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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HILL, Doris R. of Woodstock, Ontario

Posted by on January 31, 2018

HILL, Doris R. – It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Doris Rosina (Potter) Hill in her 95th year. Predeceased by her loving devoted husband of 72 years, William C. “Bill” Hill (2015). Beloved mother of Lorraine Lindsay of St. Thomas, Bill (Kathy) Hill of Cobble Hills B.C., Barb (John) Tuffnail of Woodstock and Dan Hill of London. Loving Gram to Bill Lindsay, Sean Lindsay; Dan Hill, Jason Hill, Kurt Hill and Craig Hill; and Laura Tuffnail. Adored Gramma to 12 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. Survived by her sister Eileen Clifford and sisters-in-law Olive Hernandez, Phyliss Laughington and Audrey Leask. Predeceased by her four sisters and three brothers and her most beloved grandson Michael Tuffnail (1990). As per her wishes cremation has taken place and a private family graveside service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Salvation Army would be appreciated and may be arranged through the Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home, 69 Wellington St. N. Woodstock, 519-537-3611. Personal online condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com. Finally, the family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Caressant Care Nursing Home for their care and compassion to our mom for the last 2 ½ years in her final home.

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SANDERS, Marilyn of Woodstock, Ontario

Posted by on January 31, 2018

SANDERS, Marilyn- Passed away suddenly on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at the Woodstock Hospital, Marilyn Helen Sanders (nee Harris) at the age of 76. Beloved wife of the late Chuck Sanders who predeceased her on December 14, 2007. Dear mother of Lynne Whittemore (David) of Stratford and Robert Sanders (Lisa) Bayfield. Loving grandma of Andrea, Ashley, and Amanda Campbell; Charlotte and Brandon Sanders; and Brett and Benjamin Walz. Proud great grandma of Madison and Kalob. Missed by her sisters Betty Arthur (Keith) of Otterville and Joan Tabor (late Glen) of Woodstock. Lovingly remembered by Sheri and Terry Hainer of Woodstock. Also survived by several nieces, nephews, and extended family. Predeceased by her parents William and Levia (nee Smyth) Harris and her sisters Shirley Piper and Dorothy Harris.
The family will receive friends at the Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home, 69 Wellington St. N, Woodstock on Friday, February 2, 2018 from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. A complete funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 10 am with Rev. Lloyd Bennett. Cremation will follow with a spring interment in North Embro Cemetery where Chuck and Marilyn will be interred together. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Diabetes Association, Heart and Stroke Foundation or College Ave United Church. Smith-LeRoy, 519-537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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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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CRETON, Timmy “Tim” of Woodstock, ON

Posted by on January 26, 2018

CRETON, Tim – At the Woodstock Hospital on Friday January 26, 2018.  Timmy Allan “Tim” Creton passed away at the age of 55.  Beloved father of Tim Creton Jr., his wife Becky and cherished grandfather of Jayden.  Dear brother of Tom (Martha) Creton and Gina Ede, and will be missed by his nephews.  Tim will also be fondly remembered by Pam Boyse and his step-children.  Predeceased by his parents Archie and Simone Creton.   Cremation has taken place.  A time of remembrance will be held at a later date.  If desired, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society- Lung Cancer Research would be appreciated and may be arranged through the Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home, 69 Wellington St. N. Woodstock, (519) 537-3611. Personal online condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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LEGER: Helen of Woodstock

Posted by on January 26, 2018

LEGER, Helen – Passed away at PeopleCare, Tavistock on Monday, January 22, 2018, Marie Helena Fernande Leger formerly of Woodstock in her 92nd year.  Loving mother of Paulette Parsons (Jim) of Woodstock, Jacques Leger of Woodstock, Robert Leger (Tammy) of Toronto, Phil Leger (Joanne Regan) of West Montrose, Tina Reid (Brian) of Milton and Anna Leger of Toronto.  Helen was very proud of her 7 loving grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.  She will be sadly missed by her brothers Jarvis LeBlanc of Moncton, N.B., Ulric LeBlanc of Bouctouche, N.B and Marguerite Maillet of Moncton, N.B.  Helen will be fondly remembered by her beloved nephew Herman (Exelda).  Survived by many nieces, nephews, and extended family.  Predeceased by her parents Allyre and Emma LeBlanc (nee LeBlanc) and siblings Leonette McLean, Therese Bastarache, Jena-Paul LeBlanc, Elmo LeBlanc, Gilberte Smith, Yolande Allain, Benoite Lombard and Valerie LeBlanc.  A Memorial Mass will be held at Holy Trinity Parish, 1420 Devonshire Ave, Woodstock on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 11 am with Fr. Tom Ferrera.  The family will visit with family and friends in the Parish Life Centre following the mass to celebrate Helen’s life.  In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations to be made to VON 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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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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VERSAEVEL, Alphons “Alf” of Woodstock, ON

Posted by on January 23, 2018

VERSAEVEL, Alphons Franciskus – At the Woodstock General Hospital, on Friday, January 19, 2018 we lost our beloved husband, father and grandfather.  Alf is survived by his loving wife Helen Bertha (Verhoef), his children, Peter (Heather), Paul (Jen), Deb (Adam), Becca (Gord) and his grandchildren Jordan (Breanna), Nicole, Kate-Lynne, Julia, Jason, Joshua, Rhys and Kody.  Alf will always be remembered for his gentle spirit, generosity and his talent for finding solutions.  Truly a family man, his memory lives on in the lives of those who were fortunate enough to have known him and will miss him dearly.  In keeping with Alf’s wishes, there will be no visitation and a small private ceremony for immediate family will take place.  If desired and in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Crohn’s and Colitis Canada or a charity of your choice would be appreciated and may be arranged through SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington St. N., Woodstock, N4S 6P7,  (519-537-3611).  Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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CRADDOCK, Wayne from Woodstock, ON

Posted by on January 23, 2018

CRADDOCK, Wayne – Peacefully at the Woodstock Hospital on Sunday, January 21, 2018.  Wayne Craddock of Woodstock in his 79th year.  Beloved husband of Patricia (nee Schram).  Loved father of Shelley, Heather and Robyn and grandfather of Amanda and Jessica.  Dear brother of Ron, Gary, Carlene, Terry and David.  Friends are invited to join the family at SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington St. N., Woodstock, ON, N4S 6P7, (519-537-3611) on Saturday, January 27, 2018 from 12-1 pm.  A memorial service will follow at 1pm in the chapel with Rev. David Snihur officiating.  If desired and in lieu of flowers, memorial donations to a charity of choice would be appreciated.  Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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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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RICHMOND, ROBERT of Woodstock, Ontario

Posted by on January 18, 2018

RICHMOND, Robert – Passed away peacefully at the Woodstock Hospital on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 in his 80th year. Robert was the beloved husband of the late Agnes Richmond (Nee: O’Neil) (1993). Dear uncle to Lee Ann, Kathleen and David. Predeceased by his sister Alice Keith (2014). The family will receive friends at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington St. North, Woodstock, 519-537-3611, on Saturday, February 3, 2018 from 1-2 p.m. where the funeral service will take place in the chapel at 2 p.m. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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WAINWRIGHT, VICTORIA of Brantford, Ontario

Posted by on January 18, 2018

 

WAINWRIGHT, Vicki – Passed away at VON Sakura House, Woodstock on Monday, January 15, 2018, at the age of 69, Victoria “Vicki” Ellen Wainwright (nee Peter) of Brantford. Dear mother of Tracy Dennis-Bussiere (Claude) and Michael Wainwright (Natasha), all of British Columbia. Grandmother of Miranda, Gabrielle, Liam and Keegan. Loving sister and best friend of Hazel Peter of Woodstock. Predeceased by her parents Mike and Ellen (Pocus) Peter. Vicki spent over 40 years in the tax preparation field helping many friends and clients who will miss her diligent and caring assistance. Cremation has taken place. The family will receive friends at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington St. North, Woodstock, on Friday January 19, 2018 from 10-11am. A memorial service will follow in the chapel at 11am. If desired, memorial donations to the SPCA of Brant County, your favourite charity, or your local hospice would be appreciated. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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CAREY, RUSSELL of Woodstock, ON

Posted by on January 18, 2018

CAREY, F. Russell – Passed away peacefully on Tuesday January 9, 2018. Frederick Russell Carey of Caressant Care Nursing Home was in his 91st year. Beloved husband of Norma Carey (nee Latham) and her friend Bill Mahoney. Cherished father of David and his wife Janice, and Bob and his wife Marilyn. Loved grandfather of 3 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Predeceased by his parents George and Violet (nee Barber) Carey, as well as his 2 brothers and 3 sisters. Russ was an extremely proud family man. Russ worked as school principal for 55 years in Mississauga, with the Peel Board of Education. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service to honour Russ’s life will be held at the Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home, 69 Wellington St., N. Woodstock, 519-537-3611, on Monday January 29, 2018 at 1:30pm. Pastor Doug Anderson as celebrant. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation and may be arranged through the   funeral home. Personal online condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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Cole: Robert (Bob) Norman

Posted by on January 13, 2018

At Bluewater Health on Monday, January 8, 2018, ROBERT (BOB) NORMAN COLE of Sarnia passed away in his 92nd year to join his wife Eva Richardson (nee Bertram) Cole who died in July of 2012.

Bob leaves a large and loving family of five Children and TEN Grandchildren to carry on his and Eva’s and their parents’ legacy. Bob was the loving father of Barbara; Christine and her late husband Leo; Susan; Richard and his wife Lisa; Michael and his wife Jennifer.

Nicholas, Kevin, Zachary, Alexandria, Jenny, Laura, Sophie, Ella, Ben and Charlie all know him as Grandpa or Grandpa Clyde and the man with that big hug and a keen interest in them. “He was quick-witted, a bit silly, incredibly smart and, more than anything, generous. A pretty great Grandpa.”

Eva & Bob together enjoyed many years of warm companionship with his siblings and their families in Sarnia. As the last member of the Charlie and Pearl Cole family to pass on, Bob is predeceased by his brother Charlie and wife Ruth; his brother Bill and wife Clarice; and his sister Emily, whom he never knew.

Born in Sarnia, Bob was always an industrious young fellow: The early pages of his scrap book would show him on his bicycle delivering newspapers; playing in the Sarnia City Football league; dishwashing on the Noronic as it sailed the Great Lakes; barrel washing at the refinery; labouring with the bricklayers and dare-deviling & welding with the boilermakers in oil tank construction.

As World War Two neared its end, Bob suspended his high-school studies (and his adolescence) to support the effort from within Imperial Oil before serving in the Army: Training in London before being posted to the Signal Corps in Kingston. He was not deployed and, upon discharge, attended accelerated school to complete the last two years of his high school curriculum in only a few months. This was an early sign of the remarkable work ethic and integrity that Bob demonstrated throughout his life. From there, Bob followed his brother’s lead and it was off to Queen’s University where he lived modestly, studied hard, made good friends, played football and met Eva, the one and only love of his life.

In 1951, with a fresh Chemical Engineering degree in hand, Bob picked up again with I.O.L. at the Calgary Refinery. His years of perseverance were rewarded when Eva finally accepted his proposal of marriage. They were joined soon after in 1953. They grew their family and Bob grew his career as he and the family moved from Calgary to Winnipeg and finally back to Ontario with the needs of “The Company.” Landing in Sarnia in the early 70’s and, with all five children in tow, Bob & Eva settled in to call Sarnia home once and for all.

Bob supported Imperial’s Sarnia Operations by managing increasingly significant projects. He considered on-time and on-budget as the bare minimum and the projects he led were typically known for their success.

His professional focus and devotion paid off and he was able to hang up his hard hat after a very successful career on his 60th birthday and begin a retirement that spanned decades.

During those years, Bob & Eva could be found together, caring for one another and enjoying each other, their children and their families. With a keen interest in seeing the world, Bob & Eva’s travels took them to countless places and introduced them to cultures and peoples the world over.

Bob and Eva considered themselves very fortunate and were regular supporters of the good work of educational, health care and other organizations in their community. Bob and Eva were especially proud of the students they’ve been able to assist through Queen’s University.

Throughout his life, Bob had a great appreciation and love for Nature. It could be seen in his face and heard in his voice. He loved being outside and watching the lake and ever changing sky. He loved working with the land be it clearing brush or working on the beach.

Bob will certainly be missed by many.

Cremation has taken place and a private family interment will occur in the spring.

Expressions of sympathy are welcomed through donations to the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Unit for Bluewater Health. C/o Bluewater Health Foundation. Ph. 519-464-4408.

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BROMAROFF, Brenda of Sarnia

Posted by on January 12, 2018

BROMAROFF, BRENDA – At Bluewater Health on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, Brenda Lee (Jolly) Bromaroff, age 60 of Sarnia passed away. She was the wife of the late Don Bromaroff (2015) and loving mother of Jody St. Pierre (Matthew), Diana (Franky) Bromaroff, Amy Bromaroff and Jimmy Bromaroff, dear grandmother of Shelby, Jayla, Preston, Sati and Arizona. She is also survived brother Raymond and Ronnie Jolly and sisters Mona Jolly Debbie Hayes. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Cremation has taken place and private family committal service will be held at Lakeview Cemetery.  Memorial donations made in memory of Brenda to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 102 N. Victoria St, Sarnia, ON, N7T 5W9. Messages of condolence may be sent through www.djrobb.on.ca

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Murray, Frances Beatty of Sarnia

Posted by on January 11, 2018

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

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

                                                                                                                                                         Cecil Alexander

 

 

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LINDSAY, CLINT of Woodstock, Ontario

Posted by on January 9, 2018

LINDSAY – Passed away peacefully at the Woodstock Hospital on Saturday January 6, 2018, Clinton “Clint” Lindsay of Woodstock at the age of 75. Beloved husband of the late Christina Lindsay (October 18, 2017). Loving father of Andrea Lindsay of British Columbia and Noelle Lindsay (Wafa Khorsheed) of Michigan. Sadly missed by his grandchildren Lindsay Conlin, Tom Conlin and Elijah Lindsay. Dear brother-in-law of Mary Frey. Fondly remembered by his nephew Adam Frey and niece Merritt Frey. Predeceased by his parents Walter and Dorothy (nee Black) Lindsay. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements have been entrusted with SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock (519-537-3611). If desired, donations in Clint’s memory may be made to the VON Sakura House, and can be arranged through the funeral home. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com.

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HILLIKER, GARY of Paris, ON and formerly of Woodstock, ON

Posted by on January 9, 2018

HILLIKER: Gary Norman Hilliker, suddenly but quietly passed away at his home in Paris Ontario, in his 80th year.  He was a loving and caring man to his wife Mary Ellen, sons Gary and Monty, daughter-in-law Donna;  cherished granddaughter Mary Kate and loving sister Sharon.  He is predeceased by his parents Bea and Wilson Hilliker of Woodstock; brothers Orion and D’Arcy; sister Betty; sister-in-law Marlene and brothers-in-law Russ and Jimmy.  He will be greatly missed by his loving extended family of nieces, nephews and friends.  Gary was a retired employee of the City of Woodstock, Park and Recreation where he worked for many years, and Hay and Company later Weldwood of Canada.  A memorial service to honour Gary’s life will be held at the Smith- Leroy Funeral Home, 69 Wellington Street North Woodstock, 519-537-3611, on Saturday January 20, 2018 at 2pm.  In lieu of flowers, donations to the local Humane Society would be appreciated.  Smith-LeRoy, 519-537-3611.  Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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THORN, EDWARD “TED” of Woodstock, Ontario

Posted by on January 9, 2018

THORN, Edward Charles “Ted”

It is with very heavy hearts, that we announce the peaceful passing of a wonderful husband, father and grandfather, Ted, on Monday, January 8th, 2018, in his 82nd year.  Ted will be forever remembered by his best friend and wife of 51 years, Mary.  He was the very proud father of David and his wife Claudia, and Cathy (Kish) and her husband Jim.  He will also be forever loved by his grandchildren, Alexandra and Owen Thorn, and Charlie and Julia Kish.  Ted is also survived by his sister in law, Anna Marie Thorn, his nephew Michael (Sherri) and his son, Sean, and his niece Colleen (Dave) and their sons Tyler and Carson.  He is predeceased by his parents, Charlie and Helen and his younger brother Larry (2013).  Born in London, ON, Ted graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 1958, and earned his designation as a Chartered Accountant in 1964.  He worked in Kitchener in his early years, moving to Woodstock in 1974 where he worked for the next almost 40 years, retiring as a partner at BDO.  Ted was a tireless and dedicated volunteer, having served on numerous boards.  He was longtime treasurer of Woodstock Minor Hockey, Woodstock Figure Skating Club and the Legion Hockey Tournament Committee.  He also served on the board for WDDS, The Art Gallery, The Hospital Foundation Board and was chair of the Finance committee for Holy Trinity Catholic Church.   Friends are invited to join the family at Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home, 69 Wellington St. N., Woodstock, 519-537-3611 for visitation on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 from 3-5 pm and 7-9 pm.  A complete funeral mass will be held on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 1420 Devonshire Ave., Woodstock at 11 am, with Father Rick Dales as celebrant.  If desired, donations in Ted’s name can be made to either Holy Trinity Building Fund or the Woodstock Hospital Foundation.  Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

“We know you’d be with us today, if Heaven wasn’t so far away”

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WALTERS, FLORA of Woodstock, Ontario

Posted by on January 3, 2018

Walters, Flora E. – Passed away at the Woodstock Hospital, on Sunday December 31st, 2017. Flora Emma Walters (nee Fishback) was in her 88th year. Beloved wife of the late Ross Walters (2016). Dear mother of Doug Walters. Flora will also be lovingly remembered by her many nieces and nephews and their families. The family will receive friends at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington St. N, Woodstock on Tuesday January 9, 2018 from 6-8pm. A funeral service will be held in the chapel on Wednesday January 10, 2018 at 11am. Interment to be held in the Harris Street Cemetery, Ingersoll in the spring. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Society, or the charity of one’s choice. Smith-LeRoy, 519-537-3611. Personal online condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com.

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KENNEDY, KEITH of Woodstock, Ontario

Posted by on January 3, 2018

KENNEDY, Keith – Passed away suddenly at University Hospital, London on Sunday, December 31, 2017, Keith Carl “Papa Keith” Kennedy of Woodstock at the age of 77. Beloved husband for 55 years of Eleanor Kennedy (nee Moore). Dear father of Mary Beth Case (Richard) and Keith Kennedy (Kathy) all of Woodstock. Proud and loving grandfather of Nathan (Paige), Jordan, Graham (Kim), Justin (Adriene) and Jacob (Emily). Predeceased by his parents Mervin and Fern (nee Swance) Kennedy and his brother-in-law Roy Alexis Moore. A private service will be held in the chapel of the Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home, 69 Wellington St. North, Woodstock (519-537-3611). If desired, memorial donations to VON Sakura House or the Kidney Foundation would be appreciated. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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FICZERE, LES of Woodstock, Ontario

Posted by on January 3, 2018

FICZERE, Les – Passed away on December 30, 2017, Leslie Ernest Ficzere of Woodstock in his 80th year. Les was the last surviving member of his immediate family. He was the son of the late Ernest and Roza (nee Szoke) Ficzere. He is survived by cousins in Hungary and Canada. A memorial mass will be held on Saturday, January 6, 2018, 11 am at Holy Trinity Parish, 1420 Devonshire Ave, Woodstock, with Fr. Rick Dales as celebrant. Everyone is invited to a reception following the mass in the Parish Life Centre. Interment of ashes in St. Mary’s Cemetery will be held in the spring. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home, 69 Wellington St. North, Woodstock, On (519-537-3611). If desired, memorial donations to the Arthritis Society, Alzheimer Society of Oxford or the Heart and Stroke Society of Ontario would be appreciated. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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ANGELINA ALVES, of Woodstock, Ontario

Posted by on January 3, 2018

ALVES, Angelina- Passed away with her loving family by her side at Woodstock Hospital on Monday, January 1, 2018, Angelina Pimentel Alves of Woodstock in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of the late Antonio Alves (1976) Dear mother of the late Tony Alves (1972), Victor Alves (Sherry), Arel Alves, and John Alves (Jeannie) all of Woodstock. Loving grandmother of Santina (Jason), Nicholas (Alyssa), Anthony and Tiana. Great-grandmother of Vienna and Vida. Sister-in-law of Evaristo Alves, Mariano Alves, Maria Jose Teixeira, Auxiliadora Machado, and Mari do Rosario. Predeceased by her parents Augstinho and Maria(deLourdes) Pimentel brothers Jose Pimentel, Victor Pimentel and Jaime Pimentel, sisters Maria Correia and Ilda Azaredo. Also survived by several nieces, nephews, and extended family here and in The Azores. The family will receive friends at the Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home, 69 Wellington St. N, Woodstock on Thursday, January 4, 2018 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. A complete funeral mass will be held on Friday at Holy Trinity Parish, 1420 Devonshire Ave, Woodstock at 11 am with Fr. Rick Dales as celebrant. Spring interment in the St. Mary’s Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Oxford or Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario. (Smith-LeRoy 519-537-3611). Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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SCHLEUTER, BRAD of Woodstock, Ontario

Posted by on January 2, 2018

SCHLUETER, Brad – Passed away at his residence in Woodstock on Friday, December 29, 2017 at the age of 61.   Dear son of Mary Middleton of Tavistock.  Beloved husband and best friend of Judy McDonald.  Stepfather of Scott McDonald (Tracey) of Woodstock, Dwayne McDonald (Dawn) of New Hamburg and Jason McDonald (Angelique) of Milverton.  He loved and adored his 9 grandchildren.   Sadly missed by his sisters Laurie Stone (Gary) of Flinton, ON and Sandy Arn (Mike) of Cambridge.  Brad will be fondly remembered by his father-in-law Frank Ralph as well as Judy’s siblings Karen Lafontaine (Marcel) and Rob Ralph (Laura) all of Woodstock.  Also survived by several nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and extended family members.  A memorial service will be held in the chapel of SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington St. North, Woodstock on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 11 am.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.   Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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