Mr. Terrence Jekir
- February 26, 2008
JEKIR, TERRY - - Suddenly while on vacation in Anguilla on Tuesday, February 26, 2008. Loving husband and best friend of Sharon. Proud father of Daryl, Jeremy and Samantha. Sadly missed by his siblings - Gerald (Barbara), Desiree Bose (Chris) and Anthony (Roxann) - and by his very special aunt Joyce Fernandes. Predeceased by his parents Sylvia & Lionel and by his brother Leslie. Fondly remembered by his many family members, friends and colleagues. Visitation will be held at the McEACHNIE FUNERAL HOME (28 Old Kingston Road, Pickering Village, 905-428-8488) on Friday, March 7, 2008 from 2 -4 & 7-9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Francis De Sales Roman Catholic Church (1001 Ravenscroft Road, Ajax) on Saturday, March 8, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Resurrection Cemetery.
Mr. Lee Milton Francis
November 25, 1914 - March 3, 2008
After a short illness, Lee passed away in his sleep on March 3, 2008 at 93 years of age. Lee was born on his parents’ homestead and lived there until they relocated to a larger farm south of it. In 1927, the family moved to his mother’s home area of Niagara Falls, ON. Lee grew up and completed his schooling there. Returning with his family in 1931, he joined the U.F.A. but eventually took technical training at N.A.I.T. In 1935, he purchased the Majorville store/post office, and ran it for over thirty years. During that time, he also repaired TVs and radios and, for a short period, he ran a small daily bus line from Majorville to Calgary (serving several small communities along the way). He built a brand new store in 1958. He retired from running it in 1966 and moved to his farm east of Milo. There he cultivated his love of gardening, growing a large garden and many fruit trees. His efforts won him numerous prizes at the local fair for many years. Lee also served for several years on the Milo United Church board. In 1986, he moved back to the Majorville store, there continuing his horticultural interests. When his sight and health became poor he moved briefly to Peter Dawson Lodge in Vulcan, before settling into the Country House Seniors Care Home in Gleichen. Lee was predeceased by his brother Cecil (1921), father William (1960), mother Ella (1964) and brother William (2000). He leaves behind a sister-in-law, Lorna and her two sons Tim and Dan, as well as numerous cousins. A Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel of Mountain View Funeral Home on Monday, March 10, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. Interment to follow in the Garden of Devotion, Mountain View Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Clair Michael Kearns
November 10, 1926 - March 5, 2008
Clair passed away suddenly on March 5, 2008 at the Kingston General Hospital in his 82nd year. He will be lovingly missed by his wife Wilma of 53 years. He will be sadly missed by his sister Doris (Avon) Whelan. Fondly remembered by his many nieces, nephews, family and numerous friends. Clair was predeceased by his parents John and Annie Kearns, his brother Francis Kearns.
Family and friends will be received at the Gordon F. Tompkins Funeral Homes - Township Chapel 435 Davis Drive Kingston (Taylor Kidd Blvd. & Centennial Drive) on Sunday March 9, 2008 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday March 10, 2008 at St. Jospeh's Catholic Church 392 Palace Rd. at 10:30 a.m., with Msgr. J. Lynch officiating. Rite of committal with prayers to follow at St. Mary's Cemetery.
For those wishing, donations may be made to St. Joseph's Catholic Church or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation in memory of Clair.
In the care of Gordon F. Tompkins Funeral Homes Township Chapel 613-546-5150
Mr. John Alexander James Watson
November 11, 1931 - March 6, 2008
Suddenly on Thursday, March 6, 2008 in his 77th year. Beloved partner of Lynda Allair. Fondly remembered by Frances Watson. Loving father of Jake (Marnie) of Tiverton and Christine (Mike) of Toronto. Cherished "Pops" to John (Melissa) of Kitchener, Iain (Tina) of Kincardine and Jesse Osier of Kitchener. John is survived by his sisters Greta (Jimmy) Capranos of Toronto, Gladys (Joe) Boland of Toronto, Pat Power of Newfoundland, Heather (Pete Josic) Watson of Picton and brother Allan of Toronto. Predeceased by his brother William "Billy", sister Bonnie and by his brother-in-law Steve Power. John will be sadly missed by his many nieces, nephews and extended family members. Guests will be received at the "Scarborough Chapel" of MCDOUGALL & BROWN FUNERAL HOME, 2900 Kingston Rd., (just east of St. Clair Ave., E. ) on Thursday, March 13th from 10am until the time of the Memorial Service at 11am in the chapel. In lieu of flowers donations directed to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or to the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society would be greatly appreciated.
Mr. Richard "Rik" Kempling
- March 8, 2008
It is with both sadness and loving acceptance that the family of Richard "Rik" announce his passing at Parkwood Hospital, London, Ontario on March 8th after a brief but courageous battle with ALS. Beloved husband of Diane Bentley and dear father of Dana, Nancy (AJ) and Erin. Loving step-father to Andrew and Angie. His grandchildren Conner and Olivia will dearly miss their papa. Predeceased by his parents Patricia and Robert Kempling and wife Joanne. Rik will be lovingly missed by his uncle, Harry Lawry and his Lawry and Dawson cousins. Visitation will take place on Tuesday, March 11th, 2-4 and 7-9 at the Bowman Funeral Home, 4 Victoria Avenue, Chatham,(519-352-2390). At Rik's request, there will be no funeral service. Cremation has taken place. A private family internment will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, and at Rik's request, a donation to the 3AE Complex Care Unit Education Fund, Parkwood Hospital, 801 Commissioners Road East, London, Ontario N6C 5J1 would be greatly appreciated.
Mr. Douglas Ellsworth
October 3, 1925 - March 8, 2008
ELLSWORTH, Douglas Eugene, Born October 3, 1925, Windsor, Ontario. Passed peacefully on March 8, 2008 with family at his side, at WRH-Met Campus. Predeceased by his parents Leo and Ada (Carter) Ellsworth. Will be dearly missed by his loving wife Agnes (nee Scott) with whom he celebrated 55 years of marriage. Dear father of Kevin (Carol), Scott (Rosemary),Gayle Pile (Phillip) and Anita Ellis (Curtis). Loving grandfather of Douglas, Kaitlyn, Kevin II, Phyllicia, Ryan, Amari, Courtney, Scott Jr, Michael and Natalie. Predeceased by his sister Pauline Wilson. Survived by his brother in-law Earl Wilson. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Douglas was a dedicated member, trustee, and treasurer at First Baptist Church Puce. The Family will receive friends at Victoria Greenlawn Memorial Chapel, 1525 Hwy #3 , 1km west of Walker Road. (519-969-3939) on Tuesday, March 11 from 7-9 pm and Wednesday from 2-4 & 7-9 pm. Family hour Wednesday from 8-9 pm. Visitation will continue Thursday, March 13, at First Baptist Church Puce (710 Puce Road) from 10:00 am until time of service at 11:00 am. Pastor Curtis Scott and Bishop Lionel Riley officiating. Interment to follow at Puce Memorial Cemetery. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or First Baptist Church Puce would be appreciated.
Patricia "Pat" Margaret MAXNER
October 14, 1929 - March 9, 2008
Patricia "Pat" Margaret (DeVenney) Maxner – 78, Windsor, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 9th, 2008, at home with her family by her side, after a courageous journey with ALS.
First and foremost a mother and a grandmother, Pat was always caring for others, even in the midst of her own illness.
She will be remembered by family and friends for her never-ending supply of homemade cookies, her love of a Saturday night church supper, her nimble dancing feet and her always dazzling jewels. She was dearly loved and will be greatly missed.
Mother to, Peter (Christine) Maxner, Upper Falmouth and his children, Paul and Elizabeth; Barry (Nancy) Maxner, Windsor, and their children, John, Andrew and Janet; Judith (Claude) O’Hara, Windsor and their daughter, Colette; Tim (Crystal) Maxner, Canning, and their children Brittany and Savannah; Gail Atkinson, Greenwich and her daughter, Sarah; great-grandchildren, Nathaniel, Heidi and Ethan. Pat is also survived by brothers, Phil, Johnny, Bob and Jim; and sister, Nancy.
She was predeceased by her husband, Robie Nathaniel Maxner (2006); parents, Nellie (Sweet) and John DeVenney; and brother, Alan DeVenney.
Cremation has taken place under the care of Lindsay’s Windsor Funeral Home, 194 King Street, Windsor, where the family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m., Wednesday, March 12th, 2008.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 13th, 2008, in Windsor United Church, 613 King Street, Windsor, with the Rev. Bill Gibson officiating, assisted by the Rev. Jeff White. A private family interment will be in Maplewood Cemetery, Windsor.
Family flowers only, donations in memory of Pat may be made to:
The ALS Society,
Hants Community Hospital Palliative Care,
Hants County Branch of the V.O.N
The Children’s Wish Foundation