BYWAY: Mrs. Phyllis (nee Johnson), of St. Thomas, Ontario.

Posted by on February 24, 2017

BYWAY, Mrs. Phyllis (nee Johnson), of St. Thomas, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Monday, February 20, 2017, in her 91st year.  Wife of the late Walter Byway (2012).  Mother of Linda Dowdall (late Robert) of St. Thomas, Nancy Byway of Edmonton, AB, Penny Byway of St. Thomas, John Byway (Erika) of Kanata, and the late David Byway (1987).  Sister of Edward Johnson (Mary) of Florida, late Walter Johnson (Joan of London), and the late Mary Beaurone.  Also survived by several grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews.  Born in London, ON, October 7, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Edna (nee Askew) Johnson.  She was a member of the 1945 London Shamrock Women’s basketball team that won the Ontario and Eastern Canadian Championship – a team now recognized in the London Sports Hall of Fame. She was also a retired stenographer with Consolidated Bathurst, St. Thomas and former member of Grace United Church, St. Thomas.  In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place, and there will be no public visitation or funeral service.  Phyllis’s cremated remains will be interred privately in St. George’s Cemetery, Hyde Park at a later date.  Memorial donations to the CNIB or the London Health Sciences Foundation re: London Regional Cancer Program will be gratefully acknowledged.  Arrangements entrusted to the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160). 

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KINSELLA: Richard F. J. “Dick”, of Port Stanley, Ontario

Posted by on February 20, 2017

KINSELLA, Richard F. J. “Dick”, of Port Stanley, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Sunday, February 19, 2017, in his 84th year.  Husband of the late Marguerite (nee Gloin) Kinsella (2004).  Brother of Margaret “Peggy” Fleischhacker of Humboldt, SK, late Cecile DeGraaf, and the late Robert “Bob” Kinsella.  Also remembered by sister-in-law, Lynda Cosens of St. Thomas, dear friend, Joan Schmidt of Vienna, as well as several nieces, nephews, and friends.  Born in London, ON, August 2, 1933, he was the son of the late Richard and Etta (nee Bondy) Kinsella.  Dick was a truck driver with Canadian Pacific Transport for 31 years.  He was a member of Last Post Branch #410, Royal Canadian Legion, Port Stanley.  In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place, and there will be no public visitation or funeral service.  Dick’s cremated remains will be interred privately in Union Cemetery at a later date.  Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario will be gratefully acknowledged.  Arrangements entrusted to the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160). 

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TANNER: Glenda A., of London, formerly of St. Thomas, Ontario

Posted by on February 19, 2017

TANNER, Glenda A., of London, formerly of St. Thomas, passed away at LHSC, Victoria Hospital on Friday, February 17, 2017, in her 77th year.  Dear sister of Robert D. Tanner of London.  Glenda is also survived by many cousins.  Born in St. Thomas, ON, June 2, 1940, she was the daughter of the late Glenn and Gladys (nee Hollingshead) Tanner.  Glenda was employed for over 37 years with Bell Canada.  She was a life member of the Bell Pioneers.  In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place, and there will be no public visitation or funeral service.  Glenda’s cremated remains will be interred privately in Elmdale Memorial Park, St. Thomas.  Memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the Canadian Cancer Society will be gratefully acknowledged.  Arrangements entrusted to the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160). 

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JOHNSTON: Shirley Genevieve

Posted by on February 15, 2017

Peacefully, on Tuesday, February 14, 2017, at Bobier Villa, Shirley Genevieve Johnston, formerly of Clachan, passed away at the age of 93.  Predeceased by her beloved husband Harold Ernest Johnston (1982).  Loving mother of Patricia Johnston of Vancouver, British Columbia, Linda (Terry) Buker of Salmon Arm, British Columbia, S. Jean Johnston of Glencoe and Cliff (Wanda) Johnston of Clachan.  Cherished grandmother of Jodi and Kim Buker, Craig Johnston and Matt (Antonia) Johnston.  Great-grandmother of Madison Johnston.  Shirley is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was the last surviving child of Herbert and Flora Lovell.  Predeceased by her siblings Elsie Campbell and Harry Lovell.  Relatives and friends will be received at DENNING’S OF RODNEY, 212 Furnival Road, Rodney (519-785-0810) on Saturday, February 18, 2017 from 11 a.m. until the Funeral Service at 1 p.m.  Interment in McLean Cemetery.  Donations in memory of Shirley may be made, payable by cheque, to Bobier Villa or a charity of choice.  Condolences online at denning.ca

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SCAFE: Margaret “Marg” Marion, of Rodney

Posted by on February 11, 2017

Margaret Marion Scafe (née Fairles), known as Marg, passed away peacefully on February 10, 2017, at her home in Caledonia Gardens with the supportive care of CCAC, VON Palliative Enhanced Care Team and the frequent visits from her much loved West Elgin Community Health Centre team.  Marg is predeceased by her parents Eva (née Gregory) and T.A. “Bert” Fairles, brothers Bob (Verna), Ernie (Georgina), daughter-in-law Patricia (Kelly) Scafe, sons Clare (2002) and Dave (2007).  She is survived by daughter-in-law Gerry and grandchildren Tracy (Nigel) Bradshaw and their children Mitch and Kaitlyn, Brian (Julie) Scafe, daughter-in-law Joy (Pete McBrayne) and Joy’s family.  Survived also by nieces Bev (late Bob) Padfield, Bruce (Brenda) Fairles, Pam (Roger) Greenwell.  Marg will be remembered by her late daughter-in-law, Pat and her family Barbara (Ed) East, Marilyn Johnston, Gary (Marlene) Brooks and family friend Roy Perovich.  Marg will also be missed by her long-time friend, Jean Wight.  Marg was a life long worker at the popular family grocery store in Rodney in the 60’s and 70’s, known as Fairles’s.  Marg, along with her brother Ernie, helped Bert make the store the success that it was.  A long-time employee, Jean White, also contributed to this success.  The family business would later carry on under the operation of Clare, Marg’s oldest son.  Marg always said “our passions are the key to our happiness”. Some of Marg’s passions included; learning and travelling, the game of baseball, in particular, the St. Louis Cardinals, and later, learning the game of curling by listening to it on T.V.  For the last twenty years, Marg was considered legally blind. Through her entire life, Marg was a fiercely independent woman. During the last thirteen years, she was able to be active with help from the West Lorne Transportation Network (Nancy Mott), in particular, Claire Champ, who was most recently Marg’s driver.  Because of this special service, Marg was able to attend Soup’s On and other community programs.  Living at Caledonia Gardens allowed Marg to remain independent by walking over to the Bobier Villa to participate in events such as the Adult Day Program and Diners Club.  Marg’s final wish was to remain in her home and this wish was supported through the care of West Elgin Community Health Centre’s Assisted Living Team and most recently, the enhanced palliative care team through C.C.A.C.-V.O.N. A heartfelt thank you to Dr. Kevin Mardell, Rick VanderHeide, Bill Nicholson, W.E.C.H.C. Assisted Living Team, C.C.A.C., V.O.N. Enhanced Palliative Care Team and Marg’s neighbours at Caledonia Gardens for their friendship over the years.  Marg’s final wish could not have been granted without each of you, thank you.  A Funeral Service to celebrate Marg’s life will be held at DENNING’S OF RODNEY, 212 Furnival Road, Rodney (519-785-0810) on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 commencing at 2 p.m.  Visitation will precede the Service from 12-2 p.m.  Interment in Rodney Cemetery.  In memory of Marg, donations may be made, payable by cheque, to W.E.C.H.C., V.O.N., Bobier Villa or a charity of choice.  Condolences online at denning.ca

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SALTER, Myrtle of Sarnia

Posted by on February 8, 2017

SALTER, MYRTLE – Sadly, on Sunday February 5, 2017 Madeline “Myrtle” (Scott) Salter passed away at her condo in Sarnia in her 104th year. Dear Mother of Richard Lucas (Ilderton) and his wife Christina Hogan, sister to Barbara Brennan (Sarnia). Dear Grandmother of Janet (Mike), Steven (Justyna), Michelle, Shawn, Marcie & Todd. She was a great-grandmother to several grandchildren and will be sadly missed by her nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her 1st husband James Wesley Lucas (1974) and her 2nd husband Wilfred  Douglas Salter (2008), her son Robert Wesley Lucas (2014), sisters Beryl Sutherland (1981), Lucy Wicks (2013) and brothers Stanley Scott (1998) Richard Scott (1927). Myrtle was born July 4, 1913 in Melita Manitoba. She gathered many friends over the years. She was well read and travelled to many different places. She was witty, smart and loved her bridge nights and talked often about her volunteer time with the Red Cross. As of late she enjoyed doing the daily Observer crossword puzzle, her Tim Hortons coffee time with her sister Barbara, her weekly visits with her son Richard and Sunday drives with grandnieces Carol and Lisa. Funeral Services will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Saturday, February 10th at 11:00 am. Visitation will begin prior to the service at 10:00 am. Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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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, and the details will be announced at a later date in the summer.  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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JOHNSTON: John Wallace “Wally”, of London, formerly of Port Stanley, Ontario.

Posted by on February 7, 2017

JOHNSTON: John Wallace “Wally”, of London, formerly of Port Stanley, passed away at LHSC, Victoria Hospital on Wednesday, February 1, 2017, in his 80th year.  Loving partner of the late Frances M. Wilson Temple (2011).  Dear step-father of Elizabeth Crandall (Joe), David Temple (Laura), Brenda Parsons (Dave), all of London, Pamela Temple of Chatham, and Bonnie Josten (John) of Lyons.  Cherished brother of Sharon Johnson (Carl) of Sarnia.  Special friend of  Bill, Marie, and Moe.  Also lovingly remembered by many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews (especially by Sherry Crandall).  Born in Sarnia, ON, September 15, 1937, he was the son of the late John and Florence (nee Ryckman) Johnston.  Wally was a retired fisherman for Ryersee Fisheries, Port Dover, and a former driver for the Port Stanley Cab Company.  He was a member of the Last Post Branch #410, Royal Canadian Legion, Port Stanley for 39 years, where he was also a former bar steward.  Wally was a proud volunteer with the Port Stanley OPP.  In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial service to celebrate Wally’s life will be held at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Friday, February 10th at 1:30 p.m.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family from 12:30 p.m. until the service time. Interment in Elmdale Memorial Park.  Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Canadian Liver Foundation gratefully acknowledged.

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SIZE: Raymond K. “Ray” of London, formerly of St. Thomas, Ontario.

Posted by on February 3, 2017

SIZE, Raymond K. “Ray”, formerly of St. Thomas, passed away peacefully at Parkwood Institute, London on Thursday, February 2, 2017, in his 95th year.  He was the brother of the late Ruth Millard (late Harold).  Uncle of Don Millard (Glenda) of St. Thomas, and Marilyn Ralf (Joe Mattingley) of Point Edward.  Also survived by several great nieces and great nephews and their families.  Born in St. Thomas, ON, December 20, 1922, he was the son of the late Orlof Size and the late Alice (nee LeCourtois) Stone.  During the Second World War, Ray served overseas with the Canadian Army.  He was an adherent of the Community of Christ, St. Thomas.  Relatives and friends will be received on Monday evening, February 6th from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) where the funeral service will be held on Tuesday, February 7th at 11:00 a.m.  Interment in Elmdale Memorial Park.  Memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the Canadian Cancer Society will be gratefully acknowledged.

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MARTIN: Bertha Jean, of Newbury, formerly of Rodney

Posted by on February 2, 2017

At Four Counties Health Services, Newbury, on Monday, January 30, 2017, Bertha Jean Martin (née Campbell) of Newbury and formerly of Rodney, passed away at the age of 88.  Beloved wife and best friend of the late John William Martin (2000).  Loving mother of Patricia McLeod and her husband Ronald of Pike Bay and Buckhorn, and Karen Martin of Ottawa.  Cherished grandmother of Sarah McLeod Kramer (Rene), James McLeod (Meaghan), Nicholas Jonathon McLeod and Elizabeth McLeod (Mark), Amaya Martin-Cannon and Kira Martin-Cannon (Duncan).  Cherished great-grandmother of Colin, Anna, Braden, Belle, Margaret, Logan, and Keaton. Survived by nieces, Anne Campbell and Jeannette Willer (Giles) and nephews Don Campbell and Marvin Giles and special cousin Frances Waite (Campbell).  Lovingly remembered by her great nephews. Predeceased by parents, Dugald and Jessie (Kay) Campbell, a very special mentor Harriet J. Campbell, and her brother, Reverend Dr. D. Glenn Campbell and his wife Marion Campbell (Paterson).  Bertha was a long time member of St. John’s Presbyterian Church, Rodney.  Relatives and friends will be received at DENNING’S OF RODNEY, 212 Furnival Road, Rodney (519-785-0810), on Friday, February 3rd from 7-9 p.m. where the Funeral Service will commence at 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 4, 2017.  Visitation will precede the Service for one hour.  Interment in Rodney Cemetery.  Donations in memory of Bertha may be made, payable by cheque, to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Canadian Cancer Society or Four Counties Health Services Foundation.  Condolences online at www.denning.ca

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PEDERSEN: Sigrid (nee Ernstsen) of St. Thomas, Ontario, formerly of Port Talbot and Union

Posted by on January 31, 2017

PEDERSEN, Sigrid (nee Ernstsen), passed away peacefully at her residence, the Valleyview Home, St. Thomas on Sunday, January 29, 2017, in her 96th year.  Beloved wife of 63 years to the late Paul Pedersen (Apr. 22, 2006).  Dearly loved mother of  Ebba Betts (Ken) of St. Thomas, Roy Pedersen (Dorothy) of Port Stanley, John Pedersen (Amy) of North Plains, Oregon, and the late Grethe Begley.  Cherished grandmother of Cheryl, Michael, Dennis, Timothy, Jennifer, Elizabeth and Anna, and great grandmother of Hayley, Jesse, Kiarra, Matthew, Brooke, Ella and Ben.  In addition to her husband and daughter, Sigrid was predeceased by six brothers (all in Denmark), as well as a step-grandson, Troy.  Born in Nimtofte, Denmark, September 20, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Jens and Kirstine (nee Andersen) Ernstsen. Sigrid and Paul came to Canada in 1949.  They farmed together, residing at Port Talbot from 1956-1990, after which they moved to Union, and then to St. Thomas in 1999.  Sigrid had been under the loving and capable care of the staff at the Valleyview Home (CP Place) since 2012.  She was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church, St. Thomas and a former member of St. Ansgar Lutheran Church, London.  The funeral and committal service will be held at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Wednesday, February 1st at 11:00 a.m.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family one hour prior to the service.  Interment will be made privately at a later date in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Tyrconnell.  Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society or the charity of one’s choice will be gratefully acknowledged.

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MacDONALD: Patricia of Ilderton, Ontario

Posted by on January 27, 2017

After a brief illness, at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Friday, January 27th, 2017.  Patricia Mary “Pat” MacDonald of Ilderton at the age 81.  Lovingly remembered by her husband Ian.  Pat was a longtime breeder of Irish Terriers.

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WINN: Margaret Isabel, of Rodney

Posted by on January 23, 2017

Peacefully, on Sunday, January 22, 2017, at Beattie Manor, Margaret Winn, of Rodney, passed away at the age of 90.  Loving mother of Carol Staddon and her husband Richard of Rodney, Gary Winn of Bothwell and Darryl Winn of St. Thomas.  Loving grandmother of Carla Staddon (Gary), Tristan Staddon (Johanna), Matt Winn (Sky) and Chris Winn.  Cherished great-grandmother of Zachary Staddon, Sadie Staddon, Nova Winn and Phoenix Winn.  Survived also by nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by her husband Carl Winn (2008).  Relatives and friends will be received one hour prior to the Funeral Service which will commence at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at DENNING’S OF RODNEY, 212 Furnival Road, Rodney (519-785-0810).  Interment in Rodney Cemetery.  Donations in memory of Margaret may be made, payable by cheque, to West Elgin Daffodil Society-Auxiliary Cancer or Heart and Stroke Foundation.  Share a memory at www.denning.ca

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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 www.djrobb.on.ca

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SILVERTHORNE: Walter Richard “Dick” of London

Posted by on January 18, 2017

Passed peacefully at University Hospital in London on Wednesday January 18, 2017. Loving husband to Joyce for 54 years. Dear father of Kellie Butler (husband Ben) and Chris Silverthorne (wife Ann). Cherished grandfather of Laura, Cheryl, Sara Silverthorne and Stephanie Byerson Butler and great-grandfather to Weston. Visitation will take place on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., when a Funeral Service will begin, all at FLAMBOROUGH BAPTIST CHURCH, 41 Concession 5 East, Waterdown. Cremation to follow.

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FOWLER, Roy Donald, of St. Thomas, Ontario

Posted by on January 17, 2017

FOWLER, Roy Donald, 63, of St. Thomas, ON, passed away at home on Monday, January 16, 2017.  Roy was born on February 21, 1953 in Simcoe, ON.  He was predeceased by his parents Donald (2015) and Bernice (2001), and is lovingly remembered by his sister Anne and her husband Robert Neill.  Roy was a devoted uncle to his nephews, Christopher Neill (Christina) and Todd Neill (Andrea), and loved spending time with his great nephews and nieces who will miss him dearly.  He is also fondly remembered by several cousins and the entire Neill family.  Roy was a graduate of Arthur Voaden Secondary School, and a lifelong resident of St. Thomas.  He enjoyed a career working for Emerson Network Power (formerly Reliance Telecommunications) for more than thirty years.  He leaves behind many friends in the community.  Roy’s idea of a perfect day was lunch at Ted’s Place, sunny weather, and nothing but his motorcycle and the open road to Port Bruce and back.  Roy will always be remembered for his wonderful laugh, and even though he is no longer with us, we are comforted that he is at peace now.  In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place, and private interment will be made in the St. Thomas Cemetery, West Ave.  A service to celebrate Roy’s life will be held at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Friday, January 20th at 11:00 a.m.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family one hour prior.  Flowers respectfully declined.  If so desired, memorial donations to the Parkinson Society Southwestern Ontario or the Canadian Mental Health Association (Elgin Branch) will be gratefully acknowledged.

“What we have once enjoyed, we can never lose.  All that we love deeply becomes part of us.”  Helen Keller

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VOJIN: Helen Theresa, of West Lorne

Posted by on January 15, 2017

With broken hearts we announce the passing of our loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother, Helen Vojin (nee Kairns) on January 14, 2017.  Predeceased by her loving husband Michael Vojin (1993) and parents Frank and Mary Kairns.  Loving mother of Michael Jr. and his wife Martha of West Lorne, Patrick and his wife Janis of West Lorne, Karen of London, Pamela and her husband Bill Nicholson of West Lorne and Colleen and her husband Ward Lashbrook of Strathroy.  Grandmother of Darin (Wendy), Mandy (Dave), Jim (Tracey), Jason (Rachel), John, Chris, Nick, Janessa (Patrick) and Brett (Abby).  Great grandmother of Carlie, Jacob, Jackson, Eliza, Wesley, Simon, Emmalyn, Erica and Joel.  Dear sister-in-law and friend of Lucretia Bury, Elena Fox and Frances Szabo.  Predeceased by sister-in-law Ana and brother-in-law Alex.  Dear sister of Wanda Crowley of London, Ida and Norm Haines of Ingersoll, Marie Trudell of London and Fran Pfeiffer of West Lorne.  She enjoyed her fellowship with her brothers and sisters of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Rodney.  Helen and her husband Michael were loving foster parents to many children over the years.  Relatives and friends will be received on Tuesday, January 17th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at DENNING’S OF WEST LORNE, 202 Main Street, West Lorne (519-785-0810) where the Funeral Service will commence at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, January 18, 2017.  Interment in Gillies Cemetery.  Donations in memory of Helen may be made, payable by cheque, to the Humane Society, Children’s Aid Society or a charity of choice.  Share a memory online at denning.ca.

“Our Mom will always be cherished in our hearts”

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BRADT: Mrs. Jean (nee Vickery), of St. Thomas, Ontario.

Posted by on January 12, 2017

BRADT, Mrs. Jean (nee Vickery), of St. Thomas, passed away surrounded by family at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Wednesday, January 11, 2017, in her 72nd year.  Beloved wife of the late Robert J. Bradt (1984).  Dearly loved mother of Rick Bradt (Cathy) of Halifax, NS, Brian Bradt (Gislaine) of Ottawa, ON, David Bradt (Brian) of Victoria, BC, and Tammy Miles (Ken) of Lake Providence, LA.  Proud grandmother of Emily, Kaylin, Cameron, and Taylor.  Dear sister of James Vickery of Thunder Bay.  Dear sister-in-law of Charlene (nee Bradt) and Morley Doan of Port Dover.  Also fondly remembered by cousin, Jeannette Fulton (Jim) of St. Thomas, several nieces and nephews, as well as her good friend and neighbour, Michelle.  Jean was born in Port Alice, BC on December 29, 1945.  She was the daughter of the late David Vickery and the late Angela (nee Houghton) Andrews.  In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place.  A celebration of Jean’s life will be held at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Saturday, January 14th at 2:00 p.m.  Relatives and friends will be received one hour prior to the service.  Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society will be gratefully acknowledged.  The family would like to express their gratitude to the doctors, nurses and staff at the STEGH (4th floor) and at the London Regional Cancer Program.

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DESLAURIERS: Réjean C. “Reg”, of St. Thomas, Ontario

Posted by on January 12, 2017

DESLAURIERS, Réjean C. “Reg”, of St. Thomas, passed away at LHSC, Victoria Hospital on Monday, January 9, 2017, in his 60th year.  Beloved husband of Wilma (nee Lister) Deslauriers.  Dearly loved father of Chantal and Céline Deslauriers, both of St. Thomas.  Reg was helping his wife Wilma raise their cherished grandchildren, Kyle and Amber Lister.  He was predeceased by his step-son Winston Lister (2014) and by his step-daughter-in-law, Danielle Kowalenko (2009).  Born in Kapuskasing, ON, May 16, 1957, he was the son of the late Pierre-Rodolphe and Bernadette (nee Drouin) Deslauriers.  After nearly 8 years of keeping his Multiple Myeloma under control, he succumbed to the rare Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy (PML) within 3 months.  Reg was a skilled person with many professions including fighting forest fires in Northern Ontario, and working as an accomplished internationally licensed millwright at Tomato Co-op, Spruce Falls Mill, Cuddy Farms and GKN Sinter Metals.  He was an avid Montreal Canadiens fan and also enjoyed woodworking, gardening and restoring Jeeps.  Reg was adored by his many pets throughout the years. The funeral service will be held at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Monday, January 16th, 2017 at 1:30 p.m.  Interment in Elmdale Memorial Park.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family on Sunday evening, January 15th from 6:00-9:00 p.m.  Memorial donations may be made to Myeloma Canada or an animal charity of your choice.

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VITEZ: Tony of Strathroy, Ontario

Posted by on January 10, 2017

At Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Monday, January 9th, 2017.  Tony Vitez of Strathroy at the age of 72.  Lovingly remembered by his wife Marcelle (Ysebeart) Vitez and his children Agnes Watt, Marcella McKee (Andy), Paul (Cari) Vitez and Mike (Sara) Vitez.  Dear grandpa to Fred, Anthony, Justin, Josh, Summer, Bill and Jim.

Dear brother of Rose Woodall (Gary Zimmerman), Peter Vitez (Ann), Katie Iggulden (Mark) and Ella Young (Fred).

Visitation will be held at DENNING’S OF STRATHROY on Friday, January 13th, 2017 from 5 – 9 pm.  Funeral Mass will take place at All Saints Catholic Church on Saturday at 11 am.  Interment at All Saints cemetery.

If desired, memorial contributions to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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Chamberlain: Carl Edward of Shedden

Posted by on January 10, 2017

Carl Edward Chamberlain, previously of Shedden, born June 26, 1927, passed away peacefully in his 90th year while surrounded by his family at the Bobier Villa on Monday January 9, 2017. Son of the late Roy and Lena [Mifflin] Chamberlain. He is survived by his wife of 63 years and best friend Kathleen [Firby], and his 5 children and their families; Debra [Dan] Logghe, and their children Karey [Jen], Jamie and Bryce; Patricia Stannard, and her children Beverly [Neal], Kimberly and Valerie; Karen Olmstead and her children Joe and Jeff; David [Catherine] and their children Charlotte, Marshall and McKenzie; Paul [Terri] and their children Douglas, Aidan and Ellie. He is also survived by a great granddaughter Makayla Lynn Logghe, his sister Jean [Ralph] Palmer, a very special niece Marilee [Steve] Annett, and other numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by infant twin children Douglas Allen and Judy Marie [1953], his brothers Clayton and Murray and his sister Dora McArthur. Carl farmed with his brother Clayton for 10 years, with Hugh Carroll in Cowal for 13 years,and was the meat-cutter at Palmer’s Red & White Supermarket for 27 years. He volunteered for the Shedden Community Centre, The Christmas Shoppe, VON, Meals on Wheels, and also proudly volunteered for 35 years with the Southwold Township Volunteer Fire Department. He was an active member of Bethany United Church until its closure and then Talbotville United Church. In lieu of flowers, the family would greatly appreciate donations to the Bobier Villa, Talbotville United Church or the Alzheimer Society. Special thanks to the staff of the Bobier Villa who provided tireless, supportive and compassionate care to Carl in the last year. Friends and family will be received at the Arn Funeral Home 193 Shackleton St Dutton 519-762-2416 on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 where the funeral service will be held on Saturday January 14th at 11:00 a.m. Interment in McIntyre Cemetery. Email condolences arnfuneralhome@bellnet.ca

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McTavish: Kathleen Grace of Dutton

Posted by on January 6, 2017

Peacefully at Extendicare, Port Stanley on Thursday January 5 2017. Kathleen Grace McTavish of Dutton in her 80th year. Beloved wife of Donald McTavish. Daughter of the late William Howard Armstrong and Mildred Grace Burnett. The last of four children William Burnett Armstrong [2006], Nancy McCrory [2016], Patricia Armstrong [2016]. Dear mother of David McTavish of Dutton, Dianne and Don Lyons of St. Thomas, Christine McTavish of Alberta, Tom and Janice McTavish of Fingal. Loved grandmother of Ryan, Justin, Melany, Kayley, Kyle, Aaron, Rochelle, Kelsey, Tyler and great grandmother of Trystan, Lily, Owen and Callie. Sister-in-Law of Margaret [late Donald] Carroll, Duncan and Eileen McTavish, Marion Armstrong. Also survived by her nieces and nephews. A special thanks to the staff of Extendicare for the care Kathy received. Relatives and friends will be received at the Arn Funeral Home 193 Shackleton St. Dutton 519-762-2416 Sunday 2-4 & 7-9 where the funeral service will be held on Monday January 9 2017 at 11 a.m. Cremation with interment of ashes in Cowal-McBride Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations to the Parkinson Foundation would be appreciated. Email condolences arnfuneralhome@bellnet.ca

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PEVEC, Linda of Sarnia

LINDA PEVEC; 1953 – 2016 – Peacefully surrounded by her family at Bluewater Health Palliative Care Unit on Saturday, December 31, 2016, Linda passed away peacefully at the age of 63. She was the beloved wife of Michael for 43 years and proud mother of Michael (Crystal) and Peter (Antonella). She was the grandmother of Robert, Luka, Ashton and Seth. She was predeceased by her parents Victor and Margery Schmitt of Kitchener. Linda worked for 30 years as a PSW and loved gardening, her cats, driving her Mustang and Jazz music. Special thanks to all involved with Linda’s care. Cremation has taken place. There will be no services as requested by Linda. Donations can be made to ALS or the Sarnia Humane Society. Arrangements are entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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MacVICAR: William D. “Bill”, of St. Thomas, Ontario

Posted by on January 1, 2017

MacVICAR, William D. “Bill”, of St. Thomas, passed away at Extendicare, Port Stanley on Saturday, December 31, 2016, in his 87th year.  Beloved husband of Margaret (nee Thompson) MacVicar.  Father of Jim MacVicar (Nancy) of Devon, AB, Steven MacVicar of Bracebridge, Bill MacVicar, Linda Neil, both of St. Thomas, Kevin Baker (Karen) of Peterborough, Mark Baker (Wendy), and Lisa Walker (Wayne), all of St. Thomas.  Also survived by 10 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild, and sisters-in-law, Julie Thompson of St. Thomas, Vivian Anger of Belmont, and Dorothy Beattie of Aylmer.  Born in Chatham, ON, February 27, 1930, he was the son of the late Lorne and Helen (nee Rose) MacVicar.  Bill was a retired Clevite Limited, St. Thomas accountant.  He was a member of the Evangelical Missionary Church, St. Thomas and a former long-time active member of Alma St. Presbyterian Church.  The funeral and committal service will be held at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Thursday, January 5, 2017 at 10:30 a.m.  Interment will be made privately in Elmdale Memorial Park.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family on Wednesday evening, January 4th from 7:00-9:00 p.m. and one hour prior to the funeral service.  Memorial donations to the charity of one’s choice will be gratefully acknowledged.

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