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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BRAIS, Huguette (née Paquet) of Sudbury, ON

Posted by on June 10, 2015

BRAIS, HuguetteThe family announces with great sorrow her passing in Sudbury, Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at the age of 80 years. Beloved mother of Charmaine Brais and Brigitte Brais both of North Bay, Paul (Jean), Guy (Christa) and Alain (Nicole Audette) all of Kitimat, B.C. and Louise Langis (Robert) of Azilda. Dear sister of Marcel, Fernande, Carmen, Armande, Rachelle, Gilles, Raymond and Suzanne. Dear sister of Marcel, Fernande, Rachel, Armande, Carmen, Raymond, Hubert, Gilles, Michel, Jean-Pierre and Suzanne. Predeceased by her brother Roger and by her sisters Rollande and Pierrette. Cherished grandmother of Natalie, Shane, Martin, Elise, Renée, Chantale, Michael, Marc, André, Adrian, Mathieu, Samantha, Veronique, Patrick and great-grandmother of 4. Lovingly remembered by many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. The family will receive relatives and friends at the COOPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, 4691 RR 15, Chelmsford, Monday, May 4, 2015 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A funeral service will follow at 1 p.m. in the funeral home Chapel. Donations to the Addiction Research Foundation can be made by cheque or online at

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JOLY; Denis of Petrolia and formerly of Fort Saskatchewan and St. Paul, Alberta

Posted by on April 19, 2015

JolyDenisPassed away at Bluewater Health, Sarnia, on Sunday, April 19, 2105, at the age of 73. He is survived by his loving wife Darlene, sons Brian (Yvonne) of Prince George, British Columbia, Steven and Greg of Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, and daughter Denise O’Neill (Sean) of St. John’s, Newfoundland; step-daughters Candice Racher of Brigden, Ontario, Catrina Clouatre of Edmonton, Alberta; grandchildren, Dawson and Jaylynne; and step-grandchildren, Rachel and Chris.  Denis is survived by his brothers, Lionel of Quebec City, Val (Eva) of St. Paul, Alberta, Lou (Rolande) of Vernon, British Columbia, Hector (Linda) of Kelowna, British Columbia, and Pat of Red Deer, Alberta, and by his sisters Viviane Spendiff of Red Deer, Alberta, Evelyn Foster (Charlie) of Wetaskiwin, Alberta, Louise Warholik (John) of St. Paul, Alberta, and many loving nieces, nephews, and friends.  Denis was predeceased by his parents Leo Paul and Isabelle Joly, his sister Lucille Adams, and by his sons, Ken and Barry.  As requested by Denis, there will be no funeral.  Denis’s ashes will be buried in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta.  As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to a charity of your choice and can be arranged by calling the NEEDHAM-JAY FUNERAL HOME, Petrolia, Ontario (519) 882-0100.  Memories and condolences may be shared online at

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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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DEBEVC: Edward Joseph, of London and formerly of Windsor

Posted by on May 3, 2014

Debevc edited 1With loving family by his side, Edward, husband for 60 years of Mary Caroline, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 3rd, 2014, at Victoria Hospital, London. Edward was formerly a long-time resident of Windsor. Survived by his children Edward (Heather), of Prince George, B.C., Kathryn, of London, ON., Caroline Minne (Doug), of Stoney Creek, ON., Thomas (Melissa), of Chatham, ON., and Teresa Cantalini (George), of Edmonton, AB. Cherished Grandfather of Adam, Kelly, Jennifer, Serena, Mathew, John, Susan and Mark. Also survived by sisters Olga Mallat (the late Gerry) and Elizabeth Labonte (Ed); sister-in-law Olga Smith; brothers-in-law Fred Smith (the late Ann), Edward Smith (Barbara), George Aqwa, Gilbert Charest; and sister-in-law Louise Kelly. Predeceased by his parents Louis Debevc (1986) and Josephina Debevc (1974); his sisters Hermina Aqwa (2002) and Minka Charest (2005); and by his brother-in-law Thomas Smith (2000). Edward was a proud graduate of the Henry Ford Trade School (1953) and retired after forty years of service at The Ford Motor Company in Windsor. He was a past volunteer with both Habitat for Humanity and the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul. Visitation will be held on Monday from 2:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., with prayers at 3:30 p.m. at the WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. MICHAEL’S PARISH, 511 Cheapside Street, London on Tuesday, May 6th, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow at St. Peter’s Cemetery, London. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Edward are asked to please consider the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul or the Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolences may be made at

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SHEFFIELD: JEAN M.A. (formerly of Portland)

Posted by on March 27, 2014

Jean Sheffield


Peacefully at Maple View Lodge Athens, with family by her side on Friday March 21, 2014. Jean Ralston (formerly of Portland) in her 97th year. Widow of Bun Sheffield. Dear Mother of Robert (Billie), George (Nancy), Margaret (Brian) Martin, Julia Scotland, as well as close niece, Lorraine Aljoe (Barry). Predeceased by son, Ian and daughter, Frances Lacasse and niece, Wendy Mark. Survived by son-in-law, Guy Lacasse.   Dear Sister of Beth Gregory. Predeceased by brother, Robert Ralston. Fondly remembered by grandchildren,  Amy (Adam), Hughanna (Man-Yee), Laurel (Don), Aaron (Lauren), Joelle (Scott), Bella, Matthew (Becki), Jesse, Wesley, Robert (Isabelle), James (Amanda), Drea and Ellie. Also survived by six great-grandchildren as well as several nieces and nephews.

 The family will receive friends at the Portland United Church on Saturday afternoon, March 29, 2014 at 1 o’clock followed by a  Memorial Service at 2 o’clock. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations made to Portland United Church Memorial Fund or the Charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Scotland Funeral Home, 27 Main Street, Elgin 613-359-5555 or at

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GRONIGER: Leigh Dorothy of Rodney, Ontario

Posted by on January 22, 2014

Suddenly, at Four Counties Health Services, Newbury on Tuesday, January 21, 2014.  Leigh Dorothy Groniger (Goodwin) of Rodney at the age of 46.  Loving wife and mother of Joe and Lyle, daughter of Pam and Charlie Goodwin of Vancouver, B.C., daughter in law of Martha Groniger (Herman 2012) of West Lorne, sister in law of Henry (Cindy) and Ed Groniger and aunt of Leaha Groniger.

Friends may call at the RODNEY CHAPEL OF DENNING FUNERAL DIRECTORS on Friday, January 24, 2014 from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 pm.

If desired, memorial contributions to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy.  Share a memory at  519 785-0810.  Posted at

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GALLUPE: Marion (nee Thurlow)

Posted by on January 11, 2014

Gallupe2Born in York, England, Marion died peacefully on Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at the General and Marine Hospital, Collingwood in her 89th year.  Marion was the beloved wife of the late Reverend Ronald Gallupe. During WW II, Marion met and married Ron in York, England, in 1945 and moved to Canada the following year. Marion and Ron moved many times during his time in the RCAF and eventually settled in Creemore where Marion lived for nearly 40 years.  Marion lived a very full life devoting much of her time in service to her community and was loved by all those she came in contact with. She was proud to be a 35 year volunteer at the Creedan Valley Nursing Home and also volunteered with many other organizations in the area. Marion was the much loved mother of Chris (Heather) of Creemore, Jan (Jim Rose) of Prince George, Brent (Lynn) of Kingston, Allan (Deirdre Gotto) of Victoria, Mark (Connie) of Belleville, Meredith (Dale Paton) of Ottawa and Scott (Sue) of Owen Sound.  Cherished grandmother of 18 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.  Dearly loved by her nephews Mervyn and Brian and their families in England. Predeceased by grandson Jacob, husband Ron, and sister Win.  There will be no service at this time.  A Celebration of Marion’s Life will be held in early summer when all the family can get together, with Interment beside Ron at Creemore Union Cemetery at that time. If desired, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by Marion’s family.  Arrangements under the direction of the Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home – Stayner Chapel.   To sign the Book of Memories, log on to

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Lindsay: Rose of Sarnia

Posted by on November 30, 2013

Peacefully at Trillium Villa Nursing Home on Saturday, November 30, 2013, ROSE ELLEN LINDSAY (nee Eheler), age 95 of Sarnia passed away. Beloved wife of the late Orville Richard Wesley Lindsay (1960).Dear mother of Wilbert Norman Lindsay and his wife Mona of Sarnia and David Graham Lindsay and his wife Donna of British Columbia.Cherished grandmother of Christopher, Darrin, Kevin and Rhonda and great grandmother of Lily and Maia. Rose was a longtime employee of the Sarnia Jail where she worked as a Matron. The family would like to thank the staff at Trillium Villa Nursing Home and Vision Rest Home for the excellent care Mom received. Cremation has taken place and a private graveside service will be held at Lakeview Cemetery at a later date. Memorial gifts to the Canadian Arthritis Society or to New Horizons Community Church would be appreciated by the family.

The D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre

102 N. Victoria St.

Sarnia, ON., N7T 5W9

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WINTERS; Rae Eldon of Maxwell – resting at Fawcett Funeral Home, Flesherton

Posted by on October 23, 2013


Winters; Rae Eldon

Peacefully at Grey Gables Nursing Home, Markdale on October 22, 2013 formerly of Maxwell in his 79th year. Loving son of the late Clarence and Marjorie Winters. Dear brother of Delbert(Ruthe) Winters of Maxwell. Loved and remembered as uncle to Susan(Gordon) Johnston of Flesherton and Wayne(Susan) Winters of Maxwell. Sadly missed as great uncle to Jeremiah, Jonah Johnston and Laura Winters. After a lifetime of farming Rae moved on to working with South East Grey Support Services and Markdale Home Hardware. The family will receive friends at the Fawcett Funeral Home, Flesherton on Thursday, October 24 from 7-9pm. Funeral Service from Markdale Baptist Church, 144 Lorne Street, on Friday at 11am. Interment Maxwell Cemetery. Memorial contributions to Maxwell Community Centre would be gratefully appreciated. Online condolences and donations at

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POVELOFSKIE, Yvonne of R.R. #1 Desboro

Posted by on September 6, 2013

YvonneYvonne Elaine Povelofskie of R.R. #1 Desboro, passed away peacefully at her home, with family by her side, on Friday, September 6, 2013 in her 81st year.


Born in Chesley on September 12, 1932, daughter of the late William Austin and Lucinda Muir. She was predeceased by her husband Lyle in 2006. Cherished mother of Randy of R.R. #1 Desboro, Susan (Charles) Gateman of Shallow Lake, William (Jacqueline) of Williams Lake, B.C., Braun (Pamela) of Williams Lake, B.C., Tim (Anita) of Listowel, Joy of R.R. #1 Desboro, and Janet (David) Condinho of Fordwich.  Yvonne will be sadly missed by 17 grandchildren: Dennis (Renee), Amanda (Jody), Joel (Heather), Valerie (Steve), Jasmin (Kelly), Daina (Ryan), Fawn (Keith), Robin, William (Danielle), Tyler, Calista (Ron), Jasmin (Lindsey), Nicole (Graham), Amelia (Miles), Vanessa, Mariah, and Savannah. Lovingly remembered by 8 great-grandchildren: Emily, Travis, Penelope, Austin, Jake, Kona, Kayden, and Faith. Dear sister of Doris Batty of Harriston.  She will be fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews and sisters-in-law. 


Yvonne was predeceased by her son Edward (Ted), sisters Mildred, Marjorie, Stella, Hazel, Shirley, Yvonne Mildred, and brothers Jack, Roy and Earl. 


Visitation will be held at the Rhody Family Funeral Home, Chesley on Monday, September 9th from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the Chesley Community Centre (129 4th St. S.E.) on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 1 pm. Interment in Chesley Cemetery.


Memorial donations to the Chesley Hospital Foundation or Owen Sound Oncology Department would be appreciated.


The family appreciates the loving care given to our Mom by the Chesley Hospital, Dr. Winterton, Owen Sound Oncology doctors, nurses and volunteers. We are at a loss for words for the excellent care and personal attention given to Mom in her home setting by the CCAC Care Partners nurses, and the Para Med PSW’s. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

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CROWE : MARSHALL B.A., L.L.B., L.S.M. (of Portland on the Rideau)

Posted by on August 22, 2013

Marshall Crowe


April 14, 1921 – August 16, 2013


Son of William Johnston Crowe and Georgina Gertrude (née Gammon). Predeceased by Doris Mary (née Scanes), beloved wife of 61 years, his classmate at United College and energetic and devoted collaborator. Marshall and Doris were predeceased by their infant son William. Also predeceased by his parents and siblings, Gertrude Cochrane, Elliott, Ruth, Georgina , Florence Christiansen, John and Harry. Marshall was born on his parents’ farm near Rossburn, Manitoba and died of congestive heart failure at his own farm near Portland, Ontario with his family around him. He is survived by his dear friend, Glenna Roberts and his and Doris’ children, Tom, (Allison Shaw), Alison, Helen (David Pollard), Sheila (Brian Fukuzawa) and Abigail (Ron Sly, also deceased). His grandchildren: Jessica (Taro Murata), Caleb Yong (Juliana Ramirez-Herrera), Susan Crowe (Radek Zlamal) , David Berry (Samantha Robdrup), Catherine Crowe, Adam Berry and Ben Fukuzawa. His great-grandchildren: Jadyn and Isabelle Berry, Charlie and Lily Murata and Caroline Zlamal.

Over the years, our parents opened their hearts and home to new Canadians whom we are proud to call family: Lawrence Le (Ping), Nick Ho (Irene), and Seumien Chen (Nobuo Sasaki) and their children and grandchildren:  Innie Chen (Jordan Melzer and their son Emet), Yuli Chen-Sasaki, Jonathan and Rebecca Le, Ariana and Ashlyn Ho . Marshall attended Daniel McIntyre Collegiate in Winnipeg, obtained a B.A. in history and economics at United College, Winnipeg and an LL.B. at the University of Ottawa. He served in the Canadian Army during WW II and after the war as a Foreign Service Officer, Department of External Affairs, including postings to New York (United Nations) and Moscow in the 40’s and 50’s. He resigned from the Foreign Service in 1961 and worked as the Economic Advisor, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. He returned to Ottawa in 1967 as Deputy Secretary to the Federal Cabinet, serving Prime Ministers Lester B. Pearson and Pierre Elliott Trudeau. He was later President and Chairman, Canada Development Corporation; Chairman, National Energy Board; President, M.A. Crowe Consultants; Director, Gulf-Mark Offshore; Counsel to Johnston and Buchan LLP and to Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP and a Bencher of the Law Society of Upper Canada. Marshall had many mentors in his career. He and Doris were both students of Arthur R.M. Lower and Arthur Phelps at United College. Marshall was guided as a junior Foreign Service Officer by John Watkins and John Holmes. He never forgot his debt to these men and to the many colleagues and friends he was privileged to know over his life and career.

Marshall and Doris raised cattle at the farm in Portland, partnering with good friends, Larratt and Paddy Higgins, Ross and Marion Stone and Eric Lawlor and were among a group of breeders who introduced the Dexter breed to Canada. They were also active in the beginning years of the Toronto French School; Marshall served on the Board of Directors and Doris helped to establish the first TFS school library. No words can adequately express our gratitude to the many wonderful caregivers, who supported Marshall and family. Thank-you Gloria, Susan, Penny, Faith, Linda, Kelly, Sheila, Elaine, Cyndal and Steven. Your gentle kindness, compassion and professionalism made it possible for us to keep Marshall at home, safe and comfortable and correcting our grammar until the end. We would like to express a special thanks to Susan Blue, for her kindness and devotion to both our parents over more than 20 years. Finally, we owe a great debt to the many physicians who assisted Marshall, including Dr. Susan Wilkinson and Dr. Kathy Wickens. A visitation is planned for Sunday, August 25,  Scotland Funeral Home, 27 Main Street, Elgin Ontario, 2-5 pm., (613) 359-5555,, followed by an open house Sunday evening at the farm, 4421 Old Kingston Rd., Portland, (613) 272-2561.

A memorial gathering will be held in Ottawa at a date and place to be announced. Donations in Marshall’s memory may be made to Friends of the Rideau, 1 Jasper Ave., Smiths Falls, Ont., K7A 4B5; (613) 283-5810,

 “I have neither eyes to see nor tongue to speak in this place but as the House is pleased to direct me, whose servant I am here.”

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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.

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