McFadden, Harold “Mick” of London

Posted by on December 27, 2016

McFadden, Harold “Mick”….

Passed away on Friday, December 23, 2016 at Victoria Hospital, London in his 90th year. Beloved husband of Diana for 66 years. Lovingly remembered by sister-in-law Donna and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his brother Barrie, his sister  Marilou Lindsay and her husband David. Prior to ill health Mick was a Cancer Society volunteer driver for over 20 years, and  an active member of the Elmwood Lawn Bowling Club. Friend of Bill W.  A Memorial Service will be held at A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London, on Monday, January 2, 2017 at 11 a.m. Visitation one hour prior. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a Charity of your choice. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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LUCILLE PHAIR (nee Munro) of London

Posted by on December 27, 2016

LUCILLE PHAIR  (nee Munro)…..

Lucille passed away peacefully, on December 23, 2016, in her 98th year. Her vivacity, sense of humour, generosity and loving kindness will be deeply missed by her extended family: Daughters Lana Phair-Sutherland (Jim), Georgia Phair (Ike) and son Michael Phair (Margot) as well as six adored grandchildren, 15 equally adored great grandchildren and beloved nieces and nephews. Lucille was predeceased by her husband of 62 years George Carlton Phair and her brothers Stewart and Donald. Mary Lucille Munro was born in 1919 to Jack and Janet Munro near Florence Ontario. From an early age she was a musical prodigy and played a number of instruments as well as the church organ every Sunday. She later studied music in London, Toronto, Detroit and Boston. A multifaceted gal, she also played baseball for the Florence Chicks and was a keen skater. Her father gave her a car at 16, and at 18 she began her career as a music teacher in the rural schools around Florence. She was known to have a heavy foot on the gas, which persisted throughout her career as a music supervisor, racing from one school to the next across Chatham Kent. In 1944 Lucille met Carl Phair, a flight lieutenant from Dresden Ontario, home for leave from PEI where he was training pilots. After a whirlwind courtship they married and moved to Charlottetown. After the war, they moved to Sudbury and then finally settled in Wallaceburg Ontario where they raised their family and participated fully in the life of the community.  In retirement, they continued to hone their golf games in Florida for many winters, and made dozens of friends with whom they played golf, bridge and traveled. From her 60’s to her 80’s Lucille could be found delivering Meals on Wheels to other seniors. In her 80’s she was “Shooting her Age” on the golf course until fate intervened and she lost a leg to venous insufficiency. Showing great determination and continued athleticism she learned to walk again in her mid 80’s and even returned to the golf course – albeit only to putt. She never lost her innate elegance and sense of style. To the despair of her doctors and therapists, there were no old lady shoes for her! Lucille was a great storyteller, fuelled by her tremendous interest in people. In later life she was afflicted by dementia, but her stories grew only more interesting, delighting her family and her caregivers. The family would like to thank the staff at Chartwell London and at Willow HomeCare for their loving care of Lucille. A Celebration of Life will be at a later date. Cremation has taken place. Donations may be made to Canadian Diabetes Association. 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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WILLIAMS: Gerard of Petrolia

Posted by on December 26, 2016

Peacefully at Fiddick’s Nursing Home, Petrolia on December 24th, 2016; Gerard Williams passed away at the age of 91. Dear husband of the late Lina Williams (2006). Loving father of Marie (Renald) Bégin of West Lorne, Jean-Guy (Carrie) Williams of Port Huron, Fernand “Chico” (Joanne) Williams of Wyoming, Gisèle (John Dam) Kerrigan of Wyoming, Janice (Lonnie) Cope of Petrolia, Rheal Williams of Edmonton and Leonard (Lisa) Williams of Wyoming. Cherished Grandpa of 16 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild. Survived by his siblings Uris (late Azélie), Adélard (Françine), Régina (Blaise) Gionet, Gérarda “Lyda” (late Freddy) Arsenault, Aldéa and Angella (Normand) Robichaud.

Predeceased by his granddaughter Stephanie (1992) and siblings Cécile, Lucie, Maria, Camille and Irénée Williams.

Gerard was a member of the Carpenter’s Union Local 1256 for 58 years.

Friends will be received at DENNING’S OF WATFORD on Friday, December 30th, 2016 from 10 a.m. until the time of the Memorial Service at 12 p.m. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Canada. Donations and condolences may be left online at www.denning.ca

 

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McKNIGHT: Joanne (Martine) of Exeter

Posted by on December 26, 2016

At the Exeter Villa on Monday, December 26, 2016 of Exeter in her 71st year.  Beloved wife of Dean McKnight.  Dear mother of Deannae and Daryll Glavin of Exeter, and Rob McKnight and Amanda of St. Marys. Dear grandmother of Jenna, Hayley, Bryce, Reese, Emily, and Jayden.  Dear sister and sister-in-law of Sharon and Ron Hval of Medicine Hat, Alberta. Predeceased by her parents Charles and Florence Martine.

A memorial service will be held at Zion Lutheran Church, 148 Frederick St., Dashwood on Thursday, January 5, 2017 at 11AM with Pastor John Trembulak III officiating.  Cremation.

Donations to the M.S. Society or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family.

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WILSON: W. Andrew – Of Peterborough, formerly of Toronto

Posted by on December 26, 2016

WILSON: W. Andrew

Passed away suddenly at his home on Friday December 23, 2016. Andrew spent many years in the Toronto area and retired to Peterborough in 1995. He was a dedicated Teacher and Educational Administrator at George Brown College for many years. Survived by his sister Ann Anderson (Rae) and by his nieces and nephews Allison Neale, Bill Rahm (Kathy), Melody Jacques and Michelle Anderson (Mark McGillen). Remembered by his best friend Norm Rankin (Maureen) and special uncle of Danielle (Jesse Singer) and Amy (David Lings). Predeceased by his parents Leonard and Grace Wilson, sister Ruth Rahm (Clem) and niece Bonnie Rahm. A funeral service will be held at THE HENDREN FUNERAL HOMES, LAKEFIELD CHAPEL, 66 Queen Street, Lakefield, on Friday December 30, 2016 at 12:00 PM. Visitation one hour prior to the service. A reception will follow in the Heritage Room of the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Heart & Stroke Foundation or the charity of one’s choice and may be made by contacting the funeral home at www.hendrenfuneralhome.com or by calling 705-652-3355.

Special thanks to Dr. Berg, Dr. Reesor and the GAIN Clinic at the P.R.H.C. for their care, kindness and compassion with Andrew.

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EL-KHATIB, Halima

Posted by on December 26, 2016

EL-KHATIB, Halima
Passed away on December 22,2016 at the age of 56 years old. She will be missed by many family members and friends. A funeral service will take place on Friday December 23, 2016 at 2 pm at the Dominion Mosque (1320 Northwood Street). Interment to follow at Windsor Memorial Gardens. 0nline condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at www.windsorchapel.com

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KELCH, John J.

Posted by on December 26, 2016


Passed away peacefully at The Village of Aspen Lake on December 21, 2016 at the age of 94. Beloved husband of 73 years to Louise (nee Rivait). Loving father to Victor (Barb), Alan (Helen), Catherine Weller (Robert). Adored Pepe to Todd (Cathie), Kelly, Jennifer (Kurt), Shawn (Tammy), Mike, and Jeff (Kelly). Great-Pepe to 9 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by siblings Katie, Pauline, Rudy, Carl and Leo. Dear brother in-law to Florence. Dear uncle to many nieces and nephews. John will be missed by his very good friends and neighbours of 47 years, Tom and Mary Jagatic, who were always there for mom and dad throughout the years. John retired from Chrysler Canada after 35 years as a hoisting engineer and was a proud member of CAW Local 444. He was a parishioner and Scout Master for many years at Most Precious Blood Church. He loved riding his bike in the neighbourhood and entertaining the children on his backyard trampoline. John enjoyed camping, traveling the world, sailing on his catamaran on Lake St. Clair and playing racquetball and tennis. He was known to many as the “Birdman” for building bird houses and selling them at the annual Chandler Rd. Street Sale. The family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to the caring and compassionate staff at the Village of Aspen Lake. At John’s request there will be no visitation or funeral service. A private family service will take place followed by cremation. Arrangements entrusted to WINDSOR CHAPEL (Central Chapel) 519.253.7234. In kindness, donations to honour John’s life may be made to the Salvation Army, 355 Church St., Windsor, Ontario N9A 7G9. Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at www.windsorchapel.com.

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ROSS, Annette Theresa (nee Belleau)

Posted by on December 26, 2016


January 18, 1960-December 20, 2016
Annette was known for her unique sense of humour and no nonsense attitude. She passed away peacefully December 20, 2016 surrounded by family and friends at Windsor Regional Met Hospital. Devoted wife and soul mate to Darryl Ross. Beloved mother and best friend to Chantel, Samantha (Robert) and Megan. Predeceased by parents Lorraine Clement & Don Belleau, and siblings Mike, Terry, Vicky, Bill and Marilyn. She is survived by brothers Gary (Betty), Bob (Jeannette) & Duane and sisters Laurie, Carol (Vic) and Elizabeth. Cherished nana who spoiled Cyrstin, Destiny, Riley & great nana to Juilyette. Favourite aunt of many nieces and nephews. A memorial service for the family will take place in the Spring. In memory of Annette, donations may be made to the Windsor Essex County Cancer Centre Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to WINDSOR CHAPEL (Central Chapel) 1700 Tecumseh Rd. E. 519-253-7234. Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at www.windsorchapel.com

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SZTAJNBERG-BAUMRITTER, Eugenia

Posted by on December 26, 2016


April 13, 1917- December 24, 2016
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of the patriarch of our family at the age of 99. Predeceased by husbands, Ignacy Baumritter (1964) and Jan Sztajnberg (1992). Loving mother to Steve Baumritter (Fern) and Ela Chrominska. Beloved Babcia to Shelly Girard (Jason), Jon Prashek, Piotr Chrominski, Bryan Dennison (Shannon) and Jillian Thompson (Matt). Dearest “Baba” to Brett and Alyssa Girard, Brendan, Jade and Trista Thompson, Josh, Jayne and Jaxx Dennison. Survived by many nieces and nephews in the Ukraine, Poland and Canada. Eugenia was a long time member of the C.W.L., Polish People’s Home Association, and Holy Trinity Polish Church. Visitation at WINDSOR CHAPEL (Banwell Chapel) 11677 Tecumseh Rd. E. 519.253.7234 on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 from 6 – 9 pm. Parish prayers at 7:30 pm. Funeral services on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at 1:15 pm. from the funeral home then to Holy Trinity Polish Church (1035 Ellis St. E.) for Funeral Mass at 2 pm. Interment to follow at St. Anne Cemetery, Tecumseh. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Windsor-Essex County Humane Society. Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at www.windsorchapel.com

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BROOKER, MICHELE JILL

Posted by on December 26, 2016

Brooker, Michele Jill (nee Martin)

52 years, passed away peacefully and surrounded by her family on Sunday, December 25, 2016. Beloved wife of Terry. Dear mother of Kayla Mooney (Joseph). Loving grandma of Benedict. Cherished daughter of Claudia and the late Henry “Pete” Martin. Dear sister of Jim, Jeff, Ron, Mark (Dawn), Jeanette (Dann) and Juanita (Chris). Also survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Memorial visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Memorial talk at 6 p.m. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Canadian Cancer Society. Friends may send condolences at http://reidfuneralhome.ca/

 

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MOORE: T. David of Grand Bend and formerly of Exeter

Posted by on December 26, 2016

It is with heavy hearts, but filled with so many wonderful memories, we announce that Dave passed away peacefully with Susan, Michelle and Jon by his side.  At L.H.S.C-Victoria Hospital, on Sunday, December 25, 2016 Dave of Grand Bend and formerly of Exeter in his 68th year lost his courageous 6 year battle with lung cancer.  Loving husband and best friend of Susan E (Allen) Moore.  Dear father of Michelle and Terry Pfile of Grand Bend, and Jon Moore of Exeter.  Dear grandfather of Delaney.  Beloved son-in-law of Bill Allen of Exeter.  Dear brother and brother-in-law of Philip Moore and Jill Holmes of Toronto, Joan and Paul Mitchell of London and Carol Clemens of Woodstock.  Predeceased by his parents Earl and Elizabeth Moore and mother-in-law Virla Allen.  Dave owned and operated Dave Moore Fuels and Town and Country Home Comfort for 40 years and will be dearly missed by his staff and customers.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street, Exeter (1 street west of Main) on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM where a celebration of Dave’s life  will be held on Thursday, December 29 at 11 AM with Rev. Jeff Lackie officiating.  Cremation with inurnment Exeter Cemetery.

Donations to the South Huron Hospital Foundation – Jessica’s House would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com.

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KAUFMAN: Dennis a resident of Tupperville

Posted by on December 24, 2016

Kaufman: Dennis, a resident of Tupperville, passed away suddenly at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Sydenham Campus, Wallaceburg on Friday, December 23, 2016 at the age of 72. Born in Benton Harbor, Michigan, son of the late Eldred and Dorothy (Doddington) Kaufman.  Dennis retired from Union Gas, where he was a draftsman. Beloved husband of Sharen (Burns) Kaufman. Loving father of Kimberly Grondin (Daren) of Belle River, Lori Kaufman (Ed Smith) of Elsinore, Julie Skodak (Tom) of Chatham, Aaron Butler (Laura) of Chatham. Sadly missed by his grandchildren Dylan, Devin, Jesse, Amy, Sara, Devon, and Chloe. The Kaufman family will receive friends at the Badder Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 679 North St., Dresden on Thursday, December 29, 2016 from 11:00 AM until the time of the memorial service at 1:00 PM. Cremation has taken place at Southwest Crematoriums, Strathroy. Donations to the Tupperville Fireman’s Association or the Heart and Stroke foundation would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences and donations may be left at www.badderfuneralhome.com

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Hone, Donna Joy (Nee Dring)

Posted by on December 24, 2016

On December 18, 2016 at 84 years of age.  Beloved mother of Allan (Ken) and wife Mary Hone.  Predeceased by her brother Robert Dring.  Donna retired as a teacher after many years teaching in Essex County and Windsor.  She loved to travel, read and bowling.  If you so desire donations to the Alzheimer’s Society of Windsor Essex would be appreciated.  A family service was held followed by cremation.  Arrangements entrusted to Families First 585 Sandwich St. Amherstburg (519-969-5841)  Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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WALLEY, Evelyn

Posted by on December 24, 2016

1934 – 2016

Peacefully on December 18, 2016 at Met Hospital. Predeceased by her parents Melvin and Leta Standon. Loving wife of Thomas. Loving mother of Alan (Annette), Doug (Violet), and Bob (Carol). Dear Nana of Matthew. Loving sister of Marion Westlake (Mel). Predeceased by her siblings Harold Standon, Ron Standon, and Helen Mabbett (Whitey). Visiting on Wednesday from 10:30 a.m. until the time of Funeral Service at 11:30 a.m. at FAMILIES FIRST, 1065 Lauzon Rd., East Windsor, 519-969-5841. Procession to Greenlawn Memorial Gardens for burial to follow. Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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HOLMES, Paul

Posted by on December 24, 2016

Passed away peacefully on December 20, 2016 at the age of 73 years.  Loving father of Chris Holmes (Joanne), Beth Beausoleil (Peter), Shelley Regier (Randy), Julia Holmes (Rick), Matthew Holmes (Theresa).  Proud grandpa of Rachael (Josh), Jacob, Laney, Jill (Sean), Karlie (Brian), Emily (Cory), Alicia (Dean), Randi, Holly, Matthew, Miles, Peyton, Megan and great-grandchildren Rose and Eloise. Missed by brother Wayne Holmes (Ellie).  Reunited with late parents Oran and Ruby Holmes and sister Mary Lou Holmes.  Survived by Patricia Hudson.  Paul was a retired District Chief with Windsor Fire and Rescue.  He most loved spending time with his family and was proud of all their achievements.  Memorial visiting Thursday from 3-5pm and 7pm until time of memorial service at 7:30 pm at 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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Doering, William (Bill)

Posted by on December 24, 2016

It is with great sadness that we announce the unexpected passing of Bill on December 23, 2016 at 70 years of age. Beloved Husband for 45 years to Sherri (nee Switlicki). Cherished Father of Jeff (Janel Sterling) and Melissa (Dave Thistle). Loving Papa of Dakota, Caitlin, Alexis, Brooke and Chelsea. Dear Brother of Helen and the late Rita, Dorothy and Grace. Dear Cousin and best friend of Desi (Pat) Hall. Bill retired from Chrysler’s after 33 years of dedicated service. He was also an avid Spitfire Fan, season ticket holder and a member of the Grumpy Old Men section. If you so desire, donations to the Care for Kidneys Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Cremation was held. Memorial visiting Friday 10:30am until time of Memorial Service at 12:00pm at Families First Amherstburg, 585 Sandwich St. S., Amherstburg, 519-969-5841. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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LOVELL-MELOCHE, Mary Elizabeth

Posted by on December 24, 2016

“This sucks”… Yes, yes my dear it certainly does. My bride and partner passed into God’s graces after a short but courageous battle with cancer on December 23, 2016. She took it on like a champ and gave it her all with love and fun. Best buddy and wife for 24 “special” years to Cam Meloche. Loved and devoted mom of Daniel (Robyn Larocque) Semande. Cherished Grammare to Nathan, Ashlynn, and Jaxsen Semande.  Dear daughter of the late Edward and Norma Lovell. Beloved sister of Daniel (Kathy) Lovell, Thom (JoAnne) Lovell and Jim (Peggy) Lovell. Treasured aunt of Tommy Lovell, Mike Lovell, Steve Lovell, Sean Lovell, Pat Lovell and Alex Lovell. Dearest sister-in-law to Michele (Bill) Vigder, Regina (Jamie) Martin, Renee Meloche (Ken Baker). Mary was a loyal and dedicated employee of the Town of LaSalle for 36 years. She will be fondly remembered for her radiant smile and robust personality that were infectious to all who met her. If you so desire, donations to the Hospice of Windsor, Windsor-Essex Humane Society or the Down Town Mission would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Monday 7-9pm and Tuesday 2-5pm and 7-9pm. Prayers Tuesday 4:30pm at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. On Wednesday, family and friends are invited to meet after 9am at Sacred Heart Church (218 Sacred Heart Dr., LaSalle) followed by Funeral Mass at 10am. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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KALVERDA: Sue of Strathroy

Posted by on December 24, 2016

After a lengthy illness on Friday, December 23, 2016 at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital Sue Kalverda (nee Jordan) of Strathroy passed away at the age of 61.  Loving mother of Chad (Liz) Collings, the late Sara Pestana, Cassidy Kalverda, Kelsey (Jeff) Fickling.  Dear mother in law of Dan Pestana.  Loving grandmother of Jordan, Bronwyn, Keegan, Raven and Kensington.  Sadly missed by her sisters Karen Becher and Brenda Sobie and many nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by her brother Rick Jordan.  Cremation has taken place.  Arrangements entrusted to DENNING’S OF STRATHROY 519-245-1023.  As expressions of sympathy memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice.  Online condolences accepted at www.denning.ca

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BURGESS, Betty Margaret of Brockville, Ontario

Posted by on December 24, 2016

BURGESS, Betty Margaret

Peacefully entered into the arms of her Saviour at Sherwood Park Manor, Brockville on Tuesday, December 20, 2016, in her 93rd year.

Betty is survived by her loving husband Gordon and cherished daughter and son-in-law Barbara and Allen Zabel of Kingston.  Betty was adored by her three grandchildren, Chris, Tracy and Shelley and her great grandson Edan. Also survived by her brother-in-law, Don Burgess and his wife Ruth. Predeceased by her parents Myrtle and Herman Turner and 3 brothers Harry, Mortie and Morley. Betty will be fondly remembered by a nephew and several nieces as well as her many friends.

Betty lived her life with a strong faith and in service to others.

She “walked humbly with her God.”

A private family service will be held at a later date. In Memoriams to CNIB or Alzheimer’s Canada will be gratefully appreciated by the family.

Arrangements entrusted to the Barclay Funeral Home, 137 Pearl St. East, Brockville.  Messages of condolence may be sent online at www.barclayfuneralhome.com .

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MANN, Wilfred Henry Stephen of Brockville, Ontario and formerly of Montreal, Quebec

Posted by on December 24, 2016

MANN, Wilfred Henry Stephen

 Entered into rest at the Brockville General Hospital Charles St Site on Friday December 16th, 2016. Wilf Mann of Brockville (formerly of Montreal) aged 96 years. Beloved husband of the late Lily May (Griffiths) Mann. Loving father of Roy Mann of Cobourg, Linda Phelan (Stephen) of Oakville and the late Jean Moser (Charles) of Crocker, Missouri. Cherished grandfather of Krista Mann, Cynthia Phelan, Geoffrey Phelan, Stephanie Wiorek (Jason) and Heather Failing; and great grandfather of 7.

Family and friends will be received at the Barclay Funeral Home, 137 Pearl Street East, Brockville on Wednesday December 28th, 2016 from 11 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. followed by the Funeral Service which will be held in the Chapel at 1:00 pm.  Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens.  In memory of Wilf, donations to Brockville and District Hospital Foundation would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Messages of condolence may be made online at www.barclayfuneralhome.com.

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BLISS, Pamela Elizabeth Fergus of Brockville, Ontario

Posted by on December 24, 2016

Pamela Elizabeth Fergus Bliss

August 10, 1939 – December 12, 2016

“Pam”, was born in Verdun, Quebec to her parents Margaret Johanna (Sime) and Norman Bain, both of whom emigrated from Scotland in 1925. Pam’s older sister, Norma Lorraine, was already seven years old when Pam entered the world and was a constant loving, caring, and protective big sister to Pam. Her very early years were spent growing up during the austere years imposed by World War II but that did not temper Pam’s youthful spirit. When Pam was only seven she was one of the first children stricken during the 1946 polio epidemic and she was hospitalized in isolation for several months at the Montreal Children’s Hospital in Montreal, seeing her family only once a week through a glass partition. She fully recovered from this serious disease and this experience is credited with her desire to pursue physiotherapy as an occupation when she was an adult.

In the intervening years her family moved to Beaurepaire, now known as the west Island of Montreal but then known as the Lakeshore area, where her mother and father lived until 1975. Since there was no high school in the Lakeshore area of Montreal, Pam had to commute to the city and finished grade 11 at Montreal West High School, and grade 12 from the High School of Montreal in 1957. After this she entered McGill University directly into second year and graduated with a Diploma in Physiotherapy in the spring of 1959. It was at McGill that Pam met her lifelong friend Anne Harker (Hughes), who was a companion and fellow traveler for over 58 years.

Upon graduation, Pam accepted a physiotherapy internship in Vancouver. She and her friend Anne made the journey to Vancouver by train sharing a lower berth and eating cheese whiz, peanut butter and stale bread for a number of days – what an adventure! It was while in British Columbia that Pam discovered camping. This was the start of Pam’s lifelong passion about travelling. In October 1959 Pam returned to Montreal and was hired as a physiotherapist at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Summer breaks from working were punctuated with a cross North America camping road tour with her friend Anne in 1960, and similar odyssey in Europe in 1961.

Pam also took up taking skiing charters to Europe and it was on such a trip in 1963 that Pam met her future husband Ted. They were married in April 1964 and Pam moved to Brockville, where she became a full time mother, having taken on the responsibility helping to raise four kids with Ted. Life in the

sixties and seventies proceeded with four children growing up sailing and skiing among other activities and at least once a year, Pam and Ted pursued their passion of travelling.

Over the years they traveled to every continent and were some of the very first tourists to be in communist Soviet Union and China, photographic safaris in Africa, as well as being early adopters of polar tourism to Antarctica and the Arctic. Around 1980 Pam and her friend Anne once again took annual trips, a habit that continued until very recently. In their retirement years Pam and Ted left Brockville and moved to the ‘river house’ at La Rue Mills and spent their summers golfing at the Grenadier Island Golf Club as well as taking winter golfing trips to the warmer parts of the United States.

Pam was a person who loved animals, enjoyed Cribbage and Mahjong immensely, could do the hardest crossword puzzles, and had a love of languages over the years taking time to learn Spanish, Italian, and Russian.

Pam passed away peacefully at her home on Monday, December 12, 2016. She is predeceased by her mother Margaret (Sime), father Norman, husband Ted, and son David. She is survived by her children Susan Van Tine (the late Edwin) of Hamburg, NY, Douglas (Diane Michaud) of Sackville, NB, Fraser of Turku, Finland, her sister Norma High (Bob), and niece and nephew Glenna and Alan High. Surviving grandchildren are Craig and Kim Van Tine; Fraser, Nicholas, Olli, Sam, Sydney, Zoë, and Christina Bliss, plus eight great-grandchildren.

A visitation will be held at Barclay’s Funeral Home, 137 Pearl St. E., Brockville, on Saturday, December 17th, 2016 from 1 to 3 pm. In memory of Pam donations to the Thousand Islands Watershed Land Trust, 19 Reynolds Rd., Lansdowne, ON K0E 1L0 would be gratefully appreciated by the family. Messages of condolences may be made online at www.barclayfuneralhome.com.

 

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CHEUNG, Helen Shui Ching of Brockville, Ontario

Posted by on December 24, 2016

Helen Shui Ching Cheung,

94, of Brockville, Ontario, passed away peacefully at home on November 26, 2016. In life, she was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who will be missed deeply by family and friends.

Helen is pre-deceased by her husband, Hung-Tong Cheung. She is survived by her son, Victor, daughter-in-law, Lydia and four grandchildren Angelina, Victoria, Christina and Kyle. She was a loving great-grandmother to Nyah, Abigail and Noah.

A private ceremony was held at Barclay Funeral Home, Brockville on Monday, November 28, 2016. In memory of Helen donations to the Canadian Mental Health Association would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Messages of condolence may be sent on line at www.barclayfuneralhome.com. 

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LANDON, Louise “Marie” of Kingston and formerly of Brockville, Ontario

Posted by on December 24, 2016

LANDON, Louise “Marie”

Passed away at the Arbour Heights Long Term Care Residence in Kingston on Thursday November 24th, 2016. Marie Landon formerly of Brockville aged 79 years. Dear sister of George Landon (Mina) of Brockville. Cherished aunt of Debra, Lisa Marie and Bruce Landon; step aunt of Shirley Adamson, Grace Wilder, Shawn and Gord MacNamara; great step aunt of J.J. Adamson; and great great step aunt of Bentley Adamson. Predeceased by parents Homer and Laura (Dudley) Landon and brother Carl Landon.

A Celebration of Marie’s Life will be held in the Chapel of the Barclay Funeral Home, 137 Pearl St. East Brockville on Saturday January 21st, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. In memory of Marie donations to the Parkinson Canada would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Messages of condolence may be sent on line at www.barclayfuneralhome.com.

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FAGAN, Helen Frances of Brockville, Ontario

Posted by on December 24, 2016

FAGAN, Helen Frances

Peacefully at the St. Lawrence Lodge in Brockville on Thursday November 24th, 2016. Helen (Weber) Fagan aged 96 years. Beloved wife of the late Vic Fagan. Loving mother of Brenda McDermid (late Graeme “Butch”), Wendy Chauvin (Richard) and Cheryl Fagan all of Windsor. Will also be missed by 6 grandchildren, 2 great grandsons and 1 great granddaughter. Also predeceased by parents John and Augusta (Homuth) Weber and dear nephew John Mills (Dodie)

Cremation with no service at this time. In memory of Helen donations to the Loaves and Fishes, 25 Front Ave. W., Brockville, ON K6V 4J2 would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Barclay Funeral Home, 137 Pearl St. East Brockville. Messages of condolence may be sent on line at www.barclayfuneralhome.com. 

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LONEY, George Latimer of Amherstview and formerly of Gananoque, Ontario

Posted by on December 24, 2016

LONEY, George Latimer

Passed away peacefully at the Helen Henderson Care in Amherstview on Monday November 21st, 2016. George Loney formerly of Gananoque aged 88 years. Son of the late Gordon and Edna (Latimer) Loney.  Dear brother of John Loney (Ruby) of Gananoque. Uncle of Irene and Gordon Loney of Gananoque.

Cremation will take place. Family and friends are invited to the Service celebrating George’s life to be held graveside at Union Cemetery, Lansdowne on Sunday November 27th, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. Reception to follow. In memory of George donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Barclay Funeral Home, 1033 Prince St., Lansdowne. Messages of condolence may be sent on line at www.barclayfuneralhome.com.   

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