Cook - David Kenneth of R.R. 5 St. Thomas, on Saturday, March 27, 2004, at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer. Lovingly surrounded by his family, in his 68th year. Beloved husband of Dallas (Church) Cook and dearly loved father of Stanley and his partner Kim, Terry and his wife Cheryl, Tim and Mike Cook, all of St. Thomas, Teresa and her husband Brian Kenney of Columbus, Ohio and Brescia and her husband Doug Van Velzer of St. Thomas. Dear brother of Jack and his wife Ann Cook of St. Thomas, Maxine Smith of Brights Grove, Jean McLeod of St. Thomas, Christine and her husband Harold Atkinson of Elmvale. Dear brother-in-law of Lorraine Cook of Toronto and Norma Cook of St. Thomas. Predeceased by 4 brothers Ronald, Keith “Pop”, Gord, Myles “Joe” Cook and a sister Helen Axford and by 3 brothers-in-law Robert “Bob” Axford, George Smith and Robert “Bob” McLeod. Loving grandfather of Jenny, Carrie, David, Sean, Natasha, Nora, David, Alanna, Brenna and Dawn. Sadly missed by a number of nieces and nephews. David was a real estate agent and also farmed and worked for Canada Bread. He was a member of St. Mark’s Lodge #94 A.F. and A.M. and was a Shriner. He served in Municipal Government, was a former Reeve of Yarmouth and Warden of Elgin County, he was active with the Liberal Party and ran for the Liberal Party. David was an avid outdoors man but his family was always his first love. He was born in St. Thomas on October 2, 1936, the son of the late Stanley and Agnes Louise (Gage) Cook. He lived in this area all his life. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas where funeral service will be held Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. Interment to follow in Union Cemetery. Visitation Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. A Memorial service will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday evening at 6:45 p.m. by Officers and members of St. Mark’s Lodge #94 A.F. and A.M.
Martin - Robert Clarence of Extendicare, Port Stanley and formerly of St. Thomas, on Saturday, March 27, 2004, at his late residence, in his 63rd year. Loving partner of Heather Brady and dear father of Jeffrey and his wife Kim Martin of Vancouver, Richard Martin of St. Thomas, Michael Martin and his partner Susan Bellefeuille of Otterville and grandfather of Katyna, Jessica, Justin, Tyler, Kristina, Shayna and Stephanie. Dear step-father of Bonnie and her husband Steve Williamson and their children Emily and Abbey, of St. Thomas. Dear brother of Harold and his wife Janette Martin, Ronald and his wife Ann Martin, James and his wife Carol Martin, all of St. Thomas and Joanne Martin of Rodney. Sadly missed by a number of nieces, nephews, cousins and aunts and uncles. Bob was born in St. Thomas on September 27, 1941, the son of the late Charles and Jessie (McInnis) Martin. He worked at Jaeger Machine. Visitation at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas on Tuesday from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Private interment in St. Thomas Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to the charity of choice.
Rosenberger - At her residence on Sunday, March 28, 2004. of Caressant Care, Bonnie Pl., St. Thomas and formerly of Aylmer and Vienna in her 80th year. Beloved wife of the late Frank Rosenberger (2002). Dear mother of Theresa Civiero and husband Gino of Rockwood and Janet Pelcz and husband Frenk of London. Loving grandmother to Sussane Civiero, Anita Macfarlane, Enzo Civiero, Darren Pelcz and Cassandra Pelcz. Great grandmother to Amanda, Mariah and Graham Macfarlane. Also survived by a sister-in-law Kadi; 4 nephews Adam, Josef, Michael and Lasslo and a cousin John Fath Sr. Predeceased by a twin sister Otti and a brother Adam. Eva was born in Pari, Hungary on April 10, 1924 to the late Adam and Veronica (Rauh) Ginder. She was a former member of St. Joesph’s R.C. Church, PT. Burwell, a member of Our Lady of Sorrows R.C. Church, Aylmer and the C.W.L. She was a life member of the German Canadian Club in Aylmer. Friends may call at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Sorrows R.C. Church on Thursday, April 1, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. Interment, Queen of Peace Cemetery. Father Gilbert Simard, officiating. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Alzheimer’s or Aylmer Community Foundation would be appreciated. Prayers will be held Wednesday at 8:00 p.m.
Stevens - Peacefully, on Monday, March 29, 2004, Joseph David “Joey” Stevens of London in his 13th month. Loved and cherished son of Dan and Ann Maurie Stevens (nee Rabbitts). Beloved brother of Nicholas, Andrew, Matthew and Christopher. Dearly loved grandson of Nana Suzanne Greaves of London, Larry and Patricia Rabbitts, Angelo and Ada Stevens all of St. Thomas and great-grandson of Oma, Tina Afman also of St. Thomas. Loved by Auntie Cindy, Uncle Mike and Aunt Cathy, Uncle Jim and Aunt Shirley, cousin Brandon, Uncle Mark and Uncle Billy. Visitation will be held at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, (two blocks north of Oxford) on Wednesday from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Plus X Parish, 777 Valetta Street, on Thursday, April 1st, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. Prayers will be held in the funeral home on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. Interment, Woodland Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the “Unique” Program for Research into Rare Chromosome Disorders will be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Inquiries may be directed to Westview Funeral Chapel, 641-1793.
Davey - Peacefully, at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital on Sunday, March 28, 2004. Keith Davey of St. Thomas, husband of the late Alberta “Bernie” (Winter) Davey (Oct. 3, 2003), in his 64th year. Father of Elizabeth Tosland and her husband Dave of Strathroy, Chris Davey and his wife Gaby of Germany and Bryan Davey and his wife Jacqueline of London. Grandfather of Sophia, Samuel, James, Jonathan, Nevin, Alexa and Rebecca. Brother of the late Bruce Davey and late Frances Hubert. Also survived by many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. Born in St. Thomas, February 8, 1941, the son of the late Laurence “Laurie” and Winifred (West) Davey. Mr. Davey was a retired employee of Canadian Timken, Limited. He attended Edward St. Baptist Church and was a former active member of Alma St. Presbyterian Church, St. Thomas. Friends will be received at Edward St. Baptist Church, 21 Edward St., St. Thomas on Friday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. where a memorial service will be conducted Saturday at 11:00 a.m. Mr. Davey’s cremated remains will be interred privately in Elmdale Memorial Park. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or V.O.N. gratefully acknowledged. Arrangements entrusted to the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas.
Hague - Walter “Douglas” of St. Thomas, on Tuesday, March 30, 2004, at the Valleyview Home, St. Thomas, in his 84th year. Beloved husband of Audrey (Badgley) (Freeland) Hague and the late Lenore (Whaley) Hague. Dear father of Gail and her husband Robert James of London and Carol and her husband Don Baker of Lambeth. Dear step father of Paula and her husband Gary Schummer of Burlington, Pam and her husband Harry Gathercole of St. Thomas and Priscilla and her husband Bob Dowler of Lambeth. He was the last of his family. Sadly missed by fifteen grandchildren, several great grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. Doug was born in Raymond, Alberta on June 14, 1920, the son of the late William and Annie (Rayson) Hague. He lived most of his life in St. Thomas and was retired from Canada Vitrafied. He was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church, and he was an elder in the Church and served on a number of committees within the Church. He served overseas with the Royal Canadian Airforce during W.W.II. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas where funeral service will be held Saturday at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow in Elmdale Cemetery. Visitation Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Knox Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund.