MEYER, Robert John “Bob” formerly of Teeswater

Posted by on March 27, 2017

Robert John “Bob” Meyer formerly of Teeswater at Brucelea Haven, Walkerton, surrounded by family, on Sunday, March 26th, 2017, at the age of 84.

Beloved husband of Joan Meyer (née Kuntz) of Teeswater.

Dear father of Judy Gowland (Jim) of Culross Township, Nancy Walters (Mark) of Strathroy, Larry Meyer (Michelle) of Teeswater and Tim Meyer (Deb) of Culross Township.

Sadly missed by his grandchildren, Jamie Gowland (Marcie), Jake Gowland (Alley), Andrea Cordes (Josh), Tiara Gowland (Mark), Holly Hanna (Matt), Shannon Schiestel (Rob), Tori Walters (Steve), Jordine Meyer (Andrew), Nash and Tanner Meyer and Craig and Alli Meyer and 5 great-grandchildren, Becksen, Cameron, Dawson, Leo and Natalie.

Fondly remembered by siblings, Jim Meyer (Anna) of Toronto, Louise Ormond of Hamilton and brother-in-law Ed Klick of Burlington.

Also survived by members of the Kuntz family and many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by his parents, Lawrence and Antionette (née Schefter) Meyer, sister Helen Klick and brother-in-law Jack Ormond.

Visitation will be held at the Tiffin Funeral Home, Teeswater on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., with Knights of Columbus Service at 8:45 p.m. followed by Vigil Prayers at 9:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial Mass will be celebrated from Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Teeswater on Friday, March 31st, 2017 at 11:00 a.m., with Reverend Father Michael Anderson as celebrant.

Spring interment Sacred Heart Cemetery.

Memorial donations to Sacred Heart Church Building Fund, Wingham & District Hospital Foundation or Teeswater Culross Firefighters’ Association would be appreciated by family as expressions of sympathy.

Portrait and memorial online at www.tiffinfuneralhome.ca.

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SCHNEIDER, Trevor of Mildmay

Posted by on March 27, 2017

Trevor Schneider of Mildmay, passed away with family by his side, at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Walkerton on Saturday, March 25th, 2017 at the age of 47.

Beloved husband and best friend of Jennifer Schneider (née Haelzle).

Loving father of Derek and Amber Schneider.

Cherished son of Gary and Carol Schneider.

Missed by his siblings, Tracy Williams (John), Marcia McGilveary (Steve) and Colin Schneider (Carolyn).

Fondly remembered by his father and mother-in law Bob and Judy Haelzle, sisters-in-law Sherry Weiler (Al), Brenda Haelzle and brother-in-law Rob Haelzle.

Dear uncle of Cody, Taylor, Chloe, Madeline, Kyla, Dustyn, Karina, Jevan, Karlee, Paige and Perle

Sharing in this loss are Trevor’s many aunts, uncles, cousins, neighbours, friends and fellow firefighters.

Predeceased by his grandparents, Harvey and Audrey Dahms and Bill and Reba Schneider.

Trevor was a proud member of the Mildmay Carrick Firefighters for 25 years.

Visitation will take place at the Mildmay Carrick Recreation Complex on Wednesday from 1:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. The funeral service to celebrate Trevor’s life will be conducted from the Mildmay Carrick Recreation Complex on Thursday, March 30th, 2017 at 1:00 p.m., with Pastors Ed Bastian and Elina Salonen officiating.

Reception to follow.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Brain Tumor Foundation of Canada or the Mildmay Carrick Firefighters’ Association (cheques payable to the Municipality of South Bruce) would be appreciated by the family.

Portrait and memorial online at www.tiffinfuneralhome.ca.

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HOMORODEAN: Nick of Strathroy, Ontario

Posted by on March 25, 2017

Nick (Nicolae) Homorodean has left his earthly home to join his Father in Heaven on Saturday, March 25th in the year of our Lord, 2017 at the age of 89, of Strathroy, Ontario.  Nick was born at Ford City, Windsor, Ontario and came to Strathroy at the age of 7.  He had a sister Mary and a brother Cornell.  Nick’s father had a shoe repair shop and at the age of 19 his father needed Nick to come and work.  Nick retired at 75.  He served the community for 56 years.  He attended the First Baptist Church, Strathroy, taught a class of boys, was Sunday School Superintendent, was a member of the Men’s Fellowship Breakfast Group and also a deacon for many years.  Nick married Lillie McDonald on September 20th, 1950 and they had a family of 5.  Peter, Holly, Sandra, Andy and Donna.

We lived at 80 Thomas Street, Strathroy for 66 years.  Nick attended Strathroy District School until grade 11.  Nick played hockey with the first Rocket Hockey Team in Strathroy.

Lovingly remembered by his wife Lillie (McDonald), his children Peter, Holly (Bryan) Barclay, Sandra (Jeff) McKinnon, Andy, Donna Wilton (Glyn Knapman), his grandchildren Natacha, Tanya, Jevon, Taylor and Jayme and his great grandchildren Amber and Jevon Jr.  Survived by his brother Cornell (Isabel) and brother in law John A. McDonald (Karen).  Also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by his sister Mary McElwain (Rev. Bill).

Visitation will take place at DENNING’S OF STRATHROY on Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm where a funeral service will take on Thursday at 11 am.  Interment to follow at Strathroy cemetery.

If desired, memorial contributions to the Strathroy Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.

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BOWLES: Dianne Lynn (née Turner) of Blenheim

Posted by on March 25, 2017

At home, on Friday, March 24, 2017, Dianne Lynn Bowles (née Turner) passed away at the age of 65.  Beloved wife of Willy Bowles for nearly 50 years.  Cherished mother of Angie, Melissa, Nikki, Shawn and Sadie Bowles.  Loving grandmother of Wilson and Breanna Kauzen, Virginnia Baer, Gabriel, Leah and Jacob Gagne and Brennan, Kylie and late Wyatt Bowles.  Great-grandmother of Hunter, Sophiah and soon-to-be Luke.  Survived by her sister Dolores Daubs.  Also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.  Cremation has taken place with interment of ashes at a later date in Oakland Cemetery.  Donations in memory of Dianne may be made to the West Elgin Daffodil Society-Auxiliary Cancer, by cheque through the funeral home.  DENNING’S OF RODNEY (519-785-0810) entrusted with arrangements.  Condolences online at denning.ca

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BINGEMAN MOULE: Ruth (nee Shipp), of St. Thomas, Ontario.

Posted by on March 24, 2017

BINGEMAN MOULE, Ruth (nee Shipp), of St. Thomas, passed away peacefully at her residence, the Valleyview Home on Friday, March 24, 2017, in her 93rd year.  Beloved wife of the late John S. “Jack” Bingeman (1967) and the late Howard Moule (2002).  Dearly loved mother of Janice Bingeman Brown (Dr. Alan G. Brown) of Southport, NC.  Cherished grandmother of Christopher Brown (Ruth Steele) of Concord, CA, Colin Brown of Wilmington, NC, and Heather Hill (Michael) of Sterling, VA.  She was proud of her great grandchildren, Connar, Jenna and Nathan Brown of Concord, CA.  Dear sister of the late Jean Cookson.  Special aunt of Kelly Cookson (Barb) of Port Stanley, and Harry Cookson (Marg) of St. Thomas, as well as several other nieces and nephews.  Also fondly remembered by Kathy Weldon, her sons, Tyler, Kevin, and Jeremy Moule, and their families, and by dear friend, Millie Wolfe.  Born in St. Thomas, July 7, 1924, she was the daughter of the late H.A. “Harry” and Rosetta (nee West) Shipp.  Ruth formerly worked as a dental assistant for Dr. Daniel R. Nolan.  She was a member of New Vision Community Church, United Church of Canada.  While Ruth was a member of Grace United Church, St. Thomas, she taught Sunday school for many years and was a member of the Rainbow Unit.  She was a life member of the Order of the Eastern Star, being a member of Golden Acres Chapter #305, Shedden, and a former member of Central Star Chapter #57, St. Thomas. The funeral service will be held at the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Tuesday, March 28th at 11:00 a.m., followed by interment in Elmdale Memorial Park.  Public visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.  Memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the Canadian Cancer Society will be gratefully acknowledged.

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

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WEISHAR, Ralph – formerly of Teeswater

Posted by on March 23, 2017

Ralph Peter Weishar of Brucelea Haven, Walkerton, formerly of Teeswater and Culross Township, passed away with family by his side on Tuesday, March 21st, 2017, two days short of his 97th birthday.

Born in Carrick Township on March 23rd, 1920 to the late Andrew and Margaret (née Schumacher) Weishar.

Predeceased by his beloved wife Rose (née Reinhart) in 1989.

Father and father-in-law of Reg (deceased 1996) (Donna) of Teeswater, Andrew (Doris) of Gowanstown, Ted of Teeswater, Mary Lou Kretz of Listowel, Allan (MaryAnn) of Barrie, Anita Stothers (Ron) of Ayr, Ralph (deceased 2007) (Karen) of Stratford, Frank (Marlene) of Mildmay, Joe (Brenda) of Listowel, Merv (Brigitte) of Chatham, Dan (Liz) of Wroxeter, Jeanette (Paul) Wilke of Harrisburg Pennsylvania, Paul (Joanne) of Listowel, Karen Ruetz (Ed) of Hanover , Dave (Gail) of Teeswater, Gary (Joanne) of Bluevale, Steve of Durham, Ray (Cheryl) of Kitchener, and Darrel (Jan) of Teeswater.

Survived by 50 grandchildren, 60 great-grandchildren, 7 great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by two grandsons, Kenny Weishar and Dean Weishar, son–in-law Conrad Kretz, great-grandson Tyler Dietz, brother Ray Weishar and sister Mary Beninger (Frank).

Visitation will be held at the Tiffin Funeral Home, Teeswater on Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., with Vigil Prayers at 8:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated from Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Teeswater on Saturday, March 25th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m., with Reverend Father Michael Anderson as celebrant.

Spring interment Sacred Heart Cemetery.

PLEASE NO FLOWERS – as expressions of sympathy the family would like donations to these agencies who service the less fortunate in Grey and Bruce Counties.

Owen Sound and Area Family YMCA Strong Kids Campaign – Housing Support Program, or Food Banks in Walkerton or Wingham.

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Hopper: Robert Arthur of Strathroy and formerly of Dutton

Posted by on March 23, 2017

At University Hospital, London on Monday March 20, 2017. Robert Arthur Hopper of Strathroy and formerly of Dutton in his 90th year. Beloved husband of the late Elizabeth [Kennedy] [1996] Dear father of Jane [Glenn] Small of London, Richard Hopper of London, Patricia Hopper of Leamington. Loved grandfather of Heather Small [Devin], Kara Wydeven [Robert], Megan Small. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Arn Funeral Home 193 Shackleton St. Dutton on Friday March 24 from 1 p.m.to 2 p.m. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Private interment of ashes in Fairview Cemetery. Donations to the Parkinson Society or the Daffodil-Cancer would be appreciated. Email condolences arnfuneralhome@bellnet.ca

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McLEOD: Mrs. Betty (nee Cain), of St. Thomas, Ontario

Posted by on March 21, 2017

McLEOD, Betty (nee Cain), of St. Thomas, passed away at Middlesex Terrace, R.R.1, Delaware on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, in her 93rd year.  She was the beloved wife for 53 years to the late C. Ross McLeod (2008).  Dear aunt of Pat Collins (Joanne) of Okotoks, AB, Lee Ann Jennings (Wesley) of Brampton, Michael Zavitz (Christine) of Glencoe, Pat Zavitz (Kathy) of Melbourne, and Keith Zavitz (Annette) of Strathroy.  Also fondly remembered by several great nieces, great nephews, and cousins.  Betty was the sister of the late Virginia MacLauchlan, late Marjorie Collins, and the late Paul Cain.  Born in St. Thomas, April 5, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Beatrice (nee Singer) Cain.  Betty was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church, St. Thomas.  The funeral service will be held at the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Friday, March 24th at 11:00 a.m., followed by interment in Elmdale Memorial Park.  Public visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.  Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society will be gratefully acknowledged.

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TIDBALL: Brenda of Glencoe

Posted by on March 21, 2017

At University Campus of London Health Sciences Centre, on Sunday, March 19, 2017, after a valiant fight, surrounded by her family, Brenda Tidball of Glencoe passed away in her 68th year. Beloved wife of Wayne Tidball for 45 years. Dear mother of Becky (Rob) Cole and Jeffrey Tidball (Kathy Leitch). Proud mama of Tristan, Kailyn, Kylie and Chloe. Sister of Betty Sitzes (Barry), Carol Wilkins (John), Ron Bramley, (Kathy), Tom Bramley (Heather), Ed Bramley (Pam), Paul Bramley (Linda) and Susan Jackson and sister-in-law of Ken Tidball (JoAnne), late Barb Langs and Shirley Prior (Ron). Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends will be received at the Van Heck Funeral Home, 172 Symes Street, Glencoe on Wednesday evening from 6-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Thursday, March 23 at 11 a.m. Rev. Deb Dolbear-Van Bilsen officiating. Interment to follow at Kilmartin Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. www.vanheckfuneralhome.ca

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PERRY, John Alfred of Sarnia

PERRY, John Alfred – Peacefully and surrounded by his loving family at St. Joseph’s Hospice on March 20, 2017, JOHN ALFRED PERRY, age 86,  of Point Edward. He was predeceased by his loving wife Mae (2005), their son Johnny (1991), and his sister Dorothy Myers (2017). He was the beloved father of Tom and Bob and was also survived by his sister Margaret Winward and numerous nieces and nephews. He is the cherished grandfather of Jeff, Jaime, Andrea, Dayna and Johnny and great grandfather of Maisie. Cremation has taken place and at John’s request, there will be no funeral service or visitation. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Alzheimer Society or St. Joseph’s Hospice would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre of Sarnia. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family though http://www.djrobb.on.ca/

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Long: Mary Elizabeth of Iona

Posted by on March 20, 2017

Mary passed away peacefully on March 16, 2017 at her home in Iona surrounded by family. She is survived by her husband Willard of 62 years. Children Charles (Suzanne) of Iona Station, Elizabeth (Alan) of Welland and Patricia (Nigel) of Thornhill. Also 7 Grand children and 2 Great Grand children and her brother Charlie (Edith) Shelton of Folden’s Corners. Predeceased by her parents Fred and Beth Shelton and her brother Roger (Joan) of Pasadena. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be at Arn Funeral Home 193 Shackleton St. Dutton 519-762-2416 on Saturday, March 25, 2017 from 2-4 p.m.
There will be no funeral service. Private burial later. Anyone wishing to support a charity please consider the Canadian Lung Association, www.lung.ca. If making donations at the funeral home please be aware they accept cheques only.

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FISCHER: Patricia Loreena, of West Lorne

Posted by on March 20, 2017

Peacefully, on Sunday, March 19, 2017, at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, Patricia Fischer passed away at the age of 76.  She will be remembered by her spouse, Eugene Bright and his children; Paula McMillan and Melony Bright.  Cherished by 6 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.  Patricia will be remembered for her gentle and loving personality and will be sorely missed.  Relatives and friends will be received at DENNING’S OF WEST LORNE, 202 Main Street, West Lorne (519-785-0810) on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 from 1 p.m. until the time of Funeral Service at 2 p.m.  Cremation to follow.  The family wishes to acknowledge the medical team at St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital for the care they have shown to Patricia.  Memorial donations may be made, payable by cheque, to the MS Society of Canada.

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SETHI: Ratna, of Glencoe

Posted by on March 20, 2017

Peacefully, surrounded by her loving family and friends, on Saturday, March 18, 2017, at Four Counties Health Services, Ratna Sethi, passed away at the age of 83.  Predeceased by her beloved husband Paul (1991).  She will be forever cherished and remembered by her daughter, Sony of Glencoe, and son, Ranjeev and his wife Mayuri of Burlington.  She will be missed by members of her extended family near and far.  Ratna was a strong, loving and caring lady and a role model to all who knew her.  In keeping with her wishes, her body has been donated to science.  A Memorial Service will be held at DENNING’S OF RODNEY, 212 Furnival Road, Rodney (519-785-0810) on Saturday, March 25, 2017 commencing at 11 a.m.  A time of reception will follow.  The family wishes to thank the entire staff at Four Counties Health Services for providing a warm and comforting environment and for their kindness and care shown to Ratna during her time at the hospital.  Donations in memory of Ratna may be made, payable by cheque, to Heart and Stroke Foundation, or The Caring Cupboard, Rodney.

 

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MILLS: Mrs. Phyllis (nee Grantham), of St. Thomas, Ontario

Posted by on March 17, 2017

MILLS, Mrs. Phyllis (nee Grantham), a lifelong resident of St. Thomas, passed away at her residence, Caressant Care on Bonnie Place, St. Thomas on Thursday, March 16, 2017.  Beloved wife of the late Howard S. Mills (2014). Mother of the late Brian Mills (2015) (Heather of Williamsford), and the late Warren Mills (2010) (Cheryl of St. Thomas).  Phyllis was the sister of Ken Grantham (Bonnie) of St. Thomas, the late Vince Grantham (late Evelyn) and the late Eric Grantham (late Pam).  Also survived by several nieces and nephews.  Born in St. Thomas, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and May (nee Bassett) Grantham.  In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place and her cremated remains will be interred privately in South Park Cemetery.  There will be no public visitation or service.  If so desired, memorial donations to the charity of one’s choice will be appreciated.  Arrangements entrusted to the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160). 

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ROYAL, Marielle of Point Edward

ROYAL  MARIELLE – Marielle Royal, age 71 of Sarnia, peacefully passed away on Wednesday March 15, 2017 at the St. Joseph’s Hospice. She was born to the late Albert Gendron and Lilianne Gendron on June 5, 1945 and will be joining them along with her late best friend Larry Cunningham and late husband Tom Royal. Marielle was a dedicated member of the Sarnia Golf and Curling Club for many years where she made many lifelong friends. Marielle also spent most of her adult life as a member of the Blue Mountain Ski club and not only enjoyed but excelled in playing cards. Family and close friends were Marielle’s passion and delight. She will be missed by all. Marielle leaves behind her children Laurie, Alan and Heather Cunningham, grandchildren Lynn and Jennifer Brownlee and Mitchell and Spencer Cunningham, great grandchildren Jesse Brownlee, Kaydence Perkins, Kodee and Landon Brownlee. Marielle is also survived by many cherished lifelong friends. A private family service has taken place at Marielle’s wishes, with a memorial for friends to be held at a later date. The family wishes to thank all of those who cared for her during her last illness. Donations may be made to the St. Joseph’s Hospice of Sarnia Lambton or to the Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements have been entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, Sarnia. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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INGRATTA: Brenda A., of Vancouver, B.C., formerly of Aldborough Twp.

Posted by on March 16, 2017

February 15, 1957 – February 20, 2017

Brenda was born the twin daughter of now deceased parents Jim and Irene Ingratta, homestead farmers from Middle Street (Thomson Line) near Rodney, Ontario.  She joined her siblings John, Amy, Marie and twin sister Barbara, living on the farm until graduating with a Master’s Degree in English Language and Literature.

Brenda went west in pursuit of joining the working world, where she formed a network of lasting friendships. But Vancouver, British Columbia became her home after meeting an exceptional person, Diana Bouvier, who was the love of her life.  Brenda was an affectionate friend to Diana’s children, Jesse (Andrea) and Jen (Curtis) and an adoring grandmother to Owen, Sam and Luke, who never tired of singing songs with her.

Brenda faced life’s major challenges head on: cancer and multiple sclerosis.  She channelled her positive energy into remaining well as long as possible, until February 20th when, with her one true love Diana beside her, she passed gently and peacefully at St. James Cottage Hospice.

Brenda is survived by her Vancouver family and friends, who are holding a Gathering of Love on March 25th on the hospice grounds.

A Celebration of Life will commence at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 8th, 2017 at DENNING’S OF RODNEY, 212 Furnival Road, Rodney (519-785-0810).  Visitation will precede the Service from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.  A reception will follow at the Royal Canadian Legion in Rodney.  A private Interment will take place in St. Mary’s Cemetery, West Lorne.

Brenda will be lovingly remembered by her brother John (Donna), and sisters Amy, Marie Degraw (Don) and Barbara.  She will be fondly recalled by her nieces and nephews: Jim O’Connor (Louise), Gerry O’Connor, Angela Wootton (Bruce), Mary Catherine Stevenson (Russ), and Susie Puyda, as well as their collective children.  Brenda was predeceased by a dear niece, Joanne, in 1983.

If desired, in lieu of flowers, a donation by cheque to the Cancer Research Society or to the Canadian Multiple Sclerosis Society would be appreciated and can be left at the Denning Funeral Home.

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VERBEEK: Jenneke, of Bothwell, formerly of Wardsville

Posted by on March 15, 2017

Peacefully, at home in Bothwell, on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, Jenneke Verbeek passed away in her 90th year.  Predeceased by her beloved husband Peter Verbeek (1998).  She will be lovingly remembered by her children Ditte, Peter (Mary) and Jane (Gord).  Cherished grandmother of Jamey (Brianne), Jody (Joel), Tara (Jay), Greg (Joelle), David, Mary, Scott (Kelly) and Andrea (Chris).  Loving great-grandmother of Brayden, Hunter, Kiera, Olivia, Sophia, Jonah, Ashlyn, Dylan, Raighlyn, Sabine, Tristin, Amberly and Caleb.  Predeceased by her sister Gina Van der ster (2015).  Forever cherished by family members in Canada as well as in Holland.  Relatives and friends will be received for visitation at DENNING’S OF RODNEY, 212 Furnival Road, Rodney (519-785-0810) on Saturday, March 18, 2017 from 10 a.m. until 11:45 a.m.  A Service to honour her life will follow at 12 noon.  Interment in Evergreen Cemetery.  Memorial donations may be made, payable by cheque, to Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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ZAVITZ: Mary Catherine of Forest, Ontario

Posted by on March 12, 2017

At Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Saturday, March 11th, 2017. Mary Catherine Zavitz of Forest at the age of 71. Lovingly remembered by Dan Leggate, son Mike Zavitz, sister Pat Hopper (Paul), brother Jack Mathers (Julie) and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

A private family service will take place at a later date.

Arrangements entrusted to DENNING’S OF FOREST (519 786-2401). Share a memory at www.denning.ca

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DOLLIVER: Earl Hilton of Komoka, Ontario

Posted by on March 8, 2017

Dolliver: Earl Hilton

Peacefully passed away on Wednesday, March 8th, 2017 in Komoka, Ontario. Predeceased by his wife Norma (nee Castle) in 2005. He is survived by his two sons, Cecil Dolliver of St. Thomas, and Ron Dolliver (Janice) of Coldstream. Greatly missed by his grandchildren Jackie Dolliver (Max Fisher), of Petrolia, Tory Dolliver (Phillip Chuong) of Mississauga and Colleen Dolliver of Coldstream. Earl was born in Port Medway, Nova Scotia and enjoyed many visits back to his hometown and never forgot his roots. Per Earl’s request, there will be a private family funeral. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to your local food bank. Arrangements entrusted to DENNING’S OF STRATHROY (519 245-1023). Share a memory at www.denning.ca

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LONG, Ronald James of Sarnia

LONG, RONALD – At Bluewater Health on Tuesday, March, 7, 2017, Ronald James Long, age 59 of Sarnia passed away. He was the loving husband and companion of Mary MacColl, son of Selena Hurst and one of nine children. He was predeceased by his father James Long. Ron was a member of Boilermakers-Local #128 of Sarnia. Ron loved the outdoors; hunting, fishing and gardening. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Ron’s life will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #62 (286 Front St. N., Sarnia) on Saturday, March 11th, 2017 between the hours of 1:00 to 3:00 pm. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to Bluewater Health Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family. The family wishes to thank Dr. Crombeen and all the wonderful nurses on the palliative care floor. A special thanks to nurses Cassie and Sarah from C.C.A.C. and a heartfelt thank you to Mark and Fiona and family for their help during Ron’s illness. Arrangements have been entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, Sarnia. 

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BOSHART: Donna of Strathroy, Ontario and a member of the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation

Posted by on March 7, 2017

Donna Boshart nee Fisher (Zhiige Mesheken, Wawashkesh ndoodem)

Peacefully went home to creator, surrounded by her family, at sisters of St.Josephs Hospice, on Monday March 6th at the age of 63. Donna was a member of the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation the community of Strathroy. She was the beloved wife of Paul for 44 years, loving mother of Lindsay and Samantha (Wassnoode) and Grandma to Avery, Elyanna and Waabiigiizhigokwe; Dear daughter of Creatha and the late Delbert Fisher; Daughter in law of the late Barbara and Elmer Boshart; Sister of Darlene, Brenda (Danny), Wanda (John), Debbie, Delbert Jr and Mel (Barb); Sister-in-law of Marlene (Gord), the late Carl (Suzie), Norma, Janet (Basil), Doreen (Carl), the late Shirley, Linda, Ross (Valerie) and Mary Lou. Donna was also caregiver to children in need in the local community for 20 years .

Will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews and friends.

Cremation has take place.

Visitors will be received at DENNING’S OF STRATHROY from 7-9pm on Thursday March 9th, 2017 where a funeral service will take place Friday at 11am with

luncheon to follow at Royal Canadian Legion, 266 Metcalfe Street, Strathroy.

Donations to St. Josephs’s Hospice P.O. 1149 STN.B London, On N6A 929 would be appreciated. Share a memory at www.denning.ca 519 245-1023

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EWART: Mrs. Barbara (nee Towers), of St. Thomas, Ontario.

Posted by on March 1, 2017

EWART, Mrs. Barbara (nee Towers), of St. Thomas, passed away peacefully at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Tuesday, February 28, 2017, in her 83rd year.  Beloved wife for over 62 years to Robert J. Ewart.  Dearly loved mother of Brian Ewart (Sue) of London, and Jim Ewart (Joanne) of St. Thomas.  Cherished grandmother of Tyler Ewart (Crystal), Cory Ewart (Lauren), all of London, and Kyle Ewart (Meghan) of St. Thomas.  Barbara was proud of her 5 great grandchildren, Jassy, Raivyn, Tyson, Londyn, and Victoria.  Dear sister of Ken Towers (Lois) of St. Thomas.  Also fondly remembered by in-laws, Lloyd Campbell, and Donna Ewart, both of St. Thomas, as well as several nieces and nephews and their families.  Born in St. Thomas, December 22, 1934, she was the daughter of the late George and Rhoda (nee Pafford) Towers.  The funeral service will be held at the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Friday, March 3rd at 1:00 p.m., followed by interment in Elmdale Memorial Park.  Relatives and friends will be received at the funeral home on Thursday evening, March 2nd from 7:00-9:00 p.m. and one hour prior to the funeral service.  Flowers respectfully declined.  Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario will be gratefully acknowledged.  A special thank you to the nurses and staff on the 2nd floor and D Unit at the STEGH for the compassionate care provided to Barbara.

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

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Rieger: Mrs. Edna (nee White), of R.R.1, St. Thomas, formerly of R.R.1, Port Stanley, Ontario.

Posted by on March 1, 2017

RIEGER, Mrs. Edna (nee White), formerly of R.R.1, Port Stanley, passed away peacefully at her residence, the Elgin Manor, R.R.1, St. Thomas on Saturday, February 25, 2017, in her 100th year.  Beloved wife of the late Carl Rieger (1992).  Dearly loved mother of Ross Rieger (Carole), Blake Rieger (Carol), Ray Rieger (Linda), all of R.R.1, Port Stanley, and Sally Butcher (Michael) of London.  Cherished grandmother of Sandra, Steven, Brian, Craig, Tracy, Terri, Karen, and Samantha.  She was proud of her many great grandchildren.  Dear sister of Jean Eglin (late Paul) of Ohio, Max White (late Margaret) of R.R.7, St. Thomas, late James White (Sheila of Tillsonburg), late Maggie Adams (late Cecil), and the late (infant) Erma Pearline White.  Also survived by many nieces and nephews and their families.  Born on Pelee Island, ON, November 9, 1917, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Lillie (nee Feltz) White.  Edna came to R.R.1, Port Stanley from Pelee Island in 1953.  She was a member of the former Fingal United Church, and a former member of the Golden Age Club, Shedden.  A private family funeral service was held at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Tuesday, February 28th.  Private interment in Hunter Cemetery, Southwold Twp. at a later date.  Memorial donations to the charity of one’s choice will be gratefully acknowledged.

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DINNING: Sandra of Strathroy, Ontario

Posted by on February 28, 2017

Sandra Marlene Dinning: November 3, 1943 to February 27, 2017 

Born in Strathroy, Ontario to Gus and Adeline Dinning (née Huber), Sandra passed away peacefully due to pneumonia. She was 73.

She is survived by her partner Bill Lyons, and her six siblings: brothers Bob (Marge), Ron, and Jim (Pat), and her sisters Linda (Russ), Elma (Jim), and Verlyn.

Sandra was “Auntie Sandy” to ten nieces and nephews—Gregory, Christopher, Paul, Jessica, Erin, John, Sean, Bob Jr., Ron, and Rick—and also to their children: James, Liam, Olivia, Lexi, Hailey, Catherina, Sam, Chloe, Oliver, Abigail, and Benjamin.

She was the matriarch of a family who hosted Christmas dinners for her siblings and their kids for some 20 years. She never missed a birthday, or an opportunity to make a bawdy joke. Her laugh was contagious. Her spirit was magnanimous. They all loved her, not to mention her cabbage rolls, shrimp dip, and roast chicken dinners, and will miss her terribly.

Sandra loved to knit—the sweaters, socks, and blankets she crafted for her loved ones will be cherished—and to read. If she didn’t have her nose buried in a the latest Maeve Binchy novel, she was watching one of her favourite British television shows. For many years, she and Bill tended an enviable backyard garden whose bounty of cherry tomatoes, green beans, cucumbers, watermelon, and wild asparagus was always shared.

She worked at Northern Life, in London, Ontario for decades before finding meaningful employment at Joseph Kovacs Insurance Brokers in Strathroy, where she remained until her retirement. Sandra was also a member of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Strathroy.

Please join us in celebrating Sandy’s life on Friday, March 3 at DENNING’S OF STRATHROY (32 Metcalfe St. W, Strathroy, Ont.) from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. An additional visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Saturday with the funeral to follow.

Share a memory at www.denning.ca 519 245-1023

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your favourite charity. May we also ask that you embrace a family member tonight and tell them why you love them. And, if you can, watch The Nutty Professor, Christmas Vacation, Planes, Trains & Automobiles, or an episode of Coronation Street. 

Sandy would’ve liked that.

 

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DENNING: Bill Sr. of Strathroy, Ontario

Posted by on February 27, 2017

Peacefully at Strathmere Lodge, Strathroy on Sunday, February 26th, 2017. John William (Bill) Denning of Strathroy in his 88th year.   Dear husband of Doris Denning, nee Topping (2016) and father of Rick (Lynn) Denning, Randy (Becky) Denning and Gayle (Howie) Ramsay. Survived by 8 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, his brother Al (Helen) Denning and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his sister Norma Frizzle (2012).

Visitation will be held at DENNING’S OF STRATHROY on Thursday, March 2nd, 2017 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm where a funeral service will take place on Friday at 11 am. Interment Strathroy cemetery.

If desired, memorial contributions to the Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital Foundation or the Strathmere Lodge Auxiliary.

Share a memory at www.denning.ca 519 245-1023

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