PROVENCHER: Paul Jacques of London and formerly of Blind River and Sudbury

Posted by on June 8, 2017

Of London, Ontario, and formerly of Blind River and Sudbury, Ontario, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 8, 2017, in his 84th year. Beloved husband of the late Veronica. Dear father of Robert Provencher (Tina), Paula Adams (Bill), Rolande Provencher, Monique Provencher and Suzanne Provencher. Predeceased by his infant son Gerard and granddaughter Shannen. “Père” will be deeply missed and forever loved by his grandchildren, Dominique, Frank, Jordan, Veronica, Alex, Sam and Danielle, and his great grandchildren, Colton and Rowyn, as well as his siblings (Esther, Henry, Tom and Eugene) and his many nieces and nephews. Still making jokes until his final days, his sweet, funny and loving nature will be fondly remembered by all who knew him. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. JOHN THE DIVINE PARISH, 390 Baseline Road West, London, on Monday, June 12, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. The family is eternally grateful to St. Joseph’s Hospice staff for the compassionate and loving care shown to Paul during his final days. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Paul are asked to consider St. Joseph’s Hospice in London, Ontario. For information and online condolences please visit

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BISSON: Barbara Anne of Kissimmee Formerly of Sudbury, Ontario

Posted by on May 31, 2017


On September 10, 1941, Kay and Joe O’Shaughnessy’s second daughter, Barbara Anne, entered the world too early. In fact, she was born just 11 months after their first-born, Marilyn. The doctor wrapped her up and put her into a bread pan, which he set on the open oven door to keep her warm, as was commonplace with home births in the 1940s. The tiny baby was not expected to survive, but survive, she did.
Barbara always knew she wanted to became a nurse. She worked hard, saved her money, and put herself through nursing school. She then accepted a position at Sudbury General Hospital (Sudbury, Ontario), where she worked for over two decades before she and her family moved briefly to Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, and then to sunny Kissimmee, Florida. Barb loved living in Florida and she took pride in her little house and her garden. She also continued nursing for another 20-plus years. “Endo Barb” helped open the endocscopy unit at Kissimmee Memorial Hospital, which later became Florida Hospital Kissimmee.
It wasn’t until her sixth cancer diagnosis caused her to retire that Barb ended her nursing career. Barb was not expected to live more than six months at that time; she fooled the doctors once again, and survived for 13 more years until her 7th cancer diagnosis, followed by a fall during which she broke her hip. She died peacefully on March 28th, 2017, where she spent a great deal of her life — in an operating room.
Barbara raised two wonderful, loving daughters: Donna Baillie (Kissimmee, FL) and Wendy Bisson (Canton, OH); and a third daughter, Karen Vincent (British Columbia, Canada). Barb adored her grandchildren: John Bisson (friend Maggie), Emily Baillie, Christopher Baillie, and Kathleen Petro; and she cherished the little time she had with granddaughters Allyssa, Brandi and Celina Vincent before they were taken away from her. She will also be missed by her “adopted” daughter Angela Casera, grandchildren Ashleigh Diaz, Kali Rybinski and Adrienne Cruz and great-granddaughter Amber. Barb also cherished her time with her faithful furry companion, Tiki.
Predeceased by her adored parents Kathleen and Joseph O’Shaughnessy; her older sister and best friend Marilyn French; and her brothers-in-law Keith Millington and Brian French, Barb is also survived by her younger sister Joanne Evraire (husband Jim) of Deep River, Ontario; her “baby” brother Donald O’Shaughnessy (wife Collette) of Kentucky; brothers-in-law Jim (wife Jeanette) of Sudbury, Ontario and Frank Bisson (Mary Jane, predeceased) of Elliot Lake, Ontario; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins across Canada.
Special thanks to Barb’s good friend James Weller (“Pops” to us) for being there for all of us over the past several years and treating mom better than our father ever did; neighbor and dear friend Kay Sellers for her friendship; and to Donna Chase, who had worked with mom at Florida Hospital Kissimmee, for being an amazing friend, especially these last few months. Thanks, too, to all the nursing staff at St Cloud Hospital for their kindness.

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GAGNE: Claudette of Strathroy formerly of Sturgeon Falls

Posted by on May 29, 2017

Claudette Gagne (nee Lavigne) passed away at London Health Sciences Centre – Victoria Campus on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at the age of 67.  Loving wife of Gerard Gagne for 50 years.  Beloved mother of Carole Gagne (Grant Strachan) and Gerard Jr. Gagne.  Dear grandmother of Kayla, Brittany, Courtney and Ashley.  Cremation has taken place.  At Claudette’s request there will be no funeral service.   As expressions of sympathy memorial donations may be made to Children’s Health Foundation.  Online condolences accepted at


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Posted by on May 18, 2017


It is with great sadness that we announce the unexpected passing of our beloved son, brother, grandson, great grandson, nephew, cousin and friend of 18 years. Morgan will be greatly missed by his loving parents Robert Harder and Nicole Drouillard-Harder (Chad Moriarty). Dearest brother of Monica Harder and Ethan Moriarty. Cherished grandson of Jake and Helga Harder, David and Deborah Drouillard, Roy and Bev Moriarty and Joyce Morin (the late Larry); and great grandson to Margaret Drouillard. Dear nephew of Eric and Louise Harder, Ellen and Dennis Warkentin, Karen and Peter Neufeld, Martina ‘Mars’ (Godmother) and Wade Roach, Shawn Bracken (Godfather), and Jason and Rachel Moriarty. Morgan will be missed by his many cousins, friends and co-workers and especially Andrew Campbell. Morgan was an avid member of the R/C Sun Parlor Amateur Racing Club. Morgan’s final act of giving was to help save the lives of others by his organ donation. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Monday from 1-5 pm and 7-9 pm. Funeral Service to celebrate Morgan’s life on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 2:30 p.m. from the Leamington United Mennonite Church, 78 Oak Street East, Leamington. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial Donations may be made, by cheque, to the WRH Ouellette Campus – ICU (to thank them for their professional and compassionate care of Morgan) or to the Trillium Gift of Life Network. Family & Friends may share their memories or make an online donation at


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MARSHALL, Nancy Ann of Maitland, Ontario

Posted by on May 1, 2017

MARSHALL, Nancy Ann 

Entered into rest at the Brockville General Hospital Charles St. Site on Sunday April 30th, 2017. Nancy (St. Louis) Marshall of Maitland, aged 75 years.  Beloved wife of Grant Marshall. Loving mother of Ricky (Cathy)  Casselman of Ottawa, David Casselman of Brockville and Carl (Loree) Casselman of Sudbury. Step mom of Sherry (Tim) Peters, Kim (Chuck Boyd) Gifford and Stacy (Brad) McGrath all of North Augusta.  Cherished grandmother of Stephanie (Mark) Rogerson, Coulton and Bryden Casselman, Zachary and Dayne Gifford, Nathan and Shannon Peters, and Keelan and Carter McGrath.   Dear sister of Valerie Cooper (John) and the late Ronald St. Louis and sister in law of Estelle St. Louis.  Also survived by several nieces and nephews.  Also predeceased by her father Frank St. Louis..

Family will receive friends at the Barclay Funeral Home, 137 Pearl Street East, Brockville on Wednesday May 3rd, 2017 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.  The Liturgy of the Christian Funeral will be Celebrated at St. John Bosco Church, 175 Windsor Drive, Brockville on Thursday May 4th, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.  Interment St. Francis Xavier Cemetery at a later date.  In memory of Nancy, donations to the St. John Bosco Parish, Brockville or Homes of Joy ( would be gratefully acknowledged by the family.  Messages of Condolence may be sent online at

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LABINE: Theodore Joseph Bryan of Surrey

Posted by on April 26, 2017


On Tuesday April 11, 2017 Bryan lost a long battle despite all efforts by the medical staff at Surrey Memorial Hospital. Born March 30, 1948 in Fort Coulonge, QC and spending the latter part of life in the West Coast. Joining his Mother Joan and Sister Brenda in Heaven. Sadly missed by all family and friends.

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ALLMAN, Dr. Elizabeth Currie of Brockville

Posted by on March 18, 2017

ALLMAN, Dr. Elizabeth Currie 

Died suddenly, in Brockville on Tuesday March 14th, 2017. Elizabeth (Hughes) Allman of Brockville aged 93 years. Beloved wife of 55 years to the late Thomas Allman (2006). Loving mother of Perry Ashawasegai (Ralph) of Sudbury, Martha Allman (Don) of Ste. Adele, QC and Ruth Allman of Toronto. Cherished grandmother of Chenoa, Wesley, Morgan, Alexandra and Thomas and great grandmother to Braydon, Kele, Madeline, Nashota and Tayla. Dear sister of Pauline Hughes. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.  Liz was predeceased by her parents, Wilfred Perry Hughes and Adele Louise Currie, and her siblings, Beverly, Julia, and William.

Family will receive friends at the Barclay Funeral Home, 137 Pearl Street East, Brockville on Saturday April 1st, 2017 from 10 am  until the time of service which will be held in the Chapel at 12 p.m. Interment at Oakland Cemetery at a later date. In memory of Elizabeth, donations to the charity of your choice would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Messages of condolence may be sent online at

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KANN: Kathleen Alice of Sarnia

Posted by on February 26, 2017

KANN, Kathleen Alice – It is with great sadness that the family of Kathleen Alice Kann announces her passing on Sunday, February 26, 2017 at Bluewater Health in Sarnia. She was born October 7, 1942 to John Underwood and Beryl Harrison in Sarnia, Ontario. She passed away peacefully surrounded by her loved ones at the age of 74. Kathleen worked as a nurse for over 30 years in the Labor and Delivery ward at St. Joseph’s Hospital. She spent many special moments with her partner enjoying their passion for travelling. Kathleen will be deeply missed by her partner of 32 years Louis Paluch, her sons Glen (Kathy) of Sudbury Ontario and Greg (Elizabeth) and her granddaughters Madeline, Audrey and Violet of Walnut Grove, California. She is survived and loved by her twin sister Colleen and many nieces, nephews and dear friends. A funeral service will be held at the STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Tuesday, February 28th at 10:00am. Interment to follow in Dresden, Ontario. Charitable donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Heart and Stroke Foundation in lieu of flowers. Memories and condolences may be sent online at Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193.

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BOUDREAU, Alphie John of Cobourg, Ontario

Posted by on February 22, 2017

Passed away at his home with loved ones at his side on Tuesday February 21, 2017 at the age of 75. Beloved husband of Sharon Herrington. Loving father of Jeffrey Boudreau, Tracy Housser (Roger) and the late Lori Southwell. Son of the late Dennis and Bernadette (ne LeBlanc). Proud grandfather of Corey Boudreau and Justin Southwell. Dear brother of Doreen, Dennis, Doris, Daniel, Roy, Earle, Diane, Vera, Barney, and pre-deceased by Joan, Linda, Jean, Patricia and Myles. Visitation will be held at MacCoubrey Funeral Home 30 King St. E., Cobourg on Thursday February 23, 2017 from 7 to 9 p.m. A service will be held in the chapel on Friday February 24, 2017 at 2 p.m., with visitation one hour prior to service. Memorial donations may be made the Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation or the Children’s Wish Foundation. Condolences received at

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Posted by on February 13, 2017

DAVIES- LOIS EMELINE, (nee Henderson) of Sarnia, surrounded by her family passed away at Marshall Gowland Manor on February 12, 2017 at the age of 79. Beloved mother to Jim Davies (Lorie Ann), Doug Davies, Sue McGeachy (Dave) and Rick Davies (Wendy).  

Grandma to Brianna, Mike, Joshua, Caleb, Charity, Joel, Jewel, Shawna and Leah.   

Predeceased by, her husband Norman Davies (2000) and her sister Beryl Steadman. Lois was a long time employee at Polysar, she did so much with SMAA involvement, spent her time knitting, crafting and she was an avid teddy bear collector. Lois spent time in the garden and travelling with family and friends. She will always be remembered for her enormous generosity and her kind and gentle nature. The family would like to express their huge appreciation to the staff at Marshall Gowland Manor for their compassion and loving care for Lois during her stay there.

A Funeral service will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on February 17, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Dr. William Steadman officiating. Visitation will take place on Thursday 16, 2017 between the hours of 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

In Lieu of flowers memorial donations in memory of Lois may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Sarnia Lambton.

Arrangements entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia)

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DESCHENES: Jacqueline of Sudbury Formerly of Barrie

Posted by on January 10, 2017


Born on October 28,1942, Jacqueline passed peacefully on September 30, 2016. Jackie will be missed by her children, Terri, Josie, Michael, Chris, Steve and Debbie. Also saddened by her departure are her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren who affectionally remember her as Nana. Jackie had a large extended family and many friends who will greatly miss her. Jackie is pre-deceased by her loving husband Roger.

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PECA: Mrs. Margaret Elizabeth of Brentwood

Posted by on January 4, 2017

Passed away suddenly on Tuesday January 3, 2017 at the General & Marine Hospital, Collingwood at the age of 76.  Margaret of Brentwood, beloved wife of Nick Peca for over 57 years.  Much loved mother of Nick (Moyah), Sidney, Charlotte (Wayne Knicely), Filomena, Donna (Andy Rudy), Victoria (Dan Cyr), Margaret (Ernie Perfetto), Henry (Libs), Jeanette (John McConnell), Nicolette (Kevin), Lina (Chuck Walton), Ernie (Angela), Linda (Jimmy Martinez) and Elvis.  Cherished grandmother of Sheldon, Eric, Heather, the late Tina, David (Terri), Chrissy (Dominique), Richard, Max, Matthew, Maria, Cody, Alyssa (Benny), Anthony, Sam, Abby, Chloe, Caleb, Chae, Zachary, Zedon, Shana, Tara, Breia, Erika, Makayla, Isabella, Lahela, Maggie, Avery, Landon, Stella, the late Everett and the late Bertrand and great grandmother of Kiera.  Margaret was a kind and loving woman who cherished her family and gave them everything she could.  She will be deeply missed.  Friends will be received at the Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home – Stayner Chapel on Thursday January 5, 2017 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral Mass will be held at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 215 Pine Street, Stayner (Corner of William) on Friday January 6, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. If desired, donations to the Georgian Triangle Humane Society would be appreciated by Margaret’s family.  To sign the Book of Memories, log on to

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Ferris; Wayne Telford, CPA of Feversham resting at Fawcett Funeral Home, Flesherton

Posted by on December 9, 2016

Wayne Telford Ferris, of Feversham resting at Fawcett Funeral Home, Flesherton

Ferris; Wayne Telford CPA

Peacefully in his sleep, Wayne passed at home on Thursday, December 8, 2016 of Feversham in his 75th year. Beloved husband of 50 years to Peggy(nee Hayes). Dear father of Drew of Flesherton, Lori(James) Cannon of Seagrave, Heidi(Jim) Dimakos of Feversham and Chris(Leanne) of Arthur. Loved and remembered by grandchildren Tef, Brad, Nate, Gabe Ferris, Marley, Carter, Ethan Cannon, Emily, Magda Dimakos, Lily and Jasmine Ferris. Dear brother of Colleen(the late Jack) Knowles of Red Bay and John(Shirley) Ferris of Creemore and brother in-law of Paul(Gail) of Singhampton and Peter(Glenda) Hayes of Maxwell. Predeceased by parents Telford and Sadie Ferris. He will be missed by many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Wayne graduated from the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants in the top 20 in Canada in 1967. He practised as a public accountant for over 40 years with the latter being his own practice in Maxwell. His passions were farming, family, community and faith. Telling stories and laughing were among his favourite pastimes but his family was his pride and joy.

The family will receive friends at the Fawcett Funeral Home, Flesherton on Saturday, December 10, from 7-9pm, Sunday from 2-4 & 7-9pm. Brethren of the Dundalk Masonic Lodge #449 are called to gather for Masonic service Sunday at 6:45pm. Funeral service from Gentle Shepherd Community Church, Eugenia on Monday at 11am. If desired, memorial contributions to Medical Ministry International Canada, Noah John Winston Miles Foundation or the Flesherton food bank would be gratefully appreciated. Online donations and condolences at 888-924-2810

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KEMP: Fredrick Sidney of Strathroy and formerly of Dunchurch, Ontario

Posted by on November 29, 2016

Fredrick Kemp of Strathroy at the age of 80. Survived by his dear friend Audrey Jones, sons Karl (Maria) and Glenn, 3 grandsons and several nieces and nephews. A private family gathering has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to DENNING’S OF STRATHROY, 519 245-1023. Share a memory at

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SATCHWILL: Marion F. of Strathroy

Posted by on November 28, 2016

cardfrontSuddenly on Saturday, November 26, 2016, Marion Faye Satchwill (nee Goldrick) of Strathroy passed away in her 82nd year. Beloved wife and best friend of the late Ralph Arthur Satchwill (2012). Loving mother of Kimberly Pelkman (Ken) and David (Lorraine) all of Sudbury. Cherished grandma of Corporal Nathan (Rosanne), Joel, Jessica Pelkman and Rebekah (Nathan) Peregrine, Jeffery Satchwill, Anne Gauthier (Jacob), Luc Potvin (Christine Lamothe). Much loved great grandmother of Raynor, Mia and Khloe. Sadly missed by her brother Douglas Goldrick (Lois) and her furry friends Kellie and Murphy. Friends will be received on Thursday, December 1st from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at DENNING’S OF STRATHROY 519-245-1023. A Funeral Service will be held at the Calvary Pentecostal Church, 301 Pannell Lane Strathroy on Friday, December 2nd at 11:00 am with Pastor Dan Martin officiating. Interment to follow in Cook’s Cemetery. In memory of Marion, donations may be made to Teen Challenge Canada or Heart and Stroke Foundation. Online condolences accepted at

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PESTELL, Lillian formerly of Monkton

Posted by on November 23, 2016

pestell-lillian-001Lillian Pestell – formerly of Monkton, passed away peacefully at Knollcrest Lodge, Milverton on Tuesday November 22, 2016 at the age of 82.

Beloved wife of the late Jack Pestell who predeceased her in 2001.  Loving mother of Ken (Val), Bonnie Krieger (Larry), Patti Fuhr, Brian (Darlene), Doug (Yvonne), Murt (Sheri).  Special grandma of Catherine, Chad, Martina, Tracy, Tom, Nicole, Jacob, Amanda, Derek, Courtney, Jillian, Katie, Jordon, Spencer and 10 great-grandchildren.  Fondly remembered by Colleen Pestell, Gary Carpenter, Pat Fizell, Paula Sanderson, Bonnie Vanos and the extended Pestell family.

Predeceased by her parents Russell and Margaret (Coxon) Maddess, son Garry, daughter Lynda and grandsons Craig and Brandon.

Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Elma Memorial Community Centre, 251 Main Street, Atwood, on Friday November 25 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service to celebrate Lillian’s life will be held on Saturday November 26, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Marc Fraser officiating.  Interment in Elma Centre Cemetery, Atwood.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Alzheimer Society, MS Society or the Canadian Cancer Society appreciated by the family.

Arrangements entrusted to Brenneman Funeral Home, Atwood (519-356-2382)

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TESLIA: Anne (nee Premock), of St. Thomas, Ontario

Posted by on November 21, 2016

TESLIA, Anne (nee Premock), of St. Thomas, passed away peacefully at her residence on Friday, November 18, 2016, in her 92nd year.  Dearly loved mother of Barbara Teslia, Roma Sutherland (James), Darlene Teslia (Jennifer Wilson), Rob Teslia (Lyn Levandoski), and Greg Teslia (Sandra).  Beloved grandmother of Jamie Sutherland (Janice), Michael Sutherland (Charlenne), and Allison Teslia.  Special G.G. to Anna Rose, Jimmy, Anthony, Olivia, and Lily.  Dear sister of the late Helen Storozuk (late Mike), late Steve Premock (late Tina), and the late Dan Premock (Cathy).  Born in Coniston, ON, April 29, 1925, she was the daughter of the late William and Mary (nee Rapski) Premock.  Anne came to St. Thomas in about 1967 from Regina, SK, where she had resided for a short period of time.  She also lived in Toronto, ON for many years.  Anne was a retired secretary in the Housekeeping Dept. at the St. Thomas Psychiatric Hospital.  She was a member of the St. Thomas Seniors’ Centre.  Anne was a stoic and independent soul.  In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place.  A private family service will be held at a later date.  Memorial donations to the St. Thomas Seniors’ Centre will be gratefully acknowledged.  Arrangements entrusted to the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160).  Anne’s family would like to express their gratitude to the palliative care team;  VON, Care Partners and the CCAC.

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Posted by on November 7, 2016

web-photo-watterworth-lesley-copyWATTERWORTH, Lesley Ann

42 years, passed away on Tuesday, November 1, 2016. Beloved daughter of Veronica Watterworth and the late Keith Watterworth. Dear sister Kim Sauve (Brennan Malott) and Bryon Watterworth (Amy). Loving aunt of Joshua, Dustin, Nolan, Jaxon, Leeanne and Corey. Lesley will be missed by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Wednesday from 6p.m. until time of the Memorial Service to celebrate Lesley’s life at 8p.m. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to Hiatus House. Friends may share memories at


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Posted by on September 26, 2016

paper-photo-lasi-frank-no-frameLasi, Frank

83 years, passed away peacefully into the arms of his Lord and Saviour on Sunday, September 25, 2016 at Franklin Gardens. Beloved husband of Marie. Dear father of Marianne Lasi, Irene Butler (John), Heidi Lasi (Kanth Thirugnanam) and Ken Lasi. Loving grandfather of Sarah Butler (James Ewing), Karsten Melchers, Nicholas and Noah Lasi and great grandfather of Claire Ewing. Dear brother of Elizabeth Neufeld (John) and predeceased by his infant sister Margaret. Frank is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and extended family members. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home and Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street Leamington (519-326-2631) on Tuesday 2- 5p.m. and 7- 9p.m.  Funeral Service to Celebrate Frank’s life, from St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 311 Sherk Street, Leamington on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 11 a.m. Interment at Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church or the Alzheimer Society. Frank’s family wish to extend their sincere thanks to the staff at Franklin Gardens for all the love and care they provided. Friends may send condolences or make a memorial donation at


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MORGAN: Ernest of Strathroy

Posted by on September 12, 2016

card-frontEight days away from his 80th birthday and after a short but courageous battle with cancer the family of Ernest Morgan announce his peaceful passing at his home surrounded by the love of his family on Sunday, September 11th, 2016. Survived by his loving wife of almost 56 years, Joyce (nee Langford). Special dad of Shirley (Brad) Brooks and son Allen. Ernest is also survived by his sister Betty Matthews and brother-in-law Paul Langford and many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by his parents Elmer and Mae Morgan, sister Alfreda Lambert and brothers-in-law John Lambert and George Matthews.

Friends will be received at Kerwood-Bethesda United Church, 27734 Clyde Street, Kerwood on Saturday, September 17th, 2016 from 12 p.m. until the time of the Celebration of Life at 1 p.m. with Rev. Cheryl Bolton and Rev. Grace Lee officiating. A reception will be held at the church following the service. Please note that the church is completely accessible. A Private Interment at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Adelaide-Metcalfe (Kerwood) Fire Department or Kerwood-Bethesda United Church would be appreciated by the family.

“It’s hardest to say good-bye to those who are easiest to love”.

Arrangements entrusted to DENNING’S OF STRATHROY.


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FRY: Karren Ann of Vancouver Formerly of Ontario

Posted by on September 6, 2016

images-4It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Karren Ann Fry. Karren passed away in her home on June 13, 2016. 

Karren was was born to Alan (2013) and Elizabeth (Betty Ann) Fry on December 12, 1976 at Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria B.C.  After an early life in British Columbia, Karren’s family moved to Ontario where she completed a Bachelor of Arts Degree with Honours in Criminology from Windsor University in Ontario, which led to her working with RCMP in the student program as a young adult.  She eventually moved to Vancouver BC where she married Cary De Best and had her beautiful daughter, Leah.  In time, Karren ventured out on her own and worked as a support worker for adults with mental illness.
Karren was a loving mother, dedicated family member and a good friend. Her raw sincerity, infectious laugh, sense of humour and amazing spirit made her a joy to be around. She would brighten anyone’s day with a caring message of support or a ridiculous story.  

Karren was a sincere Buddhist and loved travelling to international Dharma Festivals with her brother for teachings and inspiration.  Special powa ceremonies were performed for Karren by Gen Kelsang Thekchen and friends at Kadampa Mediation Centre Vancouver on June 20th, 2016, As well by her Teacher and friend Gen Kelsang Delek and many others.

Karren enjoyed nature and would find peace during a long walk with her daughter in the parks that line the beautiful coast of Vancouver.  She especially loved animals and adored her two little boy cats Thomas (T-Dawg) and Sammy. 

Her family, friends, and all those she touched will miss her tremendously. Karren is survived by her beautiful and loving daughter, Leah De Best (Cary); Her Mother Elizabeth and grandmother Nelda Sauer; her uncles Jim, Ron, Tom, Doug and her Aunt Ellen; her brother Jeff Fry (Devon) and niece Lexa; and her sister Leanne Fry. 

There will be a a celebration of life on July 2nd, 2016 from 11:00am – 2:00pm at St. James Community Centre, 3214 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver B.C.

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SELES: Darlene Louise of Toronto

Posted by on September 6, 2016

images-4Darlene Louise Seles, age 51, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 23, 2016, at Humber River Hospital in Toronto, surrounded with love by two of her daughters. She was born on August 21, 1964 in Toronto. Darlene is survived by her children; Rebecca Seles, Ashley Baxter, Caitlin Amber Seles, Michael and John. She is the Nana to three grandchildren; Haylee, Brayden and Tristen. Daughter to Marie Levesque and Deseder (Nikki) Seles (D), sister to Chantal Seles, Anthea Seles, Robert (Clarice) Seles, Shawn (Guylaine) Seles, and Stephen (Linda) Seles. Darlene will be remembered for her sociable personality and a smile that always lit up the room. Funeral services will be privately held. Memorial donations in Darlene’s name can be made to the Canadian Liver Foundation in lieu of flowers.

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WAUN: Sandy of Strathroy

Posted by on August 29, 2016

picGod saw you getting tired, and a cure was not to be. So he put his arms around you and whispered… “Come to Me”. With this we announce the passing of Sandy Waun at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on August 27th, 2016 in her 73rd year. Loving wife of Walter for 52 years. Beloved mother of Michelle, Michael and Jonathan. Cherished Nana of Trevor, Mandie, Jamie, Nathan, Justin, Nolan and Jamieson. Will be missed by her great grandchildren Valerie, Walter and Westin. Dear sister of Audre Bunn, Gerry Hiltz and Tim West.

Friends will be received at Bethel Baptist Church (264 Princess Street, Strathroy, ON N7G 2S7) on Friday, September 2nd, 2016 at 10 a.m. A Celebration of Life will commence at 11 a.m. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Parkinson’s Society.

Please join us in wearing purple to celebrate Sandy’s life.

Arrangements entrusted to DENNING’S OF STRATHROY.

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Fernand Rioux of Sudbury, ON formerly of Chelmsford, ON

Posted by on July 29, 2016

RIOUX, Fernand

Est décédé le lundi 13 juin 2016 à Sudbury, à 92 ans. Cher époux de Marie-Anne Rioux (née Caron). Fils de feu Paul et de feu Emma (née Belanger) Rioux. Il laisse dans le deuil ses enfants  Darielle Castonguay (Mark) de Sudbury, Alain (Patricia) de London et Denis (Gustavo) d’Edmonton.  Cher frère de Denise Belanger et Monique de Trois-Pistoles, Quebec. Prédécédé par ses frères et sœurs Roger, Rhéal, Philippe, Simone, et Rollande. Très cher grand-père de Yvan, Mélanie, et Renée et arrière-grand-père de Katelyn, et Ethan.  Nous garderons en souvenir son bon sens de l’humour, sa passion pour la pêche et son amour pour la famille. Un service privé aura lieu à une date ultérieure. Que vos témoignages de sympathies se traduisent en dons à la Société Alzheimer Sudbury-Manitoulin ou à Finlandia SISU Charitable Foundation par chèque seulement. Les arrangements funéraires sont confiés à la Coopérative Funéraire, Chelmsford.

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LA RUE, Germaine (née Godin) of Sudbury, ON

Posted by on July 29, 2016

LARUE, GermaineThe family announces with great sorrow her passing in Sudbury, Thursday, June 9, 2016 at the age of 84 years. Daughter of the late Charlie and the late Clouie (née MacGregor) Godin. Beloved wife of the late Phenney La Rue. Loving mother of Ken (Kerry), Alan (late Darlene), and Lana (Robert). Predeceased by her son Cliff. Dear sister of Bobby Godin (Marie). Predeceased by many brothers and sisters. Cherished grandmother of Tatum, Stacie, Landra, Dylan, Russell and Mynda-Lee. She will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. Germaine enjoyed spending her time at the cottage on Nepewassi Lake and always received company with open arms. As per her request there will be no visitation or service. Donations (by cheque only) to Extendicare York Activity Department would be appreciated. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the COOPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, Sudbury.

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