McKay

March 21, 2016

Gladys McKay (Black, nee Dunseith) passed away peacefully surrounded by family at her home at Kingsway Lodge, St. Marys, on March 21, 2016 at the age of 95. Mother of Ted and Edna Black, Bill Black, and Judy and Bob Johnson. Grandmother of Kerri and Marvin Talsma, Chris and Lori Johnson, Lori Black and Ed, Tony and Danielle Black, Kelly Muir and Joel, and Scott Muir. Great-grandmother of Peter, Zack, Kayleigh, Makenna, Josh, Jaelyn, Adrianna, Lily, and Hugo. Predeceased by infant daughter Penelope, husbands Bill Black (1977), John McKay (2005) and friend Ken Pust (2016), brother Harold Dunseith and sister Audrey Cundari. Gladys was a life-long resident of St. Marys and Charter member of the Rebecca Lodge. A private family visitation was held at the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home. Interment in St. Marys Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Diabetes Association or Kingsway Lodge Life Care. Online condolences at www.hodgesfuneralhome.ca.

Fader

March 14, 2016

Freda Maude Fader (Moon) passed away peacefully on her 100th birthday at Wildwood Care Centre, St. Marys, on March 14, 2016. Born on March 14, 1916 in Warwick Township. Devoted wife of the late Roy Fader (1989). Loving mother of Lynne MacDonald of Hamilton, the late Douglas Fader (2001) and Nancy Fader of London, and Carol Grose and Stephen of St. Marys. Dear grandmother of Steven MacDonald, Michelle Hammill (Jim), Julie Fader (Graham Walsh), Ashley Vitali (Jason), Simon Fader, Kyle Fader, Alison McClure (Scott), Erin Dunbar (David), Matthew Grose (Jessica), Chad Grose (Lauren McLean), and great-grandmother of Jack, Will and Catherine Hammill, Frances Fader-Walsh, Jackson, Kennedy, Lincoln and Nixon Vitali, Claire and Ryan Dunbar, Leah and Mya Grose, and Hailey McClure.. Predeceased by brothers Clarence Moon, Harley Moon and James Moon. Visitation at the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home, 47 Wellington St. South, St. Marys (519-284-2820) on Wednesday, March 16, from 7 – 9 p.m., and on Thursday, March 17, from 2 – 4 & 7 – 9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be conducted at the funeral home on Friday, March 18, 2016 at 11 a.m. Interment in St. Marys Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the St. Marys United Church. Online condolences at www.hodgesfuneralhome.ca.

McCarthy

March 13, 2016

Surrounded by family, on March 13, 2016, Jim McCarthy passed away in St. Marys at the age of 63. Deeply missed by Helga Pierozynska, his children Ben and Amanda McCarthy, Kelly and Jason Masselis, Julie McCarthy, and their mother Debbie McCarthy. Devoted grandfather of Emma, Keegan, Kinsley, Lauren and Logan. Cherished brother of Mary Buuck, Sam McCarthy and Nancy McKay, John and Mary Lou McCarthy, Frances and Steve Glover, and Jane and John Schutz. Lovingly remembered by many nieces, nephews and friends. Predeceased by his parents Frank and Julia McCarthy, and brothers Dan McCarthy and William McCarthy. A celebration of life open house will be held at the Army Navy & Air Force Veterans, 151 Lorne Ave E, Stratford on Saturday March 26, 2016 from 2 – 4 p.m. Donations in memory of Jim may be made to the MS Society of Canada.
Online condolences at www.hodgesfuneralhome.ca.

Riddell

March 12, 2016

Alex Riddell peacefully passed away on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at Wildwood Care Centre, St. Marys at the age of 90. Dear brother of Sadie McMurter of Lion’s Head, Audrey Somers of St. Marys and sister-in-law of Lynn Riddell of St. Marys. Fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews and friends. Predeceased by his sisters Ina, Ola, Dorothy, his brother Bob and parents William and Rowena Riddell. Special thanks to the wonderful staff at Wildwood Care Centre. The Funeral Service was conducted at the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home on Tuesday March 15, 2016. Interment in North Nissouri Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to St. Marys Memorial Hospital Foundation. Online condolences at www.hodgesfuneralhome.ca.

Stratten

March 12, 2016

Bernice Stratten (nee Martin), peacefully at Kingsway Lodge on Saturday, March 12, 2016 in St. Marys, Ontario at the age of 73. Bernice is survived by her children Carolyn Parnham (Greg) of RR1 St. Marys and Christina Terenyi (Less) of London, and grandchildren Justin Parnham (Amanda) and James Parnham, and great-grandchild Ryan Parnham all of RR1 St. Marys. Also survived by her two sisters Nancy Baddeley and Linda Martin, both of Richmond Hill. Bernice was born on Nov. 3, 1942 in Toronto, Ontario to Doug and May Martin. The family moved to Oak Ridges when she was 7 and she continued to live there after her marriage to Ron in 1963. They raised their two girls in the home they built themselves. Bernice worked at Bell Telephone before she was married. She worked part-time as a lunch time supervisor at the local elementary school when her children were young. When the children were grown, she continued her work in office administration at several places and finally customer service at the Ford dealership in Aurora before she retired in 2007. She attended St. Paul’s United Church where she was a member of the choir and also worked part-time as church secretary for a few years. She later joined King City United Church where she enjoyed fellowship and singing in the choir. Bernice enjoyed visiting with neighbours, learning to play the guitar and autoharp, and gardening in her spare time. She moved to St. Marys in 2011 to be closer to her children and grandchildren. She moved to Fairhill Residence in 2014 and Kingsway Lodge in 2015. A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 12 p.m. in the 3rd floor loft at Kingsway Lodge, 310 Queen St. E., St. Marys, Ontario with Rev. Pirie Mitchell and Rev. Doug Loucks officiating the ceremony. All are welcome to attend a reception at Kingsway Lodge in the lower level following the ceremony. Memorial donations may be made to Kingsway Life Care or The Canadian Mental Health Association. Online condolences at www.hodgesfuneralhome.ca.

Partridge

March 9, 2016

We are sad to announce, Anne Noreen Partridge (Scheuermann) passed away peacefully at Brampton Civic Hospital on March 9, 2016 at the age of 85.Beloved wife of the late Roy Partridge (2001). Dearly loved mother of Larry (Kathy), Cynthia (Rick), David (Ruth) and Mark. Dear sister of Ron (Doreen). Predeceased by 12 brothers and sisters and great-granddaughter Hannah. Will be sadly missed by 8 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She loved her family dearly and everyone will miss her great sense of humour. Family and friends are invited to the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home, 47 Wellington St. South, St. Marys (519-284-2820) on Saturday, March 12, 2016 for visiting from 11 a.m. until the time of the Funeral Service at noon. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice.
Online condolences at www.hodgesfuneralhome.ca.

Lancaster

February 28, 2016

Lancaster, T. Joyce I. (McKenny) 1924-2016. It is with great sadness that the family of Joyce Lancaster (nee McKenny) announce her passing on February 28, 2016. Beloved wife of the late Wilbert Lancaster (2004). Predeceased by her parents Neil and Laura McKenny. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Debra and David Chappel. Special Dee Dee to grandchildren Judy and Mike Dunphy and Doug and Melissa Chappel and great-grandchildren Sarah, Arianna, Sammy, Liam and Hailey. Joyce was predeceased by sisters Helen, Pearl, Reta, Norma and brothers Bud, Jack, Elgin, and Donald.
The Funeral Service was conducted at the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home on Thursday, March 3, 2016. Interment in St. Marys Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to St. James Anglican Church, the “Someone I know” campaign through the St. Marys Memorial Hospital Foundation or charity of choice.
Online condolences at www.hodgesfuneralhome.ca.

McClelland

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February 24, 2016

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Larry on February 24, 2016. Beloved husband of Janet and wonderful father to John (Lisa), Richard (Stacey) and Susan (Bill). Proud Papa to Scott, Olivia, Max and Will. Missed by his sisters Sharon and Bernice and his brother Raymond. Larry was born on June 19th, 1941 and grew up in Vineland, Ontario. He attended Beamsville High School where he met Jan, the love of his life for over 52 years. Following his graduation from Ryerson, Larry’s early career found him working in the hotel/restaurant industry for the CNIB and State Farm Insurance but his real calling came when he became a high school teacher. In 1975, he started shaping young minds at Alexander McKenzie S.S. in Sarnia in the Restaurant Services and Food Preparation Department. Two years later, he moved the family to London to become the Department Head of Foods at Thames Secondary. Faculty and students will fondly remember him for his sincere caring and rapier-like wit. Later in his career, Larry would further his own education and transfer to Beal to finish as an English teacher and Guidance Counsellor before retiring in 1998. Larry was very compassionate, kind-hearted and respectful of people. Many refer to him as a true gentleman with a wry sense of humour. He put others needs above his own and was very active in his church, community service, the Lions Club and the Masons. Throughout life, Larry has travelled extensively with family and friends. As a member of Friendship Force he and Jan have hosted and been hosted by members around the world. Visitation will be on Friday, March 4, 2016 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the Parish Hall of ST. JAMES ANGLICAN CHURCH, 65 Church St. S., St. Marys, Ontario. The funeral service will be conduct at St. James Anglican Church on Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 11:30am. Interment of cremated remains will take place at a later date.
Donations may be made to the “Someone I know” campaign with the St. Marys Memorial Hospital Foundation. Online condolences at www.hodgesfuneralhome.ca.

Robertson

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February 15, 2016

J. Alan Robertson, former local business owner operating Tollgate Coffee House & Little Falls Café with his wife, and retired vice principal at St. Marys DCVI and Stratford Northwestern Secondary School, passed away suddenly at Victoria Hospital in London on February 15, 2016 at the age of 75. Beloved husband of Edna (Perks) whom he married on September, 15, 1961. Will be greatly missed by his children Brad, Shelley, and Jeff. He was the very proud grandfather of Ewan. Predeceased by his parents Lloyd and Fran (Jennings) Robertson. Visitation at the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home, 47 Wellington St. South, St. Marys (519-284-2820) on Saturday, February 20, from 2 – 4 p.m. & 7 – 9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be conducted at the ST. MARYS GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB, 769 Queen St. East, St. Marys, on Sunday February 21, 2016 at 2 p.m. Cremation to follow. Memorial Donations may be made in Alan’s name to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation. Online condolences at www.hodgesfuneralhome.ca

Bibby

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February 15, 2016

Bibby, Jim. Peacefully, at home, in Kirkton, on Monday, February 15, 2016 in his 62nd year. Beloved husband of Kathy (Thomson) Bibby for 40 years. Dear father of Chris (Chop) and Karrie Bibby of Elimville, and Katie Kainz and Paul Scheuermann of St. Pauls. Dear Papa of Nova and Colten; Payton, Logan, Arik, William, and Hayden. Beloved son-in-law of Gail Thomson of St. Marys. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Carol and Bob Edwards of Bayfield, Linda Vey of Strathmore, Alberta, Brenda and Brad Thomas of Unity, Saskatchewan, Ted and Chris Bibby of Kirkton, Donna and Rob Barr of Mitchell, Steve and Tammy Bibby of Crediton, Joan and Ken Quigley of Staffa, Laurie Bibby and Paul Washburn of Guelph; Jane and Norm Turner of Burlington, Cecil and Janet Thomson of St. Marys, and Cindy and David McBryde of Kirkton. Predeceased by his parents Robert and Lois Bibby, his brother Thomas Bibby (1975), and his father-in-law Cecil Thomson. Friends may call, casually and as you are, at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street, Exeter (1 street west of Main) on Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 PM, where the funeral service (please wear casual attire) will be held on Friday, February 19th at 11 AM with Bob Heywood officiating. Cremation with interment at a later date in Kirkton Union Cemetery. Donations to the St. Marys Memorial Hospital Foundation (Someone I Know Campaign) or Community Living – St. Marys would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com.

Pust

January 30th 2016

Kenneth Gordon Pust died peacefully in his 85th year on Saturday January 30th 2016 at Kingsway Lodge in his beloved home of St. Marys, Ontario.Ken was pre-deceased by his wife Margaret (Jacobi). The two were well-known fixtures in St. Marys; they both touched the lives of many in their community. They were affiliates of the Anglican Church, and Ken was a long-time member of the Oddfellows Lodge.
Ken was a construction foreman for the Canadian Pacific Railway, repairing tracks, bridges and buildings all over Ontario. He retired in 1993.In declining health during his eighties, Ken nevertheless could be spotted making frequent trips downtown using his walker or scooter. His caregivers at Kingsway, and at St. Marys Memorial Hospital, generously comforted him and helped maintain his quality of life.
Ken is mourned by his brothers and sisters-in-law Graham & Mary of Thornbury, Stanley, widower in Midland, Donald & Betty in Durham, and Lorne & Barbara in Cambridge. His many nieces and nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews, were all greatly endeared to the man, who they knew simply as “Uncle Ken”.The Memorial Service will be conducted at the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home, 47 Wellington St. South, St. Marys (519-284-2820) on Saturday, February 27th, 2016 at 2 p.m. Online condolences at www.hodgesfuneralhome.ca.

Hammond

February 9th 2016

David Joseph Hammond, former Toronto Police officer, worked with his brother’s construction company Hammond Construction / Yundt Bros. Construction, and active over the years with the Perth County School Board and Downie Minor Ball, passed away at Wildwood Care Centre, St. Marys, on Feb. 9, 2016 in his 83rd year. Beloved husband of the late Marion Elain Hammond (Hall), married on April 17, 1954, who predeceased him on Nov. 30, 2015. Dear father of Christina and Rafael Javiel, Patricia and Andy Cieri, Kevin Hammond and Cindy. Grandfather of nine and great-grandfather of 3. Brother of Chum and Editha Hammond, Lillian Bennett, and brother-in-law of Doug and Sonia Hall, and Terry Hall. Also remembered by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by Reginal Hall, Winston and Pearl Hall, Helen King, Sandra Hall, and Norm Bennett. Cremation has taken place, Visitation at the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home, 47 Wellington St. South, St. Marys (519-284-2820), on Monday, Feb. 15, from 2 – 4 & 7 – 9 p.m. The Memorial Service will be conducted at the ST. MARYS UNITED CHURCH, 85 Church St. South, St. Marys, on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016, at 11 a.m. Memorial donations may be made to the “Someone I know” campaign with the St. Marys Memorial Hospital Foundation.
Online condolences at www.hodgesfuneralhome.ca.

Maxwell

January 15th 2016

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John Maxwell
1921–2016

In loving memory of John Lawrence Maxwell, who passed away peacefully at the age of 94 on January 15th, 2016, in his Ottawa home, the Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre. Predeceased by his wife of 66 years, Joyce, he leaves his seven children, John (Angela), Lee, Paul (Kathy), Denise, Brian (Karoline), Steve (Shakti), and Joy (Darrell). He was much loved by his 9 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. John, the son of Lawrence Gardner Maxwell and Fanny Irene Welsh, was born in St Marys, Ontario, where he met and married Joyce (nee Clarke). They led a happy, nomadic life together, first in the West during the war years, then in several cities throughout Ontario as a result of John’s regular moves with the Toronto-Dominion bank.
An outgoing and generous man, John connected easily with young and old, and with people from all walks of life. He was equally energetic in his work and home life, jumping into all kinds of activities with family and friends. He especially loved the outdoors: golf, hiking, camping, canoeing, fishing, hunting, skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling. Wherever he lived, John was active in the life of the local United Church and in community service clubs. John and Joyce retired in the outdoor mecca of Copper Cliff, Ontario, where they bought their beautiful Manitoulin Island camp, a favourite gathering place for family and friends. In addition to all of their outdoor activities, they traveled annually to Europe or the Caribbean and played duplicate bridge regularly. John also had a creative side, becoming an expert wildlife wood-carver in his later years.
In 2009, John moved to Ottawa where he spent his final years in the Perley, a wonderful facility for veterans needing long term care. Despite the challenges of his advanced age, he remained the same outgoing individual, connecting with humour and affection with his family and caregivers; he will be greatly missed. His extended family will gather in St Marys in April to celebrate his life and to place his remains with Joyce’s in the family cemetery plot there. Donations to the PRVHC Foundation or to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

Golz

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February 1st 2016

Hans Jurgen Golz, Canadian Veteran and Life Member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 236 St. Marys, passed away suddenly at University Hospital on February 1, 2016 at the age of 75. Husband of Marion (Baker). Father of John and wife Winona, Daryl and Anita. Grandfather of Quentin, step-grandfather of Luke Sands and wife Sarah, Chasity Sands and step-great-grandfather of Mika and Ryder. Cousin of Roy and Brenda Arbogast and family. Predeceased by Uncle George and Aunt Helga Arbogast and God-daughter Teresa Arborgast. Family and friends are invited to the Royal Canadian Legion Br. 236, 66 Church St. N. St. Marys, on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016 for visitation from 1 p.m. until the time of the Legion Service and Memorial Service at 2 p.m., followed by a reception. Memorial donations may be made Scouts Canada 1st St. Marys, St. Marys Royal Canadian Legion or Ronald McDonald House. Online condolences at www.hodgesfuneralhome.ca.

Douglas

January 23rd 2016

Douglas Elia “Helen”

Elia “Helen” Nazzarena Catarina (Miandro) Douglas of Grand Bend, formerly of St. Marys passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, January 23rd, 2016, at the age of 86. Beloved wife of 65 years to Melvin “Mel” Muir Douglas. Dear sister of Lita Miandro of St. Marys. Beloved mother and mother-in-law of Kristie and David McIndoe of Grand Bend. Cherished grams of Skyler McIndoe and treasured great-grandma of Mathias McNally-McIndoe. Fondly remembered by Andrew Hunt, Brooklyn Olsen and Presley Wellington. Predeceased by her parents Guilio and Assunta (Vesprini) Miandro. At Elia’s request cremation has taken place. Memorial Visitation was held at Hoffman Funeral Home in Dashwood on Wednesday, January 27, 2016. If desired, memorial donations, payable by cheque to O.S.P.C.A, or Huron Country Playhouse or to a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.

Albers

January 27th 2016

Mary Albers (nee Roesink) passed away peacefully at Wildwood Care Centre, St. Marys, on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 in her 92nd year. Predeceased by her husband George (1979). Mother of Marg Brown (Phil) of New York City, Charlie (Evelyn), Barry (Shelley), Dennis (Sonia), and Shirley Mills (Bruce) all of St. Marys. Grandmother of Jacquie Brown (Tylor), Ryan Mills (Angela), Rebecca Mills (Jake), Adrianna Rolston, and Nadine Rolston. Mary will be remembered by family in Holland. George and Mary immigrated to Canada in 1952, settling in the St. Marys area, operated a dairy farm and raised their family. Mary was an active member of Holy Name of Mary Parish, serving with the CWL, volunteered with the Salvation Army, was involved in the Save the St. Marys Hospital campaign, and enjoyed curling. Her family wishes to thank the staff at Wildwood Care Centre and Dr. Charles Gatfield for their wonderful care. Visitation at the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home, 47 Wellington St. South, St. Marys (519-284-2820) on Friday, January 29, from 2 – 4 & 7 – 9 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at HOLY NAME OF MARY PARISH, Northeast corner of Peel St. N. and Widder St. E., St. Marys, on Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 11 a.m. with Fr. Philip Joseph. Interment in St. Marys Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the St. Marys Memorial Hospital Foundation or the Salvation Army.
Online condolences at www.hodgesfuneralhome.ca.

Bradley

January 18th 2016

Bradley, Ronald Edwards
Passed away peacefully, in his home with his family by his side on Monday, January 18, 2016 at the age of 86 years. Beloved husband and best friend of Gloria. Loved father of Phil (Jen), Nigel Demers (Crissy), Chad (Mandy), Lindsay (Alex) and Lana. Papa of Melissa, the late Sarah, Eric, Arianna, Aiko and Landon. Fondly remembered by his sisters Joyce Edworthy (late Peter) and Marion Thibault (late Fred) and by sister inlaw, Sylvia LaBine and will also be missed by many other nieces, nephews, friends and relatives.
Ron grew up on the family farm in St. Marys Ontario, later moved to Brantford Ontario where he started raising a family while beginning his car sales career at Brant County Ford. Later settling in Guelph Ontario, he worked at Carl Small Ford then Ridgehill Ford in Cambridge and finally Stoddards Lincoln Mercury in Guelph before leaving the Car sales life in the late 70’s for his final job at Willow West Mall where he put smiles on many faces as he kept the place spotless.
The family will be receiving visitors at the GILCHRIST CHAPEL – McIntyre & Wilkie Funeral Home, One Delhi Street, Guelph on Saturday, January 23, 2016 from 2 – 4 p.m. with sharing of memories at 3:00 p.m. Memorial contributions to the Alzheimer Society or the Guelph Humane Society would be appreciated. We invite you to leave your memories and donations online at: www.gilchristchapel.com

Bragg

January 12th 2016

August 30, 1923 – January 12, 2016.

Carman, age 92 quietly passed away in his sleep during a short stay at University Hospital. He was a loving husband, devoted father and good neighbour survived by Clara, his wife of over 66 years and sons Allen, Rod, Jim, Ken, Rob and Tony. Also daughters-in-law Sue and Carolyn, six grandsons, one granddaughter, three granddaughters-in-law, four great-grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by daughter-in-law Pearl. Family and friends are invited to the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home, 47 Wellington St. South, St. Marys (519-284-2820) on Saturday, January 16, 2016 for visitation from 1 p.m. until the time of the Funeral Service at 2 p.m. Interment in St. Marys Cemetery. Donations to Alzheimer Society or Friendship Centre appreciated. Online condolences at www.hodgesfuneralhome.ca. Carman worked as a farmer in Blanshard Township for many years and then at Domtar until he retired. He was a 30 year member of the I. O. O. F., regularly volunteered for the Cancer Society and was on the Board for Kingsway Lodge. He enjoyed fishing, travelling, crokinole, shuffleboard and improving the old family home. Carman was a member of the Living Rock Church at this time. Carman will be remembered well. Thank you all.

Elderhorst

January 12th 2016

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Adrian Gysbertus Elderhorst passed away at Wildwood Care Centre, St. Marys, on January 12, 2016 one month from his 88th birthday. Husband of Elizabeth (nee Romme). Father of Rudy Elderhorst and his wife Vicki and children Kyle and Erica; Henry Elderhorst and friend Grace Rosales and children Andrew and Brianna; Corinne Breen and children Justin-Matthew, John-Michael, and Ashleigh, her husband Dave Kinlough and their 2 children Katie and Ryker (Adrian’s 2 great-grandchildren); Tom Elderhorst and wife Deborah and children Annabel, Max, and Rowen; and Stephen Elderhorst and wife Julia and children Marielle, Raisa and Binderiya. Brother of Nic Elderhorst and wife Treese, Anne Raaymakers and her late husband Bill, Corrie Rosch and husband Hans, and Martin Elderhorst. Predeceased by siblings Jan Elderhorst and wife Betty, Jo vandenBosch and husband Ko, Tony Elderhorst and wife Rieta, and Helen Brouwer and husband Ted. He was the son of Martin Elderhorst and Cornelius DeGroot. Adrian served with the Dutch Army in the Indonesian War of Independence and then immigrated to Canada with his brother Tony in the mid-1940s. He settled in St. Marys, Ontario after marrying Elizabeth in 1954. They continued to live, work and raise a family in St. Marys. Adrian was also a long-time, dedicated member of the Rotary Club of Marys. Visitation at the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home, 47 Wellington St. South, St. Marys (519-284-2820), on Friday, Jan.15, from 7 – 9pm with Parish Prayers at 8:30pm. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at HOLY NAME OF MARY PARISH, Northeast corner of Peel St. North and Widder St. East, St. Marys, on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016, at 11 a.m. with Fr. Philip Joseph. Interment in St. Marys Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Rotary Club of St. Marys. Online condolences at www.hodgesfuneralhome.ca.

Hopkins

January 9th 2016

Peacefully surrounded by family at Wildwood Care Centre, St. Marys on Saturday, January 9, 2016, Edna (Booth) Hopkins, formerly of London, in her 104th year. Beloved wife of the late Norman Hopkins (1994). Dear mother of Ronald Hopkins of St. Marys and Beverly Beacham Bessette and her husband Bernard of St. Marys. Predeceased by her son-in-law Dave Beacham. Cherished grandma of Jeff Beacham and his wife Karen, Tamara Blaney and her husband Kevin and Trevor Hopkins and his wife Lori. Dearly missed by her seven great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandson and seven step-grandchildren, sixteen step-great-grandchildren and twelve step-great-great grandchildren and their families. The family would like to thank the staff at Wildwood for their care and compassion. Friends were received by the family from 2-4 and 7-9pm on Tuesday, January 12, 2016, at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London. The funeral service was held in the funeral home chapel on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 1 pm. Interment in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, London. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Wildwood Golden Years, P.O. Box 2200, 100 Ann Street, St. Marys ON N4X 1A1 or Homes for Hope – El Salvador, 363 Colborne Street, London ON N6B 3N3. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

White

January 5th 2016

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Peacefully on Tuesday, January 5th 2016 at St. Joseph’s Hospice, London, Andrew Keith White passed away at the age of 46. Survived by his loving wife Vivien and daughters Charlotte and Samantha. Sadly missed by his parents, Ron and Jane White of St. Marys, brothers and sister, Tim and Lorraine (Kimberly BC), Peter and Michelle (London), and Jan Cook (St. Marys), and Vivien’s parents, Ray and Bev Filewood (Port Stanley) and brothers, Mark and Sandi (Fingal) and David and Sheri (Las Vegas). Also missed by his nieces and nephews and the White, Courtnage and Spence families. The family would like to thank all of the caregivers who provided outstanding care during the last 15 months including Dr. Megyesi, Dr. MacDonald, Dr. Tancio and all of the staff at the London Regional Cancer Clinic and St. Joseph’s Hospice. Visitors will be received at the John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street, London on Thursday from 4 p.m. -7:30 p.m. and on Friday from 2 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 9th 2016 at the Wesley Knox United Church, 91 Askin Street at 2 o’clock. In lieu of flowers donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice or the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada would be appreciated.

Oke

December 26, 2015

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James Donald Oke, age 78, of St. Marys passed away peacefully at the Hillside Manor with his family by his side on December 26, 2015. He was born in St, Marys, April 30, 1937, son of the late James and Emily Oke. Beloved husband for 51 years of Sharon (Beale). Loving father of Shawn Oke (Christa), Melanie Keating (Bill) and Kori Lawrence (Bob). Grandfather to Logan, Kaylee, Brayden, Jorden, Conner, Austen, Riley and Morgan. Dear brother of Leona Oke, Marion Oke, Betty Cockerton (Doug), Bob Oke (Ann) and Gordon Oke. Lovingly remembered by the Beale family, Madelynne, Beverley (Carl), Brian (Jacquie), Claudia (Ron – deceased), Mike, Donna (Jim) and several nieces and nephews and their families. Don worked with the St. Marys Police and later the O.P.P. for 31 years until his retirement in 2000. He was a member of Holy Name of Mary Parish, St. Marys. Don loved volunteering in his community, boating and gardening. Friends and relatives called at Holy Name of Mary Parish, 149 King Street North, St. Marys on Wednesday, December 30, from 11:30 a.m. until the time of the funeral Mass at 1 p.m. A reception followed in the Parish Hall. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Parkinson Society or to the Stratford/Perth Humane Society through the W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford. 519.271.7411 www.wgyoungfuneralhome.com

Greason

December 15, 2015

Dorothy Margaret Greason (Near) passed away peacefully at Wildwood Care Centre, St. Marys, on December 15, 2015 in her 94th year. Beloved wife of the late Chester Austin Greason (2014), whom she married on May 27, 1944. Dear mother of Ron and Linda, Jim and Judy, Nancy and Ron Marriott and daughter-in-law Karen. Proud grandmother of Tracey, Cindy, Scott and Kari, Rob, Alissa and Mike Bartlett, Chet, Jason, Kaitlin and great-grandmother of Jackson, Rachel, Sasha, Kylie, Emma, Makenzie and Maggie. Also survived by sister-in-law Helen Near. Predeceased by her daughter Marlene, son Maurice, brothers Clayson, Harry, Frank, and daughter-in-law Dot. Visitation at the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home, 47 Wellington St. South, St. Marys (519-284-2820), on Thursday, Dec. 17, from 2 – 4 & 7 – 9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be conducted at the funeral home on Friday, Dec. 18, at 11 a.m. Interment in St. Marys Cemetery. Memorial Donations may be made to East Nissouri Union Church or charity of choice. Online condolences at www.hodgesfuneralhome.ca.

Boyd

December 1, 2015

The family of Shirley Mae Boyd (Hearn) sadly announce her sudden passing at St. Marys Memorial Hospital on Dec. 1, 2015 at the age of 77. Wife of the late Jack Boyd (1986). Step-mother of Bill and wife Reba Boyd of Quesnel, British Columbia and their daughters Brianne and Carissa, and Jack Boyd of Exeter. Sister of Donna Aldis St. Marys, Sheila Crisp and husband Terry, Nashville, Tennessee, Linda McKay, St. Marys, sister-in-law Myrt Hearn, St. Marys. Shirley loved and spoiled all her many nieces and nephews and their families. Predeceased by her parents Kelly and Eileen Hearn, brother Barry Hearn and brother-in-law Dusty Aldis. Shirley loved her community as well as following all the sports and activities that her nieces and nephews were involved in. She had a special passion for the St. Marys Junior B Lincolns Hockey Club. Family and friends are invited to the ST. MARYS UNITED CHURCH, 85 Church St. S. St. Marys, on Monday, December 7, 2015 for visitation from noon until the time of the funeral service at 2 p.m. with Rev. Doug Loucks officiating. Interment in St.Marys Cemetery. Following burial, Shirley’s family will continue to celebrate her life at the St. Marys Legion, 66 Church St. S. St. Marys. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Online condolences at www.hodgesfuneralhome.ca.

Becker

November 30, 2015

Alison Elizabeth Jane Becker (Horne) passed away peacefully with family at her side on November 30, 2015 at Sakura House, Woodstock, at the age of 50 after a courageous battle with ovarian cancer. Alison was born, raised and lived most of her life in the rural area of Stratford. Alison is survived by her four beautiful, loving children, Matthew, Melissa, Brandon, and Ryan. She is also survived by her father Arthur Horne, mother Audrey (Hyde) predeceased in 2000. She will be missed by her siblings Alex (Sherri) Horne, Catherine (John) Tollenaar, Sheila (Jamie) Brant, Arthur Jr. (Kate) Horne, and 11 nieces and nephews. Also survived by her uncles, aunts, many cousins and greatly missed by her dear friend Peter Luty and family, and her dog Zoey. Predeceased by her grandparents Melvin and Jean Hyde, Arthur and Lydia Horne, Uncle John Alexander Horne (Infancy), Aunt Jean Parker, Uncle Alex Nichol and Aunt Christine Hyde. Alison was raised on a dairy farm for 20 years in North Easthope Township and then became a partner in Beckalry Holsteins for 19 years. She enjoyed volunteering in her children’s activities with school programs, coaching soccer, skating, 4-H and Donate a Cow Program providing meat to local food banks and soup kitchens. Cremation has taken place. Visitation at the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home, 47 Wellington St. South, St. Marys (519-284-2820) on Friday, Dec. 4, from 2 – 4 & 7 – 9 p.m. A Celebration of Life service will be conducted at the ST. MARYS GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB, 769 Queen St. East, St. Marys, on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015, at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers and in keeping with Alison’s love of life and positive, cheerful nature, please undertake an act of kindness and enjoy a laugh with someone you care about. Memorial donations may be made to the Wellspring Stratford Cancer Centre, Optimism Place or the Emily Murphy Centre. Online condolences at www.hodgesfuneralhome.ca.
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Hammond

November 30, 2015

Marion Elain Hammond (Hall) passed away at Kingsway Lodge, St. Marys, on November 30, 2015 in her 82nd year. Beloved wife of David Hammond, married on April 17, 1954. Dear mother of Christina and Rafael Javiel, Patricia and Andy Cieri, Kevin Hammond and Cindy. Grandmother of nine and great-grandmother of 3. Sister of Doug and Sonia Hall, Terry Hall, Chum and Editha Hammond and Lillian Bennett. Also remembered by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by siblings Reginal Hall, Winston and Pearl Hall, Helen King, and Sandra Hall. Cremation has taken place, Visitation at the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home, 47 Wellington St. South, St. Marys (519-284-2820), on Tuesday, Dec. 8, from 2 – 4 & 7 – 9 p.m. The Memorial Service will be conducted at the funeral home on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015, at 11 a.m. Memorial donations may be made to the “Someone I know” campaign with the St. Marys Memorial Hospital Foundation. Online condolences at www.hodgesfuneralhome.ca.

Hislop

November 30, 2015

Sheila Inez Anne Hislop (MacLaren) passed away at home in St. Marys on November 30, 2015 at the age of 84. Sheila was born in Balderson, ON and lived most of her life in Stratford. Mother to Norma Hislop (Jim) , Bruce Hislop (Paula), Janice Hyde (Ted), and Tom Hislop. Gentle Grandmother to Colin and Caitlin Hyde. She was active member of the Girl Guide Association and Hamlet Home and School Association. She graduated from Stratford Normal School in 1950 and taught in Sebringville. She enjoyed her time caring for many people who needed assistance through the Canadian Red Cross Homemaker Service.Our Mom was inventive in her kitchen, an avid reader, and loved her kitties. We fondly remember her baking awesome butter tarts, making creative soup of the day with her new blender, sewing, and knitting our clothes. She lived her retirement years quietly in St Marys. Visitation at the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home, 47 Wellington St. S. St. Marys (519-284-2820) on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015 from 7 – 9 p.m.. Burial will take place in Perth, Ontario at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation. Online condolences at www.hodgesfuneralhome.ca.

Foster

November 29, 2015

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Lorne Foster, 87, formerly of Hamilton passed away peacefully at the Ritz Lutheran Villa, Mitchell on Sunday, November 29, 2015.
Beloved son of the late Herbert and Hariett Foster. Dear brother of Mary Fisher (William), Earl Foster (Jean) and Harold Foster (Marion). Also surviving are his nieces and nephews Tim Fisher, David Foster (Joanne), Jo-Anne Fields (Scott), Dale Foster (Coralee), Mark Foster (Erin), Karen Lemon (Ron) and their families.
Lorne was a long time school Principal with the Hamilton Wentworth District School Board.
A Celebration of Lorne’s Life will be held at the Lockhart Reception Centre, 116 Montreal St., Mitchell on Friday, December 4, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. followed by a reception. Interment in Kirkton Union Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Stratford General Hospital MRI or charity of one’s choice would be appreciated. Online condolences at www.LockhartFuneralHome.com.

Lloyd

November 17, 2015

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Elsie Theresa (Doucette) Lloyd
November 8, 1936 – November 17, 2015

“There’s a church in the valley by the wildwood no lovelier place in the dale. No spot is so dear to my childhood as the little brown church in the vale.” Our tough little mamma passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones, and we’re pretty sure you’ll find her in that little church in the vale. She’ll be eating Rappie Pie morning, noon and night with the occasional bowl of fruit loops, lays potato chips, Diet Coke, candies full of sugar, and NO pretzels (insert laughter here) We know she’ll be giving her opinion and a gesture or two no doubt, but she’ll be there.
Predeceased by everyone who passed before her (insert laughter here) including her loving husband of 57 years, Matthew Lloyd (2013).
Loving mother to Brian (Krista) Lloyd, Theresa (Howard) Wakem, Trish Bearss (Alan Giddings), and Jennifer (David) Switzer. Nana to Loreena (Mitch) MacKay, Ashley, Zack, Matthew, Shyanna (Chris), Adam (Ashley), Amber (Kody), Vandie (Eric), Curtis (Nicole), Amy, Shaun, Jessica (Devon) and Sam. Great Grandma to 14 very cute grand babies.
She is survived by a sister, Louise Deveau and a brother Emile Doucet, sister in laws Irene (Harold) Whitelaw and Joan (Raymond) Plummer and several nieces and nephews whom she loved very much.
Throughout her years of struggling with health issues she managed to maintain her sense of humour, famous gestures and continued guidance using her selective vocabulary (insert laughter here) once in awhile. We find comfort in knowing she is in a better place surrounded by loved ones.
Her Faith and absolute adoration for her family were her guiding force. Her family is anxiously awaiting the arrival of her 15th great grandchild, and for this reason we have decided to hold her celebration of life on December 27th from 1 to 4 p.m. at Kingsway Lodge, so her precious, newest great granddaughter and her family can join us. We hope you are able to join us as we honour this amazing woman.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Children’s Health Foundation, London Ontario, so they can continue to make miracles happen. Online condolences at www.hodgesfuneralhome.ca.

Scott

November 5, 2015

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Entered into rest peacefully surrounded by her family at St. Marys Memorial Hospital, November 5, 2015. Predeceased by her husband Robert of 60 years. Loving mother of Sheila and her husband Bruce Andrews (St. Marys), Jim Russell (London) and Gordon and his wife Gwen Bradley (St. Marys). Proud grandmother of Robert Andrews and his wife Sarah and great granddaughter Abigail (Guelph). Daniel and his wife Nelisha Andrews (Toronto), Sarah Andrews (Toronto) and Cassidy and Isaac Russell (St. Marys). Predeceased by half-brothers George Wands and his wife Mabel, Stewart Wands and his wife Lillian and niece Beverly Watson. Remembered by relatives and friends. Margaret was a graduate of the Hamilton General Hospital Nursing Class of 1950. She was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church- Burlington where she sang in the choir for many years. She was a past president of the Burlington Kinette Club as well as a member of the Wellington Square IODE and the Burlington Curling Club. Visitation at BAY GARDENS FUNERAL HOME, 1010 Botanical Drive, Burlington (905-527-0405) on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 from 11:30am to 12:30pm. A funeral service will follow in the chapel at 12:30pm. A private family interment will be held at Greenwood Cemetery, Burlington. If wished, donations to the Lung Association, Knox Presbyterian Church, Burlington, Diabetes Association or a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Please sign the online book of condolences at www.baygardens.caBay-Gardens-Funeral-Homes

Nevett

October 25, 2015

Passed away at Wellington Terrace, Fergus, on Sunday, October 25, 2015. Eileen (Richardson) Nevett, age 86 years, beloved wife of the late William Edward Nevett (2001). Dear mother of Lynda of Guelph, William (Diane) of Cambridge and Michael (Debbie) of Calgary. Loved grandmother of Amanda, Anthony, Nicholas and Nathan and great grandmother of Emma. Dear sister of the late Donna Aicken. Friends will be received at the Gilbert MacIntyre and Son Funeral Home, Dublin Chapel, 252 Dublin St. N., Guelph, on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. A funeral service will follow in the chapel at 11:00 a.m. Interment of ashes, St. Mary’s Cemetery, St. Mary’s, Ontario. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Alzheimer Society or Wellington Terrace would be appreciated by the family. Cards are available at the funeral home (519-822-4731) or condolences may be left at www.gilbertmacintyreandson.com. The family wishes to thank the nurses and staff at Wellington Terrace for their kind attention and assistance over the past few years.

Chesterfield

October 20, 2015

“Mae” Edith (Pringle) Chesterfield passed away peacefully at Wildwood Care Centre on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 in her 97th year. She is survived by children James (Sharon), Robert (Helen), Norman (Doris), Jack, Anne (Tim) Whiteford, Helen (Doug) Knott, David (Carolyn), Bruce (Wendy), Paul (Carolyn) and Wilfred (Liesje). She is also survived by 38 grandchildren and 37 great-grandchildren. Also remembered by many nieces and nephews. Edith is predeceased by her husband Bruce (1963), her parents John and Mary (Spearin) Pringle, children Edward (Mila) and Albert, sister Dorothy and brothers Robert and Arthur. Visitation will take place at the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home (47 Wellington St. S. St. Marys) on Friday, October 23 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Service will take place at St. Marys United Church (85 Church St. S.) on Saturday, October 24 at 11 a.m. with visitation one hour before the service. Donations may be made to St. Marys United Church, St. Marys Legion or the charity of choice. Online condolences at www.hodgesfuneralhome.ca.

Norris

September 30, 2015

Barbara Blanche Norris passed away at St. Marys Memorial Hospital on September 30, 2015 at the age of 73. Wife of Wayne Norris. Mother of Christina Corbett (Frank) of Thornbury, and Susan Reckseidler (James) of Calgary. Grandmother of Jake (Justin), Mitchell, and Kieran. Sister of Alan Hinge (Elizabeth) of London and Wayne Hinge (the late Darlene) of St. Marys. Also missed by Uncle George Robbins of London and Cousin Lynda Robbins of Victoria, BC. Barbara was a long-time member of St. James Anglican Church in St. Marys. Cremation has taken place. Visitation at the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home, 47 Wellington St. South, St. Marys (519-284-2820), on Friday, October 2, from 2 – 4 & 7 – 9 p.m. A Celebration of Life will be conducted at ST. JAMES ANGLICAN CHURCH, 65 Church St. South, St. Marys, on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015 at 11 a.m. Reception in the church hall to follow. Private family interment in St. Marys Cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to St. Jaames Anglican Church or the St. Marys Memorial Hospital Foundation. Online condolences at www.hodgesfuneralhome.ca.

King

September 27, 2015

Robert B. King CA CPA, passed away at Kingsway Lodge, St. Marys, on September 27, 2015 at the age of 95. Beloved husband of Jean (Swancar). Father of John (Jane) of Wyevale, Paul (Patrick) of Toronto, and Alyson (Karl Driedger) of Markham. Grandfather of Jacob, Jonathan, Michael, Joanna, Meghan, and David and also survived by five great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his parents James and Emma King, his daughter Elizabeth, and sisters Joan Allan, and Bernice Freeman. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be conducted at ST. JAMES ANGLICAN CHURCH, 65 Church St. South, St. Marys, on Friday, October 2, 2015 at 1 p.m. Interment in Woodlawn Memorial Park in Guelph at a later date.
Memorial donations may be made to Muscular Dystrophy Canada, Doctors Without Borders, or St. James Anglican Church. Online condolences at www.hodgesfuneralhome.ca.

Dobroshinsky

September 21, 2015

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Mary Dobroshinsky completed her life journey of 95 years on September 21 at Kingsway Lodge Nursing Home. Mary came from Oshawa to St. Marys 20 years ago to be with her daughter, Irene Wheeler, husband Martin Wheeler and grandchildren James, Natalie and Andrew. She made friends quickly through the Friendship Centre and Holy Name of Mary Church, both of which she attended regularly. Mary was a very creative person who always had a needle and thread in her hand. She produced many heirlooms for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Cooking was another one of her skills which we all enjoyed. She will be remembered each time we make her special recipes. The love we have for Mary will always be in our hearts and the memories we made will be with us every day. The Funeral Service was conducted at Courtice Funeral Chapel, Courtice, Ontario (905-432-8484). Burial in St. Wolodymyr Cemetery.

Foster

September 16, 2015

Edna Isabel (Sterritt) Foster, peacefully, with family by her side, Edna passed away at St. Marys Memorial Hospital on September 16, 2015 one month after her 90th birthday. She is survived by daughters and sons-in-law Ann and Harold Switzer of St. Marys, Brenda and Ron Greig of RR 3 St. Marys, Marg and Ross Battin of R.R. 2 Monkton, 8 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren and special friend Bill Elgie of St. Marys. She is also survived by sisters-in-law Jean Sterritt and Gina Sterritt as well as brother-in-law Jim Rankin and a number of nieces and nephews and their families. Edna was predeceased by her husband Gordon Foster in 1973, sister Jean Dufton and brothers Robert “Bob” and John Sterritt, along with parents William and Alice (Gray) Sterritt, sister-in-law Helen Rankin and parents-in-law Percy and Alma Foster . A private family graveside service will take place. A celebration of life will be held at the St. Marys Friendship Centre, 317 James St. South, St. Marys, on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015 from 1 – 3 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Kismutt Dog Rescue, St. Marys Presbyterian Church or the St. Marys Memorial Hospital Foundation. Online condolences at www.hodgesfuneralhome.ca.

Grant

June 27, 2015

Four generations of family gathered at Avonbank Cemetery on Friday September 4 to bury his ashes and remember W. Stewart Grant who passed away June 27, 2015 in Cranbrook B.C. Some of his ashes were previously scattered from an airplane there “where he flies again”.
Born September 12, 1914 the eldest child of Albert and Jean Stewart Grant, he grew up in the Avonbank community on the family farm in a house which at one time he shared with three older generations. He was remembered Friday as being inventive and meticulous about details and three examples were shared and remembered fondly. As a teenager he created a light by which to study before there was electricity in their home; he constructed a three-wheeled vehicle from a motorcycle; and a tent trailer from an old wooden box trailer which he towed from Winnipeg with wife Joy Chapple and daughter Patricia Jean on a visit to family in the St. Marys area in the 1960s.
He began his working career with the Royal Bank in St. Marys and other locations, moved on to Viceroy, a company that produced rubber products and finally to TCA, Trans Canada Airlines, which later became Air Canada. Wife Joy passed away in 1975 and on May 24,1980 he married Cathie Stewart and they eventually moved to Cranbrook where they led an active life together until a few years ago. His youngest sibling Dr. Ross and wife Doreen and nephew Bruce and wife Janice were happy to be able to attend and help him celebrate his 100th birthday last Sept. He is survived by wife Cathie, his daughter Pat and partner John Black, step children and step grandchildren, Chapple in-laws and family still residing in this area.

Brintnell

September 6, 2015

It is with very heavy hearts the family of “Chip” Lloyd Ross Brintnell announce his passing. On Sunday Sept. 6, 2015, the day after his 77th birthday, he got his wings at the I.C.U. in Stratford General Hospital.
Dearly loved and terribly missed by his wife Linda (nee Clarke); his children, Don and Mary Brintnell, R.R. #1 St. Marys, Ron Brintnell and Sally, R.R. #1 Kirkton; Kim Zehr and Terry, Thorndale; Will Brintnell, Avonbank; step-children Jim and Sonya Henderson, Kirkton and Diane Henderson, New Maryland, N.B. Loved Grandpa of 14 grandchildren and two little great-granddaughters. Chip is survived by sisters Marion (Bob) Moulden, Dundas and Dorothy (Ken) McGleish, Mississauga; his brother Gerald Brintnell, Exeter; sister-in-law Joan Brintnell, brother-in-law Robert (Joan) Clarke, R.R. #1 Gorrie, sisters-in-law Judy (Karl) Baron, Oshawa and Chris (John) Bickell, Woodham. He will be missed by many nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by his parents Wilson and Annie (McCurdy) Brintnell, younger brother Barry and sister-in-law Shirley Brintnell.
Visitation at the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home, 47 Wellington St. S. St. Marys (519-284-2820) on Thursday, Sept. 17, from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. The Memorial Service will be conducted at the funeral home on Friday, Sept. 18, 2015 at 1 p.m. Private family interment in Carlingford Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Marys Memorial Hospital Foundation or Kidney Foundation.
A 50 year employee of McLean Taylor Construction, there are many jobs throughout Ontario he either worked on or was super-intendant of, including the Queen St. bridge in St. Marys. He was truly proud of all accomplished on his job sites. A hunter at heart, he loved hours spent outdoors walking through bushes or sitting in tree stands, then having a brew or two at the end of the day with his friends. To all, who in some way touched his life and heart, thank you, he remembered.

Ouimet-Wilson

September 4, 2015

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The Rev. Canon France Ouimet-Wilson died peacefully with her family by her side at the Lisaard House Cambridge on Friday September 4, 2015. At the age of 65 France succumbed to ovarian cancer she had been battling for more than 3 years. Beloved wife and best friend of Keith Wilson; loving mother of Eric (Nina), and David. Cherished grandmother of Xavier and Meeda. Dear sister of Yves, Gilles (Jocelyne), and Normand Ouimet. Beloved sister in law of Colin Wilson (Margaret). France will be missed by many nieces, nephews, family members and friends in England, Quebec and Ontario. Following a successful career in the business world, France was ordained a deacon on May 17, 2001 and priested on December 6, 2001. She served the parishes of St. George, New Hamburg and Christ Church, Ayr; Trinity, Cambridge; St James, St Marys and St. Paul’s Kirkton; and St Johns Cambridge. Canon France retired in 2013 and was an honorary assistant at St. James’ in Cambridge. Predeceased by her parents Roger and Gabrielle Ouimet.
France’s family will welcome family, friends and relatives at Lounsbury Funeral Home, 1766 Franklin Blvd. Cambridge on Friday September 11th from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Funeral service will be held at St James Anglican Church, 520 Ellis Road, Cambridge on Saturday September 12th at 11:00am. Interment will follow at New Hope Cemetery, Cambridge. The family wishes to express a special thank you to the doctors, nurses and staff of the Lisaard House for their care and compassion. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Lisaard House Cambridge or St. James Anglican Church Cambridge, In memory of France.
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Udell

August 25th, 2015

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UDELL, Wanda (nee Grose) – September 4, 1927 – August 25, 2015 – Peacefully, surrounded by her family on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at Eventide Home, Niagara Falls just shy of her 88th birthday. Predeceased by her loving husband, Charles (2003). Loving mother of Melody Bass (George), Candace Buckie (Kirk Knowles), Richard (Pam) and Steven. Cherished Grandma of Charles Buckie and Bryan Cooney and Great-grandmother of Robert Trewella-Buckie. Great-aunt to Darron, Jeff, and Marie Fulcher, their mother Betty Fulcher of St. Mary’s, ON. Predeceased by her sister Edna May Fulcher and her parents Mabel and Lee Grose. Wanda will be missed by her extended family and friends. Heartfelt thanks to the dedicated and caring staff of Eventide Home for their compassion and the many hugs. Cremation has taken place. The family will receive friends on Friday, August 28, 2015 at PLEASANTVIEW FUNERAL HOME (2000 Merrittville Hwy, 905-892-1699) from 1 pm follow by a memorial service to celebrate Wanda’s life at 2 pm in the funeral home chapel. If so desired, memorial donations to The Alzheimer’s Society would be appreciated. Interment to follow at Pleasantview Memorial Gardens. Share valued memories, photos and condolences at www.pleasantviewcemetery.ca

Humphries

August 21st, 2015

James E. Humphries passed away peacefully at Kingsway Lodge on August 21, 2015 in his 92nd year. Survived by his wife Daisy, son Hal and wife Judy (Gravenhurst) and daughter Cathy (Waterloo) and grandchildren Gillian and Mark. Jim started his career with Campbell Soup Canada Ltd. in Toronto and worked for the company for over 40 years. Jim was responsible for opening the Listowel plant in 1959 and then ten years later opened the plant in St. Marys, where he and wife lived and retired. Visitation was held at the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home on August 25, 2015, followed by a family funeral service and burial in St. Marys Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation. Online condolences at www.hodgesfuneralhome.ca.

Van Veen

August 20th, 2015

Peacefully, surrounded by family at St. Marys Memorial Hospital, St. Marys on Thursday, August 20, 2015, Francis “Frank” Van Veen, in his 50th year, of St. Marys and formerly of London. Beloved husband of Corina Mitchell, loving father of Katelyn Van Veen. Survived by siblings Hilda Sass-Kortsak (Peter), Teri Michelon (Tim Wiltse), Sharon Greenaway (David), John (Julie), brother-in-law Graham Clark, Jim, Robert (Charlene) and brother-in-law Phillip Mitchell (Andrea Kedzierski), mother-in-law Cora Mitchell (St. Marys), and step mother Mary Van Veen. Predeceased by his father John (2006), mother Geertje (nee Winia) (1993), sister Valerie Clark (2005), nephew Jeremy Greenaway (2004) and father-in-law Lawrence Mitchell (2013). Frank worked in the mechanical engineering field for many years and prior to his cancer diagnosis had obtained his private and commercial pilot’s licences, purchased a Cessna 150 and did a solo flight across Canada. He loved the outdoors, especially canoeing on Lake Superior and spending time in Algonquin Park. The Funeral Service was conducted at the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home followed by cremation. Interment in St. Marys Cemetery at a later date. Many thanks to family, friends and coworkers during Frank’s illness. Also to Dr. Laura Lyons (St. Joseph’s Family Medical Centre, London), the staff at St. Marys Memorial Hospital for their wonderful palliative care. Expression of sympathy can be made by donating to the Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolences at www.hodgesfuneralhome.ca.
May the wind under you wings bear you where the sun sails and the moon walks.

Hocking

August 17, 2015

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Doris C. Hocking (Brown) of St. Marys passed away peacefully on Monday August 17, 2015 at Hillside Manor. Beloved wife of the late Gordon “Skip” Hocking (2010). Daughter of the late George and Mona Brown of London. Doris was one of six children. She was born and educated in London working in an office before her marriage. On October 18, 1952, she married Gordon and moved to Munro where they farmed for 41 years. They had a dairy herd before retiring in 1993. They sold the farm and moved to St. Marys. Loving mother of three children Jewel and husband Larry Haynes of Kintore and their children Karen, Corporal Dan Haynes, Adam and wife Jessica and Steven Jay Haynes (1977); Lois and husband Doug Bragg and their children Sharon and Steve Garvey, Jeff Bragg and life partner Amanda Price; Ken and wife Shelly Hocking and their children: Andrew, Bill and Katie, Christine Hocking and friend John McLaughlin. Doris enjoyed four great-grandchildren Leeanne Garvey, Wesley and Austin Hocking, and Logan Haynes. Survived by sister Jean Brown of London, and Jean (Hocking) Mitchell of Mitchell. She will be missed by many nieces and nephews. Doris was very active in the community. She joined the Glen Gowrie Women’s Institute in 1956 and held offices and was President in the Centennial Year 1967, she was honoured to be a Life Member. In 1957, she and Gord were charter members of the Shining Star Chapter #293 Order of the Eastern Star, Mitchell. She held offices, especially Organist and served as Worthy Matron with Gord 40 years ago. They both affiliated with St. Marys Chapter #121 in 1991. She was very proud to be a Life Member of the Star – she was a 58 year member.- In 2006, she became a member of the Daughters of the Nile Omar Temple 111 London. Doris has been an active member of her churches: Trinity Anglican, Mitchell, Presbyterian in Mitchell and St. Marys. She was a member of the Ladies Aid and the Friendship Auxiliary. She was predeceased by Doug and Elizabeth Brown, Ed and Lillian Brown, Leonora and Dave Parke, Henry and Elieen Brown, Grace (Hocking) and Leslie Miller and George Mitchell. Mother enjoyed her knitting, crocheting, embroidery, reading, hand stitching and quilting her beautiful quilts that each grandchildren and many others were blessed to receive. We will miss your music Mother for we grew up listening to your playing the piano and dad singing. Now you can once again become a musical duo. The Funeral Service was held at the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home on Wednesday, August 19, 2015, officiated by Rev. Gwen Ament. Memorial donations would be preferable to the St. Marys Presbyterian Church, Order of the Eastern Star Hospital Fund, or The Daughters of Nile. Online condolences at www.hodgesfuneralhome.ca.

Klomp

July 31st, 2015

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Petrus “Peter” Johannes Klomp, age 87, of Stratford passed away at Stratford General Hospital on Friday, July 31, 2015. Peter was born in Neunen, Netherlands, son of the late Karl and Anna Maria (Santegoeds) Klomp. He was a member of St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church. Peter and his late wife Dora (Berendsen) Klomp, of 42 years are survived by his loving children; Karl and wife Diana of Stratford, John and his wife Judy of London, Marty and his wife Barbara of St. Pauls, Jeff and his wife Carolyn of St. Pauls, Anthony and wife Susan of St. Marys and Lori-anne Vanhevel of Mitchell. Proud Opa of Daniel (Kayla), Andrew (Shayna), Kristine, Stephen, Michael, Nicholas, Christopher, Jenna, Amy, Amanda (Micheal), Tascha, Kevin (Stephanie), Dean, Derek, Craig, Sabrina, Courtney and great grandson Maverick. Peter came to Canada in 1954 to farm. Peter was a 4th degree Knight of the St. Joseph’s Parish Chapter and founding member of the Benelux Club. Peter will be sadly missed by many extended family. Friends and family may call at the W. G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford on Sunday, August 9, 2015 from 2:00-6:00 p.m. (Knights of Columbus Stratford Kilroy Council 1431 will hold a service at 1:45 p.m.). The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, 96 Huron Street, Stratford on Monday, August 10, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Rev. Seejo John will officiate. Interment to follow in Avondale Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Stratford General Hospital or St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church Restoration Fund through the funeral home. 519.271.7411 www.wgyoungfuneralhome.com

Hotson

July 17th, 2015

Ora Marguerite (Stewart) Hotson, age 87, passed away peacefully at the Wildwood Care Centre, St. Marys on July 17, 2015. She was born, February 9, 1928, daughter of the late William and Ruth Hotson. In 1948 she married Murray Hotson at Avonbank United Church and the couple farmed in Downie Township all of their lives until their retirement. Beloved wife of the late Murray Hotson who predeceased her in 2006. Loving mother of Gwendolyn Dykeman, Nancy Hotson, Janet Roger (John) and Ian Hotson (Linda). Grandmother of Carolyn O’Donnell (Kevin) and great grandmother of Owen and Jack. Also survived by a sister-in-law Muriel Sheldon and several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents and husband she was predeceased by a son-in-law Les Dykeman, a grandson Jonathan Dykeman and four sisters Lila, Edna, Nora and Barbara. Friends and relatives called at the W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford on Wednesday, July 22, from 7-9 p.m. The funeral service was held at the funeral home on Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 11:00 am. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to Avonbank Community Church through the funeral home. 519.271.7411 www.wgyoungfuneralhhome.com.

Kempen

July 15th, 2015

Casey Kempen, of St. Marys, passed away at St. Marys Memorial Hospital on July 15, 2015 at the age of 86. Born in the Netherlands, immigrated to Canada in 1955. Beloved husband of Henny whom he married June 11, 1964. Father of Ray (Cindy), and Pat (Kimberley). Grandfather of Jesse, Beverley (Gordon), Mike (Ashley), Trevor, Ryan (Amanda), Lauren (Logan), August, Tyler, and Destiny. Great-grandfather of Jordynn, Nevaeh, and Liahna. Also survived by brothers, sister, and nieces and nephews of the Netherlands. Predeceased by sons Ken (1988) and John (1968). Visitation at the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home, 47 Wellington St. South, St. Marys (519-284-2820), on Sunday, July 19, from 7 – 9 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at HOLY NAME OF MARY PARISH, Northeast corner of Peel St. N. and Widder St. E., St. Marys, on Monday, July 20, 2015 with Fr. Philip Joseph officiating. Interment in St. Marys Cemetery. Memorial Donations may be made to St. Marys Memorial Hospital Foundation. Online condolences Hodges Funeral Home.

Henderson

July 8th, 2015

Jenny Henderson
May 7, 1947- July 8, 2014
Jenny Henderson
Our hearts still ache in sadness,
and secret tears still flow.
What it means to lose you,
no one will ever know.
Lovingly remembered and missed by your family- Shelley (Rob), Jenny Lynne (Brent), Jesse (Lara), Kate (Darcy), Kelsey, Travis, Jake, Braedy, Cale, Kali, Laura, Grace and Carter.

Tucker

July 5th, 2015

Laura Elsie Tucker passed away at Victoria Hospital, London, on July 5 at the age of 81. Predeceased by her husband Thomas Edward Tucker (1981). Mother of Thomas Tucker (Rosanne), Laura Tucker (Gary), David Tucker, and Brett Tucker (Cherie). Grandmother of Christopher, Carla, Lauren, Wade, Denicia and great-grandmother of Lilly, Daphne, Iris, and Theodore. Also survived by two sisters Betty and Georgina, several nieces and nephews, and special relationship with niece April Norton. Predeceased by her mother and father Dorothy (Boyd) and Howard Warner, two sisters Beverly Spencer and Louise Tadgell. Cremation has taken place. Visitation at the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home, 47 Wellington St. South St. Marys (519-284-2820) on Thursday, July 16 from 7 – 9 p.m. The Memorial Service will be conducted at ST. JAMES ANGLICAN CHURCH (65 Church St. South, St. Marys) on Friday, July 17, 2015 at 11 a.m. with a luncheon after. Interment in St Marys cemetery to follow. Memorial donations may be made to The Rotary Foundation or to Cancer Research.
Online condolences at Hodges Funeral Home.

Weston

July 4th, 2015

Vera Leona Weston passed away at Stratford General Hospital on July 4, 2015 at the age of 91. Beloved wife of the late Robert L. Weston (2003). Mother of Colleen and Eric Clayburn, Donna Weston, Douglas and Betty Weston, Jacqui Kelly, James and Helen Weston, Karen and Eddie Doyle, Brian Weston and Carol Overdulve, Kathy and Rick Peters, Brenda and Blake McEnery, Barbara and Wayne Murray, Marcy and Chris Howes and Marlene Weston and the late Bob Jr. Survived by 25 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. The funeral service was conducted at the ST. MARYS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH on Monday, July 6, 2015. Interment in St. Marys Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to C.N.I.B. or the St. Marys Presbyterian Church.
Online condolences at Hodges Funeral Home.

Baker

July 3rd, 2015

Robert Charles Baker (Beech) Entered into rest peacefully at his home in Lindsay ON on Friday, July 3 2015 at the age of 58. Rob was the beloved husband of Sherri-Lynn Ross. Loving father of David, Eric, Jeremy, Darren, Kevin and Carla. Proud grandfather of Brock, Reign, Alice and Elijah. Loving brother to Marlene (Don), and Jennifer. Rob will be greatly missed by his many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends, Predeceased by his parents Beech & Florence Baker. In keeping with Rob’s wishes, private family services have taken place. If desired, memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Online donations and condolences may be made at www.mackeys.ca

Cappa

June 29, 2015

John Cappa, Canadian WWII Veteran, passed away at Spruce Lodge, Stratford on June 29, 2015 at the age of 91. Father of Beverley and her husband Kel Thomson. Grandfather of Ryan Thomson, Justin Thomson and great-grandfather of Taylor and Tristan. Brother of Pearl McCandless Louie Cappa, Mary Holliday, Doreen Stacey and Finnie Cappa. Predeceased by good friends Joe Bronzi and Stuart Hutton. John worked for CNR for 25 years, a member of the St. Marys Royal Canadian Legion Br. 236 for 60 years and played in the Country Corners band at area nursing homes. Cremation has taken place. Private family burial will take place at St. Marys Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the First Baptist Church in St. Marys, M.S. Society or the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation. Online condolences at Hodges Funeral Home.

Petrie

June 29, 2015

Helen Mary Petrie (nee Baker), born on June 22, 1914, died on June 29, 2015 at Wildwood Care Centre, St. Marys. Predeceased by her husband Gordon (2001) and parents George and Emma Baker. Survived by daughter Ara Jane Ready (Burton); grandchildren David Ready and Katherine Mercey (Dave); great-grandchildren Rebecca, Jessica, Patrick and Charlotte; sister-in-law Rena Wilson. The Memorial Service will be conducted at ST. JAMES ANGLICAN CHURCH (65 Church St S, St. Marys) on Friday, July 3, 2015 at 2 p.m. with visiting at the church one hour prior. Interment in St. Marys Cemetery. Forever grateful to the staff at Wildwood Care Centre for their loving care. Arrangements entrusted to the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home (519-284-2820) with online condolences at Hodges Funeral Home.

Van Logerenberg

June 23, 2015

Anne Van Logerenberg
Anne passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 23, 2015.
Cremation has taken place and a private celebration of her life has been held.

Brawley

June 4, 2015

brawleyAt Grey Bruce Health Services Owen Sound, on Thursday June 4th, 2015. Elaine Brawley (nee Metcalfe) in her 74th year. Wife of the late John Brawley. Dear mother of John Paul of London, Andrew and his wife Laura of Kelowna B.C. and Joseph and his wife Carol of Owen Sound. Sadly missed her grandchildren Noah, Adam, Asia, Aiden, and Miah and her step-grandchildren Sawyer and Iris. Predeceased by her parents Douglas and Gertrude (Trainor) Metcalfe. Friends are invited to Tannahill Funeral Home for visiting on Sunday from 2–4 and 7–9 p.m. with a vigil at 7 o’clock. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Owen Sound. Memorial Donations to Catholic Missions of Canada, Covenant House Toronto, or to the charity of your choice. Messages of condolences and online guest book at www.tannahill.comTannahill.

Stevens

June 10, 2015

StevensOn June 10, 2015, Susan Stevens (nee Rassman) of St. Marys, passed away peacefully after a short battle with cancer at the age of 62. Cherished wife of 43 years to Fred. Loving mother of Anthony and Sara Stevens (Vancouver), and Troy and Christine (St. Marys). Proud grandma of adorable twin boys Dominick and Alexandre (Vancouver) and precious angel girls Chelsea and Bridget (St. Marys). Survived by siblings Blaine and Shirley (Listowel), Gerald and Connie (Listowel), Delores and Daniel (Waterloo) and siblings in law Gerry and Lynn (Alaska), Donald and Lynn (Winnipeg), Tom and Linda (Listowel), Mariam (Alberta) and Linda (Winnipeg) and also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Bertrum and Alice (nee Dodds) Rassman, in-laws Willard and Muriel Stevens, siblings Willard, Bob, Jackie, Cyril, Brenda and two nephews. Sue had a wonder 44 year career at Campbell Soup/Maple Leaf Foods where she met many amazing friends. Special thanks to the doctors and nurses of St. Marys Memorial Hospital, VON, Paramed and a huge thank you to friend/neighbour/co-worker Shelley Robinson who is truly an amazing soul. Also thanks to friends at Maple Leaf for their kind words and thoughtful gift. Sue also wanted her dear husband to know how much she appreciated his never ending love and care, to death do us part, you will always be my love. Thank you for staying by my side through it all. Cremation has taken place, no visitation or funeral as per her wishes. Instead she asks you to take a break and scratch a lotto ticket and remember her. Donations may be made to the St. Marys Memorial Hospital Foundation. Online condolences at Hodges Funeral Home.

Carter

June 3, 2015

CarterJohn Lionel Carter (May 24, 1929 – June 3, 2015) On Wednesday, June 3rd at St. Marys Memorial Hospital, where he served as Administrator for three decades, John L. Carter passed away peacefully. He was blessed to have four generations of family by his side. Loving husband of 67 years of Margaret M. (Linton) Carter; father of Kathy (John) Blake, Bud (Mary Atkinson) Carter, Linda (Gord) Barnett, Jane (Paul) Bedford. Papa John to Frank, Erin, Kathleen, David, Ben, Jenny, Jocelyn, Laura, Caitlin, Gabby, Jared and Justin. Great grandpa to Miles, Kayley, Devyn, Ava, Carter, Jack, Beth, Jolene, Andy, Maggie, Cameron and Hailey. Funeral services under the big tent at STONE WILLOW INN, 940 Queen St. East, St. Marys, on Sunday, June 7th. Visitation from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m.; funeral service at 2:00 p.m. with reception following. Donations may be made to the St. Marys Memorial Hospital Foundation or charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home, St. Marys (519-284-2820). Online condolences at Hodges Funeral Home.

Bryan

May 28th, 2015

Gerald Bryan, formerly of Thames Centre, passed away at McGarrell Place, London on May 28, 2015 at the age of 84 years. Beloved husband of Ruth (McPherson) whom he married on September 4, 1951. Dear father of David Bryan and wife Edith of Thames Centre, Cindy and husband Bill Aimers of Middlesex Centre and Nancy and husband Eric Nicholls of London. Proud grandfather of Erin (Damon), Adam, Mary, Mitchell, Harrison and Lilly, and great-grandfather of Jordyn, Abbygail and Will. Dear brother of Shirley Beverly of Barrie, Robin Bryan and wife Margaret of Perth South and remembered by nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his father James Bryan and mother Minnie (Dawson), sister Doris and husband Bill Jones. Family and friends are invited to the ST. MARYS UNITED CHURCH, 85 Church St. S., St. Marys on Saturday May 30, 2015 for visitation from 10.00am until the time of the Funeral Service at 11.00am. Pastor Irene Richardson officiating. Interment in St. Marys Cemetery. The family sincerely thank the staff at McGarrell Place Nursing home for the kindness and care given to Gerald. Memorial donations may be made to the St.Marys Memorial Hospital Foundation, Rayjon Share Care or the charity of your choice. Online condolences at Hodges Funeral Home.

Small

May 24th, 2015

It is with deep sadness that we must tell you that Keith Small, founder of Impressions in Wood, Quilters Woodwork, passed away peacefully at St. Marys Memorial Hospital with family by his side on May 24, 2015 in his 78th year. Our hearts are broken, but we know that he is not suffering anymore. His long fight with cancer is finally over. Much loved husband of Marjorie Kennedy. Father of Debbie (Marvin) Morrison, Stan Small, and Patty (Paul) Fischer. Step-father of Sharon Oosthoek (Paul Mero), and Kendra (Shane) Greek. Grandfather of Kris (Cheryl) Morrison, Jeff Morrison, Travis (Ashley) Small, Sarah Small, Mya Fischer, Cole and Noah Mero. Great-grandfather of Aston, Austin and Brynn, Ryder, and Gage. Brother of Fern McLean, Mildred Francis (Jim Stewart), Roy Small (Carol), Ross Small (Betty), Lorne Small Ruth Kerr (Terry), Glen Small and also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents James “Elvet” Small and Myrtle Mary (Hellyer), sister Irene (Gordon Millson), in-laws: Bob McLean, Leonard Francis, Jennifer Small, Bonnie Small and Heather Small. Keith was born September 26, 1937, in Arthur Township, Wellington County. A farm boy through and through, Keith worked in agriculture most of his life. He was also a gifted wood craftsman with a unique ability to design and build beautiful yet highly functional tools for all that love quilting and rug hooking. Cremation has taken place. The family invites you to attend a memorial event at Debbie’s Studio-Keith’s Showroom, 18872 Elginfield Rd., (1/4 mile west of the junction of Hwy #7 and Road 119., 43°14’40.0”N 81°05’30.0”W Perth South) on Friday, May 29, 2015 from 1 – 4 p.m. At 2 p.m. a prayer and remembrances will take place. Come at any time during this period to share and tell stories. No suits or ties allowed; Keith would not approve! Blue jeans, shorts or any other casual dress is strongly recommended. If you are unable to attend, celebrate Keith’s life by enjoying a scotch on the rocks, “Rusty Nail,” smile, or perform a random act of kindness. Due to a severe flower allergy, please no fragrant flowers. Memorial donations may be made to the St. Marys Memorial Hospital Foundation or charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home, St. Marys, 519-284-2820.
Online condolences at Hodges Funeral Home.

Andrenucci

May 21st, 2015

Pierina Andrenucci (Sarracini) passed away at St. Marys Memorial Hospital on May 21, 2015 in her 97th year. Predeceased by her husband Saverio (1966). Loving mother of Riccardo and Lucia of Toronto, Gaetano “Deny” and Margaret of St. Marys. Nonna of Viviana, Xavier and Vanessa, Lisa and Jeff Ward, Mark. Great-grandmother of Carter and Madeline Ward, Mason Andrenucci. Sister of Ontario and Anna Sarracini. Also remembered by nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Antonio and Georgina two brothers and one sister. The Funeral Mass was celebrated at Holy Name of Mary Parish on Monday, May 25, 2015. Interment in St. Marys Cemetery. Memorial Donations may be made to a charity of choice.
Online condolences at Hodges Funeral Home.

Neilson

May 19th, 2015

Dorothy “Dot” Rose (Sager) Neilson, age 80, passed away suddenly at Stratford General Hospital on Tuesday, May 19, 2015. Born in St. Marys, daughter of the late Frank and Ethel (Brackenborough) Sager. Loving mother to son Mike Neilson and daughter Pat Mercer. Proud Nanna of Troy (Lisa) Strafford, Melissa (Adam) Ovens and Lance Mercer (Amy Skinner). Great Nanna to Alexis Ovens, Aaron Ovens, Kennedy Strafford and Roman Strafford. Dorothy was the last surviving member of the Sager family predeceasing; Bill, Roy, Robert, Ernie, Jack Sager and Pansy Gregory. Dorothy will be remembered by the numerous foster children, the volunteer work with the James Purdue Centre (St. Marys) and the countless hours she spent coaching, baseball, figure skating and girls hockey. Prior to her retirement, Dorothy owned and operated Dordel Unique Awards. Friends and relatives are invited to a graveside service on Monday, May 25, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Marys Cemetery, 150 Cain Street, St. Marys, ON. In lieu of flowers and as expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the St. Marys Memorial Hospital Foundation or to the charity of one’s choice through the funeral home. W. G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford entrusted with funeral arrangements.
(519)-271-7411 www.wgyoungfuneralhome.com.

Storey

May 3rd, 2015

Kenneth Charles Storey, of St. Marys and formerly of Winthrop & Grey Twp., born November 17, 1920 in McKillop Twp, passed away on May 3, 2015 at St. Marys Memorial Hospital, St. Marys, at the age of 94. Charlie was the son of the late John Henry and Elizabeth Anne (McLeod) Storey. Beloved husband of the late Mary Alcock who predeceased him on May 31, 1976. Loving father of Ken (Anita) Storey of Wiarton, Sharon Stephenson of Brussels, Don (Anne) Storey of St. Marys, Lois (Wayne) Todd of Wingham and Doreen (Ralph) Welsh of Bayfield. Cherished grandfather of Scott (Denise) Storey, Marcia (Brent) Wilkinson, Jenny (Scott) Sunstrum, Corrinna (Peter) Strong, Chantelle (Arnold) den Dekker, Mary Jane Storey (Ben), Stephen Todd, Lanette (Roland) Kym, Aaron, Amy and Jeremy Welsh and also survived by 13 great-grandchildren. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Ted (Bertha) Storey, Orville Storey, Mavis Guest and Jean Storey. Charlie was predeceased by son-in-law Fred Stephenson, grandchildren Daniel Storey, Rhonda Stephenson, Charlene Hergert, seven brothers and four sisters, and his companion Mary Pennington. The Funeral Service was conducted at St. James Anglican Church on Thursday, May 7, 2015. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice.
Online condolences at Hodges Funeral Home.

Iredale

May 3rd, 2015

Ida Isabelle Iredale passed away suddenly at St. Marys Memorial Hospital on May 3, 2015 at the age of 89. Predeceased by her husband Wilfred Iredale and her parents Russell and Alma Smith, brother Fred Smith and sister Hilda Smellie. Mother of Ray and Pat Iredale, Joyce and Terry Mulholland, Bruce and Kathy Iredale, Clare and Anna Iredale, and Dave and Liz Iredale. Grandmother of Terri Sue, Cheryl Ann (Adam), Tim (Carrie), Joe (Nichole), Jon (Kristina), Lucas (Courtney), Travis (Erin), Marty (Brenda), Mathew, Michelle (Joe), Josh (Candace) Katie. Also survived by 16 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. In accordance with Ida’s wishes, her body has been donated to science. A Celebration of Life will take place at the St. James Masonic Lodge, 10 Thames Rd., St. Marys, on Friday, May 15, 2015 from 2 – 4 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the St. Marys Memorial Hospital Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolences at Hodges Funeral Home.

Brown

April 27th, 2015

Ken Brown passed away at home in St. Marys with his family at his side on April 27, 2015 in his 82nd year. Husband of Lois Brown (Cross). Father of Jeff and his wife Dianne of St. Marys, and Dave of Guelph. Grandfather of Kristin, Kayla and Aaron. Brother of Hallace and her husband Tom Sheridan of Toronto, and Ella May and her husband Frank Ramsey of Goleta, California. Predeceased by his parents G. Leslie and Marie Brown and his brother Robert. Cremation has taken place. Family and friends are invited to the St. James Anglican Church, 65 Church St. South, St. Marys, on Friday, May 1, 2015 from 1 p.m. until the time of the Memorial Service at 2 p.m. Private family interment to follow. Memorial Donations may be made to the St. Marys Memorial Hospital Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements entrusted to the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home (519-284-2820) with online condolences at Hodges Funeral Home.

Armstrong

April 22nd, 2015

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Armstrong, Thomas William Henry (Tom) peacefully passed at Chatham-Kent Hospital on April 22, 2015 at the age of 24. Survived by parents David Armstrong (Eileen), Laurie Armstrong, Jack and Elisabeth Lenting. Survived by siblings Elizabeth, Rachel, Sarah, Joanne, Jared, Lukas, Brook, and Alex. Survived by his grandmothers Florence Armstrong, Eileen Nethercott and Judy Lenting. Predeceased by his grandfathers Ross Armstrong, Bill Nethercott and Rick Lenting. Tom will be missed by many extended family and friends. Visitation will be held on Saturday April 25th, 2015 from 1-2:30p.m with a Funeral Service immediately to follow at 2:30p.m at Bethel Baptist Church, Strathroy (264 Princess Street). A private family interment to take place at a later date. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Homeshare Program or Chatham-Kent Community Living or charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to Denning’s of Strathroy.

Hanna

April 21st, 2015

Garry William Hanna, of St. Marys, passed away at the Stratford General Hospital after a brief illness on April 21, 2015 at the age of 66. Husband of Joyce (nee Laing). Remembered by Joyce’s children Lynne and David Killinger of London, Tara and Robert Alden of Embro and their families. Brother of Mervyn and Janie Hanna, Frances and Bud Falls. Brother-in-law of Dorothy and Allan Patterson, and Ken and Martha Laing. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Stanley and Lorraine Hanna. Garry came to the St. Marys area in banking and entered into real estate.
Visitation at the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home, 47 Wellington St. S. St. Marys (519-284-2820) on Thursday, Apr. 23, from 7 – 9 p.m. and again on Friday, Apr, 24, from 1 p.m. until the time of the funeral service at 2 p.m. Interment in St. Marys Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Diabetes Association or the St. Marys Memorial Hospital Foundation. Online condolences at Hodges Funeral Home.

Gilday

April 9th, 2015

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William (Bill) Edward Gilday passed away on April 9th at Kingsway Lodge in St. Marys in his 92nd year. He was the beloved husband of Lois Joan Gilday for 71 1/2 years, father of Barbara, Bill (Cindy) and David (Pam) Gilday; grandfather of Eric and Andrea Rackl, Leela and Jay Gilday and Carla Taylor, Jill and Michael Gilday; great-grandfather of Cooper, Ally, and Sahtu, Dov, Saffia and Lhasa. He was the dear brother of Ann McBride (Dave) of Oshawa. Bill worked for many years for General Motors. In retirement he took great pride in developing a beautiful piece of property near Granton, dubbed as Hawthorne Hill. Later he and Joan moved to St Marys where he was well-known for the many years he drove his “Red Rocket” around town and for the fact that he never knew a stranger. Bill flew as a navigator in the 2nd World War and was a dedicated member of the St. Marys Royal Canadian Legion Branch 236 to which donations in Bill’s name may be made for those wishing to do so. Family and friends are invited to the Fairhill Lounge at Kingsway Lodge, 310 Queen St. E., St. Marys, for a Memorial Service on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 3 p.m.
Online condolences at Hodges Funeral Home.

Martin

April 13th, 2015

Glen Douglas Martin passed away peacefully at Wildwood Care Center on April 13, 2015 .Husband of the late Ruth Martin (nee Marshall, predeceased on January 13, 2013) whom he married in 1961. Father of Patricia and Mark, Lisa, Heather and Nyle, grandfather of Chris and Sarah, Great Grandfather of Talia and brother of Joan. Glen will be truly missed by many family members and friends. A loyal, loving and devoted father and friend, respected member of the community. The family wishes to express thanks and gratitude to the many people who have befriended and cared for Glen so lovingly, especially Linda McKay and the staff at Wildwood Care Centre. Cremation has taken place with a private family service. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s society. Online donations at Hodges Funeral Home.

Staffen

April 11th, 2015

Suddenly at Sarasota Memorial Hospital, Sarasota Florida, on Saturday, April 11, 2015, Barbara Jean Staffen (Rushton), in her 81st year. Loving wife of the late Earl Staffen (2010). Cherished mother of Rob Staffen and his wife Sharon of St.Marys, Tim Staffen and his wife Sherri of Burlington, Mike Staffen and his wife Cheryl of Tavistock, Barbra Sue Tomkins and Jeff of Orangeville, Proud grandmother of Davey, Andy, Eric, Julia (Chris), Matthew (Ashton), Candra (Brandon), Danielle, Kyla (Stu), Brett, Jessica (Scott), Nicole (James), Adam (Amber), Krista, Ashley and great grandmother of Madison. Dear sister of William Rushton (Myrna)of Tillsonburg, and Kathryn Thompson (John) of London. Predeceased by her parents Robert Rushton and the former Ellen Kent, her brother Robert Rushton, and granddaughter Brittany. At Barbara’s request cremation has taken place. Service details are not finalized at this time. Memorial donations may be made to The Brain and Mind Matters Community Fund or Juvenile Diabetes. Arrangements entrusted to the ANDREW L. HODGES FUNERAL HOME, St. Marys (519-284-2820) with online condolences at Hodges Funeral Home.

Beadle

March 30, 2015

Beadle, William (Bill) Charles. Called by his Lord and Saviour, at Kingsway Lodge, St. Marys on Monday, March 30, 2015 of St. Marys, and formerly of Ilderton in his 91st year. Beloved husband of Audrey (Smith) (Wakem) Beadle, and the late Evelyn (Kennedy) Beadle (1984). Dear father of Gary Beadle of London, and Ted Beadle of Ilderton. Dear step-father of James and Elizabeth Wakem of Waterloo, Paul Wakem of Webster, NY, Steven and Dale Wakem of Thorndale, Howard and Theresa Wakem of St. Marys. Dear grandfather of Tammy, Michael and Tania; Ian and Trish, Tonya, David and Erica; and great-grandfather of Eathan, Keanan, Olivia; Jacob, Cameron, and Parker. Dear step-grandfather of 14 and step-great-grandfather of 16. Dear brother of Lorraine Maynard of Woodbridge, and June and Bert Bice of Ilderton. Predeceased by his brother-in-law John Maynard. Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan on Wednesday 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 PM. The funeral service was held at the Community Bible Church, 24294 Adelaide Street North, Lucan on Thursday, April 2nd with Pastor Byron Hand and Pastor Doug Loveday officiating. Interment Littlewood Cemetery, Middlesex Centre. Donations to the Alzheimer Society, or the Kidney Foundation would be appreciated by the family.
Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com.

Fletcher

March 23, 2015

Murray Arnold Fletcher Sr., born September 14, 1941 in St. Marys, died at his home in St. Marys on March 23, 2015 in his 74th year surrounded by his loving family. Beloved husband of Ruth (Coddington) whom he married on Feb. 2, 1960. Father of Murray Jr. and Nicole, children Kassandra and friend Terrell Griffith, Kurtis; Leonard (deceased 1980), Ronald and Sherry, children Cristien and Katie and their daughter Alivia, Jake, Mariah and friend Curtis Stephen, Amanda, Ashley and Kelsey. Brother of Dorene and Jim Goodyer, Jack and Joyce, Jean, William, and Frederick. Brother-in-law of Jack (Joyce, deceased) and Betty, Jim and Karen, Marg and Arnold DeLong, Bill and Sally, Ken and Brenda, June and Leonard Pickering. Nelson and Linda, Helen and Robert Chesterfield, Lawrence (deceased), Pat and George Williams, Marianne, Jean and Jim McVeeney, and Joe Carroll. Predeceased by his parents Jack and Bernice (Ball) Fletcher, grandparents Russell and Lila Ball and William and Jennie Fletcher and parents-in-law of Jack and Audrey Coddington. Murray worked at Griffith Rubber Plant, served with the Canadian Armed Forces Queen’s Own Rifles in Calgary for six years, Hammond Fuels, Great Star Flour Mill and 30 years at the St. Marys Cement Company, retiring in 2005, co-owner of the Sunset Diner from 1981 – 1989. Murray enjoyed working with his children, brother and sister in laws, grandchildren, woodworking, welding, and his John Deere. The Funeral service was conducted at the St. Marys United Church on Thursday, March 26, 2015 with Rev. Doug Loucks officiating. Interment in St. Marys Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, St. Marys Memorial Hospital Foundation or charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home, St. Marys (519-284-2820) with online condolences at Hodges Funeral Home.

Marziali

March 10th, 2015

Stella (Ercoli) Marziali passed away at Marion Villa, London, on March 10, 2015 in her 111th year. Beloved wife of the late Luigi Marziali (1991). Dear mother of Elsa and her husband Ian Spence of Toronto, and Alteo “Tanner” Marziali and his wife Janet of London. Loving grandmother of Janice and her husband Kevin Weaver of Belmont, Michael Marziali and his wife Linda of London, and Richard Marziali and his wife Belinda of London. Proud great-grandmother of Spencer, Alicia, Emmelee, Julien, Noah, Lauren and Domenic. Stella will also be remembered by her extended family in Italy. Predeceased by three brothers and one sister. Arriving in Canada in 1929, Stella lived in St. Marys and was a long-time member of Holy Name of Mary Parish and served with the CWL. Visitation at the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home, 47 Wellington St. S., St. Marys (519-284-2820) on Friday, March 13, 2015 from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Family and friends will then gather at HOLY NAME OF MARY PARISH, Northeast corner of Widder St. E. and Peel St. N., St. Marys, for the Funeral Mass at 11:30 a.m. with Father Philip Joseph as celebrant. Interment in St. Marys Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice.
Online condolences at Hodges Funeral Home.

Aikenhead

February 25th, 2015

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AIKENHEAD, Beryl Ruth
June 18, 1923 – February 25, 2015

At the age of 91, Beryl Aikenhead passed away peacefully at Dearness Home, London, Ontario, with her stepdaughter Tanis Mamo, of London, and her stepson Chris Aikenhead, of Burnaby BC, at her side. Beryl is also survived by her stepson Mark Aikenhead, of Langley BC, her grandchildren Andrew and Moira Aikenhead, of Vancouver, and her half-sister Eleanor Gooley of Toronto. She was predeceased by her husband, Dr. David Aikenhead (2010), with whom she shared 47 years of happy marriage. Beryl was born to John and Catherine Henderson and spent her infancy in Bobcaygeon, in Ontario’s Kawartha Lakes region. She grew up in Toronto, and after her mother married her second husband, Beryl’s family name became Burgess. Beryl trained as a medical laboratory technician and practised at Brantford General Hospital. It was there she met David, whom she married in 1963. For the next 20 years they lived in London, where Beryl worked in David’s medical office, studied English at UWO, and enjoyed classical music, playing piano, and painting watercolours. Family holidays included skiing, canoeing, hiking the Bruce Trail, and exploring nature. After David’s retirement, they moved to a country home in Harrington, where Beryl developed her passion for nature photography, bird-watching and wildlife conservation. In 2006, they moved to the wonderful town of St. Marys, where she found a welcoming and supportive community that helped her so much during her final years. Throughout her life Beryl’s tastes were varied and colourful, ranging from Bach to the Blue Jays, and from Alice Munro to Sidney Crosby. She had a great sense of humour and a generous spirit that endeared her to family and friends near and far. She will be missed by all who knew her. Beryl will be honoured in a private celebration of life.
Condolences may be posted online at Hodges Funeral Home.

Skipper

February 25th, 2015

Doris Skipper (nee McDonald) passed away into the arms of her Lord, at home in Mitchell, on Feb. 25, 2015, three days from her 90th birthday. Wife of the late Herbert Franklin Skipper (Oct. 6, 1984). Mother of Merle and Jake Hoekstra of Mitchell, Cheryl and Stew Riordan of St. Marys, Jane and Harold Hastie of Elora, and Cliff and Wendy Skipper of St. Marys. Also survived by ten grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren with one on the way. Sister of Josephine Kietz of Whitby. Predeceased by her grand-daughter Rebecca Riordan and sisters Isabelle, Elise, Roberta, Mona, Eleanor, Marlene and Jessie. Visitation at the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home, 47 Wellington St. S. St. Marys (519-284-2820) on Friday, Feb. 27, from 2 – 4 & 7 – 9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be conducted at the funeral home on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 11 a.m. with Pastor David Horne officiating. Interment to follow in St. Marys Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the St. Marys Salvation Army Food Bank.
Online condolences at Hodges Funeral Home.

Wauthier

February 25th, 2015

Alphonse “Al” Wauthier, Canadian Veteran, passed away peacefully at St. Marys Memorial Hospital with family by his side on February 25, 2015 at the age of 93. Beloved husband of the late Alice Cyster (2000). Father of June Blanchard and her husband Roy (predeceased 2010 ), Ken Wauthier (predeceased 2013), and Bill Wauthier and his wife Cathy. Grandfather of Tim and Laura, Kim and Steve, Wayne, Rick and Theresa, Connie and Sid, Steve, Mike and Grace and will be missed by many Great-grandchildren, Great-great-grandchildren, best friends of his neighbourhood corner and many friends and extended family members. Predeceased by his parents Augusta Thys and Gustave. Family and friends are invited to the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home, 47 Wellington St. S. St. Marys (519-284-2820) on Saturday, February 28, 2015 for visiting from 1 p.m. until the time of the Funeral Service at 2 p.m. with Rev. Doug Loucks officiating. Interment in St. Marys Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation or Canadian Cancer Society.
Online condolences at Hodges Funeral Home.

Leslie

February 22nd, 2015

Marjorie M. Leslie (nee Barley) passed away peacefully with family at her side at St. Marys Memorial Hospital on February 22, 2015 at the age of 78. Wife of Don Leslie whom she married on October 11, 1958. Mother of Margaret Runhart and her friend Robin, and Don Leslie and his wife Sandra. Survived by seven beautiful grandchildren and two extra beautiful great-grandchildren. Brother of John Barley and his wife Ginette. Also survived by nieces and nephews. Marjorie, in her youth, played fastball with the St. Marys Poullets and later in life was an avid lawn bowler. Her family wishes to give a special thanks to the staff at St. Marys Memorial Hospital for their great care. Cremation has taken place. A family service to be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the St. Marys Memorial Hospital Foundation or the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home, St. Marys (519-284-2820) with online condolences at Hodges Funeral Home.

Semple

February 2nd, 2015

Jim Semple of St. Marys, Ontario, died peacefully at the age of 77 on Monday, February 2nd, 2015. Jim had a tremendous 56 year marriage and was deeply cherished by his wife Leona and the entire Semple Family.
Jim was a much loved father to his 4 children and his 6 grandchildren: his son Gary; his son Lyle and his wife Judy and their three children Dyan, Karyn and Brady; his daughter Colleen and her husband Bob Bryant and their daughter Heather; and his daughter Judy and her husband Scott Lane and their two children Brett and Evan.
Jim will be affectionately remembered by friends and family as a man of integrity, honesty, dignity and respect. His gentle guidance and unwavering commitment had a profound impact on his family. Jim spent much of his life contributing to his local community by being a member of the Rotary Club and Lion’s Club. Jim valued the importance of family above all else, never letting them doubt that they were his highest priority.
The family will be eternally grateful to the staff at the St. Marys hospital for the great kindness, compassion and care that was given in Jim’s final hours. A Celebration of Life open house will take place at the St. Marys Golf & Country Club, 769 Queen Street East, St. Marys, on Saturday, February 7, 2015 from 2 – 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the St. Marys Memorial Hospital Foundation. Online condolences at Hodges Funeral Home.

Sturman

January 26, 2015

Kenneth Victor Edward Sturman, born in Lowestoft, Suffolk, England, passed away at St. Marys Memorial Hospital on January 26, 2015 in his 92nd year. Husband of Harriet Sturman whom he married on November 3, 1945 in Lytham, Lancashire, England. Father of Sandra Elizabeth and her husband Brian Cook and Janet and her husband Joseph Thompson (deceased). Grandfather of Anthony, Sarah, John and his wife Krystle, Richard and Suzanne. Great-grandfather of Jessica, Samuel, Archie and a great-granddaughter arriving in spring. The Funeral Service was conducted at the St. James’ Anglican Church on Thursday, January 29, 2015. Interment in St. Marys Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Online condolences at Hodges Funeral Home.

Williams

January 25, 2015

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Ina Williams (Bamsey) (nee Revington) Peacefully at Wildwood Care Centre, St. Marys on January 25, 2015 in her 94th year. Beloved wife of the late Thomas Williams (2013) and the late George Bamsey (1975). Dear mother of Bob Bamsey (Carole) of Lynden; Sheila Langdown (Bill) of Cambridge and Gwen King of Edmonton. Loving grandmother of Jennifer (Sean), Tina (Paul), Julie (Mark), Kathryn, Ben & Alexis and great grandmother of Josh, Grayson & Chelsea. Predeceased by her parents, Benjamin & Annie (Beatson) Revington, brother Newton, sisters Huldah Hobbs & Lena Winser and several brothers and sisters-in-law. Born and raised on a farm in Lucan Ontario, Ina married George in 1942 and settled in London where they raised their 3 children. Although she had no formal training, Ina was a “natural nurse”, the consummate mother, homemaker and friend. Mom was always on the go – tending to her immediate and extended families, roomers and boarders, neighbours and friends. Never afraid of a challenge, Mom could turn her hand at just about anything she put her mind to, whether it be baking, sewing/ knitting/quilting/crocheting, gardening, home improvements, dancing or playing bridge. When time and circumstances permitted, Mom also worked outside the home. Tom danced into Mom’s heart in the late 1980’s, where he remained until his passing. During her lifetime, Mom was fortunate enough not only to have travelled across Canada, much of the United States and some European countries, but also, to have celebrated two Silver Wedding Anniversaries. A celebration of Mom’s life will be held at the ST. MARYS UNITED CHURCH, 85 Church St. South, St. Marys on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 11 a.m. with visiting one hour prior. Pastor Paul Vollick will officiate the funeral. Spring interment in St. James Cemetery, Clandeboye. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Operation Smile or a charity of your choice. Memories, pictures, and condolences may be shared online at www.hodgesfuneralhome.ca.

David Kingdon

January 25, 2015

David Murray Kingdon, age 61, of St. Marys passed away peacefully at St. Marys Memorial Hospital on January 25, 2015. Dave was born in St. Marys on October 19, 1953. He was the son of the late Murray and Florrie Kingdon and predeceased by his brother Dennis Kingdon. Loving brother of Bev “Charlie” Parkinson (Randy); niece Rebecca Littlejohn (David) and their children Zachary and Ethan; niece Keri Lukings; nephew Scott Parkinson (Jessica). Dave’s smile will be forever remembered by his close friend Judy Tobin and many other dear friends. Dave was a long time employee of Hutton Transport. A celebration of Dave’s life will be held at the St. Marys Legion, 66 Church Street North, St. Marys on Tuesday, January 27, from 4 – 6 p.m. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to Browns United Church through the W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford. 519.271.7411 www.wgyoungfuneralhome.com

Wanless

January 24, 2015

WANLESS, V. Jean – Peacefully at Wildwood Care Centre, St. Marys, on Saturday, January 24, 2015, in her 81st year. Beloved wife of Ron Hopkins. Dear mother of Brian Sparling (Linda), Allan Sparling (Faye) and Stephen Sparling (Sofie). Loving grandma of Pat, Lisa (Chris), Jennifer (Dan), Kerri (Steve) and Morgan, and great-grandma of Elia, Olivia, Thad, Kate, Wyatt, Aidan, Brady and Tyson. Predeceased by parents George and May Would, sister Anna, and brother Blythe. Visitation was held on Wednesday from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, where the funeral service was conducted on Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Cremation followed. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Jean are asked to consider The Lung Association or Shriners Hospitals for Children.
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Benny

January 16, 2015

Pat Benny (Hutton) suddenly passed at University Hospital on January 16, 2015 at the age of 55.
Wife of Tom Benny, married on January 19, 1979. Mother of Bonnie Benny and Tate Peaker, Brad Benny and Amanda Parke, Christine Benny and Robbie Diamond, and Catlen Benny and Jenn West. Also missed by many grandchildren and one great-grandchild and her dog Nakita. Sister of Elaine Vanderhoeff and Carl Towton, Jack and Linda Hutton, Shirley and Gary Patterson, Heather and Rick Grein and Sharon and Todd Forrester. Also survived several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Norman and Faye Hutton, brothers Ivan Hutton, Doug and Sandi Hutton, sister Beverly Hutton and in-law parents Tess and Jack Benny. The Funeral Service was conducted at St. Marys United Church on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. Interment in St. Marys Cemetery. Online condolences at www.hodgesfuneralhome.ca. Memorial donations may be made to Stratford House of Blessing.
Online condolences at Hodges Funeral Home.

Riddell

January 15, 2015

William Robert “Bob” Riddell, lifelong dairy farmer in West Nissouri, passed away peacefully at St. Marys Memorial Hospital on January 15, 2015 at the age of 85. Survived by wife Lynn (Colbert) Riddell, whom he married on June 6, 1959, sons Scott and wife Kerry, Steven and friend Nicole, Chris and wife Janet, and grandchildren Spencer, Conner and Macy. Also missed by extended family members and friends. The Memorial Service was conducted at the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home on Tuesday, January 20, 2015. Memorial donations may be made to the St. Marys Memorial Hospital Foundation.
Online condolences at Hodges Funeral Home.

Van Gorp

January 14, 2015

Cornelia Van Gorp (Rombouts), age 72 of St. Marys, passed away peacefully on January 14, 2015 at Stratford General Hospital. She was born in the Netherlands, immigrated to Canada in 1992. Survived by husband Cees Van Gorp and children Ton Van Gorp, Lidian and Hans Schriel and grandson Niels Schriel, Hans Van Gorp and Esther Kersten. Dear sister of Sjaak Rombouts (Riet), Toon Rombouts (Ria), Theo Rombouts (Marlies), Frank Rombouts (Will), Ad Rombouts (Mien) and Mariette Rombouts (Rinus). Dear sister-in-law of Ad Van De Veeken. Predeceased by Sister Jo Rombouts. Missed by many nieces and nephews. The Funeral Mass was celebrated at Holy Name of Mary Parish on Monday, Jan. 19, 2015. Interment in St. Marys Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice.
Online condolences at Hodges Funeral Home.

Richmond

January 9, 2015

Herbert Gordon Richmond, resident of St. Marys and lifelong supporter of Agriculture, passed away after a brief illness at Stratford General Hospital on January 9, 2015 in his 76th year. Husband of 55 years to Dolores Richmond. Father of Bill (Stephanie), Mark (Jeanette) and Suzanne Sharp (Dave). Grandfather of Alan (Kathy), Amanda (Chad), Adam, Lacey (Adam), Christine (Troy), Ashley (Paul) and also survived by seven wonderful great-grandchildren. Brother of Dieann Stephenson, Rose Marie Waller and brother-in-law of Steve Doan (Arlene). Predeceased by his parents Gordon and Marie Richmond. The Funeral Service was conducted at the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home on Monday, January 12, 2015 officiated by Stephanie Richmond. Interment in St. Marys Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the St. Marys Memorial Hospital Foundation or the Alzheimer’s Society.
Online condolences at Hodges Funeral Home.

Scheuermann

January 9, 2015

Shirley Diane Scheuermann, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at Stratford General Hospital on January 9, 2015 at the age of 66. Devoted mother of John Scheuermann of St. Thomas. Predeceased by her parents Percy J. Scheuermann and the former Edith D. Grover. Dear sister of Nancy and Don Ferguson of St. Marys, Helen Hebden and Jack of Guelph, Barbara Odbert of Stratford and Ron and Karen McKnight of St. Marys. Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. A private family service will take place at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the A.C.T. Team of St. Joseph`s Health Care Foundation.
Online condolences at Hodges Funeral Home.

Corbett

January 3, 2015

Suddenly as the result of an accident, James Ernest Corbett, 81 has passed away in Coboconk, Ontario on Jan 3rd, 2015. Loving stepfather of Russell, Lloyd, Stephen and Susan. Cherished grandfather to many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Helen, Gerty, Ken, Bob, and Verna. Fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews and friends. Jimmy was born in Toronto, worked as an electrician and retired in Coboconk to spend more time fishing. He was a member of the Legion and enjoyed dancing and cards. Cremation has taken place as per Jim’s instructions with a family burial in St. Mary’s, Ontario at a later date.

Shamblaw

January 2, 2015

Eva Elaine Shamblaw (Bendall), of Kirkton, passed away suddenly at St. Marys Memorial Hospital on January 2, 2015 at the age of 73. Beloved wife for 55 years of Ron Shamblaw. Loving mother of David (Noe) Shamblaw of San Diego, California, Joanne Campbell of St. Marys, Lynda Shamblaw (David) of St. Marys, Larry (Sharon) Shamblaw of St. Marys, and Devon (Jennifer) Shamblaw of Milton. Grandmother of Amanda, Brandon (Samantha), Morgan, Alex (Kassidy), Isaac, Logan, Emily, and Olivia. Sister of Bob (Betty) Bendall, Norma (Paul) Hansen and Marion Bendall, and sister-in-law of Helen Bendall and Helen (Bill) Pringle. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents James and Marian Bendall, brother Jim Bendall, father and mother-in-law David and Mary Shamblaw, and grandson Adam Campbell. The Funeral Service was conducted at the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home on Monday, January 5, 2015 at 2 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolences at Hodges Funeral Home.

Gould

December 31, 2014

Maisie Gould (nee Halton) passed away at the Stratford General Hospital on Dec. 31, 2014 at the age of 100. Loving wife of the late Loyd Gould of Stratford. Loving mother of Tony & Colin Gardner (Stratford, Canada and Kent, England). Loving mother-in-law of Esther Gardner and Vickie Gould. Maisie “Kit, Kathy, Gran” will be greatly missed by grandchildren Alec & Andrew Gardner, Christine Brine of Canada, Richard Gardner and Kim Stokes of Ireland, great grandchildren Holly Gardner, Robert Butler and Mike Brine, great, great grandchildren Claudia Butler and Silas Brine, Allan Halton and family and the Gould family. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of her life will be held in the springtime near the date of Gran’s birthday in May. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Online condolences at Hodges Funeral Home.

Huiberts

December 29, 2014

Herman Huiberts, born in Holland, passed away at Wildwood Care Centre on December 29, 2014 at the age of 85. Beloved husband of Vera (Droog), immigrating to Canada on their honeymoon, which lasted 56 years. Father of Lynda and Nico Verwer and their children Jacob and Andrea, Peter and Nicole, and Michael; Pieter and Diane Huiberts and their children Brad and Rachel; Karen Huiberts; and Yvonne and Nick Wouters and their children Randy, Carly, Paula and Ella. He was predeceased by five brothers and two sisters, seven brothers-in-law and seven sisters-in-law. Survived by five sisters, many nieces, nephews and extended family members. He farmed in the Thorndale area, was an active member of Holy Name of Mary Parish, enjoyed playing cards, biking, playing pool, “Happy Hour” and was very grateful for his family and friends. Herman’s family wishes to thank Dr. Gatfield and the staff at St. Marys Memorial Hospital, C.C.A.C, and Wildwood Care Centre for their wonderful care. The Funeral Mass was celebrated at Holy of Mary Parish on Saturday, January 3, 2015 at 11 a.m. with Fr. Philip Joseph. Interment in St. Marys Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Online condolences at Hodges Funeral Home.

Curtis

December 27, 2014

William Dennis Curtis passed away suddenly on December 27, 2014 in his 54th year. Beloved husband of Lynn (Brubacher). Loving father of Krista Van Nes (Jake), Katie (fiancé Jesse McKay) and Maggie. Grandfather of Djordy Van Nes. Beloved son of Annie Curtis and the late Robert Curtis. Dear brother of Tom, Joan Restall (Cy), Steve and Bruce (Pat). Also survived by his father-in-law and mother-in-law Don and Marie Brubacher, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Bill Roach (Jean), Lori Buhrow (Matt McLeod), Becky French (Dave) and several nieces and nephews. Beside his father he was predeceased by brother-in-law Randy Brubacher. Bill worked for Hydro One for 34 years. He was a member of St. Marys United Church, Tecumseh Lodge No 144 Stratford and the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #8, Stratford. Bill’s funeral service was on Sunday, January 4th at W.G. Young Funeral Home. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Stratford General Hospital through the funeral home

Hutton

December 21, 2014

Sandi Hutton passed away suddenly at her home in St. Marys on December 21, 2014 at the age of 66. Predeceased by her husband Douglas (2009). Sister of John Day of London, Gord Day of Massey Ontario, Linda Day of St. Marys and Karen Aubrey of Sudbury. Also remembered by extended family members. Predeceased by her parents George Day and Barbara Rose, and brother Robert Day. Cremation has taken place with a service at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to World Vision Canada. Online condolences at Hodges Funeral Home.

Myers

December 18, 2014

Edna Margaret Myers, 89, passed away at Spruce Lodge, Stratford on Thursday, December 18, 2014. She was born in South Easthope Township, Perth County on December 2, 1925 a daughter of the late Vincent and Lydia (Neeb) Epp. Edna was a member of Parkview United Church in Stratford and a former member of Grace United Church in Tavistock where she had been a member of the Loyalty Bible Class. She married Harold A. Myers at Sebastopol on October 16, 1954. He predeceased her on October 10, 2013. Following their marriage Harold and Edna farmed in South Easthope Township until retiring and moving to Tavistock in 1977 where they resided until moving to Stratford on December 18, 2009. Edna is survived by her two children, James and wife Jean Myers of Stratford, Susan and husband Kevin Luckhardt of St. Marys; four grandchildren, Adam and wife Lyda Myers and their sons, Andrew and Ryan; Amy Myers and her son, Tayler; Allison and husband Jaime Baez and their children, Abbigale and Anthony; Bryn Luckhardt; her sister-in-law, Irene Epp along with several nieces and nephews. Besides her husband and parents, she was predeceased by her brother, Wilfred Epp; by sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Lucille and Angus Shaw, Florence and Roland Eichler. Relatives and friends were received in the Francis Funeral Home, 77 Woodstock Street North, Tavistock, where the funeral service was held on Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 11 a.m. The Rev. Tom Beecroft officiated. Interment in Grace United Cemetery, Tavistock. As expressions of sympathy, donations to Spruce Lodge, Stratford or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated and may be made through the Francis Funeral Home by calling 519-655-2431.
Casket bearers were: Jaime Baez, Paul Epp, Bryn Luckhardt, Adam Myers, Allison Myers-Baez and Jairus Peat.

McCauley

December 17, 2014

Peacefully at Wildwood Care Centre, St. Marys, with her family by her side on December 17, 2014 Margaret Elizabeth McCauley (Smith) in her 93rd year. Beloved wife of the late Allen McCauley (2006). Loving mother of Doug, St. Marys, Dennis and Glenda, Stratford, Barb and Andy Dunseith, Penticton, B.C. and Mary and Bob Harris, St. Marys. Proud grandmother of Doug and Angel, Amie and Ernie, Michael and Carrie Dunseith, Lee Ann Dunseith, Amanda Dunseith, Corey and Rebecca, Jeff and Megan and 13 great grandchildren. Predeceased by her parents Elizabeth and Andrew Smith, sister Helen and husband Jack, brother Andrew, daughter-in-law Chris McCauley (2012) and granddaughter Lori Lynn. Arrangements for cremation entrusted to the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home, St. Marys (519-284-2820). A Marg’s request, a private family burial will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Wildwood Care Centre “Golden Years.” Online condolences at Hodges Funeral Home.

Blake

December 15, 2014

Mary Louise Blake, passed away peacefully surrounded by family at St. Marys Memorial Hospital on December 15, 2014 in her 90th year. Beloved wife of Ronald Blake for 64 years; loving mother of John (Kathy) Blake, Susan Blake, Dianne Kearney, Maralyn (Robert) Young and Barb (Greg) Cubberley; cherished grandmother of Frank (Tania), Erin, Kathleen, David, Bryan, Adam, Sarah, Samantha, Heather, Marshall, Matt, Lindsay and Peter; dear great-grandmother of Maggie. Predeceased by her brothers Stewart (Audrey) and Ward (Yvonne) Hamilton. Also loved and will be missed by many relatives and friends. Special thanks to Dr. Gatfield, the nurses at St. Marys Memorial Hospital and the CCAC nurses for their outstanding care and compassion. Family and friends are invited to St. James’ Anglican Church, 65 Church St. S., St. Marys, on Sunday, December 21, 2014 for visitation from 12 p.m. until the time of the Memorial Service at 2 p.m. Interment of urn at a later date. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the St. James’ Anglican Church or the St. Marys Memorial Hospital Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home, St. Marys (519-284-2820) with online condolences at Hodges Funeral Home.

McIntyre

December 9, 2014

Jean Evelyn McIntyre (nee MacLeod) passed away suddenly at her home in Stratford on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at the age of 94. Jean was a Registered Nurse graduating from Stratford General Hospital in 1945 where she also worked. She later served as Director of Care at Wildwood Care Centre in St. Marys until the time of her retirement. Beloved wife of the late Mel McIntyre (1992). Loving mother of Barbara and her husband Craig Heinbuch of St. Pauls, the late Howard McIntrye (2010) and his surviving wife Nancy of Mississauga. Grandmother of Scott, Karen (Dave Brouwer), Jessica, Jonathan, and Melanie. Great-Grandmother of Colton and Luke Brouwer. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Lorne and Ella (Smith) MacLeod, sisters Lorna MacKay and Georgena Meadows, brothers Raymond MacLeod, Bruce MacLeod and MacKenzie MacLeod, sisters-in-law Marie MacLeod and Doreen MacLeod and brothers-in-law Philip Meadows and Mel MacKay. Family and friends are invited to the ST. MARYS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 147 Widder St. East, St. Marys, on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014 for visitation from 11 a.m. until the time of the Funeral Service at 1 p.m. Rev. Gwen Ament officiating. Interment in St. Marys Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home, St. Marys (519-284-2820). Online condolences at Hodges Funeral Home.

Hogg

November 25, 2014

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of James T. (Jimmy) Hogg on Tuesday, November 25th. 2014 in his 80th year. Loved and survived by wife Bev and daughters Vicki, Cindi and sons Michael and Len . Fondly remembered by grandchildren Kim, JR., Kristi, Jamie, Jenny Lynne, Ryan and Holly and seven great grand children. He will also be missed by his beloved dog and constant companion Abbie. Cremation has taken place as per his wishes.

Knowles

November 22, 2014

“Bill” Winston C.G. Knowles, born November 6, 1942 in St. Marys, son of the late Albert and Ruth Knowles, passed away on Nov. 22, 2014 at the age of 72. Survived by his best friend Mary Scott of St. Marys, brothers Fred (Jean) of London, Harold (Donna) of St. Marys, and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brothers Orland (Joyce), Elwyn (Vera), Donald (Jan). The Funeral Service was conducted at the St. Marys United Church on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014. Interment in St. Marys Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the St. Marys Memorial Hospital Foundation or the London Regional Cancer Centre. Online condolences at Hodges Funeral Home. (519-284-2820).

Copeland

November 19, 2014

Jean Merlyn Copeland, formerly of Woodham and recently of the Wildwood Care Centre, St. Marys, in her 87th year passed away on Wednesday, November 19th, 2014 at St. Marys Memorial Hospital after a year-long battle with cancer. Dearly loved sister of Glenn Copeland (Verla), and beloved Aunt of Cynthia Mallalieu (Gary), Ellen Shute (Tim) and Deanna Taziar (Mark). Proud Great-Aunt of Aralynn and Raianna Mallalieu, Brendan Shute (Jillian Greb), Brock Shute (friend Stephanie Pratt), Brett Shute (friend Ann Gibson), Bevon Shute (friend Rachel Weber), and Elizabeth and Peter Taziar. Predeceased by parents Mervin (1944) and Myrtle (1969) Copeland (nee Walker). Jean worked for 41 years for the Bank of Montreal in St. Marys. She was a lifelong member of the Woodham United Church and choir, Life Member of the U.C.W. and Women’s Institute. Jean was active in many other community organizations as well. Cremation has taken place. Visitation at the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home, 47 Wellington St. South, St. Marys (519-284-2820) on Friday, Nov. 28, from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 p.m. The Memorial Service will be conducted at the funeral home on Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014 at 11 a.m. Lunch will follow at the St. Marys Friendship Centre. Private interment in Kirkton Union Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Children’s Wish Foundation, St. Marys Memorial Hospital Foundation or charity of choice. Online condolences at Hodges Funeral Home.

Scott

November 12, 2014

Dorothy Scott passed away peacefully at St. Marys Memorial Hospital on November 12, 2014 at the age of 85. Predeceased by her husband Frank A. Scott (2008). Mother of Frank W. Scott of St. Marys and Deborah Scott of Newmarket. Grandmother of Colton Barkham and Jake Barkham. Also survived by sister-in-law Camille Longden-Hall (BC) and by her brother Peter Humphrey (England), nieces and nephews Wendy and Patrick O’Connor (England), Tommy and Joy Limbert (England). Dorothy worked for many years at the Board of Education in Toronto. Lover of Life, Master of Wisdom, Host of Humour. She will long be in our minds and forever in our hearts. Cremation has taken place. Rest in Peace. Love you Mom.
Online condolences at Hodges Funeral Home.

Poole

November 11, 2014

W. Howard Poole, Canadian Veteran and Electrician at the St. Marys Cement Plant for 43 years, passed away peacefully at St. Marys Memorial Hospital on Remembrance Day, Nov. 11, 2014, in his 91st year. Beloved husband of 65 years to June (nee Haney). Cherished father of Vicki and Kenneth Westlake of Sarnia, and Randy Poole and Minda of Port Elgin. Grandfather of Scott and Kelly Westlake of Illderton, Andrew and Alaina Westlake of Sarnia, Great-Papa of Ava Westlake and remembered by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Joseph Poole and Eleanor Dickieson, four sisters and two brothers. Visitation at the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home, 47 Wellington St. South, St. Marys (519-284-2820) on Friday, Nov. 14, from 2 – 4 & 7 – 9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be conducted at the ST. MARYS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 147 Widder St. East, St. Marys, on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014 at 11 a.m. with visiting at the church one hour prior. Interment in St. Marys Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the St. Marys Presbyterian Church or charity of choice. Online condolences at Hodges Funeral Home.

Betteridge

October 23, 2014

Eleanor Mary Betteridge (nee Clarke), 91, died peacefully on October 23, 2014 at Kingsway Lodge in St. Marys.
Born March 26, 1923 in Russell, Manitoba, Eleanor is predeceased by her parents, Archibald and Charlotte (Murray) Clarke of Fullarton Township, and her late husband of 42 years, Ralph Betteridge. Eleanor is also predeceased by one sister, Margaret (Earl) Grant, and two brothers Bill (Shirley)(Irene) and Mac (Ann)(Dianne). Eleanor is survived by nine children, Rod (Bonnie) of St. Marys, Bruce (Linda) of Chatham, Jim (Carol) of St. Marys, Doug (Marianne) of St. Marys, Julie (Jim) Robson of St. Marys, Danny of Oyama, B.C., Marg (Brendan) McDonald of St. Marys, Milt (Suzanne) of London and Mike (Dee) of Toronto. Eleanor is predeceased by two grandsons, David John Betteridge (Jim and Carol) and Paul Andrew McDonald (Marg and Brendan). She is survived by 28 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. The funeral service was conducted at the St. Marys United Church on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 officiated by Pastor David Horne. Interment in St. Marys Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to St. Marys Memorial Hospital Foundation or Parkinson’s Society of Canada. Online condolences at Hodges Funeral Home.. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the management and staff of Kingsway Lodge for their care and support of Eleanor.

Lawrence

October 16, 2014

Robert “Bob” Lawrence passed away at St. Marys Memorial Hospital on October 16, 2014 at the age of 75. Bob will be missed by Gail Thomson. He was the father and best friend of Brian Lawrence, David and his wife Christine Lawrence, and Kathy and her husband Frank Diamante. Loving grandfather to six grandchildren and brother-in-law to Helen and her husband Lorne McLean. Predeceased by his ex-wife Charlotte (2013), and brothers-in-law Roy Carton and Robert Carton. Cremation has taken place. Family and friends are invited to the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home, 47 Wellington St. S., St. Marys (519-284-2820), on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 for visitation from 9 a.m. until the time of the Memorial Service at 11 a.m. with Rev. Heather Paton officiating. Private burial at a later date. A reception will follow the service at the St. Marys Army & Navy Air Force Veterans Club, 23 Wellington St. N., St. Marys. Memorial donations may be made to the St. Marys Memorial Hospital Foundation.
Online condolences at Hodges Funeral Home..

King

October 15, 2014

Timothy Paul King, resident of Lakeside, passed away suddenly on October 15, 2014 at the age of 46. Loving husband of Denise (nee Groom) whom he married on August 26, 1989. Father of Rachel (Devon), Nicole, Curtis, Brandy and Sarah. Son of Joyce (nee Landers) and the late Glenn King (1998), and son-in-law of the late Iva and Ron Groom. Brother of Quinton (Jane) of Thamesford, Frank (Julie) of St. Marys, Kevin (Cathy) of Stratford, Shawn of Ottawa, Rod (Donna) of St. Marys, Karen Smith (Dan) of Belgrave, and brother-in-law of Brenda (Jim) Sims, Melanie (Carling) West, and Randy (Kathy) Groom. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. Predeceased by his grandparents Quinton and Kathleen King, and Gar and Lily Landers. The Funeral Service was conducted at the St. Marys United Church on Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. Memorial donations may be made to a Trust Fund for Tim’s family or the Mocha Shriners.
Online condolences at Hodges Funeral Home..

Mallalieu

September 27, 2014

Shirley Kathleen Mallalieu (nee Rhuland) in her 85th year at Kingsway Lodge, St. Marys on Saturday Sept. 27, 2014. Dearly loved wife of the late Ray Mallalieu (1974). Dear mother of Andy (Mora), Kathy Holden (Peter) and Gary (Cynthia). Proud grandmother of Cheryl (Steve), Kathy (Jason), Richard, Michael, Amanda, Tim (Allison), Aralynn, Raianna, and 11 great-grandchildren. Fondly remembered as “Grandma Shirley” to the Macgregor family of Exeter. Dear sister of Millie Manthorne, Frances Fiendel both of Nova Scotia. Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews and their families. Predeceased by sisters Margaret Hiltz, Daisy Corkum, and brothers Garnet Rhuland and Freeman Rhuland. A Celebration of Life was conducted at the ST. MARYS UNITED CHURCH on Wednesday, October , 2014 with the Rev. Doug Loucks officiating. Interment in St. Marys Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to St. Marys United Church “Front Door Fund”, St. Marys Memorial Hospital Foundation or a local charity of choice.
Online condolences at Hodges Funeral Home..

Webster

September 29, 2014

Lt. Colonel Thomas Maynard Webster, C.D. who passed away peacefully on the 17th of August, 2014 will have a Memorial Service at the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home, 47 Wellington St. South, St. Marys (519-284-2820), on Monday, Sept. 29, 2014 at p.m. Interment in St. Marys Cemetery.
Online condolences at Hodges Funeral Home..

Facey

September 15, 2014

Eric Facey, lifelong farmer in West Nissouri Twp., passed away on Sept. 15, 2014 at Kingsway Lodge at the age of 91. Beloved husband of the Annie (Forbes) who predeceased him in 1988. Father of Joe and Elizabeth Facey and Carol and Dave Miller. Grandfather of Sarah (Ian), Laura (James), Martha (Steve), Matt (Julianne), Dan (Meaghan), Erin (Ryan), survived by great-grandchildren, brother of Ruth Graham and brother-in-law of Gerry and Gwen Forbes. Also remembered by many nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by his daughter Sylvia (1958), his sister Marion McFadden and his parents Roy and Lorena Facey. Visitation at the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home, 47 Wellington St. S., St. Marys (519-284-2820) on Friday, Sept. 19, from – & 7 – 9 p.m. with the funeral service on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. Rev. Sandra Bendall officiating. Interment in North Nissouri Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the North Nissouri United Church, Kingsway Life Care or the St. Marys Memorial Hospital Foundation. Online condolences at Hodges Funeral Home..

McNall

September 11, 2014

Elgin McNall, former police officer in Exeter and Seaforth, owner of St. Marys Janitorial Cleaning Service for over 45 years and retired school bus driver, passed away suddenly on September 11, 2014 at the age of 73. Beloved husband of Evelyn (Barker). Father of Bruce and wife Liz, Nancy Vink and husband Joe, and Dan. Proud grandfather of Nicole, Kyle, Rebecca, Anthony, Bradley, Natalie, Stacie, James, Jarrett, Carly and Cole. Brother of Bernice Pierce, Doug McNall and wife Marj, June Turner and husband Ken, Yvonne MaCrae and husband Don and brother-in-law of Jim Howatt. He will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, friends and his dachshund Molly. Predeceased by sisters Deloris Howatt, Rhea Racine and husband Leo, and brothers-in-law Jim Pierce and Erwin Schneider. Visitation at the ST. MARYS UNITED CHURCH, 85 Church St. South, St. Marys on Friday, Sept. 12, from 7 – 9 p.m. and again on Saturday, Sept 13, from 10 a.m. until the time of the Funeral Service at 11 a.m. with Rev. Doug Loucks officiating. Interment in St. Marys Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the St. Marys United Church, Stratford-Perth Humane Society or the Diabetes Association. Arrangements entrusted to the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home (519-284-2820) with online condolences at Hodges Funeral Home..

Clarke

September 7, 2014

Irene Lorraine Clarke (nee Richardson), at Wildwood Care Centre, St. Marys, on Sunday September 7, 2014 in her 90th year.
Beloved wife of the late William R. Clarke who predeceased her in 2007, whom she married in 1968. Dear step-mom of Robert and Joan Clarke, R.R. # Gorrie, Linda and Lloyd “Chip” Brintnell, R.R. # St. Marys, Judy and Karl Baron, Oshawa and Chris and John Bickell, Woodham. Loving Gramma to 9 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Robert P. Richardson, Simcoe. Predeceased by her parents Jack and Minnie (Bodenham) Richardson, brother Private Wm. Richardson (1944 WWII), sister Evelyn Stevens and sister-in-law Ruth (Mrs. Robert Richardson). Lovingly remembered by nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. Memorial donations to the St. Marys Memorial Hospital or the Alzheimer’s Society would be appreciated.
A Celebration of Life and interment in Carlingford Union Cemetery to be held at a later date. Online condolences at Hodges Funeral Home..

Greig

August 26, 2014

Rose Greig, of St. Marys and formerly of West Nissouri Twp., passed away at Stratford General Hospital on August 26, 2014 at the age of 89.
Beloved wife of the late Clarence C. Greig (2008). Loving mother of Ronald Greig and wife Brenda of Thames Centre, Diane Williams and husband Don of Lucan and Gordon Greig of London. Proud grandmother of David and Chrissy, Mike and Lori, Bryan and Judy, Karen and Chris, Craig and Val, Kellie and Matt, Marc and Heather, Clarese and 11 great-grandchildren. Also survived by her two sisters Mary Stewart and Pat Lord.
Visitation was at the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home, 47 Wellington St. S. St. Marys, on Thursday, Aug. 28, from 7 – 9 p.m. and on Friday, Aug 29, from 10 a.m. until the time of the Funeral Service at 11 a.m. with Pastor Irene Richardson officiating. Burial in St. Marys Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice.
Online condolences at Hodges Funeral Home..

Webster

August 17, 2014

Lt. Colonel Thomas Maynard Webster, C.D. passed away peacefully on the 17th of August, 2014, at Kingsway Lodge in St. Marys, Ontario in his 94th year.

He is survived by his wife Margaret, and daughters Lynn Sullivan (Jack) of Camrose, Alberta, Beverley Ready (Roy), of St. Marys, Ontario, and Victoria Anderson (Rae) of Ompah, Ontario. Predeceased by his daughter Carol Webster-Holman. Tom will be sadly missed by his grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Tom was a proud veteran of the R.C.A.F. and his career as a pilot began in 1943 as a Chief Instructor in Trenton, Ontario. Various postings included Flight Commander in the CF-100 440 Squadron in Bagotville, Quebec. He also served in Ottawa as a Crash Investigator and posted to the Combat Operations Center in Cheyenne Mountain, Colorado Springs, as a Combat Controller. Nearing retirement, Tom was posted to C.F.B. Downsview (Toronto) as Deputy Base Commander.

Cremation has taken place and a private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Joyce Mary Whalen

August 17, 2014

Joyce Mary Whalen passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends at St. Marys Memorial Hospital on August 17, 2014 at the ageof 67. Mother of Shona Gracey and Dan of St. Marys, Erin Almeida and Quincy of Waterloo. Grandmother of Lauren, Ella, Julia, Malcolm and Cameron. Sister of Michael Dwyer and Linda and Aunt of Michelle Dwyer. Joyce was a dedicated registered nurse for 40 years, serving in Montreal, London and recently retired as a Case Manager of CCAC. Her family would like to sincerely thank all who provided great care: Dr. Tanya Thornton, Dr. Michael Trevail, Dr. Peter Johnston, Dr. Stacey Hubay, of the Grand River Cancer Clinic, and the nurses and staff at St. Marys Memorial Hospital West Wing. Visitation was held at the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home, 47 Wellington St. South on Tuesday August 19, 2014. The Funeral Mass was conducted at Holy Name of Mary Parish, St.
Marys on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 11 a.m. with Father Philip Joseph and Father John Jasica officiating. Cremation followed. Online condolences at Hodges Funeral Home.

Hugh Mowat

August 16, 2014

Hugh Mowat, Lt. Colonel H.W.G. Mowat Canadian Armed Forces, of St. Marys, passed away at Stratford General Hospital on August 16, 2014 in his 67th year. Husband of Lee Mowat, whom he married on June 19, 1969. Father of Tara Thynne and Steve of St. Marys, Jason Mowat and Joanne of St. Marys. Grandfather of Emmy, Tori, Paige and Santana. Brother of Judy Mowat of Montreal, Bruce Mowat and Gail of Burlington, Chip Mowat and Arlene of Montreal and Cousin of Sue Mowat of St. Marys. Visitation was held at the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home, 47 Wellington St. South, St. Marys on Thursday, Aug 21. The Funeral Service was conducted at the St. Marys Presbyterian Church, 147 Widder St. E., St. Marys, on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014 at p.m. Cremation followed. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolences at Hodges Funeral Home.

James “Jim” Edward Docker

August 14, 2014

James “Jim” Edward Docker 77 years old – “Jack tossed him the keys!”- Peacefully on August 14, 2014 at Huronlea Nursing Home in Brussels. Jim was reunited with his beloved wife and best friend Jackie (2013). Proud, loving and always supportive father of Dawn, Debbie (Dean) and Julie (Ian) and his very special puppy Monkey. Loving grandpa of Amanda, Brandan and Corey and Papa to Emily. Great Grandfather of Tyler and Tianna. Jim owned and operated Jay Dee Motors in New Sarum for many years. Jim and Jackie retired to Port Stanley where Jim spent as much time as possible on his boat (Preferably with a North wind). In the past few years there were so many people that helped us on this journey with our Dad. He was treated with respect, dignity and genuine kindness. Thank you to the staff at Seniors Mental Health for everything but especially for connecting us with Huronlea Nursing Home. No words can express the gratitude we feel to the staff at Huronlea. You took us into your home and most importantly your hearts. Our Dad was a hardworking man with integrity, a kind heart (especially for animals) and a quirky sense of humour. If he could ask us to do one thing it would be to “be kind.” A private family celebration will take place on land and water. Donations to the Stratford Humane Society or Huronlea

Reginald Near

August 11, 2014

Reginald Near, 86, of St. Marys died peacefully at his home in St. Marys on August 11, 2014. Reg was an employee of the St. Marys Post Office for 38 years and lived in St. Marys all of his life. Reg is survived by his nephews Michael McKinnon of Oakville and Brian McKinnon of Point Clark. He will be sadly missed by Ron McKinnon, Alexander, Dianne, Cheryl, Christina, Adam and Noah. Over the years, Reg participated in tennis, curling and lawn bowling. He was an active member of the Order of Oddfellows for over 60 years. He played trombone as a member of the St. Marys Marching Band for a number of years. Reg was an avid collector of historical post cards from St. Marys and surrounding Perth County and presented his collection at Heritage Days since it began 18 years ago. He served as a member of the St. Marys Museum Board for many years and was an active local historian for most of his life. He was awarded with a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011 by the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario David C. Onley to honour his commitment to the preservation of information about our heritage. He was a volunteer with Meals on Wheels for a number of years and was always there to support people in need with car rides to the hospital, in and out of town; he was glad to help people without need of thanks or recognition. He will be greatly missed by the family, friends and residents of St. Marys. Visitation at the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home, 47 Wellington St. S. St. Marys (519-284-2820) on Friday, Aug. 15, from – & 7 – 9 p.m. The Memorial Service will be conducted at ST. JAMES ANGLICAN CHURCH, 65 Church St. S., St. Marys, on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 11 a.m. Burial of cremated remains to follow in St. Marys Cemetery. In lieu of flowers can be made to the St. Marys Memorial Hospital Foundation. Online condolences at Hodges Funeral Home.

Dorothy “Dolly” Droog

August 10, 2014

Dorothy “Dolly” Droog, faithful member of Holy Name of Mary Parish, passed away on August 10, 2014 at Kingsway Lodge at the age of 91. Predeceased by her husband John Droog (2001). Survived by her daughter Marian Van Dooren and her husband John, sons Henri Droog and his wife Claude, Paul Droog and his wife Paula, 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Also remembered by sister Ton Lankhorst and Herman, sisters-in-law Vera Huiberts and Herman, Emmy Hooydonk and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by one daughter Sylvia Louise in infancy (1961) and also one sister and one brother. The Funeral Mass was conducted at HOLY NAME OF MARY PARISH on Friday, August 15, 2014 at 11 a.m. with Fr. Philip Joseph officiating. Interment in St. Marys Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Kingsway Life Care. Online condolences at Hodges Funeral Home.

Ronald Stanley Thomson

July 26, 2014

Ronald Stanley Thomson in his 65th year, at CCU Victoria Hospital London, passed away on July 26, 2014 with his loving wife Marg, son Craig, and Family surrounding his bed. Son of Delma of R.R. # St. Marys and predeceased by his father Stan (2007). Brother of Garry (Terry) Quesnel, B.C., Dave (Joan) St. Marys and Terry (Deb) R.R. # St. Marys. Brother-in-law of Deannea Hart (Vince), Donna Stacey, Jim O’Hearn (Carolyn) Canmore, Alberta, Mike O’Hearn, Mary O’Hearn, Bev Graff (Lou), and Anne O’Hearn. Predeceased by Keith Stacey, Gerald and Joe O’Hearn. He will be missed by Aunt Lila Foster (Bob), Uncle Bob Thomson, Uncle Chuck Thomson (Thelma), Aunt Norma, nieces and nephews, special friends Gary and Deb Greve. At Ron’s request, cremation has taken place. A celebration of Ron’s Life was held at the home of Terry and Debbie Thomson and Delma, 1899 Perth Rd. 163 R.R. # St. Marys, on Saturday, August , 2014 from – p.m. Ron had a real soft heart when it came to his pets and would prefer memorial donations to SPCA. Online condolences at Hodges Funeral Home.
Ron lived simply and by simple truths,
and was blessed with such depth of character and wisdom.

Donald Murray Henderson

July 30, 2014

Donald Murray Henderson passed away peacefully on Wednesday July 30th at his family farm near St.Marys with his family by his side, he was in his 70th year. Beloved husband of the late Jennifer (Jenny Middleton) in their 50th year of marriage. Loving father of Shelley Robinson (Rob), Jennifer Lynne McCallum (Brent), Bertram Donald Jesse Henderson (Lara), and Katherine Anne Dayman (Darcy).
Fun and loving Grampy to Kelsey, Travis, Jake, Braedy, Cale, Kali, Laura, Gracie, Carter, Camille and Olivia. Brother of Larry and Jan Henderson, Dennis and Tammy Henderson.
Brother-in-law to Bob Frayne, Marti and Ron Ryan, Dan and Sharon Middleton, Brian Middleton and Tess and Grant Barton.
Predeceased by his parents Murray and Blanche Henderson (Kittmer), father- in- law and mother- in- law Bert and Millie Middleton (MacKay), dear sister Carol Frayne and sister-in-law Suzanne Barton.
Donald worked hard his whole life doing what he loved; farming and providing for his family, he was also a dedicated employee of Hutton Transport for over 20 years. Later in life he thoroughly embraced his time as a Councillor for the Township of Perth South, Blanshard Ward where he staunchly advocated for the people and particularly enjoyed being a board member for the St. Marys Public Library. He was also very proud that he was a recognized Queen Scout in 1962.
Visitation at Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home , 47 Wellington St. South, St. Marys( 519-284-2820), on Tuesday, Aug. , from – & 7 – 9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be conducted at the ST. MARYS UNITED CHURCH, 85 Church St. South, St. Marys, on Wednesday, Aug. , 2014 at p.m. with Pastor Irene Richardson officiating. Following the service at the church, the cremated remains of Don and Jenny will be buried together in a shared committal service. Memorial donations may be made to Perth-Huron VON or the Friends of Library. Online condolences at Hodges Funeral Home.

Gordon Nethercott

July 22, 2014

The Nethercott and McLean Families celebrate the life of their beloved Gordon, who died in the loving arms of his family Tuesday, July 22, 2014 – with a beautiful blue sky on the horizon. Gordon was born and raised in Blanshard Township and moved to Northern Ontario as a young man, making Thunder Bay and Barnum Lake home for forty years before returning to the St. Marys area where he married Helen in 1985. He died in Blanshard Township after a very brief illness. He was 91 years old. Gordon attended Radio College in Toronto in 1944, landing his first job with Lands and Forests, flying with bush pilots to repair radios in remote locations of Northern Ontario. He spent 10 years in Sioux Lookout, establishing his own business, Northern Electronics, then moved to Thunder Bay, where he worked for Sears Canada until his ‘first’ retirement. He spent the next 29 years enjoying his ‘retirement’ working daily at the Queens’ Inn at Stratford, where he was “Grandpa” to the many family members and staff who have been a part of the family business through the years. Beloved husband to Helen. Loving father and step-father to Joanne McFarlane, Allen & Cindy Nethercott, Larry & Brigitte McLean, late Al McLean, Gord & Nikki McLean, Barb & Larry Ford, Betty Finnie, and Marg McLean. Grandfather to 28 wonderful and devoted grandchildren and their partners. Great grandpa to 32 grandchildren, all of who know him and love him. Great-great grandfather to . Special father-in-law to Michael McFarlane. A loved and celebrated friend of Fraser & Trudy Crinklaw. Gordon is also survived by two sisters, Helen Nethercott and Lois Taylor and two sisters-in-law Joyce Nethercott and Eileen Nethercott. He was predeceased by his parents Roy and Alberta (Bellamy), two brothers Lloyd and Bill, one sister Ethel and her husband Don Johnston. Gordon has been a welcome and much loved member of the McLean and Thompson families for 29 years and will be missed by Vernon & Bessie Thompson, Anna & Bill Stephens, Erma (late Bruce) McLean, John & Marlene McLean, Jean & Earl Foster, Len & Marg Boreham, Murray & Linda McLean, Doris Forman and Ray Rafman. Gordon was a much loved uncle to his many nieces and nephews. A celebration of Gordon’s life will be held this Friday, July 25th at :00 pm at the Motherwell-Avonbank Presbyterian Church, Road 163 (the Mitchell Road) at Line 16. A private burial will follow. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Trans Canada Trail Foundation. Funeral arrangements through the Hodges Funeral Home (519-284-2820) with online condolences at Hodges Funeral Home.
In Gordon’s own words…”A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, so it is with my life history of memories…”

Douglas Drinkwalter

July 21, 2014

Douglas Drinkwalter passed away at Wildwood Care Centre, St. Marys, on July 21, 2014 at the age of 81. Beloved husband of the late Gloria (Elliott) who predeceased him in 2010. Loving father of Lynn Bickell of Kirkton, Paul Drinkwalter and Denise of Tavistock, and Karen Godwin and Colin of Vancouver. Proud grandfather of Jenna, Jessica (Mark Dietrich), Jacob (Caitlin Fergusson), Alexandra (Jon Lebold), Cassaundra, Connor, Isaac, Andrew, Natalie and Naomi and great-grandchild Lilah Bickell. Dear brother of Coreen Smith of St. Marys. Brother-in-law of Eleanor Drinkwalter, Marie Kelly and Keith of Rodney and Beulah Eckert of Stratford. Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Visitation at the Andrew L Hodges Funeral Home, 47 Wellington Street South, St. Marys, on Sunday, July 27, from – and 7 – 9p.m. The funeral service will be conducted at the ST. MARYS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 147 Widder St. E., St. Marys, on Monday, July 28, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow in St. Marys Cemetery. Memorial donations to St. Marys Presbyterian Church or the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation. Online condolences at Hodges Funeral Home.

Gary Lingelbach

July 19, 2014

Gary “Ger” Lingelbach, suddenly at his home on July 19, 2014 at the age of 47. Husband of Barb (Boonstra). Father of Brooke (Trevor Rose), Abbey (Matt).
Brother of Dan (Cil) and brother-in-law of Leanne (Steve Keeler), Tina (Shawn Spence) and Derek (Aynslie Boonstra). Son of Ross and Alice and son-in-law of John and Joan Boonstra. Also remembered by many nieces and nephews. Gary was passionate about his girls, his bike and car and making people smile. Cremation has taken place; a celebration of Gary’s life will be held at the farm of Shawn and Tina Spence, 4901 Line , St. Marys, on Saturday, July 26, 2014 from – p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation or the ALS Society. Online condolences at Hodges Funeral Home.

Mary Jennifer Henderson

July 8, 2014

Mary Jennifer Henderson, sudden passing at St. Marys Memorial Hospital on July 8, 2014 in her 68th year. Beloved wife of Donald Murray Henderson in their 50th year of marriage. Loving mother of Laurie Michelle Robinson (Rob), Jennifer Lynne McCallum (Brent), Bertram Donald Jesse Henderson (Lara), and Katherine Anne Dayman (Darcy). Amazing Grammy to Kelsey, Travis, Jake, Braedy, Cale, Kali, Laura, Gracie, Carter, Camille and Olivia. Sister of Marti Ryan, Dan Middleton, Brian Middleton. Well loved by many nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by her parents Bertram Middleton and the former Mildred MacKay and sister Suzanne Barton. Cremation has taken place. Visitation at the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home, 47 Wellington St. South, St. Marys (519-284-2820) on Friday, July 11, 2014 from – & 7 –9 p.m. A Celebration of Life will be held at the family home, 4201 Line 7 (Given Rd.), St. Marys, on Saturday, July 12, 2014 from – with words of remembrances at p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the St. Marys Memorial Hospital Foundation. Online condolences at Hodges Funeral Home.

Margaret Ann Spearin

July , 2014

Margaret Ann Spearin (Seeley) passed away surrounded by her family at St. Marys Memorial Hospital on July , 2014 in her 65th year. Beloved wife for 42 years to Don. Loving mother of James, Jennifer and Julie. Grandmother of Decole, Holden, Gage Weston, Jayk , William and Maison Spearin . Great grandmother of Levi Weston. Sister of Jim Seeley of St. Marys and Gord Seeley of R.R. # St.Marys. Predeceased by her parents John Seeley and Verna (Dykes) and parents-in-law Jim and Jean Spearin. Margaret was a registered nurse for 40 years. The funeral service was conducted at the ST. MARYS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 147 Widder St. East, St. Marys, on Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Interment in St. Marys Cemetery. Memorial Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or St. Marys Memorial Hospital Foundation. Online condolences at Hodges Funeral Home.

Kay (Kathleen) Bilinski

July , 2014

Kay (Kathleen) Bilinski passed quietly away on July , 2014 at the St Marys Memorial Hospital. Predeceased by her husband, Stephen Bilinski (2002) and twin brother Maxwell Hammersmyth (1994) and older brother John (1972). As a war bride, Kay came to Canada from Scotland. She is the mother of David, Richard and Joan Swiderski. She has grandchildren, Shawn, Dawn and Jason, Lisa, Cheryl and their families as well as Penny Irwin and her family. Kay recently enjoyed visiting with so many wonderful friends at her 90th birthday party that it was truly a celebration of her life. Arrangements have been made for a memorial service to be held at the St Marys Presbyterian Church located at 147 Widder St. E., St. Marys, on Wednesday July16, 2014. Visitation from :00 p.m. until the time of the funeral service at :00 p.m. During the service there will be an open mike for anyone to share how Kay has touched their life. Your friendship has contributed so much to her wellbeing that no other donation is needed, but if you are led to support an organization the St Marys Mobility Bus, The Friendship Centre and the VON day program have been very meaningful to her.Online condolences at Hodges Funeral Home.

Irene Mable Fagerstrom

June 28, 2014

Irene Mable Fagerstrom (Crerar) from R.R. # Granton passed away suddenly at St. Marys Memorial Hospital on June 28, 2014 at the age of 75. Predeceased by her husband Lee Fagerstrom (Feb. 15, 2014). Survived by her son Andrew Land, her mother Vesta Wilhelm, four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and her brother Robbie Crerar. Her body has been donated to science at the University of Western Ontario. Online condolences at Hodges Funeral Home.

Kathleen “Kaye” Hutton

June 28, 2014

Kathleen “Kaye” Hutton (Elgie) passed away at Kingsway Lodge, St. Marys, on June 28, 2014 at the age of 92. Beloved wife of the late Allan R. Hutton (April , 1997). Loving mother of Maurice and Joan Hutton, Linda Phillips and Joe, John and Nancy Hutton. Proud grandmother of Stephen and Stephanie, Bryan and Joyce, Leanne and Jason, Nicole and Mike, Erin, Jeff and Cathy, Jaclyn and Scott and great-grandmother of Sam, Joe, Jack, Grace, Ben, Adam, Travis, Cameron, Jenna, Jacob, Declan and Alex. Sister of Lloyd Elgie and Verna Porter and sister-in-law of Barb Graham. Predeceased by son Keith (1969), her brothers Bill, Laverne and sister Eileen Hutton. The funeral service was conducted at the St. Marys United Church on Wednesday, July , 2014. Memorial donations may be made to East Nissouri Union Church and St. Marys Memorial Hospital Foundation. Online condolences at Hodges Funeral Home.

Paul Robert

June 22, 2014

Mountain, Paul Robert age 56 passed away suddenly on Sunday June 22, 2014 at his residence. Predeceased by his parents Jack and Doris (Rose) Mountain. Survived by his four daughters; Tammy (Steve) Maddock, Lori (Austin) Currah, Bonnie David and Jennifer (Luke) Wilker. Much loved grandpa to Matt and Emily Woodhouse, Shaylyn Currah, Logan and Ryerson David and Sydnee and Maycee Wilker. Survived by his sister Cathy (John) VanGestel and brother Peter Mountain (Pat). Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends and relatives may call at the W.G. Young Funeral Home 430 Huron Street., Stratford on Thursday June 26, 2014 from – p.m. and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the Funeral Home on Friday June 27 at 11 a.m. Reception to follow at the St. Marys Army and Navy Air Force Club # 265., 23 Wellington St. N St. Marys. As expressions of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the Shakespeare and Community Athletic Association through the funeral home. W. Young Funeral Home.

Bernice Taylor

June 26, 2014

Bernice Louise Taylor (Guenther) passed away at St. Marys Memorial Hospital on June 26, 2014 in her 100th year. Predeceased by her husband Eric (1985). Mother of the late Larry (2010) and Sharron of St. Marys, Rob and Cathy of St. Marys, Bruce and Sue of Courtenay B.C. and Don and Beth of Sweaburg. Survived by 12 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by brothers Alan and Ted and sister Pat White. A Celebration of Life will be held in the Community Hall of the St. Marys Pyramid Centre, 317 James St. South, St. Marys, on Monday, June 30, 2014 from – p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the St. Marys Memorial Hospital Foundation, Browns United Church or the St. Marys United Church. Online condolences at Hodges Funeral Home, (519-284-2820).
Bernice will be remembered for her love of music and her unconditional love of family and friends.

Larry Prekup

June 23, 2014

PREKUP, Larry Steven – Surrounded by his loving family in his home on Monday, June 23rd, 2014, Larry Steven Prekup of London at the age of 61. Husband of Linda (Sedley) Prekup for 35 years. Dedicated Dad of Natalie (Adam) Wencel and Michelle (Joey) Froats. Amazing Papa of Maykayla. Beloved son of Laura and the late John Prekup. Fun loving brother of Lloyd (Brenda) Prekup, Susanne (Stu) McCutcheon and Paul (Elaine) Prekup. Will be missed by the Prekup and Sedley families and many dear friends. A celebration of life reception will be held at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Friday, June 27th, 2014 from :00 – 8:00 p.m. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Larry are asked to consider Neuroendocrine Research (c/o Canadian Cancer Society) or a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made at Westview Funeral Chapel.

Daniel Gary Lang

June 17, 2014

Daniel Gary Lang passed away suddenly at his home on June 17, 2014 at the age of 52. Husband of Sandra. Father of Erin (Matty), and Jesse (Tonia). Grandfather of Aden and Marshall. Son of Gary and Lorna Lang. Brother of Randy (the late Judy), Tony (Karla). Uncle of Ryan, Katie and Alisha. Brother-in-law to Sandy Iredale, Tracy (Paul Barber), Gord Bieber and their families. There will be a final bike ride on Saturday, June 21, 2014 starting from the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home, 47 Wellington St. South, St. Marys (519-284-2820), leaving at :30 p.m. to arrive at the family home, 5519 Line 16, R.R. # St. Marys, for a Celebration of Life from – p.m., with chance for those in attendance to share memories at p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Spinal Research Organization. Online condolences at Hodges Funeral Home.

STEPHEN, Shirley Mabel Valentin

June 6th, 2014

STEPHEN, Shirley Mabel Valentine (nee Barringer) Resident of St. Marys, Ont. and formerly of Dresden, Ont. On June 6th, 2014 at University LHSC, Shirley passed peacefully, surrounded by her loving family at the age of 86. Born February 14, 1928 in Peterborough to the late Charles & Alice Barringer, Shirley was the loving wife of 68 years to Ted Stephen. Predeceased by a son, Bruce Edward (1967) and her brothers, Douglas, Leonard and Larry. Survived by her brother Donald (Peterborough). Treasured mom of daughters, Dianne Stephen, Carole (David) Hrecniuk, Melanie (Randy) Bellamy and Donna (James) Chaffe; Beloved Nana to Luke, Jillian, Michael,Hannah, Erik, Becky, Wylie, RandiLyn and Danielle; and two great-grandchildren Jakob and Flora. Throughout her working life and retirement, Shirley devoted her energies to her family, while actively supporting the communities she called home. She will be forever remembered for her infectious smile, her loving nature and her seemingly endless wisdom. Those who were fortunate to have known her, witnessed an angel. Many thanks to Dr. Davis, Dr. Gillette, Dr. Pook, Dr. Boulton, the staffs of St. Marys Hospital, Stratford Hospital, and LHSC, all those who called and visited and special thanks to Sandra, LHSC ICU, for your wonderful care. The memorial service was conducted on Tuesday June 10th, 2014 at the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home. Interment in Peterborough at a date to be announced. In lieu of flowers, we request a donation in Shirley’s honour be made to the charity of your choice. Online condolences at Hodges Funeral Home.

Emily Hepburn

June , 2014

Emily Hepburn passed away at LHSC University Hospital on June , 2014 at the age of 86. Predeceased in 2003 by her beloved husband Ed Hepburn. Daughter of Nathaniel and Stella White. Sister of Raymond White (Genevieve), Thelma (Donnie Lecour), Stella (Lloyd Bravo) and Bill White (Madore). Also survived by many nieces, nephews, extended family members and remembered by the Ozon family. Predeceased by sisters Jean (Ron Blanshard), Gladys (Stan Rose) and by brothers Kevin White (Muriel), Walter White (Ilene) and by special friend Ted Ozon.
Cremation to take place. A graveside memorial was conducted at the St. Marys Cemetery, on Friday, June , 2014 at 11:30 a.m. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Online condolences at Hodges Funeral Home.

Ruth Lee-Wakem

May 30th, 2014

Ruth Lee-Wakem (nee Lipki) passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by family on May 30th, 2014, in her 76th year. She was loved by predeceased husbands Thomas Wakem and Donald Lee; parents Ewald and Helene Lipki. Also survived by her brother Dave (Karin) Lipki. Loving mother of Harry (Pearl) Lipki, Rita Wakem (Dennis), Jeannette (Bill) Unger, Nancy McDonald, and Veronica (Todd) Henderson. Fondly remembered by Donald’s family: Ronald Lee, Marianne (Brad) Trudglon, Kenneth (Mary Ellen) Lee, and Rob (Donna) Lee. Loving Grandmother of Felicia, Matthew, Thomas, Nathan, Stephanie, George, David, Natasha, Andrew, and Great-Grandmother of Michael and Nicholas. Sadly missed by the Wakem family: Ray (Donna) Wakem, Audrey (Bill) Beadle, Betty Harburn (Jack), Glen Clark, Gene Harris, Jack (Joyce) Wakem; also sadly missed by Avard (Helen) Lee, Grace Lee, Doris Brown, nieces and nephews and extended family. Predeceased by Leonard Wakem, Helene and Lloyd Haas, Wilma Clark, Alonzo Harburn, and Garnet Harris. The Funeral Service was conducted at the St. Marys United Church on Tuesday, June , 2014 Interment in St. Marys Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the St. Marys United Church or to a charity of choice. Online condolences at Hodges Funeral Home.

Stephanie Orrie Paulen

May 29, 2014

Stephanie Orrie Paulen, Reg. Nurse, passed away at St. Marys Memorial Hospital on May 29, 2014 at the age of 50.Loving wife of Bruce Paulen. Devoted mother to Jennifer Habermehl and son-in-law Evan, Jeff Anderson (Cheryl McIntosh) and Jamie Anderson (Viki Hughes). Proud Grandmother of Lyla and Ava. Loving daughter of Marvin and Orrie Hartwick (Thacker), grand-daughter of Stewart Smale and the late Ilene, the late Leonard and Margaret Thacker. Daughter-in-law of Earl and Carolyn Paulen. Loving sister to Janet and husband Bill Hotson, John and wife Tina Hartwick, Bonnie and husband Clint McCann and sister-in-law to Mark and Trish Paulen, Brad and Angela Paulen, Tracee and Todd McKone (and the late Doug Paulen), Steve Anderson. Also survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family members. Predeceased by her first husband Bruce Anderson. Stephanie was a RN for 30 years and was involved with Kinsmen / Kinettes and gave generously to Canadian Blood Services and Canadian Cancer Society. The Funeral Service was conducted at St. Marys Presbyterian Church on Monday, June , 2014, with Rev. Gwen Ament officiating. Interment in St. Marys Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society.Online condolences at Hodges Funeral Home.

Irene Gertrude Knott

May 26, 2014

Irene Gertrude Knott passed away at Wildwood Care Centre with family at her side on May 26, 2014 in her 94th year. Beloved wife of the late Ernest S. Knott (1996). Loving mother of Anna Sullivan and Bill (deceased) of Woodstock, Arthur and Arlene Knott of Stratford, Bill Knott and Betty (deceased) of Downie Ward, Bob and Loreen Knott of Stratford, Thomas and Cathy Knott of London, Douglas and Helen Knott of Stratford, Barry and Karen Knott of Downie Ward, Gordon and Jen Knott of St. Marys. She is also survived by 30 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchild. Dear sister of Hilda and Roy (deceased) Pallister. Predeceased by her parents Henry Ford and the former Gertrude Baker, brothers John Ford and wife Laura, Elmer Ford and wife Georgina, Lloyd Ford, and Russel Ford and wife Helen and sister Florence Wittig and husband John. The funeral service was conducted at the ST. MARYS UNITED CHURCH on Thursday, May 29, 2014. Interment in St. Marys Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to St. Marys Library or the St. Marys Memorial Hospital Foundation.

John Matthew Watt

May 22, 2014

John Matthew Watt passed away suddenly on May 22, 2014 at the age of 59. Loving father of Steven and Cheryl Watt. Predeceased by his parents Hugh and Ann Watt. He will be missed by many family and friends. A private service has taken place followed by cremation. Memorial donations may be made to the St. Marys Memorial Hospital Foundation. Online condolences at Hodges Funeral Home.

Lillian Masselis

May 10, 2014

Lillian Masselis (Crawford) passed away at Wildwood Care Centre in St. Marys on May 10, 2014 at the age of 83. Beloved wife of the late Arthur “Art” Masselis (2010). Loving mother of Ken Masselis and Sylvia of St. Marys, Lynn McCutcheon and Tim of Thorndale. Proud grandmother of Jeff Masselis and Jen, Jason Masselis and Kelly, Michelle McCutcheon, Melissa Gourlay and Carl, Craig McCutcheon and great-grandmother of Katelyn, Hayley, Lauren and Benjamin. Dear sister of Marie Simpson and also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by siblings Murray and Freda Crawford, Jack and Betty Crawford, Jean and Chet Oliver, Don Simpson, Eric and Mary Brown. The Funeral Service was conducted at the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home Tuesday, May 14, 2014 officiated by Rev. Marion Jackson Tyler. Interment in St. Marys Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Society or the St. Marys Memorial Hospital Foundation. Online condolences at Hodges Funeral Home.

Harold Henry

May 8, 2014

Harold Walter Henry died Thursday, May 8, 2014 at Victoria Hospital in London at the age of 84. His life was his work. He was a lineman at London Hydro and after retirement he co-founded J-Mar Line Maintenance Inc. He joins his beloved wife Alice (Blackler) who predeceased him on January 25, 2014. Harold is survived by his three children; Ruth Ann (Grant) Woolford of London, Mark (Kate) Henry of Thorndale and Jeff (Trudy) Henry of Gananoque. His grandchildren are Lee Ann (Graeme) Woolford Stirling, Douglas (Amanda) Woolford, Elizabeth Woolford (Simon Briggs), Jared Henry (Amy Harrison), Justin Henry (Steven Quast), Alex and Scott Henry. Harold is also survived by his six great-grandchildren. He will be missed by his three siblings: Joyce Yost, Shirley (Allan) Jackson, Keith (Joyce) Henry and sisters-in law Edith Henry, Doris Fairbairn and Verna Blackler. He was predeceased by his parents Hilliard and Viola Henry and brother Gerald Henry of Clifford. The family wishes to extend a thank-you to the staff and residents at Longworth Retirement Residence in London for their care and friendship during his short stay there. The Funeral Service was conducted at the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home on Tuesday May 13, 2014 with Rev. Fr. Rishi Sativihari officiating. Spring interment of Alice and the burial of Harold’s cremated remains took place at St. Pauls Anglican Cemetery in Kirkton. In life and death they will be together again. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or St. James’ Anglican Church. Online condolences at Hodges Funeral Home.

Dennis Rumble

May , 2014

Peacefully at University Hospital, London on Tuesday May , 2014 in his 65th year. Dennis lived a life of quiet but strong faith wanting all to know and trust his Savior, Jesus Christ, who he now knows face-to-face. Beloved husband and best friend of Denise Rumble of St. Marys. Best dad ever to Lisa McEwen (Ben), Michael Rumble (Laura) and Josh Rumble. Proud Gramps of Lisa and Ben’s awesome children Grace, Hope and Elijah. Devoted brother (-in-law) of Karen Guild and Merv Budd (Lisa). Loving son of Dorothy Rumble. and loving brother of Sharon Rumble, Lora Lee Wagler (Brian) and Tracy Rumble (Joe). Predeceased by his father Lawrence Rumble. Beloved uncle and great uncle to nieces and nephews. Role model and mentor to many. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be on Friday May 9, 2014 from – 8 pm at St. Marys United Church, 85 Church S, St. Marys. A memorial service will be held at St. Marys United Church on Saturday May 10, 2014 at pm. Expressions of sympathy and donations (Heart and Stroke Foundation) would be appreciated and may be made through London Cremation Services (519) 672-0459 or online at London Cremation Services.

Barbara Tubb

May , 2014

Barbara Ruth Grace Tubb (Hayton), suddenly, at her home in St. Marys on May , 2014. Pre-deceased by her parents, brother and youngest grandson. Survived by her husband, The Rev. Mervyn Tubb; her son David and Karen of Chatham; daughter Debbi of Penetanguishine; daughter Diana and The Rev. Dr. Jeff Loach of Nobleton, grandchildren and great-grandchildren; her sister Frances and Sam Long of Niagara Falls; and several nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service was held Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at St. Marys Presbyterian Church with interment at the Arkona Cemetery. Barbara will long be remembered for her life-long membership in the W.M.S., and her years of service at Camp Kintail. Online condolences at Hodges Funeral Home.

Hazel Fairbanks

April 24, 2014

Hazel Fairbanks passed away at Kingsway Lodge on April 24, 2014 at the age of 90.
Beloved wife of the late Jack Fairbanks. Loving mother of late Jerry and his wife Ann Louise and survived by Joan and her husband Bob Doupe. Dear grandmother of Mike Fairbanks and his wife Erin, Stephanie and her husband Steve Ische and Jeff Doupe and his wife Anna. Great-grandmother of Matthew, Lauren Ische, Ethan and Lindsay Fairbanks, Emmett and Gabrielle Doupe. Also survived by sister-in-law Mary Fairbanks of Ingersoll. The Funeral Service was conducted at the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home on Monday, April 28, 2014 with Rev. Marion Jackson-Tyler officiating. Interment in St. Marys Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the St. Marys Friendship Centre or Alzheimer’s Society. Online condolences at Hodges Funeral Home.

Dave Lander

April 22, 2014

Dave Lander, passed away suddenly at his home in St. Marys on April 22, 2014 at the age of 67. Father of Lisa Lander, and Dan Lander (Barb). Grandfather of Aiden McBride-Lander. Brother of Jean Becker. Also missed by his dog Max. Predeceased by his parents Gilbert John Lander and Gladys Pride (Salt) and grandson Tyler John Lander. Dave was a former employee of Square D and the Stratford Festival. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be conducted at First Baptist Church, 34 Church St. S., St. Marys, on Friday, April 25, 2014 at :30 p.m. Reception at the church to follow. Interment at a later date. Online condolences at Hodges Funeral Home.

Lois McEwan

April 16, 2014

After a very long and a very happy life, Lois McEwan died at her home on St. George in St. Marys on April 16, 2014. Born on the 29th of March, 1914 Lois was the daughter of Robert Hearn and Mae Rolston whose ancestors were among the earliest settlers in Perth County. Lois’ philosophical acceptance of life’s recurring rhythm of happiness and sadness may be rooted in events which she experienced as a teenager. In the summer of 1932 a chance encounter with Gordon McEwan as they exited a ball game at SS # Downie led to an impulsive request for a date for an open air dance that evening. Lois fell in love with Gordon and that love led to a happiness that remained strong until their deaths. The tragic event which precipitated great sadness occurred several months later. Following a cold and wet ride home in an open democrat from a Farm Women’s meeting Lois’ mother Mae Hearn contracted a severe cold which turned into pneumonia. In the era before penicillin there was little that could be done and when Mae died shortly after she left a family of seven children, two of whom were under the age of four. Lois took over as “mother” and remained in that role until her marriage to Gordon in December 1937. Lois leaves her four children and their spouses: Lou and John Cull, Loiey and (the late) Ken Moir, Bob and (the late Jean) McEwan, and Terry and Linda McEwan. She is also survived by her much loved nine grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren. Lois’ brother Vic (Marie) Hearn, her sister Roberta (the late Nelson) Dundas and her step-brother Doug (Sharon) Hearn also survive. In addition to her parents and her step-mother Jean, Lois was predeceased by her brothers Lyle, Kelly, Ivan, Don and her step-brother Jack. Her sister-in-law Kit Hearn survives. Lois McEwan’s overarching quality was her intense love and loyalty to her family – both immediate and extended. Her open-mindedness and her ability to reach out and connect with all types of people were legendary. As a lifelong homemaker, the wife of a rural school teacher, the mother of four children, and a daughter of the Great Depression Lois became an excellent seamstress, a prolific knitter, and she knew how to make the Sunday roast last until Thursday. She loved sports, music and dancing and she was always ready for a “good laugh”. Lois Isabel (Hearn) McEwan – 29 March 1914 to April 16, 2014 – lived a long, generous and contented life. She was able to rise above the hard parts and see the enduring good in the world. She will be missed by her family and friends. The funeral was conducted at the ST. MARYS UNITED CHURCH, on Tuesday, April 22, 2014. Memorial donations may be made to the St. Marys Association For Community Living or to a charity of your own choice. Online condolences at Hodges Funeral Home.

Grant Stanley Pearson

April 15, 2014

With heavy hearts the Pearson family announces the passing of Grant Stanley Pearson on April 15th, 2014. Deeply missed by his wife of 62 years, Maxine. He cherished his family dearly and was father of Karen Adcock (Bill) of London, Jo Anne Kew (Rick) of Stratford, and Jeff Pearson (Donna) of Whitby. Brother of Arnold (Fran), Shirley Wyville (Don) and Leonard (Brenda) of St. Marys. Predeceased by his parents Stanley and Merle, son Dennis and sister Dora Thompson. Loving grandfather to Nick, Kory, Katie, Brianne, Lisa, Brett, Craig and Miranda and great grandchildren Gwen, Cadence, Zachary, Landon and Mathew. He served as a sergeant in the Canadian army for 20 years with the Royal Canadian Dragoons and peacekeeping forces at posts in Europe and the Middle East. He was a lifelong carpenter, building kitchens and two homes for his family. He also had love of camping, travel and country music. Grant enjoyed playing guitar and singing with the Gypsy Campers, the Old Time Band and other local groups. He enjoyed passing down his years of wisdom in life lessons and carpentry skills to his children. He will be dearly missed and be forever in our hearts. Cremation has taken place. Family and friends are invited to the Andrew L Hodges Funeral Home, 47 Wellington St. South, St. Marys (519-284-2820), on Friday, April 18, 2014 for visitation from p.m. until the time of the Memorial Service at p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation or charity of one’s choice. Online condolences at Hodges Funeral Home.

Margaret “Peggy” McQuirk

April 13, 2014

McQuirk, Margaret Ruth “Peggy” October 7th, 1929 – April 13, 2014. Beloved wife of Colin. Cherished Mother of John Halischuk(Susan), Peter Halischuk, Ruth Elliott(Jim), and Jenny Halischuk-Jones(Rick). Devoted and much loved Granny of Jeffrey, Matthew, Chris, Tom, MIchael, Lindsay,Taylor,Derrick and Ryan Peggy will be dearly missed by her many nieces and nephews.Survived by brother Malcolm and sister Felicity. Longtime resident of St. Marys Ontario, Peggy and Colin established Perth Country Gallery in 1975, which ran for 25 years. A talented artist herself, she devoted many hours to the Community Players Theatre as a set designer and painter. Her other interests included photography, portrait painting, gardening, genealogy and travel. A private family service will be held with a celebration of Peggy’s life to be held in the near future. Online condolences at Hodges Funeral Home.

Carol Hanna

April 7, 2014

Carol Hanna, passed away at St. Marys Memorial Hospital on April 7, 2014 at the age of 64. She will be forever remembered by Grant Thomson. Beloved mother of Derek and “Moma” of Hailee, Ashlyn and Graham. At her request cremation has taken place followed by a private family service. Online condolences at Hodges Funeral Home.

Stanley E. Facey

April , 2014

Stanley E. Facey passed away at Kingsway Lodge on April , 2014 in his 87th year. Father of Linda Facey, Leonard and Isabel Facey, Lori and Steve Jackson. Grandfather of John and Mareesa White, Julie and Mike Smith, Nick McLaughlin, Paul Facey, Kenny Riordan, and Khole Calder. Great-grandfather of Addyson and Brynlee. Also remembered by his brother Wilbur Facey and his children. The Funeral Service was conducted at the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 9, 2014. Interment in North Nissouri Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made Easter Seals or the Children’s Health Foundation in London. Online condolences at Hodges Funeral Home.

Darlean Joyce Morris

April , 2014

Darlean Joyce Morris, who longed to live and explore her creative art and her loving relationships, died April , age 67. While passionately wishing for more, she came to accept leaving life and died peacefully after ten days at Sakura House hospice. Her husband for 18 years, Gary Austin, feels that the most important part of his life, his Darlean is gone. Her strong, creative, sparkling, compassionate and loving spirit will always be cherished by him but greatly missed. Her large family also share the loss of their loving sister including Darlean’s brothers, Harry Morris, Dennis Morris, Robert Morris and sister, Sandra Strauss. Darlean was a wonderful aunt to their children, Chere Di Boscio, Jennifer Morozowich, Stephen Morris, Justin Morris, Laura Morris, Matthew Morris, Jessica Morris, Janine Morris, Karen Morris, Sarah Morris, Michelle Morris, Ryan Strauss, Rebecca Strauss, Gavin Strauss and great aunt to Stephen’s Jackson and Benjamin. Her cousins, especially Gale, and other extended family members also feel her loss. Darlean will be missed by her many friends in St. Marys, Toronto, London, New York and elsewhere. She was predeceased by her infant son Ian and her former husband, Walter Dzuryk. She was a former art teacher, department head, administrator and, since retirement in 2001, a full time professional artist. To view some of Darlean’s art and accomplishments, please visit her website, darleanmorris.com. There will be no funeral service. A Memorial Tribute to Darlean will be held in the near in the future, to be announced later. Information will be sent out and also posted on the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home website: www.hodgesfuneralhome.ca. The family requests no flowers. Darlean wished that donations be made in her local community for the St. Marys Memorial Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 940, St. Marys, N4X 1B6. The staff of the hospital have provided the most attentive and warm care for her. Alternatively, donations could be made to Sakura House, who provided her with excellent and sensitive care. (http://vonsakurahouse.com/about-us/).

“If I experienced the temporal nature of things
Balanced by the consistent patterns of the ebb and flow
Of the tide,
Then it is time to free the cork back to the sea
For it is only the representation of the delicate fleeting of a moment
Or a lifetime”

The Cork (last stanza) by Darlean.

George W. Grant

April , 2014

George W. Grant passed away at Kingsway Lodge on April , 2014 in his 96th year. Husband of the late Dorothy C. Grant who predeceased him in 2002. Loving father of Anne Gregory and Don of Tavistock, Bruce Grant and Janice and Ron Grant and Linda, all of St. Marys. Grandfather of Sarah and Jeff, Rebecca and Andy, Jeremy and Beth, Nicolas, David and Meagan, Matthew, Nathan, Jeff and great-grandfather of Joshua, Jesse, Ashley, Emily, Peyton, Ashton, Lucas, Olivia, Jordan, Jaxon, Amara and predeceased by Tyler. Brother of Stewart Grant and Cathie, Don, Ross Grant and Doreen and brother-in-law of Bill Hill, predeceased by Earl Grant and Margaret, Peggy Grant and June Hill. Also remembered by special friend Peggy Mandigo. A Celebration of Life will be conducted at the ST. MARYS UNITED CHURCH, 85 Church St. South, St. Marys, on Friday, April , 2014 at p.m. Interment in St. Marys Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the St. Marys United Church and the Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolences at Hodges Funeral Home.

Robert (Bob) Ross

March 31, 2014

With heavy hearts, the Ross family announces the passing of Robert (Bob) Ross on Monday March 31, 2014 at the age of 67. Bob fought a courageous battle with cancer and died with dignity and grace surrounded by his devoted family. Deeply missed by his loving wife of 42 years Nancy (Strang) Ross. Much loved father of Brent and Paola Ross, Kim and Jeff Jones, and Kara Ross and Steven Bellinger. Proud and adored grandfather of Lucas Ross, and Avery, Regan and Addison Jones. Dear brother and brother-law of Jim and Mary Ross, Marion and Bob Ready, Joanne Ross, Marilyn Clarke, Bernice and Bill Thompson, Susanne Strang, and Keith and Sandra Strang. Will be remembered by nieces and nephews, their families and many dear friends. Predeceased by his parents Lorne and Ethel Ross, parents-in-law Harry and Margaret Strang, brother-in-laws Keith Clarke and Gordon Strang, and nephews David and Peter Clarke. Bob cherished his family and friends. He had a strong faith. And he devoted much of his time to serving Canadian agriculture and family farms. He loved meeting new people, golfing with his wife, tending his cows, maintaining his gardens, and traveling to new places. The family would like to thank Drs. Richard Malthaner and Mark Vincent at London Health Science Centre (Victoria Campus), Dr. Chuck Gatfield at St. Marys Memorial Hospital, their teams and nursing staff for their compassionate care and professionalism. The Memorial service will be held at the ST. MARYS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 147 Widder St. East, St. Marys, on Saturday April 5th at 11:00am. Reception to follow. As with Bob’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Memorial donations can be made to the St. Marys Memorial Hospital Foundation, the St. Marys Presbyterian Church and the London Health Science Centre. Online condolences at Hodges Funeral Home.

Marion Helene Finnie

March 31, 2014

Marion Helene Finnie (nee Kemp) passed away at the Kingsway Nursing Home, St. Marys, on March 31st, 2014 at the age of 89. Beloved wife of Donald B. Finnie for 63 years of marriage. Dear Mother of Joan Leistner and husband Henry (Toronto), Barbara Finnie and husband John Peters (Barrie), Marilyn Armstrong and husband Ron (Milton) and Glenn (St. Marys). Proud and loving Grandmother of Greg and Trevor Armstrong, Jordan, Brandon & Breken Finnie, and Braeden Peters. Predeceased by her parents Lionel and Clara Kemp (Kirkton). Sister of Ruth (deceased) and brother-in-law Bob Richardson (Simcoe). Aunt to Lynne, An and spouses, Sister-in-law to Walter Finnie and Grace (St. Marys). Aunt to Ian, Carl, and Anne and their spouses. Marion graduated from teachers college and taught elementary grades for a number of years in the 1940’s until her marriage to Don. Marion was an active member of the St. Marys community through-out her life with many significant associations which included serving on the Board of Directors of the St. Marys Hospital Association, the St. Marys Hospital Auxiliary, and the United Church Women’s Group. She delivered Meals on Wheels for many years from its inception in St. Marys. Marion also served on the Ontario Hospital Association Board of Directors as a high-light to her service to others through-out her life. In between raising an active family and her community service she was able to look after the significant accounting responsibilities on the family mink-ranch and cattle operation, plus enjoyed the pleasures of curling, golf & bridge with her many friends from the area. The Funeral Service will be conducted at the Andrew L Hodges Funeral Home, 47 Wellington St. South, St. Marys (519-284-2820) on Saturday, April 5th at :00PM, with visitation prior to the service from :00PM to :00PM. Interment at the St. Marys Cemetery follows this service. Online condolences at Hodges Funeral Home.

Mary Ann Julius

February 25, 2014

Mary Ann Julius died February 25, 2014 in Victoria Hospital, London, Ontario. Beloved daughter of the late Michael and Donna Julius. Loving mother of Kirby (Scott) Nieckard (Toronto). Sadly missed by many cousins and dear friends. Private family service to take place at a future date.
We, the family of Mary Ann want to thank Dr. Tania Wilson and her colleagues, Dr. Susan Hiscock, St. Marys Memorial Hospital nursing and all other staff members from each department for their wonderful care. Also, gratitude is extended to Dr. Donna Reece, Princess Margaret Hospital (Toronto) and Victoria Hospital (London) and all others. Thank you to Mr. Andrew Hodges (and staff) for his expertise and guidance. To the Cancer Society and Volunteer Drivers (“What a gift you are”), St. Marys and Area Mobility Service, Guardian (Jackson’s) Drug Store, Action Health Care and Jeff Barton. Also, to the kind people of St. James Anglican Church with a special thank-you to Mr. and Mrs. Ruch who drove Mary Ann to church many times. She enjoyed being back in her hometown. If anyone has not been mentioned please know that you are not forgotten. Kirby and family.

Evelyn Haves

March 21, 2014

Evelyn Haves, formerly of Belton who resided at Kingsway Lodge, passed away at St. Marys Hospital on March 21, 2014 in her 93rd year. Beloved wife of William “Bill” Haves (1983). Mother of Ken and his wife Ina, Ron, both of London and also remembered by Susan Haves. Grandmother of Mark Parker and fiance Laura Bain, Jan King, Jason Parker and his partner Michelle Pace, Kathleen and her husband John Vander Horst, Dan and his fiance Doerthe Kielholz. Great-grandmother of Tanner, Aidan, Matthew, Jennifer, Ian, Madison, and Liam. Predeceased by her sister Jennie Spearin (2011) and her parents Ernest and Eliza Oliver (Elliott). Visitation was held at the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home, 47 Wellington St. South, St. Marys (519-284-2820) on Wednesday, March 26, and again on Thursday, March 27 at the St. Marys United Church, 85 Church St. South. until the time of Funeral Service at 11 a.m. Interment in St. Marys Cemetery. Special thanks to Dr. Davis, and the staff at Kingsway Lodge. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Browns United Church.

Loreen Kittmer

March 17, 2014

Loreen Kittmer (nee Murray), former resident of Lakeside and Embro, passed away at Wildwood Care Centre, St. Marys, on March 17, 2014 at the age of 87. Predeceased by her husband Finlay Kittmer (1985). Mother of Murray (Lucille) of Erin and Bruce (Sue) of St. Marys. Grandmother of Jonathan (Lisa), Laura (Ryan), Laurie McCutcheon (Kyle), Graham, Heather. Great-grandmother of Finlay, Mary and Suzanne. Visitation at the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home, 47 Wellington St. South, St. Marys (519-284-2820) on Friday, March 21, from – & 7 – 9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be conducted at Knox United Church, 116 Kincardine St., Embro, on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at p.m. Spring burial in Harrington Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Alzheimer’s Society. Online condolences at Hodges Funeral Home.

David Murray Wagner

March 16, 2014

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of David Murray Wagner of Lakeside at the age of 63, on Sunday, March 16, 2014, at the VON Sakura House in Woodstock, with his wife by his side. Born in Stratford ON, on October 15, 1950 to the late Stanley and Eileen (nee Murray) Wagner. David will always be remembered by his loving wife Astrid Segeren-Wagner with whom he had been together for 30 years. Lovingly remembered by his sisters Susan McGavin (Bill), Lori Ruston (Tom) and his brothers Allen Wagner (Bev), Doug Wagner (Jenny), Mark Wagner (Linda), as well as by Astrid’s family, Nelly Segeren, Wilma Segeren, Cathy Segeren (John), Agnes Segeren-Pethick (Brian), Adrian Segeren (Marnie), Tim Segeren (Peggy). Randy Segeren (Karen). He will be missed by several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, as well as many very dear friends and relatives. Predeceased by his parents Stanley and Eileen Wagner, his father-in-law, Sjaan Segeren and brother-in-law Anthony Segeren as well as his sister-in-law Judy Segeren . A private family funeral is going to be held at a later date. Friends and relatives are invited to join the family for a visitation and Celebration of Life, on Friday, March 21, 2014, from 7 – 9 PM at the Stratford Country Club, 53 Romeo St, North, Statford. In lieu of flowers and as expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the VON Sakura House, Woodstock for their loving and compassionate end of life care and can be arranged through the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington St, North, Woodstock (519) 537-3611. We will be honouring David`s name on a memory stone in the Sakura House Memory Pathway. You will be supporting the VON Sakura House by knowing that you made a difference in the lives of so many. Thank you to London Cancer Clinic for giving David the “Extension of Life”. Thank you to CCAC, especially to Marlene Franklin and April Klassen and Dr. Sondhi, for their support, kindness and “Care of Life”. Thank you to the VON Sakura House (meaning cherry blossom), for reminding us of the “Fragility and Impermanence of Life”. Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com. “Family and Friends – You all have our infinite gratitude and everlasting appreciation for all that you have done for us. You will all be forever cherished in our hearts.” Astrid & David Wagner

Robert John Fewster

March 7, 2014

Fewster, Robert John (Bob), At St. Marys Memorial Hospital after a lengthy illness on Friday March 7th, 2014, in his 79th year. Dearly beloved husband of Barbara Fewster (nee Vanstone). Loving father of Wendy and husband Gerald Watson, Stephen, Lisa and husband Braden Furtney. Loving grandfather of Carolyn and fiancee Jacob, Gregory and friend Rebecca, Stephen Jr. and Mason. Devoted friend of Gayle and Larry. Friends may call on Tuesday, March 11th, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Andrew L Hodges Funeral Home, 47 Wellington St. S., St. Marys. A memorial service will be conducted at St. Marys United Church, 85 Church St. S., St. Marys on Wednesday, March 12th at :30 p.m. Memorial contributions to the MS Society or Canadian Cancer Society would be gratefully acknowledged. Online condolences at Hodges Funeral Home.

William H. Osgerby

March, 2014

William H. “Bill” Osgerby, Canadian Veteran and long-time Royal Canadian Legion member, passed away at St. Marys Memorial Hospital at the age of 93. Beloved husband of the late Marion J. (nee Tevlin) who predeceased him on August 25, 1994. Father of Tom and wife Holly of St. Marys and Bill and wife Grace of Innerkip. Grandfather of Stephanie Orosz and her husband Jason of Jordan Station, Scott Osgerby of Blanc Sablon, Quebec, and Jonathan Osgerby and his wife Victoria of Innerkip. Great-Grandpa to Jacob, Nicholas and Jacqueline Orosz. Brother of Don Thomas (deceased) and sister-in-law Lavena Thomas of Sarnia. Bill was a long-time member of the St. Marys Fire Dept. and active in sports both playing and coaching. Visitation at the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home, 47 Wellington St. South, St. Marys (519-284-2820) on Friday from – & 7 – 9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be conducted at ST. JAMES’ ANGLICAN CHURCH, 65 Church St. S., St. Marys, on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 11 a.m. with visiting one hour prior. Memorial donations may be made to St. Marys Memorial Hospital Foundation or St. James’ Anglican Church. Online condolences at Hodges Funeral Home.

Ina Jean Harlton

March , 2014

Ina Jean Harlton (nee Campbell), retired teacher, teaching for over 30 years in the St. Marys area, passed away at Kingsway Lodge, St. Marys, on March , 2014 in her 96th year. Beloved wife of Wilmer Harlton who predeceased in 1973. Dear mother of Helen Ferguson and her husband Ron of Barrie and Tom Harlton and his wife Darlene of St. Marys. Proud grandmother of Ryan Ferguson and his wife Danielle, Jason Ferguson and Sarah, Gregory Harlton and Stacey Harlton and Shelly Coughtrey. Great-grandmother of Freya, Kalli, Harper, Myles, Hudson, Nick and Savannah. Sister of Grace Gammie and her husband Ross of Lucknow. Predeceased by her parents Cyril and Mamie Campbell, sister Eileen Campbell, Louise Kannapin and her husband Victor, brother Harry Campbell, brother-in-law Ellwood Harlton and his wife Gertrude, and sister-in-law Katie O’Neil and her husband Gordon. Ina graduated from Stratford Teachers College in 1939 and was a member in good standing of the Retired Women Teachers of Ontario, Retired Teachers of Ontario and faithful member of Granton Wesley United Church. The Funeral Service will be conducted at the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home on Friday, March 7, 2014. Interment in St. Marys Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Granton-Wesley United Church. Online condolences at Hodges Funeral Home.

Chester Austin Greason

March , 2014

Chester Austin Greason passed away with family by his side at Wildwood Care Centre, St. Marys, on March , 2014 in his 96th year. Beloved husband of Dorothy (nee Near) whom he married on May 27, 1944. Dear father of Ron and Linda, Jim and Judy, Nancy and Ron Marriott and daughter-in-law Karen. Proud grandfather of Tracey, Cindy and Montel Brown, Scott and Kari, Rob, Alissa and Mike Bartlett, Chet, Jason and Lisa, Kaitlin and great-grandfather of Jackson, Rachel, Sasha, Kylie, Emma, MaKenzie and Maggie. Predeceased by his daughter Marlene, son Maurice, brother Elmer, sister Dorothy Fraser and Daughter-in-law Dot. The Funeral Service was conducted at the ST. MARYS UNITED CHURCH on Friday, March 7, 2014 with Rev. Jackie Sheridan officiating. Memorial Donations may be made to East Nissouri Union Church or charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home (519-284-2820). Online condolences at Hodges Funeral Home.

Jonathan Mittag

February 26, 2014

Mittag, Jonathon David Bruce – It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of our sweet Jonathon on Wednesday February 26, 2014 in Kitchener in his 25th year. Dearly loved by his mother Angelique Graham and fiance Paul Marshall of Campbellford and father David Mittag of Windsor, sister Taima and brother Mathias of Campbellford and daughter Sophie of Stratford. Cherished grandson of great grandma Jean Rivers of Orangeville, grandma and grampa Linda and Jim Graham of St. Marys. Predeceased by grandma Jean Mittag (2002) and grampa Richard Mittag (1983) of Windsor. Jonathon is also survived by his uncles Derek Graham, Chad (Tammy) Graham, Richard Mittag, Robert Mittag, Jack Mittag, and aunts Karen Mittag and Judith Mittag and predeceased by aunt Cathy Mittag (2001), cousins Jillian, Anne Marie, Billy, James, Roman, Scott, Michael, Ashleigh, Natalie, Madisson and Hailey. A celebration of Jonathon’s life will be held at W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford on Sunday, March with visitation from pm until the time of the funeral service at 8 p.m. Family and friends will get together afterwards at the Boars Head at the Queens Inn, 161 Ontario Street, Stratford Ontario. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to a trust fund set up for Jonathon’s daughter Sophie. (cheques payable to Young Memorials). Online condolences at WG Young Funeral Home.

John “Jack” Delbridge

February 17, 2014

John George Gordon Delbridge “Jack” passed away at St. Marys Memorial Hospital on February 17, 2014 at the age of 76. Beloved husband of Daphne. Father of Chris and his wife Janet of St. Marys and Andrea and her husband James Lain of Richmond B.C. Grandfather of Ronan and Elsa Lain. Predeceased by his sister Betty Sutherland. Cremation to take place. Visitation was at the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home, on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014 from – p.m.Memorial donations may be made to the St. Marys Memorial Hospital Foundation. Online condolences at Hodges Funeral Home.

Carl Fagerstrom

February 15, 2014

Carl Leland (Lee) Fagerstrom from R. R. #, Granton passed away on Saturday, February 15, 2014 at St. Marys Memorial Hospital, after a prolonged illness. Lee was born on a farm near Frewsburg, N. Y. (western New York State near the Pennsylvania border) on May 22, 1927. After a varied career in the automotive after-market, he and his wife, Irene, moved to the Stratford/ St. Marys area in 1983, where they ran a small business, servicing mostly the automotive machine shops and engine re-building shops across Canada. He was pre-deceased by his father, Joseph and mother, Esther. He is survived by his wife, Irene and four children, Merry Lee, Amy, Jon and Andrew, his mother-in-law, Vesta Crerar, seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and his brother, Wayne, as well as many other family members and friends. There will be a memorial service for him on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at St. Marys Presbyterian Church at :30 p.m., with visitation starting at 12:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers the family is asking that donations be made in his memory to the St. Marys Memorial Hospital, the Gideons International – or the charity of one’s choice.

Nancy “Lois” Muma

February 15, 2014

Nancy “Lois” Joyce Muma (nee Switzer) R.N. passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at Kingsway Lodge, St. Marys, on Saturday, February 15, 2014 in her 82nd year. Beloved wife of the late Arnold Muma who predeceased her in March 2011. Loving mother of Karen Waring and husband Glenn of Newmarket and Nancy McIntosh and husband Bob of St. Marys. Proud Grandmother of Alex, Adam and Jeffrey Waring and Dana (Brent McLean), Lucas and Russell McIntosh. She will be watching over the safe arrival of her first great-grandchild in the week to follow. Survived by her sisters Doris Molnar and Marjorie Schofield and sister-in-law Noreen Switzer. Lois graduated from Stratford General Hospital School of Nursing in 1953. She worked as a dedicated R.N. for many years at St. Marys Memorial Hospital. The Funeral Service was conducted at the ST. MARYS UNITED CHURCH on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014 at p.m. Interment in St. Marys Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Lois are asked to consider the Parkinson Foundation. Online condolences at Hodges Funeral Home.

Zora Riordan

February , 2014

Zora Riordan (nee Vannatter) passed away surrounded by family at St. Marys Memorial Hospital on February , 2014 at the age of 85. Beloved wife of the late Arthur Riordan (2000). Loving mother of Connie Hart (Gary) of Embro, Cheryl Riordan of London, David, Stewart (Cheryl) all of St. Marys, Jim (Linda) of Lakeside, Paul Riordan of Stratford, and Claude of St. Marys. Proud grandmother of 13 and great-grandmother of 9. Sister of Marjorie Pearson, Rena Wyngaret (Bill), and Ernie Vannatter (Betty). Predeceased by granddaughter Rebecca and two sisters Ruby, Pearl and brother Ford. The Funeral Service was held at the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home on Monday, February 10, 2014. Interment in St. Marys Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of choice. Online condolences at Hodges Funeral Home.

Ellen Drew Kelley

February , 2014

Ellen Drew Kelly (nee Calder) , passed away peacefully on February , 2014 at St. Marys Memorial Hospital in her 74th year. Daughter of the late Andrew James Calder (1990), raised by her late aunt Kathleen Calder (1982), sister to Andrew Calder (Vanastra). Loving wife of Brian Kelly whom she married on March 7, 1984. Cherished mother of Rhonda (Fred) DeLong, Jim (Crystal) Sedley of St. Marys, and Jeff Sedley of St. Thomas and Vicky Upshal of Woodham. Beloved Nana to eight grandchildren and eight great grandchildren: Meagan (Devon) Stewardson, Abbey (Chris) Thistle, Travis, Sam and Billie Jean Sedley, Holly (Brandon) Marriott, Payton and Colin Sedley, Ashlynn, Sophie, Madeline Stewardson Mayla, Tealya, Lachlann Thistle, Mya, and Kylee Mariott. Mother-in-law of Margaret Barclay, and sister-in-law to Sharon Kelly of Toronto, Edward Kelly of Stratford, Brenda (Karl) Douglas of Grand Bend, Gary (Ann) Kelly of Stratford. Predeceased by Father-in-law Wilfred Barclay (1998) and sister-in-law Peggy Lou Ballantyne (1984). She leaves behind numerous cousins, aunts and uncles and bereaved friends Lucie, Lena Tammy and her caregivers. Cremation has taken place. The Memorial Service was held at the St. Marys Presbyterian Church on Thursday, February , 2014. Memorial donations may be made to the St. Marys Memorial Hospital Foundation or the Cancer Care Wig Room Mission. Online condolences at Hodges Funeral Home.

Gail Benner

February , 2014

In her 61st year with her children by her side, she passed away peacefully at University Hospital on Saturday February 1st, 2014. Mother of Derek and Erin Fifield, Katie and Trevor Ward. Beloved grandmother of Jaxon, Kylie, Avery Fifield and Talan Ward. Sister of Robert and Connie Benner, Joan and Dave Thomson, Donnie and Heather Benner. Also remembered by many extended family members and friends. Predeceased by mother Norma Benner. The Memorial Service was held at the St. Marys United Church on Thursday, February , 2014. Memorial donations may be made to the London Health and Sciences Foundation. Online condolences at Hodges Funeral Home.

Doug Forster

February , 2014

Doug Forster, Doug has taken a new journey, to our Father in Heaven, after a life of giving much love, support and inspiration to all who were blessed to have known him. A journey of much hope, faith, strength and determination which led him to his many solid relationships with his wife, children, grandchildren, family and friends. Doug fought an honorable battle with prostate cancer and wishes to impart a message of hope for everyone who may read this; Trust in God, He is Faithful, He is Mighty, Jesus loves you unconditionally and He will provide for all of your needs. Doug’s faith has touched many of you in this journey of life. Our family is hopeful that he has left a trail for many more to follow. We love you so very much and you will be missed by all of us. A Celebration of Life was held on February 6th, 2014 at Open Door Christian Fellowship Church, London, Ontario. In lieu of sending flowers, our family respectfully requests that donations be made to: St.Marys Memorial Hospital Foundation 267 Queen St West St.Marys, ON N4X 1B6. Online condolences at Hodges Funeral Home.

Evelyn Elizabeth King

February , 2014

Evelyn Elizabeth King (nee Shrubsole), suddenly at Wildwood Care Centre, St. Marys, on February , 2014 in her 86th year. Beloved wife of the late Donald P. King who predeceased her in 2007. Dear mother of Ron and Lynda King, Jim and Patti King all of Zorra Twp., Joan and Ray McArdle of Shakespeare. Proud grandmother of Matt and Kim, Cheryl, Jeff, Mike and Allison, David, Michelle and Zane Laing, Robert and great-grandmother of McLean, Owen, Cody, Elizabeth, and Ainsley. Also survived by nieces, a nephew and their families. Predeceased by sister Mable Norton. The Funeral Service was conducted at the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home on Tuesday February , 2014 Rev. Larry Edwards officiating. Spring interment in Christ Church Anglican Cemetery, Lakeside. Memorial donations may be made to Christ Church Lakeside. Online condolences at Hodges Funeral Home.

Kenneth H. “Ken” Jeffrey

January 30, 2014

Kenneth H. “Ken” Jeffrey, of Prospect Hill Rd., Thorndale, passed away at St. Marys Memorial Hospital on January 30th, 2014 at the age of 89. Beloved husband of the late Reta M. (nee Palmer) who predeceased him in 2006. Son of the late William and Kathleen Jeffrey of Thorndale. Loving father of Mark, Alan and Sandra (Richard Ayala of Yucaipa, California). Proud grandfather of Amy Ayala. Brother of Bill and wife Lyda of Harmony, Liz and husband Grey Montgomery of Forest, Bob and wife Donna of Denfield, Hugh and wife Audrey of St. Marys, Keith and wife Ann of Brampton, and predeceased by brothers Don and Alec, and by sisters Peggy Jeffrey, Isabel Tye and Evelyn Robinson. Loving uncle of many nieces and nephews. Visitation at the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home, 47 Wellington St. South, St. Marys (519-284-2820) on Wednesday, Feb. , from until the time of the funeral service at p.m. with Rev. Sandra Bendall and Pastor Irene Richardson officiating. Spring interment in North Nissouri Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to St. Marys Memorial Hospital.

Gerritdina “Jean” Maria Horenberg

January 26, 2014

Gerritdina “Jean” Maria Horenberg of St. Marys, Ontario and faithful member of Holy Name of Mary Parish in St. Marys passed away peacefully with family by her side at St. Marys Memorial Hospital on January 26, 2014 at the age of 84. Beloved wife of the late Tom Horenberg (1995). Loving mother of Agnes and Andrew Nyland of Birr, Stephen and Mary Horenberg of Embro, and Paul and Jane Horenberg of Granton. Grandmother of Selena (Matthew Bax), Mark (Megan), Eric Nyland (Aleece), Matthew (Megan), David (Jennifer), Peter , Kevin (Jaclyn) and Stephanie Horenberg (Francis Dietner), Thomas and Marissa, and Ashley, Kayla, Dylan and Alex. Great-grandmother of Elexis Bax, Brooke and Aubrey Horenberg and Olivia Horenberg. Four sisters and one brother in Holland. The Funeral Mass was celebrated at HOLY NAME OF MARY PARISH, Wednesday, January 29, 2014, officiated by Father Philip Joseph. Interment in St. Marys Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the St. Marys Salvation Army. Online condolences at Hodges Funeral Home.

Alice Margaret Henry

January 25, 2014

Alice Margaret Henry (nee Blackler), passed away peacefully in her sleep on Saturday January 25, 2014 at the age of 80. She is survived by her beloved and devoted husband Harold. Both Harold and Alice are former members of St. Paul’s Anglican Church in Kirkton. Alice was predeceased by her parents, William and Elsie Blackler and her brother Burns Blackler. She was the much loved sister of Doris Fairbairn of London. She is survived by her three children; Ruth Ann (Grant) Woolford of London, Mark (Kate) Henry of Thorndale and Jeff (Trudy) Henry of Gananoque. Her grandchildren are: Lee Ann (Graeme) Woolford Stirling, Douglas (Amanda) Woolford, Elizabeth Woolford (Simon Briggs), Jared Henry (Amy Harrison), Justin Henry (Steven Quast), Alex and Scott Henry. Alice is also survived by great grandchildren. She is survived by her sister-in-law Verna Blackler, cousin Wilma Davis, and numerous other cousins, nieces, and nephews. The family wishes to extend their gratitude for the compassionate care extended to Alice during her stay at Kensington Village. The Funeral Service was conducted at ST. JAMES ANGLICAN CHURCH on Thursday, January 30, 2014 officiated by Rev. Father Rishi Sativihari. A private family interment will be in the spring at St. Paul’s cemetery in Kirkton. Memorial donations may be made to the Parkinson Society Southwestern Ontario, 4500 Blakie Road, Unit 117, London, ON, N6L 1G5 or St. James Anglican Church, 65 Church St, St. Marys PO Box 1238, ON, N4X 1B8. Online condolences at Hodges Funeral Home.

Donna Marie Jones

January 11, 2014

It is with great sadness that her family announces her peaceful passing on January 11, 2014 at St. Marys Memorial Hospital. Donna Marie Jones, in her 63rd year, treasured mother of Anthony (Kelly) and Tammy (John). Proud and loving grandmother of James, Katriena (Matt), Jackie, Sienna, Dustin, Jaden and great-grandmother of Saphira. Dear sister of Bob – predeceased (Mary), Shirley (Lloyd), Ken (Marilyn – predeceased) and Lorne Jr. (Janie). Dearly remembered by many nieces, nephews and friends, predeceased by her parents Lorne Sr. and Bernice. Her family will conduct a Memorial Service at the St. Marys Presbyterian Church, Friday, January 17, 2014 at p.m. officiated by Pastor Jim Williams of the Living Rock Church. Reception in the church hall to follow. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation. Online condolences at Hodges Funeral Home.

John Gordon Rowland

January , 2014

John Gordon Rowland – suddenly at his residence in Esterhazy, Saskatchewan on Jan , 2014 in his 48th year. Dear father of Brady and Sydney Rowland and their mother Sherry Rowland, of London, ON. Brother of Spence Rowland, and his son Sheldon Rowland. Loving mother Anne Rowland and companion Mike Bannerman, his father Edward Rowland and his wife Maggie and Step sister Jessie. A celebration of life will be held at the St. Marys Royal Canadian Legion, 66 Church St. North., St. Marys, on Saturday, January 18, 2014 from – p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation. Online condolences at Hodges Funeral Home.

Doris Beryl Hewitt

January , 2014

Doris Beryl Hewitt (nee Gregory) passed away on January , 2014. She was born at Lakeside on July 23, 1921 to parents Ernest Duncan Gregory and Kathleen Hazel Crawford and lived most of her life in Harrington and St. Marys. She was pre-deceased by her husband Alex Hewitt (1997) and her sister Marilyn Schaefer (2013). She will be dearly missed by her six children: Hazel Hewitt, Lynn Ring, Susan and Steve Graham, Don and Anna Hewitt, Jeanie and Gary Zamecnik and Jennifer and Scott Farlinger. She is also survived by her brother Richard Gregory (Gayle), her sister Norma Payton and her brother-in-law Roy Miller. Her 13 grandchildren Dan Ring (Lesley), Ian Ring (Tracey), Rob Ring (Tara), Jesse Graham, Gregor Graham, Aeron Chown (Chris), Brodie Zamecnik, Megan Spoelstra (Daniel), Lindsay Hewitt, Ben Hewitt (Leticia), Jacob, Isaac, and Luther Hewitt-Smith and their families will miss her in their lives. She was also the proud great-grandmother to ten and counting. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Mom was first and foremost a mother, giving all of her energy and love to raising her six kids. She was there for all of us through countless events. She adored her grandchildren and was delighted by the arrival of the great grandchildren. Mom, we will miss you so much. There will be cremation and a memorial service in the spring at Harrington Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice through Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home, St. Marys, 519-284-2820. Online condolences at Hodges Funeral Home.

John D. Richardson

January , 2014

John D. Richardson, Canadian Veteran serving in Korea and life-long member of the Royal Canadian Legion, passed away at St. Marys Memorial Hospital on January , 2014 at the age of 83. Husband of the late Evelyn May Richardson (nee Hooper). Father of son Kim Richardson, and daughter Bonnie and her husband Vernon Tanner. Grandfather of Jennifer, Laura, Christopher, Sarah, Jonathan and Adam. Also survived by eight great-grandchildren. Brother of Betty Fulcher, Dave (June), Doug (Audrey), Dennis (Doris), Don (Janis), Vic (Sharon), Dan (Judi) and sister-in-law Audrey. Predeceased by his parents Jim and Clara Richardson, his brother Bill, sister-in-law Sarah, brother Jim, and brother-in-law Bob Fulcher. The Memorial Service was conducted at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 236 on January , 2014 with Major Jim Hann officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 236, St. Marys. Online condolences at Hodges Funeral Home.

Andrew Van Koot

January , 2014

Andrew Van Koot passed away suddenly at his home in St. Marys on January , 2014 at the age of 87. Husband of Willemina (nee Schryver). Father of Gerry Van Koot, Ann Van Koot and Wayne Holness, Andy and Janet Van Koot, Michael Van Koot, Lisa and Ron Watson. Sadly missed by 11 grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his sister Wous Kordes of the Netherlands. A private family service has taken place. Memorial donations may be made to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation. Online condolences at Hodges Funeral Home.

Catherine M. MacDonald

December 24, 2013

Catherine M. MacDonald (nee MacMillan), Nursing graduate of Royal Victoria Hospital Montreal, Class of 1936, nursing at St. Marys Memorial Hospital, later serving on the St. Marys Memorial Hospital Board, President of St. Marys Home and School Association, Past President of the St. Marys UCW, and very involved with the Canadian Cancer Society, passed away peacefully at her home in St. Marys, Ontario, December 24, 2013 at the age of 105. Beloved wife of the late Roderick F. MacDonald (1983). Dear mother of Daniel MacDonald and his wife Mary Ann of Brantford. Grandmother of Steven MacDonald of Cambridge, Michelle Hammill and her husband James of Cambridge, and Julie Fader and her husband Graham Walsh of Toronto. Survived by four great-grandchildren: Jack, William, Catherine and Frances. And fondly remembered by Lynne MacDonald of Hamilton. Sister of Roberta Clegg and Emily Bowman and predeceased by siblings Colin MacMillian (1993), Jessie Gretzinger (2008), Mary and John who both died in infancy, Robert (1918) and Herbert (1936). Catherine was born in Sydney, Nova Scotia, daughter of the late Daniel MacMillan and the former Weslena Armstrong. She will be remembered for her love of St. Marys and Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, where she spent her summers. The Memorial Service was conducted at the St. Marys United Church on December 30, 2013 officiated by Rev. Marion Jackson-Tyler. Memorial donations may be made to the St. Marys Memorial Hospital Foundation, St. Marys United Church or the Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolences at Hodges Funeral Home.

Franz “Frank” Von Euw

December 19, 2013

Franz “Frank” Von Euw passed away suddenly but peacefully on Dec. 19, 2013 at the age of 81. Husband of the late Velma Von Euw. He will be missed by his step-children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, extended family members and friends. He had five brothers Alois, Janas, Joseph, Anton and Hans. Cremation has taken place with an open house celebration at the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home, 47 Wellington St. S. St. Marys, on Sunday, December 22, 2013 from – p.m. Memorial donations may be made to Ontario SPCA Perth County Branch. Online condolences at Hodges Funeral Home.

Austin Russell Timms

December 13, 2013

Timms, Austin Russell, passed away peacefully at the St. Marys Memorial Hospital, St. Marys surrounded by his loving family on December 13, 2013 at the age of 89. Loving husband of Elva (Facey) Timms for 68 years. Dear father of Marlene Tucker (Douglas) of Toronto, John Timms of London, Shirley Baker (Jeff) of London and Linda Jongeneelen (Jerry) of London. Proud grandfather of eight grandchildren and great-grandfather of twelve great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his parents Russell and Rhea (Carbert) Timms, father and mother-in-law Denzil and Alice (Hall) Facey and brother-in-law Walter Facey. The Funeral Service was conducted at the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home, on Monday, Dec. 16, 2013. Interment in St. Marys Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Online condolences at Hodges Funeral Home.

Vera “Leona” Doupe

December 8, 2013

Leona Doupe (nee Swan), 73, of R.R # St. Marys passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side on Sunday, December 8, 2013. Leona was a past president of the Royal Canadian Legion Ladies’ Auxiliary Ontario Command, as well as a long standing member of the Royal Canadian Legion Ladies’ Auxiliary Br. # 236, St. Marys and the Royal Canadian Legion Br. # 236, St. Marys. Beloved Wife of Junior Doupe. Dear Mother of Kevin W. Doupe of RR1 St. Marys, Kim Massey of St. Marys, Vivian (Dave) Rosseel of St. Marys, Vern (Anne) Doupe of Clinton, Sharon (Jim) Wiles of Kirkton and David (Brenda) Swan of Egmondville. Loving Grandmother of Sandra (Steve), Tricia (Pete), Jacquelyn (Zack); Brittany, Sabrina; Sharilyn (Randy), Adam, Dylan (Stephanie), Madeline, Andrea; Logan and Jacob. Cherished Great-Grandmother of Davis, Lilianna, Chandler; Bailey, Bentley; Greyson. Special Great Aunt of Jason (Michelle), Jeremy (Jody) and Lesley (Jeremy). Special Great-Great Aunt of Becca, Hannah, Griffin; Brandon and Tyler. Special Aunt of Nancy (Bob). Sister of Roy (Maureen) Swan of Mitchell; Betty North, Jim Swan (Alice Cubberley) and Dorothy Bailey all of St. Marys. Sister-in-law of Myrna Swan of St. Marys, George Corrie of Oil Springs and Leona Yake of London. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents William and Vera Swan, son-in-law John A. Massey, grandsons Kurtis, Wesley and Zachery Wiles, great-great nephew Will Swan, sister Rita Corrie, brothers Bruce Swan and Donald Swan, sisters-in-law Marjorie Swan, Ella Switzer, Lois Doupe and Eunice Doupe, brothers-in-law Bill North, Leroy Tufts, Larry Collins, Ken Bailey, Ivan Doupe, Harry Doupe, Melvin Doupe, Wilfred Yake and Max Switzer. Friends were received at Lockhart Funeral Home, 109 Montreal St., Mitchell on Tuesday, December 10, 2013. and Wednesday at the Royal Canadian Legion, Br. #236, St. Marys where the service was held at :00 p.m. Memorial donations to Canadian Cancer Society, The Diabetes Foundation or the Charity of one’s choice. Online condolences at Lockhart Funeral Home.

Margaret Mossey

December 7, 2013

Margaret Mossey (Shaw) passed away peacefully at Wildwood Care Centre, St. Marys on December 7, 2013 at the age of 89. Beloved wife of the late Wesley Mossey(1988). Loving mother of Robert and his wife Rhonda and the late Jim Mossey (1972). Grandmother of Shanna and Cory McLean, Cortney and Mark Frayne, Jeff Mossey and Jen Barnett and Abby Mossey and Mitch Cussons. Great-grandmother of Macie, Kaiden, Brier, Ella and Nora. Sister of Agnes and Leo Givens and predeceased by brothers Stewart, Bill, Alec and Dave. The Funeral Service was conducted at Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home, on Tuesday, December 10, 2013. Memorial donations may be made to the St. Marys Memorial Hospital Foundation. Online condolences at Hodges Funeral Home.

Donald E. Grantham

December , 2013

Donald E. Grantham, WWII veteran serving in both the Canadian Army and Airforce, passed peacefully into the arms of our Lord at Wildwood Care Centre on December , 2013 at the age of 88. Beloved husband of the late Lorna May (Wilcox) who predeceased him in 2011. Loving father of Pamela Robson and Gordon of St. Marys, and Jamie Grantham. Proud grandfather of Greg Robson and Nicole of London, Kimberly Robson and Mark of St. Marys, Jordan Robson and Hope of Windsor, and Sherri Grantham. Great-grandfather of Mia, Dominic, Avery and Naijah. Predeceased by his parents William and Nellie Mae, son William, brother Howard Grantham, sister Mabel Robinson and brother-in-law Hugh Robinson. Don was a member of the East Nissouri Union Church and Honorary Life Member of the St. Marys Kinsmen Club. After the war he worked for Ontario Hydro, Ontario Workmen’s Compensation and Safety Board and later founded Grantham Dairy, which remains a family business to this day. He had a passion for horses and volunteered many hours driving the team at McCully’s Hill Farm. Visitation at the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home, 47 Wellington St. South (519-284-2820), St. Marys, on Friday, Dec. , from – & 7 – 9 p.m. The Memorial Service will be conducted at the funeral home on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Jackie Sheridan and Rev. Richard Hryniw officiating. Interment of cremated remains in St. Marys Cemetery. Memorial donations in Don’s memory may be made to the East Nissouri Union Church, St. Marys Memorial Hospital Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolences at Hodges Funeral Home.

David Ford

December , 2013

David John Ford, age 80, passed away peacefully at the Fairhill Residence, St. Marys on Sunday December , 2013. Born in Glasgow, Scotland, son of David Ford and Elizabeth McGuinnes. David was Manager of Inventory Control for Canada at FAG Bearings until his retirement. He brought his love of football to Canada playing soccer both for the London District Soccer League and Fischer Bearings. Beloved husband for 46 years to the late Donna (Campbell) Ford who predeceased him on March , 2003. Loving father of Elizabeth Prest (Rob), Dave Ford (Sherry), Paul Ford (Marion), all of St. Marys, and Scottt Ford (Linda) of Cheraw, South Carolina. Cherished grandfather of David (Claire), Cassandra (Sean), Jeffery, Dayna, Alysha, Ali, Olivia and Katie. Great grandfather of Lincoln, Jack and Isis. Also survived by dear sister Catherine McDonagh (Harry), brother-in-law Peter Holding, cousin Kathy (Donnie) and nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by a daughter-in-law Susanne Ford and sister Irene Holding. A private family service will be held at the W.G. Young Funeral Home, Stratford. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the St. Marys Friendship Centre through the funeral home. 519-271-7411.
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Lawrence Phillip Mitchell

November 27, 2013

MITCHELL, Lawrence Phillip, of St. Marys, passed away at St. Marys Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, November 27th, 2013 in his 88th year. Beloved husband for 61 years of Cora (Holden) Mitchell. Dear father of Corina (husband Frank Van Veen) of St. Marys and Phillip and special friend Andrea Kedzierski of London. Loving and proud grandfather of Katelyn Van Veen. Kind brother-in-law of Edith Hastings and Ruth Squire. Predeceased by parents Nelson and Helen Mitchell (Floyd), sister Doreen (Harry) McMurray, father and mother-in-law Bristol and Elsie Holden. Also brothers and sisters-in-law Herbert and Phyllis Holden, Arthur and Frances Holden, William Hastings, Winnifred and James Kinkade and Cecil Squire. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews and their families. Lawrence worked most of his life as a carpenter, loved to sing and dance and was a square dance caller for many clubs for over 25 years. He was a faithful member of St. Marys United Church. The Funeral Service was conducted at the St. Marys United Church on Monday, Dec. , 2013. Memorial donations may be made to the St. Marys United Church or St. Marys Memorial Hospital Foundation. Online condolences at Hodges Funeral Home.

Anna H. Jones

November 28, 2013

Anna H. Jones, of Thorndale, passed away at L.H.S.C. University Campus on November 28, 2013 at the age of 70. Wife of 42 years to Ron Jones. Mother of Kim, Patty, Gerry, Theresa and Bob. Sister of Irene and Ed Blackmore of London, John Brasser of London, Gerry and Linda Brasser of St. Thomas, Wilfred and Heather Brasser of Foxboro and Margaret and Dennis Eastwood of Komoka. Also remembered by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Gerard and Marie Brasser. A private family service will take place. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolences at Hodges Funeral Home.

Marion Leona Barr (Shute)

November 21, 2013

Marion Leona Barr (Shute), member of the Motherwell-Avonbank Presbyterian Church Women P.C.W., life member of the Motherwell Women’s Institute, and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Royal Canadian Legion in St. Marys, passed away peacefully at Wildwood Care Centre, St. Marys on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 at the age of 84. Predeceased by her husband John Barr (1977). Mother of Glenn (Joyce), Don (Jane), Norm (Joy), Rob (Donna) Mary Barr-Sanford (John), Nancy Delorey (Tim), Wendy Skipper (Cliff), Steve, Ron (Suzanne),and Murray. Proud Grandmother of 22 and Great-grandmother of . Sister of Jean Ross (the late Howard), Mervin Shute (Helen), Edwin Shute (Betty). Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her infant son William, parents Heber Shute and the former Elsie Gardiner. The Memorial Service was conducted at St. Marys United Church, on Tuesday, Nov.26, 2013 with Rev’d Catherine Calkin officiating. Memorial donations may be made to CNIB. Online condolences at Hodges Funeral Home.

Alan Frederick Lightfoot

November 7, 2013

Alan Frederick Lightfoot, of St. Marys, Ontario, formerly of Knowlton, Quebec and born in Montreal on November 15, 1932, passed away in St. Marys, Ontario in the loving arms of his devoted wife and surrounded by family on November 7, 2013 in his 81st year. Survived by his wife Charlotte Helen (Orr) whom he married on October 9, 1954; daughters Marjorie and Tom Rood of Campbell River, BC, Elizabeth Ann and John Unsworth of Cochrane, AB, Jenny Lee and Stephen Reed of London, ON, Charlotte and Charles Magyar of Toronto; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; sister Marjorie and Ross Swinden and predeceased by sisters Audria Tracey and Iris Dryla. Family and friends are invited to the St. Marys United Church, 85 Church St. South, St. Marys, on Saturday, November 16, 2013 for visitation from p.m. until the time of the Memorial Service at p.m. with Rev. Randy Besta officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Alan may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society, St. Marys Memorial Hospital Foundation or the St. Marys United Church. Arrangement entrusted to the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home, St. Marys, (519-284-2820) with online condolences at Hodges Funeral Home.

Beatrice Hunter

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Beatrice Hunter, age 50, passed away unexpectedly on November , 2013. Born in London, daughter of Ross and Donna Hunter. Bea is survived by her siblings Mary, Ed, Karen, Murray, Becky and Anthony. Predeceased by her mother, Donna Carroll Hunter. A open house gathering of friends and family to remember Bea will take place on November 16, 2013, – pm. at St. Marys Presbyterian Church, 147 Widder St. E., St. Marys, ON.

Wesley Donald “Don” Lamond

October 29, 2013

Wesley Donald “Don” Lamond passed away at St. Marys Memorial Hospital on October 29, 2013 at the age of 81. Husband of Eva (McKay). Father of Kathy and Ron of Clinton, Doug and MC of Tavistock, Dave and Lori of Ear Falls, Paul and Wendy of St. Marys. Grandfather of Sharilyn and Randy, Adam, Dylan and Steph Shawn, Sarah and Phil, Adam, Carson, Gibson, Kamryn, Chloe. Brother of Marg and Reg Edgar of Thorndale, Dunc and Gail Lamond of Arthur and Doug and Betty Weston of Woodham. Predeceased by his brother Bill and parents Carson and Lauretta (Pickel). The Funeral Service was conducted at the South Nissouri Presbyterian Church on Friday, November , 2013 with Rev. Heather Paton officiating. Interment in North Nissouri Cemetery following the service. Donations may be made to Sleeping Children Around the World or the North Nissouri Cemetery Board. Online condolences at www.hodgesfuneralhome.ca

Margaret Jean Harris

October 28, 2013

HARRIS, Margaret Jean passed away peacefully at St. Marys Memorial Hospital on October 28, 2013 at the age of 81. Wife of the late Ron Harris (1996). Beloved mother of Lynn and Bill Carr, Mike and Judy Harris, Gary and Barb Harris, Tom Harris, Bob Harris and Mary McDonald, Sharon and Mike Daikoff. Loving Grandma of Jon and Natasha, Jordy and Natalie, Ryan and Candice, Lesley and Anjay, Lindsay and Travis, Leanne and Dennis, Dan, Corey and Jocelyn, Jeff and Megan, Kayley and Ben, Samantha, Craig, Cade, Rhoni and Dave. Proud Great-Grandma of Jaden and Owen. Beloved sister of Mary and Len Otto, and the late Dan and Eileen O’Connell. Sister-in-law of Jean and the late Garnet Harris, Lorraine and the late Larry Hopkins, Heman and MaryAnne Harris and the late Darryl Harris. Daughter of the late Annie Vanstone and Joseph O’Connell and daughter-in-law of the late Guy and Hilda Harris. The Funeral Service was conducted at the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home on Thursday, October 31, 2013, Father Philip Joseph officiating. Interment in St. Marys Cemetery. Donations may be made to the St. Marys Memorial Hospital Foundation or the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation. Online condolences at www.hodgesfuneralhome.ca

Cohen Francis Harold Frayne

October 23, 2013

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Our cherished baby boy Cohen Francis Harold Frayne, died suddenly on Wednesday at the age of /. Loving son of Scott and Colleen. Little brother of Harley. Grandson of Bob and Angie Frayne, George and Brenda Heisz. Special nephew to Jen Heisz-Kim (Joe), Frank Heisz, Christina Heisz, Rick Heisz, Chad Frayne (Ang), Jared Frayne (Stacey). Cousin of Monica, Jack, Taylor, Kylie, Spencer, Arika, Bricken, Tiana. Great grandson to Frank and Monica Heisz, Rosina Calver, Harold and Betty Frayne. Cohen was predeceased by his grandmother Carol Frayne and by great grandparents Gerald Calver, Blanche and Murray Henderson. Friends and relatives may call at the W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford on Sunday, October 27th from – and 7-9 p.m. The funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, 96 Huron Street, Stratford on Monday at 11:00 a.m. Burial in St. Marys Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to St. Marys Memorial Hospital or to St. Josephs Church Restoration Fund through the funeral home. www.wgyoungfuneralhome.com

Bert Roger

October 12, 2013

Bert Roger passed away at St. Marys Memorial Hospital on October 12, 2013 at the age of 65. Father of Saundra Roger of Abbotsford B.C., and Kenneth Roger of Barrie. Brother of Faye Roger of Orillia. Uncle of Chris, Roger and Wendi Kew. Bert’s body has been donated to science. His family will hold an open house at St. James Masonic Lodge, 10 Thames Rd., St. Marys, on Friday, October 18, 2013, starting at 7 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolences at www.hodgesfuneralhome.ca.

Karen Monteith

October 11, 2013

Peacefully at Meadow Park Nursing Home in London, Ontario, Canada, on Friday, October 11, 2013; Karen (Jensen) Monteith formerly of West Nissouri Township, in her 97th year. Beloved wife of the late Melbourne Joseph Monteith who predeceased her in 1998. Loving mother of Malcolm Monteith and companion Libby Acton of Arva, Lloyd Monteith & his wife Catharine of Granton. Loving grandmother of Jane, Jennifer, Lisa, Jocelyn, Amanda and Amy; and great-grandmother of Katherine, Alex, Brendan, Jessica, Erika, Kyra, Joe, Alex and Owen. Dear sister-in-law of Oliverne Meldrum of St. Marys and Tonny Monteith of Vancouver, B. C. Predeceased by her parents Carl and Kristin Jensen, brothers Oscar Jensen (Juanita), James Jensen (Irma), Axel Jensen (Margaret), Sigfred Jensen (Marguerite), Ejnar Jensen, Peter Jensen (Marjorie), and sisters Anna Wood (Ernie) and Edith Cooper (Alvin).
Predeceased also by brothers and sisters-in-law Eddie Monteith (Mary), Eddie Fitzsimmons (Elsie), Helen Herman, Gordon Monteith (Marion), Jimmy Monteith (Margaret), Roy Monteith (Connie), Harold MacDonald (Dorothy), Charles Fuller and Don Monteith.
Karen will be missed by her many nieces and nephews. Mel & Karen farmed successfully in West Nissouri Twp. for over 60 years. After retiring from the farm, they were instrumental in developing Meadow Park sub-division in Thorndale, comprised of over 110 residences. Besides being a former member of the ACW at St. George’s Anglican Church in Thorndale, Karen enjoyed her flower and vegetable gardens and loved playing euchre. She also became interested in artistic projects using water colours and copper tooling. No one will forget her culinary skills and in particular her chocolate layer cakes. In accordance with Karen’s wishes, cremation has already occurred. A Celebration of Life and memorial service will be held at St. George’s Anglican Church in Thorndale on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Karen’s memory to St. George’s Anglican Church projects or the Canadian Alzheimer’s Society. The family wishes to thank the staff at Meadow Park Nursing Home as well as Dr. Payne for their dedication and excellent care. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home Ltd.; 47 Wellington St. S., P.O. Box 304, St. Marys, ON N4X 1B2 (519-284-2820).

Gladys L. Cole

October , 2013

Gladys L. Cole (nee Fink) passed away peacefully at Wildwood Care Centre, St. Marys, on Thursday, October , 2013 at the age of 96. Beloved wife of the late Lloyd G. Cole (2011). Dear mother of Kenneth Cole and wife Marg of St. Marys. Proud grandmother of Curtis Cole, and Kelsey Sutherland and husband Ian of Embro, Darcy Robertson and wife Sonya and their family Shayne, Halley and Brayden of St. Marys. Sister of Floyd Fink of Stratford, and Verna Lingelbach of Wellsley. Predeceased by parents Joseph Fink and the former Anna Wilhelm and brother Ken Fink. A private family funeral was held at the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home, St. Marys, with interment at St. Marys Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of choice.

Micki Drouillard

October , 2013

Micki Drouillard passed away on October , 2013 at VON Sakura House, Woodstock, in her 76th year after a courageous battle with cancer with her family at her side. Survived by her daughter Kim and husband John Clifford, Steve Drouillard, granddaughters Shannon (Peter Rooney), Michelle Clifford and Kevin Sholdice, and Kerri Clifford and Steph Audet; great-grandsons Jayden, Zachary, Kyler Rooney, sister of Ruth Allen and sister-in-law of Pat Philip, Hazel (Nelson) Mills, Marilyn (Steve) Audette and remembered by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her son Scott (1981), brothers Mac, Robert, George, Hugh and John and parents Harry McKee and Margaret Monteith. Visitation at the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home, 47 Wellington St. S. St. Marys (519-284-2820) on Friday from 7 – 9 p.m. and again on Saturday from 11:30 a.m. until the time of the Funeral Service at p.m. Rev. Robert Clifford officiating. Interment in St. Marys Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family ask that you please donate to the VON Sakura House, which made Micki’s journey peaceful. Online condolences at www.hodgesfuneralhome.ca.

Weldon Homer Clark

September 30, 2013

Peacefully at St. Marys Hospital on Monday, September 30, 2013, Weldon Homer Clark, World War 11 (D-Day) Veteran passed away. Weldon was a proud Life Member of Royal Canadian Legion (Queen’s Own) Branch 344 Toronto and a proud Member of Army, Navy, Airforce, Unit 265 St. Marys. He served with the Sherbrooke Fusiliers Regiment (2nd Armoured Brigade) and was a decorated and well loved Veteran. On June , 2013 (D-Day) Weldon was the honored platform Guest at City Hall with Mayor Rob Ford, Toronto. He leaves behind his adopted Son Phil (Char) Anderton and Grandchildren – Cassandra and Allan Anderton and his best friends Manny and Mary. Predeceased by Son James. A Celebration of His Life will take place Sunday, October 20th at the Army, Navy, Airforce, Unit 265, St. Marys from – p.m. Online condolences a www.hodgesfuneralhome.ca.
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MOORE Irvine Alexander Franklin

September 29, 2013

The family of Irvine Alexander Franklin Moore sadly announce his passing on Sunday, September 29, 2013 in his 87th year, after a six month battle with cancer, with his family and dear companion Eileen Leslie by his side, at St. Marys Memorial Hospital. Survived by his five children Greg (Lynda) of Orangeville, Gloria (David Christilaw) of Brantford, Deanna (Jim Brown) of Orangeville, Debra (Brennan Mournahan) of Guelph and Glenn of Brantford. Also survived by ten grandchildren Rachel (Tony) and Sheryl; Adrian (Anna Lisa), Adam (Hayley) and Sarah; Brett (Margaret), Tim and Shelley; Melanie (Mike) and Caralee (Dave); and thirteen great-grandchildren and one on the way. Irvine is predeceased by his parents Bernice (nee Hazzard) and Julian Alexander and his brother Oscar.
Dad was born in Plainfield, Ont. on January 4th, 1927 and went to the University of Guelph to learn and make cheese. His first job took him to St. Marys where he also spent his last days. He went to Hastings County and met our mother Anna Ruth Longwell (predeceased 1997). They bought Reith’s Hardware and Men’s Wear in 1963 in Grand Valley where he also served for 27 years on the Grand Valley Fire Department as Fire Chief for 21 years. Upon retirement Dad enjoyed lots of fun times in Florida and Lake St. Peter and St. Marys. He will be missed by his Florida and St. Marys shuffle board friends and golfing buddies. He enjoyed his life and family, loving us all to the end.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Simes Funeral Home, 48 Main St. S., Grand Valley, where the family will greet friends on Saturday, October 5th, 2013 from -4pm and 7-9pm. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held in Foxboro at a later date. Interment will be held at Elmwood Cemetery, River Road South, R.R. # Corbyville.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Grand Valley and District Fire Department or the Canadian Cancer Society. The family appreciates any donations made on Dad’s behalf.

Robert William Noble

September 21, 2013

Life Member for 32 years with the St. Marys Volunteer Fire Department and retired employee of St. Marys Cement Plant, passed away peacefully at Wildwood Care Centre on Sept. 21, 2013 in his 100th year. Beloved husband of the late Evelyn R. (Franks) who passed away on Sept. 24, 2012. Loving father of Vera and Bruce Symons of St. Marys, and Robert Noble and Gillian Carson of Brampton. Proud grandfather of Cori and Brian Brookshaw, Cathy Symons and Robert Pye, Erica and Daryl Brine, Leslie Symons, Erin Noble and Adam Dolson and great-grandfather of Brianna, Justin, Katie, Ethan, Charlie and Jack. Predeceased by brothers Vic and his wife Margaret, Bunk and his wife Janet, and sister Clara and husband Jim Richardson.
The Funeral Service will be conducted at the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home, 47 Wellington St. S. St. Marys (519-284-2820) on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Randy Besta officiating. Interment in St. Marys Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the St. Marys Volunteer Fire Department. Online condolences at www.hodgesfuneralhome.ca.

Jacqueline Docker

September 17, 2013

Jacqueline “Jackie” Marjorie Docker (nee Campbell) passed away peacefully with her daughters by her side on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at the age of 74. Beloved wife and best friend of Jim Docker for almost 57 years. Loving and always supportive mother to Dawn, Debbie (Dean) and Julie (Ian). Treasured grandmother to Amanda, Brandan, Corey and Emily. Great-Grandmother to Tyler and Tianna. Jackie will be missed by her constant companion her puppy, Monkey. Jackie will be remembered for her good fun and fabulous butter tarts. A Celebration of Jackie’s life will take place at the St. Marys Golf and Country Club, 769 Queen Street East, St. Marys, on Sunday, September 29, 2013 from – p.m. Friends are invited to come and share funny stories and celebrate a life well lived. Please wear happy colours. We ask not to send our mom flowers but send some to your mom. Donations welcome to keep the fun and laughter at Camp Bimini. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home, St. Marys (519-284-2820) with online condolences at www.hodgesfuneralhome.ca.

“Remember me with a smile or don’t remember me at all.”

Richard Aldis

September 17, 2013

Richard Aldis passed away peacefully at Kingsway Lodge on September 17, 2013 at the age of 83. Husband of the late Barbara J. (Seeley). Loving father of Roberta Elaine McCallum and husband Neil of London, Kathryn Aldis of St. Marys and Andrew George Richard Aldis of St. Marys. Proud and loving grandfather of Brianne, Chelsey and husband Steven Nikolaros, and Christine. Great-grandfather of Aaden and Judah. Dear brother of the late Edna and Don Dufton, Thelma and Brooks Zurbrigg, Frances and Stew Smith and brother-in-law of the late Jack Seeley and surviving sister-in-law Deb Seeley.

A private family interment has taken place in St. Marys Cemetery.

Donations may be made to Jesse’s Journey.Online condolences at www.hodgesfuneralhome.ca.

James Alexander

September 13, 2013

Suddenly, in his trailer on Sept. 13, not long after doing what he loved best – singing a song with his musical friends, at a farm out in the country. Jim was a lifelong resident of St. Marys. Son of the late George and Lily Strathdee. Missed by his companion Joan Caron, children Mike (Carolyn), Al (Gloria), and Janis (Strat); grandchildren Ella, Andrea, Bill, Kate and Rachel, sisters Norma Telford, Jean Carr and Inez Roberton. Predeceased by sisters Vera Bragg, Helen Walz, Dorothy Marshall, Bessie Heaslip, Evelyn Kerslake, and Esther Rumble and brothers-in-law Jack Marshall, Charles Heaslip, John Walz, Thomas Carr, Clarence Kerslake and Doug Roberton. The Funeral Service was conducted at the St. Marys United Church on September 17, 2013. Interment in Avonbank Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Salvation Army, the St. Marys Hospital Foundation, Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation or the charity of your choice. Online condolences at www.hodgesfuneralhome.ca.

Richard Shaw

September 12, 2013

With broken hearts we sadly announce the passing of Richard John Shaw on September 12, 2013 at the age of 46. Beloved husband of Kristina (Tate). Loving father of Tate and Colton. Dear brother and friend of Steve Shaw and his wife Alison. Son of Laura Shaw and the late Eugene “Sib.” Son-in-law of Clarence and Joyce Tate, Brother-in-law of Kevin and Deb Tate, Uncle Dickie to Connor and Ryan Shaw and Lindsey Tate. Also remembered by his many uncles, aunts, extended family members and friends. A celebration of Richard’s Life was held in the Community Hall of the Pyramid Recreation Centre on September 18, 2013. Memorial donations may be made to Canadian Mental Health Association. Online condolences and sharing of stories may be expressed at www.hodgesfuneralhome.ca.

Peggy Paul

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Peggy Paul passed away peacefully at Wildwood Care Centre on September , 2013 in her 95th year.

Beloved wife of the late Reg Paul (1992). Mother of Lynn Paul of Hamilton and David Paul and Catherine of Kirkton. Dear Grandma-Peggy to Katie Martin (Chad) of Greenville Texas and Ian Paul (Katy) of London. Proud Great-Grandma to Sam, Connor, Nick, Bryce and Andrea. Sister of Millie Barnes of Stratford.

Cremation has taken place.

Memorial donations may be made to the Food Bank with the St. Marys Salvation Army.

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At Stratford General Hospital, on Monday, November , 2012 Leon G. Paul age 90 years of Kirkton and St. Marys. Beloved husband of the former Shirley Holmes for 66 years. Dear brother of Gerald and wife Norma of St. Marys. Dear brother-in-law of Peggy Paul of St. Marys, Donald and Pansie Holmes of London. Sadly missed by nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by his parents Charles Paul and the former Nellie Hazelwood, a brother Reginald Paul, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law George and Helen Holmes, Dorothy and Jack Stride, Bruce and Sybil Holmes. Leon’s service and burial has taken place.

A service to celebrate his life will be held at Kirkton-Woodham Community Centre on Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Rishi Sativihari and Rev. Glenda Meakin officiating. In his memory donations to St. James Anglican Church, St. Marys or a charity of choice would be appreciated and may be arranged by calling the L. A. Ball Funeral Chapel at 519-284-1480. Online condolences at www.ballfc.ca.

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