health Foundation or VON (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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PETERS: Therese (Terri)

Posted by on January 13, 2017

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Therese (Terri) Peters nee Gravel She was a loving mother to her precious son, Mark Peters, and devoted daughter to her parents Gordon and Irene Gravel. Will be missed terribly by her sisters Nicole (Ross Clark), Lucille (Lucy) Gravelle and Lorraine Stacey (Gravel) and tante Diane Langlois. She loved with all of her heart the friendship and company of her nieces and nephews, Ryan, Jacob, Christine and Cody Calhoun; Adam, Natalie and Eric Clark; Vince, Rose and Sadie Stacey; Dominic (Coco) and Paul Langlois. Terri took great pride in her work as a loyal employee of the Staples store in London and will be missed by her friends there. Many thanks to the nursing staff in the critical care unit at LHSC for their attention and compassion during our time of grief. Words cannot begin to express the depth of our sorrow.  Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held from 6-8 pm on Friday, January 13th at Smith Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held at 2:30 pm on Saturday, January 14th at Smith Funeral Home.

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LeBlanc, Martin of Wallaceburg

Posted by on January 13, 2017

Mr. Martin Joseph LeBlanc, a resident of Wallaceburg, passed away on Friday, January 13, 2017 at C.K.H.A. “Sydenham Campus”, in Wallaceburg, at the age of 83 years.

Following Martin’s wishes, cremation has taken place.

There will be a Celebration of Life at a later date from the Legion Br. 18, Wallaceburg, Ontario. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Wallaceburg Animal Shelter, Canadian Cancer Society, Alzheimer’s Association or the Wallaceburg Legion Br.18 may be left at the funeral home.

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Cole, Donald “Don” of Wallaceburg

Posted by on January 13, 2017

Donald Cole, of Wallaceburg, passed away on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at Sydenham Residence, Wallaceburg, at the age of 69.

Resting at the Eric F. Nicholls Funeral Home Ltd. 639 Elgin St., Wallaceburg. Following Don’s wishes, cremation has taken place. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Charity of your choice may be left at the funeral home.

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Lanthier, Tammy of Windsor and formerly of Wallaceburg

Posted by on January 13, 2017

Ms. Tammy Lanthier, a resident of Windsor and Formerly of Wallaceburg, passed away on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at the Hospice of Windsor and Essex Country Inc., at the age of 58.

Following Tammy’s wishes cremation has taken place. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Hospice of Windsor and Essex County may be left at the funeral home.

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CADMAN: W. Craig of Kerwood

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Peacefully at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on January 12th, 2017, W. Craig Cadman of Kerwood passed away in his 85th year. Survived by his beloved wife and best friend Marian (Richardson) of 61 years. Dear father of Nona (Dan) LaRocque, John (Karen) Cadman and Ann (Joe) Couto. Survived by his 8 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Also, survived by brother Max (late Gladys) Cadman and sister Bonnie (John) Giffen.

Predeceased by his parents James T. and Annie Cadman, siblings Elsie Knight, Margaret Poore, James K. and Sanford Cadman. Also predeceased by sister-in-law Betty (Stan) Bloomfield.

Friends will be received on Monday, January 16th, 2017 from 7-9 p.m. at DENNING’S OF STRATHROY, where a Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 at 10 a.m. Brett Denning officiating. Interment to follow at Strathroy Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Kerwood Bethesda United Church or Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Share a memory at www.denning.ca.

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KEITH: Robert John of Iona.

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Peacefully passed at St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital on Tuesday January 10, 2017 in his 86th year. Beloved husband of Norma Keith (nee Wilks) of Iona. Dear father of Heather Marriott (Ron) of Stratford, Lorrie Jones (Bob) of Shedden, Tom Keith (Heather) of Strathroy, Robert Keith (Karen) of Wallacetown and Janice McGillivary of St. Thomas. Loving grandfather of 11 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. John Keith was a member of Prince of Wales Lodge No. 171 for 63 Years. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of life followed by a Masonic memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 2 pm at the Masonic Centre of Elgin, 42703 Fruit Ridge Line, St. Thomas. Expressions of sympathy and donations can be made to the Masonic Foundation of Ontario Project #2550 Prostate Hope or a charity of your choice through London Cremation Services (519) 672-0459 or online at www.londoncremation.com Special thanks to Sarah and Angela from Care Partners.

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LOWE, Dr. Robert (Bob) of London

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Dr. Robert (Bob) Lowe

Professor Emeritus – University of Western Ontario

Died Sunday, January 8, 2017 at the age of 81. He was predeceased by his wife Sally. He will be missed by many: sister Margaret Marr (Max – 1980), brother John; children Vicki Hood (David), Peter Lowe and Anne Harland (John Milne); grandson Alex Hood (Ashley); nieces and nephews Sandra Dunbar (Paul – 2013), Shirley Myles, Steven and Julia Lowe; great-nieces Becky Myles (Justin), Jennifer Davies (Todd); and great-great-niece Taryn Davies. Bob had an all consuming passion for his work. His international research in Astronomy and Physics enabled him to travel worldwide indulging in another of his passions, international cuisine. He loved to debate a point and was an avid reader on a wide variety of topics. Our family would like to express appreciation for the compassion and friendship of Gail and Avril. Their efforts enabled Bob to die at home which was his wish. Thank you to all the dear friends who have visited, called and sent emails to Bob during the last two weeks. We invite everyone to a reception on Sunday, January 22, 2017 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, London. Please drop by to share your memories and stories. Inurnment will take place in the spring at The Old St. Thomas Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Bob are asked to consider FSHD Canada Foundation or the Elgin Middlesex Cancer Society.

Born in England, Bob came to Canada as a small child with his family on a troop ship after the start of the Second World War.  Disembarking in Halifax, they went by train to St. Thomas, eventually settling in Port Stanley, where Bob grew up.  He came to UWO as a first-year undergraduate.  Following graduation he was employed by the Defence Research Board (DRB) in Quebec.  Here he started his life-long study of the physics of the middle atmosphere and gained his mastery of the French language.  While employed by DRB, he enrolled in graduate study at UWO under the supervision of Ralph Nichols.  Shortly after completion of his graduate work, he left DRB to join the faculty of the Physics Department at UWO, eventually becoming an international-known authority on the earth’s hydroxyl (OH) night airglow that illuminates the night sky in near-infrared light.  This rather bright night light is not visible to human eyesight but is very helpful to some animals.  His research in the topic involved many collaborators world-wide and several graduate students at UWO.  Later in his career he was a leading investigator on measuring the hydroxyl airglow from a satellite instrument in space.

 Bob’s research in Astronomy started with a balloon-capable infrared interferometer borrowed from DRB that he converted to an instrument operable at the UWO Astronomical Observatory.  The initial object was a highly publicized new comet, one that typically turned out to disappoint.  More success came from the study of bright cooler stars and especially the Orion Nebula.  Eventually these successes led to observing time on the Canadian-France-Hawaii Telescope to measure the level of the improbable-sounding ion molecule Helium Hydride (HeH+) in a bright planetary nebula.

 -Friend and Colleague, Jim Moorhead

 

“It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.”

                                                                                                 -William Shakespeare

 

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PRITCHETT: Ruth Mary (Swayzie) of London

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PRITCHETT, Ruth Mary (Swayzie)……

A gentle soul passed away January 10, 2017, days after celebrating her 100th birthday. Predeceased by her beloved husband and best friend Fred (1993). Loving Mother to Rick (Karen), Joanne and Ted; special Mother-in-law to Joyce; proud Grand-Ma to Mike (Lorna), Bill (Joanie), Lisa (Rod), Sheryl (Vince), Christine (Jason) and Jennifer (Karl), and Great Grand-Ma to Chrystal, Billy, Rebecca, Zachary, Luke, Wendel, Max, Matthew, Kyra, Nicholas and Tori. Dear Aunt to her Laidlow, Lauckner, McDonald, Potter, Swayzie and Walper nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by her loving son, Chick, and cherished sisters and brother Doris, Bett, Terrie and Chuck.  A celebration of Ruth’s life will be held at A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London, on Monday, January 16, 2017 at 1pm, with visitation one hour prior. Interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice. A special thank you to the Dearness Home Staff and volunteers, particularly Poplar Green 3E staff and Dr. McKeough for their very caring ways. Hail, hail, the Swayzie grapevine is back together; there will be much laughter from above. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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LENHART: Anna (Janosik) of Harrow

Posted by on January 12, 2017

 

LENHART: Anna (Janosik) 88 years. Passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on January 12, 2017. Beloved wife of the late George (2015). Loving mother of George (Barbara) Lenhart, Windsor, Susan (Gordon) McDowell, Leamington, the late John (1979), Steve (Janice) Lenhart, Paul (Barbara) Lenhart, Windsor, Anna (Mario) Cacilhas, Harrow. Loving grandmother of 13 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Predeceased by her siblings. Resting at Gerald A. Smith Funeral Home 197 King St. W. Harrow. Visitation Sunday from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Monday January 16, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor John Hlavac officiating. Interment at Colchester Memorial Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Hotel Dieu Grace Health Care Palliative Care Unit, 1453 Prince Rd Windsor, ON N9C 3Z4 or the charity of your choice. You may send your online condolences to www.geraldasmith.ca

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FEWSTER: L. Blake of London

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FEWSTER, L. Blake….

At home on Wednesday, January 11th, 2017, Blake Fewster of London in his 93rd year. “Ever Loving Room Mate” of Jo (Humphreys) Fewster for 66 years. Proud father of Andrea Manias (Dale), Peter Fewster (Dianne), Pat Fewster (Al Gray) and Tim Fewster (Dianne). Loved “Grumpa” of Mark, Laura, Stephanie, Rebecca Klein (Andrew), Greg, Brent (Heidi Wall), Chris Lengyell (Gita), Taylor Gray, Krystal Murphy (Troy) and Blake. Great-grandfather of Josephine, Landan, Raena, and Paige. Uncle Jake to many nieces and nephews.  Blake joined London Life Insurance Company in 1946 where he had a distinguished career. He retired in 1991 as Senior Vice-President and Chief Actuary. Blake was an active member of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries, serving a term as President, and of the Society of Actuaries. Blake was a man of great intelligence, wit and integrity, whose passions included his family, music, church and travel. Cremation has taken place.  A celebration of Blake’s life will be held on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 3:00 pm at St. James Westminster Anglican Church, 115 Askin Street, London ON N6C 1E7, with The Venerable Nancy Adams officiating. Cremated remains will be scattered in St. James Westminster Anglican Church Memorial Garden. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to St. James Westminster Church Foundation and Alzheimers Society London-Middlesex, 435 Windermere Road, London, ON N5X 2T1. A. Millard George Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements 519-433-5184. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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WYSE: Kenneth “Ken”of London

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WYSE, Kenneth “Ken”…

Peacefully at Western County Wing at Parkwood Hospital on Tuesday, January 10, 2017, Ken Wyse passed away in his 96th year. Beloved husband of the late Beatrice (Dutton) Wyse (1987). Dear father of Jacqueline “Jackie” Montague, her husband Jean also, David Wyse, his wife Wendy. Cherished grandpa of Tammy, Kenneth, Shannon, Michael, Danielle, Ashleigh, Kristal, Amanda and their families. Also missed by many great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his son Richard “Dick” Wyse (1997), and brother Norman Wyse (2001). Ken served in RCAF as an aero engine mechanic and worked for the Brewers Warehouse for 35 years. The Wyse family wishes to thank the staff of Western County Wing for their excellent care and compassion while Ken was a resident. Friends will be received by the family on Thursday, January 12, 2017 from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London, where the funeral service will take place on Friday, January 13, 2017 at 1:30 pm. Interment at Woodland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the London Humane Society, 624 Clarke Road, London ON, N5V 3K5, would be appreciated. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared www.amgfh.com

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BOURKE: Helen Mary of London

Posted by on January 12, 2017

Helen Mary Bourke (Davidson)….

Following a long illness, Helen  passed away peacefully on Friday, January 6, 2017 at Queen’s Village in London, Ontario.  She is predeceased by her loving husband Andrew and son Michael, and by her beloved lab Ashes.  Helen happily resided in Oakville, and enjoyed a lengthy career as a nurse in the OTMH nursery.  She leaves behind daughter Patricia and son in law Mark McCallum, grand children Kathryn (McCallum) and husband Scott Stewart, Jordan McCallum and great grandson Andrew Stewart.  She will be missed by all. No visitation or service will be held. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to A. Millard George Funeral Home, 519-433-5184. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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