Posted by on February 9, 2017


November 21st, 1938 – February 8th, 2017

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a loving Father and Papa at the age of 78 following a brief illness at Bluewater Health Hospital Sarnia on February 8th, 2017.  Predeceased by his loving wife Monique Stringer (Deslauriers) (2003).  Father to Richard (Donald), David (Sandra), Sandra (Tom), and Tim (Echo).  Cherished Papa and fishing buddy to Matthew, John, Joshua, Jacob, Kelsey (Kevin), and Connor.  Dear brother of John (Sheila), Gordon (Susan), and Brenda.  Predeceased by his parents John and Jemima (nee Jessup), brother Joseph (Evelyn) and his sister Wilma (Larry). He will be fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, and friends.  Norm retired after many years of working in the Mining Industry.  He enjoyed spending time with his friends and family fishing and hunting.  This very kind and generous man will be greatly missed.

Memorial and interment will be held in Lake St. Peter in the spring.  In lieu of flowers please make donations to the M. S. Society.

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WOJTECKI: Stanley of St. Catharines, formerly of St .Thomas, Ontario

Posted by on February 8, 2017





WOJTECKI, Stanley, of St. Catharines, ON, formerly of St. Thomas, passed away at the Greater Niagara General Hospital, Niagara Falls on Wednesday, February 1, 2017, in his 98th year.  Beloved husband of the late Krystyna (nee Siwek) Wojtecki (2008).  Dearly loved father of Barbara Smith (Richard) of Dacula, GA, Edward Wojtecki (Pam Maw) of St. Catharines, ON and Irene Williams (Mark) of Smithers, BC.  Devoted grandfather of Ryan Smith of Jacksonville, FL, Meagan Glover (Eddie) of Franklin, TN, Haley Williams, and Michael Williams, both of Smithers, BC.  Proud great grandfather of Camden Glover of Franklin, TN.  Also survived by several nieces and nephews.  He was the last surviving member of his own immediate family, having been predeceased by four brothers and a sister. Born in Pogorzalki, Poland, June 15, 1919, he was the son of the late Antoni and Apolonia (nee Dombrowska) Wojtecki.  He was a retired employee of GM Diesel, London and also worked as a carpenter.  Stanley was a member of St. Anne’s Roman Catholic Church, and Polish National Union Branch #15, St. Thomas.  During the Second World War, he served with the RAF.  In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place.  A public memorial mass will be celebrated at St. Anne’s Roman Catholic Church, St. Thomas on Saturday, May 6th at 1:00 p.m., followed by interment in Holy Angels’ Cemetery.  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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FORTH, W. Elgin of Dundas, formerly of Flamborough

Posted by on January 23, 2017

FORTH, W. Elgin

October 14, 1925 – January 23, 2017

Passed away at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Hamilton on Monday, January 23, 2017. Beloved husband of Dolores for 70 years. Dearfather of Ken (Deborah), and Allan (Ann). Much loved grandfather of Holley, Kenny (Marsha), Heather (Brad), Melanie, and Matthew, and great grandfather of Claire, Riley, and Wyatt. Brother of Audrey. Predeceased by his brother Irvin, and sister Doris. Past Master of Waterdown Lodge #357- 1980. DDGM of Hamilton Masonic District A – 1990. Scottish Rite 32nd Degree. Past Patron, Order of the Easter Star Waterdown Lodge #309. Elgin worked tirelessly in the Market Garden Industry for over 75 years as co-owner of Forthdale Farms. Special thanks to the staff at Amica, Dundas and St. Joseph’s Hospital for their wonderful care and support. Visitation at KITCHING STEEPE & LUDWIG FUNERAL HOME, 146 Mill St. N, Waterdown on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 from 2-4 p.m., and 7-9 p.m., with a Masonic Service at 9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. Reception to follow. As expressions of sympathy donations to St. Joseph’s Hospital (Mary Grace Wing and Surgical Centre) would be sincerely appreciated by the family.

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Graham, Brian of Sarnia

Posted by on January 18, 2017

GRAHAM, BRIAN – On Monday, January 16, 2017, Brian Allen Graham, age 64 of Sarnia passed away. He is survived by his daughter Vanessa Graham, his sisters Donna Graham, Sandra Graham, Lillian Cole, Eleanor Steiner and brother David Graham. Many nieces and nephews also survive. He was predeceased by his parents Donald and Joyce Graham and nephews Rodney Cote and Stan Cole. Brian was a performer and entertainer and loved to make people laugh. Funeral Services will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Friday, January 20, 2017 at 2:00 pm. Interment will follow at Lakeview Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family at the funeral on Friday prior to the service beginning at 1:00 pm. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through

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Welland, Richard Thomas of St. Catharines, Ontario.

Posted by on December 1, 2016

Welland, Richard Thomas – We sadly announce the passing of Richard Thomas Welland, on Nov 30, 2016, in his 87th year. Rick leaves behind his wife, Muriel, of 66 years. Survived by his 5 children, Rick (Tricia), Kevin (Diane), Al (Char), Esther (Les) and Bonnie (Wally), 14 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, and extended family. Thanks to long-term care staff at Tabor Manor. A celebration  of life will held for family and friends at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to MARSHALL W. DRIVER CREMATION & BURIAL SERVICE, 19 Ross St., Barrie. Condolences may be placed at

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HAMILTON, Mary Teresa Ann “Obe” (nee O’Brien) of Sarnia

hamilton-newspaperHAMILTON, MARY TERESA ANN “Obe”(nee O’Brien) – Surrounded by her family at Fiddick’s Nursing Home, Petrolia, Mary Hamilton, died peacefully on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at the age of 88.  Beloved wife of Thomas Hamilton for 61 years.  Loving mother of Richard Hamilton & his wife Lydia, Sarnia, Margaret “Kitty” Connelly & her husband Lonnie, Alliston, Julie Hamilton-Hicks & her husband Neil, London and Eileen Smith & her husband Martin, Camlachie.  Cherished grandmother of Diana, Halina (Dave), Mark, Patrick, Danny, James, Sean, Rebecca, Andrew (Laura), Megan (Jesse) and Connor.  Special great-grandmother of Isla, Brody and Liam. Dear sister of Ken O’Brien (Dode), Toronto and Eileen Sullivan (Brian), St. Catharines and sister-in-law Ann O’Brien, Bolton. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by her parents John & Irene O’Brien and her brothers Richard, Jack and Neil O’Brien.  Mary was born and raised in Peterborough, where she received her nursing degree at St. Joseph’s School of Nursing.  She moved to Sarnia in 1950 where she met and married the love of her life Thomas.  She was registered nurse at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Marshall Gowland Manor retiring in 1975.  Mary was a Charter member of St. Benedict’s Church and the CWL. She loved to paint, cook and read.  Her passion in life was her family and time with them meant the world to her. Friends will be received at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431. N. Christina St., Sarnia on Sunday, December 4, 2016 from 3-5 & 7-9 p.m. where prayers will be offered at 4:30 p.m.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Fr. Steve Marsh at St. Benedict’s Church on Monday, December 5th at 10:30 a.m. Interment Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery.  The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff at Fiddick’s Nursing Home for the wonderful care that they provided not only for Mary but for the whole family.  As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to the charity of choice.  Messages of condolence and memories may be left at

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NORTHRUP, Donald “Don” Leslie, of Grand Cove Estates, Grand Bend, age 84

Posted by on September 12, 2016

northrup-donald-croppedNORTHRUP:  After spending a wonderful day with his wife, prior to suffering a massive stroke, Donald “Don” Leslie Northrup, of Grand Cove Estates, Grand Bend, passed away peacefully, surrounded by the love of his family, on Sunday, September 11, 2016, at South Huron Hospital, Exeter, age 84.  Beloved husband of Sharon Jeanne (Warren) (Sutherland) (Rotteau) Northrup.  Loved father and father-in-law Keith and Linda Northrup of London, Ken and Michelin Northrup of Fonthill, Donna and Derek Hunt of Barrie, Dave and Paula Northrup of St. Thomas, Dan Northrup of British Columbia.  Remembered by Sharon’s family Jeff Sutherland and MaryAnne Kenney of Hensall, Brian Sutherland of Exeter, Mark and Margaret Sutherland of Mount Carmel.  Don will be loved and missed by his many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and their families.  Dear brother-in-law of Robert Ripley.  Predeceased by his parents Hartley and Francis (Sweeney) Northrup, son Terry Northrup, siblings Eileen Ripley, Bruce Northrup, Barbara Speight, Sandra Northrup and Patsy Saikaley.  At Don’s request, cremation has taken place.  A  Memorial Service will be held at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 11 a.m. Interment Elmdale Cemetery, St. Thomas, at 2 p.m.  If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, South Huron Hospital or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences at

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Posted by on September 6, 2016

images-4Korol Phyllis June (Cullen) 88 of Tampa Florida,originally of Welland passed away peacefully on July5,2016 at theSouth Tampa Health and Rehab Centre.She will be greatly missed by her brother Doug, her sister-in-law Mary and her nieces Tonilynn Burton, Tamara Gagnon (Bob),Tanya Cullen Michaud (Greg) and Tina Perrella (Nick).She was predeaceased by her parents Frank and Queenie Cullen,her sister Jacqueline Nyari and brother-in- law Tony Nyari. Thank you to Angels Senior Living, Adams House for their exceptional care. A special thank you to Lynn Brown for her love and support to June.June lived in Florida for over fifty years and met many wonderful, caring friends. Cremation has taken place.A private family gathering will take place at a later date.

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FRY: Karren Ann of Vancouver Formerly of Ontario

Posted by on September 6, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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SELES: Darlene Louise of Toronto

Posted by on September 6, 2016

images-4Darlene Louise Seles, age 51, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 23, 2016, at Humber River Hospital in Toronto, surrounded with love by two of her daughters. She was born on August 21, 1964 in Toronto. Darlene is survived by her children; Rebecca Seles, Ashley Baxter, Caitlin Amber Seles, Michael and John. She is the Nana to three grandchildren; Haylee, Brayden and Tristen. Daughter to Marie Levesque and Deseder (Nikki) Seles (D), sister to Chantal Seles, Anthea Seles, Robert (Clarice) Seles, Shawn (Guylaine) Seles, and Stephen (Linda) Seles. Darlene will be remembered for her sociable personality and a smile that always lit up the room. Funeral services will be privately held. Memorial donations in Darlene’s name can be made to the Canadian Liver Foundation in lieu of flowers.

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Giberson: Wayne of Petrolia and formerly of Sarnia


gibersonweb1It is with great sorrow that we announce the death of WAYNE GIBERSON, age 72 of Petrolia and formerly of Sarnia Sarnia on Sunday, August 7, 2016.  Lovingly remembered by step-daughters Brenda Brodimas and her husband George of Sarnia and Jill Arnold and her husband David of Bright’s Grove. Also sadly missed by his grandchildren; Lee, Alicia (Rick), Wayne (Rebecca) and Britney (Chris) and three great grandchildren; Jason, Mya and James. Also survived by his brother Earl Giberson. Predeceased by his parents Hilton and Eileen Giberson and brother Hilton. Wayne donated his endless time and efforts to many community organizations and events including being a founder of the Bluewater Anglers  and Ducks Unlimited, Sarnia Chapter. Wayne was also a member of First Hussars C Squadron  and the Royal Canadian Legion Branch # 68. Cremation has taken place. Family and friends will be received at the D. J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE on Thursday, August 11, 2016 between the hours of 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  Private interment of ashes will follow at Resurrection Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Sarnia Humane Society. Arrangements entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home and Cremation Center Ltd. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through



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PLANTE, Achille of Sudbury, ON

Posted by on July 29, 2016

PLANTE, AchilleThe family announces with great sorrow his passing in Sudbury, Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at the age of 85 years. Husband of the late Jacqueline (née Deschênes) Plante. Son of the late Alexandre and the late Flavie (née Deslauriers) Plante. Beloved father of Monique Fuchs (James) of Azilda, Mireille Nayler (Garry) and Sylvie Joly (Mark) both of Courtice, Michelle Isogaï (Steve) of Florida, Danielle Steenwinkel (Robert) of Edmonton and Francine Yasko (Bill) of Port Colbourne. Dear brother of Gabrielle Pharand (late Alcide), Hortense Cyr (late Laurenzo) both of Sudbury, Germaine Denis (late Alcide), Berthe Monette (Laurier) both of Hanmer and Gertrude Couvrette (late Roland) of Ottawa. Predeceased by his sisters Lucienne Quesnel (late Arthur), Marie-Laure Soullière (late Noël), Florence Perreault (Lionel of Hanmer) and by his brothers Lucien Plante (late Léona) and Alcide Plante (late Isabelle). Lovingly remembered by 13 grandchildren, two great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and friends. The family will receive relatives and friends at the COOPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, 4570 St-Joseph St, Hanmer, Sunday, April 24, 2016 from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Monday at 11 a.m. at St-Jacques Church, Hanmer. Donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Heart and Stroke Foundation can be made by cheque or online at

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COOPER, Margaret Elizabeth of Waterdown

Posted by on July 19, 2016

COOPER, Margaret Elizabeth
Margaret Cooper, 98, of Waterdown, died peacefully on Monday July 18, 2016 supported by her family, the centre of her life, at St. Peter’s Hospice in Hamilton Ontario. Margaret Elizabeth Douglas was born on January 25, 1918 in Punta del Este, Uruguay. Margaret was predeceased by her parents, Jack and Vera Douglas, her siblings Katherine, Evelyn, and Sholto Douglas, and her husband Craig Cooper. She is survived by her children Ian (Catherine) Cooper, Jane (Dick) Toews, Peter Cooper, and stepdaughter Elizabeth Salton, and by much-loved grandchildren and great-grandchildren across Canada and overseas. Her nieces and nephews and their families in the UK and elsewhere have maintained a loving connection with her over the years. As family, we treasure the many memories of her life; a life well and fully lived, with loving support offered to the end. A Visitation will be held at KITCHING STEEPE & LUDWIG FUNERAL HOME, 146 Mill St. N., Waterdown, on Friday, August 5, 2016 from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. All are welcome to join family and friends in a Celebration of Margaret’s Life at GRACE ANGLICAN CHURCH, 157 Mill St. N., Waterdown, on Saturday August 6, 2016 at 2 p.m., with a reception to follow in the church hall. If you wish, donations to Doctors without Borders (MSF) or David Suzuki Foundation in her memory would be welcome. The family wishes to thank Dr. Donaldson, the staff at St. Peter’s Hospice, the VON, Seniors for Seniors and the Hamilton CCAC for their kind efforts to assist Margaret in her last months.

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CHENIER, Delphis Joseph of Waterdown

Posted by on June 23, 2016

CHENIER, Delphis Joseph
Passed away at his home in Waterdown, after a long and prosperous life, on Thursday, June 23, 2016 at the age of 94. Beloved husband for nearly 62 years to Kathleen (nee Marion). Loving father of Della Marie, the late Wayne (1979), Michael (Maureen), and Karen Marion (Claude). Cherished Papa of Cassandra (Sean), Maria (Wayne), Suzanne (Tyler), Michelle, Dianne (Jonathan), Sarah, Emilly, and great Papa of 8 great grandchildren. Survived by his sister Gilberette, Rev. Sister St. Rose of the Daughters of Wisdom, Ottawa. Predeceased by his siblings Roger, Paul-Emile, Aurel, Joseph, Fernand, Rose, Juliette, and Annette. Del was a WWII Veteran, having served as Bandsman. He worked at Ford Motor Company in Oakville, before working and retiring with Petro Canada. Del was very involved in sports, both playing and coaching in the Waterdown community. He was a devoted member of the Catholic Church, and also enjoyed his time playing with the Oakville Citizen Band. Most importantly Del was the rock and foundation of his family, and his sense of humour, and love will always be remembered. Family will receive friends at KITCHING STEEPE & LUDWIG FUNERAL HOME, 146 Mill St. N., Waterdown, on Sunday, June 26, 2016 from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m., and 6 p.m.- 8 p.m. Legion Service 7:30 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. THOMAS THE APOSTLE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 715 Centre Rd, Waterdown on Monday, June 27, 2016 at 10 a.m. Private Cremation. Following the mass a reception will be held at the Waterdown Legion, Branch 551. As expressions of sympathy donations to St. Thomas the Apostle Church would be sincerely appreciated by the family.

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LE BER: William “Bill” John Thornton of London

Posted by on May 25, 2016

Le Ber (edited)LE BER, William “Bill” John Thornton

September 22, 1927 – May 22, 2016

Bill passed away peacefully in his 89th year. He did so holding firmly to the promise of Jesus that “The one who believes in me shall live, even though they die.” John 11:25. Bill will be sadly missed by Jane, his wife and partner of 64 years but has been reunited with their daughter Elizabeth (1955-1956). He leaves behind his daughter Suzanne (Peter) Mogan and son James “Jim” (Marlene). To his five grandchildren: Robyn (Noah) Bright, Katie (Will) Graham, Fraser, Gavin and Lauren, he was known and loved as “Bopa”. Bill was predeceased by his brother Robert “Bob” Le Ber (1980) and is survived by his loving sister Barbara (Victor) Hibbs and sister-in-law Ellie Le Ber. Bill graduated in 1950 from the Ontario Agricultural College (now U of Guelph) with a degree in Chemistry and then went on to earn a Masters Degree in Education from University of Ottawa. He spent his career as a high school teacher and guidance counsellor in St. Catharines at Sir Winston Churchill school and other area schools. Bill’s summer spent working at Ontario Pioneer Boy’s Camp led him to his faith, and began an enduring relationship with Pioneer Camps which has been continued by all his children and grandchildren. He and Jane were active members of Queen Street Baptist Church in St. Catharines, and during their many summers at Lake of Bays they were members of the Norway Point Church community. On moving to the London area in 2001 they joined North Park Community Church. Friends will be received at North Park in London on Thursday, May 26th from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., and on Friday morning at 10:00 a.m. A celebration of Bill’s life will then be held at North Park at 11:00 a.m. Guests are invited to stay for a reception hosted by the family’s community of friends at North Park Community Church, 1510 Fanshawe Park Road. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider making a donation to Ontario Pioneer Camp, For information and online condolences, please visit

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MORLOCK, Grace LaBelle (Hill) of Exeter and formerly of Crediton age 93

Posted by on May 24, 2016

MORLOCK, GraceMORLOCK: Peacefully, at Exeter Villa, surrounded with the love of her family, on Saturday, May 21, 2016,  Grace LaBelle (Hill) Morlock of Exeter Villa and formerly of Crediton, age 93. Beloved wife of the late Ray Lennis Morlock (2003). Loved mother and mother-in-law of Janet and Bruce McLennan of Beamsville, Jim and Nancy Morlock of RR 2, Crediton, Chris (Morlock) McNamara and her husband Bob of RR 2, Zurich. Predeceased by her son Barry Herbert Morlock (1977). Dear sister of Alwinna Galloway of St. Marys and will be remembered by her niece and nephews and their families. Loving grandma of Larry McLennan and his wife Pamela Easun-McLennan, Rob and Shelley McLennan, Mike and Kristen Morlock, Dave Morlock and his friend Linda McDougall, Lisa Morlock and her husband Peter Busse, Bill and Rebecca McNamara and eleven great grandchildren. Predeceased by her parents Garnet and Nora (Brown) Hill and brother-in-law Jack Galloway. Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, with visitation on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday, May 25, 2016, at 11 am. Rev. Heather Weaver-Orosz of Beamsville, officiating. Interment in Crediton Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations to Crediton United Church or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Condolences at

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Cooke: Orla Rose of Poplar Point Formerly of Winnipeg

Posted by on May 20, 2016

images-4In Memorium.
Born December 13, 1926, Passed August 27, 2001 at home in her sleep.
Orla Rose Klassen Cooke is survived by her daughter Kim Cooke, sons Fletcher Stowe, Timouthy Aaron Stowe, and Ronald G Klassen.
Orla, better known as Ollie, is missed by family and friends.

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EDWARDS, Donald of Harrisburg formerly of Simcoe, ON

Posted by on April 27, 2016

EDWARDS, Donald James


It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our dear husband and father; Don Edwards at the Hamilton General Hospital, on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at the age of 57. He will be sadly missed by his wife Teresa (nee Chabot), and his children, David, Krystina, and Sarah. Dear brother of Nancy Grant Henderson (Noel), and Paul Edwards (Bonnie). Beloved brother in law of Lise Chabot, and George Chabot (Robin). Predeceased by his parents Keith and Mary Ann Edwards. Family will receive friends at KITCHING STEEPE & LUDWIG FUNERAL HOME, 146 Mill St. N., Waterdown, on Friday April 29, 2016 from 6-9 p.m. Private cremation to follow. If desired, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, or the Canadian Cancer Society would be sincerely appreciated by the family.

We have lost the star of the sitcom which is our life.

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GERLACH, Reinhold of Brunner

Posted by on April 20, 2016

Gerlach2Reinhold Gerlach – of Brunner, passed on to be with his Lord and Saviour on Wednesday April 20, 2016 at Sakura House, Woodstock after a long struggle with ALS. He was born December 5, 1946 in Gronau, Germany and immigrated to Canada in 1951. Reinhold was a member of Poole Mennonite Church where he shared his song leading talent, participated in various singing groups and taught Sunday School. He enjoyed the mechanical and welding aspect of automobile restoration, photography, reading and his 28+ years in the printing industry. Rein courageously fought the last years with ALS which robbed him of physical health, but his love for God infused him with joy till his journey’s end. Though he could not speak, his eyes and smile spoke volumes. Rein lived life with fearless determination to succeed at his various interests through experimentation and research. His biggest accomplishment was being faithful
Beloved husband of Connie (Musselman) Gerlach for 25 exciting years. Dear brother of Herbert and Edith Gerlach, Elinor and Eric Tuer. Fondly remembered by his father-in-law Clayton F. Musselman, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Pat and Ron Wagner, Jerry Musselman, Roger and Anne Musselman, Dean and Carol Musselman and many nieces, nephews, cousins and aunts.
Predeceased by his parents Herbert and Elvira Gerlach, brother Friedhelm Gerlach and mother-in-law Irene Musselman.
Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at Milverton Mennonite Fellowship, 6619 Perth Road 131, Milverton on Friday April 22 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the memorial service will be held on Saturday April 23, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Steve Brnjas officiating.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to ALS Canada appreciated by the family.

Arrangements entrusted to Brenneman Funeral Home, Atwood (519-356-2382)

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BENDER, Phyllis Elizabeth (Workman) of Crediton, age 78

Posted by on April 8, 2016

BENDER, Phyllis for ObitBENDER:  Peacefully, at Exeter Villa, Exeter, on Wednesday, April 6, 2016, Phyllis Elizabeth (Workman) Bender of Crediton, in her 79th year.  Beloved wife of the late Lloyd Edward Bender (December 2, 2014).  Loved mother and mother-in-law of Ralph Bender and friend Lori of St. Marys, Elizabeth and Don Millson of Guelph.  Cherished grandma of Christine and Jamie Anderson of Elora, Jaclyn Millson-Powell and Michael Powell of Guelph, Justin Bender of Exeter, Jasmine Bender of St. Catharines. Treasured great-grandma of Landen Anderson.  Phyllis will be fondly remembered by her brother Leroy Workman and his wife Linda Straus of Stratford, dear sister-in-law of Don and MaryAnn Bender of Dashwood, Shirley Richardson of Mount Forest, Patricia and Don DelBrocco of Midland and Terry Brooks of Hanover.  She will be remembered by her many nieces, nephews and their families and dear friends Anne and Dave Cottel of Crediton.  Predeceased by her parents Percy and Thelma (Dowson) Workman, father-in-law and mother-in-law Gordon and Violet (Frayne) Bender, brothers-in-law Robert Bender, Douglas and Ann Bender, Harold Bender and Ken Richardson.  Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, visitation will be held on Friday, April 8, 2016 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., where the Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 11 a.m. The Rev. Mark Graves Officiating.  Interment Crediton Cemetery.  If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) may be made to Canadian Cancer Society, Brain Tumor Foundation or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences at

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Reese: Marion of Stratford formerly of Sarnia


 Peacefully with her family by her side at Stratford General Hospital on Wednesday, March 23, 2016, Marion Eileen (Gillespie) Reese passed away in her 93rd. year. Predeceased by her beloved husband William Albert Reese (2013).  Dear mother of Patricia Lauzon (Marcel) of London, Barbara Bell-Leaver (David Bell) of Sarnia and Donna Hemingway (Neil) of Stratford. Loving grandmother of Leanne Martin (Jason), Michelle Baptista (Steven), Richard Leaver (Melanie), Ben Leaver, Dan Leaver (Shaylene) and Joel Hemingway (Kim) and 8 Great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her parents James and Carrie Gillespie (nee Parker) and  siblings; Russel (Laura), Helen Gamble (Bill), Ken (Jean). Mom was raised in Corunna and graduated from S.C.I.T.S. High school in Sarnia. Mom and Dad were married in 1943 and raised their family in the Sarnia area. Mom enjoyed gardening and loved her animals including the horses she and Dad raised over the years. Marion enjoyed volunteering with various horse clubs throughout Lambton County.  She enjoyed her many friends and activities while she resided at the Anne Hathaway Retirement Residence in Stratford in her final years. Cremation has taken place and a private family graveside and a celebration of life will take place. Memorial donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or a Charity of Choice would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the D.J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through                                                                               


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TURNER: Miss Edith of Forest, Ontario

Posted by on March 23, 2016

Passed away peacefully at North Lambton Lodge in Forest on Wednesday, March 23, 2016, in her 97th year. Loving aunt of Robert and Lillian Luck. Special Aunt Dee Dee to numerous great-nieces and great-nephews. Predeceased by her brother Melvin Turner (Marjorie), and her sister Mary Luck (George). Predeceased by her niece Mary Beth, and Ellsworth Rogers.  A Funeral Service will take place at Denning’s of Forest, 9 James Street South, Forest, on Saturday, March 26, 2016, at 2:00 pm. Visitation will take place from 1:00 pm to service time. Interment to follow at Arkona Cemetery. For those who wish, in memoriam donations to the charity of one’s choice would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be left at

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Michaud: Jean Francois of Leamington

michaudjeanwebOur dear son Jean Francois Michaud, age 34 of Leamington was tragically taken from us as a result of a bicycle accident on Thursday, March 17, 2016.  Much loved son of Carol – Ann Michaud (Dave Foulis). Predeceased by his precious son Ryker Joey Michaud – DaPonte (2014). Dear father of Maxx and Liberty Bantam – Michaud and their mother Erica Bantam. Brother of Michael McCann –  Michaud and his  father Frank McCann.  A gathering of family and friends will be held at the D.J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre on Wednesday, March 30, from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. and at the Salvation Army Citadel ( 88 Setterington Street, Leamington) on Thursday, March 31,  from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Cremation has taken place and a private family committal service will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Sarnia Humane Society would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the D.J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through

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DEROCHE, Mary Frances

Posted by on February 19, 2016

89 years, Windsor, Ontario died peacefully on February 17, 2016 at Village of Aspen Lake Nursing Home.

Born in Tignish, PEI but lived and worked most of her life in Chicago as a psychiatric nurse, Frances spent many years supporting the wellness of those who struggled with mental health. Within her career she was distinguished for her dedication, compassion and professionalism.

Predeceased by dear friend and lifelong companion Gene Hoffman (Chicago) and by parents Emma (Gaudet), Edward DeRoche and step-father Octave Gaudet. Sister to Dr. James DeRoche (late Mary), Edward DeRoche (Anne), the late Felicia Bering (late Peter) and the late Gerard DeRoche (Margaret). Aunt Fran is fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews for her fun loving spirit and infectious laugh. Thank you to staff at Aspen Lake for their loving care.

Cremation has taken place. A memorial mass will be held at Our Lady of the Atonement church, 2940 Forest Glade Dr., Windsor on Friday, March 11 at 11:00 am. Funeral Arrangements entrusted to Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Share memories, photos or make a donation at

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PAN, Anthony (Tony)

Posted by on February 7, 2016

Pan, Anthony DN photoPAN, Anthony “Tony”- Peacefully, surrounded by his cherished family on February 5, 2016 at the age of 86. Beloved husband of Mary for 61 years.  Loving father of Jerry (Carol), Susan Diamond (Bill) and Darlene Kornya (Gary). Proud grandfather of Kristin (Sean Ainsworth) and Joshua Diamond, Jeremy, Jessica and Justin Pan, Matthew, Melanie and Michael Kornya.

Tony was born in Strakonice, Czechoslovakia in 1929 and immigrated to Canada as a young man. He worked at General Motors for 31 years retiring in 1990.  His greatest loves in life were his wife and family, his garden and golfing. Tony’s warmth, compassion and especially his sense of humor will be greatly missed.

Special thanks to Dr. Arvinte and the staff of Hotel Dieu Shaver for their care and compassion during this difficult time.

Tony is at Morse & Son Funeral Home, 5917 Main Street, Niagara Falls where his family will receive friends on Tuesday, February 9th from 2-4 pm.  A celebration of life will follow next door at the Morse & Son Event Centre at 4 pm.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Prostate Cancer Canada.  Memories, photos and condolences may be shared at

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