Obituary of REID, Doreen Emily (Rhodes) of Brampton, Ontario, formerly of Grand Bend, age 90

Posted by on October 19, 2018

REID: Doreen Emily (Rhodes) Reid of Brampton, Ontario, formerly of Grand Bend, passed away peacefully, at Tall Pines Long Term Care Centre, on Monday, October 8, 2018, at the age of 90. Beloved wife of the late Kenneth Stuart Reid (2012).  Loved mother of Susan Sysko (Michael) of Brampton and Patricia Reid of Howick, Quebec. Loving grandmother of Kelsey Tannahill (Nick Antal) and Kimberly Tannahill (Jake Schwenger). Dear sister of Carol Holland (Fred) of Whitby and Norma Lee (Michael) of Oshawa. Remembered by her nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by her parents Daniel and Edith (Brookes) Rhodes.  A Memorial visitation will be held at the T. Harry Hoffman and Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, on Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 11:00 to 11:30 a.m. followed by a Celebration of Life Service. Rev. Harry Disher Officiating. Interment Pinery Cemetery, Grand Bend. If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to Tall Pines Long Term Care Centre, Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

Share this Obituary:

For more information about this obituary visit http://www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com.

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.

Online condolences graciously accepted at www.siftonfuneralhome.com

Share this Obituary:

For more information about this obituary visit http://siftonfuneralhome.com/.

Obituary of COWLING, James Richard “Dick” Carver of Cobourg, Ontario

Posted by on October 12, 2018

Peacefully at his home in Cobourg, surrounded by his family, on Monday, October 8, 2018, in his 83rd year.  Beloved husband of Valerie.  Loving father of Stella (Gary) Buttner, Elaine (Terry Watts), Rebecca (Paul Charbonneau) and Andrew (Alli Gage).  Cherished grandfather of Kate & Nick Buttner, Travis & Amelia Watts, James & Meghan Charbonneau.  Dick will be sadly missed by his many friends and family.  A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 2 p.m. at St. George’s Anglican Church, Grafton.  Reception to follow.  In lieu of flowers, donations to Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation or Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.

Share this Obituary:

For more information about this obituary visit http://www.MacCoubrey.com.

Obituary of Eduardo Carpio Del Carmen

Posted by on October 4, 2018

We are saddened to announce that Eduardo Carpio Del Carmen, of San Juan, Metro Manila, Philippines, born on September 4, 1946 in San Juan, Metro Manila, Philippines, to the late Enriqueta and Catalino, passed away at age 72 on October 3, 2018 in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. Eduardo attended Far Eastern University where he studied Business Management. He worked in Office Supplies at Esselte as a Fork Lift Operator until retiring in 2011. Eduardo was the beloved partner of Mary Vina Simon.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Rudalfo “Rudy” and Rolly. Eduardo is survived by his sons, Jason and Shawn as well as, adopted son, Anthony and daughter in-law Frances; brother, Joselino “Joe”; sisters, Corrie, Shoni, and Cita “Joy” as well as sister-in-law Annie; beloved grandson, Jordan; nieces, Nicole and Rowena; as well as nephews Rueben Jr. and Ronald. He also leaves behind his greatly loved cat, Elathan “Lala”. Eduardo enjoyed current affairs, gardening, car detailing, and babysitting.

Friends and family are welcome to attend the visitation on Sunday, October 7 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at St. John’s Dixie Cemetery and Crematorium, 737 Dundas St E, Mississauga in the Magnolia room. If you have any questions or would like to send your condolences, you can email Eduardo’s son, Jason, at jasondelcarmen@sympatico.ca

Share this Obituary:

For more information about this obituary visit .

Obituary of Slavec, John. 1927-2018

Posted by on October 3, 2018

Born in Knezak, Slovenia

1927-2018

Share this Obituary:

For more information about this obituary visit .

Obituary of SCHERMERHORN, Duane of Cobourg and formerly of Toronto

Posted by on October 3, 2018

It is with deep sadness that the family of Duane Schermerhorn announces his sudden death from a ruptured aortic aneurysm, in Toronto, on Friday September 28, 2018. Cherished husband of Patricia Stanley, Duane was predeceased by his only sibling and best friend Diane White, and his parents Mary and Arthur.

Born in Portland, Oregon, Duane was a graduate cum laude of Harvard College. He moved to Montreal in 1969, married his first wife Shirleen Ekroth, and began his career in Information Technology at Sun Life. In 1980 he moved to Toronto to be with and subsequently marry the love of his life, Patricia Stanley. After a decade of writing poetry and having four novels published, he resumed his career in Information technology at Sun Life, where he reached the level of Assistant Vice President. He then joined the Bank of Montreal until his retirement in 2003. Duane and Pat moved to Cobourg in 2002, where he began a successful website design and development business, from which he retired in 2015.

Duane loved animals (Bandit will miss him terribly), and was passionate about art and photography. He was concerned with the environment and the state of the world. Duane was a kind, gentle and generous man, with a great sense of humour, an amazing intellect, and a strong moral code. He loved to encourage people to talk to him about their passions, and was the best listener one could ever imagine.

Duane was on the boards of the Arts Council of Northumberland and the Art Gallery of Northumberland at various points during his time in Cobourg, and received the Town of Cobourg Civic Award for the Arts in 2011. He was recently appointed to the Cobourg Cultural Master Plan Steering Committee. Over the past 4 years Duane has been dedicating much of his time, energy and creativity to helping the Art Gallery of Northumberland achieve a strong, viable institution. He was also expanding his photography skills, and learning how to look at, understand and appreciate art in all its forms. He was volunteering, as usual, at the Gallery on the day of his death.

Duane will be missed terribly by Pat, Bandit, and all of his family, friends and working partners. He is irreplaceable in this world.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Art Gallery of Northumberland would be appreciated. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Art Gallery of Northumberland, Victoria Hall, 55 King Street West, Cobourg, on October 21st,  from 1 – 3 p.m. More information will be available at the Gallery. Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.

Share this Obituary:

For more information about this obituary visit http://www.MacCoubrey.com.

Obituary of ROCHE, Harry Anthony “Mr. Finnegan” of Grand Bend, formerly of Toronto, age 75

Posted by on October 2, 2018

 

ROCHE/FINNEGAN:  Peacefully, surrounded by the love of his family, at London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Hospital, on Sunday, September 30, 2018, Harry Anthony “Mr. Finnegan”  Roche, of Grand Bend formerly of Toronto, age 75.  Loved father and father-in-law of Deborah and Jeff McIlveen of Oshawa, Harry and Barb Roche of Scarborough, Darren and Laura Roche of Ajax.  Cherished Grandad of Tyler McIlveen, Chelsea and Rick Rahm, Harry Roche, Allison Roche, Michael Roche and Natalie Roche.  Dear brother of Patsy, Anne, Marie, Frances and Jean all of Ireland.  Remembered by the mother of his children Annie (McCann) Roche of Toronto.  Harry will be fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews and their families and his dear friends Barbara, Peter, Rick and Kim, Jamie and too many more to name.  Predeceased by his parents Harry and Nellie Roche. At Harry’s request, cremation has taken place.  A Celebration of Harry’s Life will take place at the Oakwood Resort – Terrace Room, Grand Bend, on Saturday, October 6, 2018 from 2 to 5 p.m. with words of Remembrance at 3 p.m.  Finnegan’s wake will continue at 6:30 p.m. in Dave’s Pub, Oakwood Resort.   Arrangements entrusted to the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood.  Harry was the proud owner and operator of Finnegan’s Irish Pub, on the Main Street in Grand Bend for many years.  If desired, memorial (payable by cheque) donations to Colorectal Cancer Canada or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

 

Share this Obituary:

For more information about this obituary visit http://www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com.

Obituary of Graham: Dick of Sarnia

Posted by on September 26, 2018

Peacefully, surrounded by his loving family while listening to Country Music Classics at Trillium Villa Nursing Home on Tuesday, September 25, 2018, Dick Graham, age 91 of Sarnia has passed away. He was the dear husband of the late Anna (McFarlane) Graham (1994) and Lorraine Brand (2014). Loving father of Kevin (Marilyn) and Karl (Hidemi), grandfather of Jenna, Alexander, Lindsay, Jack and Yuki. Also survived sister in-laws; Barb Graham and her husband the late Bill Graham, Theresa Graham and her husband the late Donald Graham, Ilene Graham and her husband the late Raymond Graham. Also predeceased by sisters Phyllis Roberts and her husband the late Edwin Roberts, Dorothy Turner and her husband the late Don Turner. Survived by sister in – law Berna Rouhan and her husband the late Nat Rouhan. Also will be missed by many nieces and nephews. He was a longtime faithful member of St. Paul’s United Church, Sarnia, serving his church on many committees, as an elder and as a Board member for over 65 years. Dick was an elementary school principal involved locally in the Ontario Public School Teacher’s Federation in the District as a Ministry Course Instructor, Curriculum worker, Chairman in Regional Council and was twice the President of the Elementary Principal Association for over 36 years, retiring in 1984. Dick was an avid lawn bowler and member of the Sarnia Lawn Bowling Club. Friends may visit with the family at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia, N7T 5W9) on Friday, September 28th. between the hours of 4 – 7 p.m. The funeral service will be from St. Paul’s United Church, 360 Devine St, Sarnia on Saturday, September 29th. at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Matthew Stevens officiating. Sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to St. Paul’s United Church or to the Lambton Kent Public School Board. 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

Share this Obituary:

For more information about this obituary visit http://www.djrobb.on.ca.

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.

Online condolences graciously accepted at

www.siftonfuneralhome.com

Share this Obituary:

For more information about this obituary visit http://siftonfuneralhome.com/.

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).

Online condolences graciously accepted at www.siftonfuneralhome.com

Share this Obituary:

For more information about this obituary visit http://siftonfuneralhome.com/.

Obituary of DERUITER: Walter “Walt” of Strathroy

Posted by on September 17, 2018

It is with deep sadness the family of Walter DeRuiter of Strathroy, in his 82nd year; announces his peaceful passing with family by his side on Saturday, September 15th, 2018. Devoted husband of 58 years to Lydia DeRuiter (neé Speelman). Loving father of Marlene (Bert) Duister, the late Carol (1981), the late Dickie (1971), Sandra (Wing) Chung and Dan (Megumi). Proud Grandpa of Robin (Allen), Derrick, Tina (Jeff), Rachel, Andrew (Patti) and Daisy. Opa to his great-grandson Easton.

Cherished brother of the late Dick, 2010 (Jean) and Lawrence (Nancy). Dear brother-in-law of Maria VanDyk, Ronnie Van Kempen, Wilhelmina (Jan) Vandergeest, Martin (Antonia) Speelman, Joanne (John) Mantel, Ina (John) Hoogstra, John (Corrie) Speelman, Arie (JoAnn) Speelman and Mary (Douglas) Gibbon. Walt will be fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews.

Friends and family will be received on Thursday, September 20th, 2018 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at Westmount Christian Reformed Church, 405 Drury Lane, Strathroy, where a Memorial Service will take place on Friday, September 21st, 2018 at 1 p.m. Pastor Peter Hoytema officiating. Private interment in Mt. Brydges Cemetery.

The family would like to thank Dr. (Phil) Vandewalle and the nursing staff at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital for their compassion and care shown to Walt.

As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Strathroy Community Christian School or the Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to DENNING’S OF STRATHROY, (519) 245-1023.

Share this Obituary:

For more information about this obituary visit http://www.denning.ca.

Obituary of LINKER: Tina of Strathroy

Posted by on September 11, 2018

Peacefully at Sprucedale Care Center on Tuesday, September 11, 2018; Tina Linker of Strathroy was called to be with her Lord at the age of 78. Beloved wife of the late Bart Linker (2001). Loving mother of Melinda (Henry) Heidinga, Lisa (Larry) Baker, Dan (Linda) Linker and Sheila Linker. Cherished Grandma of Matthew, Stephen (Heather) Kathleen (Sam), Robert and Katie. Predeceased by her sister Helen Zylstra (2015) and granddaughter Amanda Linker (2008). Survived by her brother Henk (the late Sylvia, 2001), her brother Pete (Mary) and her brother-in-law Bob Zylstra.

Also deeply cared for by Bart and Tina’s many brothers and sisters. Tina will be missed by her close friend Ria along with many extended family and friends. Sincere thanks to her Sprucedale Care Center family.

Friends will be received at DENNING’S OF STRATHROY on Friday, September 14th, 2018 from 6-8 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at Westmount Christian Reformed Church, 405 Drury Lane, Strathroy, on Saturday, September 15th, 2018 at 11 a.m. Interment to follow in Strathroy Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the MS Society of Canada or World Renew-CRWRC would be appreciated by the family. Share a memory at www.strathroyfuneralhome.com.

Share this Obituary:

For more information about this obituary visit http://www.denning.ca.

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.

Online condolences graciously accepted at www.siftonfuneralhome.com

Share this Obituary:

For more information about this obituary visit http://siftonfuneralhome.com/.

Obituary of PETERS, Phyllis Lydia of Etobicoke, Ontario

Posted by on September 7, 2018

Phyllis Lydia Peters, aged 85 of Toronto, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 2, 2018 after a long battle with diabetes and chronic kidney disease.  She was born in Ringwood, Ontario on September 26, 1932 to the late Frank & Thelma Breuls, and was predeceased by her brother Ross and sisters Gwendolyn and Arlene.

In 1954, Phyllis married the love of her life, Louis F. Peters, and after living several years in Toronto they found their ‘true home’ on the lake in Cobourg, Ontario at a place called “Ravensworth”.  It was there that Phyllis loved to host and entertain her family and friends in spectacular fashion.  Many fond memories of these fabulous and fun family gatherings are shared by her sons Brian (Cathy) and Frank (Rita), and her daughters Diane (Alan) and Donna (John) as well as her 11 grandchildren Jessica (Geoff), Melissa (Peter), Courtney, Samantha, Grant (Allia), Derek, Bradley, Brock, Sabrina, Aaron and Andrew, and first great-grandchild Theo.  The Christmas and Easter celebrations were always eagerly anticipated given the attention to detail that Phyllis gave to the festive decorations and meal planning.

It is obvious that Phyllis has left a legacy of loved ones and a devoted husband that will miss her dearly.

Phyllis requested that an intimate and private family gathering be held in her honour at a later date.  The family wishes to thank all of those who cared for her during her illness at the Bickle Centre in Toronto and the Dialysis Unit at St. Joseph’s Hospital.  Special thanks also goes out to Claudette Foo for her care and compassion.

If desired, and those wishing can make donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association in honour of Phyllis. We will always carry her memory in our hearts.  Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.

Share this Obituary:

For more information about this obituary visit http://www.MacCoubrey.com.

Obituary of McDERMID, Ellen M. formerly of Grand Bend, age 84

Posted by on September 7, 2018

McDERMID: Peacefully, at Blue Water Rest Home, Zurich, on Wednesday, September 5, 2018, Ellen M. McDermid, formerly of Grand Bend, age 84. Beloved mother and mother-in-law of the late Michael Mloszewski (2014), Roger Mloszewski and his wife Shokofeh Dilmaghani of Toronto, Adam Mloszewski and his wife Liette Lavoie of Montreal. Cherished grandma of Ethan Mloszewski and Gabriel Lavoie. Remembered by her nephew John and his wife Carmen McDermid and niece Lesley and her husband Charles Casselman. Predeceased by her parents Gordon and Evelyn (Adams) McDermid, brother Jim McDermid and sister-in-law Nancy McDermid. At Ellen’s request, cremation has taken place.  An informal gathering of friends and family to celebrate Ellen McDermids’ life will take place at Molly Russell’s cottage at Maple Grove on Saturday the 15th of September from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Light refreshments served.  Arrangements entrusted to T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

Share this Obituary:

For more information about this obituary visit http://www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com.

Obituary of DILLON, Mary Ellen of Cobourg, Ontario

Posted by on September 4, 2018

After a beautiful and full life, and surrounded by her dear family, Mary Ellen Dillon (née Wlliams) passed away on Monday, September 3, 2018.

Mary Ellen was born in Toronto to Audrey and C.R. “Reg” Williams. She grew up and went to school in the city, but as a child learned to appreciate camping, swimming, and canoeing with her mother in Muskoka. After heading off to Europe as a young adult to work as an au pair, Mary Ellen was proud to return to Canada and become part of the University of Toronto’s first Bachelor of Nursing class.

It was at the U of T where she met Delanty Dillon, whom she later married. “Del” remained the love of her life. Del and Mary Ellen relocated to Del’s hometown of Cobourg, where Del went on to become a beloved high school teacher and head of the physical education department at the then newly opened CDCI East. Mary Ellen and Del remained active members of their social and St. Michael’s Church communities. They not only celebrated 50 years of marriage in 2009, but also were at Maple Leaf Gardens on May 2, 1967 to witness their revered Toronto Maple Leafs win the Stanley Cup.

For Mary Ellen, the idea of “home” was always foremost in her heart. This was evident early in her career as a public health nurse when she did house-call checkups on newborn babies and their moms, initially in Toronto neighbourhoods for newcomers to the country, then for the Health Unit in Cobourg. Not surprisingly, she always seemed most relaxed and content when she was holding a baby in her arms, whether it was a patient, her own child, or one of her nine grandchildren. Her family remained anchored at the home she and Del established by the lake in Cobourg, no matter where in the country or the world her children ventured. Family and friends and neighbours were always welcomed into their home with humour and grace, curiosity and appreciation.

Following her career as a nurse, and after raising four children, she chose to enter the world of real estate sales, and this became a true devotion and delight. Starting with Frank Real Estate, she eventually became an Agent and Broker with Royal LePage. In a career touching five decades, Mary Ellen helped countless families find their dream homes in and around Cobourg and the Northumberland Hills. Highly principled, she valued honesty, communication, and integrity more than anything else in her business. By the time she had pounded in her last SOLD sign at the age of 80, she had developed many deep and lasting relationships with clients and colleagues alike.

Mary Ellen’s pace slowed slightly in recent years after the passing of her beloved Del, and subsequently because of some health concerns. It is a great testament to her care community that Mary Ellen remained bright, happy, and content in her own home. She was forever grateful to all her friends, neighbours, and faith community for their continual support and prayers. Special thanks to PSWs from Home Instead, St. Elizabeth, and Cardinal Nannies, and to the compassionate staff at the Northumberland Hills Hospital.

Left with warm feelings of deep appreciation and love are Mary Ellen’s four children: Mary Dillon (Louis Robitaille) of Lunenburg County, NS; Joe Dillon (Ruth Lillington) of Lindsay, ON; Joanne Dillon-McKay (Eric McKay) of Orléans, ON; and Michael Dillon (Moira Easton) of Shawnigan Lake, BC. Also feeling well-loved are Mary Ellen’s grandchildren: Madeleine and Marcel Robitaille; Tristan Lillington; Mark, Reta-Anne, Lauran, and Patrick McKay; and Jesanna and Séamus Dillon-Easton.

A funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, September 6, 2018 at 10 a.m. at St. Michael’s Church 379 Division St, Cobourg, with interment at St. Michael’s Cemetery thereafter. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 5 from 6 to 9 p.m. at MacCoubrey Funeral Home, Cobourg, 30 King Street East. In lieu of flowers and in recognition of Mary Ellen’s spirit, the family would appreciate a donation to Toronto Hospital for Sick Children ( www.sickkids.ca ), Northumberland Hills Hospital ( www.nhh.ca ), World Vision Canada ( www.worldvision.ca ), or an offering of a simple act of kindness. Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.

Share this Obituary:

For more information about this obituary visit http://www.MacCoubrey.com.

Obituary of LYNCH, Catherine Mary (nee Somers) of Sarnia

LYNCH, Catherine Mary (Somers) – At St. Joseph’s Hospice on Thursday, August 30, 2018 at the age of 91. Beloved wife of the late Dr. John Lynch (2000). Catherine was born in Knockcroghery, Co. Roscommon, Ireland on May 31, 1927. She will be deeply missed by her two daughters Catherine O’Brien (Tim), Burlington and Mary Bedour (David), Goderich; five sons Owen, Sarnia; John, Toronto; Brian (Nicole), Sarnia; Conor, London and Stephen (Jihyun), Sarnia. Loving grandmother of Jessica and Christina Lynch; Thomas and John Bedour; Conor and Siobhan Lynch; Natasha and Audrey Lynch. Sister of Gerry Somers (Sheila), England and sisters Sheila Gilroy (late Matt), Ireland; Vera Craven (late Padraig), Ireland and Monica Rickerts (Ronald), California. Predeceased by parents John Patrick & Mary Ann Somers, brother John Joe Somers and sisters Tess Geraghty, Bridie Heffernan, Eileen Rowlands and May Pender. Catherine was a registered nurse and mid-wife, founder of Birthright Sarnia, a foster parent to many, a C.N.I.B. volunteer, member of the Secular Franciscans and a decades-long member of The Catholic Women’s League. The family would like to thank the staff of St. Joseph’s Hospice for their compassionate and dignified care given to Mom during her stay there. Friends and family will be received at McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 431 N. Christina St. Sarnia on Monday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Franciscan prayers will be offered at 8:30. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Church on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. Interment Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may make donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice, 475 N. Christina St., Sarnia, N7T 5W3. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

Share this Obituary:

For more information about this obituary visit http://www.mckenzieblundy.com.

Obituary of WEVER: Thoon (Tony) of Belleville

Posted by on August 31, 2018

 

 

 

 

WEVER, Thoon “Tony” – of Belleville, went to be with his Lord on Saturday, July 28th, 2018 in his 85th year. Son of the late Jacobus & Falkena).  Loving father of Evelyn Wever of Quebec City, Jacob “Jim” Wever (Julia) of Langdon, and Carolyn Thomas (Mark) of Ottawa. Dear grandfather “Pake” of Timothee Boutin, Cassandra & Katrina Wever, Michael Baarda (deceased) and Lucy Thomas. Tony will be missed by his siblings Freda Van der Bergs (late husband Wietse) of Holland, (late) Nick Wever (Minety) of Alberta, Ann Kempenaar (John) of Belleville, (late) John Wever (Willi) of Belleville, Susan Ippel (Keith) of St. Catharines, (late) Dirk “Dick” Wever (Annamarie) of Alberta, Mary Rekker (Sam) of Belleville, Rennie Keuning (Ken) of Belleville, Bert Wever (Wilma) of Lynwood, Roelie Brink (late husband Carl) of Bowmanville and (late) Mike Wever. Dear brother-in-law of Ali Blok (Wim), Hanny Komdeur (Gerhard) and Hieke From (late husband Piet), all of Holland.

Cremation has already taken place.

Visitation will be held at Maranatha Church (100 College Street West, Belleville) on Friday August 10th, 2018 from 3–6p.m.  A Memorial Service and Celebration of Tony`s Life will take place at Maranatha Church on Saturday August 11th, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. Inurnment to follow at Elmwood Cemetery, Corbyville.

If desired, donations can be made to the Belleville General Hospital Foundation.

Arrangements entrusted to Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel, 30 Moira Street West, Belleville (613-968-2273).

Share this Obituary:

For more information about this obituary visit http://www.steelefuneralhome.ca.

Obituary of CABATINGAN: Perlie of London, formerly of Toronto

Posted by on August 30, 2018

CABATINGAN, Perlie…
Peacefully, at University Hospital, London on Wednesday, August 29, 2018, Perlie Cabatingan passed away at the age of 33. Beloved wife of Michael Cabatingan for 6 years. Cherished daughter of the late Wenceslao Arreo Sr. and survived by her mother Clarita Arreo ( nee Loren). Devoter sister to Joy (Ian), Bryan (Rhodora) and Wenceslao Jr. Caring daughter in law of Zosimo and Gloria Cabatingan. Perlie leaves behind so many friends from St. Michaels College High school graduating class of 2001 at Cantilan, Surigan del Sul. Friends are welcomed for visiting on Saturday, September 1, 2018 at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, from 1-2 pm. The funeral service will be conducted in the chapel at 2 pm. Interment in St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery, Philippines. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

Share this Obituary:

For more information about this obituary visit http://www.amgfh.com.

Obituary of UPITIS: Anna H. of London

Posted by on August 29, 2018

UPITIS, Anna …
Peacefully at McCormick Home in her 98th year on Tuesday, August 28, 2018. Anna will now rest peacefully with her late loving husband Edgar Upitis. Dear mother of Uldis Upitis and his wife Nancy of Calgary. Also loved by her grandchildren Geoffrey Upitis and his wife Dr. Kathryn Dundas of Calgary and Dr. Jennifer Upitis and her husband Scott Wambolt of Toronto. Great grandmother of Weston, Annalyse and Amelia Wambolt as well as Brock, Alexus, Trinity and Charlotte Jekill. Predeceased by her brother Arsenijs in 1952. Friends will be received by the family from 9:30 – 10:30 am on Saturday, September 1, 2018 at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London. The funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel at 10:30 am. Burial to follow at Woodland Cemetery, London. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, PO Box 640 STN K, Toronto, ON M4P 9Z9 or the CNIB, 749 Base Line Road East, London, ON N6C 2R6. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

Share this Obituary:

For more information about this obituary visit http://www.amgfh.com.

Obituary of ALBERT EDWIN SCHNELL, C.C.C., Hon. B.A.S.

Posted by on August 29, 2018

August 9, 1935 – August 23, 2018

With heavy hearts, we announce the sudden and unexpected passing of our dear husband and father, Albert Edwin Schnell, at home at the age of 83. He was a gentle and loving pillar of strength and will be missed immensely by Rosmarie, his beloved wife of 57 years, son Andre, and daughter Marion. Albert was predeceased by his loving parents Paul and Franziska Schnell. He will be missed greatly by extended family in Switzerland including his dear brothers Paul (Erika) and Hans (Liselotte), brother-in-law Eugen (Christa), and nieces Daniela (Christian), Eliane (Markus), Carole (Rolf), Viviane, and their sons and daughters.

Albert was extraordinarily caring, compassionate and generous to all. He was a man of strong faith in God and relied heavily on the Lord. Albert was an active member of Yorkminster Park Baptist Church in Toronto and, prior to that, The Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul in Montreal. House of Compassion of Toronto was also dear to his heart.

Born and raised in Zurich, Switzerland, Albert followed his great passion for cooking and quickly rose to become a world-renowned chef. He was blessed with an illustrious 50-year career in the culinary field, of which the last 45 years were with Hilton International in Montreal and then Toronto. At the age of 28, he became Executive Chef at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel and four years later was appointed as Corporate Executive Chef of Hilton Canada, the position he held until his retirement from Hilton Toronto in 2000.

Albert was fondly referred to as “Papa Schnell” by those who worked with him over the years. He was a mentor to many in all corners of the world and with whom he maintained and cherished close friendships. Throughout his career he always acknowledged that the many accomplishments were the result of the entire team.

Albert passionately promoted his profession and the high standards of international cuisine and received awards for his lifetime commitments towards apprenticeship training and excellence in Culinary Arts. He was a member of several organizations including the Escoffier Society of Toronto, the Canadian Culinary Federation, and the Toronto Chapter of Les Toques Blanches of which he was a founding member and the first President.

Albert had so many interests and passions in life, such as nature, the outdoors, gardening, and learning. The family will fondly remember our vacations together in Switzerland.

A Memorial Service will be held at Yorkminster Park Baptist Church (1585 Yonge Street, Toronto) on Friday, September 21, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. Reception to follow. If desired, donations in memory of Albert may be made to Yorkminster Park Baptist Church or House of Compassion of Toronto.

Share this Obituary:

For more information about this obituary visit .

Obituary of FOSTER – Allan John of Toronto, Ontario, formerly of Vancouver, British Columbia

Posted by on August 29, 2018

 

FOSTER – Allan John, 77, passed away peacefully on November 26, 2016 following a long battle with a terminal illness. Allan was born on July 18, 1939 in Vancouver, British Columbia. He relocated to Toronto, Ontario where his family resided in Rosedale. Allan owned and operated his own business. He took pride in operating it and relished the good friends that he made during his time in business. Allan had a passion for sports and participated actively in his community, coaching youth hockey and lacrosse teams. He will forever be remembered for the sacrifices that he made for his family. In the final years of his life, he volunteered with a local hospital to participate in human trials for experimental drug treatments for the illness which eventually took his life.  It was his hope that by doing so, that his children and mankind would be spared the suffering attendant with terminal hereditary illness. He is survived by his spouse, Karen Horne and his children John Foster (Ako), Tracey Foster, Guy Foster, and Joseph Foster. He is survived by his grandchildren: Malan, Cato, Jordan, Jenna, Connor, and Samantha. He was predeceased by his former spouse, Teresa Foster and his daughter, Christine Anne Penney. May he rest in peace.  A private cremation was held at Park Lawn Crematorium on December 1, 2016.

Share this Obituary:

For more information about this obituary visit .

Obituary of ULMER, El (Elmer) of Kelowna, British Columbia

Posted by on August 28, 2018
El (Elmer) William Ulmer
With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Elmer at the age of 86 on Thursday, August 23, 2018 in Kelowna, BC.
He was a devoted husband, father, brother and friend to many. Elmer was born Nov 8, 1931 in Melville, Sask (close to Lorlie) and lived most of his life in Regina where he met and married Joan, his wife of 65 years. He was a printer for over 60 years and enjoyed playing fast pitch softball as shortstop for the Barker Gems, continuing to play for many years after his retirement. He built a wonderful cottage on Last Mountain Lake that was enjoyed for 20 years until they retired to Kelowna BC, where he lived the Okanagan life for 22 years.
Elmer was a kind man, always active, energetic and as sharp as a tack. He treated people equally and with respect and really listened to what they had to say before judging them. He was always ready to share a laugh with his many friends and always happy to say a friendly hello to anyone. He loved to play bridge, billiards, golf and cribbage and was an active Christian man with much faith in his belief.
He is survived by his beloved wife Joan, his son Jeff (Marianne), daughter Kelly (Dave), 2 grandsons Christian (Amanda) and Cameron, 5 sisters and 1 brother.
A service will be held at Grace Lutheran Church, 1162 Hudson Rd, West Kelowna, BC. Thurs, Sept 6 at 11 am. In lieu of flowers kindly forward donations to the Kelowna SPCA, 3785 Casorso Rd, Kelowna. Condolences may be directed to the family through Hansons’ Arbor Funeral & Cremation Centre www.hansonsfuneral.ca
We wish to give our heartfelt thanks to the doctors, nurses, social workers and staff at the Kelowna General Hospital for their amazing compassion and dedication to our family and Elmer.
We lost a wonderful person and he will be greatly missed.
Share this Obituary:

For more information about this obituary visit .

Obituary of DOVE, Craig Alfred of Hampton, Ontario

Posted by on August 28, 2018

Peacefully at his home on Friday August 24th, 2018 in his 73rd year.  Beloved husband of Linda Dove (nee Edwards).  Loving brother of Bonnie, Brenda (Paul), Billie and Brett (Joanne). Lovingly remembered by his nieces and nephews Nancy, Debbie, Bill, Kerrie, Kevin, Nina, Taylor and Matthew.  Friends are invited to a funeral service on Thursday August 30th at 11:30 am at the Colborne United Church, followed by a celebration of life at the Colborne Legion.  Interment in Colborne East Cemetery.  If desired donations may be made to Ducks Unlimited or the Canadian Cancer Sociey.  Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.

Share this Obituary:

For more information about this obituary visit http://www.MacCoubrey.com.

Obituary of SAWICKI, Emily of Woodstock, Ontario

Posted by on August 27, 2018

 

SAWICKI, Emily- Passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of her family on Thursday, August 23, 2018 at the Woodstock Hospital, Emilia Mary Sawicki (nee Swastek) of Woodstock at the age of 102. Beloved wife of the late Antoni Sawicki who predeceased her on November 7, 1995. Dear mother of Fran Doda and her husband Bill of Mississauga, Irene Koziol and her husband Ed of Etobicoke, Helen Mazur and her husband Ed of London and Rick Sawicki and his wife Maureen of Mississauga. Proud grandmother of Steven, Adam & Derek; Ania & Jessica; Craig & Kristen; and Mike & James. Loving great-grandmother of Christopher, Joey, Charlotte, Nicki, Dani, Dominic, Olivia, Julian, Keaton, and Porter. Fondly remembered by her many nieces, nephews, and extended family. Predeceased by her parents Jozef and Mary (nee Rybska) Swastek, her son Daniel Sawicki (2005), as well as her brothers and sisters. The family will receive friends at the Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home, 69 Wellington St. N, Woodstock on Sunday, August 26, 2018 from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Rosary will be said at 3 pm. Funeral mass will be held on Monday, August 27, 2018 at Holy Cross Polish Church at 11 am with Fr. Dariusz Jagodzinski. Interment to follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Smith-LeRoy, 519-537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

Share this Obituary:

For more information about this obituary visit http://www.smithleroy.com.

Post Obituaries For Free

Please feel free to post the obituary of a loved one. There is no upfront or long term cost.It is completely free.

Funeral Home and Partner Login

Lost Your Password?
Translate »