Kent: Dorothy Jean (DJ) of North Vancouver Formerly of Victoria BC, Lunenburg NS, Bathurst NB, Amherst NS

Posted by on July 30, 2017

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Kent, Dorothy Jean (DJ)
DJ was the daughter of the late Harold Frederick Tennant and Isabel Sutherland Tennant. Born in Amherst NS, December 10, 1924, she relocated to Bathurst NB following her marriage to William (Bill) C. Kent DFC in 1949. In 1972 they moved to Lunenburg NS, to Victoria BC in 1984 and in 2016 DJ moved to North Vancouver BC. Sadly, DJ passed away peacefully at the age of 92 at Lynn Valley Care Centre on June 11, 2017 with her three children by her side. Predeceased by her husband Bill in 2006, DJ is survived by daughters Isabel (Craig), Anne and Jean (Mark), grandchildren Marjorie, Eleanor (Andrew), William, Matthew (Skanda), Edward and Quinn, great grandchildren Philip and Alice, niece Barbara and nephew Kent along with numerous cousins and friends. As a youngster, DJ spent many summers at the family cottage at Black Point NS surrounded by her many cousins and other relatives. After her father’s death when she was 15, these extended family networks became even more important to DJ and her mother. DJ attended Netherwood School in Rothesay NB and was a graduate of Mt. Allison University (BA – Hons English) and the Université de Bathurst (BEd). She worked briefly in the Education system and in Real Estate. DJ was extremely active with volunteering, entertaining, golf, curling, bridge, art and music. She was a lifelong learner with a passion for reading and stimulating conversation. An animal lover from her early childhood and influenced by her father’s passion for hunting and fishing, dogs continued to play a big role throughout her life. In winters Bill and DJ often travelled to Florida, Arizona and California and enjoyed many golfing holidays with Bill’s sister, Marnie and husband, Ray. A private celebration of DJ’s life will be held for immediate family on Saturday, June 17 in West Vancouver. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in DJ’s name to the Alzheimer Society of BC and Parkinson Canada. The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to her home care providers in Victoria and to her staff at Lynn Valley Care Centre.

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DELONG: Paul, Alan of Caglary Formerly of Toronto

Posted by on May 31, 2017

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It is with profound sadness and loss that we announce the unexpected death of our nephew Paul Alan DeLong, of heart failure at age 59 in Calgary, AB on May 2nd, 2017.
He was a creative, entrepreneurial spirit dedicated to helping others and giving back to society. He gained early work experience in retail through the family business; Cavalier China and Gift Shops in Alberta. He also developed a passion and keen eye for photography which he pursued while living in Banff and Lake Louise. An avid Calgary Flames fan, he was well versed and knowledgeable about the game of hockey which he played and excelled at during his youth. When it came to politics, his wicked sense of humor was always evident whenever the topic arose. Alan, also known as Big Al was a long standing Computer Lab volunteer with The Salvation Army in Calgary and will be recalled by those whose lives he touched during his all too brief time on this earth. His gentle soul, positive nature and selflessness are remembered with love by his family and close friends.
As an expression of sympathy in memory of Paul Alan DeLong, memorial donations may be made to The Salvation Army, 420 9th Avenue SE Calgary, T2G 0R9. There will be no visitation or funeral service.

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NOEL: Matthew Gordon Alexander of Vancouver

Posted by on May 11, 2017

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Matthew Gordon Alexander Noel October 2, 1982 – April 18, 2017

It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Matthew Noel, son of Kingsley Noel (Betty) and Wendy Noel (nee Kenmuir), brother of Melissa (Jim) and Angela, grandson of Jocelyn Noel and the late Margot Kenmuir, nephew of Dyke (Wendy), Julian (Cathy), Chris, Duncan, Tim (Sandra), John (Alice) and his 9 cousins. Matt also had countless friends he kept in touch with. He was born, raised and lived his whole life in Vancouver. He went to Quilchena Elementary School, St. John’s High School, and completed his bachelor of economics at SFU in 2006. Matt become an investment advisor, working at firms including Scotia McLeod, BMO Nesbitt Burns, Macquarie Wealth and Wolverton Financial, and was successful in his career from an early age. He had recently left Wolverton to become an independent advisor, and was just getting started.

Matt was active and energetic, hiking the Grouse grind, running, and working out at the Arbutus Club (his second home). He loved going to Savary Island, Valdes Island and Whistler, where his family had cabins. Matt had a real sense of humor, energy, conviction and overall zest for life that we will forever admire and cherish. He was a beloved son and brother and a true friend to so many. We are thankful for having him in our lives, and will miss him dearly.

A celebration of Matt’s life will be held at the Arbutus Club on Saturday, May 6th from 2 – 5 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart Centre at St. Paul’s Hospital or Covenant House.

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LABINE: Theodore (Bryan) of Surrey

Posted by on April 26, 2017

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On Tuesday April 11, 2017 Bryan lost a long battle despite all efforts by the medical staff at Surrey Memorial Hospital. Born March 30, 1948 in Fort Coulonge, QC and spending the latter part of life in the West Coast. Joining his Mother Joan and Sister Brenda in Heaven. Sadly missed by all family and friends.

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RICHARDS: Rebecca Louise of Sidney BC

Posted by on April 26, 2017

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August 2, 1967- April 14, 2017
Rebecca (Becky) passed away suddenly in Sidney BC, in a drowning accident. Rebecca was born in England, and came to Canada with her parents while in elementary school. She grew up in Annapolis Valley NS, and was a competitive runner, eventually going on to win a gold medal in the marathon, at the World Military Games, in Biel Switzerland.
After high school, she attended Acadia University in Wolfville NS, then transferred to Saint Francis Xavier University NS, where she graduated two years later with a BSc Major Nutritional and Consumer Studies.
Upon graduation, she joined the Canadian Army and became a Logistics Officer, with postings to Gagetown NB, Greenwood NS, and Borden ON. She retired in 2007 and moved to Halifax NS.
She is survived by her spouse, Paul, daughter Elyse (Ontario), brother Harvey, and her mother, Sheila (both in Nova Scotia).

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LABINE: Theodore Joseph Bryan of Surrey

Posted by on April 26, 2017

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On Tuesday April 11, 2017 Bryan lost a long battle despite all efforts by the medical staff at Surrey Memorial Hospital. Born March 30, 1948 in Fort Coulonge, QC and spending the latter part of life in the West Coast. Joining his Mother Joan and Sister Brenda in Heaven. Sadly missed by all family and friends.

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Cummins, Rosemary of Sarnia

 

Rosemary Cummins born 1951 in Birkenhead, England passed away peacefully on Friday April 21 at Bluewater Health Hospital in Sarnia, Ontario after a courageous battle with cancer. 

Rosemary the daughter of Tom Curwen and the late Barbara Curwen was the adoring Mum to Deborah, Courtney, Sean and daughter-in-law Cora. 

Rosemary was the doting Nana to her grandchildren Kale and Nico and ‘fur mum’ to Charlotte and Sophie. 

She was the loving sister to Tom, Ada, Barbara (Betty) and Diane.  Aunt to 7 nieces and nephews and beloved friend to many. 

Rose was extremely generous, loving and caring and was a dedicated employee at Community Living Sarnia for over 20 years where she was devoted to helping others. 

Rosemary loved animals, traveling, The Beatles, autobiographies, watching movies and finding a bargain! She will always be remembered for her smile, contagious laugh , great sense of humour and also her strength and bravery right to the very end. 

Special thanks to Garry, Bonnie, Luanne, Jen, Glynis, Sarka and the amazing staff at Bluewater Health, Windsor Cancer Clinic and Paramed. 

Rosemary will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

 

“Let it Be”

 

A celebration of Rosemary’s life will be held at D. J. ROBB FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION CENTRE in Sarnia, Ontario (102 Victoria Street N.) on Thursday April 27th at 11:00 a.m. with visitation from 10:00 a.m. until time of service. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Sarnia Humane Society or to the Pancreatic Cancer Foundation of Canada (www.pancreaticcancercanada.ca) .

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DOBSON: Sigelinde of Vancouver, BC Formerly of Berlin, Germany

Posted by on April 6, 2017

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Sieglinde Gerda Dobson (Birkhan), 73 passed away peacefully at home March 6, 2017.

Born is Berlin Germany March 29, 1943 she is survived by her Daughter Pati (Ian), Grandchildren Ernest (Megan) and Nevaeh, Great Granddaughter, Ava and Sister, Ilke (Karl Heinz) and her many friends.

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WATT: Alexander Davidson of Ottawa Formerly of Stirling, Scotland

Posted by on April 6, 2017

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Son of Janet Sinclair and Robert Watt husband of Sonia Villegas de Watt, father of Kristina and Michelle. Engineer, painter, carpenter. Insatiable mind, forever learning, with a will of steel and fierce heart.
“When death’s dark stream I ferry o’er,
A time surely shall come;
In heaven itself, I’ll ask no more
Than just a Highland welcome.”
My best friend & father, may Alexander Davidson Watt, may you rest in peace. –Kristina

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REITER: Richard Frederick of Penetanguishene, ON, Formerly of Victoria, BC

Posted by on April 6, 2017

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Sadly, we announce the passing of Mr. Richard Frederick Reiter.  Richard passed away peacefully in the early evening of Wednesday March 8th, 2017 at Georgian Bay General Hospital in Midland, Ontario. Richard was born on April 22, 1928 in Berchtesgaden, Germany to parents Karl and Josefine Reiter.

Richard is predeceased by his loving wife Joan Marie Reiter, his brother Günter, and his son William Günter, brothers-in-law Aubrey and David Russell, sister-in-law Helen, and niece Sarah. Richard is also predeceased by his second wife Annemarie Reiter.

After serving in the war, Richard emigrated to Canada in 1951, where he landed at Pier 21 in Halifax. Richard moved to Toronto and began working at the International Order of Foresters. Richard met his wife, Joan, a nurse at the Hospital for Sick Children, on the slopes of Blue Mountain and after a short courtship, they married in Toronto and moved to St. Catherines where he began his teaching career. Richard and Joan soon moved to New Brunswick where they started their family. With Toronto beckoning them, they returned and Richard continued with his teaching career and Joan returned to the Hospital for Sick Children.

As a proud new Canadian, Richard quickly became an advocate of Canadian values such as diversity, opportunity, equality, freedom, democracy, justice and peace. He pioneered the idea of enriching students’ learning through travel by arranging bus and rail trips for students to both the Canadian Rockies and to Quebec, while teaching at Forest Hill Junior High.  His creative approach to curriculum design kept students engaged in his classes where he provided unique learning opportunities such as arranging Pierre Burton to visit his students to lecture on Canadian history. Richard will be remembered as a passionate educator of history, geography, law, art and physical education.  He was a modern renaissance man who enjoyed lively conversation with family, friends and students.

In 1972, Richard and Joan ventured into hospitality with the purchase of The Mariner Resort on Georgian Bay which provided a venue for them to work together and develop a family business. On Bluewater Beach, they created many memorable experiences for children and their families such as the Summer Olympics, beach corn boils and Wednesday night Bingo where he called until every last child won.
In his spare time, Richard enjoyed reading, writing and painting.  He was an accomplished landscape watercolour artist and his artwork adorn the walls of homes from coast-to-coast in Canada and around the globe.  He was also a prolific letter-writer and enjoyed writing to government officials and various media over the years on values he embraced.

Richard is survived by his sons Russell, Mark, Chris and Darryl as well as daughter in-law Bonnie, grandchildren Brianna, Damian, Aubrey and Camryn, Sister-in-law Nancy, nieces Jeddie and Tory Russell, and nephews Sandy and Grahame Russell.
As per Richard’s wishes his ashes will be taken to St Stephen, New Brunswick where they will be placed with Joan, the love of his life, and their son William. Through teaching and hospitality, Richard and Joan touched the lives of many people. To pay tribute, a Celebration of Life will take place this summer, on the shores of Georgian Bay, where family and friends will have an opportunity to join together and celebrate the lives of both Richard and Joan. Donations to the Canadian Kidney Foundation or a charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.

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SIMMONS: Adam Burke of Exeter

Posted by on April 5, 2017

November 16 1981 (Victoria BC) – April 4 2017 (Exeter ON)

The candle burns low. Adam’s work here on Earth is complete. Adam took his last tractor ride on the streets of Hensall with Charlie this past fall. Surrounded by family, Adam died at South Huron Hospital Tuesday, April 4 2017.

Adam was a teacher. Adam taught love, humour, courage, and grace—his lesson imparted with a ferocious laugh, a twinkle in his eye, and a gentle touch. Frederick Arthur Simmons (2010), Adam’s father, will meet him with arms wide open. Adam’s mom Judy (Burke-Mallette), dad Chuck/Charlie (Mallette), sisters Jane (Tyler), Ann (Dan), brothers Jay (Tonille), and Allan, niece Maggie, and nephews Korbin, Lucas, Cristian, and Benjamin survive him. Adam, we loved you well. Adam is the beloved grandson of the late Frederick George Simmons (1973), Edna Margaret Simmons (2007), Margaret Mary (Molly) Burke (2016), and John Burke (London). Many aunts, uncles, and cousins loved and cherished Adam: Jo-Anne (Ward), Michael (Deanne), Carolynne (the late Jim), Kathy (Brad), Gary (Lynn), and cousins Sunny, Jayden, Maria, David, Colette, and their families.

Others have cared for and supported Adam. To name only a few, we extend thanks to Huron Apothecary, Dr. Warren Blume and his wife Lydia (London), Dr. Sean Ryan (Exeter), UH Pacemaker Clinic (London), CCAC, Saint Elizabeth, and the communities of Exeter and Hensall.

Adam spent the past week at South Huron Hospital. You cared for our Adam, you held our hands, and you were our shepherd as we approached Adam’s final days. Thank you to housekeeping, food services, and the medical team. You are indeed The Little Hospital That Does. We thank you all. In the past seventeen years, we have shared Adam’s care with Community Living South Huron. Here Adam gained independence, strength, and lifelong friendships with Joe, Debbie (2014), Harold, and so many others. To the support team, there were no bounds to your commitment, care, and expertise. You are our community. We can never say enough about the contribution you made to Adam’s life—to us, his family. We will miss you more than you will ever know. Thank you.

And finally, Adam loved Tuesday nights. For more than 13 years, Tuesday meant ping-pong and an evening of laughter and hilarity in the basement with Charlie, friends Bill Weiss and Dan Holm, and Uncle Michael Burke—no girls allowed! In the early years, Judy took over if Adam needed a drink, a clean shirt, or care during a seizure. As the years progressed, these men brought Adam into their fold. They made sure he had his beer and chips; they lifted him up and held him when the seizures took over . . . They shared Adam’s journey in these past several months in ways that many cannot imagine. From the bottom of my heart, thank you.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street, Exeter (1 street west of Main) on Friday evening 5-8 PM. Please gather at Ironwood Golf Club, 70969 Morrison Line, Exeter on Saturday, April 8th at 10:30 AM for a brief celebration of Adam’s life, which will be held at 11 AM. A reception and party that Adam would love will follow. Cremation with a private family interment Exeter Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please take a page from Adam’s book: offer a random act of kindness, sit with a friend, greet a stranger, or sing along with Blue Rodeo at the top of your lungs. Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com.

Now cracks a noble heart. Good night, sweet prince,
And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest. (Hamlet V, ii)

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CASSIDY, Wilma “Billie” Joan (Train) of Ancaster formerly of Grand Bend and Toronto, age 88

Posted by on March 28, 2017

CASSIDY: Wilma “Billie” Joan (Train) Cassidy, aged 88 of Ancaster, Ontario, formerly of Grand Bend and Toronto, died peacefully on March 27, 2017 at St. Joseph’s Healthcare in Hamilton. She was born on May 15, 1928 in Hamilton Ontario to Percival Horace and Jessie Ann (Patterson) Train. Billie is survived by her children Dr. J. David (Dr. Terri Skjaveland) and Joanne (Dr. Bruce Menchions), grandson Jesse Page (Siobhan), great granddaughter Lily Moon Page and granddaughters Alexandra and Tania Stroback. She was also loved by her nieces, nephews and their families. Billie was preceded in death by her loving husband Dr. H. Joseph Cassidy (2002). ). At Billie’s request, cremation with a family and friends gathering will take place at the Pinery Cemetery, Grand Bend, on Sunday May 7, 2017 at 1 p.m.  Arrangements entrusted to T. Harry Hoffman and Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, ON. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to a charity of your choice. Condolences may be left on Wilma “Billie” Joan Cassidy guestbook at www.hoffmanfuneralhome.com

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RADMAN: Marija (Mary) of South Surrey, BC Formerly of Maslinica, Solta, Croatia

Posted by on March 21, 2017

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Marija (Mary) Radman passed away peacefully on February 22nd, 2017.

She was treasured and loved by many people, but most of all by her family. Known affectionately as ‘Baba’ by all of her grandchildren Gina (Vancouver), Milan (Edmonton, AB), Anthony (N. Delta) & Amanda (Vancouver). Survived by her daughters Ines (Croatia) and Zdenka (S. Surrey), and her brothers Pero (Nelson), Sime (Croatia) and sister Ivanka (Germany). We will never forget her infectious belly shaking laughter, delicious home cooking and her penchant for collecting roosters.

There will be a private family memorial.

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CHALLIS: Mary of Sidney Formerly of Hull, England. Sarnia, Ontario. New Westminster,BC. Pender Island. Nanaimo.

Posted by on February 23, 2017

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Mary Challis passed away on November 22, 2016 after a short illness. Mum was born in Yorkshire, England on April 22, 1925. During WW II she was in the Women’s Land Army and met Les Challis of the Royal Canadian Air Force. They married in England in 1946 and Mum immigrated to Canada as a war bride. It was difficult to leave her family behind but she struck a friendship with her sister-in-law, Joyce, who described her as a kind person and like a big sister.

After arriving in British Columbia, Mum and Dad lived in Richmond in temporary housing provided for returning veterans attending UBC. In 1947, while Dad was completing his degree in Engineering, their first daughter Lynda was born. After graduation, Dad found work in Montreal and the family followed. Their second daughter Margaret was born in 1951. Mum did her best in dealing with the travails of living in Montreal’s low-income apartments and its harsh weather.

In 1956, the family moved to Sarnia, Ontario when Dad changed jobs. Mum and Dad bought their own home and in 1964, their family was completed when daughter Kim was born. The following year, the family moved back to the west coast and settled in New Westminster. Now that her family was growing up, Mum could spend more of her time learning and enjoying many creative activities, such as painting, lamp-making, knitting, crocheting, weaving and the spinning and dying of yarn. She also continued to make clothes for her daughters.

In 1978, Dad took early retirement and they moved to Pender Island where Mum’s love of fibre arts continued to flourish. Mum and Dad had bought property on Pender Island in 1969 and over the years, a weekend cabin was expanded in to a house, all built by Dad. While on Pender, Mum was active in the local spinners guild and craft co-op where she displayed and sold her homespun and woven items. She also made a number of friends who shared the same interests.

Mum and Dad lived on Pender until 1991 when Dad’s need for convenient medical care contributed to their move to a condo in Coquitlam. However, they soon discovered that they missed having more indoor and outdoor space for their interests and activities. In 1994 they moved into a house in Nanaimo. Dad passed away in 2006 and Mum continued to live alone in the house until moving to an apartment in Sidney in 2014.

Throughout their married life, Mum and Dad traveled extensively. Even when their children were young, vacations would include holidays driving across Canada or the US. And in later years, they saw most of the UK, Europe, and Australia. Mum particularly enjoyed her travels in Scotland and Ireland and trips that included visits with her family in Yorkshire.

Mum leaves behind 3 daughters – Lynda (Kari), Margaret (Don) and Kim (Rob) as well as 4 grandchildren – David, Kelly, Katherine and Scott and 8 great-grandchildren – Josh, Piper, Tyler, Bailey, Brady, Danika, Richard and Jorden.

Rest in Peace, Mum. We love you.

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CHALLIS: Mary of Sidney Formerly of Hull, England. Sarnia, Ontario. New Westminster,BC. Pender Island. Nanaimo.

Posted by on February 23, 2017

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Mary Challis passed away on November 22, 2016 after a short illness. Mum was born in Yorkshire, England on April 22, 1925. During WW II she was in the Women’s Land Army and met Les Challis of the Royal Canadian Air Force. They married in England in 1946 and Mum immigrated to Canada as a war bride. It was difficult to leave her family behind but she struck a friendship with her sister-in-law, Joyce, who described her as a kind person and like a big sister.

After arriving in British Columbia, Mum and Dad lived in Richmond in temporary housing provided for returning veterans attending UBC. In 1947, while Dad was completing his degree in Engineering, their first daughter Lynda was born. After graduation, Dad found work in Montreal and the family followed. Their second daughter Margaret was born in 1951. Mum did her best in dealing with the travails of living in Montreal’s low-income apartments and its harsh weather.

In 1956, the family moved to Sarnia, Ontario when Dad changed jobs. Mum and Dad bought their own home and in 1964, their family was completed when daughter Kim was born. The following year, the family moved back to the west coast and settled in New Westminster. Now that her family was growing up, Mum could spend more of her time learning and enjoying many creative activities, such as painting, lamp-making, knitting, crocheting, weaving and the spinning and dying of yarn. She also continued to make clothes for her daughters.

In 1978, Dad took early retirement and they moved to Pender Island where Mum’s love of fibre arts continued to flourish. Mum and Dad had bought property on Pender Island in 1969 and over the years, a weekend cabin was expanded in to a house, all built by Dad. While on Pender, Mum was active in the local spinners guild and craft co-op where she displayed and sold her homespun and woven items. She also made a number of friends who shared the same interests.

Mum and Dad lived on Pender until 1991 when Dad’s need for convenient medical care contributed to their move to a condo in Coquitlam. However, they soon discovered that they missed having more indoor and outdoor space for their interests and activities. In 1994 they moved into a house in Nanaimo. Dad passed away in 2006 and Mum continued to live alone in the house until moving to an apartment in Sidney in 2014.

Throughout their married life, Mum and Dad traveled extensively. Even when their children were young, vacations would include holidays driving across Canada or the US. And in later years, they saw most of the UK, Europe, and Australia. Mum particularly enjoyed her travels in Scotland and Ireland and trips that included visits with her family in Yorkshire.

Mum leaves behind 3 daughters – Lynda (Kari), Margaret (Don) and Kim (Rob) as well as 4 grandchildren – David, Kelly, Katherine and Scott and 8 great-grandchildren – Josh, Piper, Tyler, Bailey, Brady, Danika, Richard and Jorden.

Rest in Peace, Mum. We love you.

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NYHAN: John of Victoria, BC Formerly of Clonakilty, Co. Cork, Ireland

Posted by on February 16, 2017

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born December 14, 1939, Clonakilty, Co Cork, Ireland. Passed away peacefully on the morning of November 29, 2016, at Cowichan District Hospital, Duncan, BC. Survived by wife Margaret, children Sean (Terry), Kelly (Ronette), Erin, Tara-Leigh (Jeffrey), and Kerry, and step-children Keri-Lee (Doug) Kris, and grandchildren Brendan, Rebecca, Lucas, Taylor, Sara, Eunbai, Connor, Faye, Gemma, Alex, Emily, and TJ. John immigrated to Canada from Ireland as a young man alone in the world. He built a life for himself and his family that could only be described as colourful. He eventually settled on Vancouver Island, which bore the closest resemblance he could find to the home he had left in Ireland. He had a great love of poetry, literature, fine food, and a tidy tumbler of Irish Mist Whiskey. We will miss his tremendous sense of humour, his quick wit, and most of all, his enduring love for his children and grandchildren. His was the road less travelled.

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HANSEY: A. Ferne of Foxboro

Posted by on February 14, 2017

HANSEY, Audrey “Ferne” – of Foxboro, entered into rest at Quinte Healthcare Belleville General Hospital on Monday February 13th, 2017 in her 89th year. Daughter of the late Robert Francis (Frank) Easton & the late Emma Elizabeth (nee Walker). Beloved wife of the late Ernest Hansey. Cherished Mother of Raymond (Connie) Hansey of Nanaimo, B.C., Ronald (Jan) Hansey of Stirling, Paul (Barbara) Hansey of Stirling and George Hansey of Picton. Also lovingly remembered by grandchildren, John, Donna, Adam (Natalie), Sarah (Robert), David, Kristen (Justin) & Damien and great grandchildren, Merissa, Neilia, Baylea, Abigayle, Colby, Jayden and Everly. Dear sister of Walter Easton of Belleville. Predeceased by siblings, Robert Easton and Edith Jeffs (late husband Bert). Dear aunt to many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held at Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel, 30 Moira Street West, Belleville (613-968-2273) on Sunday evening February 19th, from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at Emmanuel United Church in Foxboro on Monday February 20th, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. with visitation one hour prior to service. Rev. Bob Matheson officiating. Interment to follow at Elmwood Cemetery.

If desired, donations to the Emmanuel United Church or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

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DAVIES: LOIS EMELINE (NEE HENDERSON) OF SARNIA

Posted by on February 13, 2017

DAVIES- LOIS EMELINE, (nee Henderson) of Sarnia, surrounded by her family passed away at Marshall Gowland Manor on February 12, 2017 at the age of 79. Beloved mother to Jim Davies (Lorie Ann), Doug Davies, Sue McGeachy (Dave) and Rick Davies (Wendy).  

Grandma to Brianna, Mike, Joshua, Caleb, Charity, Joel, Jewel, Shawna and Leah.   

Predeceased by, her husband Norman Davies (2000) and her sister Beryl Steadman. Lois was a long time employee at Polysar, she did so much with SMAA involvement, spent her time knitting, crafting and she was an avid teddy bear collector. Lois spent time in the garden and travelling with family and friends. She will always be remembered for her enormous generosity and her kind and gentle nature. The family would like to express their huge appreciation to the staff at Marshall Gowland Manor for their compassion and loving care for Lois during her stay there.

A Funeral service will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on February 17, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Dr. William Steadman officiating. Visitation will take place on Thursday 16, 2017 between the hours of 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

In Lieu of flowers memorial donations in memory of Lois may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Sarnia Lambton.

Arrangements entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia)

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

 

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FARQUHARSON: Elizabeth Jean of Courtenay Formerly of Aberdeenshire

Posted by on January 30, 2017

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Elizabeth Jean Farquharson November 18 1929 – December 23 2016

Elizabeth passed away peacefully in the early hours of December 23rd; she is survived by her three children, George, Ian, Diane, six grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.

Born in the winter of 1929 in a small village of Aberdeenshire Scotland, Elizabeth began her life on a working farm in northern Scotland. Life was harsh, and Elizabeth developed a tenacious competitive spirit, and a stainless steel will power that would drive her for the rest of her life.

During the 1970’s when gender equality was merely an idea in many minds Elizabeth was walking the walk, and powering her way through the world of business with relentless vigor. Elizabeth’s strength of character pushed a Comox Valley farm stand selling corn by the dozen into a multi million dollar enterprise. Elizabeth was an active member of many Comox Valley community organizations, always outgoing, welcoming, and open to everyone. Regardless of what she was doing, at all times Elizabeth did it her way.

By her own request there will be no funeral. Memorial contributions in Elizabeth’s memory can be made to the Alzheimer Society of Canada.

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WHITEHEAD: Jordan Ian of Burnaby

Posted by on January 30, 2017

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It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of our son and brother, Jordan Ian Whitehead, after a courageous battle with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Jordan’s bright and beautiful spirit was freed from his ailing body at the age of 23 early in the morning on Thursday, December 8, 2016 at Vancouver General Hospital while surrounded by family.

Jordan was the youngest of three children, born on September 7, 1993 in Nanaimo, BC. He is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, John and Dorothy Whitehead; and his beloved dog, Sparky. Jordan is survived by his parents, Ian and Diane (Hendrickson) Whitehead; sister, Melanie (Hendrickson) Guenther; brother, Ryan Whitehead; maternal grandparents, Keith and Anne Hendrickson; his cat, Oz; and a shitload of aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Jordan’s favorite sayings were “Blargh” and Rooster Teeth quotes, such as “I will eat your unhappiness”. Favorite songs, Spread Your Wings by Queen and Its My Life by Bon Jovi. Favorite shows, Star Wars and Game of Thrones. He loved chicken strips, anything peachy, the Discovery Channel, and the anime and manga franchise Naruto. He would often make up his own words and songs that usually only made sense to him. He enjoyed activities such as family poker games, listening to Rooster Teeth podcasts, playing online games with his brother, attending Camp Squamish, Pax11, Vancouver Canucks games and staying at Canuck Place. Jordan despised peas, heights and being poked. He also thought babies were weird.

Jordan was a unique and caring individual who touched the lives of all that knew him. He was the kind of young man that anyone would be proud to call son, brother, grandson, and friend. Even in his final moments, he was a model of strong will and sheer determination. We will miss his keen sense of humor, silly songs, his ability to tell it like it is and his beautiful blue eyes.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, January 7 (12:00 – 3:00 p.m.) in the North Shore Ballroom of the Holiday Inn & Suites, located at 700 Old Lillooet Rd, North Vancouver. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the following charities in Jordan’s name.

• Muscular Dystrophy Canada
• Canuck Place Children’s Hospice
• Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy

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BRADT: Mrs. Jean (nee Vickery), of St. Thomas, Ontario.

Posted by on January 12, 2017

BRADT, Mrs. Jean (nee Vickery), of St. Thomas, passed away surrounded by family at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Wednesday, January 11, 2017, in her 72nd year.  Beloved wife of the late Robert J. Bradt (1984).  Dearly loved mother of Rick Bradt (Cathy) of Halifax, NS, Brian Bradt (Gislaine) of Ottawa, ON, David Bradt (Brian) of Victoria, BC, and Tammy Miles (Ken) of Lake Providence, LA.  Proud grandmother of Emily, Kaylin, Cameron, and Taylor.  Dear sister of James Vickery of Thunder Bay.  Dear sister-in-law of Charlene (nee Bradt) and Morley Doan of Port Dover.  Also fondly remembered by cousin, Jeannette Fulton (Jim) of St. Thomas, several nieces and nephews, as well as her good friend and neighbour, Michelle.  Jean was born in Port Alice, BC on December 29, 1945.  She was the daughter of the late David Vickery and the late Angela (nee Houghton) Andrews.  In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place.  A celebration of Jean’s life will be held at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Saturday, January 14th at 2:00 p.m.  Relatives and friends will be received one hour prior to the service.  Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society will be gratefully acknowledged.  The family would like to express their gratitude to the doctors, nurses and staff at the STEGH (4th floor) and at the London Regional Cancer Program.

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

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PEASLEE; Margaret of Alvinston

Posted by on December 10, 2016

Peacefully at C.E.E. Hospital of Bluewater Health, Petrolia on Saturday, December 10, 2016.  M. MARGARET PEASLEE (nee Merrifield), of Petrolia and formerly of Alvinston, died in her 95th year.   She was the loving wife of the late Jospeh Bonk (1952) and Lloyd Peaslee (1996).   She will be missed by her sons Allan (Fiona) Peaslee of Victoria, B.C., Rob (Betty) Peaslee of Alvinston, and Brian (Vickie) Peaslee of London.   She was a loved grandmother to Christine (Chris) Crawford, Alana (Todd) Willick, Jillian, Evan (Nurissa), Meghan (Jordan), Colleen, Jacqueline, and Stephen and great grandmother to Elijah, Kaden, and Blake.  Margaret is survived sisters Betty Bolger, Colleen (Dennis) Wilkie, and Rita (the late Hank) Hermans and brothers Bill (the late June) Merrifield and Gordon (Louisa) Merrifield.    She is predeceased by her brothers Joseph (the late Irene) Merrifield, Edward (Ilene) Merrifield, and John (the late Marianne) Merrifield and her sister Catherine. Visitors will be received on Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia.  A funeral mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at 1:00 p.m from St. Philips Parish, 415 King St. Petrolia.  Interment in Alvinston Cemetery.  As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society (www.cancer.ca) or the C.E.E. Hospital Foundation. Memories and condolences may be shared on-line at www.needhamjay.com.

 

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MIDDLETON: OPAL OF SARNIA

Posted by on November 11, 2016

middletonwebWith loving hearts we are sad to announce the passing of OPAL MIDDLETON on Friday November 11, 2016, in her 96th year. Pre deceased by her siblings Harold, Rhoda, Clifford and Tom Middleton. Opal will be sadly missed by her niece Mary Jane Rivard (Louis) of London Ontario and nephew John Middleton (Heather) from Cobble Hill British Columbia.  Great nieces and nephews and her great great nieces and nephew and her dear friends Mavis and Jerry Bernard of Sarnia.  Opal was born and raised in Sarnia, she was a graduate of SCITS High school. She gave a life time of dedication to Polysar Corporation. In Opal’s leisure time she enjoyed golfing, long walks and gardening.  The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Vision Nursing Home for their kindness, dedication and excellent care they provided to Opal.

Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of life will be held at Dunlop United Church ( 757 Rosedale Ave, Sarnia ON N7V 1Z8 ) on Friday November 18, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. with visitation starting at 10:00 a.m. until time of service.  Friends and Family will be received for a luncheon following the service at Dunlop United Church. There will be a private family internment following the luncheon. 

Memorial donations in memory of Opal may be made to Vision Nursing Home or Charity of your choice.

 Arrangements entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia).

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FORSBLOOM: Wayne of Mill Bay, Vancouver Island Formerly of Calgary,Alberta

Posted by on November 5, 2016

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June 10, 1943- October 11, 2016
Wayne Forsbloom passed away peacefully with his children by his side on Tuesday October 11, 2016 at the Chemainus Health Care Centre, at the age of 73.
He will be lovingly remembered by his beloved wife Sandra with whom he shared 53 wonderful years; son Derek (Bonnie) Forsbloom, their children Tori and Camryn; daughter Dana (Darren) Niblock, their children Zaya (Connor) Etheridge and Taeva; son Todd (Dana) Forsbloom, their children Jude and Jet; son Dean (Twila) Forsbloom, their son Levi. He will also be missed by his sisters Joanne (Roddy) McKay and Sandy Forsbloom.
Wayne’s faith in his creator was instilled from infancy. He dedicated his life to Jehovah on September 5, 1943 in Vernon BC. He had complete faith in God’s promise of a resurrection to a paradise earth as promised at John 5:28,29.
Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be help at 2:00 pm, Saturday, November 5 at the Calgary Kingdom Hall Centre of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 2900 14th Avenue NE Calgary, AB.
We would like to thank all the caregivers and staff (nurses and doctors) at the Cowichan District Hospital and the Chemainus Health Care Centre who were so kind. Special thanks to Dr. Masuda and some really special nurses who went above and beyond.

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BROWN: Robert “Bob”of Watford

Posted by on November 1, 2016

brownfrontBROWN: Robert “Bob” Sibbald

The family is saddened to announce the peaceful passing of Robert “Bob” Brown of Watford on Tuesday, November 1st, 2016 at Bluewater Health Sarnia at the age of 79. Loving husband of 60 years to Gail. Dear father of Randy (Maureen) Brown, Karey (Mike) Adams and Trudy (Wayne) Morris. Cherished grandfather of Scott (Steffanie) Brown, Jason (Catherine) Brown, Dylan Lee, Theresa (Chad) Kersey, Tim Adams, Trevor (Ashley) Adams, Troy (Amy) Adams, Tom (Kirby) Adams, Tyler (Kyla) Adams, Stacey (James) Morris, Rebecca Morris and Rob Morris. Proud papa to 9 great-grandchildren. Brother in law of Victor (Bev) Kafun, Mary Jean Brown and Isabel Ameloot. Bob will be fondly remembered by his many nieces, nephews and friends.

Predeceased by his granddaughter Jessica Morris, his siblings Gerry Whitton, Reginald P. Brown, Patrick Brown and Buster Brown.

Friends will be received at DENNING’S OF WATFORD on Friday, November 4th, 2016 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held at Trinity Anglican Church, 5331 Nauvoo Road, Watford on Saturday, November 5th, 2016 at 11 a.m. Interment at Watford Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to Trinity Anglican Church, Troy’s Run Foundation or Canadian Diabetes Association. Condolences and donations may be left online at www.denning.ca.

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