Obituary of MAHONEY, Shelley Maureen (nee Dimmock)

Posted by on January 9, 2019
Shelley Maureen Mahoney

Shelley Maureen Mahoney

After a very long and courageous battle with cancer, Shelley died in the comfort of her own home on January 2, 2019; and surrounded by the love of her family.

Shelley is survived by her loving husband and soulmate of 50 years, Denis, and her daughters Monica and Jenn (Michelle), and her beautiful grandson Asher, who gave her so much joy as he played, explored and learned. Even though her strength was failing in the days before Shelley died, she willed herself to play cars and blocks with him.

Shelley is predeceased by her parents Leslie and Doris Dimmock, sister Maxine Dwyer, and her special little white puffball Muffy.
After many years of teaching at Hugh Beaton and Victoria Elementary Schools in Windsor and Mount Albion School in Stoney Creek, Shelley went back to her first love of being an artist, and like everything she did in life, she put her heart and soul into her art, and it showed in her beautiful drawings and canvases.
Her love of knitting resulted in dozens of scarves for the homeless, which she continued making even during her early treatments.

Shelley will be remembered for her quick wit (which she lovingly passed on to her daughters) immense love for her family and her beauty, inside and out. She was a bright light and proclaimed, with a sparkle in her warm eyes, that the chemo she endured was “just another adventure”.

Thank you to her doctors Hal Hirte and Sharon Russell along with the Oncology Teams at Juravinski Cancer Centre. Also integral in Shelley’s care was her GP, Dr. Anne Mannethu.
A private service will be held.

In lieu of flowers, donations honouring Shelley can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or a meaningful charity of your choice. Shelley’s family greatly appreciate your kindness.

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Obituary of BILCAR: Michael M. of London and formerly of Hamilton

Posted by on January 7, 2019

BILCAR, Michael …
Passed unexpectedly on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 in his 67th year, Michael Bilcar of London. Predeceased by his parents Uros and Justina Bilcar. Father to Ashley Prince. Brother to Vera and Brian. Long time best friend of Kevin Rogers (Lesley). Cremation has taken place and A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. A. Millard George Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements 519-433-5184. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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Obituary of KOOME: Johannes L. “John”, of St. Thomas, Ontario.

Posted by on December 17, 2018

KOOME, Johannes L. “John” – Of St. Thomas, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Friday, December 14, 2018, in his 91st year.  Husband of the late Patricia (née Protheroe) Koome.  Father of Geoff Koome (Sonya) of Dorchester, Katherine Edwards (Robert) of St. Thomas, and Melissa Koome of Hamilton.  Grandfather of Troy Edwards of St. Thomas. Also survived by several nieces and nephews.  He was the brother of the late Elisabeth Soesan, late Anna Hoeksema, and the late Petrus Koome.  Born in Amsterdam, Holland, The Netherlands, August 4, 1928, he was the son of the late Petrus and Adriana (née Odems) Koome.  John was a retired Loblaws baker.  He was a former member of the St. Thomas Seniors’ Centre and a former volunteer at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital.  In keeping with John’s wishes, cremation has taken place.  A public memorial service will be held at the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Friday, December 21st at 11:00 a.m.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family one hour prior to the service.  Private inurnment in the columbarium at South Park Cemetery.  Memorial donations to the St. Thomas Public Library re: Home Library Service or the St. Thomas Seniors’ Centre will be gratefully acknowledged.

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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

farm.house@me.com

“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 SIMMS: Donald Joseph of Strathroy

Posted by on October 4, 2018

Simms, Donald Joseph

Passed away peacefully at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on October 3, 2018 in his 76th year. Beloved husband of Judy Simms of 52 special years. Loving father of Jody (Steve) Baird and Leah Simms (Paul Stuebing). Proud grandpa of Michaella, Josh and Edward. Survived by his sister Lorna Williams, niece Deb (Darryl) Johnson and nephew Robert (Marjo) Williams. Predeceased by his brother-in-law Clem Williams and his nephew Andrew Williams. A special thank you to the Strathroy Hospital Nursing staff who took such great care of Don. Donald was retired from the Hamilton Wentworth Engineering department after 35 years and he was Past Master of Buchanan and Hillcrest Masonic Lodges. Cremation has taken place. A graveside service will be held on Monday, October 15th at 1:00p.m. at White Chapel, Hamilton. A remembrance of life will be held at a later date, in Strathroy. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Canada. Online donations and condolences may be left at www.strathroyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements entrusted to Denning’s of Strathroy.

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Obituary of Slavec, John. 1927-2018

Posted by on October 3, 2018

Born in Knezak, Slovenia

1927-2018

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Obituary of WINWARD, Margaret of Sarnia

Posted by on September 28, 2018

WINWARD, MARGARET – At Bluewater Health on Thursday, September 27, 2018, Margaret Audrey (Perry) Winward of Sarnia passed away in her 90th year. She was the dear wife of the late Guy Winward (2011) and mother of Janet Olsen (Kevin), Michael Winward (Belinda), Susan Hollingsworth (Jim) and Paul Winward (Anna), Nan of Cameron (Allison), Nicholas (Caity), Mark (Sarah), Brian (Emma), Keenan (Bridget), Perry (David), Seth, Elias and Super Nan of Rowan, Avery and Henry. Several nieces and nephews also survive. She was predeceased by her grandson Dustin, sister Dorothy Myers and a brother John Perry. She was a member of All Saints Anglican Church. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., N7T 5W9, Sarnia) on Wednesday, October 3rd at 1:30 pm. Donations made in memory of Margaret to St. Joseph’s Hospice would be appreciated. Memories, messages of condolence or photographs may be shared through www.djrobb.on.ca

 

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Obituary of UEBERSCHAER, Emma of Woodstock and formerly of Hamilton, Ontario

Posted by on September 25, 2018

Ueberschaer, Emma- Passed away peacefully into the arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, September 24, 2018 at the Woodstock Hospital, Emma Ueberschaer (nee Bendiks) formerly of Hamilton, at the age of 91. Beloved mother of Rolfe and Linda Ueberschaer of Kingston and Gerhard and Karen Ueberschaer of Ingersoll. Loving grandmother of Steven Ueberschaer, Rachel Campbell (Mark) and Sarah Ueberschaer. Also survived by several nieces, nephews, and extended family. Predeceased by her parents, siblings, and Guenther Ueberschaer (1978). Emma spent most of her life in the Hamilton area and moved to Woodstock and became a resident of Oxford Gardens 5 years ago. She was a member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hamilton for many years.
The family will receive friends at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington St. N, Woodstock on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Her homegoing service will follow in the chapel at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Robert Singleton. Interment will be held on Thursday, September 27, 2018, 11 a.m. at Woodland Cemetery, 700 Spring Garden Road, Burlington. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Gideons International in Canada or St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Hamilton. Smith-LeRoy, 519-537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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Obituary of WEIR: Marie Thérèse of Belleville

Posted by on September 21, 2018

Weir, Marie Thérèse – peacefully at home, on Thursday, September 20, 2018 in her 88th year.  Beloved wife of Tom Weir of Belleville.  Loving mother of Richard of Hamilton and Stephen of Belleville.  She is predeceased by her parents, Philias and Victoria Villeneuve and by her siblings, Archie, Yvonne, Cecile, Lucy and Paul.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Michael the Archangel Church on Monday, September 24, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. with the family receiving friends at the church from 9:00 until the time of the Mass.  Interment to follow at St. James Cemetery.

Thérèse’s family wish to express their gratitude to Dr. Eyesan and the nurses and PSWs with the VON and Paramed for their compassion and care.

Arrangements entrusted to the Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel (613-968-2273). If desired, Memorial Donations to St. Vincent de Paul, Belleville would be appreciated by the family.

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Obituary of MACDONALD: Jeanne (née North) of Ancaster, formerly of St. Thomas, Ontario

Posted by on September 18, 2018

Macdonald, Jeanne (née North), formerly of St. Thomas, passed away in Ancaster, ON on Wednesday, August 29, 2018, in her 96th year.  Wife of the late Aubrey Macdonald.  Dearly loved mother of Sandra St. Michael.  Cherished grandmother of Julia St. Michael, Brie Dundas, Jessica St. Michael, and Celine St. Michael.  Jeanne was proud of her great grandsons, Desmond and Ivor Dundas.  Dear sister of Barbara Cook, Jacqueline North, Michael North, and Terrance North (Ruth).  Also fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by sisters, Florence McBain, Pauline McRae, and Sandra “Toni” Wright, and by brothers, Charles and Dennis North.  Born in St. Thomas, ON, May 10, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Nellie (née Plowright) North.  Jeanne was a retired CIBC, London, ON branch manager.  She was a member of Holy Angels’ Roman Catholic Church, St. Thomas and the Catholic Women’s League.  Cremation has taken place.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family at the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160on Friday, September 21, 2018 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. (C.W.L. prayers at 8:30 p.m.).  The memorial mass to celebrate Jeanne’s life will be held at Holy Angels’ Roman Catholic Church, 502 Talbot St., St. Thomas on Saturday, September 22, 2018, at 10:30 a.m.  Memorial donations to the charity of one’s choice will be gratefully acknowledged.

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www.siftonfuneralhome.com

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Obituary of BLACKBURN: Tatiana “Tat”

Posted by on August 22, 2018

 

Called home to be with her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ on Friday August 17, 2018 in Madison, Wisconsin at the age of 20. Tat lived her life to the fullest. She was a graduate of Guthrie Public School, Eastview High School, and was attending Heritage College and Seminary in Cambridge, Ontario with aspirations of travelling the world and joining her parents as a Missionary in Peru, all to help others and further God’s Kingdom. Tat leaves behind the love of her life, her fiancé Matt Collins; parents Scott and Tracy Blackburn, brothers Caleb and Jaxon; best friend Brianna Bahlmann and her parents Brian and Sherry; and her grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family and friends. Tat will be forever loved by Matt’s parents Garry and Bonnie Collins; and his siblings Cindy Collins, Lana Morrow (Hugh), Joshua Collins (Lindsey), Abigail MacGregor (Brennan) and Shayne Collins (Carla). Friends and family will be received at EMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH (374 Salem Road, Barrie) on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. with a Service to celebrate Tat’s home-going to be held at 12 o’clock p.m. Reception to follow. Private family interment will be held at a later date. Memorial donations to Tat’s Kids Peru (through www.asdd.ca, or at the church with cheques made payable to Missionary Ventures Canada) would be appreciated. Condolences may be forwarded through adamsfuneralhome.ca

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Obituary of VERMEULEN (Notebomer Faber): Fenna of Grimsby

Posted by on August 21, 2018

At Shalom Manor, Grimsby, Ontario, on Monday, August 20, 2018, Fenna Vermeulen peacefully entered her heavenly home in her 97th year.  Loving mother of Ed & Mary Faber, Albert & Christine Faber, John & Henriette Faber, Grace & Henry Van Druten, Joanne (Drenth) & Dick VanDyke, Jean & Jake Hamstra, and Dorothy & Ed Zondervan.  Step-mother to Barb & Ralph Tukker, and Marg & Bob Brinkman. Also survived by 25 grandchildren and 48 great-grandchildren as well as her brother Kees Notebomer.  Fenna was predeceased by her husbands Riemer Faber (1975) and Jaap Vermeulen (1993) and her son-in-law Thomas Drenth (1989).  The family wishes to thank the nursing staff at Shalom Manor & Gardens for their excellent care over the past 11 years. Friends will be received at East Christian Reformed Church, 476 Metcalfe St. E., Strathroy, on Thursday, August 23rdfrom 5:00-8:00 pm where the Funeral Service will be held on Friday, August 24, 2018 at 1:00 pm with Pastor Derek Bouma officiating.  Private family interment prior to the funeral service in Strathroy Cemetery.  As expressions of sympathy memorial donations will be appreciated for Shalom Manor & Gardens – Chaplaincy Fund.  Online condolences accepted at www.strathroyfuneralhome.com

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519-245-1023

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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 www.djrobb.on.ca

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Obituary of CLARKE: Reverend Frances M. of London

Posted by on July 13, 2018

CLARKE, Reverend Frances Mary …
On Thursday, July 5, 2018, Reverend Frances Mary Clarke “Fran” flew away to find her new place in the endless circle of love with family by her side. She is now with the Source of love, light and life, where she longed to be. Beloved daughter of the late Reverend John T. and Lily Clarke. Cherished sister of Margaret (John) Clark, Odeyne (George) Wodskou and Allison (Larry) McLaren and sister-in-law of Elaine Clarke. Predeceased by her brother Reverend Ewart Clarke (2009) and her sister Florence Clarke (2004). Remembered with love by dear friends Barbara Birk-Olsen and Brenda Stewart. Also survived by many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. Fran was designated as a deaconess in 1956 and served as director of Christian Education in Colborne St. United Church in Brantford, Port Nelson United Church in Burlington and Central United Church in Sarnia. After returning to university, she was ordained in 1977 and became part of the team ministry at Metropolitan United Church in London. Fran touched many hearts with her wisdom and gentle, generous nature. She was highly skilled with words and crafts. Her powerful prayers brought comfort and encouragement. She took great delight in designing amazing banners. Many newborn’s heads and older laps have been warmed by her knitting. Fran inspired with beautiful slide shows illustrating scriptures and hymns. One of her greatest joys came from transforming real egg shells into works of art which she delighted in giving away to family and friends. Friends will be received by the family on Thursday, August 16, 2018 one hour prior (10-11am) to the funeral service taking place at Metropolitan United Church, 468 Wellington Street, London, ON N6A 3P8 at 11 am. If wished, donations may be made to the Metropolitan United Church Foundation or a chairty of your choice. 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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Obituary of PEETERS, Josephina of Brantford Ontario and formerly of Woodstock, Ontario

Posted by on July 6, 2018

 

PEETERS, Josephina – Passed away peacefully, surrounded by the love of her family at the Brantford General Hospital on Sunday, July 1, 2018 in her 91st year. Beloved wife of the late Joseph Peeters. Cherished mother of Debbie (Tom) Spoto of Hamilton. Greatly missed by her granddaughters Olivia and Samantha. Dear sister of Alphons and his wife Maria Nitor of Belgium. Josephina will always be fondly remembered by her extended family and friends in Canada and Belgium. She was the proud proprietor of J&J Peeters Importers Ltd. for 25 years. The family will receive friends at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington St. N., Woodstock on Sunday 2-4 and 6-8 pm. Prayers will be said at 7 pm. A Private family service will be held on Monday, July 9, 2018 in the funeral home chapel with Father Dariusz Jagodzinski as celebrant. Interment to follow at Oxford Memorial Park Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation or Canadian Cancer Society. Smith-LeRoy, 519-537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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Obituary of KAIJA, Dora of Sarnia

KAIJA, DORA – The family sadly announces the passing on Sunday, July 1, 2018, of Dora Frances (Dawson) Kaija, age 88 of Sarnia. She was the dear wife of the late Bruno Kaija (2013) and dear mother and grandmother of Jane Kaija (John) and their children Leesa (Rik) and Joshua (Keatha), Bruce Kaija (Jill) and their children Jenni (Kyle), Janet (Ethan), Brian and Paul, Leesa Anderson (Keith) and their children Celia (Jeff) and their daughter Sydney and son Andrew and Rachel (James). She is the sister of Annie Stoner and Irma Bannister. Several nieces and nephews also survive. She was predeceased by her parents Clarence and Dora Dawson, and her brother Harry Dawson. Dora worked in Radiology for many years at St. Joseph’s Hospital of Sarnia and Mercy Hospital in Port Huron. She loved her Bassett Hounds and her walks with friends. Funeral services will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., N7T 5W9, Sarnia) on Thursday, July 5th, 2018 at 10:00 am. Interment will be at Lakeview Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family at the funeral home on Wednesday evening from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Memorial donations made to the Sarnia Humane Society or the Bluewater Centre for Raptor Rehabilitation (BCRR) would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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Obituary of Milroy, Arthur John

Posted by on July 4, 2018

 Passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, July 1, 2018 at the age of 66. Loving partner of Patricia Craig for 10 years. Cherished father of Lisa (Chris) Topham and Ashley Craig (Kris Capiato). Loving grandpa of Mackenzie and Carter Topham and Darius and Madelyn Capiato. Brother of Gord (Margaret) Milroy, Ann (Len) Keast, and Gayle (Jim) Dobson. Arthur will be sadly missed by his nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Friends will be received at ADAMS FUNERAL HOME, 445 St. Vincent St. Barrie (just north of Cundles Rd.) on Saturday, July 7, 2018 from 2-4 p.m. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Sick Kids Hospital would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through adamsfuneralhome.ca

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Obituary of MURRAY, Alison M. of Ottawa

Posted by on June 24, 2018

    

It is with a deep sense of profound loss that we announce the sudden passing of Alison Marie Murray on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at The Heart Institute on Carling Avenue in Ottawa, Ontario at the age of 48. In Alison’s final hours she was in the presence of her loving sister Deborah Murray.

Alison the daughter of the late Harvey Murray and Nancy Hardy (Martini) was born on March 16, 1970 at the Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Grimsby, Ontario.

Alison was a woman that had many facets. She was not only a loving Mother, Sister, Family Member and Friend she was a woman that believed in community and strived to make the lives of those around her as positive as humanly possible. Alison volunteered her time to various causes that raised social awareness and was an integral part of these worthwhile causes. Alison was also a Founding Member of an Annual event that raises awareness of Victims of Racism, Gender Inequality and Bullying.

Alison a graduate of Devry College attained her Executive Assistant Diploma in the City of Hamilton, Ontario. When Alison moved to Ottawa one of her goals was to further her education regarding her passion that she had for Computers and Technology. On May 20, 2018 Alison became a graduate of Willis College in Ottawa with Honor Roll of Distinction (90% + overall) in Network Security Professional. That was a highlight in her life as she worked diligently to attain that specific goal.

Alison was a hard worker and any employment that she has had throughout her life she gave of herself 100%.

When Alison was not studying or working she spent time reading, writing and worked on creating art projects for various holidays and functions. Alison enjoyed writing poetry about life and she had a profound style in the use of her creativity and intelligence when expressing herself with the written word.

She loved to dance and sing and was a pleasure to watch when she was exuding such joy in that moment.

Alison also loved football and baseball. The Hamilton Tiger Cats were her favorite team and she enjoyed attending the games to cheer them on.

Alison was full of life and lived it to her fullest. She had a smile that would light up any room and her infectious laugh made you want to laugh along with her.

Alison also truly enjoyed her coffee (“Timmies”) and those who knew her would tease her endlessly about her favorite beverage. However, with coffee in hand Alison enjoyed having conversations about not only the serious goings on in life but the lighter moments. Those were times that her gentle and humorous nature shined through and will be one of the many copious memories that her loved ones will have of her.

A Scottish Poem for Alison

“She is not lost our dearest love. Nor has she traveled far. Just stepped inside home’s lovliest room. And left the door Ajar.”

Alison will be sadly missed by her Step Father Paul Martini of Stoney Creek, Ontario.

Alison is survived by her Sister Deborah and Brothers Ray (Lisa, wife), Richard (Kathy, wife), Robert and pre deceased Adam. Half Sisters Tricia Martini and Lori Martini (Joe) Trapasso. Step Sister Lisa and Step Brothers Ronnie, Andy, Brian and Stephen.

Loving Mother to her son Brandon James Murray (Bryanna, girlfriend)

Loving Grandmother to Lillianna (Brandon, Father) and Arianna (Bryanna, Mother)

Loving Aunt to Domenic and Carly Trapasso (Lori and Joe, Parents) and Jessica and Chantelle (Step Sister Lisa, Mother)

Alison will be profoundly missed and forever loved by her Best Friends Nalini, Vivi and Henry. She was not only their Best Friend but she was their Sister.

Alison will be sadly missed by all whose lives that she has touched. Although she had her family and close friends Alison had a way of making anyone that she met feel welcome and a part of something special.

Alison you will always be your “Daddy’s Little Girl” (Harvey Murray)

The family and friends of Alison would like to send their sincere, heartfelt gratitude to Whelan Funeral Home for providing caring and exemplary services at this difficult time.

A Celebration of Life service was held at Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper Street. Ottawa, Ontario on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 between 2:00pm and 5:00pm. 

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Obituary of FASULLO, Sam

Posted by on June 5, 2018

At 73 years of age on June 2nd, 2018 we said goodbye to our loving husband, father and Papanone at Hospice Erie Shores, after a long courageous battle with cancer. He died peacefully surrounded by his family, including the four-legged members Tucker and Emmett. He is survived by his wife of almost 50 years Adrienne (nee Young), formerly of Burlington, his two sons Sammy (Tracie) of Fort Langley, BC. and Tony (Pam) of Belle River. Cherished Papanone of Sammy J., Nathan and Matthew of Fort Langley, BC. Dear brother of Mary Ann Finelli (Joe) of Grimsby, and Bill Fasullo (Bev) of Burlington & sister-in-law Janice (Waterdown). Loved son-in-law of Joan Young (the late Arthur) of Burlington, and brother-in-law of Elizabeth Palmieri (Adrian) of St. Catherines, and Cathy Young (Arnie) of Chelsea, Massachusettes. Pre-deceased by his parents Sam and Beatrice of Carlisle, his sisters Masie Piercey, Angie Grice and his brother Joe Fasullo. He will be sorely missed by many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. After 35 years of farming in Carlisle, Sam enjoyed retirement in LaSalle. He loved travelling, cooking and drinking wine with those who were dear to him. Family was very important to Sam, especially spending time with his beloved grandchildren. Special thanks to Dr. Fung, Dr. Morvay & Dr. Fortin for their care and treatment over the past 2 years. We would also like to thank the staff at Windsor Regional Hospital, Paramed, St. Elizabeth and VON for their care and for putting Sam at ease. Words are simply not enough to express our appreciation to the staff and volunteers at Hospice Residential Home, Erie Shores for making Sam’s final journey a peaceful and comfortable one. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice Erie Shores or a charity of your choice. Cremation has taken place. Memorial Visiting Friday June 22nd, 2018 from 6-9pm at

Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. On Sunday June 24th, 2018 a Celebration of Sam’s life will be held at the Water Street Cooker at 2084 Old Lakeshore Road, Burlington, ON from 4-7pm, where Sam and Adrienne were married in 1968.

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Obituary of PURVES, Bob of Sarnia

PURVES, F. ROBERT – At Bluewater health on Wednesday, May 30th, 2018, Frederick “Bob” Purves, age 76 of Sarnia quietly passed away. For 53 years he was the dear husband of Carolyn (Brodie) and loving father to sons Stephen and Jim. Bob will be lovingly remembered by his sister in laws Vanessa Green and Suzanne Purves (Flick). He was the cherished grandfather to Erin Purves, Ryan Purves, Carter Purves, Lauren Purves and Avery Purves. He is survived by his sister Blanche Quinn and predeceased by brother-in law Edwin Quinn. He will be remembered by nephews Robert and Raymond Quinn and Niece Dianne Baily (Quinn). Bob began his career at St. Clair High School teaching History and Math. He went on to become the Vice Principal/Principal at Alexander Mackenzie, Petrolia and Forest High Schools. He retired from teaching in 1998 and spent winters in his retirement years in Florida. He and was a longtime active member of the Sarnia Golf & Curling Club in the summer and Big Cypress Golf Club in Lakeland in the winter. Bob and Carolyn loved to golf and get together with friends in both their Sarnia home and Lakeland cottage. Bob was always a big sports fan, and was involved in his kids sport for many years. He graduated from Michigan State in 1964 and always followed the Spartan teams. He regularly watched and supported high school teams where he was teaching and the local sports teams in both Sarnia and Florida. In his retirement years he enjoyed following his grandchildren’s sports. Memorial services will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., N7T 5W9, Sarnia) on Tuesday, June 5th, 2018 at noon. Friends may visit with the family at the funeral home on Tuesday, June 5th, from 10:00 am to noon. Memorial donations made to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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Obituary of MUSSIO, Giuliano of Sarnia

MUSSIO, GIULIANO – At Afton Park Place in Sarnia on Tuesday, May 29, 2018, Giuliano Mussio, age 69 of Sarnia passed away. He was the husband of Angelina (Sartor) Mussio and dear father of Mark, Eric (Angela) and Karen (James) and grandfather of Madeline, Timothy, Sophia and Joshua. He is the brother Gabriella Mariuz. He was an owner/operator of Minato & Mussio Terrazzo & Tile. Born on October 30th, 1948 in Orenico Superiore, Italy and came to Canada at the age of 19 and became a citizen in 1976. He loved his garden, animals and a glass red wine. A memorial service will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., N7T 5W9, Sarnia) on Thursday, May 31st at 11:00 am. Friends may visit with the family one hour prior to the service. Memorial donations in memory of Giuliano to the Canadian Mental Health Association; Sarnia Branch would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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Obituary of McPHERSON, Douglas of Teeswater

Posted by on May 22, 2018

Douglas William McPherson of Teeswater, passed away surrounded by his family, at Toronto General Hospital on Saturday, May 19th, 2018, in his 89th year.

Beloved husband of the late Marilyn McPherson (née Dagg), who predeceased him on September 28th, 2016.

Dear father of Richard McPherson (Deborah) of Turnberry Township, Gail McPherson (Marg Sanborn) of Meaford and Jane Harkness (Leland) of Howick Township.

Loving grandfather of Erin Scott (Joe) of Ripley, Katie Pothier (Keith) of Southgate, Laura Harris (Michael) of Culross Township, Brett McPherson of Kitchener, Adam Harkness of Howick Township, Sarah Harkness of Belmore and Amy Weber (Justin) of Owen Sound and great-grandchildren Ewan, Madelaine, Declan, Duncan, Noah and Margot.

Fondly remembered by sister-in-law Ellen McPherson of Teeswater and nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by his parents Frederick and Edna (née Becking) McPherson, brother Lloyd McPherson and in-laws, Milton and Margaret Dagg and Twyla and James Brown.

Visitation will be held at the Tiffin Funeral Home, Teeswater on Wednesday from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The funeral service to celebrate Doug’s life will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church, Teeswater on Thursday, May 24th, 2018 at 11:00 a.m., with Reverend Owen Kim officiating.

Interment Culross-Teeswater Cemetery.

Memorial donations to the Teeswater Town Hall Renovation Fund or the charity of your choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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Obituary of RAHN, Anna Mary (Horst) of Grand Bend, age 85

Posted by on May 8, 2018

 

RAHN:  Peacefully, surrounded by the love of her family, at South Huron Hospital, Exeter on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, Anna Mary (Horst) Rahn of Grand Bend, age 85.  Beloved wife of Kenneth Albert Herbert Rahn.  Loved mother and mother-in-law of Margaret Rahn of Minnesota, Nancy (Alan) Taylor of London, Gerry (Robyn) Rahn of Surrey, BC., Barbara (Bill) Rip of Lynden, Robert Rahn of Dunnville and Mike (Terri) Rahn of Grand Bend.  Cherished grandma of Valerie (Justin), David, Leanne (Patrick), Tina (Nick), Brandon, Jenna, Allison (Windy), Amanda, Taylor (Ashley), Devin (Kristen), Brittany, Jay (Jenn), Matt, Brad and Stacie (Troy).  Treasured great-grandma of 18.  Fondly remembered by her brothers, sisters, many nieces, nephews and their families.  Predeceased by her parents George and Leah (Martin) Horst.  At Anna’s request, cremation has taken place.  A Celebration of Life will be held at the Zion Lutheran Church, Dashwood on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 1:00 p.m.  The Rev. John E. Trembulak III Officiating.  Arrangements entrusted to the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood.  If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to the South Huron Hospital Foundation.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com  

 

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Obituary of D’AGENAIS, Hazel “Jean” of Port Hope, Ontario

Posted by on April 23, 2018

We are sad to announce the passing, but relieved that her suffering has ended. Jean passed away on April 16, 2018 at Northumberland Hills Hospital, she was 77 years of age. She was born in Montreal, raised in Hamilton and Brantford Ontario and had a succesful career in Toronto at the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board.

Jean’s sir name at birth was d’Agenais – however many friends and family would have known her by the surnames Eisen and Ashby. Jean lived a stormy, passionate and intense life, she was a brilliant writer and artist. She was a force to be reckoned with who shattered glass ceilings.

Jean was the daughter of Anna Josephine Holt (nee Finlayson) of Brantford Ontario. She is survived by her daughter, Sandra Topper and son-in-law Roland; grandchildren Leanne, Alex and Melissa; great-grandchildren Nevaeh, Zander and Braelyn; her life long friend Joyce Donnelly of Kingston, Ontario and her half-brother Jack d’Agenais of Winnipeg Manitoba.

Jean proclaimed to be merely a hobby artist yet many of her pieces have been purchased over the years by those who have a discerning interest in original art that has been produced as a result of ‘Survival’ living through crisis.  For more information about Jean’s life and work – we invite you to read a reflective memoir about The Hobbyist Who Had a Dream.

Donations in honour of her Great-Grand Daughter Nevaeh could be made to The Hospital For Sick Children or to Canadian Mental Health. Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.

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Obituary of PETTIT: Heidi Marie of Petrolia

Posted by on April 18, 2018

PETTIT, Heidi Marie – It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Heidi Pettit (Voordenhout) on Monday, April 16, 2018 at the age of 35. She leaves behind her husband and soul mate, Jeff, and 2 beautiful children, Clayton and Paisley. Heidi is survived by her parents John and Dorothy Voordenhout, brothers Mike (Jenni) and Chris (Kim); parents-in-law Derek and Janet Pettit, brother-in-law Dave (Darlene) and sister-in-law Jennifer (Steve) as well as many nieces and nephews. Heidi also leaves behind her “Oma and Opa”, John and Geri Voordenhout, aunts and uncles and many cousins, friends and co-workers. Heidi was employed in Sarnia by the Canadian Mental Health Association. She will be deeply missed by all.
Family and friends are invited to an Open House Reception at Brigden Fair Grounds (2976 Brigden Road, Brigden) on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 1:00pm.
In lieu of flowers, sympathy expressed through donations to the Canadian Mental Health Association (www.lambtonkent.cmha.ca) would be greatly appreciated.
Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193.

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