Obituary of WILLIAMS, Gayle Linda (nee WAINWRIGHT) of Beaumont, Alberta

Posted by on January 24, 2019

WILLIAMS, Gayle Linda  (nee WAINWRIGHT)

January 15, 1956 to January 22, 2019

Gayle passed away peacefully due to complications from Huntington’s Disease on January 22, 2019 at the age of 63 years. Her final days were filled with love and support from her family and many friends.

Sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her husband of 45 years, Gordon; daughters Lindsay (Fenton), Brittany (Jeremy), and Kelcey; grandchildren Kaleigh, Bentley, Kellan, Emily and an upcoming grandchild; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

She is predeceased by her sons Michael and Daniel, parents Bob and Gerry Wainwright, and sister Joanne Best.

A Memorial Service will be held at Beaumont Community Church, 5423 – 55 Street, Beaumont, AB on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. The family would ask that those in attendance try to incorporate red in their attire as it was Gayle’s favorite color.

Memorial Donations may be made in Gayle’s honour to the Huntington’s Society of Canada, 400-151 Frederick St, Kitchener ON N2H 2M2.

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Obituary of BURD: John Frederick of Belleville

Posted by on January 24, 2019

 

 

Burd, John Frederick – peacefully at QHC-Belleville General Hospital on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 in his 90th year.  Son of the late Frederick and Elizabeth Burd.  Husband of the late Monica (nee Brennan) Burd.  Loving father of Robert (Karen) Burd of Oakville and Beverly Freeman (Sam Dall) of Belleville.  Predeceased by his son-in-law, Gerard Freeman.  John is remembered by his grandchildren, Sarah (Keith) Yasinchuk of Sudbury and Brendan Burd of Oakville and by his dear friend Irene Kraick of Belleville.  He is survived by his sister Helen Reid of Belleville and predeceased by his brothers, Bruce and Francis Burd.

The family extend their gratitude to the staff of Quinte 5 at BGH for their compassion and care.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Church, 169 North Park Street, on Tuesday, January 29th, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. with the family receiving friends at the Church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass.  Interment to follow at St. James Cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to the Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel (613-968-2273).

If desired, Memorial Donations to the Belleville General Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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Obituary of ARNETT, Ross W. of Grand Bend, formerly of Ottawa and Sudbury, age 96

Posted by on January 22, 2019

ARNETT: At home, on Saturday, January 5, 2019, Ross W. Arnett, of Grand Bend, formerly of Ottawa and Sudbury, winged his flight to his next adventure, age 96. Beloved husband of Ruth Eleanor (Nelson) Britton-Arnett. Loved father of Karen Arnett of Ottawa, predeceased by his son Tony Arnett, daughter Mardy Kolditz and her husband Peter Kolditz. Cherished grandpa of Martin Kolditz and his wife Nicole Daoust, Leah Arnett, Riley Carrigan and Joey Carrigan. Cherished great-grandpa of Carter Kolditz and Melia Kolditz. Lovingly remembered by his step-children Bev and Wally Gunn of Grand Bend, the late Gaylyn Britton, Gordon and Josy Britton of Grand Bend, Jamie Britton and his wife Liz Cockfield of Vancouver. Grampa to Britt and Nicole Gunn, Brendyn and Sachiko Zachary, Thea and Paz Mistry, Cameron and Krisy Britton, Ryder Britton, Taylor and Elise Britton, Kyle Britton, Ben Britton and Sasha Britton, and great-grandpa to Connor Gunn, Carson Gunn, Ren Zachary, Zachary Mistry, Leela Mistry, Jackson Britton and Francesca Britton. Dear brother of Rosemary Schisler of Windsor. Predeceased by his parents Howard and Hazel (Marden) Arnett, brother Gerald Arnett and his wife Janet and sister Norma Arnett of Sudbury. Friends and family are welcome at the Memorial Service to be held at the Huron Woods Clubhouse, Riverview Rd., Grand Bend, on Thursday, January 10, 2019, at 11 a.m., followed by a light lunch reception. Ross was a well known surveyor in the Ottawa Region, the owner of R.W. Arnett Ltd. Ross’ favourite past time was golf and all who played with him benefited from his golf tips. Ross’ family would like to thank Dr. Hammond and the Bayshore Palliative team for their care and support. Arrangements entrusted to the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood. If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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Obituary of Lavender; Patricia M.C. of Flesherton resting at Fawcett Funeral Cremation Reception

Posted by on January 6, 2019

Patricia Lavender resting at Fawcett Funeral Cremation Reception

Lavender; Patricia Marie Clara(nee Mailloux)

It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of Patricia on Friday, January 4, 2019 at Grey Bruce Health Services, Markdale in her 90th year. Beloved mother of Kathleen(Pierre) Papineau of Southampton, Don(Connie) Lavender of Markdale, Sharon Lavender of Mississauga, Bob(Ellen) Lavender of Feversham and Sylvia Lavender of Toronto. Cherished grandmother of Mitch Papineau, Dan(Dionne) Papineau, Joey(Nicole) Papineau, Cody(Sabrina) Lavender, Joshua Lavender, Sherisse Lavender, Alisha(Mack) Lavender, Brian(Brandy) Lavender and great grandmother of Dominique, Darcey, William, Charlotte and Olivia. Predeceased by her husband Vincent(1973), son Gerry(1994) and infant daughter Helen. Survived by sisters Marie Brennan and Lucille(Bert) Leroux, sister in-law Therese Mailloux, sister in-law Gladys Lahey, brother in-law Larry(Jackie) Lavender, many nieces and nephews.

Patricia was born March 17, 1929 in Staples, Ontario to J. Lucien and Honora Mailloux. One day her father loaded up the family, 9 out of 10 kids, and moved the family up to Massy, Ontario.

Pat met and married the love of her life, Vincent, Sept 4th 1953. In 1958 they settled into Flesherton where they raised their loving family and made many life long friends.

After the death of her husband, Pat provided child care for many families in the community. She had a love for gardening and feeding the birds, a good game of cards and of course time with her family, this was everything to her.

The family will receive friends at the Fawcett Funeral Cremation Reception, Flesherton, on Wednesday, January 9 from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00pm. Mass of Christian burial on Thursday from St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Markdale at 1:00pm.

Spring interment at St. John’s Roman Catholic Cemetery, Glenelg.

Memorial contributions to St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be gratefully appreciated. Online donations and condolences at www.fawcettfuneralhome.ca 888-924-2810

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Obituary of VAN AAKEN: Gerardus Cornelius of Bayfield

Posted by on December 28, 2018

 (Sept. 4, 1929-Dec.19, 2018) – It is with great sadness that we mourn the passing of the vibrant, funny man that was our Father and Opa. On Dec.19 he passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his loving family. He is predeceased by his cherished wife of 53 years, Catharina (Appels) Van Aaken (2010). He had a wonderful sense of adventure and decided to emigrate from the Netherlands in 1955. After working hard for two years he returned to marry Catharina in 1957. Together they sailed on the Maasdam and settled in Sudbury.  After several years of hard work in the nickel mines and on various farms, Gerry and Catherine had enough savings to purchase their first farm in St. Augustine, Ontario in 1963. Together they raised 6 children.  In 1972 they moved from St. Augustine to a larger farm near Bayfield.  On this farm Gerry’s dreams came to fruition as he worked alongside his sons and grandsons until the age of 85. Gerry was loved by many and in turn he loved life.  Babies, children, his family, his friends, animals and nature – all were part of him, but what made him even more special was his sense of wonder. The mischievous boy who loved to laugh and marvel at all things was still there in the 89 year old man.

“ ‘t Leven duurt maar even, de liefde blijft altijd”

Life is but a moment, love lasts forever’ – Gerrit Van Aaken

Gerry was the cherished father of Wilma and Carl Farnsworth, Frank and Judy Van Aaken, Harold and Marni Van Aaken, Brian and Shelley Van Aaken, Rob and Leigh Anne Van Aaken, Mary Ellen and Brian Coombs. Beloved Opa to sixteen grandchildren and 1 great grandchild, Laura, Bryan, Sarah (Tom), Matthew, Michael (Sarah), Stephen, Amanda (Taylor), Jessica (Steve), Adrienne, Taylor, Jocelyn, Aaron, Isaac, Nigel, Keenan, Marlese and Wyatt. Gerry is survived by 4 siblings, Cor, Trees, Leo and Toos and predeceased by 9 siblings as well as his parents Elizabeth and Sjef Van Aaken, and sadly missed by the extended Van Aaken and Appels families.

Visitation will be held at Haskett Funeral Home, 49 Goshen Street, North, ZURICH on Friday, December 21, 2018 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. The Funeral Mass will be held at St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church, 73334 Bluewater Highway, Zurich (St. Joseph) on Saturday, December 22nd at 11 AM with Fr. Matthew George, presiding. Interment St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Cemetery, St. Joseph.  Parish prayers will take place in the funeral home on Friday afternoon at 4 PM. If desired, donations to Children’s Health Foundation, London would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com

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Obituary of STEWART: Lois of London

Posted by on December 28, 2018

STEWART, Lois….

Quietly and peacefully at Village of Glendale Crossing, London, on December 27th, 2018, Lois Stewart was called home. An avid reader with a voracious curiosity for life, Lois was a faithful member of the Anglican church communities of St. Michael & All Angels and later St. James Westminster. A natural caregiver her whole life, Lois was immensely proud of her four children, Steve, Nancy, Cindy and Andrew and an engaged and loving Grandmother to Marie-Chantelle, Mathew, David, Peter, Brendan, Caeli and Dylan. She was thrilled in recent years that the addition of 7 Great-Grandchildren continues her family legacy. A Memorial Service for Lois will be held on Monday, January 31, 2018 at 10:30 am at St. James Westminster Anglican Church, 115 Askin Street, London. Donations in Lois’ memory may be made to the Huron Church Camp, 190 Queens Avenue, London, ON N6A 6H7. 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 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 CHRISTIE; Robert Norman

Posted by on September 14, 2018

Christie, Robert Norman
Died peacefully on Friday, September 7, 2018 at Health Sciences North, Sudbury at the age of 71. Robert of Kirkland Lake, beloved husband of the late Sandra. Loving father of Robert (Tina) and Charlene (Victor Maracle). Cherished grandfather of Hailey and Brendan Boyle and Kyla, Aaryn, Dylan and Adam Christie. Dear brother of Terry (Bernice), Jim (late Jean), Ruth, Charlie, the late Harry, the late Ted, the late Judy (Blake), and the late Dorothy (Wayne). Robert is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to join the family at the Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home – Wasaga Beach Chapel, 509 River Road West, Wasaga Beach on Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 2 to 4 p.m. for a Memorial Gathering. Light refreshments provided. If desired, a donation to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by Robert’s family. For more information or to sign his book of memories, log on to www.carruthersdavidson.com

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Obituary of ANTONOVICH: Arthur of London

Posted by on August 22, 2018

ANTONOVICH, Arthur
On Monday, August 20, 2018 Arthur passed away at Victoria Hospital, London at the young age of 49. Beloved husband of Elena. Devoted father to Artiom and Maxim. A special thank you to Father Vladimir Morin for all his support at this difficult time. Prayers will be said on Thursday, August 23, 2018 starting at 7:00 pm at the Russian Orthodox Church of Christ the Saviour, 140 Fairview Avenue, London, ON N6C 4T8. The funeral service will begin at 10:00am on Friday, August 24, 2018 with Very Reverend Vladimir Morin. Burial to follow at Woodland Cemetery, London. In lieu of flowers, donations in Arthur’s memory may be made to the Russian Orthodox Church of Christ the Saviour. Arrangements entrusted with A. Millard George Funeral Home, 519-433-5184. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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Obituary of SHANKS, Gerald of Sarnia

SHANKS, GERALD – At Bluewater Health on August 12th, 2018, Gerald (Jerry) Conrad Shanks, age 77 of Corunna passed away. He was the loving husband of Meta (Jensen) Shanks, dear father of Kim Shanks (Marlene), Gerald W. Shanks (Barb), Brenda Peachey (Norm), Carol Hummel (Frank) and Melody Ryan, grandfather of 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by brothers Pete (Jackie) and Robert and his sister Suzie Kosteniuk. Jerry was a retired cement truck driver and was a member of Reflections of Christ Church. Visitation will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., N7T 5W9, Sarnia) on Thursday, August 16th from 7:00 to 9:00 pm and again on Friday, August 17th from 10:00 am until the funeral service begins at 11:00 am. Interment will follow at Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery. Donations made to the Canadian Diabetes association 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 YOUNG: Jeffrey “Jeff”, of Sudbury

Posted by on April 30, 2018

It is with sadness that the family of Jeffrey Duncan Thomas Young announces his passing after a brief battle with cancer on Sunday, April 29, 2018.  Jeff passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital at the age of 38.  Proud and devoted father to his children, Mathiew, Katelynn and Andrew Michauville of Sudbury, Ontario.  Jeff will be lovingly remembered by his parents, Sharon and Greg Topham and siblings, Scott (Pearly) and Lyndsay (Daniel).  A Memorial Service will be held at DENNING’S OF RODNEY, 212 Furnival Road, Rodney (519-785-0810) on Friday, May 4, 2018, beginning at 1 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, if desired, memorial donations may be made payable to an educational trust fund for Jeff’s children.  Condolences may be left online at westelginfuneralhome.com

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Obituary of BENNETT: Shirley (née Stuart), of St. Thomas, Ontario.

Posted by on April 20, 2018

BENNETT, Shirley (née Stuart), of Metcalfe Gardens, St. Thomas, passed away at St. Joseph’s Hospice, London on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, in her 88th year.  Wife of the late Howard C. Bennett (2002).  Mother of Lori Lowitt (Alex) of Monetville.  Grandmother of Kristen Lowitt and Kerrie Blaise (Julian).  Sister of Leila Stuart, Wayne Stuart (Kathryn), and  Larry Stuart (Karen), all of St. Thomas, late Donald Stuart (June of St. Thomas), and the late Douglas Stuart (Marlyne Kirton of London).  Also survived by many nieces and nephews.  Born in Moosomin, SK, January 16, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Harold and Elsie (née Lawson) Stuart.  Shirley was a member of Central United Church, St. Thomas.  In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place, and there will be no public visitation or funeral service.  A private celebration of Shirley’s life will be held at a later date.  Memorial donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice or the charity of one’s choice will be gratefully acknowledged.  Arrangements entrusted to the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas, ON (519-631-1160).

Online condolences graciously accepted at www.siftonfuneralhome.com

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Obituary of WAKEFORD, Guy Reginald of Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on April 19, 2018

WAKEFORD, Guy Reginald
65 years, passed away on Monday, April 16, 2018 in Parry Sound. Beloved husband of Cathy (O’Keefe). Loving son of Marta and the late Edgar Wakeford. Dear father of Jim (Angela), Aaron (Tina), Carl (Tina), Christine (Doug), Catherine (Travis). Loving grandfather of James, Patrick, William, Vivienne, Amelia, Nathan, Charley-Jane, and Cole. Loving uncle and cherished by many family and friends. This man was simply one of the best. He shaped all of our lives and dreams in ways he will never know. His optimism and devotion were his best qualities. He will be so dearly missed by all of his family and friends. Memorial Mass will be held at St. Michael’s Church, 29 Elliott Street, Leamington on Monday, April 23, 2018 at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made by cheque to Help a Child Smile, P.O. Box 871, Welland, ON L3B 5Y5. Friends may share memories and make donations at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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Obituary of SANTAROSSA: Bill of Dutton, Ontario

Posted by on April 8, 2018

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

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

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

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

Interment to follow at McColl cemetery.

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

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Obituary of PRETZ: Jean Paul (J.P.) of Sudbury

Posted by on February 21, 2018

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Pretz, Jean-Paul (J.P.)
October 20, 1952 – April 24, 2017

The family announces with great sorrow, after a long battle with cancer, his passing at Health Sciences North, Sudbury April 24, 2017, at the age of 64. Beloved husband of 39 years of Debbie (Gingras) and loving father of Michael.

He was predeceased by his parents Leonard and Marie (Galliano) and sister Arlene. Left to mourn are his siblings Patti Price (Dorman), Charlene Lewis & Terry Pretz. Sadly missed by many nieces & nephews.

Jean-Paul worked very hard and was devoted to his family. He enjoyed woodworking, golfing and socializing with his buddies at Tim’s and the Shopping Center, but was happiest when spending time with his “boy”.

In keeping with J.P.’s wishes, there will be no visitation or service. A private family gathering will be held at a later date for the interment of ashes at St. John’s Cemetery, Garson.

The Pretz family wishes to thank Dr. de Blacam, Dr. Want, Dr. Shum, Dr. Ewing-Bui, the staff 4th fl, South Tower (neurosurgery), 4th fl. North Tower (oncology), and the Cancer Centre (radiation), Perimed, Bayshore and C.C.A.C. for their kind care of both J.P. and his family. Arrangements entrusted Sudbury Park Lawn Cremation Services.

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Obituary of BRAZEAU: Roch Daniel of Birr, formerly of Val Caron

Posted by on February 11, 2018

Passed away suddenly, and tragically on Friday, February 9, 2018 in his 42nd year. Cherished love, husband, teammate and best friend of Jodie (Loos) Brazeau. Champion father and friend to his son Matthew and Princess Banana-Belle Allison. Beloved son of Michel and Jeannette. Dear son-in-law of Jan and Paula Loos. Loving brother of Pat Brazeau and Caroline Doran (Murray, Walker, and Olivier). Dear brother-in-law of Jason and Tania Loos (Jonathan and Jasmine), and Andrew and Jessica Damen (Gabriel, Sarah, and Joel). Roch will be missed by many aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family, and friends, including his family at Marcus & Associates, Hoare Dalton. Roch will be sadly missed, and never forgotten for his natural talent in putting his family and his friends ahead of himself. There was never a shortage of hugs, kisses or “I love yous”, nor a shortage of food or drink when at Roch’s place. Though we feel we have fallen to pieces, we know we have not broken.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Friends and family may gather at the Lucan Community Memorial Centre, 263 Main Street, Lucan on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at 10:30 AM for a celebration of Roch’s life that will begin at 11 AM. Cremation to follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Lucan and District Lions Club would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com.

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Obituary of ZAITZ, OPAL of Woodstock and formerly of Sudbury, Ontario

Posted by on February 2, 2018

ZAITZ, Opal – Passed away peacefully with family by her side at the Woodstock Hospital on Wednesday, January 31, 2018, Opal Margaret Zaitz (nee Young) of Woodstock, and formerly of Sudbury in her 92nd year. Loving mother of Diana Forth and her husband Bob of Lively and Dan Dusick and his wife Judy of Woodstock. Dear grandmother of Terra Messier (Rolly) and Darryl Dusick (Carie) all of Woodstock. Great-grandmother of Nathen and Jonathon Messier; and Samara and Abigail Dusick. Survived by several nieces, nephews, and extended family. Predeceased by her first husband John Dusick (1976) and then her second husband Tom Zaitz (2013). Opal was the last surviving child of the late Fred and Mary Young. The family wishes to extend their appreciation to Dr. Donna Onishenko for the wonderful care that she gave to Opal. Cremation has taken place. A spring interment of ashes will take place in Sudbury. If desired, donations can be made to the Diabetes Association and can be arranged through the Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home, 69 Wellington St. North, Woodstock, On (519-537-3611). Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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Obituary of CHARBONNEAU: Elodia of Strathroy

Posted by on January 25, 2018

 

Charbonneau, Elodia

Peacefully passed on January 25th, 2018 surrounded by her family and friends at Sprucedale Care Centre in her 91st year. Beloved wife of the late Victor Charbonneau (2011). Loving mother of Francis (Frank) Charbonneau and his wife Susan, Donald Charbonneau and his wife Jude, Marcel Charbonneau and his wife Beverly, all of Wawa, Richard Charbonneau and his wife Caroline, of Goulais River, Lise and her husband Jim Jaquith of London, Guy Charbonneau and his wife Nicole of Strathroy, and Carole and her husband Zee Markowicz of Vancouver. Also survived by her 17 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. Survived by her brother Conrad Dufour and his wife Nicole. Predeceased by her sister Laurette Castilloux and her brothers Lucien, Chris and Aimé Dufour. Remembered by her long-time friend Claudette Dupuis. Predeceased by her mother Alma Baronnette Dufour and her step-father Tinan Lachance. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at a later date. The family would like to extend their sincere thanks to the staff at Sprucedale Care Centre for all their great care. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Online condolences and donations may be left at denning.ca. Arrangements entrusted to Denning’s of Strathroy.

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Obituary of LESZCZYNSKI; Matthew Peter of Barrie

Posted by on December 18, 2017

It is with great sorrow that we announce the sudden passing of Matthew Peter Leszczynski, 30 of Oro-Medonte on December 17, 2017. Matthew was born on January 15, 1987 in New Liskeard Ontario, the son of Nancy and Peter Leszczynski. He attended public school in Capreol Ontario, High School in Sudbury, Sault Ste. Marie and Barrie. He also attended Georgian College in Barrie. Matthew was a member of numerous Capreol and Sudbury hockey teams and had the opportunity to play for the OHL’s Soo Greyhounds for 2 years and was a high draft pick of the team. He was an avid fisherman and would routinely catch trophy sized bass. Matthew is survived by his parents Nancy and Peter of Oro-Medonte, his sister Amy Leszczynski (Corey Hastings) of Barrie, Maternal grandparents Eveline and Jim Rainville of Sturgeon Falls and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins as well as his favorite nephew Tristan MacIver. Matthew is predeceased by his paternal grandparents Fred and Hanna Leszczynski of Thunder Bay and also his uncle Mike Rainville who have welcomed Matthew with open arms. Family and friends will be received at ADAMS FUNERAL HOME, 445 St. Vincent St. Barrie (just north of Cundles Rd.) on Saturday, December 23, 2017 from 2 p.m. until time of Funeral Service in the Chapel at 3 o’clock. Memorial donations to Canadian Mental Health would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through adamsfuneralhome.ca

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Obituary of CASTLEDINE: Isabell Marjorie of Creemore Formerly of Toronto

Posted by on December 15, 2017

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Isabell Marjorie Castledine passed away peacefully, at Collingwood Marine Hospital, surrounded by her loved ones on Friday, December 8, 2017, at the age of 63. Isabell was born in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia on May 18, 1954. Beloved daughter of Marjorie Owen, and the late Horace Owen.

Dearly loved wife of John Castledine who will miss his “sweet Dizzy Izzy”.
She will be missed for her outgoing personality, loving nature and her many shenanigans.

Much loved mother of Karen Sutor (Paul), Grant Castledine (Jeanette) and Angela Wilkinson (Brad). Stepmother to Barbara Castledine and the late Wendy Castledine.

Grandmother to Corey, Chris, Tyler, Caylin, the late Brandon, Dustin, Emma, Dale, Braden, Liam, Ty, Tia, Tiffanie and Chris. Great-Grandmother to Finnian and Carter.

She will be sadly missed by her brother and sisters in-law, Ruth Castledine, Wilma Campbell (Steve), James Castledine and the late Ada & Bill Castledine. Also, mourning her loss is her favourite brother-in-law Peter Campbell, along with her nieces and nephews Chad, Josie, David, and Melissa. Isabell will be missed by her many friends, whom she loved spending time with.

An honorable mention, to the people who gave her life, the late Monica McInnis and the late John (Jackie) Martin. She loved her large Martin family very much.

A celebration of life for Isabell will be held at the Steckley Gooderham Funeral Home, 201 Minet’s Point Rd., Barrie, ON on Saturday, December 16, 2017. Visitation is from 11:00 to 12:00 and the celebration of life service is from 12:00 to 1:00. Reception to follow.
Isabell was a down-to-earth person, casual attire is welcome. She would have wanted it that way.

We would like to thank Creedon Valley Care Community for their care, friendship and love!

In lieu of flower the family would appreciate donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation and Alzheimer’s Society.

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Obituary of SINOPOLI: Yvana Marie of Toronto, Ontario

Posted by on December 7, 2017

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SINOPOLI, Yvana Marie – (May 10, 1946 – November 18, 2017)
After a valiant battle with cancer, Yvana Sinopoli (nee Fortin) passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 18th, 2017 at Baycrest Health Sciences, Toronto, at the age of 71.

Born in St. Jean-Port-Jolie, Quebec on May 10th, 1946 to the late Yvan and Germaine (nee Charland) Fortin.

Yvana will be forever remembered by her husband, Nicola Sinopoli, of 52 years. Dearly missed by her daughter Marianne (Chris) Gowanlock and her grandchildren, Joseph, Robert, Christina and Blake. Lovingly remembered by siblings Arlette (David Moffatt) and Yanick Fortin and many nieces and nephews. Reunited in heaven with sisters Micheline (nee Fortin) Desbois and Colinette (nee Fortin) Barrette.

Honouring Yvana’s wishes a private burial was held on Tuesday November 21st, 2017 at Beechwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to either Baycrest Health Sciences Centre at the The Shirley and Philip Granovsky Palliative Care Unit or the Canadian Cancer Society.

SINOPOLI, Yvana Marie – (10 mai 1946 – 18 novembre 2017)
Après une lutte acharnée contre le cancer, Yvana Sinopoli (née Fortin) est décédé paisiblement, samedi le 18 novembre 2017, à l’âge de 71 ans, à l’hôpital Baycrest Health Sciences de Toronto.

Né à Saint-Jean-Port-Jolie, Québec le 10 mai, 1946, fille de feu Yvan et de feue Germaine (née Charland) Fortin.

Yvana restera à jamais dans les mémoires de son mari, Nicola Sinopoli, de 52 ans. Elle sera manqué beaucoup par sa fille Marianne (Sinopoli) Gowanlock et à ses petits-enfants, Joseph, Robert, Christina et Blake. Chère sœur d’Arlette (David Moffatt) de Prince Edward County et de son frère Yanick Fortin de Marathon, ainsi que de nombreux nièces et neveux. Réunis au paradis avec ses sœurs Micheline (née Fortin) Desbois et Colinette (née Fortin) Barrette.

Honorant les vœux d’Yvana, une inhumation privée a eu lieu mardi le 21 novembre 2017 au cimetière Beechwood.

Au lieu de fleurs, des dons peuvent être faits à l’hôpital Baycrest Health Sciences Centre de l’unité de soins palliatifs « The Shirley and Philip Granovsky » ou à la Société Canadienne du Cancer.

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Obituary of AMOND: Juliette Marie of North Bay

Posted by on December 7, 2017

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Amond, Juliette Marie (nee McAlpine)
The family announces with heavy hearts her peaceful passing, November 6th, 2017 at the North Bay Regional Health Centre, at the age of 75 years. Wife of the late Edward A. Amond. Loving Mother of the late Gerald G. Amond (Teresa), Douglas L. Amond (Margaret) and Gordon E. Amond (Carole). Predeceased by brothers James Stewart and Russell Stewart. Loving sister to Mrs. Alvina Sparks, Mrs. Margaret Henderson (Guy), Mrs Jean McGregor, and Mr. Frank McAlpine (Nicole), all of Northern Ontario. Also sister to Mr. John McAlpine and Mrs. Helen Peloquin of Southern Ontario. Also survived by 6 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. A formal family celebration of life will be held in the spring of 2018 with all family members and friends. Donations to the North Bay Regional Health Centre c/o the Palliative Care Unit would be greatly appreciated.

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Obituary of TELFER: George Allan of Brantford, formerly of Sudbury, Ontario

Posted by on December 7, 2017

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George Allan Telfer, 86, of Brantford, Ontario succumbed to lung cancer surrounded by family on October 26, 2017. Al was born in Windsor and is the last surviving member of the family of eight children. Al will be greatly missed by family and friends as he was a people person and was never at a loss for words. His sly smile was his trademark as he always liked to joke around and have fun with everyone.
Al is survived by his wife Janice nee Reid, Wayne & Kathy of Edmonton, Andy & Wendy of Calgary, Dean & Kim of Sebringville , Jim & Donna of Sudbury, Mark & Debi of Whitby, Sheri & Rob of Brantford, Debbie & Ben of Stratford and Steve & Nancy of Canmore, Ruthann of Dartmouth, Diane of Brantford, Paul & Kelly of Brantford, Mike & Trish of Brantford , many loving grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and extended family. Al was predeceased by his first wife of many years, Patricia Ann nee Tate, and his son in law Brian Sippel of Stratford.
A special thanks to the Stedman Community Hospice – Hankinson House for all of their loving care and support. The care and support of all staff and volunteers was outstanding and we appreciate everything they did for him and the family.
There will be a family celebration of life at a later time and we appreciate all of the love and understanding we have received from all of our friends and extended family.
In lieu of flowers we would appreciate donations to the Stedman Community Hospice – Hankison House, 445 Grey St, Brantford, Ontario, N3S 6X1 or online at www.sjlc.ca.

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Obituary of Packham, Randall Bruce of Barrie

Posted by on November 18, 2017

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

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Obituary of GOODHUE: Charles A., of R.R.7, Aylmer, Ontario

Posted by on November 4, 2017

GOODHUE, Charles A., of R.R.7, Aylmer, passed away at the Elgin Manor, R.R.1, St. Thomas on Friday, November 3, 2017, in his 94th year.  Beloved husband of the late Jean (née Cooke) Goodhue (2015).  Dearly loved father of Kenneth Goodhue (Peggy) of R.R.8, St. Thomas, late Ralph J. Goodhue (2002) (Laurie of R.R.3, St. Thomas), and the late Joyce Goodhue (2013).  Brother of the late George Goodhue (late Hazel), late Helen Cummings (late Alf), late Harold Goodhue (Gladys of St. Thomas), late Marion Grant (late George), and the late Dorothy McCormick (Tom of Sarnia). Brother-in-law of the late Ray and Irene Watson.  Also lovingly remembered by 5 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, as well as a number of nieces and nephews.  Born in Port Stanley, ON, November 9, 1923, he was the son of the late James and Mabel (née Scoyne) Goodhue.  Charles was a retired farmer.  He was an adherent of Yarmouth Centre United Church.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family on Tuesday evening, November 7th from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday, November 8th at 11:00 a.m.  Interment in Union Cemetery.  Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society will be gratefully acknowledged.

Online condolences graciously accepted at www.siftonfuneralhome.com

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