Harris, George (Duke) Francis of Sarnia

George “Duke” Harris
February 25, 1942 – August 2, 2017

It is with a broken heart we announce, after a courageous battle recovering from heart surgery,
Duke lost his fight. Duke is survived by his wife of 55 years, Eleanor Harris, daughter Kimberly Drury and son-in-law Brad Drury. He was the best ‘Pazzy’ to his pride and joy to his grandchildren Lauren Drury (Brad Hodgson) and Aaron Drury and his special great- grandson Hunter Hodgson. Duke was predeceased by parents George and Elsie Harris, in-laws Lee and Fred Martin, brothers Bill and Bob Maughan and son Bob Harris (March 2005). Having been born in his parent’s home on Alfred Street, Duke was proud of his Point Edward lineage. Duke played Junior Hockey first in Sarnia for the Sarnia Legionnaires where they won the Junior B Championship, then in St. Catherine’s with the Tee Pees winning a Memorial Cup Championship and went on to have a career in the Western Hockey League, American Hockey League and World Hockey Association, highlighted by two championships; the first in Vancouver with the Canucks, and the second in Rochester with the Americans. Following Duke’s retirement from hockey he was fortunate to join Sarnia Cranes, where he spent 25 years as a crane operator. Duke retired in 2005 to become a full time cab-driver for his grandchildren. ‘Pazzy’ never failed to answer the call for a ride, an errand, or whatever Lauren and Aaron needed. Duke loved his vacations in Florida with the “Point Gang” and not too many days went by without a drive to the St. Clair River to make sure the water was flowing in the right direction! Hey Buds, we will miss your quick wit and old storytelling. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre on Tuesday, August 8th at 11:30 am. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 10:00 a.m. until time of service. Memorial donations made to London Health Sciences Centre “Cardiac Surgery Recovery Unit”, Canadian Mental Health Association or Charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

“A special thank-you to the entire staff of Cardiac Care ICU at the University Hospital in London,
especially Dr. Mary Lee Myers. The entire team offered excellent care to Duker and the rest of
our family.”

 

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WADDELL, Fred of Sarnia

WADDELL, Fredrick William James: 1929 to 2017 – The family announces with great sorrow his passing on June 13th 2017, at 87 years of age. He was the loving husband of Elizabeth (Betty) and beloved father of Douglas (Roseanne), Alan (Anna) and Richard (Arlene). He will be greatly missed by his grandchildren Andrea (Douglas Beatty), Jonathan (fiancée Kierann Santala), Charlene Gordon and her children Autumn Mangione and Calista Thibert. He is also survived by his sisters Joan Grant (late Melvin) , Diane Mulvihill (late Peter), his sisters in law Gladys Ward, Roberta Marshall (late Alfred) and his brother in law Robert Lessard (Shirley). He was predeceased by his parents Frederick and Jane Waddell and his parents in law Robert and Norma Lessard, his sisters Elizabeth (Betty) and Eileen Crisp (late Frank). He will also be missed by many nieces and nephews. In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place. Friends may visit with the family at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Saturday, September 2, 2017 beginning at 1:00 pm until the memorial service begins at 1:30 pm. Interment will follow at Lakeview Cemetery. Memorial donations to Grace United Church, Sarnia Humane Society or War Amps would be appreciated by the family. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

“The family would like to thank the staff of the Marshall Gowland Manor Ivy Wing for the excellent care and compassion”

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HARDY, Ralph of Sarnia

HARDY, RALPH – It is with profound sorrow and sadness, the family of Ralph Lynnsay Hardy, age 83, announces his passing at St. Joseph’s Hospice on Sunday, June, 18, 2017. He was best friend and partner for over 65 years with Daintry Adele McPhedran and loving father of Bruce Lynn Hardy (Georgina), Lonnie Lee Ostroski (Jack) and Scott Lyndsay Hardy (Annie), dear grandfather of Diego, Lindsey, Brent, Kendra, Kerri, Nicolas and Patrick, dear great-grand of Matias, Quinton, Isadora, Rowan, Shealon, Monroe, Mirren, Kennedy, Reese, Connor, Chloe and brother of Doris LeNeve (Jim) and Penny Viselka. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers Thomas, Bruce, Bud (Allan) and his sister Mary Tobin. Ralph served with the 3rd Royal Canadian Horse Artillery for over 25 years and was a teacher at the School of Artillery. After retiring from the military he worked at Polysar as their Chief of Security for 13 years. Friends may visit with the family at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Wednesday, June 21st, 2017 between the hours of 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Funeral and committal services will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 at 1:00 pm. Memorial donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice or the 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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BISSON: Barbara Anne of Kissimmee Formerly of Sudbury, Ontario

Posted by on May 31, 2017

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On September 10, 1941, Kay and Joe O’Shaughnessy’s second daughter, Barbara Anne, entered the world too early. In fact, she was born just 11 months after their first-born, Marilyn. The doctor wrapped her up and put her into a bread pan, which he set on the open oven door to keep her warm, as was commonplace with home births in the 1940s. The tiny baby was not expected to survive, but survive, she did.
Barbara always knew she wanted to became a nurse. She worked hard, saved her money, and put herself through nursing school. She then accepted a position at Sudbury General Hospital (Sudbury, Ontario), where she worked for over two decades before she and her family moved briefly to Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, and then to sunny Kissimmee, Florida. Barb loved living in Florida and she took pride in her little house and her garden. She also continued nursing for another 20-plus years. “Endo Barb” helped open the endocscopy unit at Kissimmee Memorial Hospital, which later became Florida Hospital Kissimmee.
It wasn’t until her sixth cancer diagnosis caused her to retire that Barb ended her nursing career. Barb was not expected to live more than six months at that time; she fooled the doctors once again, and survived for 13 more years until her 7th cancer diagnosis, followed by a fall during which she broke her hip. She died peacefully on March 28th, 2017, where she spent a great deal of her life — in an operating room.
Barbara raised two wonderful, loving daughters: Donna Baillie (Kissimmee, FL) and Wendy Bisson (Canton, OH); and a third daughter, Karen Vincent (British Columbia, Canada). Barb adored her grandchildren: John Bisson (friend Maggie), Emily Baillie, Christopher Baillie, and Kathleen Petro; and she cherished the little time she had with granddaughters Allyssa, Brandi and Celina Vincent before they were taken away from her. She will also be missed by her “adopted” daughter Angela Casera, grandchildren Ashleigh Diaz, Kali Rybinski and Adrienne Cruz and great-granddaughter Amber. Barb also cherished her time with her faithful furry companion, Tiki.
Predeceased by her adored parents Kathleen and Joseph O’Shaughnessy; her older sister and best friend Marilyn French; and her brothers-in-law Keith Millington and Brian French, Barb is also survived by her younger sister Joanne Evraire (husband Jim) of Deep River, Ontario; her “baby” brother Donald O’Shaughnessy (wife Collette) of Kentucky; brothers-in-law Jim (wife Jeanette) of Sudbury, Ontario and Frank Bisson (Mary Jane, predeceased) of Elliot Lake, Ontario; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins across Canada.
Special thanks to Barb’s good friend James Weller (“Pops” to us) for being there for all of us over the past several years and treating mom better than our father ever did; neighbor and dear friend Kay Sellers for her friendship; and to Donna Chase, who had worked with mom at Florida Hospital Kissimmee, for being an amazing friend, especially these last few months. Thanks, too, to all the nursing staff at St Cloud Hospital for their kindness.

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DESSON: Christine (Kisten) Marie of Stoney Creek

Posted by on May 31, 2017

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Peacefully in her 80th year, surrounded by her loving family, Christine (Kisten) passed away on May 27th.

Christine was born in Blind River, Ontario on July 12th, 1937. It was there that she met her husband Carmen from Niagara Falls, Ontario, and started a family at the age of 18. Christine developed a passion for culinary arts and hairdressing, having owned her own salon in Winona, Ontario. Christine took great pride in dedicating her life to family, raising her 4 amazing children, Christine, Mark, Pete (Donna) and Patrick (Veronica). She also was a cherished Grandma to 3 grand-children Andrea (David), Sean and Zachary, and 4 great grand-children Joshua, Brooke, Nolan and Avery. She is survived by 3 sisters and 1 brother.

Christine had a true zest for life. She displayed great kindness and touched the lives of many. She was an accomplished spoons player; a great home chef; enjoyed anything Irish having never missed a St. Patrick’s Day; loved hearing her sons play guitars and sing; and enjoyed spending time the most with her family at the trailer, cottages and vacations in the USA.

Christine will be sadly missed by all, but we know she will be waiting for us to meet again one day in Heaven.

Cremation has taken place and a private family service will be conducted. Special thanks to the staff at Hamilton General Hospital and especially the Carpenter Hospice in Burlington, Ontario. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Carpenter Hospice would be appreciated by the family.

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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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CLARK: Marguerite Elizabeth (Peggy) of London

Posted by on March 20, 2017

Peacefully, surrounded by her family at McCormick Home on Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 in her 93rd year. Cherished wife of the late Angus Munroe (Buck) Clark. Loving mother of Lynn Clark of London, Diane Farrell of London, Rose Van Rotterdam of Toronto, Bill Clark (Marilyn) of Dresden, Ed Clark (Lisa) of Belmont, and Marlene Pleshberger (Reiner) of Mt. Albert. Dear grandmother of Stephanie, Rob, Darryl, Kyle, Melissa, Michael, Taylor, Brian, Erika and great-grandmother of Lisette, Isabelle, Noah, Jordan, Sydney, Julian, Adrian and Spencer. Beloved sister of the late Richard Welton (Mary) and cousin of Marg Armstrong (late Alec). A Celebration of Life will take place at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Sunday, May 14th, 2017 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. with the celebration service at 2:00 p.m. A final Celebration of Life and interment service will take place the summer of 2017 in Sault Ste. Marie. Details to follow with a further announcement in the Sault Star. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Marguerite (Peggy) are asked to consider the McCormick Care Foundation “One to One” Art Therapy Program, London, Ontario. For information and online condolences, please visit www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

 

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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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CASHABECK; Syl of Petrolia

Posted by on November 17, 2016

CASHABECK, Sylvester Vincent – Peacefulcashabeck-sylly passed away in his sleep at his home in Petrolia, Ontario on Wednesday, November 16th 2016, in his 84th year.  Beloved husband of Marilyn (nee Harris) for 55 Years.  Proud father of Tracy Ferns (Gary), Kerry Cashabeck (Carrie), and Jim Cashabeck (Chris). Loving Grandfather to Justin Ferns (Alyssa), Katie Steadman (Jeff), Taylor Ferns (Katie), and Michelle Cashabeck. Special Great-Grandfather to Jack Ferns, Haily May Steadman, and Quinn Ferns. Survived by his siblings Anna Mae Golka, Agnes Karita, Florence Richter, Michael Cashabeck, and Kenny Cashabeck. Predeceased by his parents John and Annie and siblings John, Ambrose, Eddie, and Raymond. Cremation has taken place. A private celebration of Syl’s life will be held at a later date.  Arrangements entrusted to Needham Jay Funeral Home (519) 882-0100.  As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Terry Fox Foundation (www.terryfox.org).   Memories, pictures and condolences may be shared online at www.needhamjay.com.

 

 

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PORTE: ROBERT ” WAYNE” OF SARNIA

Posted by on October 15, 2016

portePeacefully at Bluewater Health ROBERT “WAYNE” PORTE passed away, at age 65. Dear

brother of Geoff (Liz), Frances (Don), Judy (Jack- deceased)  and Michael (Linda). Wayne leaves behind three sons; Levon, Ryan and John

He will also be missed by his friends, nieces and nephews. Wayne is predeceased by both his parents Connie and Irwin “Mickey” Porte. Poetry was Wayne’s life and he also loved fishing, the Blue Jays and Maple Leafs.

Cremation has taken place and there will be a private family service in Sault Ste. Marie at a later date.

“Open up the doors to heaven I’m taking the journey home I’ve talked to my creator and now I’m free to roam.”

Memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice this would be appreciated by the family.

Arrangements entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home and Cremation Center Ltd.( 102 Victoria St. N. Sarnia N7T 5W9)

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FRY: Karren Ann of Vancouver Formerly of Ontario

Posted by on September 6, 2016

images-4It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Karren Ann Fry. Karren passed away in her home on June 13, 2016. 

Karren was was born to Alan (2013) and Elizabeth (Betty Ann) Fry on December 12, 1976 at Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria B.C.  After an early life in British Columbia, Karren’s family moved to Ontario where she completed a Bachelor of Arts Degree with Honours in Criminology from Windsor University in Ontario, which led to her working with RCMP in the student program as a young adult.  She eventually moved to Vancouver BC where she married Cary De Best and had her beautiful daughter, Leah.  In time, Karren ventured out on her own and worked as a support worker for adults with mental illness.
 
Karren was a loving mother, dedicated family member and a good friend. Her raw sincerity, infectious laugh, sense of humour and amazing spirit made her a joy to be around. She would brighten anyone’s day with a caring message of support or a ridiculous story.  

Karren was a sincere Buddhist and loved travelling to international Dharma Festivals with her brother for teachings and inspiration.  Special powa ceremonies were performed for Karren by Gen Kelsang Thekchen and friends at Kadampa Mediation Centre Vancouver on June 20th, 2016, As well by her Teacher and friend Gen Kelsang Delek and many others.

Karren enjoyed nature and would find peace during a long walk with her daughter in the parks that line the beautiful coast of Vancouver.  She especially loved animals and adored her two little boy cats Thomas (T-Dawg) and Sammy. 

Her family, friends, and all those she touched will miss her tremendously. Karren is survived by her beautiful and loving daughter, Leah De Best (Cary); Her Mother Elizabeth and grandmother Nelda Sauer; her uncles Jim, Ron, Tom, Doug and her Aunt Ellen; her brother Jeff Fry (Devon) and niece Lexa; and her sister Leanne Fry. 
 

There will be a a celebration of life on July 2nd, 2016 from 11:00am – 2:00pm at St. James Community Centre, 3214 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver B.C.

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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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EDWARDSON, Carl Louis of Grand Bend, formerly of Sault Ste. Marie, in his 95th year

Posted by on May 30, 2016

EDWARDSON, CarlEDWARDSON:  With great sadness we announce the death of Carl Louis Edwardson of Grand Bend, Ontario, on Friday, May 27, 2016, at South Huron Hospital, Exeter, in his 95th year. A long time resident of Sault Ste. Marie, Carl moved to Grand Bend to be close to his daughter’s family in 2014.  Beloved husband of the late Grace “Jill” I. (Gillian) Edwardson (2011).  He is survived by his daughter Nancy Winters (Hank Winters); granddaughter Elizabeth Winters (Dave Matheson) and grandson Philip Winters (Gail Winters); great-grandchildren Lauren Cummings and William Winters and step-great-grandchildren William Matheson and Kaydence Matheson.  The last surviving child of Ludwig and Anna Edwardson of Sault Ste. Marie, Carl was predeceased by eleven siblings. A veteran of WW II, he was proud to be have been trained at Clinton Air Force Base in Radar Mechanics and to carry out specialized work on radar for the RCAF, the RAF and the RAAF for two years in England.  A man of Nordic character and sensibilities, he was a craftsman, a woodsman, and a golfer. He built quality homes. A fish farmer for years, he was especially pleased when the property was converted into the golf course he had envisioned.  Only very recently did he give up on the idea of a summer of golfing.   He would especially want to be remembered fondly by the senior members of the Superior View Golf Club.   Carl lived an energetic and generous life with Jill, his wife of nearly seventy years, but found the five years between her death and his to be long and often empty. So it is with very mixed feelings that we send him to his rest: with gratitude, with sorrow and with love.  A private family interment will take place during the summer at New Greenwood Cemetery, Sault Ste. Marie.  Cremation has taken place.  Arrangements entrusted to T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood.   Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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ROBB: James Alexander of Sarnia

J-A-Robb-WEBROBB, JAMES ALEXANDER – With family by his side at Bluewater Health, James Alexander Robb passed away on Wednesday, May 25, 2016, at the age of  age 93. Beloved husband of the late Margaret (Pearson) Robb (2006) and the late Margaret “Joey” Robb. Dear father  of Frances Robb of St. Joseph Island and step father of Robert and his wife Kim of Corunna,  Stewart, Richard and Christopher Kirk all of the UK. Loving grandfather to Stephen, Camilla, Tom and Ben Kirk. Will also be missed by his brother in – law Stewart Pearson and his wife Marjorie of Sarnia , niece Sharon and her husband Steve of Sarnia and nephew Richard and partner Brandi of Regina. Private cremation arrangements have taken place. The family wishes to thank the staff of the Intensive Care Units of  Bluewater Health, Sarnia, St. Mary’s Hospital in Saginaw, MI and Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, MI. Memorial gifts in memory of James may be made to Bluewater Health Sarnia. Arrangements entrusted to the D.J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia). Memories and messages of condolence may be sent throughwww.djrobb.on.ca

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TIESSEN, Mary of Leamington

Posted by on May 23, 2016

Paper Photo Tiessen, Mary91 years, passed away on Sunday, May 22, 2016 at Leamington District Memorial Hospital. Beloved wife of the late John N. Tiessen (2006). Dear mother of Larry Tiessen, Lindy Fazekas (Reg), Jim Tiessen (Christine). Loving Oma of Grace, Mitchell and Fiona Tiessen and Victoria Lapczuk (Aaron) and great Oma of Owen and Eric and special great Oma of Brooke and Chloe. Dear sister of Anne Tiessen (late Nick), late Jake Froese (Irene), Agnes Tiessen (late George), Helen Bergen (John), Margaret Tiessen (late Ralph), and Kate Froese. Sister-in-law of the late Elizabeth Loewen (late Peter), late Jack Tiessen (Hazel), Eleanor Epp (Jake). Many nieces and nephews also survive. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Wednesday 5-9 p.m. Funeral Service to celebrate Mary’s life at Leamington United Mennonite Church, 78 Oak Street East on Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 11 a.m. Pastor Victor Winter officiating. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery, Memorial donations may be made by cheque to the U.M.E.I. Friends may share memories at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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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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CORBEIL, Julie of Sudbury, ON

Posted by on April 28, 2016

CORBEIL, JulieIn loving memory of Julie Corbeil who passed away peacefully, on Saturday, February 6th, 2016, at the age of 52, at Health Sciences North. Beloved wife of Richard Lafrance. Loving daughter of Léonie Corbeil (née Rouleau) of Sudbury and Léo Corbeil (Marlene) of Sault-Ste-Marie. Dear sister of Marc, Guy, Louise Corbeil-Roy (Gilles), René, of Sudbury and Monique Junkin (Stephen) of Midhurst. Dearly missed by her nieces Stéphanie, Lia (Matthew and p’tit Louis), Sophie (Kevin and darlin’ Marlin) and nephew Robin (Sarah). Remembered and also missed by Rick’s family, her many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Julie suffered from MS from early adulthood. Rick and her family would like to thank the many caregivers and health professionals who were involved in her care over the years and especially during the final days. In life, she touched all of us with her wonderful shining spirit and beautiful smile. In keeping with Julie’s wishes there will be no visitation. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Donations by cheque or online to the MS Society (Sudbury Chapter) would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Cooperative Funeral Home, Sudbury. www.cooperativefuneralhome.ca

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ROY, Laurent Armand “Larry” of Sudbury, ON

Posted by on April 25, 2016

ROY, LaurentThe family announces with great sorrow his passing in Sudbury, Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at the age of 44 years. Beloved husband of Elizabeth (née Churchill) Roy of Sudbury. Loving son of Gerald Roy of Sault-Ste-Marie and the late Paulette (née Gauthier) Roy. Dear brother of Patsy Roy (Les) of Sault-Ste-Marie. Sadly missed by his nieces Crystal (Will), Christina (Don), his nephews Christopher (Meghan), Nathaniel, his great-nieces Isabella, Grace and great-nephews Shane, Jaiden, Izyck and Avory. Dear son-in-law of Bruce and Linda Churchill of Kingston. Brother-in-law of Chris Churchill (Alicia) of Vancouver. Lovingly remembered by many aunts, uncles, cousins, relatives and friends. The family will receive relatives and friends at the COOPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, 222 Lasalle Blvd, Sudbury, Saturday, January 23, 2016 from 7 to 9 p.m. A chapel service for family and close friends will be held on Sunday at 11:30 a.m. in the funeral home Chapel, Sudbury. Donations to Special Olympics Canada or to the Jarrett Centre can be made by cheque or online at www.cooperativefuneralhome.ca

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BERNIER, Peter of Sudbury, ON

Posted by on April 11, 2016

BERNIER, PeterThe family announces with great sorrow his passing in Sudbury, Monday, December 21, 2015 at the age of 68 years. Beloved husband of Francine Cazabon-Bernier of Sudbury. Cherished son of Grace (née Quigg) Bernier of Chapleau and the late Gene. Loving father of Melissa Bernier-Legare (Don) of Sudbury. Peter absolutely adored his grandson Alex. Dear brother of Frank Bernier (Dee) of Barrie, Chris Bernier (Kim) of Oakville, Mary Bernier of Chapleau, Michael Bernier (Barb) of Chapleau and Berniece Bernier (Patrick) of Sault Ste-Marie. Predeceased by his brother Fred Bernier (Pauline of Sault Ste-Marie). Lovingly remembered by many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Sadly missed by canine companions Emma and Abby. The family will receive relatives and friends at the COOPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, 222 Lasalle Blvd, Sudbury, Wednesday, December 30, 2015 from 2 to 5 and 7 to 8 p.m. A funeral service will follow at 8 p.m. in the funeral home Chapel, Sudbury. Donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association can be made by cheque or online at www.cooperativefuneralhome.ca.

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HIBBARD, Hazel Winifred of Kitchener

Posted by on February 16, 2016

Hibbard-webHIBBARD, HAZEL – At Sunnyside Home in Kitchener on Monday, February 15, 2016, Hazel Winifred (Goatcher) Hibbard passed away at 101 years of age. She was the dear wife of the late Ralph Hibbard (1995) and loving mother of Vern Hibbard (Margaret) of Iron Bridge, Phyllis Hibbard of Peterborough and Murray Hibbard of Cambridge, grandmother of Margaret Ann Sampson (Eli), Wanda Bolhous (Aaron), Connie Joy (Doug), Ashley Hibbard and Amy Hibbard, great-grandmother of Ron, Brad and Jacob Sampson, Luke, Riley and Simon Bolhous, Abi and Liz Joy, sister of Doris North. She is also survived by her special nieces Hazel Hopwood and Betsy Foster and nephew Allan Redmond. Several other nieces and nephews also survive. She was predeceased by parents Philip and Daisy (Sullivan) Goatcher, her sisters Margaret Airth and Marion Cole, her brother Jim Goatcher and daughter in law Rexine. Hazel had been a Sarnia resident from 1951 to 2006. She was a longstanding and a well-loved member of the Church of Christ. Her mission in life was serving and being available to others. Friends may visit with the family at the funeral home on Thursday evening from 7:00 to 9:00 pm and again on Friday starting at noon. Funeral services will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Friday, February 19th, 2016 at 1:00 pm. Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery. Memorial donations made to Great Lakes Christian High School or Great Lakes Bible College, 4875 King St., Beamsville, ON. L0R 1B6, 905-563-5374, would be appreciated by the family.

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ROY, Laurent Armand “Larry” of Sudbury, ON

Posted by on February 5, 2016

ROY, LaurentThe family announces with great sorrow his passing in Sudbury, Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at the age of 44 years. Beloved husband of Elizabeth (née Churchill) Roy of Sudbury. Loving son of Gerald Roy of Sault-Ste-Marie and the late Paulette (née Gauthier) Roy. Dear brother of Patsy Roy (Les) of Sault-Ste-Marie. Sadly missed by his nieces Crystal (Will), Christina (Don), his nephews Christopher (Meghan), Nathaniel, his great-nieces Isabella, Grace and great-nephews Shane, Jaiden, Izyck and Avory. Dear son-in-law of Bruce and Linda Churchill of Kingston. Brother-in-law of Chris Churchill (Alicia) of Vancouver. Lovingly remembered by many aunts, uncles, cousins, relatives and friends. The family will receive relatives and friends at the COOPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, 222 Lasalle Blvd, Sudbury, Saturday, January 23, 2016 from 7 to 9 p.m. A chapel service for family and close friends will be held on Sunday at 11:30 a.m. in the funeral home Chapel, Sudbury. Donations to Special Olympics Canada or to the Jarrett Centre can be made by cheque or online at www.cooperativefuneralhome.ca

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KETTLE: Laura May Matilda of Friendly Manor Nursing Home, Napanee

Posted by on January 22, 2016

KETTLE, Laura May Matilda – peacefully at Friendly Manor Nursing Home, on Monday January 18th, 2016 at the age of 92. Daughter of the late George Florence (nee Fitchette) Herbert. Predeceased by her daughter, Sharon Lanigan and son, Michael Kettle. Cherished grandmother of, Erin (Jim) McMahon of Prince Edward County, Mary-Jane (Pete) Crabb of England and Neil (Skye) Burke of Sault Ste. Marie. She is also lovingly remembered by her great grandchildren, Ella and Jenna McMahon, Madison, Rachel, Bethany, Abigail and David Crabb and Alexander and Lexy Burke. Laura was predeceased by her siblings, Edith Jones, Lenore Dickinson, Tom Herbert and Marvin Herbert.

A Memorial Service will be held at the Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel, 30 Moira Street West (613-968-2273) on Friday, February 5th, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. with visitation from noon until the time of service. Cremation has taken place.

If desired, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family

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MCDONALD (NEE CONWAY): Rita Christine of Kamloops Formerly of 100 mile house,bc, and Sault Ste Marie , Ontario

Posted by on December 29, 2015

images-4Rita peacefully passed away on Decenber 22, 2015
She was the Mom for her seven children Kelly,Kim,Heather,Trish,Maureen,Melinda,Emmett.She was married to Keith Gordon Mcdonald who passed on Dec 13,1990.Mom was one of 15 children born in the sault sre marie ontario to Howard and Lillian(Lilly) Conway and mom is also the last of that family.She will be missed by all that knew her especially her children.R.I.P. Mom..Until We Meet Again

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GILLIES, James “Jim” McPhail of Toronto

Posted by on December 18, 2015

Gillies, JamesJim passed peacefully at North York General Hospital in Toronto on Sunday, December 13. He is missed by his loving family, many friends and colleagues.

Jim was born in the village of Teeswater in Western Ontario to Dr. M.H. Gillies and his wife Gladys, a family that was part of the town and region from its earliest days. At 17, Jim attended the University of Western Ontario, and majored in Economics. His time at Western was interrupted by the war when Jim joined the RCAF in 1944 and served as air crew overseas. Upon his return Jim finished his degree with honours and decided to continue his education at Brown University in the USA where he earned an MA. Jim continued his education at Indiana University where he was granted his PhD in Urban Land Economics. After graduation, Jim accepted a professorship at UCLA in California where he rose to prominence in his field, gained his full professorship and was assistant Dean. Jim married his wife Betsy and welcomed children David and Cathy at this time.

Jim was always longing to return to Canada and his family in Ontario. In 1965, the opportunity arose for him to return to act as the founding Dean of the Faculty of Administrative Studies at York University – now the Schulich School of Business. Over seven years Jim built the school from a big idea into the strong base for what is one of the leading schools in North America today. During this period Jim made many friends and grew strong relationships throughout the Canadian business community. He served on many corporate boards and helped establish a world-class zoo in Toronto. Jim and Betsy welcomed children James and Ted during this time. He loved the time with his family. Christmas was always special as were many, many memorable summers in Pointe-au-Baril, Muskoka and the Bruce Peninsula.

In 1972, Jim ran for parliament, winning a seat in the Don Valley riding in Toronto and going on to act as shadow finance minister in the PC opposition to the Trudeau Government. He won reelection to a second term in Don Valley in 1975. Jim ran for leadership of the PC party towards the end of his second term in parliament, throwing his support toward the eventual winner Joe Clark. Jim served as senior policy advisor to the Prime Minister during the Clark government, accompanying him to the G7 Tokyo summit.

After his time in government, Jim returned as a professor at York University, in the school of business. He was instrumental in continuing to build the school he founded to the stature it has today. Jim chaired several programs while at York, most recently the Canada-Russia Corporate Governance Program. He always had great passion and energy for teaching business students, being with them and sharing in their fresh ideas and enthusiasm. Jim has a great many friends and colleagues from this time both in academia and in the business community where he was a member of several corporate boards.

Jim was honored in many ways for his dedication to education and public service. He was awarded honorary doctorates from York, Simon Fraser and the Moscow Higher School of Economics. At York, Jim was awarded the title of University Professor. As a proud Canadian he was deeply honored by the award of the Order of Canada for his contributions to education.

Jim leaves behind a loving family: his wife of 62 years Betsy, children David (Kathy), Cathy, James (Cindy) and Ted (Jacquie), grandchildren Jackie, Gwen, James and David and several nieces and nephews. Jim was the last surviving member of his family, being predeceased by his siblings, Helen Wilson (James), Don (Francis) and John (Poppy). Even with his successful career in many capacities, Jim held dear most of all, family, friends and his roots as a small town boy from Teeswater, Ontario.

A funeral service to commemorate Jim’s life will be held at the Teeswater United Church (13 Elizabeth Street South), Teeswater on Saturday, January 2nd, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. He will be laid to rest in the family plot at Culross-Teeswater Cemetery. A Celebration of Life to be held in Toronto in the spring. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Teeswater Town Hall Renovation Fund (cheques payable to Municipality of South Bruce) would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Portrait and memorial online at www.tiffinfuneralhome.ca.

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CECOL: Robert Louis of St. Thomas, Ont. formerly of Kirkland Lake

Posted by on August 19, 2015

Robert CecolCECOL – Robert Louis of St. Thomas, formerly of Kirkland Lake, Ontario passed away peacefully at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on August 16, 2015 at the age of 78.  Beloved husband of Beverley Cecol (nee Nelson).  Loving father of Christopher (Helen) Cecol and ‘Nono’ of Andrew and Joshua all of Florida.  Stepfather of David Wilson  of Wisconsin, and Alanna (Bill) Vanderberg of St. Thomas; grandfather of Alicia Wilson of Wisconsin and Madisson Vanderberg of St. Thomas; cherished brother of Ethel (David) Payne of Oregon; missed by his nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by his parents Lino and Josie Cecol.  Robert attended Holy Name Catholic School in Kirkland Lake and Scholar Hall in North Bay.  He was an Alter Boy at The Holy Name Parish.  Robert was  a member of the Knights of Columbus Council #2748 for 49 years.  He also loved to play the drums in a dance band.  He will be missed by his loving family and friends.  Visitation will be held at the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570) on Saturday, August 22, 2015 from 12:00 – 2:00pm.  A Celebration of Life will take place in the Chapel at 2:00pm.  In keeping with Robert’s wishes, cremation has taken place.  If desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com.

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