EZARD: Robert of Kelowna Formerly of Georgetown, Ont.

Posted by on November 3, 2017

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EZARD, Robert Mark (Bob)
Bob passed away at Kelowna General Hospital on Wednesday October 11, 2017 at the age of 83 surrounded by his family and friends and will be greatly missed by all of us. He is survived by his wife Sylvia who he was married to for 54 years; by his son Mark and Janice Ezard and grandchildren Jennifer and Elliott Richardson and Matthew Ezard; by his daughter Jody and Todd Zummack and grandchildren Jenna, Christine, John, and Michael; and by his son Happy and Nicola Ezard and grandchildren Gavin, Matt and Brandon and the many foster children that Bob stepped in to be grandfather to. The Celebration of Life will be held in the Chapel of First Memorial Funeral Home, 1211 Sutherland Avenue Kelowna on Wednesday October 18 at 10:00am followed by a graveside service at Lakeview Memorial Gardens Cemetery at 12:30pm. A reception will follow immediately at the family home at 1558 Mountain Avenue, Kelowna.

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Monaghan, Bernadette May of Sarnia

Posted by on October 11, 2017

Monaghan, Bernadette May (O’Keefe) – At Marshall Gowland Manor Nursing Home in Sarnia, on Thanksgiving Day October 9th, 2017 Bernadette Monaghan age 84, passed away, peacefully, and in the caring hands of the wonderful staff at “the Manor.”Mom was the wife of the late Donald James Monaghan (1995) and she was predeceased by grandson Brian Scott Monaghan (2012), and son Bryce Patrick Donald Monaghan (2016). Bern is survived by two sons, Dennis (Dee) and Cook (Mary), her grandchildren Lindsay (James), Donald, Ellis, and Evelyn, and two great-grandchildren Madison and Arthur. Thank you very much, to the many staff members at Lambton Meadowview Villa where mom first resided in 2008 and to the staff at Marshall Gowland Manor where mom resided from 2009. We would be remiss if we did not, on mom’s behalf, thank specifically, the staff on “Poppy” during the bedside vigil from October 5th-9th, 2017. Those people could not have done more for mom or those of us who stayed with mom. A heartfelt “thank-you” to Cousins Muggs, Jackie, Dela and neighbour Bonnie for their support, their time, and their every effort and thank you, Mary, for everything; and thank you Evelyn for carrying on a tradition of strong women within this family. As she wished, mom will be cremated, however, friends and family can visit, share, and laugh, upstairs at the Royal Canadian Legion, Sarnia Branch 62, 286 Front Street north on October 21, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.  Memorial donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre. Messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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FAST: Jeffrey Allan of Foxboro

Posted by on October 10, 2017

FAST, Jeffrey Allan ~ of Foxboro, entered into rest at Quinte Healthcare, Trenton Memorial Hospital on Monday October 9th, 2017 at the age of 60 years. Dear son of the late Peter & Olive Fast (nee Weir). Beloved husband of Janice Denise Fast (nee Funk). Cherished father of Joel Allan Fast of Belleville, Aron Nathanael Fast of Waterloo, Naomi Elizabeth Fast of Kingston and Lucas Daniel Fast of Foxboro. Dear brother of Lorna Fast of Orillia, Jonathan Fast (Kathy) of St. Catharine’s and Lisa Florschutz of Midland. Jeffrey will be missed by his brother-in-law and sisters-in-law; Faith Peters (Peter) of Winnipeg, Phyllis Schmidt (LeRoy) of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Cyndy Willms (Phil) of Watrous, Saskatchewan and Gilmour Funk (Hannah) of Swift Current, Saskatchewan. Special uncle to many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held at Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel, 30 Moira Street West, Belleville (613-968-2273) on Friday evening October 13th, from 6:30 p.m. ~ 8:30 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at Quinte Alliance Church, 373 Bridge Street West, Belleville on Saturday October 14th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Pastor Allan Langlois officiating. Interment to follow at Elmwood Cemetery, Corbyville.

If desired, donations to the Huntington Society of Canada would be appreciated by the family.

“Where, O death, is your victory?

Where, O death, is your sting?”

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MALYK: Elsie "Lucille" of Saskatoon Formerly of Glaslyn,Warman,Edmonton,Victoria

Posted by on September 6, 2017

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Lucille Malyk, 78, of Saskatoon, died after a brief illness on Thursday, August 24, 2017 at St Paul’s Hospital in Saskatoon, SK. with her family by her side. She was born Elsie Lucille Malyk on November 2, 1948 in Glaslyn, SK, to Glen and Doris Perry. She married Don Malyk in 1954 and together they had 2 sons.
Surviving are her son Ron (Patty) Malyk of Prince George, BC, granddaughters Sara (Greg) Dowling of Calgary and Jenny Malyk (Tyler Johnson) and one great grandson Nolan Dowling and also 3 nieces – Sandy (Blaine) Cisna, Laurie (Bryan) Grimson and Jenny Crawford and 2 nephews Lloyd Crawford and Mike (Marg) Crawford.
Lucille’s father and mother, her eldest son Glen, husband Don and more recently her sister and brother-in-law (Doreen and Gerry Crawford) preceded her in death.
Lucille led a varied and interesting life. She was raised and schooled in Glaslyn then found herself married with 2 boys before the age of 20. Those early years were extremely modest, as she raised her two sons on a small farm with a wood stove and no running water or even indoor plumbing. Eventually they sold the small farm and purchased a chicken farm north of Saskatoon which they ran for several years before moving to a new house in Saskatoon. In 1983 Don passed suddenly and tragically leaving Lucille a widow.
She loved outings with Gerry and Doreen whether it be a dinner theater, a day of yard sales or a trip to A & W. More recently she enjoyed card games, shopping and going out with family in Saskatoon. She enjoyed weekend breakfasts with long time friend Sarah Unruh and visiting with her neighbor Florence Malone as well as her many other friends at King George Place.
There will be a come and go Celebration of life at King Edward Place
530 25st East Saskatoon 2:00-4:00 pm Sunday September 3, 2017. There will be no funeral at Lucille’s request.

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CORY: Tamara of Stony Plain Formerly of Saskatoon

Posted by on July 30, 2017
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With the deepest of sadness, the family of Tamara Cory announces her untimely passing on June 11th, 2017. Tamara will be lovingly remembered by her handsome and courageous son Braden, her beautiful and talented daughter Carson, her loving and devoted husband Neil, and her extended family in Saskatoon (including her parents and brother, and Neil’s parents, brothers, niece, nephews and sisters in law).

Tamara had large extended families in the education and dance community. Tamara was always willing to spend extra time with students that needed and were willing to accept her help. She formed many special bonds with current and former students and coworkers who have remained her dearest and closest friends. Outside of work Tamara was a devoted dance mom with a large and loving extended dance family. Always organized, and ready with answers for those who needed her. The passion she had in supporting her daughter Carson in her dance journey was evident to any who met her. Supporting Carson’s dance journey brought her so much joy and pride.

A celebration of life service will be held for Tamara on Wednesday June 21st, 2 pm at the Serenity Funeral Chapel 10129 Princess Elizabeth Avenue, Edmonton, AB

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Cummins, Rosemary of Sarnia

 

Rosemary Cummins born 1951 in Birkenhead, England passed away peacefully on Friday April 21 at Bluewater Health Hospital in Sarnia, Ontario after a courageous battle with cancer. 

Rosemary the daughter of Tom Curwen and the late Barbara Curwen was the adoring Mum to Deborah, Courtney, Sean and daughter-in-law Cora. 

Rosemary was the doting Nana to her grandchildren Kale and Nico and ‘fur mum’ to Charlotte and Sophie. 

She was the loving sister to Tom, Ada, Barbara (Betty) and Diane.  Aunt to 7 nieces and nephews and beloved friend to many. 

Rose was extremely generous, loving and caring and was a dedicated employee at Community Living Sarnia for over 20 years where she was devoted to helping others. 

Rosemary loved animals, traveling, The Beatles, autobiographies, watching movies and finding a bargain! She will always be remembered for her smile, contagious laugh , great sense of humour and also her strength and bravery right to the very end. 

Special thanks to Garry, Bonnie, Luanne, Jen, Glynis, Sarka and the amazing staff at Bluewater Health, Windsor Cancer Clinic and Paramed. 

Rosemary will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

 

“Let it Be”

 

A celebration of Rosemary’s life will be held at D. J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION CENTRE in Sarnia, Ontario (102 Victoria Street N.) on Thursday April 27th at 11:00 a.m. with visitation from 10:00 a.m. until time of service. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Sarnia Humane Society or to the Pancreatic Cancer Foundation of Canada (www.pancreaticcancercanada.ca) .

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KINSELLA: Richard F. J. “Dick”, of Port Stanley, Ontario

Posted by on February 20, 2017

KINSELLA, Richard F. J. “Dick”, of Port Stanley, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Sunday, February 19, 2017, in his 84th year.  Husband of the late Marguerite (nee Gloin) Kinsella (2004).  Brother of Margaret “Peggy” Fleischhacker of Humboldt, SK, late Cecile DeGraaf, and the late Robert “Bob” Kinsella.  Also remembered by sister-in-law, Lynda Cosens of St. Thomas, dear friend, Joan Schmidt of Vienna, as well as several nieces, nephews, and friends.  Born in London, ON, August 2, 1933, he was the son of the late Richard and Etta (nee Bondy) Kinsella.  Dick was a truck driver with Canadian Pacific Transport for 31 years.  He was a member of Last Post Branch #410, Royal Canadian Legion, Port Stanley.  In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place, and there will be no public visitation or funeral service.  Dick’s cremated remains will be interred privately in Union Cemetery at a later date.  Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario will be gratefully acknowledged.  Arrangements entrusted to the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160). 

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

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Sheffield: Dorothy Cheryl Sheffield (nee Kovach) of Regina

Posted by on January 10, 2017

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Sheffield, Dorothy Cheryl (nee Kovach)

March 27, 1951 – September 24th, 2016

It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Dorothy on Saturday October 24th, 2016. She passed in her sleep after a very long, courageous, and brave batter with Multiple Sclerosis. She will be missed dearly by her husband Walter Sheffield, son Jody Kovach, father James Kovach, mother Theresa Kovach, and sister Sharon Kovach. Upon the request of the immediate family there will be no funeral service or memorial. The family asks that in lieu of flowers donations be to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada in memory of Dorothy.

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Rogers: Sheila Grace of Biggar Formerly of saskatoon

Posted by on December 29, 2016

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Rogers, Sheila Grace
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Of Biggar, Sask., passed away December 12, 2016 at the Diamond Lodge in Biggar, Sask. Born in Haney, BC, she was daughter of the late Kathleen and John Wilesmith. Survived by sons, Joseph (Cheryl) Barnaby, Wesley Barnaby and Henry Dishman; and one daughter, Catherine; 7 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. Cremation has taken place and Celebration of Life to take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Diamond Lodge in Biggar, Sask. in her memory. Heartfelt thanks to Dr. Muller and staff of the Diamond Lodge. Special Thanks to John Smith for his help/assistance in the care of our mother.

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MILLER: Grace May of London

Posted by on December 5, 2016
25135-miller2MILLER, Grace May… After a brief illness following her 100th birthday, Grace May Miller passed away at Elmwood Place, London on Friday, December 2, 2016. Beloved wife of the late Percy H. Miller. Cherished mother of Maureen Tipping and her husband Thomas of London and Catherine Miller of London. Also loved by her grandchildren Michael (Danika) and Brian Tipping (Rebecca) and her great-grandchildren Keira, Madison, Jacob, Leif and Freja Tipping. Dear sister-in-law of Dorothy MacFadyen of Winnipeg. Dearly missed by Jen Esplin of Toronto. Predeceased by her son David K. Miller, grandson Stephen Tipping and brothers Paul and Lynn MacFadyen. Born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and raised in Zealandia, Grace arrived in London with her husband Percy in September 1944. Grace was actively involved in many organizations within Metropolitan United Church, including the Senior Choir, the U.C.W. and the Board of Stewards. Friends will be received by the family from 9:30 to 11:00 am on Saturday, December 10, 2016 at Metropolitan United Church, 468 Wellington Street, London N6A 3P8, where the funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 am. Interment of cremated remains at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, London. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to Metropolitan United Church General Fund or a charity of your choice. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com. Arrangements entrusted with A. Millard George Funeral Home, 519-433-5184.

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McARTHUR: Mrs. Mary Helen (nee Pearse) of Stayner

Posted by on October 12, 2016

mcarthurmary0002Passed away peacefully at the Stayner Care Centre on Monday October 3, 2016 in her 96th year.  Mary of Clearview Township, beloved wife of the late Gordon Frederick McArthur (1914-2003).  Dear mother of Marilyn and her husband David Acton of Toronto, Earl of Clearview Township, Joan and her husband Leonard Larre of St. Welburg, Saskatchewan and Shirley and her husband John Mikulic of Milton.  Cherished grandmother of Trevor Acton and Teri Monczka, Amy and Patrick Brick, Danielle and Mathew Hodge, John Larre and Daniel and Christopher Mikulic.  Predeceased by brothers and sisters Austin, Elda, Chester, Keith and Gladys.  Friends will be received at the Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home – Stayner Chapel, 7313 Highway 26, Stayner on Friday October 7, 2016 from 7-9 p.m..  Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Saturday October 8, 2016 at 1 p.m..  Interment Stayner Union Cemetery.  If desired, donations in Mary’s memory to Collingwood General & Marine Hospital Foundation or a Charity of your choice would be appreciated.  For more information and to sign the online Book of Memories, log on to www.carruthersdavidson.com.

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PRUGGER: Ingebjørg of ISLANTILLA Formerly of SASKATOON

Posted by on September 6, 2016

images-4PRUGGER, Ingebjørg / Inge (nee ROTNES) – It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ingebjørg (Inge) Prugger on July 11, 2016 in El Escorial, Spain. Ingebjørg is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 59 years, Friedrich (Fritz), daughter Astri (John McGaughey), and sons Arnfinn (Lindsay Embree) and Fritz Jr. (Pilar Arizaga). She was a much loved “Mamou” to grand-daughters Anna, Clara, Katrina, Gabriela and Camila. Ingebjørg will be missed by her sister Grete Skomedal, brother Bernhard Rotnes, sister-in-law Bente Rotnes, brother-in-law Ferdinand (Feri) Prugger and their families. Ingebjørg is predeceased by her parents Jens and Astri Rotnes, and by her brothers Johan and Tore.
Born in Kirkenes, Norway on February 14, 1938, Ingebjørg grew up in a war-torn, occupied region of the World, well north of the Arctic Circle near the Russian border. During these early years the Rotnes family endured many things that most would consider extreme hardships, but they managed to find great happiness in one another’s company, led by the steadiness of father Jens and the wonderful good humour of mother Astri. In 1955 Ingebjørg met young Austrian mining student Fritz Prugger when he went to Kirkenes for a summer job, and they were married by 1957, the year that son Arnfinn was born. In 1960 Inge and Arnfinn joined Fritz in Esterhazy, Canada, where the young family became part of the fledgling potash industry that was being developed in Saskatchewan at that time. Daughter Astri was born in Esterhazy in 1962. In 1964 the family moved to Saskatoon where they stayed for the next 16 years. Son Fritz Jr. was born in Saskatoon in 1965. During this time Inge’s focus was on her family, raising her children to have a strong compassion for all people, and a well developed sense of social conscience and social responsibility. She also managed to fine-tune her magnificent knitting abilities and her tremendous story-telling abilities during this time in Saskatoon. In 1980 Fritz and Ingebjørg left Canada for Spain, living in a variety of places there for the next two decades. They eventually settled in the coastal village of Islantilla on the Gulf of Cadiz in 2000, enjoying a sedate life with the company of the many cats who moved in with them over the years. It was during this time that the five grand-daughters came into her life – “Mamou” Inge helped with many of the children when they were small, often entertaining them with her wonderful stories. Ingebjørg suffered from degenerative dementia in recent years, so she was not able to participate in her later life as much as we all wanted her to. The family wishes to thank everyone who helped with Ingebjørg’s care over the past few years, notably homecare nurse Juani Correa Garcia, the staff and volunteers at ASOIFAL (La Asociación Isleña de Familiares de Enfermos de Alzheimer y otras Demencias) in Isla Christina, and staff at Residencia Novo Escorial, who all worked hard to make Inge’s later life as comfortable as they could. Ingebjørg was cremated at a small private ceremony in El Escorial on July 12, 2016. The family will organize memorial services in future. We all miss our Mamma very, very much.

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DIMITRIE: Elisabeth of Windsor Formerly of Hrastovac, Croatia (Yugoslavia)

Posted by on September 6, 2016

images-4Mom went home to her loving Saviour, her family by her side, on May 2, 2016 at Metropolitan Hospital. Predeceased by her husband George (September 22, 1976) and parents George and Elisabeth Bierer (Drechsler). Loving mother of Darlene, Daniel, David and wife Diana, Linda and many “adopted sons & daughters.” Missed by her grandchildren Serena, Noah, and Victoria (children of Daniel), Enkel-Katze George and Bobby. Dear sister of Jakob (1998) and wife Elizabeth, Theresia (1932), Hans (1932), Hans, Theresia and husband Konrad Scherer, Erhard and wife Elfriede, and Henry and wife Helen. She will be missed by many nephews, niece and millions of cousins. Mom was the best example of God we know. Rock solid in her beliefs, loving, giving, caring, kind, smiling, laughing, loved a good joke. We know where she’s at and we know we will see her again, but we miss her already. Her favourite drink was an Iced Cappuccino with chocolate milk from Tim Hortons. In honour of mom, give one a try! Visitiation will take place at Morris Sutton Funeral Home, 68 Giles Blvd (519-254-8633) on May 5, 2016 from 6-8PM and May 6, 2016 from 10:00AM untill the Funeral service at 11:00AM from the Funeral Home. Interment to follow at Windsor Memorial Gardens. If so desired, memorial donations may be made to the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada in honour of Riley Bierer for paediatric research or Ronald McDonald House Windsor in honour of Noah Dimitrie or World Vision to honour Mom’s sponsorship to children. Online Condolences may be left at www.msuttonfuneral.ca

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Cooke: Orla Rose of Poplar Point Formerly of Winnipeg

Posted by on May 20, 2016

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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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HORNER: Marjorie Eileen of Truro, Nova Scotia

Posted by on April 22, 2016

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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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BOWKER: Barry of Waterdown, ON formerly of Unity, SK

Posted by on April 7, 2016

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Surrounded by family, Barry Bowker passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at Burloak Long Term Care, Burlington in his 77th year.  Beloved husband of Gail for 55 wonderful years.  Loving father of Laurie (Ray) Faas and Bruce (Tammy) Bowker.  Proud grandfather of Dillon, Hannah, Kate, Riley, Tim, Kyle and Colin.  Survived by his brother Malcom (Della) of Unity, SK and his sister Jeanne of Swift Current, SK.  Barry will be remembered by many relatives and friends both in Ontario and back home in Saskatchewan.  An Engineer by trade he spent his 30 year career with Ford Canada.  Cremation has taken place.   A Memorial Service will be held at KNOX PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 80 Mill St. N., Waterdown on Sunday, April 10, 2016 at 3:00 PM.  Donations to the Alzheimer’s Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.  Please sign the Tribute Wall at kitchingsteepeandludwig.com

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DUNNELL, Darlynne of Waterdown, formerly of Regina, SK

Posted by on March 24, 2016

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Passed away peacefully at the age of 59, surrounded by loved ones, on March 21, 2016 at the Hamilton General Hospital. She is sorely missed and much loved by her sons Travis (Kara) and Curtis; Mother Alexandra Petruic; Sisters Deloris (David) and Debbie; Mother-in-law Sylvia; Grandsons Logan and Callum; Nieces and nephews Riley, Lacey, Angie, Michelle Nicole and Cal. Father to her children, Graham Dunnell. Countless family members near and far join them in their grief.The love of her life Rob Bearman and his family will hold her in their hearts. All who knew and loved her are invited to join the family at KITCHING STEEPE & LUDWIG FUNERAL HOME, 146 Mill St N, Waterdown, on Thursday, March 24, 2016 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, March 25, 2016 at 2 p.m. Reception to follow.

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OGBURN: Roy E., of R.R.#5, St. Thomas, Ontario

Posted by on February 9, 2016

roy ogburn 002PoppyOGBURN, Roy E., of R.R.5, St. Thomas, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Monday, February 8, 2016, in his 94th year.  Beloved husband for 64 years to Jean (nee Savard) Ogburn.  Dearly loved father of Ken Ogburn and his wife Greta of Kanata, and Dan Ogburn and his wife Marion of R.R.5, St. Thomas.  Dear brother of Marian Miller and her husband Ewald of Rabbit Lake, SK, and the late James Ogburn (his wife Anne of Toronto).  Also survived by 6 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews.  Born in Battleford, SK, February 26, 1922, he was the son of the late James and Elizabeth (nee Haubold) Ogburn.  Roy enlisted in the R.C.A.F. in 1943 and trained as an air gunner.  At the end of the Second World War, he re-enlisted and served until his military retirement in 1969 as a Warrant Officer.  His second career was as a parts manager at Buchwald Motors, London.  Roy was an adherent of Holy Angels’ Roman Catholic Church, St. Thomas.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family on Friday evening, February 12th from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) where the funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 13th at 1:30 p.m.  Following cremation, inurnment in St. Peter’s Cemetery, London.  Memorial donations to the Salvation Army will be gratefully acknowledged.

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KIELTYKA: Edwin P., of St. Thomas, Ontario

Posted by on November 25, 2015

Edwin KieltykaKIELTYKA, Edwin P., of St. Thomas, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Tuesday, November 24, 2015, in his 87th year. Beloved husband of the late Carol (nee Mills) Kieltyka (Nov. 3, 2001). Dearly loved father of Donna Kieltyka (Lisa Gremonprez) of St. Thomas. Cherished grandfather of Chris Thomas (Ange) of St. Thomas, James Thomas of Sarnia, Rick Thomas of St. Thomas, and Taylor Robinson of St. Thomas. Dear brother of Albina Polgar of Toronto, Rose Gabriel of Victoria, BC, Anne Dinter of Saskatoon, SK, Zenon Kieltyka of Prudhomme, SK, late (infant) Anthony Kieltyka, and the late Micky Price. Also survived by several great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Born in Prudomme, SK, March 28, 1929, he was the son of the late Lawrence and Lena (nee Mazurkwich) Kieltyka. He came to St. Thomas from Prince Albert, SK in 1968. Ed was a retired employee of Clevite Ltd., St. Thomas. He was a member of Holy Angels’ Roman Catholic Church. Relatives and friends will be received at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Thursday evening, November 26th from 6:30-8:30 p.m. (Prayers at 6:45 p.m.). The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Angels’ Roman Catholic Church, 502 Talbot St., St. Thomas on Friday, November 27th at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow in Holy Angels’ Cemetery. If so desired, memorial donations to the charity of one’s choice will be appreciated.

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FORTOWSKY: Gloria Rose of Valemount, BC

Posted by on October 10, 2015

images-4Gloria Rose Fortowsky (nee Fetter) was born on June 8, 1939 in Trail, BC and grew up on a farm close to Leroy, SK. She was a joyful person who loved gardening, singing, teaching, mountains, and people – particularly children and especially grandchildren and (very recently) great-grandchildren. She devoted her life to connecting with and caring for others as a teacher; a friend; a dedicated Catholic; an active community volunteer; and a loving wife, parent and grandparent. Gloria started teaching in 1958. After marrying in 1960, Gloria and her husband Arnold opened the first school in Southend, SK in 1960 and went on to spend much of their teaching careers working in small, often isolated, northern Canadian communities. After 45+ years of teaching, Gloria retired “for good” and she and Arnold moved to Valemount, BC where they had lived intermittently since 1990. In retirement, Gloria spent many hours gardening, keeping up with friends and family, and planning (and going on) travel adventures. Her generosity was well known; many, many people have plants that were given to them by Gloria, who regularly ended up with far too many as a result of her enthusiasm for planting.

Gloria is survived by her husband, Arnold; her children Keith (Mary Ann McGrath), Grace, Elaine, Shirley (Donald) Giroux, and Carolyn (Brock) Dagenais; her grandchildren Bridget, Sarah, Sydney, John, Rygel, Remi, Ain, Neven, Rozlyn, and Katica; her great-grandson, Felix; her siblings Sr. Bernadine Fetter, Gerry (Gill) Fetter, and Rodney (Ruth) Fetter; and her sister-in-law Diane Fetter. She is predeceased by her daughter Angela and her brother Gordon.

Gloria was much loved by her family and friends and is dearly missed since the automotive accident that took her life on September 28, 2015. Celebrations in memory of her took place on Monday, October 5 and Tuesday, October 6, 2015. She has been laid to rest in earshot of the playground and full view of the mountains in Valemount, BC.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Catholic Missions in Canada (https://donation.cmic.info/) or Chalice Canada (http://www.chalice.ca/donate) in Gloria’s honour.

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RYAN: Hugh Gerard of Parksville, British Columbia

Posted by on October 7, 2015

February 16, 1933 – September 21, 2015

Hugh was born in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia where he attended school moving to Saskatchewan in 1953. He retired from the Fire Services in 1986 and spent several glorious years travelling. He and Doreen wintered in Arizona until 2004 moving to BC in 2005.

He leaves behind to mourn his passing his loving wife of 59 years and 3 months, Doreen; children, Barb Ryan of Fox Creek, Alberta, Kevin Ryan of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, and Donovan (Jody) Ryan of Rihyad, Saudi Arabia; grandchildren, Scott, Mark, Todd, Thomas, Michelle, and Matthew; as well as many other family members in the Eastern provinces.

Hugh enjoyed most sports playing baseball, hockey, and curling in his early years. He was an avid golfer will into this retirements. Hugh was known for his sense of humour and his animated joke telling.

The Lord has seen fit to end his suffering. He will be sadly missed by family and friends.
A Memorial Mass has taken place at the Church of the Ascension in Parksville, BC.

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YATES FUNERAL SERVICE & CREMATORIUM
(250-248-5859) in care of arrangements.

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KING: T. CORINNE

Posted by on October 6, 2015

KING: T. CORINNE

Entered peacefully into the arms of her Lord on Monday, October 5th, 2015. Beloved wife of Bernie King. Loving mother of Brad, Lee Anne and her husband Gary and Mathew. Dearest grandma of Evan, Holly, Alexa and Dominic, Sophia and Grace and 2 great grandchildren. Survived by her sisters Joanna Ball (Garnet), Ruth Kenny (Doug) and her brother Chet Babcock (Sandy). The family will receive friends at the Bay Park Baptist Church (775 Progress Ave., Kingston) on Thursday from 7-9pm and Friday from 10am until service time at 11am in the church with Rev. P. Gazdik officiating. Interment Picadilly Cemetery AT 2PM. As expressions of sympathy the family would appreciate donations to either the ALS Society or Bay Park Baptist Church which can be placed through the PAUL G. PAYNE FUNERAL HOME, BOX 324, ODESSA K0H 2H0, 613-386-7373King Photo 1

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WARD: Elda Jean of Hanover, formerly of Chesley

Posted by on September 30, 2015

Help meElda Jean Ward of Hanover, formerly of Chesley, passed away suddenly at Grey Bruce Health Services, Owen Sound on Monday, September 28, 2015 in her 80th year.

Beloved wife and companion of Elmer. Loving mother of Vernon (Diane) of Airdrie, AB, Wayne of Santa Barbara, California, Murray of Clarksburg and Elaine (David) Brears of Englehart. She will live on in the hearts of her grandchildren Christina, Erin, Candace, Olivia, Emma, Ryan, Zackary, Calista, Jasmin, Nicole, Bradley, Travis, Tristan and great-grandsons, Lennon and Bohdi. Elda leaves behind her siblings, Leone, Richard, Merle, Elva, Tom, Rena and Gordon.

She was predeceased by her siblings Syd, Evelyn, Murray, Charlie, John, Alvin and Lorne as well as her parents, William and Olive (Kerr) Middleton.

A private celebration of Elda’s life will be held with inurnment to follow in Chesley Cemetery.

Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Hanover & District Hospital Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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PEARSON: Sylvia Simone of Surrey Formerly of Prince Albert, SK

Posted by on June 11, 2015

images-4PEARSON, Simone Sylvia April, 10 1941 – June 7th, 2015. It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Sylvia Pearson. Sylvia was born on April 10th, 1941 in Batoche, SK to Jean and Helene Caron. She was the eight of nine children, pre-deceased by her parents, brothers Neil, Edward, Lucien, and Lloyd and her sisters, Edna and Gloria. Sylvia is also survived by her sisters, Kathleen and Margaret. Sylvia is also survived by her loving husband Larry, sons Darcy (Kathy) and Boyd (Monica). She is survived by grandchildren Devan and Grady, and several nieces and nephews.

Sylvia married the love of her life, Larry, in June of 1970, and raised her sons in Surrey. She was a hard-working woman and had many friendships she cultivated through the years. Sylvia loved to laugh, engage in family events and dinners, and was especially proud of her sons, their wives, and her two grandchildren. A celebration of Sylvia’s life will be held at Avalon Funeral Home, Surrey on Saturday, June 20th, at 2 PM. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Terry Fox Foundation.

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MORRISSETTE, Emile 1933-2015 of Sudbury, ON

Posted by on June 8, 2015

MORRISSETTE, EmileIt is with great sorrow that the family announces his passing in Sudbury on Monday, April 20th , 2015 at the age of 81 years. Son of the late Alfred and Philomene Morrissette. Beloved husband of Carmen Morrissette (nee Ross). Loving father of Lucie Proulx (Michel) of Saskatoon, Paul (Lise), Pat (Kim), Dianne Lamontagne (Claude) and Gisele Morrissette all of Chelmsford, Francine Proulx (Denis Larocque) (Pierre predeceased) of Brantford and Monique O’Hare (James) of Mattawa. Dear brother of Bernadette, Ramona, Madeleine and Rachelle. Predeceased by his brothers Alfred Jr, Emeril, Gerald, Albert, Rene, Leonard and his sisters Yvette, Rose-May and Annette. Cherished grandfather of Sylvain, Angele, Melanie, Julie, Christine, Andrew, Marc, Renee, Sophie (predeceased), Pierre, Patrick and Josee. Great grandfather to Logan, Audrey, Mateo, Lillianne, Annabelle, Jacob, Olivier, Dylan and Alexis. Emile was a Falconbridge retiree and enjoyed the outdoors. He took great joy in spending time with his family and fishing was one of his favorite past times. The family will receive relatives and friends at the Cooperative Funeral Home, 222 Lasalle Blvd, Sudbury on Thursday, April 23rd, 2015 from 1-4 and 7-8 p.m. A funeral service will follow at 8 p.m. in the Chapel. Donations can be made by cheque or online to the Maison Vale Hospice. www.cooperativefuneralhome.ca

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