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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LEGAULT, Emile Lionel Joseph of Sudbury, ON

Posted by on February 19, 2014

LEGAULT, EmileIt is with great sorrow that the family announce his passing in Sudbury, on Wednesday, January 17th, 2014 at the age of 81 years.  Husband of the late Cécile (née Lemieux) and loving partner of Lucy Thorne of Sudbury.  Predeceased by his parents Lionel and Isabelle (née Desbiens) Legault.  Beloved father of Donald (Tina Stroeinsch) of Beaumont, Alta, Raymond (Lorraine) of Edmonton, Alta, Dennis (Kelly Reinhardt) of Hanmer and Marc (Mary Zuliani-Legault) of Chelmsford.  Dear brother of Lilliane Ethier (Henri) of Sturgeon Falls, Rolande Lapensée (Roger) of Garson and Ron Legault (Stella) of Markstay.  Predeceased by his brother Lionel Legault.  Sadly missed by his grandchildren Tammy Whitlock, Tennille Sydor, Troy Legault, Timothy Legault, Marlena Legault, Dennis jr. Legault, Emma Legault, Danielle Prevost, Darian Prevost and by his 7 great-grandchildren.  Emile had a love for the outdoors whether he was tinkering with his vehicles, camping, snowmobiling or hunting.  He was happiest when surrounded by his family.  The family will receive relatives and friends at the COOPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, 222 Lasalle Blvd, on Tuesday, January 21st, 2014 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.  Donations (by cheque only) to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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DESJARDINS: Theodore “Ted” of Woodstock

Posted by on January 28, 2014

DesjardinstedwebDESJARDINS, Ted – Passed away at the Woodstock General Hospital on Tuesday, January 28, 2014, Theodore “Ted” Francis Desjardins of Woodstock in his 81st year.  Beloved husband of Theresa “Terry” Desjardins (nee Kiefer).  Loving father of Tracey Bedard (Rick) of Goderich and Sandy Desjardins of Red Deer, Alberta. Missed by his grandchildren Adrienne and Alison Bedard.  Dear brother of Gerald Desjardins (Marie) of Toronto, brother-in-law of Hilda Schuett of Moosejaw and Gary Kiefer (Leonila) of Regina.  Predeceased by his parents Rene and Josephine Desjardins (Denham) and a brother-in-law Karl Kiefer. Ted was a teacher with the Oxford County Board of Education and taught in Woodstock for many years.  Friends will be received at the SMITH-LEROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington St, North, Woodstock on Thursday for visitation from 7:00 –9:00 pm.  Parish prayers will be said at the funeral home on Thursday at 6:30pm.   A funeral mass will be held on Friday, January 31, 2014, 11:00 am at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 1420 Devonshire Ave, Woodstock with Father Rick Dales as celebrant.  A spring interment will be held in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations to the Holy Trinity Catholic Church Building Fund or the Woodstock Hospital Foundation would be appreciated. Smith-LeRoy  519-537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at

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WEBER, Ruth Victoria of Blue Water Rest Home, Zurich, formerly of Red Deer, AB

Posted by on January 10, 2014

WEBER:  Peacefully, with the knowledge of going home to her Lord and Saviour, at Blue Water Rest Home, Zurich, Thursday, January 9, 2014, Ruth Victoria Weber, formerly of Red Deer, Alberta, age 103.  Dear sister of Edith Carr of St. Jacobs, lovingly remembered by her many nieces, nephews and their families.  Predeceased by her parents Daniel and Mabel (Battler) Weber, brothers Ralph, Walter and Keith Weber,  sisters Gladys Schade and Thelma Weber.    Her church in Red Deer, were her family many of whom called her Grandma Ruth.  Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, with visitation commencing at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 12, 2014 followed by the  funeral service at 2:00 p.m. Mr. Bob Heywood officiating. Spring Interment Calvary United Church Cemetery, Dashwood.  If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to Calvary United Church Cemetery or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family. condolences at

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McLellan, James Bruce of R.R. 1 Dutton

Posted by on November 11, 2013


At his residence on Saturday November 9 2013. James Bruce McLellan of R. R. 1 Dutton in his 70th year. Beloved husband of Donna [Mullins] McLellan. Loving father of Jason and Mary of Melbourne, Andrew and Loni Grover of Wardsville, David and Heather of Ingersoll. Beloved grandfather of Cameron, Rayah. Brother of Maryanne and George Richards of Melbourne and the late John [1946]. Son of the late Daniel and Elizabeth [Richter] McLellan Son in Law of Ray and the late Jean [Gates] Mullins. Brother-in-Law of Dorothy Mullins of Red Deer Alberta. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Arn Funeral Home 193 Shackleton St. Dutton 519-762-2416 Wednesday 1-4 & 7-9 where the complete funeral service will be held on Thursday November 14 2013 at 1:30 p.m.. Cremation. In lieu of flowers donations to St. Joseph Health Care Foundation – Mental Health Care Fund would be appreciated.

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

Posted by on October 23, 2013


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

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PAUL: Stewart L., of St. Thomas

Posted by on October 3, 2013

PAUL, Stewart L., of St. Thomas, passed away at his residence on Saturday, September 28, 2013, in his 66th year.  Dearly loved father of Jody Paul (Kirk Hide) of Belmont, Cherie Munro (Colin) of R.R.#1, Sebright, and Alicia Hilder (Steve Green) of St. Thomas.  Cherished grandfather of Jesse North (Nicole) of St. Thomas, Casey Munro (Ronee) of Brantford, and Tyler and Travis Hilder of St. Thomas.  Loving great grandfather of Olivia, Allan, and Noah.  Dear brother of David R. Paul (Gwen) of Red Deer, AB.  Loved nephew of Charles H. “Chuck” Paul (Shirley) of St. Thomas.  Also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Born in St. Thomas, ON, May 15, 1948, he was the son of the late Wilfred and Margaret (nee Ross) Paul. In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place.  A celebration of life will be held on Monday, October 14th from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. at 262 Forest Avenue, St. Thomas.  If so desired, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society will be appreciated.   Arrangements entrusted to the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160).

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GIUSTI: Gianfranco of London

Posted by on September 5, 2013

Suddenly in Red Deer, Alberta on Monday September 2, 2013, Gianfranco Giusti, at the age of 22. Beloved and loving son of Loreta and Orlando and loved brother of Michael Giusti. Dear grandson of Anna and the late Gianfranco Giusti and Anita and Arduino Baldinelli. Dear nephew of Rosella Giusti, Dave (Tiziana) Baldinelli, Dino (Jody) Baldinelli and Patricia Baldinelli. Dear first cousin of Rocco, Sophia and Luca and the Sementilli family. Visitors will be received at the John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street on Friday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary’s Church, 345 Lyle Street at York Street on Saturday morning, September 7, 2013 at 10:30 a.m.  Entombment in the Holy Family Mausoleum at St. Peter’s Cemetery. Prayers Friday afternoon at 3:30 p.m.  Donations to Make-A-Wish Foundation would be appreciated.

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HODGINS: Brad (John Bradley) of London

Posted by on August 10, 2013

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

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

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

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