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ONTARIO - Various - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 139

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Date: Monday, 5 September 2016, at 7:50 a.m.

Nephan Saran


Our beloved NEPHAN SARAN passed away on Saturday, November 29, 2008 at the age of 84, in Istanbul, Turkey. Even though she was not in good health during the past few years, her death came as a shock of great loss to all of us who have known Nephan. She was one of the two remaining elders in the family and has connected with many of us in numerous ways. It is hard to imagine anyone who has not been in some way touched by Nephan.

I wish to convey my deep-felt sorrow to her daughter, Tilbe, her friends Belma, Bedia, Nukhet, Hayriye, Rezan , and the many others whose paths have crossed Nephan’s over the last 84 years. I would also like to try to convey some of my own feelings, in telling a first remembrance of my relationship with regard to my life with Nephan.

I am Nephan’s cousin on my mother ‘s side. I first met Nephan when I was about six years old and had just come back to Turkey from Iraq where my family had been living. Nephan at the time was attending high school in Ankara and staying with us at our grandfather’s house. I did not speak one word of Turkish and had to communicate by a kind of sign language, which Nephan used her stage-training expertise to decipher, as I was also acting out what I was trying to convey. There were many instances where what I was trying to say did not match what Nephan had thought she understood. However, she did not skip a beat and pretended that she understood everything. That made me feel good, both for my sign language skills and acting ability! Thus began a beautiful relationship which never faltered for even one minute.

Nephan truly had a zest for living. She had an unbelievable love of, and curiosity about life, and a sense of humour second to none. She was an enthusiastic travelling companion and enjoyed all trips, short and long, immensely. She was faithful to her friends and kind to strangers and people in need. She was a generous soul and proved it every step of the way. It would take a long time to list all the qualities which endeared her to all who knew her.

My wife, Joyce, and daughters Inci and Ayla join me in extending our heartfelt condolences to Tilbe, and our admiration of her for being a tower of strength and continual support to Nephan during the last few years of her life when her health was failing. On many occasions Nephan told me how lucky she was to have a daughter like Tilbe. We all agree with that sentiment.

As they say in Turkey, may Nephan rest in peace and be surrounded by angels. She certainly has illuminated many lives and shared her good fortune with all who knew her. She will be missed. Nipom, you will always be with me.


John William Cowans
January 25, 1931 - December 06, 2008

Passed away on Saturday December 6, 2008 surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with cancer. John was born in Newcastle-on-Tyne, England on January 25, 1931. He came to Canada as a ward of the Fairbridge Society September 1937. He left Fairbridge in 1947 attending Duncan High School and then Lake Cowichan Secondary School. After one year at U.B.C. he went to work in the sawmill at Honeymoon Bay. Seven years later he went to work in the office at North Cowichan Municipality. While there he took courses in accounting, finance, law and administration through U.B.C. to obtain a certificate in municipal administration obtaining the highest marks in his class. After being out of university for 11 years John returned to U.B.C. to pursue a career in teaching. He was employed by the Cowichan School District for 30 years and retired in 1992 as an Assistant Superintendent of Schools. John was a well liked and respected teacher and administrator. John gave to his community serving on the board of a number of volunteer organizations. In retirement he enjoyed lawn bowling, golfing and traveling. John’s love of children and sports is what made him such an excellent and well loved teacher. John was predeceased by his first wife Lynette and his three sons Jim, Stephen and Tony. He leaves to mourn his wife and best friend Catherine, his daughters Jeannie (Kane) and Jennifer, his step daughter Jennifer (Cliff), his stepson William, grandchildren Joseph, Kelsey, and Kiara, his sisters Flo and Evelyn, several brother and sister in laws and numerous nephews and nieces. A Celebration of John’s life will be held at the Duncan United Church, 246 Ingram St., Duncan BC on Monday December 15, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cancer Society, 100-394 Duncan St., Duncan BC V9L 3M4 or the Cowichan District Hospital Foundation, 4-466 Trans Canada Highway, Duncan BC V9L 3R6 would be appreciated.

Eileen Mary Matson
October 31, 1925 - January 14, 2009

Passed away on Wednesday January 14, 2009 at the Cowichan District Hospital. Born in Vancouver BC on October 31, 1925. Predeceased by her husband Armas (April 1983), great grandson Nathan (Aug. 1996), son Michael (Jan. 2000) and grandson Kevin (April 2008). Survived by her daughter Sharon and son in law John O’Reilly, grandsons Darren Svendsen (Stef), Jamie Svendsen (Aliya) and 4 great grandchildren. The family wishes to thank the home care staff, DRs. and nurses who cared for Mom during her last days. No service by request. A small family gathering will be held at a later date.

Trienie Bosch (née Groenewold)
August 02, 1940 - January 29, 2009

Trienie was born in the Netherlands on August 2, 1940 into a large family. After a strong, courageous battle with cancer, she peacefully passed into Heaven to be with her Lord and Savior on January 29, 2009. She is predeceased by her husband Jake, granddaughter Trina, parents and some brothers and sisters. She leaves to mourn, her daughters Joanne (Will), Sylvia (Paul) and son Ed (Sue); grandchildren Charlene, Tanner, Brittany, Lindsay, Danielle, Lauren, Abbey, Emma and step grandson Jack. She also leaves behind brothers, sisters, inlaws, nieces and nephews who truly loved and adored her. Trienie loved life and family! She was a great friend and role model.! She loved to serve in many areas like the B.F.M. thrift store, food service at functions, helping out anywhere whenever and wherever she could. She was a great mother and grandmother who was always there and will be missed dearly! A special thank you to family, Church family, and all the Doctors and nurses for their great care, support, and prayers. Visitation for family and friends will be held at H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre, 251 Jubilee St., Duncan BC on Friday February 6, 2009 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. and Saturday morning February 7, 2009 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. followed by a Memorial Service at the Christian Reformed Church, 930 Trunk Road, Duncan BC at 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Duncan Christian School, 485 Beech Ave., Duncan BC V9L 3M1.

Zina Alonderis
February 07, 1920 - December 07, 2001
Funeral arrangements by Patrick J. Darte Funeral Chapel Limited

At the Shaver hospital on Friday, December 7, 2001, in her 82nd year. Beloved wife of the late Stasys Jovaisas (1958) and the late Vitalis Alonderis (1975). Loving mother of Algis Jovaisas (Donna Pritchard) of Ottawa, grandmother of Algis (Tara) Jovaisas, Bennett Jovaisas and Alexander Jovaisas. The family would like to thank Karen and Margaret for their support over the years.

Mrs. Alonderis is at the Patrick J. Darte Funeral Chapel, 39 Court St. (at King) for visitation on Monday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time, please call the funeral chapel for information at 905-685-6584. Interment Victoria Lawn Cemetery.

Jennie B. Dunn
March 08, 1919 - April 05, 2001
Funeral arrangements by
Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel (London)

Peacefully on Thursday, April 5, 2001 at the Dearness Home Jennie B. Dunn in her 83rd year.

Predeceased by her beloved husband Louis Dunn (1977)

Loving mother of Andoranna, Richard and his wife Sophie, Donna and her husband David, Diane, Jackelene and her husband John and Frances and Merle. Cherished grandmother of 17 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

A special thank you to all the staff in the Chelsea wing at the Dearness Home.

A Visitation will be held at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel (1997 Dundas Street, at Wavell) on Saturday, April 7, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. with the Funeral Service following at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the London Regional Cancer Centre or Diabetes Foundation would be greatly acknowledged.

Memorial Funeral Home in care of arrangements (519-452-3770)

Gwendolyn Bernice Aulenback
September 16, 1927 - October 10, 2001
Funeral arrangements by Cattel Eaton & Chambers Funeral Home

Peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Hamilton, Ontario on Wednesday October 10, 2001, surrounded by her family. Dear wife of the late Lester Aulenback. Survived by daughter Vivian Roach and her husband Clarence, son Leigh Aulenback and his wife Darlene. Grandmother of Blair and Cynthia Roach and Natalie, Craig and Danielle Aulenback. Sister of Marie, Lillian, Madeline and Verda. Predeceased by daughter Robin Gail and son Lynn and one sister, Doris.

Friends will be received by the family on Sunday afternoon and evening 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the Mahone Funeral Home, 32 Parish St., Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia. The funeral for Gwendolyn will be held Monday morning at 11 o’clock at ST. JAMES ANGLICAN CHURCH, Parish Street, Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia, Interment in Old Block House Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

Venard Jules Asselin
November 29, 1926 - April 09, 2002
Funeral arrangements by Penetanguishene Funeral Home

Peacefully, at his home 109 Balm Beach Rd., Perkinsfield with his family by his side, on Tuesday, April 9th, 2002 in his 76th year. Beloved husband Simone (Bourgeois) Asselin. Dear father of Linda Asselin of Midland, Lucille Asselin of Penetanguishene, Michael Asselin & his wife Ann of Perkinsfield, Neil Asselin & his wife Vicki of Victoria, B.C., Ken Asselin & his wife Chris of Lafontaine and Laurie Asselin of Perkinsfield. Loving grandfather of seven grandchildren and of three great grandchildren. Dear brother of Germaine Donabie & Simone Colvey both of Penetanguishene, Vivette Drinkle of Midland, Irene Duquette of Perkinsfield and predeceased by Blanche Morin, Albertine Dubeau, Clara Robillard, Theresa Asselin, Lillian Asselin, Albert, Remi, Eugene and Marcel.

Visitation will be held at the Penetanguishene Funeral Home, 155 Main Street, Penetanguishene on Wednesday, April 10th from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. A funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick’s church, Perkinsfield on Thursday, April 11th at 11 a.m. Interment later at St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Perkinsfield. Parish prayers will be held at the funeral home Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 p.m.

Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated.

Dorothy Joan Archibald
September 06, 1925 - March 28, 2001
Funeral arrangements by Nicholls Funeral Home

At her residence, Victoria Harbour on Wednesday, March 28, 2001 in her 76th year.

Dorothy Smith, beloved wife of the late George Archibald. Dear mother of Betty Dilkes and her husband John of Victoria Harbour, Pamela Oswald of Port McNicoll and Tom Archibald and his wife Susan of Whitby. Will be sadly missed by her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

A very special thanks to the Bayshore nursing staff for their diligent care.

By her request, no funeral service. Cremation.

Memorial donations to the Georgian Bay Lung Association would be appreciated and will be received by the Nicholls Funeral Home, 330 Midland Avenue, Midland, L4R 3K7.

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