Obituary of DEMERS: Maurice of Cornwall

Posted by on February 12, 2019

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Mr. Maurice Demers at the Cornwall Community Hospital surrounded by his family, on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at the age of 87. He was the beloved husband of 65 years to Patricia Demers nee Timbers; the loving father to Dianne (Robert Lacelle), Daniel (Carolle Parisien) and Marc (Joanne Lussier); the adored grandpa of Martine, Nadine, Alexandre, Véronique, Stéphanie, Frédéric whom he had the privilege to see become responsible adults. He leaves a sister, Laurence and a sister-in-law, Stella Sauvé as well as many nephews, nieces and friends. He was predeceased by his parents: Damien and Flora as well as her brother, Rhéal and sisters: Blanche and Jeannette. Maurice was a generous, giving soul, always there for those who needed him.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Berthiaume Family Funeral Home 416, McGill Street, Hawkesbury, Ontario (877) 632-8511. A funeral service will be held at Saint-Félix-De-Valois Parish in Cornwall, on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 11 a.m. The family will be present at church to receive your condolences from 10:30 a.m.

For those who wish, donations to the Kidney Foundation of Ottawa, 201-1599 rue Hurontario, Mississauga, Ontario, L5G 4S1 would be appreciated.

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


C’est avec grand cœur qu’on vous annonce le décès de Monsieur Maurice Demers à l’hôpital communautaire de Cornwall, entouré de sa famille, le mercredi 6 février 2019 à l’âge de 87 ans. Il était le tendre époux de 65 ans de Patricia Demers née Timbers; le père adoré de Dianne (Robert Lacelle), Daniel (Carolle Parisien) et Marc (Joanne Lussier); le grand-papa bien-aimé de Martine, Nadine, Alexandre, Véronique, Stéphanie et Frédéric, qui il a eu le privilège de voir grandir en adultes responsables. Il laisse ainsi une sœur, Laurence, une belle-sœur, Stella Sauvé et plusieurs neveux, nièces et amis. Il fut prédécédé par ses parents: Damien et Flora ainsi que son frère, Rhéal, et sœurs: Blanche et Jeannette. Maurice étais un homme généreux, donnant, qui as toujours été l’as pour ceux qui l’ont besoin.

La direction des funérailles a été confiée au Salon Funéraire Familial Berthiaume 416, rue McGill, Hawkesbury, Ontario (877) 632-8511. Les obsèques auront lieu en la Paroisse Saint-Félix-de-Valois de Cornwall, le mercredi 13 février 2019 à 11 h. La famille sera présente à l’église à compter de 10h30 pour recevoir vos condoléances.

Pour ceux qui le désirent des dons à la Fondation canadienne du rein d’Ottawa, 201-1599 rue Hurontario, Mississauga, Ontario, L5G 4S1 seraient appréciés.

Pour offrir vos condoléances par télécopieur, composez le (613) 632-1065 ou visitez notre site Internet

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Obituary of Rouleau, Marc

Posted by on January 26, 2019

Marc Rouleau


March 10, 1941—January 22, 2019

After a life full of adventure, community service and family devotion we lost our amazing father and husband, Marc. Born in Ottawa 77 years ago, Marc was the loving husband of Judy (Parent) and treasured father of Brent (Susie), Lisa (Corey) and Chantal (Brant) and adored grandfather to Melissa, Sabrina, Brayden, Cailyn, Ryder and Jack. He is also survived by brothers Mike and Charles, sisters Claudette, Louise, Sue, Gale, Patsy, Maggie, Rollande, Réjeanne and the late Jocelyne.  Marc married Judy in Ottawa but started his long and successful radio advertising career in Brockville. They quickly integrated into the community through the Kinsmen Club and where they met and formed numerous lifelong friendships. Marc’s radio career advanced quickly and he soon moved his young family back to Ottawa where he worked for many years at the French-language CJRC radio station. While climbing the ranks of the radio executive world, Marc pursued his passion for coaching hockey and ringette in Blackburn Hamlet. Over the course of a long coaching career he was able to coach all of his children. His other passion for golf allowed him and Judy to spend many delightful days on courses all over the region. Eventually, Marc left the radio business to become a successful entrepreneur when he created Promarc Promotions. Marc always wanted to contribute to his community. He joined the Ottawa-Gloucester Sports Club to promote and support amateur sports where he once again formed so many more dear and lasting friendships. As Club President he was able to initiate countless events, tournaments and fundraising activities. He was well-known for his impeccable three-piece suits, his love for the Habs, his exquisite and elegant public speaking and his huge heart. In retirement, when Marc did not have a game of golf lined up, he put his impressive carpentry skills to use around the house and spent time refining his lesser-known but remarkable drawing skills. Later in life, Marc pursued and attained a special goal to acquire his CPGA Professional Golfer qualifications. Through it all, he devoted countless hours and so much love to Judy, his children and grandchildren, often marvelling and beaming with pride at their every achievement and accomplishments in sports or life in general. The family extends their deepest appreciation to the ICU staff at the General Hospital for their commitment to Marc’s care.  Relatives and friends are invited to the Heritage Funeral Complex, 1250 Trim Road to pay their respects to the family on Monday, January 28, 2019, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.  A celebration of Marc’s life will then be held in the Heritage Funeral Complex chapel at 4 p.m. with a reception to follow Friends and family are welcome to make a contribution to the Ottawa Heart Institute in memoriam. For condolences please visit

It matters not how a man dies, but how he lives.

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Obituary of COLES: Dr. Robert Ellis of Calgary, Alberta

Posted by on December 9, 2018


“Mamas don’t let your babies grow up to be cowboys….let ‘em be doctors and lawyers and such”.  But, what if your baby is a doctor AND a cowboy??

The passing of Dr. Robert Ellis Coles on November 26, 2018 is announced by his daughter Christine Coles (her husband Dave and their daughter Phoenix), his daughter Melissa Flynn (her daughters Cypris and Jordis), his son Jonathan Coles (his wife Jessica, their daughters Andrew and Sawyer and son Jeven) and their brother Joshua Coles.

Robert, aka Bob/Doc, was born an only child at the Norfolk General Hospital in Simcoe, Ontario on March 17, 1946.  He is survived by many cousins, including Dale Coles who was like a brother growing up.  He is predeceased by his father Henry Ellis Coles (January 1, 1923 Port Dover, Ontario – April 16, 2008 Calgary, Alberta), his mother Edith (Albert) Coles (March 6, 1920 Moosehorn, Manitoba – March 12, 2009 Calgary, Alberta), his maternal grandparents Fred Albert and Christina Margaret Aitken and paternal grandparents Charles Elgin Coles and Ethel Charlton.

Bob grew up in Port Rowan, Norfolk County, moving to Cambridge (Galt), Ontario in 1957. His father Henry Coles served in WWII as sergeant in B Company of the Royal Canadian Army Service Corps in charge of radiator and tinsmith division of the vehicle maintenance crews from 1942-1946.  Henry then went on to established North End Radiator Service in 1959.   Safe to say this was the birth place of Bob’s lifelong love affair with cars, especially Corvettes (although his first car was a robin blue convertible 1955 Cadillac). 

After graduating with honours from Galt Collegiate Institute and Vocational School in 1965 (where he pitched for the baseball team, was on the basketball team, student council and many other activities), he was accepted to the College of Optometry of Ontario in Toronto.  In 1967 the school moved to Waterloo and became the University of Waterloo School of Optometry, where he continued his studies.

After four years of dating through school, Bob (age 22) married Gisela Oehne (age 20) of Preston, Ontario in June 1968. Bob graduated May 1969 with a Doctor of Optometry (OD) degree. Together Bob and Gisela set up his first practice after graduation at 111 Wellington Street in Preston, Ontario.  

‘Go West Young Man’.  And so he did…  They sold their practice and moved to Calgary, Alberta in July 1972 to join Dr. Garth Mann at the Bonavista Eye Clinic.  Staying at the then Siesta Inn for this first trip, Bob wandered next door to check out Ranchman’s Cookhouse and Dancehall, which had just opened months prior in April 1972.  It is then and there a friendship with Harris Dvorkin, one of the two Ranchman’s co-founders, was forged. Bob’s love of a Wild West country lifestyle and his entrepreneurial spirit soon made this not only his Calgary Stampede home base, but an office of sorts through his career.  (Mr. Dvorkin passed on April 20, 2017- just one week before Ranchman’s 45th anniversary). 

Bob and Gisela’s first daughter Christine Anne arrived in 1973, their second daughter Melissa Marie in 1975 and first son Jonathan Robert in 1977.  Bob and Gisela were divorced in 1979. 

Gone their separate ways, Gisela brought Joshua in to the world in 1982. Giving him the Coles name, he became one of the four “Coles Kids”.  Bob moved to Phoenix, Arizona from 1983 to 1987 with his second wife Carol and her teenage children Janet and Mark.  Returning to Calgary, Bob and Carol were separated in the early 90s and later divorced.  

Bob lived the rest of his years with his Good Hearted Woman, life and business partner Linda Babuik.  They made many memories of shared interests such as travel (favourites included Hawaii and Las Vegas), country music concerts, rodeos (including of course The Stampede but especially the NFR in Vegas) and their camp ‘homestead’ at Riverbend in Okotoks.  Linda’s daughters Tricia and Keri, together with Keri’s husband Jim and their children Trevor and Taylor (and Taylor’s son Sawyer), added greatly to the support and memories throughout these years. 

His children wish to remember him as the smart witted, extremely intelligent, entrepreneurial, musically talented and charismatic person he was. He was an avid car fan, having owned more than two dozen Corvettes over his lifetime and no stranger to twisting a wrench here or there. He was musically inclined, playing guitar, banjo and singing. He was a quick wit and at times a prankster.  He had a love for snakeskin cowboy boots, fishing (including Ice fishing), Disneyland, Canadian Tire, billiards of all sorts, Colt cigars, Vegas, Banff, Elvis worthy jewelry, dry roasted peanuts, fur coats (he has a long family line of fur trappers, including pioneering life long employees of the Hudson Bay Company), steak dinners, egg salad sandwiches, Stetson hats, big belt buckles, cooking, the country lifestyle and Christmas decorating among other things.  He was certainly the only optometrist wearing pressed black Wranglers, cowboy boots and a Stetson with his lab coat.

In keeping with his wishes, there will be no formal service.  His children gathered in Banff for a tribute the Doc would be proud of.  The Man.  The Myth.  The Legend.  He was one of a kind. 

-Cripper, JR, Lissy & Josh

“He’s done some wrong, he’s done some right

Won and lost some fights

Highs and lows, that’s the way it goes

It ain’t always sweet tea

Lovin’, runnin’, son of a gun, like an old outlaw

But ain’t that country”  -The Cadillac Three

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Obituary of Robitaille, Aubert Joseph of Morrisburg Ontario

Posted by on November 12, 2018

Aubert Joseph Robitaille, age 70, passed away peacefully on Saturday November 3rd, 2018 at his home in Morrisburg Ontario.  Born June 30th 1948 in Penetanguishene Ontario, he was the eldest son of Omer and Anne Marie Robitaille.

Bert is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Christine Cadieux; his daughter Michelle Beaudry, and her husband, Daniel Beaudry; his son, Obie Robitaille and his wife Erika Eyre; his youngest daughter Sacha Robitaille; and his 2 grandchildren Darien & Mackenzie Robitaille.

In his early years, Bert was a well-known home builder under the name Robitaille Homes.  In 1977 he met his wife, Christine Cadieux while living in Toronto.  After moving to Ottawa, Bert became an affluent Real Estate Agent.  Over the years, Bert returned to his passion of building, and operated a successful construction company for many decades.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Monday November 19th 2018 at The Guest House at Upper Canada Village alongside the picturesque St Lawrence Seaway in Morrisburg, starting at 1:00pm.  In lieu of flowers, memorials or donations may be made to the War Amps Society.  As an amputee himself, he was keenly aware of the challenges and costs faced by the disabled.

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Obituary of O’BYRNE, Michael of Sarnia

In loving memory of Michael James O’Byrne – He passed away on Tuesday, August 7th, 2018 at the age of 92 years.  He will be greatly missed by his wife of 62 years, Grace; his son Jeffrey and wife Wendy (who was like a daughter to him); his son Jeremy and wife Susie and his four grandchildren, Megan, Matthew, Nicholas, and Joshua; along with his many nephews and nieces in the Caribbean, UK, and Canada. He was born in Templemore, Tipperary, Ireland on April 27, 1926.  He was the last surviving member of his siblings. He will also be missed by sisters-in-law Dawn, June, Jenny, Maureen, and Lisa and brothers-in-law Cyril, Dave, Trevor and Guy. He will go to meet his loved ones who have passed before him:  his beloved son Gregory; brothers-in-law Gary, Afzal, and Kenn; his many siblings (John, Richard, Mary, Kevin, Patty, Paddy, Betty, Nancy, and Douglas; and his parents and parents in-law. A private family gathering will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., N7T 5W9, Sarnia). Messages of condolence, memories or photographs may be shared through

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Obituary of SANTAROSSA: Bill of Dutton, Ontario

Posted by on April 8, 2018

Suddenly, at his home in Dutton, Ontario, Bill Santarossa at the age of 62.  Bill is survived by his mother Shirley Santarossa (Connor) and predeceased by his father Andy Santarossa.  Bill was a well known and well respected businessman in West Elgin.  He was the proud owner of Santarossa Shooting Sports, now in it’s 20th year.

He was a special part of the Reive and Vanoverbeke families and his long time pal Ken Laframboise.

He will be dearly missed by many friends, colleagues and hunting camps.

Visitation will be held at DENNING’S OF WEST LORNE on Friday, April 13th, 2018 from 5 – 9 pm and Saturday, April 14th, 2018 from 12 – 2 pm followed by a funeral service at 2 pm.  This will be a casual affair and you are invited to dress as such.

Interment to follow at McColl cemetery.

If desired, memorial contributions to the Canadian Shooting Sports Association would be appreciated.  Share a memory at 519 785-0810.

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Obituary of ROGERS, MARIANNE WARWICK of Havelock, Ontario

Posted by on March 23, 2018

An ardent lover of life and long-time aficionado of northern rivers, Lenard Cohen, and fairly priced scotch, passed away on the early morning of March 21st. A woman who knew herself, in the Buddhist sense of the word, Marianne Warwick Rogers spent her mornings perched on a yoga mat, and her afternoons spreading love and happiness to all those so fortunate to have known her. As the daughter of the late Guy and Mary Rogers, mother to Anne Rogers-Degeer (Richard) and Michael Shearson, grandmother to Kristina, Diego, Jennifer, Christopher, Matthew, Sarah, and Laura, sister of Winnifred and Gay – her love and inspiration lives on in the memories and actions of those closest to her. Had you known Merry Marianne (a.k.a. Gummy), you would know that, on the morning of the 21st, the world lost one of the finest humans to have roamed the earth. Next time you’re feeling blue, look to the sky and think of Marianne, a feminist before feminism, a woman who carried her own packs and killed her own snakes. There will be a reception to celebrate her life at MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King Street East, Cobourg, on Monday, March 26th from 1 to 4 pm. Those wishing may make a memorial donation to a charity of their choice. Condolences received at  She will be deeply missed but the love and understanding of Marianne will live on for generations. Happy travels Gummy!

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VISCOUNT ALBERT JOSEPH – Left us peacefully on March 3, 2018 at Bluewater Health at the age of 74. He was born May 13, 1943, in Cornwall, Ontario. Albert leaves behind his loving wife Mary Viscount; Loving father to Katreena Daoust of Sault Ste. Marie, Morris Viscount of Windsor, Vera Viscount of B.C., and Douglas Whatley of Windsor. Siblings Elaine DiDonato of Florida, Veronica Murphy of Florida, Frances Viscount of B.C., Agnes St. Pierre of Cornwall and John Barry of Sarnia. He also leaves behind his sister in law Edith Strachlin of Cornwall, and his many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Albert was predeceased by his parents Albert and Catherine Viscount (nee White) and his siblings Rudy, Gary, Cathy and Margaret as well as children Albert and Jerry. Albert spent his life working hard to provide for his family. It was his passion to build smoke free homes in Vancouver Island, Windsor, Amherstburg and Cornwall. Albert owned and operated a motel in Canmore, Alberta as well as owning Al-Mar maintenance janitorial and Viscount Homes which both were headed in Cornwall, Ontario. Albert was happily married to the love of his life Mary Viscount for forty six wonderful years. Together they shared their time travelling to different places, meeting new friends and making wonderful memories. Albert will always be remembered for his quick wit, his love of laughter, and that he always put the care, compassion and well-being for others before his own. In keeping with Albert’s wishes cremation has taken place and there will be an interment in Woodlawn Cemetery in Cornwall which will be announced at a later date. In lieu of Flowers memorial donations in memory of Albert may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. ARRANGMENTS ENTRUSTED TO THE D.J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION CENTRE. (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia)
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Obituary of Packham, Randall Bruce of Barrie

Posted by on November 18, 2017

Packham, Randall Bruce – Peacefully at Hospice Simcoe, Barrie on Tuesday, November 14, 2017.  Randall Packham, beloved husband of Leslie Joy Packham of Barrie.  Loving father of Christopher Randall Packham (Olivia Brett) of Barrie, and Sarah Joy Ash (Vaughn) of Elora.  Loving grandfather of Anna Joy Ash, Oliver Christopher Packham and Evelyn Emily Packham.  Dear son Mariann and the late William Packham.  Dear brother of William Packham (Jackie) of Thornhill, Robert Packham of Toronto and Leanne Rogers (David) of Burlington.  Uncle of Scott, Tyler (Tory), Jason, Cassie, Julia and Angelo.  Son-in-law of Rosemary and Ken Dickenson.  Brother-in-law of Karen Alexander.  Visit with family and friends on Sunday, November 19th from 2 p.m. until time of service at St. Margaret’s Anglican Church, 161 Hanmer Street West, Barrie at 3:30 p.m.  Memorial donations may be made to Hospice Simcoe or St. Margaret’s Anglican Church.  Arrangements entrusted to Marshall W. Drive Cremation and Burial Service.  Condolences may be made to

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Obituary of LAJEUNESSE: Barbara of Cornwall Formerly of Montreal

Posted by on November 3, 2017


Barbara Frances Lajeunesse (nee Ferguson) passed away on July 10, 1984 in Cornwall, Ontario. Barbara is predeceased by her parents William Archibald Ferguson and Mary Ann (nee Mock). She is survived by her loving sons Peter Lajeunesse (Pat and granddaughter Olivia Lajeunesse); and her son Robert Lajeunesse. “May the wings of angels take you home.”

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Obituary of SWETLISHNOFF, Jack of Petrolia and Sarnia

Posted by on October 27, 2017

SWETLISHNOFF, JACK – At Lambton Meadowview Villa in Petrolia on Monday, October 23, 2017, Jack Swetlishnoff, age 87, passed away.
He was the dear husband of the late Ruth (Noack) Swetlishnoff and loving father of Dale Swetlishnoff (Donna), Glenn West (Shelley) and Grant Swetlishnoff (Shanon), grandfather of Kyle, Andrew, Haley and Hannah. He is also survived by his brother Peter.
Friends may visit with the family at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia on Thursday, October 26th between the hours of 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Funeral services will take place in the Malcolm, Deavitt and Binhammer Funeral Home Chapel, 141 Renfrew St., Pembroke on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. Followed by interment at Grace Lutheran Cemetery, Locksley.

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Obituary of TOMPKINS, Betty Ann of Sarnia

Posted by on September 29, 2017


TOMPKINS, BETTY ANN – On Thursday, September 28, 2017, Betty Ann Tompkins, age 55 of Sarnia, fell asleep in death and awaits a resurrection to a paradise earth. She is survived by her parents Faith and Corky Tompkins, sisters Brenda Williams (Stephen), Cheryl Tompkins, Melissa Hill and Amy O’Brien, brothers Bruce Tompkins (Lilly), Mark Tompkins (Junior) and Glendon Tompkins (Judy). Many nieces and nephews also survive. A memorial service will be held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses (550 Murphy Rd., Sarnia) on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 2:00 pm. Memorial donations made to the Watchtower Society would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be sent through

“A special thanks to Dr. Lilly and staff for their excellent care”

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Obituary of BLANCHARD (Plante): Gail Janet of Russell, Ontario

Posted by on August 23, 2017


On Tuesday, July 25, 2017 Gail Janet Blanchard (Plante) of Russell in her 74th year after a brave battle with cancer. Beloved wife of the late Robert Blanchard and common-law partner of the late Robert Blanchette. Dear mother of Robert (Karen) of Eugene, Oregon, Connie (Rick Nielsen) of Russell, and Steven (Victoria) of Lancaster. Loved by her grandchildren Amanda, Brittany, Kylie, Andrew, Matthew, Nathaniel, Alysha and Stephan and her great-grandchildren Abigail, Julien, Mileigh-Marie and Tanner. Sister of the late Beverly Lafond.

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Obituary of HARDY, Ralph of Sarnia

HARDY, RALPH – It is with profound sorrow and sadness, the family of Ralph Lynnsay Hardy, age 83, announces his passing at St. Joseph’s Hospice on Sunday, June, 18, 2017. He was best friend and partner for over 65 years with Daintry Adele McPhedran and loving father of Bruce Lynn Hardy (Georgina), Lonnie Lee Ostroski (Jack) and Scott Lyndsay Hardy (Annie), dear grandfather of Diego, Lindsey, Brent, Kendra, Kerri, Nicolas and Patrick, dear great-grand of Matias, Quinton, Isadora, Rowan, Shealon, Monroe, Mirren, Kennedy, Reese, Connor, Chloe and brother of Doris LeNeve (Jim) and Penny Viselka. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers Thomas, Bruce, Bud (Allan) and his sister Mary Tobin. Ralph served with the 3rd Royal Canadian Horse Artillery for over 25 years and was a teacher at the School of Artillery. After retiring from the military he worked at Polysar as their Chief of Security for 13 years. Friends may visit with the family at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Wednesday, June 21st, 2017 between the hours of 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Funeral and committal services will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 at 1:00 pm. Memorial donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through

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Obituary of JOHNSON; Betty formerly of Petrolia

Posted by on June 15, 2017

Died peacefully at Watford Quality Care on Monday, June 12, 2017.  BETTY JOHNSON (nee Mitchell), formerly of Petrolia, was in her 88th year.   Betty was the wife of the Earl Johnson (2008).  Betty will be missed by her children Hope Springer and Jim West of Wingham, Rick Johnson of Brampton, Larry and Dianne Johnson of Cornwall, Tim Johnson of Mississauga, Jamie and Aggie Johnson of Georgetown.  She was a loved grandmother to ten grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren.  She was predeceased by her son-in-law Dave Springer (2010), a granddaughter Rayanne (2001) and a great granddaughter Alexis.    Betty is the daughter of the late Andrew and Lillian Mitchell, a sister to the late Wilbert (Shirley) Mitchell (2016), Jim (the late Sonja) Mitchell, Lil Hoskins, Marie (the late Don) DeKeyser, Reta (the late Jack) McLean, Donna (the late Cliff) Oliver, and Doris (Ed) Storey.   She will also be missed by her sister-in-law Marion (Joe) Allison.   A celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 12:30 pm from the Enniskillen Community Centre, 3068 Main St., Oil City.  As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to Lambton Elderly Outreach (  Memories and condolences may be shared on-line at

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Obituary of LABINE: Theodore Joseph Bryan of Surrey

Posted by on April 26, 2017


On Tuesday April 11, 2017 Bryan lost a long battle despite all efforts by the medical staff at Surrey Memorial Hospital. Born March 30, 1948 in Fort Coulonge, QC and spending the latter part of life in the West Coast. Joining his Mother Joan and Sister Brenda in Heaven. Sadly missed by all family and friends.

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Obituary of BEATTIE, Donald Lawrence of Brockville

Posted by on March 18, 2017

BEATTIE, Donald Lawrence   

Entered into rest at Brockville General Hospital Charles St. Site on Thursday March 16, 2017. Don Beattie of Brockville age 78 years. Loving father of Tana Gilbert (Phillip). Cherished grandfather of Tyla and Haley. Predeceased by his wife Brenda (Roberts)  Beattie. Dear brother of Doug Beattie (Judy) and the late Margaret Mulligan and brother-in-law of Dick Mulligan, Cheryl Pitchford, Heather Baer, Carolyn McLean (Bob) and David Cook. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Also predeceased by his parents Wilfred and Gladys (Flannigan) Beattie and sister in law Pat Beattie.

Family and friends may pay their respects at the Barclay Funeral Home 137 Pearl Street East, Brockville on Tuesday from 5 – 8 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Wednesday March 22nd, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will take place at Oakland Cemetery at a later date.  In memory of Don, donations to the Brockville District Hospital Foundation Palliative Care or to St. Lawrence Lodge Foundation would be gratefully acknowledged by the family.  Messages of condolence may be sent online at

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Obituary of WHEELER, Lloyd Henry, formerly of Teeswater and Bluevale

Posted by on January 24, 2017

Lloyd Henry Wheeler, a resident of Pinecrest Manor in Lucknow and formerly of Teeswater and Bluevale, passed away at Pinecrest Manor on Tuesday, January 24th, 2017 at the age of 82.

Beloved husband of Patricia Gamble-Wheeler (née Mulcaster) of Teeswater and the late Isabel Wheeler (née Cameron) who predeceased him in May 1994.

Dear father of David Wheeler and his wife Maureen of Erinsville and Heather Montgomery and her husband Doug of Peterborough.

Missed by his grandchildren, Michela and Ashley Montgomery and Zack and Maddi Wheeler.

Fondly remembered by Pat’s family; Donna and Dennis Thompson of R. R. #3 Walkerton, David and Bonnie Gamble of Teeswater, Doug and Vickie Gamble of Paris, Derrick and Shirley Gamble of Formosa and Darlene and Don McCall of Teeswater and their families.

Predeceased by his parents, Henry and Rifa (née Jenkins) Wheeler and infant brother Bruce.

Visitation will be held at the Tiffin Funeral Home, Teeswater on Friday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The funeral service to celebrate Lloyd’s life will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church (7 James Street West), Teeswater on Saturday, January 28th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Owen Kim officiating.

Spring interment Wingham Cemetery.

Memorial donations to Knox Presbyterian Church, Teeswater, Bluevale United Church or Teeswater Minor Ball would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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Obituary of CAMPEAU, Gertrude of Brockville

Posted by on January 16, 2017

Entered into rest at her residence on Wednesday January 11, 2017, Gertrude Viola (McCulley) Campeau of Brockville aged 89 years. Beloved wife of the late Paul Campeau, dear mother of  Georgina Scheel of Renfrew, Joe Campeau of North Bay, Phillip Campeau of Brockville, Maryanne Campeau of Sooke, BC, John Campeau (Alice) of Brockville. Gert is survived by her grandchildren Corey, Marc, Shannon and Caleb, her great grandchildren and her great great grandchildren, a sister Elizabeth Rafuse (Lochlan), a brother Carl McCulley (Heather) and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a daughter Paula , a son Thomas, her parents George and Alice (Schofield) McCulley, her brothers Wylie, Wesley, Joseph, Harold, Nathan, Nelson McCulley, sisters Laura Martin , Dorothy Barkhouse, Lola McCulley and Sadie Heaslip.

Family and friends may pay their respects at the Barclay Funeral Home, 137 Pearl Street East, Brockville on Thursday January 19, 2017 from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. The Liturgy of the Christian Funeral will be Celebrated at St. Francis Xavier Church at 10 a.m.  Interment will take place at St. Francis Xavier Cemetery. A Reception will follow the committal service at the Barclay Funeral Home. In memory of Gertrude, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, the Alzheimer’s Society or the Charity of your choice would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Messages condolence may be made online at

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Obituary of Fraser; Lynne Shirley nee Clark – of Markdale resting at Fawcett Funeral Home

Posted by on January 12, 2017

Fraser; Lynne Shirley(nee Clark)

After a trying battle with Alzheimer’s Disease, Lynne passed peacefully at Grey Gables Nursing Home, Markdale on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 in her 71st year. Beloved wife of Alan for 50 years. Loving mother of John(Yvonne) of Cambridge and Paul(Lori) of Kitchener. Loved and remembered by grandchildren Amy, Scott, Cameron and Mia. She will be greatly missed by her twin sister Suzanne(Alan) Humphrey of Ballantrae.  Predeceased by parents Frederick and Ruby Clark.

Lynne graduated Acadia University, majoring in Biology, in 1967 were she met the love of her life. Lynne loved the beaver valley for her gardening and skiing. An active member of the Markdale Horticultural Club.

At Lynne’s request there will be no service and cremation has taken place.  Memorial contributions to Grey Gables Nursing Home, Activity Fund would be gratefully appreciated. Online donations and condolences at  888-924-2810

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Obituary of FRY: Karren Ann of Vancouver Formerly of Ontario

Posted by on September 6, 2016

images-4It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Karren Ann Fry. Karren passed away in her home on June 13, 2016. 

Karren was was born to Alan (2013) and Elizabeth (Betty Ann) Fry on December 12, 1976 at Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria B.C.  After an early life in British Columbia, Karren’s family moved to Ontario where she completed a Bachelor of Arts Degree with Honours in Criminology from Windsor University in Ontario, which led to her working with RCMP in the student program as a young adult.  She eventually moved to Vancouver BC where she married Cary De Best and had her beautiful daughter, Leah.  In time, Karren ventured out on her own and worked as a support worker for adults with mental illness.
Karren was a loving mother, dedicated family member and a good friend. Her raw sincerity, infectious laugh, sense of humour and amazing spirit made her a joy to be around. She would brighten anyone’s day with a caring message of support or a ridiculous story.  

Karren was a sincere Buddhist and loved travelling to international Dharma Festivals with her brother for teachings and inspiration.  Special powa ceremonies were performed for Karren by Gen Kelsang Thekchen and friends at Kadampa Mediation Centre Vancouver on June 20th, 2016, As well by her Teacher and friend Gen Kelsang Delek and many others.

Karren enjoyed nature and would find peace during a long walk with her daughter in the parks that line the beautiful coast of Vancouver.  She especially loved animals and adored her two little boy cats Thomas (T-Dawg) and Sammy. 

Her family, friends, and all those she touched will miss her tremendously. Karren is survived by her beautiful and loving daughter, Leah De Best (Cary); Her Mother Elizabeth and grandmother Nelda Sauer; her uncles Jim, Ron, Tom, Doug and her Aunt Ellen; her brother Jeff Fry (Devon) and niece Lexa; and her sister Leanne Fry. 

There will be a a celebration of life on July 2nd, 2016 from 11:00am – 2:00pm at St. James Community Centre, 3214 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver B.C.

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Obituary of LOBLAW, Robert John of Lansdowne, ON and formerly of Cornwall, ON

Posted by on September 5, 2016

Robert LoblawLOBLAW, Robert John

Peacefully, surrounded by his family, entered into rest at the Kingston General Hospital, on Saturday September 3rd, 2016. Robert Loblaw of Lansdowne and formerly of Cornwall, aged 78 years.  Beloved husband of Gail (Riviere) Loblaw.  Loving father of Allison Loblaw-Benevides (Tony) and Rebecca Loblaw Foley (James). Cherished grandfather of Bella, Antonio, Drake and Demetra.  Dear brother of Paul Loblaw. Son of the late John and Bethea (White) Loblaw. Also missed by many cousins.

A Private Family Service will be held. In memory of Robert donations to the University Hospital Kingston Foundation for the ICU at Kingston General Hospital  would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Barclay Funeral Home, 1033 Prince Street, Lansdowne. Messages of condolence may be sent on line at   

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Obituary of QUESNEL, Dianne Therese of Brockville, Ontario and formerly of Alexandria, Ontario

Posted by on August 8, 2016


QUESNEL, Dianne Therese

Peacefully entered into rest at the Brockville General Hospital Garden St. Site, on Wednesday August 3rd, 2016. Dianne (Larocque) Quesnel of Brockville and formerly of Alexandria age 60 years. Beloved wife of Roger Quesnel. Loving mother of Pierre Quesnel (Heather Johnson), Roch Quesnel and Stephanie Barkley (Jim). Cherished grandmother of Alexis, Jacob, Elizabeth and Isaac. Dear sister of Marcel Larocque (Micheline), Nicole Millaire (Robert), Denise DePaepe (Ron), Rejean Larocque (Monique), Paul Larocque, Colette Larocque (Patrick Prior), Sylvie Larocque (Steve Engyel) and Jacques Larocque (Gladis) and the late Jean-Guy Larocque (Annie); daughter in law of Therese Quesnel (the late Wilfred); and sister in law of Suzanne Boisvenue (Gilles). Also predeceased by parents William and Germaine (Castonguay) Larocque.

Family and friends may call at the Barclay Funeral Home, 137 Pearl St. East, Brockville on Tuesday from 6 – 9 pm. The Funeral Liturgy will be Celebrated at in the Chapel on Wednesday August 10th, 2016 at 11 am. Interment at St. Francis Xavier Cemetery at a later date. In memory of Dianne donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Messages of condolence may be sent on line at


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Obituary of Cooke: Orla Rose of Poplar Point Formerly of Winnipeg

Posted by on May 20, 2016

images-4In Memorium.
Born December 13, 1926, Passed August 27, 2001 at home in her sleep.
Orla Rose Klassen Cooke is survived by her daughter Kim Cooke, sons Fletcher Stowe, Timouthy Aaron Stowe, and Ronald G Klassen.
Orla, better known as Ollie, is missed by family and friends.

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Obituary of WOLYNEC, Samuel of Brockville and formerly of Orangeville, Ontario

Posted by on May 11, 2016

Samuel Wolynec 1Samuel Wolynec

Passed away peacefully at Brockville General Hospital on Monday, May 9th, 2016, Samuel Wolynec aged 84 years. Beloved husband of the late Margaret (Brett) Wolynec.  Loving father of Karen Balaski (Mark) of Wembley, Alberta and Julie Papineau of Cornwall.  Cherished grandfather of Travis Balaski (Nancy Hamel-Balaski), Jason Balaski (Lindsey Fraser), Emmalie (Jesse Caron), Allison and Madeline Papineau.  Dear great-grandfather of Max and Ty Hamel-Balaski and Grayson Caron.  Dear brother of Paul Wolyniec (Diane)  and brother-in-law of Bob Brett (Dianne).  Also sadly missed by companion Celia Sadler. Predeceased by his parents Alex and Pearl Wolyniec.

The family will receive friends for a Celebration of Samuel’s Life held in the Chapel of the Barclay Funeral Home, 137 Pearl St. East Brockville on Friday May 13th, 2016 11:00 a.m.  Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery, Orangeville, on Saturday May 14th, 2016 2:30 p.m., followed by family receiving friends at the Egan Funeral Home Baxter & Giles Chapel, 273 Broadway, Orangeville   In memory of Samuel, donations to Canadian Cancer Society would be gratefully acknowledged by the family.  Messages of condolence may be sent on line at

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