Obituary of Pickering, Edith Elizabeth of Strathroy, formerly Belmont

Posted by on October 19, 2018

At the Strathmere Lodge, Tuesday October 16 , with family by her side, Edith Elizabeth Pickering in her 81st year. Dear wife of the late Rodney. Dear sister-in-law of Derek and Beryl Pickering of Dutton. Aunt of Craig Pickering and Karen Timmermans. Great Aunt of Ashley, Justin, Amy, Jordan and Faith. Edith, “Betty” lived a full life. She worked a number of years at Fanshawe College in the Administration Department. She was a secretary for the Grenadier Guards Association, and secretary for the British Sports Car Club. Betty enjoyed many cruises throughout her lifetime. There will be no visitation or funeral service. A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date. Interment in England. Donations in her memory kindly made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Arn Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements. 519-762-2416

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Obituary of PETERS, Gregory Howard “Greg” of Littlewood, Ontario

Posted by on October 16, 2018

PETERS, Gregory Howard “Greg”, of Littlewood, passed away suddenly, doing what he loved on Sunday, October 14, 2018, in his 69th year. Beloved husband of 39 years to Janet (née Burtwistle) Peters. Dearly loved father of Brent Harris (Hilary) of Toronto, Shannon Holmes (Mark) of Strathroy, Katie  Howard (Deryk) of Lucan and daughter-in-law Erica of Toronto. Proud and devoted Pappa of Benjamin, Devyn, Simon, Max and Oliver. Greg will be fondly remembered by in-laws, Nancy and Dick Soper, Jo Ann and Glenn Orchard, and Leslie and Craig Travis, along with many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his brother, David Peters, sister-in-law, Marg Peters, as well as a nephew, Scott Peters. Also predeceased by his Rottweilers, Savage, Kane, Bear and Betty. Born in St. Thomas, ON, May 20,1950, he was the son   of  the  late  Howard and Ruth (née  Nechiporenko) Peters. Greg was an avid and passionate hunter and lived to watch his grandsons play hockey. During his career as a millwright, Greg played a fundamental role in many start-ups in the St. Thomas area, and most recently was a self-employed home inspector. He was a former member of St. Mark’s Lodge #94, A.F.  & A.M., Port Stanley. Relatives and friends will be received by the family at the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Thursday, October 18th from 2:00 – 4:00 & 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Friday, October 19th at the Masonic Centre of Elgin, 42703 Fruit Ridge Line, St. Thomas at 11:00 a.m., with cremation to follow. Friends who wish to make a memorial donation are asked to consider the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Wildlife Federation.

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Obituary of CHONG, Susan of Sarnia

CHONG, SUSAN – Surrounded by her loving family at St. Joseph’s Hospice on Thursday, October 4, 2018, Susan (Mark) Chong, age 85 of Sarnia passed away. She was the loving wife of the late William Logie Chong (1994) and dear mother of William Chong Jr. and his wife Johanne, Darrell Chong, Sharon Davies and her husband Dr. Brian Davies, grandmother of Melissa Chong (Matthew Lorbetski), Matthew Chong (Marissa Lewington)), Connor Davies (Brooke Clubb) and Jasmine Davies (Billy O’Mahony Jr.), great-grandmother of Lucas and Ethan Lorbetski, Tess Chong and lovingly anticipated Miller Davies (January 2019). She is survived by her sister Helen (Drew Magor), her brother William (Doreen) and her sister in law Gretta Mark. She was predeceased by her infant brother George, her brother David and her sister Maria. Susan fled communist China in 1949 and made Canada her new and much loved home. She was a longtime member of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church. She was involved in numerous volunteer activities including SMAA, the Red Cross Blood Donor Clinic, I.O.D.E. and was also named to the Mayor’s Honour’s List in 1993. She was an avid fan of the Maple Leafs and Argos and a loud, vocal and opinionated cheerleader for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren in their sporting interests and activities. Friends may visit at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia, ON, N7T 5W9) on Tuesday, October 9th, 2018 between the hours of 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Funeral services will be held from St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 261 N. Christina St., Sarnia on Wednesday, October 10th, 2018, at 11:00 am. Interment will follow at Lakeview Cemetery. Donations made in memory of Susan to St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, St. Joseph’s Hospice or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Memories, messages of condolence or photographs may be shared through www.djrobb.on.ca

 “The family wishes to thank Dr. Lori Kolono and the staff at St. Joseph’s Hospice for their compassionate care”

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Obituary of ZNIDARSIC: Anna (née Gustin), of St. Thomas, Ontario.

Posted by on October 1, 2018

ZNIDARSIC, Anna (née Gustin), of St. Thomas, passed away at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital on Sunday, September 30, 2018, in her 90th year.  Beloved wife for 65 years to Drago Znidarsic.  Dearly loved mother of Georgina Fric (Joe). Cherished grandmother of Danny Fric, David Fric, Christina Palmer (Ryan), and Michelle Butler (Brett).  Proud great grandmother of Aylla Butler and Brayden Palmer.  Also fondly remembered by her nieces, Ankica, Pepica, and Stefica, and many friends.  Predeceased by two sisters, Katica and Barbara, and by a brother, Vida.  Born in Vrskovac, Vivodina, Croatia, June 11, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Josip and Dora Gustin.  Anna was a retired employee of the Housekeeping Dept. at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital.  She was a member of St. Leopold Mandic Croatian Catholic Church, London, where she sang in the choir for many years.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family at the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Wednesday, October 3rd from 5:00-8:00 p.m. (Prayers at 7:30 p.m.).  The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Leopold Mandic Croatian Catholic Church, 2889 Westminster Dr., London on Thursday, October 4th at 10:00 a.m., followed by interment in Holy Angels’ Cemetery, St. Thomas.  If so desired, memorial donations to the church will be gratefully acknowledged.  Special thanks to Dr. Darius Ho, the Home Care PSWs, and the nurses and staff on C and D Unit at the STEGH for the compassionate care provided to Anna.

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Obituary of TURCOTTE, Gloria of Sarnia

Posted by on September 28, 2018

TURCOTTE, GLORIA – At Bluewater Health on Tuesday, September 18, 2018, Gloria Darlene (Paradis) Turcotte, passed away at the age of 68. She was the loving wife of John Turcotte and dear mother of Tom Fisher and Rodney Sutherland, grandmother of Rachael, Ryanne, Maddisyn, Breanne, Myah, Hudsen, Kirby and Dylan, sister of Jeff Paradis and his wife Jan. She was also survived by her surrogate daughter and dear friend of Tasha (LeClair) Johnson. She predeceased by her brother Grant Paradis. Gloria played baseball and was an avid golfer and a longtime member of the Sarnia Golf & Curling Club. Private cremation arrangements have been entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., N7T 5W9, Sarnia).  Donations made to St. Joseph’s Hospice would be appreciated by the family. A celebration of Gloria’s life will be announced at a later date. Memories, messages of condolence or photographs may be shared through www.djrobb.on.ca

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Obituary of RANDALL, Maj. Kathleen of Sarnia

Posted by on September 28, 2018

Promoted to Glory on Tuesday, September 25, 2018, MAJOR KATHLEEN DOROTHY RANDALL (nee Shackles), at St. Joseph’s Hospice of Sarnia, Ontario at the age of 91. “I am the resurrection and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: John ll:25. After a very brief battle with Leukemia, Kathleen passed peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospice. She was the beloved wife of the late Major Donald Arthur Randall (1990) and loving mother of Donna Bowles (Brian), David Randall (Peggy), Karen Mott (Michael), Peter Randall (June), Grace McKinley (Jeff), dear grandmother of Amanda, Michael, Aaron, Amber, Connor, Ceili, Nolan, Adrian, Sonya, Danielle, Deonna, Dana, Darah, Dinah and Dreanna, and several great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her sister Lillian Clow (the late Cliff Clow), brother Gerald Shackles (Denelda) and brother-in-law Derek Clayton. She was predeceased by sisters Edith Mills (Stan), Geraldine Clayton, Olive May Shackles, Norman (Doreen) and Alfred (Arthena) Blunden. Kathleen became a Christian at the age of 14 and attended the Salvation Army in Brockville where she was an active member in the Salvation Army Band as well as Songsters. Kathleen was Corp Secretary Treasurer at the young age of 16. Kathleen and husband, Donald served as Corp Officers for 36 years. Kathleen was also a League of Mercy visitor at various nursing homes, jails and hospitals. At the age of 91, Kathleen was active in Tai-Chi and was a weekly volunteer at Bluewater Health in the mammogram department; Kathleen has volunteered for 24 years with BWH. Kathleen was a ray of sunshine and touched many lives with her compassion, kindness and caring. Mom, “ We love you and will miss you more than words can say”. Friends may visit with the family at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., N7T 5W9, Sarnia) on Thursday, September 27th between the hours of 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 pm. A Service of Celebration and Praise will be held at the Salvation Army Citadel, 970 Confederation St, Sarnia on Friday, September 25th, 2018 at 11:00 am. Interment will follow at Lakeview Cemetery. Donations made to the Salvation Army or St. Joseph’s Hospice would be appreciated by the family. Memories, messages of condolence or photographs may be shared through www.djrobb.on.ca

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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 ROMBOUTS: Adrian of Strathroy, Ontario

Posted by on September 27, 2018

Surrounded by his family at his residence in Strathroy, September 27, 2018.  Adrian Rombouts Sr. passed away peacefully at the age 74.

Predeceased by his parents Adrian (1967) and Elizabeth (2000) Rombouts.

Cherished husband of Mary (Hendrikx).  Beloved father of Adrian (Caroline) of Strathroy, Anthony (Sherry) of Strathroy, John (Alison) of Strathroy, Joe (Karen) of Strathroy and Mike (Amy) of Forest.

Dear Opa of Devon, Madison, Lucas, Ava and Jade, Dylan, Lilly, Dieter (2002), Izaak and John, Tyler, Nathan, Mackenzie, Nicholas, Vanessa, Jack, Gage, Cole and Charlotte.

Brother of Jacoba and Henry Peters of Thedford, Annie and Adrian Heyblom of Plymptom-Wyoming, Pete (2008) and Jane Rombouts (Thedford), Case Rombouts of Strathroy and Tony and Joanne of Arkona.

Brother in law of Elizabeth Glen-Dortmans of Strathroy, Archie and Ada Hendrikx of Parkhill, Elly and Harry Straatman of Strathroy, Casey and Margaret Hendrikx of Emo, Annie and Casey Willemse of Parkhill, Joanne Rombouts of Strathroy and Bernie and Tony Willemse of Parkhill.

Visitation will take place at DENNING’S OF STRATHROY on Friday, September 28th, 2018 from 2-4 and 6-9 pm.  Funeral Mass will be celebrated at All Saints Church, Strathroy on Saturday at 11 am.  Interment to follow at All Saints cemetery.

If desired, memorial contributions to Saint Elizabeth or VON Canada would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy.  Share a memory at www.strathroyfuneralhome.com 519 245-1023

 

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Obituary of PERRY: Roberta “Bert” of Strathroy and formerly of Forest

Posted by on September 26, 2018

It is with profound sadness the family announces the passing of Roberta Bridget “Bert” Perry at the age of 77. Roberta peacefully passed at her home, with her daughters by her side. Beloved wife of the late James Donald Perry (2014). She will be forever loved and forever missed by her children, Barb Perry Kinsella of London, Deborah (Carl) Perry-Cywink of Strathroy, Michael (Lea-Dawn) Perry of Crossfield, Alberta and James (Emee) Perry of Nanaimo, British Columbia. Proud grandmother of Tara Kinsella (Adam), Tyler Perry, Bennett Perry, Kevin Perry, Colten Perry, Jackson Perry, Karly Annie Cywink, Alana Perry, Jessica Thayer and Jordan Van der Lann. Loving great-grandmother of Emma Perry and Marcus Perry. Dearly missed by her brother Bob (Carol) Companion. Predeceased by mother Thelma Companion and father Michael Companion, sisters Ollie and Sis “Elaine” and brother Bill. Dearly missed by her many nieces, nephews, Teakwood and Ipperwash friends and her special furry grand puppy Laynee.

Roberta was a proud Military Wife and a true “Maritimer” with a contagious laugh and smile that lit up a room. She was known for bringing happiness and joy wherever she went and kindness was always at the center of her heart.

Family and friends will be received at DENNING’S OF STRATHROY on Saturday, September 29th, 2018 from 11 a.m. until the time of the Memorial Service at 1 p.m. A Private Family Interment will take place at a later date. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Online condolences may be made at www.strathroyfuneralhome.com.

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Obituary of VOWEL: Ruth (née Miller) of St. Thomas, Ontario

Posted by on September 26, 2018

VOWEL, Ruth (née Miller), of St. Thomas, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Wednesday, September 26, 2018, in her 84th year.  Wife of the late Donald F. Vowel (1990).  Mother of Patricia Baldwin of St. Thomas, Linda Merritt (Gehrig) of Maple Ridge, BC, Terry Walzak, Fred Vowel and Judy Boyd, all of St. Thomas.   Sister of Jean Riddell of Zephyr.  Also survived by many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  Born in Uxbridge, ON, March 16, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Orville and Pearl (née Wagg) Miller.  Ruth was a retired Health Care Aide at Caressant Care on Bonnie Place, St. Thomas.   In keeping with her wishes, there will be no public visitation or funeral service.  A private family graveside service will be held at Elmdale Memorial Park.  Arrangements entrusted to the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas, ON (519-631-1160).  A special thank you to all the wonderful staff at the St.Thomas Elgin General Hospital for their care and compassion.

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Obituary of MATTHEWS: Bill of Kerwood, Ontario

Posted by on September 21, 2018

It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of William “Bill” Matthews of Kerwood at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Wednesday, September 19th, 2018.  Bill passed away at the age of 78 after a hard fought battle with cancer.  Loving and devoted husband of Marjorie Matthews (nee Joynt)  for 56 years.   Loving father of Jeff (Lynda) Matthews and Susan Matthews (George Lalich). Cherished papa to Jenna, Katie, Roman, Matthew, Megan, and Emma.  Sadly missed by his sister Judy Dale, and brother in law to Jack and Diane Joynt, Dan and Bonnie Joynt, Eleanor and Walter Huber, Pat and Larry Griffith and Carol and Dan Smith.  Remembered by several nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by his parents Ken (1973) and Muriel (2007) and brother-in-law Bob Dale (2015).

For close to 60 years Ken Matthews Ltd. was a major part of Bill’s life. His favourite past time was being with his friends and family.

Friends will be received on Monday, September 24, 2018 from 5-9 PM at DENNING’S OF STRATHROY (519-245-1023), 32 Metcalfe St West, where a funeral service will be held on Tuesday, September 25th  at 1 PM with Jennifer Langford officiating.  Interment in Strathroy Cemetery to follow. Memorial donations may be made to Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital, Canadian Cancer Society, or a charity of one’s choice. Online condolences and donations may be left at www.strathroyfuneralhome.com

 

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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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Obituary of WILLIAMSON: David, of RR#2 St. Thomas, Ontario

Posted by on September 17, 2018

WILLIAMSON, David, of Central Elgin, R.R.#2, St. Thomas, passed away peacefully at Elgin Manor on Saturday, September 15, 2018, in his 90th year.  Beloved husband for 58 years to Rae (née McLetchie) Williamson.  Dearly loved father of Dan Williamson of Toronto, Janet Williamson, and Frank Williamson (Susan) all of St. Thomas.  Cherished grandfather “Gump” of Jesse and Greyson Tottle, Nicole and Amy Williamson.  Also fondly remembered by several nieces, nephews and their families.  David was the last surviving member of his own immediate family, having been predeceased by two brothers; Tom and Jack,  and by two sisters; Muriel and Joyce.  Born in Vermilion, AB, February 6, 1929, he was the son of the late Frank and Eva (née Beckett) Williamson.  David formerly taught woodworking at Saunders Secondary School, London, as well as at both the London and St. Thomas Campus of Fanshawe College.  He was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church, St. Thomas, where he was an Elder Emeritus.  In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place.  A memorial service to celebrate David’s life will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church, 55 Hincks Street, St. Thomas on Friday, September 21st at 11:00 a.m., followed by a reception in Rodney Hall.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family for 1 hour prior to the service.  Memorial donations to Knox Presbyterian Church will be gratefully acknowledged.  Arrangements entrusted to the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160).

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Obituary of GIBB, Norma of Sarnia

Posted by on September 12, 2018

GIBB, NORMA – Peacefully with her family by her side on Tuesday, September 11, 2018, Norma Ann Gibb (nee Lester) passed away at the age of 80. She was the beloved wife of the late Harvey Gibb and loving mom of Terry, Paul and Janet. She was predeceased by her daughter Deborah and son Richard. Cremation has taken place and a private family service will be held. Arrangements have been entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., N7T 5W9, Sarnia). Memories, messages of condolence or photographs may be shared through www.djrobb.on.ca

“A special thanks to the wonderful staff at Sumac Lodge. Thank you for all you did for mom. It is appreciated and will be remembered.”

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Obituary of YUREK: Mary (née Henderson), of St. Thomas, Ontario

Posted by on September 10, 2018

YUREK, Mary (née Henderson), of St. Thomas, passed away at LHSC, Victoria Hospital on Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, in her 87th year.  Beloved wife for 60 years to Edward Yurek.  Dearly loved mother of Peter (Nancy), Mike (Kathy), Sue Fougere (Ernie), Diane Alavie (Reza), Joe (Shari Hooper), and Jeff (Jenn).  Cherished grandmother of Emily, Nick, Anne (Chris), Ben (Laura), Ashley (Kwin), Teresa, Elyse, Scott (Brianna), Jessica, Tyler, Tom (Katherine), Andrew (Danielle), Greg, Matthew and Maggie. Proud great grandmother of Ellie and Lily.  Dear sister of Edward Henderson (Bev), and dear sister-in-law of Sandra Henderson, Clair Sceli, Jack and Bev Yurek.  Also fondly remembered by Leslie, Brian, Meghan, Jacob, and Rebecca Chouinard, many nieces, nephews and their families.  Mary was predeceased by four sisters, Jean, Carole, Barb and Margaret, and a brother, Peter.  Born in Toronto, ON, May 6, 1932, she was the daughter of the late William Michael and Emily Brady Henderson.  Mary was a member of Holy Angels’ Roman Catholic Church, St. Thomas, and the Catholic Women’s League. The backbone of her family, more than anything, she loved being a good wife, mother, grandmother and recently great grandmother. Relatives and friends will be received by the family at the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Tuesday, Sept. 11th from 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday, Sept. 12th from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m.  The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Angels’ Roman Catholic Church, 502 Talbot St., St. Thomas on Thursday, Sept. 13th at 10:00 a.m., followed by interment in Holy Angels’ Cemetery.  Flowers respectfully declined.  Memorial donations to the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital Foundation or Holy Angels’ Church Restoration Fund will be gratefully acknowledged.

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Obituary of CANTELON: Bruce of Port Stanley and formerly of West Lorne, Ontario

Posted by on September 9, 2018

Suddenly at Chartwell, Aylmer on Saturday, September 8th, 2018 after a wonderful day with family, Dr. Bruce Cantelon of Port Stanley, and formerly of West Lorne in his 96th year.  Lovingly remembered by his wife Sally (Payne) nee Staple, his children David (Babylyn) Cantelon, John (Pat) Cantelon, John (Heather) Todd, Rick (Sonia) Payne and Cathy Kersten.

Dear grandfather of Stephen, Janelle, Amanda, Tom, Andrew, Spencer, Sean, Christian, Nicole, Matthew, Nicholas and Lauryn and great grandfather of Quinton, Chloe and Levi.  Also survived by his nephew John and his niece Eleanor.

Predeceased by his wife Joyce (Miller), brother Bill (Lynn) and his parents John and Eleanor.

Bruce was a family physician in the community of West Lorne for 42 years.  He was a lover of golf and was a member of the Canadian and Ontario Senior’s Golf Association.  He will be dearly missed by his dog Colette.

The family will celebrate his life privately and he will be interred in Evergreen cemetery, West Lorne.  Cremation has taken place.

If desired, memorial contributions to the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Oxford/Elgin Chapter or the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital would be appreciated.

Arrangements entrusted to DENNING’S OF WEST LORNE.  Share a memory at www.westelginfuneralhome.com

 

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Obituary of PERRY, Tom of Sarnia

Posted by on September 5, 2018

PERRY, THOMAS – With his family by his side, Thomas John Perry, age 66 of Sarnia peacefully passed away at St. Joseph’s Hospice on Tuesday, September 4, 2018. He was the loving father of Jeffrey Perry (Amanda Laird), Jaime Ciatti (Anthony) and Andrea Perry (Keith Hunt) and dear “Pa” of Maisie. He is the brother of Robert Perry and uncle of Dayna and John Perry. He was predeceased by his parents John and Mae Perry and his brother John. Tom was a Chartered Accountant and Partner at BDO until his retirement in 2007. He was a proud and longtime resident of Point Edward and enjoyed his golf and baseball. Private cremation arrangements are entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., N7T 5W9, Sarnia). Donations made to St. Joseph’s Hospice or the Sarnia Historical Society would be appreciated by the family. Memories, messages of condolence or photographs may be shared through www.djrobb.on.ca

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Obituary of PRITCHARD: Claire Arlene of St. Thomas

Posted by on September 1, 2018

 

 

Pritchard, Claire Arlene (Nee Winckler)

 

She passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on August 31st, 2018 in her 83rd year. Loving mother of Katherine Warden (Lee), Linda Gould. Predeceased by her son-in-law Charlie. Beloved Nanny to Renee Pollard (Cory), Aaron Gould (Danielle Geerlinks), Jennifer Gould, Denise Gould (Chris Vint) and Jessica Vergeer (Nick). Great Nanny to Karson, Jesse, Easton and Cooper, Charlie and Harper. Claire was a cashier in her early years with Loblaws for over 25 years at Homedale IGA and Shopper’s Drugstore. Claire was also known for her famous cabbage rolls. Thank you to Lori, the VON and Ryan Gamble, RN, NP for your care of our mother. Cremation has taken place. A private family interment to take place at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to St. Thomas Elgin Cremation. www.cremationbydennings.com.

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Obituary of SMOKE: Wilfred A. “Wilf’, of St. Thomas, formerly of Mitchell’s Bay & Port Lambton, Ontario

Posted by on August 29, 2018

SMOKE, Wilfred A. “Wilf”, of St. Thomas, formerly of Mitchell’s Bay and Port Lambton, passed away at the Chatham-Kent Hospice on Monday, August 27, 2018, in his 82nd year.  Beloved husband of the late Amy (née Leentjes) Smoke (2003).  Loving father of Shelley Smoke, Terry Smoke (GuyAnne), and Peter Smoke.  Cherished grandfather of Amy (Sam), Drew, Kaitlyn, Alyson, Josh, and Daniel and great grandfather of Jacklyn, Joey and Justin.  Dear brother of the late Verne Smoke (Mary).  Also fondly remembered by his special friend Linda, as well as many nieces and nephews and their families.  Born in St. Thomas, ON, March 12, 1937, he was the son of the late Clarence and Vera (née Wilson) Smoke.  Wilf was a retired CSX Railway locomotive engineer.  He and his wife Amy were the former proprietors of Parkside Place, Mitchell’s Bay.  Wilf was a former member of the Optimist Club of Dover.  In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place.  A service to celebrate Wilf’s life will be held at the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Friday, August 31st at 1:30 p.m.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family one hour prior to the service. A reception will be held at the Masonic Centre of Elgin, 42703 Fruit Ridge Line, St. Thomas following the service at the funeral home.  Private interment in St. Thomas Cemetery, West Avenue.  Flowers respectfully declined.  Memorial donations to the Chatham-Kent Hospice will be gratefully acknowledged.

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Obituary of Mitchell, Ronald Rene of Dutton

Posted by on August 28, 2018

Ronald Rene Mitchell of Dutton passed away in his 79th year. [May 4 1940- August 28, 2018] Dearly loved husband of Marilyn [Learn] for 57 years.. Dear father of Denise Noddin [Stacia Lett], Rodney, Scott [Patti] Mitchell, Dutton, Cindy Mason, London, Pam Silva [Mitchell], Dutton. Loved by his Grandchildren, Melanie Mason, Collin Mason, Erica [Robert] Koscik [Silva], Blair Noddin [Sara Mitchell], Stephanie [Ryan]McQueen, Jake Mitchell, Chris Mason, Charlotte [Kelly]MacGregor.Special Great Grandpa to Gavin Flannigan, Kali Bancroft, Breanna and Anthony Mason, Gabi , Averie and Bryce Mitchell, Raymond and Faith Noddin, Eli and Liam MacQueen . Ron is survived by his sister Bonnie DeRyk [Frank], Sister in law Rosemary [Dave] Goble and Brother in law Gord [Norma] Learn . Survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Clarence and Lily belle [Goodman] Mitchell. Ron spent 32 years working as an officer for the Ontario Provincial Police, finishing up his career in Dutton/ Elgin County. Relatives and friends will be received at Arn Funeral Home, 193 Shackleton St, Dutton [519-762-2416] Thursday August 30, 2-4 and 7-9 pm where the funeral service will be held on Friday August 31, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Private family interment in Aylmer Cemetery at a later date. Donations to the Dutton Dunwich United Church greatly appreciated. www.arnfuneralhome.ca

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Obituary of LEMON: Donald John “Don” of London, formerly of West Lorne

Posted by on August 28, 2018

At London Health Sciences Centre – University Campus, on Monday, August 27, 2018, Donald John “Don” Lemon, of London and formerly of West Lorne, passed away in his 69th year.  Beloved husband of Edie (née Lumley) for 46 years.  Loving father of Darcey Aaron Lemon of St. Mary’s and Megan Lemon (Jae) of London.  Cherished grandfather of Avery, Ashton and Ellie.  Dear brother of Tom (Janet) and Ben Lemon (Mar).  Survived by his aunt, Elsie Marshall of Windsor, as well as brothers-in-law, Wayne (Rose) Lumley, Dell Lumley and Mike Lumley.  Also survived by nieces, nephews and cousins.  Predeceased by his parents Roslyn “Ben” Lemon and Lena (née Bushensky) and step-father, John “Jack” Campbell.  Relatives and friends will be received at DENNING’S OF WEST LORNE, 202 Main Street, West Lorne (519-785-0810) on Thursday, August 30th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., where the Funeral Service will be held on Friday, August 31, 2018 at 2:30 p.m.  The family requests that casual attire be worn to both the visitation and service.  Private Interment in Evergreen Cemetery.  If desired, memorial donations by cheque to the London Health Sciences Foundation or the Kidney Foundation of Canada would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences online at www.westelginfuneralhome.com

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Obituary of McKEAN: Gerald J., formerly of St. Thomas & Orwell, Ontario

Posted by on August 24, 2018

McKEAN, Gerald J., formerly of St. Thomas and Orwell, passed away at the Parkwood Institute, London on Friday, August 24, 2018, in his 93rd year.  Beloved husband for 58 years to the late Beatrice (née Helmer) McKean (2009). Father of David McKean (Debbie) of Courtland, and Gerald McKean of Fairground.  Grandfather of Sara McKean-Schulthies (Isaac) of Renfrew, and Heather Schaas (John) of Aylmer.  Great grandfather of Mason Schulthies of Renfrew.  Brother of Audrey Sellon, Doris McKelvie, both of Dartmouth, NS, late Ronald, late James, and the late Raymond McKean.  Also survived by several in-laws, as well as many nieces and nephews.  Born in Halifax, NS, September 6, 1925, he was the son of the late Gordon and Hilda (née Selvage) McKean.  Gerald was a retired employee of the Carnation Co., Aylmer.  He was a member of Lord Elgin Branch #41, Royal Canadian Legion, St. Thomas.  During the Second World War, Gerald served in Canada with the RCAF.    In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place.  A private family graveside service will be held at Aylmer Cemetery.  Memorial donations to Diabetes Canada will be gratefully acknowledged.  “Remember me with laughter, not tears, for I have led a long and good life.” Arrangements entrusted to the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160).

Online condolences graciously accepted at www.siftonfuneralhome.com

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Obituary of GILBERT: Norman Richard “Rick”, of Port Stanley

Posted by on August 21, 2018

On Monday, August 20, 2018, Norman Richard “Rick” Gilbert passed away at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital after a lengthy struggle with several major health issues at the age of 71.  Rick is survived by his wife, Maureen (née McIver) and son Tim, both of Port Stanley, his brother Jim (Karen) of Crawford Bay, British Columbia, sister-in-law Mary Casey of St. Thomas and several dearly loved nieces, nephews, cousins, Godchildren and friends.  Rick was predeceased by his father George M. Gilbert and his mother Gladis S. (née Taylor).  Rick’s working career included being the assistant manager of the new Port Stanley Arena and manager of the Tilbury Golf and Curling Club.  He also worked for years in management at several different manufacturing companies, in sectors such as aluminum siding, windows and automotive.  The work that he enjoyed the most and took greatest pride in was being the caretaker and groundskeeper of Christ Church Anglican, Port Stanley.  Rick was one of the founding members of the original Port Stanley Optimist Club.  Rick will be remembered for his intellect and dry sense of humour.  His favourite past time was reminiscing with old friends about the good old days growing up in Port Stanley.  In accordance with Rick’s wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no funeral or visitation.  An informal Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.  In the immortal words of the late, great Buddy Holly: “Well, I guess it doesn’t matter anymore.”  Arrangements entrusted to St. Thomas-Elgin Cremation (519-857-5246).  Condolences online at www.cremationbydennings.com

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Obituary of LeCLAIR: René Frederick, of Rodney

Posted by on August 20, 2018

Unexpectedly, at L.H.S.C.-University Campus, on his birthday, Sunday, August 19, 2018, René Frederick LeClair, of Rodney, passed away at the age of 66.  Beloved husband of Darlene Waller-LeClair for 28 years.  Loving father of Corrine Waller, Doug (Cheryl) Waller and Devon and Rachel LeClair.  Cherished grandfather of René Jr., Bailey, Allan, Patricia and Josh and 5 great-grandchildren.  Survived by his brother, Buddy LeClair.  René retired from the Ford Motor Company, Talbotville after 33 years.  He was also a foster parent with C.A.S. for 19 years.  Relatives and friends will be received at DENNING’S OF RODNEY, 212 Furnival Road, Rodney (519-785-0810) on Thursday, August 23rd from 10 a.m. until the Memorial Service at 11 a.m.  Private Interment in Rodney Cemetery.  If desired, memorial contributions to the Diabetes Association of Canada would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences online at www.westelginfuneralhome.com

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Obituary of Chalmers, Dianne Evelyn [Schultz], of Rodney, formerly Lambeth

Posted by on August 20, 2018

Dianne Evelyn Chalmers [Schultz] May1, 1949 – August 18, 2018. Passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family at London Health Science Center on Saturday August 18, 2018. Dearly missed by her daughter Patti Chalmers [North Carolina] and her son Chris [Vicki] Chalmers of Rodney. Beloved Nanny of her adored grandchildren, Liam and Erin Chalmers. Survived by her brother Charles [Louise] Schultz , her nieces Annie Breedon, Cheryl Speers and nephew Rob [Heidi] Schultz. Predeceased by her parents Arthur [1998] and Freda [Piper] Schultz [1993]. Cremation has taken place. Relatives and friends will be received at Arn Funeral Home 193 Shackleton St Dutton 519-762-2416 Tuesday August 21, 2-4 & 7-9 pm where the Funeral Service will be held Wednesday August 22, 2018 at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers donations to London Health Science Center Victoria Campus, or Four Counties Hospital would be gratefully appreciated. [Cheque only please]. www.arnfuneralhome.ca

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