Obituary of KAROVITCH, Morris of Ottawa (formerly of Montreal)

Posted by on June 17, 2018

KAROVITCH, Morris

Suddenly in Ottawa on Sunday, June 17th, 2018, at the age of 82.  Morris was predeceased by Helen (nee Gesser), his beloved spouse of over 57 years. Morris will be missed by his children Janet, Alan (Lindsay), and Susan, as well as by his four grandchildren Sam, Ian, Sophie, and Romey. Loved and adored by his dear sisters Evelyn Pinchuk (the late Saul) and Sandra Rappoport (Jeffrey). There will be a graveside ceremony on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, at 10am at the Kehal Israel Memorial Park (House of Israel section), 4189 Sources Blvd., Dollard-des-Ormeaux.  Shiva will be observed on Wednesday, June 20th (details to follow).  Donations in Morris’s memory can made to the charity of your choice.

Arrangements entrusted to The Whelan Funeral Home, tel. 613.233-1488

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Obituary of RAMOS, Jose Henrique “Joe” of Sarnia

RAMOS, Jose “Joe” Henrique – With family by his side Jose Ramos died peacefully at Bluewater Health, on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at the age of 60.  Beloved husband of the late Celeste (Mendonca) and Maria “Lucy” Martins.  Loving father of Mike Ramos & his wife Tammy and Tracy Ramos & her fiancé Tom Humphreys.  Cherished grandfather of Faith, Austin, Miguel and Faye & Grayson.  Dear brother of Zella & Jose Arruda, Teresa Ramos, Jose Rocha, Joao Ramos & his partner Odilia Silveira, Rita & Tony Vieira.  Also survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.  Predeceased by his parents Maria & Jose Ramos.  Joe was a labourer with local 1089 for over 20 years.  Joe’s passion was bull fighting.  He not only loved to watch but loved to take care of the bulls.  Joe was the king of the kitchen; he loved to cook and was ready to feed whomever walked through the door.  He will be sadly missed but forever remembered by all who knew and loved him.  Visitation will be held at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431 N. Christina St., Sarnia on Friday, June 15, 2018 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m., where prayers will be offered at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Fr. Savel at St. Benedict’s Church on Saturday, June 16th at 11:00 a.m.  Interment to follow at Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery.  As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to charity of choice.  Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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Obituary of MacNAUGHTON: Phyllis of London, formerly of Toronto

Posted by on June 13, 2018

 

MacNAUGHTON, Phyllis ….

Suddenly, at University Hospital, London on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, Phyllis MacNaughton, formerly of Toronto, passed away in her 90th year. Beloved wife of the late Alex MacNaughton. Predeceased by her sisters Marion Walker and Dorothy Hughson. Missed by her nephew Grant Walker and his wife Bonnie, their family Christopher and his wife Angela and their children Emerson, Tru and Jessica, Lori Holmes and her husband Darryl and their children Walker, Kyliegh, Teegan and Maci and Ryan Walker and his wife Laura and their children Abigail and Jack. Predeceased by her nephew Murray Walker, and missed by his wife Linda, their family Brent Walker and his fiancé Sara and Julie Mason and her husband Kevin and their children Reese and Hudson. Also missed by her step-sons Ross and Donald MacNaughton of Toronto. Phyllis worked as a school teacher in Etobicoke, she was an avid sailing fan at her cottage in Muskoka and loved to travel with her husband. Friends are welcomed for visiting one hour prior to the funeral service (10-11am) on Saturday June 23, 2018 at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London. The funeral service will follow in the chapel at 11 am. Interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, 180-633 Colborne Street, London, ON N6B 2V3 or the Alzheimer Society of London, 435 Windermere Road, London, ON N5X 2T1. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com.

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Obituary of Kwik, Darren of Toronto

Our family is deeply saddened to announce the sudden passing of Darren Kwik on Thursday May 31st 2018.
Darren’s biggest passion was making people feel and look beautiful as a hairstylist That is how you felt when you left his salon. He was extremely talented, winning many awards and was well known in Toronto as the “Makeover Magician”.
https://nowtoronto.com/lifestyle/torontos-hair-all-stars/.
He was a loving father to his son Damian and what he valued most in life was spending time with family.
He will be remembered as the beloved son of Christiaan and Lynn Kwik, Loving partner Lindsey Twynam, Father to Damian, Grandson to Evelyn Kidder, Brother to Wendy, Ron and Sharon, Brother In-law to Shawn and Kathi, Uncle to Sarah, Spencer, Megan, Emily and Natalie, Nephews to Thane and Carol, Henry and Rogette and Bill. Also dearly remembered by many cousins and close friends. A memorial service will take place at Burton Ave. United Church 37 Burton Ave., Barrie, on Friday, June 22 at 6:30pm. 
 
Afterglow
by Helen Lowrie Marshall
“I’d like the memory of me to be a happy one.
I’d like to leave an afterglow
of smiles when life is done.
I’d like to leave an echo
whispering softly down the ways,
Of happy times and laughing times
and bright and sunny days.
I’d like the tears of those who grieve,
to dry before the sun
of happy memories
that I leave when life is done.”
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Obituary of FERRIS, Mary Edith (nee Wiley) of Sarnia

FERRIS, Mary (Wiley) – After a brief illness Mary passed away with her family at her side at Bluewater Health – Palliative Care on Friday, June 8, 2018 at the age of 82. Beloved wife of the late William “Harry” Ferris.   Dear mother of Bill (Angie), Sarnia, Jim (Jane), Toronto, Bob (Tricia), Sarnia and David (Andrea), Toronto. Cherished grandma of Troy, Kyle, Julia, Connor, Liam, Delaney, Harry, Adele, Norah, Emily and Jesse. Sister of Bill (Margaret) Wiley, Perth, and proud aunt of many nieces and nephews. Mary will also be sadly missed by her loving dog Skye. Predeceased by parents Dr. William & Edith Wiley and infant son John David. Mary loved life. Her family and friends meant everything to her. She grew up in Sault Ste. Marie until the age of 11 when she moved to West Toronto and attended Runnymede Elementary School and then Humberside Collegiate. In 1954, she started her nursing career at the Toronto General Hospital, following in her mother’s footsteps, and eventually became head nurse. She met the love of her life, Harry, while vacationing in Muskoka. They married in 1964 and moved to Sarnia, where Harry had started his business. She continued her career in Sarnia at Marshall Gowland Manor and Vision Nursing Home until retiring in 2001. She was active in the community, volunteering with many organizations and in 2016, was recognized for over 45 years of service with the Canadian Cancer Society. Mary’s favourite thing was spending her summers with family and friends at the cottage in Muskoka, walking her dog in Canatara Park, cheering for the Toronto Maple Leafs, and playing games with her grandkids. She will be dearly missed by so many. Friends and family will be received at McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 431 N. Christina St. Sarnia on Monday from 6-9 p.m.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Church on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 10:30 a.m.  Cremation to follow. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may make donations to Canadian Cancer Society, 556 N. Christina St., Sarnia, N7T 5W6. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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Obituary of O’NEIL: Sharon Nancy of Belleville

Posted by on June 7, 2018

 

O’Neil, Sharon Nancy – peacefully, at QHC – Belleville General Hospital, after a short but courageous battle with cancer,  on Thursday, May 31st, 2018, a day before her 76th birthday.  Daughter of the late Neil and Bessie O’Neil.  Loving mother of Méline (Greg) Van Slyke (nee Archambault) and Lianne (David) Morissette (nee Archambault).  Sharon will also be remembered fondly by her cousins, close friends and her beloved dog, Dori.

Sharon’s family will hold a celebration of her life on Saturday, July 7th from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Signal Brewery, Henry’s Room, 86 River Road, Corbyville (just north of Belleville).

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

In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations to the Quinte Humane Society would be appreciated.

She will be forever in our hearts.

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Obituary of HANLEY, V. CAROLINE of Cobourg, Ontario (formerly of Toronto)

Posted by on June 5, 2018

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Carol Hanley (née Whiteley) in her 80th year on May 26, 2018, after a brief but valiant battle with pancreatic cancer.

Virginia Caroline Hanley was born on September 3, 1938 in Fort William (Thunder Bay) Ontario, the eldest daughter of Thompson and Virginia (née Gundy) Whiteley. Carol honed her love of learning and sense of adventure and high jinks at Wapomeo Summer Camp, and as a boarder at Branksome Hall and Neuchatel Junior College in Switzerland.  Carol married her first love, Jim Hanley, in 1959. Together they raised three children, moving from Thunder Bay to Toronto in the mid 1960’s. Carol channelled her considerable creative energies into becoming a homemaker, consummate entertainer and master baker, and spearheaded many family travels and adventures along the way.

After 22 years of marriage, Carol and Jim divorced and Carol, with grit and purpose, embarked upon a new chapter as a career woman. She was an award-winning media sales executive before fulfilling her dream of becoming a successful television producer. She was most proud of her work helming the popular TV series, The Time of Your Life, hosted by veteran broadcaster, Jan Tennant, which aired around the world, Double Duty, Living with Grief and the long-running hit children’s show, Kidsworld.

Carol approached her retirement with the same unstinting vigor as she did her family and career. She moved from Toronto to the Cobourg area, where she volunteered widely, and was a recipient of the Cobourg Civic Award for Community Service in 2006. As volunteer President of Valley Voices, Carol worked tirelessly to preserve the pristine countryside of her beloved Shelter Valley. She loved the companionship of her wonderful dogs, and immersed herself in nature in all four seasons.

On a trip around Cape Horn, Carol met her second love and future husband, Harry Taylor. They spent 10 fabulous years together travelling the world, gardening, swimming and enjoying the company of their families and large circle of friends in Mexico and Cobourg.

Carol is predeceased by her husband, Harry Taylor,  her sister Anne (Glenn) Burns, brother-in-law, Murray Wiltse and, tragically, her 18 year-old grandson Lucas Martin. Carol leaves her loving family, Jim Hanley, sister Joyce Wiltse, brothers Gordon (Julie) and John (Jan) Whitely, her children Kate (Peter), Tom and Susan (Craig) Hanley and beloved grandchildren, Jackson Martin and Ellery Aziz. She will be sadly missed by her loving cousins, nieces, nephews and their families, as well as her many cherished friends in Canada, Mexico and abroad.

Carol created a life overflowing with adventure and joy, touching everyone around her.  Her shining spirit and sense of humour could light up the room, even in her final days. While she will be sorely missed, we believe that her courage and relentless energy will live on forever.

Special thanks to Michelle Tongnawa and the PSW team at Mavencare for their compassionate care during Carol’s final weeks.

In lieu of flowers, Carol has requested contributions in remembrance of her grandson, Lucas Martin, to the Sarcoma Medical Oncology Research Fund, thepmcf.ca.

A celebration of Carol’s life will take place at The Cobourg Creek Golf Course and Mill Restaurant, 990 Ontario Street, Cobourg, at 2 pm on Tuesday, June 12. For further details please consult the MacCoubrey Funeral Home, www.MacCoubrey.com.

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Obituary of MARINIGH, Vittoria (nee Mariuz) of Sarnia

On June 2nd, Vittoria Marinigh (nee Mariuz) passed peacefully and with grace in her 94th year at Bluewater Health. She was predeceased by her husband Aldo (1998) and nine siblings. She is survived by her children Daniel (Patricia Dillabough), Paula (Paul Turner), Brenda (Michael Gilroy), Diana and Roberta, and by her grandchildren Julia, Brian, Jenna, Michael and Melissa. She is lovingly remembered by her nieces Dorothy Livingston and Betty Minato, and many more nieces and nephews in Canada, the United States and Italy.

Vittoria immigrated from Pordenone, Italy in 1949 with the support of her brother Giovanni and settled in Sarnia with her brother Fino and sister-in-law Julia Mariuz.  She was soon employed at Prestolite and was proud to purchase her first home. Married in 1955, she and Aldo raised five children.  For Vittoria, being a wife and mother were her most important roles.  Later, Vittoria worked in the custom drapery and catalogue departments of Sears Canada.  After retiring she enjoyed travelling the world with her husband. Vittoria treasured being a nonna and showered her grandchildren with love, support and encouragement.  Gathering family around her table to enjoy her traditional Italian cooking and homemade wine was one of her greatest pleasures.  An accomplished seamstress and knitter, Vittoria loved gifting her beautiful creations to others.  She enjoyed tending her vegetable garden and canning and preserving its harvest.  Not one to shy away from a challenge, she was an enthusiastic cribbage opponent.  Vicky always looked forward to her weekly coffee club dates with her friends.

Throughout her life Vittoria was guided by faith, love and devotion to family. She faced life’s challenges with tenacity and courage. Vittoria had an independent spirit and lovingly maintained the family home until her passing.  She will be remembered by the example she set.

Riposa in pace Mamma.

The family wishes to thank Doctor Niall O’Sullivan for his kindness and care.

Friends and family will be received at McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 431 N. Christina St. Sarnia on Wednesday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Church on Thursday, June 7, 2018 at 11 a.m. Entombment at Our Lady of Mercy Mausoleum. 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

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Obituary of McNABB; William ‘Bill’ of Barrie

Posted by on June 1, 2018

Passed away suddenly on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at Southlake Regional Health Centre Newmarket. Bill McNabb in his 61st year, loving husband of Rosanna. Proud father of Katie McNabb (Ryan Hodgson), Chris McNabb and the late Jonathan McNabb. Proud grandpa of William, Wyatt, Greyson, Emily and Eva. Dear son of Allan and Laura McNabb. Brother of Cathy (Philip) Caston, James (Kathy) McNabb, John (Carol) McNabb, Rob (Shelley) McNabb and Ed McNabb. Bill will also be remembered by Chrystal Escandon (Elliot Filby), Mark (Maria) Escandon as well as his many nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends will be received at ADAMS FUNERAL HOME, 445 St. Vincent St. Barrie (just north of Cundles Rd.) on Sunday, June 3, 2018 from 1 – 4 p.m. A private family interment service will take place in Minesing Union Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Southlake Regional Health Centre Cardiac Unit would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through adamsfuneralhome.ca

The family would like to express their gratitude for the exceptional care Bill received from the nurses and Doctors at Southlake Regional Health  Centre.

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Obituary of BARNIER: G. Dennis, of St. Thomas, Ontario.

Posted by on June 1, 2018

BARNIER, G. Dennis, of St. Thomas, passed away at his residence on Wednesday, May 30, 2018, in his 71st year.  Dear brother of Doug Barnier (Rick) of Toronto. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.  Dennis was predeceased by brothers; Larry, Claude and Raymond Barnier, and by sisters; (infant) Shirley Barnier, Jill Jacques, and Bonnie Van Hollen.  Born in Tilbury East Township, ON, November 29, 1947, he was the son of the late Howard C. and Sarah (née Poag) Barnier.  Dennis was a retired communications operator with the Ontario Provincial Police, Elgin County Branch, and a former employee of Hartz Canada, St. Thomas.  He was a member of the Centennial Sports Club, St. Thomas.  In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place, and there will be no public visitation or funeral service.  Private interment of Dennis’ cremated remains will be made in Holy Angels’Cemetery.  Memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario will be gratefully acknowledged. A special thank you to nieces Robin and Kim.  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 CLARKE, Harold Gordon of Grand Bend, formerly of Scarborough and Curling, NFLD., age 69

Posted by on May 28, 2018

CLARKE: Peacefully, at South Huron Hospital, Exeter, surrounded with the love of his family, on Saturday, May 26, 2018, Harold Gordon Clarke of Grand Bend, formerly of Scarborough and Curling, Nfld., age 69. Beloved life partner of Pearl (Benson) French. Dear father and father-in-law of Jeannette & Ian Howie of Halifax, NS., Linda & Wael Mohamed of Ottawa. Dear brother of Linda Smith of Moncton N.B., Yvonne & Doug Brown of Oshawa, Brenda & Gary Preston of Corner Brook, Nfld. and Howard & Norma Clarke of Angus. Lovingly remembered by Pearl’s family; Ron & Erica French of Millbrook, Dennis & Janet French of Sutton, Dianne & Alan Neil of Maderia Beach, Fl., Donna & Jim Ferron of Caledon, David & Catalina French of Millbrook, Wanda French of Pickering, Vivian & Bob Cavers of Dorchester, Cindy & Tom Hart of Lagoon City, Pearl & Derek Bess of Pickering. Loved and will be missed by his grandchildren, great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by his parents Gordon George & Mina Frances (Payne) Clarke, brother Harvey Clarke and brother-in-law Bruice Smith. A Celebration of Harold’s Life will be held on Thursday, May 31, 2018, at 1:30 p.m. at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, Ont. Cremation, with Interment in the family plot at Mount Patricia Cemetery, Corner Brook, Nfld. at a later date. Harold was a long time employee of Pilkington Glass and in his retirement worked for the London Free Press, Can Gro, Exeter and Mac’s Milk, Grand Bend. If desired, memorial donations to South Huron Hospital Foundation or charity of choice would be appreciated. A special Thank You to Harold’s neighbour and good friend Jim and the caring Nurses and Staff at South Huron Hospital. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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Obituary of SMITH, S. Ronald “Ron”

Posted by on May 24, 2018

On Tuesday, May 22nd 2018 in his 81st year, Ron passed away peacefully in his sleep. He had been tucked into his favourite chair by his loving and caring wife of 63 years.

Ron will be fondly remembered by his beloved wife Ruth (nee Smith). Ron is also survived by his treasured mother Ethel Smith of Creemore, father (the late Stuart Smith) and his loving sister Helen Oliver; sister in law Evelyn (Sissy) Edwards (the late Bev). Predeceased by his in-laws Russell and Evelyn Smith. Loving father of Helen (Rick) Jermey of Severn, Linda Wellwood (Lyle MacArthur) of St. George, and Jeffrey (Michelle) Smith of Barrie. Proud grandfather of Michael (Lila) Jermey, Nicole Wellwood, Cory Stuart (Sarah) Jermey, Christopher, Kailey, and Kaiden David Stuart Smith. Loving Great-Grandfather of Logan, Evan & Tyson; Sydney; Sadie and Morgan. He will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews; long standing close family friends Robert Anderson (Uncle Bobbi), Bill Philpott, Roy and Millie Keller, Norma and Ed Sayles and the late Bob and Dee Kemp of New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Special thanks to the doctors and nurses at the RVH Heart Function Clinic.

Proudly, for 39 years, Ron was a Sales Agent for the Prudential Insurance Company of America. Following his retirement from Prudential he continued to work for an additional 6 years as a “retired agent” for London Life. Brother Ron Smith was a Master Mason within the Kempenfeldt Lodge #673. He was also a Member of the Barrie Valley Scottish Rite 32nd Degree. In November 2017, he was the Reunion Honoree at the 40th Anniversary of the Barrie Consistory (Charter Member).  Ron was also a member of the Rameses Shrine (Toronto) and Sheba Shrine Club (Barrie); New Smyrna Beach (Florida) Lodge #149, New Smyrna Beach Shrine Club and the New Smyrna Beach Scottish Rite Club.

Family and friends will be received at COLLIER STREET UNITED CHURCH (112 Collier Street, Barrie) on Saturday, June 2, 2018 for a Masonic Service beginning at 11 o’clock a.m. followed by the funeral service. A celebration of life will follow at 12:30 p.m. in the church hall. In lieu of flowers, Memorial donations to RVH Heart Function Clinic or the Children’s Shrine Hospital would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through adamsfuneralhome.ca

 

                  

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Obituary of METSON, John Murray of Cobourg, Ontario

Posted by on May 24, 2018

22 March 1933 – 19 May 2018

The unstoppable John came to a mountain that he could not scale, when he lost his battle with a rare and fierce form of leukemia. He died while being comforted in the embrace of his beloved sons, daughter-in-law and wife. John left us poorer for his absence but richer for the experience of his presence in our lives.

Born in Brandon, Manitoba, as the second youngest of a brood of six: George, Mina, Walter, Hazel and Peggy, John was strengthened by facing adversity early in life. Having contracted polio at age five, he eventually regained good health with a rehabilitation that included his ailing father pushing  him as he skated while holding on to the back of chair. A graduate of Mt. Allison University (BA Theology), and Queen’s (MA Theology and Psychology) he was acknowledged later in his career with an Honorary PhD in Theology from Queen’s University.  As a young United Church minister in Oyen, Alberta, he conducted four services every Sunday in small prairie towns.  John loved that life but moved to Toronto in 1964 establishing, in Cabbagetown, the first, non-congregational, community outreach  Ministry in the United Church; The Christian Resource Centre (CRC) .  It was groundbreaking and continues to provide social policy advocacy, dignified self-help housing, and support for members of an often-disenfranchised community. He was an excellent team player and builder who worked with many like-minded people to improve the social conditions in downtown Toronto.  His community development model has been replicated across Canada because it works well and enables program recipients to maintain their wellbeing and dignity.

Along the way, John was Chaplain of Victoria University, University of Toronto, which meant he was able to support and counsel students and faculty. This led to administering many weddings during the summer; thus making his wife a ‘Professional Wedding Guest’. A kind and generous man, he served on several boards of directors including: The national board of the Canadian Housing Renewal Association (CHRA); Habitat for Humanity; As president of Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association (ONPHA); As president of Metro Toronto Housing Corporation (MTHC), while providing development leadership to the United Church and stabilizing funding for Outreach.

He was 85 years of age when he died. John commuted by train to his office in downtown Toronto until recently. Because he loved his work, he never considered retirement. John’s successful work life was balanced by a wide range of interests. He was proficient in several sporting activities, while also enjoying travel, culinary and cultural experiences, and carefully observing politics at every level. He cherished family life and enjoyed sharing experiences with friends in the city and the country. John had a remarkable ability to communicate comfortably with people of all ages and circumstances.

His only profound regret was leaving his beloveds: wife Gayle, children Michael (Radana), Megan Louise, Alex (Laura) and stepson Jay; grandchildren Patrick (Gosia), Laura, Bradley Harman, Emily and Joshua Metson, William and Julianna Metson, and Joshua Perks, his sisters and brother-in-law and his nieces and nephews.  He loved us all so deeply, as we did him.

A remarkable man, he left his grace upon all who were fortunate enough to know him. John’s family members extend their appreciation and gratitude to the many health professionals and caregivers who cared for and sustained him through health challenges in the weeks preceding his death.

Celebration of Life service is on Thursday, May 31 at 11:00 am at Trinity United Church, 284 Division St. Cobourg, reception to follow in the church hall. There will be a public Memorial in Toronto in September, with the date and location to be determined.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to: Toronto CRC, 40 Oak Street, Toronto M5A 2C6 and/or Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation, 1000 DePalma Drive, Cobourg K9A 5W6. Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.

“To live in hearts of those we love is never to die” (Hazel Gaynor)

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Obituary of OOSTERHOFF: Jantien of Strathroy, Ontario

Posted by on May 17, 2018

At Strathroy Hospital, on Wednesday, May 16, 2018.  Jantien “Tine” Oosterhoff (Venema) in her 100th year.  Predeceased by her husband Sikke and her daughter Grace .

Loving mother of Richard, Andrew, Florence, Frank, Brenda and Paul and Oma of Brandon, Ebony, Micheal, Frank, Leila, Lisa, Alex, Amanda, James and Jessica.  Great Oma of Christian, Lauren, Cadence, Ethan, Gavin, Tobin, Willa, Lynden and Sierra.

Funeral service will take place at DENNING’S OF STRATHROY, 32 Metcalfe St. on Saturday, May 19th, 2018 at 4 pm.  Interment Strathroy cemetery.

If desired, memorial contributions to Sprucedale Care Centre (Hickory Heights) would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy.

Share a memory at www.denning.ca 519 245-1023

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Obituary of SMITH, Mary Theresa of Mississauga Ontario (Formerly of Cobourg Ontario)

Posted by on May 9, 2018

Peacefully at the Sunrise Seniors Residence, Mississauga on Sunday May 6th, 2018 in her 91st year.  Beloved wife of the late Peter Smith.  Loving mother of Fred Smith (Kathy) and Martha Smith.  Dear grandmother of Jordan and Alexandra.  Friends are invited to a Memorial Service on Saturday May 12th at 1 pm. at the MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King St., E., Cobourg at 1 pm.  Following the service friends are invited to Meet at 66 King St., East.  If desired donations may be made to Cornerstone.  Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.

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Obituary of EVANS: Debra of London, Ontario

Posted by on May 7, 2018

Debra Marie Evans, age 63, of London passed away peacefully at the University London Hospital on Monday, April 23, 2018. She was born in Stratford and was the daughter of the late Kenneth Evans of Stratford &  Grace (Schneider) Ken McLeod, Stratford. Loving wife of Adrian Maden, mother of Chantel Nightingale-Spence (Dwayne) of Caledonia. Grandmother of Joshua Nightingale, Victoria B.C.  Dear sister of Gordon Evans (Maryanne), of London. Deb was an avid volunteer for many organizations. She had a special interest in helping Syrian Refugee’s make Canada their home and doing work for the London crisis pregnancy center.  She loved Scrabble and Broadway shows and listening to music.  Friends and relatives may join us at Byron Community Church, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm for a quaint service followed by Celebration of Life downstairs at 336 Glenrose Dr, London, ON on Saturday, May 12th, 2018.  In lieu of Flowers memorial donations to the London Pregnancy & Family Support Centre.  Make donations online at

https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/london-pregnancy-family-support-centre/

*Please make donation in Memory of Deb Evans* or Call to make donation by phone at 519-432-7098.

 

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Obituary of HUTCHINSON; W. Alan

Posted by on May 4, 2018

Passed away peacefully at Hospice Simcoe on Thursday, May 3rd, 2018 with his family at his side. Al Hutchinson at the age of 65, loving husband of Janine (nee Poitras) Hutchinson. Proud father of Bryan (Erin) Hutchinson and Kristen Hutchinson (Mike Plaunt). Al will be fondly remembered by his sister Phyllis (Douglas) Caston as well as his nieces and nephews. Al is predeceased by his parents Archie and Carrie Hutchinson as well as his sister Joan (the late John) Caston and brother Bruce Hutchinson (Nessrine Fathizadeh). Friends will be received at ADAMS FUNERAL HOME, 445 St. Vincent St. Barrie (just north of Cundles Rd.) on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 from 11am until time of Funeral Service in the Chapel at 1o’clock. Interment Barrie Union Cemetery. Memorial donations to Hospice Simcoe would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through adamsfuneralhome.ca

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Obituary of ASH, Robert Arthur of Cobourg, Ontario

Posted by on May 4, 2018

Peacefully at Northumberland Hills Hospital, Cobourg on Tuesday May 1, 2018 at the age of 71. Beloved husband of the late Bonnie Joan (nee Ball).  Loving father of Allen (Tammy Percy), Andy (Jami) and Shelly Stiles (Steve). Proud grandfather of Carol, John, Aidrianna, Jaclynn, Angel, Sara, Alex, Michael and Albert, and great grandfather of Chaz, Kylee, Camella, Leland, Tavin and Emerson.  Brother of Betty (Glen), and brother-in-law of Maurice.  A Celebration of Life will be held in the MacCoubrey Funeral Home Reception Centre 30 King Street East, Cobourg on Friday May 11, 2018 from 1 to 4 p.m. with memories being shared at 1:30 p.m.  A reception will follow the service. The family would like to thank the staff at Northumberland Hills Hospital for their comfort and care.  If desired donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.  Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.

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Obituary of SACERTY: Isabel Ruth of Sarnia

Sacerty (Clemence), Isabel Ruth – On Wednesday April 25, 2018, Isabel passed away at Bluewater Health. She is survived by her loving husband Robert of 60 years. Dear sister to Jean Holmes in Cobourg Ontario. She is predeceased by siblings Charles Clemence, Allen Clemence, Arthur Clemence, Mary Graham and Mabel Goode. Isabel and Robert moved to Sarnia in 1977 after 18 years in Thunder Bay. Cremation has taken place and a private family interment was held at Lakeview Cemetery.
Memorial donations in memory of Isabel may be made to a Charity of your choice. ARRANGEMENTS ENTRUSTED TO THE D.J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME &CREMATION CENTRE.
Memories and messages of condolence may be made through www.djrobb.on.ca .

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Obituary of McCALLUM, John “Jack” of Brampton, Ontario

Posted by on May 1, 2018

The Rev. John McCallum (former Pastor of the Glad Tidings Pentecostal Church, Cobourg)

Beloved husband of the late Violet (nee Craig). Loving father of Fred (Cris).  Proud grandfather of Renee; great grandfather of Cortney and Carley.  A graveside service will be held at Union Cemetery, Cobourg, on Friday May 4th at 11:00 am.  Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com

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Obituary of SERRA: Ilda of Mississauga

Posted by on April 27, 2018

Serra, Ilda De Jesus

 

Peacefully passed surrounded by her loving family on April 26th, 2018 at the age of 86. Beloved wife of the late Mauricio Serra (1995). Loving mother of Maria (Markus) Serra Foti of Luxembourg and Joe Serra of Oakville. Cherished Vovo of Lorenzo, Sofia, Lucas, Milena, and Liliana. Visitation will be held on Monday, April 30th, 2018 from 12:00p.m. until the time of the Mass of Christian Burial at All Saints Roman Catholic Church, Strathroy at 1:00p.m. Interment to follow at All Saints Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Online condolences and donations may be left at www.strathroyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements entrusted to Denning’s of Strathroy.

 

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Obituary of MUSGROVE, Mary Thelma of Scarborough Ontario

Posted by on April 27, 2018

Passed away peacefully at Trilogy Long Term Care, Scarborough on Wednesday April 25, 2018 at the age of 95. Beloved wife of the late Leonard. Loving mother of Peter. A special thank you to Trilogy for their care and attention during the time Mary was with them. A service will be held at MacCoubrey Funeral Home 30 King St. E., Cobourg on Monday April 30, 2018 at 1 p.m. with visitation from 12 until service time. A reception will follow the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Toronto. Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.

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Obituary of FAULKES, Roy William of Woodstock, formerly of Grand Bend, Rockland, Whitby and Barrie, in his 85th year

Posted by on April 20, 2018

FAULKES: Peacefully, with the love of his family surrounding him, at Woodstock General Hospital, on Thursday, April 19, 2018, Roy William Faulkes, of Woodstock, formerly of Grand Bend, Rockland, Whitby and Barrie, in his 85th year. Beloved husband of Marilyn (Williams) Faulkes. Loved father and father-in-law of Andrew Faulkes of Port Perry, daughter-in-law Muriel Faulkes, Kim Faulkes of Ottawa, Janice Faulkes of Oshawa, Craig and Kathy Faulkes of Bowmanville. Cherished grandpa of many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Jean Dunican of Ireland. Remembered by his nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by his parents George and Margaret (Evans) Faulkes, sister Elizabeth Battrick, brothers-in-law Fred Battrick and John Dunican. At Roy’s request cremation has taken place and a Private Family graveside service will be held at Prospect Cemetery, Toronto. 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 WASH, Martyn Ronald of Newmarket, Ontario

Posted by on April 20, 2018

Martyn Ronald Wash, died on April 15th at the age of 62. Throughout his years he yearned to be challenged by life and never settled for a mundane existence. While he prematurely left us, Martyn had a remarkable life which took him around the world dealing with complex issues related to his passion, nuclear power.  After suffering a massive heart attack, Martyn left us suddenly and there are no words to express how much we will always miss him.

Martyn was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Armed with a degree in mechanical engineering from Dalhousie (’77) and degrees in mechanical engineering from TUNS (’79) and economics from Trent University (’89) he started his professional career at the Chalk River Nuclear Laboratories.  In 1982, Martyn joined Westinghouse, rising to Senior Engineer and then to Vice President.  He then became V.P. of Marketing and Engineering at Zircatec Precision Engineering, where he worked for 19 years. In addition to CANDU and reactor technology, he had a background in the design and manufacture of reactor components. He managed the restart and building of nuclear plants in Romania and the P.R. China. During this time, he received the coveted “George Westinghouse Award of Excellence.” In 2001, Martyn became President of the Organization of CANDU Industries, which he helped grow from 38 to 115 companies, raising the nuclear profile at all three levels of Government. While at Zircatec, he was responsible for commercial and technical marketing in numerous countries including Korea, Argentina, France, UK, USA, Russia and Japan. For the past 17 years he consulted for a wide variety of domestic and international entities including Cameco, CSIS, NRCan, Westinghouse, AECL and Laker Energy.

He leaves behind his mother Georgena, two of his children Lennah (Mullane), Evan (Edith), sister Marilyn (Robert), brothers, Andrew (Lisa) and Philip (Elizabeth) and his partner Lorie (Sculthorp). He leaves his two grandchildren Jack and Aria and nieces Mathieu, Vanessa, Thomas and Anna. He was predeceased by his father Ronald and son Graham (Lina). He is also survived by his former wife Kathy (Mullane) with whom he raised their 3 children.

Martyn was a larger than life presence. He was a passionate advocate of the nuclear industry, promoting it around the world, of saving the environment and of fairness and justice for all. Bicycling was Martyn’s first love and his bicycle trip around New Zealand was the source of many fond memories. He was a Rotarian, an inveterate sailor and could be found in recent summers at the Etobicoke Yacht Club aboard his sailboat Creo. He had infectious enthusiasm for international travel and an intense curiosity about all things scientific and political. He was fascinated by history, gifted with his hands and in many ways was a self-driven, self-made man –“ A Man for all Seasons.”

A memorial service will be held at Trinity United Church on Saturday, April 21st at 12 noon followed by a reception in the MacCoubrey Funeral Home Reception Centre.  In memory of Martyn, his family would welcome you to contribute to Mercy Ships Canada (www.mercyships.ca) or the Canadian Wildlife Fund (www.cwf-fcf.org). Condolences can be received at www.MacCoubrey.com

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Obituary of INGRATTA: Barbara Ann, of Richmond Hill, formerly of Rodney

Posted by on April 20, 2018

Peacefully, on April 18, 2018, Barbara Ann Ingratta passed into eternal life at Markham Stouffville Hospital following a short hospital stay.  She joined her twin sister Brenda (2017) and her father James (1990) and her mother Phyllis Irene (1994).  Barbara is survived by her siblings John (Donna) Ingratta of Leamington, Amy Ingratta of Rodney and Marie (Don) Degraw of Glencoe.  Dearly loved by her nieces and nephews Mary Catherine Stevenson (Russell), Susie Puyda (Jason), Jim O’Connor (Louise), Gerry O’Connor, Angela (Bruce) Wootton as well as great-nieces and nephews, Casey, Cody, Kyle, Megan, John, Ryan, Quinn and Ava and one great-great nephew, Riley.  Barbara began her teaching career in 1982 in Thamesville, then on to Nakina in 1983 for the North of Superior Catholic School Board at St. Brigid School before moving south to North York at Mother Teresa and St. Benedict Catholic Schools until her retirement.  Barbara enjoyed working with her young charges in specialized learning settings in the classroom and later as teacher librarian and making close, lasting friendships with many colleagues.

During her northern service, Barbara became a consultant for specialized learning testing, a volunteer ambulance attendant and convenor of Remembrance Day activities for the school and local legion.  In Toronto, she introduced a new reading programme to beginning readers and continued her interest in making Remembrance Day meaningful to all the children.  Along the way, she was awarded the Toronto Sun Teacher of the Year recognition.

Barbara was fascinated by the NASA space programme, modern history and the characters who people it.  Her book collections of history, biographies and children’s literature are extensive and well read.  Daily world news was a passion.  To Barbara, movies, Broadway and classical music were opportunities for learning – new words, new ideas, new quotations, later these appeared in her own writings – cards, letters, personal remembrances.

Barbara is resting at DENNING’S OF RODNEY, 212 Furnival Road, Rodney (519-785-0810) for visitation on Sunday, April 22nd from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.  Prayers will be recited at the funeral home Sunday evening at 8 p.m.  Funeral Mass will be offered by Fr. Clare Coleman on Monday, April 23, 2018 and will commence at 11 a.m. from St. Mary’s Parish, West Lorne.  Cremation to follow with private family Interment in St. Mary’s Cemetery at a later date.  Donations of remembrance for those who wish to St. Mary’s Catholic Parish or the Cancer Research Society would be appreciated by the family.  Online condolences may be left at www.denning.ca

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