Obituary of BULLOCK: Mrs. Irene (née Juniper), of London, Ontario

Posted by on October 23, 2018

BULLOCK, Irene (née Juniper), of London, ON, passed away at Chelsey Park Long Term Care on Sunday, October 21, 2018, in her 90th year.  Beloved wife of John T. Bullock.  Dearly loved mother of Sandra Bullock-Geraghty (John), and Ian Bullock (Lori).  Cherished grandmother of Anthony Bullock, Jessica Bullock, and Meghan Bullock.  Irene is also remembered by her brother, Ian Juniper.  Born in Scotland on June 16, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Ernest W. and Euphemia “Maimie” (née Murray) Juniper.  For many years, Irene enjoyed square dancing.  In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no public visitation or funeral service.  Private interment will take place in Elmdale Memorial Park, St. Thomas.  Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society will be gratefully acknowledged.  Arrangements entrusted to the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160).

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Obituary of CHONG, Susan of Sarnia

CHONG, SUSAN – Surrounded by her loving family at St. Joseph’s Hospice on Thursday, October 4, 2018, Susan (Mark) Chong, age 85 of Sarnia passed away. She was the loving wife of the late William Logie Chong (1994) and dear mother of William Chong Jr. and his wife Johanne, Darrell Chong, Sharon Davies and her husband Dr. Brian Davies, grandmother of Melissa Chong (Matthew Lorbetski), Matthew Chong (Marissa Lewington)), Connor Davies (Brooke Clubb) and Jasmine Davies (Billy O’Mahony Jr.), great-grandmother of Lucas and Ethan Lorbetski, Tess Chong and lovingly anticipated Miller Davies (January 2019). She is survived by her sister Helen (Drew Magor), her brother William (Doreen) and her sister in law Gretta Mark. She was predeceased by her infant brother George, her brother David and her sister Maria. Susan fled communist China in 1949 and made Canada her new and much loved home. She was a longtime member of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church. She was involved in numerous volunteer activities including SMAA, the Red Cross Blood Donor Clinic, I.O.D.E. and was also named to the Mayor’s Honour’s List in 1993. She was an avid fan of the Maple Leafs and Argos and a loud, vocal and opinionated cheerleader for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren in their sporting interests and activities. Friends may visit at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia, ON, N7T 5W9) on Tuesday, October 9th, 2018 between the hours of 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Funeral services will be held from St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 261 N. Christina St., Sarnia on Wednesday, October 10th, 2018, at 11:00 am. Interment will follow at Lakeview Cemetery. Donations made in memory of Susan to St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, St. Joseph’s Hospice or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Memories, messages of condolence or photographs may be shared through www.djrobb.on.ca

 “The family wishes to thank Dr. Lori Kolono and the staff at St. Joseph’s Hospice for their compassionate care”

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Obituary of SCHERMERHORN, Duane of Cobourg and formerly of Toronto

Posted by on October 3, 2018

It is with deep sadness that the family of Duane Schermerhorn announces his sudden death from a ruptured aortic aneurysm, in Toronto, on Friday September 28, 2018. Cherished husband of Patricia Stanley, Duane was predeceased by his only sibling and best friend Diane White, and his parents Mary and Arthur.

Born in Portland, Oregon, Duane was a graduate cum laude of Harvard College. He moved to Montreal in 1969, married his first wife Shirleen Ekroth, and began his career in Information Technology at Sun Life. In 1980 he moved to Toronto to be with and subsequently marry the love of his life, Patricia Stanley. After a decade of writing poetry and having four novels published, he resumed his career in Information technology at Sun Life, where he reached the level of Assistant Vice President. He then joined the Bank of Montreal until his retirement in 2003. Duane and Pat moved to Cobourg in 2002, where he began a successful website design and development business, from which he retired in 2015.

Duane loved animals (Bandit will miss him terribly), and was passionate about art and photography. He was concerned with the environment and the state of the world. Duane was a kind, gentle and generous man, with a great sense of humour, an amazing intellect, and a strong moral code. He loved to encourage people to talk to him about their passions, and was the best listener one could ever imagine.

Duane was on the boards of the Arts Council of Northumberland and the Art Gallery of Northumberland at various points during his time in Cobourg, and received the Town of Cobourg Civic Award for the Arts in 2011. He was recently appointed to the Cobourg Cultural Master Plan Steering Committee. Over the past 4 years Duane has been dedicating much of his time, energy and creativity to helping the Art Gallery of Northumberland achieve a strong, viable institution. He was also expanding his photography skills, and learning how to look at, understand and appreciate art in all its forms. He was volunteering, as usual, at the Gallery on the day of his death.

Duane will be missed terribly by Pat, Bandit, and all of his family, friends and working partners. He is irreplaceable in this world.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Art Gallery of Northumberland would be appreciated. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Art Gallery of Northumberland, Victoria Hall, 55 King Street West, Cobourg, on October 21st,  from 1 – 3 p.m. More information will be available at the Gallery. Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.

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Obituary of ULMER, El (Elmer) of Kelowna, British Columbia

Posted by on August 28, 2018
El (Elmer) William Ulmer
With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Elmer at the age of 86 on Thursday, August 23, 2018 in Kelowna, BC.
He was a devoted husband, father, brother and friend to many. Elmer was born Nov 8, 1931 in Melville, Sask (close to Lorlie) and lived most of his life in Regina where he met and married Joan, his wife of 65 years. He was a printer for over 60 years and enjoyed playing fast pitch softball as shortstop for the Barker Gems, continuing to play for many years after his retirement. He built a wonderful cottage on Last Mountain Lake that was enjoyed for 20 years until they retired to Kelowna BC, where he lived the Okanagan life for 22 years.
Elmer was a kind man, always active, energetic and as sharp as a tack. He treated people equally and with respect and really listened to what they had to say before judging them. He was always ready to share a laugh with his many friends and always happy to say a friendly hello to anyone. He loved to play bridge, billiards, golf and cribbage and was an active Christian man with much faith in his belief.
He is survived by his beloved wife Joan, his son Jeff (Marianne), daughter Kelly (Dave), 2 grandsons Christian (Amanda) and Cameron, 5 sisters and 1 brother.
A service will be held at Grace Lutheran Church, 1162 Hudson Rd, West Kelowna, BC. Thurs, Sept 6 at 11 am. In lieu of flowers kindly forward donations to the Kelowna SPCA, 3785 Casorso Rd, Kelowna. Condolences may be directed to the family through Hansons’ Arbor Funeral & Cremation Centre www.hansonsfuneral.ca
We wish to give our heartfelt thanks to the doctors, nurses, social workers and staff at the Kelowna General Hospital for their amazing compassion and dedication to our family and Elmer.
We lost a wonderful person and he will be greatly missed.
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Obituary of MOIR, Ron of Sarnia

MOIR, RONALD – The family announces the death of Ronald Thomson Moir, age 88 of Sarnia. Ron passed away on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at Bluewater Health. He was the beloved husband of  65 years to Marion (Mull) Moir and loving father of Helen Taylor (George) of Guelph and Janet Hrycak (Steve) of Sarnia and the proud grandfather of Sherryl Taylor of Waterloo, Mae Hrycak (Brayden Hamilton)  of London and Wesley Hrycak of Wyoming and great-grandfather of Logan Taylor-Perks. Several nieces and nephews also survive. He was predeceased by his parents James and Annie (Sharp) Moir and his brother Harold. Ron was the grandson of Scottish Presbyterian missionaries. He was born in Port Hope, Ontario. Ron received an Honour Chemistry BA at the University of Toronto. He was an analytical chemist and director of spectrometer–date system in the Research Department at IOL where he created at test named “the Moir Test” by Esso.  He retired after 33 years of service. He was a 57 year member of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church. Funeral services will be held at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church (261 Christina St. N., Sarnia, N7T 5V4) on Friday, August 17, 2018 at 2:30 pm. Friends are welcome to visit beginning at 1:30 pm. Interment will be at Lakeview Cemetery. The arrangements have been entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., N7T 5W9, Sarnia). Donations made to St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church would be appreciated by the family. Memories, messages of condolence or photographs may be shared through www.djrobb.on.ca

 

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Obituary of ALLAN: Elizabeth Christine of Barrie

Posted by on July 21, 2018

Elizabeth Christine Allan

On Thursday July 19, 2018, Elizabeth passed away in her 77th year after a brief illness.  She was the beloved wife of David for 44 years and daughter of Duncan and Margaret Bennet as well as sister of Margaret Jean.  She is survived by many nephews and nieces.  She was born in 1941 in Scotland and immigrated to Canada in her early twenties with three of her girlfriends and settled in Toronto.

Liz worked many years in the Toronto Life Insurance industry. She subsequently worked in Barrie as a Manager with Prudential Life and then London Life. Rather than retiring completely she then enjoyed several more years working with H&R Block.

Elizabeth will remembered fondly by all of her neighbours, work colleagues and curling friends as well as her golfing buddies at the Barrie CC and Bear Creek GC.  She really loved her golf and curling and lived a full life, making an impression on everyone who knew her.

A memorial service will be held at Adams Funeral Home, 445 St. Vincent Street, Barrie on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 11 o`clock a.m. with visitation starting at 10 a.m.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations to the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre would be appreciated.

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Obituary of BURLTON: Angela of Montreal

Posted by on July 18, 2018

Mrs. Angela Burlton
1952-2018

It is with sadness that we announce the death of Angela Burlton, affectionately known as Angie or Professor Burlton, of Montreal, who passed away after a long and courageous battle against cancer on Thursday, July 12, 2018 at the age of 65.

Angie leaves her wonderful husband Jacques. She was the daughter of the late Georges Burlton and of the late Josephine Broderick. She will be missed by her boys: Philippe (Myriam) and Eric (Suzanne); as well as by her brother Stephen and her sisters: Jo-Ann and Barbara, and especially her granddaughter Madeline. Many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, cousins and many friends will miss the opportunity to have a good glass of wine with her on the balcony with good conversations.

A passionate woman, she loved art, culture and people. Angie was quick-witted and did everything with a tireless desire. A real entrepreneur. She always listened or paid special attention to those who needed it, especially her students at the Dobson Center at McGill University where she taught entrepreneurship over a period of 20 years in addition to her many other subjects. We will all miss her company either during a game of tennis, a trip, relaxing with her reading a good book or enjoying her good food.

The Family would especially like to thank the medical staff of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) and the Balfour Mount Palliative Care Centre for their outstanding devotion. A particular thank you to Dr. Sarah Kerner, Dr. Karen Kost, Dr. Lorenzo Ferri and Dr. Nathaniel Bouganim.

The family invites you to join them in paying a last tribute to Angie at the Rialto Theater, Rialto Room – 2nd Floor, 5711, Ave. Du Parc, Montreal, Quebec, on Thursday, July 19, 2018 from 4 pm to 6 pm and from 7 pm to 9 pm and on Friday, July 20th, 2018 as of 10 am. A ceremony in her memory will follow at the same place at 11 am.

Donations, can be made to honour Angela’s memory to the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) Foundation dedicated to the research funds # 9120, 700-5100 de Maisonneuve Boulevard West, Montréal, QC H4A 3T2.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Berthiaume Family Funeral Home Ltd. 416, McGill St., Hawkesbury, Ontario (877) 632-8511.

Condolences may be conveyed by fax at (613) 632-1065 or visit our Web Site www.salonfuneraireberthiaume.com
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Madame Angela Burlton
1952-2018

C’est avec tristesse que nous vous annonçons le décès de Madame Angela Burlton, affectueusement surnommé Angie ou professeur Burlton, de Montréal, décédée à la suite d’une longue et courageuse lutte contre le cancer le jeudi 12 juillet 2018 à l’âge de 65 ans.

Angie laisse un grand vide autour d’elle, particulièrement pour son merveilleux époux Jacques. Elle était la fille de feu Georges Burlton et de feu Joséphine Broderick. Elle sera manquée par ses garçons: Philippe (Myriam) et Eric (Suzanne); ainsi que par son frère Stephen et ses soeurs: Jo-Ann et Barbara, et plus particulièrement sa petite-fille, Madeline. Plusieurs beaux-frères, belles-soeurs, cousines et nombreux amis regretterons les occasions de prendre un bon verre de vin avec elle sur le balcon animé de bonnes conversations.

Femme passionnée, elle adorait l’art, la culture et les gens. Angie avait l’esprit vif et faisait tout avec un désir inlassable. Une vraie entrepreneure. Elle prêtait toujours l’oreille ou apportait une attention particulière à ceux qui en avait de besoin, particulièrement à ses étudiants au Centre Dobson de l’Université McGill ou elle a enseignée sur une période de 20 ans l’entreprenariat en plus de multiples autres sujets. Nous manquerons tous sa compagnie soit lors d’une partie de tennis, d’un voyage, en relaxant avec elle en lisant un bon livre ou bien en profitant de ses bons petits plats.

La famille tient tout particulièrement à remercier l’équipe médicale du Centre universitaire de santé McGill (CUSM) et du centre des soins palliatifs du « Balfour Mount » pour leur dévouement inlassable. Un merci tout particulier aux Dre Sarah Kerner, Dre Karen Kost, Dr Lorenzo Ferri et Dr Nathaniel Bouganim.

La famille vous invite à vous joindre à eux pour rendre un dernier hommage à Angie au Théâtre Rialto, salle Rialto – 2ème étage, 5711, Ave. Du Parc, Montréal, Québec, le jeudi 19 juillet 2018 de 16 h à 18 h et de 19 h à 21 h ainsi que le vendredi 20 juillet 2018 à compter de 10 h. Une cérémonie en sa mémoire suivra au même endroit à 11 h.

Vos dons en la mémoire de professeur Burlton peuvent être fait à des fins de recherche du projet #9120 de la Fondation du CUSM, 700-5100 de Maisonneuve Boulevard Ouest, Montréal, QC H4A 3T2 seraient appréciés.

La direction des funérailles a été confiée au Salon Funéraire Familial Berthiaume Ltée. 416, rue McGill, Hawkesbury, Ontario (877) 632-8511.

Pour offrir vos condoléances par télécopieur, composez le (613) 632-1065 ou visitez notre site Internet www.salonfuneraireberthiaume.com

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Obituary of LUOTO: Mrs. Barbara (née Slatford), of St. Thomas, ON, formerly of Montréal, QC

Posted by on July 13, 2018

LUOTO, Barbara (née Slatford), a resident of St. Thomas, ON since 1972, formerly of Montréal, QC, passed away at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital on Wednesday, July 11, 2018, in her 81st year.  Beloved wife for 56 years to Paul Luoto.  Sister of John “Jack” Slatford (Linda).  Dearly loved aunt of Krista Campbell (Aaron), Craig Slatford, and Keith Slatford.  She was proud of her great niece, Ella Campbell.  Born in Montréal, QC, November 21, 1937, she was the daughter of the late John and Christina (née Bardell) Slatford.  Barbara was a former hostess with the Hi Neighbour program in St. Thomas for a number of years.  Relatives and friends will be received at the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Wednesday evening, July 18th from 7:00-9:00 p.m. and one hour prior to the funeral service.  The funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, July 19th at 11:00 a.m., followed by interment in Elmdale Memorial Park.  Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society or the charity of one’s choice will be gratefully acknowledged.  Special thanks to the doctors’, nurses and staff in the I.C.U. at the STEGH for their compassionate care.

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Obituary of KAROVITCH, Morris of Ottawa (formerly of Montreal)

Posted by on June 17, 2018

KAROVITCH, Morris

Suddenly in Ottawa on Sunday, June 17th, 2018, at the age of 82.  Morris was predeceased by Helen (nee Gesser), his beloved spouse of over 57 years. Morris will be missed by his children Janet, Alan (Lindsay), and Susan, as well as by his four grandchildren Sam, Ian, Sophie, and Romey. Loved and adored by his dear sisters Evelyn Pinchuk (the late Saul) and Sandra Rappoport (Jeffrey). There will be a graveside ceremony on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, at 10am at the Kehal Israel Memorial Park (House of Israel section), 4189 Sources Blvd., Dollard-des-Ormeaux.  Shiva will be observed on Wednesday, June 20th (details to follow).  Donations in Morris’s memory can made to the charity of your choice.

Arrangements entrusted to The Whelan Funeral Home, tel. 613.233-1488

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Obituary of PROULX, Steven “Steve”

Posted by on May 29, 2018

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the unexpected passing of Steven on May 28, 2018 at 33 years of age. Adored and cherished son of Jacqueline Roy-Proulx and Daniel Proulx. Beloved brother of Pascale and Jean-François “John”.  Steve will be sadly missed by family, friends, co-workers and numerous clients.  He was a hard-working and devoted business partner of Seguin Appliances. Steve was an avid coin collector, basketball fan and sailing enthusiast.  He graduated from L’Essor High School in 2003 and went on to complete his bachelors of Electrical Engineering at the University of Windsor in 2007.

If you so desire, donations to the Epilepsy Support Centre of Southwestern Ontario would be appreciated by the family.

Visitation Friday, June 1st, 2018 from 2 – 5 pm & 7 – 9 pm.  Funeral service Saturday, June 2nd, 2018 10am at FAMILIES FIRST, 1065 Lauzon Rd., East Windsor, 519-969-5841. Procession to St. Simon & St. Jude Cemetery (1730 Highway 42, Belle River, ON). Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

 

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Obituary of CLARK, Paulina (Kilbertus) of Grand Bend, age 82

Posted by on May 28, 2018

Paulina Clark

(nee Kilburtus)

23 April 1936 – 10 May 2018

We lost Paulina to effing cancer at the Exeter, Ontario, hospital. Her birthday was two weeks earlier and she was pleased about making it to 82. Last summer she received the terrible terminal diagnosis. She lived her final months in her beloved and idyllic home in Grand Bend, lovingly cared for by tag-teaming daughters, a revolving cast of family and friends, and wonderful professionals. The songbirds, card games, puzzles and Netflix helped, too.

Paulina made it to the finish line with dignity, pride, humour, trademark stubbornness, and a loving and generous heart as big as Lake Huron. She lived and died the way she wanted. Even on the worst final days she would find a smile, crack an impish grin, utter a funny profanity. She outlived by two years the love of her life, Len Ballantyne, got to see her three children flourish and marry, and watched her grandkids grow up. Late in life she found a new best friend, her neighbour Wendy Atmore.

She was born in Montreal to immigrant parents. Her father, Valentino Kilbertus, died when she was three; her mother Alma went back to work and placed her daughter in foster care. Paulina had an itinerant childhood, as her foster mother moved around the continent, with stops (and new schools for Paulina) in Halifax, Winnipeg, Michigan and Toronto. Paulina’s teenaged years found her in Ste. Rose, Quebec, where she met her first husband Richard Clark. After the divorce, she raised her kids as a single mom north of Montreal in Blainville, Quebec, and eventually moved to Ontario, where she met and fell in love with Len. They shared and stoked each other’s love for line dancing, Texas, cards, dominoes, every gadget known to mankind, and Lake Huron’s beautiful beaches. They threw many parties at their home in the Cove at Grand Bend, and were regulars at the Legion Branch 498.

Paulina was an avid gardener and creative crafter. She loved to dance, and boy, oh, boy, did she love to shop! With her loss, we have warned Wal-Mart, Giant Tiger and Publishing Clearing House to expect a drop in profits.

Paulina will be terribly missed by many: her daughter Lianne Clark and her husband Randy Hall, daughter Nancy Kay Clark and husband Doug Bennet, son Ron Clark and wife Michelle Johnson Clark, her adoring grandkids Nathan, Eliza, Raymond, Brianna, Mackenzie, and many neighbours and friends, especially Wendy Atmore and Mark Broughner.

There’s a new card shark in heaven.

Special thanks to Lambton County EMS and the team at South Huron Hospital. Donations may be made to the South Huron Hospital Foundation.

Visitation: Friday, May 18, 4 to 7 p.m.  Memorial Service:  Saturday, May 19, from 10 to 12 p.m. at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, 118 Dashwood Main Street, Dashwood. 

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Obituary of MIAN: Nadia of Montreal Formerly of Pakistan, Toronto, Sherbrooke

Posted by on April 17, 2018

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It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Nadia Hania Mian on Monday, March 2nd, 2018, in just her 34th year on this earth. We take great comfort in knowing that her last days were filled with extreme joy and the opportunity to spend the long weekend with her family spent his last day extremely happy. She is the loving wife of husband Safdar Haripur and mother of Yasir and Ayyan Haripur. Memorial donations to the Islamic Relief Fund in her name would be appreciated.

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Obituary of ROMANIUC, Anatole of Ottawa

Posted by on March 7, 2018

ROMANIUC, Anatole
February 28, 1924 – March 5, 2018


It is with deep sorrow we announce the passing of Anatole, at home in Ottawa, after an incredibly rich and fortunate 94 year life.  He was the loving husband of Maria Romaniuc (nee Teofilovic), proud father of Lara (Paul Saurette) and Alex (Rachel Creane), and ecstatic ‘Koko’ to his grandson Belmont (or ‘Penchyk’ as he was fond of calling him) – who always inspired bursts of laughter from Anatole…and vice versa.
His life was truly an adventure from start to finish. Born in 1924 in Ukraine (in what was formerly Bessarabia and part of Romania), he not only lost his own father early in life, but was forced to flee across Europe during the second world war, an experience that included successfully escaping both the (precursor to) the KGB and the Gestapo (twice!) and being separated from his mother and sister for 16 years because of the war. 
 
Against all odds, he managed to pursue university studies at the University of Erlangen in Germany and the University of Leuven in Belgium where he earned a Ph.D in Economics. He also undertook post-graduate training in Paris and at Princeton University.
He began his career as a demographer in the Belgian Congo, as Chief of the Demography Bureau (1953 – 1961), where he led the first population census in that country. With the independence of the Democratic Republic of Congo he joined the University of Kinshasa as a researcher while continuing to serve the Congolese Central Government in his capacity as adviser on population to the Minister of Planning and Economic Coordination.
In 1961, he was recruited to Princeton as a research associate (leading him to learn his 6th language – English) and then, in 1964, decided to move to Canada because he found it a welcoming country while visiting for an academic conference.

In Canada, he pursued an academic career as Professor at the University of Ottawa and the University of Montreal. He occupied senior positions at Statistics Canada (1968-1993), including as Director of the Demography Division.

He was Fellow of the US Population Council (1961–62), President of the Federation of Canadian Demographers and a longstanding member of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population. He was honored for his many contributions to international and Canadian demography with a special issue of the Canadian Studies in Population.

In 1970, while in Montreal, he met and married his love, Maria. There they welcomed their son Alex.  Soon after, they made a permanent move to Ottawa, where they welcomed their daughter Lara and made their home for the next 46 years.
Anatole retired in 1993 after a long and illustrious career at StatsCan. Never one to ride off into the sunset, Anatole immediately took up a position as an adjunct professor at the University of Alberta and spent the next 20 years researching and publishing extensively – completing his final article less than a year before his death.
No matter how busy he was professionally, however, he always found time and energy to help and mentor all those around him. In fact, as his children can attest, no matter was too small for Anatole to offer some friendly advice – whether solicited or not.  As he used to say, you don’t have to ‘listen to me’, but you do have to listen to me ;)
 
We will always treasure our memories of his loving and generous spirit, as well as his ’never-say-die’ determination. 
 
Friends are invited to join the family on Sunday, March 11, 2018 anytime between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm for an informal reception to share memories of his life over refreshments at The Whelan Funeral Home515 Cooper St. (between Bay & Lyon), 613-233-1488. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to the First Nations Child and Family Caring Centre https://fncaringsociety.com/donate.
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Obituary of TOMPKINS, Corky of Sarnia

Posted by on February 22, 2018

TOMPKINS, CORKY – Clitheroe (Corky) Wellington Tompkins at the age of 87 fell asleep in death to await a resurrection to a paradise earth. He loved this hope and talked about it to anyone with a listening ear. Knowing Corky meant you knew of his favourite place on earth, Biscotasing. Born and raised in the ‘bush’ with endless tales of exploration, hard work, cutting ice from the lake and friendships. He made sure his family experienced the north and encouraged our love of it. He also spent time working in the mines at Inco as a Millwright and also as a Stationary Engineer in chemical valley. Corky loved to talk shop and had an incredible memory of every incident at work. He was the beloved and best friend of his wife Faith. He was predeceased by his daughter Betty Ann Tompkins and his grandson Luke O’Reilly. He was the dear father to Brenda Williams (Steve), Bruce Tompkins (Lilly), Mark Tompkins (Junior), Cheryl Tompkins, Glendon Tompkins (Judy), Melissa Tompkins and Amy Tompkins (Stirling). He loved to brag that he had 18 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Corky was a generous and kind person. So much so that it kept his heart strong many years after ‘the best before date’. The family would like to thank Dr. Madison and the St. Joseph’s Hospice. Also special thanks to Joe Roy who called Corky every day and Rod Sewell who was a good and steadfast friend. A memorial service will be held on Saturday February 24 at 2 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 550 Murphy Road, Sarnia Ontario. Donations can be made to the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Canada or St Joseph’s Hospice, 475 Christina Street North, Sarnia Ontario. The arrangements have been entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre. Messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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Obituary of SAYERS, Leona of Sarnia

Posted by on January 29, 2018

SAYERS, LEONA – At Vision Nursing Home on Sunday, January 28, 2018, Anna “Leona” (Stonehouse) Sayers, age 88 of Sarnia passed away. She was the loving wife of the late George Rayburn Sayers and dear mother of Donald Sayers and loving grandmother of Brittany Sayers. She was predeceased by her parents John and Margaret (O’Neil) Stonehouse and her son Peter. Leona was born and raised in Sarnia and was a member of Dunlop United Church. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Friday, February 2nd, 2018 at 1:30 pm. Visitation will begin an hour prior to the service on Friday at 12:30 pm. Private interment will be held at Lakeview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations made in memory of Leona to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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Obituary of DEASE, Donald of Sarnia

Posted by on January 23, 2018

DEASE, DONALD – With sadness the family announces the passing of Donald Richard Dease, age 81 of Sarnia, at Bluewater Health on Monday, January 22nd, 2018, peacefully surrounded by his dear family. He was the husband of Nancy (Taylor) Dease, loving father of Karen Dease-Boden, Marc (Karen) and Kristi Dease-Waluchow (Bob) and loving grandpa of Carleigh (Andrew) Bain, Craig (Kailey), Brock (Lisa Campanale), Ian, Ryan, Danielle (Josh Randall) and Kaitlyn (Josh Pastorius) and great granddaughter Emmy Bain. He was the brother of Peachy (Sandy) McGeachy, and Bev Mann and Brother-in-law Carol Chambers-DeGraff (Peter), Murray. Predeceased by his parents Clarence and Bessie, his son Bruce (1958), sister Carol, brothers in law John Mann, John Moser, Fred Chambers, Peter Dicks, Jim Taylor and great nephew Liam McGeachy. He was a gifted artist who spent hours working on his bird carvings, wood burnings and scratchboards, while listening to music and oldtime radio shows in his shed. Don enjoyed watching old movies with his family, working out at Ironworks Gym, and hanging out at the mall with longtime friends, Arn, Rich and Glen. He was a lifelong member of Canon Davis Memorial Church and 3C Carvers. Don founded in 1971, then retired from Art & Letters Signs in 2001. Friends will be received on Thursday, January 25 from 7:00-9:00PM at D.J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 102 N. Victoria St. A memorial service will take place Friday, January 26 at 11:00AM at Canon Davis Memorial Church, 380 Maxwell St. Sarnia with visitation at 10:00AM before the service. Cremation has taken place and internment will be held at Lakeview Cemetery at a later date. A special thanks to Dr. Haddad, and ICU nurses, Laura, Julie, Jaime, Georgia and Nicole whose tender loving care during his final days were a comfort to us all. Memorial donations made in memory of Don made to Canon Davis Memorial Church, Bluewater Health, or Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre. Messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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Obituary of HERSEY: Edward Eli of Cote-Saint-Luc

Posted by on January 21, 2018

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Sadly, Edward Hersey, Son of the late Joseph & Molly Herscovitch, father of Ian & the late Stewart & x-husband Of Eileen & Grandfather of Serina & Hanna & Brother of the late Charles (Chuck) & Brother of Dorothy Waxman & Brother in Law of Leonard Waxman & Uncle of Rana, Jordan & Atie Waxman & Great Uncle of Jacob, Jonah, Lilly & Ella, passed away at 83 years old, while setting a spell on his veranda, looking out at a beautiful view of the Lord’s natural creation, hopefully, finally finding peace.
The Late, Edward Hersey’s Funeral will be held:
1 pm, Tuesday, January 16th, 2018
Chesed Shel Emes Jewish Funeral Home
935 av Beaumont, Montréal, QC H3N 1W3
Onsite parking is extremely limited.
Donations can be made in memory of Ed to the Canadian or US Heart & Stroke Foundation.

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Obituary of CHARBY: Darlene, of RR3, Shedden, Ontario (Frome)

Posted by on January 8, 2018

CHARBY, Darlene, of RR3, Shedden (Frome), passed away at her residence on Saturday, January 6, 2018, in her 55th year.  Partner of Gerald “Jed” Rycroft.  Daughter of Vera Charby and the late John Davis (1987).  Mother of Kimberlee Palmer (Mike Leroux), and Crystal Palmer (Darcy MacLeod), and grandmother of Hayley Palmer, Mikayla Leroux, Dallas MacLeod, and Kane MacLeod.  Sister of Kathleen “Kay” Campbell (Andrew), Donald “Joe” Gauvin (Joan Duclos), Danny Gauvin, and Benny Gauvin (Peggy Pettigrew).  Also remembered by several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Darlene was born in Magog, Québec on August 27, 1963.  She formerly worked as a hostess at Tim Hortons, 995 Talbot St., St. Thomas.  Cremation has taken place.  A service to celebrate Darlene’s life will be held at the Southwold Keystone Complex, 35921 Talbot Line, Shedden on Friday, January 12th at 1:30 p.m., with a reception to follow.  Relatives and friends will be received prior to the service from 12:30-1:30 p.m.  Flowers respectfully declined. Memorial donations to Pets/Friends for Life or the charity of one’s choice 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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Obituary of POOLEY: Stephen Matthew "Steve" of Vancouver, BC Formerly of Pointe Claire, Quebec

Posted by on January 3, 2018

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Stephen “Steve” Matthew Pooley. August 16th, 1953 – January 1st, 2018

With great sadness, we announce the passing of Stephen Matthew Pooley, who died on January 1st, 2018, at St. Michael’s Hospice after a lengthy illness. Steve is survived by his much-loved daughter, Erin, son, Mathew, grandchildren, Asha and Everett, and wife, Joanne. Steve was a wonderful artist and sign painter, and, in his last few years, he enjoyed painting representations of landmark signs around Vancouver. His decades-long career in the movie industry was a source of great pleasure for Steve, and he made many dear friends in the industry. Steve had a particular talent for friendship–some of his closest friends were from his childhood and teenage years. John Daly–a friend from their days at Eric Hamber high school–was by his side every day in his last several weeks. Steve is also survived by his parents, Don and Kate Pooley, and his five siblings, Johnny, Tony (Charmaine), Elizabeth (Paul), Sheila (James), and Mark, as well as many nieces and nephews. A private celebration of Steve’s life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Steve’s memory to St. Michael’s Hospice, Burnaby.

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Obituary of SULLIVAN, James William of Sombra

Posted by on December 18, 2017

Captain James Sullivan passed away suddenly at his home in Sombra in his 96th year on December 17, 2017. Jim was predeceased by his beloved wife, Betty and by his parents William and Evelyn (Dawson) Sullivan. Loving father of Alan (Guelph), Carol (Gary Smith, Montreal). Cherished grandfather of Victoria of Toronto, Katharine of Guelph, Alexei of Montreal, Elena (Bruno) of Les Cedres and great-grandfather of Taylor. Survived by his sister Mildred Manser of Sarnia and two nieces Margaret Manser and Mary Fuller. Jim was a long time employee of Misener Transportation and rose through the ranks to become Captain on the Great Lakes, a position he held for 33 years. In the latter years of his career he was appointed as Commodore of the Fleet. He was a proud member of Sombra Masonic Lodge and was the recipient of the William Mercer Wilson award for Meritorious Service.
Friends and family will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden, on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 from 7:00-9:00pm. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 11:00am with visitation starting at 10:00am from the funeral home.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Charity of Choice.
Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193.

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Obituary of SINOPOLI: Yvana Marie of Toronto, Ontario

Posted by on December 7, 2017

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SINOPOLI, Yvana Marie – (May 10, 1946 – November 18, 2017)
After a valiant battle with cancer, Yvana Sinopoli (nee Fortin) passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 18th, 2017 at Baycrest Health Sciences, Toronto, at the age of 71.

Born in St. Jean-Port-Jolie, Quebec on May 10th, 1946 to the late Yvan and Germaine (nee Charland) Fortin.

Yvana will be forever remembered by her husband, Nicola Sinopoli, of 52 years. Dearly missed by her daughter Marianne (Chris) Gowanlock and her grandchildren, Joseph, Robert, Christina and Blake. Lovingly remembered by siblings Arlette (David Moffatt) and Yanick Fortin and many nieces and nephews. Reunited in heaven with sisters Micheline (nee Fortin) Desbois and Colinette (nee Fortin) Barrette.

Honouring Yvana’s wishes a private burial was held on Tuesday November 21st, 2017 at Beechwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to either Baycrest Health Sciences Centre at the The Shirley and Philip Granovsky Palliative Care Unit or the Canadian Cancer Society.

SINOPOLI, Yvana Marie – (10 mai 1946 – 18 novembre 2017)
Après une lutte acharnée contre le cancer, Yvana Sinopoli (née Fortin) est décédé paisiblement, samedi le 18 novembre 2017, à l’âge de 71 ans, à l’hôpital Baycrest Health Sciences de Toronto.

Né à Saint-Jean-Port-Jolie, Québec le 10 mai, 1946, fille de feu Yvan et de feue Germaine (née Charland) Fortin.

Yvana restera à jamais dans les mémoires de son mari, Nicola Sinopoli, de 52 ans. Elle sera manqué beaucoup par sa fille Marianne (Sinopoli) Gowanlock et à ses petits-enfants, Joseph, Robert, Christina et Blake. Chère sœur d’Arlette (David Moffatt) de Prince Edward County et de son frère Yanick Fortin de Marathon, ainsi que de nombreux nièces et neveux. Réunis au paradis avec ses sœurs Micheline (née Fortin) Desbois et Colinette (née Fortin) Barrette.

Honorant les vœux d’Yvana, une inhumation privée a eu lieu mardi le 21 novembre 2017 au cimetière Beechwood.

Au lieu de fleurs, des dons peuvent être faits à l’hôpital Baycrest Health Sciences Centre de l’unité de soins palliatifs « The Shirley and Philip Granovsky » ou à la Société Canadienne du Cancer.

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Obituary of MACKAY, Flora Louise of Brocvkille, ON and formerly of Montreal, QC

Posted by on November 29, 2017

MACKAY, Flora Louise
Peacefully entered into rest at the Brockville General Hospital Charles St. Site on Sunday November 26th, 2017. Flora (Hunter) of Brockville and formerly of Montreal aged 92 years. Beloved wife of the late Percy Mackay. Loving mother of Gary Mackay(late Donna) (Karen Lemieux) of Mallorytown and the late Wayne Mackay. Cherished grandmother of Karen and Andrew Mackay (Tracey); and great grandmother of Paige, Heather and Haven Mackay. Dear sister of Margaret Knowlton, Jean Hunter De Montigny and the late Eddie Hunter, Nicky Mofford and Marjorie Freeman. Will also be missed by several nieces and nephews. Daughter of the late Edward and Lillian (Butler) Hunter.
By request, a Private Family Service will be held at a later date. In memory of Flora donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Barclay Funeral Home, 137 Pearl St. E., Brockville. Messages of Condolence may be sent online at www.barclayfuneralhome.com.

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Obituary of MOORE, Leslie Llewella (nee Dewar) of Cobourg, Ontario

Posted by on November 28, 2017

Passed away peacefully on November 27, 2017 in her 71st year at the Northumberland Hills Hospital, Cobourg, surrounded by her loved ones.  Dearly beloved wife and best friend of Richard, loving mother of Nancy Love.  Leslie was pre-deceased by her parents Rob Dewar, mother Jane (nee Curtis) and sister Krista, survived by sisters Signey and Lisa.  Leslie was born in Omemee Ontario and grew up in Montreal, Quebec.  She will be greatly missed by friends and family in Northumberland County, Toronto, Montreal, Oakville, New Brunswick, London Ontario, London England, County Cork Ireland and across the USA.  Leslie’s positive caring loving outlook on life and that special smile will be missed by all.  Friends are invited to attend a celebration of life gathering at the Best Western, Cobourg in ballroom B on Friday December 1st, 2017 from 2-5 pm.  Special thanks to doctors Broderick, Amin, Pepper, Xi, Ibrahim, Vaughan and Parravano and the wonderful nursing staff on 2B at Northumberland Hills Hospital.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation or the charity of your choice.  Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.

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Obituary of 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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Obituary of ARBLASTER: Wendy of London Formerly of Sarnia, Montreal

Posted by on November 3, 2017

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Gordon Keith Arblaster, passed away peacefully in his sleep at Windermere on the Mount in London, Ontario on October 11th in his 88th year. For 59 years, the beloved husband of Jean (nee Laithwaite). Loving father to Wendy Arblaster (Terry Jarvis) of London and Sara Arblaster (Hillar Heine) of Toronto, and cherished grandfather to Shelby Arblaster, of Portland, ME. Fondly remembered by his siblings-in-law Frances Hook of Egmondville, ON, Alan Hiles of Calgary, AB, Kelly and Mary Cameron of Sumter, SC, and numerous relatives and friends.

Pre-deceased by his parents John Henry (Jack) Arblaster (1969) and Lillian (nee Parrish) (1989), his brother Ross (1976), and siblings-in-law Irene Hiles, Violet MacKenzie, Audrey Arblaster and Stephen Hook.

Gord was the long-time General Manager of the London Transit Commission and former President of the Canadian Urban Transit Association (CUTA). Born in Montreal in 1929, Gord’s family moved to Sarnia where he attended Sarnia Collegiate Institute of Technology and then on to London, where he began his career and family.

Gord was a proud alumnus of South Collegiate in London, which he established as superior to Oakridge, from which both his daughters graduated. Gord delighted in summer days spent at the family cottage at Hardwick Cove on the shores of Lake Huron laughing with family and friends. He loved nothing better then to get in the car, by himself or with his family, and explore Canada. One of his most recent cherished trips was across the country with his granddaughter in 2015. Awarded for his perseverance in inclement weather, he will be remembered as a hopeful cross-country skier. He held a special spot in his heart for his brothers-in-law and their many political debates and jokes.

Cremation has taken place and a private memorial will be held at a later date. Please send online condolences to www.woodlandcemeterydirectcremationcompany.ca . In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be forwarded to the Men’s Mission and Rehabilitative Centre in London, ON.

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