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

Posted by on April 7, 2016

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

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DUNNELL, Darlynne of Waterdown, formerly of Regina, SK

Posted by on March 24, 2016

DUNNELL, Darlynne

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

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Batchelor; Sylvia Mary of Markdale resting at Fawcett Funeral Home, Flesherton

Posted by on February 26, 2016
Sylvia Batchelor of Markdale resting at Fawcett Funeral Home, Flesherton

Sylvia Batchelor of Markdale resting at Fawcett Funeral Home, Flesherton

Batchelor; Sylvia Mary

After a lengthy time of making Grey Gables Nursing Home her home Sylvia passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 25, 2016 of Markdale in her 99th year. Beloved wife of the late R. Gordon. Loving mother of Larry(Nancy) of Flesheton and D. Bruce(Andrea) of Saskatchewan. Loved and remembered by her grandchildren Nicole Carter(Steven Wile), Lori(Neil) Talbot, Ian(Sandra) Batchelor and great grandchildren Kyle, Connor, Brooke, Hailey, Brayden, Andi, Clark and Danica. Dear sister of Viola(Don) Butt, sister in-law of Jean Cornett and Ruth Green. She is predeceased by her parents Samuel and Pearl(McConnell) Cornett, brothers Clifford and Jack. Remembered by many nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at Fawcett Funeral Home, Flesherton on Sunday, February 28 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm. Service from St. John’s United Church, 13 Spring Street Flesherton on Monday at 11am. Spring Interment Flesherton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Centre Grey Health Services Building Foundation or a charity of choice would be gratefully appreciated. Online condolences and donations available at

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MOORE: Mrs. Janet Carol (nee Stevenson), of St. Thomas, Ontario

Posted by on February 12, 2016

Janet MooreMOORE, Mrs. Janet Carol (nee Stevenson), of St. Thomas, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Thursday, February 11, 2016, on her 78th birthday.  Dear wife of Guy R. Moore. Beloved mother of twin daughters; Melanie Wight (Irv) of British Columbia, and Valerie Moore of Saskatchewan.  Cherished sister of Jean Wilson (Richard) of St. Thomas. Dear aunt of Amanda Drenth (Paul), Amelia Drenth (Rick), and Steven Wilson (Erica), all of St. Thomas.  Born in Windsor, ON, February 11, 1938, she was the daughter of the late Alfred and Ethel (nee Knowles) Stevenson.  Janet graduated from General Amherst High School and the London Teachers College.  She taught at Amherstburg Public School for 8 years.  She excelled at her hobbies of rug hooking, knitting and crochet.  In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place.  There will be no public visitation or funeral service.  A service will be held in the spring at the Old St. Thomas Churchyard scattering garden.  Arrangements entrusted to the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160). Janet’s family wishes to express their sincere thanks and appreciation to the nurses, care workers and hospital staff at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital Continuing Care Centre for their kindness and dedication.

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

Posted by on February 9, 2016

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

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JOHNSON: Reverend Ivan of London

Posted by on February 4, 2016

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At University Hospital on Wednesday, February 3, 2016. Reverend Ivan Earl Johnson of London in his 94th year. Beloved husband of the late Janet (Anderson) Johnson (2012). Dear father of Allan Johnson and his late wife Joy (2015) of Regina, SK; Howard Johnson and his wife Margaret of Surrey, BC; David Johnson and his wife Barbara of Ilderton; Cathy Lewis and her husband Ron of London; Linda Marr and her husband Colin of Stouffville and Paul Johnson and his wife Kim of Nanaimo, BC. Dear brother of the late Gordon Johnson and his wife Florence of St. Marys and Mary Field and her husband Steve of London. Also loved by his 14 grandchildren and his 8 great-grandchildren. Lovingly remembered by his dear friend Trudy McCrae. A service to celebrate his life will be held at Stoney Creek Baptist Church, 2225 Highbury Avenue North, London, on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 1:00pm. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to Gideon Bible Society, P.O. Box 3619, Guelph, ON N1H 7A2. A. Millard George Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements (519) 433-5184.  Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at

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PONSFORD: Mollie of Sidney

Posted by on January 26, 2016

In keeping with Mollie’s wishes, no formal service. A family gathering is planned.
Simply Cremations & Funeral Service in charge of arrangements

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PERCY: (EJ) Elwood John of Langley, BC Formerly of Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Maple Ridge, Coquitlam, Saskatoon, Weyburn, Regina, Fairlight

Posted by on December 20, 2015

images-4It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, cousin and friend on Friday, December 11, 2015 at the age of 91, at his residence in Langley, BC.
Born in the small rural town of Fairlight, Saskatchewan he helped work the farm before adventuring to work in the forest industry on Vancouver Island before returning to the prairies and marrying his life mate Ilene Rice. They followed the propane industry around Saskatchewan before moving to Abbotsford, BC in 1964, with sons Darryl & Kim and daughter Debra.
Predeceased by infant son Robin, his parents John and Clara Percy, brothers Lawrence, Earl, Maurice and Elmer and sisters Elva, Audrey, Eileen and Vera, he is survived by son Darryl (Edie), son Kim (Judy), daughter Debra, grandchildren Robin, Jesse, Jena, Josh, Kristen, Kody and Katlin, great grandchildren Kinga, Brittan, Trinity, John and Brea, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Dad was a dedicated family patriarch and an influential businessman during his years in the Propane Gas Industry. EJ’s Sunday morning breakfast grills were legendary and always open to any family and friends who could get out of bed for the 8:00 am serving and there were many 1st timers that were happy they did. His Barbeque expertise was unquestioned and his salmon or roast beef dinners brought all the family home on a regular basis.
EJ enjoyed his retirement weather it was time on their hobby farm, trips to over-winter in Mesa, Arizona or chasing after his grandchildren as they pursued their favorite sporting activities. His days spent on the Fraser River fishing for Sockeye with Darryl and Josh were always a favorite topic and special memory.
At Dad’s request there will not be a private memorial. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made in his memory to the Dr. Stuart Pavilion at the Mission General Hospital.

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

Posted by on November 25, 2015

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

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MACDONALD: Kenneth of Maple Ridge Formerly of Maple Ridge

Posted by on November 9, 2015

Kenneth Cecil Macdonald February 17, 1940 – November 1, 2015 It is with deep heartfelt sadness that we announce the passing of our father, Ken Macdonald, loving husband, father and grandpa. Dad was always happiest when surrounded by his family and especially fond of each and every one of his grandchildren. He will be missed by his wife Mary (nee Hujdic), his son Rob (Kristie), daughter Laura (Rupert), step-children Dana, Kari, and Trevor. He will always be in the hearts of his grandchildren, Ava, Kyle, Luke, Carter, Julia, Cole, Mason, Evan and Charlotte. There will be a private celebration of life to be announced later. In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer donations to the BC Cancer Society.

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BURKART: Lydia (nee Miller) of St. Thomas, Ontario and formerly Saskatchewan

Posted by on October 23, 2015

Lydia BurkartBURKART – Lydia Burkart (nee Miller) of Elgin Manor St. Thomas, Ont. went to be with her Lord on Friday, October 23, 2015 in her 98th year.  Beloved wife of the late Rev. Herman Burkart.  Dearly loved mother of Vanita Stewart of St. Thomas, Lloyd (Jo-Anne) Burkart of Atlanta, Georgia.  Dear mother-in-law of Lisé Burkart of Quebec.  Forever remembered by her grandchildren Michelle (Mike) Scully of Sarnia, Lisa Brown of London, Kim Burkart of California, Nicole (Rick) Langlois of California, and Matthew Burkart of Atlanta, Georgia.  Loved by her great grandchildren Peri and Quin Langlois, Ryley Burkart, Jesse and Nicolas Beauchamp, Amy and Madison Brown. Predeceased by her son Richard Burkart (Sept. 1, 2015) and her grandson Jeff Stewart (2000).   Lydia was the last surviving member of her immediate family.  She was very active in Lutheran Church activities in Saskatchewan and in Simcoe, Windsor and Kingsville.  Lydia was an accomplished artist and crafts person, as well as a super mom, wife and grandmother.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570). Cremation has taken place.  There will be a graveside service with interment of ashes, beside her dear husband, in Greenhill Cemetery, Kingsville, Ontario at a later date.  If desired, donations to Redeemer Lutheran Church in St. Thomas would be appreciated.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at

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FORTOWSKY: Gloria Rose of Valemount, BC

Posted by on October 10, 2015

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

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

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

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Catholic Missions in Canada ( or Chalice Canada ( in Gloria’s honour.

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RYAN: Hugh Gerard of Parksville, British Columbia

Posted by on October 7, 2015

February 16, 1933 – September 21, 2015

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

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

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

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

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Posted by on October 6, 2015


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

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MOONEY: Franklin George of West Lorne

Posted by on October 2, 2015

Peacefully at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 Franklin “Frank” George Mooney of West Lorne passed away at the age of 75. Loving husband of Veronica Rose (nee Andrei). Beloved father of Mark and step father of Ed Rose and Loretta Tremtsidis. Dear brother of Paul (Diane) Mooney, Catherine Williams, Flora (Cecil) Chandler, Joy (Terry) Handsor and Sandra Mooney. Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents George and Marjorie Mooney, sister Donna Jean Mooney, brothers Mark, Tom and Horace Mooney. Friends will be received at DENNING’S OF WEST LORNE 519-785-0810 on Monday, October 5th from 12:00 pm until the time of the funeral service at 2:00 pm with Reverend David Tatsu officiating. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to West Elgin Daffodil Society. Online condolences accepted at

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WARD: Elda Jean of Hanover, formerly of Chesley

Posted by on September 30, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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MERPAW, William “Bill” Albert of Athens, ON

Posted by on September 16, 2015

Bill MerpawMERPAW, William “Bill” Albert

Passed away suddenly at his family home on Temperance Lake Road Athens, on Monday August 31st, 2015 at the age of 71 years. Beloved husband of Margaret (Wiltse) Merpaw. Loving father of Robert John “Bob” (Arlene) of Regina, Peter James (Angela) of Brockville and Ryan Jeffrey (Susan) of Kanata. Cherished grandpa of Harlie Elizabeth Ann, Brock William Robert, Kellie-Anne Pearl Marie and Grace Judith Margaret Marie; cherished brother to Allan (Lise) Merpaw.  Also sadly missed by Christopher Green, Allen Hodgkinson and Laurie Hodgkinson; in-laws Ruth Plant (Neil), Karen Montgomery (Doug Greenham) and Martha Jane Michel (Dick); as well as numerous nieces, nephews and grand nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by parents Bernie and Helen (Earle) Merpaw, parents in-law John and Marjorie (Dewland) Wiltse and niece Monica Anne.

Family will receive friends at the Barclay Funeral Home, 137 Pearl St. East Brockville on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Friday September 4th, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will take place at Roselawn Memorial Gardens at a later date. In memory of Bill, donations to the Shriners’ Hospital for Children or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. The Rising Sun Masonic Lodge # 85 will hold a Memorial Service Thursday evening at 6:30 p.m. Messages of condolence may be sent online at


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Posted by on August 22, 2015

images-4Sharon Rose Barrett went home to her angels in Calgary, AB on Friday, August 14, 2015.She was 69 years old. Born April 26, 1946 in Regina, SK. Sharon was the first-born child of Cecil Baguley and Ethel Elizabeth Harmen. Her Grandparents came to Canada in 1913 From England and Orkney Islands. She was big sister and second “Mom” to five brothers and three sisters. Sharon was blessed and loved by four children, many grandchildren, great grandchildren, family and friends that called her “MOM”. Sharon gave so much to her family, her friends and other people around her and she asked for very little in return. She had to face many hardships in her life but she battled on against all adversity, always continuing to display courage and a truly fierce independence nature. What you saw was what you got, and what you got was a big warm smile genuine and full of love. She loved children and animals, the most vulnerable of spirits.  Sharon had a silly, funny creative side.  She had principles that she lived by…. “LIVE, LOVE, LAUGH LIKE YOU WERE DYING and SING LIKE NO ONES LISTENING and DANCE LIKE NO ONES WATCHING.” Sharon was a breath of fresh air. She was an inspiring woman with a lot of life experiences that she used to help others. Sharon was genuine, selfless and showed us the preciousness of life. Her lasting legacy of family and unconditional love will not be forgotten. Hold happy memories of Sharon in your hearts and cherish them as she cherished you. Sharon is survived by her children Ron Barrett (son) and partner Lori Dreagon. Troy Barrett (son) and Anita (daughter in law) Grandchildren Dalton, Troy, and Kyle. Great grandchildren Harmony, Xander, Willow, John Barrett (son) and Deb (daughter in law) granddaughters Hailey Barrett, Tash and Brock Price. Great grandchildren Everett, Riley and Marcus Price. Great grandchildren, Emma Kuipers, Everett, Riley and Marcus Price. Cheryl (daughter) and Mark Tessari (son in law) grandchildren Matt, Sierra and Chase.  Brother Stan and wife Diane. Sisters Lynn Crump, Nancy Myslick, and Tracy Moran. Numerous aunts and uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews, and many, many friends.  Sharon was preceded in death by parents Cecil and Betty Baguley. Brothers James, Terry, Tom and Guy. Please join family and friends for celebration of Sharon’s life on Sunday August 30, 2015 from 1-4pm at Renfrew Community Centre. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to:  Alberta Children’s Hospital 1 (403) 955-7212 Alberta Humane Society 1 (403) 205-4455


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DENNIS: Mrs. Magdalena “Madge” (nee Welter), of Port Stanley, Ontario, formerly of St.Thomas, Ontario

Posted by on July 30, 2015

Magdalena DennisDENNIS, Mrs. Magdalena “Madge” (nee Welter), of Port Stanley, formerly of St. Thomas, passed away at Extendicare, Port Stanley on Wednesday, July 29, 2015, in her 91st year. Beloved wife for 66 years to William G. “Bill” Dennis. Dearly loved mother of Micki Tilley (David) of Port Stanley, Pat Knowles (Bill) of Lake Kashawakamake, and Jim Dennis (Denise) of Toronto. Also survived by 5 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, and several brothers and sisters. Born in Scott, Saskatchewan, February 14, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Johannaz “John” and Katherina (nee Schwartzenberger) Welter. Madge was a retired employee of Silverwood’s, London. She was an avid bingo player. In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no public visitation or funeral 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 (519) 631-1160.

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WALSH: Jeri E. of Woodstock, formerly of Sarnia

Posted by on July 19, 2015

WALSH, Jeri – Passed away suddenly at the Woodstock Hospital on Friday, July 17, 2015 at the age of 68. Beloved husband of Cindy Walsh (nee Gray) for 33 years. Loving father of Tracy Pound (Murray) of Calgary, Steve Gray (Meranda) of Regina and TerriLynn Gray (Mark) of Woodstock. Proud Grandpa of Robbie, Sean, Somer, Taylor, JaimeLynn, Jakeb, Joeylin, Brechin and Sydney. Papa to Owen, Ally and Ava Marie. Survived by his brother John Walsh (Pauline) of Bright’s Grove and his sister Julie Edwards (George) of Camlachie. He will be sadly missed by all of Cindy’s family. Besides his family and friends, Jeri’s passion was golf. He was a longtime member of the Bright’s Grove Golf Course, where he went on to play in the CPGA. There will be a celebration of life held in Sarnia that will be announced at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, donations can be made to the Diabetes Association through the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington St. N., Woodstock  519-537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent to

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HRENYK: Arlene Agnes of Belleville

Posted by on June 25, 2015

Hrenyk, Arlene Agnes –- died peacefully at QHC ~ Belleville General Hospital on Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015, in her 75th year. Dear daughter of the late Hugh and Beatrice Martin. Beloved wife of Alvin Hrenyk. Dear mother of Teresa Hrenyk, (Ed Kafka) of Belleville; Jackie (Jacques) Lacasse, of Moose Jaw; and Al Hrenyk, of Belleville. Dear grandmother of Shaun Kafka, Anne (Kevin) Fink, Nicole Lacasse, Jordan, Kathryn, and Meaghan Hrenyk. Also loved by five great grandchildren. Dear sister of Lorna Martin (Ken), of Winnipeg, and Calvin (Judith) Martin, of Vancouver. Predeceased by one sister, Maureen Stork, and by two brothers, Brian and Craig Martin. Private Cremation

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel, Belleville, Ontario (613-968-2273).

Memorial Donations to the Quinte Humane Society would be appreciated by the family.

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

Posted by on June 11, 2015

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

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

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SABOURIN, Marcelle (née Daoust) of Sudbury, ON

Posted by on June 10, 2015

SABOURIN, MarcelleThe family announces with sorrow her passing on Wednesday, May 6, 2015, in Sudbury at the age of 91 years with family at her side. Predeceased by her husband of 65 years, Guy (passed away January 28, 2014). Predeceased by her parents Albert and Oliva (née Delorme) Daoust of Sturgeon Falls. Loving mother of Gisèle Sabourin (Ted) of Vancouver, Denis Sabourin (Diane) of Chelmsford, Diane Sabourin (Daniel) of Lloydminster, Sask., Marc Sabourin of Calgary and Yvan Sabourin of Terrace, B.C. Predeceased by her son Gaston (Melanie of Moose Jaw). Predeceased by her siblings Jeanne Taylor, Fernand, Lucille Pépin, Gilles, Sr. Armande, Gérard, Sr. Germaine, Lionel and Jean-Guy. Cherished sister of Georgette Roy of Nova Scotia and Thérèse Joanette of Sudbury. Marcelle is survived by 8 grand-children (Neesham, Kody, Pascal, Tristan, Trevor, Adrianna, Gaetanne and Paul) and 3 great grand-children. She was predeceased by 2 grand-sons Bohdan and Jacob. Marcelle and Guy build a home on Brookside Road in Chelmsford in early 1953 and a second home after the first one was destroyed by fire in 1957. As a young woman, she worked as a bookeeper for the Town of Sturgeon Fall, raised 6 children and went back to work when the children were grown up, then she worked for the Senator Hotel in Sudbury and Timmins for a few years and moved on to work for Mainville Lumber in Chelmsford till her retirement. She was always involved in different community organizations; Saint Vincent Paul, Ladies Auxiliary – Branch 553, Seniors Craft Shop and the Chelmsford Fish and Game. Throughout the years, she enjoyed her many hobbies including sewing, darts, knitting and quilting. She displayed her eye for colour with fabrics and wool. We will miss her greatly, the matriarch who cooked many wonderful meals for family and friends. The Family would like to thank the Personnel at Pioneer Manor whom provided exceptional care during her stay there. Family will receive relatives and friends at the COOPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, Chelmsford on Saturday, May 9, 2015, from 7-9 p.m. A memorial service will take place during the summer. Donations to the Arthritis Society can be made by cheque or online at

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MORRISSETTE, Emile 1933-2015 of Sudbury, ON

Posted by on June 8, 2015

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

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LAMERS: Wilhelmina Hendrica Maria of Stayner, formerly of New Lowell,

Posted by on June 1, 2015

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Died peacefully on Sunday May 31, 2015 at Campbell House Hospice, Collingwood at the age of 82. Wilhelmina of Stayner, formerly of New Lowell, beloved wife of the late John Lamers (2002). Loving mother of Herman (the late Kathy (2002)), Betty (Don Carter), Wilma (Chris Sentner), John (Donna), Linda (the late Chris Christiaans (2013)), Rosanne (David Grant), Robert (Laurie) and Randy (Deb). Cherished grandmother of 19 grandchildren and many great and great great grandchildren. Sadly missed by brothers Henry, John, Cory, and Martin and sisters Kea, Dorothy and Toosje and their families. Wilhelmina is predeceased by her parents Martin and Egberta Verstraten and brothers Tony and Albert. She will also be sadly missed by her many nieces, nephews and dear friends. Friends will be received at the Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home – Stayner Chapel, on Tuesday June 2, 2015 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Prayer Service at 8 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 215 Pine Street, Stayner on Wednesday June 3, 2015 at 11 o’clock. Reception to follow St. Patrick’s Parish hall. Interment Our Lady of Assumption Churchyard, Brentwood at approximately 2 o’clock. If desired, remembrances to Campbell House Hospice or the Collingwood General & Marine Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by Wilhelmina’s family. To sign the Book of Memories, log on to

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