MacVICAR: William D. “Bill”, of St. Thomas, Ontario

Posted by on January 1, 2017

MacVICAR, William D. “Bill”, of St. Thomas, passed away at Extendicare, Port Stanley on Saturday, December 31, 2016, in his 87th year.  Beloved husband of Margaret (nee Thompson) MacVicar.  Father of Jim MacVicar (Nancy) of Devon, AB, Steven MacVicar of Bracebridge, Bill MacVicar, Linda Neil, both of St. Thomas, Kevin Baker (Karen) of Peterborough, Mark Baker (Wendy), and Lisa Walker (Wayne), all of St. Thomas.  Also survived by 10 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild, and sisters-in-law, Julie Thompson of St. Thomas, Vivian Anger of Belmont, and Dorothy Beattie of Aylmer.  Born in Chatham, ON, February 27, 1930, he was the son of the late Lorne and Helen (nee Rose) MacVicar.  Bill was a retired Clevite Limited, St. Thomas accountant.  He was a member of the Evangelical Missionary Church, St. Thomas and a former long-time active member of Alma St. Presbyterian Church.  The funeral and committal service will be held at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Thursday, January 5, 2017 at 10:30 a.m.  Interment will be made privately in Elmdale Memorial Park.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family on Wednesday evening, January 4th from 7:00-9:00 p.m. and one hour prior to the funeral service.  Memorial donations to the charity of one’s choice will be gratefully acknowledged.

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Beatty: Wayne David of Sarnia

Posted by on November 2, 2016

beattywebWayne David Beatty passed away Monday October 24th, 2016 after a long battle with COPD.  Predeceased by his parents Phyllis (nee Marquis) and Keith Beatty.  Beloved father of Courtney Beatty, Michelle Beatty, Wayne Beatty Jr. (deceased), Tammy Beatty, and Pamela Beatty.  Brother to Anne Rose (nee Beatty), Arlene Beatty Chapelle, George Beatty (deceased), and Keitha Beatty (deceased).  Grandfather to Candice Simpson.  Friend of Christopher Louks. Former manager of the Queen’s Hotel in Barrie, Ontario, former manager of The Happy Valley in Sarnia, former owner of Beanstine’s Restaurant, Fins and Sawbucks Restaurant, and Odyssey Construction in Sarnia. Funeral Services to be held at the D.J. Robb Funeral Home and Cremation Centre on Saturday, November 5th, 2016 at 10:00 am with a luncheon to follow at Stoke’s Bay (485 Harbour Rd, Sarnia) at 12:00 noon.

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FIELDING: Madeline Ruth of Bracebridge Formerly of Port Carling and Ottawa

Posted by on September 23, 2016

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Madeline died peacefully at South Muskoka Memorial Hospital in Bracebridge on September 16, 2016, at age 86. Predeceased by husband John and son John, Madeline is survived by children Rachael, Craig and Jennifer, grandchildren Theo, Emma, Orion and Max Kelebay, Katie, Sean and Natalie Fielding, and Willow, George and Varia Tambakis, John Timothy Fielding and more dear friends that can be counted. Madeline was a going concern from start to finish, from the young family years, to working and travelling alongside her surgeon husband John, later retiring with him to start a whole new life in their beloved Muskoka. Madeline’s many lifelong friends were always a great joy to her and especially treasured in recent days. Our gratitude to each of you. Family invited friends to a lakeside celebration Wednesday, September 21 at 2 pm, at St James Anglican Church, Mortimer’s Point, Muskoka. Memorial donations may be made to Doctors without Borders or Moosonee Puppy Rescue. Condolences and memories may be sent to remembermadeline@gmail.com.

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Prentice (Nee Schmidt), Tanya of Wasaga Beach and formerly of Penetanguishene

Posted by on September 19, 2016

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Prentice ( Nee Schmidt), Tanya of Wasaga Beach and formerly of Penetanguishene– Surrounded by her family at Campbell House Hospice, Collingwood on Saturday September 17, 2016 at the age of 49. Devoted wife of Kevin. Blessed mother of Hanna and Sara Tesseris. Beloved daughter of Rosemarie Quesnelle (Raymond) and Bernd Schmidt (Deborah). Cherished and loved sister of Corrine Hindson (Justin) and Ronald Schmidt (Janet). Tanya will be sadly missed by her nieces and nephews, Kalli, Holly, Kai, Tia, Niall and Kaymin and her many relatives and friends. Friends will be received at the Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home – Wasaga Beach Chapel, 509 River Road West, Wasaga Beach on Saturday September 24, 2016 from 10 – 12 (Noon). Funeral Service to follow at 12: 30 p.m. at Prince of Peace Anglican Church, 565 Mosley Street, Wasaga Beach. Reception to follow at Wasaga Beach RecPlex Oakview Room. Interment on Monday September 26, 2016 at 1 p.m. at the Waubaushene Protestant Cemetery. At the request of the family donations may be made to the Children’s Trust Fund or Campbell House Hospice, Collingwood . For further information and to sign the Book of Memories, log on to www.carruthersdavidson.com

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Wade: Edythe Lillian Millan of Bobcaygeon Formerly of Sebright

Posted by on September 6, 2016

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DRURY: Andrew of Alliston

Posted by on September 6, 2016

images-4Passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, June 16, 2016 in London, Ontario at the age of 29. Much loved son of Roger and Mary. Dear brother of Tammy Higdon (Daren), Trisha Drury, Matt Drury (Cindy), and Heather Swanson (Brent). Uncle of Katie, Laura, Amanda, Dustin, Hannah, Josh, and great uncle to Holly, Charlie, Emmett, and Remington. Friends will be received at GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH 354 Victoria Street East, Alliston on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 from 10 am until time of Service at 11 o’clock a.m. Private family interment later at Churchville Cemetery, Mississauga. Memorial donations to the Salvation Army or Teen Challenge, London would be appreciated.

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FRY: Karren Ann of Vancouver Formerly of Ontario

Posted by on September 6, 2016

images-4It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Karren Ann Fry. Karren passed away in her home on June 13, 2016. 

Karren was was born to Alan (2013) and Elizabeth (Betty Ann) Fry on December 12, 1976 at Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria B.C.  After an early life in British Columbia, Karren’s family moved to Ontario where she completed a Bachelor of Arts Degree with Honours in Criminology from Windsor University in Ontario, which led to her working with RCMP in the student program as a young adult.  She eventually moved to Vancouver BC where she married Cary De Best and had her beautiful daughter, Leah.  In time, Karren ventured out on her own and worked as a support worker for adults with mental illness.
 
Karren was a loving mother, dedicated family member and a good friend. Her raw sincerity, infectious laugh, sense of humour and amazing spirit made her a joy to be around. She would brighten anyone’s day with a caring message of support or a ridiculous story.  

Karren was a sincere Buddhist and loved travelling to international Dharma Festivals with her brother for teachings and inspiration.  Special powa ceremonies were performed for Karren by Gen Kelsang Thekchen and friends at Kadampa Mediation Centre Vancouver on June 20th, 2016, As well by her Teacher and friend Gen Kelsang Delek and many others.

Karren enjoyed nature and would find peace during a long walk with her daughter in the parks that line the beautiful coast of Vancouver.  She especially loved animals and adored her two little boy cats Thomas (T-Dawg) and Sammy. 

Her family, friends, and all those she touched will miss her tremendously. Karren is survived by her beautiful and loving daughter, Leah De Best (Cary); Her Mother Elizabeth and grandmother Nelda Sauer; her uncles Jim, Ron, Tom, Doug and her Aunt Ellen; her brother Jeff Fry (Devon) and niece Lexa; and her sister Leanne Fry. 
 

There will be a a celebration of life on July 2nd, 2016 from 11:00am – 2:00pm at St. James Community Centre, 3214 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver B.C.

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Wieland, Martha of Stayner

Posted by on August 24, 2016

Wieland, Martha – peacefully on Tuesday August 23, 2016 at the Stayner Care Centre, Stayner at the age of 89 years. Beloved wife of George. Loving mother of Susan (Bernie MacPherson) and the late Christine. Cherished Oma of Neil and Elaine (Connor). Private Family Arrangements entrusted to Carruthers and Davidson Funeral Home – Stayner. In Martha’s memory donations may be made to the Stayner Care Centre Residents Council, Stayner or the E3 (EDUCATE, ENABLE, EMPOWER) COMMUNITY SERVICES INC. 100 Pretty River Pkwy North, Collingwood, ON L9Y 4X2  or online at www.e3.ca

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BOUGHNER, Peter Radcliffe

Posted by on August 7, 2016

BOUGHNER, Peter Radcliffe

Peter’s life ended peacefully in his 77th year at The Royal Gardens in Peterborough on August 6th, 2016. Beloved brother of Bill (Sandra) of Oakville. Always loved and remembered by his nephews Gordon (Stephanie Labbé), David (Allison), and Michael (Janet). Amazed and amused by his great nieces and nephews Matthew, Andrew, Jennifer, Samantha, Tiffany, and Scott. A “Gathering of Local Friends” will be held at THE HENDREN FUNERAL HOMES, LAKEFIELD CHAPEL on Saturday August 13, 2016 from 12:00 – 2:00 PM. Memories shared at 1:00 PM. As well, there will be a Celebration of Peter’s Life in Toronto in September. A time and place to be determined. Peter was born and educated in London, Ontario and at Trinity College School, Port Hope. He held management positions with various trust and investments companies in Toronto, London, and Chatham, and then became a banker in Bermuda. This period was a very fulfilling time for Peter. He became an enthusiastic scuba diver, cyclist and sailor. His scuba colleagues became life long friends, with regular reunions held in any of three countries. He retired to his self designed home in Woodview (Stoney Lake) where he honed his skills as a wood carver and furniture builder. His creations are exquisite. Peter micro-managed the Community Road Association. He strolled ‘The Road’ everyday with his adored canine companion “Pieja” and regular road pals. They would hold endless discussions on nature, politics, the road care and maintenance, new cottages being built and settled all International issues, over and over again. Peter loved the four seasons and the opportunities to observe native animals, birds and water fowl in their seasonal habitats. Always a gentleman with a quiet subtle sense of humor, he will be missed by many friends and family. Out family wishes to thank Dr. Natalie Whiting and the dedicated nursing and support personnel on the 3rd floor at The Royal Gardens for their compassionate care. As expression of sympathy, and in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Lakefield Village Animal Hospital or The P.R.H.C. Palliative Care Unit. Friends may send condolences or make donations by contacting the funeral home at 705-652-3355 or www.hendrenfuneralhome.com.          OBIT PIC

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CHENIER, Delphis Joseph of Waterdown

Posted by on June 23, 2016

CHENIER, Delphis Joseph
Passed away at his home in Waterdown, after a long and prosperous life, on Thursday, June 23, 2016 at the age of 94. Beloved husband for nearly 62 years to Kathleen (nee Marion). Loving father of Della Marie, the late Wayne (1979), Michael (Maureen), and Karen Marion (Claude). Cherished Papa of Cassandra (Sean), Maria (Wayne), Suzanne (Tyler), Michelle, Dianne (Jonathan), Sarah, Emilly, and great Papa of 8 great grandchildren. Survived by his sister Gilberette, Rev. Sister St. Rose of the Daughters of Wisdom, Ottawa. Predeceased by his siblings Roger, Paul-Emile, Aurel, Joseph, Fernand, Rose, Juliette, and Annette. Del was a WWII Veteran, having served as Bandsman. He worked at Ford Motor Company in Oakville, before working and retiring with Petro Canada. Del was very involved in sports, both playing and coaching in the Waterdown community. He was a devoted member of the Catholic Church, and also enjoyed his time playing with the Oakville Citizen Band. Most importantly Del was the rock and foundation of his family, and his sense of humour, and love will always be remembered. Family will receive friends at KITCHING STEEPE & LUDWIG FUNERAL HOME, 146 Mill St. N., Waterdown, on Sunday, June 26, 2016 from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m., and 6 p.m.- 8 p.m. Legion Service 7:30 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. THOMAS THE APOSTLE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 715 Centre Rd, Waterdown on Monday, June 27, 2016 at 10 a.m. Private Cremation. Following the mass a reception will be held at the Waterdown Legion, Branch 551. As expressions of sympathy donations to St. Thomas the Apostle Church would be sincerely appreciated by the family.

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SCHOENTHIER: Kurt R., of St. Thomas, formerly of New Sarum, Ontario

Posted by on June 1, 2016

Kurt Schoenthier 001SCHOENTHIER, Kurt R., of St. Thomas, formerly of New Sarum, passed away peacefully at Caressant Care on Bonnie Place, St. Thomas on Tuesday, May 31, 2016, in his 97th year.  Beloved husband for over 68 years to Erna (nee Gohla) Schoenthier.  Loving father of Rainer Schoenthier (Laurie) of St. Thomas, Kathy Dyer (Tim) of Nobel, ON, and Bernie Schoenthier (Trish) of St. Thomas.  Cherished grandfather of Marcie Vandenberghe of St. Thomas, Wendy Rego (Steve) of Ingersoll, Trudy Kitchen (Geoff) of Brantford, Kayla Abel (Dan) of St. Thomas, Jesse Dyer of Thunder Bay, Adam Moss of Kitchener, and Jordan Moss of Brantford.  Loved great grandfather of Alyssa, Josh, Anthony, Lily, and Reese.  Dear brother of Gerda Temple of St. Thomas.  Also fondly remembered by several nieces and nephews.  A brother, Guenther Schoenthier died in 1944.  Born in Gruenhartau, Schlesien, Germany, March 2, 1920, he was the son of the late Herman and Minna (nee Winkler) Schoenthier.  Kurt was the retired owner/operator of the New Sarum Auto Body and was also a retired farmer (orchard).  He was a founding member of the German Canadian Club, St. Thomas.  From 1939-1941, he served with the German Submarine Force, and was a POW in Canada from 1941-1947.  Kurt immigrated to Canada in 1951.  The funeral service will be held at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Friday, June 3rd at 2:00 p.m., followed by interment in Elmdale Memorial Park.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family one hour prior to the service.  Flowers respectfully declined.  Memorial donations to the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital Foundation will be gratefully acknowledged.

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Cooke: Orla Rose of Poplar Point Formerly of Winnipeg

Posted by on May 20, 2016

images-4In Memorium.
Born December 13, 1926, Passed August 27, 2001 at home in her sleep.
Orla Rose Klassen Cooke is survived by her daughter Kim Cooke, sons Fletcher Stowe, Timouthy Aaron Stowe, and Ronald G Klassen.
Orla, better known as Ollie, is missed by family and friends.

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TAYLOR: Doreen of Sarnia

5733a9496b8b7TAYLOR, DOREEN – Peacefully at Bluewater Health with her loving family by her side on Wednesday, May 11, 2016, Doreen Myrtle Louise (Dailey) Taylor, age 84 of Sarnia passed away. She was the loving wife of the late Robert Charles Taylor (2012) and cherished mother of her three children; Stephen (Christine), Janice Furlotte (Jim Smith) and Jeffrey, dear grandmother of Kevin, Michelle (Kirk), Shannon and Noah. She will be missed by her many nieces and nephews. Also will be missed by her loving pets; Amy, Oscar and Coby.  Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at All Saints Anglican Church (248 Vidal Street N., Sarnia) on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 11:00 a.m.  with The Rev. Canon Stephen Harnadek officiating. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service time. Donations in Doreen’s memory may be made to the C.N.I.B. or the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to the D.J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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COXWORTH (née Lewis): Elaine Bardon, of London

Posted by on May 1, 2016

Coxworth editPeacefully at Leacock Care Centre in Orillia, on Saturday, April 30th, 2016, in her 93rd year.  Beloved wife of Elgin “Al” for 67 years.  Loving mother of Nancy (Scott) Wilson.  Cherished grandmother of Matthew Cunningham, Greg Wilson and Kristy Wilson.  Elaine was a long-term member at Trinity Lutheran Church in London.  The family extends special thanks to:  Dr. Greg Gillis, and the nurses and doctors at University Hospital, London; Saint Elizabeth caregivers in London; and to the staff at Leacock Care Centre in Orillia for all their kindness and support.  The funeral service will be conducted at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Wednesday, May 4th, 2016 at 1:00 p.m., with visitation one hour prior.  Interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London.  Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Elaine are asked to consider The Kidney Foundation of Canada.

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LEFEBVRE, Roger Clément of Sudbury, ON

Posted by on April 14, 2016

LEFEBVRE, RogerThe family announces with great sorrow his passing in Sudbury, Wednesday, December 30th, 2015 at the age of 80 years. Son of the late Alexandre Lefebvre (late Florida Nadeau) and the late Albertine Sabourin. Beloved husband and best friend of the late Rita Lefebvre (née Gervais). Loving father of Lise Lefebvre (Mark Huras) of Hanmer, Daniel (Cathy) of Val Caron, Marc (Stephanie) of Sudbury, Julie Gémus (Claude) of Capreol and Paul (Michelle Bisson) of Midland. Dear brother of Marguerite Nykilchyk and Ernest (Fernande). Predeceased by his brothers Rhéal (Nancy), Gabriel (Irène). Step-brother of Yvonne and Emile. Predeceased by his step-sister Thérèse (Stuart). Cherished grandfather of Melanie (Cletus), Danielle (Steve), Eric (Nikita), Nicholas, Isabel, Max, Curtis, Marguerite, Amélia and special great-poppa of Tayden and Ellie. Lovingly remembered by his dear companion Yvette Quirion and her family Lynn, Kiana and Mikayla. Sadly missed by many sisters and brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews of both the Lefebvre and Gervais families, and many friends. Always loving and devoted to his family, Roger was also an active member of his community, involved in many local organizations such as the St. Vincent de Paul, Canadian Association for Mental Health, the Sudbury School Board and the Valley East Lions Club. The family will receive relatives and friends at the COOPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, 222 Lasalle Blvd, Sudbury, Tuesday, January 5th, 2016 from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9:30 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Ste-Marguerite d’Youville Church, Val Thérèse. Donations to the Valley East Lions (Health and Welfare Committee) or the Heart and Stroke Foundation can be made by cheque or online at www.cooperativefuneralhome.ca.

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TRACEY: Shirley May of Belleville

Posted by on April 11, 2016

102_0145_editedTracey, Shirley May – peacefully at QHC-Belleville General Hospital on Saturday, April 9, 2016 in her 89th year.  Daughter of the late John and Carmelitta Van-Allen.  Dear wife of Leon Tracey of Belleville.  Loving mother of daughters, Bonnie (Brian) Tate of Ottawa and April (Bill) Davison of Orange Co. NJ and sons, Thomas (Elizabeth) of Huntsville, James (deceased), Donald of Toronto, Christopher of Waterloo and Joseph of Ottawa.  Cherished grandmother of 8 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren.  Shirley is survived by her sister, Connie Wilson of Kingston and by her sister-in-law Flaudia Van-Allen of Belleville.  She is predeceased by her brother Gilbert Van-Allen.  She will be fondly remembered by several nieces, nephews and many extended family.

Friends are invited to call at the Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel, 30 Moira Street West (613-968-2273) on Monday from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Church, 169 North Park Street, Belleville, on Tuesday, April 12th at 10:30 a.m.   Interment to follow at St. Charles of Borromeo Cemetery, Read.

Memorial Donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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FERGUSON: Roslyn of Scarborough

Posted by on February 18, 2016

images-4FERGUSON, Roslyn – It is with heavy hearts and with great sadness we announce the passing of Roslyn Ferguson. Roslyn lost a courageous battle with cancer on Wednesday, February 10, 2016. Predeceased by her mother Monica and father Ross. Roslyn will be forever remembered by her husband Mark Ramsbottom and her dearest family friends Miranda and Joe Boffo, and Martin LeFebvre. Roslyn will be sadly missed by her nieces Sabrina and Jiulia. Lovingly remembered by all her sisters, friends and extended Ramsbottom family. Public visitation and reception will be held from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, February 14, 2016 at McDougall & Brown Funeral Home, 2900 Kingston Rd., Scarborough (416-267-4656).

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BROWNELL: Margaret A. of St. Thomas, Ont.

Posted by on February 14, 2016

Margaret BrownellBROWNELL – Margaret of St. Thomas, Ontario passed away peacefully at Valleyview Home on Thursday, February 11, 2016 at the age of 94. Beloved wife of the late Delbert Brownell.  Margaret is survived by children Dianne Jones (Ray) and Ron Brownell (Bette); grandchildren Ronda Bartha (Ken), Michelle Sherwin (Steve), Scott Jones, Lesley McLellan (Dan); great grandchildren Rilee Steckler (Jordan), Megan White (Roman), Logan Bartha (fiancée Alexa), Spencer Bartha, Allie McLellan, Katelyn McLellan, Grant McLellan and great-great grandson Eli Steckler. Also survived by sister Joyce Hibbs of Ajax Ontario and nieces and nephews Rick, Brad, Bruce, Lee, Kim, Greg, Ken and Krista across Ontario.

Marg was one of Jehovah’s Witnesses. She donated her time to helping others understand the Bible.

She loved her family and often organized surprise days for her children and grandchildren where she would decorate the rec room and shower them with little gifts, just for nothing.  One year as a special surprise for everyone she bought us all sweatshirts for the cottage with our names embroidered on them along with the name of the town where our family cottage is…Haliburton.

Marg was very generous, once opening her home to a friend who was homeless due to a fire in the Chestnut Street Apartments.  She had a wacky sense of humour. For example, she once bought a pig’s head in a market in Windsor, then invited everyone for dinner and had a big unveiling with the dining room table all decorated in a fancy way. There was the pig head with apple in the mouth, and a plastic horsefly on the snout.

Marg came from a musical family and played piano by ear from the age of five. Her father accompanied her on the violin and her mother and sister Joyce sang. Karaoke might be popular today, but back in the fifties she actually cut a record with Decca records. Mom played the piano at the Golden Slipper, a dance hall in Haliburton. In later years, she overcame a struggle with anxiety and depression to volunteer at retirement homes in the area, where she led singsongs of all the old favourites with the residents.

Mom was a great cook. When we were kids, we were dirt poor. She could turn a can of Prem into a gourmet roast.  She also made the best beef stew, a real comfort food.   One of Mom’s favourite things to do was bake.  The family remembers her flaky pastry as the base of her delicious Maid of Honour tarts.   Oddly enough, Mom didn’t like making cookies but she was the star of pies and squares.   The champion dessert was the four layer chocolate cake with whipped cream filling.  Kids coming by for a visit with their parents loved the ice cream sandwiches rolled in sprinkles or chocolate chips.  It was a sad day when everyone started watching their weight and sugar count….the baking took a sharp decline!

Another talent Mom pursued was knitting…delicate baby sweater sets, then afghans, and scarves of all colours.

She will be greatly missed by her family and many friends.  We wish to publicly acknowledge the superior care she received at CP Place in Valleyview over a four year period. We consider the staff to be angels delivering compassionate care that we could no longer provide.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570).  Cremation has taken place.  Private interment of ashes in Elmdale Cemetery at a later date.  Personal condolences can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com.

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GOVIER: Jack Alexander, of London

Posted by on January 18, 2016

Govier - editAugust 8, 1923 – January 17, 2016

Peacefully, at Parkwood Institute, Veterans Care, London on Sunday, January 17th, 2016.  Beloved husband of the late Joan.  Loving brother-in-law of Bruce (Nancy) Sutherland.  He will be missed by many nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by his brother, Murray and by sisters, Irene, Hazel and Muriel.  Cremation has taken place.  Interment in St. Andrew’s – St. James’ Cemetery, Orillia, at a later date.  Memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

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PARLOW: Judith Selena Kathleen of Sarnia

Posted by on January 14, 2016

At Bluewater Health, peacefully  with family by her side, JUDITH SELENA KATHLEEN (nee McGaughey) PARLOW,age 69 of Sarnia. Beloved wife of Wallace Fournier. Dear mother of Ray McMaster, Tom Parlow (Sue), Dave Presley (Brenda). Grandmother of Tiffany and Tina Ward, Tommy Parlow, William Fisher, Erica Scholte and Cody Landry and 3 great grandchildren. Will be missed by her sister Rose Joleun. Predeceased by her parents William and Verna McGaughey and brother Ed McGaughey. Cremation has taken place and a celebration of her life will be announced at a later date. Memorial donations may be  made to the Sarnia and District Humane Society would be appreciated by the family.  Arrangements entrusted to the D.J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre.

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STEWART: Edward, Clayton of Sarnia, Ontario

Posted by on January 10, 2016

56928fbc9da72EDWARD CLAYTON STEWART passed away suddenly at Bluewater Health Sarnia on Thursday, January 7, 2016, at the age of 71. Edward Stewart was born in Lucknow, Ontario on January 27, 1944. Left to mourn are his children; Carolyn Stewart (Rheal), Charles Stewart (Heather), Tina Bigras (James), Kelly Morin (Joe), Tammy Stewart (Rick). Will also be missed by his 13 grandchildren and his 11  great grandchildren and his dear friend Diane Carlson. Predeceased by his parents and his two sons; Edward and Lee. Cremation has taken place and a Memorial Service will be held at a later date in his hometown of Espanola. Memorial donations made to the Ontario Heart Foundation or the Salvation Army  would be appreciated by the family. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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VOLLICK (née Thomson): Ruth Evelyn, of London

Posted by on January 1, 2016

Vollick editPeacefully at home on Thursday, December 31st, 2015, Ruth Evelyn (Thomson) Vollick, of London, at the age of 83.  Beloved wife of the late Lawrence Vollick.  Loving mother of Cynthia (Wayne) Crosbie, Wayne (Rita) and Paul (Lucy).  Also loved by her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Dear sister and sister-in-law of Alex, Gray, Pat and Barbara.  Predeceased by siblings and their spouses Helen and Albert, Myrne and Matt, Archie and Shirley, Gladys, and Ron.  Visitation will be held at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Sunday from 2:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.  The funeral will be conducted at METROPOLITAN UNITED CHURCH, 468 Wellington Street, London on Monday, January 4th, 2016 at 1:00 p.m., with visitation one hour prior to the service.  Interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery.  Those wishing to make a donation in Ruth’s memory are asked to consider The Lung Association or Metropolitan United Church’s Memorial fund.

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STEVENS: Jacob, of St. Thomas, Ontario

Posted by on December 27, 2015

jacob stevens 002STEVENS, Jacob, of St. Thomas, passed away peacefully at his residence on Thursday, December 24, 2015, in his 12th year. Cherished son of Nathan and Liz (nee Humphrey) Stevens. Dear brother of Nolan and Aaron Stevens. Loved grandson of Harry and Julie Stevens of St. Marys, and Brian and Anne Marie Humphrey of Orillia. Also loved by a number of aunts, uncles, cousins and special friends. Jacob was born on May 17, 2004 in London, ON. He was a grade 6 student at Sparta Public School. Jacob very much enjoyed participating in the Byron Optimist Challenge Baseball program and the London Track 3 Sit-Ski program at Boler Mountain. Cremation has taken place. A private family service will be held. Memorial donations to The Carson Foundation or Starlight Children’s Foundation Canada will be gratefully acknowledged. Arrangements entrusted to the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160). Jacob’s family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the staff of the Kids Country Club, Byron, as well as Care Partners and the VON for all their years of kind, compassionate care.

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LUTZMANN: Angelika Maria of Stratford Formerly of Orillia

Posted by on December 20, 2015

images-4Angelika Maria Lutzmann (nee Pogodala) passed away peacefully with her husband of 65 years, Guenter, by her side on Sunday, December 13th, 2015 at Greenwood Court Long Term Care. She was 89 years old.

Angelika lived a full and rich life. She was born and grew up in Germany, and served as a Red Cross nurse during the War Years. Angelika met the love of her life in England after the war where she and Guenter started their life together. After immigrating to Canada they settled in Ontario. Orillia became their home where they raised their family. They retired in Orillia and then moved to Stratford in 2002 where they spent many happy years together.

Angelika will be sorely missed by her husband, Guenter Lutzmann, and children: Helga Stewart (Glenn), Peter (Marilyn), Anthony (Cheryl) and Michael (Miriam). She will also be missed by her grandchildren: Kirk Stewart (Kerry), Gregory Stewart (Agatha),Carly Lutzmann, Alex Lutzmann, Jory Lutzmann (Kaitlyn), Aiden Lutzmann and her great-granddaughter, Hanna Stewart. She will be remembered at a family gathering. Expressions of sympathy only please.

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GILLIES, James “Jim” McPhail of Toronto

Posted by on December 18, 2015

Gillies, JamesJim passed peacefully at North York General Hospital in Toronto on Sunday, December 13. He is missed by his loving family, many friends and colleagues.

Jim was born in the village of Teeswater in Western Ontario to Dr. M.H. Gillies and his wife Gladys, a family that was part of the town and region from its earliest days. At 17, Jim attended the University of Western Ontario, and majored in Economics. His time at Western was interrupted by the war when Jim joined the RCAF in 1944 and served as air crew overseas. Upon his return Jim finished his degree with honours and decided to continue his education at Brown University in the USA where he earned an MA. Jim continued his education at Indiana University where he was granted his PhD in Urban Land Economics. After graduation, Jim accepted a professorship at UCLA in California where he rose to prominence in his field, gained his full professorship and was assistant Dean. Jim married his wife Betsy and welcomed children David and Cathy at this time.

Jim was always longing to return to Canada and his family in Ontario. In 1965, the opportunity arose for him to return to act as the founding Dean of the Faculty of Administrative Studies at York University – now the Schulich School of Business. Over seven years Jim built the school from a big idea into the strong base for what is one of the leading schools in North America today. During this period Jim made many friends and grew strong relationships throughout the Canadian business community. He served on many corporate boards and helped establish a world-class zoo in Toronto. Jim and Betsy welcomed children James and Ted during this time. He loved the time with his family. Christmas was always special as were many, many memorable summers in Pointe-au-Baril, Muskoka and the Bruce Peninsula.

In 1972, Jim ran for parliament, winning a seat in the Don Valley riding in Toronto and going on to act as shadow finance minister in the PC opposition to the Trudeau Government. He won reelection to a second term in Don Valley in 1975. Jim ran for leadership of the PC party towards the end of his second term in parliament, throwing his support toward the eventual winner Joe Clark. Jim served as senior policy advisor to the Prime Minister during the Clark government, accompanying him to the G7 Tokyo summit.

After his time in government, Jim returned as a professor at York University, in the school of business. He was instrumental in continuing to build the school he founded to the stature it has today. Jim chaired several programs while at York, most recently the Canada-Russia Corporate Governance Program. He always had great passion and energy for teaching business students, being with them and sharing in their fresh ideas and enthusiasm. Jim has a great many friends and colleagues from this time both in academia and in the business community where he was a member of several corporate boards.

Jim was honored in many ways for his dedication to education and public service. He was awarded honorary doctorates from York, Simon Fraser and the Moscow Higher School of Economics. At York, Jim was awarded the title of University Professor. As a proud Canadian he was deeply honored by the award of the Order of Canada for his contributions to education.

Jim leaves behind a loving family: his wife of 62 years Betsy, children David (Kathy), Cathy, James (Cindy) and Ted (Jacquie), grandchildren Jackie, Gwen, James and David and several nieces and nephews. Jim was the last surviving member of his family, being predeceased by his siblings, Helen Wilson (James), Don (Francis) and John (Poppy). Even with his successful career in many capacities, Jim held dear most of all, family, friends and his roots as a small town boy from Teeswater, Ontario.

A funeral service to commemorate Jim’s life will be held at the Teeswater United Church (13 Elizabeth Street South), Teeswater on Saturday, January 2nd, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. He will be laid to rest in the family plot at Culross-Teeswater Cemetery. A Celebration of Life to be held in Toronto in the spring. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Teeswater Town Hall Renovation Fund (cheques payable to Municipality of South Bruce) would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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