SEGEDIN: Betty Ann, of Rodney

Posted by on August 19, 2017

Betty Ann Segedin passed away peacefully on August 14, 2017 with her loving family by her side, she will be dearly missed. Betty was a cherished member of her family and is survived by her husband Larry Kitzman, son Richard Van Der Gulik (Sharon), daughter Brenda Gowing (Jim), daughter Tracy Jarosz (Tim Karges), stepson Larry Kitzman (Joanne) and stepdaughter Leanne Kitzman-Dyol (Gerry). Betty is the proud grandmother of Beth-Ann (Tom), Mathew, Tish (Tyler), Linsey (Mark), Tia, Jewel, Glory, Chantal, Justin, Kyle, Marinia and the great-grandmother of twelve children. Betty is survived by mother-in-law Glory Kitzman and her sister-in-law Theresa Segedin and predeceased by her parents John and Theresa Segedin and her siblings John (Theresa), Rosie (Karl), Eva (John), Jake (Shirley), Helen (Henry), Annie, Barb and Karl. On August 14, 2017, as Betty passed, a new life began. Betty’s grand-daughter Tish gave birth to a healthy baby girl Taya, Betty’s 12th great-grandchild. Taya Anne Betty Cote was born at 9:45 p.m. on August 14, 2017. Miracles really do happen. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at the London Heath Science (University Hospital) Cardiac care for their kindness and respectful care provided to Betty while she was in the hospital. A celebration of Betty’s life will be held on August 27, 2017 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the upstairs hall of the Preston’s Royal Canadian Legion, 334 Westminster Drive North, Cambridge. Please join the family to celebrate the life of a special lady.  DENNING’S OF RODNEY (519-785-0810) entrusted with arrangements.

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BRINDLEY, Pearl Irene (née Miller) of Riversdale

Posted by on August 16, 2017

Pearl Irene Brindley (née Miller) of Riversdale, passed away at her home on Wednesday, August 16th, 2017, in her 89th year.

Beloved wife of the late Gerald Brindley who predeceased her in 1993.

Dear mother of Clifford Brindley (Mary) of Culross Township, John Brindley (Lorrie) of Hanover, Bonnie Cole (David) of California, Patricia Johnson of Walkerton and Sherry Caldwell (Roger) of Bruce Township.

Missed by daughter-in-law Kathryn Brindley of Kinloss, 14 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

Fondly remembered by her sister Marie Sherran (James), brother Tom Miller (Marj) all of Woodstock, sisters-in-law Largret McInnes of Kincardine and Donelda Miller of Walkerton and numerous nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her son Charles Brindley (1998), son-in-law James Johnson (2001), parents James and Beatrice (née Potter) Miller, 8 brothers, 3 sisters and 3 siblings in infancy.

Visitation will be held at the Tiffin Funeral Home, Teeswater on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., where the funeral service to celebrate Pearl’s life will be held on Saturday, August 19th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m., with Ann Maycock officiating.

Interment Durham Road Baptist Cemetery.

Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society of Grey-Bruce, Salem Hall or Salem United Church would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Portrait and memorial online at www.tiffinfuneralhome.ca.

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FORD: Mrs. M. Ilene (née Stafford), of Dutton, formerly of St. Thomas, Ontario.

Posted by on August 11, 2017

FORD, Mrs. M. Ilene (née Stafford), of Bobier Villa, Dutton, formerly of St. Thomas, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Thursday, August 10, 2017, in her 97th year.  Beloved wife and lifelong companion of the late Jack A. Ford (1999).  Loving mother of Donna Butcher (Robert), and Janice Hurst (Brad).  Cherished grandmother of Andrew Butcher, Amy Hurst, Beth Vandendriessche (Jon), and Nathan Hurst (Natalie).  She was proud of her great grandchildren, Joplynn and Taylor Hurst, and Emmitt Vandendriessche.  Dear sister of the late Iola Curran.  Dear aunt of David Curran, and Steve Curran (Claudette) and their son Shane.  Also survived by several other nephews.  Born in St. Thomas, July 26, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Elwin and Neta (née Watterworth) Stafford.  Ilene was a retired legal secretary.  During the Second World War, she worked at the No. 1 Technical Training School, St. Thomas.  She was a member of Central United Church, St. Thomas.  In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place.  There will be no public visitation.  A private memorial service will be held at the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160), followed by the interment of her cremated remains  in Elmdale Memorial Park.  Memorial donations to the County of Elgin re: Bobier Villa Recreation Dept. or the Canadian Cancer Society will be gratefully acknowledged.

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BAIN: Jeanne Marie (née Martini), of Rodney and Fenelon Falls

Posted by on August 7, 2017

Following a lifetime of integrity and kindness, Jeanne Marie Bain (née Martini) of Rodney and Fenelon Falls, finished her earthly journey on Sunday, August 6, 2017. Jeanne was born in Windsor, Ontario to the late Charles and Margaret Martini. She was predeceased by her beloved husband William Bain (1999).

Jeanne was a loving, proud and supportive mother of Bill (Cynthia) Bain, St. Thomas; Mary (Ted) Soucie, Coldwater; Anne (Ross) Tucker, St. Catharines; and Kathleen Bain (John Henry), North Bay. Jeanne will be warmly remembered forever by her grandchildren: Rebecca (Jay) Rabjohn, Rachel (Stefan) Loesch, Stephen (Shannon) Soucie, Bill Bain, Emily (Josh) Herzog, and great grandson, Tanner Rabjohn.

She leaves her sister, Lenore Enright, of Cambridge. Predeceased by infant brother Charles and brothers-in-law Frank Enright and Harold Bain.

Jeanne adored family and friends. Her good humour and wit will be happily remembered by six nieces, nephews and their families, by good friends Roxann and Bill Nethercott, and her best friend since the age of four, Mary Taylor.

While raising her four children, Jeanne graduated with a BA from the University of Western Ontario in 1967.

As a child, she was an accomplished tap dancer and we loved her telling of those adventures and other fun olden days’ stories. As an adult, Jeanne appreciated beauty in nature and was an avid gardener. She loved travelling, sharing hospitality at garden and dinner parties, and she was a wonderful conversationalist.

It was a privilege to have Jeanne as our mother, relative and friend.

Relatives and friends will be received at DENNING’S OF RODNEY, 212 Furnival Road, Rodney (519-785-0810) on Thursday, August 10, 2017 from 10 to 11 a.m.  Funeral procession will follow to St. Mary’s Catholic Parish, 128 Main Street, West Lorne.  A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:30 a.m.  Interment with family present at Staffa Cemetery, Staffa, Ontario. Condolences online at www.denning.ca.

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Harris, George (Duke) Francis of Sarnia

George “Duke” Harris
February 25, 1942 – August 2, 2017

It is with a broken heart we announce, after a courageous battle recovering from heart surgery,
Duke lost his fight. Duke is survived by his wife of 55 years, Eleanor Harris, daughter Kimberly Drury and son-in-law Brad Drury. He was the best ‘Pazzy’ to his pride and joy to his grandchildren Lauren Drury (Brad Hodgson) and Aaron Drury and his special great- grandson Hunter Hodgson. Duke was predeceased by parents George and Elsie Harris, in-laws Lee and Fred Martin, brothers Bill and Bob Maughan and son Bob Harris (March 2005). Having been born in his parent’s home on Alfred Street, Duke was proud of his Point Edward lineage. Duke played Junior Hockey first in Sarnia for the Sarnia Legionnaires where they won the Junior B Championship, then in St. Catherine’s with the Tee Pees winning a Memorial Cup Championship and went on to have a career in the Western Hockey League, American Hockey League and World Hockey Association, highlighted by two championships; the first in Vancouver with the Canucks, and the second in Rochester with the Americans. Following Duke’s retirement from hockey he was fortunate to join Sarnia Cranes, where he spent 25 years as a crane operator. Duke retired in 2005 to become a full time cab-driver for his grandchildren. ‘Pazzy’ never failed to answer the call for a ride, an errand, or whatever Lauren and Aaron needed. Duke loved his vacations in Florida with the “Point Gang” and not too many days went by without a drive to the St. Clair River to make sure the water was flowing in the right direction! Hey Buds, we will miss your quick wit and old storytelling. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre on Tuesday, August 8th at 11:30 am. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 10:00 a.m. until time of service. Memorial donations made to London Health Sciences Centre “Cardiac Surgery Recovery Unit”, Canadian Mental Health Association or Charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

“A special thank-you to the entire staff of Cardiac Care ICU at the University Hospital in London,
especially Dr. Mary Lee Myers. The entire team offered excellent care to Duker and the rest of
our family.”

 

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Schaffer: Helen of Dutton

Posted by on August 2, 2017


On Sun. July 30th, 2017 at Bobier Villa in Dutton, Helen Schaffer passed away at the age of 89. Beloved wife of Josef for 66 years. Loving mother to Peter of Bradford and Tony (Judy) of Iona Station. Cherished Grandma to Paul (Karen)Schaffer, Teresa (Simon) Hawkins, Stephen & Tony Schaffer and Scott (Renae Bergeron) Schaffer. Great Grandmother to Isabella & Kiana Schaffer, Ryan & Nathan Hawkins. Predeceased by parents Peter & Maria Kuhn and brother Franz. Sister-in-law to Brigitte Kuhn & Margarete Ivany in Austria, Erna Schaffer in Detroit. Special cousin to Mirjana, Predrag & Dejan Atanackovic in Belgrade.
Helen & Joe moved to Canada in 1953, worked hard & bought their farm in Dutton in 1959. She will be remembered by friends & family for her wonderful sense of humour & cooking skills. She loved tending to her flowers, offering advice on cooking, telling stories of the animals they raised, her ducks & a rooster named Stupid. The last 19 yrs she faced the many challenges of Parkinson’s Disease with courage. Special thanks go to ALL the staff at Bobier Villa who became her other family members. At Helen’s request there will be no visitation, a memorial service will be held at a later date. Donations may be made to the Parkinson’s Society in London or to Bobier Villa LTC in Dutton. Memories and condolences may be sent on line to arnfuneralhome@bellnet.ca

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TANNER: Robert D., of London, formerly of St. Thomas, Ontario.

Posted by on August 1, 2017

TANNER, Robert D., of London, formerly of St. Thomas, passed away at his residence on Sunday, July 30, 2017, in his 67th year.  Dear brother of the late Glenda A. Tanner (Feb. 17, 2017).  Robert is survived by many cousins.  Born in St. Thomas, ON, Mar. 5, 1951, he was the son of the late Glenn and Gladys (née Hollingshead) Tanner.  Robert formerly worked as a surveyor for Alberta Land Surveyors and Ontario Land Surveyors, taught legal land surveying at Fanshawe College, London, and was employed part-time at Wallace Home Hardware, London.  In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place, and there will be no public visitation or funeral service.  Robert’s cremated remains will be interred privately in Elmdale Memorial Park, St. Thomas.  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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MacVICAR: Margaret (née Thompson), formerly of St. Thomas, Ontario.

Posted by on July 31, 2017

MacVICAR, Margaret (née Thompson), of Extendicare, Port Stanley, formerly of St. Thomas, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Sunday, July 30, 2017, in her 87th year.  Beloved wife of the late William D. “Bill” MacVicar (Dec. 31, 2016).  Mother of Linda Neil of St. Thomas, Kevin Baker (Karen) of Peterborough, Mark Baker (Wendy) of St. Thomas, Jim MacVicar (Nancy) of Devon, AB, Steven MacVicar of Bracebridge, Bill MacVicar, and Lisa Walker (Wayne), all of St. Thomas.  Sister of Vivian Anger of Belmont, Dorothy Beattie of Aylmer, late Rita Pressey, and the late Scott Thompson (Julie of St. Thomas).  Also survived by 10 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild, as well as several nieces and nephews.  Born in Bury, Québec, October 5, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Ivan and Bertha (née Coates) Thompson.  Margaret was a member of the Evangelical Missionary Church, St. Thomas and a former long-time active member of Alma St. Presbyterian Church.  The funeral service will be held at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Thursday, August 3rd at 10:30 a.m.  Interment in Elmdale Memorial Park.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family on Wednesday evening, August 2nd from 6:00-7:30 p.m. and one hour prior to the funeral service.  Memorial donations to the Canadian Mental Health Association (Elgin Branch) or the charity of one’s choice will be gratefully acknowledged.  Gratitude is expressed to the doctors, nurses and staff at Extendicare, Port Stanley and the 5th floor of the STEGH for the kind, compassionate care provided to Margaret.

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Evans: Mildred Leta of Dutton

Posted by on July 28, 2017


Mildred “Millie” L. Evans (Dunning)
April 20th 1923 – July 26th 2017

We were fortunate to learn many valuable lessons from Millie during her 94 years. During her time as our Mother, Grandmother, and friend, she shared with us her love of art, baking, gardening, and volunteering.
By now, she will be celebrating a reunion with family and friends she has not seen for so long in a wonderful place filled with music boxes, card games, and painting.
Millie was loving Mom to Yvonne Brooks, Betty McLandress, Brenda and Jim Patterson; daughter in law Dianne, and the late R.J. “Bob” Evans (June 2017).
Caring Grandmother of Patrick (Christine) Patterson, Brenda (Ernie) Prokopchuk, Mary (Dino) Furlan, Elizabeth Patterson, Jennifer McLaren (Cameron Rabideau), Ashley McLandress, Colin Evans, Blair (Brianne) Evans; and her 13 Great-Grandchildren.
The youngest of 5 children, Millie joins her siblings Orville “Dick” Dunning, Bertha Gram, Clayton Dunning, and Hilda Beecroft.
As per her wishes, cremation has taken place. Celebration of Millie’s life will be held at Knox-St.Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (162 Nancy Street Dutton, Ontario) on Sunday August 20th. Reception and Visitation at 1:00 pm followed by Memorial Service at 3:30pm.
She will be lovingly placed to rest beside her husband F. Oliver “Ollie” Evans in Union United Church Cemetery at a later date.
Instead of flowers, Millie asked for you to please consider donations to Otra Fe Canada (www.otrafe.org), Dutton Daffodil Society, or Knox-St.Andrew’s Presbyterian Church.
Instructions for a long and wonderful life include: don’t overmix your pastry and biscuits, never cheat at cards, and “do as you’re told”.
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MIHM: Winter Eve, of London

Posted by on July 27, 2017

With broken hearts, we announce the passing of Winter Eve Mihm, at L.H.S.C.-University Campus, on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at the age of 37.  She will be forever missed by her loving mother Jodi and chosen father Keith and remembered by the family she was born into as well as the family who joined her on her journey through this Earth.  Family and friends are invited to share their memories of Winter at Logan Funeral Home, 371 Dundas Street, London on Monday, July 31st from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. where a Service to celebrate her life will commence at 2:30 p.m.  Interment in Woodland Cemetery, London.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations payable by cheque to the Canadian Liver Foundation or London Health Sciences Foundation would be appreciated by the family.  DENNING’S OF RODNEY (519-785-0810) entrusted with arrangements.  Condolences and memories may be left online at www.denning.ca

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LAMB, Gloria of Sarnia

LAMB, GLORIA – At Trillium Villa Nursing Home on Monday, July 24, 2017, Gloria Charmaine (Dunham) Lamb, age 83 of Sarnia passed away. She was the wife of the late William Lamb and dear mother of Kelly Lamb (Kathleen), Kory Fortney and Kerry Lamb and sister of Dixie Morgan (Bruce). Several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews also survive. She was predeceased by her daughter Kim (2008), her sisters Adriene Willer and Pauline Davidson. Private cremation services have taken place. Memorial gifts made to the charity of choice would be appreciated. Arrangements have been entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre. Messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

“The family wishes to thank the staff at Trillium Villa for the excellent care they provided for Gloria”

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LEEPER, Lorrie of Sarnia

LEEPER, LORRAINE – M. L. Lorraine “Lorrie” Leeper, nee Countryman passed away peacefully on July 18, 2017 at Bluewater Health, Sarnia. She was the beloved wife for over 70 years of Leonard Bruce and loving and proud mother of Karen (Tom Erskine), Michael (Peggy) and Judy (Bill Chumko), cherished grandmother of Darren Schram, Lindsay Schram (Brett Frew), Chris Chumko (Jacqueline) Marnie Chumko (Peter King) and Bryan Chumko (Sandra) and loving great grandmother to 9 little ones. Several nieces and nephews also survive. She was predeceased by her daughter Monica, her parents and all siblings except her youngest sister Gail Hofmans of Chatham. Lorrie was a lifelong member of Dunlop United Church. As per Lorrie’s wishes there will be no funeral. A private family interment has been held. Memorial donations may be made to The Brain Tumour Foundation or Bluewater Health Foundation-Palliative Care. Arrangements have been entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre. Online condolences and donations may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

The Family would like to express our sincere thanks to Dr.  D. Kim, Dr. Sharma and the staff of the E.R, Medicine and Palliative care unit at Blue Water Health for their compassionate and professional care given during the last three months.”

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DRIVER: Mary (née Campbell), of Rodney

Posted by on July 21, 2017

At London Health Sciences Centre-University Campus, on Friday, July 21, 2017, Mary Driver (née Campbell), of Rodney, passed way at the age of 71. She will be sadly missed by her loving companion Steve Eckert. Lovingly remembered by her children Tamara (Greg) Dekold, Dana Varga (John Lamb) and Colleen Riley.  Cherished grandmother of Lauren (Matt), Kelsey (Chris), Olivia (Tyler), Cole, Blake, Jessica (Brooks), Emily (Sina), Colin and Sierra.  Loving great-grandmother of Skyla, Leo and Elyse.  Survived by siblings Margaret McClure, Adam Campbell and Andrew (Kay) Campbell.  Predeceased by siblings Sam, Bill, Leslie, Bob, Tom and Ellen.  Relatives and friends will be received at DENNING’S OF RODNEY, 212 Furnival Road, Rodney (519-785-0810) on Sunday, July 23, 2017 from 1:00-2:45 p.m. where the Funeral Service will commence at 3 p.m.   Interment in Rodney Cemetery.  Donations to the O.S.P.C.A. would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences online at www.denning.ca

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LARSON: Leona R. (née McGeein), of St. Thomas, Ontario.

Posted by on July 21, 2017

LARSON, Leona R. (née McGeein), of the Valleyview Home, St. Thomas, passed away at her residence on Monday, July 17, 2017, in her 91st year.  Wife of the late John O. Larson (2016).  Mother of Ron Larson (Robin), Karen Vaughan (Michael), and Brian Larson (Debbie), all of St. Thomas.  Grandmother of Tonia, Nicole, Rosemary, Ronald “R.J.”, Joe, Nathan, Coreen, and the late Troy (1982).  Great grandmother of Travis, Taylor, Jordan, Mackenzie, Natalie, Jonathan, and Stephen.  Sister of the late Ken McGeein and the late Donald McGeein.  Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.  Born in St. Thomas, ON, August 10, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Leo McGeein and the late Rosetta “Rose” (née Bayliss) Simmons.  Leona was a member of the St. Thomas Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).  The funeral and committal service will be held at the St. Thomas Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 451 Wellington Street, St. Thomas on Wednesday, July 26th at 2:00 p.m.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family one hour prior.  Interment will be made privately in Elmdale Memorial Park.  Flowers respectfully declined.  If so desired, memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society, the Canadian Cancer Society,  the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, or the Canadian Diabetes Association will be gratefully acknowledged.  Arrangements entrusted to the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160).

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MacPHERSON: A. H. “Sandy”, of Port Stanley, Ontario

Posted by on July 17, 2017

MacPHERSON, A. H. “Sandy”, of Port Stanley, ON, passed away at his residence on Sunday, July 16, 2017, in his 75th year.  Husband of Alice (née Audette) MacPherson.  Father of Timothy (Ana) of Fort McMurray, AB, Nicole (Frank) of Regina, SK, and Sandy Jr. “Alex” (Lisa) of Union, ON.  Grandfather of Jeremella, Melissa, Maria, and Iris.  Brother of Brian (Cheryl) of Donna, TX, and Allen (Barb) of Lindsay, ON.  Sandy is also survived by several nieces and nephews.  Born in St. Thomas, ON, June 12, 1943, he was the son of the late John and M.C.M. “Katie” (née Welch) MacPherson.  Sandy was a retired tool and die maker.  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 public service.  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, ON (519-631-1160).

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SURGENT: Mrs. Joyce (née Cornish), of St. Thomas, Ontario.

Posted by on July 17, 2017

SURGENT, Mrs. Joyce (née Cornish), formerly of 33 Gladstone Ave., St. Thomas, passed away at the Elgin Manor, R.R.#1, St. Thomas on Sunday, July 16, 2017, in her 91st year.  Wife of the late Douglas Surgent (1982).  Mother of Frank Surgent (Janet) of St. Thomas, and Thomas Surgent (Lisa) of Bobcageon.  Grandmother of Ryan, David, Melissa, Rachel, Faye, Cheyenne, and Meaghan, and great grandmother of Emma.  Also survived by several nieces and nephews.  Joyce was the sister of the late Peggy Cornish (infant) and the late Edna Thoonen.  Born in Sparta, ON, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Annie (née Blatchford) Cornish.  Joyce was a retired housekeeping employee at the Thomas Williams Home and for many years was employed in food service at the Y.W.C.A.  She was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church, St. Thomas where she was active for many years.  Joyce was a member of the Knox Presbyterian Women, was very active with the former Evening Circle, taught Sunday school for a number of years, and was a Past President of the Ladies Auxiliary for Cubs and Scouts.  She was a former member of the St. Thomas & District Horticultural Society, and a Past President and former longtime member of the African Violet Society, St. Thomas.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family on Tuesday, July 18th from 2:00-4:00 & 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 Wednesday, July 19th at 11:00 a.m.  Interment to follow in Elmdale Memorial Park.  Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society or Knox Presbyterian Church will be gratefully acknowledged.

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DEWULF, Paula of Petrolia

DEWULF, PAULA – At Fiddick’s Nursing Home in Petrolia on Wednesday, July 12, 2017, Paula Dewulf, peacefully passed away at the age of 102. Born in Lieux, France on April 4, 1915 she was the widow of the late Albert Dewulf (1984) and is survived by her daughter Jacqueline Cruz (Joseph) and sons Jack (Judy), John (Pamela), Jim (Rose) and Jerry (Janet) and 10 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.  Friends may visit with the family at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Monday morning beginning at 9:00 am. prior to leaving for a Mass of Christian Burial at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church (Charlesworth at Lecaron) on Monday, July 17, 2017 at 10:30 am. Interment will follow at Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

“The family would like to express their thankfulness to the staff of the D. J. Robb Funeral Home, CCAC and the wonderful staff and Dr. John Butler of Fiddick’s Nursing Home in Petrolia”

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KELLY: Marie of Wardsville and formerly of Rodney, Ontario

Posted by on July 10, 2017

Peacefully on Monday, July 10, 2017 in Wardsville, Roberta Marie Kelly (nee Elliott) of Rodney passed away at the age of 89.  Loving wife of the late Keith Kelly (2015).  Beloved mother of Ross Kelly of Guelph, Brenda (Mark) Szusz of New Glasgow and Bruce (Carrie) Kelly of New Glasgow.  Survived by grandchildren Emily (Stuart), Katie, Laura, Jason, James, Brian and Anna.  Survived by her sister Beulah Eckert and predeceased by her sisters Vonda and Gloria Drinkwalter.

Friends will be received at DENNING’S OF RODNEY, 212 Furnival Rd. on Wednesday, July 12th, 2017 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm where a funeral service will be held on Thursday at 11 am. Cremation to follow with interment in Rodney Cemetery at a later date.  As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society or Calvary United Church, Rodney.  Share a memory at www.denning.ca (519 785-0810).

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WILCOX, Helen (née Begg), formerly of Aylmer and R.R.#3, St. Thomas, Ontario.

Posted by on July 7, 2017

WILCOX, Helen (née Begg), formerly of Aylmer and R.R.3, St. Thomas, passed away peacefully at the Valleyview Home, St. Thomas on Wednesday, July 5, 2017, in her 95th year.  Beloved wife for 71 years to Robert G. “Bob” Wilcox.  Dearly loved mother of Barbara Ann Smith (Vincent) of Sherwood Park, AB, and Mary Margaret Wilcox Bovaird (Timothy) of Toronto.  Cherished grandmother of Robert Smith (Rhiannon) of Calgary, AB, Catherine Garcia (Rolando) of Fort Saskatchewan, AB, Jennifer Wilcox Bovaird Taylor (Andrew), and Kathryn Birks Bovaird Kerr (Shawn), all of Toronto.  She was proud of her great grandchildren, Sophia, Kaidence, Averi, Grayson, Emerson, Sienna, Lilian, Elizabeth, and our angel Nicholas.  She was predeceased by her sisters, Donna Steepe, Frances Murphy, Dora Steiner, and Betty Anne Chapman, and her brother, John L. Begg.  Born in Southwold Twp., ON, July 30, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Lynwood “Lyn” Begg and the late H. F. “Nellie” (née Barrie) Begg.  Helen was a Registered Nurse, having been a 1943 graduate of the Memorial Hospital, St. Thomas.  She was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church, St. Thomas, and a Past President of the Aylmer Curling Club.  In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no public visitation or funeral service.  A private family graveside service will be held at Orwell Cemetery.  Memorial donations to the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital Foundation, the Canadian Cancer Society, 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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Wagenaar: Darlene “Joan” of Dutton

Posted by on July 4, 2017

Peacefully at her home in Dutton, her husband and daughter by her side, Darlene “Joan” Wagenaar, Tuesday July 4, 2017. Dearly loved wife of 50 years to Floyd . Loving mother to her children Wayne and Darlene Wagenaar, Lisa and Perry McMillan. Cherished Grandmother to Jamie and Alicia McMillan. Joan is survived by her siblings Ron Stratton, William and Anne Stratton, Muriel and Charles Johnston, Garnet and Beverly Stratton, Linda Benoit, Judith and Doug Saunders, Glen Stratton, Katherine Peeters, Carol and Ed Duquette, and brothers-in-law Richard Pouget and Ron Branton.Predeceased by her parents Margaret and Delos Stratton, her sisters Shirley and Sharon, brother Victor and sister-in-law Eleanor, brother-in-law Larry Benoit. Darlene enjoyed her gardens, and quietly helping others. Relatives and friends will be received at the Arn Funeral Home 193 Shackleton St. Dutton 519-762-2416 Thursday July 6, 2-4 & 7-9 where the funeral service will be held on Friday July 7, at 11:00 a.m. Donations to the West Elgin Daffodil -Cancer or Welfare would be appreciated Email condolences arnfuneralhome@bellnet.ca

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FLETCHER: Jean Elizabeth of London, Ontario

Posted by on June 23, 2017

At Strathmere Lodge, Strathroy on Friday, June 23rd, 2017.  Jean Elizabeth Fletcher (nee Sandall) of London at the age of 81.  Predeceased by her son Michael (July 20th, 2015).

Survived by her brothers Jim Sandall (Penny 2009), Harold Sandall (Jackie) and  Wanda Tupholme (Ron).  Also survived by nephews Ken Tupholme (Lisa), Rob Sandall (Louise), Doug Sandall (Sandra) and Jeff Sandall (2017) and nieces Deb Knight (Graham) and Judy Rawdon (Jon).

A graveside service will take place at Mt. Pleasant cemetery at a later date.

If desired, memorial contributions to the Alzheimer’s Society would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy.

Arrangements entrusted to DENNING’S OF STRATHROY 519 245-1023.  Share a memory at www.denning.ca

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WADDELL, Fred of Sarnia

WADDELL, Fredrick William James: 1929 to 2017 – The family announces with great sorrow his passing on June 13th 2017, at 87 years of age. He was the loving husband of Elizabeth (Betty) and beloved father of Douglas (Roseanne), Alan (Anna) and Richard (Arlene). He will be greatly missed by his grandchildren Andrea (Douglas Beatty), Jonathan (fiancée Kierann Santala), Charlene Gordon and her children Autumn Mangione and Calista Thibert. He is also survived by his sisters Joan Grant (late Melvin) , Diane Mulvihill (late Peter), his sisters in law Gladys Ward, Roberta Marshall (late Alfred) and his brother in law Robert Lessard (Shirley). He was predeceased by his parents Frederick and Jane Waddell and his parents in law Robert and Norma Lessard, his sisters Elizabeth (Betty) and Eileen Crisp (late Frank). He will also be missed by many nieces and nephews. In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place. Friends may visit with the family at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Saturday, September 2, 2017 beginning at 1:00 pm until the memorial service begins at 1:30 pm. Interment will follow at Lakeview Cemetery. Memorial donations to Grace United Church, Sarnia Humane Society or War Amps would be appreciated by the family. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

“The family would like to thank the staff of the Marshall Gowland Manor Ivy Wing for the excellent care and compassion”

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HARDY, Ralph of Sarnia

HARDY, RALPH – It is with profound sorrow and sadness, the family of Ralph Lynnsay Hardy, age 83, announces his passing at St. Joseph’s Hospice on Sunday, June, 18, 2017. He was best friend and partner for over 65 years with Daintry Adele McPhedran and loving father of Bruce Lynn Hardy (Georgina), Lonnie Lee Ostroski (Jack) and Scott Lyndsay Hardy (Annie), dear grandfather of Diego, Lindsey, Brent, Kendra, Kerri, Nicolas and Patrick, dear great-grand of Matias, Quinton, Isadora, Rowan, Shealon, Monroe, Mirren, Kennedy, Reese, Connor, Chloe and brother of Doris LeNeve (Jim) and Penny Viselka. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers Thomas, Bruce, Bud (Allan) and his sister Mary Tobin. Ralph served with the 3rd Royal Canadian Horse Artillery for over 25 years and was a teacher at the School of Artillery. After retiring from the military he worked at Polysar as their Chief of Security for 13 years. Friends may visit with the family at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Wednesday, June 21st, 2017 between the hours of 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Funeral and committal services will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 at 1:00 pm. Memorial donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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PEMBLETON, Bessie of Sarnia

PEMBLETON, BESSIE – Peacefully in her sleep at Vision Nursing Home on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, Bessie Christena (Bulman) Pembleton, age 94 of Sarnia passed away. She was the loving wife of the late Frederick (Ted) Pembleton (2008) and dear mother of Mary Churchill and Stephen Pembleton (Eva), grandmother of Jeff (Diane), Matthew, Stephanie (Andrew), Chistena, Jennifer (Matthew), Jodi (Mike), Krisztian, Michelle and 8 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents Orville and Mary Bulman, her sister Edna (Cecil), brothers Ted (Marg), Max (Helen), Jack and son in law James. Bessie was employed at Canadian Food Inspection Agency from 1956 until her retirement in 1985. She was a past member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. She and Ted enjoyed camping, skating, cross country skiing and cruise vacations. Cremation has taken place and private family services will be held. Memorial donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre. Messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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Armstrong William Leroy of Dutton

Posted by on June 22, 2017

William (Bill) Leroy. Beloved husband of the late Eileen (Wills) (1995). He will be greatly missed by his children Dianne (Ron) Payne, David (Eda), Dennis (Jackie), Cindy (Joe) Soos, and Denise (Todd) Clark. Proud and loving Grandpa to Nicole Rose, Christine (Brent) Brooks, Sam Armstrong, Carl (Taryn) Armstrong, Michael (Karla) Soos, Joe (Erika) Armstrong, Alicia (Darren) McLaws, Daniel (Lindsay) Armstrong, Sara (Jamie) Henshaw and great grandpa to Mason and Charlotte Brooks, Naomi and Jayde Armstrong, Kenzie McLaws, Evangeline and Lincoln Armstrong. Predeceased by his parents Pierce and Viola (Soper) Armstrong. Survived by brothers Fred and Robert, sisters Marilyn and Bonnie, as well as sister-in-law’s Dolores and Evelyn. Predeceased by brothers Murray and Jack, brother-in-law Bob Tew. Lovingly remembered by his many nieces, nephews and cousins.
In 1964 Bill and his wife Eileen bought a farm in Dutton and raised their family there. He grew to have a love for all things Dutton – Mancaris, Laramys, Co-Trac and all the friends that he visited/had coffee with there. After his move to Ashwood Manor, he visited Dutton often, always gathering a crowd of the locals who missed his jokes and stories. The Armstrong family have a loyalty to their hometown, a very caring community. Bill was a farmer, mechanic and drainage tiler. His passion was fixing things, figuring out how to get an engine working. In retirement, gas engines became his biggest hobby. He travelled to Kansas, Indiana, Quebec and Iowa, always on the hunt for engines and parts. Being such a kid at heart, he loved being a Grandpa. He loved riding in four seater airplanes. He liked Pelee Island. He was known for his red trucks and blue tractors. Stroke and dementia robbed him of his ability to live his last years in the style he was accustomed to, but he was proud and determined to blend into Ashwood and was very appreciative of his kids caring for him there. Bill will be missed by many, he was truly one of a kind. Relatives and friends will be received at the Arn Funeral Home 193 Shackleton St. Dutton 519-762-2416 Thursday June 22, 2017 2-4 & 7-9. Private family funeral service. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Email condolences arnfuneralhome@bellnet.ca

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