Donald H. Dunbar
Donald H. (Boo) Dunbar, 69, passed away June 20, 2001 in St. Clair Beach Windsor. Beloved husband of Pauline (nee Harrison). Loving father of Steve and wife Judy, Jeffe and wife Diane, Brad and wife Anne Marie, Archie and friend Jody and daughter-in-law Joan. Predeceased by son Larry (1994). He was the son of the late Frederick and Alma. Dear Grandpa of Jo-Jeff and Chelsea, Meghan, Jason, Andrew, Blair, Sara, Jenny and Alanna. Dear brother of Margaret Moses, Shirley Dunbar, Fred and Mary Lou Dunbar, Bill and Jean Dunbar and will be remembered by many nieces and nephews. (Pop was a brake man/conductor with CN Railroad in the Stratford area and the last 20 years Wells Canada, Windsor). A private gathering was held in Windsor, cremation followed. Interment will take place in Stratford, Saturday June 23 at 11:30 a.m., Avondale Cemetery. Family and friends are welcome to the Stratford Legion at 12:30 p.m. for refreshments. Donations can be made to your favourite charity.
J. Allan Bain, age 82, of Hamlet Estates and formerly of RR 3 Stratford passed away at the Stratford General Hospital on Thursday, November 8, 2001. He was born January 14, 1919, son of the late Robert and Ruby (Switzer) Bain. Loving husband of Anne (Packham) for 57 years. Proud father of Claire and husband Don Belluz of Thunder Bay, Susan and husband Bill Allen of Guelph, Laurel and husband Bob McIntosh of Avonbank, and Bob Bain of Avonton. Devoted grandfather of Kevin (and wife Jodi) and Scott Belluz, Todd Allen, Dan, Andrea, Beth and Julia McIntosh, and Kendra Bain. Also survived by sister-inlaw Jean Bain of Milverton. Predeceased by brother Maurice Bain and sister Gladys Bourke. From an early age Allan believed he was responsible for contributing to the place he called home by being actively involved in many farm and community activities. He was an elder of Avonton Presbyterian Church for 45 years. Allan was particularly pleased to be recognized as a Master Breeder by the Holstein Friesian Association of Canada and as Senior Volunteer of the Year from the Municipality of Perth South in 1999. Visitation will take place at the W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford on Friday, November 9 from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at Avonton Presbyterian Church on Saturday at 11 a.m. with Rev. Catherine Calkin officiating. Interment in Avondale Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Avonton Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund or to the charity of one’s choice may be made through the funeral home. W.G. Young Funeral Home 430 Huron Street Stratford 271-7411
Mrs. Helen Mae Knott, 85, of Mitchell passed away at Stratford General Hospital on Wednesday, June 12, 2002. Beloved wife of the late Laverne Knott (1968) whom she married on March 7, 1936. Dear mother of Bill Knott and his wife Onilee, Mary Watt and her husband Tom, all of London, Gordon Knott and his wife Heather of Brownsville and Ed Knott and his wife Diane of St. Thomas; loving grandmother of 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; dear sister of Ethel Grieve of Sauble Beach, Marian Pryke of St. Marys, Bob Ellah and his wife Shirley of Waterford and Shirley Hyde and her husband George of Shakespeare. Predeceased by her parents William and Jean (Ferguson) Ellah and a sister Margaret Ruston. Friends will be received at the Lockhart Funeral Home, 109 Montreal Street, Mitchell on Friday 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. with Rev. Camillia La Rouche officiating. Interment in Carlingford Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the charity of one’s choice would be appreciated. Lockhart Funeral Home 109 Montreal Street Mitchell 348-8643
Mrs. Mary Lynn “Marnie” Anderson on Thursday, August 8, 2002 at the Sydenham Campus, Wallaceburg. Marnie was born in Strathroy, and was a daughter of the late Ernest and Mary (Harrison) Kellett. Beloved wife of 24 years to Walter Anderson. Kind step-mother of Lynn (Larry) Knazooka and their children Beth and heather all of Wallaceburg and Brian (Eileen) Anderson and their children Erin and Tarah- Lynn all of Chatham. Dear sister of Eva Hamilton, Ronald (Mary- Lou) Kellett all of Wallaceburg, Gloria Kellett of Stratford and Jack (Dorothy) Kellett of Port Lambton. Sadly missed by several niece and nephews. Visitation Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service Saturday, August 10, 2002 at 11:30 a.m. from the Eric F. Nicholls Funeral Home, Wallaceburg. Interment in Riverview Cemetery. Donations to the Gideon Bibles or First Baptist Church may be left at the funeral home. As a living memorial a tree will be planted in Nicholls Memorial Forest in memory of Mary Lynn “Marnie” Anderson. Nicholls Funeral Home Wallaceburg 627-2861
George James Gardiner
On Tuesday, October 22, 2002 after a long, courageous battle with cancer, at the age of 73. Will be sadly missed by his children and grandchildren. Will also be missed by his longtime companion Marlene Jezard and her children and grandchildren. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of George’s life will be held at the Cresmount Funeral Home, 322 Fennell Avenue East, Hamilton on Monday at 1 p.m. Memorial donations made to the SPCA would be appreciated by the family. Cresmount Funeral Home 322 Fennell Avenue East Hamilton (905)387-2111
John Dickson Gray
Passed away at Country Meadows, Brunner, on Thursday, December 19, 2002. He was in his 93rd year. He was born on January 25, 1910 in Mornington Township, a son of the late William D. and Margaret (Davidson) Gray. He was predeceased by his wife Ethel (Dobson) whom he married on June 4, 1938. Together they farmed on the Ninth Line of Mornington Township until moving to their retirement property at North Mornington in 1973. John was a faithful member of North Mornington Presbyterian Church and served as an elder of the church. He is survived by his daughter Marion Dawson and her husband Roger of Toronto, a son Ronald and his wife Karen of RR 4 Stratford, grandchildren Tim Dawson and his wife Kristen of Newport Beach, California and Emily Dawson of Hong Kong. Also survived by a brother Roi McFarlen and his wife Ronelda of Parksville, B.C. and sister Loraleigh Dodd of Vancouver, B.C. and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother Angus Gray and two sisters Janice Gray and Monica McFarlen. Friends and relatives may call at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 7 Spencer Street, Milverton today (Friday) after 2 p.m. and until the time of the service on Saturday, December 21, 2002 at 11 a.m. Pastor Tom Godfrey will officiate. Interment to follow in Greenwood Cemetery, Milverton. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to North Mornington Presbyterian Church or the charity of one’s choice. The family would like to thank the staff at Country Meadows for their excellent support and care while Dad was a resident there. Mark Jutzi Funeral Home 7 Spencer Street Milverton 595-8203
Edward Albert Dahl
Edward A. Dahl, age 66, of Revere, Massachusetts, formerly of Hampton, NH, died Tuesday, February 11, 2003, at Massachusetts General Hospital. Born in Everett, Massachusetts, October 24, 1936, he was the son of the late Carl and Florence Dahl of Revere, Massachusetts. Mr. Dahl was a lifelong resident of New England and was the owner of Edward A. Dahl Painting and Contracting Services for over 20 years. He served as volunteer ambulance driver for the Town of Hampton and served in the U.S. National Guard. Mr. Dahl was a long-time member of the First Baptist Church in Hampton and served as deacon of the church for several years. He was also a member of the First Congregational Church in Revere, MA. Mr. Dahl was a graduate of Revere High School with the Class of 1954. He is survived by two daughters, Deborah Dahl Barton and husband Paul Barton of Stratford and Deanna Dahl Rodriguez and husband Rafael Rodriguez of Hackettstown, N.J.; two sons Douglas A. Dahl and fiancée Michele Youd of Atlanta, Georgia and David E. Dahl and wife Tricia Dahl of Wallingford, Ct.; and four grandchildren, Andrew and Jessica Barton, Rafael Rodriguez, and Colby Dahl. A celebration of Mr. Dahl’s life will be conducted by Rev. Nicholas Granitsas. Visiting hours will be at Whittier Porter Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich, Massachusetts, 01938, on Saturday, February 15, 2003, from 1-4 p.m. Burial will take place in the spring at West Branch Cemetery, Stowe, Vermont. Donations may be made in Mr. Dahl’s memory to the American Diabetes Association, 330 Congress Street, 5th Floor, Boston, MA, 02110, or the First Congregational Church, 230 Beach Street, Revere, MA, 02151.