Obituary of COLES: Dr. Robert Ellis of Calgary, Alberta

Posted by on December 9, 2018

 

“Mamas don’t let your babies grow up to be cowboys….let ‘em be doctors and lawyers and such”.  But, what if your baby is a doctor AND a cowboy??

The passing of Dr. Robert Ellis Coles on November 26, 2018 is announced by his daughter Christine Coles (her husband Dave and their daughter Phoenix), his daughter Melissa Flynn (her daughters Cypris and Jordis), his son Jonathan Coles (his wife Jessica, their daughters Andrew and Sawyer and son Jeven) and their brother Joshua Coles.

Robert, aka Bob/Doc, was born an only child at the Norfolk General Hospital in Simcoe, Ontario on March 17, 1946.  He is survived by many cousins, including Dale Coles who was like a brother growing up.  He is predeceased by his father Henry Ellis Coles (January 1, 1923 Port Dover, Ontario – April 16, 2008 Calgary, Alberta), his mother Edith (Albert) Coles (March 6, 1920 Moosehorn, Manitoba – March 12, 2009 Calgary, Alberta), his maternal grandparents Fred Albert and Christina Margaret Aitken and paternal grandparents Charles Elgin Coles and Ethel Charlton.

Bob grew up in Port Rowan, Norfolk County, moving to Cambridge (Galt), Ontario in 1957. His father Henry Coles served in WWII as sergeant in B Company of the Royal Canadian Army Service Corps in charge of radiator and tinsmith division of the vehicle maintenance crews from 1942-1946.  Henry then went on to established North End Radiator Service in 1959.   Safe to say this was the birth place of Bob’s lifelong love affair with cars, especially Corvettes (although his first car was a robin blue convertible 1955 Cadillac). 

After graduating with honours from Galt Collegiate Institute and Vocational School in 1965 (where he pitched for the baseball team, was on the basketball team, student council and many other activities), he was accepted to the College of Optometry of Ontario in Toronto.  In 1967 the school moved to Waterloo and became the University of Waterloo School of Optometry, where he continued his studies.

After four years of dating through school, Bob (age 22) married Gisela Oehne (age 20) of Preston, Ontario in June 1968. Bob graduated May 1969 with a Doctor of Optometry (OD) degree. Together Bob and Gisela set up his first practice after graduation at 111 Wellington Street in Preston, Ontario.  

‘Go West Young Man’.  And so he did…  They sold their practice and moved to Calgary, Alberta in July 1972 to join Dr. Garth Mann at the Bonavista Eye Clinic.  Staying at the then Siesta Inn for this first trip, Bob wandered next door to check out Ranchman’s Cookhouse and Dancehall, which had just opened months prior in April 1972.  It is then and there a friendship with Harris Dvorkin, one of the two Ranchman’s co-founders, was forged. Bob’s love of a Wild West country lifestyle and his entrepreneurial spirit soon made this not only his Calgary Stampede home base, but an office of sorts through his career.  (Mr. Dvorkin passed on April 20, 2017- just one week before Ranchman’s 45th anniversary). 

Bob and Gisela’s first daughter Christine Anne arrived in 1973, their second daughter Melissa Marie in 1975 and first son Jonathan Robert in 1977.  Bob and Gisela were divorced in 1979. 

Gone their separate ways, Gisela brought Joshua in to the world in 1982. Giving him the Coles name, he became one of the four “Coles Kids”.  Bob moved to Phoenix, Arizona from 1983 to 1987 with his second wife Carol and her teenage children Janet and Mark.  Returning to Calgary, Bob and Carol were separated in the early 90s and later divorced.  

Bob lived the rest of his years with his Good Hearted Woman, life and business partner Linda Babuik.  They made many memories of shared interests such as travel (favourites included Hawaii and Las Vegas), country music concerts, rodeos (including of course The Stampede but especially the NFR in Vegas) and their camp ‘homestead’ at Riverbend in Okotoks.  Linda’s daughters Tricia and Keri, together with Keri’s husband Jim and their children Trevor and Taylor (and Taylor’s son Sawyer), added greatly to the support and memories throughout these years. 

His children wish to remember him as the smart witted, extremely intelligent, entrepreneurial, musically talented and charismatic person he was. He was an avid car fan, having owned more than two dozen Corvettes over his lifetime and no stranger to twisting a wrench here or there. He was musically inclined, playing guitar, banjo and singing. He was a quick wit and at times a prankster.  He had a love for snakeskin cowboy boots, fishing (including Ice fishing), Disneyland, Canadian Tire, billiards of all sorts, Colt cigars, Vegas, Banff, Elvis worthy jewelry, dry roasted peanuts, fur coats (he has a long family line of fur trappers, including pioneering life long employees of the Hudson Bay Company), steak dinners, egg salad sandwiches, Stetson hats, big belt buckles, cooking, the country lifestyle and Christmas decorating among other things.  He was certainly the only optometrist wearing pressed black Wranglers, cowboy boots and a Stetson with his lab coat.

In keeping with his wishes, there will be no formal service.  His children gathered in Banff for a tribute the Doc would be proud of.  The Man.  The Myth.  The Legend.  He was one of a kind. 

-Cripper, JR, Lissy & Josh

farm.house@me.com

“He’s done some wrong, he’s done some right

Won and lost some fights

Highs and lows, that’s the way it goes

It ain’t always sweet tea

Lovin’, runnin’, son of a gun, like an old outlaw

But ain’t that country”  -The Cadillac Three

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Obituary of WEVER: Thoon (Tony) of Belleville

Posted by on August 31, 2018

 

 

 

 

WEVER, Thoon “Tony” – of Belleville, went to be with his Lord on Saturday, July 28th, 2018 in his 85th year. Son of the late Jacobus & Falkena).  Loving father of Evelyn Wever of Quebec City, Jacob “Jim” Wever (Julia) of Langdon, and Carolyn Thomas (Mark) of Ottawa. Dear grandfather “Pake” of Timothee Boutin, Cassandra & Katrina Wever, Michael Baarda (deceased) and Lucy Thomas. Tony will be missed by his siblings Freda Van der Bergs (late husband Wietse) of Holland, (late) Nick Wever (Minety) of Alberta, Ann Kempenaar (John) of Belleville, (late) John Wever (Willi) of Belleville, Susan Ippel (Keith) of St. Catharines, (late) Dirk “Dick” Wever (Annamarie) of Alberta, Mary Rekker (Sam) of Belleville, Rennie Keuning (Ken) of Belleville, Bert Wever (Wilma) of Lynwood, Roelie Brink (late husband Carl) of Bowmanville and (late) Mike Wever. Dear brother-in-law of Ali Blok (Wim), Hanny Komdeur (Gerhard) and Hieke From (late husband Piet), all of Holland.

Cremation has already taken place.

Visitation will be held at Maranatha Church (100 College Street West, Belleville) on Friday August 10th, 2018 from 3–6p.m.  A Memorial Service and Celebration of Tony`s Life will take place at Maranatha Church on Saturday August 11th, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. Inurnment to follow at Elmwood Cemetery, Corbyville.

If desired, donations can be made to the Belleville General Hospital Foundation.

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

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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 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 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 LAMONTAGNE: Gérald (Jerry) of Montréal

Posted by on September 6, 2017

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C’est avec une profonde tristesse que nous annonçons la mort prématurée de notre père, Gérald Lamontagne. Il laisse derrière lui son épouse Gaétane, son fils Patrick, sa fille Mélanie et sa sœur Lorraine.
Un service funéraire aura lieu pour lui le 3 Septembre de 1:00 à 4:00 pm au Salon Funéraire Rideau, Dollard-des-Ormeaux. Famille, amis et sympathisants sont invités à se joindre à nous et à prier pour son âme, puis à se rassembler dans la salle du salon afin de partager de bons souvenirs de notre chère papa.

Gérald (Jerry) Lamontagne, peacefully passed away on Monday, July 24. He is survived by wife Gaétane, his son Patrick, daughter Mélanie and sister Lorraine. Funeral services will be performed at the Rideau Funeral Home (Dollars-des-Ormeaux) on Sunday, September 3, 2017 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

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Obituary of Black; Thomas Murray of Durham

Posted by on June 9, 2017

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Murray Black of Durham passed in Owen SoundMurray, of Allan Park, passed away suddenly with Kay, Tricia and Steve by his side, at Grey Bruce Health Services, Owen Sound on Thursday, June 8, 2017 in his 73rd year. Born in Markdale, Ontario on January 4, 1945 to the late Malcolm and Pearl Black.

Dear brother to Charles and Beatrix Black, Ann and Ralph Hollis and brother in-law to Carol Black and Kay Black. Predeceased by his sister Marie and brothers Raymond and Bill and infant daughter. Haggard will be fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. Sadly missed by son Kevin Black of Guelph, daughters  Marcie(Garth) Lowry of Sawyerville, Quebec, Deanna(Ashly) Geraghty of Yellowknife, North West Territories, and son Gary. Loving grandfather of Patrick, Kimberly, William, Alexandria, Katherine and Andrea.

Murray worked 45 years as a heavy equipment operator and continued this work right up to last week. Known as Haggard for his love and skill with the guitar, and thoroughly enjoyed singing and dancing. He took great pride in property, constantly planting trees and keeping the cedar hedges trimmed.

The family will receive friends at the Fawcett Funeral Cremation Reception, 1 Highland Drive Flesherton, on Monday, June 12 from 2:00-4:00pm and 7:00-9:00pm. Mass of Christian burial from St. John’s Roman Catholic Church, Glenelg  on Tuesday at 11:00am. Interment at St. John’s Cemetery, Glenelg. In lieu of flowers, monetary donations to MusiCounts(musicounts.ca) or West Grey Commemorative Tree Program would be gratefully appreciated. Online donations and condolences at www.fawcettfuneralhome.ca 88-924-2810

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Obituary of LECLERE: Maxime of Montreal

Posted by on April 26, 2017

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With broken hearts we announce the passing of Maxime Leclere, beloved brother and son and friend, at the age of 27.

He will always be remember as a man caring about all human beings and animals, caring about the environment. But especially, caring about the oppressed, the poor, the marginalized. His life will always be an example to follow, an example of solidarity and respect.

Maxime, may you rest in peace and we hope to have the chance to meet you again, someday, somehow.

His family & friends

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Obituary of LABINE: Theodore Joseph Bryan of Surrey

Posted by on April 26, 2017

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On Tuesday April 11, 2017 Bryan lost a long battle despite all efforts by the medical staff at Surrey Memorial Hospital. Born March 30, 1948 in Fort Coulonge, QC and spending the latter part of life in the West Coast. Joining his Mother Joan and Sister Brenda in Heaven. Sadly missed by all family and friends.

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Obituary of 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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Obituary of GARNEAU: Michel of Jonquière

Posted by on February 16, 2017

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Monsieur Michel Garneau, originaire de Ham-Nord, est décédé à l’hôpital de Jonquière le lundi 6 février 2017 à l’âge de 76 ans; fils de feu Albert Garneau et de feu Alice Brulotte. Il était le père d’Alain, Annie et Marco; le grand-père de Naomi Pascale, Jonathan, Kaelen et Léa Sophia; le frère de feu Thérèse, feu Felix, feu Lorenzo (Rollande), feu Jeanne-d’Arc (feu Frank), feu Alban (Françoise), et Bernard (feu Denise). Lui survivent également plusieurs neveux, nièces, cousins, cousines, ami(e)s ainsi que sa famille du club des élans.
Une célébration d’adieu aura lieu à l’église Sainte-Famille de Jonquière le 18 février à 15:30. Ensuite, la famille et ses amis sont invités à une célébration de sa vie et un partage en sa mémoire qui aura lieu le 18 février de 16:30 à 20:00 au Club social des Élans de Kénogami au 3558 Rue Saint Louis, Jonquière, QC.
Au printemps, la famille sera invité à se ressembler à Ham-Nord pour un service commémoratif. Plus d’information suivra. Pour ceux et celles qui le désirent, des dons peuvent être faits à la Société canadienne du cancer http://www.cancer.ca/fr-ca/?region=qc.
Mr. Michel Garneau, originally from Ham-Nord, Quebec, has passed away on February 6, 2017 at the Jonquière Hospital at the age of 76. He was the son of Albert Garneau and Alice Brulotte; father to Alain, Annie and Marco; grand-father to Naomi Pascale, Jonathan, Kaelen et Léa Sophia; brother of Thérèse, Felix, Lorenzo (Rollande), Jeanne-d ’Arc (Frank), Alban (Françoise), and Bernard (Denise). He is fondly remembered by many nephews, nieces, cousins, friends as well as his club (des Elans) family.
A goodbye celebration will be held on February 18th at the Sainte-Famille Church of Jonquière at 3:30pm. Friends and family are then invited to share their memories and partake in a celebration of his life that will take place on February 18th from 4:30pm to 8:00pm at Le Club des Elans de Kénogami, 3558 Saint Louis St, Jonquière, QC.
Later this spring, the family will be invited to get together in Ham-Nord for a commemorative mass which will be announced at a later date. For those who wishes to, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society http://www.cancer.ca/en/?region=qc.

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Obituary of SCHAEFER: JEANNE OF SARNIA

Posted by on December 27, 2016

SCHAEFER, JEANNE – passed away at Afton Park Place on December 24, 2016 at the age of 91. Jeanne is the loving mother to Gloria Chartrand and Joanne Fontaine and the Late Patrick Schaefer. Loving grandma to Michelle Wilson (Randy), David Fontaine (Holaby), Jamie Fontaine (Nuno), Lori Glass (Travis), Natalie Schaefer, Marc Schaefer, Michael Schaefer, Chris Chartrand (Kelly) and Brian Chartrand and many great grandchildren. She loved music, playing games and cards with friends. Cremation has taken place and there will be a private family gathering at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia). Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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Obituary of OGBURN: Jeanne d’Arc (nee Savard), of R.R.5, St. Thomas, Ontario

Posted by on November 11, 2016

jeanne-darc-ogburnOGBURN, Jeanne d’Arc (nee Savard), of R.R.5, St. Thomas, passed away at her residence on Friday, November 11, 2016, in her 93rd year.  Beloved wife for 64 years to the late Roy E. Ogburn (Feb. 8, 2016).  Dearly loved mother of Ken Ogburn and his wife Greta of Kanata, and Dan Ogburn and his wife Marion of R.R.5, St. Thomas.  Also survived by 6 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews.  Jean was the last surviving member of her own immediate family, having been predeceased by a number of brothers and sisters.  Born in Alma, Québec, August 8, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Fortunat and Azilda Savard.  She was a Nurses Aide at the Komoka Nursing Home for twelve years, and a former telephone operator for Bell Canada in Québec.  Jean was an adherent of Holy Angels’ Roman Catholic Church, St. Thomas.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family on Tuesday evening, November 15th from 7:00-8:30 p.m. (Prayers at 8:15 p.m.) at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160). The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Angels’ Roman Catholic Church, St. Thomas on Wednesday, November 16th at 10:00 a.m.  Following cremation, inurnment in St. Peter’s Cemetery, London.  Memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the charity of one’s choice will be gratefully acknowledged.

Email messages of condolence may be sent to siftonfuneralhome@sympatico.ca

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Obituary of CHENIER, Delphis Joseph of Waterdown

Posted by on June 23, 2016

CHENIER, Delphis Joseph
Passed away at his home in Waterdown, after a long and prosperous life, on Thursday, June 23, 2016 at the age of 94. Beloved husband for nearly 62 years to Kathleen (nee Marion). Loving father of Della Marie, the late Wayne (1979), Michael (Maureen), and Karen Marion (Claude). Cherished Papa of Cassandra (Sean), Maria (Wayne), Suzanne (Tyler), Michelle, Dianne (Jonathan), Sarah, Emilly, and great Papa of 8 great grandchildren. Survived by his sister Gilberette, Rev. Sister St. Rose of the Daughters of Wisdom, Ottawa. Predeceased by his siblings Roger, Paul-Emile, Aurel, Joseph, Fernand, Rose, Juliette, and Annette. Del was a WWII Veteran, having served as Bandsman. He worked at Ford Motor Company in Oakville, before working and retiring with Petro Canada. Del was very involved in sports, both playing and coaching in the Waterdown community. He was a devoted member of the Catholic Church, and also enjoyed his time playing with the Oakville Citizen Band. Most importantly Del was the rock and foundation of his family, and his sense of humour, and love will always be remembered. Family will receive friends at KITCHING STEEPE & LUDWIG FUNERAL HOME, 146 Mill St. N., Waterdown, on Sunday, June 26, 2016 from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m., and 6 p.m.- 8 p.m. Legion Service 7:30 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. THOMAS THE APOSTLE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 715 Centre Rd, Waterdown on Monday, June 27, 2016 at 10 a.m. Private Cremation. Following the mass a reception will be held at the Waterdown Legion, Branch 551. As expressions of sympathy donations to St. Thomas the Apostle Church would be sincerely appreciated by the family.

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Obituary of 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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Obituary of VALLIERS: PAUL EMILE OF SARNIA

PAUL EMILE VALLIERES- Passed away peacefully at Bluewater Health on Sunday April 24, 2016. He leaves behind his loving wife Mary (McCahill) for 44 years. Survived by his children Colette, Norm and Joe. Cherished Grandpapa to, many grandchildren and great grandchildren and Paul will be sadly missed by his family in Quebec. Paul is predeceased by his son Mark (1978). He was a proud 55 year member of the Pipe fitters Local 663. The family would like to extend their thanks to the Nurses of the 5th floor cognitive care unit. Cremation has taken place and there will be a private family gathering at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

Arrangements entrusted to the D. J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE.

Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Obituary of DESBOIS, Paul Joseph Emile of Val Caron, ON

Posted by on April 25, 2016

DESBOIS, PaulThe family announces with sorrow, his passing in Sudbury, Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at the age of 77 years. Beloved husband of Carol (née Wilson) Desbois of Val Caron. Son of the late Philippe and the late Aurore (née Toupin) Desbois. Loving father of Paul Jr. (Shelley) of Port McNicoll. Predeceased by his son Jed. Dear brother of Yvette Desbois of Quebec, Simone Provost of Wawa, Claudette Lindsay (Warren) of Midland and Yves Desbois (Jo) of Caesarea. Predeceased by his sister Rena and his brother Eddy. Cherished grandfather of Jordyn, Amanda, Zack and great grandfather of Dexter and Delylah. Paul was employed at the Canadian Forces Base, Downsview, in Toronto for 37 years. Sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. The family will receive relatives and friends at the COOPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, 4570 St-Joseph St, Hanmer, Monday January 25, 2016 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 11 a.m. at St-Kevin’s Church, Val Thérèse. Donations to Northern Cancer Foundation can be made by cheque or online at cooperativefuneralhome.com.

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Obituary of 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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Obituary of Michaud: Jean Francois of Leamington

michaudjeanwebOur dear son Jean Francois Michaud, age 34 of Leamington was tragically taken from us as a result of a bicycle accident on Thursday, March 17, 2016.  Much loved son of Carol – Ann Michaud (Dave Foulis). Predeceased by his precious son Ryker Joey Michaud – DaPonte (2014). Dear father of Maxx and Liberty Bantam – Michaud and their mother Erica Bantam. Brother of Michael McCann –  Michaud and his  father Frank McCann.  A gathering of family and friends will be held at the D.J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre on Wednesday, March 30, from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. and at the Salvation Army Citadel ( 88 Setterington Street, Leamington) on Thursday, March 31,  from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Cremation has taken place and a private family committal service will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Sarnia Humane Society would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the D.J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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Obituary of COTE: John A. of Cornwall Formerly of Montreal and Thetford Mines, Quebec

Posted by on February 18, 2016

images-4Jean Cote born to Raymond Cote (deceased) and Denis Cote, November 7, 1958……died peacefully in Cornwall, Ontario at St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Hospital on January 21st, 2016 leaving behind two children, Marie-Eve and David Cote of Montreal, his brother Pierre (Carmen), two nieces Myriam and Lawrence and many aunts and uncles and his common law wife of 12 years, Theresa and her extended family that he considered his also.
Jean was an avid golfer, artist and wood working was a very big passion of his. He and Theresa resided in Chesterville, Ontario until he was no longer able to live at home once the results of having MS for many years took hold..
Jean will be very much missed by all….donations to the MS Society appreciated.

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Obituary of HAYCOCK: James H “Jim” of Woodstock

Posted by on October 6, 2015

HAYCOCK, James “Jim”- Passed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s Lifecare Centre, Brantford on Monday, October 5, 2015 at the age of 84. Beloved husband of the late Roxanne Haycock (nee Brown) (2012). Dear father of Linda Bates (Phillip) of Quebec City, Debra Tarksis (Ed) of Edmonton, Cindy VanKruistum (late John 2013) and Bob and Billy. Step father of Helen Birch (Sean) of Nova Scotia and Diane Massie of Winchester, ON.   Fondly remembered by his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Survived by his brother Doug Haycock (Lenora) of Forrester Falls and sisters Rosanne Buder and Evelyn Thiessen both of Waterloo. He was the son of the late Arthur and Dora (nee Sexsmith) Haycock. Jim was a member of the Oxford County Naval Veteran’s Association and a Veteran that served his country for 3 years. The family will receive friends at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME,  69 Wellington St. N., Woodstock on Thursday, October 29, 2015 from 11 am – 11:45 am. A service of remembrance will follow in the chapel at 12 noon.  A reception will immediately follow the service at the Oxford County Naval Veteran’s Association, 959 James St. Woodstock. A private family interment will take place in Harris Street Cemetery, Ingersoll. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Oxford. Smith-LeRoy, 519-537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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Obituary of BEAUDOIN: Cecile of Petrolia

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BEAUDOIN, CECILE MARIE – After a valiant fight with cancer since 2004, Cecile Marie Beaudoin, age 77, succumbed to the disease at Meadowview Villa Nursing Home in Petrolia on Monday, August 10, 2015. She is survived by her 4 children, 8 grandchildren, 2 brothers and 2 sisters. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre on Tuesday, August 18th at 11:00 am. Visitation at the funeral home will be held on Monday, August 17th between the hours of 7:00 to 9:00 pm. and again on Tuesday beginning at 10:00 am. until the time of service. Charitable gifts to Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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Obituary of NADEAU, Andre of Chelmsford, ON

Posted by on July 9, 2015

NADEAU, AndreThe family announces with great sorrow his passing in Sudbury, Sunday, June 7th, 2015 at the age of 56 years. Beloved husband of Susan (née McDonald) Nadeau of Chelmsford. Son of the late Theodore and of the late Yollande (née Côté) Nadeau. Loving father of Patrick Nadeau, Ph.D. (Bethany Edwards) of Kingston and Ashley Nadeau (Adam Del Fante) of Fort McMurray, AB. Dear brother of Monique Barlow (George) of Wahnapitae, Angie Davis of Sudbury, Pierrette Bonin of Wahnapitae and Marcel Nadeau (Emma) of Quebec. Sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, in-laws, relatives and friends. The family will receive relatives and friends at the COOPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, 4691 RR 15, Chelmsford, Wednesday June 10th, 2015 from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9:30 p.m. A funeral service will follow Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Cooperative Funeral Home Chapel, Chelmsford. Donations to Wild at Heart Refuge Centre can be made by cheque or at www.cooperativefuneralhome.ca .

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Obituary of 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 www.needhamjay.com.

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Obituary of Bourassa: Georgette Colombe: of Sarnia

Posted by on November 1, 2014

At Bluewater Health Georgette C. Bourassa of Sarnia Age 95 passed away peacefully. Beloved mother to Dana Fay Bourassa, Lynn Rejeanne Bantam, Fay Theresa Popen (Denis), Lise Florida Horne, Gena Bourassa, Steve Regent Bourassa (Sue).  Will be greatly missed by her grandchildren Audrey Roberts, Denise Trojen, Stephanie Cumming, Julie Seguin, Jeremy Bartelen, Amanda Ribera, Rebecca Deaville. Loving Great Grandmother to: Erica Bantam, Kristin Bantam, Haylee Seguin, Zayden Chipman, Danielle Trojen, Carrissa Moscone, Kelsie Roberts, Spencer Roberts, Gregory Roberts, Rocky Ribera. Dearest Great Great Grandmother to: Maxx Bantam-Michaud, Liberty Bantam- Michaud, Trenton Rogers, Willow Rogers, Gunner Bantam, Kennith Mckellar, Iszabella Mckellar.  Pre deceased by her husband Alfred Bourassa (1996), Frank Bantam (2001) Jean- Jacques (Rita), Conrad Pre deseeded (Claire), Rejean (Diane) her sister Denise Goulet. Will be missed by her brothers Albert Goulet Pre deceased (Juliette), D’Assise (Lise) Florian, Therese Bernard Pre deceased (Nicole), Gilles.  Greatly missed by her sister Paulette Domaine Pre deceased (Leo).  Sorely missed by numerous family members on both sides. Georgette was a multitalented person and would strive to do everything she could. She excels at anything that was possible. But most of all she did everything for her family they meant the world to her. Cremation has taken place and a private family gathering at a later date.

Arrangements entrusted to the D.J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION CENTRE.

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