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ONTARIO - Smithville - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 8

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Date: Saturday, 7 January 2017, at 8:39 p.m.

Verna Marie Sisler
1943 - 2007
SISLER, VERNA: Unexpectedly at her home on Friday, May 4, 2007, surrounded by her loving family, Verna Marie Sisler (nee Killins) in her 65th year. Beloved wife of Ben Sisler for 42 years. Loving mother of Kevin and his wife Vicki Sisler, Vickie and her husband Peter deVos, and Brent Sisler; cherished grandmother of Jessica, Samantha and Clayton Sisler, Andrew and Randi deVos, all of Caistor. Verna was employed by the Attorney General, Cayuga Court House for 32 years. She cherished her grandchildren and will be sadly missed by all of her family and friends. Verna was a dear sister of Wayne and Ilene Killins, Bernice and Ralph Beaty, Lyle and Janet Killins, Neil and Jane Killins, Ellen and Lyle Gibson. She was predeceased by her parents Arnold Killins (1979) and Thelma (Fawcett) Killins (2006). Friends may call at Merritt Funeral Home, 287 Station Street, Smithville on Tuesday from 7-9 pm and Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. The funeral service will be held on Thursday, May 10 at 11 am at Merritt’s United Church with interment at the church’s adjoining cemetery. If desired, memorial contributions to Merritt’s United Church Memorial Fund would be appreciated by the family and can be made through the funeral home.

Til we meet again

Kristje (Christine) Sjaarda
1908 - 2007
SJAARDA, KRISTJE (CHRISTINE): on Saturday, July 21, 2007 at Shalom Manor in Grimsby, Christine Sjaarda (nee Bakker) was called Home to be with her Lord and Saviour, in her 98th year. Beloved wife of the late Wilfred Sjaarda. Loving mother of Hilly and the late Diedert Schilstra of Smithville, Gay and Bob Schotanus of Fonthill, Willy and Richard Zantingh of Dunnville, Pierre and Martha Sjaarda of St. Anns, Aafke Haveman of Fruitland and Wayne and Gertie Sjaarda of The Netherlands. Cherished grandmother of 35 grandchildren, and 86 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Friends may call at the Merritt Funeral Home, 287 Station Street, Smithville on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, July 25 at 11 am at Wellandport Christian Reformed Church. Interment Riverside Cemetery, Wellandport. If desired, memorial contributions to Shalom Manor or West Lincoln Memorial Auxiliary would be appreciated by the family and can be made through the funeral home.

Sharon Hope Slothouber
1955 - 2007
Slothouber, Sharon Hope - R.N.

On Saturday, February 17, 2007, surrounded by her loving family and friend, Sharon passed on to glory at the age of 51. Deeply loved daughter of Jane (Elgersma) and the late Eric Slothouber, treasured sister to Adrienne (Peter) Boersma, Sarina (Dan) Labonté, Bernie (Nancy) Slothouber, Richard (Veronica) Slothouber and her dearly loved brother Eric Jr. Cherished aunt to her nieces and nephews - Nathan, Elise & David Boersma,Ben & Danielle (Jon) Labonté, Shane & Jessica, Nick, Jeremy, Vanessa, Chris and Natasha Slothouber.

Sharon enjoyed a successful career as a registered nurse working throughout North America. Sharon had a passion for travel, food, and reading and will be fondly remembered by her dear friends Cathy Nishizawki, Linda, Liz, Barb, Jane, and Judy and her many other friends and colleagues.

Sharon is resting at Merritt Funeral Home, 287 Station Street in Smithville. Visiting hours - Wednesday, February 21st from 2-4 pm & 7-9 pm. Celebration of her life will be held at Smithville Christian Reformed Church, 6522 Smithville Road in Smithville on Thursday, February 22nd at 3:00 pm.

Memorial remembrances can be made in Sharon's honour to Niagara West Community Hospice or Community Living - Grimsby, Lincoln & West Lincoln.

Heartfelt thanks to Dr. Paul Cano and Dr. Denise Marshall for their superlative care and compassion throughout Sharon's battle with cancer, the nurses at WLMH ICU, St. Elizabeth's nursing. Special thanks to nurses Barb, Leona, and Barb.

One thing I ask of the Lord, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life.

Peter Smyth
1953 - 2007
SMYTH, PETER: At his home in Hamilton on Sunday, February 25, 2007, Peter Smyth in his 54th year. Dearly loved son of Eleanor (Ella) Smyth and the late Joseph Smyth (1995). Loving father of Jaguar, and companion of Judi Stevenson. Dear brother of Joseph Smyth Jr. Peter will also be missed by his nephews Michael and Brian, niece Colleen, aunt Violet Blackwood and her husband William, and other family here in Canada and in Ireland. Cremation has taken place. Friends may call at the Merritt Funeral Home, 287 Station Street in Smithville on Tuesday, March 6 beginning at 9 am. The memorial service will follow at 11 am. If desired, memorial contributions to Help A Child Smile would be appreciated by the family and can be made through the funeral home.

Dorothea Sourdou
1913 - 2007
SOURDOU, DOROTHEA: At Deer Park Villa in Grimsby on Friday, August 17, 2007, Dorothea Sourdou (Malelis) passed away in her 95th year. Beloved wife of the late Gregory Sourdos. Loving mother of Alex Sourdos and his wife Viki of Grimsby, Evangelia Caldwell and her husband Richard of Toronto, daughter-in-law Evangelia Sourdou of Greece, and son-in-law Gabrial Gabrilidis of Greece. Cherished by her ten grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Also survived by her brother Pantelis Malelis and his wife Demetra of Greece, and sister-in-law Agapi Malelis of Syracuse, New York, and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her son George Sourdos, daughter Chrisathi Gabrilidis, grandson Stavros Gabrilidis and brother Stefanos Malelis. Friends may call at the Merritt Funeral Home, 287 Station Street, Smithville on Tuesday, August 21, from 2-4 and 7-9pm with Prayers at 7:30pm. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 10am at St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church, 585 Niagara Street (at the corner of Linwell), St. Catharines. Interment Smithville United Church Cemetery. If desired, memorial contributions to St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church or Deer Park Villa would be appreciated by the family and can be made through the funeral home.

Daniel Joseph VanSpronsen
1989 - 2007
VANSPRONSEN, DANIEL: On Saturday, January 13, 2007 at McMaster Hospital, the Lord in His infinite wisdom took His child, our son, Daniel Joseph VanSpronsen in his 18th year, after an eight month courageous battle with cancer. Loving son of Maurice and Lorraine VanSpronsen (nee Deboer). Dear brother of Andrew, Alisha (and her friend Tyler Blokker), Jonathan, Jordan, Luke and Lorissa. Dan will be missed by his beloved girlfriend Kaitlin Buitenwerf. Cherished grandson of Henry and Jennie VanSpronsen and the late Agatha Anne VanSpronsen (1988), and of John and Joanne Deboer. Dan will also be missed by many cousins, aunts, uncles and friends. The family will receive friends at Vineyard Canadian Reformed Church of Lincoln, 4628 John Street, Beamsville on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. The funeral service will be held at the church on Wednesday, January 17 at 11 am. Interment Union Cemetery, Smithville. If desired, memorial contributions to Guido de Bres Christian High School, would be appreciated by the family and can be made through Merritt Funeral Home.

Timothy Mario van Zeben
1960 - 2007
van ZEBEN, TIMOTHY: Suddenly on Saturday, October 13, 2007 in Dalhousie, New Brunswick, Timothy Mario van Zeben of St. Thomas, Ontario in his 48th year. Beloved father of Lisa van Zeben and Curtis van Zeben. Loving son of Maria van Zeben and the late Bertus van Zeben (2006). Dear brother of John van Zeben, Robert and Wendy van Zeben, and Paul and Tammy van Zeben. Tim will also be missed by his nephews Robert, Allen, Shaun and Andrew van Zeben and niece Haley van Zeben. Friends may call at the Merritt Funeral Home, 287 Station Street, Smithville on Thursday, October 18, 7-9pm and Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. A private family service will be held at a later date. If desired, memorial contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family and can be made through the funeral home.

John Joseph Vishnisky
1916 - 2007
VISHNISKY, JOHN: At Henderson General Hospital in Hamilton on Friday, December 7, 2007, John Vishnisky of Caistor Centre and previously of Hamilton, in his 92nd year. An employee for over 35 years at Stelco, John is survived by his nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his sisters Veronica Davidson, Mary Wallis, Annie Horbatuk and brother Emile Vishnisky. Friends may call at the Merritt Funeral Home, 287 Station Street, Smithville on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. The funeral service will be held on Monday, December 10 at 11 am at the funeral home. Interment Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Stoney Creek. If desired, memorial contributions to the Lung Association would be appreciated by the family and can be made through the funeral home.

Robert Ernest Walker
1949 - 2007
WALKER, ROBERT: At West Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Grimsby on Wednesday, August 29, 2007, Robert (Bob) Ernest Walker of Smithville in his 59th year. Beloved son of Orvil Walker and the late Dorothy Walker. Survived by his wife Brenda Walker, sons Brit of Montreal and Trevor of Calgary, and leaves behind his heart-broken dog Kizzie. Dear brother of Donald and his wife Sue of Red Deer, Alberta and Donna Southgate of Chatham. He will also be missed by his nieces and nephews Josh, Jeremy, Katie, Sandrina and Emma and will be lovingly remembered by his aunts Lois Burris and Helen Davidson and uncles John Fleming and Murray Walker. Predeceased by his brother Jim. Friends are invited to call at the Cooper Funeral Home, 19 Talbot Street West, Jarvis on Friday (today) from 2-4 and 7-9 pm with a Masonic Service at 8:30 pm. Funeral service for Bob will be held at the Cooper Funeral Home on Saturday at 2 pm with Rev. Gary Patterson officiating. Interment at Knox Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Jarvis. If desired, memorial contributions to Knox Presbyterian Church (Jarvis) or Smithville United Church (Smithville) would be appreciated by the family and can be made through Cooper Funeral Home (Jarvis) 519-587-4414 or Merritt Funeral Home (Smithville) 957-7031.

Charles George Waterhouse
1927 - 2007
WATERHOUSE, CHUCK: At his home in Smithville on Wednesday, February 14, 2007, Charles George Waterhouse in his 80th year. Beloved husband of Lorraine (nee British). Loving father of Debbie (Rob) McKellar and Karen Saint. Dear brother of Ross and Barney Waterhouse, and Adele and Art Matthews. Cherished grandfather of Rachael and Charlene McKellar. Predeceased by his sister Joyce Glynn and her husband Vincent. Cremation has taken place. The family will receive friends for visitation at Merritt Funeral Home, 287 Station Street, Smithville on Monday, February 19 beginning at 10 am, and the memorial service will follow at 11 am. If desired, memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family and can be made through the funeral home.

Harriet Ruby Irene Wilcox
1916 - 2007
WILCOX, RUBY: At West Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Grimsby on Friday, September 14, 2007, Harriet Ruby Irene Wilcox of Grimsby, in her 92nd year. Beloved daughter of the late Walter and Harriet Wilcox (nee Atkinson) and sister of Jean and Murray Waite. Dear long-time friend of Oscar Kinzel. For many years, Ruby helped raise the Mooradian brothers and Shirley DeLangis. She will also be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends may call at the Merritt Funeral Home, 287 Station Street, Smithville on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. The funeral service will be held on Monday, September 17 at 11 am at the funeral home. Interment Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Stoney Creek. If desired, memorial contributions to West Lincoln Memorial Auxiliary would be appreciated by the family and can be made through the funeral home.

Annie Lorna Young
1917 - 2007
YOUNG, LORNA: Peacefully at her home in Caistor Centre on Saturday, October 27, 2007, Annie Lorna Young (nee Springsted) in her 91st year. Beloved wife of the late Ross Melvin Young (1990). Loving mother of Don of California, David of Caistor Centre and Kathy of Caistor Centre. Dear sister of Marilyn Copeland (Willis) of Smithville and Bill Springsted (Rhea) of Mount Hope. Predeceased by her brother Don (1934). Cremation has taken place. Inurnment at a future date at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. If desired, memorial contributions to West Lincoln Memorial Auxiliary would be appreciated by the family and can be made through Merritt Funeral Home.
Special thanks to Dr. Cano and Sylvia for their care of mom.

Pieter Zwaagstra
1930 - 2007
ZWAAGSTRA, PIETER: Passed on to glory to be with his Lord, peacefully and with courage at home Thursday, March 15, 2007 in his 77th year. Beloved husband of Femmie (nee Terpstra) for 54 years. Loving father of Hilma and Brian, John and Linda, Frank and Fran, Diane and Case, Peter and Angie. Cherished grandfather of 16 grandchildren and great-grandfather of 8 great-grandchildren. Dear brother and brother-in-law to Gietje and Cor, Frances and George Vos, Froukje and Bert Snippe, Siebe and Triene, Elisebeth and Andre Sypkes, Frank and Grace, Sietse and Fenna, Ank and Jan, Jellie and Henk VanRhee, Hanny Kadyk and the late Luit, Tia and Sytse Feenstra, Jikky Terpstra, and Francien and the late Harry Molenberg. Predeceased by brothers Johannes and Dirk. Pieter is resting at Merritt Funeral Home, 287 Station Street in Smithville where the family will receive friends for visitation Sunday, March 18th from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Celebration of his life will be held at Smithville Christian Reformed Church, 6522 Smithville Road in Smithville on Monday, March 19th at 11 am. Private family interment held at Lane Cemetery, St. Anns. A heartfelt thanks to Dr. Shannon Smith and the staff at West Lincoln Memorial Hospital.
II Corinthians 5: 1-10

Ronald Leonard Armstrong
1948 - 2007
ARMSTRONG, RON (Rock): It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Ronald Leonard Armstrong of Smithville on Saturday, August 6, 2007 in his 60th year. Beloved father of Jason (Olena and soon to be grandchild) and Tara (fiancé Jason Rossi), son of Ron Armstrong Sr. and the late Thelma (1988), cherished brother of Fay Traver (Gord) and Pat Traver (Larry), uncle of Rhonda (Mike), Lee, and Rachel. He will also be sadly missed by Linda Armstrong and her family and remembered by his many friends and his co-workers at Dofasco. Friends may call at the Merritt Funeral Home, 287 Station Street, Smithville on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. The funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Friday, August 10 at 11 am. Interment Cayuga Riverside Cemetery, Cayuga. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Hamilton Burlington SPCA would be appreciated by the family.

Clifford William Atkinson
1928 - 2007
ATKINSON, CLIFFORD: At West Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Grimsby on Saturday, July 28, 2007, Clifford William Atkinson passed away in his 80th year. He was the beloved son of the late James Atkinson and Margaret McFarlane Anderson of Caistor Centre. Loving brother of Margaret Spittal (and the late Thomas) and Edith Pinnegar (and the late Josh). He will also be missed by his nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his brothers Lorne, Gordon, Thomas and Peter and baby sister Faith. Friends may call at the home of his sister Margaret Spittal, 1988 Caistor Centre Road, Caistor Centre on Monday (today) from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. The funeral service will be held at the Caistor Centre Free Methodist Church on Tuesday at 2 pm. Interment Waite Cemetery, Abingdon. If desired, memorial contributions to the Caistor Centre Free Methodist Church would be appreciated by the family and can be made through Merritt Funeral Home.

Philip Alan Barker
1951 - 2007
BARKER, PHILIP: Suddenly on Saturday, September 1, 2007 at West Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Grimsby, Philip Alan Barker of St. Anns in his 57th year. Beloved husband of Suzanne Barker (nee Hough). Loving father of Heather, Sherry, Jimmy, Chris, Robert Hudgins and Catherine Carry and grandfather of 9 grandchildren. Loving son of Pearl and the late Kenneth Barker. Dear brother-in-law of Pat Hough. A memorial service will be held at Cornerstone Christian Assembly in Smithville on Tuesday, September 4 at 11 am. Cremation has taken place. If desired, memorial contributions to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family and can be made through Merritt Funeral Home.

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