FAST: Jeffrey Allan of Foxboro

Posted by on October 10, 2017

FAST, Jeffrey Allan ~ of Foxboro, entered into rest at Quinte Healthcare, Trenton Memorial Hospital on Monday October 9th, 2017 at the age of 60 years. Dear son of the late Peter & Olive Fast (nee Weir). Beloved husband of Janice Denise Fast (nee Funk). Cherished father of Joel Allan Fast of Belleville, Aron Nathanael Fast of Waterloo, Naomi Elizabeth Fast of Kingston and Lucas Daniel Fast of Foxboro. Dear brother of Lorna Fast of Orillia, Jonathan Fast (Kathy) of St. Catharine’s and Lisa Florschutz of Midland. Jeffrey will be missed by his brother-in-law and sisters-in-law; Faith Peters (Peter) of Winnipeg, Phyllis Schmidt (LeRoy) of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Cyndy Willms (Phil) of Watrous, Saskatchewan and Gilmour Funk (Hannah) of Swift Current, Saskatchewan. Special uncle to many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held at Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel, 30 Moira Street West, Belleville (613-968-2273) on Friday evening October 13th, from 6:30 p.m. ~ 8:30 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at Quinte Alliance Church, 373 Bridge Street West, Belleville on Saturday October 14th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Pastor Allan Langlois officiating. Interment to follow at Elmwood Cemetery, Corbyville.

If desired, donations to the Huntington Society of Canada would be appreciated by the family.

“Where, O death, is your victory?

Where, O death, is your sting?”

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MURCHIE, Jack Malcolm “Mac”

Posted by on October 8, 2017

With deep sadness we announce the peaceful passing of Mac on October 5, 2017. Beloved husband of the late Audrey. Loving father of Doug, Darren and Leanne. Adored Grandpa to Meaghan, Nicole, Maisie and Malcolm. Mac was a retired employee of The Clarke Institute of Psychiatry, having worked there for over 30 years. A private family service will be held. Donations may be made to the OSPCA or a charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements entrusted to ADAMS FUNERAL HOME, 445 St. Vincent St. Barrie.

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DOWNEY, Isabella Jean

Posted by on October 8, 2017

Isabella Jean Downey(nee Robertson)

May 24, 1927 – October 6, 2017

Passed away peacefully at Hospice Simcoe, Barrie. Loving wife of the late Jack Downey (1951 – 1999) and the late Roy Downey (2006 – 2012). Dear mother of Rosanne (Wendell) White, Heather (Jerry) Smeding, Ross (Donna) Downey & Trish (Rob) Campbell. She will always be cherished by her eight grandchildren, Katie (Chris) Hammell & Trevor White; Tyler (Maureen) Smeding & Rachel Smeding; Jeff & Ryan Downey (Victoria); Scott (Michelle) Campbell & Laura Jean Campbell; and by her great grandchildren, Isabel (Izzy) & Mckenna Hammell, Jack Smeding & Rafe Campbell. Isabel will be remembered by her brother Bill (Roberta) Robertson & sisters Edith (Jack) Bell & Anne (Larry) Jones. Predeceased by brothers Don (Faye) & Ed (Shirley) Robertson. She will also be remembered by her sister-in-law Mary Downey, her many nieces & nephews, & Roy’s family (‘The Alliston Downeys’).  Friends will be received at ADAMS FUNERAL HOME, 445 St. Vincent St. Barrie (just north of Cundles Rd.) on Monday from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel at 11 o’clock Tuesday, October 10th, 2017 Interment Minesing Union Cemetery. Memorial donations to Minesing Union Cemetery or Hospice Simcoe would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through adamsfuneralhome.ca

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MACQUEEN, Ian

Posted by on September 11, 2017

 Ian MacQueen (February 23, 1947- September 2, 2017)

Beloved spouse of Deborah dePass. Ian is survived by his brother Colin (Joanne) and nephew Craig. He will be sadly missed by his many friends. Pre-deceased by Stasia and Arthur MacQueen. Ian loved his sports most notably cross country skiing and triathlon. Ian passed away doing what he loved best. Ian was a wonderful, warm and funny person and will be deeply missed by all. Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life will take place on Sunday, September 24, at Hardwood Ski & Bike (402 Old Barrie Road West, Oro-Medonte, Ontario) from 1-4 p.m. Memorial donations in Ian’s memory can be made to the charity of your choice. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through adamsfuneralhome.ca.

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MACQUEEN: Ian of Barrie

Posted by on September 6, 2017

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MacQueen, Ian (February 23, 1947- September 2, 2017)
Beloved spouse of Deborah dePass. Ian is survived by his brother Colin (Joanne) and nephew Craig. He will be sadly missed by his many friends. Pre-deceased by Stasia and Arthur MacQueen. Ian loved his sports most notably cross country skiing and triathlon. Ian passed away doing what he loved best. Ian was a wonderful, warm and funny person and will be deeply missed by all. Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life will take place at a later date. Memorial donations to the charity of your choice in Ian’s memory would be appreciated. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through adamsfuneralhome.ca

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LOCKREY: Bob of Sarnia

Posted by on September 6, 2017

LOCKREY, HOWARD – At Sumac Lodge on Monday, September 4, 2017, Howard “Bob” Lockrey, age 79 of Sarnia peacefully passed away. He was the dear husband of Elaine Lockrey and loving father of Robert Lockrey, Susan Dufoe, Donna Dufoe, Teddy Lockrey, Melita Lockrey and grandfather of Kaitlyn Dufoe, Alisha and Kayla Smith. He is survived by his sister Barb Harris. He was predeceased by his parents Bessie and Howard, brothers Bill and Stan, his sisters Shirley and Ilda. Private cremation services have taken place. Memorial donations to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre. Messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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CARRIE: Donna Ruth (née Thomas), of St. Thomas, Ontario.

Posted by on September 5, 2017

CARRIE, Donna Ruth (née Thomas), of St. Thomas, passed away peacefully at Parkwood Institute, London on Sunday, September 3, 2017, in her 78th year.  Beloved wife for over 54 years to James R. “Jamie” Carrie.  Dearly loved mother of Scott Carrie (Jennifer), Greg Carrie (Marilyn), Pam Deven (Chris), all of St. Thomas, and Jeff Carrie (Ai Inoue) of Vancouver, BC.  Loving grandmother of Spencer, Charlotte, and Talbot Carrie, Matthew and Emily Deven, and step-grandmother of Adam Kotanko, all of St. Thomas. Dear sister of Dr. Paul Thomas (Fran) of Kelowna, BC, and David Thomas (Janet) of Ottawa.  Dear sister-in-law of Isabel Curtis (late Stan) of R.R.8, St. Thomas, John and Verity Carrie of Muskoka, late Dr. Alan Carrie and the late Jean Carrie.  Also fondly remembered by several nieces and nephews and their families.  Born in St. Thomas, October 10, 1939, she was the daughter of the late John and Ruth (née MacFarlane) Thomas.  Donna graduated from the Wellesley School of Nursing, Toronto and the University of Western Ontario Diploma in Public Health Nursing Program.  She worked as a research assistant at the U.W.O. Medical School.  In 1983, after completing a refresher program at Fanshawe College, she returned to nursing at Resthaven Nursing Home, St. Thomas and the St. Thomas Psychiatric Hospital, and finished her career as a case manager with the St. Thomas Elgin C.C.A.C.  Donna was an active member of Knox Presbyterian Church, St. Thomas where she was a member of the Knox Presbyterian Women and the Women’s Missionary Society for many years.  She was a former YWCA board member, a member of the former Tonti Chapter I.O.D.E., and a former member of the Women’s Committee of the Art Gallery St. Thomas-Elgin.  She also served on the first board of directors of the Serenity House Hospice.  In recent years, Donna coordinated a sewing group for Faith’s Orphan Fund which made clothing and knitted goods for Zambia Orphans of AIDS.  In August of 2010, she was particularly gratified to be part of the PAN Missions Canada team that travelled to Nicaragua.  In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family at the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Thursday, September 14th from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m.  A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church, 55 Hincks St., St. Thomas on Friday, September 15th at 11:00 a.m., followed by a reception in Rodney Hall.  Donna’s cremated remains will be buried privately in Elmdale Memorial Park.  Flowers respectfully declined.  Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, Knox Presbyterian Church, or St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation (re: Palliative Care at Parkwood Institute) will be gratefully acknowledged.  The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the medical and nursing teams at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital and Parkwood Institute, as well as Dr. Brian Dingle at the London Regional Cancer Program for the wonderful care provided to Donna.

Email messages of condolence may be sent to siftonfuneralhome@sympatico.ca

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MacBean, Anne Virginia Sloane (nee Reed) of Midland

Posted by on August 22, 2017

MacBean, Anne Virginia Sloane (Nee Reed) 1922 – 2017 – Passed away peacefully at the Villa Care Centre in Midland on Friday, August 18, 2017. Predeceased by her husband Ian MacBean. Fondly remembered by her four step children, Jenny Dale of Toronto and Timothy MacBean, Joanna Pelegri and Gavin MacBean of the UK.  Especially remembered by her nephew Jonathan and her nieces Georgina, Amanda, and Charlotte. Will be dearly missed by her special friends Renée Paris, Celia Eckhel, and Nancy Josling. In memory of Anne donations may be made to the OSPCA. Arrangements entrusted to Marshall W. Driver Cremation & Burial Service, Barrie. Condolences may be placed at www.drivercremation.ca

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PHILLIPS: Chanelle (Shawn)

Posted by on August 6, 2017

April 8, 1998 – July 31, 201

Passed away suddenly on Monday July 31, 2017 at the age of 19. Chanelle was a loving sister to Jasmine, and a cherished daughter to Sherry. Sadly missed by her grandmother Joyce, her uncle Gary (Sindy), her aunt Anna Ramlakhan (Roy), aunt Ella Hughes (Rick), and cousins Samira, Katherine, Salena, Sabrina and Michael. Chanelle will be fondly remembered by many friends and extended family. Friends will be received at ADAMS FUNERAL HOME, 445 St. Vincent Street, Barrie on Wednesday, August 9th, 2017  from 5-8p.m. Funeral Service will be held at ST. ANDREW’S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 47 Owen St. Barrie on Thursday August 10, 2017 at 11o’clock a.m. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to Egale Canada Human Rights Trust (egale.ca) or your favourite charity. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through www.adamsfuneralhome.ca.

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MacVICAR: Margaret (née Thompson), formerly of St. Thomas, Ontario.

Posted by on July 31, 2017

MacVICAR, Margaret (née Thompson), of Extendicare, Port Stanley, formerly of St. Thomas, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Sunday, July 30, 2017, in her 87th year.  Beloved wife of the late William D. “Bill” MacVicar (Dec. 31, 2016).  Mother of Linda Neil of St. Thomas, Kevin Baker (Karen) of Peterborough, Mark Baker (Wendy) of St. Thomas, Jim MacVicar (Nancy) of Devon, AB, Steven MacVicar of Bracebridge, Bill MacVicar, and Lisa Walker (Wayne), all of St. Thomas.  Sister of Vivian Anger of Belmont, Dorothy Beattie of Aylmer, late Rita Pressey, and the late Scott Thompson (Julie of St. Thomas).  Also survived by 10 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild, as well as several nieces and nephews.  Born in Bury, Québec, October 5, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Ivan and Bertha (née Coates) Thompson.  Margaret was a member of the Evangelical Missionary Church, St. Thomas and a former long-time active member of Alma St. Presbyterian Church.  The funeral service will be held at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Thursday, August 3rd at 10:30 a.m.  Interment in Elmdale Memorial Park.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family on Wednesday evening, August 2nd from 6:00-7:30 p.m. and one hour prior to the funeral service.  Memorial donations to the Canadian Mental Health Association (Elgin Branch) or the charity of one’s choice will be gratefully acknowledged.  Gratitude is expressed to the doctors, nurses and staff at Extendicare, Port Stanley and the 5th floor of the STEGH for the kind, compassionate care provided to Margaret.

Email messages of condolence may be sent to siftonfuneralhome@sympatico.ca

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PERKINS, Violet M.

Posted by on July 27, 2017

Passed away peacefully after a brief illness at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Barrie on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at the age of 85.  Beloved wife of the late Henry Oliver “Ollie” Perkins. Cherished mother of Diane Thompson (Bill), Larry (Andrew Mogg), Debbie Skilton (Harvey), Harry (Donna), Douglas, and Darlene. Loving grandmother of Joe Thompson (Beth), Jeff Thompson (Jessica) Vincent and Steven McCann, Dylan Thompson, Krista Perkins, Kerri Thomson (Keith), Harry Perkins (Amanda), and Daylan Perkins. Great grandmother to Logan Thompson, Easton and Bennett Thomson. Dear sister of Paul Dobson (Reta) and Peter Dobson (Rosalind). Sadly missed by her nephew Nathan Dobson and dearest friend Myriam Ujakovic. Friends and family will be received at ADAMS FUNERAL HOME, 445 St. Vincent Street, Barrie on Sunday from 2-5 p.m. and again on Monday, July 31, 2017 from 10 a.m. until 10:45a.m. with Funeral Service to follow at 11 o’clock a.m. A reception will be held at the funeral home following the interment service at Barrie Union Cemetery. Memorial donations to the RVH Foundation would be appreciated. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through www.adamsfuneralhome.ca

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FAYE, VICKI ANN

Posted by on July 4, 2017

Passed away peacefully at Hospice Simcoe, Barrie on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at the age of 74. Beloved wife of Frank. Cherished mother to Kelly (Peter Casey), Kris, and Ryan (Crystal). Loving grandmother to Jeffrey, Andrew, Kira and Devon. Vicki is survived by her brother George Wilson (Tilly) and predeceased by her parents George and Lillian Wilson and siblings Stanley Wilson and Lorelei Cuyler. Friends will be received at ADAMS FUNERAL HOME (445 St. Vincent Street, Barrie) on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 11 o’clock a.m. with a reception to follow. Private interment will be held at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Barrie. Memorial donations to Hospice Simcoe would be appreciated. Messages of condolence may be forwarded through adamsfuneralhome.ca

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LARSEN, Ulla Elun (Persson) formerly of RR 2, Zurich, Orillia and Denmark, age 93

Posted by on July 4, 2017

LARSEN: Peacefully, at Craigwiel Gardens Nursing Home, Ailsa Craig, on Saturday, July 1, 2017, Ulla Elun (Persson) Larsen, formerly of Bayview Subdivision, RR 2, Zurich, Orillia and Denmark, age 93. Beloved wife of the late Helge K. Larsen (2001). Loved mother and mother-in-law of Carl and Mary Larsen of Grand Bend, Henning “Henry” and Christena Larsen of London. Dear gramma of Matthew Larsen of Toronto, Kelly Larsen and Travis Staines of London. Remembered by her life-long friends Lotte & Erling Jepson of Grand Bend and many other friends, nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by her parents Hjalmar & Ida (Thygesen) Persson and brother Poul Persson. At Ulla’s request, cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 11 a.m. The Rev. John E. Trembulak III Officiating. Interment Sunset Villa Cemetery, Puslinch at a later date. If desired memorials to the Huron County OSPCA, the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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BURTON: Maxwell George “Max” of Trenton, Ontario

Posted by on June 28, 2017

Burton, Maxwell George ‘Max” – peacefully at home, surrounded by family, on Tuesday, June 27th, 2017, in his 80th year.  Son of the late Maxwell Sr. and Louise Burton.  Beloved husband of Muriel Burton (nee Gueguen) of Trenton.  Loving father of Susan (Ken) MacDonald of Bewdley, Paula (Jean Marc) Poirier of Severn and Shelley (Ed) MacIntyre of Stirling. Proud grandfather of Lacey, Bradley (Alison), Candice (Matt), Jessica, Jocelyn (Travis), Alina and Ashley and great grandfather of Holt, Connor and Miller.  Max is survived by his sisters, Evelyn LaRonde, Mary (Merill) White, Gloria Burton and Vicki (Lawrence) Hayter, and by his brother, Vance (Silvia) Burton.  He is predeceased by his sisters, Gladys Costella and Mabel Burton.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at the Church of St. Michael The Archangel, Belleville on Tuesday, July 4th at 12:00 noon, with the family receiving friends at the Church one hour prior.  Cremation has taken place.  Private inurnment at St. James Cemetery.

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

If desired, Memorial Donations to Chalice (http://www.chalice.ca/ , 1-800-776-6855) would be appreciated by the family.

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BREEDON, Westley

Posted by on June 25, 2017

Passed away peacefully with his family by his side at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Barrie, on Friday, June 23, 2017 at the age of 79.Son of the late Doris Fenn and Westley. Beloved husband of Jean. Loving father of David, Eddie, Elizabeth, Doris, Dorothy (O.J.) and Matthew (Le-Mei). Cherished grandfather of Cathy, Ariele, Adrian, Alicia, Terrence, Katelyn, Jonathan, Nicholas, Nicole, Jennifer, Courtney, Ashley, Keira, Sean, Cassandra, Andrew, Kristen, Siera, Domenic, Kaycee, Angline and Lisa; great grandfather to Alexis, Aubree, Tanner, Ruby, Max, Snow, Isabella, Zander, Roman, Gemmaleigh, Keanan, Dixon, Callie and Luke. Dear brother to Bill, George and predeceased by his infant sister. Westley will be forever loved and remembered by all his friends and extended family including Gary, Elsie and many more. Friends will be received at ADAMS FUNERAL HOME, 445 St. Vincent Street, Barrie on Wednesday June 28, 2017 from 2 – 2:45 p.m. followed by a Funeral Service in the Chapel at 3 o’clock p.m. Memorial donations to the ALS Society would be appreciated. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through adamsfuneralhome.ca

 

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CALVERT, Carol Ethel of Ottawa and formerly of Brockville and Orillia, Ontario

Posted by on June 15, 2017

CALVERT, Carol Ethel

Carol Ethel Calvert, in her 90th year, died peacefully at Carleton Lodge in Ottawa on Friday, June 9, 2017. Carol was married for many years to Jack Calvert of Orillia. Dearest sister to Janice Reeves  (predeceased), and Marcia Stephen. Loving mother of Carla Winchester (Doug) of Ottawa, Lisa Leroux (Bill) of Brockville, and Hillary Calvert of Gravenhurst. Cherished Gammy to Graham (Annie), Craig (Marie), and Ross Winchester, and Claire (Justin) Leroux. Predeceased by her beloved grandson Nicholas Leroux. Special Great Grandma to Aven Winchester. Dear Aunt and Great Aunt to several nieces and nephews, and a true friend to many. Carol was born in Orillia, to the late Cliff and Edna Dick, and lived there most of her life. She was a proud graduate of the University of Toronto in 1948 and demonstrated a life long love of learning. She worked for many years as the Church Secretary at St Paul’s United Church, where she was an active member of the UCW and taught Sunday School. She loved music, especially church choir descants and ballads by her favourite singer, Frank Sinatra. In her later years she moved to Eastern Ontario to be nearer to her daughters and grandchildren. Many thanks to the caring staff at Bridlewood Retirement Home in Brockville, and the many angels at Carleton Lodge in Ottawa. Visitation will be held at Wall Street United Church, 5 Wall St., Brockville, Friday June 16, from 1-2pm, followed by a church funeral at 2pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Donors Trust of Carleton Lodge, to St Paul’s United Church in Orillia, or to a charity of your choice would be appreciated. On line condolences may be made at www.barclayfuneralhome.com.

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LOCKHART: E. Earl of Toronto Formerly of MacTier

Posted by on May 31, 2017

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E. (Elmer) Earl Lockhart (who always went by his middle name) passed away on Sunday, January 8, 2017 in his city of residence, Toronto, Ontario. He was 86, just two weeks shy of his 87th birthday.

He passed in his sleep of sudden cardiac arrest after a prolonged period of illness due to diabetes, Alzheimer’s/dementia and congestive heart failure.

Mr. Lockhart is survived by his wife of close to 60 years Helen Lockhart (nee O’Connell) of Toronto, his daughter Laurie Lockhart of Toronto, his son Joseph Lockhart of Guelph, ON, four Lockhart grandchildren, Nathaniel (Toronto), Evan (Powell River, BC), Claire and Connor (Kitchener, ON), five brothers (all in Ontario), Bob of Ajax, Arnold of Bowmanville, Connie of Oshawa, Brian of Renfrew and Tim of Spanish and four sisters (all in Ontario), Doreen (Mrs. Russell Johnston) of Pickering, Joyce (Mrs. Albert Chisholm) of Chelmsford, Colleen (Mrs. Glen Tait) of Cannington and Heather (Mrs. James Mahon) of MacTier. He was predeceased by sister Linda (Mrs. James Mahon) of MacTier on July 30, 2011, and three infant brothers, Freddie in November 1929, Ronnie in September 1933 and baby boy in 1946 (whose new ground marker, acknowledging all three children titled LOCKHART, was commissioned and put in place by Earl in Foot’s Bay Cemetery in Ontario in 2008).

Earl Lockhart was born on January 21, 1930 in MacTier, Ontario, Canada. He was the oldest child of hard working parents Joseph Samuel Lockhart and Eliza Gertrude Lockhart (nee Watkinson). His father was an engineer for Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) and his mother was a homemaker and postal carrier, both working out of MacTier.

Mr. Lockhart struck out on his own (as to spare his parents of another mouth to feed) at an early age, first going to live with his Aunt Ruby Cochrane (on his father’s side) in the east end of Toronto.
He eventually met Helen and they were married on November 16, 1957 in Toronto, and in 1961 they settled and raised their family in a house in the area of Toronto called Weston (where they lived until his passing and where Helen still lives today).

He worked hard and provided for his family by working at Canadian National Railway (CN) until he took an early retirement in September 1989 (he worked at CN since November 1951). Through the years he was active in many additional pursuits such as, since 1957, serving in the Canadian Army reserves (headquartered out of Toronto’s Denison Armoury at 3621 Dufferin Street, north of Highway 401) for 28 years (receiving rank of Warrant Officer, CD) and was a continuous member of the Royal Canadian Legion for 53 years (receiving his 50-year pin in September 2015). He also took an interest in auctioneering (earning a certificate) and of course boating (was a member of the power squadron).

His love for his native Muskoka however, never left him (MacTier was always called “up home”), and his Irish ancestry was a source of pride and the reason why in his retirement he spent every spring and summer in his beloved community of Severn Bridge (just south of Gravenhurst), Ontario. This is the area where his great-grandfather Joseph Lockhart lived in when he emigrated to Canada from Ireland (1850s) and where you can find his great-grandfather’s gravestone today in Symington Cemetery on Highway 11 at Kilworthy Road, Severn Bridge.

There will be a memorial service for Earl Lockhart on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Trinity United Church in Gravenhurst, Ontario. Later in June, as per Earl’s wishes, there will be a private interment of his ashes in Symington Cemetery in the grave of his Irish great-grandfather.

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Cushing, Randy Clifford, of Barrie, Ontario

We will miss our friend – Randy Clifford Cushing passed away Sunday, April 30, 2017 working on his sailboat (his happy place). Born May 22, 1954, Randy was the beloved husband of 39 years to Karen (nee Gorham) and the proud father to sons Rory and Brook. His family was his unwavering priority. Randy appreciated and cherished the simple things in life.  He always had a smile and a kind word for those he met. Always the first to offer his help, Randy had more friends than he even knew.  Randy lived the life he loved, and loved the life he lived. May his memory live on through the kindness of others. Randy’s family and friends are invited to a Celebration of Life at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, May 28th at the Hawkestone Yacht Club.  Casual attire only, just as Randy would have liked it. Condolences may be placed at www.drivercremation.ca

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Truman, Leo Fredrick of Barrie, Ontario

Truman, William Fredrick – On Wednesday, April 26th, William Fredrick Truman of Barrie, Ontario died peacefully at Simcoe Hospice at age 90. Born in Niagara Falls, Ontario on April 9th 1927 to John and Eva, he was a loving brother to Eva, May and Margaret. He is survived by Donna, his wife of 71 years, sister Zena, brother-in-law Tom, daughter Linda, grandchildren Peter and Amanda, and great grandchild Adelaide. Bill was a proud veteran and worked as a labourer for companies such as Oneita, General Electric and Tandy. He loved to bowl and was actively involved as a coach for youth.  Bill was also passionate about golf, walking and Mountain Dew. The family would like to thank the staff at Royal Victoria Hospital’s Specialized Senior’s Care Department, Hospice Simcoe, and Kate Skinner for her help and support. A celebration of life will be held on Monday, May 8th from 6 pm until 8 pm at the Barrie Legion on 410 St. Vincent Street in Barrie. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to Hospice Simcoe at http://www.hospicesimcoe.ca/donating/ or to the Alzheimer Society of Ontario at http://www.alzheimer.ca/en/on/Get-involved/Donate. Arrangements entrusted to Marshall W. Driver Cremation & Burial Service, 19 Ross St., Barrie. Condolences may be placed at www.drivercremation.ca

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VandenBroek; John of Petrolia

Posted by on April 29, 2017

 

Died at St. Josephs Hospice is Sarnia on Sunday, April 23, 2017.  JOHN VandenBROEK, of Petrolia, was in his 88th year.  John was a loving husband for 61 years to Joanna (nee VandeSchoot).   He will be missed by his children Bill (Terry), Frank (Ruth Anne), Mary VandenBroek, Michael (the late Denise), John, Jim, Theresa (Ron) White, Stephen (Kathy), Stuart, and Mark (Dawn).  He was grandfather to twelve grandchildren and six great grandchildren.   John was the son of the late Martin and Wilhelmina, and a step-son to Frances. He was the brother of Mary (the late Tony), the late Wilhelmina (the late Tony), Cathy (Andy), the late Harry (Tina), Henk (Ria), Rieka (the late Bill), the late Joe (Kathy), Wilma (the late Ted), Pieta (Herman), Clara (Mark), Nolda (Carl), Marty (Karen), Fran (Barry), Harold (Adrianne), Frank, Rick (Kim), and Chuck (Dee). He will be missed by his many nieces and nephews.  Visitors will be received on Tuesday from 6 to 9 pm at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia where a funeral service will be held Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.  Interment to follow at a later date at Mt. Calvary Cemetery.   As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society (www.cancer.ca) or St. Josephs Hospice (www.stjosephshospice.ca).  Memories and condolences may be shared on-line at www.needhamjay.com.

 

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CAMPBELL: L. Wayne, of St. Thomas, Ontario.

Posted by on April 27, 2017

CAMPBELL, L. Wayne, of St. Thomas, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, in his 74th year.  Beloved husband of Sharon (née Merritt) Campbell.  Dearly loved father of Tracey Zwiers (Jeff) of Orillia, and Scott Campbell (Christine) of St. Thomas.  Cherished grandfather of Sarah Doherty-Campbell, Emily and Joshua Campbell, and Jayme and Thomas Zwiers.  Also survived by brother-in-law, Roy Merritt (Faye) of Edmonton, AB.  Born in St. Thomas, ON, April 7, 1944, he was the son of the late Duncan O. and Ethel (née Cummings) Campbell.  Wayne was an employee for 40 years at the Ford Motor Company of Canada’s St. Thomas Assembly Plant, where he worked in the Paint Dept., Quality Control, and the Executive Garage.  He was an active volunteer for over 45 years with the St. Thomas Skating Club, where he was the current President.  Wayne volunteered for over 25 years with the H.O.M.E. Region Skating Council, where he was a Past President.  He enjoyed sharpening the skates of local figure skaters and hockey players, which he did from his home.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family on Sunday, April 30th from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. at the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) where the funeral service will be held on Monday, May 1st at 1:00 p.m.  Interment in Elmdale Memorial Park.  If so desired, memorial donations to The Lung Association or the STEGH Foundation will be appreciated.

Email messages of condolence may be sent to siftonfuneralhome@sympatico.ca

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LABINE: Theodore Joseph Bryan of Surrey

Posted by on April 26, 2017

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On Tuesday April 11, 2017 Bryan lost a long battle despite all efforts by the medical staff at Surrey Memorial Hospital. Born March 30, 1948 in Fort Coulonge, QC and spending the latter part of life in the West Coast. Joining his Mother Joan and Sister Brenda in Heaven. Sadly missed by all family and friends.

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WARLOW: Robert “Bob” of Thornbury Formerly of Aurora and Kettleby

Posted by on April 1, 2017

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Born in Toronto on May 10, 1931, a son of the late James and Laura (nee Clubine) Warlow, Bob passed away at Errinrung Nursing Home in Thornbury on Monday, February 6, 2017 at the age of 85.
Bob is lovingly remembered as a dear husband by his wife Dorothy and as the much loved Dad of Blake (late Pat), Debra (Ian) and Christine (Pat) and grandfather to Scott, Erin, Michael, David, Helen, Josh and Faith. He is recalled with fondness by his great grandchildren, extended family and many life-long friends.
Bob is remembered as a dear brother by his sister Diane Hill (Late Robert) and was predeceased by his brother Russell (late Joan) and by his sister Rita (late Jack Samson).
Bob began a career in painting and decorating at the age of 16 and continued to excel in his work until into his 70s. He was dedicated to his work and maintained many lasting friendships through his clientele in the Aurora area.
Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, May 20th, 2017 at the Collingwood Legion Branch 63, 490 Ontario Street in the Normandy Room from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. A service of committal will take place at Kettleby Cemetery at a later date.
A heartfelt thank you is extended to the staff and Dr. Linda Morel of Errinrung Nursing Home, for their outstanding care during the past few years. A special thank you to Liz and Dave Hall for their love and support.

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LANDER: Patricia Valerie of Belleville

Posted by on March 28, 2017

 

 

Lander, Patricia Valerie – suddenly at QHC-Belleville General Hospital on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 in her 87th year.  Born in Cornwall, England to the late Leslie and Marjorie Hore.  Beloved wife of Walter John “Jack” Lander of Belleville.  Loving mother of Kay (Wayne) Craggs and Robert (Christine) Lander, both of Belleville.   Pat is survived by her brother, Fr. Peter (Ann) Hore of St. Austell, Cornwall and by her sister in-law, Kay (Glenis) Mullings of Midland.  She will be fondly remembered by her nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

The Memorial Service will be held at the Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel, 30 Moira Street West (613-968-2273) on Friday, March 31st, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. with the family receiving friends from 10:30 a.m. until the time of service.

If desired, Memorial Donations to St. Thomas’ Anglican Church or the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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MOORE, Phllis (Kaye) of Corunna, Ontario

Posted by on March 20, 2017

MOORE, Phyllis (Kaye) – It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our precious Phyllis on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 12:50 a.m. She succumbed from complications after a fall at her home in Corunna. She died peacefully at Bluewater Health. Phyllis was in her 110th year and enjoying good health.
Phyllis was born in Bracebridge, Ontario to John Byron Kaye and Charlotte Eliza (Leith) Kaye on Nov. 6, 1907. She was the last remaining member of a family of ten children. Phyllis was a member of the United Church in Bracebridge and Sarnia and attended Central United in Sarnia for many years.
Dearly treasured and lovingly remembered by four nieces and one nephew. Phyllis was an aunt, a great aunt, a great-great aunt and a great-great-great aunt.
Phyllis will be sadly missed by her loving family, her good friend Roy, and her many wonderful friends and cherished neighbours.

A private family Graveside Funeral Service will be held at Bracebridge United Church Cemetery, Bracebridge, Ontario.

Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193.

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