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ONTARIO - Smithville - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 10

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Date: Saturday, 7 January 2017, at 8:40 p.m.

Ona Corabel Murray
1911 - 2008
MURRAY, CORABEL: At West Lincoln Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, November 11, 2008, Ona Corabel Murray (nee Clendening), in her 97th year. Beloved wife of the late Ross Lyndon Murray (February 5, 1983). Loving mother of Russell Murray (Betsy), Jack Murray (Virginia), Beverly Reynolds (Ron), Phyllis Walker (and the late Cecil), Norma Deline (Bob), Gail Galley (Peter), Allen Murray (Joyce) and Bill Murray (Bev). Cherished by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her brothers and sisters. Friends may call at the Merritt Funeral Home, 287 Station Street, Smithville on Friday, November 14 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Private family burial service to be held in Madoc at a later date. If desired, memorial contributions to the Legion Villa or Rose Cottage Visiting Volunteers would be appreciated by the family and can be made through the funeral home.

Henry Neufeld
1924 - 2008
NEUFELD, HENRY: At West Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Grimsby on Tuesday, January 15, 2008, Henry Neufeld of Vineland (previously of Grassie) in his 84th year. Beloved husband of the late Doris (1998). Loving father and stepfather to Charlie (Sandi), Ron (Wendy), Rick (Angela), Virginia (Jack), Jim (Angela) and the late Chris. Grandfather to 11 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Cornelius (Helen), Jacob (Tina), George (Della), Mary (Abe), Abraham (Hertha), and the late Diedrich (Ann), Peter (Helen) and Helena (Peter). Henry was a Veteran and long-time member of the Royal Canadian Legion Smithville Branch 393. Friends may call at the Merritt Funeral Home, 287 Station Street in Smithville on Monday, January 21 from 7-9 pm with a Legion service at 6:45 pm. Private family funeral service with interment at St. Luke's Cemetery, Smithville. If desired, memorial contributions to the United Mennonite Home would be appreciated by the family and can be made through the funeral home.

Vagn Frederik Harald Nyby
Year - 2008
NYBY, VAGN FREDERIK HARALD: Passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at West Lincoln Memorial Hospital October 4, 2008. Loved husband of Ruth. Dearest father of Paul Nyby (Karen) of New Jersey, Linda Alleblas (Bert) of Caistor Centre, Joanne Packham (Murray) of Smithville. Cherished morfar of Jason (Gida), Nicki (Owen), Amy (Mike), Becky (Richard) and farfar to Erik, Michael (Sonya), Katy, Emily. Dear oldefar to Tyler, Aidan, Connor, Madison, Danica, Kennedy, Hunter and Selah. Vagn will also be missed by many nieces and nephews in Denmark. A private service was held at the Danish Lutheran Church, 130 Main Street East, Grimsby on Monday, October 6, 2008 at 1:30 pm. Private interment at Ker United Church Cemetery. If desired, memorial contributions to the Danish Lutheran Church would be appreciated by the family and can be made through the funeral home.

Vasilios Patrianakos
1931 - 2008
PATRIANAKOS, VASILIOS (William Patras)Suddenly, on Sunday, March 9, 2008 at his home in St. Anns, Vasilios Patrianakos (Bill Patras) in his 77th year. Beloved husband of Effie (nee Antoniou) for 47 years. Loving father of Guss and Lyndyn, Georgina Patras-Montano, and Sandra and Bill Tharrenos. Cherished by his grandchildren Ally, Jaclyn (Patras), Kristen, Michael (Montano), Cassie, Sam (Tharrenos). Bill will also be missed by family in Canada, Greece and the US. Friends may call at the Merritt Funeral Home, 287 Station Street, Smithville on Tuesday, March 11 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm with Prayers at 8 pm. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, March 12 at 11 am at St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church, 585 Niagara Street (corner of Linwell), St. Catharines. Interment Smithville United Church Cemetery. If desired, memorial contributions to Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family and can be made through the funeral home.

Vera (Wawara) Pereima
1909 - 2008
PEREIMA, VERA: At Albright Centre in Beamsville on Wednesday, September 10, 2008, Wawara (Vera) Pereima (nee Banara) three weeks before her 99th birthday. Beloved wife of the late Michael Pereima. Loving mother of Nancy and the late William Sawchuk, and of Mary and Mike Hornak. Cherished baba of Betty and Robert Talasi, Mike and Teresa Sawchuk, Andy and Anne Sawchuk, Edward Sawchuk, Terry and Lynn Hornak, Tammy Hornak and Duane Boychuk, and great-baba of Michael Talasi, Paige Sawchuk, Ashlyn Hornak and Mitchell Hornak. Predeceased by her brother Peter and sisters Mary and Anne. Friends may call at the Merritt Funeral Home, 287 Station Street, Smithville on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm with Prayers at 6:45 pm. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Martin of Tours Roman Catholic Church, 166 West Street (Regional Road 20), Smithville on Saturday, September 13 at 10 am. Interment Queens Lawn Cemetery, Grimsby. If desired, memorial contributions to Friends of Albright Manor or the Welland and District Humane Society would be appreciated by the family and can be made through the funeral home.

Leah Pinder
1919 - 2008
PINDER, LEAH: On November 16, 2008 at home at Regina Gardens in Hamilton, Leah Pinder (nee Bibby) in her 90th year. Gone to be with her beloved husband of 65 years, the late Victor Patrick Henry Pinder (August 15, 2008). Loving mother of David and Wilma Pinder of Brantford, and Carol and Ben Ouellette of Smithville. The family wishes to thank the everyone at the nursing home for their care of mom. Cremation has taken place. Special thanks to Dr. Emili and all the nurses and caregivers at Regina Gardens who became very close friends with Leah over the years. If desired, memorial contributions to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by the family and can be made through the funeral home.

Victor Patrick Henry Pinder
1918 - 2008
PINDER, VIC: On Friday, August 15, 2008 at home at Regina Gardens in Hamilton, Victor Patrick Henry Pinder in his 90th year. Beloved husband of 65 years to Leah Pinder. Loving father of David and Wilma Pinder of Brantford, and Carol and Ben Ouellette of Smithville. The family wishes to thank the nurses and doctors at 3X Ward at McMaster University Medical Centre, and everyone at the nursing home, in particular Amie and Steve who were so supportive of Vic and our family during his final days. Cremation has taken place. If desired, memorial contributions to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by the family and can be made through the funeral home.

Peter Leendert Pruysers
1938 - 2008
PRUYSERS, PETER: At St. Joseph's Hospital in Hamilton on Saturday, August 23, 2008, Peter Leendert Pruysers of Smithville in his 71st year. Beloved husband for 50 years of Margaret Jean Pruysers (nee Ruber). Loving father of Susan and Wallace Crooks, Judy and Jim Allan, Dorothy and Jesse Oosterhoff, and Shelley and Martin Nedelko. Cherished grandfather of Michelle and Kirk Mino, Jennifer and Patrick Whiteford, Valerie Crooks, Jeremy and Amber Crooks, David Allan, Brian Allan, Ryan and Vicki Oosterhoff, Darryl and Carolyn Oosterhoff, Matthew Oosterhoff, Kristi Oosterhoff, Marty Nedelko and Nicholas Nedelko and 8 great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Ann and Gary Schievink. Predeceased by his brother George Pruysers. Friends may call at the Calvary Gospel Church, 4129 Hixon Street, Beamsville on Monday, August 25 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, August 26 at 11 am at the church. Interment Lane Cemetery, St. Anns. If desired, memorial contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Kidney Foundation, or Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family and can be made through the funeral home.

Linda Catharine Purcer
1954 - 2008
PURCER, LINDA: Surrounded by her family at her home in Smithville on Friday, June 6, 2008, Linda Catharine Purcer in her 54th year. Beloved longtime partner of Lewis (Lewie) Atkinson. Loving daughter of William Summerfield and the late Verna (nee Singer). Loving mother of Sherry and Matt Devries, Bill Purcer and Terri LeBlanc, Connie and Robert Mittag, and Valerie Atkinson and Jeff Sourwine. Beloved grandmother of Jonathan, Rebecca, Bailey, Brandon, Colby, Devin and Jessica. Dear sister of Betty Garrison, Doris Roy, Diana and Jim Simms, Ron and Shelley Summerfield, and Bob Summerfield. Linda will also be missed by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by niece Stacey, infant brother George, stepfather Robert Woolley and stepmother Victoria Summerfield. Friends may call at the Merritt Funeral Home, 287 Station Street in Smithville on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. The funeral service will be held at Smithville United Church, 116 West Street (Regional Road 20) on Wednesday, June 11 at 11 am. Interment Bismarck United Church Cemetery. If desired, memorial contributions to Smithville or Bismarck United Church would be appreciated by the family and can be made through the funeral home.

Helen Joyce Randall
1928 - 2008
RANDALL, JOYCE: At Brantwood Lifecare Centre in Burlington on Tuesday, September 2, 2008, Helen Joyce Randall (nee Dawson) in her 81st year. Beloved wife of Robert James Randall for 47 years. Loving mother of Bruce and Céline Randall. Cherished grandmother of Nathalie, Martha and Steven. Dear sister of Walter Dawson. Predeceased by her sister Audrey Armstrong, John Dawson and twin sister Joan Hienrich. Friends may call at the Merritt Funeral Home, 287 Station Street, Smithville on Thursday from 7-9 pm. The funeral service will be held on Friday, September 5 at 10 am at the funeral home. Interment Merritt Settlement Cemetery. If desired, memorial contributions to Smithville United Church would be appreciated by the family and can be made through the funeral home.

Gwendolyn Frances Reaume
1919 - 2008
REAUME, GWENDOLYN FRANCES: Died peacefully on November 15, 2008 at Albright Manor in Beamsville, Ontario. Gwen was born December 25, 1919 in Colchester, Ontario. She worked for the Ford Motor Company in Windsor, and then for many years at Becton-Dickinson in Clarkson while residing in Oakville. She was very active in the Oakville Zonta club, the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts, the Atkinson Foundation, and many other charitable organizations. She was named Oakville Volunteer of the Year in 1998, and was an avid fan of the jazz scene in Toronto. Her latest fervent hope was to attend the December Boss Brass reunion in Toronto. She is survived and sadly missed by her son Bob Reaume (Genie) and daughter Nancy Poole (Frank), both of Smithville, Ontario. She had 5 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her daughter Connie Reaume. Following Gwen's wishes, there will be no services at this time. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Leprosy Mission or to Albright Manor would be appreciated and can be made through the funeral home. The family wishes to give special thanks to all the staff and residents of Albright Manor for their excellent loving care.

Margaret Ritchie
1933 - 2008
RITCHIE, MARGARET: Peacefully at McNally House on Wednesday, May 21, 2008, Margaret Ritchie (nee Smith) of Smithville in her 76th year. Beloved wife for 55 years of Eric. Loving mother of Heather and Joseph Mataseje and cherished grandmother of Alexander. Predeceased by her sister Phyllis in Scotland. Margaret will also be sadly missed by a niece and nephew in Scotland. Friends may call at Merritt Funeral Home, 287 Station Street in Smithville on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. The funeral service will be held on Friday, May 23 at 11 am at the funeral home. Cremation with private inurnment. If desired, memorial contributions to McNally House would be appreciated by the family and can be made through the funeral home.

Earl Phillip Schmidt
1924 - 2008
SCHMIDT, EARL: At West Lincoln Memorial Hospital on July 20, 2008, Earl Phillip Schmidt in his 84th year. World War II decorated veteran. Loving husband and best friend of Dolores (nee Lee). Beloved father of Shawn and his wife Donna, and grandfather of Melissa, Michael and Brandon whom he loved most dearly. Cremation has taken place. If desired, memorial contributions to the Lung Association would be appreciated by the family and can be made through Merritt Funeral Home in Smithville (905) 957-7031

Carl Amiel Schnick
1958 - 2008
SCHNICK, CARL: Suddenly at home on Friday, November 28, 2008, Carl Amiel Schnick of RR#3 Smithville, in his 51st year. Beloved son of Herbert and Jean Schnick (nee Scriver). Loving brother of Robert Schnick. Carl will also be missed by his many friends and co-workers at Dufferin Concrete in Beamsville. Friends may call at Merritt Funeral Home, 287 Station Street, Smithville on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, December 3 at 11 am at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, 6441 Smithville Road (Regional Road 614), Smithville. Interment Union Cemetery, Smithville. If desired, memorial contributions to St. Matthew's Lutheran Church or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family and can be made through the funeral home.

Stanley John Sheldrake
1936 - 2008
SHELDRAKE, STANLEY: At McNally House in Grimsby on Wednesday, November 19, 2008, Stanley John Sheldrake of Smithville in his 72nd year. Beloved husband of Diane Carol Sheldrake (nee Springstead) for 31 years. Dear son of May Sheldrake and the late Jack Sheldrake. Loving father of Mark and Shelley, Kimberley and Tom Sopher, Scott and Denise, Todd and Karen, and Glenn and Karen Kay. Cherished grandfather of Michael, Rebecca, Benjamin, Marissa, Samantha, Jacob and Heather. Dear brother of Jim and Joyce Sheldrake, Lois and Paul Chapman, and Linda Kobylt. Predeceased by his brother Irvine. Stan was the first licensed hot air balloonist in Canada and built many hot air balloons with his pastime. He was the owner and operator of J. W. Sheldrick Sanitation until he retired. Friends may call at Merritt Funeral Home, 287 Station Street, Smithville on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. A private family funeral service will be held. Interment Merritt Settlement Cemetery, Smithville. If desired, memorial contributions to McNally House or CAP (Cancer Assistance Program) of Hamilton would be appreciated by the family and can be made through the funeral home.

Howard Jack Shepherd
1923 - 2008
SHEPHERD, HOWARD: Peacefully at his home in Smithville on Thursday, August 21, 2008, Howard Jack Shepherd in his 86th year. Beloved husband of 59 years to Velma (nee Bryan). Loving father of Barbara Jean Fink of Keswick, and of Robert Jack Shepherd (Margaret) of Beamsville. Cherished grandfather of Kelley Carasi (Peter), and Cortney Dunkling (Chris), and great-grandfather of Mackenzie, Gabriella and Sammy. Dear brother of Barbara Kilpatrick of Hamilton and Jean Ecker (Ivan Carruthers) of Smithville. Predeceased by his brother Alex Shepherd. Veteran of WWII and member of the Black Watch. Howard was a longtime employee of Comfort and Tylee, manager of the Smithville LCBO, and in his retirement was a valued employee of Carruthers' Printing and Merritt Funeral Home. Howard will be missed by many friends and extended family. Friends may call at the Merritt Funeral Home, 287 Station Street, Smithville on Friday, August 22 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. The funeral service will be held at St. Luke's Anglican Church, 216 Station Street in Smithville on Saturday, August 23 at 1:30 pm. Private interment at St. Luke's Anglican Church Cemetery prior to the service. A very heartfelt thanks to Dr. Tom Suhadolc for whom Howard had so much admiration and respect, and also to the many dedicated health professionals at the Juravinski Cancer Centre and St. Elizabeth's Nursing. If desired, memorial contributions to the Juravinski Cancer Centre or McNally House would be appreciated by the family and can be made through the funeral home.

Earl Glenford Sherk
1940 - 2008
SHERK, EARL: At Hamilton General Hospital on Thursday, February 7, 2008, Earl Glenford Sherk of RR#2 Canfield and previously of Port Colborne, in his 68th year. Beloved husband of Vicky Sherk (nee Banika) for over 38 years. Loving son of Violet and the late Glenford Sherk. Loving father of Mike (Lorraine Brown), Jason (Julie), and Andrew (Stefanie Lees). Cherished grandfather of Tyler, Kaitlyn, Noah, Jarrett and Chloe. Dear brother of James Sherk (Sherry), and Sandra Sherk. Sadly missed by his nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Merritt Funeral Home, 287 Station Street, Smithville on Sunday from 7-9 pm. The funeral service will be held at the Caistorville United Church on Monday, February 11 at 2 pm. Cremation will follow. If desired, memorial contributions to the Caistorville United Church would be appreciated by the family and can be made through the funeral home.

Ellen Isabel Shields
1923 - 2008
SHIELDS, ELLEN ISABEL: Suddenly at home of heart failure in her eighty-fifth year. She is survived by her sister Jean of New York City, her double cousin Margaret Wilde of Toronto with her husband John, their children and grandchildren and her cousins Sam and George McGee, who live close by, their wives Sylvia and Elisabeth and their children and grandchildren and by other cousins. She had many friends and good neighbours. She was active in the community, helping at Caistorville United Church where she was a member of the UCW and Chairman of the Board of Trustees. She had good memories of her teaching at Canboro and S.S.No.2 and kept in touch with her students over the years. She was a member of the West Lincoln Retired Teachers Association and a long time member of the West Lincoln Historical Society. Now at peace, she is resting at Merritt Funeral Home, 287 Station Street, Smithville. Visiting hours are Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. There will be a Service at the Funeral Home at 1:30 pm on Wednesday, April 16 and burial in Caistorville United Church Cemetery. All are invited to share tea and memories at the church afterwards. Donations may be given to the Caistorville United Church Memorial Fund.

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