MacPHERSON: A. H. “Sandy”, of Port Stanley, Ontario

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MacPHERSON, A. H. “Sandy”, of Port Stanley, ON, passed away at his residence on Sunday, July 16, 2017, in his 75th year.  Husband of Alice (née Audette) MacPherson.  Father of Timothy (Ana) of Fort McMurray, AB, Nicole (Frank) of Regina, SK, and Sandy Jr. “Alex” (Lisa) of Union, ON.  Grandfather of Jeremella, Melissa, Maria, and Iris.  Brother of Brian (Cheryl) of Donna, TX, and Allen (Barb) of Lindsay, ON.  Sandy is also survived by several nieces and nephews.  Born in St. Thomas, ON, June 12, 1943, he was the son of the late John and M.C.M. “Katie” (née Welch) MacPherson.  Sandy was a retired tool and die maker.  He was a member of Last Post Branch 410, Royal Canadian Legion, Port Stanley.  In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place, and there will be no public visitation or public service.  Memorial donations to the charity of one’s choice will be gratefully acknowledged.  Arrangements entrusted to the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas, ON (519-631-1160).

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Porte, Helen Maxine

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Passed away peacefully at home on July 17,2017 at the age of 75.
Beloved daughter of the late Fredrick and Cora Falkins. Loving wife of the late Eric James Hardy (1981) and George Porte (2000). She will be missed by her 4 children: Carol (Dwayne) Crane, Scott (Janet) Hardy, Lisa (Louis) LeGras), and Marilyn (Marty) Biehl. Caring grandmother of Derick, Christopher, Amie, Kyle, Jeremy, Jason, Ryan, and Cole. Great Grandmother to Jennifer, Zackary, Adam, Adrian, Travis, Ethan, and Clara. Predeceased by Leo (Athene) Watcher (1983), Agnes (Norman) Brown (2003), Raymond (Ruby) Falkins (2010), Winnifred (Howard) Johnson (2006), Laurene (Royce) Charlton (2016), Marilyn (Jack) Hunt (2002) and Bobby Falkins (1941). Survived by Jack (the late Marjorie) Falkins.
Friends and relatives will be received on Thursday July 20, 2017 from 6 PM- 8 PM at the DENNINGS OF STRATHROY. The service will be held Friday July 21, 2017 at 11 AM at the funeral home. Donations can be made to Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital. Condolences may be left online at www.denning.ca.

 

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DUNN, Frank of Sarnia

DUNN, FRANCIS (FRANK) – Our sweet, loving Dad went to Heaven to be with his son, Mark, on July 15, 2017.  Dad died at St. Joseph Hospice surrounded by the profound love of his family and the peaceful care of the staff. Beloved husband of Sally and loving father of Maureen Dunn (John ),  Napanee,  Judy Dunn-Keighan (Jon),  Kitchener, Marilyn Galonski (Mark), Cobourg,  Joanne Dunn,  Sarnia, and Colleen Medeiros (Vic), Sarnia.  Frank was a cherished Papa of Mark,  Lisbeth (Kris), Randy (Jessie), Kayleigh (Greg), Jamey, Brooke (Josh), Anthony,  Andrea,  Beau, Brett and Ben. And great grandfather (Big Papa) of Maleigha, Madison, Keaton and Henrick. He was a special uncle to numerous nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his parents John and Nora Dunn and siblings Lorne and Doug Dunn, Madge McKenna, Alice Ritchie, Edith MacFarlane, Iris Felger Margaret Manwaring and Doreen Harris.  Dad was a pilot in the RCAF in WWII and for his 95th birthday was able to enjoy the experience of a flight on a two engine plane, similar to what he flew in the war.  Dad enjoyed hunting and fishing and had a vast knowledge of the outdoors, but his greatest joy was spending time with his family. With Mom at his side, he was happiest when preparing meals for family, friends and neighbours.  There are so many people that Dad loved and appreciated. A special thank you to those who made his last years so enjoyable, particularly  Robin and the Wellness staff at Landmark, along with the servers and the Front Staff;  Deb’s regular visits and the caring, professional staff at St Joseph Hospice.  Visitation will be held at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431 Christina St N, Sarnia on Wednesday, July 19 from 2 – 4 pm and 7 – 9 pm. A Catholic Funeral Service will be held at the McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, July 20 at 11:30 am, followed by a gathering of family and friends.  There will be a private family interment at Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery.  As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 566 N. Christina St. 2nd floor, Sarnia, N7T 5W6.  Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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LEORE, Robert “Bobby” of Sarnia

LEORE, ROBERT – After a short illness, Robert “Bobby” Bruce Leore died peacefully at Bluewater Health, Palliative Care on Saturday, July 15, 2017. He is survived by the love of his life, Blanche Leore and his trusty sidekick Toby. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Bob will be remembered for his quick wit and “New York” humour. Visitation will be at the McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 431 N. Christina St., Sarnia, 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 where prayers will be offered at 8:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Fr. David Johnston at Sacred Heart Church on Wednesday, July 19th at 11:00 a.m. Cremation to follow with a private family interment at Resurrection Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to Bluewater Health Foundation, Palliative Care, 89 Norman St., Sarnia, N7T 6S3 or the Sarnia & District Humane Society, 131 Exmouth St., Sarnia N7T 7W8 (cheques only at the funeral home please). Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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TOFFLEMIRE, Donald Roy of Harrow

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86 years. July 14, 2017. Predeceased by his brother Richard and sister Betty.  Dear brother-in-law of Millie Tofflemire. Dear uncle of Pam (Donald) Fretter, Rick Tofflemire, Terry (Pam) Tofflemire. A graveside service will be held at Christ Church Cemetery, Colchester on Friday July 21, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. You may send your online condolences to www.geraldasmith.ca

Gerald A. Smith Funeral Home 197 King St. W. Harrow.

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BAXTER, Frances Maisie of RR 1, Dashwood, formerly of London, Toronto and Windsor, age 96

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BAXTER:  Peacefully, at Blue Water Rest Home, Zurich, on Sunday, July 16, 2017, Frances Maisie (Thrasher) Baxter of RR 1, Dashwood, formerly of Toronto and Windsor, in her 97th year.  Beloved wife of the late Charles Evans Baxter (July 14, 2016).  Loved mother Barbara Clark of Grand Bend, Joan Trusler and her husband John of Jupiter, Florida.  Cherished grandmother of Robert Clark and Heather Wakeman, Evan Clark, Camille and Derek Sweitzer.  Treasured great-grandmother of Isla Clark, Malin Clark, Zachary Sweitzer, Nicholas Sweitzer and Lucas Sweitzer.  Dear sister-in-law of Mary Baxter of Hanover, Eleanor Baxter of Essex.  Remembered by her many nieces, nephews and their families.  Predeceased by her parents Ernest and Ada Belle (Richardson) Thrasher, brother Ernest C. Thrasher, sisters Gladys and Jim Morneau, Mildred and Arch Weber, Lillian and Rennie Blackshaw Isabelle and Murray Crowe.  At Maisie’s request, cremation has taken place.  A Memorial Service will be held at a later date, location and time to be announced.  Maisie was an active member of Anglican Churches in Windsor, London, Toronto and Grand Bend and most recently she loved her work with the Alter Guild at St. John’s By-The-Lake.  As well as time with her family and friends, she enjoyed playing tennis, her bridge club and her career as assistant to the Superintendent of the North York Board of Education, Toronto.  Arrangements entrusted to the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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Patterson, Dennis of Wallaceburg, Ontario

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Mr. Dennis Patterson, a resident of Wallaceburg, passed away on Sunday, July 16, 2017 at Windsor Regional Hospital, at the age of 59.
Family and friends will be received at the Eric F. Nicholls Funeral Home Ltd. 639 Elgin St., Wallaceburg, on Friday, July 21, 2017 from 7-9 p.m. Funeral Services will be held from the chapel of the funeral home on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 11 a.m.
Interment to follow in Riverview Cemetery, Wallaceburg.
As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation may be left at the funeral home.

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WALLER: David of London

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WALLER, David….
Suddenly with family by his side, at Victoria Hospital, London on Saturday, July 15, 2017 David Waller passed away at the age of 73. Cherished husband of Marjorie for 52 years. Devoted father of Carolynn (Ken) Jongeneelen and David (Jennifer Forshaw). Brother of
Faye Hathaway. Brother-in-law of Brian (Nancy) Logie, Gary (Liz) Logie, Carol Stark, Glenn (Anita) Logie and Joan Balonovic. Predeceased by father Frank and mother Helen, his sister Fern Seed, father-in-law Allan and mother-in-law Joan Logie and brother-in-law’s Ted Seed, Eugene Hathaway and Allan Logie. Proud uncle of many nieces and nephews. David was a long-standing member and coordinator of the annual garage sale at St. Stephen’s Memorial Anglican Church. He was an instructor with the Canadian Power and Sale Squadron. David spent 50 happy summers with family and friends in Honey Harbour on Georgian Bay teaching boating and fishing and building wonderful memories. David will be fondly remembered every Halloween as having one of the most festive houses in London. A memorial service will take place on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 3:00 pm at St. Stephen’s Memorial Anglican Church, 727 Southdale Road East, London ON N6E 1A9. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, donations in David’s memory may be made to St. Stephen’s Memorial Anglican Church. Arrangements entrusted with A. Millard George Funeral Home, 519-433-5184. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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SZANYI: Lewis (Lajos) Frank of London

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SZANYI, Lewis (Lajos) Frank, …
Our hearts are sad to share the news of our father’s passing on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at the age of 78. Lewis (Lajos) was the father of five children; Sheila (Jon), Lewis Jr., Joe (Cathy), Rick (Sherry), Liz (Larry) and Grandfather to 8 Grandchildren; Shannon, Anna (deceased), Derek, Willy, Telsi, Nicole, Sydney and Shawn and Step Grandfather to Dan (Amanda) and Robin (Kevin). He was predeceased by three siblings; Maria, Josef and Elizabeth. Many nieces and nephews will miss “Uncle Lou”.

Special thanks to the Dearness Home staff on the 4th floor Pine Grove West for their personal care and support.

Visitation will be held Friday July 21, 2017 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 6:00-8:00 p.m. at A. Millard George Funeral Home on 60 Ridout Street South, London, ON. A funeral service for Lewis will be held at A. Millard George Funeral Home on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. Private family interment to follow

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Red Cross, 810 Commissioners Road East, London, ON N6C 2V5. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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RIPLEY, Thomas Stewart of Cobourg, Ontario

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Peacefully at his home in Cobourg on Friday, June 16th, 2017, Stewart Ripley at 95 years of age.  Beloved husband of Christine Yarovenko-Ripley and the late Dorothy Ripley (nee Dayman).  Loving father of Doug (Carolyn), Bruce (Catherine), and Stephen.  Cherished grandfather of Tracey, Christopher, Owen, Phoebe, Robin, Spencer, Dawn, Bradley, Brenda and great grandfather of ten great grandchildren.  Predeceased by his brothers Stanford and Gordon.  Following cremation, a Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, July 22 in the MacCoubrey Funeral Home Reception Centre (east entrance), 30 King Street East, Cobourg, from 1-4 p.m.  Those wishing may make a memorial donation to the Northumberland Hills Hospital.  Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.

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LONSBERRY, Carman Marcus of Roseneath, Ontario

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Peacefully at Campbellford Memorial Hospital on Monday July 17th, 2017 in his 65th year. Beloved father of Adam Lonsberry (Catherine) and grandfather of Ryleigh.  Loving brother of Linda, Merla, Leslie, Glenn(Cindy), Cheryl (Bill), Connie, Maureen (Norm) and Roger (Tammy).  Carman is lovingly remembered by many nieces and nephews.  A visitation will be held at the MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King Street East, Cobourg on Thursday July 20th from 12 noon – 3 pm.  Interment will take place in Macklin Cemetery.  If desired donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or Canadian Cancer Society.  Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.

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Dickson, Marie Marcella of Barrie, ON

Dickson, Marie Passed away peacefully in her 97th year at Grove Park Home surrounded by her family on July 16, 2017. She arrived to heaven in style with her late husband Jim (2009) awaiting her. Loving mother to Paul Dickson and the late Lynne (Garf) Peacock. Thankful mother in law to Diane Dickson. Proud grandmother to Rob (Jayne) Peacock, Kim (Wayne) Peacock, Sarah Wiggins,  Amanda (Mike) Baysarowich, Ashley (Derek) Dickson and Vanessa Dickson. Adoring great grandma to Ethan, Jacob, Madison Wiggins and Maxwell and Everly Baysarowich. Special thank you to the staff at Grove Park home!

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Crockford, Gordon Aubrey George of Barrie, ON

Crockford, Gordon Aubrey George – It is with profound sadness, we announce the passing of Gordon Crockford, who was in his 87th year.  He will be dearly missed by his wife Edith May (Exell) and children Michael, Stephen, Stanley, and David, and grandchildren, Corey, Holly, and Taylor.   He will be missed by his sister Audrey Freeland (Crockford), and predeceased by his brothers Harry, Jack, Leslie, and sister Mary.  Sadly missed by his sister-in-law Lenora Crowe (Exell), and Ruby Crockford and predeceased by his brother-in-law Bill Freeland, and sisters-in-law Kathleen Crockford (Kenny), Mary Crockford.  Fondly remembered by many of his nieces, nephews, and many other extended family and friends.  Cremation has already taken place.  Family will receive friends at  St. Margaret’s Anglican Church, 161 Hanmer Street West, Barrie, Ontario on Saturday, July 29, 2017 from 11:00 am until time of Celebration of Life at 12 noon, followed by a reception. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the church would be greatly appreciated. The family would like too extend their heartfelt appreciation to the tremendous and caring staff at the Stayner Nursing Home for their care of Gordon over the last year. Arrangements entrusted to Marshall W. Driver Cremation & Burial Service. Condolences may be placed at www.drivercremation.ca


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Cvecich, Silvano

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Silvano took his last breath on Thursday July 6, 2017 but his memories, love and spirit will live on forever in the hearts of his precious grandchildren Valentina and Santiago, his adored and treasured children Nico Cvecich and Giulia and Omar Jimenes, his forever queen of 45 years Valerija and his devoted canine companion Lola. He will be missed by his sister Marisa and husband Angelo Squizzato. Dear uncle of Angie and husband Mark Vitella and Nadia and husband Jason Nikosey. He will also be missed by his Zia Ilde, the Rusich families, the Rom family, the Juracic family, and long time family friends Valma and Bruce Lester and family, Lori and Darrell Drouillard and family, and his walking companions Dan and Alice Higgins and family. Silvano retired from Ford Motor Company after 31 years as a dedicated tool & die maker. Silvano will always be remembered for his love of traveling, gardening, his train sets, his love for animals and his acceptance of others. Above all, his unwavering love and devotion to his family and friends will be treasured forever. A heartfelt thank you to those who were there for us on the tragic night of July 6. Your kindness and unconditional love and support will never be forgotten. A celebration of Silvano’s life will take place on his 63rd birthday, July 28th, 2017 at the Giovanni Caboto Club from 6-9 p.m. In kindness, memorial donations in lieu of flowers may be made to The Windsor Essex County Humane Society or to The Heart and Stroke Foundation. In memory of Silvano, please take the time to hug and cherish your loved ones today, for you may not have a tomorrow.
Rest In Peace Our Pinot Grigio

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MATAKOVIC, Janko

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It is with broken hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Janko, a loving Husband, Father and Dede on July 15, 2017 at Windsor Regional Hospital, Metropolitan Campus, at the age of 74 years. Beloved husband of Maca Matakovic (nee Pavlic) with whom he celebrated 44 years of marriage. Loving and best Tata to Marianne Spisic and husband Brian, Robert Matakovic and wife Marijana; all of Tecumseh. Devoted and proud Dede to Mara, and Marko Spisic and Milena, Maksim and Kristijan Matakovic. Dear brother to Katica Jaksic and late Drago, Maca Kolic and husband Vlado and family. Predeceased by parents Mijo and Bara Matakovic, and siblings Ljubica Matakovic, Mile Matakovic and surviving wife Tonka of Croatia, Mata Matakovic and surviving wife Anka of Australia and Jana Luke and husband Drago of Croatia. Dear brother-in-law to Ljubica Mikulandric and late husband Ivan. Adored uncle to Nada, Darko (Maca), Misko, Vesna, Jasna, Denny, Michelle, Barbara, Nancy, Marina and great uncle to Darja and Marko; and all of their families. Janko will be sadly missed by his cousins Katica Bacic and husband Joe, Ljubica Tuskan and husband Drago, Maca, and late cousin Ivan; and all of their families. A special friend to Jura Sladic and Kumovi Ivan and Barka Basarac. Janko was an employee of Windsor Bumper for 9 years and retired from General Motors Transmission Plant after 24 years of dedicated service. He was a member of CAW 1973 and St. Francis of Assisi Croatian Church. Janko emigrated to Canada in 1970 where he raised his pride and joy which was his family, especially his grandchildren. He was a well respected man and musician who entertained many people in the Croatian community with his beloved accordion. Janko enjoyed spending his time fishing and attending to his garden, especially his fruit trees. Janko was very proud of his Croatian culture and continued the family tradition of making homemade wine and sausages. He enjoyed traveling to Australia, Croatia, Northern Ontario and numerous trips to Florida and Cuba with his good friends and family. Janko will be forever in the hearts of his family and friends and will be greatly missed by all who had the privilege and honour of knowing him. Visitation at WINDSOR CHAPEL (Central Chapel) 1700 Tecumseh Rd. E., 519-253-7234 on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 from 2-5 pm and 7-9 pm. Parish prayers Tuesday 8 pm. Funeral service on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 9:15 am from the Funeral Home then to St. Francis of Assisi Croatian Catholic Church (1701 Turner Rd.) for Funeral Mass at 10 am. Interment to follow at Windsor Memorial Gardens Cemetery. In honour of Janko, memorial donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian Red Cross, Sv. Kriz Crkva in Zavrsje, Croatia or St. Francis of Assisi Church Building Fund. Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at www.windsorchapel.com.

Pocivaj u Miru Bozjem Tata
We will always love you and never forget you.

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George, June Mary

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Passed away at the age of 91 on July 15, 2017. Reunited with her husband Anthony (2006). Survived by her children Jerry and Lucette, Allan (Rosemary, 2014) and Donna, and Patricia and Wayne LaBranche. Proud grandmother to Jerry, Cheryl, Michael, Tina, Monique, Elaine (2004), Kari, Roger, Lisa, Brittney, Lindsey and great grandmother to Jarret, Riley, Joshuwa, Jessica, Libby, Jordan, Andrew, Spencer, Cora, Jeremy, Trinity, Mitchell, Jadyn, Jakob, Hannah and Braeden. Will be missed by her brothers Russell (Kay) Sanders and Doug. June was predeceased by her parents Pearl and Bert Sanders, her brother Leonard and her sisters Evelyn Boyce, Gloria Campeau and Doris Atkin. Visitation at WINDSOR CHAPEL (Banwell Chapel) 11677 Tecumseh Rd. E. 519-253-7234 on Tuesday July 18, 2017 from 3-5 pm and 7-9 pm. Funeral Service will take place on Wednesday July 19, 2017 at 10:30 am in the Chapel. Interment to follow at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. In kindness, donations in memory of June may be made to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB). Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at www.windsorchapel.com

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GOULARD, Lucille (nee Rochon)

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Passed away peacefully on July 17, 2017 at  69 years of age.  Beloved wife of Roger for 26 years.  Loving mother to Paul Conte and wife Cindy and her grandchildren Zachary, Maya and Lucas and her son Marc Conte and wife Lorri, predeceased by her step son Steven Goulard (1989).  Roger would like to thank Paul (MD) and Marc (RN) and all the wonderful doctors at Hotel Dieu for saving Lucille’s life in May 2014 allowing him to spend more valuable time with their mother Lucille. Predeceased by her parents Gerard Rochon and Theresa Thelland, survived by her step father Andre and wife (Irene). Predeceased by grandparents Emile and Rose Reimneitz and Arthur and Amelia Rochon. Dear sister to Lillian Young and husband Hubert, Michael Rochon and Francois Seguin, Diane Gelmini and husband Walter the late Alfred (Phooey) Rochon (Gail), the late Lorraine Mailloux and late husband Gary. Lucille was a former employee at the CIBC in Amherstburg. An original member of Down River Playhouse (Cabaret), also Shore Line Entertainers and one of the original members of Amherstburg’s Red Hat Society and an active member of St. Andrews Church.  Over the years of involvement at the church Lucille enjoyed being a member of the choir, an Elder and Clerk of Session and will be fondly remembered as St. Andrews Soup Angel. In Amherstburg she was known affectionately as the Soup Lady. She will be missed by her sister from another mother of 40 years Joan Caba and husband Gary of Amherstburg. Special thanks to Dr. Misra, Dr. Gabba, Dr. Spiers, Dr. Brkovich and Dr. Tim O’ Callahan and staff; especially Tammy and Jamie.  A special thanks and appreciation to Peter and Sara for your love and guidance in planning Lucille’s funeral.  Thank You EMS for looking after Lucille’s needs time after time.  Lucille will be missed by family and friends especially her long-time friend Graeme Hutchinson.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Andrews Presbyterian Church Amherstburg. Cremation has taken place.  Memorial visitation will take place on Saturday July 22, 2017 from 11: 00 am until time of memorial service at 1:00 pm at Families First Funeral Home 585 Sandwich St. S. Amherstburg, Ontario (519-969-5841).  Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SURGENT: Mrs. Joyce (née Cornish), of St. Thomas, Ontario.

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SURGENT, Mrs. Joyce (née Cornish), formerly of 33 Gladstone Ave., St. Thomas, passed away at the Elgin Manor, R.R.#1, St. Thomas on Sunday, July 16, 2017, in her 91st year.  Wife of the late Douglas Surgent (1982).  Mother of Frank Surgent (Janet) of St. Thomas, and Thomas Surgent (Lisa) of Bobcageon.  Grandmother of Ryan, David, Melissa, Rachel, Faye, Cheyenne, and Meaghan, and great grandmother of Emma.  Also survived by several nieces and nephews.  Joyce was the sister of the late Peggy Cornish (infant) and the late Edna Thoonen.  Born in Sparta, ON, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Annie (née Blatchford) Cornish.  Joyce was a retired housekeeping employee at the Thomas Williams Home and for many years was employed in food service at the Y.W.C.A.  She was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church, St. Thomas where she was active for many years.  Joyce was a member of the Knox Presbyterian Women, was very active with the former Evening Circle, taught Sunday school for a number of years, and was a Past President of the Ladies Auxiliary for Cubs and Scouts.  She was a former member of the St. Thomas & District Horticultural Society, and a Past President and former longtime member of the African Violet Society, St. Thomas.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family on Tuesday, July 18th from 2:00-4:00 & 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday, July 19th at 11:00 a.m.  Interment to follow in Elmdale Memorial Park.  Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society or Knox Presbyterian Church will be gratefully acknowledged.

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WILSON; Olive Doreen

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WILSON, Olive Doreen:
Passed away on Monday, July 10th, 2017 at Credit Valley Hospital, Mississauga at the age of 89. Olive of Mississauga, beloved wife of the Late Harold Wilson (19..). Loving mother of Janice (Jim Thomas), Carol (Brian Borland), Larry (Karen), Harry (Karen), John (Beverly) and the Late David Wilson. Cherished Nanny of Kimberly, Bryan, Janelle, Jason, Jennifer, Wendy, the late Kevin, Jessica, Michelle, Natasha, Mitchell, Taralyn, Brandie & Kristine and great-grandmother of 16 . She is survived by her brothers George & Billy Coates and her sister Gladys Stubbs. A Memorial Service to celebrate her life will be held on her 90th birthday. Friends will be received at the Carruthers and Davidson Funeral Home, 509 River Road West, Wasaga Beach on Saturday, August 12 , 2017 from 2 to 3 p.m. with the Memorial Service to be held at 3 p.m., followed by a reception. Cremation has occurred and a family interment ceremony will take place at Sanctuary Park Cemetery on Monday, August 14th. If desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by Olive’s family. For further information and to sign her Book of Memories, please visit www.carruthersdavidson.com

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SKIPPEN; Jean Helene

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Skippen, Jean Helene (nee Thompson)
Died suddenly on Sunday, July 9, 2017 at her home at the age of 69. Jean of Creemore, formerly of Stayner, beloved wife of the late Larry (2009). Loving mother of Carol and her husband Chris Charlebois. Cherished Grandma of Cole. Dear sister of Jack Thompson and his wife Joan and sister-in-law of Dennis Skippen (the late Wendy) and the late Dianne (the late Ken Kreh). Loving aunt of Tanya and the late Michael Thompson and Lisa and D.J. Skippen and Great Aunt of Samuel, Jessie, Fredrick, Guinevere and Emily. Jean will also be missed by her fellow Eastern Star members, Lady Shriner’s, her former choir colleagues, friends, neighbours and her beloved cats. Jean was a loving and selfless woman who cherished her family and her friends. She had a passion for music and spent many years singing in the choir at Centennial United Church. She gave of her time with the Order of the Eastern Star and the Ladies Shrine. She will be dearly missed. Friends were received at the Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home – Stayner Chapel, 7313 Highway 26, Stayner on Thursday, July 13, 2017 from 1:30 p.m. for the Easter Star Ceremony at 3 p.m. followed by the Funeral Service in the Chapel. If desired, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by Jean’s family. To sign her Book of Memories, please visit www.carruthersdavidson.com

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CUNLIFFE; Velma Geraldine

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Cunliffe; Velma G.
Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at Campbell House Hospice, Collingwood at the age of 90. Velma of Wasaga Beach, beloved wife of the late Donald Cunliffe Sr.. Dear mother of Bryan (Cathy) Cunliffe, Valerie (Greg Blackburn), the late Donald Cunliffe Jr. and the late Larry Cunliffe (Joanne). Grandmother of Lisa, Laura, Richard, Robert, Stephen, Philip and Scott. Great-grandmother of Taylor, Maya, Libby, Kiera, Mason and 1 more on the way. Survived by her sisters Helen, Ruby and Carol. Friends were received at the Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home – Wasaga Beach Chapel, 509 River Road West, Wasaga Beach on Saturday, July 8, 2017 from 11 a.m. until the time of Memorial Service in the Chapel at 12 noon. If desired, donations in Velma’s memory to Hospice Georgian Triangle Foundation for Campbell House or Collingwood General & Marine Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by her family. For more information and to sign the Book of Memories, log on to www.carruthersdavidson.com

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OWENS: Bonnie B. of Strathroy

Posted by on July 15, 2017

Peacefully at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Friday, July 14, 2017 Bonnie Brenda Owens (nee Elliott)  passed away at the age of 65.  Loving wife of John Owens for 43 years.  Beloved mother of Jonathan Owens, Jeffrey Owens and Jeremy Owens.  Dear grandmother of Thomas Walsh and Austin Owens.   Cremation has taken place.  Arrangements entrusted to DENNING’S OF STRATHROY 519-245-1023.  As expressions of sympathy memorial donations may be made to Heart & Stroke Foundation.  Online condolences accepted at www.denning.ca

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VANDERJEUGD: Ron of Strathroy

Posted by on July 15, 2017

Peacefully at home with family by his side, on Friday, July 14th, 2017; Ron Vanderjeugd of Strathroy passed away at the age of 63. Beloved husband of 41 years to Noreen (nee Beselaere). Loving father of Chris (Jennifer), Mellissa (Dave) and Valerie (Zach). Cherished Papa of Courtney, Ayden, Nathan, Ehren, Nickolas, Mikayla, Amelia, Lyla and baby bump. Ron is survived by his mother Andrea Vanderjeugd.

Predeceased by his father Alfons Vanderjeugd (1976).

As per Ron’s request cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held at DENNING’S OF STRATHROY on Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 from 4-8 p.m. All plaid and jeans are welcome.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Chiros Care Foundation-c/o Casino Strathroyale. Donations and condolences may be left online at www.denning.ca.

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MILLS: Ronald (Ron) F. of Strathroy, formerly of Granton

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At LHSC Victoria Hospital on Friday, July 14, 2017 of Strathroy and formerly of Granton, in his 80th year. Beloved husband of Cavell (Val) (Fletcher) Mills. Dear father of Terry and Mary-Jean Mills of Thorndale, Jim Mills and Vicki of St. Marys, Gord and Christine Mills of Princeton and Nancy Mills of Granton, Mike Duquette and Jess, Brad and Ann Duquette, Jason Duquette and Krista all of Guelph. Loving grandfather of Dwayne, Craig, Carrie, Bradley, Angie; Chris, Stephanie; Cody, Joel, Randy, Amanda; Tim, Mike, Chandler, and Cameron. Loving step-grandfather of Taylor, Jacob, Logan, Zach, Adrianna, Ashley, Daemon, Cohen, Mazzy and Noah. Loving great-grandfather of Gavin, Brody; Kaleb, Andrea; Hailey, Damien, Logan and Leah. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Harold and Verna Mills of Granton, Nelson and Hazel Mills of St. Marys, and Donna and Roy McRoberts of London. Ron will also be remembered by the Fletcher family. Predeceased by son Howard (2016), grandson Kurtis (2016), daughters-in-law Kim and Theresa, sister Florence and her husband Gerald Millson. Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan on Monday evening 7-9 PM, where a Celebration of Life Service will be held on Tuesday, July 18th at 1:30 PM with Pastor Paul Vollick officiating. Cremation with interment Granton Cemetery. Donations to Villages United Church or VON Palliative Care, Middlesex-Strathroy would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be made through www.haskettfh.com.

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SHAPTER: Lois of London

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SHAPTER, Lois…
Lois passed away peacefully at St. Mary’s Long Term Care on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 in her 95th year. She leaves behind her nieces and nephews, Carol Venn, Donald Cumming, Elizabeth Crawford, Jean Cumming and TImothy Cumming. Fondly remembered by her good friends Carol and Roy Menary, Helen and Weldon Westlake, Georgina Goarley and Audrey Hatchard. A Graveside service will be held at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 1pm (meet at cemetery office at 12:45pm). 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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