SANTAROSSA: Bill of Dutton, Ontario

Posted by on April 8, 2018

Suddenly, at his home in Dutton, Ontario, Bill Santarossa at the age of 62.  Bill is survived by his mother Shirley Santarossa (Connor) and predeceased by his father Andy Santarossa.  Bill was a well known and well respected businessman in West Elgin.  He was the proud owner of Santarossa Shooting Sports, now in it’s 20th year.

He was a special part of the Reive and Vanoverbeke families and his long time pal Ken Laframboise.

He will be dearly missed by many friends, colleagues and hunting camps.

Visitation will be held at DENNING’S OF WEST LORNE on Friday, April 13th, 2018 from 5 – 9 pm and Saturday, April 14th, 2018 from 12 – 2 pm followed by a funeral service at 2 pm.  This will be a casual affair and you are invited to dress as such.

Interment to follow at McColl cemetery.

If desired, memorial contributions to the Canadian Shooting Sports Association would be appreciated.  Share a memory at 519 785-0810.

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WESTLAKE, David Blair


It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of David Blair Westlake after a brief illness, on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at the age of 58, David passed away peacefully at home with his wife and best friend Jayme by his side. He was the proud and loving father to Emily (Shane), Noah, Grant, Carleen (Mike), Stuart (Michelle). David was an amazing “Krampus” to granddaughters, Kenzi-Lu and Hayley. He was a dedicated son to Margaret (predeceased 2012) and Arnold and his wife Marie. David will be missed by his brother and friend Bruce, fondly referred to as “Bubba” and siblings John (Sheree) Locke, Beth (Dan) Quinn, David (Sue) Locke, Peter Locke and their families. David will be sadly missed by the extended Westlake and Remington families. David was adored by his Mother-in-Law, Betty Swanwick, Sister-in-Law Tracy (Mike) Piggott, Brother-in-Law, Adam Swanwick and their families.

As a teenager, his love of the arts began at the Magnus Theatre in Thunder Bay. David was a student of Philosophy at the University of Toronto and continued his studies at the National Theatre School in Montreal. Over the years David was employed at various theatres across Canada. For the past 20 years and at the time of his passing, David was employed at the Shaw Festival Theatre as a Scenic Constructor. He was a member of IATSE Local 461 Union.

David had a passion for music and as an avid musician loved to play the guitar and sing and was a member of the St. Marks Anglican Church Choir. He experienced life with a gentleness and sly humour and always had a friendly smile and curiosity about what was going on in the world.

A special thanks to the oncology nurses in 3B at St. Catharines General Hospital and to Paramed & VON palliative nurses who watched over David when he came home.

As per David’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will be held at St.

Mark’s Anglican Church, 41 Byron Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake, on Monday March 26th at 11:00 a.m. Reception to follow.

Memorial donations to the St. Mark’s Anglican Church Music Program and Hospice Niagara, would be appreciated by David’s family.

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MORRISON, Ramsay Alexander

MORRISON, Ramsay Alexander


Honest, loyal, kind and humorous. Ramsay passed away Monday, March 5, 2018 peacefully at his home with wife Sharon at his side. Predeceased by mother (Margaret), and father (James) originally from Scotland, sister Sheila (William) Royce, and twin brother Frank (Jean). He was blessed with a son Cam, and daughter Nancy (Carol), also two grandchildren Kauna and Tomas. Included are many nieces and nephews. Ramsay was a carpenter for Cooper Construction and was a proud member of the Local 18 Carpenters Union for 70 years. His joy in life was belonging to the St. Catharines Royal Scottish Country Dancing Society, and being the one and only “groupie” at the Evergreen Singers singouts. A special thanks to CCAC, PSW’s, attending nurse’s home visits and night nurses from the Niagara Region. Our neighborhood has been wonderful, what with many visits and provisions of homemade nourishments.

A private funeral will be held. Memorial service to be held in the near future. Details to follow. Donations to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation would be appreciated.


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Thompson; Linda nee Price of Markdale resting at Fawcett Funeral Cremation Reception, Flesherton

Posted by on February 5, 2018

Linda Thompson resting at Fawcett Funeral Cremation Reception, Flesherton

Thompson; Linda Marie(Price) P.M. #170

Peacefully, while surrounded by her family, passed Sunday, February 4,2018 at Grey Gables Nursing Home, Markdale at the age of 70. Beloved wife of 48 years to Ronald. Dear mother of Nadine Thompson of St. Catherines and Les Thompson of Dartmouth, NS. Sadly missed by her mother Betty Price of Markdale and father the late Gordon. Loved and remembered by grandchildren Sydney and Marissa Thompson. Dear sister of Lana Amaley of Stroud, Larry(Darlene) Price of Napean, Randy Price of Georgetown, Rodney Price of Markdale, Robbin Warren of Toronto and sister in-law of Dorothy Anderson(Gerry Bartley) of Markdale. She will be remembered by many nieces and nephews.

Linda was born in Guelph, ON, educated in Etobicoke and taught in Etobicoke, Waterloo, Moosonee and Nipigon before settling in Markdale where she raised her family along side her husband Ron. She was passionate about the United Church, having held many positions in the local church and Presbytery as well as within the Toronto Conference of the United Church. She was a proud member of the Order of the Eastern Star having been Worthy Matron of Grey Chapter #170 twice. She loved travelling, knitting, cross stitch and was very active in sports, especially in her younger years. Linda will be greatly missed by many friends, neighbours and her church family.

The family will receive friends at Annesley United Church, address, from 12:00 noon until the time of service at 2:00pm. Cremation has taken place. Spring interment Greenwood Cemetery, Georgetown. Memorial contributions to Annesley United Church would be gratefully appreciated. Online donations and condolences at 888-924-2810

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GLENN, Marjory of Sarnia

Posted by on February 5, 2018


GLENN, MARJORY – At St. Joseph’s Hospice on Sunday, February 4, 2018, Marjory Bertha (Campbell) Glenn, age 96 of Sarnia passed away peacefully with her family by her side. She was the loving wife of the late Ross Logie Glenn (1999) and dear mother of Sandra Stuchberry (Fred), David Glenn (Janet) and Kathryn Glenn. She was the loving grandmother of Mary Clemens (David), Jeff Stuchberry (Angie), Paul Stuchberry (Rachel), Jennifer Mackey (Robert), Brenda Lea (Tim) and Julie Sousa (Steven) and great-grandmother of Tavis, Rachel, Gabriela, Emily, Megan, Sarah, Kate, Violet, Nicholas and Spencer. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Marjory was predeceased by her parents, four sisters and a brother. She was a special friend to many people. Marjory was born in Ridgetown in 1921 and was a resident of Sarnia since 1941. She was a member of Paterson Memorial Presbyterian Church and the ESSO Annuitants Association. Cremation has taken place and a private family memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial donations made in memory of Marjory to the Kidney Foundation, Cystic Fibrosis or St. Joseph’s Hospice would be appreciated by the family. The arrangements have been entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia). Messages of condolence may be sent through

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SAYERS, Leona of Sarnia

Posted by on January 29, 2018

SAYERS, LEONA – At Vision Nursing Home on Sunday, January 28, 2018, Anna “Leona” (Stonehouse) Sayers, age 88 of Sarnia passed away. She was the loving wife of the late George Rayburn Sayers and dear mother of Donald Sayers and loving grandmother of Brittany Sayers. She was predeceased by her parents John and Margaret (O’Neil) Stonehouse and her son Peter. Leona was born and raised in Sarnia and was a member of Dunlop United Church. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Friday, February 2nd, 2018 at 1:30 pm. Visitation will begin an hour prior to the service on Friday at 12:30 pm. Private interment will be held at Lakeview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations made in memory of Leona to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be sent through

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DEVINE, Luella Grace of St Catharines, Ontario

Posted by on January 27, 2018


Predeceased by her husband William Glenn Devine, 2014. Mother of Colin (Caroline) and Trevor.  Grandmother of Alan (Margaret) and Monica.  She will be missed by two great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Survived by her only sister, Ruth. Graveside service in spring.  Condolences received at

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FANCY: Shawn of St. Catharines

Posted by on January 21, 2018


Passed away peacefully January 6 2018 at the age of 40. Beloved son to Judith Diplock and predeceased by his father George Fancy. Cherished brother to Linda Ward (Ryan) and Duane Fancy. Proud Father of Rachel Anderson, Natasha Anderson, Kaelyn Fancy, Kaden Fancy, Chase Fancy and Jaxx Fancy. Loved Uncle to his niece and nephews. Shawn was too large to be gone. This is til we meet again. Shawn’s life and light will be celebrated at CHEERS TAP & GRILL – 358 Ontario St. St.Catharines ON Sunday January 14, 2018 from 11AM – 2PM. Cowboy hats and Unicorn Onsies welcome.

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QUINTON: Alice Finkle of Belleville

Posted by on January 7, 2018

Quinton Alice Finkle – peacefully at the Q.H.C., Trenton Memorial Hospital, on Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018 in her 87th year. Daughter of the late John and Nellie Chambers. Beloved wife of Norman Quinton. Loving mother of Lori (Doug) Newfield of Plainfield, June (David) Reeve of St. Catharines, Paul (Ingrid) Quinton of Pickering. Loving grandmother of Shannon (Nick) Thompson, Krystal (Rob) Reeve, Stefanie Quinton and Shayne Quinton.  Predeceased by brother Keith Chambers, and by sisters Marion Anger and Norma Chambers. Remembered by nieces Bonnie Stephens and Anne Kennedy, nephew Allen Chambers and pre-deceased by John Chambers.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at the Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel, 30 Moira Street West (613-968-2273) Belleville, on Friday, January 12th, 2018 at 11:00 a.m., with visitation from 10:00 a.m. until service time. Following the service a reception will be held at the Steele Family Centre.

If desired, Memorial donations to Parkdale Baptist Church would be appreciated.

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BLACK: Evelyn of Welland Formerly of Fonthill

Posted by on January 3, 2018


Evelyn Ferne Black Young
Sept. 10, 1930- Nov. 29, 2017
Posted on December 1, 2017 by Kerry Black

Obituary for Evelyn Ferne Black (Young)
BLACK, Evelyn Ferne (neé Young)
Passed away on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at the Welland General Hospital at age 87. Beloved wife of William Grant Black for 65 years. Loving mother of Grant Eaton Black (Suzu Speich), Kerry Phyllis Black (Rodney Mitchum) and David William Black. Proud grandmother of Maureen Elizabeth Black, Stuart Alan Black, Heather Andrea Black and Scott William Black. Predeceased by her parents, Abraham and Carrie Young and her brothers, Carl Young and Donald Young. Evelyn was born and raised in Port Colborne. She married her high school sweetheart, Grant, in 1952. Evelyn was a teacher and Grant was a teacher and principal with the Niagara South Board of Education for many years. They moved to Fonthill where Evelyn stayed at home for 10 years to raise their three children before she returned to teaching. Evelyn and Grant travelled to Britain, Europe, Alaska, and numerous Caribbean islands. They also enjoyed spending time at the various waterfront cottages in Niagara that they owned over the years. After retirement, Evelyn and Grant spent winters at their condo near Clearwater, Florida and traveled often until Evelyn’s health precluded those activities.
Family and friends will be received at the JAMES L. PEDLAR FUNERAL HOME, 1292 Pelham Street, Fonthill on Monday, December 4th between 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 pm. The funeral service will take place on Tuesday, December 5th at 11:00 am at the funeral home followed by reception at Fonthill United Church, 42 Church Hill, Fonthill. Burial will take place following the reception at Oakwood Cemetery in Wainfleet. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

Death notice for the town of: FONTHILL, Province: Ontario

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SHEPPARD, Marilyn of Sarnia

Posted by on December 28, 2017

SHEPPARD, MARILYN – At St. Joseph’s Hospice on Wednesday, December 27, 2017, Marilyn June (Dougherty) Sheppard, age 84 of Sarnia passed away. She was the dear wife of the late Allan A. Sheppard and loving mother of daughter Ruth Gartlan (Martin Randall) and Step-Daughter Noreen Taylor (Paul) and daughter in laws Jane and Rosemary Sheppard, grandmother of Jennifer (Jamie), Heather (Kerry), Andrew (Amy), Mark (Melanie) and Rachel, great-grandmother of Caleb, Nathan, Alexis, Aiden, Juliana, Kyle and Amy. She is also survived by her sister Arlene Wright. Several nieces and nephews survive. She was predeceased by her Step-Sons Brian and David Sheppard, her sister and brother, Shirley and Ross Dougherty. Marilyn was a longtime member of Central United Church, the church choir and the Elizabeth II Chapter, IODE. She was a volunteer with the Children’s Aid Society, Multiple Sclerosis Society and Parkinson’s Canada. Marilyn enjoyed quilting, playing bridge, sewing, traveling with friends and family and spending her summers at the family cottage. Cremation will take place and a private interment will be held at Lakeview Cemetery. A celebration of Marilyn’s life will be held later at Central United Church (220 George St., Sarnia, N7T 4N9). Memorial donations in memory of Marilyn made to St. Joseph’s Hospice, Cancer Society or the Parkinson’s Canada would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., N7T 5W9, Sarnia). Messages of condolence may be sent through

 “A special thanks for the kind and compassionate care provided by Dr. Kim and the staff at St. Joseph’s Hospice and BWH Palliative Care”

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HINES: Doug of Toronto

Posted by on December 7, 2017


1934-2017, John Douglas Hines
With deep sadness, we wish to communicate the passing of “Doug” Hines – a long-time resident of the GTA, also known as Papa Smurf, Wee Dougie, Cowboy Doug and Big “D,” in his eighty-fourth year.  In his final moments, at Etobicoke General hospital, Doug experienced the profound joy of having his loving children, grandchildren and great grandchild by his side.   He will be greatly missed by his children Michael Hines, Catherine (Betsy) Hines, and James (Jamie) Hines; grandchildren, Sarah Hines, Alex Hines, Hudson Hines, Christen Latham, Rebecca Laffrade, James Wimpory, & Ashley Hines, and great grandchildren, Wynter Zuch, Charlie Laffrade, Carter Laffrade, and by countless extended relatives and friends.  Doug was pre-deceased by his parents Catherine Hines (nee McClelland) and John Hines, sister Marilyn “Sissy” Ball (the late Karl), and is survived by his sister, Jeanne Fry (Allan) and nephew Jeff. Doug loved his family with his entire being and had tremendous pride in his heart for his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.  We are eternally grateful that Doug has left us a legacy of love.
Doug enjoyed the outdoors, but only from his horse or a convertible, or by the BBQ. His love of dogs and horses were his passions, along with his great love of sports – auto-racing, hockey and football, in particular. We will all miss those special times with him while he enjoyed and shared his passions & his great love of unique comments & profanity not just while watching sports but reading the paper and especially while driving.
Friends and family are invited to email for information regarding a Tapenade and Caesars celebration in toasting Doug on Saturday, November 25th, from 2pm-4pm. These were his favorite weekend specialties. Anyone who knew Doug, was also aware that he had an enormous passion for horses. In lieu of flowers, he would love donations be made in his name to Whispering Hearts Horse Rescue at or please give to Pancreatic Cancer Canada to a personal page at

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Horton-Wright; Ava Anne Michelle at only 9 months, 5 days resting at Fawcett Funeral Home

Posted by on November 29, 2017

Horton-Wright; Ava Anne Michelle

It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing, while in her daddys’ arms, at Sick Kids Hospital, of Markdale at only 9months, 5 days. Beloved and cherished daughter of Bobbie Horton-Wright and Sarah Higenell. Adorable granddaughter to Jonathon and Michelle Harvey of Holstein, Fred Higenell of Collingwood and Julie(Don) Sather of Markdale. She will be greatly missed by great grandmother Cheryl Wright of Paris, ON. Darling niece to Ryan Horton, Jenn Noullette and Nicole Massey. Ava will be remembered by many cousins, great aunts and uncles and caring nurses at Sick Kids.

Ava loved lights, her soother and her glow worm. Her beautiful smile will be greatly missed.

Funeral service will take place at Gentle Shepherd Community Church, Eugenia, on Saturday, December 2 at 1pm. In memory of Ava, donations to Gentle Shepherd Community Church would be gratefully appreciated. Online donations and condolences at

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Packham, Randall Bruce of Barrie

Posted by on November 18, 2017

Packham, Randall Bruce – Peacefully at Hospice Simcoe, Barrie on Tuesday, November 14, 2017.  Randall Packham, beloved husband of Leslie Joy Packham of Barrie.  Loving father of Christopher Randall Packham (Olivia Brett) of Barrie, and Sarah Joy Ash (Vaughn) of Elora.  Loving grandfather of Anna Joy Ash, Oliver Christopher Packham and Evelyn Emily Packham.  Dear son Mariann and the late William Packham.  Dear brother of William Packham (Jackie) of Thornhill, Robert Packham of Toronto and Leanne Rogers (David) of Burlington.  Uncle of Scott, Tyler (Tory), Jason, Cassie, Julia and Angelo.  Son-in-law of Rosemary and Ken Dickenson.  Brother-in-law of Karen Alexander.  Visit with family and friends on Sunday, November 19th from 2 p.m. until time of service at St. Margaret’s Anglican Church, 161 Hanmer Street West, Barrie at 3:30 p.m.  Memorial donations may be made to Hospice Simcoe or St. Margaret’s Anglican Church.  Arrangements entrusted to Marshall W. Drive Cremation and Burial Service.  Condolences may be made to

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COUPERUS: Egbert of Belleville

Posted by on November 3, 2017

Couperus, Egbert – peacefully at Q.H.C. Belleville General Hospital on Friday, November 3rd, 2017, in his 87th year. Son of the late Gerhardus and Alijda Couperus. Beloved husband of Jannie (Jean) Couperus (nee- Vellenga). Dear father of George (Susan) of Belleville, Sid (Sue) of Grimsby, Stuart (Henrietta) of Brighton, Annette Brinkman (John) of Ottawa.  Lovingly remembered by 21 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.  Brother of George (Grace), Peter (Alcia) both of Trenton, Jack (Don) of Toronto. Brother-in-law of Tony Barkema and Grace (Paul) van Vleet.  He is predeceased by his sister Alijda Barkema, and his brother Dirk Couperus.

Arrangements in the care of Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel (613-968-2273) Belleville.

Visitation will be held at Maranatha Christian Reformed Church, 100 College Street W., Belleville on Sunday from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and Monday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the church on Tuesday, November 7th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.  Private family interment to be held at Elmwood cemetery.

If desired, memorial donations may be made to Belleville District Christian School or Quinte Christian High School, would be appreciated.

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SOANES: Valerie Gail (nee Derksen) of London

Posted by on November 2, 2017

SOANES, Valerie Gail (nee Derksen) … Valerie passed peacefully after a long struggle with cancer on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 in London Ontario. Valerie was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on September 19, 1955 to Herbert (deceased 2007) and Elsie Derksen (Kehler). In 1976, Valerie married Brian Soanes in Thunder Bay, Ontario and together they raised their son Darryl (predeceased in 2005) and daughter Allison (Soanes Park) (Rusty). She is survived by her mother Elsie, husband Brian, sisters Dianne (Frank Grant), Pamela (Tom Francis), brother Daniel and grandchildren Jalen Soanes, Elias and Shannon Park. A celebration of Valerie’s life will take place at the Highland Country Club, 1922 Highland Heights, London on Friday, November 10, 2017, from 12:00pm to 2:30pm . Interment will take place, next to her son, on Friday, November 17, 2017 at Glen Lawn Memorial Gardens, 455 Lagimodiere Boulevard, Winnipeg, Manitoba (please check for updates). In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society – Brain Research, 123 St George Street, London, Ontario, N6A 3A1. Special thanks to Dr. Hahn and Lyn Kligman at the London Cancer Centre and the tremendous work of the nurses and support workers at both Victoria Hospital and Parkwood Institute. Arrangements entrusted with A. Millard George Funeral Home, 519-433-5184. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at

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FAST: Jeffrey Allan of Foxboro

Posted by on October 10, 2017

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

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

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

“Where, O death, is your victory?

Where, O death, is your sting?”

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DAVIS: Mary of Ottawa

Posted by on October 8, 2017


DAVIS, Mary (née Paul), of Ottawa, Ontario, passed away at the Queensway Carleton Hospital on Monday, October 2, 2017, in her 82nd year. Mary was conforted in her final hours by her niece, Catherine Desjardins. She was the beloved wife of the late Raymond Davis and mother of Debra Dulude of St. Catherine and Wayne Davis of Ottawa and survived by her brother, Thomas Paul of Ottawa. In keeping with her wishes, cremation will take place. There will be no public visitation but all are welcomed to the funeral service to be held at 11:00am on October 12th, 2017 at Our Lady of Fatima, 153 Woodroffe Ave, Ottawa. Gratitude is expressed to all the residents and staff of the Fairfield Manor Retirement Residence and to nurses and staff at the Queensway Carleton Hospital for making Mary’s passing so peaceful.

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Posted by on October 4, 2017

Richard E. ArczewskiPassed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at the age of 60. Cherished father of Adam (Natasha), Peter, and Candice. Beloved son of Edward and Helen Arczewski. Dear grandfather of Brooklyn and Callie. Loving brother of Christopher (Carol), and Tisha (Dan). Uncle to Kyle, Danielle, Bryant, and Ryleigh. Richard will be forever loved and remembered by his extended relatives and friends. Visitation will be held at ADAMS FUNERAL HOME, 445 St. Vincent St. Barrie on Friday from 6 – 9 p.m. A private family Mass will be held at a later date. Memorial donations to the Arthritis Society of Ontario would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be forwarded through


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WARNER: Clayton Edward

Posted by on September 6, 2017

WARNER, Clayton Edward

It is with deep sadness our family announces the passing of Clayton at the age of 35, on September 3, 2017. Partner of Stefanie Knott who also has left us. Buddy to Shane. Beloved son of David and Randi Warner, and much-loved bother of Lindsay (Diane) and Quincy (Michelle). Clayton was an awesome uncle to Saprina (Erik), Rori, and Jeremy, and great uncle to Ciaran. Dear nephew of Chris and Peggy, Brad and Corrine, Bruce and Sharyn all of Manitoba, Terri and Tim of St. Catharines, Lois of Fergus, and Audrey of Sutton. He was a friend to so many and will be sadly missed. Private Cremation. A Visitation will be held at KITCHING STEEPE & LUDWIG FUNERAL HOME, 146 Mill St. N, Waterdown on Saturday, September 9, 2017 from 12 p.m., until the time of Memorial Service at 2 p.m. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers Clayton would appreciate donations made to the Hamilton SPCA or McMaster Children’s Hospital.

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BAIN: Jeanne Marie (née Martini), of Rodney and Fenelon Falls

Posted by on August 7, 2017

Following a lifetime of integrity and kindness, Jeanne Marie Bain (née Martini) of Rodney and Fenelon Falls, finished her earthly journey on Sunday, August 6, 2017. Jeanne was born in Windsor, Ontario to the late Charles and Margaret Martini. She was predeceased by her beloved husband William Bain (1999).

Jeanne was a loving, proud and supportive mother of Bill (Cynthia) Bain, St. Thomas; Mary (Ted) Soucie, Coldwater; Anne (Ross) Tucker, St. Catharines; and Kathleen Bain (John Henry), North Bay. Jeanne will be warmly remembered forever by her grandchildren: Rebecca (Jay) Rabjohn, Rachel (Stefan) Loesch, Stephen (Shannon) Soucie, Bill Bain, Emily (Josh) Herzog, and great grandson, Tanner Rabjohn.

She leaves her sister, Lenore Enright, of Cambridge. Predeceased by infant brother Charles and brothers-in-law Frank Enright and Harold Bain.

Jeanne adored family and friends. Her good humour and wit will be happily remembered by six nieces, nephews and their families, by good friends Roxann and Bill Nethercott, and her best friend since the age of four, Mary Taylor.

While raising her four children, Jeanne graduated with a BA from the University of Western Ontario in 1967.

As a child, she was an accomplished tap dancer and we loved her telling of those adventures and other fun olden days’ stories. As an adult, Jeanne appreciated beauty in nature and was an avid gardener. She loved travelling, sharing hospitality at garden and dinner parties, and she was a wonderful conversationalist.

It was a privilege to have Jeanne as our mother, relative and friend.

Relatives and friends will be received at DENNING’S OF RODNEY, 212 Furnival Road, Rodney (519-785-0810) on Thursday, August 10, 2017 from 10 to 11 a.m.  Funeral procession will follow to St. Mary’s Catholic Parish, 128 Main Street, West Lorne.  A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:30 a.m.  Interment with family present at Staffa Cemetery, Staffa, Ontario. Condolences online at

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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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Egan, Thomas Anthony of Shelburne, ON formerly of St. Catharines, ON

Egan, Thomas Anthony – It is with profound sorrow that the family of Tom Egan announces his passing on Saturday, July 22, 2017, at the age of 64.  He was at home surrounded by his wife Carol of 44 years and his children.  Wonderful, loving father to Denise (Geoff) and grandchildren McKinnon, Paydon, Tegan and Colton; and son Tom (Lisa) and grandchildren Jesse, Ryan and Thomas. Predeceased by his parents Thomas and Rosina Egan, and sister Roseanne Egan. Survived by his sister Margaret (Randy), and brothers John (Ninetta), Terry and Robert. Loving brother-in-law to Paul McKinnon (Ann) and Joan Humby (Steve). Uncle to Matt and Jacob Bevan, Nicole, Michelle, Patrick, Renee, Michael Egan and Alex and Katie Bishop. Tom was so very proud of his community, serving on Town of Shelburne Council for 19 years to present, and was known for his honesty and integrity. Tom worked for Canadian Tire Acceptance for 24 years, and Ontario Lottery and Gaming for 17 years to present. He was a devoted member of the Kinsmen Club of Shelburne for over 20 years. A Celebration of Tom’s life will be held on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at the Shelburne Legion, 203 William Street from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., with a memorial service to take place at 3:30 p.m. Condolences can be made to  In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a charity close to your heart.  As Tom would always say, “It doesn’t hurt to be nice. Cheers!”

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MEEBOER: Richard “Rich” of Corbyville, Ontario

Posted by on July 4, 2017

Meeboer, Richard “Rich” – suddenly at Bon Echo Park on Saturday, June 24th, 2017 in his 48th year.  Best friend and beloved husband of Lori Meeboer (nee Martin) of Corbyville. Loving son of Richard and Marion Meeboer of Vineland.  Devoted dad of Natasha Meeboer of St. Catharines, Anthony Meeboer, Abigail Meeboer, Bailey Kimball and Maya Kimball all of Corbyville.  Dear brother of Susie (Wayne) Kikkert of Stevensville, Connie (Steve) Parker of Jordan and John (Sandra) Meeboer of Beamsville.  Son in-law of Linda Martin (the late Harvey) of Corbyville and brother in-law of Lisa (Dave) Brotherton of Sauble Beach.  Rich is remembered as the Canadian Dad of Jenny Noh and Suzanne Lu.  He was blessed to come from an incredible large family and will be deeply missed by his aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.  Rich was a valued member of the team at Vanderlaan Building Products of Brighton.  As a husband, father, son, brother and friend, Rich gave everything he had to everyone he knew.

Friends are invited to call at the Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel, 30 Moira Street West, Belleville (613-968-2273) on Friday, July 7th from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. The Memorial Service will be held at the Quinte Alliance Church, 373 Bridge Street West, Belleville on Saturday, July 8th at 1:00 p.m.

Memorial Donations can be made to the Rich Meeboer Memorial Fund online at,  through the funeral home (cheques must be made payable to Lori Meeboer) or by visiting Quinte First Credit Union, 293 Sidney Street,  Belleville.

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CAMPBELL, Cynthia Louise formerly of Hensall and Exeter, age 60

Posted by on June 14, 2017

CAMPBELL:  Peacefully, surrounded by the love of her family, at South Huron Hospital, Exeter on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, Cynthia Louise Campbell, formerly of Queensway Nursing Home, Hensall and  Exeter, age 60.  Much loved daughter of the late George Christopher (2003) and the late Emily Bettina (Baragar) Campbell (1997). Dear sister and sister-in-law of Mary Morrice of London, Nancy Campbell and her husband Peter Lavell of Halifax, N.S., Susan and Dr. Donald Cameron of Vancouver, B.C., Brian Morrice and Paul Cocker both of London.  Remembered by her Aunt Marion Wood of St. Catharines, her nieces, nephews and their families.  Predeceased by her sister Penny Cocker (2008).  Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, on Friday June 16, from 12 to 2 p.m., where the Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. with visiting commencing at 9:00 a.m., Rev. Dr. D. Brent Powell Officiating.  Interment Exeter Cemetery.  If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to Community Living South Huron or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences at

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