Peacefully at her residence at Elgin Lodge in Port Elgin, on Sunday, February 8th, 2004, at the age of 92 years, Mary Rowe of Port Elgin and formerly of Windsor, wife of the late Richard Rowe, mother of Doug and his wife Carol of Port Elgin, and mother-in-law of Dawn Rowe of Sarnia. Grandma to Steve and Rebecca Rowe of Cambridge, Sharon and Mike Summers of Hamilton, Keith Rowe and Ann Stover of Seattle, WA., Brian and Rebecca Deans-Rowe of Portland, Oregon, and David Rowe of Sarnia. Bestamor (Great-Grandma) to Rianne and Erin Rowe, Kylie and Dylan Summers, Alex Deans-Rowe, and Nick Rowe. Sister of Asta Sorensen of Flint, Michigan. Mrs. Rowe is predeceased by one son Richard, by brothers Henry, Kristian and Axel Quist, and by one sister Ellen Kusk.
Friends may call at the W. Kent Milroy Port Elgin Chapel., 510 Mill Street, Port Elgin, (Town of Saugeen Shores) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, February 10th. Funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Wednesday morning at 11 a.m, with Pastor Bob Johnston officiating.
Committal service and interment will be conducted at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Windsor on Thursday, February 19th, at 1 p.m.
Memorial contributions to the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation, or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.
Robin William Smillie
Suddenly at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Chatham Campus on Wednesday, April 30, 2008, Robin William Smillie, at the age of 60 years. Born in Chatham in 1947, son of the late Janet Morse and Peter Smillie. In the recent past Robin was an active member of the Quality Care Team for Mental Health and Addictions Program, Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, returning to those who were very supportive over his years of need.
Dear brother of Jill Ladd and husband Harvey of Chatham, Joan Mitchell and husband Gregg of Guelph and Stephen Smillie and wife Susan of Oakville. Cherished uncle of Kevin, Christopher, David, Stephen and Sara. Also sadly missed by 3 aunts and several cousins.
Friends and relatives may call at the Funeral Home, 156 William St. S. Chatham from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday May 2, 2008 where Parish Prayers will be offered 3:00 pm on Friday.
Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated on Saturday, May 3, 2008 at 10:00 am in Blessed Sacrament Church.
Burial will be in St. Anthony's Cemetery.
Donations to Canadian Mental Health Kent would be appreciated.
Donald Keith Stubberfield
Peacefully at his residence in Chatham with his family at his side on Tuesday, April 1, 2008, Donald Keith Stubberfield, age 72, of Chatham, beloved husband of Elizabeth “Betty” (Kosik) Stubberfield. Born in Chatham in1935, son of the late Allison Piggot and Harold Stubberfield, Don was an employee of Union Gas for over 36 years and a member of Erie St. Clair Ducks Unlimited, Union Gas Golden Genies, Branch #628 Legion and St. Ursula's Church. Dear father of Christopher and his wife Ana-Maria (nee Ardelean) and their children Sebastian and Adrian. Also Surviving is a brother-in-law John Kosik and his wife Lynn of Chatham.
Friends and relatives may call at the Funeral Home, 156 William St. S. Chatham from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Thursday April 3, 2008 where Parish Prayers will be offered 3:30 pm on Thursday. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated on Friday, April 4, 2008 at 10:00 am in St. Ursula's Church. Burial will be in St. Anthony's Cemetery.
Donations to the Lung Association would be appreciated.
Johanna Van Bilsen
Was called to be with her Lord while peacefully surrounded by her family at Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Chatham on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 11, 2008, Johanna Van Bilsen, of Chatham, beloved wife of 53 years to William Van Bilsen. Born in Holland on June 29, 1930, Johanna came to Canada in 1949 and was the daughter of the late Maria (Huybers) and Anthony Van Kessel.
She will be greatly missed by: her loving children, James and his wife Susan of Elora, Edward and his wife Sherry of Brights Grove, Wendy Duffy and husband Paul and Stephanie Myers and husband John all of Toronto, dearest grandchildren Jonathan, Amanda, Johanna, Brandon, Nicholas, Carson, William and Monika and great-granddaughter Tessa, 3 sisters Helen Burgess of Collingwood, Maria Chapo of Essex and Terry Trahan of Rockwood and a brother Anthony Van Kessel of Chatham. She is predeceased by brothers Lawrence and John Van Kessel .
Johanna was a longtime member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Branch 28 Legion, a volunteer at St. Joseph’s Hospital and extremely talented chef and cake decorator for many years. Her generosity, loving ways and beautiful smile will always be remembered.
Friends and relatives may visit at the Hinnegan-Peseski Funeral Home, 156 William St. S. Chatham from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, where Parish Prayers will be offered 7:00 pm on Tuesday.
Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated on Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 11:00 am in Blessed Sacrament Church.
Burial will be in St. Anthony's Cemetery.
Donations to The Chatham-Kent Health Alliance ( M.R.I. Campaign ) would be appreciated.
Wilfred Joseph Martin
At Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, on Monday, March 17, 2008, Wilfred Joseph Martin, age 73, of Chatham, beloved husband of the late Grace (McPhail) Martin (2001). Son of the late Alma and Elzear Martin.
He will be sadly missed by: his son, Mike Martin and his wife Renee of Chatham and his grandchildren Vanessa and Serena. He will also be missed by his brothers and sisters, Raymond Martin of Chatham, Claire Munt and her husband Peter of Windsor, Phil Martin and his wife Barb, and Ed Martin and his wife Diane all of Chatham. He will also be missed by his sister in law Annette Martin and by many nieces and nephews.
He is predeceased by a sister Marie Therese Martin, and 3 brothers, Jean Louis, Gus and Lionel.
Friends and relatives may call at the Funeral Home, 156 William St. S. Chatham from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, 2008. Parish Prayers will be offered at 3:30 pm.
Funeral Service will be celebrated on Thursday, March 20, 2008 at 10 am in St. Agnes' Church.
Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Blenheim.
Donations to The Lung Association would be appreciated.
At Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Chatham on Saturday, March 1, 2008, Lucy Wlodarczyk, age 80, of Chatham, wife of the late Anthony Wlodarczyk (1987) and Ted Wozniak. Born in Poland on June 20, 1927, she was daughter of the late Kunegunda Leliwa and Maksymilian Szlinter.
She will be sadly missed by: her children Krystyna and Robert Wlodarczyk, both of Toronto, a granddaughter Margaret and husband Jeremy, a great-grandson Dallas and 4 sisters and 2 brothers in Europe.
Friends and relatives may call at the Funeral Home, 156 William St. S. Chatham from 7-9 p.m. Sunday, and again on Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where Parish Prayers will be offered at 7:00 pm on Monday.
Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated on Tuesday, March 4, 2008 at 10:00 am in Our Lady of Victory Church.
Burial will be in St. Anthony's Cemetery.
Donations to C-K H.A. St. Joseph's Campus Foundation would be appreciated.
Cornelia and Cornelius Wysman
Suddenly in an auto accident in Chatham, on Thursday, May 15, 2008, Cornelia Wysman, age 84, and her beloved husband Cornelius age 85. Both were born in the Netherlands and came to Canada in 1951. Cornelia was the daughter of the late Adriana Schalkwijk and Johannes Warmenhoven, and sang in the traditional choir at Blessed Sacrament Church for many years. Cornelius was the son of the late Maria Van Der Meel and John Wysman, worked for Libby’s for many years, and was an avid gardener.
They will be sadly missed by: their loving children, Marian Doré (Pierre) of Blenheim, John of Wallaceburg, Martin (Vergie) of Blenheim, Adriana Renaud (Robert) of Chatham, Jack (Maureen) of Sarnia, Thomas (Jane) of Windsor, Paul (Cathy) of Amherstburg, Henry of Rondeau and Margaret Wysman of Port Elgin, 9 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren. Cornelia has a number of brothers and sisters and nieces and nephews in the Netherlands.
Cornelius leaves 2 brothers, Harry Wijsman (Noreen) of Ridgetown, and John Wysman (Isabelle) of Milton, a sister Anne Segeren (Bert) of Chatham and a sister-in-law Nellie Wijsman, as well as several nieces and nephews.
Cornelius is predeceased by brothers Nicholas and Gerard and sisters Mary Aerts and Elizabeth Vink .
Friends and relatives may call at the Funeral Home, 156 William St. S. Chatham from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday, where Parish Prayers will be offered 3:00 pm on Sunday.
Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated on Monday, May 19, 2008 at 10:00 am in Blessed Sacrament Church.
Burial will be in St. Anthony's Cemetery.
Donations to the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance or Riverview Gardens would be appreciated.
Sherley Orville St. Pierre
It is with deepest regret that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather Sherley Orville St. Pierre, at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Chatham Campus, on Sunday, May 11, 2008, at the age of 76 years. Beloved husband of Lena (Meloche)(Brant) St. Pierre of Grande Pointe and the late Theresa (Demers) St. Pierre (1989). Born in 1932, son of the late Mary Bray and Abraham St. Pierre, Sherley farmed in Dover Township all of his life.
Loving father of Larry and wife Diane of Grande Pointe, Dan and wife Marilee of Chatham and Marc and wife Jan of Belle River. Also step children; Shelley Brant, Jason (Becky) Brant and Sandy (Chris) Jacobson. Cherished grandfather of Bonnie (Paul) Brown, Chris (Sylvie), Jason, Lisa and Brian St. Pierre, Jennifer (Pat) Crawley, Jillian and Steven St. Pierre, great grandfather of Ava and Ryan. Also sadly missed by step grandchildren; Michael, Alicia, Maya and Eva Brant and Caroline and Eric Jacobson. Dear brother of Mona Sanchuk and husband Bill, Marie Barnier and Betty Walden and husband Gary all of Chatham. Brother-in-law to Laurette and Alphonse Brosseau, Francis and Luella Barnier, Oscar and Eilleen Demers and Frank and Rita Baute.
He is predeceased by 2 sisters; Velma Baute (1985) and Laura Charron (2006) and by brothers-in-law Oscar Charron and Joe Barnier.
Friends and relatives will be received at the Funeral Home, 156 William St. S. Chatham from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday May 13, 2008 and again on Wednesday May 14th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where Parish Prayers will be offered 3:00 pm on Wednesday.
Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated on Thursday, May 15, 2008 at 10:00 am in Immaculate Conception Church, Pain Court. Burial will be in St. Philippe Church Cemetery, Grande Pointe. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Cancer Society would be appreciated. Along with his deep love for his family and friends, his pride in farming and his joy of camping, he lived life to the fullest, leaving behind a great legacy of music and entertainment. He was loved by all who knew him.
Blanche Helena Foy
Peacefully at Copper Terrace Long Term Care Facility, Chatham, on Thursday, January 1, 2009, Blanche Helena Foy, age 94, formerly of Pain Court, beloved wife of the late Charlie Foy (1977). Born in Pain Court in 1914, daughter of the late Alma Trudell and Ladislas Caron. Blanche was a School Teacher for 29 years, a member of Immaculée Conception Church, Le Club de l'Amitie and Ladies of Ste. Anne. Loving mother of Clara Roesch (Louis) of Kent Bridge, Christine Nagy (Steve) of Kentucky,
George (friend Anitta) of Vineland, Russell (Nadia) of Chatham, Joseph (Shelley) of Chatham and Robert of Tilbury. Sadly missed by grandchildren; Jacqui, Brenda, Tim, Emma, Tina, George, Frances, Amy, Roseanne, Elaina, Charlotte, Ursula, Del, Sarah, Charlie, Marc and Caryn and by 15 great grandchildren. Dear sister of Therese Donlan (Mark) of Windsor, Rosalie Cote of Florida, J.P. Caron (Rita) of Chatham and Vincent Caron of Chatham.. She is predeceased by 3 sisters; Pauline Roy, Alma Richer, Dorothy Fox and by 2 brothers; L. Philippe Caron and Regis Caron. Friends and relatives may call at the Funeral Home, 156 William St. S. Chatham from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday January 5, 2008 where Parish Prayers will be offered at 3:00 pm on Monday. Visiting also on Tuesday in the Church from 10 am until the time of the Mass. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, January 6, 2009 at 11 am in Immaculée Conception Church, Pain Court. Burial will be in Immaculée Conception Cemetery, Pain Court. Donations to the M.R.I. Campaign, Cancer Society or Charity of your Choice would be welcomed by the family.
Anne Josephine McDonnell
On Thursday January 29, 2009 at Victoria Hospital, London, in her 75 year, God Took her to his Heavenly Home. Surrounded by her loving husband Gerald "Jerry" of 53 years and all her children; Patricia, Mike (Kim) of Windsor, Marie (Mark) Woodall, Colleen, Kathy (John) Hindi of LaSalle, Karen (Carl) Baillargeon of Tecumseh, Sharon, Peggy (Joe) and Shawn. She will be deeply missed by her grandchildren; Jordan and Nathan McDonnell, Tiffany, Matthew, James, Tammy, Chelsea and Andrew Woodall, Tanya, Nicole, Stephanie and Jonathan Hindi, Marc, Paul, Adam and Eric Baillargeon. Dear sister of Evelyn (Charles) Montpetit of Tilbury, and Herbert (Teresa) Bagnell of Grande Pointe. Predeceased by her parents Horace and Evelena (nee Bechard) Bagnell and her sisters Angela Bagnell and Eileen Kelly-Crosby. Also predeceased by one grand daughter, Baby Heather Hindi. Anne was a member of St. Agnes Church and also the Catholic Women's League. Friends and relatives may call at the Funeral Home, 156 William St. S. Chatham from 7-9 p.m. Saturday January 31, 2009, and again on Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., where Parish Prayers will be offered at 7:00 pm on Sunday. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday February 2, 2009 at 10:00 am in St. Agnes' Church. Cremation will follow. Donations to Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, the Association for Community Living or Chatham-Kent Health Alliance would be appreciated. Anne was a contradiction, tough as nails and more stubborn than an ox. Butting heads with her usually resulted in your frustration, but she always thought of others. Dying with all her children gathered around, crying, she asked why, “When it’s your time, it’s your time” she said in a nonchalant manner. As she was in pain, the family wanted to get the nurse to give her more pain medication to make her more comfortable, she said “No!” She didn’t want to bother the doctor or nurses; they were too busy with others. Thank-you God for your strength, as the family prayed the rosary; you gave us strength and peace. Anne was ready for your arms, take care of her.
Edwin "Eddie" Joseph Charles Cloutier
At Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, on Tuesday, February 10, 2009, Edwin "Eddie" Joseph Charles Cloutier, age 42 of Chatham, beloved son of Betty Cloutier of Chatham and Charles "Chuck" Cloutier and step mom Marilyn of Toronto. Eddie was a member of Praise Fellowship Church, Volunteered at the Soup Kitchen there and worked at the Chatham-Kent Consumer Family Network. He will be sadly missed by his grandmother Helen Labadie of Chatham. Dear brother of Michael Lee of Chatham and step brother of Eva Feeney and Mark of Toronto, Freddie Slavelovs of Toronto and Glen Quick of Windsor. Also sadly missed by several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.
He is predeceased by a sister Charmaine (1999). Friends and relatives may call at the Funeral Home, 156 William St. S. Chatham from 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, February 12, 2009 and again Friday from 10 am until 11 am.. Chapel Service will be conducted in Hinnegan-Peseski Funeral Home on Friday, February 13, 2009 at 11:00 am with Pastor Chuck Butler and Pastor Mike Koppes of Praise Fellowship Church officiating. Burial will take place in Maple Leaf Cemetery. Donations to Praise Fellowship Soup Kitchen would be appreciated.
Harwood, (Congdon) Eleanor, “Diane”- At the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Chatham Campus on Monday March 2, 2009, Eleanor “Diane” (Congdon) Harwood ended a long and courageous battle with cancer. She earned her wings surrounded by her loving family at her bedside. Meeting Mom at heaven’s gate is her husband and best friend of 46 years Richard “Dick” Harwood (2007). Born in Chatham in 1939, the only daughter of the late Ruby (Dawson) and George Congdon. Diane’s first career was as an elementary school teacher, later she dedicated her life to the church as a secretary, treasurer and then acted as a Honorary Lay Worship Leader. She is a member of St. Andrew’s United Church, Chatham, and was involved in the United Women’s Church League. Cherished mother of Elizabeth “Liz” Diane Myers and her husband William “Bill” of Chatham, Melissa Annette Louzon and her husband Rod of Chatham. Treasured Nana to Josh, Andrew, Alesha Myers, and Taylor and Madison Louzon. Dear daughter in law to Margaret Harwood Studnicka. Sister in law to Brian and Shirley Harwood of Chatham, Dennis and Denise Harwood of Tillsonburg, Beth and Dave Studnicka of Wallaceburg. Predeceased by a brother in law Michael Harwood and Uncle Chess Dawson. Niece to Pat Dawson, cousin to Ann and John High and Bob and Jane Smith all of Chatham. Special Aunt to many nieces and nephews. Friends and relatives may call at the Funeral Home, 156 William St. S. Chatham from 2-4 pm and 7-9pm on Wednesday, March 4, 2009. A funeral service will be conducted in St. Andrew’s United Church, on Thursday, March 5, 2009 at 11 am with Rev. Meg Runhart officiating. Burial will take place in Maple Leaf Cemetery. Donations to Myles’ Miracle Mission Cancer Assist Program or the charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.
Mary Ann St.Pierre
At Riverview Gardens, Chatham, on Sunday, March 1, 2009, Mary Ann St. Pierre, age 70, beloved wife of the late Melvin Vern St. Pierre (2004), formerly of Dover. Born in Tilbury North Twp. on April 11, 1938, she was daughter of the late Germaine (Hoorlebeck) and Raymond Breault. She will be sadly missed by her loving children, Rene (Theresa), Windsor, Greg (Linda), and Michelle Smith (Alvin) and Kevin, all of Chatham, 5 grandchildren, Malerie, Matthew, Bradley, Rebecca and Alex, a sister Dolores (Vince) Dillon, Windsor, brothers Denis Breault, Toronto, Larry Breault (Linda), Wiarton and Marcel Breault (Linda), Windsor and several brothers and sisters-in-law. Friends and relatives may call at the Funeral Home, 156 William St. S. Chatham from 6 - 9 p.m. Tuesday, where Parish Prayers will be offered at 6:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, March 4, 2009 at 11 a.m. in Immaculée Conception Church, Pain Court. Burial will be in Pain Court. Donations to the Parkinson's Foundation would be appreciated.