Obituary of BRAGG, LAURA of Woodstock, Ontario

Posted by on June 12, 2018

BRAGG, Laura- Passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 7, 2018 at Caressant Care Nursing Home in her 99th year. Beloved daughter of the late Godfrey and Harriett (nee Daniel) Bragg.  Predeceased by her brother Leslie Bragg (1967).  Lovingly remembered by her caregivers Jerry and Ellen Tree of Woodstock.  Laura will be sadly missed by her First Baptist Church family.  She loved music, and her passion for it led her to be a music teacher for over 60 years, where she taught piano and organ to hundreds of students.  Laura was also the organist and choir leader at First Baptist Church, Woodstock for 43 years.  There will be a visitation at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington St. N, Woodstock on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 from 10:00- 10:45 am.  Funeral service will be held in the chapel at 11 am.  Interment in Hillview Cemetery.  As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to First Baptist Church or a charity of your choice.  Smith-LeRoy, 519-537-3611.  Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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Obituary of LUMSDEN, BETTY of Kitchener, Ontario

Posted by on June 12, 2018

LUMSDEN, ELIZABETH (BETTY) INGLIS (NEE MARSHALL)

FEB. 18, 1925 – JUNE 5, 2018.  Peacefully released to her heavenly home from the prison of alzheimers in her 94th year.  Predeceased by husband, George (2017) and brothers Donald, David and James.

Betty is survived by her son, John (Judy) of Kitchener, three grandchildren, Jane Coe (Steve), Janet Bast (Mike), and Julie Belcher (Nathan), and six great grandchildren, Nolan and Marissa Coe, Gisele and Emerson Bast, and Megan and Lucas Belcher.  Also survived by brother Dan Marshall (Edith), sister Dorothy Wills, and sister-in-law Pat Marshall as well as many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Youth Unlimited of Oxford, or Alzheimer Society of Oxford would be appreciated by the family. Donations can be made through the funeral home.   A private family service will be held later.

Special thanks to Dr. Ross Kennel and staff of Forest Heights Long Term Care, Geiger House.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock, ON., 519-537-3611.  Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

 

This house of clay is but a prison.  Bars of bone held my soul but the doors of clay were burst wide open when the angel set my spirit free.

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Obituary of MORROW, DAVID of Woodstock, Ontario

Posted by on June 12, 2018

MORROW, David Allen – At Windsor Regional Hospital on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, David Morrow of Woodstock in his 67th year.  Beloved husband of the late Janice (Vandepoele) Morrow (2015).  Loving companion of Annette Cooper of Woodstock.  Loving father of Derek Morrow (Joslyn Currie) of Toronto, Tiffany Morrow (Graham Brand) of Woodstock; his children Hayley and Ethan.  Proud grandpa of Olivia and Aiden Knopf.  Survived by brothers Ken and wife Pat of Highgate, Phil and wife Laurie of Ingersoll, Rocky and wife Kae of Woodstock, Tony of Princeton, sister Donna and husband John Kaufman of Drumbo, brother in law Bob Hoskin of Woodstock.  David is also survived by his mother-in-law Marguerite Vandepoele of Drumbo and brother-in-law Dan and wife Deb Vandepoele of Drumbo.  He will also be missed by many nieces and nephews, Annette’s extended family and his beloved dog Sophie.  Predeceased by his parents Jim and Rene Morrow, sister Gail Hoskin and father-in-law Jean Vandepoele.  The family will receive friends at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington St. N., Woodstock on Sunday, June 10, 2018 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m.  The funeral service will be held on Monday, June 11, 2018 at 11 am, at the Drumbo Baptist Church.  Private family interment will be at the Drumbo Cemetery.  If desired memorial donations may be made to the Drumbo & District Heritage Society, or Drumbo Lions Club-Splash Pad (cheques to Twp of Blandford-Blenheim).  Smith-LeRoy, 519-537-3611.  Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

 

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Obituary of WESTOVER: Bryce of Woodstock and formerly of Toronto

Posted by on June 4, 2018

 

Richard John Bryce Westover (April 6, 1919—June 2, 2018)

Richard John Bryce Westover lived and enjoyed a full and fulfilling life into his 100th year. Born in Toronto in 1919, Bryce (as he was known by most) spent parts of his childhood in Blenheim, St. Mary’s, and Woodstock but his fondest memories were in The Junction in Toronto. He attended Runnymede Collegiate, remembering names of friends and teachers well into his 90s. He joined the Royal Canadian Navy ?in 1942, serving as both a stoker and a Junior Petty Officer aboard the minesweeper HMCS Kentville in the St. Lawrence and the North Atlantic. After the war, he joined the Canadian Pacific Railroad in Toronto as a fireman, then an engineer. He moved to Woodstock in 1975, and retired in 1981.  His retirement years were spent golfing (mainly at Ingersoll and Cedar Creek Golf Clubs), watching the Masters every April, curling, bowling and taking lots of trips to the Woodstock Public Library. He was pre-deceased by his parents William and Elsie, sister Jeanne, brothers William and Donald, his wife of almost 61 years Grace (nee Trewin) and two beloved cats Midge and Bubbles. He is survived by daughters Gayle and Jill, grandchildren Jon (Deb), Susan, Diane (Jeremy), Sean and Luc (Nicole) and great-grandchildren Kyle, Zack, Parker, and Shaughnessy. Much loved and respected, the world has lost a good man. Friends will be received for an Open House at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock, 519-537-3611, on Friday June 8, 2018, 1—5pm. Cremation has taken place.  If desired, contributions to the VON Sakura House would be appreciated.  Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com.

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Obituary of GRAY: Mary Frances (McGee) of Woodstock

Posted by on June 4, 2018

 GRAY, Mary Francis (nee McGee) – In loving memory of Mary Francis Gray (nee McGee), who passed away on Friday, June 1, 2018, at her home in her 99th year.  Cherished daughter of the late John McGee and the late Sarah McGee (nee Hunter) of Five Mile Town, Northern Ireland.  Beloved wife of the late William (Bill) Frank Gray.  Loving mother of William John Gray (Betty Rae), Anne Schroeder (Udo), Garry Francis Gray (Linda), Brian Gray, (Charmaine), Dawn Easby, Christine Blais (life partner Larry Lee), David Gray (Nancy), Shannon Scott (Steve), Toni Wilkens (Brian) and Susan Mary Gray (deceased).  Mary will be sadly missed by many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren throughout Canada and Japan.  Mary was born in Clogher, Northern Ireland on January 14, 1920.  Mary was predeceased by her sisters Katherine Colorne, Ann Nazavro, Theresa Gray, Gertrude Kelly, and brothers John Jr. McGee and Shamus McGee.  Mary was a dear sister-in-law to Mabel Needham (Garry – deceased), Joyce Martland (Bill), George Gray (Velma – deceased), Bernard Gray (Ann), Mary Carter (deceased) (Roy), Jim Gray (deceased) (Joyce), John Gray (Theresa) both deceased, Violet White (deceased).  Both Mary and her late husband Bill served their countries during the Second World War and we thank them for their sacrifices and service during a most difficult time for our freedom we enjoy today.  In keeping with Mary’s wishes cremation has taken place.  The family wishes to extend special thanks for the excellent care provided to our mother by Dr. Jeff Nichols (family physician), Susan Van Straten (Home and Community Care Coordinator), Kathy Chrysler (Caring for Seniors) and her amazing staff and to the many PSW members who provided supportive and loving care for Mom on a daily basis.  The family also wishes to thank Dawn and Garry for their personal commitment in providing a loving and safe home for our mother during her final years.  A funeral Liturgy will be held at SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington St. N., Woodstock, (519-537-3611) on Saturday, July 7, 2018 at 11 am to allow family and friends to celebrate Mary’s life.  In lieu of flowers, a donation to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.  Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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Obituary of PURVES, Bob of Sarnia

PURVES, F. ROBERT – At Bluewater health on Wednesday, May 30th, 2018, Frederick “Bob” Purves, age 76 of Sarnia quietly passed away. For 53 years he was the dear husband of Carolyn (Brodie) and loving father to sons Stephen and Jim. Bob will be lovingly remembered by his sister in laws Vanessa Green and Suzanne Purves (Flick). He was the cherished grandfather to Erin Purves, Ryan Purves, Carter Purves, Lauren Purves and Avery Purves. He is survived by his sister Blanche Quinn and predeceased by brother-in law Edwin Quinn. He will be remembered by nephews Robert and Raymond Quinn and Niece Dianne Baily (Quinn). Bob began his career at St. Clair High School teaching History and Math. He went on to become the Vice Principal/Principal at Alexander Mackenzie, Petrolia and Forest High Schools. He retired from teaching in 1998 and spent winters in his retirement years in Florida. He and was a longtime active member of the Sarnia Golf & Curling Club in the summer and Big Cypress Golf Club in Lakeland in the winter. Bob and Carolyn loved to golf and get together with friends in both their Sarnia home and Lakeland cottage. Bob was always a big sports fan, and was involved in his kids sport for many years. He graduated from Michigan State in 1964 and always followed the Spartan teams. He regularly watched and supported high school teams where he was teaching and the local sports teams in both Sarnia and Florida. In his retirement years he enjoyed following his grandchildren’s sports. Memorial services will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., N7T 5W9, Sarnia) on Tuesday, June 5th, 2018 at noon. Friends may visit with the family at the funeral home on Tuesday, June 5th, from 10:00 am to noon. Memorial donations made to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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Obituary of MUSSIO, Giuliano of Sarnia

MUSSIO, GIULIANO – At Afton Park Place in Sarnia on Tuesday, May 29, 2018, Giuliano Mussio, age 69 of Sarnia passed away. He was the husband of Angelina (Sartor) Mussio and dear father of Mark, Eric (Angela) and Karen (James) and grandfather of Madeline, Timothy, Sophia and Joshua. He is the brother Gabriella Mariuz. He was an owner/operator of Minato & Mussio Terrazzo & Tile. Born on October 30th, 1948 in Orenico Superiore, Italy and came to Canada at the age of 19 and became a citizen in 1976. He loved his garden, animals and a glass red wine. A memorial service will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., N7T 5W9, Sarnia) on Thursday, May 31st at 11:00 am. Friends may visit with the family one hour prior to the service. Memorial donations in memory of Giuliano to the Canadian Mental Health Association; Sarnia Branch would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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Obituary of WILLIAM DAWSON BOYD: of London Ontario

William Dawson Boyd – born in Sarnia, Ontario, July 9th, 1926, died at University Hospital in London, Ontario on May 24, 2018 surrounded by his family. Bill started work in 1946 for the Sarnia Observer, then to Sarnia Bridge Company for 12 years starting in 1948. He retired from Sandercock Construction in 2008. He became interested in the game of softball in 1947 and in 1950, became the first Chairman of the Sarnia Minor Athletic Association. From 1954 to 1980, he was the secretary of the Sarnia Softball Association. He became the announcer for the Gliss and later the Ranson teams throughout the 80s. In 1978, he was selected as “Sportsman of the Year” by the Sarnia Sertoma Club and in 1984 he was inducted into the Sarnia-Lambton Sports Hall of Fame in the Special Achievement Category. In the 1990s, he assisted the SMAA in having PA work for their playoffs. Bill was interested as well in girls’ softball and served as Secretary-Treasurer of Big Four Ladies Fastball League which at one time had teams from Sarnia, Goderich, Florence, Stratford, Windsor, Hamilton and Galt. Bill was known as Mr. Softball. Bill is survived by his sister Doreen Francis of London and nieces Susan Price, Wendy Francis and nephew Brian Francis (Sergio), great-nieces Katelyn Dugal (Kevin), Jaclyn Price and Ella Francis and great-nephew Ryan Price. Funeral services will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., N7T 5W9, Sarnia) on Wednesday, May 30th, 2018 at 2:00 pm. Visitation will begin at 1:00 pm prior to the service. Cremation will follow and a private Interment will be at Lakeview Cemetery later. In lieu of flowers memorial donations made to Central United Church (cheques only) would be appreciated by the family.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., N7T 5W9, Sarnia). Messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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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 McPHERSON, Douglas of Teeswater

Posted by on May 22, 2018

Douglas William McPherson of Teeswater, passed away surrounded by his family, at Toronto General Hospital on Saturday, May 19th, 2018, in his 89th year.

Beloved husband of the late Marilyn McPherson (née Dagg), who predeceased him on September 28th, 2016.

Dear father of Richard McPherson (Deborah) of Turnberry Township, Gail McPherson (Marg Sanborn) of Meaford and Jane Harkness (Leland) of Howick Township.

Loving grandfather of Erin Scott (Joe) of Ripley, Katie Pothier (Keith) of Southgate, Laura Harris (Michael) of Culross Township, Brett McPherson of Kitchener, Adam Harkness of Howick Township, Sarah Harkness of Belmore and Amy Weber (Justin) of Owen Sound and great-grandchildren Ewan, Madelaine, Declan, Duncan, Noah and Margot.

Fondly remembered by sister-in-law Ellen McPherson of Teeswater and nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by his parents Frederick and Edna (née Becking) McPherson, brother Lloyd McPherson and in-laws, Milton and Margaret Dagg and Twyla and James Brown.

Visitation will be held at the Tiffin Funeral Home, Teeswater on Wednesday from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The funeral service to celebrate Doug’s life will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church, Teeswater on Thursday, May 24th, 2018 at 11:00 a.m., with Reverend Owen Kim officiating.

Interment Culross-Teeswater Cemetery.

Memorial donations to the Teeswater Town Hall Renovation Fund or the charity of your choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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Obituary of FIORINO, Carmelo of Woodstock, ON

Posted by on May 11, 2018

FIORINO, Carmelo- Passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at the Woodstock Hospital, Carmelo Fiorino of Woodstock at the age of 79.  Loving companion of Lorraine Ethier.  Dear father of Rene Defayette (Grace), Teresa Farrell (Mark), Carm Bain (Gord), Christina Vince (Chris), and Lisa Fleet (Shane).  Sadly missed by his 12 grandchildren and his 1 expected great grandchild.  Fondly remembered by his brother Tony Fiorino and sister-in-law Ada Fiorino.  Predeceased by his parents Angelo and Guiseppina (nee Costanzo) Fiorino and his siblings Francesca, Teresa, Josephine, and Sam.  Also survived by his many nieces, nephews, and extended family.  The family will receive friends at Holy Trinity Parish, 1420 Devonshire Ave, Woodstock on Saturday, May 19, 2018 from 10:00 – 10:45 am.  A memorial mass will follow at 11 am.  Reception will take place in the Parish Life Centre from 12 noon – 2 pm.  Interment in St. Mary’s Cemetery will be at 2:30 pm. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.  SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington St. North, Woodstock have been entrusted with the arrangements.  (519-537-3611).  Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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Obituary of SHERMAN, JOAN of Woodstock, Ontario

Posted by on May 8, 2018

SHERMAN, Joan – Passed away peacefully on Friday, March 9, 2018 Joan Margaret Sherman of Woodstock. Predeceased by her beloved husband Keith and her parents Marion and Thomas Meloche and step-mother, Hazel Meloche. Dear mother of Lana Sherman and her husband Fred King of New Jersey. Loving Grandmother of fourteen year old Thomas. Sister-in-law of Myrna and Roger Smith of Owen Sound and aunt of Derek Smith (Mary) of Owen Sound, David Smith (Sara) of Toronto, and Michael Smith (Mary-Ann) of Cambridge. Known for dressing in her favorite color Purple, Joan was often referred to as the “Purple Lady.” She was fortunate to have found her life-long passion of figure skating at a young age. From elementary school she begged her mother for more skating lessons at the Owen Sound Arena. She traveled to Toronto and other Ontario destinations for training and testing. She proudly became a triple Gold Medalist in figures, free skating and dancing. She began teaching in the Owen Sound area at a young age and continued when she moved to Western Ontario, primarily in Hamilton, Cambridge, Brantford, Woodstock, Paris, and Burford. Skate Ontario awarded her the 50 year coaching pin in 2011. Her coaching included being a course conductor for seminars to skaters in Western Ontario. Her students of all levels from Tiny Tots to the Canadian Championships remember the passion, strength, and discipline that she instilled in her students on and off the ice. A Memorial Mass, interment of ashes and reception will be held on Friday, May 4th, 1:00 pm at St. Mary’s Church, 554 15th St. E., Owen Sound, Ontario. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, May 5th from 1:00 – 3:00 pm at Craigowan Golf Club, 595838 Hwy 59, RR #6, Woodstock, Ontario. FEEL FREE TO WEAR PURPLE TO HONOR JOAN. If desired, memorial donations to Skate Canada – Skate to Win Athlete Fund or a charity of your choice would be appreciated and may be arranged through the Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home, 69 Wellington St. North, Woodstock, ON (519-537-3611). Personal condolences can be sent at www.smithleroy.com.

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Obituary of MICK, AVIS of Tavistock, Ontario

Posted by on May 8, 2018

 

MICK, Avis – Passed away at PeopleCare, Tavistock on Thursday, April 26, 2018, Avis Marguerite Mick (nee Riness) in her 98 th year. Loving mother of Wendella Baer, Ford Mick, Steve Mick (Linda) all of Woodstock and Karen Latimer (Robert) of Trout Creek. Mother-in-law of Joyce Mick and Debbie Mick. Sadly missed by her many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren as well as her several nieces, nephews and extended family. Predeceased by her husband Baden Mick (1984), parents Charles and Mary (nee Ketchabaw) Riness, her brothers, sisters, daughter Joyce, sons Sanford and Daniel, daughter-in-law Shirley and son-in-law Frank Dryden. Cremation has taken place and service details will be announced at a later date. Memorial donations can be made to the Gideon Bible Plan. Arrangements have been entrusted to 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 BROADHURST, BETTY of Woodstock, Ontario

Posted by on May 8, 2018

BROADHURST, Elizabeth “Betty”,
Our prayers have been answered,
I finally arrived on Friday, May 4, 2018
The healing that had been delayed
Is now realized
No one’s in a hurry,
There’s no schedule to keep
We’re all enjoying Jesus,
Just smiling at his feet.
Betty was born in 1923 in Glasgow, Scotland, emigrated to Canada as a teen. She was a longtime resident of Woodstock where she was employed by various law firms in the city. She was predeceased by her husband Geddes “Ged” in 2012 and a son William in 2000. She is survived by her twins John (Sharon) of Woodstock and Judy Lumsden (John) of Kitchener, her 7 grandchildren; Jason (Adele) Broadhurst, Cory (Amelie) Broadhurst, Jane (Steve) Coe, Janet (Mike) Bast, Julie (Nathan) Belcher, Cody Broadhurst and Jimmy Broadhurst and 11 great grandchildren. A private family interment will follow at a later date. Donations to Oxford Youth Unlimited would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to 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 FEAVER-MANSFIELD, SUSAN of Woodstock, Ontario

Posted by on May 8, 2018

 

FEAVER-MANSFIELD, Susan – Passed away at VON Sakura House, Woodstock on Friday, May 4, 2018. She leaves behind her beloved husband of 28 years, Paul Mansfield. Dear sister of David Feaver (Tena) of Petrolia. Loving aunt of Jolene Feaver and Patrick Feaver. Daughter-in-law of Eleanor Mansfield of Exeter and Barbara Feaver of Grand Bend. Susan will be sadly missed by her best friend Judy Williams of Innerkip as well as Julio, Jose & Scooter; her 3 cats and Blue, Chucky & Brody, her beloved horses. Predeceased by her parents Donald and Gertrude (nee Fortier) Feaver. Susan asked that donations be made to the University of Guelph, Pet Trust Fund, c/o Alumni House. Arrangements have been entrusted to 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 BARNES, ROBERT “BOB”, of Woodstock, Ontario

Posted by on May 8, 2018

Donald Robert (Bob) Barnes June 17, 1929 – May 4, 2018. Loving husband of Barbara Joan (Bawden) for 67 years. Father of Karen (Jim) Bush, Kim (Lois) Barnes and Michael (Yvonne) Barnes. Grandfather of Rebecca (Dallas) and Christina (Greg) from Woodstock. Grandfather of Rachel (Reece), James (Emily), Lydia (Jon) and five great granddaughters all from Abbotsford, BC.   Bob grew up in Woodstock. He owned and operated businesses including Barnes Construction, The Home Centre, and H Salt Fish & Chips. He was also a building inspector for the City of Woodstock and was a member of the local Chamber of Commerce as well as the Home Builders Association.   Bob was an active member of College Ave Church where he served on the board and was a founding member of the men’s club. Bob and Barb also attended Oxford Baptist Church. The Barnes family had a hobby farm at Curries during which time Bob became a founding member and was vice president of the East Oxford Optimists.   In his retirement, Bob kept busy in his workshop, building everything from birdhouses to fine furniture. He designed waterwheels and sold them throughout the world. Even though Bob battled cancer, he kept his sense of humor right to the end. He will be greatly missed by his family, friends, and fellow residents of Oxford Gardens.   A Celebration of Life open house will be held at College Ave Church on Saturday, May 19 from 2:00 to 5:00 pm.  If desired, donations may be made to VON Sakura House, the Canadian Cancer Society, or the charity of your choice.  Arrangements have been entrusted to 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 MORRISON, Beatrice of Woodstock, Ontario

Posted by on May 8, 2018

 

MORRISON, Beatrice – Surrounded by the love of her family on Monday, May 7, 2018, Beatrice “Bea” Irene Morrison passed away peacefully at Woodingford   Lodge, Woodstock.   Beloved wife of the late Joseph P. Morrison who predeceased her on November 24, 1984.  Loving mother of Sister Teresa Morrison CPS, Mary Jo Sears (Peter), Patricia Morrison, Joe Morrison (June), Maureen Waugh and Cathy Nicholson (Ron).  Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Fondly remembered by nieces, nephews, and extended family.  Predeceased by her parents Harold and Hazel (nee Watkins) Hilliker, her son J.P. “John” Morrison and her sisters Marie Watling and Shirley Ropp.   The family will receive friends at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington St. N, Woodstock on   Wednesday, May 9, 2018 from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Parish prayers will be said at 7:45 pm.   A funeral mass will be held at Holy Trinity Catholic Parish on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at    11 am with Father Dariusz Jagodzinski.  Interment to follow in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.  As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Holy Trinity Building Fund or the Canadian Cancer Society.   Smith-LeRoy, 519-537-3611.  Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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Obituary of GREGORY, Patricia of Stratford

Posted by on May 2, 2018

GREGORY, Patricia M. – Peacefully at her residence, on Monday, April 30, 2018.  Patricia Mary “Pat” Gregory of Spruce Lodge Long Term Care, Stratford, was in her 89th year.  Pat will be lovingly remembered by her many friends.  Friends will be received at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington St. N., Woodstock, (519-537-3611), on Monday, May 7, 2018 after 12pm.  The funeral service will take place in the chapel at 1pm.  If desired, memorial donations to the Alzheimer’s Society Research (Oxford County) would be appreciated.  Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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Obituary of McCreery, Ruth M (Chester): of Woodstock

Posted by on April 25, 2018

McCreery, Ruth – Lover of life, family and nature passed away on Wednesday,
April 25, 2018 at Oxford Gardens Retirement Residence, Woodstock at the age of 89. Beloved wife of the late George McCreery (1989). Loving mother of Hugh McCreery (Carol), Jane Wilson (Michael), Jennifer Martin (Gene), John McCreery (Joanne), Joel McCreery and Liam McCreery (Susanne). Sadly missed by her grandchildren Jennifer (Andrew), Liam (Alyssha), Laura, Jennifer, Riley, Keelan (Sarah), Seren (Wes), late Lisa (1991), Christina, Anthony, William, George, Ian, Linnea, Jacob, Nathan, Liam and Kathleen; as well as her great-grandchildren Benjamin, Adam, Owen, Lucas, Lexie, Desmond, Miles, Wyatt and Maeve. “In memory of Ruth’s loving spirit, make a point of showing kindness to a stranger.” The family will receive friends at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington St. N, Woodstock on Friday, April 27, 2018 from 4 – 8 pm for a memorial gathering. Cremation has taken place and interment of ashes will take place in Huntingford Cemetery at a later date. If desired, memorial donations can be made to a charity of one’s choice. Smith-LeRoy, 519-537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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Obituary of YATES: Alma J. (Pitcher) of Woodstock

Posted by on April 23, 2018

YATES, Alma Jean – December 1, 1930 – April 21, 2018, Passed away peacefully in the presence of her loving family at VON Sakura House on Saturday, April 21, 2018.  Alma Jean Yates (nee Pitcher) of Woodstock and formerly of Trinity Bay, NFLD, in her 88th year.  Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories, are her devoted husband of 64 years, Leigh, daughter Karen (Keith) and son Ken (Kathy).  Loving Nan to Kirk (Emily), Kaeleigh and Kristopher (Diane).  Dear sister of Mildred Cooper (late Gordon), Ruby Hopkins (Charles), Bramwell (Margaret), Wayne (Christine); sisters-in-law Gladys Pitcher and Myrtis Pitcher, brothers-in-law Bruce (Joan) and Keith (Phyllis).  Also survived by a large number of nephews and nieces.  Predeceased by her parents, William and Selina, daughter Lori, brothers Norman and Donald, sister-in-law Fern, mother-in-law Ethel and father-in-law George.  Cremation has taken place and a celebration of life will take place at St. David’s United Church, Woodstock at a later date.  If desired, memorial donations to VON Sakura House would be greatly appreciated and may be arranged through SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, Woodstock, (519-537-3611).  Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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Obituary of WANKLIN: Leslie “Les” of Woodstock

Posted by on April 23, 2018

WANKLIN, Les Thomas – Passed away at University Hospital, London on Friday, April 20, 2018 in his 70th year.  Husband of Sue Wanklin of 46 years.  Father to Becky Wanklin and Amy Wanklin.  Brother-in-law to Pat Morrison (Stew Wilson), Sherrie Myers and Deb Webb (Kim).  Also survived by many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by his parents Ed and Betty Wanklin.  He will be greatly missed by all his family and friends.  His family would like to thank the doctor’s and the 7th floor nurses and ICU nurses at University Hospital.  As per Les’s wishes, cremation has taken place.  Memorial donations to The Canada Brain Research Fund or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated and may be arranged through SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, Woodstock,  519-537-3611.  Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.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 GASKIN: Victor of Woodstock

Posted by on April 19, 2018

GASKIN, Victor – Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at Woodingford Lodge, Woodstock, Victor Macdonald Gaskin in his 98th year. He is survived by his two daughters, Caroline Gaskin of London, Barbara Gaskin of Norwich Norfolk, England, grandson Nicholas Gaskin of London and great-grandson of Forest. He will be remembered by his nieces, nephews, and extended families. Predeceased by his parents Dennis and Margaret Gaskin (nee Macdonald), daughter Marilyn Baker, brothers Ronald and Neil as well as his three wives Doreen “Jean” Gaskin (nee Brooks), Marion Gaskin (nee Wilson) and Mary Gaskin (nee Connolly). Victor proudly served his country as a pilot and bomber squadron leader in WW II. He went on to work for the Federal Government as a manager for ManPower Canada and was involved in many facets of business in and around the Woodstock area. Throughout the years he pursued a vast array of interests such as woodworking, golfing, gardening, photography, and horseback riding. He even learned leather work just so that he could make his own saddle. Victor was instrumental in organizing the first Woodstock Wood Show. A Memorial Mass will be held at Holy Trinity Parish, 1420 Devonshire Ave, Woodstock on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 11 am with Fr. Dariusz Jagodzinski. Interment of ashes will take place in St. Mary’s Cemetery in May. SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington St. N, Woodstock (519-537-3611) has been entrusted with the arrangements. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion Br # 55. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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Obituary of Hall, Robert Carl of Sarnia

Peacefully at Bluewater Health on Tuesday April 17, 2018  CARL HALL age 77 of Sarnia.  Beloved husband of Anita (Burwell) Hall.  Loving father of Shelley (Raymond) Hathaway, Bonnie (Carl Tolsma) Hall,   Cherished grandfather of Trevor, Robert, Michael, John, Tammy, Sara and great-grandfather of Wyatt, Hunter and Ivy.  Dear brother of Joyce (Lyle) Dayman and James (Muriel) Hall and brother in law of Jan Ryan and Myrna Burwell.   Also survived by several nieces and nephews.  Carl was a proud member of Liberty Lodge 419 and a member of  Lambton Shrine Club Motor Corps amongst many other lodges.  Resting at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre where services will be held on Saturday April 21st at 11:00 a.m.  Visitation will be held Friday evening from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. with Liberty Lodge 419 conducting a Masonic Service starting at 6:45 p.m.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Lambton Shrine Club, St. Andrews Presbyterian Church or charity of choice. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

 

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Obituary of LACEY: Orville of Savannah Tennessee Formerly of ST.Thomas ON

Posted by on April 17, 2018

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LACEY, Orville R. “Orv” – Of Savannah, Tennessee, formerly of St. Thomas, passed away peacefully at his estate at the age of 88 years. He is survived by his sister, Claire Cummings Hepburn and step-brother, William “Bill” Robertson (Pat), all of St. Thomas, as well as many nieces, nephews, and many friends. A well respected businessman in St. Thomas, before retiring to the U.S.A., Orv worked as a fireman on the railroad before starting his own trucking companies as well as, St. Thomas Marine. Cremation has taken place.13266712

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