Obituary of Jones, Lenore (née Smith) of Port Stanley

Posted by on December 18, 2018

JONES, Lenore (née Smith), of Extendicare, Port Stanley, passed away at her late residence on Monday, December 17, 2018, in her 83rd year.  Beloved wife of the late Paul E. Jones (2003).  Dearly loved mother of Albert Jones (Cindy) of R.R.#1, Port Stanley, Bradley Jones of Chatham, and Pauline Sloetjes (Anthony) of Fingal.  Cherished grandmother of Robert Jones (Sherri), Brett Jones (Heidi), Sarah Hommersen, Heather Jones, Andrew Lyle, Jennifer Sloetjes (Jason), and Christopher Sloetjes.  Proud great grandmother of Tori, Zoe, Leander, Haley, and Emma.  Dear sister of June Butterwick (late Dick), Rick Smith (Barb), Bert Galipeau (Eileen), Phil Galipeau (Melinda) Dennis Galipeau, and the late Carolynne Butters (Gerry).  Loving sister-in-law of Douglas Jones (Hilda), Late Mac Jones (Rose) and the late Eleanor DuChene MacKenzie (late Douglas).  Also survived by many nieces and nephews.  Born in Toronto, ON, December 27, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Willis Smith and Barbara (née Fulgona) Smith, and the step-daughter of the late Francoise Smith.  Lenore was a former member of Fingal United Church and had attended Knox Presbyterian Church, St. Thomas.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family at the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160on Thursday, Dec. 20th from 6 – 9 p.m., where a private family funeral service will be held on Friday, Dec. 21st. A private interment will be held in Hunter Cemetery.  Memorial donations to the charity of one’s choice will be gratefully acknowledged.

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Obituary of LAWRENCE: Martha (née Staniforth), of St. Thomas, Ontario.

Posted by on December 18, 2018

LAWRENCE, Martha (née Staniforth)– Of St. Thomas, passed away at her residence on Saturday, December 15, 2018, in her 71st year.  Beloved wife of Larry Lawrence.  Dearly loved mother of Mike Lawrence of Sioux Lookout, Mark Lawrence (Stephanie Flynn) of London, and Carl Lawrence (Tracy Matthews) of St. Thomas.  Cherished grandmother of Leah, Brett, Hailey, Sheldon, and Shae-Lynn.  She is also remembered by several great grandchildren, in-laws, Bonnie and Paul Hodges of St. Thomas, and Peggy Goodall of Lyons, several nieces and nephews, and dear friends, Nancy LaPlante of Fingal, and Susan Griggs of St. Thomas.  Martha was born in St. Thomas on July 15, 1948.  She was the daughter of the late Benjamin Staniforth and the late Nona (née Young) Hehir.  Martha was a retired housekeeping staff member at Caressant Care on Bonnie Place, St. Thomas.  In keeping with her 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 Saturday, December 22nd at 3:30 p.m.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family one hour prior to the service.  Memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario will be gratefully acknowledged.

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Obituary of WILLIAMS: Jean (née Gardner), of St. Thomas, Ontario.

Posted by on December 17, 2018

WILLIAMS, Jean (née Gardner), of St. Thomas, passed away at the Elgin Manor, R.R.#1, St. Thomas on Sunday, December 16, 2018, in her 79th year.  Loving wife for 58 years to Finlay “Sonny” Williams.  Dear mother of Debra Remus (Dennis), Richard and Jim Williams, Kathy Edgar (Robert), all of St. Thomas, and the late Teresa Peterson.  Also fondly remembered by many grandchildren, great grandchildren, 3 great great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.  Jean was the last surviving member of her immediate family, having been predeceased by four sisters; Elizabeth “Dolly”, Marguerite, Helen and Doris, and by two brothers; Donald and Arthur.  Born in London, ON, July 19, 1940, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Winnifred (née Turner) Gardner.  Jean attended St. Andrew’s United Church, St. Thomas.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family at the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160on Wednesday, Dec. 19th from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m., where the funeral service will be held on Thursday, Dec. 20th at 1:00 p.m.  Following cremation, interment in St. Thomas Cemetery, West Avenue will take place at a later date. Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society or the charity of one’s choice will be gratefully acknowledged.

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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 HODGSON, Dean Joseph of Sarnia

Posted by on December 13, 2018

HODGSON, DEAN: Dean Joseph Hodgson was born in the Sarnia General Hospital, the son of Jack M. and Blanche (Rollins) Hodgson on August 7th, 1933 and passed away on December 12th, 2018. Dean considered himself the Maple Leafs #1 fan. He also closely followed the Blue Jays, Lions and Tigers. Dean loved to skate and did so into his 80’s, walk, read and debate (about anything). Agriculture was his vocation and he farmed his own land from 1960 – 1990 but continued his interest in agriculture and drainage, especially Lambton County and the Rainy River District to the very end.

As a young man Dean worked with Marshall and Milway, Ontario Land Surveyors and felt the basics he learned in those years guided him through the many pursuits he followed in the rest of his life. Dean was involved in farm drainage for over 40 years (1962 – 2004) as an owner, operator and drainage inspector. Draining the land and solving problems was a passion. Farming, drainage and friendly people were the focus of his life and he attempted to enjoy every minute of every day. Dean always enjoyed the simpler things in life and so, as he said, “luckily never required much money”, though he never married he was always happy with whatever he had. Some of his happiest years (and toughest) were spent on his Emo cattle farm in the Rainy River District between 1978 and 1990 while paying 22% interest. At Emo he also served as municipal Drainage Superintendent for eight municipalities and enjoyed working with Councils and farm groups. Dean was also involved with Emo minor hockey for several years. During these years in the Rainy River District he often said he worked with, “some of the finest people in the world” who made even the cattle business seem enjoyable.

In his later years he was the author of several small books on Lambton County history. He considered himself an amateur historian and was a member of the Lambton County Historical Society for several years and the recently formed Sarnia Historical Society.

Dean was predeceased by his parents Jack (1974) and Blanche (1987), brother-in-law Ray Tomlin (2000), his brother John Hodgson (2012) and sister Donna Hodgson (2018). He is survived by two sisters Della Tomlin of Sarnia and Judith and her husband Geoff Sutherland of Kelowna, BC. He is also survived by Shelley, David and Dean Sutherland along with several other nieces and nephews.

Memorial donations made to St. Joseph’s Hospice or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Private 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

“The family wishes to thank the entire staff at St. Joseph’s Hospice for their compassionate care and a special thanks to Jim Maw for all the help he provided us at this time”

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Obituary of GILBERT: Patricia “Pat” (née Anderson), of St. Thomas, Ontario.

Posted by on December 11, 2018

GILBERT, Patricia “Pat” (née Anderson), of St. Thomas, passed away peacefully at the Valleyview Home on Monday, December 10, 2018, in her 85th year. Beloved wife of the late Dr. Donald A. Gilbert (1998).  Dearly loved mother of Michael (Ava McAlpine) of Union, David of St. Thomas, Stephen (Annette) of London, and Jeffery (Silvana) of Toronto.  Cherished grandmother of Alex, Spencer, Alexis, and Colleen.  Dear sister of Brian Anderson (Penny) of Markham, and the late Robert Anderson (late Gladys).  Also fondly remembered by several nieces, nephews and their families.  Born in Fort Erie, ON, March 20, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Marvilla “Villa” (née Crowe) Anderson.  Pat was a graduate of the University of Western Ontario with a B.A. in English and Music, and was an accomplished pianist.  For a number of years, she worked with her husband at his dental practice.  Pat was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church, St. Thomas, and a former member of the St. Thomas Golf & Country Club and the St. Thomas Curling Club.  In her earlier years, she modeled for Anderson’s, St. Thomas.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family at the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Thursday evening, December 13th from 7:00-9:00 p.m.  A private family funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Friday, December 14th.  Interment in Elmdale Memorial Park.  Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society or the Canadian Cancer Society will be gratefully acknowledged.

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Obituary of Jones: Gwendolyn [Gwen] Irene Of London

Posted by on December 11, 2018

Peacefully surrounded by her family, at the age of 97, Gwendolyn “Gwen” [Flint] [Dunn] Jones of London, on Sunday December 9, 2018 at London Health Science Centre Victoria campus. Daughter of the late Joseph and Leah Flint. Predeceased by her husbands Eddie Jones [2000] and Charlie Dunn[1975]. Loving mother of Sally Laframboise [late John], Patrick [Marlene] Dunn, Eric Dunn [Late Donna]. Predeceased by her children Gerald Dunn, Lee Dunn and Judith Laframboise.Loving Grandmother of 15 Grandchildren, many Great Grandchildren, and Great Great Grandchildren. Gwen will be especially missed by Diane & Justin Kosir, Josie & Zack Kosir, Darryl & Tamara Markowski and Stella Markowski. A dear aunt to many nieces and nephews. Gwen is survived by her sister Verna Weatherill. Predeceased by her brothers George and Ken Flint, and her sisters Edith, Mary and Bev. In keeping with her wishes cremation has taken place. A time of Fellowship with family and friends will take place December 14, 2018, 7-9 pm. at Arn Funeral Home 193 Shackleton St Dutton. 519-762-2416. Interment St George Cemetery, Trenton ON at a later date. In lieu of flowers please consider the LHSC Cancer Clinic.

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Obituary of REID, Linda of Corunna

Posted by on December 10, 2018

REID, LINDA – On December 9, 2018, Linda Grace (Lewis) Reid, age 78 of Corunna passed away. She was the dear wife of Michael Reid and the loving mother of the late Christopher Reid (2009). She is also survived by her brothers Cam and John Lewis and sister in law Suzanne and Tom Bouskil. Several cousins also survive. Linda taught with the Lambton County School Board and had retired in 1995 after 35 years of service. Private cremation arrangements have been entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., N7T 5W9, Sarnia). Donations made in memory of Linda to the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Memories, messages of condolence or photographs may be shared through www.djrobb.on.ca

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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 AUCKLAND JAMES: Gail (née Hague), of London, Ontario

Posted by on December 3, 2018

AUCKLAND JAMES, Gail (née Hague), of London, passed away peacefully at Parkwood Institute, London, surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, December 2, 2018, in her 76th year.  Beloved wife of Robert “Bob” James and the late Gordon Auckland (1977).  Dearly loved mother of Cynthia Fedorowski (Michael) of St. Thomas, and Jennifer Ruz (Francisco) of London.  Cherished grandmother of Emily and Abby Fedorowski, and Mateo and Diego Ruz.  Dear sister of Carol Baker (Don) of Lambeth.  Gail is also fondly remembered by her step-son, Robert “Bob” James (Kathy), and their children, Rebekah, Erin, and Matthew of Pennfield, NB, step-sisters, Paula Schummer (Gary) of Burlington, Pam Gathercole (Harry), and Priscilla Dowler Hindley (Vic), all of St.Thomas, as well as several nieces and nephews.  Born in St. Thomas, ON, August 10, 1943, she was the daughter of the late Douglas and Lenore (née Whaley) Hague, and the step-daughter of the late Audrey (née Badgley) Hague.  Gail was a retired receptionist with the Compass Group Canada, London.  She was a member of White Oaks United Church, London.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family on Tuesday, December 4th from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. at the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday, December 5th at 11:00 a.m.  Interment in Elmdale Memorial Park.  Memorial donations to the London Health Sciences Foundation re: London Regional Cancer Program or White Oaks United Church will be gratefully acknowledged.

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Obituary of CALLUM, Bruce Hodgins of Sarnia

Posted by on November 27, 2018

CALLUM, BRUCE HODGINS 1933-2018 – It is with great sadness that the family of Bruce Hodgins Callum announce his passing on November 27, 2018.  After 6 long years he has been reunited with the love of his life Gloria (2012). The most amazing dad to Brad and his wife Sam Callum, Lauriegay and her husband Greg McKinnon.  “Best Grandpa ever” to Lauren and her husband Randy Atkinson, Chloe McKinnon, Trista and her husband Rob Ritchie, Derek Callum and his wife Caitlin. He was an “Awesome” great grandpa to Aidan and Blythe Atkinson, Lincoln Bruce Callum and Alexandria Ritchie.  He is also survived by sister in law Ann Callum, cousins, nieces and nephews. He was a proud member of the Masonic Lodge 392 and was a past master. Many will remember Bruce for his years in plumbing and heating. Bruce lived his life with Gloria and his family always in his heart and at the center of everything he did. “Dad, you were the best of the best and I will be waiting for your visits that you promised me. Love you!” – Lauriegay & Greg, “Our memories shall be of your perseverance, endurance and love for a life well lived.” – Brad & Sam, “Grandpa, throughout our lives you have always been our rock. We love you.” – Lauren & Chloe, “Grandpa lead by example persevering in difficult circumstances and finding the humor in those experiences”, Trista & Derek. At Bruce’s request, there will be no visitation or funeral. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Sarnia Humane Society. 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

 “Thank you to the special RN’s, Med & Wound RPN’s, PSW’s, Dietary and all support staff, Richard (his roommate) and Norma and Ray (his gazebo buddies) at Sumac Lodge for your care and compassion for Bruce. He really did appreciate all of you!”

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Obituary of TEETZEL: Carl D., of St. Thomas, formerly of Richmond Hill, Ontario

Posted by on November 24, 2018

TEETZEL, Carl D., of St. Thomas, formerly of Richmond Hill, ON, passed away at his residence on Thursday, November 22, 2018, in his 82nd year.  Beloved husband for 58 years to Donna (née Powell) Teetzel.  Dearly loved father of the late David Teetzel and Sharon of Keswick, Gord Teetzel and Ronda of St. Thomas, and Ruth Teetzel of Ottawa. Cherished grandfather of Leigh Teetzel of Toronto, and Doug Teetzel and Shannon of St. Thomas. Dear brother of Bruce Teetzel of St. Thomas, and the late Keith Teetzel and Joyce of Thornhill. Also remembered by brother-in-law, Murray Powell of Aurora.  Born in Richmond Hill, ON, November 19, 1937, he was the son of the late Lou and Zellah Teetzel.  Carl was a retired computer analyst with the Ontario Ministry of Transportation. He will be missed greatly by Ozzie and all his friends and neighbours. In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no public visitation or funeral service. Memorial donations to the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital Foundation 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 Lee, Clara of Dutton

Posted by on November 20, 2018

At the St Thomas Elgin General Hospital, on Sunday November 18, 2018, Clara Lee of Dutton. Loving mother of Darren Michael Lee of Dutton, and Arlene Margaret Lee of Hamilton. Survived by her sister Rosina Becker. At the family’s request there will be no visitation or service. Donations to the charity of your choice gratefully accepted.
Arn Funeral Home 519-762-2416 entrusted with arrangements.
arnfuneralhome@bellnet.ca

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Obituary of Cook, Vera “Dessie” of Dutton

Posted by on November 20, 2018

Sunday November 18, 2018 Vera “Dessie” Cook, peacefully, surrounded always by love and family, at the St Thomas Elgin General Hospital. Beloved wife of the late William Cook. Much loved mother of Kathy and Ken Willson [predeceased], Donna Bury[Gene predeceased], Bob and Pat Cook, Barb and Dan Patterson.Predeceased by infant daughter. A very special Grandmother of 16 Grandchildren, 42 Great Grandchildren, and 6 Great Great Grandchildren. Sister of Gwen, Jim and Dorothy, Bill, Don and Kay. Predeceased by her brothers Burt, Doug, Henry and her sisters Eileen and Marguerite. Dessie was dearly loved by her many nieces and nephews and by many friends. Dessie’s family was very important to her and her love was shown in many, ways. She loved to feed everyone and holding any of the babies was a special joy for her. She was a faithful member for many years of St John’s United Church. Celebration of Life will be held on Friday November 23, 2018 at Pearce Williams Christian Centre 8009 Iona Rd from 1:00 -2:00 with visitation after the service, from 2-4 pm. Donations to the Dunwich United Church or to Pearce Williams Christian Centre greatly appreciated. Inurnment at Purcel- McLean Cemetery at a later date. Arn Funeral Home 519-762-2416 entrusted with arrangements. arnfuneralhome@bellnet.ca

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Obituary of GREEN BLACKWELL: Mrs. Margaret M. (née Durst), formerly of London and St. Thomas, Ontario

Posted by on November 17, 2018

GREEN BLACKWELL, Margaret M. (née Durst)– Formerly of London and St. Thomas, passed away peacefully at her residence, River Ridge Seniors Village, Medicine Hat, AB, on Wednesday, November 14, 2018, in her 88th year.  Wife of the late T. E. Rae Green (1988) and the late William D. Blackwell (2001).  Dearly loved mother of Anna Rae Green (Edward Ough), and cherished grandmother of Thomas Ough and Gwen Ough, all of Medicine Hat.  Margaret is also fondly remembered by several nieces, nephews and their families.  In addition to her spouses, she was predeceased by her sister, Dorothy Costen (late Ronald) and her step-son, Joseph Blackwell.  Margaret was born on June 1, 1931 in St. Thomas, ON.  She was the daughter of the late Nelson and Marie (née Webber) Durst.  Margaret was a retired secondary school teacher who spent her life in St. Thomas, Thunder Bay, Blind River, and London, ON and Medicine Hat, AB.  She was a member of St. John’s Presbyterian Church, Medicine Hat, and a former member of New St. James Presbyterian Church, London and Knox Presbyterian Church, St. Thomas.  Margaret was a former member of the St. Thomas Duplicate Bridge Club and the London Bridge Club.  Cremation has taken place.  A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held in the Lyle Chapel of Knox Presbyterian Church, 55 Hincks St., St. Thomas on Friday, January 4, 2019 at 11:30 a.m., followed by a reception.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family one hour prior to the service.  Memorial donations to the charity of one’s choice will be gratefully acknowledged.  Arrangements entrusted to the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160).

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Obituary of Affleck: Honey [Lillian] Mabel of Dutton

Posted by on November 12, 2018

We are heartbroken to announce the passing of our beloved mother and best friend Lillian (Honey) Affleck on November 11, 2018 at the age of 86. Beloved wife of the late Ralph Affleck. Survived by her 4 daughters; Linda Myers of Chatham, Chris (Ed) Donovan, Rosanne (Brian) Murray, Patti (Scott) Mitchell, all from Dutton. Beloved grandmother of Tim Fair, Lynnette (Ryan) Fushi, Josh D’Alessandro, Jenn (Scott) Zettel, Joe (Krista) Donovan, Shawn Donovan, Ruby Burrel, Jeff (Jillian) McCready, Brad (Claudia) McCready, Chris (Paula) McCready, Jake Mitchell and 17 great grandchildren. Also survived by her brother Gord (Gerda) Morton, brother-in-laws Don B Graham, Jack (Shirley) Affleck, and sister-in-law Vivian Morton. Dearly remembered by lifetime friends and sister-in-laws Rosemarie Myers, Edna Blommers, and Helen Mackenzie. Predeceased by parents Albert and Doris Morton, brother Stewart Morton, sister’s Mildred McRae, Jean Bozh and Margaret Graham. She was an avid Blue Jays fans and will be missed by many nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place and a celebration of her life will be held on Saturday November 17, 2018 from 1-4 at The Lions Den , 1 Scotland St. Dutton. Donations to Bobier Villa Day Program Magnolia Lane or the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated. Arn Funeral Home [519-762-2416] entrusted with arrangements

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Obituary of SUCEE: Mrs. Doris (née Keck), of Chatham, formerly of St. Thomas, Ontario

Posted by on November 9, 2018

SUCEE, Doris (née Keck), formerly of St. Thomas, passed away at her residence, Riverview Gardens, Chatham on Wednesday, October 31, 2018, in her 93rd year.  Loving wife of the late John A. Sucee (1989).  Beloved mother of Pamela Bird (Carl) of Blenheim, and the late John D. Sucee (Annie of St. Thomas).  Cherished grandmother of John A. Sucee (Christie) of Petawawa, Lee Ann Curran (Ian) of New Liskeard, Christie Bowbeer (Tim Carlyon) of Cambridge, Rosina Donker (Ian) of Strathroy, and Brandy Bird (Brett Carr) of Blenheim.  Dear sister of Maurice Keck (Alice) of St. Thomas.  Also survived by her great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.  Predeceased by two sisters, Bernice Halpin and Dorothy Eveland, and three brothers, Lester, Wilbert, and Floyd Keck.  Born in Dutton, ON, March 28, 1926, she was the daughter of the late James and Mabel (née Lee) Keck.  Doris formerly attended the St. Thomas Pentecostal Assembly.  Cremation has taken place.  A public memorial service will be held at the St. Thomas Pentecostal Assembly, 144 Wellington St., St. Thomas (Please note change of venue) on Saturday, November 24th at 2:00 p.m.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family one hour prior to the service.  Interment of her cremated remains will be made in South Park Cemetery.  Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society or the Canadian Cancer Society 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 BOTTLER: Mrs. Helen E. (née Gibbs), of St. Thomas, formerly of Toronto, Ontario

Posted by on November 7, 2018

BOTTLER, Helen E. (née Gibbs), of St. Thomas, passed away at her residence, Caressant Care on Mary Bucke on Monday, November 5, 2018, in her 91st year.  Beloved wife of the late Jack Bottler (2011).  Helen is fondly remembered by several nieces, nephews and their families.  She was the last surviving member of her own immediate family, having been predeceased by three sisters, Christine Ley, Jessie Martin, and Evelyn Brant, and by a brother, Stanley A. Gibbs.  Born in Toronto, ON, February 26, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Frederick and Helen Jane “Nellie” (née Munro) Gibbs.  Helen was a retired health care employee of Scarborough, Ontario Support Services.  She and Jack moved to St. Thomas from Toronto in 1988.  Helen formerly attended Knox Presbyterian Church, St. Thomas.  She was a member and a past treasurer of Mystic Link Rebekah Lodge #104, Toronto, a former volunteer at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital, and a former associate member of Lord Elgin Branch #41, Royal Canadian Legion, St. Thomas.  In keeping with Helen’s wishes, a private graveside service was held at Elmdale Memorial Park.  If so desired, memorial donations to the charity of one’s choice will be appreciated.  Arrangements entrusted to the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160).  The relatives would like to thank the nurses and staff at Caressant Care on Mary Bucke for their many years of compassionate care to Helen.

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Obituary of McCloy, Viola Elizabeth of Chatham, formerly Dutton

Posted by on November 2, 2018


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Peacefully at Riverview Gardens, Chatham ON, November 2, 2018 Viola Elizabeth McCloy in her 100th year. Beloved wife of the late Kenneth McCloy [1998]. Dear mother of Joan & Craig Smith [Wallaceburg], Gerald & Marsha Agar [Wyoming]. Loved Grandmother and Great Grandmother of Kevin & Amanda Stover [Tristan, Sydney, Reese], Keith Stover [Joel, Grace], Lisa Smith [Kayla], Colleen Smith [Cole, Blayn Armstrong], Chris & Michelle Smith [Emerie, Raylan], Kelly & Mike Haney [ Meredith], Andrea & Dallas Urquhart [Zoey, Jorja, Kennedie, Harper]. Viola is survived by sisters-in-law, Pauline McPhail[Cambridge], Marion McPhail [ Summerside P.E.I.] and many nieces and nephews. Viola is predeceased by her parents, John and Emma McPhail, her brothers Neil, John and Doug, and her sister Flora Ford. Relatives and friends will be received by the family at Arn Funeral Home 193 Shackleton St Dutton 519-762-2416 on Sunday November 4, 2-4 pm., and 2-3 pm on Monday with the Funeral Service at 3:00 pm. Interment in McArthur Cemetery. Donations made out by cheque to the Alzheimer Society or the Riverview Gardens gratefully accepted. arnfuneralhome@bellnet.ca

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Obituary of BOYLE: Robert F. A. “Bob”, of St. Thomas, Ontario.

Posted by on October 30, 2018

BOYLE, Robert F. A. “Bob”, of St. Thomas, passed away peacefully in his home with family and friends and surrounded by love on Saturday, October 27, 2018, in his 97th year.  Husband of the late Marie (née Bedford) Boyle (2002).  Father of Richard “Rick” Boyle (Carol) of St. Thomas, and the late David Boyle (2016).  Bob was lovingly cared for by his niece, Ruthann (née Chapman) Smith of St. Thomas.  He is also survived by 6 grandchildren, Patti, Lori, Jaime, Robbie, Jenna, and Stacey, 10 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild, as well as several nieces, nephews and their families who will miss him dearly.  His siblings, Margaret Sim, Helen Chapman, and Hugh Boyle predeceased him.  Born in Forres, Scotland, February 16, 1922, he was the son of the late William and Jane (née Laing) Boyle.  Bob came to Canada in 1929.  During the Second World War, Bob served overseas with the Toronto Scottish Regiment.  He retired from Canron Ltd., St. Thomas as a millwright.  Bob was a long-time member of Knox Presbyterian Church, and a former member of the Independent Order of Foresters, St. Thomas.  In his day, he was an avid card player and loved to travel.  Bob had many wonderful friends who will miss him, especially his Elgin View Restaurant family.  The family would like to thank them for making it possible for Bob to spend his final days exactly where he wanted to be…“in the big chair by the window.”  Relatives and friends will be received by the family on Thursday, November 1st from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m.  at the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160). The funeral service will take place at Knox Presbyterian Church, 55 Hincks St., St. Thomas on Friday, November 2nd at 11:00 a.m., followed by a reception in Rodney Hall.  Interment will be made privately in Elmdale Memorial Park.  Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society or the Kidney Foundation of Canada will be gratefully acknowledged.

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Obituary of RICHARDSON: Doreen (née Harfield), of St. Thomas, Ontario.

Posted by on October 30, 2018

RICHARDSON, Doreen (née Harfield), of Metcalfe Gardens, St. Thomas, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Thursday, October 25, 2018, in her 97th year.  Beloved wife for 71 years to the late Charles “Tim” Richardson (2016).  Dearly loved mother of Joy Moody of London, Jill Richardson (Tom Dennison) of St. Thomas, Peter Richardson (Marilyn) of London, and Julie Richardson-Murphy (Robert) of St. Thomas.  Cherished grandmother of Deven Richardson, Kyle Richardson, Marina Richardson, and Zackary Murphy (Kayla Williams).  Proud great grandmother of Kyler Murphy.  Also survived by several nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by a sister Edna Douglas, and by two brothers, Ronald and Roy Harfield.  Born in West Haddon, Northants, England on June 26, 1922, she was the daughter of the late William and Connie (née Elliott) Harfield.  She immigrated to Canada in 1950.  Doreen assisted her husband at  Richardson’s Food Market, Talbot St., St. Thomas, and also worked at Gifford’s Farm Market, St. Thomas.  She was a member of St. Hilda’s-St. Luke’s Anglican Church, where she was active in the ACW and the choir.  Doreen was a former member of the +55 Club, Port Stanley and a volunteer at the Tuck Shop at the Valleyview Home, St. Thomas.  In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place.  A private family memorial service will be held at St. Hilda’s – St. Lukes Anglican Church, St. Thomas.   Memorial donations to St. Hilda’s-St. Luke’s Anglican Church or the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital Foundation will be gratefully acknowledged.  Arrangements entrusted to the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington Street, St. Thomas (519-631-1160).

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Obituary of BULLOCK: Mrs. Irene (née Juniper), of London, Ontario

Posted by on October 23, 2018

BULLOCK, Irene (née Juniper), of London, ON, passed away at Chelsey Park Long Term Care on Sunday, October 21, 2018, in her 90th year.  Beloved wife of John T. Bullock.  Dearly loved mother of Sandra Bullock-Geraghty (John), and Ian Bullock (Lori).  Cherished grandmother of Anthony Bullock, Jessica Bullock, and Meghan Bullock.  Irene is also remembered by her brother, Ian Juniper.  Born in Scotland on June 16, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Ernest W. and Euphemia “Maimie” (née Murray) Juniper.  For many years, Irene enjoyed square dancing.  In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no public visitation or funeral service.  Private interment will take place in Elmdale Memorial Park, St. Thomas.  Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society 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 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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