Hall, Robert Carl of Sarnia

Peacefully at Bluewater Health on Tuesday April 17, 2018  CARL HALL age 77 of Sarnia.  Beloved husband of Anita (Burwell) Hall.  Loving father of Shelley (Raymond) Hathaway, Bonnie (Carl Tolsma) Hall,   Cherished grandfather of Trevor, Robert, Michael, John, Tammy, Sara and great-grandfather of Wyatt, Hunter and Ivy.  Dear brother of Joyce (Lyle) Dayman and James (Muriel) Hall and brother in law of Jan Ryan and Myrna Burwell.   Also survived by several nieces and nephews.  Carl was a proud member of Liberty Lodge 419 and a member of  Lambton Shrine Club Motor Corps amongst many other lodges.  Resting at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre where services will be held on Saturday April 21st at 11:00 a.m.  Visitation will be held Friday evening from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. with Liberty Lodge 419 conducting a Masonic Service starting at 6:45 p.m.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Lambton Shrine Club, St. Andrews Presbyterian Church or charity of choice. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

 

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LACEY: Orville of Savannah Tennessee Formerly of ST.Thomas ON

Posted by on April 17, 2018

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LACEY, Orville R. “Orv” – Of Savannah, Tennessee, formerly of St. Thomas, passed away peacefully at his estate at the age of 88 years. He is survived by his sister, Claire Cummings Hepburn and step-brother, William “Bill” Robertson (Pat), all of St. Thomas, as well as many nieces, nephews, and many friends. A well respected businessman in St. Thomas, before retiring to the U.S.A., Orv worked as a fireman on the railroad before starting his own trucking companies as well as, St. Thomas Marine. Cremation has taken place.13266712

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WILLSON: Marion (née McFarlane), of St. Thomas, formerly of Port Stanley, Ontario.

Posted by on April 10, 2018

WILLSON, Marion (née McFarlane), of Caressant Care on Bonnie Place, St. Thomas, formerly of Port Stanley, passed away at her residence on Monday, April 9, 2018, in her 95th year.  Wife of Hilliard E. Willson.  Mother of Sandra Sales (Paul) of Ottawa, Susan Willson (Steve Hossack) of Gloucester, MA, and Catherine Willson (Mike Fogal) of Ingersoll.  Grandmother of Claire Sales (Jason Garlough), Laura Olsen (Byron), Kristopher Van Boven (Kayla), and Stephen Willson.  Great grandmother of Isabell, Melody and Sophia Van Boven, and Jacob Garlough.  Sister of Berna Rouhan of Howard City, MI, late Anna Graham, late Jean McCann, and the late Neil McFarlane.  Sister-in-law of Patricia Scott (late Tom) of London.   Also survived by several nieces and nephews.  Born in Dunwich Twp., ON, August 18, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Angus and Myrtle (née Waite) McFarlane.  Marion was a member of Port Stanley United Church.  She was a former member of the Port Stanley 55+ Club, the Golden Age Club, Port Stanley, and a former long-time volunteer with the Meals-on-Wheels program in Port Stanley. Marion thrived on maintaining relationships. Her kitchen was always open for friends or strangers. She is remembered for her radiant smile. In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place.  A memorial service to celebrate Marion’s life will be held at Port Stanley United Church, 239 Colborne Street, Port Stanley on Thursday, April 12th at 11:00 a.m., followed by a reception in the church hall.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family one hour prior to the service.  Interment will be made privately in Shedden Cemetery.  Flowers respectfully declined.  Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society Ontario, the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario, or Port Stanley United Church will be gratefully acknowledged.  Arrangements entrusted to the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160).

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EVANS: Thomas Bruce – of Woodstock

Posted by on April 9, 2018

EVANS, Thomas – Passed away at VON Sakura House on Saturday, Saturday, April 7, 2018, Thomas Bruce Evans of Woodstock at the age of 71. Dear father of Wayne Evans (Sarah) of Woodstock, Tracey Schaff (Tyson) of Delhi and Peggy-Sue Evans of Cambridge. Loving grandpa of Courtney, Stephanie & Karlee Evans; Ashley, Kayla & Tyson Jr. Schaff. Great-grandpa of Kailynn, McKenna, Grayson, Julian, Chloe, Vincent, Aubrey, and Bentley. Survived by his brother Doug Evans of Port Dover and sisters Sharon Jurchuck (Rick) of Drayton and Cindy Weltz (Ken) of Ayton. Predeceased by his parents Thomas and Lucille (nee Cooper) Evans, brothers Robert and Daniel and a great-grandson Jacobie. Cremation has taken place and a family memorial gathering will be held at a later date. If desired, the family asks that donations be made to VON Sakura House. Arrangements have been entrusted to the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington St. North, Woodstock, On (519-537-3611). Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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SANTAROSSA: Bill of Dutton, Ontario

Posted by on April 8, 2018

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

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

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

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

Interment to follow at McColl cemetery.

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

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RICHARDSON: Dalton William of Watford, Ontario

Posted by on March 23, 2018

Peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospice in Sarnia on Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 at the age of 91, Dalton William Richardson of Watford. Dalton is predeceased by his loving wife June (2000) and survived by children Bill (Patricia) of Strathroy, Barb (Theo) Marissink of Ingersol, Rob (Dianne) of Arkona, Beverly Brothers of Watford and Brenda (Gary) Herygers of Watford. Dalton will be remembered and cherished by 14 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Dalton is predeceased by his granddaughter Nicole Herygers (2014). Dalton is also survived by his brother Gord (Jean) Richardson of Strathroy and predeceased by siblings Franklin (Jean) Richardson and Doris (Ray) Morris. Dalton is survived by his sister-in-law Elsie McCahill of Sarnia. Dalton was an avid supporter of the Bluewater Hawks. Visitation will be held on Sunday, March 25th, 2018 from 1:00-5:00 pm at DENNING’S OF WATFORD where the funeral service will take place on Monday at 11:00am with Rev. Carey Wagner officiating. Donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice in Sarnia. Donations and condolences can be left online at www.watfordfuneralhome.com .

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MACKIE, Juanita of Sarnia

On March 7, 2018, Juanita Mackie passed away peacefully at Bluewater Health at the age of 92. She was predeceased by husband Ray (2002) and brothers Ted (Doris), and Bud (Elva). She leaves behind her son Tom (Peggy), daughter Gail (Bob) Thompson and sister in law Mary Wagner. She will be greatly missed by her grandchildren; Melissa (Jesse), Mandy (Hanpa) and Rob (Christine). Missing her also are nieces, nephews, Belle and Wyatt.  Juanita had a passion for dancing, camping and hockey. She carried herself with dignity and elegance and always had a smile on her face.  Special thanks to the staff at Twin Lakes Terrace Retirement Home and Bluewater Health for your wonderful care.  Visitation will be from 11:30 to 1:00 pm with the funeral to follow at D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia) on Monday, March 26, 2018. Donations made to the Kidney Foundation or charities of choice are appreciated. Messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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CHAMPAGNE MICHAEL JOHN: OF SARNIA

CHAMPAGNE MICHAEL JOHN – Suddenly at his residence on March 9, 2018, Michael Champagne passed away peacefully at the age of 42. Loving son to Cathy Champagne (Mike Guthrie). Dear brother to Daniel Champagne (Kyla Greenbird), Renee Champagne- Flynn (Frank Flynn), David Rose, Christopher Champagne and Jennifer Champagne. He was predeceased by his sister Christine Champagne. Michael will be dearly missed by all his loving children, nieces, nephews, cousins, aunt and uncles. Cremation has taken place and there will be a memorial service held at the D.J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 Victoria Street, North, Sarnia) on March 14, 2018 at 11:00 am. Visitation will begin one hour prior to the service. Memorial donations in memory of Michael Champagne may be made to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation.? Arrangements have been entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre. Memories and messages of condolence may be made through www.djrobb.on.ca .

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CRAWFORD, Irene of Woodstock, Ontario

Posted by on March 9, 2018

CRAWFORD, Irene M.- Passed away with her loving family by her side at the VON Sakura House on Friday March 9, 2018, Irene Mae Crawford (nee Fletcher) of Woodstock in her 78th year. Beloved wife of Robert “Bob” Crawford. Dear mother of the Laura (Kevin) Schell, Susan (late Joe) Rhea, Tim (Diane) Crawford and mother-in-law of Liz Crawford. Loving grandmother of Crystal (George), Mark (Gill), Jim (Allen), Chris, Racheal, Sara and great grandmother of Elandra, Daxton, Kyra and Brayden. Predeceased by her parents Gilbert and Bertha (nee Moore) Fletcher, sons John Crawford and Bill Crawford, grandsons Paul Booth and Joe Anderson, as well as her sister and six brothers. Also survived by many nieces, nephews. The family will receive friends at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington St. N, Woodstock on Tuesday March 13, 2018 from 11am-12:45pm. A complete funeral service will be held in the chapel at 1pm. Cremation to follow. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the VON Sakura House, or the Kidney Foundation. (Smith-LeRoy 519-537-3611). Personal online condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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BRUCE, Fannie of Tavistock, Ontario

Posted by on March 9, 2018

BRUCE, Fannie Frances (nee Scott) – Passed away at People Care Nursing Home, Tavistock on Thursday, March 8, 2018, one week shy of her 92nd Birthday. Predeceased by her husband Clifford (August 2016). They married October 25, 1946 and spent several years farming on the 13th Line East-Zorra Tavistock. Fannie was very involved in the dairy and layer hen operations, as well as the care of a wide selection of animals and birds that Cliff seem to collect. Fannie became the “Restoration Expert”, spending hours repairing and painting the extensive collection of artifacts that Cliff brought home from auctions to ‘Windmill Hill’. In the fall of 2002 they sold the farm, had a HUGE auction sale, and moved to a small acreage on Hwy 59 just north of Woodstock. The acreage here soon became crowded with Cliff’s collections as well. Over the years they became well known and made life-long friends with some of the many visitors that came to view the collections. They even appeared in TV documentaries such as ‘Weird Backyards’! In the fall of 2013 they sold the Hwy property and moved to Oxford Gardens in Woodstock, and as health failed they became residents of People Care Nursing Home in Tavistock. Fannie is survived by her brother Jack (Marguerite-deceased) Scott and brother-in-law Don (Pat-deceased) Leach. Predeceased by sisters Ruby (Albert) Packer, Ella Mae (Harvey, Orrie) Smith-Ostrander, Marion (Sam) Mathews, Pat Leach; and brothers Neil (Marjorie) Scott, Ray (Ivy) Scott and Norm (Cindy) Scott. Fannie was a very much-loved Aunt of several nieces and nephews, as well as the children of her many close friends. Fannie was a life-long member of Christ Church Huntingford and a 50+ year canvasser for the Canadian Cancer Society. Celebration Service of Fannie’s life will be held at Christ Church Huntingford on her 92nd Birthday, Wednesday, March 14th at 11 am with Rev. Chris Travers. Viewing will take place before the service from 10–10:45 am. Spring interment in Christ Church Huntingford Anglican Cemetery. If desired, donations to Christ Church Huntingford Memorial Fund or charity of choice would be greatly appreciated. Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home have been entrusted with the arrangements (519-537-3611). Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com. The family wishes to thank the staff at People Care Nursing Home in Tavistock for the loving care they provided for Fannie.

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McCULLOCH, James of Chatham, ON

Posted by on March 6, 2018

McCULLOCH, James – Passed away on Friday, March 2, 2018 at the age of 54. Beloved brother of Heather (Siggi), Glenn (Colette), Maureen (Sheri), and Cameron (Siobhan). Dear uncle of Timothy, Kayleigh, Graeme, Andrew, Amy, Cora, Roisin, Kieva, Devin and Adam. Great-uncle of Maddison May, Blaine, and Walker. Predeceased by his parents James (1993) and Dorothy McCulloch (nee Russell) (2015) and his partner Joe Von Wuerzen (2015). The family will receive friends at The Salvation Army Community Church, 769 Juliana Drive, Woodstock, Saturday, March 10, 2018 from 3:30 pm – 4 pm. A celebration of life will be held at 4 pm with Major Maureen Bain. The family will visit with everyone at the reception following the service. As an expression of sympathy, donations to a charity of one’s choice would be kindly acknowledged. The Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home, 69 Wellington St. North, Woodstock have been entrusted with the arrangements (519-537-3611). Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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WOOD, James “Des” of Woodstock, Ontario

Posted by on February 26, 2018

 

WOOD, James “Des” – Passed away at Woodstock Hospital on Sunday, February 25, 2018, James Desmond Wood of Woodstock at the age of 62. Beloved husband and best friend of Maureen Dennis of Woodstock. Father of Kara Thibeault and her husband Bob of St. Thomas and step-father of Jeremy Dennis and his wife Nicole of Woodstock. Grandfather of Travis, Chloe, Ethan, Lily, Logan and Ainsley and great-grandpa of Tyson. Sadly missed by his brother Mike Wood of Woodstock and sisters Vicki Riches (Al) of Courtland and Shelley Buchanan (David) of Kingston. Fondly remembered by Maureen’s sisters Judy MacBean (Rick) of Hickson, Cathy Dennis of St. Catharines and brothers Mike Dennis of Ingersoll and Terry Dennis (Amy) of Woodstock. Also survived by his many nieces, nephews, friends, and extended family. Predeceased by his parents Robert and Katherine (nee Rosehart) Wood and brother Bob Wood. Interment in Delmer Cemetery will take place in the spring. The family asks that donations be made to VON Sakura House or Royal Canadian Legion Br # 55 and can be made through the Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home, 69 Wellington St. North, Woodstock, On (519-537-3611). Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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MILLS, Edith “Edie” of Tavistock, and formerly of Woodstock, Ontario

Posted by on February 26, 2018

MILLS, Edith “Edie”- Passed away peacefully in her sleep on Monday, February 26, 2018 at PeopleCare, Tavistock. She is survived by her daughter Linda Mills of Woodstock and her brother-in-law Rev. Robert Mills of Halifax. She was born in Sunny Brae (Moncton) New Brunswick on September 26, 1923 to the late Gerald Donaghy and Flossie Atkinson. Also survived by her many nieces and nephews in Winnipeg, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, and Australia. Predeceased by her husband Rev. Ronald Mills (1974), sister Lillian Clapham (2011) and her in-laws Harry and Pearl Mills. Linda will receive friends at the Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home, 69 Wellington St. N, Woodstock on Thursday, March 1, 2018 from 1:00-1:45 pm. A complete funeral service will follow in the chapel at 2 pm with Pastor Hannibal Muhtar of Huron Park Baptist Church. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Gideon Bible Society or the Huron Park Baptist Church. Smith-LeRoy, 519-537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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READ, Dave of Woodstock, ON

Posted by on February 23, 2018

READ, Dave – Passed away at Woodstock Hospital on Thursday, February 22, 2018, David John Read of Woodstock in his 60th year.  Survived by his step mother Anne Read of Oakville.  Dear brother of Cathy Laye and her husband Rob of Woodstock and Steven Read and his wife Susan of Oakville.  Dear step-brother of Wade Bingle of Vancouver and Colin Bingle and his wife Catherine of Austin, Texas.  Fondly remembered by his 6 nephews and their families.  Predeceased by his parents Robert and Beverly (nee Jennings) Read and his brother Bob Read.  Cremation has taken place.  If desired, memorial donations can be made to Canadian Mental Health Oxford- Walk In Counselling and would be appreciated.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington St. North, Woodstock, On (519-537-3611).    Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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GRUMMETT, Margaret of Woodstock, ON

Posted by on February 23, 2018

 GRUMMETT, Margaret – Peacefully at Caressant Care Nursing Home, Woodstock on Thursday, February 22, 2018 in her 80th year.  Beloved wife of the late George Grummett (1983) and the late Hugh Knights (2014).  Margaret Grummett.  Loving mother of the late Daniel Grummett (2014) and Elizabeth Lines of Nakina, ON.  Sadly missed by her 6 grandchildren as well as her many great-grandchildren.  Margaret is predeceased by her parents Charles and Mary (nee Dennett) Anderson and her step brother Martin Merry.   A graveside service will take place in the spring at Innerkip Cemetery.  If desired, memorial donations to the VON Sakura House would be appreciated and can be arranged through the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock, 519-537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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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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LOCKERT, WILLIAM “BILL” of Woodstock, ON

Posted by on February 14, 2018

LOCKERT, WILLIAM (Bill) John – June 5, 1931 – February 8, 2018. Entered into eternal life in his 87th year on February 8, 2018 at the Woodstock Hospital. A man of deep faith and love of family, he was a loving and generous step-father to Michelle Eason (Lorne), Jim Delaney (Mary), Monique Taylor (Deryk) and Jack Delaney (Delia); and proud to be grandfather of Christine, Jen, Sarah, Kelly-Ann, Michael, Tom, Simon, Cassandra, Philip, Julia, Leanne, Colleen, Sean, Janet, Tammy, Josh and Ryan, great-grandfather of 15 and younger brother to Ben. He was predeceased into eternal life by his beloved wife Marcelle, step-daughter Lucille Delaney, parents Jacob and Eleanor, sister Anne, brothers Henry, Wendel and Roy. Visitation will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2018 from 10:00-12:00 noon at Holy Trinity Parish, at 1420 Devonshire Ave. in Woodstock Ontario. The memorial mass will follow the visitation at 1:00 pm. Arrangements entrusted to Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock, Ontario. 519-537-3611. The family is grateful to the Woodstock Hospital for the compassionate attention Bill received while in their care. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Woodstock Hospital Foundation and can be made through the funeral home. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com.

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O’REGAN, EILEEN of Woodstock, ON

Posted by on February 14, 2018

O’Regan, Eileen – Peacefully on Sunday February 11, 2018. Ellen Mary “Eileen” O’Regan (nee O’Sullivan) of Woodstock, Ontario in her 94th year. Born in Ireland on April 13, 1924. Beloved wife of the late Timothy Patrick O’Regan (1990). Sister of Teddy O’Sullivan of Whales. Very special mother of Christine Dean (Dan) of Elliott Lake, Denis O’Regan and Maureen Gould (late Peter) of Woodstock. Dear grandmother of Lori Dean (Gary), Leanne Dean (Ross), Danny Dean, Kate Walsh (Brian), Timothy O’Regan, Siobhan Crispin (Yannek), Patricia Gould (Cook). Dear great-grandmother of Donovan, Tyler, Julia, Denis, Brendon, Madeline, Luke, Liam and several nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by her sister Mona Gard and brothers Patrick and Joseph (Joe Joe). The family will receive friends at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington St. N, Woodstock on Thursday February 15, 2018 from 7-9 p.m., with parish prayers at 6:30 pm. A complete funeral mass will be held on Friday, February 16, 2018 at 11 a.m. at the Holy Trinity Parish, 1420 Devonshire Avenue, Woodstock, with Father Dariusz Jagodzinski as celebrant. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Charity of Choice. Smith-LeRoy, 519-537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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DE HAAN, Arie of Woodstock, ON

Posted by on February 14, 2018

De Haan, Arie – Born May 26, 1924 in Utrecht, the Netherlands passed away on February 13, 2018 from this earth to his Eternal home. Ephesians 2:8 “For it is by grace that you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is a gift of God.” Beloved husband of Jean De Haan (Vander Kooi) (2016). Dear father of Willem and Elsje De Haan, Gerald and Joyce De Haan, Joanne (2016) and Ken Cook, Frieda and Dirk Dekker, Harry (2004) and Donna De Haan, Albert De Haan, Jim and Jane De Haan, and Marcia and Mark Van Drunen. Grandfather and great grandfather to many children. Loved brother of Petra, Maria, Bill and Johan. Predeceased by Coby and Neil. Visitation will take place on Friday February 16 from 7-9 pm at the Smith-Leroy Funeral Home, Woodstock. A memorial service will be held at the Bethel United Reformed Church, 863 Alice Street, Woodstock, at 11 am on Saturday February 17, 2018.

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HOWSE, Marguerite of Woodstock, ON

Posted by on February 14, 2018

HOWSE, Marguerite Phyllis “Marg” – Passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at Woodingford Lodge, Woodstock in her 103rd year. Beloved wife of the late “Henry” Gordon Howse (1985). Survived by her daughter Nancy (Holman, Hurd) Howse and grandson David Hurd. Predeceased by her parents Arthur and Elsie Cranfield, brother Jack Cranfield and sister Evelyn Kimpton. She is fondly remembered by her cousin Doug Offord and his wife Dawn, as well as many nieces and nephews. Special thanks to the nurses and support staff at Woodingford Lodge for their compassionate care provided to Marg over the last 3 plus years. Cremation has taken place, and the interment will take place in Oxford Memorial Park Cemetery at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to VON Oxford-Sakura House or a charity of one’s choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home, 69 Wellington St. North, Woodstock, On (519-537-3611). Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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DUNDAS, Lois Lavina of Shelburne and formerly of Woodstock, Ontario

Posted by on February 14, 2018

DUNDAS – Lois Lavina Dundas, of Shelburne (formerly Woodstock), born to Walter and Lavina Wood October 10, 1917, was called to be with Jesus February 7, 2018 from her home, in her 101st year, surrounded by her family. Beloved wife of the late Jim Dundas (September 4, 1971). Cherished mother of Bill Dundas (late Ida), Jean Bell (late Carman), Mona de Man (Garry); fun-loving Gramma/Grammer of Rick (Michelle), Linda (Mark), late Curtis (2016), late Nadina (1964), late Darrin (2007) (Lynne), Sean (Jackie), Clint (Sandra), David (Heidi), Sheri (Glenn); devoted Great Gramma/Grammer to eleven great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews from Ontario, Saskatchewan and Alberta. Predeceased by her three brothers Warren, Allen and Ken. Visitation will take place Saturday, April 14, 2018 at Hi-Way Pentecostal Church, 548118 Beachville Rd., Ingersoll from 12-12:45 pm with the service at 1 pm; reception will follow in the hall. A celebration of life will be held, at a later date, in the Shelburne/Orangeville area. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Lois’ Christian charities – Highlands Youth for Christ (Shelburne) or Canadian Bible Society. Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home, Woodstock, ON. 519-537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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BROADFOOT, Michael of Bayfield, Ontario and formerly of Woodstock, Ontario

Posted by on February 12, 2018

BROADFOOT, Michael G. “Mike” – On February 6, 2018, Michael Gregory Broadfoot left this world at the age of 58 after a short bout with cancer. Beloved husband of Rita (nee Iwanuk). Cherished father of David and his wife Cassie, and proud grandpa of Addison, Aiden, and Ella, whom he adored. Dear son of Mary Ellen (Stan) English and the late Bev (2015) and Helen Broadfoot. Loved brother of Jane, and Lisa (Grant) and their son Dexter. Born in Tillsonburg in 1959, Mike spent his early years in Clinton before the family moved to Woodstock, where he spent most of his life. Mike graduated from Fanshawe College and worked in various capacities at the Ontario Ministry of Health, where he was respected by his many colleagues. In retirement (2016), Mike and Rita moved to Bayfield to enjoy the lake and the landscape of Huron County. Mike had a keen and curious mind and was a lover of music, literature and gardening. He was also an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed spending free time at the North Road Hunt Club. He had an abiding interest in all the lost domestic arts of our settler ancestors. He was the keeper of history, and the heart of the family. He will be deeply missed. Friends will be received at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock on Saturday, February 17, 2018 from 1:00-1:45 pm. The complete memorial service will be held in the chapel at 2:00 pm. Cremation has taken place. If desired, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Research or the Huron Residential Hospice (Clinton) would be appreciated. Smith-LeRoy, (519) 537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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SILVA, JOE of Woodstock, Ontario

Posted by on February 8, 2018

SILVA, Joe- Passed away at the LHSC – University Campus on Wednesday, February 7, 2018. Jose “Joe” Pedro Silva of Woodstock in his 83rd year. Beloved husband of Maria Jose Silva. Loving father of Emanuel (Victoria) and Maria Velda (John). Proud grandpa of Tony, Emanuel and Ember (Sam); Devon, and Brandon and great grandfather of Cristiano. Survived by several nieces and nephews. Joe was an amazing loving father, grandfather, uncle, brother and friend. Predeceased by his parents Manuel and Maria Silva as well as his brothers Manuel and Denis and sister Maria. The family will receive friends at Holy Trinity Parish, 1420 Devonshire Ave, Woodstock on Friday, February 9, 2018 from 11am – 12:45pm, where a complete funeral mass will follow at 1pm with Fr. Dariusz Jagodzinski as celebrant. Interment will take place in the spring at St. Mary’s Cemetery. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy can be made by donations to Alzheimer’s Society of Oxford, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or Diabetes Canada. Arrangements are entrusted to the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington St. North, Woodstock, ON. (519-537-3611). Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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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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ZAITZ, OPAL of Woodstock and formerly of Sudbury, Ontario

Posted by on February 2, 2018

ZAITZ, Opal – Passed away peacefully with family by her side at the Woodstock Hospital on Wednesday, January 31, 2018, Opal Margaret Zaitz (nee Young) of Woodstock, and formerly of Sudbury in her 92nd year. Loving mother of Diana Forth and her husband Bob of Lively and Dan Dusick and his wife Judy of Woodstock. Dear grandmother of Terra Messier (Rolly) and Darryl Dusick (Carie) all of Woodstock. Great-grandmother of Nathen and Jonathon Messier; and Samara and Abigail Dusick. Survived by several nieces, nephews, and extended family. Predeceased by her first husband John Dusick (1976) and then her second husband Tom Zaitz (2013). Opal was the last surviving child of the late Fred and Mary Young. The family wishes to extend their appreciation to Dr. Donna Onishenko for the wonderful care that she gave to Opal. Cremation has taken place. A spring interment of ashes will take place in Sudbury. If desired, donations can be made to the Diabetes Association and can be arranged through the Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home, 69 Wellington St. North, Woodstock, On (519-537-3611). Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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