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.

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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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MOORE: Bill, of RR#3 Durham

Posted by on August 18, 2015

Passed away at Residential Hospice of Grey Bruce, Owen Sound on Saturday, August 15th, 2015. George Henry “Bill” Moore, of RR#3 Durham, in his 76th year. Beloved husband of the late Helen Moore. Loving father of Rick Moore and his wife Barb of Ayton, Tammy Sider of Durham and stepfather of Randy Fournier and his wife Cheryl of Newmarket, Beth Fournier of Seattle, Washington and Annette Fournier and her friend Tim of Toronto. Cherished grandfather of 6 grandchildren and 1 great-grandson. Dear brother of Joyce and her husband Bill Hollingsworth of Sault Ste. Marie, Bruce Moore and his wife Bertha of Hanover and Emilie and her husband Gilles St. Pierre of Listowel and brother-in-law of Jean Moore of Stratford. Predeceased by his sister Hazel Hammond and his brother Ron Moore. Cremation has taken place. A private graveside service was held at the Durham Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Cancer Society or the Residential Hospice of Grey Bruce would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the McCulloch-Watson Funeral Home, Durham.  www.mccullochwatsonfuneralhome.ca

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BRAUER: Bernt

Posted by on June 23, 2015

Bernt Brauer Web & IMCBRAUER– Bernt Wasa Brauer of St.Thomas, passed away peacefully at his home in the arms of his wife, June 19, 2015 at the age of 82. Dearly loved husband and best friend of Margaret Brauer (nee Hawken), Bernt is survived by his children Claudette (Cliff) Steeves of Gilbert Plains, Manitoba, Andrew (Cindy) Overman of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Stephan (Monica) Brauer of Montreal, Quebec, Karl (Dori) Brauer of London, Ontario, Kevin (Teresa) Brauer of White Rock, British Columbia, Mitchell (Ashley) Overman of Goulais River, Ontario, and Marcus (Juanita) Brauer of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Bernt is the loved grandfather of 15 grandchildren and 2 great-grand-children. He is sadly missed by his siblings Michael (Ann) Brauer, Katherine Brauer, Barbara (Klause) Hildebrandt, Erdmann (Maria) Brauer; sisters-in-law Lisa Brauer and Jacqueline Siegfried, and brother-in-law Arne Osterberg, as well as many dear nieces, nephews and wonderful friends. Bernt enriched the lives of many through his kind, loving character, and his appreciation of beauty in life and nature.  A celebration of his life will take place at St. Andrews Westminster United Church (2008 Glanworth Drive at Highbury, St. Thomas) on Saturday June 27, 2015 at 10:30 am. The family extends heartfelt thanks to compassionate caregivers Pat and Nadine and Dr. John Tokarewicz, and special friends Debbie, JoAnn and Bert.  Arrangements entrusted to the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570).  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to St. Andrews Westminster Church or the Ken Brown Recovery Home are invited. Condolences to the family can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com

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BESWICK: KIMBERLY (Clark) of Ingersoll

Posted by on May 25, 2015

BESWICK, Kimberly – Passed away suddenly on Sunday, May 24, 2015 at the age of 46.  Dear daughter of Joan Clark and the late William.  Beloved wife of Brian Beswick of Ingersoll.  Loving mother of Clark and Lindsay Beswick, both at home.  Dear sister of Bradley Clark (Lynn) of Sault Ste. Marie.  Sister-in-law of Sylvia Warnke of Vancouver, Doug Beswick (Jodi) of Ilderton and Sue Helm (Mike) of Aylmer.  Sadly missed by her mother-in-law Betty Beswick of St. Thomas.  Fondly remembered by her nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family.   The family will receive friends at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME 69 Wellington St. N., Woodstock on Thursday, May 28 from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m.  A funeral service will take place on Friday, May 29, 2015, 11 am at Faithway Baptist Church, 439 Athlone Ave., Woodstock with Pastor Zad Tomberlin and Pastor Ken Ingram to officiate.  A reception will follow the service at the church.  Private family interment will take place at the Ingersoll Rural Cemetery.  As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Relay For Life -Woodstock.  Smith-LeRoy, 519-537-3611.  Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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DYCK, Bernhard ‘Ben’

Posted by on May 25, 2015

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92 years, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 25, 2015 at the Leamington Mennonite Home. Loving husband of Johanna for 67 years. Beloved father of Henry (Lynn), Paul (Sue), and the late John (November, 2013)(Della). Dearest Opa of Melissa (Chris), Matthew (Lindsay), Daniel (Amanda), Chris (Melanie), Adam (Christie), Nathan (Tanya); and great Opa of 8 great grandchildren. Predeceased by his parents Bernhard and Elisabeth (nee Funk), and his brothers Rudy and Cornelius. Survived by his sister-in-law Helen and many nieces and nephews. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Wednesday from 7-9 pm. Funeral Service to celebrate Ben’s life will be held on Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 11 am from Leamington United Mennonite Church, 78 Oak Street, Leamington. Vic Winter officiating. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial donations, made by cheque, to the Leamington Mennonite Home, would be appreciated. Family & Friends may share their memories at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

 

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NOWICKI, Peter of Tilbury

Posted by on February 19, 2015

NOWICKI, Peter,

53 years, passed away at Windsor Regional Hospital-Ouellette Campus on Tuesday, February 17, 2015. Loving father of Eric (Jessica) Nowicki and Megan Nowicki. Dearest grandfather of Genevieve and Camille. Predeceased by parents Joseph and Bernice (Cyrulik) Nowicki. Dear brother of the late Stanley (surviving wife Linda) Nowicki and Halina (Alan) Murray. Dearly missed by many nieces and nephews. Following cremation, visitation will by held at Reaume Funeral Home, 6 Canal St. W., Tilbury from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 21, 2015. Memorial service to commence at 11:00 a.m. Donations to Windsor Essex County Cancer Centre Foundation or charity of your choice appreciated.

 

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WISSELL, Rodolphe of Stittsville, ON

Posted by on February 15, 2015

WISSELL, RodolpheThe family announces with great sorrow his passing in Ottawa on Monday, January 26, 2015 at the age of 81 years. Husband of the late Marcelle (née Rail) Wissell. Beloved father of Jean-Marie Wissell (Christine) of Sault Ste-Marie, Bruno Wissell (Michele) of Ottawa and André Wissell of Sherbrooke. Dear brother of Dea (Jacqueline), Jeanette Brisson (Lionel), Agnes Lafreniere (Gilbert) and Claude (Claudette). Predeceased by Raoul (Rae), Ovide (Pauline), Eglantine Poulin (Armand), Gérald (Alma), Jeanne D’Arc Specht (Al) and Richard (Brenda). In keeping with his wishes there will be no visitation. A funeral service will be held on Saturday the 31st of January at 2:30 pm at the COOPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, 222 Lasalle Blvd, Sudbury. It will be followed by a reception at the funeral home. Donations (by cheque only) to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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Horner: Jon Paul of Pt. Edward

Posted by on February 6, 2015

hornerjonJon Paul Horner 59, of Point Edward, beloved son of Barbara & the late Clark Horner (2005). Gone too soon. Jon was the adoring father of son Brett & beloved daughter Lyndsay (Jesse Theriault). Grandfather of Tristan & Teegan Horner & grand daughter Cadence Theriault. Remembered by the mother of his children Carla, Jury (Huggett). Jon was predeceased by his partner Alana Nienhuis (2002) and their infant daughter Emma (2002). Survived by loving siblings, sister Beverly (George) Hand & son Zac, brothers Jerry (Lorrie) Horner & his daughter MacKenzie, and Ron (Marilyn) Horner of Pittsburgh & his children Samantha & Sean of Point Edward. Also survived by sister-in-law Becky Wellington-Horner. Jon is survived by a large extended family of many cherished aunts, uncles & cousins who were much a part of his life. Jon was a proud “Point Boy”, loved hockey & horses and was a long time member of the United Carpenter’s Local 1256; a third generation carpenter with special expertise in the field of Health & Safety. Family & friends will be received Sunday, February 8, 2015, at the D.J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION CENTRE LTD from 7-9 pm for visitation. Funeral services will be held from the D.J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION CENTRE LTD on Monday, February 9, 2015, at 11:00 a.m.. If desired, donation to the Canadian Diabetes Association or Sarnia Humane Society will be gratefully acknowledged as expressions of sympathy.

 

 

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LARKIN: Joanne, of Woodstock formerly of Elliott Lake

Posted by on January 14, 2015

LARKIN, Joanne – Suddenly at her home on Friday, January 9, 2015 in her 49th year.  Beloved mother of Chris Larkin (Felicia), Tiffany Larkin and Tanisha Larkin all of Woodstock.  Loving grandmother of Daemeon Hearns of Woodstock.  Lovingly remembered by her brother Andre Roy of Elliott Lake.  Remembered by Paul Larkin as well.  Joanne will be missed by her friends here in Woodstock as well as Elliott Lake. All arrangements are private.  There will be a memorial service in Elliott Lake for family and friends at a later date.  If desired, memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated and can be made through Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home, 69 Wellington St. North, Woodstock, ON   519-537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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TRAVIS; Harry, of Petrolia

Posted by on December 24, 2014

TravisHarrycopyPeacefully with his family by his side on Monday, December 22, 2014 at C.E.E. Hospital, Petrolia. Born and raised in Port Elgin, HARRY TRAVIS, of Petrolia, was in his 80th year. He was a loving husband of 51 years to Priscilla (nee Cavanagh). He will be missed by his children Mark and Yvonne Travis, David and Suyapa Travis, and Christine and Mike Poupard, and his grandchildren Adam, Aaron, Kari, Joshua, Danny, Andrea, David, Todd, Nicole, Jacob, and Nathan, and his great granddaughter Marlie. Harry was predeceased by his parents Wesley and Florence Travis, and his brothers Nelson (the late Mona) and Ab (Gwen) and his sister Lorna (Bob) McMann. He will also be missed by several nieces and nephews. His furry companion Latoya will also miss Harry. Harry joined the Ontario Provincial Police in 1958 in Englehart, where he learned to love Northern Ontario, he later spent time at detachments in Haileybury, Wawa, Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury, Chapleau, and finishing his career as a Staff Sergeant in Petrolia until his retirement in 1993. Harry had a great love of policing and enjoyed many different roles while serving on the Ontario Provincial Police.   A private family service will be held at a later date. Interment will be held in Hillsdale Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation (www.heartandstroke.on.ca) or the Sarnia and District Humane Society (www.sarniahumanesociety.com) and can be arranged by contacting the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia at (519)882-0100.   Memories and condolences may be shared on-line at www.needhamjay.com.

I have seen where you fear to be,

I have seen what you fear to see,

I have done what you fear to do –

All these things I have done for you.

Author Unknown

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NORMAN: Carmen Ronald of Belleville

Posted by on November 5, 2014

Norman, Carmen Ronald – peacefully at Hastings Manor on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 in his 89th year. Son of the late Percy and May Norman. Husband of the late Pauline Regimbal. Loving father of Carole (Michel) Fortin of Gatineau, PQ, Mark (Sandra) Norman of Frankford and Lucille Norman (Fernand Longuepee) of Sault Ste. Marie. Proud grandfather of Emilie and Mathieu Norman-Fortin, Madeleine Fraser (Jay), Chloe and Abbey Norman and Alex Longuepee. Carmen is survived by his sisters, Audrey Johnson of North Bay and Shirley (Lee) Larson of Houston. He is predeceased by his brother Harold Norman.

Friends are invited to call at the Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel, 30 Moira Street West (613-968-2273) on Friday, November 7th, 2014 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. with informal remembrance starting at 3:00 p.m. Cremation has taken place. Inurnment at St. Mary’s Cemetery, North Bay at a later date.

If desired, Memorial Donations to the Hastings Manor Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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Bourassa: Georgette Colombe: of Sarnia

Posted by on November 1, 2014

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

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

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ROSS, Chirly “Shirley” Denise (née Frappier) of Sudbury, ON

Posted by on October 25, 2014

ROSS, Shirley - For Newspaper ONLYThe family announces with sorrow her passing in Sudbury on Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at the age of 74 years. Daughter of the late William and of the late Gertie Labbé (née Langdon). Loving mother of Julie Alatalo (Brian) of Sudbury and René Ross (Eila) of North Bay. Dear sister of Arthur Frappier (Denise) of Blezard Valley, Nelson Frappier (Anne-Marie) of Bruce Mines and Madeleine Guilliard (Gus) of Arizona. Cherished grandmother of Jamie, Jason and Jennifer. In keeping with her wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral service. As an expression of sympathy, donations can be made (by cheque only) to the Northern Cancer Foundation. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the COOPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, Sudbury.

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JOHNSON, Christopher of Val Caron, ON

Posted by on October 16, 2014

JOHNSON, ChristopherThe family announces with great sadness his passing at home in Val Caron on Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at the age of 39 years. Beloved husband of Natasha Gerolami of Val Caron. Loving son of Ronald Johnson (Thérèse Lemieux) of Timmins and of the late Carole (née Bassett) Hanson. Dear grandson of Laurence “Mim” Johnson of South Porcupine. Cherished father of Justin, MacKenzie, Alexys, Michael and Colby. Dear brother of Melanie Yates (Patrick) of Timmins, Jenny Barton of Sault Ste-Marie, Joseph Benoit (Tara-Ann) of Chelmsford and Rick          St-Cartier of Mississauga. Sadly missed by his father-in-law Dino, mother-in-law Kathleen Gerolami, brother-in-law Chris Gerolami (Li) all of Ottawa and sister-in-law Giselle Gerolami (Tim Karevich) of Chicago. Lovingly remembered by many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. The family will receive relatives and friends at the COOPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, 222 Lasalle Blvd., Sudbury Friday September 26th 2014 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Funeral Service will be celebrated on Saturday at       2 p.m. at St-Andrew’s United Church,111 Larch St., Sudbury. Donations (by cheque only) to the Terry Fox Foundation would be appreciated.

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VERDONK, Hubertus “Bert” Marinus of Sudbury, ON

Posted by on September 28, 2014

VERDONK, HubertusIt is with great sorrow that the family announces Bert’s passing in Sudbury on Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at the age of 59 years. Loving son of the late Hubert and late Francina (née Blummel) Verdonk. Cherished father of Angele Verdonk (Jason Martell) of Sudbury. Dear brother of Marina Verdonk of Sault Ste.Marie and Mary Serhan (David) of Calgary. Fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family in The Netherlands and by his friends. Bert was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed many sports. In keeping with Bert’s wishes, there will be no visitation. A memorial will be held for close family and friends at a later date. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the COOPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, Sudbury.

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COPE, CA, DFC: Roy Allan, of London

Posted by on August 4, 2014

Cope - edited 1Peacefully at University Hospital on August 4, 2014, Roy Allan Cope passed away in his 92nd year with his family by his side. Beloved husband of the late Laurel (2008). Loving and devoted father of Sheila and David LeClair and Carol and Henry Pieters. Loving and much-loved Bubba of Tara and Scott Pegg and Jenna and David Chilton. He revelled in his role of Great-Bubba to Emma and Georgia Pegg. Roy will also be missed by his niece Edna McKim and nephew Robert Cope. Roy was a veteran of WWII, serving in the RCAF as a Flying Officer (Navigator) in 103rd Squadron (RAF). He completed 35 missions and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. He was the Superintendent of Business for 19 years with the London and Middlesex County Roman Catholic Separate School Board until his retirement in 1986. An avid musician and athlete, Roy was the recipient of numerous awards and trophies throughout his life. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. and on Friday from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, where the funeral service will be conducted on Friday, August 8, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. Interment to follow at St. George’s Cemetery, Hyde Park. The family would like to thank Dr. Mall and the nurses and support workers on 8th Floor North UH for their caring and support over Roy’s long recovery. We would also like to thank the kindness shown to Roy by the nurses of the Palliative Care unit on 6th North. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the “YMCA of London Foundation, Building Fund, London Normal School” or “St. Joseph’s Hospice London.” Online condolences may be made at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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Gracey: Gus of London

Posted by on July 21, 2014

 

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At home, peacefully, with his family by his side, on Friday July 18, 2014, David Edward Fergus Gracey of London, in his 73rd year. Beloved husband and best friend of Estelle (Hunter) Gracey for 46 years. Dear father of Jacqueline Barrett (Greg) of Sault Ste. Marie, Julia Gracey (Trevor Allibon) of Ottawa and David Gracey (Alexandra) of London. Dear brother of Margaret Gracey and John Gracey, both of Sydney, Australia and Kathleen Knott (Don) of Mountain View, California. Proud papa of grandchildren Temeara and Gavan Barrett, Evan and Maya Allibon and Lauren Gracey. Lovingly remembered by his entire family and numerous friends. Born in Lurgan, Northern Ireland, Gus emigrated to Canada in 1967 and was a dedicated employee of Labatt’s, in Research and Quality Assurance, for 30 years. Gus, a devoted mason, was proud to represent his lodge as DDGM.  Friends will be received by the family from 2-4pm and 7-9pm on Tuesday July 22, 2014 at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London. A Masonic Service under the auspices of Ashlar Lodge No. 610 A.F. & A.M. will be conducted at the funeral home on Tuesday evening at 6:30 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted at Westmount Presbyterian Church, 521 Village Green Avenue, at Wonderland Road, London on Wednesday July 23, 2014 at 3 p.m, with Reverend Michael J. Stol officiating. Cremation, Woodland Crematorium. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to a charity of choice or Westmount Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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Martel, Gerald Joseph Franklin

Posted by on July 16, 2014

Martel, Gerald Joseph Franklin – Passed away at the Orillia’s Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital on Sunday, July 13, 2014 at the age of 52. Beloved husband of Cindy for 26 years. Loving father of Sara. Cherished son of Gerald Sr. and the late Jean. Gerald will be forever loved by his brothers Robby (Rhonda), late Bruce and his niece Savannah. Friends are invited to a Graveside Service at Barrie Union Cemetery (338 Sunnidale Road, Barrie). to celebrate Gerald’s life on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 3 o’clock p.m. Memorial donations to the Kidney Foundation would be appreciated. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through adamsfuneralhome.caMartel

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