HUTCHINSON: Jean

Posted by on January 21, 2018

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden yet peaceful passing of Jean at her home on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at the age of 83. Beloved wife of 60 years to the late Mort. Cherished mother of Linda Clark, Murray (the late Debbie), the late Kathy (Dan) Duffy, Bill (Regina) and Greg (Jodi). Proud Nannie of Rob, Ryan (Stephanie), Jason (Krista), Pam (Jerry), Emily (Phil), Ashley, Krystal, Cody, Kelsey; step grandmother of Kyle (Karen), Tara (Andrew), Justin, William, Emily; and great Nannie of Addison, Caleb and Silas. Jean is survived by her sister Shirley (Ross) Spearn and sister in-law June (the late Morris) Partridge and predeceased by her sister Edith Lawrence. Friends may call at ADAMS FUNERAL HOME, 445 St. Vincent St. Barrie on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Friday, January 26, 2018 at 1 o’clock p.m. with visitation from 12 p.m. until 12:45 p.m. Spring interment Barrie Union Cemetery. Memorial donations to the RVH Foundation or Hospice Simcoe would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through adamsfuneralhome.ca

A special thank you to the nurses and staff of the RVH Dialysis Clinic.

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HERSEY: Edward Eli of Cote-Saint-Luc

Posted by on January 21, 2018

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Sadly, Edward Hersey, Son of the late Joseph & Molly Herscovitch, father of Ian & the late Stewart & x-husband Of Eileen & Grandfather of Serina & Hanna & Brother of the late Charles (Chuck) & Brother of Dorothy Waxman & Brother in Law of Leonard Waxman & Uncle of Rana, Jordan & Atie Waxman & Great Uncle of Jacob, Jonah, Lilly & Ella, passed away at 83 years old, while setting a spell on his veranda, looking out at a beautiful view of the Lord’s natural creation, hopefully, finally finding peace.
The Late, Edward Hersey’s Funeral will be held:
1 pm, Tuesday, January 16th, 2018
Chesed Shel Emes Jewish Funeral Home
935 av Beaumont, Montréal, QC H3N 1W3
Onsite parking is extremely limited.
Donations can be made in memory of Ed to the Canadian or US Heart & Stroke Foundation.

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CAMPBELL: GREGORY BAIRD ‘BIG RED’ of Toronto

Posted by on January 21, 2018

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Greg passed away suddenly and peacefully, but far too soon, on July 30, 2017, just 3 days after his 33rd birthday. He is survived by his mother, Nora, and his brother,Graham. A kind and gentle soul, he will be sorely missed by his large and loving extended family and many friends.
“Proponent of logic and reason, you were taken from us, far too early, without logic and without reason. Rest peacefully.” TKPhi.

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Giffening; Harold at Grey Gables Nursing Home, Markdale, formerly of Priceville resting at Fawcett Funeral Cremation Reception Flesherton

Posted by on January 18, 2018

Giffening; Harold H

 

Peacefully at Grey Gables Nursing Home on January 18, 2018, in his 86th year, formerly of Priceville. Loving father to Wilhelmine (Willie) Jones and outstanding grandfather to Daniel(Jessica Koller) Jones, Stephanie(Michael Dukich) Jones and Caitlin (David Currell) Jones. Greatly missed by sister Trudy Howard. Dearest friend of Helen Shibish and Shirley Jones. Harold will be fondly remembered by Steven Shibish, Linda Reburn and many other friends.

Known as a “Master of All Trades”, Harold began his journey in Oldenburg, Germany where he apprenticed as a saddle maker and then travelled to Switzerland to work for a Baron taking care of the horses, learning many skills and values that would carry him through his life. He dreamed as a child to come to Canada which he did, together with his wife from Italy in 1958, first going to Alberta and then settling in Northern Ontario to work at any job available, quickly finding work as a gold miner in Kirkland Lake. While there he bought the entire encyclopedia Britannica which he used to teach himself English. Then he trained as an HVAC technician by correspondence. When the time came, Harold made his way to Toronto where he worked as an HVAC technician, and later using these skills to work as a machinist. Upon retirement, he moved to Priceville, which he described as paradise, and where he build his own home.

His adventures and experiences helped carve a man who was passionate about the environment and preserving our earth. “… and if the world ends tomorrow, today I plant an apple tree.” – Martin Luther

The family will receive friends at Fawcett Funeral Cremation Reception (1 Highland Drive, Flesherton) on Tuesday, January 23 from 11am until the time of service at noon. Reception to follow. Interment Evergreen Cemetery at a later date. Memorial contributions would be greatly appreciated by the Grey Gables Activity Fund. www.fawcettfuneralhome.ca 519-924-2810

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Cole: Robert (Bob) Norman

Posted by on January 13, 2018

At Bluewater Health on Monday, January 8, 2018, ROBERT (BOB) NORMAN COLE of Sarnia passed away in his 92nd year to join his wife Eva Richardson (nee Bertram) Cole who died in July of 2012.

Bob leaves a large and loving family of five Children and TEN Grandchildren to carry on his and Eva’s and their parents’ legacy. Bob was the loving father of Barbara; Christine and her late husband Leo; Susan; Richard and his wife Lisa; Michael and his wife Jennifer.

Nicholas, Kevin, Zachary, Alexandria, Jenny, Laura, Sophie, Ella, Ben and Charlie all know him as Grandpa or Grandpa Clyde and the man with that big hug and a keen interest in them. “He was quick-witted, a bit silly, incredibly smart and, more than anything, generous. A pretty great Grandpa.”

Eva & Bob together enjoyed many years of warm companionship with his siblings and their families in Sarnia. As the last member of the Charlie and Pearl Cole family to pass on, Bob is predeceased by his brother Charlie and wife Ruth; his brother Bill and wife Clarice; and his sister Emily, whom he never knew.

Born in Sarnia, Bob was always an industrious young fellow: The early pages of his scrap book would show him on his bicycle delivering newspapers; playing in the Sarnia City Football league; dishwashing on the Noronic as it sailed the Great Lakes; barrel washing at the refinery; labouring with the bricklayers and dare-deviling & welding with the boilermakers in oil tank construction.

As World War Two neared its end, Bob suspended his high-school studies (and his adolescence) to support the effort from within Imperial Oil before serving in the Army: Training in London before being posted to the Signal Corps in Kingston. He was not deployed and, upon discharge, attended accelerated school to complete the last two years of his high school curriculum in only a few months. This was an early sign of the remarkable work ethic and integrity that Bob demonstrated throughout his life. From there, Bob followed his brother’s lead and it was off to Queen’s University where he lived modestly, studied hard, made good friends, played football and met Eva, the one and only love of his life.

In 1951, with a fresh Chemical Engineering degree in hand, Bob picked up again with I.O.L. at the Calgary Refinery. His years of perseverance were rewarded when Eva finally accepted his proposal of marriage. They were joined soon after in 1953. They grew their family and Bob grew his career as he and the family moved from Calgary to Winnipeg and finally back to Ontario with the needs of “The Company.” Landing in Sarnia in the early 70’s and, with all five children in tow, Bob & Eva settled in to call Sarnia home once and for all.

Bob supported Imperial’s Sarnia Operations by managing increasingly significant projects. He considered on-time and on-budget as the bare minimum and the projects he led were typically known for their success.

His professional focus and devotion paid off and he was able to hang up his hard hat after a very successful career on his 60th birthday and begin a retirement that spanned decades.

During those years, Bob & Eva could be found together, caring for one another and enjoying each other, their children and their families. With a keen interest in seeing the world, Bob & Eva’s travels took them to countless places and introduced them to cultures and peoples the world over.

Bob and Eva considered themselves very fortunate and were regular supporters of the good work of educational, health care and other organizations in their community. Bob and Eva were especially proud of the students they’ve been able to assist through Queen’s University.

Throughout his life, Bob had a great appreciation and love for Nature. It could be seen in his face and heard in his voice. He loved being outside and watching the lake and ever changing sky. He loved working with the land be it clearing brush or working on the beach.

Bob will certainly be missed by many.

Cremation has taken place and a private family interment will occur in the spring.

Expressions of sympathy are welcomed through donations to the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Unit for Bluewater Health. C/o Bluewater Health Foundation. Ph. 519-464-4408.

Memories and messages of condolence may be made through www.djrobb.on.ca .

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ROONEY, Michael of Brampton, Ontario

Posted by on January 12, 2018

Peacefully on Thursday, January 11, 2018, at the Brampton Civic Hospital, in his 84th year.  Beloved husband of June (nee Gray).  Loving father of Linda and her husband John Jeffrey.  Cherished grandfather of Derek (Jessica) Jeffrey, Kevin (Paige) Jeffrey and Ryan Jeffrey.  Dear great-grandfather of Grayson, Rhea and Katherine.  Brother of the late Tom, Mary, Bryan, the late John Paul, Joan, Stephen, Peter and Clara.  Michael was a member of the RCAF Central Band in Ottawa from 1961- 1968.  He was also a teacher for 18 years with the Toronto District Separate School Board at Michael Power – St. Joseph High School’s music department.  A private interment will be held in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto.  A celebration of Michael’s life will be held on Sunday January 21st, 2018 at 2 pm from North Bramalea United Church, 363 Howden Blvd. Donations to the William Osler Health System Foundation would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com

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BROMAROFF, Brenda of Sarnia

Posted by on January 12, 2018

BROMAROFF, BRENDA – At Bluewater Health on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, Brenda Lee (Jolly) Bromaroff, age 60 of Sarnia passed away. She was the wife of the late Don Bromaroff (2015) and loving mother of Jody St. Pierre (Matthew), Diana (Franky) Bromaroff, Amy Bromaroff and Jimmy Bromaroff, dear grandmother of Shelby, Jayla, Preston, Sati and Arizona. She is also survived brother Raymond and Ronnie Jolly and sisters Mona Jolly Debbie Hayes. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Cremation has taken place and private family committal service will be held at Lakeview Cemetery.  Memorial donations made in memory of Brenda to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 102 N. Victoria St, Sarnia, ON, N7T 5W9. Messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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QUINTON: Alice Finkle of Belleville

Posted by on January 7, 2018

Quinton Alice Finkle – peacefully at the Q.H.C., Trenton Memorial Hospital, on Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018 in her 87th year. Daughter of the late John and Nellie Chambers. Beloved wife of Norman Quinton. Loving mother of Lori (Doug) Newfield of Plainfield, June (David) Reeve of St. Catharines, Paul (Ingrid) Quinton of Pickering. Loving grandmother of Shannon (Nick) Thompson, Krystal (Rob) Reeve, Stefanie Quinton and Shayne Quinton.  Predeceased by brother Keith Chambers, and by sisters Marion Anger and Norma Chambers. Remembered by nieces Bonnie Stephens and Anne Kennedy, nephew Allen Chambers and pre-deceased by John Chambers.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at the Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel, 30 Moira Street West (613-968-2273) Belleville, on Friday, January 12th, 2018 at 11:00 a.m., with visitation from 10:00 a.m. until service time. Following the service a reception will be held at the Steele Family Centre.

If desired, Memorial donations to Parkdale Baptist Church would be appreciated.

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BLACK: Evelyn of Welland Formerly of Fonthill

Posted by on January 3, 2018

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Evelyn Ferne Black Young
Sept. 10, 1930- Nov. 29, 2017
Posted on December 1, 2017 by Kerry Black

Obituary for Evelyn Ferne Black (Young)
BLACK, Evelyn Ferne (neé Young)
Passed away on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at the Welland General Hospital at age 87. Beloved wife of William Grant Black for 65 years. Loving mother of Grant Eaton Black (Suzu Speich), Kerry Phyllis Black (Rodney Mitchum) and David William Black. Proud grandmother of Maureen Elizabeth Black, Stuart Alan Black, Heather Andrea Black and Scott William Black. Predeceased by her parents, Abraham and Carrie Young and her brothers, Carl Young and Donald Young. Evelyn was born and raised in Port Colborne. She married her high school sweetheart, Grant, in 1952. Evelyn was a teacher and Grant was a teacher and principal with the Niagara South Board of Education for many years. They moved to Fonthill where Evelyn stayed at home for 10 years to raise their three children before she returned to teaching. Evelyn and Grant travelled to Britain, Europe, Alaska, and numerous Caribbean islands. They also enjoyed spending time at the various waterfront cottages in Niagara that they owned over the years. After retirement, Evelyn and Grant spent winters at their condo near Clearwater, Florida and traveled often until Evelyn’s health precluded those activities.
Family and friends will be received at the JAMES L. PEDLAR FUNERAL HOME, 1292 Pelham Street, Fonthill on Monday, December 4th between 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 pm. The funeral service will take place on Tuesday, December 5th at 11:00 am at the funeral home followed by reception at Fonthill United Church, 42 Church Hill, Fonthill. Burial will take place following the reception at Oakwood Cemetery in Wainfleet. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

Death notice for the town of: FONTHILL, Province: Ontario

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CARROLL: Patricia, Julia of Ottawa Formerly of Toronto, Dublin

Posted by on January 3, 2018

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CARROLL, Patricia Julia entered into rest, Wednesday, 21st December 2017, after a brave battle with the effects of a debilitating stroke. Born 10th March 1939 in Dublin, Ireland, where she grew up and met her cherished husband Fred (deceased). Pat will be remembered as a devoted mother who demonstrated caring, compassion and humour and as a dearly beloved Nanna who treasured her grandchildren. Pat was independent, tenacious and loving; she will be missed by family and friends at home and abroad for her unwavering kindness and friendship. Loving mother of Audrey Carroll-Polzin (Sandy), Suzanne Duff (Kevin), Thomas (Stephanie) and Trish Herreria (Greg). Cherished Nanna of Liam, Aidan, Max, Ashleigh and Ethan caring sister of Muriel (Kelly) Predeceased by her brothers Tommy, Mikey, Ronnie and sister Moira. Lovingly remembered by many nieces and nephews. The Carroll family wishes to express their sincere thanks to all the caring people at the Ottawa Champlain LHIN, Bayshore Healthcare and the Community Services of Ottawa for their tireless work, compassion and concern. Very special thanks to Dr. Louise Coulombe and the staff at Ruddy-Shenkman Hospice Kanata for their unparalleled care. Dr. Coulombe’s compassion her honest open and caring manner provided dignity and comfort for Pat and the family in the last days. Funeral Friday 12th January 2018, 11am at Holy Redeemer Church 44 Rothesay Dr, Kanata, ON. Interment St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Fallowfield in the spring. In lieu of flowers in-memoriam donations to the Ruddy-Shenkman Hospice appreciated. https://www.imakeanonlinedonation.org/hospicecareottawa/INMEMHCO/

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MONK: CARMEL JULIETTE OF SARNIA

CARMEL JULIETTE MONK-
1925 – 2017
Carmel Juliette Monk passed away over New Years after enjoying Christmas with Family and Friends. An adoring wife to Clifford Monk and a devoted sister to her brother Peter. A passionate mother, grandmother and great grandmother, she kept in close contact with all her family. Born April 2, 1925, she emigrated from England with her two young children, Sue and Charlie, to join Cliff in Canada in 1957. She was an independent thinker and an avid artist, involved in the Sarnia artist’s workshop for many years. She remained bright, alert, active and energetic throughout her almost 93 years on this planet. Arguably one of the worst drivers ever to get behind the wheel she remained independent even after voluntarily giving up her license to maintain her own apartment in Sarnia and cottage on her beloved Stag Island. “Nanny” Carmel’s Family would like to thank her many friends, especially Dr. Billy Doyle and Rose Switzer, who were so kind and helpful, enabling her to maintain her independence and spirit. They say you die when the last person that knew you passes away. You are still alive in our thoughts and hearts, we love you and will miss you. A memorial service will be held in the future, date to be announced later. If anyone wishes to make a donation in Carmel’s memory they may do so to the Alzheimer’s Society, Sarnia Humane Society or Charity of your choice
ARRANGMENTS ENTRUSTED TO THE D.J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE.
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KELLOGG, MARY HELEN (nee Rutherford) of Toronto, Ontario

Posted by on January 3, 2018

KELLOGG, Mary Helen (née Rutherford) – Peacefully at Christie Gardens in Toronto on Thursday, December 28th, 2017 in her 93rd year. Wife of the late Rev. James Clare Kellogg. Mother of Jean, Paul, Ian, Andrew and Catherine. Mother-in-law of Don, Abbie, Kim and Ruth. Grandmother of Erin, Hugh, Meredith, Adam, Rachel, Sean, Samuel, Kerry and Katrina. Cremation has taken place. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Reception at Christie Gardens (601 Melita Cresc., Toronto), Saturday January 13 at 2:00 p.m. A memorial will be held in Cobourg this summer. Interment will be at Leggatt’s Point Protestant Cemetery on the Gaspé Peninsula in Quebec.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Christie Gardens Foundation. Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.

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SMITH: Arlene (nee Robinson) of Belleville

Posted by on January 2, 2018

Mrs. Arlene (nee Robinson) Smith, of Belleville, passed away at Quinte Health Care Sills Wing on Saturday, December 30, 2017, in her 73rd year. Beloved wife of Steven Smith. Arlene was born at Graphite, north of Bancroft, and was the daughter of the late Elizabeth (nee Best) and Emerson Robinson. Dear mother of Darren (Yoshimi) DeGenova of Toronto, and Monty DeGenova, of Belleville. Dear step-mother of Carrie (Jae) Cheyne of Batawa. Arlene is survived by two sisters and two brothers, all of the Bancroft area: Diane Easton (late husband Reg); Iris Easton (husband David); Claude (wife Donna) Robinson; and James (Jim) (wife Edith) Robinson. She was also loved by grandchildren Darlene, Alexandra, and Brennan and by several nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel, 30 Moira Street West, Belleville. (613-968-2273).

As per Arlene’s wishes, Cremation has already taken place. The family will receive friends at the Steele Funeral Home, on Friday, January 5th, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. and again on Saturday, January 6th from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m., followed by a Memorial Service at 1:00 p.m. Following the service, there will be a reception at the Steele Family Centre, adjacent to the funeral home.

Memorial Donations to the Belleville General Hospital Foundation (Oncology or Palliative Care), Belleville Lions Club, Graphite Bible Camp or charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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Drummelsmith: Fred of Tillsonburg

Posted by on January 2, 2018

After a short battle with kidney cancer, Frederick Drummelsmith of Tillsonburg in his 55th year passed away peacefully December 31, 2017just before midnight. Dearly loved father of Jessica of Tillsonburg and Katie [Nicholas] Wortel of Saskatchewan. He was a special grandpa to his one grandchild, Charlie Jean Grace who was his pride and joy. Fred is survived by his brothers Thomas [Helen] of Port Perry, Robert [Diane] of Dutton, John [Lynda] of Dutton, Margaret of Simcoe. He is survived by many nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and great great nieces and nephews. Left to mourn Freds death are his second family at Genuine Transportation Inc of Tillsonburg. Predeceased by his parents George and Jean Drummelsmith, his sister Kathy and his brother Allen. Fred will be sadly missed by his four-legged sidekick Cody. His work at Genuine Transportation was his life. A celebration of Freds life will be held at Genuine Transportation Inc.14769 Bayham Drive, Tillsonburg on January 6, 2018 2-5 p.m. His ashes will be interred at a later date at his special fishing hole. In lieu of flowers and cards donations in memory of Fred can be made to Salvation Army-Tillsonburg or The West Elgin Daffodil Society-Cancer. Arn Funeral Home 193 Shackleton St, Dutton 519-762-2416 entrusted with arrangements. Email condolences may be left at arnfuneralhome@bellnet.ca

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SNOEK-HOEKSTRA, Joyce Barbara of Cobourg, Ontario

Posted by on December 28, 2017

Joyce was born May 12, 1956 in Hampton, Ontario, the third of Hans and Anne Snoek’s eight children. She attended Knox Christian School and Durham Christian High School in Bowmanville, Ontario, then completed her undergraduate degree at Trinity Christian College in Illinois, during which she spent a semester studying abroad in the Netherlands. After finishing teacher’s college at the University of Toronto, she began her elementary teaching career at Brampton Christian School.

She met George during a trip to visit friends and family while still teaching in Brampton. She moved to the Cobourg area and began teaching at Northumberland Christian School in the fall of 1982; she and George were married on December 27, 1982. She took a break from teaching after her fourth child, but started back in as a supply teacher after her sixth was old enough for daycare, at least when she wasn’t busy driving the school bus to Durham. She continued teaching, transitioning into part-time and then full-time positions, ending up at Dr. Ross Tilley Public School in Bowmanville, where she initially taught Grade 7 before changing to Kindergarten.

Joyce was an active member of her church community, enjoyed playing on her soccer team, and loved to sing in the choir. She was an avid and vocal supporter at her children’s volleyball games. A very talkative woman, she always took a genuine interest in what was going on in the lives of others, even if they had just met in the grocery line, and was always ready with a kind word of encouragement or tidbit of helpful advice. Joyce loved spending time with her family more than anything, whether that involved relaxing in the living room, chasing children outside, impromptu visits at work, flying to the other side of the country, or leaving the country entirely.  She is survived by her father, sisters and brothers, her husband George, and their six children Timothy, Angela, Ryan, Jeremy, Joel, and Emily, and her four grand-children Connor, Annika, Eleanor, and Henry. Visitation will be held at Grace Christian Reformed Church, King Street East, Cobourg on Thursday, December 28 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  Funeral Service will be held on Friday, December 29 at 1 p.m. at Cobourg Alliance Church, Ontario Street North, Cobourg.  Reception following service at Grace Christian Reformed Church.  Those wishing may make memorial donations to John Snoek Memorial Fund.

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SHEPPARD, Marilyn of Sarnia

Posted by on December 28, 2017

SHEPPARD, MARILYN – At St. Joseph’s Hospice on Wednesday, December 27, 2017, Marilyn June (Dougherty) Sheppard, age 84 of Sarnia passed away. She was the dear wife of the late Allan A. Sheppard and loving mother of daughter Ruth Gartlan (Martin Randall) and Step-Daughter Noreen Taylor (Paul) and daughter in laws Jane and Rosemary Sheppard, grandmother of Jennifer (Jamie), Heather (Kerry), Andrew (Amy), Mark (Melanie) and Rachel, great-grandmother of Caleb, Nathan, Alexis, Aiden, Juliana, Kyle and Amy. She is also survived by her sister Arlene Wright. Several nieces and nephews survive. She was predeceased by her Step-Sons Brian and David Sheppard, her sister and brother, Shirley and Ross Dougherty. Marilyn was a longtime member of Central United Church, the church choir and the Elizabeth II Chapter, IODE. She was a volunteer with the Children’s Aid Society, Multiple Sclerosis Society and Parkinson’s Canada. Marilyn enjoyed quilting, playing bridge, sewing, traveling with friends and family and spending her summers at the family cottage. Cremation will take place and a private interment will be held at Lakeview Cemetery. A celebration of Marilyn’s life will be held later at Central United Church (220 George St., Sarnia, N7T 4N9). Memorial donations in memory of Marilyn made to St. Joseph’s Hospice, Cancer Society or the Parkinson’s Canada would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., N7T 5W9, Sarnia). Messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

 “A special thanks for the kind and compassionate care provided by Dr. Kim and the staff at St. Joseph’s Hospice and BWH Palliative Care”

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WHITTLEY: Donald Charles of Midhurst

Posted by on December 24, 2017

Passed away peacefully at Barrie Manor on Saturday December 23rd, 2017. Donald Whittley in his 97th year beloved husband of the late June Whittley. Father of Trevor Whittley (Arlene Velluso), Christopher (Wendy) Whittley and Ian (Corrine) Whittley. Donald will be fondly remembered by his grandchildren Carrie, Tim, Matt, Jamie, Julie and Jennifer and his seven great grandchildren.  Friends will be received at ADAMS FUNERAL HOME, 445 St. Vincent St. Barrie (just north of Cundles Rd.) on Friday, January 5th, 2018 from 3 p.m. until time of  Funeral Service in the Chapel at 4 o’clock. Memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through adamsfuneralhome.ca

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CAMPBELL: Isabel, of Shedden, Ontario.

Posted by on December 22, 2017

CAMPBELL, Isabel, of Shedden, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Thursday, December 21, 2017, in her 81st year.  Dear sister of James “Jim” Campbell (Gillian) of London.  Loved aunt of Adrian Campbell of Shedden, Mary Anne Campbell of Toronto, Andrew Campbell (Melissa), and Jocelyn Campbell, all of Summerland, BC, and great aunt of Ainsley and Addison Campbell of Summerland, BC, and Adrian Campbell of London.  Also fondly remembered by a number of cousins and friends. Born in St. Thomas, ON, July 21, 1937, she was the daughter of the late Neil L. and Mary (née Galbraith) Campbell.  Isabel was a graduate of the London Normal School and the University of Western Ontario. An elementary school teacher, she taught her entire career in St. Thomas with the Elgin County Board of Education. Isabel started her career in 1958, and taught Home Economics at Elgin Court Public School from 1967 until her retirement in 1994. She was an active member of Knox Presbyterian Church, St. Thomas, where she was a member and former secretary of the Knox Presbyterian Women, and a former member and secretary of the Board of Managers. Isabel was also a member of the Canadian Federation of University Women- St. Thomas.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family at the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Wednesday, December 27th from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m.  The funeral service to celebrate Isabel’s life will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church, 55 Hincks St., St. Thomas on Thursday, December 28th at 11:00 a.m., followed by a reception in Rodney Hall.  Interment in Fingal Cemetery at a later date.  Flowers respectfully declined.  If so desired, memorial donations to the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital Foundation or the Knox Presbyterian Church Rodney Outreach Fund will be gratefully acknowledged.

Online condolences graciously accepted at www.siftonfuneralhome.com

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LESZCZYNSKI; Matthew Peter of Barrie

Posted by on December 18, 2017

It is with great sorrow that we announce the sudden passing of Matthew Peter Leszczynski, 30 of Oro-Medonte on December 17, 2017. Matthew was born on January 15, 1987 in New Liskeard Ontario, the son of Nancy and Peter Leszczynski. He attended public school in Capreol Ontario, High School in Sudbury, Sault Ste. Marie and Barrie. He also attended Georgian College in Barrie. Matthew was a member of numerous Capreol and Sudbury hockey teams and had the opportunity to play for the OHL’s Soo Greyhounds for 2 years and was a high draft pick of the team. He was an avid fisherman and would routinely catch trophy sized bass. Matthew is survived by his parents Nancy and Peter of Oro-Medonte, his sister Amy Leszczynski (Corey Hastings) of Barrie, Maternal grandparents Eveline and Jim Rainville of Sturgeon Falls and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins as well as his favorite nephew Tristan MacIver. Matthew is predeceased by his paternal grandparents Fred and Hanna Leszczynski of Thunder Bay and also his uncle Mike Rainville who have welcomed Matthew with open arms. Family and friends will be received at ADAMS FUNERAL HOME, 445 St. Vincent St. Barrie (just north of Cundles Rd.) on Saturday, December 23, 2017 from 2 p.m. until time of Funeral Service in the Chapel at 3 o’clock. Memorial donations to Canadian Mental Health would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through adamsfuneralhome.ca

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MacDONALD; Valerie A. Formerly of Barrie

Posted by on December 18, 2017

Passed away suddenly at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre on Friday, December 15th, 2017. Valerie MacDonald at the age of 68 years, loving wife of the late Ken MacDonald. Cherished mother of Tiffany-Ann (Jason Harris), Tammy-Lynn MacDonald (Brant Delong) and Trevor MacDonald (Sarah O’Brien). Adored grandmother of Alyssa, Olivia, Laila, Jackson, Sienna and Jessie. Predeceased by her brothers Walter, Reggie, Cletus and Everett Collicutt and also her sisters Mona Silliker and Marjorie Collicutt. Family and friends will be received at ADAMS FUNERAL HOME, 445 St. Vincent St. Barrie (just north of Cundles Rd.) on Thursday, December 21, 2017 from 2 p.m. until time of Funeral Service in the Chapel at 3 o’clock. Spring interment Barrie Union Cemetery. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through adamsfuneralhome.ca

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WILCOX: H. Fay Leroy of St. Stephen, New Brunswick Formerly of Oshawa, Ontario

Posted by on December 15, 2017

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The passing of Hiram “Fay” Leroy Wilcox, husband of Mary (Gowan) Wilcox of St. Stephen NB occurred on December 5, 2017 at the Charlotte County Hospital, St. Stephen NB.

Born in Digdeguash NB on May 22, 1929, he was a son of the late Hiram Sr. and Nellie (Cooke) Wilcox. A loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother, in addition to his wife, Mary, he is survived by two sons: Daniel (Shirley) Wilcox of Lindsay ON and Dwayne (Tamara) Wilcox of Oshawa ON; one daughter: Kimberley Wilcox of Oshawa ON; grandchildren: Ashley, Noelle, Joshua, Clinton and Travis; great-grandchildren: Riley and Ethan; one brother: Carson (Bert) Cooke of St. George NB; one sister: Isabelle (Bill) Mauser of Mississauga ON; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides his parents, Fay was predeceased by one daughter in infancy: Ardith Gail; and brothers: Vance Wilcox and Clark Wilcox.

Prior to retirement, Fay worked for the Oshawa Car Assembly Plant in Oshawa ON. He was a man of simple pleasures who enjoyed making quilts and spending time at the cottage. He will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by his family.

Arrangements in the care of the St. George Funeral Home (755-3533) 26 Portage Street, St. George NB. Resting at the funeral home with visiting on Thursday from 7-9 pm and on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. The Funeral Service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Saturday at 2:00 pm with Rev. Mary Ann Langmaid officiating, followed by the interment at the St. George Rural Cemetery. In Fay’s memory, donations to a charity of the donor’s choice would be greatly appreciated by the family. Online condolences and donations may be placed at www.stgeorgefh.ca

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CASTLEDINE: Isabell Marjorie of Creemore Formerly of Toronto

Posted by on December 15, 2017

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Isabell Marjorie Castledine passed away peacefully, at Collingwood Marine Hospital, surrounded by her loved ones on Friday, December 8, 2017, at the age of 63. Isabell was born in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia on May 18, 1954. Beloved daughter of Marjorie Owen, and the late Horace Owen.

Dearly loved wife of John Castledine who will miss his “sweet Dizzy Izzy”.
She will be missed for her outgoing personality, loving nature and her many shenanigans.

Much loved mother of Karen Sutor (Paul), Grant Castledine (Jeanette) and Angela Wilkinson (Brad). Stepmother to Barbara Castledine and the late Wendy Castledine.

Grandmother to Corey, Chris, Tyler, Caylin, the late Brandon, Dustin, Emma, Dale, Braden, Liam, Ty, Tia, Tiffanie and Chris. Great-Grandmother to Finnian and Carter.

She will be sadly missed by her brother and sisters in-law, Ruth Castledine, Wilma Campbell (Steve), James Castledine and the late Ada & Bill Castledine. Also, mourning her loss is her favourite brother-in-law Peter Campbell, along with her nieces and nephews Chad, Josie, David, and Melissa. Isabell will be missed by her many friends, whom she loved spending time with.

An honorable mention, to the people who gave her life, the late Monica McInnis and the late John (Jackie) Martin. She loved her large Martin family very much.

A celebration of life for Isabell will be held at the Steckley Gooderham Funeral Home, 201 Minet’s Point Rd., Barrie, ON on Saturday, December 16, 2017. Visitation is from 11:00 to 12:00 and the celebration of life service is from 12:00 to 1:00. Reception to follow.
Isabell was a down-to-earth person, casual attire is welcome. She would have wanted it that way.

We would like to thank Creedon Valley Care Community for their care, friendship and love!

In lieu of flower the family would appreciate donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation and Alzheimer’s Society.

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GERVAIS, Mary Theresa

Posted by on December 12, 2017

Passed away peacefully at Coleman Care Centre, Barrie on Sunday, December 10, 2017 at the age of 95. Beloved wife of the late Joseph. Loving mother of Joannne Gray and Mike Gervais (Kate). Cherished grandmother of Jeffrey Gray, Spencer and Andrew Gervais. Dear sister of Josie Hunter. Mary will be forever loved and remembered by her extended family and friends. Special thanks to the staff at Coleman Care Centre for their loving care to mom for the last 4 years. Friends may call at ADAMS FUNERAL HOME (445 St. Vincent St., Barrie) on Wednesday from 6-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 11 o’clock a.m. Interment St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery (208 Sunnidale Rd, Barrie). Memorial donations to Royal Victoria Regional Health Center would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through adamsfuneralhome.ca

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BOURNE: WESLEY LLOYD OF SARNIA

Posted by on December 12, 2017

BOURNE WESLEY LLOYD– Peacefully at Bluewater Health on Monday, December 11, 2017, Wesley Lloyd Bourne, age 78, of Sarnia passed away. Wesley is pre-deceased by his wife Patricia Bourne and daughter Debbie Long. He was the loving father to Jean Pattison and Lee-Anne (Ivan) Cicchini. Dear grandfather to David, Brian, Vanessa, Emily, Carissa, Kevin and Wesley. He worked for the City of Sarnia Parks and Recreation and was a retired Minister at New Apostolic Church. Visitation will be held at the D.J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE (102 Victoria Street, North, Sarnia) on Saturday, December 23, 2017 between the hours of 2:00-4:00 pm. There will be a private family burial at a later date.
Memories and messages of condolence may be made through www.djrobb.on.ca .

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HORNER: Janet of London

Posted by on December 12, 2017

HORNER, Janet Evelyn May…
Peacefully in her sleep at her residence on Sunday, December 10, 2017, Janet Horner went home to be with her Lord and Savior in her 83rd year. Cherished sister of the late Richard Horner (Marjorie) of Nova Scotia and Ruth Rowe (the late Gerry). Dear aunt of the late David Horner, Philip Horner (Eileen), Deborah Horner-Richardson (Kevin), Esther Roorda (Doug), Scott Rowe (Mary Ann), Anne Wong (K-H), Mary Goral (Michael), Jane Greenwell (Garry) and Paul Rowe (Karissa). Predeceased by her parents Stanley and Mabel Horner. Janet will also be dearly missed by her great nieces, nephews and friends. Friends will be received by the family from 9-11 am on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London. Interment to follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London. A memorial service will be held at Grace Point Baptist Church, 3143 Sheppard Avenue East, Scarborough on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 1:30pm. Donations in Janet’s memory may be made to a charity of your choice. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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