TOMPKINS, Corky of Sarnia

Posted by on February 22, 2018

TOMPKINS, CORKY – Clitheroe (Corky) Wellington Tompkins at the age of 87 fell asleep in death to await a resurrection to a paradise earth. He loved this hope and talked about it to anyone with a listening ear. Knowing Corky meant you knew of his favourite place on earth, Biscotasing. Born and raised in the ‘bush’ with endless tales of exploration, hard work, cutting ice from the lake and friendships. He made sure his family experienced the north and encouraged our love of it. He also spent time working in the mines at Inco as a Millwright and also as a Stationary Engineer in chemical valley. Corky loved to talk shop and had an incredible memory of every incident at work. He was the beloved and best friend of his wife Faith. He was predeceased by his daughter Betty Ann Tompkins and his grandson Luke O’Reilly. He was the dear father to Brenda Williams (Steve), Bruce Tompkins (Lilly), Mark Tompkins (Junior), Cheryl Tompkins, Glendon Tompkins (Judy), Melissa Tompkins and Amy Tompkins (Stirling). He loved to brag that he had 18 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Corky was a generous and kind person. So much so that it kept his heart strong many years after ‘the best before date’. The family would like to thank Dr. Madison and the St. Joseph’s Hospice. Also special thanks to Joe Roy who called Corky every day and Rod Sewell who was a good and steadfast friend. A memorial service will be held on Saturday February 24 at 2 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 550 Murphy Road, Sarnia Ontario. Donations can be made to the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Canada or St Joseph’s Hospice, 475 Christina Street North, Sarnia Ontario. The arrangements have been entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre. Messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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MYLAN, Marcia “Marci” Elaine (Desjardine) (Isard) of Grand Bend, formerly of Reno, Nevada, age 73

Posted by on February 22, 2018

MYLAN: Peacefully, surrounded by the love of her family, at South Huron Hospital, Exeter on Tuesday, January 30, 2018, Marcia “Marci” Elaine (Desjardine) (Isard) Mylan, of Grand Bend, formerly of Reno, Nevada, age 73. Beloved wife of the late Doug Isard and the late Tom Mylan. Loved mother and mother-in-law of Tom Mylan and Annaliese Griffin of Vermont. Loved grandma of Lester and Olive. Forever loved daughter of Norma (Jennison) (Desjardine) Walper of Grand Bend and the late Iray Desjardine (1977). Dear sister and sister-in-law of Mona and Dave Hunt of Winnipeg, MB, the late Jim (2011) and Judy Desjardine of London, Nancy and John Pritchard of Vancouver Island, BC, Mark and Angie Desjardine of Centralia. Remembered by her step-brother Don Walper of Dashwood, aunt Ruby and Bruce Stanlake of Grand Bend, many nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by her step-father Lloyd Walper (2012). At Marci’s request, cremation has taken place. At this time, no formal services will be held. A Celebration of Marci’s Life will be held at a later date, location, date and time to be announced. Interment Grand Bend Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood. If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to S.H.H.F. – Jessica’s House, Huron Women’s Shelter or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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URRUTIA: Norma Bilugan of New Westminster

Posted by on February 21, 2018

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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Norma Bilugan Urrutia, a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, on the early morning of December 13, 2015 in New Westminster, British Columbia at the age of 73 years old. Norma was born on May 30, 1942 in Daet, Camarines, Norte, Philippines. Predeceased by her parents Esteban and Lorenza Bilugan, Norma will always be lovingly remembered by her husband of 49 years, Mario Gamboa Urrutia; as well as her daughters Celia (with her husband Vener) and daughter Juliet (with her husband Jim).

Norma will also be tenderly remembered by her four grand daughters: Tayler, Kyra, Devyn and Jaidyn. The second eldest of eight, Norma will be dearly missed by her sisters and brothers, and their families; Lilia (Angelo – deceased) Jimenez Jr.; Librada (deceased) (Renato – deceased) Domingo; Ricardo (Tessie) Bilugan; Gloria (Emil – deceased) Albano; Lamberto (deceased); (Aresenia) Bilugan; Elizabeth (Danilo) Trias; Wilfredo Bilugan; as well as many other family members and friends. Norma immigrated to Canada in 1972 along with her husband Mario and first daughter, Celia.

At that time, Norma was pregnant with her second daughter, Juliet, where they all settled as a family in Winnipeg, Manitoba in the hopes of a promising start as Canadian citizens. She, along with her husband, then retired to beautiful British Columbia. Norma touched the lives of everyone as a kind and loving woman, who quietly lived a life filled with travel, Hawaii being one of her most favorite destination spots.

She enjoyed spending time with her four grand daughters, and taught them many talents such as baking and cross-stitching. Norma, a selfless woman, gave such unconditional love to her family, which we all treasured every single day. The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff at Royal Columbian Hospital – Cardiac Surgery Intensive Care Unit (CSICU), for the gentle care given to our mother.

Viewing and visitation will be held on Sunday, December 20, 2015 from 6pm to 10pm at Valley View Funeral Home – 14660 72nd Avenue, Surrey, B.C. Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, December 21, 2015, 11:30am at Saint Bernadette Parish – 6543 132nd Street, Surrey, B.C followed by the Interment at the Gardens of Gethsemani – 15800 32nd Street, Surrey, B.C.

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BERRY: Arlene of Abbotsford Formerly of Hillsborough

Posted by on February 21, 2018

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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Arlene Berry on January 23, 2018 in Abbotsford, BC. After a lengthy illness, she passed away peacefully with her loving and devoted husband Al by her side.

Arlene (Hunter) Berry was born April 28, 1941 in Alberta, the daughter of the late Theodore (Ted) and Sarah Hunter. She was raised on their family farm near Edwell, Alberta and always loved sharing stories of life on the farm. Arlene always had a smile for everyone and loved a good game and a good laugh. She was very proud of her many years spent working for the Hudson Bay Company at several locations. Over the years, Arlene lived in many places throughout Alberta and BC , but most of all she treasured her memories of time spent at their winter home in Arizona, where she will be missed by many friends. She was also active in the First Baptist Church of Sun Lakes in Sun Lakes, AZ, and Northview Community Church in Abbotsford, BC.

Arlene was known for her positive attitude, her independence and her willingness to lend a hand. Arlene loved her Edmonton Oilers and was able to be there for many of their biggest moments in the 80’s, and her fiery passion showed most when her team was playing. Arlene loved music and loved to sing and in her last years it was the music that gave us the ability to connect with her. She maintained a happiness that shone through her entire illness.

She will be deeply missed by her devoted husband of 36 years, Albert (Al) W. Berry who provided such amazing care for her through her final years. She leaves behind a beloved daughter Valerie (Johanson) Lester (Ed) of Red Deer, AB. She loved her five grandchildren dearly and will be missed by Tyler and Sara Lester of Red Deer, AB, as well as Ryan, Jared and William Berry of Hillsborough, NB. She also will be deeply missed by her stepchildren, Kevin Berry (Brenda) of Hillsborough, NB and Kenda Berry (Eric Lavoie) of Saint-Édouard-de-Kent, NB, as well as her sister Loretta (Bunny) Burling (Wayne) of Okotoks, AB, and many special nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her first husband, Charles (Chuck) Johanson.

There will be no visiting hours or funeral, but celebrations of life will take place with family and friends at later dates. For those who choose to make a memorial in Arlene’s memory, donations to the Alzheimer’s Society of BC would be greatly appreciated.

The family would like to say a special thank you to the staff and residents at MSA Manor and several special friends for the care given to Arlene (and to Al). The support and kindness shown was greatly appreciated and will never be forgotten.

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JARROLD: Thomas Ralph of Vancouver Formerly of Edmonton AB

Posted by on February 21, 2018

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Tom Left his body on 29 January 2018 after a bout of cancer. His service will be at the Church of Scientology, 401 West Hastings, Vancouver BC on 11 February 2018, at noon.

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CLARKE: Deborah (Debbie) of Langley Formerly of Surrey

Posted by on February 21, 2018

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Debbie Clarke, 64, of Langley, BC passed away at Langley Memorial Hospital on February 14th, 2018. Born March 29th, 1953 in Selkirk, Manitoba, she moved to Long Pond, Newfoundland with her family in 1966. In 1971 she graduated from Queen Elizabeth Regional in Fox Trap, Newfoundland. She then moved with her family to Amherst, Nova Scotia in 1973, where her daughter was born in 1976. Shortly after the birth of her daughter, she moved to Surrey, BC, where her son was later born in 1991. Debbie was preceded in death by her parents, mother Evelyn, father Kenneth, and step-mother Dorothy. She is survived by her step-father George, daughter Teresa (Jeff), son Michael (Bracken), sisters Gwen, Georgina (Terry), Laureen, Rhonda (Jeremy), brother Kenny (Trina), granddaughters Cassandra and Kiera, and by nieces Amanda and Crystal, Hannah, Maddie, Emma, Jenna and nephews Landen and Brody. She enjoyed crafts, bingo, puzzles, and playing games on Facebook and was a huge Canucks fan. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Willoughby Hall, 20809 83rd Ave, Langley BC March 24th at 2 pm. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association.

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HUTCHINSON: Susan Patricia of Vancouver

Posted by on February 21, 2018

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Susan Patricia Hutchinson, 62 (known by her family as ZaZa) of Vancouver, BC, passed away on January 4, 2018 in Vancouver.

Funeral service will be held at St. Phillip’s Anglican Church, 3737 West 27th Avenue (at Dunbar) on January 27th at 1:00 pm with Bishop Barbara Andrews officiating.

Susan was born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan on May 15, 1955.

She attended Trinity College in Toronto and was ordained as an Anglican Priest, touching many lives through her work serving the Church’s communities in Quebec and BC. She was a trailblazer for women’s issues and advocacy her entire life.

Susan held several executive positions within the Liberal Party of Canada and was very active on multiple election and leadership campaigns, locally and across the country.

She was a Fierce Feminist, Avid Bookworm, “Royals” Fan, Seamstress Extraordinaire (a key member of costuming for Vancouver Pride), and a Loyal Colleague and Friend! Always a ray of sunshine, with her wit and charm and storytelling, forever giving of her time, compassion and strength to others.

Susan is preceded in death by her parents, Lt. Col. W.E.J. (Bill) Hutchinson, Kathleen Mary Hutchinson (nee Hunter) and will be remembered by her Brother, William Hutchinson, Sister, Barbara Allyn Hutchinson, Nephews and Nieces Hayley McCoy, Joshua Hutchinson, Madison Trusolino, Kate Hutchinson and Declan Hutchinson.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Vokra (www.orphankittenrescue.com) or the Judy LaMarsh Fund (https://bcwlc.liberal.ca/judy-lamarsh-fund/).

The family wishes to extend their gratitude to all of Susan’s wonderful friends.

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MacMillan; Joan of Flesherton resting at Fawcett Funeral Cremation Reception, Flesherton

Posted by on February 11, 2018

MacMillan; Joan Marilyn

Peacefully at home surrounded by family on Thursday, February 8, 2018 of Flesherton in her 81st year. Beloved wife of Ron for over 60 years. Loving mother of Mike(Leonora Langner) of Berkeley, Marilyn(Glen) Delaat of Flesherton, Scott(Marjore) of Markdale and Colin(Sarah) of Flesherton. Outstanding Gram to Bill(Maki), Lindsay(Chris) Ferrie, Jacquie(Marty Barr), Stephanie(Scott) Wilkinson, Whitney(Travis) Hutchinson, Brett, Paige, Nolan and Nathan. Great Gram to 12 with one more on the way. Predeceased by infant son.

Joan was always known as a loving and kind person in the community, having served as a volunteer for many years with different organizations including Flesherton Minor Hockey and St.John’s United Church. She could often be found walking about town running errands and catching up with everyone she passed. As an endless supporter of Flesherton minor sports, Joan loved reading about every goal and accomplishment made by the young athletes. Most of all, she loved taking care of her family and spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Joan will be greatly missed by many friends, church family, and the community.

The family will receive friends at Fawcett Funeral Cremation Reception on Wednesday, February 14 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm with a service from the chapel on Thursday at 11am. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Lung Association or Flesherton Minor Hockey would be greatly appreciated. Online condolences and donations can be made at www.fawcettfuneralhome.ca 519-924-2810

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GLENN, Marjory of Sarnia

Posted by on February 5, 2018

 

GLENN, MARJORY – At St. Joseph’s Hospice on Sunday, February 4, 2018, Marjory Bertha (Campbell) Glenn, age 96 of Sarnia passed away peacefully with her family by her side. She was the loving wife of the late Ross Logie Glenn (1999) and dear mother of Sandra Stuchberry (Fred), David Glenn (Janet) and Kathryn Glenn. She was the loving grandmother of Mary Clemens (David), Jeff Stuchberry (Angie), Paul Stuchberry (Rachel), Jennifer Mackey (Robert), Brenda Lea (Tim) and Julie Sousa (Steven) and great-grandmother of Tavis, Rachel, Gabriela, Emily, Megan, Sarah, Kate, Violet, Nicholas and Spencer. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Marjory was predeceased by her parents, four sisters and a brother. She was a special friend to many people. Marjory was born in Ridgetown in 1921 and was a resident of Sarnia since 1941. She was a member of Paterson Memorial Presbyterian Church and the ESSO Annuitants Association. Cremation has taken place and a private family memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial donations made in memory of Marjory to the Kidney Foundation, Cystic Fibrosis or St. Joseph’s Hospice would be appreciated by the family. The arrangements have been entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia). Messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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PATRIQUIN: Mrs. Doris (née Larson), of St. Marys, Ontario, formerly of St. Thomas

Posted by on January 29, 2018

PATRIQUIN, Mrs. Doris (née Larson), of St. Marys, ON, formerly of St. Thomas, passed away at her residence, Kingsway Lodge on Sunday, January 28, 2018, in her 92nd year.  Beloved wife of Keith D. Patriquin.  Dearly loved mother of Correne Dubois (Michael) of St. Marys, Kenneth Johnson (Tracy) of Nanaimo, BC, Leslie Naritelli (Larry) of Carlsbad, CA, Karen Pashko (Phil) of Tarzana, CA, and Vicki Fox (Jim) of Orange, CA.  Also fondly remembered by a number of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  The last surviving member of her own immediate family, Doris was predeceased by three sisters, Effie Dunlop, Grace Olofson, and Joyce Kaplar, and by three brothers, Clifton, Donald, and Eldon Larson.  Born in Kinistino, SK, December 9, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Alfred and Delia (née Breimon) Larson.  Doris came to St. Thomas from Kinistino, SK in the late 1950’s, and to St. Marys, ON four years ago.  She was a member of the Evangelical Missionary Church, St. Thomas.  The funeral and committal service will be held at the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Thursday, February 1st at 11:00 a.m.  Interment will be made privately in Elmdale Memorial Park.  Memorial donations to the charity of one’s choice will be gratefully acknowledged.

Online condolences graciously accepted at www.siftonfuneralhome.com

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HUTCHINSON, Susan Patricia

Posted by on January 29, 2018

Susan Patricia Hutchinson, 62 (known by her family as ZaZa) of Vancouver, BC, passed away on January 4, 2018 in Vancouver.

Funeral service will be held at St. Phillip’s Anglican Church, 3737 West 27th Avenue (at Dunbar) on January 27th at 1:00 pm with Bishop Barbara Andrews officiating.

Susan was born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan on May 15, 1955.

She attended Trinity College in Toronto and was ordained as an Anglican Priest, touching many lives through her work serving the Church’s communities in Quebec and BC. She was a trailblazer for women’s issues and advocacy her entire life.

Susan held several executive positions within the Liberal Party of Canada and was very active on multiple election and leadership campaigns, locally and across the country.

She was a Fierce Feminist, Avid Bookworm, “Royals” Fan, Seamstress Extraordinaire (a key member of costuming for Vancouver Pride), and a Loyal Colleague and Friend! Always a ray of sunshine, with her wit and charm and storytelling, forever giving of her time, compassion and strength to others.

Susan is preceded in death by her parents, Lt. Col. W.E.J. (Bill) Hutchinson, Kathleen Mary Hutchinson (nee Hunter) and will be remembered by her Brother, William Hutchinson, Sister, Barbara Allyn Hutchinson, Nephews and Nieces Hayley McCoy, Joshua Hutchinson, Madison Trusolino, Kate Hutchinson and Declan Hutchinson.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Vokra (www.orphankittenrescue.com) or the Judy LaMarsh Fund (https://bcwlc.liberal.ca/judy-lamarsh-fund/).

The family wishes to extend their gratitude to all of Susan’s wonderful friends.

 

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SAYERS, Leona of Sarnia

Posted by on January 29, 2018

SAYERS, LEONA – At Vision Nursing Home on Sunday, January 28, 2018, Anna “Leona” (Stonehouse) Sayers, age 88 of Sarnia passed away. She was the loving wife of the late George Rayburn Sayers and dear mother of Donald Sayers and loving grandmother of Brittany Sayers. She was predeceased by her parents John and Margaret (O’Neil) Stonehouse and her son Peter. Leona was born and raised in Sarnia and was a member of Dunlop United Church. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Friday, February 2nd, 2018 at 1:30 pm. Visitation will begin an hour prior to the service on Friday at 12:30 pm. Private interment will be held at Lakeview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations made in memory of Leona to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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DEASE, Donald of Sarnia

Posted by on January 23, 2018

DEASE, DONALD – With sadness the family announces the passing of Donald Richard Dease, age 81 of Sarnia, at Bluewater Health on Monday, January 22nd, 2018, peacefully surrounded by his dear family. He was the husband of Nancy (Taylor) Dease, loving father of Karen Dease-Boden, Marc (Karen) and Kristi Dease-Waluchow (Bob) and loving grandpa of Carleigh (Andrew) Bain, Craig (Kailey), Brock (Lisa Campanale), Ian, Ryan, Danielle (Josh Randall) and Kaitlyn (Josh Pastorius) and great granddaughter Emmy Bain. He was the brother of Peachy (Sandy) McGeachy, and Bev Mann and Brother-in-law Carol Chambers-DeGraff (Peter), Murray. Predeceased by his parents Clarence and Bessie, his son Bruce (1958), sister Carol, brothers in law John Mann, John Moser, Fred Chambers, Peter Dicks, Jim Taylor and great nephew Liam McGeachy. He was a gifted artist who spent hours working on his bird carvings, wood burnings and scratchboards, while listening to music and oldtime radio shows in his shed. Don enjoyed watching old movies with his family, working out at Ironworks Gym, and hanging out at the mall with longtime friends, Arn, Rich and Glen. He was a lifelong member of Canon Davis Memorial Church and 3C Carvers. Don founded in 1971, then retired from Art & Letters Signs in 2001. Friends will be received on Thursday, January 25 from 7:00-9:00PM at D.J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 102 N. Victoria St. A memorial service will take place Friday, January 26 at 11:00AM at Canon Davis Memorial Church, 380 Maxwell St. Sarnia with visitation at 10:00AM before the service. Cremation has taken place and internment will be held at Lakeview Cemetery at a later date. A special thanks to Dr. Haddad, and ICU nurses, Laura, Julie, Jaime, Georgia and Nicole whose tender loving care during his final days were a comfort to us all. Memorial donations made in memory of Don made to Canon Davis Memorial Church, Bluewater Health, or Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre. Messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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BAUMANN, Ed of Sarnia

Posted by on January 23, 2018

BAUMANN, EDWARD – The family sadly announces that Edward “Ed” Frank Baumann, age 56 of Sarnia passed away on January, 20th, 2018. He was the dear spouse of Lori Baron and loving father of Bryttney Baumann (Steve Teft) and granddaughter on the way Violet Eden Teft, brother of Richard and uncle of Danielle. Ed was predeceased by his parents Frank and Kathleen and little brother Freddy. Born in Kapuskasing, Ed was a proud member of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Union, Local #663. He loved his boating, water skiing, flying, his corvette and motorcycle. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Friday, January 26th, 2018 at 2:00 pm. Visitation will be on Friday and begins at 12:30 pm until the service begins at 2:00 pm. Memorial donations made in memory of Ed to the Canadian Mental Health Association would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre. Messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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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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BAKER, Janice Marlene (Hamilton) of Grand Bend formerly of Hensall, age 78

Posted by on January 13, 2018

BAKER: After a courageous battle, peacefully, at London Health Sciences Centre – University Hospital, surrounded by her children, on Friday, January 12, 2018, Janice Marlene (Hamilton) Baker of Grand Bend, formerly of Hensall, passed away 2 weeks before her 79th birthday.  Beloved wife of the late John Baker (2009).  Devoted and loving mother of Brad and Lori Baker, Bryan Baker and the late Sandra Melady (2016), Becky and Brian Mercer, all of Exeter.  Very special grandma of Jenalyn and Matt Ignor, Marley Baker, Jonathon Baker, Jarrett Baker, Bryanne Baker, Carly Mercer and Reid Oliver, Cayley Mercer and Cullen Mercer.  Proud great-grandma of Luxe and Laken Ignor.  Dear sister-in-law of Gladys McGregor, Greta Baker, Irene Tyndall, Bill and Marg Baker, Betty Grenier, Bill Brown and Wanda Wilson.  Fondly remembered by Sandra’s children Liam, Hope, Connor and Faith Melady, and her many nieces, nephews and their families.  Predeceased by parents Andrew and Gertrude (Francis) Hamilton.  The family wishes to thank the nurses, residents and doctors at University Hospital I.C.U. for their exceptional care and compassionate support provided.  At Janice’s request cremation has taken place.   Visitation at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, Tuesday, January 16, 2018 from 4 to 8 p.m., where the Memorial Service will be on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 11 a.m.  The Rev. Dr. Kate Crawford Officiating.  Private family interment Exeter Cemetery.   Janice was an active member of the Huron Shores United Church, Grand Bend, the Red Hat Society, the Huron Country Playhouse Guild and the Women’s Probus Club.  If desired, memorial donations to the S.H.H.F. – Jessica’s House or Huron Shores United Church would be appreciated. Condolences at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.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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Murray, Frances Beatty of Sarnia

Posted by on January 11, 2018

Frances Beatty Murray passed away peacefully on Monday January 8, 2018 at Sumac Lodge in Sarnia at the age of 98. She was the dear wife of the late John David “Bunt “Murray, beloved mother of  John “JD” Murray and of Ann Ino, husband Alan and loving grandmother of Chris Hartford, Melissa Hartford and Robert Ino. “Gee” as she was affectionately known, was a lifelong residence of Sarnia and was a committed volunteer in her community. She was an active member of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church and the woman’s organization I.O.D.E. Gee was loved for her sweet easy going disposition, and quick laugh. In addition, she was well regarded for her amazing cooking and baking skills. Over the years, family and friends alike enjoyed Gee’s homemade bread, homemade pies and memorable Sunday roast beef dinners. My brother and I would like to thank the staff at Sumac Lodge for their wonderful care of our mother over these last years. A memorial service will be held at D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia, ON, N7T 5W9 on February 8th, 2018 at 12:00 noon. A luncheon reception will follow. In lieu of flowers, charitable donations can be made to the charity of choice at www.canadahelps.org.

All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful:
The Lord God made them all.

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GRIFFIN: Ray of Surrey, BC Formerly of Vancouver,BC

Posted by on January 3, 2018

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It is with tremendous sadness in our hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved Father, Son, Husband, and Friend, Raymond Michael Griffin. He is survived by his wife Kristine, daughters Victoria, Natalie, Danica, and baby on the way as well as his Mother Muriel, Father John, sister Theresa and many other extended family. Ray deeply loves his family and friends, and will be remembered as a kind and big hearted family man who was loved by all. Ray we love you and will never forget you. Until we meet again.

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MCKEACHIE: James Gilmour of Vancouver

Posted by on January 3, 2018

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James Gilmour McKeachie
June 21, 1924 – December 15, 2017

Jim died in West Vancouver, leaving his wife of 69 years, Joyce; predeceased by his son, Gregory James (1951-1972), survived by his son Morley (Shelley) and grandsons Ian & Ross McKeachie; daughter Velma and grand-daughters Jypsy Bolte, Ruby Bellchambers, and Mikayla McKeachie; daughter Barbara and grandsons Jason Adams & Hunter Austad; great-grandchildren Amber and Evan Adams; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins in Canada, Scotland, England, U.S.A., and Australia.

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POOLEY: Stephen Matthew "Steve" of Vancouver, BC Formerly of Pointe Claire, Quebec

Posted by on January 3, 2018

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Stephen “Steve” Matthew Pooley. August 16th, 1953 – January 1st, 2018

With great sadness, we announce the passing of Stephen Matthew Pooley, who died on January 1st, 2018, at St. Michael’s Hospice after a lengthy illness. Steve is survived by his much-loved daughter, Erin, son, Mathew, grandchildren, Asha and Everett, and wife, Joanne. Steve was a wonderful artist and sign painter, and, in his last few years, he enjoyed painting representations of landmark signs around Vancouver. His decades-long career in the movie industry was a source of great pleasure for Steve, and he made many dear friends in the industry. Steve had a particular talent for friendship–some of his closest friends were from his childhood and teenage years. John Daly–a friend from their days at Eric Hamber high school–was by his side every day in his last several weeks. Steve is also survived by his parents, Don and Kate Pooley, and his five siblings, Johnny, Tony (Charmaine), Elizabeth (Paul), Sheila (James), and Mark, as well as many nieces and nephews. A private celebration of Steve’s life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Steve’s memory to St. Michael’s Hospice, Burnaby.

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BROWN: Donald Charles of North Delta

Posted by on December 15, 2017

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DONALD CHARLES BROWN
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a wonderful Husband, Father, Grandfather and Friend; Donald Charles Brown. He slipped away peacefully at the Irene Thomas Hospice on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 in a room filled with love surrounded by close family and friends, finally to rest.
Don is survived by his greatest love in life, his best friend and wife of 49 years, Susan (nee) Tillett. Inseparable. Together Don and Sue would build a house into a home and fill it with fond memories shared with their children and grandchildren. Always staying true to the vows they spoke on their wedding day, for richer or poorer, in sickness and in health, forever and ever…
Don is pre-deceased by his mother, Blanche (nee) Harris, survived by his three children, Tammy, Jason (Teresa), Christopher (Jennifer), his five grandchildren; Austin, Taebyn, Andrew, Braeden, Aleks, his father Cliff, stepmother Jean and sisters Bonnie and Donna (Bill).
Don loved great music, gatherings with family and time away to relax in Birch Bay. Together with Sue they also shared many wonderful memories in Bucerias, Mexico with longtime friends Ellen and Wayne Bortolussi. His one great passion in life was cars. A life-long collector and admirer, Don was a proud and active member of the Early Ford V8 club. It was the great friendships he forged here over the course of his retirement that would inspire him to finish restoring his 34’ Ford Coupe. With special thanks to the Early Ford V8 Club and dedication of Cliff Haller, that dream will soon become reality.
The absence of his warmth, his kind smile and infectious laugh has already left a tremendous void in our lives. Please join us to celebrate Don’s life on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Ocean View Funeral Home at 4000 Imperial Street, Burnaby. A reception will follow the service at the family home in North Delta.
The family would like to extend a special thank-you to Dr. Lyly Lee of the Surrey Cancer Agency and the very special staff and volunteers at the Irene Thomas Hospice. In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to the Irene Thomas Hospice in Ladner. The care and compassion they showed will not be forgotten.

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POOK: Victoria of Agassiz

Posted by on December 15, 2017

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Victoria passed away peacefully in her sleep.
Will be missed by all who loved and respected her.

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NG: Michael of Vancouver

Posted by on December 15, 2017

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Ng, Michael October 29, 1961 – December 6, 2017

With tremendous sadness we announce the passing of Michael, a wonderful husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend. Michael quietly passed away after a short strong battle with cancer at the age of 56.  He will be greatly missed by his loving wife Bev and daughters Stephanie and Sarah.
Michael is also survived by his mother Linda So Kam; sister Judy (Mathew); in-laws Bill & Jean; niece Madeline; nephews Tyler, Trevor & Austin; brother in-law Gerald, sister in-laws Sandra, Tracey (Bill) & Cindy as well as uncles, aunts, cousins and many life long friends.  He was predeceased by his father Wing Chow and his brother Gary. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Richard Chan and the nurses of Royal Columbian Hospital’s Neurological 4 North for their compassion and extended care.  Michael grew up in East Vancouver and graduated from Britannia Secondary. He married and raised his family, staying in the culturally rich east side of Vancouver.  After stint in the tourism industry he pursued a career in the home centre business. His first job was at Thunderbird and for the last 20 years at Home Depot.  All those who knew Michael shared his gregarious nature and though we mourn his passing, Michael would want us to celebrate his life. We invite you to celebrate his life with us by sharing stories, memories and to cheer for the Seahawks & Canucks. Glenhaven Memorial Chapel – 1835 E. Hastings, Vancouver, B.C. Viewing Monday December 18th, 2017 7:00-9:00PM – Service – Tuesday December 19, 2017 12:00PM Burial to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park – 3789 Royal Oak Ave., Burnaby, B.C.  In lieu of flowers please donate to one of the charities below in memory of Michaels’s passions; his love of sports, children & reading. http://www.kidsportcanada.ca/ or http://www.raiseareader/
Celebration of Life Dinner – Come Along Seafood Restaurant 2550 Kingsway, Vancouver 4:00PM.

 

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SIMMONS: LISLE of CHRIST CHURCH, BARBADOS Formerly of WINNIPEG, BRANDON, PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE

Posted by on December 7, 2017

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LISLE HUTSON SIMMONS
April 10, 1927 – November 19, 2017

With great sadness we announce the passing of our dear husband, companion, father, grandfather, great grandfather, great great grandfather, uncle, brother-in-law, cousin and friend, Lisle Hutson Simmons.
Lisle was predeceased by his parents, Eunice and Merton Simmons; siblings Grantley (Doreen) and Corrine; and his granddaughter, Christina Simmons. He will be missed by his wife of 66 years, Joyce Simmons (née Watson) and their five children, Anderson (Joanne), Jean (Gregory), Antoinette (Richard), Judy (Rick) and Deborah (Geraint), all of Canada. He is also survived by his sons Eon (USA) and Tony (Barbados) and daughters, Gloria (Barbados), Anne (Canada) and Christina (Canada), daughter of his companion, Sanjean Pilgrim (Barbados).
He is also survived by ten grandchildren, Anthony (Jackie), Renee, Shelley (John), Natasha, Jeremy, Michelle, Danielle, Shana, Chad, Tosan and Tmiesan; four great grandchildren, Keenan, Brittany (Erin), Jordan, Teshawn and Tedra; and a great great grandson, Evander; as well as a niece, nephews and cousins, including Margaret Jordan, Kingsley Simmons and Carl Pilgrim, all of Great Britain; Enfield Forde, the Jones, Byron and Pilgrim families, all of Barbados. In Barbados he is also missed by friends Joan and Douglas Watson, Joslyn Browne, Cuthbert Belgrave, Earl Browne, MacCartney Welch, Vernon Mitchell, the Gill and Nurse families and the members of the Vauxhall community. The family would like to thank the health care providers in Canada and Barbados for their support and care over the years.
In Barbados Lisle was the first born of seven children. He moved to Canada in 1967 after serving as a police officer in Barbados. He completed a degree in social work and was employed as a rehabilitation counsellor by the Government of Manitoba. He loved life and thought greatly of Canada and Barbados. He was a very sociable and articulate man who also served as a justice of the peace. He believed in himself and others and supported educational and social causes for people who needed help in their communities.
A funeral service will be held at Christ Church Parish Church, Barbados, November 29th, 2017 at 2:30 pm with refreshments to follow. Family and friends may sign a book of condolence at the Church.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made through the Winnipeg Foundation, to the Barbados Association of Winnipeg Scholarship Fund, or to a charity of your choice.
Belmont Funeral Home
Belmont Road, St. Michael,
Barbados BB 11116
Tel: (246) 429-3343 (246) 429-2659. Fax: (246) 429-2532.
Email: belmont@caribsurf.com
After hours: (246) 231-9954

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