Murray: Shirley of Point Edward, Ontario

Peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospice Sarnia with family by her side on Monday, May 15, 2017, SHIRLEY MAXINE MURRAY, age 81, of Point Edward passed away. Beloved wife of the late William Edward Russell Murray (2009). Dear mother of daughters Cindy (John) Murray of Toronto, Heidi Murray of Point Edward and Yeon – Ja Fulcher of Red Deer, Alberta. Loving grandmother of Karly, Jeremy and Darby. Predeceased by her brother Kenneth Robinson and survived by her special nephew Dale Robinson. Born in Nipawan, Saskatchewan, but Point Edward was her home for over 75 years. The family wishes to thank the Palliative Care Team at St. Joseph’s Hospice for their care and compassion that was shown to our Mom. Cremation has taken place. A private family interment of ashes will take place at Lakeview Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice Sarnia. Arrangements entrusted to the D.J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION CENTRE. Memories and messages of condolence may be made through .

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BAGNELL: Brian Leslie of Eckville, AB

Posted by on January 30, 2017


Brian Leslie Bagnell of Eckville, AB passed away in Rimbey Hospital due to complications from a stroke on January 11, 2017 at the age of 68 years. Brian is survived by his daughter Melissa (Jeremy) Byram, son Ryan (Kathy) Bagnell and grandchildren Chaylyn & Colby Byram and Dylan & Ciara Bagnell. He is also survived by his brothers Gary, Jim, and Doug (Liz), numerous nieces and nephews, and long-time friend Michelle Weir and her son Nathan. Brian was predeceased by his parents Mervin Bagnell in 2011 and Hazel Bagnell in 1997.

Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at a memorial service to be held at the Eckville Legion in Eckville, AB at 11 o’clock AM on Friday January 27th, 2017.

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COOPER: Tyler James Bruce

Posted by on October 31, 2016

tyler-cooper-photoCooper: Tyler James Bruce
Passed away suddenly at the age of 32 years on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 in Red Deer, Alberta. Tyler was the proud and loving father of Chandler Bradley and Carter. Beloved son of Brad and Debra Cooper. Brother of Shawn Cooper, Chris (Hollie) Cooper and Adam (Sara) Cooper. Uncle Tyler of Logan Johnny Cooper. Grandson of Ruth Cooper. Predeceased by his grandparents Bruce Cooper, and Mabel and Tom Dearden. Visitation will be held at KITCHING, STEEPE AND LUDWIG FUNERAL HOME, 146 Mill St. N., Waterdown on DATE from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where a Funeral Service will be held on DATE at 11 a.m. Reception will follow at Rockton Fair Hall, 812 Old Hwy. #8, Rockton, ON. Donations for a trust to be set up for Chandler and Carter, care of Debra Cooper, would be appreciated by the family. Please sign the Tribute Wall at

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Strate: Howard of Carstairs

Posted by on May 20, 2016

images-4Born June 7th, 1962, Howard went home to be with the Lord on Thursday May 5th, 2016. Although his passing was tragic, he lived his life to the fullest. He loved life, he loved his family and friends. He is survived by his wife Laura Strate, his five children, Jonathan, Christopher, Joshua, Alisa, Cameron. His four grandchildren Julia, Lei-Lani, Kayla, and Kayden, his Mother Linda Strate, and his brother Mike Strate. This man had many passions but the passion closest to his heart was photography. He has left a legacy of images for people to have for generations. He will be forever missed but never forgotten.

Celebration of life will be Saturday May 14th, 2016 at 2pm.

Donations can be made to the Friends of Eastern Slopes Association.

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Cooke: Orla Rose of Poplar Point Formerly of Winnipeg

Posted by on May 20, 2016

images-4In Memorium.
Born December 13, 1926, Passed August 27, 2001 at home in her sleep.
Orla Rose Klassen Cooke is survived by her daughter Kim Cooke, sons Fletcher Stowe, Timouthy Aaron Stowe, and Ronald G Klassen.
Orla, better known as Ollie, is missed by family and friends.

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HALSEY: Linda Ann of Calgary

Posted by on April 22, 2016

images-4Linda Ann Halsey, devoted mother, sister, and daughter, passed peacefully, Wednesday, March 23rd, at the Foothills hospital in Calgary, Alberta, at the age of 53, with her loving daughter Megan by her side, after a 10 month battle with brain cancer. She is survived by her children, Megan and Alex Ashby, her father Fred Halsey, her sister Christine Belter, and her brother Brian Halsey. She will be dearly missed by family, friends and colleagues.
Linda was born September 11th, 1962 in Edmonton, Alberta, to Arlene and Fred Halsey.
Linda obtained her undergraduate and masters degrees in Science at the University of Alberta, with a specialization in Geology. Her passion, however, led her into a career in Earth Sciences and Botany, where she published over 20 peer reviewed papers that were cited over 1200 times, and contributed to various projects. Most recently, Linda excelled as a principal at Stantec, where she was the lead for terrestrial ecosystems, with an expertise in northern wetlands.
A Celebration of Linda’s life will be held Saturday April 2nd, at 2:30 PM, at the Calgary Crematorium and Funeral Services, 3219 4 St. NW, Calgary, AB.

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Ameen: Parvaiz M of Prince Albert

Posted by on March 22, 2016

images-4Passed away unexpectedly in his home town, Haripur, on February 8th, 2016 in his 68th year. Beloved husband and best friend of Mamoona (Khan) for 39 years. Dearly loved father of Farsa Imran of Red Deer, Alberta, Sarah Iqbal (Waqas) of Sialkot, Hafsa Jatt (Talha) of Lahore, and Dilawar Aziz (Anna) of Flin Flon, BC. Dear brother of Aziz of Karachi, Ameen of Red Deer, Alberta and the late Sheena Ifthikar (Hassan). Also survived by several grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Parvaiz will be sadly missed, he is an immense loss for family and friends but a priceless gain for heaven.

A private family funeral will be held in Haripur on a later date. A memorial will be held in Red Deer, AB in June 2016.

For those who wish, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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GAUTHIER: Rhejane Juliette of Belleville

Posted by on March 2, 2016

Gauthier, Rhejane Juliette – peacefully at QHC, Belleville General Hospital on Sunday February 28th, 2016 in her 77th year. Cherished Mother of; Catherine Empey of Kingston, Sue (Scott) Guthrie of Red Deer, AB, Howard Graham, Hugh Graham both of Tweed and Lynda Rogers of Belleville. Predeceased by son, Harold Graham. Rhejane will be missed by her eight grandchildren; Mitchell, Alanna, Jennifer, Janlyn, James, Jordan, Rachyl and Austin and also by great grandchildren, Dylan and Maisie. Dear sister of Loraine (Jerry) Struth of Brampton, Sergine Gauthier of Orleans and Manon (Michel) Myre of Hawkesbury. Predeceased by her brother, Jean-Guy Gauthier and her sister, Claudette Gauthier.

Cremation arrangements entrusted to Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel (613-968-2273). A Celebration of life will be held at the Steele Family Centre, 20 Moira Street West on Saturday, March 19th, 2016 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.

If desired, Memorial Donations to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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Posted by on December 29, 2015

images-4Stuart Douglas Macdonald passed away at the age of 58 at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Edmonton on the 1st of December, 2015 due to complications from a spinal injury that had left him paralyzed and on life support.

Born March 24th 1957 in Red Deer. Son of Robert Macdonald (deceased 1992) and Jessie Macdonald (nee Mackay) he is survived by two children Tristina Branconnier of Blackfalds , and Dustin Macdonald of Red Deer. Two step sons: Jay Salive of Calgary and Shawn Blain of Sylvan Lake.

Known as Papa Wheelie, he leaves behind his BELOVED grandchildren Mason, Draeton, Kailey and Leia, as well as many step grandchildren. Sister Myrna Macdonald (Karl) and of Sylvan Lake. Sister Roberta Gullacher (Mitch) of Okotoks. Sister Joan Macdonald (Tyme) of Calgary, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Stuart spent most of his youth growing up in Wetaskiwin, where he played hockey and his summers in Ma-Me-O Beach and developed his love of motorcycles. Stu headed to the oil patch at the age 16 where he worked in nearly every facet of the oil field, including Tool Push.

When he wasn’t “givin ‘er” he could be seen wearing his trademark jean cut offs boating on Sylvan Lake or in his leathers enjoying his Harley.

A service will be held to honor Stuart at Eventide Funeral Home in Red Deer, 4820-45 Street on Friday January 8th at 1pm. Luncheon to follow. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Stuart’s memory to the Potters Hands Ministries, Red Deer (Box 27093, Red Deer, AB, T4N 6X8).

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PEARCE, Matthew of Prince George formerly of London

Posted by on November 19, 2015

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It is with heavy hearts the family of Matthew Pearce announce his passing on November 12th, 2015 in Prince George, B.C. Survived by his loving parents Robert and Janice Pearce of Ailsa Craig and  beloved sister Caitlin (Keith) Lacy of Brooklin, Ontario. Special Uncle of Connor Lacy. Matthew will be sadly missed by his Aunts, Uncles and cousins. Matt was a brave warrior who faced many challenges, but he had a caring soul which touched the lives of, and made profound impacts on, the many people he met. He was often more willing to help others than deal with his own issues. He was an old soul at a young age, and he lived an active and eventful life. He frequently found solace by wandering alone in the wilderness. Matthew’s spirit now soars with the hawks.Visitation will be held on Friday, November 27th, 2015 from 6-9p.m at Denning’s of Ailsa Craig. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 28th at 11a.m at the Grace Anglican Church, Ilderton, lunch to follow the service. Cremation has occurred. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Canadian Wildlife Federation.


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BREGMAN, Hendrik “Hank” of RR 6, Goderich, age 82

Posted by on October 28, 2015

BREGMAN:  Peacefully, at Alexandra Marine and General Hospital, Goderich, on Tuesday, October 27, 2015, Hendrik “Hank” Bregman, of RR 6, Goderich, age 82.  Beloved husband of Margaret Rosie (Keller) Bregman.  Loved father and father-in-law of Diane Bregman (Steve Layton) of Clinton, ON., Morgan Bregman of Olds, AB., Jan William Bregman of Edmonton, AB., Christopher Bregman of Goderich, ON., Gary (Judy) Carlisle of Brockville, ON.,  Renée (Ben) Worsell of Olds, AB. Cherished grandpa and Opa of many grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.  Dear brother and brother-in-law of Robert (Agnes) Bregman of Teeswater, ON., Ann Keller of London, ON., John (Marie) Bregman of Winnipeg Beach, MB., Ada (Earl) Telfer of Paris, ON., Jake Martens of Red Deer, AB., Eulene (Bill) Baker, Grace (Fred) Sanders all of London.  Hank will be remembered by his many nieces, nephews and their families.  Predeceased by his parents John and Heltje (Bos) Bregman, sons Gordon and David Bregman, daughters Lynn and Katherine Carlisle, brothers-in-law Lloyd Keller, Milton (Erma) Keller, Mervin (Sue) Keller, Eugene Keller and sister-in-law Verda Martens.  At Hank’s request cremation has taken place.  A Memorial Service will be held at Berea-By-the-Water Lutheran Church, 326 Gibbons St, Goderich, on Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 1 p.m. with visitation commencing at 12 p.m. The Rev. John E. Trembulak III Officiating.  Interment Calvary Cemetery, Dashwood.  Arrangements entrusted to the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood.  Condolences at

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JOHNSON: John S. of Chesley

Posted by on October 2, 2015

Cover PictureJohn Sharman Johnson of Chesley, passed away suddenly at home on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 in his 71st year.

Loving companion and friend to Joan Gibbons. John will be sadly missed by his sons Doug (Connie) of Sturgeon County, Rob (Brenda) of Marietta, Ohio and Dave (Jen) of Medicine Hat, Alberta. He will live on in the hearts of his grandchildren, Mark, Alyssa, Tori, Amber, Aaron, David, Andrew, Cody, Sandy, Tara, Brad Dan, Philip and Laura as well as seven great-grandchildren. Fondly remembered by his Aunt Phyllis Derwin of Toronto. John was predeceased by his parents, Albert and Marjorie (Sharman) Johnson.

Friends and family are invited to attend a visitation at Rhody Family Funeral Home in Chesley on Sunday from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 p.m. where a funeral service celebrating John’s life will be held on Monday, October 5, 2015 at 1 p.m. Cremation will follow.

Memorial donations to Canadian Cancer Society or Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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LAIDLAW, Marie of Listowel

Posted by on September 26, 2015

Laidlaw, MarieMarie Laidlaw – of Listowel, passed away peacefully at University Hospital, London on Friday September 25, 2015 at the age of 55. Marie was a former leader and Commissioner of the Girl Guides of Canada. She enjoyed playing many kinds of scratch tickets.
Beloved wife of Rick Thompson. Loving mother of Anne Laidlaw and Shawn Lawson, Gail Laidlaw and Justin Masson, Jamie and Amanda Laidlaw. Blessed grandma of Emma, Lily, Oliver, Hunter, Carley, Hannah, Brennen, Kaylie, Parker, Shaymus. Missed by her step children Ryan, Shawn and Laura, and step grandchildren Pheonix, Zack and Brooklyn. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Wayne and Karen Rea, Jean and Marty Ambedian and Louise Rea. Fondly remembered by her nieces, nephews and the Thompson and Laidlaw families.
Predeceased by her parents Oliver and Doreen (Hiusser) Rea, brothers Gerry in infancy and Ken, step daughter Shannon and step daughter-in-law Heidi.
Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Monday September 28 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service to celebrate Marie’s life will be held on Tuesday September 29 , 2015 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Ralph Dwarika officiating. Interment in Elma Centre Cemetery, Atwood.
As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to a charity of one’s choice appreciated by the family.

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CORRY, John Samuel (Jack) of RR1 Atwood

Posted by on June 14, 2015

Corry, JackJohn Samuel (Jack) Corry – of RR1 Atwood, passed away peacefully at Listowel Memorial Hospital on Thursday June 11, 2015 at the age of 89. Jack was a member and Elder Emeritus of Knox Presbyterian Church, Listowel. During his dairy farming years, Jack was active with the Milk Marketing Board and the Cheese Board. He enjoyed reading and was a fan of all types of sports.
Beloved husband of Donalda (Jackson) Corry whom he married in 1957. Loving father of David and Tanya Corry of Red Deer, Alberta, Mary Corry and Jim Moisse of Kitchener, James Corry of RR1 Atwood and Robert Corry of Wallace Township. Special Granddad of Jackson and Samuel. Dear brother of Charlie and Ethel Corry of Listowel and brother-in-law of Graham Jackson and Laurie Yungblut of Listowel. Fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by his parents James and Claribel (Webster) Corry, his sister Margaret and her husband Ken Arnott and sister-in-law Thelma Jackson.
Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Sunday June 14 from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service to celebrate Jack’s life will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church, Listowel on Monday June 15, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Don McCallum officiating. Interment in Fairview Cemetery, Listowel.
As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Presbyterian World Service and Development, Camp Kintail or Listowel Memorial Hospital Foundation appreciated.

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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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POTTER, Jim of Wyoming

Posted by on February 21, 2015

Potter; JamesPassed away peacefully on Friday, February 20, 2105 at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia. JIM POTTER, of Wyoming, was in his 83rd year. Jim is predeceased by his wife Doreen (2004) (nee Asling) and his son Rob Potter (2010). He was a loving father and will be missed by his daughter Deb and her husband Gerald Vasselin of Sylvan Lake, Alberta, his daughter-in-law Nancy Potter Knight and her husband Fred of Chatham. Jim was a proud grandfather to Christopher and Jennifer Potter, Elizabeth and David Birnie, Casey and Melissa Vasselin, Tyler Vasselin, and Julie Vasselin. He thought the world of his great grandchildren Hailey, Madison, Katelynn, Aiden, and Parker . Jim is also survived by his brother John and Olive Potter, his sister Doris Harvey, and his sister-in-law Betty Ann and Eric Mollard. He was a special uncle to numerous nieces and nephews. Jim was predeceased by his parents Charles and Esther Potter and his sisters Berneice Potter and Leona Gooding. Jim worked 40 years for Ontario Hydro. He was member of St. John’s Anglican Church, Wyoming. He was a Past Master of Lebanon Forest Lodge no. 133 achieving 32 ° in 1969, and was a member of Mocha Shrine Temple since 1976. Visitors will be received on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Wyoming Chapel, Broadway St., Wyoming where a funeral service will be held on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 1t 11:30 am. Interment will be in Parkhill Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the St. Joseph’s Hospice(, St. John’s Anglican Church, or the Shriners Hospital( Memories and condolence may be shared online at

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Harries, Marion Louise of Iona Station

Posted by on February 2, 2015


At the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Sunday February 1 2015. Marion Louise [Baker] Harries of R.R. 4 Iona Station in her 86th year. Beloved wife of 63 years of Murray Harries. Dear mother of Wayne [Deborah] Harries of Iona Station, Duane Harries, Beth Mullis both of Penhold Alberta. Cherished grandmother of Joseph [fiancée Stephanie Baxter], Sarah [ Kyle Kolkman], Cherilynn [Shane Payzant], Nichole. Sister and Sister-in-Law of the late Ron and Joyce Baker of Aylmer, the late Gord and Shirley Baker of St. Thomas Robert Baker of St. Thomas, Keith and Betty Baker of Dutton, the late Myrtle and Keith Woolley, Jean and the late Dewart Siple of Powassan. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Daughter of the late Morley and Maude [Smith] Baker. Friends will be received at the Arn Funeral Home 193 Shackleton St. Dutton 519-762-2416 Wednesday 2 – 4 & 7 – 9 where the complete funeral service will be held on Thursday February 5 2015 at 11 A.M. Cremation with interment of ashes in Aylmer Cemetery at a later date. Donations to the Caring Cupboard St. Thomas or the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital would be appreciated. Adah Chapter #276 and Golden Acres Chapter # 305 O.E.S. will hold a memorial service on Wednesday at 6:30 P.M. Email condolences

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SUBJECT, Bruce Jr. of Monkton

Posted by on September 3, 2014

Subject, Bruce JrBruce Subject Jr. – of Monkton passed away unexpectedly on Monday September 1, 2014 at the age of 24. He will be remembered for his smile that would light up the room. Bruce enjoyed watching tractor pulls and loved music.

Beloved son of Sandra (Johnston) Subject and the late Bruce Subject who predeceased him on June 2, 2014. Loving brother of Fred and Lisa Subject, Tammy Subject and James Taylor, Jackee and Peter Dunnink. Special uncle of Dairian, Keirsten, Christian, Benjamen, Cadence, Lauren, Felicity, Leland, Weston and Hudson. Cherished grandson of Irene Johnston. Fondly remembered by many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Predeceased by his sister Charlotte in infancy, grandparents Gordon Johnston and Christian and Emma Subject.

A memorial service to celebrate Bruce’s life will be held at Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Thursday September 4, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Jan MacInnes officiating. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Milverton.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to London Health Sciences Foundation or Ronald McDonald House appreciated by the family.

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STEWART: Thomas R. “Tom” of Woodstock

Posted by on June 23, 2014

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

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DAILEY, Melville of Elderslie Township

Posted by on June 8, 2014

20140605_204834-1 (2)Melville Cecil Dailey, a lifelong resident of Elderslie Township, passed away peacefully with family at Lee Manor, Owen Sound on Saturday, May 31, 2014 in his 85th year.

Beloved husband of Edna. Loving father of Glen of Red Deer, AB, Heather (Ron Sowerby) of Goderich, Laureen (Glenn Ralph) of Port Moody, BC, and Kevin (Nancy Cabral) of Orangeville. Mel will be fondly remembered by his sister Lee (Blake) Williams of Aurora and brother-in-law Murray Clark of Owen Sound. He is predeceased by his sister Veda Clark and his parents, Cecil and Lola (Hemstock) Dailey.

A Celebration of Mel’s life will be held at Cedar Rail Camp (#015259 Grey Bruce Line, R.R. #3 Chesley) on Sunday, July 20, 2014 from 2 – 5 p.m. Inurnment in Chesley Cemetery.

Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Rhody Family Funeral Home, Chesley.

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COOKE, Dr. Joseph F. of Brockville

Posted by on June 7, 2014

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Entered into rest at the Brockville General Hospital, Charles Street Site on Friday June 6th, 2014. Joe Cooke aged 89 years.  Beloved husband of Sheila (Goble) Cooke.  Loving father of Gordon (Colleen) of Brockville, John (Darcy) of Spencerville and Tim (Janet) of Rockport.  Cherished Poppa of Justin, Fiona, Kate, Ryan, Dane, Nikolaas, Benson and Ivan.  Dear brother of Jack Cooke and Jean Coker, and brother in law of Eleanor “Dody” Rand and Colleen Reimer.  Also missed by several nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by parents Alfred and Myrtle (Howe) Cooke and sister Dorothy Marshall.

Family will receive friends at the Barclay Funeral Home, 137 Pearl Street East, Brockville, on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Wednesday June 11, 2014 at 1:00 pm.  In memory of Joe, donations to the Brockville and District Hospital Foundation  would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Messages of condolence may be sent online at

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Mullins, Ray Kilbourne of R.R. 4 Appin

Posted by on June 5, 2014

Peacefully, at dawn with an entire new day ahead of him, Ray Kilbourne Mullins passed away Thursday, June 5th, 2014 at the Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital. He was surrounded by his much loved daughters, Donna McLellan, Dutton, Ontario and Dorothy Mullins, Red Deer Alberta. Predeceased by his beloved wife, Jean (Gates) Mullins, Dec. 2011 and by this dear son-in-law, Jim McLellan, Nov.2013. Proud grandfather of Jason and Mary McLellan, Melbourne, Andrew McLellan and Loni Grover, Wardsville, and David and Heather McLellan of Ingersoll. Delighted Great Grandpa Ray to Cameron McLellan and Rayah McLellan. Fondly remembered by Dorothy’s fiancé, Gary Douglas, Red Deer, Alberta.
Loved and especially missed by his brother, Mack and Marjorie Mullins, Melbourne; sister-in-law, Marjorie Schieman, Glencoe (Cornelius 2012); and brother-in-law, George and Gayle Gates of Glencoe. Kind uncle to several nieces and nephews. Ray was the son of the late Jack and Marie (Kilbourne) Mullins.
People will remember Ray for his laughter, the twinkle in his eye when about to tell a story, his dedication to his family, and his life-long love of farming. Resting at the Arn Funeral Home, 193 Shackleton St., Dutton, 519-762-2416 with visitation Sunday June 8, 2-4 and 7-9pm. Funeral Service will be held Monday June 9, 2014 at 1:30pm at the Arn Funeral Home, Dutton. Interment at the Appin Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Ray are asked to consider Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital. Email condolences

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SUBJECT, Bruce Sr.

Posted by on June 3, 2014

Subject, BruceBruce Subject Sr. – of Monkton, passed away unexpectedly on Monday June 2, 2014 at the age of 70. Bruce thoroughly enjoyed hunting and tractor pulling and never missed watching the news on Channel 13.

Beloved husband of Sandra (Johnston) Subject whom he married in 1974. Loving father of Fred and Lisa Subject of Monkton, Tammy Subject and James Taylor of Mitchell, Jackee and Peter Dunnink of Red Deer, Alberta, Bruce Subject Jr. of Monkton. Special popa of Dairian, Keirsten, Christian, Benjamen, Cadence, Lauren, Felicity, Leland, Weston and Hudson. Son-in-law of Gordon and Irene Johnston of Listowel. Dear brother of John and Iola Subject, Betty Szucs, Doris and Danny Ensinger, Elaine and John Zinken, Ella Pfieffer, Albert and Sheila Subject, Donna Subject and brother-in-law of Joanne Subject, Jennifer Subject and Helen Subject. Fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Predeceased by his parents Christian and Emma (Marsh) Subject, his daughter Charlotte in infancy, his sisters Madeline and Emmaline, his brothers Kenneth, Mervin, Carl and George and several nieces and nephews.

In keeping with Bruce’s wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation. A memorial service to celebrate Bruce’s life will be held at Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Friday June 6, 2014 at 11:00 a.m.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Children’s Hospital London Health Science Centre, the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Lung Association appreciated by the family. 

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Mowat, Farley McGill of Port Hope, Ontario

Posted by on May 8, 2014

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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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HETHERINGTON, Elizabeth of Elmwood

Posted by on March 3, 2014

Elizabeth Grace (Evans) Hetherington of Elmwood, passed away suddenly at South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Chesley on Thursday, February 27, 2014 in her 73rd year.


Loving sister of Patsy (Gordon) MacLennan of Cornwall, Hope (Wayne) Pell of Cornwall and Richard Evans of Red Deer, Alberta. Beth will be sadly missed by her many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her first husband Albert Akin and second husband Charles Hetherington, brother Stewart, sister Lynn and her parents, David and Viola (Hope) Evans.


In following Elizabeth’s wishes, cremation has taken place with inurnment to follow in the Chesley Cemetery.


Memorial donations to Crawford United Church would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.


Funeral arrangements entrusted to Rhody Family Funeral Home, Chesley.

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