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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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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GERARD; Kathy and Larry of Kamloops, BC

Posted by on July 20, 2017

 

December 28, 1950 – June 30, 2017

Gerard; On Friday,  June 30, 2017 Kathy Gerard passed away in her sleep at the age of 67, with her loving husband by her side.  She will be lovingly remembered by her many friends and family as a generous and outgoing person.

August 22, 1952 – July 3, 2017

Gerard; On Monday, July 3, 2017 Larry Gerard passed away in his sleep with his sister Jeanette by his side at the age of 65. He will be lovingly remembered by his many siblings, their families and many friends.

As the two young lovers in Romeo and Juliet, the bond that Larry and Kathy shared could not be broken. The timing of their passing shows how much they loved one another and how they yearned to be together once again.

Family and friends were able to be with them before their passing to reminisce and listen to stories of their past. We are all grateful to have you both in our lives and the times that we shared. Although we are saddened by your passing, we are so glad you are together again.

We would like to thank the staff at the Hospice in Kamloops for all their comfort and support to not only Kathy and Larry but to the many family and friends who came.

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MacPHERSON: A. H. “Sandy”, of Port Stanley, Ontario

Posted by on July 17, 2017

MacPHERSON, A. H. “Sandy”, of Port Stanley, ON, passed away at his residence on Sunday, July 16, 2017, in his 75th year.  Husband of Alice (née Audette) MacPherson.  Father of Timothy (Ana) of Fort McMurray, AB, Nicole (Frank) of Regina, SK, and Sandy Jr. “Alex” (Lisa) of Union, ON.  Grandfather of Jeremella, Melissa, Maria, and Iris.  Brother of Brian (Cheryl) of Donna, TX, and Allen (Barb) of Lindsay, ON.  Sandy is also survived by several nieces and nephews.  Born in St. Thomas, ON, June 12, 1943, he was the son of the late John and M.C.M. “Katie” (née Welch) MacPherson.  Sandy was a retired tool and die maker.  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 public service.  Memorial donations to the charity of one’s choice will be gratefully acknowledged.  Arrangements entrusted to the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas, ON (519-631-1160).

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

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REDDECOPP, David of RR1 Linwood

Posted by on May 1, 2017

David Reddecopp – of Linwood, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday April 26, 2017 at the age of 46. He and his family were on a trip when he died of complications of a grand mal seizure in Longview Texas.  David was a member of the Lighthouse Gospel Church.  He repented of his sins and received Jesus as his Lord and Saviour on May 8, 1996.  He was baptized on October 20, 1996.

Beloved husband of Susana (Peters) Reddecopp whom he married in 1996.  Loving father of Alexander, Sandra, Abigail, Jeremiah, Benaiah, Isabella, Anita, Theodor, Timothy, John, Galina and Armando.  Son of Aganetha (Froese) Redecopp.  Brother of Anna and John Thiessen, Maria and Jake Redecop, Nancy Redecop, Isaac and Susan Reddecopp, Pedro and Tina Reddecopp.  Fondly remembered by his mother-in-law Susana Peters, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Henry and Maria Knelsen, Bill and Anita Dyck, Doug and Tina Kroeker, Martin and Eva Fast, David and Elisa Friesen, David and Margarita Harder, Abe and Vonda Dyck.

Predeceased by his father Isaac Redecopp.

Visitation at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood on Monday May 1 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.  The funeral service will be held at Donegal Mennonite Fellowship on Tuesday May 2, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. with Isaac Bueckert and John Janzen officiating.  Interment in Poole Mennonite Cemetery, Poole.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Lighthouse Gospel Church appreciated by the family.  www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca

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JANUSZ, Mark W. of Rockport, Ontario

Posted by on April 28, 2017

JANUSZ, Mark W.

Peacefully entered into rest at the Brockville General Hospital, Garden Street Site on Wednesday April 26th, 2017. Mark W. Janusz of Rockport aged 59 years. Beloved husband of the late Susan Welch.  Loving father of Andrew (Melissa Schmidt) and Tyler Janusz all of Estevan, SK.  Dear son of Mark A. Janusz (Beverley) of Victoria, BC and Elzbieta Wisniewska of Lodz, Poland; and step brother of Andrew Wisniewska of Poland. Also survived by many other family members.

A Celebration of Mark’s life will be held at a later date. In memory of Mark donations to the Brockville District Hospital Foundation Palliative Care would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Barclay Funeral Home, 137 Pearl St. East Brockville. Messages of condolence may be sent on line at www.barclayfuneralhome.com.

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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) .

Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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GILMORE: James of Wasaga Beach, formerly of Bala, Ontario

Posted by on March 26, 2017

 

James A. Gilmore (1926 – 2017) Obituary

James Andrew Gilmore (Jim), 90, of Muskoka, Ontario, passed away peacefully on February 23, 2017. A dedicated husband, brother, father, grandfather and friend – he will be sorely missed. His light shone bright and touched everyone he met (in many countries/across many religions). God willing, he will remain in all our hearts and minds forever.

Jim was born in Preston (now Waterloo) Ontario to Alfred and Lilian Gilmore on August 23, 1926. Growing up in Barrie, Jim was active in many sports with a passion for hockey, baseball and wrestling. Jim left high school at age 16, to take over the family Poultry Hatchery business in Barrie after his father died.

Married to Elinor Beatrice Mitchell on September 11, 1948, they moved to Aurora, in 1957 where Jim worked with Skyline Poultry Farms. A devout Christian and dedicated member of the United Church of Canada, Jim heard God’s call to work as a missionary and in 1962, Jim, Elinor, and children (Maureen, Barry and Jamie) sailed off to the mysterious, magical land of India.

Jim and Elinor served 26 years in Asia – 11 as missionaries in India, 7 with United Nations in remote Muzaffarabad (Pakistan) and 8 with UN in Delhi. Jim revolutionized the poultry industry in India and Pakistan, satisfying Hindus in India that unfertilized chicken eggs were vegetarian, establishing broiler rearing and distribution network in India and building hatchery/feed mills/broiler farms in remote Pakistan.

Jim was very active in the community – Rotary Club in Barrie (at age 23 the youngest president), Sunday School teacher, India International Center Volunteer, helping set up broiler/egg production in Bethany Village (a landmark rehabilitation establishment for lepers)– after retirement, Muskoka Lakes Ratepayers Association, Bannockburn Church Board (near cottage), Church choir.

Jim Gilmore is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Elinor; his three children Maureen (Moe) Donald, Barry and Jamie; his daughters in-law Ani and Sheilagh and son in-law Sandy; his 7 grandchildren Kerry Lee, Matthew, Sarah, Kenneth, Kathryn, Laura and Philip; his sister, Barbara; two nephews, Andrew and Jimmy and his cousin, Jean.

Jim’s Celebration of Life will be held at the family cottage in Muskoka, Ontario on July 29, 2017 at 2 pm. Please join us – contact one of his surviving children to confirm.

If you are moved to donate in Jim’s honour, make a small gift in his name to your church or to Bannockburn Community Church (1071 Bannockburn Road, Box 101 Bala) Wasaga Beach United Church (380 Zoo Park Rd., Wasaga Beach).

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LAWRENCE: JAMES PETER of REGINA BEACH, SASKATCHEWAN Formerly of REGINA

Posted by on February 23, 2017

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It is with sadness that we announce passing of James Peter Lawrence of Regina Beach. Peter was born on February 8, 1943 and passed away February 2, 2017.
Peter was pre-deceased by his parents Harold and Dora Lawrence. He is survived by his brother, Rob, and Rob’s wife Betty (Paterson) Lawrence, his niece Kathy and nephew Paul and Paul’s wife Laura (Hunstad), as well as his great-nieces and -nephew, Elizabeth (Jes), Kaylee and Connor. He is also survived by his former wife, Betty St. Onge.
Peter was raised in Regina and Regina Beach and worked at the Medical Care Insurance Commission for many years until he retired due to health reasons. When he was his own best self he was bright, witty and lots of fun as many of his friends will attest. He was clever with his hands as can be seen in the well-constructed improvements at his acreage.
Peter devoted much of his life and resources to his horses and derived great pleasure from them and fellow horse loving friends. He kept his horses and cared for them even to the peril of his own health until the last years of his life. To leave an online message of condolences please visit www.speersfuneralchapel.com

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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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FISCHER, E. Coriene (née Anstett) of R. R. #2 Mildmay

Posted by on December 30, 2016

Elizabeth Coriene Fischer (née Anstett) of R.R. #2 Mildmay, passed away suddenly with family by her side at Brucelea Haven, Walkerton on Thursday, December 29th, 2016 in her 80th year.

Beloved wife of Tom Fischer.

Loving mother of Greg Fischer (Paula) of R. R. #2 Teeswater, Gary Fischer (Joan) of R.R. #4 Walkerton, Shelley Weber (Gerald) of R. R. #2 Mildmay, Sherry Cronin (Paul) of Teeswater, Grant Fischer (Diana) of Toronto and Graham Fischer (Matt Schroeder) of R.R. #2 Mildmay.

Sadly missed by her 16 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Fondly remembered by her sister Hilda Brick of Chepstow, in-laws Robert Mousseau of Ottawa, Lorna Lang of Teeswater, Paul and Evelyn Fischer of Teeswater, Eileen Fischer of R.R. #1 Wingham, Laurette Maxwell of Stratford, Hubert Fischer of Gull Lake, Saskatchewan, Marlene Fischer of Teeswater, Ray and Judy Fischer of R.R. #2 Teeswater, Anna Lou and Barrie King of Barrie, Ted and Barb Fischer of Teeswater,

Linda and Jim McKee of R.R. #3 Teeswater, Leone Millen of Walkerton, Lenore Brick of Waterloo, numerous nieces, nephews, neighbours and friends.

Predeceased by her parents, George and Johanna (née Lang) Anstett, brothers Gordon Anstett (Pat), George Anstett (Jean), Harold Anstett (Verda) and Andrew Anstett (Charlotte), sisters Verna Morris (James) and Helen Bester (Wilfred) and in-laws, Wilfred Brick, Jim and Doris Fischer, Lorraine Mousseau, Lucille and Lindsay Spielmacher, Karl Lang, Art Fischer, Jack Maxwell, Jack Fischer and Joe Brick.

Visitation will be held at the Tiffin Funeral Home, Teeswater on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., with Knights of Columbus Rosary at 8:30, followed by Vigil Prayers at 8:45. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated from Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, Formosa on Thursday, January 5th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m., with Reverend Father Michael Anderson officiating.

Spring Interment Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Cemetery.

Memorial donations to the Wingham & District Hospital Foundation or Alzheimer Society Grey Bruce would be greatly appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Portrait and memorial online at www.tiffinfuneralhome.ca.

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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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Stark; Robert of Proton Station resting at Fawcett Funeral Home Flesherton

Posted by on December 3, 2016

memSTARK; Robert Michael

Surrounded by his loving family at Grey Bruce Health Services, Markdale on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 of Proton Station in his 75th year. Loving husband of Julia nee Handzik. Dear father of Robert, his wife Candice, Michael and his wife Amy all of London. Proud and dedicated grandfather of Julia and Gabriel. Bob will be missed by his many friends, family, and Manitoban cousins along with his beloved Honey. Bob was an avid outdoorsman enjoying the wooded area behind his home and fishing. He will always be remembered for his expertise in mycology. The Stark family would like to thank Dr. Brian Power and the incredible nursing staff at GBHS – Markdale. A private family memorial has taken place. If desired memorial contributions can be made to the Centre Grey Hospital Foundation. Online donations and condolences at www.fawcettfuneralhome.ca  888-924-2810

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Drapotoy: JOHN PETER OF SARNIA

Posted by on November 13, 2016

dropotaywebDRAPOTOY, JOHN PETER-  After a lengthy illness at Victoria Hospital in London, Ontario, on November 12, 2016 JOHN DRAPOTOY passed away at the age of  72.   

He is survived by his loving wife Diane (Sawchuk) Drapotoy of Sarnia and mother- in- law Olga Kazina Sawchuk Luby of Beausejour, Manitoba.  John was a loving father to his son Jason John Drapotoy (Christina), and granddaughter Jenna Drapotoy, grandson Jacob Drapotoy. Dear dad to his daughter Dayna Lee (Drapotoy) Salisbury (Rick), and grandson Shane Salisbury and grandson Curtis Salisbury. Survived by his only brother William Drapotoy (Sharon) of White Fox, Saskatchewan and sister- in-law Myrtle Sawchuk Novakoski  (Rudy) of Tyndall, Manitoba, sister- in- law Pauline Sawchuk Thorarinson (Arnie) of Tyndall, Manitoba, and many nieces and nephews, cousins and good friends. John is predeceased by his parents Peter and Mary Drapotoy of Beausejour, Manitoba, and father-in-law John Sawchuk and step father-in-law Bill Luby.

                                                            John was born, raised, and married in Beausejour, Manitoba.

He moved to Ontario in 1972 to work for the Operators union in Toronto. After an early retirement, he owned and operated a small topsoil business in Sarnia for about 10 years. His final years were filled with family activities and his beloved dog “Skippy”. Also, fun times line dancing with our good friends and playing cards at the Strangway center.

   “Shoot the Moon”

Cremation has taken place and at this time there will be no memorial Service but a “Celebration of Life” will be announced at a much later date.

In John’s memory, donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation which would be greatly appreciated by the family.  

Arrangements entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia)

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COCKBURN-LLOYD; Eialeen Melissa (Nee Adams)

Posted by on November 3, 2016

Cockburn-Lloyd: Eialeen Melissa (nee Adams) – Passed away at Ross Memorial Hospital Lindsay, on Tuesday, November 1, 2016.  Beloved wife of the late William Cockburn and the late William Lloyd.  Cherished mother of Violet (George) Strain of Cannington, Lloyd (Tammy) Cockburn of Beaverton, and the late Sandra Shier.   Loved grandmother of Bonnie (Rod), Carole (Eric), Violet (Joe), Karrie (Todd), Kelly (Ian), Roy, Bobby (Bailey) and Trisha. Great grandmother to Landon, Marshall, Connor, Resse, Regan, Jonathan, Victoria, Crystal, Ashley, Shannon, Haley, Owen, and Travis.   Predeceased by her sister Violet McHattie. Visitation will be held at Mangan Funeral Home 332 Osborne St. Beaverton, on Tuesday November 15, from 2-4p.m and 7-9p.m. Funeral Service will be held at Mangan Funeral Home Wednesday November 16, at 1:30p.m.  Interment to follow at Stone Church Cemetery.   If so desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated by the family. Online condolences are welcomed at www.manganfuneralhome.com

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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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Cooke: Dennis Tomas of Regina

Posted by on September 6, 2016

images-4Dennis Tomas Cooke late of #3 – 2105 Cornwall Street, Regina, Sask passed away on June 10, 2016.

Grave site service at Riverside Memorial Gardens at 2:00 p.m. The hearse will led us to the grave site from the main entrance.

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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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CORN:William Lloyd

Posted by on August 3, 2016

Age 92, born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan 05 Nov 1923 passed away peacefully 30 July 2016 in Orillia, Ontario. Bill was the son of the late William Walter Corn and Elma Burkett and predeceased by his sister Dorothy and first wife Mary (Harms). He is survived by his life partner Aldina Laliberte, Stepson Bryan( Zeke)(Florence) Remple of Salmon Arm BC, Son Earle “Buck” (Betty Rae) of Halifax NS, Daughter Delores “Dolly” (John) Dercach of Sundre AB, his second family Amy Howells of Brechin ON, Christine (Shane) Sweetapple of Milford ON, Grandchildren Dean, Dana, Darcy, Garrett, Randi, Kade, Keenan, Kyla and Great Granddaughters Drew and Nadia. Dad left home in Landis at a very early age working at many farms in Saskatchewan. When the Second War broke out he joined the Army serving with Fort Garry Horse 10th Canadian Armoured Division in France, Holland, Belgium and Germany. In 1947 he joined the Saskatoon Fire Department serving until 1981 retiring as Battalion Chief of #3 Platoon. Bill could always be found on his time off hunting, fishing or building speed boats with some of his best times spent at Lac la Plonge, Mile 42 on the Beaver River, and on the South Saskatchewan River especially on Yorth or Sheplie Islands or guiding from the American border to the far North. In his day he had the fastest power boat in the province, Thunder Bird, built himself. Then there was his favourite piece of property the Triangle Tree and the Deuce where I know he spent some of the best times gardening (Grew the best Spuds in the country) and hunting with his muzzleloaders. Then there were his favourite companions over the years: his dogs Blacky, Niska, Ruff, Chloe Belle, Duffy, Dewy, Ketchup, Tim and Tippy. Dad was also a Dominion Marksman in both pistol and rifle and one the best Crossword solvers ever. One of Dad’s favourite trips was when he and Aldina made a trip to the Northwest Territories where they camped and even panned for gold. There will be no funeral service but a Celebration of life at a later date. Rest in peace, Dad – you Served both your Country and your fair City of Saskatoon. Donations may be made to any Hospital Burn Unit of ones choice. Online condolences are welcome at wwwmanganfuneralhome.com

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SIMPSON: Beverly Ann of Ottawa

Posted by on July 27, 2016

images-4Simpson, Beverly Ann died peacefully on Thursday, February 25, 2016 at Carlingview Manor, Ottawa. She had just begun her 8th decade.

Born January 1936 in North Bay, Beverly later moved to Ottawa and attended Fisher Park High School. Summers included visits to Kars on the Rideau and to cousins in Maine. In her teens, Bev was a cadet with the volunteer St. John Ambulance Corps and it was there that she found her life’s passion: Nursing. She graduated from the Ottawa Civic Hospital as a Registered Nurse in 1958 and the “Civic” became her lifelong employer. Beverly was known as a capable, versatile and adaptable nurse, particularly valued by the hospital’s administrative staff. While working full time, she continued with the St. John Ambulance Corps, rising to the rank of Nursing Officer for the Province.

Beverly was a self-contained, intelligent, engaging woman with an appreciation for the finer things in life. She loved to laugh, shop, watch baseball and hockey, talk and reminisce. She faced challenges in her life with courage. She was kind to those who needed care. She had a profound affection for her friends.

Beverly was predeceased by her mother, Olive Dorothy (nee Hinkson), father, Ernest Albert and her husband Paul Raymond. She is survived by her brothers, George of Regina and Ernest of Ottawa; cousins Florence Rost of Farmingdale Maine, Sylvia and Sandra; as well as Goddaughter, Kim Bartlett (Montreal). Other caring family, neighbours and friends mourn her loss as well. Beverly was buried privately at Pinecrest cemetery in late February through Cole Funeral Services.

Memorial gifts may be sent, to the charity of your choice, or to:
St. John Ambulance National Office
1900 City Park Drive, Suite 400
Ottawa, ON K1J 1A3

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HRYCAY, Max

Posted by on July 18, 2016

PassedWEB_Hrycay_Maxim away peacefully in his 92nd  year on July 17, 2016, with his family by his side.  Survived by his loving wife Carol (nee Dunn) of 61 years and children; Bill (Gabrielle), Jim (Madonna Beale), Susan Novosad (John) and Mary.  Beloved Dido to Jason (Shannon), Justine Arbour (Matt), Kevin Wiles, Sean Wiles (Kerri Jenkins) and 5 great grandchildren; Declan and Liam Hrycay, and Ethan, Carleigh and Owen Wiles.  Brother of Olga Mazuren (Winnipeg), Morris (Vancouver), Helen Reed (predeceased), Martha Farnell (Calgary), Bill (Toronto) and Andrew (Melville, Sask.).  Brother-in-law of Vic Dunn (predeceased), Leon Dunn (predeceased), Bill Dunn (predeceased), Ella Chauvin (predeceased), Ron Dunn (predeceased) and Linda Marentette.  Max was born in the Ukraine, came to Canada in 1926 where the family homesteaded in Saskatchewan.  Max eventually came to Windsor in 1950.  Max was a very generous and caring father, godfather, cousin and a wonderful uncle to many nieces and nephews. His love of wood working will provide many treasured memories for all members of the family.   Private family time was held followed by cremation and a celebration of Max’s life will be held at a later date.  The family wishes to thank all of the wonderful and caring staff and volunteers at the Erie Shores Campus (Leamington) of The Hospice of Windsor & Essex County.  In lieu of flowers, donations to the Hospice would be appreciated.  Funeral arrangements entrusted to Families First 585 Sandwich St. South Amherstburg (519-969-5841).  Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Lloyd: Theresa of Sarnia

5787c16f842a7LLOYD, THERESA – At Trillium Villa Nursing Home on Tuesday, July 12, 2016, Theresa Letitia (Mooney) Lloyd passed away at 100 years of age. She was the loving wife of the late Elton (Bill) Lloyd. She was predeceased by her parents Joseph and Henrietta Mooney, sisters Ruth Dickson (Bob), Annetta (Paul) Thibault, brothers Walter (Minnie), Albert (Pearl), James, Floyd (Margaret) and Arthur (Opal) . Will be sadly missed by her many nieces, nephews and friends. Theresa was born in Saskatchewan and was a longtime Sarnia resident. She had retired from CIBC after 27 years of service and was a longtime member of St. Georges Anglican Church (All Saints). Funeral services will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at 12 o’clock noon with family and friends being received at the funeral home from 10:00 a.m. until time of service. Interment will follow at Lakeview Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made  to a Charity of Choice. Arrangements are entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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