BAKER: Marjorie Ida

Posted by on September 20, 2017

It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Marjorie at Roberta Place Lodge, Barrie on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at the age of 89. Predeceased by her husbands Donald Whitney of 33 years and Henry Baker of 26 years. Loving mother of Donna Hookey (Graham), Gail Dennis (Brian), Kathryn Whitney and David Whitney (Andrea). Cherished grandmother of Jason (Ashley), Garrett, Corey, Cameron, Mitchell, Jeremy, Meghan and Matthew. Dear great grandmother of Makinley. Predeceased by her siblings Carl, Bond, Olive, Hettie, Marion, Hazel, Greta, Lucy, Ralph, Stanley, Alan, Charles, Stephen, and Macdonald. Marjorie will be remembered by many extended family and friends. A special thank you to the staff of Roberta Place Retirement Lodge for the care they showed and respect given to our mother. A Private Family Service will be held. Memorial donations to Bethel United Cemetery in Comfort Cove, Newstead, Newfoundland A0G 3K0 or Alzheimer Society of Ontario would be appreciated. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through adamsfuneralhome.ca

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MUELLER, Regine of Sarnia

Posted by on September 12, 2017

MUELLER, Regine Ilse Ruth, age 96 of Sarnia passed away on Friday, September 8, 2017 at her home. She was the loving wife of 63 years to the late Gunter H. Mueller (2012). She loved to keep in touch with her cousin Monica and Gunter’s family in Germany. Regine was born the daughter of the late Hans and Martha (Katzschner) Vogt on January 1st, 1921 in Berlin Germany. Following the war, she and Gunter moved to Canada.  Regine found work during the Occupation as a secretary with the POW Hospital, American Offices and Canadian companies in Germany. Regine’s request was for cremation to take place and to be buried with her late husband Gunter. She was a strong and talented woman who loved adventurous travel. She will be sadly missed by her many friends. Arrangements have been entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre. 

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MACQUEEN, Ian

Posted by on September 11, 2017

 Ian MacQueen (February 23, 1947- September 2, 2017)

Beloved spouse of Deborah dePass. Ian is survived by his brother Colin (Joanne) and nephew Craig. He will be sadly missed by his many friends. Pre-deceased by Stasia and Arthur MacQueen. Ian loved his sports most notably cross country skiing and triathlon. Ian passed away doing what he loved best. Ian was a wonderful, warm and funny person and will be deeply missed by all. Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life will take place on Sunday, September 24, at Hardwood Ski & Bike (402 Old Barrie Road West, Oro-Medonte, Ontario) from 1-4 p.m. Memorial donations in Ian’s memory can be made to the charity of your choice. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through adamsfuneralhome.ca.

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Schoutsen, Jack

Posted by on September 11, 2017

Jack Schoutsen – Passed away peacefully at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Barrie on Monday, September 11, 2017 at the age of 91. Beloved husband of Trudy for 64 years. Loving father of the late Bernie (Lorraine), John (Patti), Ron (Rose), and Jacqueline Feather (Bill). Cherished grandfather of Jennifer, Kathryn, James, Lindsay, Leah, Rachel, Jonathan, Michelle, Sarah and great grandfather to Charlotte, Elizabeth, Harrison and Carter. Funeral Service will be held at ADAMS FUNERAL HOME, 445 St. Vincent Street, Barrie on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 12 o’clock p.m. Memorial donations to the ALS Society would be appreciated. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through adamsfuneralhome.ca

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ZAMMIT, Joseph George of Mooretown

Posted by on September 11, 2017

ZAMMIT, Joseph George – Age 72 of Mooretown , passed away on Sunday, September 10, 2017 at Bluewater Health Hospital, Sarnia. Husband of Marietta (nee Winder). Father of Walter Zammit (Cindy) and step father of Susan Badame. Grandfather of Holly Viaw, Kirsten and Lucas Badame. Son of the late Spiro and Carmela. Bother of Louis Zammit (Wenni), Alfred Zammit (Yvonne), Peter Zammit (the late Wendee), John Zammit (Donna), Charles Zammit (Rose) and the late Sam Zammit (grace). Loving Uncle to many nieces and nephews.

Visitation
Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Monday, September 11, 2017 from 7 to 9pm

Funeral Service
Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 1 pm from the funeral home. Interment to follow at Moore Union Cemetery.

Donations
Wallaceburg Animal Shelter and Royal Canadian legion branch 477-Corunna

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GRANT: Bruce Donald of Lucan

Posted by on September 9, 2017

At LHSC-University Hospital on September 8, 2017, Bruce passed away following a massive stroke at the age of 66. Bruce is fondly remembered by his wife of 37 years, Deb, and is survived by his children Jeff of British Columbia, Brittany Grant (Christopher Denda) of Dorchester, and by his grandchildren Olivia Grant and Raiden Denda.   Also survived by his sister Nancy Hergott of British Columbia, nephews Conrad and Simon, cousin Alan Grant (Gloria) and their family.  Lovingly remembered by mother-in law Barbara McCulley, sister-in-law Pam McCulley-Bookham (John) of Fort St. John, B.C., niece Dana and nephew Micah and their families.   Bruce leaves behind many family and friends.  Predeceased by his parents Bruce and Doris (Malleau), infant brother Paul, and father-in-law C.W. (Chuck) McCulley.

Bruce was born in Toronto, raised in Guelph and spent his younger years riding dirt bikes with his best buddy Rick Burns (Pat) and his life long friends.  Bruce moved to London in 1979 to attend Fanshawe College.  It was there that he later began a career in co-operative education which lasted 25 years.  After retirement from Fanshawe, Bruce realized his dream of opening an art gallery.  He opened Grant Gallery in Lucan in 2007 and was a familiar face on Main Street for 9 years.  Bruce was an avid fly fisherman and master fly tyer.  He also enjoyed reading, cooking, and gardening.  Anyone that had the pleasure of knowing him will know that he always had a smile, a joke, or a friendly ‘hello’ to share.

A Memorial Visitation will be held at the Haskett Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan on Monday, September 11, 2017, from 2-4 and 7-9 PM.  Cremation has taken place.

Donations to the London Humane Society, the Heart and Stroke Foundation, or the Canadian Mental Health Association would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com.

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DORAN, John William of Oshawa, Ontario

Posted by on September 8, 2017

Peacefully at Lakeridge Health Centre Oshawa on Thursday September 7th, 2017 in his 89th year.  Beloved husband of Shirley Doran.  Loving father of John Doran (Charlotte), Anne Marie Doran-Janes (Perry) and Carolyn Cunningham.  Dear grandfather of 7 grandchildren.  Lovingly remembered by many nieces and nephews.  Friends are invited to call at the MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King Street East, Cobourg on Sunday September 10th from 1-3 pm.  A funeral Mass will be held in St, Michael’s Catholic Church, Cobourg on Monday September 11th, 2017 at 10 am.  Cremation with interment in St. James Cemetery, Belleville at a later date.  If desired donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society.  Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.

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SKENE, Ross Gordon of Toronto, summer resident of Grand Bend, age 65

Posted by on September 8, 2017

SKENE:  Unexpectedly, at London Health Sciences Centre – Victoria Hospital, on Tuesday, September 5, 2017, Ross Gordon Skene, of Toronto, summer resident of Grand Bend, age 65.  Beloved husband of Glenda Elaine (Norgrove) Skene.  Dear brother and brother-in-law of Thomas Skene, Heather and Peter Wenger all of Toronto, Barbara Saunders of Newmarket.  Cherished uncle of Erica Saunders and Marie Saunders.  Predeceased by his parents William Gordon and Jeannie (Ross) Skene and his beloved canine companions Harry, Callie and Toby.  At Ross and Glenda”s request, cremation has taken place.  A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date, time and place to be announced.  Ross was a talented actor, musician and music teacher.  “Those who can, do.  Those who have done, teach.” Arrangements entrusted to the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood. If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the M.S. Society would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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WILCOX: Robert G. “Bob”, formerly of Aylmer and R.R.#3, St. Thomas, Ontario.

Posted by on September 8, 2017

WILCOX, Robert G. “Bob”, formerly of Aylmer and R.R.3, St. Thomas, passed away peacefully at the Valleyview Home, St. Thomas on Monday, September 4, 2017, in his 96th year.  Beloved and devoted husband for 71 years to the late Helen (née Begg) Wilcox (July 5, 2017).  Dearly loved father of Barbara Ann Smith (Vincent) of Sherwood Park, AB, and Mary Margaret Wilcox Bovaird (Timothy) of Toronto.  Cherished grandfather of Robert Smith (Rhiannon) of Calgary, AB, Catherine Garcia (Rolando) of Fort Saskatchewan, AB, Jennifer Wilcox Bovaird Taylor (Andrew), and Kathryn Birks Bovaird Kerr (Shawn), all of Toronto.  He was proud of his great grandchildren, Sophia, Kaidence, Averi, Grayson, Emerson, Sienna, Lilian, Elizabeth, and our angel Nicholas.  Born in Yarmouth Township, ON, June 26, 1922, he was the son of the late Clair and Ida (née Hamilton) Wilcox.  Bob was a retired Yarmouth Township farmer.  He was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church, St. Thomas, and a Past President of the Aylmer Curling Club where he won numerous championships and scored the elusive “eight ender.”  Bob was an avid golfer at the Pleasant Valley Golf & Country Club where he played constantly with a wonderful group of friends and family until his 90th birthday.  He and Helen travelled extensively in their retirement to all parts of the world.  Bob was a wonderful and keen bridge player well into his 90’s. In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no public visitation or funeral service.  A private family graveside service will be held at Orwell Cemetery.  Memorial donations to the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital Foundation, the Canadian Cancer Society, or the charity of one’s choice will be gratefully acknowledged.  Arrangements entrusted to the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160).

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

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MACQUEEN: Ian of Barrie

Posted by on September 6, 2017

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MacQueen, Ian (February 23, 1947- September 2, 2017)
Beloved spouse of Deborah dePass. Ian is survived by his brother Colin (Joanne) and nephew Craig. He will be sadly missed by his many friends. Pre-deceased by Stasia and Arthur MacQueen. Ian loved his sports most notably cross country skiing and triathlon. Ian passed away doing what he loved best. Ian was a wonderful, warm and funny person and will be deeply missed by all. Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life will take place at a later date. Memorial donations to the charity of your choice in Ian’s memory would be appreciated. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through adamsfuneralhome.ca

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BATTOCHIO: Suzanne Marie Antoinette of Edmonton Formerly of Oakville, Timmins

Posted by on September 6, 2017

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Battochio, Suzanne Marie Antoinette

Suzanne Battochio (nee Labrecque) – November 13th, 1933 – August 18th, 2017,
passed away in Leduc Hospital, AB on Friday August 18th, 2017 at the age of 83, with family by her side. Survived by her beloved husband Santo, and their sons Walter, Raymond (Lori) and Christopher (Angie). Dear grandmother to Bryan (Samantha), Christopher, Gregory, Matthew, Michael, Peter, Robert and Daniela. Loving sister to John (Betty) Labrecque. Loving sister-in law to Luigi (Cecile) Battochio and Walter (Linda) Battochio. Predeceased by father Albert Labrecque, mother Virginia (nee Giroux), step-father Dominic Pacione and brother Ray (Jackie) Labrecque. Suzanne will be sadly missed by nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends.

A Memorial Gathering will be held Friday, August 25th, 2017 from 7:30 – 9:00pm at Serenity Funeral Service – 5311 – 91 St. Edmonton for family and friends (587-410-1072). If desired, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Leduc County Hospital (LCH) – CT Scanner Campaign through the Black Gold Health Foundation at www.canadahelps.org. Donations are greatly appreciated because Suzanne received exemplary care at LCH.

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ALDERSON: Michelle of Toronto

Posted by on September 6, 2017

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Michelle passed Friday Sept 1st with family by her side. She was greatly involved with the local Jewish community and will be greatly missed by friends and family. Please respect the families wishes in this time and give them space while they process everything. Thank you

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WARNER: Clayton Edward

Posted by on September 6, 2017

WARNER, Clayton Edward

It is with deep sadness our family announces the passing of Clayton at the age of 35, on September 3, 2017. Partner of Stefanie Knott who also has left us. Buddy to Shane. Beloved son of David and Randi Warner, and much-loved bother of Lindsay (Diane) and Quincy (Michelle). Clayton was an awesome uncle to Saprina (Erik), Rori, and Jeremy, and great uncle to Ciaran. Dear nephew of Chris and Peggy, Brad and Corrine, Bruce and Sharyn all of Manitoba, Terri and Tim of St. Catharines, Lois of Fergus, and Audrey of Sutton. He was a friend to so many and will be sadly missed. Private Cremation. A Visitation will be held at KITCHING STEEPE & LUDWIG FUNERAL HOME, 146 Mill St. N, Waterdown on Saturday, September 9, 2017 from 12 p.m., until the time of Memorial Service at 2 p.m. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers Clayton would appreciate donations made to the Hamilton SPCA or McMaster Children’s Hospital.

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CARRIE: Donna Ruth (née Thomas), of St. Thomas, Ontario.

Posted by on September 5, 2017

CARRIE, Donna Ruth (née Thomas), of St. Thomas, passed away peacefully at Parkwood Institute, London on Sunday, September 3, 2017, in her 78th year.  Beloved wife for over 54 years to James R. “Jamie” Carrie.  Dearly loved mother of Scott Carrie (Jennifer), Greg Carrie (Marilyn), Pam Deven (Chris), all of St. Thomas, and Jeff Carrie (Ai Inoue) of Vancouver, BC.  Loving grandmother of Spencer, Charlotte, and Talbot Carrie, Matthew and Emily Deven, and step-grandmother of Adam Kotanko, all of St. Thomas. Dear sister of Dr. Paul Thomas (Fran) of Kelowna, BC, and David Thomas (Janet) of Ottawa.  Dear sister-in-law of Isabel Curtis (late Stan) of R.R.8, St. Thomas, John and Verity Carrie of Muskoka, late Dr. Alan Carrie and the late Jean Carrie.  Also fondly remembered by several nieces and nephews and their families.  Born in St. Thomas, October 10, 1939, she was the daughter of the late John and Ruth (née MacFarlane) Thomas.  Donna graduated from the Wellesley School of Nursing, Toronto and the University of Western Ontario Diploma in Public Health Nursing Program.  She worked as a research assistant at the U.W.O. Medical School.  In 1983, after completing a refresher program at Fanshawe College, she returned to nursing at Resthaven Nursing Home, St. Thomas and the St. Thomas Psychiatric Hospital, and finished her career as a case manager with the St. Thomas Elgin C.C.A.C.  Donna was an active member of Knox Presbyterian Church, St. Thomas where she was a member of the Knox Presbyterian Women and the Women’s Missionary Society for many years.  She was a former YWCA board member, a member of the former Tonti Chapter I.O.D.E., and a former member of the Women’s Committee of the Art Gallery St. Thomas-Elgin.  She also served on the first board of directors of the Serenity House Hospice.  In recent years, Donna coordinated a sewing group for Faith’s Orphan Fund which made clothing and knitted goods for Zambia Orphans of AIDS.  In August of 2010, she was particularly gratified to be part of the PAN Missions Canada team that travelled to Nicaragua.  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, September 14th from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m.  A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church, 55 Hincks St., St. Thomas on Friday, September 15th at 11:00 a.m., followed by a reception in Rodney Hall.  Donna’s cremated remains will be buried privately in Elmdale Memorial Park.  Flowers respectfully declined.  Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, Knox Presbyterian Church, or St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation (re: Palliative Care at Parkwood Institute) will be gratefully acknowledged.  The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the medical and nursing teams at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital and Parkwood Institute, as well as Dr. Brian Dingle at the London Regional Cancer Program for the wonderful care provided to Donna.

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

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Bacon, Merlyn of Barrie, Ontario

Posted by on August 30, 2017
Bacon, Merlyn – It was with great sadness that we said goodbye to our dearly beloved Merlyn Bacon on August 27, 2017 at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Barrie. He will be forever loved and missed by his wife Helen, children Diana (Robert), Paul (Kristie), Kimberley (Andrew), grandchildren Breeann and Bryan.  Step-children Janice, Debra (Gordon), Stephen (Karen), Michael (Johanne), Lynn (Mark), grandchildren  Drew (Nicolette), Spencer, Cole (Gina), Shauna, Laurence, Alexandre and great grandchild Hannah. Brother of Roger Hirle (Heather) of Digby, NS and Allister Hirtle (Helen) of Clements Port, NS. Many thanks to the very capable staff in the  ICU at RVH. Donations may be made to a charity of your choice. A Celebration of Merlyn’s life will will take place at the Terraces, 92 Dean Ave., Barrie on Saturday, October 7 at 2:00pm.  Arrangements entrusted to Marshall W. Driver Cremation & Burial Service, 19 Ross St., Barrie. Condolences may be placed at www.drivercremation.ca

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PETTIBONE: Mr. Willis Roy formerly of Wasaga Beach and Brampton,

Posted by on August 29, 2017

Died peacefully on Thursday August 24, 2017 at Sunset Manor, Collingwood in his 94th year.  Willis, formerly of Wasaga Beach and Brampton, beloved husband of the late Gloria Pettibone (2012).  Loving father of David (Lillian), William (Cheryl), Bonnie Dolson (Tony Amoral), Robert (Marlese) and Dennis (Pat Vince).  Cherished grandfather of many grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Dear brother of Leora (Larry Pineo) and the late Lorraine Kennedy.  Willis had a long career with American Motors.  Friends will be received at the Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home – Stayner Chapel, 7313 Highway 26, Stayner on Wednesday August 30, 2017 from 12 noon for the Funeral Service in the Chapel at 1 o’clock.  Reception to follow.  Interment Brampton Cemetery.  If desired, a donation to the CNIB would be appreciated by Willis’ family.  For further information and to sign his Book of Memories, please visit www.carruthersdavidson.com

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SMITH: Marion Henrietta (née Taylor), of St. Thomas, Ontario.

Posted by on August 28, 2017

SMITH, Marion Henrietta (née Taylor), of St. Thomas, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Wednesday, August 23, 2017, in her 85th year.  Beloved wife for 55 years to the late John James “Jack” Smith (Aug. 3, 2012).  Dearly loved mother of Doreen John (Michael), and Jackie Smith, all of St. Thomas.  Step-mother of the late Bruce Smith (2007).  Special grandmother to Ryan John (Susie), Joe Smith, Sarah Waite (Cameron), Ashley Buczkowski (Andrew), Mallory Stacey (Robert), Bradley Smith, and Christine Dimitruk.  She is also survived by her great grandchildren, several sisters-in-law, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Marion was born in Tilbury, ON, February 27, 1933, the youngest daughter of the late Mary Jane (née Green) and Wilbert Clarence Taylor.  She was the last surviving member of her own immediate family, having been predeceased by many sisters and brothers.  During her life, she lived and worked in Tilbury, Chatham, Toronto, and St. Thomas where she retired from Bathurst Containers.  A private family graveside service was held at Elmdale Memorial Park, St. Thomas.  Memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario will be gratefully acknowledged.  Arrangements entrusted to the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160).

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GROENEWEGEN, Leslie-Anne of Corbyville

Posted by on August 25, 2017

GROENEWEGEN, Leslie-Anne – Surrounded by her family at Hospice Prince Edward on August 24th, her 72nd birthday, Leslie-Anne was welcomed into the Kingdom of Heaven. Dear daughter of the late John and Alberta Shelton. Beloved wife and best friend of Arnold Groenewegen of 39 years. Loving mother of Lisa Lund (Darren), Cher Norris (Todd) and Jonathan Groenewegen (Karen).  Dearly loved by her grandchildren: Dylan, Victoria, Colin, Olivia and Noah. Sadly missed by siblings John (Linda), Gregory (Gwyn), Janice (Neil), Larry (Evelyn), Stephen (Anne), Ronald (Cathy) and Valinda (Bruce), as well as her many nieces and nephews and extended family in Holland. Leslie-Anne was a gifted songwriter and blessed others with her beautiful singing voice. She had a creative spirit and enjoyed crocheting, baking and cooking. She was a loving and nurturing mother and grandmother, and caring and beloved friend to many. She was a devoted follower of Jesus and loved her church family at Maranatha in Belleville.

Friends are invited to visit at the STEELE FUNERAL HOME, Moira Street Chapel, 30 Moira Street West (613-968-2273) on Wednesday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will take place at Maranatha Church, 100 College Street West on Thursday, August 31st, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Reception to follow. Burial will take place at Victoria Cemetery, Bronk Road, Plainfield, following the reception.

Memorial donations to Hospice Prince Edward.

Online condolences welcomed at www.steelefuneralhome.ca

 

[Proverbs 31:28-31] Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, he praises her: “Many women do noble things but you surpass them all.” Honour her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.

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GRAHAM: Donald F., of St. Thomas, Ontario

Posted by on August 23, 2017

GRAHAM, Donald F., of St. Thomas, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Tuesday, August 22, 2017, in his 92nd year.  Beloved husband for 63 years to Betty (née Kimbel) Graham.  Dearly loved father of Kim Graham (Sherry) of Port Stanley, Mary Evans (Robert) of Truro, NS, and Susan Graham (Andrew Woodburn) of St. Thomas.  Cherished grandfather of Greg Graham (Tiffany) of Union, Jenny Lee Graham of Port Stanley, Macy Evans of Truro, NS, Alexander Woodburn, and Angelina Woodburn, both of London.  He was proud of his great grandchildren, Kellan and Ellis Graham.  Born in Exeter, ON, February 13, 1926, he was the son of the late Donald Alexander Graham and the late Lucinda May “Leta” (née Totten) Graham.  Don began his long-time railroad career in 1943, retiring in 1988 as a freight sales manager with Conrail.  He was a member of Centre Street Baptist Church, St. Thomas.  Don was a long-standing volunteer at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital.  He was a member of St. Thomas Talbot Lodge #44, A.F. & A.M., Worshipful Master of Talbot Lodge #546, A.F. & A.M. in 1959, District Deputy Grand Master, St. Thomas District in 1974, a member of the Hi-Ro Shrine Club and Hillbilly Clan #59.  In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place.  A public memorial service to celebrate Don’s life will be held at Centre Street Baptist Church, 28 Southwick St., St. Thomas on Tuesday, August 29th at 11:00 a.m., followed by a reception.  The interment of his cremated remains will be made privately in Elmdale Memorial Park.  Memorial donations to the STEGH Foundation or Centre Street Baptist Church will be gratefully acknowledged.  Arrangements entrusted to the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160).

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BUTTERWORTH, Ronald of Exeter formerly of London, in his 86th year

Posted by on August 17, 2017

BUTTERWORTH, Ron – of Exeter (formerly of London) passed away on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at Stratford General Hospital in his 86th year. Predeceased by his wife Lorraine (1992). Ron is survived by his children Cal Butterworth (Nikki) of Calgary and Susan Abercromby of London; grandchildren Melissa Costella (Matthew) of London and Blair Abercromby (Kristen) of Toronto; great-grandchildren Joshua, Daniel, and Chloe; and brother Bruce Butterworth of Mississauga. At Ron’s request, cremation has taken place and private burial in the Exeter Public Cemetery with Lorraine will take place at a later date. Ron’s family is very grateful for the compassionate care he received at Hillside Manor in Stratford.  If desired, memorial donations in memory of Ron to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood. 

 

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CURTIS, Margaret Muriel

Posted by on August 12, 2017

Margaret Muriel Curtis (nee Broadhurst), born Sept 19, 1931 to Rex Broadhurst and Muriel Broadhurst (nee Timmis), in Fairview Alberta, peacefully entered the arms of God, on August 10, 2017, after a brief stay at Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay, Ontario.  Margaret, retired R.N., and wife of 36 years to the late Dr. William Lloyd Curtis is survived by her two sons, David and Richard and her daughter, MaryAnn (Ross Turek), as well as her grandchildren, Brooke, Lauren, Brennan and Skyler, and step-grandchildren, Jessica (Lou), Grace, and Max and great-grand daughter, Francesca.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Francis and the staff at Ross Memorial Hospital, Palliative Care Unit for their wonderful care.

A Memorial Service will be held at THE HENDREN FUNERAL HOMES, MONK CHAPEL, 6 HELEN STREET, BOBCAYGEON on Saturday August 26, 2017 at 1pm, with visitation to commence one hour prior. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to I.F.A.W. Canada, or Ross Memorial Hospital, Palliative Care Unit. Friends may send condolences, arrange flowers, or make donations by contacting the funeral home at www.hendrenfuneralhome.com or 705-738-3222.

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WALPER, Willis Alvin of Varna formerly of RR 1, Dashwood, age 80

Posted by on August 10, 2017

WALPER:  Peacefully, at Alexandra Marine and General Hospital, Goderich on Thursday, August 10, 2017, Willis Alvin Walper, of Varna formerly of RR 1, Dashwood, age 80.  Beloved husband of Joanne Elaine (Hood) Walper.  Loved father and father-in-law of Karen and Wen-Zhi Luo of London.  Cherished grandpa of Clarissa Luo, Hilary Luo and Vivian Luo all of London.  Dear brother and brother-in-law of Evelyn Johns of Windsor, Mervyn and Audrey Walper of Grand Bend, Jean and Heilke Berends of Hensall, Norma Walper of Grand Bend, John and Alma Hood of Whitby, Diane and Barney McCann of London and Janis Ingram.  Remembered by his many nieces, nephews and their families.  Predeceased by his parents George and Marine (Devine) Walper, brother Lloyd Walper, sister Gladys Peck, sister-in-law Elva Walper, brothers-in-law Harold Peck and George Johns.  At Willis’ request cremation has taken place.  A private family celebration of life will be held.  Interment Grand Bend Cemetery.  Arrangements entrusted to the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood. If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to the Alzheimer’s  Society of Huron, South Huron Hospital Foundation: Jessica’s House or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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BEAUCHAMP: Scott of Toronto

Posted by on August 8, 2017

BEAUCHAMP, Scott M. …
Unexpectedly at home, on Friday, July 28, 2017, Scott Beauchamp passed away at the age of 50. Beloved son of Diane and the late Robert (1983). Dear brother of David (Christine) and Susan Beauchamp (Paul Stevens). Uncle of Michael, Daniel and the late Simone Beauchamp. Scott graduated at the top of his class from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Applied Science – Computer Engineering in 1990. Scott went on to successfully develop his own computer software company. Friends are welcomed to celebrate Scott’s life on Sunday, August 13, 2017 from 2-4 pm at the A. Millard George Reception Centre, 60 Ridout Street South, London. In lieu of flowers donation’s in Scott’s memory can be made to a charity of your choice. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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BAIN: Jeanne Marie (née Martini), of Rodney and Fenelon Falls

Posted by on August 7, 2017

Following a lifetime of integrity and kindness, Jeanne Marie Bain (née Martini) of Rodney and Fenelon Falls, finished her earthly journey on Sunday, August 6, 2017. Jeanne was born in Windsor, Ontario to the late Charles and Margaret Martini. She was predeceased by her beloved husband William Bain (1999).

Jeanne was a loving, proud and supportive mother of Bill (Cynthia) Bain, St. Thomas; Mary (Ted) Soucie, Coldwater; Anne (Ross) Tucker, St. Catharines; and Kathleen Bain (John Henry), North Bay. Jeanne will be warmly remembered forever by her grandchildren: Rebecca (Jay) Rabjohn, Rachel (Stefan) Loesch, Stephen (Shannon) Soucie, Bill Bain, Emily (Josh) Herzog, and great grandson, Tanner Rabjohn.

She leaves her sister, Lenore Enright, of Cambridge. Predeceased by infant brother Charles and brothers-in-law Frank Enright and Harold Bain.

Jeanne adored family and friends. Her good humour and wit will be happily remembered by six nieces, nephews and their families, by good friends Roxann and Bill Nethercott, and her best friend since the age of four, Mary Taylor.

While raising her four children, Jeanne graduated with a BA from the University of Western Ontario in 1967.

As a child, she was an accomplished tap dancer and we loved her telling of those adventures and other fun olden days’ stories. As an adult, Jeanne appreciated beauty in nature and was an avid gardener. She loved travelling, sharing hospitality at garden and dinner parties, and she was a wonderful conversationalist.

It was a privilege to have Jeanne as our mother, relative and friend.

Relatives and friends will be received at DENNING’S OF RODNEY, 212 Furnival Road, Rodney (519-785-0810) on Thursday, August 10, 2017 from 10 to 11 a.m.  Funeral procession will follow to St. Mary’s Catholic Parish, 128 Main Street, West Lorne.  A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:30 a.m.  Interment with family present at Staffa Cemetery, Staffa, Ontario. Condolences online at www.denning.ca.

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DAMEN: Jacob Matthew of Strathroy

Posted by on August 7, 2017

Suddenly at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Thursday, August 3rd, 2017. Jacob Matthew Damen of Strathroy was taken by an aggressive bacterial infection after a courageous and hard fought 12 hour battle, at the age of 35. Jacob is the loving husband of Carolyn (nee Kettlewell) and doting, adoring father of Lucas and Nolan. Jacob is survived by his parents Jerry and Kim Damen of Strathroy, twin brother Tyler Damen (Annie Harlow) of Strathroy and sister Julia of Strathroy. Jacob will also be missed by his father-in-law Stuart Kettlewell (Holly McCall) and mother-in-law Janice Prohaszka, both of Strathroy. Special Uncle to Ian, Colin and Archer and all the other special little ones in his life. Jacob will also be remembered by his sister-in-law Laura (Kevin) McGaw and brother-in-law Murray Kettlewell (Natasha England). Jacob will be remembered with love by his Nana, many Aunts, Uncles and cousins and a multitude of friends from Strathroy, the University of Waterloo, from his career at Toyota and Henry and all of the others whose hearts he touched along the way. Jacob leaves a legacy of best friends from throughout his life.

Visitation for Jacob will be held on Wednesday, August 9th, 2017 from 2:00 – 5:00pm and from 6:00 – 9:00pm at Denning’s of Strathroy. A Funeral Service will take place at the Strathroy United Church on Thursday, August 10th at 11:00am. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked for donations to an education fund for Lucas and Nolan which can be made at the Funeral Home, if desired. Please share a memory online for Lucas and Nolan to help them always remember who their Daddy was at www.denning.ca .

Jacob’s greatest loves were his family and friends.

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