At Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Public General campus, on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2002, Ruby Belle Carrington, age 79, of Chatham, wife of the late Bertram E. Carrington (1999). Born in Colchester in 1923, daughter of the late Lottie Belle (Woodson) and Charles Carter, she was a member of the First Baptist Church Senior Choir for 50 years, the Historical Committee, and played piano there for many years. She will be lovingly remembered by her sons, Alonzo of Brantford, Steven of Nova Scotia, Philip and his wife Wendy, Stanley and his wife Victoria, and "Benson" J.W., all of Chatham; and by 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; and by a brother, Elmer Carter of Windsor. Predeceased by two sisters, Elma Montgomery and Shirley Carter; and by a brother, Kenneth Carter. Friends and relatives called at the Hinnegan-Peseski Funeral Home, 156 William St. East. The funeral service was conducted from the First Baptist Church on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2002 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Mr. David Tatsu officiating. Burial took place in Puce Memorial Cemetery. Donations to the Diabetes Association would be appreciated.
Nye Alan Colborne, 26, passed away suddenly in Chatham-Kent on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2002. Born in Kelowna, British Columbia. Cherished father of Austin R.J. Colborne (Heathcote) and Claudia M. (Yacks) Colborne. Nye will be sadly missed by his mother, Susanne M. Doey and stepfather Amos Summerfield of Chatham; by his father, Alan T. Colborne and stepmother Cheryl Colborne of Rush Lake, Sask.; by sisters, Susan L. (Colborne) and her husband Ron VanVeen of Chatham, Carmen Colborne and Cindy Colborne of Rush Lake, Sask. Loving uncle to Cherie Deobold and Rones VanVeen. Also missed by many aunts, uncles and cousins. Friends and relatives called at the Hinnegan-Peseski Funeral Home, 156 William St. North. The funeral service was conducted from the Chatham Christian Centre, 181 Lacroix St., on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2002 at 2 p.m. with visitation from 1 p.m. until the time of the service. Officiated by Nye's uncle, Rev. Joseph Doey, assisted by Rev. Paul McPhail. Mrs. Anna McPhail presided at the organ. Cremation followed. Nye will be placed in the loving arms of his grandmother, Kathleen I. Doey, in St. Anthony's Cemetery at a later date. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the family can be left at the funeral home.
At Thamesview Lodge in Chatham on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2002, Elizabeth "Betty" Mary Fryscok, age 78, of Chatham, beloved wife of Oldrich Fryscok (married May 8, 1954). Born in Komarovce Slovakia in 1924, daughter of the late Mary (Simcikova) and John Oncocik, she came to Canada in 1927. Dear mother of Diane (deceased in 2001) and her husband Rick Waite of Georgetown and formerly of Chatham, Edward and his wife Cheryl Fryscok of Chatham, Helen and her husband Wyatt Ebare of Lakeshore, and Marie and her husband Jim Broadbent of Chatham. Grandmother of Michael and Jeffrey Waite, Cassandra, Katrina and Erik Fryscok, Jordan Ebare, and Andrew and Christine Broadbent; by a brother John and his wife Helen Ancocik of Chatham. Friends and relatives called at the Hinnegan-Peseski Funeral Home, 156 William St. North. Mass of the Resurrection was celebrated on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2002 at 10 a.m. in St. Ursula's Church. Parish prayers were said on Tuesday at 7 p.m. Burial was in St. Anthony's Cemetery. Donations to the Alzheimer's Society or to the St. Ursula's Church Building Fund would be appreciated.
Peacefully at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Public General campus, on Monday, Sept. 9, 2002, Christine (Flodrowski) O'Neill, at age 55. Survived by her mother, Janina Flodrowski of Chatham and predeceased by her father, Stefan Flodrowski (1985). Loving mother to Patricia Anna Laurie and her husband Robert of Chatham, and Jennifer-Lynn and her companion Sean of Hamilton. May the Lord take Grandma's soul to be with the angels on this day of her only grandchild's birthday, Stefan, age seven years. Christine will be greatly missed by her only sibling, brother Leslie and his wife Laurie of London. Dear aunt to Eric and Michelle, also of London. The family received friends at the Hinnegan-Peseski Funeral Home, 156 William St. North. We will be celebrating Christine's life with a Mass of Resurrection on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2002 at 1 p.m. in St. Agnes Church, with Father Andrew Kowalczyk as celebrant. Parish prayers were said Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Cremation will follow. Donations to the Canadian Liver Foundation or to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.
It is with great sadness that the family of Cora Thibodeau announces her passing with her daughter at her side at Thamesview Lodge on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2002. Born Dec. 23, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Theode Lucier and Minnie Lozon. Residing in North Vancouver, BC for the past 18 years, she was formally from Chatham. Cherished mother of Claudette Lenover and her husband Richard of Chatham. Devoted meme to Matthew of Victoria, B.C., Keri and Lisa of Chatham; great meme to Patrick, of Chatham. Loving sister of Reta Couture and her husband Arsend of Chatham; and brothers, Robert Lucier and his wife Marion and Leo Lucier and his wife Lillian, all of Brantford. Sister-in-law of Cecile Kowalyk and Jean Lucier, both of Chatham. Caring aunt to many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her husband, Louis Thibodeau; by brother Harry Lucier; by sister Ula Emery; by brother-in-law William Emery; and by great-nephew Keith Louzon. Cora will be fondly remembered for her kindness, wisdom and her sense of humour. Sadly missed by special friends Cora Ball, Margaret Hallinan of Chatham, along with the many friends she faithfully visited every summer while in Chatham. She will be forever missed by Don McCallum, Lidia Scatton, by niece Marie and Ray McCrea and family, by Valerie and Paul Gornell and family, all of North Vancouver, B.C. Special mention to Cora's caregivers at Thamesview Lodge. Honouring mom's wishes, there was no funeral home visitation or service. Following the cremation, there was a private family graveside service at St. Anthony's Cemetery. Donations to the Thamesview Lodge would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements were entrusted by the Hinnegan-Peseski Funeral Home, 156 William St. North.