HARLOW: Thomas George William of Chatsworth, formerly of Georgetown

Posted by on January 20, 2017

Peacefully on January 14th, 2017; Thomas George William Harlow of Chatsworth, formerly of Georgetown, passed away in his 66th year after a battling cancer.

Lovingly remembered by his children Adam Harlow of Vancouver BC and Annie Harlow and her husband Tyler Damen on Strathroy Ontario.

He is dearly missed by his beloved horses Beauty and Champ and dog Perro.

Tom is also remembered by his siblings Steve Harlow and Jack Harlow.

Predeceased by his parents Ray and Julie Harlow and brother David (Chipper) Harlow.

Family and friends will be received on Saturday, January 28th from 1:00-2:00 pm at Jones Funeral Home in Georgetown with a Memorial Service to follow at 2:00p.m.

Donations to Princess Margaret Hospital would be appreciated by the family.

Donations and condolences may be left online at http://www.thepmcf.ca/Ways-to-Give/Honour-Someone-Special

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HOBE (nee Decrevel), Colette Alice of Grafton, Ontario

Posted by on January 19, 2017

Peacefully at Northumberland Hills Hospital on Wednesday January 18, 2017 at the age of 76. Beloved wife of Ken Hobe.  Loving mother of Monica Henderson (Terry), Eric (Kim), Mark (Erika) and Peter (Jessica).  Proud grandmother of Nicole, Rachel, Joshua, Caleb, Elizabeth, Kevin, Leanne, Grace, Jack, Alexander and Leila.  Sister of Claude (Anne-Marie), Jean-Francois (Meredith), Josiane (Michael), Magali (Ashley) and infant child Marie Claire.  Visitation will take place at MacCoubrey Funeral Home 30 King Street East, Cobourg on Friday January 20, 2017 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  A Celebration of Life will be held at Fellowship Baptist Church 469 Elgin Street West, Cobourg on Saturday January 21, 2017 at 11 a.m.  Memorial donations may be made to Gideons International .  Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.

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Huth, Margaret

Posted by on January 19, 2017

Passed away peacefully, on January 18, 2017 at 96 years of age.  Beloved wife of the late George.  Loving mother of Mary Margaret, Joanne, Gerald, and Tish.  Cherished grandmother of Carl, Lana, Paul, Kristin, Erica, and great grandmother of Taylor, Ethan, Lauren and Christopher.  A private family service was held at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841.  Share memories, photos at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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Smith, Robert James

Posted by on January 19, 2017

Passed away peacefully with his family by his side on January 18, 2017 at 78 years of age. Beloved husband of Diane for 53 years. Cherished father of Karen and husband Darren Gravelle and the late Kelly Lynn Smith (1987). Loving DeeDaw of Kylie, Hannah, Maya and Ava. Dear brother-in-law of David and wife Connie Briant and their children Jane and husband Bill, Tom and wife Heather, Ellen and husband Chris. Dear great uncle of Julia, Allison, William and Ian. Robert will be missed by many dear friends. Robert worked at General Motors as a Resident Comptroller in Windsor for 23 years. Robert and Diane were on a trip in their beloved Costa Rica where Robert fell ill. Special thank you to the staff at CIMA Hospital/Guanacaste and San Jose. Also thank you to the Medical Air Ambulance team from San Jose to Windsor and special thanks to the WRH Met Campus I.C.U staff and Dr. Dhar for their end of life care and compassion. If you so desire, donations to Windsor/Essex Hospitals Foundation or Hospice of Windsor would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Sunday from 5-8pm. Funeral Monday at 11:30am at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Procession Windsor Memorial Gardens. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca   Forever in our Hearts

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Thomas, Larry of Barrie, Ontario

Posted by on January 19, 2017

Thomas, Larry of Barrie, in his 75th year, passed away peacefully at R.V.H. Barrie on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 from a complication of cancer. Deeply loved and missed husband of Ina Thomas (nee Klavins) of Barrie. Beloved brother of Karen (David) Coe and familyof Oshawa. Loving father of Gregory Thomas (Laurie) of Barrie & Debbie (Karen) Thomas of Bancroft. Special Dad to Lija (Albert) Renton of Holland Landing & Katrina (Jonathan) Veffer of Barrie. Proud Grandad to Courtney & Nicole Thomas & dear Papa to Lily, Ben & Andrew Veffer of Barrie. A gathering of family and friends to follow at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Marshall W. Driver Cremation & Burial Service. Condolences may be placed at www.drivercremation.ca. Please donate in memory of Larry at: www.cancer.ca/Donate/InMemory

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THOMAS: Mr. Ronald of Wasaga Beach formerly of Brampton

Posted by on January 17, 2017

Died peacefully after a short illness, on Friday January 13, 2017 at General and Marine Hospital, Collingwood at the age of 83.  Ron of Wasaga Beach, formerly of Brampton, beloved husband of Daphney (nee Burry) for 52 years. Loving father of Paul (Liisa Groulx) and devoted grandfather of Ethan. Dear brother of Vilma and her husband Sydney Rutherford, he is pre-deceased by siblings Edna, Violet, Betty, Bunny, Eva and Howard and by his parents John and Mary. Ron will be missed by nieces and nephews and many friends and neighbours.  Ron was a quiet man, very loyal and an all round family man .  He was loved and will be greatly missed but never forgotten.  Friends will be received at the Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home – Wasaga Beach Chapel, 509 River Road West, Wasaga Beach on Saturday January 21, 2017 from 1 p.m. for the Funeral Service in the Chapel at 3 o’clock, to be followed by a reception. If desired, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by Ron’s family. For more information and to sign the online Book of Memories, log on to www.carruthersdavidson.com.

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PITT: Terence “Terry” William

Posted by on January 13, 2017

Take these broken wings and learn to fly…
Our awesome and amazing Dad, Terry (Terence William Pitt) died last Sunday surrounded by the love of his family. He was 69 years old. Born in England, Terry immigrated to Canada in the late 70s with his young family and was a respected employee of Shell Canada (later, Basell) in Sarnia. Terry had a great sense of humour and a sparkle in his eye. He was a talented artist, a lover of music, and had a kind heart and generous spirit. He had a deep appreciation for nature and the outdoors and enjoyed camping (with his perfectly pressed pants), working in his garden, playing a round of golf at the crack of dawn, and walking the dog in the countryside. He could build or fix anything and everything and was an active volunteer with Habitat for Humanity and other groups. But above all else, he loved his family. Terry will be missed immensely by his “girls,” Claire (Steve), Kate (Andrew), and Amy (Justin); their mum, Valerie; his beloved grandchildren, Thomas, Simon, Avalon, and May; sister, Kim; brother, Ron; and extended family in the U.K.
Please join us to remember and celebrate this most cherished and dear dad, grandad, brother and friend on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 2:00 pm at MANOR ROAD UNITED CHURCH, 240 Manor Road E., Toronto. Reception to follow. Terry loved the sound of children laughing and playing so please know that children are most welcome and space will be provided for them. A memorial will be held in Sarnia in the spring. Terry died after living courageously for many years with Lewy Body Dementia. We’d like to thank the wonderful staff at Kensington Gardens in Toronto for their excellent care during these last months. Donations in Terry’s honour can be made to a charity of your choice.

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BRADT: Mrs. Jean (nee Vickery), of St. Thomas, Ontario.

Posted by on January 12, 2017

BRADT, Mrs. Jean (nee Vickery), of St. Thomas, passed away surrounded by family at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Wednesday, January 11, 2017, in her 72nd year.  Beloved wife of the late Robert J. Bradt (1984).  Dearly loved mother of Rick Bradt (Cathy) of Halifax, NS, Brian Bradt (Gislaine) of Ottawa, ON, David Bradt (Brian) of Victoria, BC, and Tammy Miles (Ken) of Lake Providence, LA.  Proud grandmother of Emily, Kaylin, Cameron, and Taylor.  Dear sister of James Vickery of Thunder Bay.  Dear sister-in-law of Charlene (nee Bradt) and Morley Doan of Port Dover.  Also fondly remembered by cousin, Jeannette Fulton (Jim) of St. Thomas, several nieces and nephews, as well as her good friend and neighbour, Michelle.  Jean was born in Port Alice, BC on December 29, 1945.  She was the daughter of the late David Vickery and the late Angela (nee Houghton) Andrews.  In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place.  A celebration of Jean’s life will be held at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Saturday, January 14th at 2:00 p.m.  Relatives and friends will be received one hour prior to the service.  Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society will be gratefully acknowledged.  The family would like to express their gratitude to the doctors, nurses and staff at the STEGH (4th floor) and at the London Regional Cancer Program.

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

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WOOLSEY, Anna

Posted by on January 11, 2017

WOOLSEY, Anna

After a long and happy life in her 98th year, Anna passed away at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Guelph, on Tuesday, January 10, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Emmett Woolsey (2004). Loving mother of Robert and Teresa Woolsey, Larry and Virginia Woolsey, and Alice and the late Don Brown. She will be missed by her grandchildren Darren, Jason, Lori, Sean, Marty, Tracy, Tammy, Thomas, Michael, Tyler, Lisa, and her sixteen great grandchildren. Visitation will be held at KITCHING STEEPE & LUDWIG FUNERAL HOME, 146 Mill St. N., Waterdown on Sunday January 15, 2017 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., where a Funeral Service will be held on Monday, January 16, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. Private Cremation to follow. As expressions of sympathy, donation’s in Anna’s memory to the Ronald McDonald House would be sincerely appreciated by the family.

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HUGHES, Wenda of Sarnia

Posted by on January 10, 2017

HUGHES, WENDAWenda (Wendy) Lee Walker Hughes passed away peacefully after a lengthy cancer battle under the compassionate care of Dr. Maddison and St. Joseph’s Hospice in Sarnia, Ontario. Wendy is survived by children Tom; Vancouver, Ryan (Michele Fliss); Sarnia, and Natasha (John Germain); Toronto. Wendy was born August 15, 1940 in Sydney, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia to the late Joseph and Mary (MacLean) Walker. Wendy leaves behind siblings John (Carmaine); Halifax, Catherine Roberts (Richard); Pittsfield, Mass., Maureen MacDonald (Ross deceased 2006); Sydney, Marion Beaton (John) Mabou, Everett (Mona); Sydney, Charles (Wendy); Calgary, Gordon (Marsha); Calgary, Joanne Chase (Steve); Halifax and sister in law Angela (Alec) MacDonald; Sarnia, and is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Wendy is predeceased by her husband of 38 years, Thomas Hughes (2007). In the spring of 2010, Wendy was diagnosed with an aggressive type of breast cancer. Her determination led her to surpass all odds and overcome many setbacks over the course of her battle. Much of that will and strength came from her affection for her grandchildren, Sydney, Cameron, Morgan, Leo, Harper, Thomas, and Preston. Wendy would not have been capable of enduring many parts of her journey if it had not been for her Angel Warriors holding her up every step of the way. She was given the gifts of dignity and respect during her illness by her coach, leader, confidante, and powerhouse, Amy Hughes, as well as the unwavering support from her lifelong friends, Fran, Marg, Elaine, Donna, and Edith. Sarnia’s CCAC and the VON teams cared for Wendy regularly and their visits often made her day. The entire Bluewater Health staff in Oncology, Emergency, ICU, and Palliative all gave Wendy exemplary care, particularly Dr. Dosteler, Dr. Yoshida, and her G.P. Dr. Borek. Arrangements have been entrusted to D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 Victoria St N, Sarnia). Cremation and a private family service has taken place. Should you wish to make donations in her name, kindly consider St. Joseph’s Hospice, or Canadian Alzheimer Society. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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FERREY, Ruth (nee Trotter) of Brockville, Ontario

Posted by on January 9, 2017

FERREY, Ruth (nee Trotter)

8 July 1925 – 6 January 2017

Born at Minterburn, Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland. Died peacefully at home in her 92nd year in Brockville, Ontario, surrounded by family. Predeceased by her husband of 64 years, Anthony Ferrey, and her brothers Bill, Jimmie, and Edgar. Survived by her children, Nigel (Sophia), Alexandra Bednar (David), Michael (Judy), Anne Moran (Brian), and her 12 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Also survived by her sister Isabel, her brothers Alec and Sammy, many nieces, nephews and extended family. Ruth served with the WAAF during WWII and emigrated to Canada in 1955.

A funeral service will be held in the chapel of the Barclay Funeral Home, 137 Pearl St. E., Brockville, ON, on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations to Artbound (artbound.ca) would be appreciated. Messages of condolence may be sent online at www.barclayfuneralhome.com.

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EARLE, Craig Wylie “Mugsy” of Brockville, Ontario

Posted by on January 9, 2017

Craig Wylie “Mugsy” Earle

Peacefully entered into rest at the Kingston General Hospital on Saturday December 31st, 2016.  Craig “Mugsy” Earle of Brockville aged 89 years.  Beloved husband of the late Doris (nee Seymour) Earle. Loving father of Jeff Earle of Brockville and Jodi Macpherson (Bruce) of Toronto. Cherished grandfather of Cassie Earle and Andrew, Shauna and Jillian Macpherson. Dear brother of Janet Caldwell (Vaughn) of Ottawa and the late Patricia Burns. Also missed by many nieces and nephews. Craig loved to socialize with his family and many friends but his pride and joy were his grandchildren.

The family invites friends to celebrate Craig’s life at the Mill Restaurant, 123 Water St. W., Brockville on Saturday January 14th, 2017 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. In memory of Craig donations to the Brockville and District Hospital Foundation Palliative Care or Brockville Cardiovascular Program would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Barclay Funeral Home, 137 Pearl St. E., Brockville entrusted with the arrangements. Messages of condolence may be sent on line at www.barclayfuneralhome.com.  

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MACDONALD: DONNA, GRACE (HILL) OF SARNIA

 MACDONALD, DONNA GRACE (HILL) of Sarnia peacefully passed away at her residence January 6, 2017 at the age of 84. Daughter of the late George and Ethel (Thurlow) Hill. Beloved wife of the late William (Bill) MacDonald (1969). Survived and missed by children David, Ian (Diana), Heather and Shelley. Predeceased by children Brad (1995), Bruce (2001) (Carol) and Cynthia (1961). Cherished by her grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Sister of Gary (Shirley) Hill and Grant (Ann) Hill. Predeceased by siblings Fred, Harold, Hilda and Connie. Also survived by special and dear friends Alice and Garry Goodall and family. Catherine and Don Wardell and family. Donna’s family would like to thank the Palliative care team for their care and compassion, with special thanks to Dr. Kim and Gloria. At Donna’s request no visitation or service is to take place. Cremation has already taken place. Interment will be held at a later date, at Resurrection Cemetery Sarnia. Donations may be made to St. Clair Parkway or Charity of one’s choice would be appreciated.

Arrangements entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia)

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FORSYTH, Victoria (Vikki) Jean of Harwood, Ontario

Posted by on January 7, 2017

Vikki passed away suddenly and unexpectedly at her beloved home, The Old Manse.
She was adored by her wide circle of friends whether in Toronto, Northumberland County, Yorkshire, Hawaii, South Africa and elsewhere, and by her extended family, cousin Chris and Andrea and family and cousin Jon and Sophia and family, her uncle Allen in Britain and her aunt, Norma in Australia.
Vikki was an only child, born in Leeds, Yorkshire, UK to parents Marjorie (nee Bamber) and Edward Forsyth.
Vikki worked as a research chemist for British American Tobacco before emigrating to Canada in 1966. The thought of working in a laboratory did not really appeal and Vikki ended up at the CBC, Toronto, where she pursued a successful career until the early 90’s in Television Drama.
Vikki bought the Old Manse in the mid eighties and fell in love with Northumberland County and the surrounding area. She decided on yet another career change and returned to George Brown College full-time to pursue pottery. Mud always fascinated Vikki and she opened her own pottery studio in 1995.
Vikki will always be remembered for her deep loyalty and compassion to her friends, both two and four legged. Her wit, wonderful sense of humour and energy will be missed by all who were lucky enough to know her.
A memorial service will be held at MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King Street East Cobourg January 15, 2017 at 1 pm.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the PrimRose Donkey Sanctuary, 1296 Bowmanton Rd, Roseneath, ON and the Shelter of Hope Animal Services (cats and dogs), 2363 Theatre Rd S, Cobourg ON/
Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.

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PECA: Mrs. Margaret Elizabeth of Brentwood

Posted by on January 4, 2017

Passed away suddenly on Tuesday January 3, 2017 at the General & Marine Hospital, Collingwood at the age of 76.  Margaret of Brentwood, beloved wife of Nick Peca for over 57 years.  Much loved mother of Nick (Moyah), Sidney, Charlotte (Wayne Knicely), Filomena, Donna (Andy Rudy), Victoria (Dan Cyr), Margaret (Ernie Perfetto), Henry (Libs), Jeanette (John McConnell), Nicolette (Kevin), Lina (Chuck Walton), Ernie (Angela), Linda (Jimmy Martinez) and Elvis.  Cherished grandmother of Sheldon, Eric, Heather, the late Tina, David (Terri), Chrissy (Dominique), Richard, Max, Matthew, Maria, Cody, Alyssa (Benny), Anthony, Sam, Abby, Chloe, Caleb, Chae, Zachary, Zedon, Shana, Tara, Breia, Erika, Makayla, Isabella, Lahela, Maggie, Avery, Landon, Stella, the late Everett and the late Bertrand and great grandmother of Kiera.  Margaret was a kind and loving woman who cherished her family and gave them everything she could.  She will be deeply missed.  Friends will be received at the Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home – Stayner Chapel on Thursday January 5, 2017 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral Mass will be held at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 215 Pine Street, Stayner (Corner of William) on Friday January 6, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. If desired, donations to the Georgian Triangle Humane Society would be appreciated by Margaret’s family.  To sign the Book of Memories, log on to www.carruthersdavidson.com

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GODDARD: Richard E. of Strathroy

Posted by on January 4, 2017

 Peacefully at University Hospital in London, ON on January 2, 2017. Age 74, of Strathroy, Ontario. Born in Kelliher, Saskatchewan, July 1st, 1942. Beloved husband of Ruth (Gates) Goddard. Father of Merle Goddard (Keith Montague) and Richard Goddard (Nicola Luksic). Second Father of Stuart Gates (Chantal Crothers), Allan (Brenda) Gates. Grandfather of Miro and Petra Goddard, Stephanie and Aaron (Ashton) Montague, Conner Crothers, Sarah, Emily, Robin and Nick Gates. Papa to his furry companion, Ditto. He is survived by the mother of his children, Millie Goddard, his sister Joan Goddard, and his niece, Cynthia Goddard. He is predeceased by his brother, John Robert “Bob” Goddard and his parents, Verna Fay (McKay) and Alfred Ernest “Ernie” Goddard of Kelliher, Saskatchewan. “Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth. And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings” – “High Flight”, John Gillespie Magee, Jr., RCAF, 1941. No formal services are planned. However, in lieu of flowers, please donate to a charity of your choice

Denning’s of Strathroy
519-245-1023

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McCullam, Mary Constance of Toronto and formerly of Belleville

Posted by on January 3, 2017

McCULLAM, Mary Constance – of Toronto, and formerly of Belleville, entered into rest at the North York General Hospital on Sunday, January 1st, 2017 in her 90th year. Dear daughter of the late James and Cecelia Lynch. Beloved wife of the late Allan Vincent McCullam.  Cherished Mother of Mary Cecelia (John), Katherine (Allen) and the late Jim. Also lovingly remembered by her grandchildren; Cristin (Steve) and Alicia and by great grandchildren; Kolin, Avery and Brayden. Predeceased by her late brother Joseph.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph’s Church (399 Victoria Avenue, Belleville) on Friday, January 6th, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. Inurnment St. James Cemetery, following the reception in the Parish hall.

If desired, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

Arrangements in the care of  Steele Funeral Home,  Moira Street Chapel, 30 Moira Street West, Belleville (613-968-2273)

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BEST: Kenneth Stanley – Of Norwood

Posted by on January 3, 2017

BEST: Kenneth Stanley

Passed away peacefully at Campbellford Memorial Hospital on Saturday December 31, 2016. Ken Best of Norwood in his 71st year. Beloved father of Victoria “Vicki” King (Curt) of Norwood, Margaret Ann Marshall (Brian) of Kingston and Christopher Best (Darrin Defreitas) of Whitby. Lovingly remembered by his 6 grandchildren. Dear brother of Allen Best (Carol) of British Columbia and his sisters Joan Best of Whitby and Frances Strader of Smiths Falls. Also remembered by his nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held at THE HENDREN FUNERAL HOMES, NORWOOD CHAPEL, 36 Queen St., Norwood, Ontario on Sunday January 8, 2017 at 3:00 PM. Visitation two hours prior to the service. A reception will follow at the Millennium Room of the Asphodel-Norwood Community Centre. Memorial donations may be made to World Vision or Operation Smile as expressions of sympathy. Friends may send condolences, arrange flowers or make donations by contacting the funeral home at www.hendrenfuneralhome.com or by calling 705-639-5322.

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Pearson: Anthony (Tony) of Brampton

Posted by on January 2, 2017

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Anthony (Tony) George Wallace Pearson of Brampton, ON passed away peacefully in his sleep on December 23rd 2016 at the age of 74.

Tony was born to parents George and Eva Pearson on December 7th 1942 in Ottawa ON. He was the oldest of four and as a natural salesman, traveled across Canada representing a variety of companies in his career. Most of all, Tony was a family man and a kind husband and father, taking great pleasure in leisure drives with the family, Sunday brunch and keeping up with the latest automobile trends.

The final years of his life was spent living with multiple sclerosis with his humour, positivity and courage intact. He will be missed but not forgotten.

Tony is survived by his wife Anne and son David.

There will not be a public service, the family respectfully declines flowers and donations.

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ERSKINE: Donald Graham of Oakville

Posted by on January 2, 2017

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Its with regret we announce the passing of Don Erskine in his 95th year. At the same time we celebrate the transition of his life here into the next with Jesus.
Erskine, Donald Graham January 26 1922 – December 26 2016 Peacefully at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital.  Don in his 95th year has moved on to be with Jesus, his Lord. The Son of Arthur and Mary Erskine, Beloved husband of Ruth Jean Erskine (nee Southern) of 65 years.  Loving Father of Doug Erskine of Phuket Thailand, Rick (Lita) Erskine of Jeddah Saudi Arabia, Paul (Janet) Erskine of Binbrook Ontario and Tim (Ritva) Erskine of Ottawa, Ontario.  Loving Grandfather to Darryl, Andrea, Natasha, Joshua, Joel, Sarah, Jonathon and Nicholas. Great Grandfather to Corban, Kayley, Kendall, Paul and Ruth.   Predeceased by his Loving Sister Jean Isabel Feasby and her husband Wilf Feasby. He will be missed by Jean and Wilf’s children Tom (Isabel), Jim (Linda), and Anne Hendrie (Peter) and their many family members. He will also missed by his sister Inlaw Noni and Husband John McColm and family, Gwen (Colin) Reynolds, Margie (Mike) O’Donnell, Pat McColm and their many family members.
Don began his years in Regina moving on to Lambeth, London and marrying to move on to Sudbury, Burlington, Hamilton, Stoney Creek, Etobicoke and finally Palermo Oakville. Don and Ruth spent many wonderful summers with family at their Cottage on Round Lake and winters in their Florida residence in Riverwoods Plantation.
Don’s great love in life was music, playing violin in four different Symphony Orchestras including Regina, London and Hamilton philharmonic Symphonies and he played trumpet in various dance bands including The Johnny Downs band in the 1940’s and kept playing trumpet in various bands until he was in his 80’s.  He also taught himself to play piano and composed several songs that we still listen to today. In his 70’s and 80’s he entertained with the piano in many venues. It seemed which ever instrument he chose he found a way to master it.
Don completed University at Western in London and joined the RCAF in 1944 during World War II. He was selected as a fighter pilot but later trained as a flight engineer to join the war effort aboard a Lancaster Bomber. The war ended before he could go to action.
Many Thanks to Friends and staff at Palermo Village and Staff at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital. Special Thanks To Gail Lewis for giving special care to Don in his last days.
Visitation with Family- Thursday Jan. 5th from 7:00 to 9:00 PM.
An Informal Celebration of  Life for Don Erskine  – Friday Jan 6th  from 1:00 to 4:00.
To be held at St. Luke’s Anglican Church, 3114 Dundas St W, Oakville, ON L6M 4J3.

If desired, memorial contributions to the Salvation Army or to St. Luke’s Anglican Church would be sincerely appreciated by the family.

John 11:25-26  Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?”

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BROWNING, Lucy Kathleen of Port Hope, Ontario

Posted by on January 2, 2017

Peacefully at Extendicare in Port Hope on Sunday, January 1st, 2017, Lucy Browning (nee Hopkins) at 91 years of age. Beloved wife of Murray Browning.  Loving mother of Mark Browning (Karen Whillans) and Maura McHugh (Peter).  Cherished grandmother of Evan, Graeme, Lisa, Diana, and Thomas.  Dear sister of Elaine Hill (Fred), and Paula Hopkins (the late Vic Rice).  Also missed by her extended family.  A Funeral Service will be held at St. Georges Anglican Church in Grafton on Saturday, January 7th, 2017 at 1 pm with reception to follow in the Canon Nind Hall.  Spring interment at St. George’s Cemetery in Grafton.  Those wishing may make a memorial donation to the Alzheimer Society.  Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.

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Crawford: Leonard of Durham/Oshawa/ and latterly Haliburton

Posted by on January 1, 2017

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Leonard ‘Len’ Crawford
(Resident of Harcourt Park, Ontario)

CRAWFORD, Leonard Francis – World War II Veteran and faithful member of Royal Canadian Legion Branch #624 Wilberforce – peacefully at his residence in Harcourt Park on Monday, September 19, 2016 in his 93rd year. Beloved husband of the late Gladys (2009). Devoted father of Richard (Grace) of Markham , Charles (Nancy) of Harcourt Park, Wayne of Oshawa and Karen of Oshawa. Fondly remembered by his grandchildren Erin (Marlon), Marie, Joanne (Chad), Danny, Julie (Greg), Shaney and his great grandchildren Myles, Noah, Ethan, Adam, Liam, Zoey, Connor, Patrick and Evan. Survived by his brother Merton of Oshawa.

Visitation, Funeral Service & Reception

Friends are invited to call at the HALIBURTON COMMUNITY FUNERAL HOME 13523 Hwy #118, Haliburton, Ontario 705-457-9209 on Friday evening, September 23, 2016, from 7-9pm. Then again on Saturday morning September 24, 2016 from 10am until the time of Funeral Service in the Chapel at 11 a.m. Interment will take place at Mount Lawn Memorial Gardens Whitby on Monday, September 26, 2016 at 1pm. Expressions of sympathy donations may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #624 and would be appreciated by the family

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De LISLE, Godfray Michael Secretan of Cobourg, Ontario

Posted by on December 31, 2016

Passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Monday December 26, 2016 at the age of 86. Beloved husband of Dorothy (nee Macdonald).  Dear brother-in-law of Jean Neal (the late Jack), the late Ruth Buchanan (the late Bruce) and Ruby McCready (Emmerson).  Dear uncle of Lesley De Lisle of Chetenham England.  Loving uncle of Gordon Buchanan (Claire), David Buchanan (Susan), Catherine Rossman (the late Michael), Marilyn Mannion (Greg), Elizabeth Clifford (Curry), and many great nieces and nephews. A service will be held at St. Peter’s Anglican Church 240 College St., Cobourg on Thursday January 5, 2017 at 1 p.m., with visitation from 12 p.m. until service time.  Memorial donations may be made to Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation or a charity of your choice.  Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.

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VandenBygaart, William “Casey” of Komoka, formerly of Grand Bend, age 87

Posted by on December 30, 2016

VandenBygaart, William “Casey”: Peacefully, on Wednesday, December 28, 2016, at Country Terrace Nursing Home, Komoka, William “Casey” VandenBygaart in his 88th year. Dearly loved husband of Anne (nee deJong) for 60 years. Cherished father of Harriet (Bill Potters), Ellen (Ron Lakusiak), Bill (Jacqui), Trish (Dave Petersen), Bob (Anita) and Bert (Liz). Adored Opa of Lindsay (Chris Tansey), Mike, Mark and Meghan Potters; Mike, Chris, Garret, and Trevor Lakusiak; Cole, Lauren and Taylor VandenBygaart; Rush and Annie Petersen; Beck and Nyall VandenBygaart; Hannah, Ava, and Tyler VandenBygaart. Wonderful great-Opa to Hailey and Hannah. Casey is also survived by his sister, Gerry, as well as many nieces and nephews. Casey was born November 20, 1929, in Oisterwijk, the Netherlands and moved to Canada in 1954 with $29.00 in his pocket. Casey was a life-long nature lover, enjoying his 29 year career at Pinery Provincial Park. He loved learning, teaching and talking about birds and trees, but above all, he loved chocolate. Casey spent many years selling fresh eggs and Christmas trees from his home in Grand Bend. The family would like to thank the wonderful, compassionate staff at Country Terrace, who cared for and loved Casey like family. He will be deeply missed.  A Visitation will be held at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood on Friday, December 30, 2016 from 3-7 p.m. A Memorial Mass will be held at Immaculate Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church, Grand Bend on Saturday, December 31, 2016 at 11 a.m. Rev. Fr. Tony Laforet Celebrant. Interment Pinery Cemetery, Grand Bend. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Friends of Pinery Park http://www.pinerypark.on.ca/pdf_files/inmemoriam.pdf Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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Jonkman, Harry (Harm) of Barrie, Ontario

Posted by on December 30, 2016

Jonkman, Harry (Harm) – May 29th, 1922 – December 24th 2016 – Harry Jonkman, the original owner/Dad of “Mom & Dad’s Bakery” on Little Avenue of Barrie, was born in Meppel, Holland to Jan & Pieteke Jonkman (predeceased) and is predeceased by his sister Roelie VanSprang, (Jonkman).  He passed away in his home in Midhurst with family by his side following a lengthy hospital visit at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Barrie.  He was beyond deserving of the most amazing Christmas gift received, which was going home to be with the Lord, to be reunited with his beautiful wife Elly Jonkman and his much loved daughter Cindy Warnar (Henk).  He is survived by his son, John Jonkman (Viona) and his two daughters, Patricia Anderson (Scott) and Marian Sweetland (Byron). He will be fondly remembered by eleven grandchildren:  Greg, Kari, Brad, Mark, Hendrik, Paul, Philip, Roxanne, Santana, Jesse and Skylar and eleven great-grandchildren:  Dylan, Brooke, Riley, Kassidy, Madison, Colby, Drake, Madeleine, Brook, Emma and Samantha.  A long time church member of Hi-Way Pentecostal Church in Barrie since 1966, Dad’s faith was apparent in all that he did and to all who knew him.  His 69 years of marriage to Elly was a true example of love and devotion.  Friends will be received at Hi-Way Church, 50 Anne St., N., Barrie on Thursday January 5th, 2017 at 12:30 PM for visitation until 2:00 PM at which time Dad’s celebration of life shall begin.  As an expression of sympathy, Dad loved supporting the children with World Vision, Canada and would love others to do the same.  We will forever be grateful for his example, his heritage and legacy.  Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family by visiting the website:  www.drivercremation.ca

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