TODESCO, John “Jack” Camillo

Todesco mem cardTODESCO, JOHN CAMILLO WILLIAM LOUIS – Peacefully at Bluewater Health, on Sunday, May 22, 2016, John (Jack) Todesco died at the age of 83. Jack is now reunited with his loving wife Margaret Ann (2010) and his daughter Laureen (2006). Much loved father of Charles Todesco and his wife Wendy, Wawa, Charlene Jordan and her husband Charles, Campbellville and Joanne Todesco and her husband Ken Quesnelle, Toronto. Cherished grandfather of Jonathan Todesco, Rebecca Todesco and Claire Quesnelle. Dear brother of Camilla Todesco. Predeceased by his parents Camillo (Charlie) & Anne. Jack was born in Port Arthur Ontario and was raised in the small commercial fishing port of Rossport on the north shore of Lake Superior. At age 13, Jack left home to attend the Catholic boarding high school Scollard Hall in North Bay Ontario. Upon graduation, Jack attended Lakehead Technical Institute before transferring to the University of Western Ontario where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 1954. Jack attended Assumption College (University of Windsor) and graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce in 1955. He then attended the University of Toronto and graduated with a Master of Business Administration in 1956. After finishing his education, Jack was employed by the Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing in London Ontario before returning to North Bay to teach business at Scollard Hall. Jack and family moved to Sarnia in 1963 where he accepted a teaching position at Central Collegiate High School. In 1966, Jack joined the newly formed Lambton College and retired after 29 years as the Dean of the School of Business and General Arts. Jack was an active member of the community and volunteered with the Administrative Management Society, Rotary International, United Way, Sarnia and District Children’s Treatment Centre and the Lambton College Board. A true sportsman, Jack played hockey and was introduced to football while a student at Scollard Hall. Football became Jack’s greatest passion, and his fondest memories were playing for the Fort William Roughriders (Ukes) and coaching football while teaching at Scollard Hall. Jack enjoyed camping, fishing and hunting, and made an annual pilgrimage back to the north shore of Lake Superior for moose hunting. Jack and Marg loved spending time at their cottage on the Bruce Peninsula, and travelling to such exotic locations as Australia, Alaska, Barbados and Italy.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, May 25, 2016 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431 Christina St. N., Sarnia. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of Mercy Roman Catholic Church on Thursday, May 26th at 2:00 p.m. Interment Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery to follow. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Rotary Club of Sarnia, 1210 Michigan Ave., Sarnia, N7S 2B6 or the United Way of Sarnia-Lambton, 420 East St. N.,#15, Sarnia, N7T 6Y6. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com

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Cooke: Orla Rose of Poplar Point Formerly of Winnipeg

Posted by on May 20, 2016

images-4In Memorium.
Born December 13, 1926, Passed August 27, 2001 at home in her sleep.
Orla Rose Klassen Cooke is survived by her daughter Kim Cooke, sons Fletcher Stowe, Timouthy Aaron Stowe, and Ronald G Klassen.
Orla, better known as Ollie, is missed by family and friends.

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FORTIER, Carole of Chelmsford

Posted by on May 18, 2016

FORTIER, CaroleThe family announces with great sorrow her passing in Sudbury Monday, April 11, 2016 at the age of 59 years. Beloved wife of Michel Fortier of Chelmsford. Dear daughter of Hélène Potvin of Timmins and of the late Vital Potvin. Loving mother of Lance Mills of Timmins and Crystal Bouchard (Pat) of Thunder Bay. Dear sister of Larry, George (Lorraine), Jackie (Royal), Elenore, Linda all of Timmins and Darlene (Barry) of Barrie. Predeceased by her sisters Diane and Doreen. Cherished grandmother of Desiree and Chelsey. Lovingly remembered by many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. A family gathering will take place in Timmins at a later date. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the COOPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, Chelmsford.

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CARNEGIE: Candice Dorothy of Deroche Formerly of New Westminster

Posted by on April 22, 2016

images-4Carnegie, Candice Dorothy (Fraser)

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved wife, mother and sister Candice Dorothy Carnegie (Fraser), at the age of 64.  Candice passed away peacefully with her family at her side.  She will be sadly missed by her loving family; husband, Alexander Carnegie, children Letricia (Ian), Geoffrey Young and Christopher Young (Karie), sister Dennine MacKeen (Gordon), step-children Amanda Inglis (Dean), Helen Carnegie and grandchildren Alicia, Bryden, Kira, Luke, Elizabeth, Wyatt and Sierra, nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her parents, James Fraser & Margaret McDonnell.  After graduating from New Westminster Senior Secondary, Candice led a full and happy life.  For 27 years, she was an administrative assistance at Children’s Hospital and 5 years at the Vancouver Cancer Agency.  She loved to sew and tend to her indoor and outdoor plants and flowers.  She thoroughly enjoyed the hours she spent with her grandchildren.  Candice spent her last 5 days under the incredible care of Cascades Hospice (Chilliwack) and, in memory, donations can be made to a trust account for Cascades Hospice – Account #6444162 – transit 9056.

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CARNEGIE: Candice Dorothy of Deroche Formerly of New Westminster

Posted by on April 22, 2016

images-4Carnegie, Candice Dorothy (Fraser)

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved wife, mother and sister Candice Dorothy Carnegie (Fraser), at the age of 64.  Candice passed away peacefully with her family at her side.  She will be sadly missed by her loving family; husband, Alexander Carnegie, children Letricia (Ian), Geoffrey and Christopher (Karie), sister Dennine MacKeen (Gordon), step-children Amanda Inglis (Dean), Helen Carnegie and grandchildren Alicia, Bryden, Kira, Luke, Elizabeth, Wyatt and Sierra, nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her parents, James Fraser & Margaret McDonnell.  After graduating from New Westminster Senior Secondary, Candice led a full and happy life.  For 27 years, she was an administrative assistance at Children’s Hospital and years at the Vancouver Cancer Agency.  She loved to sew and tend to her indoor and outdoor plants and flowers.  She thoroughly enjoyed the hours she spent with her grandchildren.  Candice spent her last 5 days under the incredible care of Cascades Hospice (Chilliwack) and, in memory, donations can be made to a trust account for Cascades Hospice – Account #6444162 – transit 9056.

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BROWNELL: Margaret A. of St. Thomas, Ont.

Posted by on February 14, 2016

Margaret BrownellBROWNELL – Margaret of St. Thomas, Ontario passed away peacefully at Valleyview Home on Thursday, February 11, 2016 at the age of 94. Beloved wife of the late Delbert Brownell.  Margaret is survived by children Dianne Jones (Ray) and Ron Brownell (Bette); grandchildren Ronda Bartha (Ken), Michelle Sherwin (Steve), Scott Jones, Lesley McLellan (Dan); great grandchildren Rilee Steckler (Jordan), Megan White (Roman), Logan Bartha (fiancée Alexa), Spencer Bartha, Allie McLellan, Katelyn McLellan, Grant McLellan and great-great grandson Eli Steckler. Also survived by sister Joyce Hibbs of Ajax Ontario and nieces and nephews Rick, Brad, Bruce, Lee, Kim, Greg, Ken and Krista across Ontario.

Marg was one of Jehovah’s Witnesses. She donated her time to helping others understand the Bible.

She loved her family and often organized surprise days for her children and grandchildren where she would decorate the rec room and shower them with little gifts, just for nothing.  One year as a special surprise for everyone she bought us all sweatshirts for the cottage with our names embroidered on them along with the name of the town where our family cottage is…Haliburton.

Marg was very generous, once opening her home to a friend who was homeless due to a fire in the Chestnut Street Apartments.  She had a wacky sense of humour. For example, she once bought a pig’s head in a market in Windsor, then invited everyone for dinner and had a big unveiling with the dining room table all decorated in a fancy way. There was the pig head with apple in the mouth, and a plastic horsefly on the snout.

Marg came from a musical family and played piano by ear from the age of five. Her father accompanied her on the violin and her mother and sister Joyce sang. Karaoke might be popular today, but back in the fifties she actually cut a record with Decca records. Mom played the piano at the Golden Slipper, a dance hall in Haliburton. In later years, she overcame a struggle with anxiety and depression to volunteer at retirement homes in the area, where she led singsongs of all the old favourites with the residents.

Mom was a great cook. When we were kids, we were dirt poor. She could turn a can of Prem into a gourmet roast.  She also made the best beef stew, a real comfort food.   One of Mom’s favourite things to do was bake.  The family remembers her flaky pastry as the base of her delicious Maid of Honour tarts.   Oddly enough, Mom didn’t like making cookies but she was the star of pies and squares.   The champion dessert was the four layer chocolate cake with whipped cream filling.  Kids coming by for a visit with their parents loved the ice cream sandwiches rolled in sprinkles or chocolate chips.  It was a sad day when everyone started watching their weight and sugar count….the baking took a sharp decline!

Another talent Mom pursued was knitting…delicate baby sweater sets, then afghans, and scarves of all colours.

She will be greatly missed by her family and many friends.  We wish to publicly acknowledge the superior care she received at CP Place in Valleyview over a four year period. We consider the staff to be angels delivering compassionate care that we could no longer provide.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570).  Cremation has taken place.  Private interment of ashes in Elmdale Cemetery at a later date.  Personal condolences can be made at www.shawnjacksonfuneralhome.com.

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DESBOIS, Paul Joseph Emile of Val Caron, ON

Posted by on February 5, 2016

DESBOIS, PaulThe family announces with sorrow, his passing in Sudbury, Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at the age of 77 years. Beloved husband of Carol (née Wilson) Desbois of Val Caron. Son of the late Philippe and the late Aurore (née Toupin) Desbois. Loving father of Paul Jr. (Shelley) of Port McNicoll. Predeceased by his son Jed. Dear brother of Yvette Desbois of Quebec, Simone Provost of Wawa, Claudette Lindsay (Warren) of Midland and Yves Desbois (Jo) of Caesarea. Predeceased by his sister Rena and his brother Eddy. Cherished grandfather of Jordyn, Amanda, Zack and great grandfather of Dexter and Delylah. Paul was employed at the Canadian Forces Base, Downsview, in Toronto for 37 years. Sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. The family will receive relatives and friends at the COOPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, 4570 St-Joseph St, Hanmer, Monday January 25, 2016 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 11 a.m. at St-Kevin’s Church, Val Thérèse. Donations to Northern Cancer Foundation can be made by cheque or online at cooperativefuneralhome.com.

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GOLKA: Dominic Francis of Belleville

Posted by on January 7, 2016

GOLKA, Dominic Francis- of Belleville, passed away at Hastings Manor on Saturday, January 2, 2016 in his 71st year. Beloved husband of Cheryl (nee Young) Golka. Dear father of Christopher (Mychel) of Calgary, Christine “Tina” Jessup (John) of Oshawa and son-in-law, Pete Jessup of Oshawa. Loving grandfather of Tyler, Alex, Ryan, Stephanie, Ashleigh, Adam, Sierra, Dominique and Jarrett. Great grandfather of Mateo. Dominic was predeceased by his parents Dominic and Martha Golka, one brother; Robert and one sister; Sandra Haines. He is survived by two sisters; Carol (Doug) Guest of Belleville, Debb (Richard) Hollington of Kelowna, British Columbia and by two brothers; Don (Violet) of Rednersville and Wayne (Brenda) of Thunder Bay. Dominic is also lovingly remembered by 20 nieces and nephews, 26 great nieces and nephews and by Cheryl’s brothers and sisters.

A Memorial Service will be held at Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel, 30 Moira Street West, Belleville (613-968-2273) on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 2:00 with visitation from 1:00 until service time. The family would like to thank the staff of Hastings Manor, Elm Villa for their care and compassion.

If desired, memorial donations to the Alzheimer’s Society would be appreciated.

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GILLIES, James “Jim” McPhail of Toronto

Posted by on December 18, 2015

Gillies, JamesJim passed peacefully at North York General Hospital in Toronto on Sunday, December 13. He is missed by his loving family, many friends and colleagues.

Jim was born in the village of Teeswater in Western Ontario to Dr. M.H. Gillies and his wife Gladys, a family that was part of the town and region from its earliest days. At 17, Jim attended the University of Western Ontario, and majored in Economics. His time at Western was interrupted by the war when Jim joined the RCAF in 1944 and served as air crew overseas. Upon his return Jim finished his degree with honours and decided to continue his education at Brown University in the USA where he earned an MA. Jim continued his education at Indiana University where he was granted his PhD in Urban Land Economics. After graduation, Jim accepted a professorship at UCLA in California where he rose to prominence in his field, gained his full professorship and was assistant Dean. Jim married his wife Betsy and welcomed children David and Cathy at this time.

Jim was always longing to return to Canada and his family in Ontario. In 1965, the opportunity arose for him to return to act as the founding Dean of the Faculty of Administrative Studies at York University – now the Schulich School of Business. Over seven years Jim built the school from a big idea into the strong base for what is one of the leading schools in North America today. During this period Jim made many friends and grew strong relationships throughout the Canadian business community. He served on many corporate boards and helped establish a world-class zoo in Toronto. Jim and Betsy welcomed children James and Ted during this time. He loved the time with his family. Christmas was always special as were many, many memorable summers in Pointe-au-Baril, Muskoka and the Bruce Peninsula.

In 1972, Jim ran for parliament, winning a seat in the Don Valley riding in Toronto and going on to act as shadow finance minister in the PC opposition to the Trudeau Government. He won reelection to a second term in Don Valley in 1975. Jim ran for leadership of the PC party towards the end of his second term in parliament, throwing his support toward the eventual winner Joe Clark. Jim served as senior policy advisor to the Prime Minister during the Clark government, accompanying him to the G7 Tokyo summit.

After his time in government, Jim returned as a professor at York University, in the school of business. He was instrumental in continuing to build the school he founded to the stature it has today. Jim chaired several programs while at York, most recently the Canada-Russia Corporate Governance Program. He always had great passion and energy for teaching business students, being with them and sharing in their fresh ideas and enthusiasm. Jim has a great many friends and colleagues from this time both in academia and in the business community where he was a member of several corporate boards.

Jim was honored in many ways for his dedication to education and public service. He was awarded honorary doctorates from York, Simon Fraser and the Moscow Higher School of Economics. At York, Jim was awarded the title of University Professor. As a proud Canadian he was deeply honored by the award of the Order of Canada for his contributions to education.

Jim leaves behind a loving family: his wife of 62 years Betsy, children David (Kathy), Cathy, James (Cindy) and Ted (Jacquie), grandchildren Jackie, Gwen, James and David and several nieces and nephews. Jim was the last surviving member of his family, being predeceased by his siblings, Helen Wilson (James), Don (Francis) and John (Poppy). Even with his successful career in many capacities, Jim held dear most of all, family, friends and his roots as a small town boy from Teeswater, Ontario.

A funeral service to commemorate Jim’s life will be held at the Teeswater United Church (13 Elizabeth Street South), Teeswater on Saturday, January 2nd, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. He will be laid to rest in the family plot at Culross-Teeswater Cemetery. A Celebration of Life to be held in Toronto in the spring. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Teeswater Town Hall Renovation Fund (cheques payable to Municipality of South Bruce) would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Portrait and memorial online at www.tiffinfuneralhome.ca.

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GAUDET, Marie-Paule of Sudbury, ON

Posted by on September 21, 2015

GAUDET, Marie-PauleThe family announces with great sorrow her passing in Sudbury, Monday, August 17, 2015 at the age of 65 years. Daughter of the late Roméo and the late Julie (née Gélinas) Gaudet. Loving sister of Nicole Blais (Raymond) of Thunder Bay, Jocelyne Stott (Don), Evelyn Gaudet, Guy Gaudet (Diane) and Louise Leeworthy (Tony) all of Sudbury, Remy Gaudet (Darlene) of Timmins and Christine Bazzoni (Angelo) of White River. Sadly missed by 13 nieces & nephews, 24 great nieces and nephews and 1 great-great nephew. Lovingly remembered by her very dear friend and care giver Simone Giroux. She lived most of her life in Timmins with the CTRC program and attended the day program at VMC (Vic Maloney) until her recent move to Sudbury 2 years ago. She was a very easy going individual, who was always happy. Some of her many pastimes were bowling, dancing and singing. Marie had a great love for Elvis Presley and all the staff at St-Joseph’s Villa. Marie always knew who was boss…She was! There will be no visitation. A private graveside service will be held at a later date. Donations to Canadian Diabetes Association (Sudbury) or to Community Living Greater Sudbury can be made by cheque or online at www.cooperativefuneralhome.ca. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the COOPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, Sudbury.

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ILLMAN: Kenneth Edwin of Forest, Ontario (formerly of Kenora, Ontario)

Posted by on September 17, 2015

IMGKenneth Edwin Illman – Aka CRUNCH!

Ken was born April 12th, 1947 in Listowel, Ontario to parents Everett and Edith Illman, now deceased. He grew up in Monkton, Ontario with his brother Brian Illman (London – predeceased 2013), sister Pat (Bob) Bower (Burlington), Bruce Illman (Lloydminster, Alberta), and Derek (Rhonda Lee) Illman (London). Also survived by brother in law Roger Brown (Pat) and many nieces and nephews. Ken went onto the University of Western Ontario and studied Science. He and his wife Ruth (nee Brown) married and both started their teaching careers in Forest, Ontario at North Lambton Secondary School. He and Ruth had two children, Tammy (Stan) Kwarciak (Grand Bend, Ontario), Adam (Jana-Rae) Illman (Kenora, Ontario). He was a proud grandparent of Mark (Dyman) and Danielle Kwarciak, Alex and Amelia Illman, all of whom are very sad at this time. Ken taught Physical Education at NLSS for 32 years. At school he was known as Crunch and he coached many students over the years in all sports programs. Coaching was his passion and he spent evenings and weekends each school year doing what he loved. Upon retirement in 2000, he continued to teach and coach for seven years until lung cancer precipitated a change. In 2009 Ken moved to Kenora, Ontario to spend time with his son Adam’s family in picturesque northwestern Ontario. Ken always loved his hunting and fishing and trips to the French River, Ontario with his family and then later treasured the beauty of the northwest. He was an avid hunter who also taught hunter safety for 30 years. Many of these students would accompany him on various expeditions. While in Kenora, Ken lived in a new home built for Ruth and him, situated high on a rock face over the Winnipeg River and nestled amongst the pine trees. Here he would boat and fish often with his younger grandchildren. In Ken’s last few years his health declined significantly and he had many hospital stays. Ken was flown back to Forest Ontario after a month stay at the Kenora Lake of the Woods District Hospital via Air Ambulance on August 31th, 2015. He resided at the North Lambton Lodge in Forest for just over one week. In his short stay, he got to see and to say hello to many familiar faces until he again was taken to Strathroy Hospital. He was then transferred to London University Hospital and after a hard fight, on September 16, 2015, aged 68, lost his battle, with his family by his side. In these final days he was cared for by two of the finest nurses, his daughter Tammy and granddaughter Danielle. Ken loved his students and NLSS. We are sure he is in the gymnasium now doing what he loved. The Ministry of Natural Resources will now have to determine how to control the goose and deer populations! The family would like to thank the excellent medical staff of Kenora Lake of the Woods District Hospital, Strathroy Hospital, and University Hospital – London, who provided care to Ken. In addition we thank the many Kenora services : Kenora Community Support, the staff of Pinecrest Club Day Away, homecare support personnel and the Northwest CCAC. We especially thank Doctor Sven “Buzz” Pedersen who was Ken’s Doctor for six years in Kenora. Donations in Ken’s memory can be made to the Lake of the Woods District Hospital Foundation, the North Lambton Secondary School (directly to the school with reference to memorial donation), or a local charity of choice. It was Ken’s wish for his grandson Mark and his wife Dyman to finish Medical School and as such a Celebration of Life will be held at the Forest Legion on Monday October 12th 2015 , 1:00-4:00 with “Sharing of Stories” at 3:00 pm. Online condolences and donations may be left at www.denning.ca   Funeral arrangements entrusted to DENNINGS OF FOREST

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MCKEEMAN: Catharine of Formosa, formerly of Paisley

Posted by on August 26, 2015

Catharine McKeemanCatharine Alice McKeeman (Grant) of Formosa, formerly of Paisley, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family at Grey Bruce Health Services, Owen Sound on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 in her 77th year.

Loving wife and companion of James Rich. Cherished mother of Donald Grant, Alan (Kim) Grant, and Sharon Grant (Mike Lakatos). Beloved grandmother of Eric, Sarah, and Colin. Catharine leaves to mourn, Jim’s family Joseph, Peter, Mary Lou, David, Rob, Paula, Michael, Sharon, Roseanne, and their families. Loving sister to Wayne (Sheila) Campbell, Mac (Pat) Campbell, Lynne Laverty (Fred Giles), and Ian Campbell.

Catharine was predeceased by her husbands Lloyd Grant and Ron McKeeman and her parents Dr. Donald Duncan and Edith Isobel (Hopper) Campbell.

Visitation will be at Knox United Church (399 Goldie Street, Paisley) on Saturday from 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 p.m. where a Celebration of Catharine’s Life will be held on Sunday, August 30, 2015 at 2 p.m. Rev. Keith Reynolds presiding. Interment in Sanctuary Park Cemetery, Port Elgin.

Memorial donations to Owen Sound Hospital Foundation or Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Funeral Arrangements entrusted to Rhody Family Funeral Home, Chesley.

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RADER, Earl Edmund of Exeter, formerly of RR 2, Dashwood and London, age 86

Posted by on August 10, 2015

RADER:  Peacefully, at South Huron Hospital, Exeter, surrounded by the love of his family, Friday, August 7, 2015, Earl Edmund Rader of Exeter, formerly of RR 2, Dashwood and London, age 86.  Beloved husband of June Patricia (Williams) Rader.  Loved father of Katherine Turner of Thunder Bay, David Rader and his wife Julie Hill of Waterloo and Susan Rader of Exeter.  Loving grandpa of Rachel Turner and friend Kyle Jacomb, Russell Rader and Rosalee Rader.  Dear brother of Ray Rader of  RR 3, Zurich, Floyd and Margaret Rader, Lloyd and Audrey Rader all of Dorchester.  Remembered by his many nieces, nephews and their families.  Predeceased by his son-in-law Robert Turner, sister Doris and her husband Colin MacGregor, sisters-in-law Isobell and Dorothy Rader.  Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, with visitation on Monday evening from 6-9 pm and where the funeral service will be held on Tuesday, August 11, 2015  at 11 am. Pam Hill M.Div officiating.  Interment Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Dashwood. If desired memorial donations to  Canadian Diabetes Association, Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind or charity of choice would be appreciated.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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FRALEIGH: William Paul of Waterdown, Ontario

Posted by on May 18, 2015

FRALEIGH, William Paul

(May 31, 1930 – May 15, 2015)

 

It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the passing of William (Bill) Paul Fraleigh on May 15, 2015. Bill died peacefully at his family home in Waterdown, where he lived for over forty years with his dearly departed wife Doreen.

Bill was best known for his boundless energy, entrepreneurial business savvy, perseverance, prowess on the golf course, and playful sense of humour.

He was a successful business man who built many businesses through the Enfield Group of companies. He was a pioneer in the window industry, and forever changed the skyline and landscape of Hamilton, Burlington, and Waterdown with his many real estate developments from residential high rise buildings to commercial warehousing and parking lots.

Bill was most comfortable, and most at home with his wife and best friend Doreen; at his desk working alongside Helen Demains (his business confidante and friend of 64 years); or on the golf course.

He is survived by his six children. The three youngest children with his wife Doreen – Sandra (Scott); Bill (Kim) and Brad (Jenny) and their families. The three oldest children with his first wife Patricia Cassel – Mark (Liliana), Greg (Cathy) and Todd (Debbie) and their families. He will be missed by his seventeen grandchildren and step grandchildren: Nolan, Connor, James, Chantelle, Liam, Sarah, Julia, Bradley, Lia, Rebecca, Chrissy, Jake, Evan, Lane, Breeann, Justin and Victoria.

Bill leaves behind his loving sisters Doreen and Beverly and their families. He also leaves behind his caregiver and personal assistant Debbie Klein, and many close, and longstanding friends.

The family will miss the wonderful times in Florida; skiing in Ellicottville, dinners and golf games at the Hamilton Golf and Country Club, and the countless family gatherings at the family home in Waterdown.

There will be a Visitation at KITCHING STEEPE AND LUDWIG FUNERAL HOME, 146 Mill Street North in Waterdown, on Thursday May 21st from 4-7 p.m., and Friday May 22nd from 2-5 p.m.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation and the Juravinski Cancer Centre would be greatly appreciated.

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WATERS; EDITH MAY Clark Garrett, of Thunder Bay, formerly of Petrolia

Posted by on May 12, 2015

Waters,Edith OvalOn May 10, 2015 at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Edith Waters left to join her many family members, and she is now in the loving arms of her Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. Family was with her when she departed from this life to begin her next adventure. Edith was a generous and giving person who spent most of her life caring for family members and those in need within her community. She used her nursing skills to assist both her parents and her father-in-law throughout their illnesses. After her children were raised, she returned to school and graduated with her Registered Nursing Assistant diploma at the age of 50. Edith participated in community organizations, such as the Women’s Institute, and she was a 4H Homemaking Group Leader for many years. She lived her life with humble, quiet dignity, and she always made time for cooking and/or baking for others. Respect was her main credo. Her laughter and her enjoyment of playing games at gatherings will be sadly missed by both family and many others who came in contact with her throughout her life. Edith was born on March 10, 1918, in Petrolia, Ontario. She was the youngest of Henry and Phoebe (James) Clark’s 8 children. She is predeceased by her parents and all her siblings and their spouses: Dawson and Mary (Blair) Clark, Robert and Hazel (Burr) Clark, Charles Clark, Alfred and Christine (Clarke) Clark, Howard and Pearl (Blackman) Clark, Wallace and Mary (Coulter) Clark, Mary (Clark) and Colin Young. Edith was married to Alfred Lorne Garrett, who passed away in 1963. They had three children, Ronald, Wayne, and Gayle. Later, Edith met and married Cecil Waters, who passed away in 1985. Edith was predeceased by her two sons, Ronald and Wayne Garrett. She is survived by her daughter, Gayle (Garrett) Feenstra, her son-in-law, Jim Feenstra, and her daughter-in-law, Ann Garrett. Edith also leaves behind 8 grandchildren – Deanna (Jay) Van Erp, Barb (Terry) Van Erp, Sandra Zenick, Shannon Garrett, Heather (Wilfred) Vis, Cheryl (Ben) Kempenaar, Rhonda (Max) Perzan and Robert (Lisa) Feenstra, as well as 15 great grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren, who will all miss her dearly. Visitors will be received on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the NEEDHAM-JAY FUNERAL HOME, Petrolia, where a funeral service will be held on Friday, May 15, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. Interment in Hillsdale Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Edith by cheque to your favourite charity. Memories, pictures, and condolences may be shared online at www.needhamjay.com

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WATSON, Kenneth of Chesley

Posted by on May 3, 2015

Kenneth Stanger Watson of Chesley, passed away peacefully at home with his wife at his side on Saturday, May 2, 2015 in his 92nd year.

Beloved husband of Trudy (Westenberger). Cherished father of Keith Andrew of Thunder Bay. Ken will live on in the memory of his sisters Florence Robertson of Kelowna, B.C. and Heather (Sterling) Shephard of Plymouth, Michigan. He will also be missed by his sister-in-law Irma McSporran of Chesley.

Ken requested that his body be donated to science and his family is respecting that wish.

Memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Arrangements entrusted to Rhody Family Funeral Home, Chesley.

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SMITH: Ken of London

Posted by on April 17, 2015

24727 SmithSMITH, Ken….

At Chelsey Park Long Term Care, London, on Thursday, April 16, 2015, Ken Smith in his 89th year. Beloved husband of the late Dorothy (Forsyth) Smith (January 2015). Predeceased by his siblings William Smith, Beatrice McGregor, Phyllis Smith and Chrissie Landers. Dearly missed by nieces, nephews, cousins, friends in Kirkland Lake and Scotland. Ken will be missed by his close friends; Joan and Jim Paquette, Shirley Kelly (the late Bill) and family and Fred and Cheryl Tierney. Thank you to all the staff at Chelsey Park for the wonderful care and kindness.  Ken was a very kind and gentle man. He was a loving husband of Dorothy for 68 years.  Friends will be received one hour prior (10-11am) to the funeral service being conducted in the chapel of the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London, on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 11am.  Interment in Woodland Cemetery, London. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society,123 St. George Street, London ON N6A 3A1 or Heart & Stroke Foundation, 180-633 Colborne Street, London ON N6B 2V3.  Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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TRUE, Ronald Edward of Sudbury, ON

Posted by on March 14, 2015

TRUE, RonaldThe family announces with great sorrow his passing in Sudbury on Wednesday, February 4th, 2015 at the age of 66 years. Son of the late Donald and the late Ethel (née Bain) True. Beloved father of Sabrina Luttrell (Dean), Mathew True (Janet) and Patrick True all of Sudbury. Loving brother of Janice Pybus (Grant) of North Bay, Fred True (Sylvie) of Timmins, Connie Johnston (Tom) of Winnipeg and Lorraine Lacosse (Ken) of Sioux Lookout. Predeceased by his brother Kenneth True and his sister Karen Rogerson (Clive of North Bay). Cherished grandfather of Emma and Eve Luttrell. Sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, relatives, friends and lovingly remembered by the mother of his sons Nicole True of Sudbury. Burial to follow in Port Loring at a later date. In keeping with his wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral service. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the COOPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, Sudbury.

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ROSS: Alexander Robert, of London

Posted by on March 8, 2015

Passed away peacefully on Friday, March 6, 2015, in his 69th year, at McGarrell Place (London). Alex was the loved, and loving husband, of his wife, Ruth (Wagler) Ross; father of sons Rob (Amy) Ross and Hugh Ross; and papa of his grandchildren, Sofia Ross and Koren Ross. Alex is also remembered by his brothers, John Ross and Douglas (Lori) Ross; sister-in-law Mary Wagler; nephews Allen (Jennifer) Ross, Andrew Ross, Ian Ross, as well as by his aunts, Beth Wiseman and Elsie Davies. Alex was predeceased by his parents, Andrew and Nora (Davies) Ross and his sister Georgina Ross. During his life, Alex was a kind and generous man, eager to help others. He donated his body to medical research. A celebration to remember Alex’s life will be conducted at OAKRIDGE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 970 Oxford Street West, London, on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 11:00 a.m., with refreshments and a light lunch to follow. Donations in memory of Alex may be made to the Canadian Bible Society, ALS Society of Canada, Alzheimer Society or a charity of your choice.

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Décosse, Angeline

Posted by on February 17, 2015

Angeline Décosse

(nee Chicoine)

 Decosse Angeline

Angeline Décosse, born in New Liskeard, Ontario October 26, 1943 passed away peacefully at Ottawa General Hospital on February 15th surrounded by family. Angeline was well known for her love of life and her family, her strong will, her generosity and her devotion. Angeline was predeceased by her husband Aimé, and her parents Albany and Gertrude Chicoine. Angeline was an incredible mother to her son Michel. She is survived by her sisters, Diane Gervais (Gilles), Thérèse Laframboise (the late Gerry) and Lisa St-Martin (Pierre), brothers Dan (Barbara), Edouard (Gaye) and is predeceased by her brother Richard (Phyllis). Heartfelt thanks to the staff at the Ottawa General Hospital, Belcourt Manor and Saint-Vincent Hospital – Bruyère Continuing Care.

Condolences will be received from 9:30 am to 10:30 am on Saturday, February 21, 2015 at Heritage Funeral Home, 2871 St Joseph Blvd., Orleans, Ontario followed by a memorial service at St. Joseph church on 2757 St. Joseph Blvd., Orleans, Ontario at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Condolences may be made at  www.heritagefh.ca

 

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CUSSON, Lucille (née Ouellette) of Val Caron, ON

Posted by on February 15, 2015

CUSSON, LucilleIt is with much sadness that the family announces her passing at the Elizabeth Centre in Val Caron on January 26th, 2015 at the age of 96 years. Beloved wife of the Late Ted Cusson (Ex-Chief Conservation Officer of the then Ontario Department of Lands and Forests). Born in Bonfield, she was the last surviving child of the Late Ovila Ouellette and the Late Roseanne (née Rainville). Lucille was predeceased by her brothers Gérard, Louis, Georges, André, Lionel and her sister Hélène. She had no children of her own but maintained a very close relationship with her sister Hélène Perreault’s children and their families: Ronald (Louise) of Montréal, Lucille (Late Bob Botsford) of Fort Frances, Monique (Late Sylvio Allain) of Sudbury, Late Géraldine, Jean-Luc (Lise) of Iroquois Falls and Francine (Jean-Marc Blake) of Ottawa. And also Lucilles ‘s niece Vivianne (Maurice Robidoux) of Val Caron. She greatly cherished her relationship with her many friends, the Sauder and Howe families of Monetville as well as her friends from the Sudbury Ornithological Society, Nellie Murphy and Dorothy Larsen. Lucille was an avid member and loved to participate in bird counts, especially the Christmas bird counts. At Lucille’s request there will be no visitation however a memorial service will take place at the COOPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, Sudbury on Wednesday, January 28th, 2015 at 12 p.m. Anyone willing to make a donation in Lucille’s memory may do so to the charity of their choice.

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BROOKS, James Howard of North Augusta, Ontario

Posted by on February 6, 2015
James Brooks 01BROOKS, James Howard

Peacefully entered into rest at the Brockville General Hospital Charles St. Site on Wednesday February 4th, 2015. James H. Brooks of North Augusta age 87 years. Beloved husband of the late Molly (Darling) Brooks and Theresa (McCann) Brooks. Loving father of Donald Brooks (Gloria Seeley) of  North Augusta, Gordon Brooks (Dianne) of Manitouwadge, Sharon Prevost of Calgary, James Brooks (Sandra) of Manitouwadge, Greg Watt of North Augusta, Rosemary Lawson  of Maitland and Carolin Kroot (Bill) of North Augusta.  Cherished grandfather of 17 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren.  Dear brother of Mildred Hall (Doug), Ross Brooks (Jean) and the late Jessie Alkerton (Ralph). Son of the late James and Laura (Capes) Brooks.

Family will receive friends at the Barclay Funeral Home, 137 Pearl St. East Brockville on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm. The Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Monday February 9th, 2015 at 11 am.  Interment will take place at St. Andrew’s Cemetery, Garretton. In memory of James donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. A special thank you to the caring staff, doctors and nurses at Brockville General Hospital. Messages of condolences may be sent on line at www.barclayfuneralhome.com

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MARTIRE: Doreen of London

Posted by on January 21, 2015

24652 MartireMARTIRE: Doreen…

Passed away peacefully with family at her side on Tuesday January 20, 2015 at Victoria Hospital, in her 83rd year. Beloved wife of Ernie Martire.Loving mother of Dianne Dyce of Vancouver and Terry Martire and his wife Valerie Sanderson of Orono.Also missed by her grandchildren Michael Dyce, Teagan and Reese Martire, and Leah, Graham and Gavin Labanovich. Dear sister of Lawrence Henry and his wife Lise of Ottawa, Wayne Stevenson and his wife Dawn of Calgary, and sister-in-law Rosa Mihalovich of Thunder Bay. Survived by her nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her sister Doris Johnson and her husband Don.Friends will be received by the family from  2-4 and 7-9pm  on Friday January 23, 2015 at the  A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London, where the funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Saturday January 24, 2015 at 11am with Rev. Brian Laidler officiating. Interment in St. Peter’s Cemetery, London to follow.  As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the London Regional Cancer Program 790 Commissioners Road East,London, ON N6A 4L6, www.sw-rcp.on.ca or The Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario,  P.O. Box 7008, Station Main,London, ON, N5Y 5W7, www.heartandstroke.on.ca  Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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BOLT: John Allen of Belleville

Posted by on November 26, 2014

Bolt, John Allen – suddenly on Saturday, November 22, 2014 in his 58th year. Son of the late Thomas and Jean Bolt. Loving father of Samantha Bolt (Matthew Babcock) of Belleville. John is also survived by his brother, Jim Bolt of Thunder Bay. He is remembered by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his brother, Ken Bolt.

Private arrangements entrusted to the Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel (613-968-2273).

If desired, Memorial Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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Erlewein: Helmut Jakob of Sarnia

Posted by on October 28, 2014

Helmut Jakob Erlewein August 7, 1928 – October 26, 2014

Helmut was a respected teacher and hair stylist for his entire life living in Germany, New York, Caracas and Toronto. Everywhere he went he was loved and respected. Although he was his loving wife Barbara Erlewein’s successor, she remained forever in his heart. Lovingly remembered by his children Sheilagh and Claude with his spouse Sherry. His grandchildren Dwayne, Shannalee, Jakob, April and Sarah. His great grandchildren Jaxon, Alexander, Gabriel, Chloe, Skylynne and Sadie. Helmut’s bright blue eyes will be forever missed but we thank him for enriching our lives with his charm and charisma. As to his wishes cremation has taken place and the family will have a private gathering. In Lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy may be expressed through donations to MS society of Canada.

Arrangements entrusted to the D.J. Robb Funeral Home and Cremation Center Ltd.

 

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

 

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