LAWRENCE: William C. “Bill”, of St. Thomas, Ontario

Posted by on April 12, 2018

LAWRENCE, William C. “Bill”, of St. Thomas, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, in his 84th year.  Beloved husband for over 60 years to Lorraine (née Lacroix) Lawrence.  Dearly loved father of Chris Lawrence (Sharon), and John Lawrence, and cherished grandfather of Will Lawrence (Tami Ansems), and Catherine Lawrence (Jeff Laidlaw), all of St. Thomas.  He was the proud great grandfather of Cora and Alexis Lawrence.  Dear brother of Claribel “Sue” Rowe of St. Thomas, Myrtle Zylstra of Delta, BC, Gus C. Lawrence of Cambridge, late Jean Parkins, late Shirley Bradley, and the late Helen Mathewson.  Also fondly remembered by many in-laws, nieces and nephews.  Born in St. Thomas, January 20, 1935, he was the son of the late William H. and Pearl (née Dennis) Lawrence.  Bill was a retired CNR trainman.  He was the last surviving founding member (1966), a Past President, and a life member of the Centennial Sports Club, St. Thomas.  Bill was a charter member of the Elgin County Railway Museum.  In his younger years, he was active in baseball and fastball.  In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place, and there will be no public visitation or funeral service.  Private interment of Bill’s cremated remains will be made in Union Cemetery.  Memorial donations to the Centennial Sports Club (to be used to support local sports), the Elgin County Railway Museum, or the charity of one’s choice will be gratefully acknowledged.  Arrangements entrusted to the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas, ON (519-631-1160).

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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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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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BECKER: Glen George Guy of Langley, BC Formerly of Kelowna, BC

Posted by on April 5, 2018

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In Memory of Glen George Guy Becker

December 16, 1962 to March 19, 2018

It is with great sadness that the family of Glen Becker announce his passing after a brave battle with cancer at the age of 55 years on March 19th, 2018. Glen will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Le Du Mach, and her children Victor and Vivian, as well as his mother, Julie Tipton, his father, Roy Becker, and siblings Christine (Paul) Berteig, Shawn Becker, Genie (Tim) DePlonty, and Kristi Meddins. Glen will also be fondly remembered by his nephews and nieces Joelle (Andrew), Shawn, Jesse-Lyn, Aubrielle (Jonathan), Jayden, Terin, and Kurtis, great nieces and nephews Raine, Forest, Layla, and Hawksley, as well as his extended family and friends.

A celebration of Glen’s life will be held Monday, April 9th at 4:30 pm at Newland’s Bar & Grill, 21025 48th Ave. Langley, B.C. located at the Newland’s Golf and Country Club. If you wish to attend, please confirm by emailing pcberteig@gmail.com, as space is limited. Internment will follow at a later date with a private family ceremony at Ocean View Funeral Home and Burial Park in Vancouver, B.C.

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STEWART: Eileene (née Butterwick), of St. Thomas, Ontario.

Posted by on March 20, 2018

STEWART, Eileene (née Butterwick), of St. Thomas, passed away at Caressant Care on Bonnie Place on Tuesday, March 20, 2018, in her 90th year.  She was the beloved wife of the late William G. “Bill” Stewart (1997).  Eileene is survived by her sons, Stanley of Vancouver, BC, and Stephen of Cambridge, ON, as well as many nieces and nephews.  She was the last surviving member of her own immediate family, having been predeceased by a sister, Ruby Roberts, and three brothers, Mac, Gilbert, and Archie Butterwick.  Born in (South) Yarmouth Twp., ON, November 27, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Carloss and Pearl (née Smith) Butterwick.  Eileene lived her life in Sparta and area, and St. Thomas.  She was a former member of Grace United Church, St. Thomas.  A former avid field naturalist, Eileene was a charter member (1950) and a past secretary of the St. Thomas Field Naturalists Club.  A member of the McIlwraith Field Naturalists of London, Eileene, along with her husband Bill, received its highest recognition, the W.E. Saunders Award in 1996.  She was a charter member of the Elgin Hiking Trail, a member of the Hall of Fame of the Kettle Creek Conservation Authority, and a former member of the Bruce Trail Association of Ontario, the Federation of Ontario Naturalists, and the Field Biologists of Ontario.  Eileene was also a member of the Aylmer & District Museum, a supporting member of the Southern Ontario Locomotive Restoration Society, a former member of the Norfolk Historical Society, Simcoe, and served on the Board of Directors of the former Thomas Williams Home, St. Thomas.  In keeping with her wishes, there will be no public visitation or funeral service.  Private interment will be made in Union Cemetery.  Memorial donations to 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).

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FIDRMUS: KAREL of RICHMOND, BC Formerly of PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC

Posted by on March 13, 2018

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KAREL FIDRMUS – June 7th, 1946 to February 10, 2018 (photo Tim Horton’s May 5, 2017)
It is with great sadness to announce the loss of our brother and friend Karel Fidrmus who passed away at his home in Richmond, B.C. on Sunday, February 11th 2018. Karel had been ill for several years. Karel was born in Prague, Czechoslovakia, which is now the Czech Republic on June 7th, 1946. Karel was a kind, authentic, fun guy and had a great sense of humor. He loved his soccer and watched all the world matches. In his home city of Prague, Czechoslovakia he was known to be a great soccer player himself. He called his business PINSTAR and sold soccer pins.
Karel worked as a millwright up North at Granduc, Canex Placer, Cassiar Asbestos Mine, Cyprus Anvil Mines and worked on the Revelstoke Dam. A special note: Karel put his life in danger to save two fellow workers on two separate occasions while working up North. He was very popular with his fellow employees. He also worked as a millwright at Crown Paper in Richmond but due to illness retired early but he often met his work buddies for coffee from Crown Paper.
Karel was known to be an excellent chess player. He loved to play cribbage with his buddies at work and played cards with many of his friends. He often met up with his coffee buddies from work and his group of friends from Czechoslovakia. He is survived by his two sisters, Elisabeth Ruppenthal and Jitka Miskovska, their children and families in Munich and Prague. We will miss him. He is now free of illness and playing chess and soccer in heaven. Karel’ s CELEBRATION OF LIFE will be announced or you can contact Karen at 604-544-1660 or famouscanvas@hotmail.com.

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ROBERTSON: Mona of White Rock, BC Formerly of Surrey and Kelowna, BC

Posted by on March 6, 2018

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Mona Robertson, 93, of White Rock, BC, formerly of Surrey and Kelowna BC, died peacefully on February 16, 2018.

Born December 1, 1923 in Vernon, BC, she was the daughter of the late Morris and Albertine Quebec (Martell).

Mona joins her late husband and love of her life, Donald Wright Robertson. Mona and Major Robertson (RCAF) met while attending the University of British Columbia (UBC). They began their romance by meeting under the Birk’s Clock in downtown Vancouver towards the end of the Second World War. Not only did she graduate with a B.A. from UBC, in later life, she completed a second Bachelor’s degree from Simon Fraser University and attended Okanagan College’s Fine Arts Program.

Mona is survived by her three daughters, Andree Laval (Robert), Laura Robertson Peacock (William) and Robin Robertson (Scott); four grandchildren Grace Laval (Rick), Sarah Robertson (Chris), Katherine Peacock and David Peacock; and, two great grandchildren, Julianna and Alison.

Our mother was an artist. She was an amazing seamstress, creating all our school clothing, upholstering our furniture and creating beautiful Vogue pattern fashions. She adored painting, drawing, sculpting, and many other artistic media. Mom was very musically inclined, singing with the UBC band during the 1940’s and played piano for her entire life. She also was a dancer, and in later years, took pleasure embarrassing her daughter(s) dancing down the shopping isles to the canned music during the weekly grocery shopping trip.

We wish to thank all of the staff at Weatherby 1 Residential Care (Peace Arch Hospital) for their amazing care of our mother during her battle with Alzheimer’s disease. A private family memorial is planned. Those wishing may make memorial donations to the Canadian Mental Health Association https://cmha.bc.ca/get-involved/donate/ .

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PRANCE: Ronald J. N. “Ron”, of St. Thomas, Ontario

Posted by on March 5, 2018

PRANCE, Ronald J. N. “Ron”, of St. Thomas, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital, surrounded by his loving family, on Saturday, March 3, 2018, in his 76th year.  Beloved husband of the late Luanne (née Price) Prance (2015).  Dearly loved father of Sandra Prance (Dale Thomson) of Surrey, BC, Steven Prance (Jennifer) of St. Thomas, and Kristine Cunningham (Jeff Parker) of Iona Station.  Cherished grandfather of Brad (Sharan), Jacob, Zack, Nick, Cody, Dawson, and Tanner.  Dear brother of Hazel Sims (Mark) of St. Thomas, and the late John Prance (Judy of St. Thomas). Also fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, cousins, and his best friend, Frank Davey (Judy).  Born in London, ON, December 17, 1942, he was the son of the late Norman and Margaret (née Jackson) Prance.  Ron was a retired employee of Ford Motor Company of Canada’s St. Thomas Assembly Plant.  He was an active long-time member of Central United Church, St. Thomas. A member of the A.V.S.S. Alumni, Ron was active on the 90th Anniversary Reunion Committee.  He was an avid golfer, and enjoyed woodworking and spending time with family and friends.  Ron took great satisfaction in helping others.  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 Thursday evening, March 8th from 7:00-9:00 p.m.  A service to celebrate Ron’s life will be held at Central United Church, 135 Wellington St., St. Thomas on Friday, March 9th  at 11:00 a.m.  The interment of his cremated remains will be made privately in Elmdale Memorial Park. Flowers respectfully declined.  Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of one’s choice will be gratefully acknowledged.

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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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