Barbara Ann Wiggins
WIGGINS, Barbara Ann - Peacefully, with her family at her side at Grey Bruce Health Services, Owen Sound on Wednesday, January 17, 2007. Bobbie Wiggins of Owen Sound in her 73rd year. Beloved wife of Milton. Dear mother of Larry and Deborah and her husband John Ross all of Toronto. Sadly missed by three grandchildren Joshua, Zachary and Brittany Ross and a great grandson Justin Ross. Also survived by three sisters Beverley and her husband Frank Kennedy of Peterborough, Joyce Box of Minden and June Bell of East Linton. Predeceased by a daughter Linda. A celebration of life will be held at St. Thomas Anglican Church on Saturday, January 27, 2007 at 11 o'clock. Interment, Greenwood Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the charity of your choice would be appreciated and may be made through the TANNAHILL FUNERAL HOME 519-376-3710.
Dwight “Ike“ Antoine
ANTOINE, Dwight “Ike“ - Passed away suddenly at the Greater Niagara General Hospital on Friday, January 19, 2007 at 63 years of age. Dwight will be sadly missed by his daughter, Stacey (Patrick) Thompson and grandsons Joel and James, all of St. Catharines. He leaves behind his long time companion, Evelyn Hunter, her mom Margaret, sons, Edward, John and Brad and granddaughter, Ireland Hunter. Predeceased by Dustyn Hunter (2000). He will be dearly missed by his surviving siblings (all 15 children born in Moulinette (Long Sioux) Ontario). “Ike“ truly enjoyed the years he worked in maintenance at Hillebrand Winery and was highly thought of by his co-workers. Cremation and private interment has taken place. NIAGARA FUNERAL HOME, 5647 Main St, Niagara Falls has been entrusted with arrangements. Donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian Diabetic Association or charity of choice will be gratefully acknowledged by the family. NIAGARA FUNERAL HOME 905-356-8665
Anne (Colli) Battel
BATTEL, Anne (Colli) (1914-2007) - It is with joy that we pass the soul of our mother into the hands of her Redeemer, however sorry we may be for our loss. She joins her loving husband Henry (1961), dear son Edward (1951), parents Fedele and Teresa, brothers James, his wife Flo, Albert (Bud), his wife Nina and her sister-in-law Constance. She will be deeply missed by her children, Anna Marie Crossan of Montreal, Charles (Mary) of St. Catharines, grandchildren Renee Crossan, Claire (Stephane) Simondi, Megan Battel, her great grandchildren Lucca and Siena Simondi and her brother Leonard Colli. Her nieces and nephews will miss their Auntie Annie's warm hospitality. Anne was not only our matriarch, but also our kind, giving and devoted friend. She worked 14 years at General Motors and then 10 years at Linhaven, retiring in 1979. She served as an example of devout Christianity, humbly fulfilling her role as sacristan, choir participant and 60 year member of the CWL at St. Alfred's Parish. She leaves many friends and relatives to join others on a journey she described as being, a wonderful journey, because no one has ever returned. Anne's family will receive friends at the GEORGE DARTE FUNERAL HOME 585 Carlton Street on Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Funeral Liturgy will be held at St. Alfred's Roman Catholic Church on Wednesday January 24, 2007 at 9:30 am. Internment Victoria Lawn Cemetery. Parish prayers will be recited at the funeral home Tuesday at 3 pm. The family would appreciate donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of one's choice.
Garland Edward “Gary“ Devoe
DEVOE, Garland Edward “Gary“ - Peacefully, on Saturday, January 20th, 2007 at the Hotel Dieu Shaver Hospital in his 56th year. Beloved husband of Vivian (nee Larocque) for 35 years. Loving father of Bonnie Jean and Crystal Ann. Survived by his parents Gerald and Lillian Devoe. Dear brother of Shirley (Edward) Scott, Wesley (Darlene) Devoe and Heather MacDonald. Brother-in-law of Jacqueline Costiff, Diane Horodenchuk and Yvonne Brooker. Gary will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, family and friends. The family will receive friends at the HAMMOND FUNERAL HOME AND CHAPEL, 26 Ormond Street South, Thorold on Tuesday from 11:00 to 1:00pm. Funeral Liturgy without Mass will be held in the Chapel on Tuesday, January 23rd at 1:00 pm. Rite of Committal at Lakeview Cemetery, Thorold. In lieu of flowers, donations to Niagara Support Services would be appreciated by the family.
Albert (Al) Jansen
JANSEN, Albert (Al) - Surrounded by family, at the St. Catharines General Hospital on Friday, January 19, 2007, Al Jansen, formerly of London, aged 76 years. Dear brother of Ben (Marg) Jansen, Irma Crozier and Cathy (Bill) Tempest. Special uncle of Bonnie (Joe) Caruso, Lisa (Dino) Scalzi and Larry (Lisa) Tempest and by many other nieces, nephews, great neices and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, Peter and Elizabeth Jansen and sister Hilda. The family will receive friends at the VINELAND CHAPEL of the TALLMAN FUNERAL HOME, 3277 King St., on Monday 7-9 pm. A Graveside Service will be held at Victoria Lawn Cemetery in St. Catharines on Tuesday, January 23rd at 2:30 pm. If desired memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice.
Dr. Xavier Antonio Noronha
NORONHA, Dr. Xavier Antonio (Ed.D., S.U.N.Y. at Buffalo) - Peacefully at Trillium Health Centre, Mississauga on Wednesday, January 17, 2007 at the age of 68. Beloved husband of Angela for nearly 40 years. Loving father of Trevor and his wife Immi, and Konrad and his wife Penelope. Dear brother of Blanche Fernandes (Dominic), Sophia Lobo (Late Dr. L. J. Lobo), Agnes Rocha (Joseph), and the late Leocadia Fernandes. Cherished uncle of many nieces and nephews. Xavier was a devoted Scholar and Principal Emeritus at the Lincoln County Catholic School Board in St. Catharines from 1968 1992. He was an accomplished pianist, philatelist, and model railroader. Friends may call at the TURNER & PORTER PEEL CHAPEL, 2180 Hurontario St., Misissauga (Hwy 10 N. of QEW) on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at Christ the King Church, 3495 Confederation Pkwy, Mississauga on Tuesday, January 23, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. If desired, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or CNIB would be appreciated.
WHYBRA, Mary Lorraine – On Friday January 19th, 2007 in her 66th year, after a lengthy illness. Survived by brothers Clifford Niagara Falls, James of Victoria, B.C., and Conrad of Chatham, ON. Friends wishing to make a donation in her memory should choose the charity they prefer. Donations may be made through the MORSE & SON CHAPEL of the MORGAN FUNERAL HOMES, 5917 Main Street.
DESCOTEAUX, Réjean - A La Douce Mémoire de M. Réjean Descoteaux 1950- 2007 C'est avec grande tristesse que la famille annonce le décès de Réjean Descoteaux à l'hpital Régional de Sudbury, le jeudi 18 janvier 2007, à l'âge de 56 ans. Époux bien aimé de Suzanne Bourgeois et très cher père de Eric Descoteaux et Stéphanie Descoteaux de Ramore.. Frère de Mario (Simone) Descoteaux de Ramore et Daniel (Anny) Descoteaux de Niagara Falls. Il sera dans le coeur de ses plusieurs nièces et neveux ainsi que la famille Bourgeois. Prédécédé par ses parents Rémi et Thérèse Descoteaux ainsi que ses fréres Michel et Léo Descoteaux. La famille accueillera parents et amis à la Paroisse St. Laurent à Ramore, le lundi 22 janvier 2007 de 14 h 00 à 16 h 00 et de 19 h 00 à 21 h 00. Les obsèquel auront lieu le mardi 23 janvier 2007 à 11 h 00, à la Paroisse St. Laurent de Ramore, avec le Père Lionel Tanguay. Les dons peuvent être faits à la socièté canadienne du cancer et seront appréciées par la famille. (Chèques seulement s'il vous plait). “Je t'aime Papou!” Arrangements FUNÉRAIRES AU SOIN DE SALON FUNÉRAIRE IRVINE & IRVINE FUNERAL HOMES Iroquois Falls (232- 4006)
PAUL, Mr. Camil 1957 - 2007 - It is with great sorrow that the family announces his death at the Anson General Hospital, Iroquois Falls, on Sunday, January 21st, 2007 at the age of 49 years. Beloved husband of Karen Paul (nee Chevrier) and dearest father of Greg Paul of Timmins, and Renée Paul (Zach Helm) of Sudbury. He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Skyler and Brooke Paul, Wyatt Lamothe, and Casey Helm. He will be fondly remembered by his siblings Norman (Denise) Paul, Aurèl Paul, Gérald (Lorraine) Paul, Ubald (Cindy) Paul, Rollande Nichol, Denis (Rosa) Paul, Carmen (Aurèle) Boucher, Collette (Jacques) Beauséjours, Daniel (Peggy) Paul, Alain Paul, Marcel (Rita) Paul, Alban (Carole) Paul, Cyril Paul, and Ghislaine (Jules) Labonté. His memory will be forever cherished by his mother Rachel Paul. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Predeceased by his father Léo (1992) and brother Robert (2003). As a memorial to Camil, a tree will be planted in Memory Woods. A tree grows, memories live. Family will welcome friends at the Salon Funéraire Irvine & Irvine Funeral Home, 641 DeTroyes Avenue, Iroquois Falls, on Tuesday, January 23rd, 2007 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm and from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, January 24th, 2007 at 11:00 am at Immaculée Conception Catholic Church, Val Gagné, with Father Lionel Tanguay officiating. Donations may be made to the North Eastern Ontario Regional Cancer Center and would be appreciated by the family. (Cheques only please).Funeral arrangements in care of SALON FUNÉRAIRE IRVINE & IRVINE FUNERAL HOMES Iroquois Falls (232- 4006)
Nicholas “Nick“ Tomiuk
TOMIUK, Nicholas “Nick“ - In loving memory of Nicholas “Nick“ Tomiuk, 81 years. Passed away peacefully, Saturday, January 20th, 2007 at his residence. Beloved husband of Noreen (Davies) Tomiuk predeceased 1976. Loving father and best friend to his children Nicholas “Nicky“ of Toronto and Laurie of Sudbury. Dear son of John and Elsie Tomiuk predeceased. Dear brother of Dan, Jack (wife Mary), Bill (wife Nell) all predeceased, Marie Wachnuk (husband George predeceased) of Timmins, John (wife Fran) of Milverton. Sadly missed by many nieces, nephews and his canine companion Sheena. Resting at the JACKSON AND BARNARD FUNERAL HOME, 233 Larch St. Sudbury. Funeral service in the R.J. Barnard Chapel Wednesday, January 24th, 2007 at 11:30 am. Interment in the Parklawn Cemetery Sudbury. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. (Friends may call 2-5; 7-9 p.m. Tuesday and after 10:30 a.m. Wednesday).
CYSTER, Neil - A resident of Chatham, Neil Cyster died at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance on Sunday, January 21, 2007 at the age of 74. Born in Ekfrid Township, son of the late Albert and Nettie (Alward) Cyster. Beloved husband of Margot (Hladik) Cyster for 36 years. Brother of Alex and Pat Cyster, Phil and Betty Cyster and Mae Bentley, all of Chatham and predeceased by Thelma Jenkins, Lorine Bushmeyer, Mary Wauthier, Albert Cyster, Kathleen Brown, John Cyster, Alice Wauthier, Phyllis Whitmarsh and Marjorie Liddle. Also survived by 3 sisters-in-law in Germany and numerous nieces and nephews. Neil was the owner/operator of Neil's Plumbing and Heating for a number of years. Visitation at the Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham on Wednesday, January 24, 2007 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Funeral Service will immediately follow at 1:30 p.m. from the Funeral Home with Pastor Gordon Reynolds officiating. Interment Maple Leaf Cemetery, Chatham. Donations, made by cheque, to O.S.P.C.A., Cancer Society or Heart and Stroke Foundation appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com McKINLAY FUNERAL HOME 459 St. Clair Street Chatham, Ontario 519-351-2040
William Hugh “Bill“ Shanks
SHANKS, William Hugh “Bill“ - Of Wheatley. Born March 20, 1928 in Romney Twp. Passed away peacefully surrounded by his family Sunday, January 21, 2007 at Chatham-Kent Health Alliance. Beloved husband and best friend of 57 years to Audrey (nee Hodgson). Cherished father of Diane and husband Robert “Bob“ Bell, Neil Shanks, Jim and wife Denise Shanks. Beloved Grandfather of Stephen (Julie) Bell, Karin (Jon) Couban, Amy Bell, Erin Shanks, Marshall Shanks, Andrew Shanks, Eric Shanks, and Meghan Shanks. Dearest brother of Robert “Bob“ (Elaine) Shanks, Grace (Ross) Pirie, Mary Jane (Reg) Farquharson. Uncle and Great Uncle to many nieces and nephews. Nephew of Esther McKinlay, and Margaret Shouldice. Bill attended 1946 - 1948 Ontario Agriculture College, Guelph, Graduated Associate of Agriculture Degree. 1952 - 1965 Part time Inspector with Canada Department of Agriculture, Inspected Pedigreed Seed both in the field and in the seed plants. 1971 - 1972 President Ontario Seed Growers Association. 1971 CSGA received Robertson Associate Award (highest award given in Canada to a Seed Grower). 1981 Received Special Service Award from Association of Official Seed Certifying Agencies - USA & Canada, 8 couples (6 were Past Presidents of CSGA), took their own 45 day seed related trip to Hong King, Thailand, visited Perth Australia Wheat Board, 3 days across Australia on the train to Adelaide, bus up the coast to Sydney, encountered a 5 day plane strike in Sydney, New Zealand, Hawaii, and home. 1975 - 1977 President of CSGA, 1977 Founding Father of Secan (Seeds Canada), 1981 - 1983 President of Secan, 1987 Chatham & District Agriculturist of the Year, 1991 Kent County Agricultural Hall of Fame, 2004 Honorary Companion Award from University of Guelph, Served on the Official Board at Talbot Street United Church. Friends may call at the SECORD & SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 8 Aberdeen St. Merlin, 519-689-4261. Tuesday January 23rd, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 24th 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Funeral Thursday January 25, 2007 at 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home, Rev. Meg Runhart and Pastor Eric Skillings officiating. Burial in the Shanks Cemetery Romney Twp. MEMORIAL may be made to The Talbot Street United Church for Chatham-Kent Health Alliance by cheque thank you.
Mary Elizabeth (Nee Crysler) Stockdale
STOCKDALE, Mary Elizabeth (Nee Crysler) - Peacefully passed away surrounded by family on Sunday January 21st, 2007 at Collingwood Hospital in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of the late John Stockdale and Mother of Russell of Collingwood, Anne Jones of Aurora and Allen (Bonnie) of Campbellville. Loving Grandmother of nine and Great Grandmother of nine. Sister of Dorothy Crysler, Louis Abbotts and predeceased by brother Charles Crysler. Mary will be greatly missed by family, extended family, nieces, nephews, friends and all who knew and worked with her. Family and friends will be received at MONK FUNERAL HOME, 6 Helen St. Bobcaygeon (705) 738-3222, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, January 24th, 2007. Funeral Service will be held Thursday at 11:30 a.m. at Trinity United Church, 42 William St., Bobcaygeon. Interment at Rosemount Cemetery. Celebrating her life and volunteering spirit, in lieu of flowers, we ask that you consider donations to Bobcaygeon Meals on Wheels or The Ontario Open Fiddle and Stepdance Contest.
Scott David Woolcox
WOOLCOX, Scott David - Tragically in a car accident on January 22nd, 2007 at the age of 18. Much loved son of Karen and David Woolcox. Much loved grandson of Dick and Mary Colvin, nephew of John Colvin and Linda Elson. He will be sadly missed by many relatives and friends. Scott had a zest for life and enjoyed actively participating in many sports activities. He was a good worker, a good friend and a wonderful son. Words cannot express how very much he will be missed. Following cremation, friends and relatives may call at the Mundell Funeral Home, 79 West St. N., Orillia from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Wednesday. A Memorial Service will be held in the chapel, on Thursday, January 25th at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital would be appreciated.
Walter Burrell Burrell
BURRELL, Walter Burrell - Of Owen Sound, passed away at Lee Manor Nursing Home, Owen Sound on Monday, January 22, 2007. He was 87. Survived by special friend Wilma “Billie“ Mundier, sons Walter Jr. (Maria) Burrell of Owen Sound, John Burrell of Hanover, Gerald Burrell of Elmwood, Ronald (Sharon) Burrell of Calgary, Calvin (Joan) Burrell of Orangeville, 15 grandchildren, 2 special granddaughters Amanda and Nicole and several great grandchildren. Also survived by a brother Richard (Al) Burrell of Ayton, sisters Ruth (John) Crawford of Louisiana, Florence Scott of Ayton. Predeceased by wife Velma (Grein) Burrell, brothers Murray, Laurie and Francis. Visitation at MIGHTON FUNERAL HOME, Hanover, on Wednesday 2-4 and 7- 9 p.m. where a Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, January 25, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. Interment in Hanover Cemetery. memorial donations to the Diabetic Association or the charity of ones' choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.
ELDER, Stanley - Of Hanover, formerly of Elderslie township , passed away at Hanover & District Hospital on Sunday, January 21, 2007 in his 93rd year. Loving father of Willard and his wife Denise of Hanover, Bruce and his wife Deborah of Battersea and Catherine and her husband John Douwes of Osgoode. Stanley will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Kym, Shelley, Nathan, Betahny, Nathan, Sarah, Meghan, Susan, Seamus, Brendan, Matthew and Wade as well as great grandchildren, Devon and Abigail. Predeceased by his wife Anita, brother Russell, sister Mary Jones and his parents, William and Catherine (Campbell) Elder. Visitation will be held at CAMERON FUNERAL HOME, Chesley on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday, January 24, 2007 at 11 a.m. Interment in Chesley Cemetery. Memorial donations to the C.N.I.B. would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.
Lawrence Arthur (Laurie) Ferguson
FERGUSON, Lawrence Arthur (Laurie) - Passed away suddenly at his winter home in Gulf Shores, Alabama on Saturday, January 20th , 2007 in his 78th year. Laurie is survived by his wife Connie (Eaid) and his children, Lesley Botte of Adamstown, Pennsylvania, Linda and her husband Doug Gowanlock of Port Elgin, Barry Ferguson and his wife Angela of Waterloo, and Karen and her husband Tony Alberts of Port Elgin. Also left to mourn are grandchildren Natasha Alberts, Andy Gowanlock, Stephanie Alberts, Patrick Ferguson and Ted Ferguson. Laurie started his career at Dow Chemical in Sarnia and moved to Port Elgin in 1965 to work as a First Operator in the Douglas Point Power Station. Working at the Douglas Point station until it closed, Laurie retired from Bruce B in 1990. On retirement Laurie and Connie moved to their beloved cottage at Johnston's Harbour and Laurie spent the summers building lawns, gardens and entertaining guests and friends. When winter came and most of Johnston's Harbour went south, Laurie went too, and spent the winter golfing, shopping for “deals” at used book stores, and enjoying “happy hour” in Gulf Shores. Friends may call at the W. KENT MILROY PORT ELGIN CHAPEL, 510 Mill St., Port Elgin from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturday morning, January 27th. A funeral service to celebrate Laurie's life will be held in the chapel on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Margaret Greenhow officiating. A reception with the family will be held at St. John's Anglican Church Hall immediately following the funeral service. Memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.