Obituary of LAPHAM: Daisy Irene of Sarnia

LAPHAM, DAISY – Passed away peacefully, at Rosewood Retirement Village on Saturday, July 28, 2018, Daisy Irene Lapham, one day shy of her 94th. birthday. She was the dear wife of the late Irvine (Bud) Steinman (1984). Loving mother of Larry Steinman and his wife Julie of Mississauga and Randy Steinman and his partner Mary LaBelle of Sarnia.Cherished grandmother of Cameron Steinman and his wife Alison and their children; Will and Heidi all of Toronto, Cayley Dow and her husband Nelson and their children; Lyla and Jasper all of Squamish, B.C.and Lukas Steinman and his wife Annie of Nova Scotia.Daisy retired from Dow Chemical.

At Daisy’s request, there will be no funeral home visitation or service. Cremation has taken place and a Graveside Service and Committal of ashes will take place at Resurrection Cemetery on Saturday, August 11th. at 12:30 p.m. with Rev. Adam Kilner officiating. A gathering of family and friends will follow the graveside service at Rosewood Retirement Village (711 Indian Road, North, Sarnia) from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Memorial donations made to Sarnia Humane Society or the Kidney Foundation are appreciated by the family.

Memories and messages of condolence may be made through www.djrobb.on.ca .

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Obituary of Madower, Shirley Susan, of Barrie, formerly of Halifax

Madower, Shirley – On Monday July 23rd 2018 beloved Shirley Susan Madower (Noseworthy) passed away after a long illness. Shirley passed away with daughter (Janice Galesic) and granddaughter (Jessica Neelin) by her side. “Curly Shirley” was a loving wife, mother and grandmother to her family.

Shirley was famous for her loafs and was nicknamed “Mrs. Loaf”. She was loved and adored for 37 years where she worked at Look Ho Ho in Halifax.

Shirley married the love of her life the late John Charles Madower and enjoyed 48 years of blissful marriage.  Shirley is survived by her children Mike Rideout (Lisa), John A. Madower (Shuhui) and Janice Galesic (Ivan) sister Doreen Richardson and many nieces, nephews and grandchildren.  Shirley is preceded by her husband John Charles Madower, brothers Robert, Ronald and Albert Noseworthy A celebration of life will be held on Saturday July 28th 2018, from 2pm – 5 pm at 88 Cardinal St. Barrie.  Shirley loved animals so in lieu of flowers please donate to your local animal shelters. Arrangements entrusted to Marshall W. Driver Cremation & Burial Service, 19 Ross St., Barrie, ON  Condolences may be placed at www.drivercremation.ca

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Obituary of ALLAN: Elizabeth Christine of Barrie

Posted by on July 21, 2018

Elizabeth Christine Allan

On Thursday July 19, 2018, Elizabeth passed away in her 77th year after a brief illness.  She was the beloved wife of David for 44 years and daughter of Duncan and Margaret Bennet as well as sister of Margaret Jean.  She is survived by many nephews and nieces.  She was born in 1941 in Scotland and immigrated to Canada in her early twenties with three of her girlfriends and settled in Toronto.

Liz worked many years in the Toronto Life Insurance industry. She subsequently worked in Barrie as a Manager with Prudential Life and then London Life. Rather than retiring completely she then enjoyed several more years working with H&R Block.

Elizabeth will remembered fondly by all of her neighbours, work colleagues and curling friends as well as her golfing buddies at the Barrie CC and Bear Creek GC.  She really loved her golf and curling and lived a full life, making an impression on everyone who knew her.

A memorial service will be held at Adams Funeral Home, 445 St. Vincent Street, Barrie on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 11 o`clock a.m. with visitation starting at 10 a.m.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations to the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre would be appreciated.

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Obituary of CLARK, Paulina (Kilbertus) of Grand Bend, age 82

Posted by on May 28, 2018

Paulina Clark

(nee Kilburtus)

23 April 1936 – 10 May 2018

We lost Paulina to effing cancer at the Exeter, Ontario, hospital. Her birthday was two weeks earlier and she was pleased about making it to 82. Last summer she received the terrible terminal diagnosis. She lived her final months in her beloved and idyllic home in Grand Bend, lovingly cared for by tag-teaming daughters, a revolving cast of family and friends, and wonderful professionals. The songbirds, card games, puzzles and Netflix helped, too.

Paulina made it to the finish line with dignity, pride, humour, trademark stubbornness, and a loving and generous heart as big as Lake Huron. She lived and died the way she wanted. Even on the worst final days she would find a smile, crack an impish grin, utter a funny profanity. She outlived by two years the love of her life, Len Ballantyne, got to see her three children flourish and marry, and watched her grandkids grow up. Late in life she found a new best friend, her neighbour Wendy Atmore.

She was born in Montreal to immigrant parents. Her father, Valentino Kilbertus, died when she was three; her mother Alma went back to work and placed her daughter in foster care. Paulina had an itinerant childhood, as her foster mother moved around the continent, with stops (and new schools for Paulina) in Halifax, Winnipeg, Michigan and Toronto. Paulina’s teenaged years found her in Ste. Rose, Quebec, where she met her first husband Richard Clark. After the divorce, she raised her kids as a single mom north of Montreal in Blainville, Quebec, and eventually moved to Ontario, where she met and fell in love with Len. They shared and stoked each other’s love for line dancing, Texas, cards, dominoes, every gadget known to mankind, and Lake Huron’s beautiful beaches. They threw many parties at their home in the Cove at Grand Bend, and were regulars at the Legion Branch 498.

Paulina was an avid gardener and creative crafter. She loved to dance, and boy, oh, boy, did she love to shop! With her loss, we have warned Wal-Mart, Giant Tiger and Publishing Clearing House to expect a drop in profits.

Paulina will be terribly missed by many: her daughter Lianne Clark and her husband Randy Hall, daughter Nancy Kay Clark and husband Doug Bennet, son Ron Clark and wife Michelle Johnson Clark, her adoring grandkids Nathan, Eliza, Raymond, Brianna, Mackenzie, and many neighbours and friends, especially Wendy Atmore and Mark Broughner.

There’s a new card shark in heaven.

Special thanks to Lambton County EMS and the team at South Huron Hospital. Donations may be made to the South Huron Hospital Foundation.

Visitation: Friday, May 18, 4 to 7 p.m.  Memorial Service:  Saturday, May 19, from 10 to 12 p.m. at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, 118 Dashwood Main Street, Dashwood. 

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Obituary of HUMPHRIES: MARY ELIZABETH of Lunenburg, NS Formerly of Toronto, Ontario

Posted by on April 6, 2018

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It is with great sadness that the family of Mary Elizabeth Humphries, 92, of Lunenburg, announces her death on Thursday, February 22, 2018, at the Halifax Infirmary, Halifax.?? Born in Evanston, Illinois, she was the daughter of Andrew William and Elizabeth Holbrook (Marsales) Murdison.

In the course of her long life, Mary was an entrepreneur, scientist, educator, consumer advocate, broadcaster, author, volunteer, frustrated gardener, cat lover, singer, family historian and one of nature’s great enthusiasts. She never stopped learning new things, and was optimistic, curious and adventurous.

She grew up in Thornhill, Ontario, the youngest of four children. A brilliant student, Mary obtained both her B.A. and M.A. from University College, University of Toronto on full scholarships. She married English-born Michael Humphries in 1949, and became a specialist in textile and dye chemistry for Croy Knitting Mills.

An activist as well as a scientist, Mary helped shape the new Consumer Association of Canada from the 1950s and she broadcast her own weekly national consumer program on CBC Radio in the ‘60s. Mary taught textile science at Seneca College in Toronto for over 25 years. She was a Fellow of the Institute of Textile Science and a valued committee and board member for groups including the Metric Commission, Costume Society of Ontario, Jane Austen Society, Bata Shoe Museum, UC Book Sale, Maritime Concert Opera and many others. She made many, many friends through her professional and volunteer work.

She was an entrepreneur, writing and self publishing her own textbooks and swatch sets, which were eventually published by Prentice-Hall internationally and became some of the standard works in the field. She would definitely want us to remind you at this point that “a fibre is not a fabric”!

Mary is survived by her daughter, Nina Scott-Stoddart (David Mosey), Lunenburg; son Thomas (aka Chi) (Christa), Lahr, Germany; grandchildren, Dennis (Lydia) and Kai (Miriam Rother), Germany as well as her sister Jessie Wesley of Ontario and many beloved nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her sister Lucy Noble, her brother Andrew Murdison, her niece Heather Parekh and her nephew William Noble.

We would all like to offer our heartfelt thanks to the medical staff, especially the nurses, at South Shore General and the Halifax Infirmary, for their humane kindness and compassion , not only for Mary but for us.

In lieu of flowers, donations made to the Second Story Women’s Shelter in Lunenburg or SHAID Tree Animal Shelter of Lunenburg County would be appreciated by the family. Funeral arrangements were by Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home in Lunenburg.

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Obituary of HAMILTON: Joan Gertrude of Ottawa Formerly of Saint John

Posted by on April 5, 2018

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Joan, a long-time resident of Orleans, Ontario passed peacefully at her home on Saturday morning March 24, 2018.
Born in 1936 to Hazel and John Henry Allen in Saint John NB, Joan is predeceased by her parents, her former spouse (Edgar Hamilton – RCMP) and her sister Lil. She leaves to grieve her four children: Randy, David, Lorna, and Edward. Joan also had three granddaughters (Sarah-Anne, Daisy, and Calla) who will miss grandma terribly. She also leaves behind her good friend of over 30 years, Ted Larabie.
Joan was cremated on March 27, 2018 and wished to not have a public service. A private family ceremony will be held to spread her ashes in Summer 2018.

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Obituary of WINTERS, Henry “Hank” Collins of Grand Bend, in his 77th year

Posted by on March 20, 2018

WINTERS: In sorrow, we acknowledge the passing of Henry “Hank” Collins Winters of Grand Bend, Ontario on Sunday, March 18, 2018 in his seventy-seventh year. Hank spent his last days in the company of his family and many friends, under the superb care of the Palliative Care Team at Bluewater Health in Sarnia, Ontario. Beloved husband, for fifty-three years, of Nancy (Edwardson) Winters, Hank is also survived by his children Elizabeth (David Matheson) and Philip (Gail Winters) and four grandchildren: Lauren Cummings Winters, William Matheson, Kaydence Matheson and William Henry Winters. Elder son of the late Eleanor (McRobie) Winters and the late Honourable Robert Henry Winters P.C. Brother of Marny (Marc Pearsall) of Toronto and the late Richard Winters.

Hank considered the world his home and steel his industry. But he was happiest as a child in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, where he loved the smell of the sea. In his retirement he was thrilled to discover something of that same delight in Grand Bend, with its legion of friends, volunteer opportunities, dazzling beach and three entirely new pursuits which he passionately embraced. He learned to sing barbershop with the Seaforth Harmony Kings; achieved a black belt in Karate at the age of seventy-five; and swam his way to a gold medal at the Ontario Masters championship. Even when his illness was most challenging, he always focused his attention on concerns outside himself, mostly to the benefit of his family.

A supremely thoughtful man, Hank hated to miss a meeting of the Red Bowl Society of philosophers. He was proud to catalogue his reading and his list reveals a selective and significant personal library. It was his final comfort to listen to his family reading to him the story of a round-the-world motorcycle adventure, one of his few unrealized ambitions. We now reluctantly release him to a grand new adventure, fueled by our gratitude and his own smiling enthusiasm.

On Sunday, April 8, 2018, the family will host a gathering of remembrance for Hank at Oakwood Resort, Grand Bend, at two o’clock p.m. A private family interment will be arranged in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia in the fall. If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to Lakeshore Eco-Network would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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Obituary of FORSYTH: Clair Alexander of London

Posted by on March 11, 2018

FORSYTH, Clair Alexander …

Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at University Hospital at the age of 92. Beloved husband of the late Nora Isabelle (Kennedy) Forsyth. Dear father of Michael Forsyth and his wife Linda and Wendy Forsyth. Also loved by his grandson Matthew Forsyth. Missed by his sister-in-law Marge Forsyth. Predeceased by his granddaughter Michelle Forsyth and his brothers and sisters. Alex appreciated the company of his two friends, Brian and Charles. Friends are welcomed for visiting one hour prior to the funeral service (10-10:45 am) on Monday, March 12, 2018 at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London. The funeral service will follow in the chapel at 11 am. Interment at Woodland Cemetery, London at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in Alex’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer Society of London & Middlesex, 435 Windermere Road, London, ON N5X 2T1. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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Obituary of Thompson; Linda nee Price of Markdale resting at Fawcett Funeral Cremation Reception, Flesherton

Posted by on February 5, 2018

Linda Thompson resting at Fawcett Funeral Cremation Reception, Flesherton

Thompson; Linda Marie(Price) P.M. #170

Peacefully, while surrounded by her family, passed Sunday, February 4,2018 at Grey Gables Nursing Home, Markdale at the age of 70. Beloved wife of 48 years to Ronald. Dear mother of Nadine Thompson of St. Catherines and Les Thompson of Dartmouth, NS. Sadly missed by her mother Betty Price of Markdale and father the late Gordon. Loved and remembered by grandchildren Sydney and Marissa Thompson. Dear sister of Lana Amaley of Stroud, Larry(Darlene) Price of Napean, Randy Price of Georgetown, Rodney Price of Markdale, Robbin Warren of Toronto and sister in-law of Dorothy Anderson(Gerry Bartley) of Markdale. She will be remembered by many nieces and nephews.

Linda was born in Guelph, ON, educated in Etobicoke and taught in Etobicoke, Waterloo, Moosonee and Nipigon before settling in Markdale where she raised her family along side her husband Ron. She was passionate about the United Church, having held many positions in the local church and Presbytery as well as within the Toronto Conference of the United Church. She was a proud member of the Order of the Eastern Star having been Worthy Matron of Grey Chapter #170 twice. She loved travelling, knitting, cross stitch and was very active in sports, especially in her younger years. Linda will be greatly missed by many friends, neighbours and her church family.

The family will receive friends at Annesley United Church, address, from 12:00 noon until the time of service at 2:00pm. Cremation has taken place. Spring interment Greenwood Cemetery, Georgetown. Memorial contributions to Annesley United Church would be gratefully appreciated. Online donations and condolences at www.fawcettfuneralhome.ca 888-924-2810

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Obituary of LEVIN: Roy Joseph of Halifax

Posted by on December 7, 2017

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Roy Joseph Levin, 74, passed peacefully surrounded by his family on November 19, 2017 in Halifax. Born May 1, 1943 in Oldham, UK to the late Arthur and Mary (Schlumpf) Levin, Roy came to Nova Scotia at age 6 with his mother and sister on board the RMS Aquitania. He attended King’s Collegiate School from 1957-63, where he excelled at basketball, rugby, track & field, cross country, and cadets, later studying engineering at Dalhousie University before serving as a traffic and infrastructure engineer for the City of Halifax for more than 30 years. Roy and Linda (Grasse) were married in the Chapel of Roy’s old boarding school in Windsor on May 5, 1973. Their son Michael (Mick) was born February 22, 1983, and had the honour of presiding over the renewal of his parents’ vows on July 18, 2015. Roy was a loving husband and proud father, as well as a pilot, award winning sailor, photographer, traveller, antique collector, musician, die-hard Rolling Stones fan and loyal friend. He is survived by his wife Linda, son Mick (Sarah), granddog Lucy, extended Grasse family Etta, Peggy (John), Carter (Shelley), Chelsea, Richard (Bev), Brandon, and his sister Joan (Peter).
A cheerful celebration of Roy’s life will be held at the Armdale Yacht Club at 75 Burgee Run in Halifax on Saturday, December 9 from 11am-3pm, where Roy was a member for more than 50 years. His family looks forward to hearing and sharing special memories of Roy with everyone whose lives were touched by his kindness and friendship.
Roy’s cremains will be scattered by family among his favorite places over the coming months. Roy’s family is especially appreciative of the exceptionally caring and thoughtful staff of Melville Lodge who went to great lengths to provide dignity and compassion for him and his loved ones during his final years. Memorial donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia, or a children’s charity of your choice.

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Obituary of GRADY: Peter Harold of Fredericton, NB, Formerly of Toronto, Hamilton, Vancouver and Edmonton

Posted by on November 3, 2017

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Peter Harold Grady, in his 95th year peacefully at the Veterans Health Unit in Fredericton, NB. Husband of Carol R.A. Grady (WRNS – Bletchley Park) d.2011. Born in Edmonton, joined WW2 war effort in 1939 in Hamilton. Served in WW2 attached to the Fleet Air Arm RCNVR as an Observer / Navigator mainly in open cockpit Swordfish biplanes doing convoy escort duty from aircraft carriers and land including the “Murmansk Run” to USSR as well as channel and Atlantic patrols. Served in the Korean War as Ops Officer on board the Tribal Class Destroyer Iroquois with Cmdr Landymore – only Canadian ship hit by enemy fire. Served in planes actively in the “Cold War” looking for USSR submarines & other naval activity near North America, North Africa, Europe and the far North Atlantic as well as on several ships including the destroyer Micmac, frigate La Hulloise (commanding officer), aircraft carrier Warrior. High security clearance with NORAD & member of Canada/US military co-operative committee. Besides a CD he had many Cdn decorations as well as medals from the British Government (Arctic Star) and from the South Korean government. During most of this service to Canada, wife Carol raised 2 boys and 2 girls. He was “old school” about duty, ethics, doing the right thing and helping those in need. A brilliant mind.

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Obituary of McDEVITT: John Gerald

Posted by on October 17, 2017

age 91 of Barrie, Ontario. We, the family of John McDevitt, are saddened to announce his sudden passing which occurred on October 16, 2017. Born in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia he was the last surviving child of the late Charles and Dorothy (nee Morrell) McDevitt. He was predeceased by his brother Lawrence, an infant brother, sisters Mary, Lillian, Catherine as well as his niece, Anne Guinan. He is survived by his devoted wife Carol, daughter Susan (David) Mayers, grandson Wade, who was his reason for living; along with Guinan nieces and nephews in Calgary, St. Augustin Quebec and Truro, Nova Scotia. John left his beloved Yarmouth with his family and moved to Etobicoke when he was transferred by Beecham Canada Ltd. Known as the “Minard’s Linament Man” he brought the formulation from the Minards plant in Yarmouth to Ontario. He retired from Smith Kline Beecham after more than 48 years service. Before leaving Yarmouth, John bowled with a local bowling league and he was a dedicated volunteer firefighter, once saving a llama from a docked and burning circus ship. An enthusiastic gardener, John was also a devoted Toronto Blue Jays fan from the team’s inception. He loved to watch the games regardless of if he was at home or at the family cottage at Sebim Beach in Nova Scotia. He looked forward to travelling back to Yarmouth every summer since relocating to Ontario in 1967, only missing one summer trip due to an unfortunate hospitalization. Visitation will be held at ADAMS FUNERAL HOME (445 St. Vincent Street, Barrie) on Friday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 11 o’clock a.m. with visitation from 10 a.m. A graveside committal service will occur next summer at the Mountain Cemetery in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society or a charity of your choice. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through adamsfuneralhome.ca

Gone are the stories, gone is the laughter but the memories will live on.

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Obituary of MAC ISAAC: "SANDY" Alexander Malcolm of VANCOUVER

Posted by on October 8, 2017

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Born in Moncton ,N.B. Jan.15,1947 to of Alex and Marie (MacEachern) MacIsaac both predeceased. Sandy’s heart was always in Cape Breton although his life’s adventures took him elsewhere. The military had him in Newfoundland and Norway. He settled for several years in Toronto in the retail industry and later moved to Edmonton as a cabinet maker. Eventually in the 1970s he relocated to Vancouver to be near his two brother where he resumed his haberdasher role for many years. Sandy settled in the Downtown East Side making many friends and acquaintances that remember him fondly for his generosity, kindness and humour. A true gentleman who passed Sept. 17/17 was predeceased by his youngest brother (Andrew) will be sadly missed by his remaining brothers Jim and Don and his sister Glenda.
In lieu of flowers, donations to May’s Place Hospice, Vancouver would be appreciated.

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Obituary of GERMAN: Louis F. “Lou”, of St. Thomas, Ontario.

Posted by on September 15, 2017

GERMAN, Louis F. “Lou” of St. Thomas, passed away at his residence on Thursday, September 14, 2017, in his 90th year.  Beloved husband of the late Aileen (née Bradt) German (2014).  Dearly loved father of Debbie Bukacheski of Ottawa, and Mark German of St. Thomas.  Cherished grandfather of Nathan Jackson-German of Kitchener.  Dear brother of George German (Eleanor) of Shad Bay, NS, late William “Bill” German, and the late Gordon German.  Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Born in Halifax, NS,  December 5, 1927, he was the son of the late Henry Louis “Harry” and Maria Sophia “Minnie” (née Sampson) German.  Lou served with the Royal Canadian Dragoons for 3 years and the R.C.A.F. for 23 years, retiring as a Sergeant.  Following his retirement from the R.C.A.F., he was employed by Murphy Bus Lines, Arva.  He was a member of Holy Angels’ Roman Catholic Church, St. Thomas.  There will be no public visitation at the funeral home.  The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Angels’ Roman Catholic Church, 502 Talbot St., St. Thomas on Tuesday, September 19th at 10:00 a.m.  Interment in Holy Angels’ Cemetery.  Memorial donations to the Holy Angels’ Church Restoration Fund will be gratefully acknowledged.  Arrangements entrusted to the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160).

Online condolences graciously accepted at www.siftonfuneralhome.com

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Obituary of FARRELL: Kevin “Tom” of London

Posted by on September 6, 2017

FARRELL, Kevin “Tom”

With heavy hearts, we are deeply saddened to announce that our beloved husband and father passed away peacefully on Friday, September 1, 2017, with his wife and children by his side at the age of 74 years. Loving husband of Maria Eugenia Sará de Farrell “Kena” for 45 years. Proud father of Stephanie Colleen Weber (Daryl) and Alexander Kevin Farrell. Adoring Tata of Jettsen, Ripken, Lowyn, Broden. Caring brother of Alexander (Mary), Michael (Donna), Paul (Wanda), Peter (Helene), Dana and brother-in-law of Maria Elena (Jose Antoino), Salvador (Carmen Cecelia), Gabriel (Susana) and Juan (Tamara). Playful uncle of many nieces and nephews around the world. Predeceased by his parents Ethel and Alexander, his brother Brian and his brother-in-law Miguel and sister-in-laws Maria Antonieta, Maria Gabriella and Maria Cristina. Dreamer, adventurer, protector, humourist, intellectual, cheerleader, gentle giant, cool dude. Born in small-town Amherst, N.S. Raised by single mom of 7 boys. Award-winning mathematician, talented athlete, 2nd Lieutenant of COTC. Insatiable hunger for knowledge; before The Internet, there was Kevin. Mount Allison University scholarship then bright lights of Montreal. Walked into Sun Life head office on Friday-no appointment-started career on Monday. Re-programmed Sun Life’s entire payroll system and then again at Honeywell Canada. Got the travel bug. Moved to a new world-Venezuela. Became fluent in Spanish by embracing culture and telling funny jokes to anyone and everyone. 6-month work stint turned into 12 years once he met the love of his life at BFF’s BBQ. Love at 1st sight. Proposed after 1 month, married in 3 months to Kena. Got the kid bug. Proud papa to Steph and then Alex. By ’81, promoted to I.T. executive for Citibank and then RBC. Missed his Mom. Forewent promising career to move family to Dartmouth where “his children could experience Canadian life”. Snow, Hockey, Tim Hortons, lakes, and the Maritimes. In 23 years at Canada Post; never called in sick. Brought laughter, positive energy, and caring soul to parents/children of wife’s successful preschool (27yrs). Continued mastery of corny jokes, travel, exotic cuisine, encyclopedias, technology, Montreal Canadiens/Expos, music, movies, fine art, collectibles, nature walks, animals, new and old friends, his dream home, his children, his grandchildren and, most importantly, his love for Kena. After retirement moved to London, Ontario to be closer to children/grandchildren, and eventually passed away in St. Thomas-a small town befitting his birthplace and childhood nickname “Tommy”. He will be deeply missed by family and friends. We’ll feel his spirit near a lake or ocean, collecting and skipping rocks. The family would like to thank the staff at Valleyview Home for their generous love and care. Cremation has taken place. Friends will be received by the family from 10-11am on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London, where a celebration of Kevin’s life will be held in the funeral home chapel at 11am. Please dress in colourful and happy attire. Another celebration will be held in Nova Scotia at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to Valleyview Home, 350 Burwell Road, St. Thomas, ON N5P 0A3. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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Obituary of FLETCHER: Betty of Deep Brook, Nova Scotia Formerly of Brockville, Ontario

Posted by on August 2, 2017

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Betty Isabel (nee Miller) Fletcher was born on September 1, 1921, in Brockville, Ontario, to Frank Archer and Rena (nee Dowell) Miller. She was their only child. Betty stayed in Brockville until 1945. Through her volunteer involvement with the Canadian Army’s officer training camp in Brockville, she met her husband, Newton Herndon Fletcher, who had traveled up from his home in Indianapolis, Indiana, to join the Canadian forces during World War II. They were married in February 1943.
After the war, they moved to Boston, Massachusetts, where Herndon, or Fletch as he was popularly known, attended Harvard Law School while Betty was employed in clerical positions. Eventually they moved to New York and settled in Westchester County. While Fletch worked as a corporate lawyer for Uniroyal in Manhattan, Betty continued to work in clerical and editorial capacities. In 1956, their one and only child, Diana Gail, was born. As a family, they attended the Presbyterian Church in Irvington, New York.
Subsequently, they lived in Southbury, Connecticut; Sao Paulo, Brazil; Athens, Ontario, Canada; Sarasota, Florida. They both loved golf and curling. Betty adored playing bridge. And they treasured their numerous overseas trips. Betty liked having a couple of pets most of her life, especially their English bulldog, Cromwell.
After Fletch passed away in May 2000, Betty lived alone in Sarasota, Florida, until she moved back to Canada to be with Diana and her husband, Ian, in 2014. She ended her life on June 27, 2017, in the country in which she began it, having enjoyed a varied, active and edifying life.
Betty is survived by her daughter, Diana Gail Fletcher-deZeeuw, and son-in-law, Ian Arie de Zeeuw, of Deep Brook, Nova Scotia, as well as second and third cousins in Eastern Ontario.

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Obituary of ROSS: Kim of Halifax Formerly of Sydney

Posted by on August 2, 2017

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With great sadness we announce the sudden death of Kim Hugh Ross of whites lake, formally from Sydney, Nova Scotia which occurred on June 25, 2017.

Born in Sydney he was the son of late Samuel Ivan Ross who predeceased him two days prior and by his mother Dena Cohen Ross who predeceased him 13 years to the day. He will be sadly missed by his wife of 28 years Ronalda (Goguen), his children Leanne and Evan as well as his Granddaughter Leigha; Sisters Pam (Bruce) and Wendy; Mother-in-Law, sister and bother-in-Laws; several nieces and nephews and his dog Gomic. We would also like to thank Dr Harris Crooks for the care he provided.

Cremation has taken place and there will be no funeral or visitations by Kim’s wishes.

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Obituary of Kent: Dorothy Jean (DJ) of North Vancouver Formerly of Victoria BC, Lunenburg NS, Bathurst NB, Amherst NS

Posted by on July 30, 2017

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Kent, Dorothy Jean (DJ)
DJ was the daughter of the late Harold Frederick Tennant and Isabel Sutherland Tennant. Born in Amherst NS, December 10, 1924, she relocated to Bathurst NB following her marriage to William (Bill) C. Kent DFC in 1949. In 1972 they moved to Lunenburg NS, to Victoria BC in 1984 and in 2016 DJ moved to North Vancouver BC. Sadly, DJ passed away peacefully at the age of 92 at Lynn Valley Care Centre on June 11, 2017 with her three children by her side. Predeceased by her husband Bill in 2006, DJ is survived by daughters Isabel (Craig), Anne and Jean (Mark), grandchildren Marjorie, Eleanor (Andrew), William, Matthew (Skanda), Edward and Quinn, great grandchildren Philip and Alice, niece Barbara and nephew Kent along with numerous cousins and friends. As a youngster, DJ spent many summers at the family cottage at Black Point NS surrounded by her many cousins and other relatives. After her father’s death when she was 15, these extended family networks became even more important to DJ and her mother. DJ attended Netherwood School in Rothesay NB and was a graduate of Mt. Allison University (BA – Hons English) and the Université de Bathurst (BEd). She worked briefly in the Education system and in Real Estate. DJ was extremely active with volunteering, entertaining, golf, curling, bridge, art and music. She was a lifelong learner with a passion for reading and stimulating conversation. An animal lover from her early childhood and influenced by her father’s passion for hunting and fishing, dogs continued to play a big role throughout her life. In winters Bill and DJ often travelled to Florida, Arizona and California and enjoyed many golfing holidays with Bill’s sister, Marnie and husband, Ray. A private celebration of DJ’s life will be held for immediate family on Saturday, June 17 in West Vancouver. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in DJ’s name to the Alzheimer Society of BC and Parkinson Canada. The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to her home care providers in Victoria and to her staff at Lynn Valley Care Centre.

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Obituary of BISSONNETTE, Beverley May of Brockville, Ontario

Posted by on June 16, 2017

BISSONNETTE, Beverley May

Passed away peacefully at the Brockville General Hospital Charles St. Site on Thursday June 15th, 2017. Beverley (Bridgen) Bissonnette aged 79 years. Beloved wife of Vincent Bissonnette. Loving mother of Paul Bissonnette of Brockville, Terri Quinn (Wayne) of Dartmouth , NS and Sandra Bradley (Martin) of Brockville. Cherished grandmother of Katie Quinn, Mitchell Bradley (Brianna), Sean Quinn, Danielle Astleford (John), Erin Mercier (Kevin); and great grandmother of Maxwell Bradley, Kohen Mercier and Paisley Bradley. Dear sister of Frank Bridgen (Marie) and Audrey Beach. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Joseph and Dorothy (Hobbs) Bridgen.

There will be a private graveside service held.  In memory of Beverley, donations to the CHEO Foundation would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Barclay Funeral Home, 137 Pearl St. E., Brockville, ON. Messages of condolence may be made online at www.barclayfuneralhome.com.

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Obituary of CAMPBELL, Cynthia Louise formerly of Hensall and Exeter, age 60

Posted by on June 14, 2017

CAMPBELL:  Peacefully, surrounded by the love of her family, at South Huron Hospital, Exeter on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, Cynthia Louise Campbell, formerly of Queensway Nursing Home, Hensall and  Exeter, age 60.  Much loved daughter of the late George Christopher (2003) and the late Emily Bettina (Baragar) Campbell (1997). Dear sister and sister-in-law of Mary Morrice of London, Nancy Campbell and her husband Peter Lavell of Halifax, N.S., Susan and Dr. Donald Cameron of Vancouver, B.C., Brian Morrice and Paul Cocker both of London.  Remembered by her Aunt Marion Wood of St. Catharines, her nieces, nephews and their families.  Predeceased by her sister Penny Cocker (2008).  Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, on Friday June 16, from 12 to 2 p.m., where the Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. with visiting commencing at 9:00 a.m., Rev. Dr. D. Brent Powell Officiating.  Interment Exeter Cemetery.  If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to Community Living South Huron or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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Obituary of RICHARDS: Rebecca Louise of Sidney BC

Posted by on April 26, 2017

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August 2, 1967- April 14, 2017
Rebecca (Becky) passed away suddenly in Sidney BC, in a drowning accident. Rebecca was born in England, and came to Canada with her parents while in elementary school. She grew up in Annapolis Valley NS, and was a competitive runner, eventually going on to win a gold medal in the marathon, at the World Military Games, in Biel Switzerland.
After high school, she attended Acadia University in Wolfville NS, then transferred to Saint Francis Xavier University NS, where she graduated two years later with a BSc Major Nutritional and Consumer Studies.
Upon graduation, she joined the Canadian Army and became a Logistics Officer, with postings to Gagetown NB, Greenwood NS, and Borden ON. She retired in 2007 and moved to Halifax NS.
She is survived by her spouse, Paul, daughter Elyse (Ontario), brother Harvey, and her mother, Sheila (both in Nova Scotia).

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Obituary of WARD: Daryl Claude of Dartmouth,Nova Scotia Formerly of Brantford, Ontario

Posted by on April 6, 2017

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With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Daryl Claude Ward avid golfer, 65, Friday March 24, 2017, predeceased by his parents William Thomas Ward and Ferne Isobel Parks. Survived by his three children Shane , Mathew and Rhonda as well as extended family.

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Obituary of HALEY: Sherry Terese of Elmvale Formerly of Toronto, Originally from Sydney Mines Cape Breton

Posted by on April 6, 2017

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Sherry Terese Haley of Sydney Mines, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia died peacefully early Sunday, March 26, 2017, at Sara Vista nursing home in Elmvale, Ontario. She was born on March 14, 1937, in Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia. She was predeceased by her parents Edith (Mama) and John (Papa) Fraser, and her beloved husband James (Sonny) Riley Haley. She is survived by her daughter and spouse; Mary Gregorio (nee Haley), George Gregorio, and three loving grandchildren, Jennifer Frias (nee Gregorio) married to Liberto Frias, Christine Gregorio and Bryan Gregorio; she will be deeply missed by her three great grandchildren Danielle and Jesse Frias, Owen Amaral and soon to be forth great granddaughter. Sherry was the eldest of eleven siblings often helping to care for her younger brothers and sisters. In the late 60’s Sherry moved to Toronto with her beloved husband to start a new life making Toronto her new home and where she raised her daughter. Sherry found employment at Eaton’s as a secretary and continued on her secretarial career for many years until her retirement from the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada where she had many fond experiences/memories with the First Nations people. Sherry was a wealth of knowledge and an avid reader, historical novels being her favourite. She was very creative and always had a project on the go. She loved to bake and we will miss her chocky rocks and lemon meringue pies; family parties will never be the same without her sweets and sunny disposition. Sherry was a strong and independent woman who loved downtown Toronto, she loved to explore Kensington Market and Chinatown. Sherry loved to take her granddaughters with her on her excursions and taught them so much about Toronto and its diversity. Everyone who knew Sherry would say she was a very sweet woman with a bright spirit, a big heart, a great storyteller and always there for a good laugh. In the final years of her life Sherry had to give up her independence and move in with her daughter and son-in-law as dementia took control of her. The horrible disease brought her down and it was very sad to watch this bright spirit of a woman have so much sadness and frustration. She tried her best to be herself but struggled daily until she had to move into the nursing home. The nurses and staff at Sara Vista nursing are to be commented for their exceptional caregiving during the past year. They treated Sherry as one of their own family members and were overwhelmed with emotion claiming Sherry as their “shinning star”. We will all miss Sherry very much but we know she is in a better place with no more suffering. Viewing and service will be held at Lynn-Stone Funeral Home 15 Young St Elmvale Ontario, on Wednesday March 29th 2017, viewing 5-7 pm followed by mass service at 7pm. Burial will be held on March 30th 2017, 1pm at Pine Hill cemetary 625 Birchmount Rd, Scarborough, ON.

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Obituary of GILMORE: James of Wasaga Beach, formerly of Bala, Ontario

Posted by on March 26, 2017

 

James A. Gilmore (1926 – 2017) Obituary

James Andrew Gilmore (Jim), 90, of Muskoka, Ontario, passed away peacefully on February 23, 2017. A dedicated husband, brother, father, grandfather and friend – he will be sorely missed. His light shone bright and touched everyone he met (in many countries/across many religions). God willing, he will remain in all our hearts and minds forever.

Jim was born in Preston (now Waterloo) Ontario to Alfred and Lilian Gilmore on August 23, 1926. Growing up in Barrie, Jim was active in many sports with a passion for hockey, baseball and wrestling. Jim left high school at age 16, to take over the family Poultry Hatchery business in Barrie after his father died.

Married to Elinor Beatrice Mitchell on September 11, 1948, they moved to Aurora, in 1957 where Jim worked with Skyline Poultry Farms. A devout Christian and dedicated member of the United Church of Canada, Jim heard God’s call to work as a missionary and in 1962, Jim, Elinor, and children (Maureen, Barry and Jamie) sailed off to the mysterious, magical land of India.

Jim and Elinor served 26 years in Asia – 11 as missionaries in India, 7 with United Nations in remote Muzaffarabad (Pakistan) and 8 with UN in Delhi. Jim revolutionized the poultry industry in India and Pakistan, satisfying Hindus in India that unfertilized chicken eggs were vegetarian, establishing broiler rearing and distribution network in India and building hatchery/feed mills/broiler farms in remote Pakistan.

Jim was very active in the community – Rotary Club in Barrie (at age 23 the youngest president), Sunday School teacher, India International Center Volunteer, helping set up broiler/egg production in Bethany Village (a landmark rehabilitation establishment for lepers)– after retirement, Muskoka Lakes Ratepayers Association, Bannockburn Church Board (near cottage), Church choir.

Jim Gilmore is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Elinor; his three children Maureen (Moe) Donald, Barry and Jamie; his daughters in-law Ani and Sheilagh and son in-law Sandy; his 7 grandchildren Kerry Lee, Matthew, Sarah, Kenneth, Kathryn, Laura and Philip; his sister, Barbara; two nephews, Andrew and Jimmy and his cousin, Jean.

Jim’s Celebration of Life will be held at the family cottage in Muskoka, Ontario on July 29, 2017 at 2 pm. Please join us – contact one of his surviving children to confirm.

If you are moved to donate in Jim’s honour, make a small gift in his name to your church or to Bannockburn Community Church (1071 Bannockburn Road, Box 101 Bala) Wasaga Beach United Church (380 Zoo Park Rd., Wasaga Beach).

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Obituary of HOWARD: Lewis Montgomery of Halifax

Posted by on March 21, 2017

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Peacefully passed away at home on Saturday March 4, 2017, at the age of 88 years. Beloved husband of Dorothy, dear father of Elizabeth (John), Roger (Josephine) and Wendy. Loving grandfather of Julia, Cory, Brandi, Roman and Lucas. He is also survived by many other relatives and friends. Cremation has taken place. There will be a private family ceremony where his cremated remains will be spread according to his wishes. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Canada.

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