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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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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OGBURN: Roy E., of R.R.#5, St. Thomas, Ontario

Posted by on February 9, 2016

roy ogburn 002PoppyOGBURN, Roy E., of R.R.5, St. Thomas, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Monday, February 8, 2016, in his 94th year.  Beloved husband for 64 years to Jean (nee Savard) Ogburn.  Dearly loved father of Ken Ogburn and his wife Greta of Kanata, and Dan Ogburn and his wife Marion of R.R.5, St. Thomas.  Dear brother of Marian Miller and her husband Ewald of Rabbit Lake, SK, and the late James Ogburn (his wife Anne of Toronto).  Also survived by 6 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews.  Born in Battleford, SK, February 26, 1922, he was the son of the late James and Elizabeth (nee Haubold) Ogburn.  Roy enlisted in the R.C.A.F. in 1943 and trained as an air gunner.  At the end of the Second World War, he re-enlisted and served until his military retirement in 1969 as a Warrant Officer.  His second career was as a parts manager at Buchwald Motors, London.  Roy was an adherent of Holy Angels’ Roman Catholic Church, St. Thomas.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family on Friday evening, February 12th from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) where the funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 13th at 1:30 p.m.  Following cremation, inurnment in St. Peter’s Cemetery, London.  Memorial donations to the Salvation Army will be gratefully acknowledged.

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KIELTYKA: Edwin P., of St. Thomas, Ontario

Posted by on November 25, 2015

Edwin KieltykaKIELTYKA, Edwin P., of St. Thomas, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Tuesday, November 24, 2015, in his 87th year. Beloved husband of the late Carol (nee Mills) Kieltyka (Nov. 3, 2001). Dearly loved father of Donna Kieltyka (Lisa Gremonprez) of St. Thomas. Cherished grandfather of Chris Thomas (Ange) of St. Thomas, James Thomas of Sarnia, Rick Thomas of St. Thomas, and Taylor Robinson of St. Thomas. Dear brother of Albina Polgar of Toronto, Rose Gabriel of Victoria, BC, Anne Dinter of Saskatoon, SK, Zenon Kieltyka of Prudhomme, SK, late (infant) Anthony Kieltyka, and the late Micky Price. Also survived by several great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Born in Prudomme, SK, March 28, 1929, he was the son of the late Lawrence and Lena (nee Mazurkwich) Kieltyka. He came to St. Thomas from Prince Albert, SK in 1968. Ed was a retired employee of Clevite Ltd., St. Thomas. He was a member of Holy Angels’ Roman Catholic Church. Relatives and friends will be received at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Thursday evening, November 26th from 6:30-8:30 p.m. (Prayers at 6:45 p.m.). The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Angels’ Roman Catholic Church, 502 Talbot St., St. Thomas on Friday, November 27th at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow in Holy Angels’ Cemetery. If so desired, memorial donations to the charity of one’s choice will be appreciated.

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FORTOWSKY: Gloria Rose of Valemount, BC

Posted by on October 10, 2015

images-4Gloria Rose Fortowsky (nee Fetter) was born on June 8, 1939 in Trail, BC and grew up on a farm close to Leroy, SK. She was a joyful person who loved gardening, singing, teaching, mountains, and people – particularly children and especially grandchildren and (very recently) great-grandchildren. She devoted her life to connecting with and caring for others as a teacher; a friend; a dedicated Catholic; an active community volunteer; and a loving wife, parent and grandparent. Gloria started teaching in 1958. After marrying in 1960, Gloria and her husband Arnold opened the first school in Southend, SK in 1960 and went on to spend much of their teaching careers working in small, often isolated, northern Canadian communities. After 45+ years of teaching, Gloria retired “for good” and she and Arnold moved to Valemount, BC where they had lived intermittently since 1990. In retirement, Gloria spent many hours gardening, keeping up with friends and family, and planning (and going on) travel adventures. Her generosity was well known; many, many people have plants that were given to them by Gloria, who regularly ended up with far too many as a result of her enthusiasm for planting.

Gloria is survived by her husband, Arnold; her children Keith (Mary Ann McGrath), Grace, Elaine, Shirley (Donald) Giroux, and Carolyn (Brock) Dagenais; her grandchildren Bridget, Sarah, Sydney, John, Rygel, Remi, Ain, Neven, Rozlyn, and Katica; her great-grandson, Felix; her siblings Sr. Bernadine Fetter, Gerry (Gill) Fetter, and Rodney (Ruth) Fetter; and her sister-in-law Diane Fetter. She is predeceased by her daughter Angela and her brother Gordon.

Gloria was much loved by her family and friends and is dearly missed since the automotive accident that took her life on September 28, 2015. Celebrations in memory of her took place on Monday, October 5 and Tuesday, October 6, 2015. She has been laid to rest in earshot of the playground and full view of the mountains in Valemount, BC.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Catholic Missions in Canada (https://donation.cmic.info/) or Chalice Canada (http://www.chalice.ca/donate) in Gloria’s honour.

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RYAN: Hugh Gerard of Parksville, British Columbia

Posted by on October 7, 2015

February 16, 1933 – September 21, 2015

Hugh was born in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia where he attended school moving to Saskatchewan in 1953. He retired from the Fire Services in 1986 and spent several glorious years travelling. He and Doreen wintered in Arizona until 2004 moving to BC in 2005.

He leaves behind to mourn his passing his loving wife of 59 years and 3 months, Doreen; children, Barb Ryan of Fox Creek, Alberta, Kevin Ryan of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, and Donovan (Jody) Ryan of Rihyad, Saudi Arabia; grandchildren, Scott, Mark, Todd, Thomas, Michelle, and Matthew; as well as many other family members in the Eastern provinces.

Hugh enjoyed most sports playing baseball, hockey, and curling in his early years. He was an avid golfer will into this retirements. Hugh was known for his sense of humour and his animated joke telling.

The Lord has seen fit to end his suffering. He will be sadly missed by family and friends.
A Memorial Mass has taken place at the Church of the Ascension in Parksville, BC.

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YATES FUNERAL SERVICE & CREMATORIUM
(250-248-5859) in care of arrangements.

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PEARSON: Sylvia Simone of Surrey Formerly of Prince Albert, SK

Posted by on June 11, 2015

images-4PEARSON, Simone Sylvia April, 10 1941 – June 7th, 2015. It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Sylvia Pearson. Sylvia was born on April 10th, 1941 in Batoche, SK to Jean and Helene Caron. She was the eight of nine children, pre-deceased by her parents, brothers Neil, Edward, Lucien, and Lloyd and her sisters, Edna and Gloria. Sylvia is also survived by her sisters, Kathleen and Margaret. Sylvia is also survived by her loving husband Larry, sons Darcy (Kathy) and Boyd (Monica). She is survived by grandchildren Devan and Grady, and several nieces and nephews.

Sylvia married the love of her life, Larry, in June of 1970, and raised her sons in Surrey. She was a hard-working woman and had many friendships she cultivated through the years. Sylvia loved to laugh, engage in family events and dinners, and was especially proud of her sons, their wives, and her two grandchildren. A celebration of Sylvia’s life will be held at Avalon Funeral Home, Surrey on Saturday, June 20th, at 2 PM. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Terry Fox Foundation.

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SABOURIN, Marcelle (née Daoust) of Sudbury, ON

Posted by on June 10, 2015

SABOURIN, MarcelleThe family announces with sorrow her passing on Wednesday, May 6, 2015, in Sudbury at the age of 91 years with family at her side. Predeceased by her husband of 65 years, Guy (passed away January 28, 2014). Predeceased by her parents Albert and Oliva (née Delorme) Daoust of Sturgeon Falls. Loving mother of Gisèle Sabourin (Ted) of Vancouver, Denis Sabourin (Diane) of Chelmsford, Diane Sabourin (Daniel) of Lloydminster, Sask., Marc Sabourin of Calgary and Yvan Sabourin of Terrace, B.C. Predeceased by her son Gaston (Melanie of Moose Jaw). Predeceased by her siblings Jeanne Taylor, Fernand, Lucille Pépin, Gilles, Sr. Armande, Gérard, Sr. Germaine, Lionel and Jean-Guy. Cherished sister of Georgette Roy of Nova Scotia and Thérèse Joanette of Sudbury. Marcelle is survived by 8 grand-children (Neesham, Kody, Pascal, Tristan, Trevor, Adrianna, Gaetanne and Paul) and 3 great grand-children. She was predeceased by 2 grand-sons Bohdan and Jacob. Marcelle and Guy build a home on Brookside Road in Chelmsford in early 1953 and a second home after the first one was destroyed by fire in 1957. As a young woman, she worked as a bookeeper for the Town of Sturgeon Fall, raised 6 children and went back to work when the children were grown up, then she worked for the Senator Hotel in Sudbury and Timmins for a few years and moved on to work for Mainville Lumber in Chelmsford till her retirement. She was always involved in different community organizations; Saint Vincent Paul, Ladies Auxiliary – Branch 553, Seniors Craft Shop and the Chelmsford Fish and Game. Throughout the years, she enjoyed her many hobbies including sewing, darts, knitting and quilting. She displayed her eye for colour with fabrics and wool. We will miss her greatly, the matriarch who cooked many wonderful meals for family and friends. The Family would like to thank the Personnel at Pioneer Manor whom provided exceptional care during her stay there. Family will receive relatives and friends at the COOPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, Chelmsford on Saturday, May 9, 2015, from 7-9 p.m. A memorial service will take place during the summer. Donations to the Arthritis Society can be made by cheque or online at www.cooperativefuneralhome.ca.

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Elsie Turner 1921-2014 of Sudbury, ON

Posted by on July 19, 2014

TURNER, ElsieWith sadness we announce the passing of Dorothy Elsie Edna Turner on July 13, 2014 at Extendicare York in Sudbury. She was 93 years old.

Elsie was born on February 10, 1921 to Florence and Malcom McKinnon in Prince Albert Saskatchewan and was raised in Flin Flon Manitoba. For most of her life she resided in Timmins Ontario with her husband Harry Turner (1921-2004)

She is survived by her daughters Alice Boulay, Sharon Turner and her granddaughters Patti Gannon (Champagne) Dawn Blair (Boulay) and Hope Boulay. Her memory will be held dear by her great grandchildren; Shawn Price, Veronica Urbanek, Jordan and Andrew Blair and her great-great grandchildren Alyssa-Dawn, Emily and Zoe. Her nephew Timothy McKinnon will remember her fondly along with numerous nieces and nephews.

She is predeceased by her husband Harry Turner, daughter Shirley Champagne, son Larry Turner, three sisters, Margaret, Josie and Violet and two brothers Gordon and Bert.

Elsie was a hard worker who enjoyed a full and active life. While Harry was on active duty in World War II she worked in the ammunitions factories in Toronto. She was an excellent homemaker and great cook and had a broad social circle. Her other interests included contests and puzzle competitions where she won numerous prizes that were shared with the family.

Together with Harry, her mid-life passion was their log cabin on Kenogamissi that was built by hand. The cottage became the centre of family activities.

After Harry’s death Elsie resided at Spruce Hill Lodge in South Porcupine and then at Extendicare York in Sudbury. Her daughter Alice tended to her later life needs with loving devotion and dedication. Gratitude is extended to the staff at Extendicare York who provided compassionate care through Elsie’s final days.

Cremation has taken place. In keeping with Elsie’s wishes no service is planned. Remembrances can be left through Cooperative Funeral Home on line where you can leave memories or donations in lieu of flowers. Visit www.cooperativefuneralhome.ca.

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STEWART: Thomas R. “Tom” of Woodstock

Posted by on June 23, 2014

Stewart, TomSTEWART, Thomas Russel “Tom” – Passed away suddenly on Thursday, June 19, 2014 in his 81st year, after attending a retirement party near Milton, ON.  During his years as a long distance truck driver, Tom acquired many, many friends and acquaintances all over North America.  He was the last surviving member of his family.  Tom was an avid collector of everything old, odd and unique.  Cars, trucks,  tractors, toys and various other items of interest to many.  As a known authority on vintage autos, and a member of almost every vintage collectable club, he was often asked to provide information to hobbyists with similar interests.  For more than 50 years, Tom’s red, 1909 Ford Model “T” was a familiar sight in Woodstock’s Victoria Day parade. Friends will be received at Old St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 723 Dundas Street, Woodstock on Friday, June 27, 2014 from 12 noon until 12:45 p.m.  A complete funeral service will follow at 1 p.m. with Archdeacon Richard A. Jones officiating.  A private interment will follow in the Anglican Cemetery, Woodstock.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to any charity of one’s choice can be made through SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington St, North, Woodstock, ON  (519)537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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Mowat, Farley McGill of Port Hope, Ontario

Posted by on May 8, 2014

Farley Mowat

Mowat, Farley McGill
Born in Belleville, Ontario on May 12th, 1921. Died May 6th, 2014 at The Northumberlad Hills Hospital, Cobourg, Ontario. Beloved husband and best friend of Claire (nee Wheeler) for 48 years. Cherished father of Sandy and his wife Kim of Palgrave, Ontario and David and his family of Calgary, Alberta. Loving grandfather of Justin Mowat of Palgrave and Courtney and, Mellissa Mowat of Calgary. Brother of Rosemary Mowat of Barrie, and John and his wife Dianne of Cobourg. Special uncle to Brian, Jeff, and Matthew Mowat. Predeceased by his parents Angus and Helen Mowat and by his first wife Frances Thornhill.
Farley Mowat was a member of the Order of Canada and the recipient of nine Honorary Doctorates. He was the author of 42 books, a writing career that spanned 63 years. His books are read around the world and have been translated into 26 languages. He will be greatly missed by his family and by many friends in many places.
A private family funeral will be held in Port Hope on a later date.
Donations in Farley’s memory may be made to any charity dedicated to helping animals or saving our environment.
Arrangements in care of the Ross Funeral Chapel.

 

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BANNERMAN: Edna Evelyn (nee Neil) of Stayner

Posted by on August 19, 2013

bannerman0002Peacefully on Friday August 16, 2013 at the Stayner Nursing Home in her 101st year. Edna, beloved wife of the late Clifford Bannerman. Loving mother of Janice (Terry) and the late Ron. Predeceased by her siblings Ethel Sharpe, Bill Neil, Burt Neil and Gladys Currie. Edna will be dearly missed by nephew Eldon (Peter) and nieces Catherine (George) and Barb (the late Merv), the Neils, the Bannermans and their families. Friends will be received at the Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home – Stayner Chapel, 7313 Highway 26, Stayner on Tuesday August 20, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at Jubilee Presbyterian Church, Stayner on Wednesday August 21, 2013 at 2 o’clock. Interment Stayner Union Cemetery. If desired, remembrances in Edna’s memory may be made to the Jubilee Presbyterian Church. For further information and to sign the Book of Memories, log on to www.carruthersdavidson.com

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HODGINS: Brad (John Bradley) of London

Posted by on August 10, 2013

Hodgins Brad web photoAt his home, on Thursday, August 8, 2013, of London in his 64th year.  Dear brother of Greg and Kathy Hodgins of Grand Bend.  Dear uncle of Susan (Tim) Patton and Jill (Mike) Bale.  Missed by his 4 great-nephews.  Predeceased by his niece Kristin Hodgins and his parents Ida and Clare Hodgins.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan on Monday evening 7-9PM where a memorial service will be held on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at 11AM. Cremation with interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London.

Donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com.

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