LEESON: Donald R. B. “Donnie”, of St. Thomas, Ontario

Posted by on January 15, 2018

LEESON, Donald R. B. “Donnie”, of St. Thomas, passed away at LHSC, University Hospital on Saturday, January 13, 2018, in his 63rd year. Born in St. Thomas, ON, August 12, 1955, he was the son of Theresa “Terry” (née Roloson) and the late Donald B. Leeson (2003). Father of Bradley Leeson, and brother of Roberta Knott (Gary), Richard W. “Rick” Leeson (Cathy), and the late Linda Knott (1987). Also survived by several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Donnie was the partner of the late Rita Hansen (2006). He was a former employee of Woolley Maintenance Service, St. Thomas. Donnie enjoyed woodworking, fishing, and playing darts. He loved his kitty, Blue Eyes. In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no public visitation or funeral service. Private interment of his cremated remains will be made in Elmdale Memorial Park. Memorial donations to 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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MAYES: Eloise of Strathroy, Ontario

Posted by on January 12, 2018

At St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Thursday, January 11th, 2018. Eloise Mayes of Strathroy at the age 87. Predeceased by her husband Don Mayes (1996).
Survived by her brother Robert Williams of Michigan. Eloise worked with the law office of Jones, Gibbons and Reis for many years and was well thought of in Strathroy.

Visitation will take place at DENNING’S OF STRATHROY on Tuesday, January 16th, 2018 from 10 to 11 am and will be followed with a funeral service at 11 am. Interment Strathroy cemetery.

If desired, memorial contributions to the Strathroy Legion would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy. Share a memory at www.denning.ca 519 245-1023

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BROMAROFF, Brenda of Sarnia

Posted by on January 12, 2018

BROMAROFF, BRENDA – At Bluewater Health on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, Brenda Lee (Jolly) Bromaroff, age 60 of Sarnia passed away. She was the wife of the late Don Bromaroff (2015) and loving mother of Jody St. Pierre (Matthew), Diana (Franky) Bromaroff, Amy Bromaroff and Jimmy Bromaroff, dear grandmother of Shelby, Jayla, Preston, Sati and Arizona. She is also survived brother Raymond and Ronnie Jolly and sisters Mona Jolly Debbie Hayes. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Cremation has taken place and private family committal service will be held at Lakeview Cemetery.  Memorial donations made in memory of Brenda to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 102 N. Victoria St, Sarnia, ON, N7T 5W9. Messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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Murray, Frances Beatty of Sarnia

Posted by on January 11, 2018

Frances Beatty Murray passed away peacefully on Monday January 8, 2018 at Sumac Lodge in Sarnia at the age of 98. She was the dear wife of the late John David “Bunt “Murray, beloved mother of  John “JD” Murray and of Ann Ino, husband Alan and loving grandmother of Chris Hartford, Melissa Hartford and Robert Ino. “Gee” as she was affectionately known, was a lifelong residence of Sarnia and was a committed volunteer in her community. She was an active member of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church and the woman’s organization I.O.D.E. Gee was loved for her sweet easy going disposition, and quick laugh. In addition, she was well regarded for her amazing cooking and baking skills. Over the years, family and friends alike enjoyed Gee’s homemade bread, homemade pies and memorable Sunday roast beef dinners. My brother and I would like to thank the staff at Sumac Lodge for their wonderful care of our mother over these last years. A memorial service will be held at D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia, ON, N7T 5W9 on February 8th, 2018 at 12:00 noon. A luncheon reception will follow. In lieu of flowers, charitable donations can be made to the charity of choice at www.canadahelps.org.

All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful:
The Lord God made them all.

                                                                                                                                                         Cecil Alexander

 

 

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BELL; Marjorie of Shanty Bay

Posted by on January 10, 2018

 

 

Passed away peacefully at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre on Tuesday, January 9th, 2018 with her loving family by her side. Marjorie Bell at the age of 80 years, beloved wife of the late Bob Bell. Cherished mother of Lawrence Bell (Donna Crowder), Denise (Paul) Winger, Debby (the late Herb) Kershaw, Dwight Bell (Marilyn Chrysler) and Murray Bell (Jennifer Garnhum). Marjorie will be remembered by her grandchildren, great grandchildren and also by her sister Dorothy Pelly and brother Glen (Della) Rice. Predeceased by her sisters Winnifred Flear and Eleanor Laroque. Marjorie was proud to be part of the Barrie Colts Super Six Fan Club and a great supporter of the Barrie Bay Cats Baseball Club. She was a very active member of the Oro Horticultural Society, Guthrie Women’s Institute and also took part in many other community organizations. A Celebration of Marjorie’s Life will be held at ADAMS FUNERAL HOME, 445 St. Vincent St. Barrie (just north of Cundles Rd.) on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 2 o’clock with a reception following. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through adamsfuneralhome.ca

 

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CHARBY: Darlene, of RR3, Shedden, Ontario (Frome)

Posted by on January 8, 2018

CHARBY, Darlene, of RR3, Shedden (Frome), passed away at her residence on Saturday, January 6, 2018, in her 55th year.  Partner of Gerald “Jed” Rycroft.  Daughter of Vera Charby and the late John Davis (1987).  Mother of Kimberlee Palmer (Mike Leroux), and Crystal Palmer (Darcy MacLeod), and grandmother of Hayley Palmer, Mikayla Leroux, Dallas MacLeod, and Kane MacLeod.  Sister of Kathleen “Kay” Campbell (Andrew), Donald “Joe” Gauvin (Joan Duclos), Danny Gauvin, and Benny Gauvin (Peggy Pettigrew).  Also remembered by several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Darlene was born in Magog, Québec on August 27, 1963.  She formerly worked as a hostess at Tim Hortons, 995 Talbot St., St. Thomas.  Cremation has taken place.  A service to celebrate Darlene’s life will be held at the Southwold Keystone Complex, 35921 Talbot Line, Shedden on Friday, January 12th at 1:30 p.m., with a reception to follow.  Relatives and friends will be received prior to the service from 12:30-1:30 p.m.  Flowers respectfully declined. Memorial donations to Pets/Friends for Life or 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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PEARCE: David Leslie, of West Lorne

Posted by on January 5, 2018

Peacefully, at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital, on Tuesday, January 2, 2018, David Leslie Pearce, of West Lorne, passed away at the age of 93. Beloved husband of Marigold (née Hannaford) for 68 years. Loving father of Leslie Pearce (Rosa) of Coppell, Texas, Bronwen Jorel of Powell River, British Columbia, Laurie Pearce (Kirk McMahon) of Toronto, Siobhan McRae (William) of Cambridge and Richard Pearce (Edwina D’Cruz Pearce) of Slave Lake, Alberta. Cherished grandfather of Pearce and Devon McMahon, Matthew Pearce and Jeffrey McRae. David owned and operated Pearce’s Garage in West Lorne, proudly providing repair services to vehicles of all types for more than 30 years. Throughout his life, he was a dedicated member of the West Lorne Town Council, West Lorne Public Utilities Commission and West Elgin Dramatics Society. He served as District Deputy Grand Master of McColl Masonic Lodge No. 386 A.F. and A.M., where he was a member for 60 years, and was an elder of the West Lorne Presbyterian Church and, more recently, Argyle Presbyterian Church, Crinan.
Friends and community members will be received at DENNING’S OF WEST LORNE, 202 Main Street, West Lorne (519-785-0810) on Saturday, January 13, 2018, from 2 to 4 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Sunday, January 14, 2018, at 2 p.m. Memorial donations to a local, national or international charity of your choice are welcome. Messages of condolence may be sent to Marigold at Beattie Manor, Wardsville.

Fixing what is broken. A noble act usually done by the humble. (Anonymous)

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HOLROYD: Dianne Elizabeth of St. Thomas

Posted by on January 3, 2018

Passed away suddenly at her residence on January 1, 2018 at the age of 73. Beloved wife of Harold Holroyd. Loving mother of Howard (Tammy) Holroyd, Susanne (Richard) Deakin, Rhonda (Daniel) Noordam, Cheryl Holroyd and Shawn (Amanda) Holroyd. She will be missed by her grandchildren; Mark, Andrew, Christopher, Joshua, Nicholas, Ericka, Meganne, Lauranne, Gillianne, Nathaniel, Daniella, Sarah, Hayden, Tristan and Jordan. Survived by her sisters Joan Costello and Brenda Murray and her brother Brian Hall.

 

At Dianne’s family’s request, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at the New Hope Community Church 4009 Colonel Talbot Rd, London on Friday January 5, 2018 at 2 PM.  Memorial donations may be made to the Diabetes Association or the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Condolences and donations may be left at www.denning.ca

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Drummelsmith: Fred of Tillsonburg

Posted by on January 2, 2018

After a short battle with kidney cancer, Frederick Drummelsmith of Tillsonburg in his 55th year passed away peacefully December 31, 2017just before midnight. Dearly loved father of Jessica of Tillsonburg and Katie [Nicholas] Wortel of Saskatchewan. He was a special grandpa to his one grandchild, Charlie Jean Grace who was his pride and joy. Fred is survived by his brothers Thomas [Helen] of Port Perry, Robert [Diane] of Dutton, John [Lynda] of Dutton, Margaret of Simcoe. He is survived by many nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and great great nieces and nephews. Left to mourn Freds death are his second family at Genuine Transportation Inc of Tillsonburg. Predeceased by his parents George and Jean Drummelsmith, his sister Kathy and his brother Allen. Fred will be sadly missed by his four-legged sidekick Cody. His work at Genuine Transportation was his life. A celebration of Freds life will be held at Genuine Transportation Inc.14769 Bayham Drive, Tillsonburg on January 6, 2018 2-5 p.m. His ashes will be interred at a later date at his special fishing hole. In lieu of flowers and cards donations in memory of Fred can be made to Salvation Army-Tillsonburg or The West Elgin Daffodil Society-Cancer. Arn Funeral Home 193 Shackleton St, Dutton 519-762-2416 entrusted with arrangements. Email condolences may be left at arnfuneralhome@bellnet.ca

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DENNIS: Marilyn of Watford, Ontario

Posted by on December 29, 2017

Eva Marilyn Dennis

Peacefully passed away in the comfort of her home Friday December 22, surrounded by her loving son Terry and daughter-in-law Bonnie Dennis. Daughter of Daniel Steele and Mabel Marsh, predeceased by her brother William, loving husband Mack, and daughter Arlene and son-in-law David Clarke. Marilyn was a loving grandmother to Paul and Dennis Clarke, Daniel (Meriem), Nicole, and Michael Dennis. Loving great-grandmother to Eveni?a Marilyn Dennis- the family is thankful Evenita was able to meet her namesake and celebrate her first birthday together with great-grandma.

In her last few weeks, Marilyn was thankful for the company and care of her family as well as extended family members Terry, Susan, and Marissa.

Marilyn will be laid to rest beside her beloved Mack at a private funeral service Thursday January 4, 2018 in Arkona.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Forest Cliff Camp (Forest), a place dear to Marilyn and Mack Dennis. Online condolences may be left at denning.ca. Arrangements entrusted to Denning’s of Watford.

 

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MARTIN: Isabel (née Futcher), of RR1, St. Thomas, formerly of RR8, St. Thomas, Ontario

Posted by on December 29, 2017

MARTIN, Isabel (née Futcher), formerly of RR8, St. Thomas, passed away at her residence, the Elgin Manor, RR1, St. Thomas, on Saturday, December 23, 2017, in her 94th year.  Wife of the late Julien G. “Jud” Martin (2002).  Sister of Robin Jeffrey (late Roy) of Belleville, Allison H. “Al” Futcher (late Kate) of RR1, St. Thomas, and the late John E. “Johnny” Futcher (late Mary).  Isabel is also survived by several nieces and nephews and their families.  Born in St. Thomas, ON, September 5, 1924, she was the daughter of the late J.R. “Bob” Futcher and the late Dorothy (née Horton) Futcher.  In keeping with her wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral service.  Private interment was made in Elmdale Memorial Park.  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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LOVELOCK: Verna (née Purvis), of Aylmer, formerly of St. Thomas, Ontario.

Posted by on December 27, 2017

LOVELOCK, Verna (née Purvis), formerly of St. Thomas, passed away at Terrace Lodge, Aylmer on Friday, December 22, 2017, her 96th birthday.  Wife of the late Carl V. Lovelock (1989).  Mother of Paul Lovelock (Nancy) of St. Thomas, Rick Lovelock (Suzanne) of RR1, Port Stanley, and Mary McCoubrey of St. Thomas.  Also survived by sister-in-law, Carol McGugan of Point Edward, 5 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews.  Verna was the last surviving member of her own immediate family, having been predeceased by a sister, Jean Crabe, and by brothers, Jack, Bill, and Murray Purvis, Donald, and Jim McGugan.  Born in Blenheim, ON, December 22, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Verne Purvis and the late Alma (née Embury) Purvis McGugan.  Verna was formerly employed at the Alma College, St. Thomas.  She was a member of the St. Thomas Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).  In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family at the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Saturday afternoon, December 30th from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Memorial donations to The Lung Association will be gratefully acknowledged.

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JOHNSON: James Harvey “Jim”, of West Lorne

Posted by on December 24, 2017

At his residence in West Lorne, on Saturday, December 23, 2017, James Harvey “Jim” Johnson passed away at the age of 72.  Predeceased by his wife, Mary Alice (née Sims) in 1981.  Father of Bruce Johnson of Tillsonburg and step-father of Ben Watters of Strathroy.  Loving grandfather of many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Survived by two sisters.   Jim was a simple kind of man, always making time to help others.  He was a skilled mechanic who was passionate about collecting model cars.  Private arrangements entrusted to DENNING’S OF WEST LORNE (519-785-0810)

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CAMPBELL: Isabel, of Shedden, Ontario.

Posted by on December 22, 2017

CAMPBELL, Isabel, of Shedden, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Thursday, December 21, 2017, in her 81st year.  Dear sister of James “Jim” Campbell (Gillian) of London.  Loved aunt of Adrian Campbell of Shedden, Mary Anne Campbell of Toronto, Andrew Campbell (Melissa), and Jocelyn Campbell, all of Summerland, BC, and great aunt of Ainsley and Addison Campbell of Summerland, BC, and Adrian Campbell of London.  Also fondly remembered by a number of cousins and friends. Born in St. Thomas, ON, July 21, 1937, she was the daughter of the late Neil L. and Mary (née Galbraith) Campbell.  Isabel was a graduate of the London Normal School and the University of Western Ontario. An elementary school teacher, she taught her entire career in St. Thomas with the Elgin County Board of Education. Isabel started her career in 1958, and taught Home Economics at Elgin Court Public School from 1967 until her retirement in 1994. She was an active member of Knox Presbyterian Church, St. Thomas, where she was a member and former secretary of the Knox Presbyterian Women, and a former member and secretary of the Board of Managers. Isabel was also a member of the Canadian Federation of University Women- St. Thomas.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family at the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Wednesday, December 27th from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m.  The funeral service to celebrate Isabel’s life will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church, 55 Hincks St., St. Thomas on Thursday, December 28th at 11:00 a.m., followed by a reception in Rodney Hall.  Interment in Fingal Cemetery at a later date.  Flowers respectfully declined.  If so desired, memorial donations to the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital Foundation or the Knox Presbyterian Church Rodney Outreach Fund will be gratefully acknowledged.

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WHITMAN: David, of St. Thomas, Ontario.

Posted by on December 21, 2017

WHITMAN, David, of St. Thomas, passed away at his residence on Wednesday, December 20, 2017, in his 70th year. Husband for over 45 years to Susan (née Sagriff) Whitman.  Father of Becky Hill (Jeff), and Tammy Whitman, and grandfather of Dylan, Ashley, Amy, Holly, Cooper, Ethan, and Avery.  Brother of Debby Cummings (Brian), Mary Whitman, Bill Whitman (Lori), Roger Whitman (Mariane), and Dwight Whitman (Miki).  Also remembered by in-laws, Jerry and Brenda Sagriff, three step-sisters, several nieces and nephews and their families, and by his best buddy, his dog Jake.  David was born in Middleton, Nova Scotia on October 6, 1948.  He was the son of the late Audrey (née Goldsmith) Reynolds and the late Rufus Whitman (late Bertha).  David was a retired employee of Presstran Industries, and a former long-time employee of Hayes-Dana, St. Thomas.  He was a member of St. Anne’s Roman Catholic Church, St. Thomas and served on the St. Anne’s Festival Board for many years.  David was an avid fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family at the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160on Friday, December 22nd from 2:30-4:30 & 7:00-9:00 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Anne’s Roman Catholic Church, 20 Morrison Dr., St. Thomas on Saturday, December 23rd at 10:00 a.m., followed by interment in Holy Angels’ Cemetery. Flowers respectfully declined.  Memorial donations to Childcan or the charity of one’s choice will be gratefully acknowledged.

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KLOOSTRA: (Infant) Katie Lynne

Posted by on December 14, 2017

KLOOSTRA, (Infant) Katie Lynne, at LHSC, Victoria Hospital, on Tuesday, December 5, 2017.  Precious daughter of Rebecca “Becky” Futcher and Gerald “Gerry” Kloostra of St. Thomas. Katie will also be remembered by her grandparents, Jay and Lorrie Futcher of Middlemarch, Evelynne Kloostra of London, and Thys and Marlene Kloostra of Port Rowan; great grandparents, Doug and Hilda Jones of R.R.1, Port Stanley, as well as several aunts, uncles, and cousins.  A private service was held at the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160).

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LASHBROOK: Harley, of West Lorne

Posted by on December 11, 2017

It is with sadness that the family announces the death of a beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Thomas Harley Lashbrook.  Harley was born on February 4, 1929 in Rodney, Ontario.  He was the son of the late Ernest and Florence (née Fairles) Lashbrook.  Survived and dearly loved by his wife, Nancy (née Ward) Lashbrook for 64 years.  Sadly missed by daughter, Dawn Lashbrook Chaytor (Paul), London and son, Ward Lashbrook (Colleen), Strathroy and grandchildren, Ryan (Gabrielle) Brett, Calgary, Jayna (Adam) Mansbridge, Okotoks, Alberta, Janessa (Patrick) McNeill, Ingolstadt, Germany and Brett Lashbrook (Abby), Strathroy as well as three great-granddaughters, Pearl, Emmalyn and Madeline.  Also remembered fondly by step-grandchildren, Rob Chaytor (Stacy), Georgetown and Lyndsey Knelson (Andy), Wasaga Beach and their children, Jackson, Kaia and Cooper.  Brother of Phyllis Thorne (Stan), Sarnia.  Survived by several nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by his brother, Lynn, brothers-in-law, Stanley Thorne and Ted Ward (late Bess) and sister-in-law, Shirley Lashbrook.

Harley worked for 42 years at Mercury-Sun Publications as assistant editor of the West Lorne Sun and the Rodney Mercury newspapers.  He was an active member of the West Lorne Kiwanis club for 64 years.  He was chairman of the West Lorne Kiwanis Music Festival for over 25 years and recipient of the Mel Osborne Award, the highest honour for a Kiwanian.  He spent 25 years on village council – 15 as Councillor and 10 as Reeve.  He also served on Elgin County Council for 10 years and on the Elgin County Library Board for 10 years.  Harley was a local historian and a member of the West Elgin Genealogy and Historical Society.  He was a former member of Rodney United Church as well as the West Lorne United Church.  He was a former barbershop singer and a big asset to the Rodney church choir.  Harley received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for his involvement in the community.  He was the author of a few books on local history and assisted with Harvest of Memories put out by Elgin County.  In lieu of flowers, donations to the Daffodil Society of West Elgin or Four Counties Health Services Foundation would be appreciated by the family.  Visitation will be held at DENNING’S OF WEST LORNE, 202 Main Street, West Lorne (519-785-0810) Wednesday, December 13, 2017 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. where the Funeral Service will commence at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 14, 2017.  Interment in Rodney Cemetery at a later date.

 

Like a worn out type

He is returned to the Founder

In hopes of being recast

In a better and more perfect mould

-30-

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OLIVEIRA: Jose Leandro “Joe”, of West Lorne

Posted by on December 11, 2017

It is with great sadness, that we announce the peaceful passing of Jose Leandro “Joe” Oliveira, surrounded by his loving family, at the age of 89, on Saturday, December 9, 2017, at St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital.  Beloved husband of Maria Alzira.  Loving father of Maria De Lourdes Carvalho (Amandio), Tony Oliveira (Anne Baird) and Aida Trudell (Mike).  Cherished grandfather of Tina and Jesse Melo, Bela and Frank Franz, Lena and Tom Gabriel, Michael and Candice Oliveira, Mindy and Tim Sweeney and Madisyn Trudell.  Remembered by great-grandchildren Skyla, Kaydence, Brooklyn, Logan, Mason, Maddix, Rilynn, Decklyn, Taylor, Dustin and Mackenzie.  Relatives and friends will be received at DENNING’S OF WEST LORNE, 202 Main Street, West Lorne (519-785-0810) on Tuesday, December 12th from 6-9 p.m.  Parish prayers will be recited at the funeral home Tuesday evening at 5:30 p.m. Funeral Mass will commence at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 from St. Mary’s Catholic Parish.  Interment in St. Mary’s Cemetery.  If desired, donations to a charity of choice.

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STEWART, Gladys Marie (née Blake) formerly of Teeswater

Posted by on December 9, 2017

 

Gladys Marie Stewart (née Blake) of Braemar and formerly of Teeswater, died of a broken heart, on Thursday, December 7th, 2017, at the age of 81. Twenty-two days following the death of her husband of 64 years, Donald Stewart.

 Born on April 12th, 1936 to the late James and Clara (née Harmer) Blake.

Her 4 children Joan (Raymond) Wright of Wingham, Jim (Deb) Stewart of Owen Sound, Ron (Jane) Stewart of Strathroy and Patti (Sandy) Staples of Kingston are heart broken.

Dear Grandma of Kevin, Brad, Janine, Amy, Mike, Bryan, Naomi, Andrew, David and Katie and Great-Grandmother to 11.

Survived by her sisters Maxine (Bill) Seers and Joyce (Jim) Oke all of Goderich.

Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews and their families.

Predeceased by in-laws Velma (Lorne) McAllister and Eileen (Dave) Moffat, 1 nephew and 2 nieces.

Visitation will be held at the Tiffin Funeral Home, Teeswater on Monday, December 11th from 3:00 to 5:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

The funeral service to celebrate Gladys’ life will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, December 12th, 2017 at 1:30 p.m., with Pastor Douglas Brown officiating.

Interment Culross-Teeswater Cemetery.

Memorial donations to the Wingham & District Hospital Foundation, Teeswater Town Hall Renovation Fund, Heart and Stroke Foundation, or to a charity of your choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Portrait and memorial online at www.tiffinfuneralhome.ca.

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GORDON: Diane Evlyn, of Dutton

Posted by on December 8, 2017

On Wednesday, December 6, 2017, Diane Evlyn Gordon (née Chitty) peacefully passed away with her loving family at her side at St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital.  Diane was the first baby boomer born on May 9, 1945 to the late John Chitty and Lillian (née Barr).  Lovingly remembered by her children Tracy Gordon (Steve Ferguson), Clayton Gordon and Ritch Gordon (Sherry).  Cherished grandmother of 7 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.  Diane was the last surviving of all her siblings.  Predeceased by sisters; Sally, Bev and Jacci.  Predeceased also by her infant son, David.  Many thanks to the PSW’s, Monica and Charlene and the staff at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital.  Cremation has taken place.  A private celebration of Diane’s life will be held at a later date.  Arrangements entrusted to DENNING’S OF WEST LORNE (519-785-0810).

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LAMONT, Deborah Ann “Debbie” (née Dwinnell) of Teeswater

Posted by on December 7, 2017

Deborah Ann Lamont (née Dwinnell) of Teeswater, passed away with family by her side, at South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Kincardine on Monday, December 4th, 2017, at the age of 58.

Cherished daughter of Lloyd and Joyce (née Caskanette) Dwinnell of Teeswater.

Dear mother of Amy Giles (Kelvin) of Teeswater, Julie Lamont of Guelph, Melanie Guptill (Sandy) and James Lamont all of Listowel.

Missed by her grandchildren, Michelle and Emily Giles, Joseph, Colin, Anthony and Issah Lamont and Jordan Guptill.

Fondly remembered by her sister Cherie Hauck of Teeswater and nieces, Angela Hauck (Jamie Zadow) and Brooke Hauck (Andrew Larocque) and great-nephew Theodore.

A celebration of Debbie’s life will take place at Boomer’s Cosy Restaurant, Teeswater on Saturday, December 9th, 2017 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Memorial donations to the Teeswater Town Hall Renovation Fund would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Portrait and memorial online at www.tiffinfuneralhome.ca.

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GOODING: Jane A. “Jean” (née Jackson), of St. Thomas, Ontario.

Posted by on December 4, 2017

GOODING, Jane A. “Jean” (née Jackson), of St. Thomas, passed away at the Valleyview Home on Friday, December 1, 2017, in her 85th year.  Beloved wife of the late Ralph M. “Dick” Gooding (2012).  Dearly loved mother of Eva Hurst (Al), and Ralph Gooding (Manda), all of St. Thomas.  Grandmother of Becky (Allan), Katie (Jordan), Andy (Kate), Lisa (Scott), Eva (David), and Brian (Tiffany).  Great grandmother of Fiona, Brooke, Blake, Olivia, Luke, Jackson, Liam, Nora, and Sophia.  Sister of Marion Whittaker (late Ken) of New Brunswick, David Jackson (late Evelyn) of Sarnia, Chris Jackson, Jan Wotypka (late Mike), Tom Jackson (Linda), all of St. Thomas, late John Jackson (Bertha of New Brunswick), and the late Beatrice Ferris (late George).  Also survived by many nieces and nephews and their families. Born in McDonald’s Point, New Brunswick, January 25, 1933, she was the daughter of the late John and Beatrice (née White) Jackson.  Jean came to the St. Thomas area from New Brunswick in 1961.  For a number of years, she assisted her husband on the farm at R.R.8, St. Thomas.  Jean was a member of St. James Presbyterian Church, where she was a member of the PWA.  She was also a member of the Yarmouth Glen Women’s Institute, and a former longtime volunteer at the Elgin County Pioneer Museum.  In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place.  A memorial service to celebrate Jean’s life will be held at St. James Presbyterian Church, 44936 Ferguson Line, Central Elgin (corner of Ferguson Line and Yarmouth Centre Road) on Saturday, December 9th at 11:00 a.m.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family one hour prior to the service.  Private inurnment in the columbarium at South Park Cemetery, St. Thomas.  Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society or St. James Presbyterian Church will be gratefully acknowledged.  Arrangements entrusted to the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160).

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VALE: Richard R., of St. Thomas, Ontario.

Posted by on December 4, 2017

VALE, Richard R., of St. Thomas, following a courageous battle, passed away peacefully at his residence, surrounded by his family, on Friday, December 1, 2017, at the age of 43. Beloved son of Gloria Vale of St. Thomas and the late Daniel Vale.  Cherished father of Hunter and Colton Vale, and their mother Brenda Ann Vale, all of St. Thomas.  Loving brother of Michael Vale (Donna) of Whitby, and Jessica Vale of St. Thomas.  Dear uncle of Nicole and Emily Vale of Whitby.  Also loved by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.  Richard was born in Scarborough, ON, August 13, 1974. He was an employee of Motion Specialties, London.  In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place.  A celebration of life gathering will be held at the Masonic Centre of Elgin, 42703 Fruit Ridge Line, St. Thomas on Saturday, December 9th from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.  By request of the family, please attend dressed in your favourite sports apparel.  Flowers respectfully declined.  If you so desire, donations to a Trust Fund for his sons Hunter and Colton would be appreciated by the family and can be made at the Libro Credit Union, St. Thomas. Arrangements entrusted to the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160).

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Campbell: Angus Alexander of Iona Station

Posted by on December 1, 2017

Peacefully at Oneida Long term Care, Southwold on Friday December 1, 2017 Angus Alexander Campbell in his 86th year. He leaves his two brothers Clifford [Anne] of Iona Station, and Don Philip [Eleanor] of Newington. Predeceased by his parents John Philip and Agnes Jean [McCallum]Campbell. Angus farmed with his father and brothers for many years as Belldoon Farms. Angus was a great supporter of the livestock industry and numerous community organizations. He was a 4H leader for 35 years. Relatives and friends will be received at the Arn Funeral Home 193 Shackleton St Dutton 519-762-2416 Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 where the funeral will be held on Monday, December 4 at 2:00 pm. Interment at Cowal McBride Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations to the Dunwich United Church, Daffodil Auxiliary-Cancer or the Heart and Stroke Foundation gratefully accepted. Email condolences arnfuneralhome@bellnet.ca

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BINKS: Delmer, of Aldborough Township

Posted by on November 30, 2017

Peacefully, surrounded by family, on Wednesday, November 29, 2017, William Delmer Binks, formerly of Rodney, passed away at Bobier Villa, Dutton, at the age of 90.  Predeceased by his beloved wife Joan (née Woolmer) in 1995.  Loving father of Alison McNulty, Sally Binks, Hilary Binks, Stella Drenth and Elizabeth Binks.  Cherished grandfather of Christopher McNulty, Nicholas Ritchie, Jeremy Ritchie, Rebecca Drenth and Stephen Drenth.  Great-grandfather of Zachary Ritchie.  Predeceased by his sisters, Lorene Carroll and Betty Bobier.  Delmer grew up in the last original log house in the area and was a life long resident of West Elgin.  He worked locally for the Department of Highways.  Following retirement, Delmer dabbled in goat farming and collected and sold antique tractors.    Relatives and friends will be received at DENNING’S OF WEST LORNE, 202 Main Street, West Lorne (519-785-0810) on Saturday, December 2nd from 1-3 p.m. where the Funeral Service will be held on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 2 p.m.  Interment in Evergreen Cemetery.  Memorial donations to the Parkinson’s or Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by the family.

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