SILCOTT: John Joseph Sr. of Belleville

Posted by on November 3, 2017

Silcott, John Joseph Sr. – peacefully at Q.H.C. Belleville General Hospital on Thursday, November 2nd, 2017, in his 77th year. Son of the late Joseph and Jane Silcott. Dear father of Virginia (George) Nehme of Toronto, Frances Tom (Ian Blagrove) of Belleville, John Joseph Silcott Jr., of Toronto, James (Jennifer) Silcott of Belleville, Tina Silcott (Tyrone Dixon) of Belleville, Lorne McNally of Trenton and survived by many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Brother of James  and Martha, both of Montserrat, West Indies, Virginia and Marion of New York, George of England, Elizabeth of Ontario and remembered by Antoinette of Montreal and Joseph of Ottawa.

Arrangements in the care of Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel, 30 Moira Street West (613-968-2273) Belleville. Visitation will be held on Monday from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Service will be held in the chapel on Tuesday, November 7th, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. Cremation to follow. Following the service there will be a reception at the Steele Family Centre.

If desired, Memorial donations to St. Thomas Church or Prostate Cancer Canada would be appreciated.

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Chute: Flora Hope MacLeod of Windsor, Ontario Formerly of London, Simcoe, Harriston, Thamesford, Aylmer, Port Hope, Owen Sound, Tottenham, Embro, ON, Chilliwack, BC

Posted by on November 3, 2017

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CHUTE, Flora Hope…
Flora Hope MacLeod Chute, born Chilliwack, BC, February 25, 1924, died Windsor, ON, October 24, 2017. Raised on a farm near Embro, Ontario, trained as a nurse at Victoria Hospital in London, lived with her husband and family in Tottenham, Owen Sound, Port Hope, Aylmer, Thamesford, Harriston, and in Simcoe, where she also practised as a nurse. Spent her final years in London and Windsor. Beloved wife of the late Max Chute for 63 years. Proud mother of Patricia Jeflyn Chute of Windsor, Richard Chute and his wife Anne of Port Franks, and Mary Chute Crawford and her husband James Crawford of Ottawa. Dear grandmother to Lauren and Macdonald Laplante; Nicole and Josh Chute; and Evelyn and her husband David Kroft, Sabrina, and Leigh Crawford. Great grandmother to Katelyn Park and Arielle Crawford-Arkaifie. Dear sister of her late brothers, Al and John MacLeod. She died as she lived, with great generosity of spirit, humour, kindness and love. Friends are welcomed for visiting, one hour prior (2-3pm) to the funeral service at 3pm on Friday, November 17, 2017 at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London. In lieu of flowers, donations to the David Suzuki Foundation, 102 – 179 John Street Toronto, ON M5T 1X4 or Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders, 551 Adelaide Street West Toronto, ON, M5V 0N8 Canada, would be greatly appreciated.

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KERR: Ada Lorraine of Brockville

Posted by on November 3, 2017

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Suddenly passed away in Brockville on Thursday September 28th, 2017. Ada Lorraine Kerr of Brockville aged 73 years. Loving mother of Suzanne Millions of Ottawa, David Cupkovic of Brockville, Donald Cupkovic of Toronto and Brian Kerr of Toronto.

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CASKEY: Marion of Ottawa

Posted by on November 3, 2017

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September 29,1924 – September 29,2017
In loving memory of Marion Louise Caskey. Passed away peacefully on her 93rd birthday September 29. She is predeceased by her husband George Caskey, and survived by her son John and daughter Jean. Jean’s husband Marco Zarco, Jean’s daughter Natalie Anderson (Morocz) her husband Greg and daughters Lily and Holly. Marco’s children, Angela Irons, Jessica Dupuis, Priscillia Dupuis, Carl Duhaime. John Caskey and his wife Valerie Lamoureau and her children Elton his wife Pamela and daughter Mackenzie, Joe, Roxanne, Marcel Juarez. Celebration of Life will be held at Carleton Memorial United Church, Melfa Crescent on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 11:00 with reception in church hall after. Donations to the Ottawa Humane Society in lieu of flowers.

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BOUFFARD: Phyllis (née Booker), of St. Thomas, Ontario, formerly of Montréal, Québec.

Posted by on November 2, 2017

BOUFFARD, Phyllis (née Booker), of St. Thomas, formerly of Montréal, QC, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Wednesday, November 1, 2017, in her 78th year.  Sister of Marie Hutchings of St. Thomas, Dorothy Brown of St. Thomas, Sandra Minor (Paul) of Sparta, and Ernest Booker of Pakenham.  Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.  Phyllis was predeceased by three sisters; Leatha Gowanlock, Ruth Roberts, and Josephine “Jo” Morris, by two brothers; Bill and David Booker (Doreen of Windsor), by five brother-in-laws; George Gowanlock, Charles Roberts, Vernon Hutchings, Stewart Brown, and Garry Morris, and by a sister-in-law, Wanda Booker.  Born in St. Thomas, ON, June 8, 1940, she was the daughter of the late O. William “Bill” and Ella (née Lumley) Booker.  Phyllis was a former employee of Starwood Hotels, St. Thomas, following her retirement from the Bank of Nova Scotia, where she worked for 34 years.  She was a member of the former Sparta Baptist Church.  In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place.  A public memorial service will be held at the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Saturday, November 4th at 1:00 p.m.  Interment of her cremated remains will be made privately in Sparta Cemetery.  Memorial donations to the Sjögren’s Society of Canada or the Canadian Cancer Society will be gratefully acknowledged.

Online condolences graciously accepted at www.siftonfuneralhome.com

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SWETLISHNOFF, Jack of Petrolia and Sarnia

Posted by on October 27, 2017

SWETLISHNOFF, JACK – At Lambton Meadowview Villa in Petrolia on Monday, October 23, 2017, Jack Swetlishnoff, age 87, passed away.
He was the dear husband of the late Ruth (Noack) Swetlishnoff and loving father of Dale Swetlishnoff (Donna), Glenn West (Shelley) and Grant Swetlishnoff (Shanon), grandfather of Kyle, Andrew, Haley and Hannah. He is also survived by his brother Peter.
Friends may visit with the family at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia on Thursday, October 26th between the hours of 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Funeral services will take place in the Malcolm, Deavitt and Binhammer Funeral Home Chapel, 141 Renfrew St., Pembroke on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. Followed by interment at Grace Lutheran Cemetery, Locksley.

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GRATTON, Marjorie Anna of Kanata formerly of Grand Bend and Montreal, age 90

Posted by on October 26, 2017

GRATTON:  Peacefully, at Elizabeth Bruyere Hospital, Ottawa on Wednesday, October 25, 2017, Marjorie Anna Gratton formerly of Kanata, Grand Bend and Montreal, age 90.  Much loved daughter of the late Noah (1962) and Sophia (Eisenbach) Gratton (1985).  Dear sister of Doreen Cass and her husband Douglas of Kanata.  Forever remembered by her nieces, nephews and their families.  Predeceased by her sisters Ilene Gratton, Carrie Ellen Gratton, brother Leslie Gratton and his wife Florence.  At Marjorie’s request, no formal services will be held.  Graveside Interment for family and friends will be held at the Grand Bend Cemetery on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.  Mr. Don Gratton Officiating.  Arrangements entrusted to the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood. If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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NIKIC: Manda (née Tadijanovic), of St. Thomas, formerly of R.R.#7, St. Thomas, Ontario.

Posted by on October 23, 2017

NIKIC, Manda (née Tadijanovic), of St. Thomas, formerly of R.R.#7, St. Thomas, passed away at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital on Sunday, October 22, 2017, in her 67th year.  Beloved wife of the late Franjo “Frank” Nikic (2012).  Dearly loved mother of Pero “Peter” Nikic (Jeanne) of Ottawa, Jozo “Joe” Nikic of London, and Jela “Helen” Susnjar (Davor) of St. Thomas. Cherished Baka of Matthew, Marko, Katica, Kristian “Kiki”, and Antonia.  Dear sister of Ana Micanovic (late Ivo), Mara Matuzovic (late Ilija), both of Croatia, late Ruza Grgic (Marijan of Croatia), and the late Marko Tadijanovic (late Janja).  Also survived by nephew, Ilija Tadijanovic (Anica) of Brantford, and many nieces and nephews in Croatia.  Born in Boce, Croatia, August 25, 1951, she was the daughter of the late Petar and Janja (née Mikic) Tadijanovic.  Manda was a retired employee of United Technologies of Canada, St. Thomas. She was a member of St. Leopold Mandic Croatian Catholic Church, London.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family at the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Wednesday, October 25th from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. (Prayers at 7:00 p.m.).  The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Leopold Mandic Croatian Catholic Church, 2889 Westminster Dr., London on Thursday, October 26th at 10:00 a.m., followed by interment in Holy Angels’ Cemetery, St. Thomas.  If so desired, memorial donations to the church restoration fund will be gratefully acknowledged.

Online condolences graciously accepted at www.siftonfuneralhome.com

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HARRISON: Madeleine E. of Belleville and formerly of Stoney Creek

Posted by on October 17, 2017

 

 

 

 

Harrison, Madeleine E. – peacefully, surrounded by her family, on Saturday, October 14th, 2017. Madeleine Harrison of Belleville and formerly of Stoney Creek, in her 92nd year.  Daughter of the late George and Mary Patterson.  Wife of the late Carman F. Harrison.  Loving mother of Laurel Harrison (Barry Brown) of Carrying Place and David (Wilhelmina) Harrison of Toronto.  Devoted grandma of Lucas (Mairead), Mitchell, Kathryn, and Rebecca and great grandma to Bowie.  Madeleine is predeceased by her brothers, Alan and Hugh Patterson and by her sisters, Enid Frankton and Ruth Watson.  She will be fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews.  Madeleine lived as a creative and passionate artist, traveler and educator – from her beautiful paintings, pottery and gardens to the unforgettable memories she co-created with family and friends. She will be remembered by her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren as a loving and compassionate woman who dedicated herself to enriching the lives of those fortunate enough to be around her.

A Memorial Service will be held at the Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel, 30 Moira Street West (613-968-2273) on Saturday, October 21st, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. with the family receiving friends from 2:00 p.m. until the time of service.  Following the service there will be an opportunity to share memories of Madeleine with the family at a reception held at the Steele Family Centre adjacent to the funeral home.  Private Inurnment at Maple Vale Cemetery, Smiths Falls at a later date.

If desired, Memorial Donations to the CNIB would be appreciated by the family.

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COLQUHOUN: Wallace of Clearwater, Florida Formerly of Montreal Ottawa Edmonton

Posted by on October 8, 2017

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Colquhoun, Wallace 85 years old, of Clearwater Florida on September 29, 2017. Loving husband to Wendolyn (nee Dear). First wife Mary (Hammill) and children Gregory, Daniel, Marilyn, and Tracey. Grandpa of Sabrina, Kai, Jacob, Graeme, Imahgynne, and Jessica. Great grandchildren Aiden, Owen, and Brooklyn. Predeceased by parents Robert and Mary; siblings Mary, Sadie, Robert, John, Joseph, Alex and Billy. Rooch, your playful humor will be missed.

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DAVIS: Mary of Ottawa

Posted by on October 8, 2017

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DAVIS, Mary (née Paul), of Ottawa, Ontario, passed away at the Queensway Carleton Hospital on Monday, October 2, 2017, in her 82nd year. Mary was conforted in her final hours by her niece, Catherine Desjardins. She was the beloved wife of the late Raymond Davis and mother of Debra Dulude of St. Catherine and Wayne Davis of Ottawa and survived by her brother, Thomas Paul of Ottawa. In keeping with her wishes, cremation will take place. There will be no public visitation but all are welcomed to the funeral service to be held at 11:00am on October 12th, 2017 at Our Lady of Fatima, 153 Woodroffe Ave, Ottawa. Gratitude is expressed to all the residents and staff of the Fairfield Manor Retirement Residence and to nurses and staff at the Queensway Carleton Hospital for making Mary’s passing so peaceful.

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Riley: Colleen of Toronto

Posted by on October 8, 2017

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Our lovely Colleen Riley-Roberts passed away peacefully with her son Robert Riley by her side on June 23rd 2017. Colleen leaves her son and her brother Rodney Riley and nieces Tanya Riley, Alana Riley and nephew Brian Riley.
Colleen will best be remembered for her generous kind heart, her ability to live life to the fullest, and her contributions to Mosport, the PR world, the music industry, and the antique business.
Please join our “Celebration Of An Amazing Life” Tues Sept 19th 2017 on the 31st floor of the Manulife Centre at 44 Charles St. W. from 6:30 – 8:30pm.
We would like to thank all the wonderful staff at Toronto’s Nisbet Lodge who took excellent care of her for the past seven years…Angels.
She touched so many lives and we look forward to honouring this beautiful women!

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BRANT: Richard Mathew Joseph of Belleville

Posted by on October 2, 2017

Brant, Richard Mathew Joseph – peacefully at home, surrounded by family on Sunday, October 1st, 2017 in his 78th year.  Son of the late Alfred and Viola Brant.  Beloved husband of Margaret Brant of Belleville and the late Gale Marie Brant.  Loving father of Richard Brant (Kelly Fischer-Brant) of Ottawa and Michelle (Kenny) Pappas of Belleville.  Step father of Deborah (Terry) Richardson, Dolly (Steve) Williams and Scott (Tabitha) Stoliker.  Richard is lovingly remembered by his four grandchildren, six step grandchildren and eleven step great grandchildren.  He is survived by his sister Helen White and his brother Larry (Betty) Brant, both of Belleville.  Richard will be remembered by his nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends.  He was a long serving and dedicated member of Holy Rosary Church, Belleville.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at the Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Church, 169 North Park Street, on Thursday, October 5th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Cremation to follow with inurnment at St. James Cemetery at a later date.  Arrangements entrusted to the Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel (613-968-2273)

Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

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SWEET: Helen “Barbara” of Belleville

Posted by on October 2, 2017

 

 

 

Sweet, Helen “Barbara” (nee Day) of Belleville, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her children, at the Bridge Street Retirement Residence on Sunday, October 1st, 2017 in her 96th year. Daughter of the late Harry and Maude Day (Curtis). Beloved wife of the late John Archie Sweet. Loving mother of Susan Sweet (Carm Reid) and Robert Sweet, both of Belleville, David Sweet (Barbara Burns-Sweet) of Cherry Valley, and John Sweet of Montreal. Dear grandmother to Evan Sweet and Tristan Sweet of Ottawa. Predeceased by sisters Grace Sutton and Marjorie Bunnett and brothers James, Walter, Edward, Bud, Cecil, Clarence, and Allan. Survived by brothers Douglas (Doris) and Ronald. Loved by many nieces and nephews.

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

A Memorial Service will be held in the Chapel on Friday, October 6th at 12:00 noon. The Family will receive friends at the Funeral Home from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service. Reverend Kate Ann Follwell officiating. A reception will be held at Christ Church Anglican, Everett Street following the service. Inurnment to follow at the Belleville Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the charity of choice would be appreciated.

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GERMAN: Louis F. “Lou”, of St. Thomas, Ontario.

Posted by on September 15, 2017

GERMAN, Louis F. “Lou” of St. Thomas, passed away at his residence on Thursday, September 14, 2017, in his 90th year.  Beloved husband of the late Aileen (née Bradt) German (2014).  Dearly loved father of Debbie Bukacheski of Ottawa, and Mark German of St. Thomas.  Cherished grandfather of Nathan Jackson-German of Kitchener.  Dear brother of George German (Eleanor) of Shad Bay, NS, late William “Bill” German, and the late Gordon German.  Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Born in Halifax, NS,  December 5, 1927, he was the son of the late Henry Louis “Harry” and Maria Sophia “Minnie” (née Sampson) German.  Lou served with the Royal Canadian Dragoons for 3 years and the R.C.A.F. for 23 years, retiring as a Sergeant.  Following his retirement from the R.C.A.F., he was employed by Murphy Bus Lines, Arva.  He was a member of Holy Angels’ Roman Catholic Church, St. Thomas.  There will be no public visitation at the funeral home.  The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Angels’ Roman Catholic Church, 502 Talbot St., St. Thomas on Tuesday, September 19th at 10:00 a.m.  Interment in Holy Angels’ Cemetery.  Memorial donations to the Holy Angels’ Church Restoration Fund will be gratefully acknowledged.  Arrangements entrusted to the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160).

Online condolences graciously accepted at www.siftonfuneralhome.com

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FRANKE: Helena Gertrud of Ottawa

Posted by on September 6, 2017

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Franke, Helena Gertrud (née Bendig) 89, of Ottawa Ontario, passed away peacefully on August 7, 2017. Helena was born in East Prussia (Ostpreußen) on June 4 1928.
Helena is survived by her son Norbert Georg Franke. Her husband Karl Heinz Franke (1967), her son’s Eric Kurt Franke (1998) and Mark Gregory Franke(2014) precede her in death.She is survived by her sisters Ruth Kavanaugh, Hannelore Parsons, Irmgard Habner and Eva Zahn.She (Tante Leni, Oma) is survived by her many nieces and nephews and her grandson Amos by Eric Kurt Franke/Sonya Franke.
Helena, from her childhood years in pre-WW2 Germany, through her teen years in war torn Europe and her emigration as a young adult from post-WW2 West Germany to Canada, has been a life of hardship, loss, joy, happiness, tragedy and debilitation due to Alzheimer’s in her latter years of life. Throughout her life, her dedication to, and love for family is that which defined her foremost and it is these attributes which gave her strength and fortitude to overcome these hurdles and to continue on.
In spite of losing her husband and two sons, she endured. After the untimely loss of her husband she was tasked with raising her three sons and did so without looking back. Her love for her sons was unwavering and steadfast and a true testament to what motherhood means. In good times and hard times raising her sons, she was a safe harbor from the storm.
Whether it was endeavoring to re-unite her parents, sisters and brother after the war or living her belief that the most important facet of life is family, she believed and lived her life to these truths. She helped wherever help was needed and would do so without hesitation.
God bless her soul and may she find peace in His house of many mansions.
The funeral service is scheduled for Monday August 28 2017.
 Visitation/Service will be held at All Saints Lutheran Church, 1061 Pinecrest Rd. Ottawa, ON from 10:30 hrs.
 Burial to follow at: Capital Funeral Home and Cemetery, 3700 Prince of Wales Drive.
 In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the Societe Alzheimer Society , which can be found online at http://alzheimerottawa.ca

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HILLER: Hannelore “Hannah” Berta of Belleville

Posted by on September 5, 2017

 

 

HILLER, Hannelore “Hannah” Berta – of Belleville and formerly of Melrose, passed away at QHC-Belleville General Hospital on Friday, September 1st 2017, in her 82nd year. Daughter of the late Erich and Eleonore Groeschel.  Beloved wife of the late Herbert Hiller. Loving mother of Georg (Jennifer), of Arnprior; Thomas (Danielle) of Belleville; Stephan (Darlene) of Kingston; and Erick (Francois), of Belleville. Proud grandmother of Lisa (Curtis), Mark (Leanne), Melinda, Kristopher (Arina), Ashley (Douglas) and Alexander (Mikaela). Loving Great-grandmother of Russell, Rachel, Rosalie, Abigail, Allison, Hailey, Aden and Dominc. Hannelore is also survived by her sister, Brigitte (Werner) Koldczezik of Germany.  She is predeceased by her brothers, Reinhard and Dieter and by her sisters, Erika and Heidi.  Hannelore is fondly remembered by nieces, nephews and extended family.

Friends are invited to call at the Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel, 30 Moira Street West, Belleville (613 968-2273). on Monday, September 11th from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church at Marysville on Tuesday, September 12th, at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Holy Name of Mary Cemetery.

Memorial Donations to the Quinte Humane Society or to Sandy Pines Wildlife Centre would be appreciated.

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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.

Online condolences graciously accepted at www.siftonfuneralhome.com

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BOWCOTT: Dorothy Priscilla (Magwood)(Bruegeman) of Kanata

Posted by on August 24, 2017

BOWCOTT, Dorothy Priscilla (Magwood) (Bruegeman)….

Passed peacefully at home at the Red Oak Retirement Residence in Kanata, Ontario on Sunday, August 20, 2017 in her 97th year. Dear mother of Andy Bowcott (Margie Kardash) and Kathy Bowcott both of Ottawa. Predeceased by beloved husband Robert “Bob” Witton Bowcott and beloved son Steven Ross (Marnie) Bowcott and by brothers Harold and Garfield Magwood. Dear sister of Wallace Magwood (Doris) of North Bay, Audrey Weidner of Hanover, Marjorie Nelson of Guelph, and Joan Henderson (Noel) of Burlington. Loved grandmother of Grayhame (Jacqueline), Matthew (Jackie), Jenna, Mackenzie (Simona) and Meredyth Bowcott, and great-grandmother of Alyvia, Leos, Colton, Vaughn and Laelynn. Very special thanks to the nurses and staff of the Red Oak Retirement Residence in Kanata, Ontario for their exceptional care, kindness, friendship and support. Cremation has taken place. Friends will be received by the family from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm at St. Anne’s Anglican Church (Byron), 1344 Commissioners Road, London, Ontario, N6K 1E1 where a light lunch will be served during visitation with a service of celebration of Dorothy’s life to follow at 1:00 pm. Interment will follow in the adjoining St. Anne’s Anglican Church Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy memorial donations would be appreciated to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario or to St. Anne’s Anglican Church. Arrangements entrusted to A. Millard George Funeral Home, 519-433-5184. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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FRANKE: Helena Gertrud of Ottawa

Posted by on August 23, 2017

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Helena, from her childhood years in pre-WW2 Germany, through her teen years in war torn Europe and her emigration as a young adult from post-WW2 West Germany to Canada, has been a life of hardship, loss, joy, happiness, tragedy and debilitation due to Alzheimer’s in her latter years of life. Throughout her life, her dedication to, and love for family is that which defined her foremost and it is these attributes which gave her strength and fortitude to overcome these hurdles and to continue on.

In spite of losing her husband and two sons, she endured. After the untimely loss of her husband she was tasked with raising her three sons and did so without looking back. Her love for her sons was unwavering and steadfast and a true testament to what motherhood means. In good times and hard times raising her sons, she was a safe harbor from the storm.

Whether it was endeavoring to re-unite her parents, sisters and brother after the war or living her belief that the most important facet of life is family, she believed and lived her life to these truths. She helped wherever help was needed and would do so without hesitation.

God bless her soul and may she find piece in his house of many mansions.

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BLANCHARD (Plante): Gail Janet of Russell, Ontario

Posted by on August 23, 2017

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On Tuesday, July 25, 2017 Gail Janet Blanchard (Plante) of Russell in her 74th year after a brave battle with cancer. Beloved wife of the late Robert Blanchard and common-law partner of the late Robert Blanchette. Dear mother of Robert (Karen) of Eugene, Oregon, Connie (Rick Nielsen) of Russell, and Steven (Victoria) of Lancaster. Loved by her grandchildren Amanda, Brittany, Kylie, Andrew, Matthew, Nathaniel, Alysha and Stephan and her great-grandchildren Abigail, Julien, Mileigh-Marie and Tanner. Sister of the late Beverly Lafond.

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DAY: Gwendolyn of Mill Bay

Posted by on August 19, 2017

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Gwendolyn Florence Day,(née Gilbert) was born June 7, 1927, in Marbleton, Quebec, to Bertram and Florence Gilbert.Her father,Bertram, was a POW for four years during World War II in Japan.He died in 1946, shortly after returning to Canada.Gwen worked tirelessly throughout her life supporting the Hong Kong Veteran Commerative Association.Gwen described her mother as a ‘noble woman’ raising four children,Gwen, Bruce,Dawn and Beverley, and a stepdaughter,Joan Cook.Thanks to an IODE scholarship, Gwen was one of the first women in her village to attend university,(BIshop’s) specializing in French.She was in high demand in later years as a substitute teacher. She was married to Stockwell Day Sr.for 56 years, raising six children together: Deborah, Stockwell,Nick,Abigail, Rebecca and Matthew.A wide range of successful business and professional pursuits allowed Gwen and Stockwell to experience life in Atlantic Canada,Québec,Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia. Enjoying wonderful family-centred years owning the Overlander Lodge at Jasper East,near Hinton,Alberta, was there last venture before retiring in British Columbia.Gwen’s passion for volunteering led her to support many nonprofit organizations such as the Red Cross,YMCA, her local church and CESO projects in Hungary and Czechoslavkia.
In Her Own Words: ” At the age of 90 I will record a bit of what I did in these past years… Nothing spectacular… My six children from my very happy 56-year-old marriage to Stockwell Day Sr did it all. My first child,Deborah, owned her spectacular Montessori School for over 20 years in West Edmonton. Deborah taught three generations of children,many of whom now bring their children to a Montessori school system. My second child, Stockwell, went into politics and was pretty spectacular with smart, conservative work. He still goes around helping people, being spectacular with his kindness.
My third child, Nicholas, had a very good career and occupations. He is a spectacular care worker and devotes his life to caring of people. My fourth child, Abigail, has lived in England for 30 years. She is a full-time professor at London Univesity. She recently wrote a book which brought attention to the wonderful women who have kept the Anglican Church open around the world. My fifth child, Rebecca,, is head of grammar at Brentwood College School and takes spectacular care of her students, her family, her friends and me. My sixth child,Matthew,has raised four wonderful children and is a very well-known spectacular entertainer in Edmonton. He is a truly unique person. My father,Bertram Gilbert,was a POW in Japan for four years. He died in hospital after returning home in 1946. My mother, Florence, was a noble woman, raising four children on her own, surrounded with her church and the help that goes along with a small community like Marbleton,Québec.We were poor I suppose, but we didn’t know it. Our lives were enriched by attendance at church and by the older people who looked out for us. I was one of the first girls from our village to go to university, thanks to an IODE scholarship. I have always been passionate about volunteering for nonprofit associations.Along with my husband we worked with CESO,supporting families in Hungary and in Czechoslovakia. God has taken care of me for over 90 years.I am thankful for my faith within the Anglican Church.I am looking forward to being with my husband once again along with all the members of my family who have passed before me.My life has been blessed.”
NOTE: A funeral will be held on Tuesday,Aug.22,1pm,at The Anglican Church of St.John the Baptist,3295 Cobble Hill Rd.Cobble Hill,BC. V0R 1L6

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Harris, George (Duke) Francis of Sarnia

George “Duke” Harris
February 25, 1942 – August 2, 2017

It is with a broken heart we announce, after a courageous battle recovering from heart surgery,
Duke lost his fight. Duke is survived by his wife of 55 years, Eleanor Harris, daughter Kimberly Drury and son-in-law Brad Drury. He was the best ‘Pazzy’ to his pride and joy to his grandchildren Lauren Drury (Brad Hodgson) and Aaron Drury and his special great- grandson Hunter Hodgson. Duke was predeceased by parents George and Elsie Harris, in-laws Lee and Fred Martin, brothers Bill and Bob Maughan and son Bob Harris (March 2005). Having been born in his parent’s home on Alfred Street, Duke was proud of his Point Edward lineage. Duke played Junior Hockey first in Sarnia for the Sarnia Legionnaires where they won the Junior B Championship, then in St. Catherine’s with the Tee Pees winning a Memorial Cup Championship and went on to have a career in the Western Hockey League, American Hockey League and World Hockey Association, highlighted by two championships; the first in Vancouver with the Canucks, and the second in Rochester with the Americans. Following Duke’s retirement from hockey he was fortunate to join Sarnia Cranes, where he spent 25 years as a crane operator. Duke retired in 2005 to become a full time cab-driver for his grandchildren. ‘Pazzy’ never failed to answer the call for a ride, an errand, or whatever Lauren and Aaron needed. Duke loved his vacations in Florida with the “Point Gang” and not too many days went by without a drive to the St. Clair River to make sure the water was flowing in the right direction! Hey Buds, we will miss your quick wit and old storytelling. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre on Tuesday, August 8th at 11:30 am. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 10:00 a.m. until time of service. Memorial donations made to London Health Sciences Centre “Cardiac Surgery Recovery Unit”, Canadian Mental Health Association or Charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

“A special thank-you to the entire staff of Cardiac Care ICU at the University Hospital in London,
especially Dr. Mary Lee Myers. The entire team offered excellent care to Duker and the rest of
our family.”

 

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FRANCES: Roxanne of Toronto

Posted by on August 2, 2017

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Roxanne Fiona Frances, 24, of Toronto, Ontario, took her own life in her home early in the morning of Tuesday, January 16, 2017. She was 23 years old, and is survived by her twin sister Meaghan, her younger brother Max, and her mother Catherine. Roxanne’s funeral was held at Pine Hills Cemetery on January 23, 2017.

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HARRISON: DONALD of MONTREAL Formerly of OTTAWA

Posted by on July 22, 2017

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Donald Harrison passed away peacefully on June 4th 2017.
His wife Ruth Davie, children Carleen (Katrina) Lianne (Bruno) Darren, Grandchildren Danny,Amy,Julia & Alex, Brothers & Sister, nieces, nephews & many friends will remember your Loving Soul.
Funeral Arrangements,
Actuel Services Funeraires
4500 rue de Verdun
Friday, June 9, 2017
1-5, 7-9
Service at 8-8:30pm.

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