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


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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
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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

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MARTIRE: Doreen of London

Posted by on January 21, 2015

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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, or The Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario,  P.O. Box 7008, Station Main,London, ON, N5Y 5W7,  Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at

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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.


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PAULSEN: Rev. Ronald Oscar – Of Peterborough, formerly of Gore Bay, Manitoulin Island

Posted by on October 13, 2014

rev. ron paulsenPAULSEN: Rev. Ronald Oscar Passed away suddenly at the P.R.H.C. on Saturday October 11, 2014. Rev. Ron Paulsen of Peterborough in his 85th year. Loved and missed by his wife of 63 years, Patricia with whom he shared his life for 68 years. Also sadly missed by his children Les (Lois) of Simcoe, Patrick Clayton (Judy) of Toronto and Rhonda Leigh Paulsen of Warsaw. Loving grandfather of Graham, Jenna, Eric, Ryan, Lindsay, Adrienne, Laura Leigh and Elizabeth Jane. Remembered by 12 great grandchildren, sisters-in-law Christine Paulsen and Connie Sinclair and brother-in-law David (Shirley) Tumilson. Predeceased by his grandson Joey (1982), brother Mervyn and brother-in-law Cliff Sinclair. A funeral service will be held at THE HENDREN FUNERAL HOMES, LAKEFIELD CHAPEL on Friday October 17, 2014 at 1:00 PM. Visitation one hour prior to the service. Interment, St. Mark’s Cemetery, Warsaw. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Red Cross as expressions of sympathy. Friends may send condolences by contacting the funeral home at or by calling 705-652-3355.

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On Friday, October 3, 2014 JOHN COTTRELLE, age 60,  passed away while in hospital in Penetanguishene, Ontario. Predeceased by his parents Milford and Elizabeth Cottrelle. He is the brother of the late Nathan Cottrelle and Rosemary Taylor. He is survived by his sister Jennie George, and brother/cousin John W. Cottrelle, of Stratford.  Several nieces and nephews also survive. A funeral service will be held at the Maawn Doosh Gumig (AAMJIWNAANG) COMMUNITY CENTER on Tuesday October 7th at 1:00pm. Wake Service will be held at the Living Waters Church 9246 Lake rd. Kettle Point on Monday, October 6th at 7:00pm 


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GRÉGOIRE, Clément Aimé of Sudbury, ON

Posted by on September 4, 2014

GREGOIRE, ClementIt is with deep sadness that the family announces his passing at the age of 90 on Thursday, August 28, 2014 at Health Sciences North following a brief illness. Beloved husband of the late Cécile (Landry) Grégoire, son of the late Donald and the late Lucie (Landry) Grégoire and step-mother late Annie Boudreau. Loving father of Jacqueline Séguin (late André) (Joe Johnston) of Mattawa; Réal Grégoire (Gloria) of Gatineau; Gisèle O’Bumsawin (Allan) of Chelmsford; Lucille Turgeon (late Michel) of Montreal; Raymonde Perrault (Lorne) of Sudbury; Diane Dubois (Donald) of Marathon and late Louise Bannister (Bob of Sudbury). Survived by siblings Bertha (Tom Bacon); Clémente (Anthony Donovan); Lucie (George McMann); Yvon (late Giselle); Viola (Ernest); Florence (late Lucien Mercier); Thérèse Grégoire (late Jimmy Morton); Guy (Nancy); Irvin (late Adrienne Roy) and Margaret Rose (late Howard Provost). Loving brother of predeceased siblings Edward (Elizabeth); Régina; Joseph (Pierette); Alfoncine (Benoit Phillip); Théodore (Audrey Day); Blanche (Léandre Aubin) and Linda. Loving great-grandfather to Vincent Dubois, predeceased. Clément is survived by 14 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and 1 great great-granddaugter. Survived by many loving nieces, nephews and friends. The family will receive relatives and friends at the COOPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, 222 Lasalle Blvd, Sudbury on Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at St-Jean-de-Brébeuf Church, Sudbury. As expressions of sympathy, donations (by cheque only) to the Multiple Sclerosis Society would be appreciated.

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GAUTHIER, Jeannine (née Dubé) of Chelmsford, ON

Posted by on September 3, 2014

GAUTHIER, JeannineThe family announces with sorrow, her passing in Chelmsford, Thursday, August 21st, 2014 at the age of 84 years. Wife of the late Lucien Gauthier. Loving mother of Marcel Gauthier ( Diane) of Thunder Bay. Dear sister of Yvonne Mossé and Germaine Mossé. Predeceased by her brothers and sisters Hervé Dubé, Conrad Dubé, Alice Morreaux, Marianne Potvin and Françoise Fortin. Beloved grandmother to Denis Gauthier (Ashley) and great-grandmother to Evan and Megan. The family will receive relatives and friends at the Cooperative Funeral Home, 4691 R.R. 15, Chelmsford, Sunday, August 24th, 2014 from 2-5 and 7-9:30 p.m. A funeral service will be celebrated on Monday, August 25th, 2014 at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of the Cooperative Funeral Home, Chelmsford. Donations (by cheque only) to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated.

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MCLELLAN: Brian David of Peterborough, formerly of Edmonton, Thunder Bay and Ear Falls Ontario

Posted by on August 14, 2014

McLELLAN, Brian David – On Monday, August 4th, 2014, with his beloved wife June by his side, Brian left his pain and earthly burdens behind and began his journey into the “Land that is fairer than day” in his 62nd year.

Brian was born and raised in north western Ontario where he met many of his life-long friends, some of which he travelled to England, Europe, Spain and across Canada prior to attending Confederation College in Thunder Bay. Brian met his wife June in high school and they met again in 1980 in Edmonton, Alberta, and married there in 1983. In 1986 they moved to Southern Ontario and finally settled in Peterborough. Brian worked at the Griffith Mine, Comstock, with the planning department of the Town of Ear Falls, at the coal mine in Grande Cache, Alberta, and for Winston Gilks Surveying Co.  In 1986 Brian began a long career in the new home sales and construction industry (Viceroy Homes) and home renovation sales (part time) from 2008 to 2012.

Brian was a prostate cancer survivor for 11 years and leaves his loving and cherished mother Alice (Ear Falls, ON) and dearest sister Elaine (Grande Cache, AB). Predeceased by his Father Norris “Curly” Mclellan, Brian will be greatly missed by John Zuefle and family, many wonderful friends, incredible nieces and nephews, many much-loved uncles and aunts. Brian will always be remembered for being a genuine and caring person who had a great sense of humour and quick wit. He touched many hearts with his faith and love of life.

A funeral service was held at Christ Lutheran Church, Highland Road, Peterborough, on Thursday, August 7, 2014, officiated by Pastor Scott Shellenberger, assisted by Carol Urbach. Thank you to all who came to give their prayers and support. A memorial graveside service will be held with friends and family in Ear Falls, Ontario, this Fall.

We give our heartfelt thanks to the many doctors who have cared for Brian, the medical staff at the Peterborough Regional Hospital, staff at Hospice Peterborough and to the very special, compassionate and efficient We Care nurses who attended to Brian’s needs over many, many months. Thank you to Pastor Jupp, his wife Debbie and members of Victory Baptist Church for their prayers and support over the past year.

Brian McLellan

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CASSELMAN, Verta from Brockville

Posted by on July 21, 2014

Verta CasselmanVerta Marion Casselman 88, died peacefully with her family by her side on Friday, July 18, 2014 at the Brockville General Hospital, Garden St. Site She was born on October 4, 1925 in Birch Grove, Nova Scotia to Henry and Grace Cornforth. Verta came to Brockville in 1946, married and raised a family of four.


She married Rev. Donald Casselman in 1989 and celebrated their 25th Anniversary on May 6, 2014. She was a devoted wife and mother who lived her life for her family and will be sadly missed by her daughter Marlane Stover Barrington (JC), Ron Barrington (Louise), Bruce Barrington (Sue), George Henry Barrington (Arlene), step-daughter Marilyn Moore (David) and step-son Gord Casselman (Susie). She will be dearly missed by all her grandchildren and great grandchildren, nieces and nephews and many dear friends.  She is survived by 3 siblings Thelma, Earle and Rhoda. Predeceased by siblings  Rita, George, Lena, Ada and twin sister Verna. Also predeceased by Edward John Barrington and Bob Ballantyne.


Relatives and friends may join the family, in the Celebration of Verta’s life, to be held in the chapel of Barclay Funeral Home, Brockville at 12 noon on Wednesday, July 23,  with reception following. Private Interment will follow at Oak Leaf Cemetery, Athens at a later date. In lieu of flowers, if you wish, donations in Verta’s memory may be made to The First Baptist Church or charity of your choice, and will be appreciated and acknowledge by Verta’s family.

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RICHER, Germaine (née Cronier) of Little Current, ON

Posted by on July 19, 2014

RICHER, GermaineIt is with great sadness the family announces her passing in Little Current on Wednesday, July 16th, 2014 at the age of 90 years. Wife of the late Joseph Richer and of the late Marcien Morrissette. Daughter of the late Xavier and of the late Marie (née Mercier) Cronier. Beloved mother of Paul (Lynda) of Little Current, Charles (Irene) of Toronto, Georges (Paulette), Pierre (Rhéa), Laurent (Cindy) and André (Josée) all of Hanmer, Hubert (Mireille) of London, Paulette Chenier (Roland) of Lagoon City, Raoul (late Yvette) and Gertrude Demeis (Reni) both of Sudbury. Predeceased by Roger (Patsy of Toronto), Gérard and Raymond (late Bruna). Sadly missed by her stepchildren Felix, Gary, Paula, Brian and Denis. Dear sister of Jean Louis (Gaby) of Hanmer, Médore (Irène) of Thunder Bay and Réjeanne Lebrun of Montreal. Predeceased by her siblings Albertine Cormier (late Paul), Xavier, Donat (late Cécile), Éseline Engelhart (late Philippe) and Thérèse Vézina. Sadly missed by serveral grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great great-grandchildren. Germaine was a proud member of “Les filles d’Isabelle”. The family will receive relatives and friends at the COOPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, 4570 St-Joseph St, Hanmer on Monday, July 21st, 2014 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at St-Jacques, Hanmer. As expressions of sympathy, donations (by cheque only) to the Manitoulin Manor Auxiliary would be appreciated.

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Martel, Gerald Joseph Franklin

Posted by on July 16, 2014

Martel, Gerald Joseph Franklin – Passed away at the Orillia’s Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital on Sunday, July 13, 2014 at the age of 52. Beloved husband of Cindy for 26 years. Loving father of Sara. Cherished son of Gerald Sr. and the late Jean. Gerald will be forever loved by his brothers Robby (Rhonda), late Bruce and his niece Savannah. Friends are invited to a Graveside Service at Barrie Union Cemetery (338 Sunnidale Road, Barrie). to celebrate Gerald’s life on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 3 o’clock p.m. Memorial donations to the Kidney Foundation would be appreciated. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through adamsfuneralhome.caMartel

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MARSH; Carol (of Perth, formerly of Chaffey’s Lock)

Posted by on June 24, 2014

Carol Marsh



Peacefully at the Perth & Smiths Falls District Hospital-Perth Site on Saturday June 21, 2014. Carol Hill of Perth, in her 76th year. Beloved wife of Tom Marsh. Predeceased by sister, Nixie Hunter. Fondly remembered by niece, Wendy McDonell and nephew, Bob Hunter. A Private Family Service will be held at a later date. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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STEWART: Thomas R. “Tom” of Woodstock

Posted by on June 23, 2014

Stewart, TomSTEWART, Thomas Russel “Tom” – Passed away suddenly on Thursday, June 19, 2014 in his 81st year, after attending a retirement party near Milton, ON.  During his years as a long distance truck driver, Tom acquired many, many friends and acquaintances all over North America.  He was the last surviving member of his family.  Tom was an avid collector of everything old, odd and unique.  Cars, trucks,  tractors, toys and various other items of interest to many.  As a known authority on vintage autos, and a member of almost every vintage collectable club, he was often asked to provide information to hobbyists with similar interests.  For more than 50 years, Tom’s red, 1909 Ford Model “T” was a familiar sight in Woodstock’s Victoria Day parade. Friends will be received at Old St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 723 Dundas Street, Woodstock on Friday, June 27, 2014 from 12 noon until 12:45 p.m.  A complete funeral service will follow at 1 p.m. with Archdeacon Richard A. Jones officiating.  A private interment will follow in the Anglican Cemetery, Woodstock.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to any charity of one’s choice can be made through SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington St, North, Woodstock, ON  (519)537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at

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Mowat, Farley McGill of Port Hope, Ontario

Posted by on May 8, 2014

Farley Mowat

Mowat, Farley McGill
Born in Belleville, Ontario on May 12th, 1921. Died May 6th, 2014 at The Northumberlad Hills Hospital, Cobourg, Ontario. Beloved husband and best friend of Claire (nee Wheeler) for 48 years. Cherished father of Sandy and his wife Kim of Palgrave, Ontario and David and his family of Calgary, Alberta. Loving grandfather of Justin Mowat of Palgrave and Courtney and, Mellissa Mowat of Calgary. Brother of Rosemary Mowat of Barrie, and John and his wife Dianne of Cobourg. Special uncle to Brian, Jeff, and Matthew Mowat. Predeceased by his parents Angus and Helen Mowat and by his first wife Frances Thornhill.
Farley Mowat was a member of the Order of Canada and the recipient of nine Honorary Doctorates. He was the author of 42 books, a writing career that spanned 63 years. His books are read around the world and have been translated into 26 languages. He will be greatly missed by his family and by many friends in many places.
A private family funeral will be held in Port Hope on a later date.
Donations in Farley’s memory may be made to any charity dedicated to helping animals or saving our environment.
Arrangements in care of the Ross Funeral Chapel.


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Blanchard: Grace of Sarnia

blanchardgracewebPeacefully at Trillium Villa Nursing Home on Friday, March 21, 2014  GRACE  (Pyette) BLANCHARD age 96 of Sarnia. Beloved wife of the late Charles Edward Blanchard (1997). Much loved mother of Gail Warren of Sarnia, Linda Thompson (Ted) of Sarnia and the late Michael (Cynthia) of  Pt. Edward.  Cherished grandmother of Randy and Lorraine Warren of Camlachie, Holly and Peter Moore of Corunna, Nancy and David Gagne of Thorold, Kelly Steeves of Sarnia, Darren and Stacey Thompson of Toronto and Chris Blanchard of Calgary. Dear great grandmother to Karen and Mathew Warren, Amy Moore, Beth (Craig) Blair  and Julie Moore, Christopher and Andrew Gagne,  Max and Nick Steeves, Piper and Mick Thompson. Will be missed by her siblings; Ed (June) Pyette, Jackie  (Walt) Pearson, June Willick and Jim and (Marg) Pyette as well as several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Captain Ed and Helen Pyette, sister Elsie Carr and Edith Addison and brother Reg Pyette, great grandson Timothy Warren and son in-law Richard Warren.    A funeral service will be held from the D.J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION CENTRE  on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. with visitation one hour prior to service time with interment to follow at Lakeview Cemetery. Memorial donation to Trillium Villa Recreational Fund or to the Sarnia and District Humane Society. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through

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ENGEL: Bregje Johanna (Joan) (Dekker) of Lucan

Posted by on March 2, 2014


It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Joan Engel on March 1st, 2014 at South Huron Hospital, Exeter of Lucan in her 91st yr. Beloved wife of the late Rudy Engel (2006). Loving mother of Rudi Jr. and Maggie Engel of the Lucan area, Johanna Engel and David Clarke of London, Cora Engel Ryan and Pat Ryan of Lucan, and Martine Engel and Rob Mackereth of Thunder Bay. Dearly missed Oma of Jessica and Terry and Jillian; Alexander and Louise; Katerina and Patrick; Rachel and Eden; and great-granddaughter Anneke. Dearly missed sister of Louise and Lo Vincent of California.
Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan on Monday, March 3rd, 2014 from 5:30-6:30 PM where family remembrances will celebrate Joan’s life at 7 PM. Cremation has taken place. Interment of cremated remains St. James Cemetery, Clandeboye at a later date.
In-lieu of flowers, donations to World Vision Canada, Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) or the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated by the family.

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Posted by on February 8, 2014



Peacefully at Kingston General Hospital on Saturday February 8, 2014. Bill Wing of Delta in his 71st year. Beloved Husband of Louise Despres.  Dear Father of Kelly Anne (Michael) Perry of Texas, Lise (Doug) Mulligan of Portland, Tracey Wing (John Coombs) of Cold Water.  Predeceased by his sister, Martha Giddy. Survived by his brother-in-law, David Giddy of Napanee. Fondly remembered by grandchildren, Morgan, Mitchell, Hannah, Cameron and Gracey.  Also survived by niece, Jamie and nephew, Roger.  The family will receive friends at the SCOTLAND FUNERAL HOME, 27 Main Street, Elgin on Thursday from 7-9.  Memorial Service in our Chapel on Friday morning at 10:30. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations made to University Hospitals Kingston Foundation (Cancer Centre) or the Charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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MALICKI, Patricia Ann (nee Robinson)

Posted by on January 13, 2014

web_malicki patricia67 years, suddenly on January 12, 2014 surrounded by my family and friends. I am predeceased by my beloved husband and best friend, Richard (2012). I am adored by my children Paul (Marilyne) in Quebec City and Sonya (Eric Coatsworth) in Ottawa and devoted to my grandchildren, William, Jakob, Jolyanne, Ben and Olivier. I am also survived by my brother, Ross Robinson in Niagara-on-the-Lake, my brother-in-law John (Sally) in Thunder Bay, my sister-in-law Pat (Larry Miller) in Sault Ste Marie, and my nieces and nephews, Mike, Kathy, Lori, Jeff, Susan, Scott and Carrie. I am also lovingly remembered by many cousins, colleagues, neighbours and friends. I was lucky to have lived in several parts of this great country. Born in 1946 in Kirkland Lake, Northern Ontario, living in Virginiatown and then on to Winnipeg, Toronto and St. Catharines. After graduating from Ryerson University, my love affair with Richard began while working at McLeod, Young, Weir & Co. Our love affair with the city and its people began when we moved to Windsor in 1974. My passion for heritage preservation began while working with Friends of the Court in saving Mackenzie Hall.  I will be remembered for my long, unceasing and tenacious efforts on behalf of the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario. After helping to found the Windsor Regional Branch of the A.C.O.  in 1995,  I served as Provincial President from 2000-2002. I was on the executive board for many years and with help from many other heritage advocates we succeeded in having provincial and national heritage legislation changed for the better. I truly believed that the ability to remember our history will make our future more meaningful. I was also a proud and active supporter of the visual and musical arts in Essex County.

In recent years, Richard and I travelled across Canada and around the world. Our annual winter breaks were spent on the white sand beaches of Barbados, often joined by family and friends. A special thank you to the caring and professional staff at Metropolitan Campus as well as Detroit Receiving Hospital.  In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario, Windsor Region Branch, the Windsor Symphony Orchestra, or the Art Gallery of Windsor. Memorial visitation will be Friday 3-5 & 7-9 pm.

A celebration of my life will be on Saturday at 10 am at Families First, 1065 Lauzon Rd., East Windsor (519-969-5841).  Interment will take place at a later date in Thunder Bay. Share memories, photos or make a donation on line at


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WOCHASKI: Glenna, of St. Thomas, formerly of London and Thunder Bay

Posted by on December 27, 2013

glenna wochaski 001WOCHASKI, Glenna, of St. Thomas, formerly of London and Thunder Bay, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Tuesday, December 24, 2013, in her 55th year.  Mother of the late Keith Lee Ferguson (Stacey Morriseau of Thunder Bay). Cherished grandmother of Kaiya Morriseau-Ferguson of Thunder Bay.  Dear sister of Donna Wochaski of Thunder Bay and Deborah Starchuk (Peggy Cummings) of St. Thomas.  Loved aunt of Miranda Parr and great aunt of Rylee Gibson of Thunder Bay.  Glenna was born on January 19, 1959 in Port Arthur, ON.  She was an employee of Metro, Elgin Mall, St. Thomas.  In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place. A public memorial service to celebrate Glenna’s life will be held at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Saturday, December 28th at 1:00 p.m.  Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society gratefully acknowledged.

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Dunn: Derek Patton (Pat) of Sarnia

Posted by on December 19, 2013

Passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, December 19, 2013, DEREK PATTON (PAT) DUNN, age 57, of Sarnia. Predeceased by his parents Orval (Pat) Dunn (1994) and Mary Louise (nee Prenatt) Dunn (1989). Will be missed by his siblings; Michael Dunn and his wife Gladys, Earla Suzanne Strangway and her husband Mike, William Dunn and his wife Cheryl , Ermund Paul Dunn and his wife Helen, Anthony John Dunn and his wife Liz, Geoff Dunn and his partner Gail, all of Sarnia. Also survived by his many nieces and nephews and predeceased by his nieces Alice Jeanne Corman – Dunn (1989) and Sherri Lee (Dunn)(Jewer) Kelly (2004). Cremation has taken place and services will be announced at a later date. Sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association.  Arrangements entrusted to the D.J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 102 N. Victoria Street, Sarnia, ON. 

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