CIREZ: Juan ALberto of Calgary Formerly of La Romana, Dominican Republic

Posted by on February 21, 2018


In the town of Caimanera, Guantánamo Province, Cuba on Tuesday, November 15, 2016, Juan Alberto Cirez, age 46 of the City of La Romana, Dominican Republic passed away. He was the loving husband of the Rhonda Deanne Cirez and dear father of Emma Janice Harvey. Cremation took place and a memorial service was held at the foot of the Sierra Maestra on Friday, November 18th, 2016 at 1:30 pm. Private ceremony to spread the ashes was held onsite immediately after the ceremony.

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McBRINE, Richard George

Posted by on January 16, 2018

McBRINE, Richard George

On the 31st of December in 2017, Richard joined his beloved and cherished wife of 57 years, Marion Louise Spring.  He passed away peacefully at home surround by family at the age of 88.  He was a loving and devoted father to Deborah (Michael), Richard (Laurie), Wayne (Rose) and Robert (Joanne); and known as “Grampa” to Michael, Justin, Maggie, Kent and Devon.  We will be greatly missed by his caring and loving companion Mary and her kind and compassionate family.  Richard was born in Woodstock, New Brunswick on March 17th, 1929 to his parents, George and Florence.  Predeceased by his 2nd mother Ruth, his brother John and survived by his devoted brother Kenneth (Beth); all from Nova Scotia.  He will be remembered fondly by his sister and brother-in-law’s Eileen, Merle, Maurice and Harvey (Edna); and by his many nieces and nephews who referred to him as “Uncle Duck”.  Richard was a pillar in his community with strong ties to the Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite, Order of the Eastern Star and St. Paul’s Anglican Church.  Thank you to all of the health care providers involved with Richard’s end of life care.  Special thanks for the decades of exemplary service and support from Dr. Hankey’s office and the staff at the Stroud Medical Pharmacy.  Cremation has taken place and a private family burial will occur in the spring at the 6th Line Cemetery.  To celebrate his life, a memorial service will be held at 12 p.m.  on Saturday, January 27th at the BARRIE MASONIC TEMPLE, 99 Morrow Road, Barrie; with a reception to follow.  As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Scottish Rite Charitable Foundation or any charity of choice.  Online condolences can be submitted to

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SKELTON, Catherine Frances (nee Laycock)

Posted by on January 4, 2018

SKELTON, Cathy (Cookie) It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Cathy, 74, at Southlake Regional Health Centre in Newmarket, on January 2nd, 2018. Loving mother of Lisa Gallant & Chad (Ashley). Proud Nana to Haley, Brooke, Cameron, Lily and Maddie. Sister to Dorothy Henning, Harold Laycock and Lorna McCracken. Pre-deceased by parents Russ and Pearl Laycock, sister Betty Hayward and brothers Max, Martin, Bill and Ted. 

Employed 38 years at GE/Black & Decker and 11 years at Johnson Controls. Recent employee of Casino Rama and devoted volunteer for Canadian Cancer Society and  Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions.

She enjoyed playing cards, dancing, cooking and travelling near and far with family and closest girlfriends. Cathy also took great joy in participating in the lives of her grandchildren, whether it was trips to the zoo, taking them to lessons or work, she loved spending every minute she could with them.  Cathy’s overwhelming, generous and devoted support to her family & friends will be greatly missed. 

Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, January 7th from 1pm to 4pm at the Ivy Orange Hall, 5099 20th Sideroad of Essa Township. A private family interment will be held in the spring. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through In lieu of flowers donations to the RVH and Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions would be greatly appreciated by the family.

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MacDONALD; Valerie A. Formerly of Barrie

Posted by on December 18, 2017

Passed away suddenly at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre on Friday, December 15th, 2017. Valerie MacDonald at the age of 68 years, loving wife of the late Ken MacDonald. Cherished mother of Tiffany-Ann (Jason Harris), Tammy-Lynn MacDonald (Brant Delong) and Trevor MacDonald (Sarah O’Brien). Adored grandmother of Alyssa, Olivia, Laila, Jackson, Sienna and Jessie. Predeceased by her brothers Walter, Reggie, Cletus and Everett Collicutt and also her sisters Mona Silliker and Marjorie Collicutt. Family and friends will be received at ADAMS FUNERAL HOME, 445 St. Vincent St. Barrie (just north of Cundles Rd.) on Thursday, December 21, 2017 from 2 p.m. until time of Funeral Service in the Chapel at 3 o’clock. Spring interment Barrie Union Cemetery. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through

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HOWARD: EDWARD (Ted) PALLISER of Toronto Formerly of Leeds, England

Posted by on November 3, 2017


HOWARD, Edward (Ted)
September 30th, 1920 – October 23rd, 2017
Edward (Ted) Howard, loving husband of the late Wilma (Dyer) both of Toronto, passed away peacefully on October 23, 2017 at Victoria Manor in Lindsay, Ontario. Ted had an enormous love of family. He enjoyed golfing, bowling and tennis, had a keen interest in history and was an avid reader. Ted lived life to the fullest, making a positive impact on everyone in his life. Intelligence, determination and a wonderful sense of humour were his gifts which he used generously to touch everyone’s hearts. He will be missed. Loving father of Terry (the late Bonnie nee Thornhill), Rachel (Michael B.) and Lisa (Michael F.) and the late Maureen. Special grandpa of Kent, Daphne, Tracey, Erin, Mikaela and Melissa. Lovingly remembered by his great grandchildren Zachary, Cassandra and Kallista; Thomas and Daniel; Rayden and Declan. Predeceased by his parents Edward and Eileen (Palliser) Howard, and his brother Todd. Fondly remembered by niece Jean and nephew Alan and their families. In keeping with Ted’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a celebration of life will be held at a future date to be announced. Private Interment at Pine Hills Cemetery. The family would like to thank the staff at Victoria Manor in Lindsay, for the many kindnesses and comforting care they provided to Ted and his family. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Humane Society of Kawartha Lakes or the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by the family.

Charitable donations may be made to:

Humane Society of Kawartha Lakes
107 McLaughlin Road, Lindsay ON K9V 2V3
Tel: 1-705-878-4618

Alzheimer Society Kawartha Lakes
PO Box 730, Lindsay ON K9V 4W9
Tel: 1-705-878-0126

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CONSTABLE: Marguerite Elizabeth of Belleville

Posted by on September 1, 2017


CONSTABLE, Marguerite Elizabeth – after a lengthy illness, passed away on Tuesday, August 29th, 2017 in Heart of Hastings Hospice, Madoc, Ontario.  She was born Dec. 24, 1948 in Charlottetown, PEI, the eldest daughter of Wilfred F. Constable and Marion J. (Howatt) Constable.  She will be missed by brothers Jim (Val), Ken (Bernice), Hal, Gary (Evelyn), Doug (Marlene) and sister Marilyn; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and God children Lucy, Courtney, Victoria and T.J. Marg maintained strong connections with her community in Ontario where she has lived since 1982. After she retired from Community Visions and Networking (CVN) she volunteered as secretary of the Belleville Association of the Deaf (BAD), sat on the Accessibility Advisory Committee for the City of Belleville, and on the Board of Community Advocacy & Legal Centre (CALC). Marg was a member of Parkdale Baptist Church and then a faithful member of Quinte Deaf Fellowship. She was a soloist and while in Gallaudet (Class of 82), joined the Joyful Sign Choir and became choir director of Love Inspiration. Thank you to the Hospice Quinte Day Program, the Canadian Hearing Society (CHS), the VON, Red Cross, BGH nurses, Dr. Coady and Dr. Robert Bates for their care and support.

Charitable donations can be made to Hospice Quinte, Quinte Deaf Fellowship, CHS and Heart of Hastings.

Cremation has already taken place. Friends and family can celebrate Marg’s life at Parkdale Baptist Church, 514 Sidney Street, Belleville on Monday September 11th, 2017 at 10:00 a.m., with visitation one hour prior. Pastor H. Bickle (QDF) and Pastor J. Tedford (PBC) to officiate.

Arrangements in the care of Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel, 30 Moira Street West, Belleville (613-968-2273)

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LINDROOS: Pertti Olavi (Bert) of Kitimat Formerly of Quesnel.BC,Sudbury ON

Posted by on August 23, 2017


With great sadness we say good bye to Pertti Olavi Lindroos (BERT) passed away july3 2017 from a hard battle of cancer.

Born in Finland march 28.1948 came to Canada in 1951
predeceased by his son Danny ,and mother and father
Sadly missed by loving daughter Diane and son David(Rebekah) Kazzandra Markus
His sisters Mirja and Helena and their families
His partner in life of 31 years Gail Neale and extended family Mandy (Jeremy, Darrel, Chelsea and Josh) Sally(Butch)Tawny and Michelle(Martin)Kyle (amylee) and Zack
He will be sadly missed by all. No service was held as per his request
Will have a Celebration of Life at a later date

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McGARVEY, Marie of Belleville

Posted by on August 18, 2017

McGarvey, Marie – It is with profound sadness and heavy hearts we announce the sudden passing of Marie McGarvey (nee Rowan). She slipped peacefully and silently into the loving arms of her late husband, Tony McGarvey (1997) on Monday August 14th, 2017 in Belleville in her 78th year. Loving mother to Tony & Elizabeth McGarvey, Angela and Dave McGauley, Breda and Steve Blazevic and John and Renée McGarvey. Beloved by her twelve grandchildren who brought her immense joy and pride, Conor, Emma & Rory McGarvey, Errigal, Mac & Rowan McGauley, Sophia, Iliana, Adria & Evangeline Blazevic and Ryan and Jocelyn McGarvey. She will be greatly missed by all her friends, especially her dearest friend and companion Larry Reilly.  Marie was loved by her siblings, Birdie, Helen and J. J. (deceased), and Eamon, Theresa and Kay and their families. She cherished the time she was able to spend with them after her emigration from Ireland in 1967 with her husband and young son, Tony Jr.  Marie celebrated her fiftieth year in Belleville this summer and was proud of the life she and Tony Sr. built for their family in Canada.  The family is forever grateful to all her wonderful friends for all their support and help over the years, especially Margaret, Jane, Beth, Wilma and Maureen.

Friends are invited to call at the Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel, 30 Moira Street West (613-968-2273) on Friday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church on Saturday, August 19th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow at St. James Cemetery.

If desired, Memorial Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or any charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.

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GILMORE: James of Wasaga Beach, formerly of Bala, Ontario

Posted by on March 26, 2017


James A. Gilmore (1926 – 2017) Obituary

James Andrew Gilmore (Jim), 90, of Muskoka, Ontario, passed away peacefully on February 23, 2017. A dedicated husband, brother, father, grandfather and friend – he will be sorely missed. His light shone bright and touched everyone he met (in many countries/across many religions). God willing, he will remain in all our hearts and minds forever.

Jim was born in Preston (now Waterloo) Ontario to Alfred and Lilian Gilmore on August 23, 1926. Growing up in Barrie, Jim was active in many sports with a passion for hockey, baseball and wrestling. Jim left high school at age 16, to take over the family Poultry Hatchery business in Barrie after his father died.

Married to Elinor Beatrice Mitchell on September 11, 1948, they moved to Aurora, in 1957 where Jim worked with Skyline Poultry Farms. A devout Christian and dedicated member of the United Church of Canada, Jim heard God’s call to work as a missionary and in 1962, Jim, Elinor, and children (Maureen, Barry and Jamie) sailed off to the mysterious, magical land of India.

Jim and Elinor served 26 years in Asia – 11 as missionaries in India, 7 with United Nations in remote Muzaffarabad (Pakistan) and 8 with UN in Delhi. Jim revolutionized the poultry industry in India and Pakistan, satisfying Hindus in India that unfertilized chicken eggs were vegetarian, establishing broiler rearing and distribution network in India and building hatchery/feed mills/broiler farms in remote Pakistan.

Jim was very active in the community – Rotary Club in Barrie (at age 23 the youngest president), Sunday School teacher, India International Center Volunteer, helping set up broiler/egg production in Bethany Village (a landmark rehabilitation establishment for lepers)– after retirement, Muskoka Lakes Ratepayers Association, Bannockburn Church Board (near cottage), Church choir.

Jim Gilmore is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Elinor; his three children Maureen (Moe) Donald, Barry and Jamie; his daughters in-law Ani and Sheilagh and son in-law Sandy; his 7 grandchildren Kerry Lee, Matthew, Sarah, Kenneth, Kathryn, Laura and Philip; his sister, Barbara; two nephews, Andrew and Jimmy and his cousin, Jean.

Jim’s Celebration of Life will be held at the family cottage in Muskoka, Ontario on July 29, 2017 at 2 pm. Please join us – contact one of his surviving children to confirm.

If you are moved to donate in Jim’s honour, make a small gift in his name to your church or to Bannockburn Community Church (1071 Bannockburn Road, Box 101 Bala) Wasaga Beach United Church (380 Zoo Park Rd., Wasaga Beach).

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FABER: Marilyn Jean (Mousseau) of Kippen

Posted by on September 1, 2016

Faber, Marilyn-W300At Queensway Nursing Home, Hensall, on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 of Kippen in her 80th year. Beloved wife of the late William Ross Faber (2012). Dear mother of Kevin Faber of Goderich, Darren and Cheryl Faber of Gravenhurst, Lori and Ron Burt of Bayfield, and Lisa Faber and Jeff Ripley of P.E.I. Loving grandmother of Kristopher and Jackie Faber, Jacqueline and Paul Mueller, Carter Burt and Sierra Burt, and great-grandmother of Lily Faber and Wesley Mueller. Dear sister-in-law of Audrey and Emerson Coleman, and Anita Faber. Sadly missed by her nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Elzar and Maudie Mousseau, and brother-in-law Russell Faber.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 49 Goshen Street North, Zurich on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 PM where the funeral service will be held on Saturday, September 3rd at 11 AM. Interment Bairds Cemetery, Bluewater (Stanley Township).

Donations to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family.

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COOPER, Margaret Elizabeth of Waterdown

Posted by on July 19, 2016

COOPER, Margaret Elizabeth
Margaret Cooper, 98, of Waterdown, died peacefully on Monday July 18, 2016 supported by her family, the centre of her life, at St. Peter’s Hospice in Hamilton Ontario. Margaret Elizabeth Douglas was born on January 25, 1918 in Punta del Este, Uruguay. Margaret was predeceased by her parents, Jack and Vera Douglas, her siblings Katherine, Evelyn, and Sholto Douglas, and her husband Craig Cooper. She is survived by her children Ian (Catherine) Cooper, Jane (Dick) Toews, Peter Cooper, and stepdaughter Elizabeth Salton, and by much-loved grandchildren and great-grandchildren across Canada and overseas. Her nieces and nephews and their families in the UK and elsewhere have maintained a loving connection with her over the years. As family, we treasure the many memories of her life; a life well and fully lived, with loving support offered to the end. A Visitation will be held at KITCHING STEEPE & LUDWIG FUNERAL HOME, 146 Mill St. N., Waterdown, on Friday, August 5, 2016 from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. All are welcome to join family and friends in a Celebration of Margaret’s Life at GRACE ANGLICAN CHURCH, 157 Mill St. N., Waterdown, on Saturday August 6, 2016 at 2 p.m., with a reception to follow in the church hall. If you wish, donations to Doctors without Borders (MSF) or David Suzuki Foundation in her memory would be welcome. The family wishes to thank Dr. Donaldson, the staff at St. Peter’s Hospice, the VON, Seniors for Seniors and the Hamilton CCAC for their kind efforts to assist Margaret in her last months.

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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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SINE: Karen Ann of Belleville

Posted by on May 9, 2016

Sine, Karen Ann – entered into rest at home, on Wednesday May 4th, 2016 in her 49thyear. Beloved wife of James “Jamie” Sine. Dear mother of Helen and Annabelle, both at home. Daughter of Doug Noonan and Brenda Brown.  Sister of Kathy (Rick) Osterhout of Prince Edward County. Karen will be remembered by several aunts and uncles in Belleville and in Prince Edward Island.

A Graveside Service will be held at Belleville Cemetery on Friday, May 27th, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. Arrangements in the care of Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel (613-968-2273) Belleville.

Remembering Karen’s love of birds, animals and nature, donations to the Quinte Humane Society would be appreciated.     

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HORNER: Marjorie Eileen of Truro, Nova Scotia

Posted by on April 22, 2016

images-4Marjorie Eileen (Midge) Horner

With great sadness, we announce the passing of our mother, Marjorie Eileen ‘Midge’ Horner (nee Little), on March 29, 2016, at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre in Amherst, Nova Scotia, aged 85 years.

Born in Antigonish, Nova Scotia on July 24, 1930, our Mom was the eldest child of the late Dr. Perley and Eileen (MacKinlay) Little. Predeceased by her husband of 50 years, William Norval (Bill) Horner in 2003, she is survived by her four children: Deborah Elliott, Truro, David (Bianca) of Halifax, Dan (Sharon) of Shortts Lake, Nova Scotia and Douglas (Melinda) of Iqaluit, Nunavut; nine grandchildren: Miranda (nee Elliott) (Chris) Bates and Morgan (Becky Lavers) Elliott, both of Truro, William (Netherlands) and Bryce (Bedford) Horner, Sam and Emma Horner, both of Toronto, Ontario and Louisa, Lauren and Luella Horner in Iqaluit all of whom she loved dearly and was inordinately proud. ‘SuperNana’ will be sorely missed by her adored great-grandchildren Matilda and Beatrice Bates and Charlie and Piper Elliott who enjoyed their trips to visit her at the big house up on the hill.

Midge is also survived by her only brother Jim (Joanne) Little, Londonderry and her youngest sister Judy Little (Doug Pilon), Carrolls Corner, Nova Scotia, brothers-in-law Keith Horner, Shawville, PQ and Donald Dods, Shawville, PQ and Bedford, NS and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by sisters Joan Potter and Katherine Grainger, sisters-in-law Lois Elliott, Mayfred Dods, Shirley Horner and brothers-in-law Hal Grainger, Dr. Bruce Horner and Fred Elliott.

Not only a daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, our Mom was tireless in her participation in her community and as a member of many organizations, clubs and committees, most recently the Colchester Hospital Auxiliary, the Colchester Historeum, the Marigold Guild of Needle Arts and the Embroiderers’ Association of Canada. Working to benefit the hospital, Mom spent many years volunteering for the annual Hubbub and ultimately as convener of that event in 2005. More recently, she enjoyed volunteering at the Historeum as a hostess and helping to develop displays, especially when they featured the Marigold Guild, as it did through ‘An Exhibit of Needlework’ in 2006.

The Marigold Guild of Needle Arts was our mother’s brainchild (and at times we teased, her greatest love). Gathering 42 women into her home in 1983 and using her subtle determination, she was able to create the Truro Chapter of the EAC. Thirty three years of ‘stitch ins’ later, it is still an active and vibrant Guild. To roughly quote a Guild member, Mom was the founder and always the driving force behind the MGNA, serving as the first President and twenty-eight years later offering to fill that vacant position again, even as health challenges slowed her down. She has served in most, if not all, the executive positions and committee leads and continued to fill a key role even as her debilitating health stopped her from creating her own true masterpieces. Mom was instrumental in encouraging the Guild’s annual retreat which began in 1989 and continues to this day and she was the originator of the idea of the ‘Tapestry of Historic Truro: 1875-1925’, leading that project through some 2000 hours from inception to its unveiling at the then Colchester Historical Society Museum in 1997. Designated a ‘Master Craftsman in Pulled Thread’ by the Embroiderers’ Association of Canada, our modest mother was surprised and honoured to be awarded the EAC national honour service pin in 2011 in recognition of her lifelong promotion of the art.

Following us to school and athletic events, ski hills and riding rings, she encouraged and was always our greatest fan. Mom loved to travel and our annual ski trips, family reunions and other trips afar with our father, family and friends were enjoyed immensely and summers at Shortts Lake were a major part of our lives.

Our mother was a lady of the old school, always maintaining a grace, conviction and determination that belied her unpretentious demeanor. She was our foundation and our confidant. In her quiet, selfless way, she loved and directed each of us through the paths that life took us, always there, always supportive and always encouraging. She was unique in her relationships with each of us and loyal to our individualities, sometimes recognizing our value when we ourselves may not. She rejoiced in our successes and commiserated in our losses. We loved her absolutely.

We would like to extend a special recognition to Eileen Tooker, Mom’s friend and companion, who allowed Mom to continue to enjoy life with less restraint than her disabilities in recent times would normally have allowed.

We wish to thank Dr. Andrea Faryniuk and the entire staff of the 2nd floor surgical wing of the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre for their patient and compassionate care over this last year.

As was our mother’s request, cremation has taken place and there will be no formal or religious service. Instead, an informal gathering in fond remembrance will be held on April 3, 2016 in the Birch Room at the Holiday Inn, Prince Street, Truro between the hours of 1 pm and 3 pm for all those that may wish to attend.

No flowers by request. In Memoriam, donations may be made to the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre Surgical Unit, the Colchester East Hants Health Care Centre, the Colchester Historeum or the Marigold Guild of Needle Arts. Thank you.

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BAGNALL: J. Gordon, of London

Posted by on January 11, 2016

Bagnall editPassed away peacefully at McGarrell Place, London with his loving wife Pamela by his side on Friday, January 8th, 2016 in his 76th year.  Born in Prince Edward Island, he was predeceased by his parents Harold and Charlotte (née Muirhead) Bagnall.  Dear brother of Alyce Palmisano (late Philip), Jeannie Campbell (late Lorne), William Bagnall (Margaret), James Bagnall (Eileen) and brother-in-law of George Drewett (Lyn).  Gordon will be deeply missed by many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.  He was a valued employee of New Holland Farm Machinery and a long-time member of the London Men of Accord and Harmony Woods.  A memorial service to celebrate Gordon’s life will be held at Oakridge Presbyterian Church, 970 Oxford Street West, London, Ontario on Tuesday, January 19th, 2016 at 11 a.m. with visitation starting at 10 a.m.  There will also be a memorial service and interment in Prince Edward Island at a later date.  The family wish to express their thanks to McGarrell Place Long Term Care, especially Harris House, for their excellent care and compassion.  Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Gordon are asked to consider the Alzheimer Society of London-Middlesex or Oakridge Presbyterian Church.

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MacPHEE (nee Foley) of Cobourg, Ontario

Posted by on November 30, 2015

MacPhee Mary croppedPeacefully at home in Port Hope, on Saturday, November 28, 2015, in her 93rd year.  Beloved wife of the late Joseph MacPhee.  Loving mother of Helena and Peter (Gail).  Dear grandmother of Joseph, Ryan (Gaby), Megan (Phil) and Daniel.  Predeceased by her sisters Helen (Daniel) Rose and Noreen (Art) Walsh. She will be sadly missed by her nieces, nephews and Mary’s extended family.  Service will take place in P.E.I.  Donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Condolences received at

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CANNON: P. Wilfred

Posted by on June 18, 2015

The death of Wilfred Cannon, aged 85, of Mt. Mellick, PEI, occurred suddenly at University Hospital in London, Ontario on June 15, 2015. He was on a lifetime move to Sarnia, Ontario. Wilf leaves to mourn his much loved wife Margaret (Roche) Cannon as well as his three precious sons Joe of Sarnia, Kevin (Pat Drimmie) of Brights Grove, and Larry (Tina) of Dayspring, NS and his dearly loved daughter Norma Cannon-King (Steve King) of Point Edward. He was predeceased by his son Mark Louis Cannon in 2000. Grampy leaves behind his cherished grandchildren: Neil Cannon, Lesley Cannon (Pat Palombo), Maureen Cannon (Dave Sioson), Spencer, Nolan and Sage Cannon, Dorian, Marcel and Jonah Cannon, and Adam, Jonathan and Rebecca King. He was also predeceased by his brothers William, Harry, Daniel and Leo Cannon as well his sister Mary Doyle. His children wish to thank all the family that cared for both Wilfred and Margaret the last several months in Prince Edward Island with special acknowledgement going to Leonard and Karen Roche, Irene Doyle, Uncle Leo’s children Alfred, Lois, Anthony and Paulette as well as everyone else who did small jobs for them, brought them food or kept them company. His funeral mass will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Church on Lecaron Avenue in Sarnia on Saturday, June 20, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. The family will receive family and friends from 10:00-11:00 at the church, as well as at a reception to follow mass. Please make donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, Ontario.

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TOLMAN: S. Lloyd of St. Thomas, Ont. formerly of Alberta

Posted by on June 12, 2015

Lloyd TolmanTOLMAN, Sherman Lloyd –Went to be with his Lord and Saviour from the Elgin Manor on Thursday, June 11, 2015 at the age of 96. Born again September 1951.  Loving husband of Doris (nee Hunter) for 71 years.  Father of Jeff (Marilyn) Tolman, Nancy (Nelson) Butler, John (Nancy) Tolman and Elisabeth John, all of St. Thomas.  Proud grandfather of Jennifer Tolman of Halifax, NS, Dan (Lana) Tolman of Charlottetown, PE, Ben (Kellie) Butler of Boxall, Lois Butler of Niagara Falls, Joe (Michelle) Butler of Fingal, Sarah (Brian) Holmes of St. Thomas, Christopher (Jaclyn) Tolman of Edmonton, AB, Stefanie (Brian) Cox of Halifax, NS, Andrew John of St. Thomas and Michael John of St. Thomas.  Also missed by several great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.  Born near Rumsey, AB, on October 19, 1918, Lloyd came to Ontario with the RCAF during the war, married Doris in 1944 and never left. He had his own construction company, worked as foreman with the CNR for 10 years and then in machine setup and repair for Hayes Dana for 20 years.  “He could fix anything”.  Friends will be received at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home, 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas, Ont. (519-631-0570) from 2:00-4:00 PM and 7:00-9:00 PM, Monday, June 15, 2015.  The funeral service will be held at the St. Thomas Gospel Hall, 1 Sunset Drive, St. Thomas at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, June 16.  Interment in the Hunter Cemetery, Lake Road, Southwold.  Memorial contributions to charity of choice, Gospel Trust Canada or St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital would be appreciated.  If desired, personal condolences can be made to the family at

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SMITH: Mary Alice Elizabeth of Belleville

Posted by on April 28, 2015

Smith, Mary Alice Elizabeth (nee Doyle) – peacefully at home on Sunday, April 26, 2015 in her 81st year. Daughter of the late Frank and Elizabeth Doyle. Beloved spouse of Robert Smith of Belleville. Loving mother of Darrell Warner (Alexandra) of Trenton, Kimberley Johnston, Dwayne Smith, Michael Smith (Pao) all of Belleville, Shawnda Smith (David) of Stirling and Laura Warner also Belleville. She is predeceased by her son Ernie Warner. Cherished Nanny of Eric, Rheannon, Jade, Tarynn, Griffin, Shawnda Lily and Heidi and great grandmother of Kaleb, Ethan and Alexis. Elizabeth is survived by her siblings Dolly Trainor, Beverley Lablanc, Linus Doyle all of Charlottetown, PEI and Janet Pickard of Moncton, NB. She is also predeceased by several siblings. She is fondly remembered by several nieces and nephews.

The family is planning a celebration of life. Time to be announced later in the spring.

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

The family would like to express their gratitude to Paramed and Community Care Partners especially Christine, Jennifer, Rebecca, Lynn and Sarah, as well as private care workers, Sue and Val for their great compassion and care.

If desired Memorial Donations to the Diabetes Association or the Brain Injury Foundation.

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Heath: Mona Elizabeth of Sarnia

Peacefully at Vision Nursing Home on Friday, April 17, 2015, MONA ELIZABETH (Weldon) HEATH passed away at the age of 93. Beloved wife of the late John Edward Heath (1978). Loving mother of Lawrence Heath (Audette) of Sarnia and John Heath (Jody) of Nanoose Bay, B.C. Cherished grandmother of Lawrence, Loretta, Sylena, Jonathon and Jody and her many great children. Mona was a nurse for many years at St. Joseph’s Hospital where she worked as supervisor of nursing. The family wishes to thank the nurses, doctors and staff at Vision Nursing Home for the excellent care mom received. Cremation has taken place and a Memorial Service will be announced at a later date. Sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Alzheimer’s Society. Arrangements entrusted to the D.J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre Ltd.

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MacARTHUR: Warren, of London

Posted by on April 12, 2015

MacArthur Photo - NewspapersPeacefully, on Saturday, April 11, 2015, at University Hospital, London, Ontario, in his 78th year.  Beloved husband of Mary (née Williams). Dear father of Gregory MacArthur (Joanne) and Jacqueline Bryan (Scott). Cherished Grandfather of Jayme Bryan, Kennedy Bryan, Lara MacArthur and Madelyne MacArthur. Warren will be missed by his siblings Roger MacArthur (Margaret), Margaret MacEachern (Lloyd) and Catherine Fletcher (Robert), and by his sister-in-law Jeri MacArthur. Predeceased by his brother Shelton MacArthur (2004) and by his parents Maynard and Olga MacArthur. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 2:00–4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, where the funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, London. Those wishing to make a donation in Warren’s memory are asked to consider the Canadian Cancer Society, the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada or their charity of choice.

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Thompson: Lavenia Margaret of Sarnia

Passed away peacefully at Bluewater Health on Tuesday, April 7, 2015, LAVENIA MARGARET (Handspiker)THOMPSON, age 71 of Sarnia. Will be missed by her companion and caregiver Randall Hughes. Dear mother of Barry Thompson ( Sandra Cosentino) and Trudy Thompson all of Sarnia and will be also missed by her grandchildren. Predeceased by her parents James and Edith Handspiker and brother Vincent Edward Handspiker and sister Myrtle Hatfield. Lavenia enjoyed fishing with her son Barry and watching the boats going down the St. Clair River. Will be greatly missed by her cat Tiger. Funeral service will be held from the D.J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. with visitation one hour prior to service time. Cremation to follow. Sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to a Charity of Choice.


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HORNELL, Mary Lucille “Luci” of Cobourg, Ontario

Posted by on March 30, 2015

Hornell Luci Web 2Suddenly at her home on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at the age of 59. Cherished daughter of the late Mary (nee Mulvihill) and Gaylord (Gus) McAlpine. Proud mother of Michael and Maggie Hornell. Dear sister of Gaylord McAlphine Jr. (Edna) of Oshawa and Pat Poirier (Al) of Summerside, PEI. Loving aunt to Cheryl Poirier of Toronto, Anne-Marie, Caius, Chloe, Caius Jr. Kim of Germantown, MD. Fondly remembered by Chris Hornell. Luci will be missed by many aunts, uncles and cousins both in Canada and the United States. A memorial celebration will take place on Tuesday, March 31st at 6:30pm in the Reception Centre at the MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King St. E., Cobourg. In memory of Luci please consider donations to the Northumberland Humane Society. Condolences received at

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Harper, George Ross Maj. (ret’d)

Posted by on February 22, 2015

Harper George

Peacefully at the Perley Rideau veterans home in his 79th year, Feb. 19th, 2015. Loved husband of Azul, loving father of Stephen, Jamie (Helene). Predeceased by his son Kevin. Loved grandfather of Jason (Julia), CJ (Loralea), Kevan (Tara), Alex (Melissa) and Zachary. Step-grandfather to Stephane and Mathieu. Great grandfather of Azul, Jordy, Abigael, Caroline. Adopted great grandfather of Oren, Xavier, Kaden and Bailey. Survived by brothers Scott (Patricia), Robert (Chrystal) and three sisters, Shirley (John), Marilyn and Ruthann. George served 40 years in the Air Force. Inducted into the Military Hall of fame, Nova Scotia Hall Of Fame and Pictou Co. Hall of Fame for his marksmanship in rifle shooting having represented Canada at Bisley, UK 8 times. Also acting as adjutant for the Bisley team in 2005 and Commandant in 2010. The family will receive relatives and friends at Heritage Funeral Home, 2871 St. Joseph Blvd., Orléans, on Friday, February 27, 2014 from 10 a.m. until service time in the funeral home chapel at 11:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to a charity of your choice.Condolences may be addresses at:

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Posted by on January 29, 2015

GREGORY, Patricia Josephine “Jo”

Suddenly at her home in Burlington, on Monday January 26, 2015, at the age of 77, our loving mother and Nana Jo was called home to Heaven. Her children Laura Batey (Paul) and Phil (Justine) will cherish her memory knowing that she will live on in the hearts of the many friends she made throughout her life. She adored her grandsons Max and Alex and will be forever in their hearts. Josephine was the youngest of eight beautiful girls, and will be fondly remembered by her surviving sisters Lucy, Lena, Theresa, Veronica, and is now reunited with sisters Mary, Betty, and Agnes. Cremation has taken place. Family will receive friends at KITCHING STEEPE AND LUDWIG FUNERAL HOME 146 Mill St, N., Waterdown on Saturday January 31, 2015 from 12 p.m., until the Service of Remembrance at 1 p.m. Reception to follow. As expressions of sympathy the family requests that in memory of Jo, you spend some time with your family, or call an old friend. Enjoy one another.

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