INKPEN, H. Donald of Sarnia

Posted by on October 21, 2017

INKPEN, H. DONALD – At Bluewater Health on Friday, October 20, 2017, Howard Donald Inkpen, age 75 of Sarnia passed away. He was the loving husband of the late Martha E. Inkpen (2010) and dear father of Duane Inkpen and his wife Leslie and Paula Foster, grandfather of Justin, Abigail and Molly and great-grandfather of Lilly Martha Rose. He is also survived by his sisters Josie, Marie, Judy and Peggy and his brothers Nelson and Robert. He was predeceased by his parents Rex and Verna and his brother Cyril. Don was a retired member of the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local #793 and was born in Newfoundland moving to Sarnia in 1967. At Donald’s request his remains have been donated to Medical Science. A remembrance of Don’s life will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 at 11:00 am. Friends may visit with the family at the funeral home on Tuesday evening from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Memorial donations made to the Alzheimer Society or Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

 

For more information about this obituary visit http://www.djrobb.on.ca.

Allen; Olive Emily (nee Taylor) of Flesherton resting at Fawcett Funeral Cremation Reception

Posted by on September 25, 2017

Olive Allen, resting Fawcett Funeral Cremation Reception

Allen; Olive Emily

Peacefully, surrounded by her family and lots of love,  Olive passed away at home in Flesherton on September 25.  Beloved wife of over 66 years to George Joseph Allen predeceased on July 31, 2017. Loving mother of David(Kathryn Blundon) of Newfoundland, Paul(Wilda) of Flesherton, Lyn Allen(Chris Kastein) of Dundalk and the late Leslie Allen. Loved and remembered as Grandma or Nana to Kris(Jill), Jessica, Aimee(Jeff) McEachern, Lauretta, Danielle(JP) Smits, Natalie(Isaac) Pascucci, Justin and Bailey Trudgeon. Fondly remembered by her great grandchildren Killian, Elijah, Madeline, Rachael, Josh, Josiah, Liam, Gabrielle and Sophia. Dear sister of Jean and Syd of England. Olive will be remembered by many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, cousins and friends.

Life Story:

Olive was born in London, England on November 12, 1931 to Charlie and Emily Taylor.  Olive worked in a children’s nursery and then began her career as a professional dress maker.  Olive met the love of her life and they married in 1950. They, along with the two boys, moved to Canada in 1959 and expanded their family to include 2 girls. Olive enjoyed volunteering, contributing her time and talent to the UCW, 4H, The Agricultural Society and The Horticultural Society. She enjoyed sewing, knitting, crocheting and flower arranging.   Most of all, Olive enjoyed her family and her garden.  She spent hours perfecting her garden which was included in a garden tour to be enjoyed by many.  She and George turned their love of antiques into a successful antique business called Cobwebs Antiques in Flesherton.

The family will receive friends at Fawcett Funeral Cremation Reception, Flesherton, on Thursday, September 28 from 7-9pm. Memorial service will be held from the funeral home chapel on Friday at 11am. Cremation has taken place. Interment in Flesherton Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Grey Bruce Health Services Foundation Cancer Care Unit would be gratefully appreciated. Online donations and condolences at www.fawcettfuneralhome.ca 888-924-2810

For more information about this obituary visit http://www.fawcettfuneralhome.ca.

AVERY: Stella of London

Posted by on August 31, 2017

AVERY, Stella….

Surrounded by family at Victoria Hospital, London, on Monday, August 28, 2017. Stella (Baker, Stanford) Avery in her 89th year. Beloved wife of the late Herb Stanford (1990) and the late Elias Avery (2009). Loving mother of Danny Stanford (Pauline), Peggy Bowers and Linda Carpenter (Chris Caughlan). Cherished Nan of Alison and Christopher Stanford, Lisa and Robert Stanford, and Matthew Carpenter and soon to be great-granddaughter Violet Stella Stanford. Predeceased by her sisters Ethel Royal and Josephine Joy. Cremation has taken place. Friends will be received by the family from 10-11am, on Friday, September 8, 2017 at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London, where the memorial service will be held in the funeral home chapel at 11am. Interment in Hillview, Newfoundland. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, 55 St Clair Avenue West, Suite 300, Toronto, ON M4V 2Y7. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

For more information about this obituary visit http://www.amgfh.com.

KIPNIS: Pam of Kamloops, BC Formerly of St. John's, NL

Posted by on May 11, 2017

images-4

Pam Kipnis was born in Salford, Manchester, England on October 11th, 1924. She left this world on March 10th, 2017, at Kamloops, BC at the age of 92. During WWII, she worked as a secretary and never lost her sharp eye for grammar and blazing speed on a typewriter. Pam Linder met Norman Kipnis during WWII in London, England. They married in London and, like many war brides, she followed him to Montreal after the war, crossing the Atlantic by herself. Pam worked and supported Norman while he completed high school and earned an engineering degree from McGill University.
They had their first child, Evan (Michele) while living in Atikokan, Northern Ontario but, Pam was ever adventurous so they studied Spanish together and Norman took a job in Mexico. They crossed into Mexico in 1956 when Pam was 8 months pregnant with Wendy (Nick); two years later Kit (Dana) was her best Mother’s Day gift ever. During their time in Mexico, Pam mastered Mexican cuisine, grew all kinds of things in her gardens, learned to give injections in case of snake bite, how to milk a cow, pasteurize the milk and make homemade ice cream. She even taught French at a local college for a time.
In 1965, they returned to Canada, eventually settling in St. John’s, NL. In St. John’s, Pam worked outside the home at several occupations and made many good friends. She was a secretary in the Folklore Department at MUN, an office manager at Planned Parenthood, a typesetter for Breakwater Books, and lastly she founded and helped operate 3F (Fun and Fitness after Fifty) out of the St. John’s Aquarena for many happy years. Pam and Norman were also in on the creation of the Open Group theater company, with Pam bringing her make-up talents to a number of productions. All the while, Pam invested countless volunteer hours supporting her children in their studies, swimming (competitive and synchro), and water polo.
Pam was a lifelong athlete: track and field hockey in her youth; tennis, golf, curling, kayaking, windsurfing and swimming were amongst her athletic pursuits later in life. She also loved square dancing and became a teacher and accomplished caller.
An avid learner, Pam was always ready to embrace new technology. She kept in touch with her extensive circle of friends and family via e-mail. Pam found every opportunity to practice and keep up her Spanish.
In retirement, Pam and Norman followed their grandchildren (Aiden, Chloe & Timo) to live in Kamloops, BC. Shortly afterwards, more grandchildren arrived – Jonah & Bryn in Kelowna and Zev & Gabe in St. John’s, NL . She was an avid attendee at her grandchildren’s birthday parties and events. She loved long walks with the family dogs. Pam always, always put family first and loved to laugh with her extended family.
The grandchildren knew they could always count on Pam for sugary cereal, wagon wheels, hot chocolate, cheese slices, cheez whiz – and a sympathetic ear. She was a mum to her grandchildren when their mum was not home.
Pam carefully cultivated a bower of flowers on the upper balcony of their Kamloops townhouse and a jungle of tomato vines on the lower balcony, keeping the Kamloops family supplied with fresh tomatoes.
Pam was small, grey (later white) haired and – we joked – tough. She could always be counted upon; nobody loved so unconditionally. We will all miss our Pam, but we are grateful to have had her indomitable presence with us for so long.
Predeceased by her husband Norman, parents Sam and Charlotte Linder, step-father Herman Horowitz, brothers Lewis and Jack, and little sister Joan Wexler; Pam will be well remembered by her sister-in-law and dear friend Lola Ladin, nephew Sam Linder (Cindy), children and grandchildren and the extended Kipnis clan. Kit, Wendy, and Evan thank all the staff at Ridgeview Lodge in Kamloops for their excellent care of Pam during her last chapter and extend a heartfelt thank you to family and friends who all enriched Pam’s life.

For more information about this obituary visit http://canadaobits.ca/unverified-user/.

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

Posted by on March 26, 2017

 

James A. Gilmore (1926 – 2017) Obituary

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For more information about this obituary visit http://canadaobits.ca/unverified-user/.

CADENS: Ethan James of Winnipeg

Posted by on September 6, 2016

images-4Ethan James Cadena, 16, died Friday, June 10th at Victoria General Hospital, with his father by his side. Ethan was born March 31st, 2000, in Thunder Bay, Ontario, to Jascper and Shielle Cadena. Greatly loved by all who knew him

For more information about this obituary visit http://canadaobits.ca/unverified-user/.

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.

For more information about this obituary visit http://canadaobits.ca/unverified-user/.

HORNER: Marjorie Eileen of Truro, Nova Scotia

Posted by on April 22, 2016

images-4Marjorie Eileen (Midge) Horner

With great sadness, we announce the passing of our mother, Marjorie Eileen ‘Midge’ Horner (nee Little), on March 29, 2016, at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre in Amherst, Nova Scotia, aged 85 years.

Born in Antigonish, Nova Scotia on July 24, 1930, our Mom was the eldest child of the late Dr. Perley and Eileen (MacKinlay) Little. Predeceased by her husband of 50 years, William Norval (Bill) Horner in 2003, she is survived by her four children: Deborah Elliott, Truro, David (Bianca) of Halifax, Dan (Sharon) of Shortts Lake, Nova Scotia and Douglas (Melinda) of Iqaluit, Nunavut; nine grandchildren: Miranda (nee Elliott) (Chris) Bates and Morgan (Becky Lavers) Elliott, both of Truro, William (Netherlands) and Bryce (Bedford) Horner, Sam and Emma Horner, both of Toronto, Ontario and Louisa, Lauren and Luella Horner in Iqaluit all of whom she loved dearly and was inordinately proud. ‘SuperNana’ will be sorely missed by her adored great-grandchildren Matilda and Beatrice Bates and Charlie and Piper Elliott who enjoyed their trips to visit her at the big house up on the hill.

Midge is also survived by her only brother Jim (Joanne) Little, Londonderry and her youngest sister Judy Little (Doug Pilon), Carrolls Corner, Nova Scotia, brothers-in-law Keith Horner, Shawville, PQ and Donald Dods, Shawville, PQ and Bedford, NS and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by sisters Joan Potter and Katherine Grainger, sisters-in-law Lois Elliott, Mayfred Dods, Shirley Horner and brothers-in-law Hal Grainger, Dr. Bruce Horner and Fred Elliott.

Not only a daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, our Mom was tireless in her participation in her community and as a member of many organizations, clubs and committees, most recently the Colchester Hospital Auxiliary, the Colchester Historeum, the Marigold Guild of Needle Arts and the Embroiderers’ Association of Canada. Working to benefit the hospital, Mom spent many years volunteering for the annual Hubbub and ultimately as convener of that event in 2005. More recently, she enjoyed volunteering at the Historeum as a hostess and helping to develop displays, especially when they featured the Marigold Guild, as it did through ‘An Exhibit of Needlework’ in 2006.

The Marigold Guild of Needle Arts was our mother’s brainchild (and at times we teased, her greatest love). Gathering 42 women into her home in 1983 and using her subtle determination, she was able to create the Truro Chapter of the EAC. Thirty three years of ‘stitch ins’ later, it is still an active and vibrant Guild. To roughly quote a Guild member, Mom was the founder and always the driving force behind the MGNA, serving as the first President and twenty-eight years later offering to fill that vacant position again, even as health challenges slowed her down. She has served in most, if not all, the executive positions and committee leads and continued to fill a key role even as her debilitating health stopped her from creating her own true masterpieces. Mom was instrumental in encouraging the Guild’s annual retreat which began in 1989 and continues to this day and she was the originator of the idea of the ‘Tapestry of Historic Truro: 1875-1925’, leading that project through some 2000 hours from inception to its unveiling at the then Colchester Historical Society Museum in 1997. Designated a ‘Master Craftsman in Pulled Thread’ by the Embroiderers’ Association of Canada, our modest mother was surprised and honoured to be awarded the EAC national honour service pin in 2011 in recognition of her lifelong promotion of the art.

Following us to school and athletic events, ski hills and riding rings, she encouraged and was always our greatest fan. Mom loved to travel and our annual ski trips, family reunions and other trips afar with our father, family and friends were enjoyed immensely and summers at Shortts Lake were a major part of our lives.

Our mother was a lady of the old school, always maintaining a grace, conviction and determination that belied her unpretentious demeanor. She was our foundation and our confidant. In her quiet, selfless way, she loved and directed each of us through the paths that life took us, always there, always supportive and always encouraging. She was unique in her relationships with each of us and loyal to our individualities, sometimes recognizing our value when we ourselves may not. She rejoiced in our successes and commiserated in our losses. We loved her absolutely.

We would like to extend a special recognition to Eileen Tooker, Mom’s friend and companion, who allowed Mom to continue to enjoy life with less restraint than her disabilities in recent times would normally have allowed.

We wish to thank Dr. Andrea Faryniuk and the entire staff of the 2nd floor surgical wing of the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre for their patient and compassionate care over this last year.

As was our mother’s request, cremation has taken place and there will be no formal or religious service. Instead, an informal gathering in fond remembrance will be held on April 3, 2016 in the Birch Room at the Holiday Inn, Prince Street, Truro between the hours of 1 pm and 3 pm for all those that may wish to attend.

No flowers by request. In Memoriam, donations may be made to the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre Surgical Unit, the Colchester East Hants Health Care Centre, the Colchester Historeum or the Marigold Guild of Needle Arts. Thank you.

For more information about this obituary visit http://canadaobits.ca/unverified-user/.

FISHER: Patricia Helen of Wasaga Beach

Posted by on October 28, 2015

fisher0001Died peacefully on Tuesday October 20, 2015 at the General & Marine Hospital, Collingwood at the age of 74. Patricia of Wasaga Beach, beloved wife of the late Frank Fisher. Loving mother of Larry (Jeanette) LaPierre, Dale LaPierre and Michelle (Glenn Newhook). Cherished grandmother of Matthew, Daniel and Nicole. Dear sister of Don Hounsome and Bob (Lyn) Hounsome. A Service of Remembrance will be held at a later date. If desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by Patricia’s family. Arrangements under the care of the Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home. To sign the Book of Memories, log on to www.carruthersdavidson.com

For more information about this obituary visit http://www.carruthersdavidson.com.

Laidler, Henry, (Harry) Gibson of Sarnia

Posted by on October 23, 2015

Canadian Veteran InsigniaAt St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia on Thursday, October 22, 2015, HENRY GIBSON (HARRY) LAIDLER, age 90 of Sarnia passed away. He was the loving husband of Judith Marion (Beacom) Laidler and dear father of Brian Laidler and his wife Sandra of Grand Bend, Nancy Violette and her husband Paul of Ilderton, Judith Borody and her husband Robert of Sarnia and Deborah Toye and her husband Gregory of Sarnia, cherished grandfather of George Ghobril, Darryl (Leslie), Robert (Ania) and Andrew Borody, Derek Toye, Andrea (Tyler) Whelen, Michael, Angela and Gabriel Toye and great-grandfather of John, Melanie, Parker and Hudson Borody, Oliver and Everly-Grace Whelen. Dear brother of Jean Hollins and Evelyn VanHoogenhuize and brother-in-law of Irene Laidler. He was predeceased by a brother Thomas Laidler and sisters Doris Cranston, Ruth Kirby and Eunice Therriault. Harry was a veteran of WWII in the R. C. A. F. stationed in Gander, Nfld. and had retired from Imperial Oil Ltd. as an Analyst and Instrument Mechanic after many years of service. Resting at the D. J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION CENTRE where services will be held on Monday October 26th at 1:00 p.m. with interment to follow at Lakeview Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Monday from 12:00 noon until service time. Sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice.

For more information about this obituary visit http://www.djrobb.on.ca.

STOKES, Walter Joseph “Joe” of St. John’s, Newfoundland

Posted by on October 13, 2015

Stokes croppedBorn September 24, 1938 in St. John’s, Newfoundland, passed away on October 9, 2015 in Cobourg, Ontario.  Loving husband of Minnie Grace “Peg” Stokes (nee Matthews).  Devoted father of Walter Blair (Maria), the late Johnaton (Nelia) and daughter Sonya (Steve).  Predeceased by his parents John and Minnie Stokes (nee Walsh).  Dear brother of Michael (Angela), Mary (Dan Doran), Joan (Angelo Randall), the late Patricia (Lloyd James), James (Theresa), and Masie (Fred Giles).  Loving sister in law of Clarice Mills and the late Hayward and Hazel Matthews.  Cherished grandfather of Andrew (Ashley), Amanda (Rob), Joshua (Courtney), Christian (Monica), Keana, Kristina and Liam.  Much loved great grandfather of Kali Maria.  Joe will be dearly missed by his nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends.  A visitation will take place on Thursday, October 15 at MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King St. E., Cobourg from 3pm-5pm.  In memory of Joe please consider donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice.  Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com. 

For more information about this obituary visit http://www.MacCoubrey.com.

KERR: Phyllis C. formerly of Nova Scotia

Posted by on September 15, 2015

It’s with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Phyllis. Born in Westville Nova Scotia 89 years ago, she left for a vacation to go back home one last time with her brother and sister in law only to develop complications and passed away peacefully with her family holding her hand.

Wife to the late George Kerr, cherished mother to Janice (Brian), adored Nan to Darren, Geoff (Patrizia), Chad (Jessie), Ashley (Chris), Tyler (Beth), Brittany (Chris), Kyle (Jen). Loving Great Nan to London, Alessia, Maddux, Lincoln, Makaela, and Leyton. Oldest sister of Stuart MacMillan (Maria), sister in law to Mary (Alfred) Rose. Auntie Bea, to many wonderful nieces and nephews who she loved like her own. Pre deceased parents Janet and Neil MacMillan, siblings James (uncle Buddy) MacMillan, Florence Turner, sister in laws Eleanor MacMillan and Marie MacMillan. Brother in law Frank Turner. Anyone who knew Phyllis knew she had passions in her life, first and foremost her family and then there was her Blue Jays. She loved a good game of poker and usually won and live life to the fullest. Phyllis had many wonderful friends and enjoyed everyone of them. She was tired and was called back home. Rest well Nan. We love you.

The family will receive friends at the PAUL G. PAYNE FUNERAL HOME, MAIN ST., ODESSA 613-386-7373 on Thursday evening from 7-9pm. Funeral service will be held in the funeral home on Friday at 1pm with Rev. S. Ambury officiating. Interment Wilton Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy donations to the Heart and Stroke and/or Jays Care Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

Online condolences may placed at www.paynefuneralhome.comKerr Photo

For more information about this obituary visit http://paynefuneralhome.com.

JOLY; Denis of Petrolia and formerly of Fort Saskatchewan and St. Paul, Alberta

Posted by on April 19, 2015

JolyDenisPassed away at Bluewater Health, Sarnia, on Sunday, April 19, 2105, at the age of 73. He is survived by his loving wife Darlene, sons Brian (Yvonne) of Prince George, British Columbia, Steven and Greg of Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, and daughter Denise O’Neill (Sean) of St. John’s, Newfoundland; step-daughters Candice Racher of Brigden, Ontario, Catrina Clouatre of Edmonton, Alberta; grandchildren, Dawson and Jaylynne; and step-grandchildren, Rachel and Chris.  Denis is survived by his brothers, Lionel of Quebec City, Val (Eva) of St. Paul, Alberta, Lou (Rolande) of Vernon, British Columbia, Hector (Linda) of Kelowna, British Columbia, and Pat of Red Deer, Alberta, and by his sisters Viviane Spendiff of Red Deer, Alberta, Evelyn Foster (Charlie) of Wetaskiwin, Alberta, Louise Warholik (John) of St. Paul, Alberta, and many loving nieces, nephews, and friends.  Denis was predeceased by his parents Leo Paul and Isabelle Joly, his sister Lucille Adams, and by his sons, Ken and Barry.  As requested by Denis, there will be no funeral.  Denis’s ashes will be buried in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta.  As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to a charity of your choice and can be arranged by calling the NEEDHAM-JAY FUNERAL HOME, Petrolia, Ontario (519) 882-0100.  Memories and condolences may be shared online at www.needhamjay.com.

For more information about this obituary visit http://www.needhamjay.com.

VATERS, Graham Robert of Cobourg, Ontario

Posted by on January 27, 2015

Peacefully on Sunday, January 25, 2015 at Northumberland Hills Hospital, Cobourg, in his 74th year. Beloved husband of Shirley (nee Parsons). Loving father of Stan (Nancy) and Darryl (Julie). Cherished grandfather of Mikayla, Tameka, Shane and Bailey. He will be sadly missed by his aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation will take place on Friday, January 30 from 7-9 p.m. and Saturday, January 31 from noon – 2 p.m. at MacCoubrey Funeral Home, Cobourg. A funeral service will be held in the chapel on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 2 p.m. Interment to follow at Cobourg Union Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association, Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stoke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.

For more information about this obituary visit http://www.MacCoubrey.com.

CARSCADDEN: Margaret Elizabeth (Miners) of Hensall and formerly of Exeter

Posted by on January 15, 2015

Carscadden, Margaret 2-W150At South Huron Hospital, Exeter, on Wednesday, January 14, 2015, of Hensall and formerly of Exeter, in her 92nd year.  Beloved wife of the late Eric Carscadden.  Dear mother of Jim Carscadden and Carol Joyce of St. John’s, Newfoundland.  Dear grandmother of Elizabeth.  Dear sister of Marion Johns of Exeter.  Predeceased by her daughter Marion and her twin brother John.

A private family funeral service will be held at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street, Exeter (1 street west of Main) on Friday, January 16th with Bob Heywood officiating.  Interment Exeter Cemetery.

Donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

For more information, please see www.haskettfh.com.

For more information about this obituary visit http://www.haskettfh.com.

LUDWIG, John of Hamilton

Posted by on January 1, 2015

LUDWIG, John “Big John”

Peacefully with his family by his side, the Lord called to Himself John Ludwig on Thursday January 1, 2015 at the age of 69. Loving husband of Marlene (nee Murphy) for 35 years. Much loved father of Linda and Robert White, Joshua, Daniel (Cassandra), and Gregory (Stephanie). Beloved son of the late Arent and Riekje Ludwig. Dear brother of John † and Willy, Margaret (Monte†) Smith, Rene, Harry and Janet, Frank and Dawn, Fred, Tina and Joe Nichol, Shirley and Bill Bowes, Bill, Joanne (Henry†) VanBrederode and Bryan. Beloved brother-in-law of Sylvia Murphy, Linda and Ted Earl, Tina and Ed Moriarity, Francis and Shirley Murphy, Bernadette Murphy, and Greg Murphy. John was the proud owner and operator of Professional Antenna for over 40 years. Family will receive friends at ANCASTER CANADIAN REFORMED CHURCH 575 Shaver Road (at Garner Road), Ancaster on Monday January 5, 2015 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., where the Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday January 6, 2015 at 11 a.m. Interment to follow at Glanbrook Cemetery.  If desired, a donation in John’s Memory to the Anchor Association (www.anchor-association.com) would be sincerely appreciated by the family.

“As for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.”

Joshua 24:15

 

Please sign the Tribute Wall at

www.kitchingsteepeandludwig.com

For more information about this obituary visit http://www.kitchingsteepeandludwig.com.

KELLY, Mary Theresa of Cobourg, Ontario

Posted by on October 22, 2014

Kelly Mary croppedPeacefully at the Northumberland Hills Hospital on Tuesday October 21st, 2014 in her 88th year. Beloved wife of the late William Kelly. Loving mother of Noel (Carol), Paul, Maurice (Bernadette), Bill and Judy Ferguson (Wayne). Dear grandmother of Ian (Nicole), Nicole (Andrew), Calvin (Amber), Cheyenne, Jeremy and Brady and great grandmother of Emma, Leigha, Payton, Tyson, Riley, MacKenzie and Riley. Friends are invited to call at the MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King St., E. on Monday October 27th from 7-9 pm. A funeral mass will be held at St. Michael’s Church, Cobourg on Tuesday October 28th, 2014 at 10 am. Interment in St. Michael’s Cemetery. If desired donations may be made to Canadian Diabetes Association, Alzheimer Society or Kidney Foundation. Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com

For more information about this obituary visit http://www.MacCoubrey.com.

DAWE: Walter “ED” of Woodstock, formerly of Bobcaygeon

Posted by on October 13, 2014

DAWE, Walter Edward “Ed”- Passed away at the Stratford General Hospital on Sunday, October 12, 2014, Ed Dawe of Woodstock and formerly of Bobcaygeon, in his 82nd year.  Beloved husband of the late Beverley Dawe (nee Craven) (2010).  Father of Brian Dawe of Uxbridge and Steve Dawe (Cindie, nee Lazenby) of Woodstock.  Grandpa of Brittany, Kristen, Matt and Zach.  Lovingly remembered by his niece Michelle Kennedy-George.  Predeased by his sister Audrey Kennedy.  Ed was a member of the Birtch Cliff Lodge #612, Scarborough    The family will receive friends at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington St. N. Woodstock, on Thursday, October 16, 2014 from 4:30-6:30 p.m.  A complete funeral service will be held in the chapel at 6:30 p.m. with Rev. Chris Travers officiating.  Cremation to follow.  As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario.  Smith-LeRoy, 519-537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

For more information about this obituary visit http://www.smithleroy.com.

VATERS, Elmer Watson of Cobourg, Ontario

Posted by on August 6, 2014

VatersElmer Aug 2Peacefully at his summer home in Cobourg, Ontario with his family by his side, Elmer Vaters at 82 years of age passed away to be with his Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Cherished husband of Beulah Vaters (Kelloway). Dear father of David (Susan) and Gary (Pamela). Beloved grandfather of Kimberley and Michael. Brother of Dorothy King, Hope Faulkner (Seth), Raymond Vaters and Albert Vaters (Anita). Son of the late Rev. Eugene and Sarah Vaters.

Elmer Vaters was a notable business and political figure in Newfoundland, Canada, for many years. In 1968 Elmer moved his family and School, Church and Auditorium Furniture business to Toronto, Ontario. He later became involved in real estate, land development in the USA and Canada and had other successful businesses. Never one to retire, Elmer wrote and published an autobiography book entitled “The Preachers Kid” in 1999. He followed his father footsteps later in life and became an ordained minister in 2003 to minister in prisons and hospitals. He spoke occasionally to congregations in Newfoundland, Florida, Texas and Ontario.

Elmer went home to be with both his earthly and heavenly father! Praise God!

A Funeral Service will be held at the Church on the Hill, 594 Courthouse Rd in Cobourg on Friday, August 8th, at 11 am. Interment to follow at Cobourg Union Cemetery. Visitation to be held at MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King St. E. in Cobourg on Thursday, August 7th from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Those wishing may make a memorial donation to Bethel Pentecostal Church Kids Klub, P.O. Box 9, Victoria, Nfld, A0A 4G0. Condolence messages received at www.MacCoubrey.com.

For more information about this obituary visit http://www.MacCoubrey.com.

FRANCIS: M. Lorraine

Posted by on July 21, 2014

IMG_1547FRANCIS:  Lorraine

Passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Sunday, July 20th, 2014 in her 73rd year.  Cherished wife of 53 years to Carman.  Loving mother of Maxine Collins and her husband Norman, Aubrey and his wife Tracy.  Dear Nanny of Perry.  Survived by her brother Lewis and predeceased by 1 brother and 2 sisters.  The family will receive friends at the PAUL G. PAYNE FUNERAL HOME,  Main St., Odessa 613-386-7373 on Wednesday from 7-9pm.  Funeral service will be held on Thursday at 1pm from Kingston Standard Church (Sydenham Rd. just north of 401 Hwy).  Interment Harrowsmith Cemetery.  As expressions of sympathy  donations to Kingston General Hospital or Hotel Dieu Hospital through U. H. K. F. would be appreciated.  The family would like to express their appreciation to the I C U Kidd 2 nursing staff for their care and compassion.

For more information about this obituary visit http://paynefuneralhome.com.

STEWART: Thomas R. “Tom” of Woodstock

Posted by on June 23, 2014

Stewart, TomSTEWART, Thomas Russel “Tom” – Passed away suddenly on Thursday, June 19, 2014 in his 81st year, after attending a retirement party near Milton, ON.  During his years as a long distance truck driver, Tom acquired many, many friends and acquaintances all over North America.  He was the last surviving member of his family.  Tom was an avid collector of everything old, odd and unique.  Cars, trucks,  tractors, toys and various other items of interest to many.  As a known authority on vintage autos, and a member of almost every vintage collectable club, he was often asked to provide information to hobbyists with similar interests.  For more than 50 years, Tom’s red, 1909 Ford Model “T” was a familiar sight in Woodstock’s Victoria Day parade. Friends will be received at Old St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 723 Dundas Street, Woodstock on Friday, June 27, 2014 from 12 noon until 12:45 p.m.  A complete funeral service will follow at 1 p.m. with Archdeacon Richard A. Jones officiating.  A private interment will follow in the Anglican Cemetery, Woodstock.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to any charity of one’s choice can be made through SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington St, North, Woodstock, ON  (519)537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

For more information about this obituary visit http://www.smithleroy.com.

RANGER, Elsie (née Morry) of Sudbury, ON

Posted by on June 7, 2014

RANGER, Elsie (Cropped)The family announces with great sorrow her passing in Sudbury at Maison Vale Hospice surrounded by her family on Monday, April 28th, 2014 in her 88th year. Wife of René Ranger of Sudbury. Daughter of the late Howard and of the late Fredris (née Minty) Morry of Ferryland, Newfoundland. Loving mother of Marc (Rose), Debbie Ranger, Christine Blake (Denis), Ronald (Kimberly) and Lisette Ranger (Dave). Dear sister of Howard Jr. (Mary). Predeceased by her brothers and sisters Phyllis Mercer (late Albert, and late John Ferguson), William (late Pat), Jean Funkhouser (late Jack), Thomas (late Evelyne), Reginald (late Gladys), Catherine Kaye (late Tom) and Priscilla (infant sister). Cherished grandmother of Amanda, Alix, Brandy, Andrew, Jessica, Katlan, Veronica, Destiny, Casey and Kira. Predeceased by her great granddaughter Ondrea. Elsie loved her Newfoundland family and will be missed by many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, relatives and friends. She dedicated her life to family and to community service. The family will receive relatives and friends at the COOPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, 222 Lasalle Blvd, Sudbury on Saturday, May 3rd 2014 from 1 to 3 p.m. A funeral service will follow at 3 p.m. in the funeral home chapel, Sudbury. As expressions of sympathy, donations (by cheque only) to Maison Vale Hospice are appreciated.

For more information about this obituary visit http://www.cooperativefuneraire.ca.

HOOGERVORST (née Ivany): Lorraine “Lori”, of London

Posted by on May 17, 2014

Peacefully, with her family by her side, after a courageous battle with cancer at Parkwood Hospital, on Friday, May 16th, 2014, in her 83rd year. Beloved mother of Jacqie (Bill) Janes and Valerie Martin. Cherished Nan of Sean Martin, Kevin Martin (Maria Thrasyvoulou) and Jason (Kelly) Janes, and “G.G.” of Alana Janes. Dear sister of Alice Doroshenco, Ruby Wills and Herb (Hilda) Ivany. Lori will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews across Canada, especially in Newfoundland and Ontario. Predeceased by her husband Tony and brothers Wiss and Clar Ivany. Lori was born in St. John’s, Newfoundland, and came to Ontario in 1958. She was a long-time member of the Anglican Church wherever she lived: Lori lived a life of service to her family, her church and her community. A memorial service will be conducted at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Friday, May 23rd, 2014 at 3:00 p.m., with visitation one hour prior. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Lori are asked to consider the Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides. Online condolences may be made at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

For more information about this obituary visit http://www.westviewfuneralchapel.com.

Mowat, Farley McGill of Port Hope, Ontario

Posted by on May 8, 2014

Farley Mowat

Mowat, Farley McGill
Born in Belleville, Ontario on May 12th, 1921. Died May 6th, 2014 at The Northumberlad Hills Hospital, Cobourg, Ontario. Beloved husband and best friend of Claire (nee Wheeler) for 48 years. Cherished father of Sandy and his wife Kim of Palgrave, Ontario and David and his family of Calgary, Alberta. Loving grandfather of Justin Mowat of Palgrave and Courtney and, Mellissa Mowat of Calgary. Brother of Rosemary Mowat of Barrie, and John and his wife Dianne of Cobourg. Special uncle to Brian, Jeff, and Matthew Mowat. Predeceased by his parents Angus and Helen Mowat and by his first wife Frances Thornhill.
Farley Mowat was a member of the Order of Canada and the recipient of nine Honorary Doctorates. He was the author of 42 books, a writing career that spanned 63 years. His books are read around the world and have been translated into 26 languages. He will be greatly missed by his family and by many friends in many places.
A private family funeral will be held in Port Hope on a later date.
Donations in Farley’s memory may be made to any charity dedicated to helping animals or saving our environment.
Arrangements in care of the Ross Funeral Chapel.

 

For more information about this obituary visit http://www.rossfuneralchapel.com/.

MACLEOD, Alistair

Posted by on April 20, 2014

web_alistair_macleodAlistair MacLeod passed away peacefully, with his family at his side, on Easter Morning, April 20th, 2014. Born in North Battleford, Saskatchewan on July 20th,1935, he was the son of the late Alexander and Christena (MacLellan) MacLeod of Dunvegan, Nova Scotia. He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Anita, nee MacLellan, and six grateful children: Alexander (Crystal), Dartmouth, NS; Lewis (Meghan), Peterborough, ON; Kenneth, Windsor, ON; Marion, Chicago, Il, Daniel (Amy), Guelph, ON; and Andrew, Windsor, ON. He was the “most fun” and much-loved grandpa of Evelyn, John Robert and Frances, Hamish, Clementine, Matilda and Susannah, and Alistair and Joseph. He was pre-deceased by his infant son, Donald, and his sister, Marylin, Surrey, BC. Recognized as one of the world’s finest fiction writers, his stories have been translated into 17 languages and are treasured by readers around the globe. An Officer of the Order of Canada and a Fellow of the Royal Society, he was the first Canadian to win the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award for his 1999 novel, No Great Mischief. His short stories, deeply rooted in the experience and landscape of Cape Breton Island, are considered timeless masterpieces of the form. For more than 30 years, he was a dedicated and much-loved professor of literature and creative writing at the University of Windsor. Although his many achievements made him an internationally recognized figure, he remained throughout his life, a humble and peaceful man, and a quiet, but tireless supporter of others. A lover of family, friends, music, sports, culture, history and fun, Alistair loved a good joke and never missed an opportunity to celebrate life’s gifts. He enriched the lives of all who knew him and though his passing creates a void that will never be filled, his example and his memory are gifts of immeasurable value that will never be forgotten. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Holy Name of Mary Conference, Saint Vincent de Paul Society or The Saint Margaret of Scotland Cemetery Fund. Visitation will be held Monday 7-9pm and Tuesday 2-5pm & 7-9pm at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Visitation will continue and a Funeral Mass will be celebrated at his beloved Saint Margaret of Scotland Church, Broad Cove, Cape Breton. A Memorial Mass will be held at a later date at Our Lady of Assumption Church in Windsor, Ontario. Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

“All of us are better when we’re loved.”

For more information about this obituary visit http://www.FamiliesFirst.ca/.