LEEPER, Lorrie of Sarnia

LEEPER, LORRAINE – M. L. Lorraine “Lorrie” Leeper, nee Countryman passed away peacefully on July 18, 2017 at Bluewater Health, Sarnia. She was the beloved wife for over 70 years of Leonard Bruce and loving and proud mother of Karen (Tom Erskine), Michael (Peggy) and Judy (Bill Chumko), cherished grandmother of Darren Schram, Lindsay Schram (Brett Frew), Chris Chumko (Jacqueline) Marnie Chumko (Peter King) and Bryan Chumko (Sandra) and loving great grandmother to 9 little ones. Several nieces and nephews also survive. She was predeceased by her daughter Monica, her parents and all siblings except her youngest sister Gail Hofmans of Chatham. Lorrie was a lifelong member of Dunlop United Church. As per Lorrie’s wishes there will be no funeral. A private family interment has been held. Memorial donations may be made to The Brain Tumour Foundation or Bluewater Health Foundation-Palliative Care. Arrangements have been entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre. Online condolences and donations may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

The Family would like to express our sincere thanks to Dr.  D. Kim, Dr. Sharma and the staff of the E.R, Medicine and Palliative care unit at Blue Water Health for their compassionate and professional care given during the last three months.”

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MARSHALL: Sarah Joan of Strathroy previously of Etobicoke

Posted by on July 23, 2017

Marshall, Sarah Joan

It is with profound sadness the family of Sarah Joan Marshall announce her passing on July 22, 2017 in her 77th year in Strathroy, Ontario. Beloved wife of Bill Marshall of 58 years. Loving mother of the late Gloria Marshall, Earl (Brenda) Marshall and Beth (Tom) Hunt. Cherished grandma of Jonathan (Julie) Marshall, Sarah (Shaun) Kernaghan, Christine (Joe) Kennedy, and Rachel (Brandon) McCaskill. Proud great-grandma of Elle Marshall, Cadence Kennedy and Archie Kernaghan. Survived by her sister Ann Bishop (David Foster) and step-brother Kenneth Bishop. The family now rejoices that she is in the presence of her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 25th, 2017 from 6-8p.m. at DENNING’S OF STRATHROY. Visitation will continue Wednesday July 26th, 2017 at Richview Baptist Church (1548 Kipling Ave, Etobicoke) from 11:00 a.m. with a light luncheon, until the time of service at 1:00p.m. Family interment to follow at Meadowvale Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Urban Promise. Online condolences may be left at denning.ca.

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BRANQUET, Madeline Marie

Posted by on July 20, 2017

BRANQUET, Madeline Marie (June 1950 – July 2017)

Passed suddenly at home in Comber on July 19, 2017. Beloved wife of Marcel Branquet for 45 years. Adored mother to Richard (Cindy) and cherished Meme to Colin. Daughter to the late Don and Gertrude McKinnon and loving sister to the late Charlotte Parsons (Roland), Marion Tricker (Brian) Chuck McKinnon (Pat), Donna Maldeis (Richard Grubb), the late Judy McQueen, the late Don McKinnon (Martina), the late Sharron Hooper (late Robert), Debbie Leckie (Paul), Trudy Gilbert (Denis). Dear sister-in-law of Robert Branquet (Carol) and Rose Branquet. Caring Aunt to many nieces and nephews. Madeline was a very involved member of the Comber community and respected by many for her desire to help anyone. Madeline was a retiree from Family Traditions Foods in Tecumseh. She had a passion for fishing, a green thumb, and loved to spend time in her garden with her beloved dog Muffin. Cremation to take place and a celebration of Madeline’s life will be held on Sunday, July 30th at the Comber Community Centre (7100 Community Centre Street) from 1:30 pm until 4:00 pm for everyone to share their fondest memories of Madeline. Donations in memory of Madeline can be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of your choice by contacting the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) or at http://reidfuneralhome.ca/

 

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BAXTER, Frances Maisie of RR 1, Dashwood, formerly of London, Toronto and Windsor, age 96

Posted by on July 17, 2017

BAXTER:  Peacefully, at Blue Water Rest Home, Zurich, on Sunday, July 16, 2017, Frances Maisie (Thrasher) Baxter of RR 1, Dashwood, formerly of Toronto and Windsor, in her 97th year.  Beloved wife of the late Charles Evans Baxter (July 14, 2016).  Loved mother Barbara Clark of Grand Bend, Joan Trusler and her husband John of Jupiter, Florida.  Cherished grandmother of Robert Clark and Heather Wakeman, Evan Clark, Camille and Derek Sweitzer.  Treasured great-grandmother of Isla Clark, Malin Clark, Zachary Sweitzer, Nicholas Sweitzer and Lucas Sweitzer.  Dear sister-in-law of Mary Baxter of Hanover, Eleanor Baxter of Essex.  Remembered by her many nieces, nephews and their families.  Predeceased by her parents Ernest and Ada Belle (Richardson) Thrasher, brother Ernest C. Thrasher, sisters Gladys and Jim Morneau, Mildred and Arch Weber, Lillian and Rennie Blackshaw Isabelle and Murray Crowe.  At Maisie’s request, cremation has taken place.  A Memorial Service will be held at a later date, location and time to be announced.  Maisie was an active member of Anglican Churches in Windsor, London, Toronto and Grand Bend and most recently she loved her work with the Alter Guild at St. John’s By-The-Lake.  As well as time with her family and friends, she enjoyed playing tennis, her bridge club and her career as assistant to the Superintendent of the North York Board of Education, Toronto.  Arrangements entrusted to the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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COLES, Kimberley Davis of Waterdown, Ontario

Posted by on July 14, 2017

COLES, Kimberley Davis

 

It is with heart break and profound sadness we announce the passing of Kimberley Davis Coles, 59. She passed surrounded by her greatest achievement, her family. Husband of thirty-five years Garry, Son Eric (Alison), and Daughter Elizabeth (Arthur). She is survived by sisters, Sherry (Jim), Nancy, Lesley (David), sister in-law Leslie, mother and father in-law Ernest and Eileen, sister in-law Verlin (David), ten nieces and nephews, four great nieces and nephews, and many great friends around the world. She was predeceased by her parents, Lloyd and June Davis. She was grateful for the expert care she received from the Juravinski Cancer Clinic in Hamilton, specifically Dr. Jimenez and his team, as well the staff and team from Community Care Access Centre (CCAC). She bested cancer 2716 days, ovarian cancer only bested her one. At Kimberley’s request, there will be no funeral or service. In lieu of flowers and food, donations can be made to Juravinski Cancer Centre, Ovarian Cancer Canada, or a charity of your choice.

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HOMME, Esther Eleanor of Cobourg, Ontario

Posted by on July 14, 2017

Esther Eleanor Homme (née Anderson)

September 18, 1922 – July 8, 2017

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Esther Eleanor Homme (née Anderson). Esther died peacefully at The Golden Plough Lodge, Cobourg, Ontario, her home for many years. She now joins her beloved husband, Robert Mandt Homme, previously deceased. She will be greatly missed by her daughters Ann Homme and Ruth Jones, son Peter Homme and his wife Colleen Homme (née Jamieson). Also grandchildren Meta Hoepfner-Homme, Paul Hoepfner-Homme, Elizabeth Barlow, Hanna Caruso and her husband Paul Caruso, Rebecca Jones, Daniella Homme, step grandchildren Emilie-Claire Barlow, Angus Barlow, and great-grandchildren Quanah Shotwell and Roselyn Dougherty. Esther was pre-deceased by her eldest son Richard Homme and his wife Eva Hoepfner.

We would like to convey the unique spirit and life of Esther. Esther was born in Stoughton, Wisconsin. She was one of only a few non-Norwegians in the area but that didn’t stop her. She was an honor student throughout high school and graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, with a science degree. Her early career was as a bacteriologist. She also specialized in home economics – a serious endeavor at the time. She was married briefly to Howard Hanson, who was a pilot in World War II. He gave his life for his country. She had been a childhood friend of Robert Homme and they married. Robert began The Friendly Giant television program at the University of Wisconsin, and Esther was instrumental – a creative partner – in its inception. In 1958, with four young children, the family moved to Toronto, Ontario when Robert was offered a two year contract to tape the television show there. The family remained in Canada due to the success of the show and Esther raised the children while pursuing her other interests, mainly organic gardening – before most people knew what that was. She was involved with the Civic Garden Centre in Don Mills and was acting president one year. Esther was a ‘rock hound’ and collected rock samples on family driving trips to Lake Superior. She also polished and cut them. She was a wonderful cook and skilled at sewing. She loved birds and animals and was never without a dog or two. Very few people know about any of this because Esther was quiet about herself, her talents and accomplishments.

Esther’s family background was intriguing. Her mother Florence was an extremely interesting woman – a church organist and an artist. She, too, had an eye for beauty. Esther, through her mother’s family, was related to the poet Emily Dickinson. Esther never talked about things like that because she was too busy ordering from her seed catalogues. She was humble in the best sense of the word – not unduly impressed by names or titles. She was the soul of simplicity.

Esther was much loved by the caregivers at The Golden Plough. She made it a habit to thank people for their efforts and was known for singing songs at the drop of a hat. We will all remember ‘Row, row, row your boat.’

The family would like to thank all those employed at The Golden Plough who demonstrated such wonderful love for Esther. We would also like to thank fellow resident John Meacham (recently deceased) for looking out for mother and being a kind friend.

There will be a memorial gathering for Esther at Kathryn McHolm’s garden, 4749 County Rd. 2, Port Hope (village of Welcome), from 1:00 to 3:00 pm on Saturday, July 22.

Donations can be made to World Wildlife Fund Canada, Nature Conservancy of Canada, or the Canadian Council of the Blind. Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.

 

My mother knows the weather

Follows wind, plan of rain

Watches cloud, shade of sky

Is friend to frog and butterfly

Fern, fiddlehead, forgotten stream

Moss, leaf, the variegated green

Of quiet creation

It is her station

Sentiment set in plain observation.

 

 

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RISK, Gabriella Stephani

Posted by on July 14, 2017

Loving wife and mother, amazing grandmother, and great friend, Gabriella (Gay) Risk passed away on July 13, 2017 in Toronto.  Born in Toronto to Anastasia (Geracimo) and Nicholas Speal, Gay grew up in Kingston with her three younger siblings Deena (Albrecht), Maria and George.  She was a good student and a protective older sister who also worked at the family restaurant.  In 1943, she graduated from Queen’s with a BCom and embarked on a career that took her to Ottawa, New York and eventually, Montreal.  There, she met and married her husband, Bud (Allan) Risk, and raised their daughter, Stephani.  Ever supportive of them both, she was proud of their accomplishments.  Friends would always find her up for a competitive game of bridge, a round of golf with the Whiff & Putts, or a friendly curling bonspiel.  Gay will be remembered lovingly for her energy, tenacity and sense of humour — she spoke her mind and did things her way right until the end!  She will be missed by her daughter and son-in-law, Stephani and David Kingsmill, her grandchildren James and Elizabeth, her nieces, nephews and cousins, and her many friends in Kingston, Montreal and Cobourg. Thanks to Jovieh, as well as Dr. Rubenzahl, Leslie and the staff at Humber River Hospital for caring for mum in her final weeks. Visitation will be held at MacCoubrey Funeral Home in Cobourg on Wednesday, July 19 at 1pm, followed by a service at 2pm and a reception.  Interment at Mount Royal Cemetery in Montreal will follow at a later date [www.MacCoubrey.com]. In memory of Gay, please consider a donation to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, or a charity of your choice.

 

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DEWULF, Paula of Petrolia

DEWULF, PAULA – At Fiddick’s Nursing Home in Petrolia on Wednesday, July 12, 2017, Paula Dewulf, peacefully passed away at the age of 102. Born in Lieux, France on April 4, 1915 she was the widow of the late Albert Dewulf (1984) and is survived by her daughter Jacqueline Cruz (Joseph) and sons Jack (Judy), John (Pamela), Jim (Rose) and Jerry (Janet) and 10 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.  Friends may visit with the family at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Monday morning beginning at 9:00 am. prior to leaving for a Mass of Christian Burial at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church (Charlesworth at Lecaron) on Monday, July 17, 2017 at 10:30 am. Interment will follow at Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

“The family would like to express their thankfulness to the staff of the D. J. Robb Funeral Home, CCAC and the wonderful staff and Dr. John Butler of Fiddick’s Nursing Home in Petrolia”

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BURKE, Stephenie Ann of Cobourg, Ontario

Posted by on July 10, 2017

It is with heavy hearts and deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Stephenie Ann Burke, peacefully in hospital with family at her side, on July 9, 2017, in her 35th year.  A graduate of Laurentian University and a nurse for eight years at Northumberland Hills Hospital in Cobourg, Ontario, Stephenie is the beloved daughter of Steven and Barbara Burke (nee Knox) of Chelmsford; loving sister of Michelle Burke (Bryan) of Bowmanville, Laurie McCulloch (Dan) of Cobourg, Lisa Brooks Dolley of Port Hope, and Craig Brooks (Ang) of Grafton; granddaughter of Allan and Louise Turcotte of Lively; and caring aunt to Cassandra, Drew, Jordan, Trinity, Adam, Leah, and little Emmett. She will also be sadly missed by her “second mom and dad,” Pierre and Evelyn Godin of Smiths Falls; her many other aunts, uncles, and cousins; her countless friends; her colleagues in the medical field; and her devoted and protective dog Marley. A fighter until the very end, Stephenie’s courage, determination, and willingness to share her experiences inspired and helped many other young adults with cancer. Her selfless, loving, and giving nature will forever live on in the hearts of those who were lucky enough to have Stephenie in their lives. In keeping with Stephenie’s wishes, there will be no visitation or graveside service. Following cremation, a Celebration of Life will be held at the MacCoubrey Funeral Home 30 King St. E., Cobourg on Thursday July 13, 2017 from 1 to 3 p.m., in the Reception Centre (East entrance). In lieu of flowers as an expression of sympathy, donations to the following organizations would be appreciated: Young Adult Cancer Canada, Homeward Bound Rescue, or the Happily Ever Esther Farm Sanctuary. Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.

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Vanderlinde; Beverly of Petrolia

Posted by on July 7, 2017

“Miss Selfless” passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Thursday, July 6, 2017.  Beverly Vanderlinde (nee Jamieson), of Petrolia, at the age 58.   She will be missed by her husband Harry.   She was the loved mother of Andrew and Graham and his wife Jessica.   She was also be missed by her brother Jimmy and Debrah Jamieson.   She was the daughter-in-law to Wilma Vanderlinde and Bill and his wife Dorothy Vanderlinde, and a sister-in-law to Hank and Cathy Vanderlinde, Jerry and Heather Vanderlinde, and Sharon Vanderlinde and John Musikka.  She was will also be missed by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Beverly loved volunteering at Missions Store on London Rd. in Sarnia.  Cremation will take place and according to Beverly’s wishes there will be no funeral service.   Donations in her memory could be made to St. Joseph’s Hospice (www.stjosephshospice.ca).   Memories and condolences may be shared on-line at www.needhamjay.com.

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WILCOX, Helen (née Begg), formerly of Aylmer and R.R.#3, St. Thomas, Ontario.

Posted by on July 7, 2017

WILCOX, Helen (née Begg), formerly of Aylmer and R.R.3, St. Thomas, passed away peacefully at the Valleyview Home, St. Thomas on Wednesday, July 5, 2017, in her 95th year.  Beloved wife for 71 years to Robert G. “Bob” Wilcox.  Dearly loved mother of Barbara Ann Smith (Vincent) of Sherwood Park, AB, and Mary Margaret Wilcox Bovaird (Timothy) of Toronto.  Cherished grandmother of Robert Smith (Rhiannon) of Calgary, AB, Catherine Garcia (Rolando) of Fort Saskatchewan, AB, Jennifer Wilcox Bovaird Taylor (Andrew), and Kathryn Birks Bovaird Kerr (Shawn), all of Toronto.  She was proud of her great grandchildren, Sophia, Kaidence, Averi, Grayson, Emerson, Sienna, Lilian, Elizabeth, and our angel Nicholas.  She was predeceased by her sisters, Donna Steepe, Frances Murphy, Dora Steiner, and Betty Anne Chapman, and her brother, John L. Begg.  Born in Southwold Twp., ON, July 30, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Lynwood “Lyn” Begg and the late H. F. “Nellie” (née Barrie) Begg.  Helen was a Registered Nurse, having been a 1943 graduate of the Memorial Hospital, St. Thomas.  She was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church, St. Thomas, and a Past President of the Aylmer Curling Club.  In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no public visitation or funeral service.  A private family graveside service will be held at Orwell Cemetery.  Memorial donations to the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital Foundation, the Canadian Cancer Society, or the charity of one’s choice 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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McNAUGHTON: George of Toronto, formerly of Chatham.

Posted by on July 6, 2017

George McNaughton of Toronto, formerly of Chatham, passed away at home on Thursday, June 29th, 2017 at the age of 72. Beloved husband of Eulita Maulion McNaughton. A private service was held on Thursday, July 5th, 2017. Interment in McVicar Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to DENNING’S OF CHATHAM (519-352-2390). Online condolences and photos may be shared at www.chathamfuneralhome.com.

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SMITH, James Bryant of Cobourg, Ontario

Posted by on July 6, 2017

Jim died peacefully in his sleep at the age of 89 on July 4, 2017 with his beloved wife Reba by his side. Jim is the loving father of Douglas Gordon Smith of Dubai UAE, and Linda Ann Gough of Chaing Mai, Thailand. A service will take place at St. Peter’s Anglican Church 240 College St., (corner of College and King St.) Cobourg on Wednesday July 12, 2017 at 2 p.m. with visitation from 1p.m. until service time.  Donations in Jim’s memory may be made to Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation.  For additional information or condolences, please visit www.MacCoubrey.com.

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FAYE, VICKI ANN

Posted by on July 4, 2017

Passed away peacefully at Hospice Simcoe, Barrie on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at the age of 74. Beloved wife of Frank. Cherished mother to Kelly (Peter Casey), Kris, and Ryan (Crystal). Loving grandmother to Jeffrey, Andrew, Kira and Devon. Vicki is survived by her brother George Wilson (Tilly) and predeceased by her parents George and Lillian Wilson and siblings Stanley Wilson and Lorelei Cuyler. Friends will be received at ADAMS FUNERAL HOME (445 St. Vincent Street, Barrie) on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 11 o’clock a.m. with a reception to follow. Private interment will be held at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Barrie. Memorial donations to Hospice Simcoe would be appreciated. Messages of condolence may be forwarded through adamsfuneralhome.ca

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FLETCHER: John Patterson of Toronto

Posted by on July 4, 2017

With family by his side, Jack passed away peacefully on June 29, 2017 at Sunnybrook Hospital in his 93rd year. He was the beloved husband of Elizabeth (Brown) for 57 years. Loving father and grandfather of Kathryn (Ron Gough) of Appin and their children Rosalyn, Jonathan, Tracey; Eric (Val) and their children Matthew, Andrea, Melanie of Mississauga; Andrew (Michele) and their children Aidan, Avery of Mississauga. He is survived by his brother Hugh (Nona) of Appin and his sister Dorinne Howlett of Lambeth, sister-in-law Kathleen Stubbs of Balsam Lake and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his sister Phyllis Gillies of Glencoe and his brothers-in-law Stanley Gillies, Mike Howlett and Fred Stubbs.

He was born in Ekfrid Township, the eldest child of Milton and Catherine (Patterson). He attended SS#6 Ekfrid, Glencoe High School and the University of Western Ontario. Jack taught elementary school in Melbourne, Petrolia and Wallaceburg before moving to the town of Leaside. During the summers he also taught Physical Education courses for the Ontario Department of Education. He retired from East York Board of Education as Vice Principal in 1979. Jack curled for many years at East York Curling Club. He was passionate about his plants and flowers. His summers were spent at the cottage on Balsam Lake. Competing at cards, bridge, lawn bowling, or softball were always welcome pursuits. Many thanks to Dr. Andy Smith, Dr. Sheldon Tobe, Dr. Doug Goodall, and all the staff at Sunnybrook Hospital for the excellent care Jack has received for many years. A visitation/reception will be held in Toronto at Jubilee United Church, 40 Underhill Dr. on July 18, 11 am – 2 pm. Visitation in Glencoe will be on Wednesday, July 19, 2 – 4 pm and 7 – 9 pm at Van Heck Funeral Home,172 Symes Street, Glencoe where the memorial service will be held on July 20 at 1 pm. Interment will be at Appin Cemetery, with reception to follow at the Appin Community Centre. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, the family welcomes donations to Sunnybrook Hospital Foundation or Appin Presbyterian Church. www.vanheckfuneralhome.ca

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LARSEN, Ulla Elun (Persson) formerly of RR 2, Zurich, Orillia and Denmark, age 93

Posted by on July 4, 2017

LARSEN: Peacefully, at Craigwiel Gardens Nursing Home, Ailsa Craig, on Saturday, July 1, 2017, Ulla Elun (Persson) Larsen, formerly of Bayview Subdivision, RR 2, Zurich, Orillia and Denmark, age 93. Beloved wife of the late Helge K. Larsen (2001). Loved mother and mother-in-law of Carl and Mary Larsen of Grand Bend, Henning “Henry” and Christena Larsen of London. Dear gramma of Matthew Larsen of Toronto, Kelly Larsen and Travis Staines of London. Remembered by her life-long friends Lotte & Erling Jepson of Grand Bend and many other friends, nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by her parents Hjalmar & Ida (Thygesen) Persson and brother Poul Persson. At Ulla’s request, cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 11 a.m. The Rev. John E. Trembulak III Officiating. Interment Sunset Villa Cemetery, Puslinch at a later date. If desired memorials to the Huron County OSPCA, the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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MAY, Judith Ann (Hawkins) of Grand Bend formerly of Kitchener, age 68

Posted by on June 29, 2017

MAY:  Peacefully, surrounded by the love of her family, at South Huron Hospital, Exeter, on Sunday, June 25, 2017, Judith Ann (Hawkins) May, of Grand Bend, formerly of Kitchener, age 68.  Beloved wife of David R. May.  Loved mother of Christopher May of Mississauga.  Dear sister and sister-in-law of Elizabeth Hartman of Toronto, William and Cathy Hawkins of Stratford, Anne and Ian McLeod, James May and Anita Acheson all of Whitby, Stephen and Lynn May of Courtice.  Loved daughter of the late Joseph Charles Hawkins and June Margaret (MacKenzie) Hawkins of Milverton.  Remembered by her many nieces, nephews and their families.  At Judy’s request, cremation has taken place.  Visitation will be held at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood on Friday, July 7, 2017 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.  The Memorial Service will be held at St. John’s by-the-Lake Anglican Church, Grand Bend on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 11 a.m.  If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to Stratford Perth Humane Society (https://kwhumane.thankyou4caring.org/pages/make-a-gift-to-the-sphs) or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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LONGHURST, Dustin Archibald of Oshawa, Ontario

Posted by on June 28, 2017

Suddenly at his residence on Monday June 26th, 2017 in his 28th year. Beloved son of Vanessa Longhurst. Son of the late Terry Ford. Loving father of Dal’Angelo Longhurst. Dear brother of Tyson Bodis (Krista) and their son Kaleb. Lovingly remembered by his grandparents Tom & Narda Longhurst and Ron & Patricia Ford. Friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Life gathering from 1-3 pm on Friday July 7th, 2017, at the MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King St., E., Cobourg. Cremation with interment in Fairview Cemetery, Grafton. If desired donations may be made to the Canadian Mental Health Association or Parent Action on Drugs. Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.

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BREEDON, Westley

Posted by on June 25, 2017

Passed away peacefully with his family by his side at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Barrie, on Friday, June 23, 2017 at the age of 79.Son of the late Doris Fenn and Westley. Beloved husband of Jean. Loving father of David, Eddie, Elizabeth, Doris, Dorothy (O.J.) and Matthew (Le-Mei). Cherished grandfather of Cathy, Ariele, Adrian, Alicia, Terrence, Katelyn, Jonathan, Nicholas, Nicole, Jennifer, Courtney, Ashley, Keira, Sean, Cassandra, Andrew, Kristen, Siera, Domenic, Kaycee, Angline and Lisa; great grandfather to Alexis, Aubree, Tanner, Ruby, Max, Snow, Isabella, Zander, Roman, Gemmaleigh, Keanan, Dixon, Callie and Luke. Dear brother to Bill, George and predeceased by his infant sister. Westley will be forever loved and remembered by all his friends and extended family including Gary, Elsie and many more. Friends will be received at ADAMS FUNERAL HOME, 445 St. Vincent Street, Barrie on Wednesday June 28, 2017 from 2 – 2:45 p.m. followed by a Funeral Service in the Chapel at 3 o’clock p.m. Memorial donations to the ALS Society would be appreciated. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through adamsfuneralhome.ca

 

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BRISTOW; Ruth “Marie” (nee Sinclair) of Stayner

Posted by on June 24, 2017

Of Stayner, took God’s hand and was led to the Promised Land on Friday, June 23, 2017 at the age of 71 ½ .  Beloved wife of Russell for over 51 years.  Loving mother of Angela, Stephen, David (Charmagne) and Sharon.  Dear Grandma of Lee, Brooke, Connor, Carlo, James and Josh.  “Nany” to Olivia Davidson.  Reunited with her cherished parents Jim and Mary Sinclair, who predeceased her over 50 years ago.  Marie will be sadly missed by many dear friends, family and foster-brother Vince (Shirley) Judge of Listowel.  Visitation will take place on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home, 7313 Highway 26, Stayner, where she was a “familiar face in an uncomfortable space” for almost 30 years.  Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 205 Oak Street, Stayner, where she was an organist for over 36 years.  Interment Stayner Union Cemetery.  Marie leaves behind a legacy of love that was unconditional, a heart that was courageous and a soul that was truly inspirational.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Georgian Triangle Hospice for Campbell House, Collingwood.  For more information and to sign her Book of Memories, please visit www.carruthersdavidson.com.

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FLETCHER: Jean Elizabeth of London, Ontario

Posted by on June 23, 2017

At Strathmere Lodge, Strathroy on Friday, June 23rd, 2017.  Jean Elizabeth Fletcher (nee Sandall) of London at the age of 81.  Predeceased by her son Michael (July 20th, 2015).

Survived by her brothers Jim Sandall (Penny 2009), Harold Sandall (Jackie) and  Wanda Tupholme (Ron).  Also survived by nephews Ken Tupholme (Lisa), Rob Sandall (Louise), Doug Sandall (Sandra) and Jeff Sandall (2017) and nieces Deb Knight (Graham) and Judy Rawdon (Jon).

A graveside service will take place at Mt. Pleasant cemetery at a later date.

If desired, memorial contributions to the Alzheimer’s Society would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy.

Arrangements entrusted to DENNING’S OF STRATHROY 519 245-1023.  Share a memory at www.denning.ca

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HARDY, Ralph of Sarnia

HARDY, RALPH – It is with profound sorrow and sadness, the family of Ralph Lynnsay Hardy, age 83, announces his passing at St. Joseph’s Hospice on Sunday, June, 18, 2017. He was best friend and partner for over 65 years with Daintry Adele McPhedran and loving father of Bruce Lynn Hardy (Georgina), Lonnie Lee Ostroski (Jack) and Scott Lyndsay Hardy (Annie), dear grandfather of Diego, Lindsey, Brent, Kendra, Kerri, Nicolas and Patrick, dear great-grand of Matias, Quinton, Isadora, Rowan, Shealon, Monroe, Mirren, Kennedy, Reese, Connor, Chloe and brother of Doris LeNeve (Jim) and Penny Viselka. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers Thomas, Bruce, Bud (Allan) and his sister Mary Tobin. Ralph served with the 3rd Royal Canadian Horse Artillery for over 25 years and was a teacher at the School of Artillery. After retiring from the military he worked at Polysar as their Chief of Security for 13 years. Friends may visit with the family at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Wednesday, June 21st, 2017 between the hours of 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Funeral and committal services will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 at 1:00 pm. Memorial donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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ALDERTON: Marion Betty, of Wardsville and Rodney

Posted by on June 21, 2017

Peacefully, at Beattie Manor, Wardsville, on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, Marion Betty Alderton (née Johnson) passed away in her 96th year. Daughter of the late Thomas and Dora (née Jennings) Predeceased by her beloved husband Howard LeRoy “Roy” Alderton (1996).  Loving mother of Ron (Beth) Alderton of St. Thomas and Kevin (Marguerite) Alderton of Wardsville.  Devoted grandmother of Suzanne Mezenberg (Tony) of St. Thomas, Rev. Greg Alderton (Cherie) of Niagara-on-the-Lake and Ryan Alderton of London.  Cherished great-grandmother of Jordan and Nathan Mezenberg and Mckenna and Kaitlyn Alderton.  Predeceased by her infant grand daughter Katherine Lynn Alderton (1993), sisters Maude, Doris, Irene and Olive as well as brothers Robert, William, John and infant Carl.  Betty was a member of Kintyre Presbyterian Church, a devoted choir member, secretary, treasurer and bulletin editor for many years.  She was also a member of the Women’s Missionary Society and the Clachan Women’s Institute.  Relatives and friends will be received at DENNING’S OF RODNEY, 212 Furnival Road, Rodney (519-785-0810) on Friday, June 23rd from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the Funeral Service will commence at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 24, 2017.  Interment in Rodney Cemetery.  Memorial donations by cheque to the Beattie Manor, Wardsville, Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences online at www.denning.ca

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HOTCHKISS, Violet Gwendolyn of Stayner

Posted by on June 20, 2017

Passed away peacefully on Friday, June 16, 2017 at the General & Marine Hospital, Collingwood, in her 80th year. Vi of Stayner, loving mother of Joseph (Mylene), Timothy (Rose Ryan), David (Laura Walker), Paul (Faye) and Karen (Jamie Jamieson). Beloved grandmother of Melody, Sarah, Travis, Lisa, Patrick, Joseph Jr. and John. Survived by her sister Irene Thompson. Friends will be received at the Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home, 7313 Highway 26, Stayner on Thursday June 22, 2017 from 11 a.m. until the time of funeral service in the Chapel at 1 p.m.. If desired, remembrances to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by Vi’s family. For more information and to sign the online Book of Memories, please visit www.carruthersdavidson.com

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SMITH: Henry Alva of Belleville

Posted by on June 20, 2017

SMITH, Henry Alva – of Belleville, passed away into the arms of his Saviour Jesus Christ on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, in his 84th year. Henry is now enjoying a glorious reunion with his beloved wife Rose in Heaven with a plate of French fries, a bowl of ice cream and a butter tart or two washed down with a coffee. As Henry would say, “Everything is ‘tickity boo’”. Henry, the 13th child of Walter and Martha Smith of Picton, was born on May 30, 1934. Henry was a member of the Canadian Armed Forces for 29 years, retiring with the rank of Master Warrant Officer. He was extremely proud of his Engineers and his deployment as a UN peace keeper in the Gaza Strip. After his military retirement Henry enjoyed 12 years as the Assistant Administrator of the Home Care with the Belleville Hospital. Dad loved and was well loved by his many grandchildren and children; Danny Smith (Annette) of Consecon, Debby Barrie (Jim) of Hay Bay, Jim Smith (Laurie) of Toronto, Barbara Smith of Belleville, and Scott Smith of Belleville. Grandfather to 7, great-grandfather to 15 and great-great-grandfather to 2. Also remembered by many nieces, and nephews. Heartfelt thankyous to the wonderful staff of Hastings Manor who cared so well for Dad for the past five years including his time in Palliative Care. Cremation has taken place and family and friends are invited to a graveside service to be held at 1pm Friday, June 23rd, 2017 at the West Lake Community Church cemetery, County Road 12, Picton, ON. If desired donations may be made to the Picton or Belleville Salvation Army. Arrangements entrusted to Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel (613-968-2273) Belleville.

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