Jenkins, Albert: of Leamington, Ontario

Posted by on April 30, 2017

77 years, passed away suddenly on Saturday April 29, 2017. Beloved husband of Jeanette for 55 years. Dear father of Kris Lowes (Richard), Sherri Augustine (David). Loving grandfather of Amanda, Dylan, Jonathan and Shayna and great grandfather of Ray-Lynn. Dear brother of Lawrence (June). At Albert’s request, cremation has taken place. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street Leamington on Tuesday May 2, 2017 from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Jumpstart Program or Southpoint Minor Hockey Association. Albert was an avid golfer and was involved in coaching local hockey teams. Friends may send condolences or make a charitable contribution at www.reidfuneralhome.ca.

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VandenBroek; John of Petrolia

Posted by on April 29, 2017

 

Died at St. Josephs Hospice is Sarnia on Sunday, April 23, 2017.  JOHN VandenBROEK, of Petrolia, was in his 88th year.  John was a loving husband for 61 years to Joanna (nee VandeSchoot).   He will be missed by his children Bill (Terry), Frank (Ruth Anne), Mary VandenBroek, Michael (the late Denise), John, Jim, Theresa (Ron) White, Stephen (Kathy), Stuart, and Mark (Dawn).  He was grandfather to twelve grandchildren and six great grandchildren.   John was the son of the late Martin and Wilhelmina, and a step-son to Frances. He was the brother of Mary (the late Tony), the late Wilhelmina (the late Tony), Cathy (Andy), the late Harry (Tina), Henk (Ria), Rieka (the late Bill), the late Joe (Kathy), Wilma (the late Ted), Pieta (Herman), Clara (Mark), Nolda (Carl), Marty (Karen), Fran (Barry), Harold (Adrianne), Frank, Rick (Kim), and Chuck (Dee). He will be missed by his many nieces and nephews.  Visitors will be received on Tuesday from 6 to 9 pm at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia where a funeral service will be held Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.  Interment to follow at a later date at Mt. Calvary Cemetery.   As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society (www.cancer.ca) or St. Josephs Hospice (www.stjosephshospice.ca).  Memories and condolences may be shared on-line at www.needhamjay.com.

 

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LEMISH, Gwendilyne Alice (nee Shuffler) of Cobourg, Ontario

Posted by on April 27, 2017

We have so easily given our love to the most beautiful and gracious woman who made our family possible. Gwendilyne took her last breath on the morning of April 26th, 2017, at the golden age of 92. Gwendilyne was born on January 4, 1925 in Georgetown Guyana, beloved wife of the late Gordon Lemish. Loving mother of Margaret (late Matthew), Bernard (Jennifer), Neil (Jeanette), Michael (Gail) and dear sister of Jimmy (Elizabeth) and Ann (late Joe). Proud grandmother of 9, great grandmother of 16 and great great grandmother of 4. As her health began to decline significantly during the last two months, she received extraordinary care from her devoted daughter Margaret, grand-daughter Marcie, and many loyal friends and family members. Gwendilyne was fortunate to have shared loving goodbyes with her loved ones over the last several months and has left behind many fond memories at the Extendicare Long Term Nursing Home (Cobourg) where she had been cared for by a giving and caring staff. Throughout the years Gwendilyne has touched the lives of many, especially during her travels from Guyana, to Trinidad to Florida and even to Hawaii….and has resided in Canada since 2003. Friends will be received at MacCoubrey Funeral Home 30 King St. E., Cobourg on Saturday April 29, 2017 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Cobourg (corner of University and Division) on Saturday April 29, 2017 at 2 p.m. A reception for family and friends will follow at the MacCoubrey Funeral Home Reception Centre. Memorial donations may be made to the Lung Association or the C.N.I.B. Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.

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BRUBACHER: Charles (Chuck) of Toronto Formerly of St. Thomas

Posted by on April 26, 2017

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Too dearly loved ever to be forgotten

Brubacher, Charles (Chuck) Leverne passed away peacefully at Mississauga Hospital (part of Trillium Health Partners) on Monday, April 24th, 2017.

Lovingly remembered by Roberta Alene Brubacher (Longfield), his wife of 54 years. Treasured father of Blair Brubacher (Karen Ashforth), and Lisa Brubacher (Jeff Cairns). Proud grandfather of Bennett, Cameron, Jacob and Madeline. Caring uncle to David Hunter (Rosalind Güldner). He was predeceased by his beloved sister Candace Harvey (Brubacher).

Chuck was born in Kitchener, Ontario, March 5th, 1937. He was the son of the late Harry Brubacher and Isabel Brubacher (Wright).

Chuck spent his formative years in St. Thomas, working in his parents’ hardware store and attending St. Thomas Elgin Collegiate Institute. During this time, Chuck developed a love for wilderness canoe tripping. His post-secondary studies took him to Western University. By the time he graduated, he had two new passions, Roberta and improving emergency medical care and transportation. As his family grew, so did his passions, first for his children, then his grandchildren. In his retirement, driver training and safety became another passion. Throughout his life, Chuck’s focus on serving others, has touched many lives.

Thanks to the medical staff of Trillium for their dedication and compassionate care of Chuck.

A celebration of Chuck’s life will take place this Saturday, April 29th at 1:00 pm at St. James United Church, 400 Burnhamthorpe Road, Etobicoke. The visitation is at 1:00 pm, followed at 2:00 pm by the service and reception.

In honour of Chuck’s fight, please donate to www.breathingasone.ca – the Canadian lung association campaign for lung research.

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MITCHELL: Carlton "Brad" Oliver of Toronto

Posted by on April 26, 2017

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Carlton, known as “Brad” or “Bradley” died peacefully in his home on the afternoon of Monday, January 27, 2014 after a struggle with congenital heart failure. He was the proud father of his four children and grandchild and remembered for his giving ways.

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LABINE: Theodore Joseph Bryan of Surrey

Posted by on April 26, 2017

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

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INGRATTA: Mary Dorothy, formerly of Rodney

Posted by on April 26, 2017

Peacefully, at Hospice Wellington, Guelph, on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, Mary Dorothy Ingratta (née Bulckaert), formerly of Rodney, passed away in her 95th year.  Predeceased by her beloved husband Michael Ingratta.  Loving mother of Mike (Patricia) of Calgary, Bill (Brenda) of Guelph and Bob (Wendy) of Vancouver.  Cherished grandmother of David, Chris, Tom, Michelle, Mark, Leslee, Lindsay and Jeff.  She will be fondly remembered by her great-grandchildren; Laine, Cade, Alley, Brendan, Robin, Kaylee, Victoria and Cole. Predeceased by her brothers George and Leonard Bulckaert, and sister Margaret (Aime) Legroulx.  Survived by sister-in-law Yvette, wife of George.  Predeceased by brothers and sisters-in-law Jim and Irene, Louie and Ester and by her parents Julius “Joe” Bulckaert and Bertha (née de Jonghe).  Relatives and friends will be received at DENNING’S OF RODNEY, 212 Furnival Road, Rodney (519-785-0810) on Friday, April 28th from 7-9 p.m.  A Funeral Mass will commence at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at St. Mary’s Parish, West Lorne.  Interment in St. Mary’s Cemetery.  A reception will be held in the Parish Hall following Interment.  Donations by cheque, in memory of Mary to the Alzheimer’s Society would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences online at www.denning.ca

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MACASKILL: George of Whitby, ON

Posted by on April 26, 2017

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It is with profound sadness that we announce our husband, father and papa, George MacAskill, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 8th 2017 at home surrounded by his family. He is mourned by his wife and soul mate, Deanna MacAskill (nee Bradley), his daughter Jessica MacAskill (Kyle) and Tyfanni Scott (Harley) and will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Oliviah Dadswell and Zaiden Lee. He will be held forever in the hearts of his eldest daughter Carolyn and her children Jacob, DJ, Dakota, Jorga & Jaxon and deeply missed by many friends, neighbours and extended family. Friends are invited to join the family on Saturday, April 15th, 2017 starting at 2pm with a memorial service to commence at 3pm at the St. Francis Centre, 75 Church Street South in Ajax. A reception will follow. Cremation has taken place.

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O’DONNELL: John Victor of R.R.#2 Zurich and formerly of Toronto

Posted by on April 25, 2017

At Alexandra Marine and General Hospital, Goderich on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 of RR2 Zurich and formerly of Toronto in his 78thyear.  Beloved husband of Anne (Davis) O’Donnell.  Dear father of Maureen and John Di Sebastiano, David and Alison O’Donnell all of Toronto, Paul O’Donnell and Marcy Scott, and John and Nicole O’Donnell all of Milton.  Dear grandfather of Matthew, Elizabeth, and Thomas; Davis and Kaitlyn; Ryan, Nicholas, and Jacob; Meaghan, Emma, Eilish, and Maeve.  Dear brother of Ruth Carpenter and Jim O’Donnell. Brother-in-law of Rosemarie O’Donnell.  Predeceased by brothers Edward and Paul.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 49 Goshen Street, Zurich on Friday, April 28th from 5-8 PM. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 73334 Bluewater Highway, Zurich (St. Joseph) on Saturday, April 29th at 11:30AM with Father Matthew George presiding. Interment St. Peter’s Cemetery, St. Joseph. Prayers will be said in the funeral home on Friday afternoon at 4:00 PM.

Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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DEVEN: Eunice Leah (née Bowring), of St. Thomas, Ontario.

Posted by on April 20, 2017

DEVEN, Eunice Leah (née Bowring), of St. Thomas, passed away at her residence, the Valleyview Home, on Monday, April 17, 2017, in her 88th year.  Beloved wife of the late Konstanty “Kostek” Deven (1995).  Dearly loved mother of John Deven (Laima Pecs) of Burlington, Christopher Deven (Pamela) of St. Thomas, and the late Andrew Deven (Lorrie of Jaffa).  She was proud of her grandchildren, Eric Deven (Terra), Matthew Deven, Emily Deven, and the late Nelson Deven, and her great granddaughter, Morgan Deven.  Dear sister of Stewart Bowring (Ellen) of Cambridge, Robert Bowring (Kath), and Freda Lankester (Michael), all in England.  Also fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews and their families.  Born in Kimberley, England, August 28, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Frederick and Eva (née Mathias) Bowring.  Eunice came to St. Thomas from England in 1957.  She was a retired bookkeeper with Family & Children’s Services of St. Thomas & Elgin.  Eunice was a member of St. Anne’s Roman Catholic Church, St. Thomas where she was a member of the Catholic Women’s League, and formerly served on the Parish Council.  Committed to the care and protection of animals, Eunice was a former secretary/treasurer of Animal Aide, St. Thomas-Elgin.  In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place.  A public memorial mass will be celebrated at St. Anne’s Roman Catholic Church, 20 Morrison Dr., St. Thomas on Friday, May 12th at 5:00 p.m.  Flowers respectfully declined.  If so desired, memorial donations to Animal Aide will be gratefully acknowledged. Arrangements entrusted to the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160).

Email messages of condolence may be sent to siftonfuneralhome@sympatico.ca

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CLARKE; George Darryl David

Posted by on April 18, 2017

Clarke, George Darryl David
Died suddenly on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at his home at the age of 84.  Darryl of Wasaga Beach, formerly of Toronto, beloved husband of the late Diane.  Loving father of Darryl.  Dear grandfather of Kymberly Clarke and of two great granddaughters.  Predeceased by his brother Warren and parents George and Edith.  Private Arrangements.  Cremation with Interment Park Lawn Cemetery. A public Memorial Service will be held at a later date  If desired, donations to the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital would be appreciated.  Arrangements under the care of the Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home – Wasaga Chapel.  For further information and to sign the Book of Memories. Log on to www.carruthersdavidson.com

 

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Archer, Lorrainne of Shanty Bay, ON

Posted by on April 18, 2017

Archer, Lorraine –  89 years of Shanty Bay, passed away with loved ones by her side at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Barrie on Friday April 14th 2017. Born April 5th 1928 in Toronto, she was the daughter of William and Lillian Johnston and sister to Harold Johnston. Lorraine was deeply loved and will be missed by all. The loving mother of Shelly Armitage, Randy Gow and his wife, Sandra Crann. Grandmother to Nicole, Alexis, Brittney and Courtney. Great grandmother to John, Matthew, Dominick, Christopher, Marissa, Talia, Brynna and Avorie. We find peace in knowing Lorraine can now rest with her late husband, Don Archer. Thank you to the Cancer & Palliative Care Unit and the countless people that made Lorraine’s last days with us comfortable and filled with love. A funeral is scheduled for Friday, April 21 at 1:00PM at St. Thomas Anglican Church in her beloved village of Shanty Bay. Reception to follow. Arrangements entrusted to Marshall W. Driver Cremation & Burial Service, 19 Ross St., Barrie, ON.  Condolences may be placed at www.drivercremation.ca

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MORTON, Gail Dorelle of Cobourg, Ontario

Posted by on April 17, 2017

Passed away peacefully at Northumberland Hills Hospital in Cobourg on April 15 in her 74th year. Loving daughter of Helen and Norman Morton.  Special thanks to the palliative care nurses for their kindness. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.  Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.

When tomorrow starts without me and I’m not there to see,

If the sun should rise and find your eyes, filled with tears for me,

I wish so much you wouldn’t cry the way you did today,

                                              While thinking of the many things we didn’t get to say.

                                              I know how much you love me, as much as I love you,

                                              And each time you think of me, don’t think we’re far apart,

                                              For every time you think of me, I’m right there in your heart.

 

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Lowe, Richard Lynn (Rick)

Posted by on April 14, 2017

Richard Lynn (Rick) Lowe of Amherstburg, ON, passed away on April 11, 2017 in his beloved home town. He was 69 years old.  Rick and Deanna (nee Atkinson) were married in 1968. They spent their lives devoted to one another and their two daughters, Allison and Laura. Rick loved his girls immensely and was very proud of his sons-in-law, Denver and Will.  Rick is also survived by his brother Tom and sister-in-law Judy, his nephews David and TJ; “brother” and best friend Kevin Atkinson and sister-in-law Meg, his nephew Greg, niece Jenny; and his brother-in-law Bill Atkinson, sister-in-law Nancy and his nieces Sheri and Christina and nephews Bill and Stephen.  Rick spent 52 years as a passionate electrician and helped anyone who asked.  Please join Rick’s family for a celebration of his life on Monday April 17th, at Sutton Creek Golf Club (2135 County Rd. 12, Essex, ON). Open house: 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. Casual attire is welcome, bright colours are encouraged.   Arrangements entrusted to Families First, 585 Sandwich St. South Amherstburg, 519-969-5841.   Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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PHINN, Anne Jane (Brown) of Winnipeg, formerly of Grand Bend and Ancaster, age 88

Posted by on April 13, 2017

PHINN:  Anne Jane Phinn, formerly of Grand Bend and Ancaster, died at the Victoria Hospital in Winnipeg, Manitoba on Thursday, April 13, 2017 due to complications with pneumonia.  Born on October 7, 1928 to Herb and Fernie (nee Chambers) Brown of London, Ontario.  Anne was predeceased by most of her family; husband Ted; daughter Ellen; son Roric Ryan; mother Fernie; father Herb; sister Joyce “Tigger” Dean and nephew Kelly.  She is survived by her son Tory and his wife Faye of Winnipeg, grandchildren Eli, Joel, Gen, Deanna and Derek, Krista and Adam and 3 great-grandchildren Malachi, Quinn and Laya.  Anne Jane was the epitome of strength and uniqueness, a brae bonny lass, with an unassailable optimism for life.  She had an unquenchable curiosity for all things.  Her love of animals was obvious as she fed all the stray cats, skunks, raccoons, crows and squirrels in the neighbourhood.  Her dog, Sable, has a large personality much like her own.  Due to the untimely death of her husband, Anne, at age 39, was left to raise 3 children on her own.  She gathered her strength and soldiered on with clarity and purpose.  Her pride was her farm, her sand pit operation, real estate and politics.  Her vibrancy and zest for life led her to become a crack shot, an avid golfer and tennis player.  She also loved poetry, a good glass, friends and the Toronto Blue Jays.  Anne decided to leave this world, hence the Jays poor start to the season and hopefully they can turn things around. Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, on Monday, April 17, 2017 with visitation from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. followed by the service.  Interment Bethesda Cemetery, 542 Garner Rd. W., Ancaster at 2:30 p.m. If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to the Humane Society or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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HAHN, Ella Ione (Seabrook) of Lindsay formerly of Grand Bend, Toronto and Owen Sound, age 96

Posted by on April 13, 2017

HAHN:  Peacefully, at Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay, Ontario, Ella Ione (Peggy) Hahn, in her 97th year, on Wednesday April 5, 2017.  Predeceased by her parents, Ellsworth and Mae Seabrook; her husband, Jim Hahn, and their children Paul Hahn and Lynne Hahn; and her siblings, Bill Seabrook, Jack Seabrook, Maxine Pringle, Laferne Seabrook and Archie Seabrook. Survived by her sister, Lois Challinor; her grandson, Mark Hahn; her great-grand-daughter, Madeline Hahn; and her many nieces and nephews, including Ken Hahn; Susan and Clay Seabrook; Cathy, Debbie, John, Mark and Diana Seabrook and Vanda Rawikainen; David and Charles Pringle; Beth, Bill and Robert Seabrook; and John II, Geoffrey and Mark Challinor.  A Hahn family funeral service is scheduled to take place on Saturday June 17, 2017, at  10:30 a.m. at St. Thomas Anglican Church, 1331 4th Avenue West, Owen Sound, Ontario. The Rev. Graham Bland Officiating. Interment will take place following the service at the Hahn family plot at Greenwood Cemetery, 190 1 Street SW, Owen Sound, Ontario. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Peg Hahn’s name to Ross Memorial Hospital Foundation, 10 Angeline Street North, Lindsay, Ontario K9V 4M8.  Arrangements entrusted to T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

 

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BANKS: Edna (Nelson) – Of Warsaw

Posted by on April 12, 2017

BANKS: Edna (nee Nelson)

Passed away at Pleasant Meadow Manor, Norwood on Tuesday April 11, 2017. Edna Banks of Warsaw in her 84th year. Loving wife of the late Cecil Banks (2009). Loved and missed by her children Jeff Banks (Lisa) of North Vancouver, Stewart Banks (Barb Rutkay) of Oshawa and Lori Banks (Ron Redman) of Ennismore. Loving Gramma of Emily, Shane, Brianne, Elias, Everett and Rhiannon. Also missed by her siblings Laura Darling (the late Howard), Merv Nelson (Lois), Ralph Nelson (Cheryl) and Murray Nelson (Jean). Predeceased by her brothers Sherman Nelson (Jean), Carmen Nelson (Marie) and Elwood Nelson. A funeral service will be held at THE HENDREN FUNERAL HOMES, LAKEFIELD CHAPEL on Tuesday April 18, 2017 at 12:00 PM. Visitation two hours prior to the service. A reception will follow in the Heritage Room of the Funeral Home. Private family interment will be held at Rosemount Memorial Gardens, Peterborough. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society as expressions of sympathy. Friends may send condolences or make donations by contacting the funeral home at www.hendrenfuneralhome.com or by calling 705-652-3355.

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McDOUGALL: William Thomas “Bill” – Of Bobcaygeon

Posted by on April 9, 2017

McDougall: William Thomas “Bill”

Passed away after a lengthy illness at the Ross Memorial Hospital, Lindsay on Saturday April 8, 2017, Bill McDougall in his 94th year. Bill spent many years as the Vice President of Finance at Fruehauf Trailers. Loving husband of the late Mary Veronica (Marsh) (d. 2003). Lovingly remembered by his sister Elsie Swaffield (the late Norris) and his nieces Barbara Forestell (Tom) and Shirley Swaffield, both of Guelph. Also remembered by his great nieces and nephews Kevin (Erin), David (Claire), Anne (Michael Collins), Tim (Jordan Collins) and great great nieces Maggie, Kate and Jane. A funeral service will be held at THE HENDREN FUNERAL HOMES, MONK CHAPEL, 6 Helen Street, Bobcaygeon, on Tuesday April 11, 2017 at 10:30 AM. Visitation one hour prior to the service. Cremation to follow. A reception will follow in the fellowship room at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to Ross Memorial Hospital or Ducks Unlimited as expressions of sympathy and may be made by contacting the funeral home at www.hendrenfuneralhome.com or by calling 705-738-3222.

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DAIGNAULT, H. Robert of Cobourg, Ontario

Posted by on April 7, 2017

D.D.S., U. of Toronto 1955
February 7, 1931- April 7, 2017
It is with deep sadness that the Daignault family announce the death of Bob Daignault, much loved husband of Marilyn (nee MacInnes), cherished father of Michelle, Jennifer, Jim and Valerie, much respected father-in-law of Andrew, Joel, Janet and Gordon, adored grandfather of Max, Sam, Katie, Billy, Leslie, Hugh, Harry, and Lauren, great grandfather to Marilyn Rose, and dear brother of Francis, Jack and Peter (deceased). Bob was a man who lived each day fully and with an enormous passion for the people around him. He was a dedicated dentist who cared deeply for his patients in Cobourg. He loved his family and, together with his beloved wife Marilyn, created a magical world for their children on their beautiful Hilltop Farm. Over the course of his life, he raised and cared for all creatures great and small, except squirrels for which he held a personal hatred. With his many projects, including the recent planting of a Carolinian forest at 85 years old, he was an inspiration for the value and joys of hard work. Not only did his children learn from him, but he was a great influence on the many young people he mentored over his life. From his early childhood, he loved the outdoors and especially enjoyed duck hunting with his dogs Igor and Brutus. He enjoyed cabinet making, helping his grandchildren build school projects, and painting beautiful watercolours of his family and the area around the cottage on the Northumberland Strait. He will be deeply missed. We wish to express our appreciation for the kindness shown to our entire family and the excellent care of Bob by the staff of the Northumberland Hills Hospital. Visitations at MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King St. East, Cobourg ON Thursday April 13, from 6-8pm, and Friday April 14, from 1-3pm. Funeral Saturday April 15, 2017 at 1pm. For those who wish, donations in Bob’s memory can be made to Northumberland Hills Hospital or Ducks Unlimited. Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.

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O’Rourke, Mary-lou of Toronto, ON

On Wednesday, April 05, 2017 at Mathews House Hospice in Alliston, at age 71, Mary-lou (nee Bartley)  of Toronto, went peacefully in her sleep. Mary-lou was a beloved sister of Michael Bartley and his wife Mary-Florence, Gloria Carter (deceased),and aunt of Laurel Arnott (nee Nanos),  David Bartley (deceased), and his wife Helen and aunt of John Bartley and his wife Colleen and great aunt of Ryan. Mary-lou was predeceased by her father David Bartley Sr. and her mother Alice Bellehumeur. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that expressions of sympathy be made through donations to Mathews House Hospice, Alliston, Ontario, or your local Hospice care facility.

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CHAPMAN: Mary Frances "Gertrude" (nee Dyett) of Toronto Formerly of Montserrat, West Indies

Posted by on April 6, 2017

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It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Mary Frances “Gertrude” Chapman (nee Dyett). Her journey began on November 3rd, 1945 in Montserrat, West Indies and ended on March 30th, 2017 in Toronto, Canada.
She is remembered, loved and held dear by her four children, cherished by 14 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. She also leaves behind nine brothers and sisters, numerous nieces, nephews and many dear friends. She will be dearly missed by those who knew and loved her.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 8th, 2017 at 12:30 p.m. at Demarco Funeral Home, 3725 Keele Street, Toronto.
http://demarcofuneralhomes.com

An an expression of sympathy, in lieu of flowers you may make donations in her memory to the Canadian Cancer Society.
http://www.cancer.ca/en/donate

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ANDERSON: Stewart Francis of Keswick, Ontario Formerly of London, Ontario

Posted by on April 6, 2017

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Birth: Apr. 12, 1941
Ontario, Canada
Death: Sep. 4, 2014
York Regional Municipality
Ontario, Canada
Stewart was predeceased by his parents, Samuel James Anderson and Lila Onalee Leona Anderson (Henderson) and by his brothers, James Seaton Anderson, Leslie Freeman Anderson and sister Onalee Grace Rodger (Foster Anderson).
Survived by brother William Stanley Anderson and sister Eunice Annie Preston (Anderson).

Burial:
Queensville Cemetery
Queensville
York Regional Municipality
Ontario, Canada

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

Posted by on April 6, 2017

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

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REITER: Richard Frederick of Penetanguishene, ON, Formerly of Victoria, BC

Posted by on April 6, 2017

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Sadly, we announce the passing of Mr. Richard Frederick Reiter.  Richard passed away peacefully in the early evening of Wednesday March 8th, 2017 at Georgian Bay General Hospital in Midland, Ontario. Richard was born on April 22, 1928 in Berchtesgaden, Germany to parents Karl and Josefine Reiter.

Richard is predeceased by his loving wife Joan Marie Reiter, his brother Günter, and his son William Günter, brothers-in-law Aubrey and David Russell, sister-in-law Helen, and niece Sarah. Richard is also predeceased by his second wife Annemarie Reiter.

After serving in the war, Richard emigrated to Canada in 1951, where he landed at Pier 21 in Halifax. Richard moved to Toronto and began working at the International Order of Foresters. Richard met his wife, Joan, a nurse at the Hospital for Sick Children, on the slopes of Blue Mountain and after a short courtship, they married in Toronto and moved to St. Catherines where he began his teaching career. Richard and Joan soon moved to New Brunswick where they started their family. With Toronto beckoning them, they returned and Richard continued with his teaching career and Joan returned to the Hospital for Sick Children.

As a proud new Canadian, Richard quickly became an advocate of Canadian values such as diversity, opportunity, equality, freedom, democracy, justice and peace. He pioneered the idea of enriching students’ learning through travel by arranging bus and rail trips for students to both the Canadian Rockies and to Quebec, while teaching at Forest Hill Junior High.  His creative approach to curriculum design kept students engaged in his classes where he provided unique learning opportunities such as arranging Pierre Burton to visit his students to lecture on Canadian history. Richard will be remembered as a passionate educator of history, geography, law, art and physical education.  He was a modern renaissance man who enjoyed lively conversation with family, friends and students.

In 1972, Richard and Joan ventured into hospitality with the purchase of The Mariner Resort on Georgian Bay which provided a venue for them to work together and develop a family business. On Bluewater Beach, they created many memorable experiences for children and their families such as the Summer Olympics, beach corn boils and Wednesday night Bingo where he called until every last child won.
In his spare time, Richard enjoyed reading, writing and painting.  He was an accomplished landscape watercolour artist and his artwork adorn the walls of homes from coast-to-coast in Canada and around the globe.  He was also a prolific letter-writer and enjoyed writing to government officials and various media over the years on values he embraced.

Richard is survived by his sons Russell, Mark, Chris and Darryl as well as daughter in-law Bonnie, grandchildren Brianna, Damian, Aubrey and Camryn, Sister-in-law Nancy, nieces Jeddie and Tory Russell, and nephews Sandy and Grahame Russell.
As per Richard’s wishes his ashes will be taken to St Stephen, New Brunswick where they will be placed with Joan, the love of his life, and their son William. Through teaching and hospitality, Richard and Joan touched the lives of many people. To pay tribute, a Celebration of Life will take place this summer, on the shores of Georgian Bay, where family and friends will have an opportunity to join together and celebrate the lives of both Richard and Joan. Donations to the Canadian Kidney Foundation or a charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.

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KETCHESON: James William Freeman of Belleville

Posted by on April 5, 2017

Ketcheson, James William Freeman – at his residence on Saturday, April 1, 2017 in his 99th year.  Son of the late George and Irene (nee Prentice) Ketcheson.  Beloved husband of Gwen Wright of Belleville and the late Edna Ketcheson (nee Smithrim).  Loving father of Jane (Jack) Herbert of Guelph, Marion (Duncan) Goldie of St. Thomas, Sarah Wilson of Winnipeg and George (Velma) Ketcheson of Belleville.  Proud grandfather of 10 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.  Jim is survived by his brother, Robert (Arlene) Ketcheson of Oakville and predeceased by his sisters Joan Reid and Doris Ketcheson.  He will be fondly remembered by several nieces and nephews.  Jim worked many years as the office manager at the Coca-Cola plant in Belleville.  A Memorial Service celebrating Jim’s life will be held at St. Matthew’s United Church, 25 Holloway Street Belleville on Wednesday, April 19th 2017 at 11:30 a.m. with the family receiving friends from 10:30 until the time of service.  Private inurnment at Belleville Cemetery.  Arrangements entrusted to the Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel (613-968-2273). If desired, Memorial Donations to St. Matthew’s United Church or to the Belleville General Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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