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

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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.

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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 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   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

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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

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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

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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

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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


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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

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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