FAULKES, Roy William of Woodstock, formerly of Grand Bend, Rockland, Whitby and Barrie, in his 85th year

Posted by on April 20, 2018

FAULKES: Peacefully, with the love of his family surrounding him, at Woodstock General Hospital, on Thursday, April 19, 2018, Roy William Faulkes, of Woodstock, formerly of Grand Bend, Rockland, Whitby and Barrie, in his 85th year. Beloved husband of Marilyn (Williams) Faulkes. Loved father and father-in-law of Andrew Faulkes of Port Perry, daughter-in-law Muriel Faulkes, Kim Faulkes of Ottawa, Janice Faulkes of Oshawa, Craig and Kathy Faulkes of Bowmanville. Cherished grandpa of many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Jean Dunican of Ireland. Remembered by his nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by his parents George and Margaret (Evans) Faulkes, sister Elizabeth Battrick, brothers-in-law Fred Battrick and John Dunican. At Roy’s request cremation has taken place and a Private Family graveside service will be held at Prospect Cemetery, Toronto. Arrangements entrusted to the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood. If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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WASH, Martyn Ronald of Newmarket, Ontario

Posted by on April 20, 2018

Martyn Ronald Wash, died on April 15th at the age of 62. Throughout his years he yearned to be challenged by life and never settled for a mundane existence. While he prematurely left us, Martyn had a remarkable life which took him around the world dealing with complex issues related to his passion, nuclear power.  After suffering a massive heart attack, Martyn left us suddenly and there are no words to express how much we will always miss him.

Martyn was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Armed with a degree in mechanical engineering from Dalhousie (’77) and degrees in mechanical engineering from TUNS (’79) and economics from Trent University (’89) he started his professional career at the Chalk River Nuclear Laboratories.  In 1982, Martyn joined Westinghouse, rising to Senior Engineer and then to Vice President.  He then became V.P. of Marketing and Engineering at Zircatec Precision Engineering, where he worked for 19 years. In addition to CANDU and reactor technology, he had a background in the design and manufacture of reactor components. He managed the restart and building of nuclear plants in Romania and the P.R. China. During this time, he received the coveted “George Westinghouse Award of Excellence.” In 2001, Martyn became President of the Organization of CANDU Industries, which he helped grow from 38 to 115 companies, raising the nuclear profile at all three levels of Government. While at Zircatec, he was responsible for commercial and technical marketing in numerous countries including Korea, Argentina, France, UK, USA, Russia and Japan. For the past 17 years he consulted for a wide variety of domestic and international entities including Cameco, CSIS, NRCan, Westinghouse, AECL and Laker Energy.

He leaves behind his mother Georgena, two of his children Lennah (Mullane), Evan (Edith), sister Marilyn (Robert), brothers, Andrew (Lisa) and Philip (Elizabeth) and his partner Lorie (Sculthorp). He leaves his two grandchildren Jack and Aria and nieces Mathieu, Vanessa, Thomas and Anna. He was predeceased by his father Ronald and son Graham (Lina). He is also survived by his former wife Kathy (Mullane) with whom he raised their 3 children.

Martyn was a larger than life presence. He was a passionate advocate of the nuclear industry, promoting it around the world, of saving the environment and of fairness and justice for all. Bicycling was Martyn’s first love and his bicycle trip around New Zealand was the source of many fond memories. He was a Rotarian, an inveterate sailor and could be found in recent summers at the Etobicoke Yacht Club aboard his sailboat Creo. He had infectious enthusiasm for international travel and an intense curiosity about all things scientific and political. He was fascinated by history, gifted with his hands and in many ways was a self-driven, self-made man –“ A Man for all Seasons.”

A memorial service will be held at Trinity United Church on Saturday, April 21st at 12 noon followed by a reception in the MacCoubrey Funeral Home Reception Centre.  In memory of Martyn, his family would welcome you to contribute to Mercy Ships Canada (www.mercyships.ca) or the Canadian Wildlife Fund (www.cwf-fcf.org). Condolences can be received at www.MacCoubrey.com

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INGRATTA: Barbara Ann, of Richmond Hill, formerly of Rodney

Posted by on April 20, 2018

Peacefully, on April 18, 2018, Barbara Ann Ingratta passed into eternal life at Markham Stouffville Hospital following a short hospital stay.  She joined her twin sister Brenda (2017) and her father James (1990) and her mother Phyllis Irene (1994).  Barbara is survived by her siblings John (Donna) Ingratta of Leamington, Amy Ingratta of Rodney and Marie (Don) Degraw of Glencoe.  Dearly loved by her nieces and nephews Mary Catherine Stevenson (Russell), Susie Puyda (Jason), Jim O’Connor (Louise), Gerry O’Connor, Angela (Bruce) Wootton as well as great-nieces and nephews, Casey, Cody, Kyle, Megan, John, Ryan, Quinn and Ava and one great-great nephew, Riley.  Barbara began her teaching career in 1982 in Thamesville, then on to Nakina in 1983 for the North of Superior Catholic School Board at St. Brigid School before moving south to North York at Mother Teresa and St. Benedict Catholic Schools until her retirement.  Barbara enjoyed working with her young charges in specialized learning settings in the classroom and later as teacher librarian and making close, lasting friendships with many colleagues.

During her northern service, Barbara became a consultant for specialized learning testing, a volunteer ambulance attendant and convenor of Remembrance Day activities for the school and local legion.  In Toronto, she introduced a new reading programme to beginning readers and continued her interest in making Remembrance Day meaningful to all the children.  Along the way, she was awarded the Toronto Sun Teacher of the Year recognition.

Barbara was fascinated by the NASA space programme, modern history and the characters who people it.  Her book collections of history, biographies and children’s literature are extensive and well read.  Daily world news was a passion.  To Barbara, movies, Broadway and classical music were opportunities for learning – new words, new ideas, new quotations, later these appeared in her own writings – cards, letters, personal remembrances.

Barbara is resting at DENNING’S OF RODNEY, 212 Furnival Road, Rodney (519-785-0810) for visitation on Sunday, April 22nd from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.  Prayers will be recited at the funeral home Sunday evening at 8 p.m.  Funeral Mass will be offered by Fr. Clare Coleman on Monday, April 23, 2018 and will commence at 11 a.m. from St. Mary’s Parish, West Lorne.  Cremation to follow with private family Interment in St. Mary’s Cemetery at a later date.  Donations of remembrance for those who wish to St. Mary’s Catholic Parish or the Cancer Research Society would be appreciated by the family.  Online condolences may be left at www.denning.ca

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ROSS: Velma “Val” (née Newman), of St. Thomas, Ontario

Posted by on April 20, 2018

ROSS, Velma “Val” (née Newman), of St. Thomas, passed away peacefully at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, in her 94th year. Beloved wife of the late D. A. “Arn” Ross (Feb. 19, 1991). Dearly loved mother of Dan Ross (Martha) of Port Stanley, Roy Ross of St. Thomas, and the late John Ross (Jan. 24, 2018). Cherished grandmother of Gillian Ross (Ed Hatfield) of Toronto, Erin Ross (Mark Freeman) of London, Kelly Wilson (David) of Guelph, Katarina “Katie” England Ross (Joseph Meuwissen) of London, and Vanessa England Ross (Justin Cassels Lionson) of Oakville. She greatly enjoyed and was very proud of her great grandchildren, Ben, Jane, Will, and Robin. Val is also fondly remembered by several nieces and nephews. She was the last of her siblings, having been predeceased by her brother, William L. Newman, and by sisters, Annabelle Newman and Marion Tribe. Born in Paynes Mills, ON, May 24, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Annie Belle (née Parker) Newman. For over 40 years, Arn and Val were partners in D. A. Ross Painting & Decorating, St. Thomas. Val was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church, St. Thomas, and a member for many years of the former Alma Street Presbyterian Church. She was a long-time member and a Past President of the Ladies Division of both the St. Thomas Curling Club and the St. Thomas Golf & Country Club. In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place. Relatives and friends will be received by the family at the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Tuesday, April 24th from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. A private service for the immediate family will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, April 25th. Memorial donations to the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital Foundation will be gratefully acknowledged. “Val was always incredibly committed to her family. Her kindness, generosity, and loving nature, combined with unfailing optimism and determination, simply made the world around her a much better place.”

Online condolences graciously accepted at www.siftonfuneralhome.com

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PETTIT: Heidi Marie of Petrolia

Posted by on April 18, 2018

PETTIT, Heidi Marie – It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Heidi Pettit (Voordenhout) on Monday, April 16, 2018 at the age of 35. She leaves behind her husband and soul mate, Jeff, and 2 beautiful children, Clayton and Paisley. Heidi is survived by her parents John and Dorothy Voordenhout, brothers Mike (Jenni) and Chris (Kim); parents-in-law Derek and Janet Pettit, brother-in-law Dave (Darlene) and sister-in-law Jennifer (Steve) as well as many nieces and nephews. Heidi also leaves behind her “Oma and Opa”, John and Geri Voordenhout, aunts and uncles and many cousins, friends and co-workers. Heidi was employed in Sarnia by the Canadian Mental Health Association. She will be deeply missed by all.
Family and friends are invited to an Open House Reception at Brigden Fair Grounds (2976 Brigden Road, Brigden) on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 1:00pm.
In lieu of flowers, sympathy expressed through donations to the Canadian Mental Health Association (www.lambtonkent.cmha.ca) would be greatly appreciated.
Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Steadman Brothers 519-864-1193.

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GODBOUT: Michael Fernand of Belleville

Posted by on April 16, 2018

Godbout, Michael Fernand – at QHC – Belleville General Hospital on Sunday, March 18th, 2018, with his wife Dawn Marie (nee Coxon) at his side.  Dear son of Diane Godbout and the late Fernand Godbout.  Loving father of Justin (Amanda) of Belleville and Laura (Byron) Foster of Frankford. Proud grandfather of Emily Godbout and Kinsley Foster.  Dear brother of Kim (Terry) Ibbotson of Foxboro and Greg (Kim) Godbout of Toronto.   Michael is also fondly remembered by extended family, many friends, neighbours and co-workers.

The family will receive friends at the Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel, 30 Moira Street West (613-968-2273) on Friday evening, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.  A Graveside Inurnment Service will be held at Elmwood Cemetery on Saturday, March 24th, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. followed by a reception celebrating Michael’s life at the Steele Family Center, 20 Moira Street West, Belleville.

If desired, Memorial Donations to the Belleville General Hospital Foundation-Oncology or to the U.H.K.F.-Cancer Centre of South Eastern Ontario – Kingston would be appreciated by the family.

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McWilliam: Florence Leona formerly of Dunwich Township

Posted by on April 14, 2018

Florence Leona (Leitch) McWilliam passed away peacefully at Credit Valley Hospital in Mississauga, Ontario on Thursday, April 12, 2018 in her 95th year. She was the daughter of Archie D. Leitch and Minnie (Campbell) Leitch. She is survived by her loving husband Norman Angus McWilliam, and her son Bruce Norman McWilliam and his wife Lynn of Oakville, Ontario. Also survived by her granddaughter Blythe Jill McWilliam of Victoria B.C. Predeceased by her brothers St.Clair Campbell (Lila), Dugald, Donald (Annie), Robert (Audrey), Norman (Jeanne), sister Maribelle McWilliam (Stuart) and brother-in-law Donald McWilliam. Also survived by sister-in-law Ella McWilliam. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Florence was a life-long member of Duff Presbyterian Church, Largie and was active in the Women’s Missionary Society and Ladies’ Aid. She was also a member of the Adah Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star. She also worked with the Women’s Association of the Wallacetown Fair Board. Florence was a life-long member of the Largie community where, after retiring from teaching, she farmed with her husband Norman until six years ago when she and Norman moved to the Viva Retirement Community in Mississauga. Relatives and friends will be received at the Arn Funeral Home, 193 Shackleton St., Dutton, 519-762-2416 on Tuesday April 17th from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the Arn Funeral Home on Wednesday April 18th at 11:00 a.m. Interment in Fairview Cemetery, Dutton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Duff Presbyterian Church (Largie) or the charity of your choice.

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COLES: Eunice of Barrie

Posted by on April 13, 2018

(nee Lawrence), 85, passed away in her sleep on April 10th, 2018 in Barrie, ON. Born in Hayes, Middlesex, England on July 18, 1932, to Francis George Lawrence and Florence Carter, she immigrated to Canada with her husband in 1957. She is survived by the love of her life, Robert (Bobby) Coles, and her adored seven sons and daughters in-law: Graham (Csilla), Gary (Anne), Russell (Jennie), Bruce (Lisa), Ian (Amanda), Terry (Karen), and Jeff (Jennie). She is also survived by her grandchildren: Sarah, Ryan, Mollie, Taylor, Sam, Amber, Bronte, Dani, Zack, Denver, Brody, Kyle, McKinley, Devon, Jake, and Kalan, as well as her great grandchildren: Jasmine, Raine, Oliver, Theodore, Malik, Kyleigh, Bodhi, Mateo, Hadley, Declan, and Xavier. Along with the legacy of raising a big, beautiful, connected family, Eunice went back to school later in life and earned a bachelor degree in history and women’s studies from York University.  She will deeply missed by her entire brood. Friends may call at ADAMS FUNERAL HOME (445 St. Vincent Street, Barrie) on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 from 10 a.m. until the time of Service in the Chapel at 11 o’clock a.m. Memorial Donations to Covenant Hose Toronto or Parkinson Canada would be appreciated. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to adamsfuneralhome.ca

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STAFFORD: Cassie Victoria (née Coleman), of St. Thomas, formerly of Shedden, Ontario.

Posted by on April 10, 2018

STAFFORD, Cassie Victoria (née Coleman), of St. Thomas, formerly of Shedden, entered into her eternal rest at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Sunday, April 8, 2018, in her 94th year. Beloved wife of the late Eric Futcher Stafford (1980).  Loved mother of Louise (Bruno) of Midland, Lyal (Jeanette) of Kitchener, and Catherine of Vancouver.  She was proud of her five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  Dear sister of Velma Bell of Massachusetts and sister-in-law of Maureen Coleman of Pickering. Also lovingly remembered by a number of nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by infant daughter, Nancy Marie (1953); parents, John and Olive Coleman (née Diemel); and siblings, Viola, Marie, Orville, and Lloyd. Born at Stratford, ON, Cassie moved with her family to Barrie and Pickering. A graduate of London College of Bible and Missions, now Tyndale University College and Seminary, Toronto, she worked as secretary-treasurer of the Canadian branch of the former Ceylon and India General Mission, Toronto. Following her marriage, she and her husband raised their family at the Stafford homestead at Shedden. At the former Shedden Baptist Church, Cassie taught Sunday School and conducted children’s programs. With the support of several rural churches, she organized and led large vacation bible schools. She also taught religious education in local rural public schools. Later, she worked at the U.W.O Library and the St. Thomas YWCA. Upon early retirement, she pursued her interest in travel, gardening, calligraphy, writing poetry, and was involved in the Christian Women’s Club, the St. Thomas Right to Life Association, and the former Women’s Art Association.  The funeral service will be held at Eastwood Fellowship Baptist Church, 400 Wellington St., St. Thomas on Friday, April 13th at 11:00 a.m. Reception to follow at the church. Private interment will be made in Shedden Cemetery. Memorial donations to The Gideons or St. Thomas & District Right to Life will be gratefully acknowledged.  The family expresses special thanks to the nursing staff of the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital Continuing Care Unit C for their patient, understanding, compassionate and respectful care.  Arrangements entrusted to the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160).

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PERRY, William George of Petrolia

Posted by on April 9, 2018

PERRY, William George – Age 89, of Petrolia, passed away on Sunday, April 8, 2018 at Bluewater Health – C.E.E. Site, Petrolia with his family by his side. Beloved husband of the late Joanne Maude Kingstone. Loving father of William “Bud” (Susan), Janet (Ray) MacPhee, Ian (Cassandra), the late Grant (2000) (Joey), Susan (Pete DeWit), Leslie (Jesse) Bartolomucci, Tara (Jim) Boyle and Lindsay (Ruth). Cherished grandfather of Neill, Alex, Ben, Sarah, Katrin, Brenna, David, Michael, Roberta, Jessica, Elizabeth, Christopher, Patrick, Alexandra, Shannon, Victoria, Joanne and Sam and great grandfather of Ella and Aria.
Cremation has taken place. A private family graveside service will take place at a later date.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Metropolitan United Church, Toronto.
Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.steadmanbrothers.ca. Arrangements entrusted to STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden 519-864-1193.

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DRAKE, Margo May

Posted by on April 9, 2018

Passed away peacefully surrounded by family at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Barrie on Friday, April 6 ,2018 at the age of 75. Beloved wife of John Drake for 56 years. Cherished mother of Debbie Drake and John (Tanya) Drake. Loving grandma of Matthew, Rebecca, Braydon and Ashton. Dear sister of Stewart (Karen) Crawford and sister in law of William (Margaret) Drake and Frances (Bob) Lainson. Margo will be sadly missed by all of her nieces, nephews, long time close friends and her beloved dog “Buddy”. Friends may call at ADAMS FUNERAL HOME (445 St. Vincent Street Barrie) on Sunday, April 15, 2018 from 1 p.m. until the time of funeral service at 2 o’clock p.m. Refreshments will follow the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Canadian Cancer Society or Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through adamsfuneralhome.ca

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KEELER, Catherine “Kay”

Posted by on April 9, 2018

 Passed away peacefully at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, on Sunday April 8, 2018 at the age of 89. Loving wife of Don for 69 years. Cherished mother of Kathy (Steve), Linda (Randy), Patti (Len) and Susan (Sean). Adored Grandma of Neil (Christina), Sean, Jennifer (Steve), Brittany, Scott, Jamie, Keely, Glenn, and Nolan. G-G Kay of Olivia and Ava. Kay will be fondly remembered by her sister-in-law Beryl. Friends may call at ADAMS FUNERAL HOME, (445 St. Vincent St. Barrie) on Thursday, April 12, 2018 for a memorial service at 11 o’clock a.m. A reception will follow. Memorial donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through adamsfuneralhome.ca

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Richmond, George Robert “Bob” of Wheatley

Posted by on April 8, 2018

87 years, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 6, 2018 at Erie Shores HealthCare. Beloved husband of Merle (Drummond) for 64 years. Loving father of Ron Richmond (Katie), Luanne Richmond (Eric), Nancy Harris (Wayne). Adored grandfather of Jennifer (Todd), McKenna, Tyler. Proud great grandfather of Jayden and Teagan. Predeceased by his brother Lyle (late Gwen). Dear uncle to many nieces and nephews. Memorial visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) Wednesday 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Private family graveside service will take place. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to Wheatley United Church would be appreciated. Family and friends are invited to share their words of comfort and remembrance at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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SANTAROSSA: Bill of Dutton, Ontario

Posted by on April 8, 2018

Suddenly, at his home in Dutton, Ontario, Bill Santarossa at the age of 62.  Bill is survived by his mother Shirley Santarossa (Connor) and predeceased by his father Andy Santarossa.  Bill was a well known and well respected businessman in West Elgin.  He was the proud owner of Santarossa Shooting Sports, now in it’s 20th year.

He was a special part of the Reive and Vanoverbeke families and his long time pal Ken Laframboise.

He will be dearly missed by many friends, colleagues and hunting camps.

Visitation will be held at DENNING’S OF WEST LORNE on Friday, April 13th, 2018 from 5 – 9 pm and Saturday, April 14th, 2018 from 12 – 2 pm followed by a funeral service at 2 pm.  This will be a casual affair and you are invited to dress as such.

Interment to follow at McColl cemetery.

If desired, memorial contributions to the Canadian Shooting Sports Association would be appreciated.  Share a memory at www.denning.ca 519 785-0810.

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HUMPHRIES: MARY ELIZABETH of Lunenburg, NS Formerly of Toronto, Ontario

Posted by on April 6, 2018

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It is with great sadness that the family of Mary Elizabeth Humphries, 92, of Lunenburg, announces her death on Thursday, February 22, 2018, at the Halifax Infirmary, Halifax.?? Born in Evanston, Illinois, she was the daughter of Andrew William and Elizabeth Holbrook (Marsales) Murdison.

In the course of her long life, Mary was an entrepreneur, scientist, educator, consumer advocate, broadcaster, author, volunteer, frustrated gardener, cat lover, singer, family historian and one of nature’s great enthusiasts. She never stopped learning new things, and was optimistic, curious and adventurous.

She grew up in Thornhill, Ontario, the youngest of four children. A brilliant student, Mary obtained both her B.A. and M.A. from University College, University of Toronto on full scholarships. She married English-born Michael Humphries in 1949, and became a specialist in textile and dye chemistry for Croy Knitting Mills.

An activist as well as a scientist, Mary helped shape the new Consumer Association of Canada from the 1950s and she broadcast her own weekly national consumer program on CBC Radio in the ‘60s. Mary taught textile science at Seneca College in Toronto for over 25 years. She was a Fellow of the Institute of Textile Science and a valued committee and board member for groups including the Metric Commission, Costume Society of Ontario, Jane Austen Society, Bata Shoe Museum, UC Book Sale, Maritime Concert Opera and many others. She made many, many friends through her professional and volunteer work.

She was an entrepreneur, writing and self publishing her own textbooks and swatch sets, which were eventually published by Prentice-Hall internationally and became some of the standard works in the field. She would definitely want us to remind you at this point that “a fibre is not a fabric”!

Mary is survived by her daughter, Nina Scott-Stoddart (David Mosey), Lunenburg; son Thomas (aka Chi) (Christa), Lahr, Germany; grandchildren, Dennis (Lydia) and Kai (Miriam Rother), Germany as well as her sister Jessie Wesley of Ontario and many beloved nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her sister Lucy Noble, her brother Andrew Murdison, her niece Heather Parekh and her nephew William Noble.

We would all like to offer our heartfelt thanks to the medical staff, especially the nurses, at South Shore General and the Halifax Infirmary, for their humane kindness and compassion , not only for Mary but for us.

In lieu of flowers, donations made to the Second Story Women’s Shelter in Lunenburg or SHAID Tree Animal Shelter of Lunenburg County would be appreciated by the family. Funeral arrangements were by Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home in Lunenburg.

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Engen: James Trevor (Jamie) of North Vancouver, BC Formerly of Woodinville, Washington

Posted by on April 5, 2018

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James (Jamie) Trevor Engen passed away on a mountain top, hiking with his wife, Jeri Sue, amongst the gorillas of Rwanda on Febuary 8th, 2018, at age 55.

Born in New Westminster, BC and raised in Maple Ridge, BC, he led a life filled with love, adventure and travel.

He met his wife of 29 years while visiting Atlanta, Georgia. They were married and settled in Vancouver while he was finishing his Bachelor of Commerce degree at the University of British Columbia.

To pay his way through school he worked as a foreman at the newly built BC Place, installing the complex on-site sound system. He then worked as the sound engineer for BC Place for many years.

Jamie became a member of the Canadian Institute of CPA’s and was a Senior Vice President with Price Waterhouse.

Later he held senior management positions with public and privately owned companies in Canada and internationally. These included President and CEO of a high tech electronics manufacturing company; COO and Managing Director of a speaker manufacturing company with three divisions; CFO, Executive Producer and owner of a television production company and CFO of a high tech startup company.

He finished his career as a Managing Director at FTI Consulting as part of the Corporate Finance and Restructuring team. He consulted on a diverse portfolio of multi-million dollar international companies in a wide range of industries, including: Chinese forestry, oil and gas, construction, retail, food processing and hospitality.

He was proud of his work and the opportunity it gave him to travel the world and meet a variety of people he called his friends, but his greatest joy was his family. He treasured and would regale friends endlessly about his wife’s and children’s exploits. His passion for life was boundless. He loved good food, good laughs, good wine, and scotch.

He leaves behind his wife Jeri Sue, adored children Emma Jane, Trevor, and Rebecca, parents Jim Engen and Claudia Beaven, sister Leanne Engen and brother in law Kelly Whalley, step mother Diane Engen, half sisters Lauren and Annise Toliekis, grandmothers, and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

In lieu of flowers, may you toast Jamie with a drink of fine scotch. A Celebration of Life event will be held on April 12th at 1:30pm at the Terminal City Club.

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BONNER: Shirley of Barrie, Ontario

Posted by on April 4, 2018

Passed away peacefully at Hospice Simcoe, Barrie on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at the age of 85. Beloved wife of Edward for 60 years. Cherished mother to Stephen. Dear sister of Charles Edwards (Joan), Ruth Hughes (Jim), Betty Stewart (Robert) and sister in-law of Jean Edwards, Bill Weatherbee (Marguerite), Bernice Vickers (Blaise). Shirley is predeceased by her sisters Peg, Louise, Edna, Mildred, Lucy, Josephine, and Georgina; and brothers Clarence, Henry, William, and Malcolm. Shirley will be forever loved and remembered by nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Friends may call at ADAMS FUNERAL HOME (445 St. Vincent Street Barrie) to celebrate Shirley’s life on Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 2-4 p.m. A special thank you to Dr. H. Deboer-Fennell and her staff for their care of Shirley; the nurses and PSW’s of Bayshore for their wonderful care and service; and to the staff at Hospice Simcoe. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to Hospice Simcoe would be appreciated. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through adamsfuneralhome.ca

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THOMAS: Morley Keith of Strathroy, Ontario

Posted by on April 3, 2018

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Morley Thomas died March 31, 2018 in Watford Ontario at age 99. He was born August 19, 1918 in Westminster Township, Ontario, the son of Morley A. Thomas (1889-1918), and Alice Auckland Thomas (1888-1961). Morley is survived by his son Stephen, daughter-in-law Mary Attfield, grandson Tyler and the entire McThat clan all of Toronto. Son John predeceased him in 2007 and beloved wife Clara in 2013.

In 1918, after her husband’s untimely death, Alice returned, with her baby Morley, to Talbotville to live with her parents and siblings. Morley grew up on the Auckland family farm, attended the local public school and then the nearby St. Thomas Collegiate Institute. With scholarships he attended the University of Western Ontario and graduated with Honours BA in Mathematics and Physics in 1941. He was a starting member of the Western Mustangs football team, Yates Cup winners in 1939. At Western he met Clara McCandless and they were married in 1942 in Winnipeg when he was serving as a civilian Meteorological Officer with the RCAF forecasting the weather and teaching meteorology to student pilots in the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan.

After the war Morley chose to remain in meteorology and, with a 1949 MA in Physics (meteorology) from the University of Toronto, worked in the climatology sector of the national meteorological service where he had increasing administrative responsibilities over the years. When he retired in 1983 he was the director general of the Canadian Climate Centre in Environment Canada’s Atmospheric Environment Service.

For more than twenty years he also taught climatology to new meteorologists. He published scores of papers, bibliographies, and an atlas dealing with climate and climatology and co-authored a

textbook, Climate Canada. In the 1950s he had the opportunity to become active in international climatology and subsequently was a Canadian representative at meetings for several decades. In 1978-1982 he served as the president of the Commission for Climatology in the World Meteorological Organization and in Canada he had been president of the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society in 1968-1970. In 1980 he was awarded the Patterson Medal for “distinguished service to meteorology” and in 1985 the Royal Canadian Geographical Society’s Massey Medal for “significant contributions to the knowledge and advancement of Canadian climatology.”

In retirement he enjoyed the facilities at Environment Canada’s Downsview library in return for voluntarily researching the history of Canadian meteorology; over a twenty-five year period he published four books on the subject. In addition he enjoyed researching local history of the Talbotville area and family genealogy which resulted in several published articles and four books. In later years he lived at Seasons Strathroy and followed the Blue Jays, Duke Basketball, and the Mustangs.

A celebration of his life will be held at a later date. Donations in his memory could be made to the Talbotville United Church.  Online condolences may be left at www.strathroyfuneralhome.com   Funeral arrangements entrusted to DENNING’S OF STRATHROY

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AUSTIN: Ronald G. “Ron”, of St. Thomas, Ontario

Posted by on April 1, 2018

AUSTIN, Ronald G. “Ron”, of St. Thomas, passed away at his residence on Thursday, March 29, 2018, in his 82nd year.  Husband of the late Judith “Judy” (née Bear) Austin (Mar. 22, 2018).  Father of Donald “Don” Austin (Trish) of Kitchener, Richard Austin of London, and Carl Austin of Toronto.  Grandfather of Stephen Austin and Erin Austin.  Also survived by daughter-in-law, Sandra Austin, sister, Leila “Lee” Tremblay, as well as several in-laws and many nieces and nephews.  In addition to his wife, Ron was predeceased by two sisters, Shirley Pearce and Barbara Austin, and by four brothers, James “Jim”, William “Bud”, John, and Alfred “Alf” Austin.  Born in St. Thomas, ON, September 9, 1936, he was the son of the late Jack and Elizabeth (née Rae) Austin.  Ron was a retired employee of Clark Equipment, St. Thomas.  In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family at the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Saturday, April 7th from 2:00–4:00 p.m.

Online condolences graciously accepted at www.siftonfuneralhome.com

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PRESZCATOR: Danny Lavern of Toronto, formerly of Exeter

Posted by on March 29, 2018

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Dan passed away peacefully following a valiant struggle against an auto immune disorder at St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto on Thursday, March 29, 2018 in his 57th year. Dan was predeceased by his parents Harold and Alma Preszcator. Loved younger brother of Penny Preszcator of London, and Randy and Brenda Preszcator of St. Mary’s. Proud uncle of Jeff and Kristine Preszcator and family of Vienna, Joel Preszcator of Vancouver, B.C., and Rebecca and David Maidment and family of London. Dan’s greatest passion was music, he was a member of the group UIC.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William St, Exeter for visitation on Monday, April 2nd from 2-4 PM. Cremation with interment, Exeter Cemetery at a later date.

Donations to St. Michael’s Hospital Foundation-Medical/Surgical Intensive Care Unit. Online condolences may be made through www.haskettfh.com.

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ALI: SALEEMUDIN and MARRIUM of Toronto Formerly of Toronto, Brampton, Syracuse, Islamabad

Posted by on March 28, 2018

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Involved in an accident with a drunken driver, Saleemudin and Marrium Ali returned to Allah on Saturday, March 10th and Thursday, March 15th respectively. They were the loving parents of six and cherished grandparents of many more. Their Janaza was held at the homes of their children on March 24th immediately after Asr prayer. In memory of the two, the family asks that action be taken to prevent irresponsible driving whenever possible.

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McFADDEN: Timothy of Barrie

Posted by on March 26, 2018

Passed away peacefully at Hospice Simcoe on Sunday, March 25th, 2018. Tim McFadden at the age of 46 best friend and loving husband of Jennifer (nee Sullivan). Tim will be remembered as a devoted father to his daughters Jamie and Brooke and will be sadly missed by his parents Harvey and Amelia McFadden and also his brother Shawn.  Friends will be received at ADAMS FUNERAL HOME, 445 St. Vincent St. Barrie (just north of Cundles Rd.) on Thursday, March 29th, 2018 from 12 p.m. until time of Funeral Service in the Chapel at 2 o’clock. Memorial donations to Hospice Simcoe would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through adamsfuneralhome.ca

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DESGAGNES, Mary “Beverley June of Newmarket, Ontario

Posted by on March 26, 2018

, DesGagnes, Beverley June (Galbraith) (nee Burns) – 82, stopped complaining Sunday, March 25, 2018. This warm and talented lady will be missed by her children Steven and Julie (Murray), grandchildren Crissy (Nick) and Cricket, great grandchildren Amelia and Everett, brother John, and sisters-in-law Marg and Marilyn and dear friend Phylis.  Returned to the loving embrace of Ralph and Peter.  Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 29, 2018 from 2 – 4 p.m. and 7 – 9 p.m. at MacCoubrey Funeral Home, Cobourg.  A private service will be held with interment at Cobourg Union Cemetery.  Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Diabetes Association would be appreciated.  Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.

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AUSTIN: Judith “Judy” (née Bear), of St. Thomas, Ontario.

Posted by on March 26, 2018

AUSTIN, Judith “Judy” (née Bear), of St. Thomas, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Thursday, March 22, 2018, in her 77th year.  Wife of Ronald G. “Ron” Austin.  Mother of Donald “Don” Austin (Trish) of Kitchener, Richard Austin of London, and Carl Austin of Toronto.  Grandmother of  Stephen and Erin Austin.  Sister of Ted Bear (Helga) of St. Thomas, and Ross Bear (Trish) of Cambridge.  Also survived by daughter-in-law, Sandra Austin, as well as several nieces and nephews.  Born in St. Thomas, ON, July 3, 1941, she was the daughter of the late William and Rosalind (née Larson) Bear, and the step-daughter of the late Irene Mitchell Bear.  In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family at the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Thursday, March 29th  from 2:00–4:00 p.m.

Online condolences graciously accepted at www.siftonfuneralhome.com

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GREEN: Tom of Strathroy, Ontario

Posted by on March 24, 2018

At Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Friday evening, March 23rd, 2018, Thomas Henry Green of Strathroy passed away at the age of 88. Predeceased by his wife Marie (Crandon) in 2012.

Dear father of Don and Lorrie & Garry and Shirley Green and grandfather of Tyler and Bern, Tanya and Darcy, Chris and Krista, Brad and Jessica, Jeff, Kyle and Sarah and great-grandfather of Austin, Evan, Dani, Brayden, Jackson, Brooklyn, Addison, Julie and Dana.

Visitation will be held at DENNING’S OF STRATHROY on Tuesday, March 27th, 2018 from 7 – 9 pm. Funeral service will be held at Melville United Church, 24159 Nairn Road,  Ivan on Wednesday at 2 pm with visitation one hour prior. Interment Poplar Hill Cemetery.

If desired, memorial contributions to the Strathroy Hospital Foundation or Melville United Church would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy. Share a memory at www.strathroyfuneralhome.com  519 245-1023

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