Posted By: CanadianObits.com Date: Wednesday, 25 May 2016, at 1:58 a.m.
Peacefully at Victoria Residence in Chatham on Sunday, Dec. 10, 2000, Edna Julia Couture, age 90, beloved wife of the late Ceville Joseph Couture (1989). Born in Dover Township in 1910, daughter of the late Emma "Amy" (St. Pierre) and Cheri Lucier. Loving mother of Jean Goudreau of Chatham, Dorothy Barnier and Norm of London, and Dolores Wilder and Dale of Chatham. Also survived by numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. Predeceased by a daughter, Mabel Poissant, by a sister, Valcia Gervais, and by a brother, Donnie Lucier. Rested at the Hinnegan-Peseski Funeral Home, 156 William St. North, from where, at the request of the family, a private funeral service was conducted on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2000. Burial took place in St. Anthony's Cemetery. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.
"Ron the Barber", suddenly at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Public General Campus, on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2000, at the age of 57. Ronald "Ron" Paul Griffith, loving husband of Catherine (McLachlin) Griffith. Born in Sarnia in 1943, son of the late Garnet and Sadie Griffith. He owned and operated Ron's Barber Shop on St. Clair Street and Grand Avenue in Chatham for 40 years and was also a member of the Moose Lodge No. 1692, Chatham. He will be sadly missed by a daughter, Lisa Howe and her husband Rob of London, and a step-daughter Brenda Lord and her husband Steve of Kitchener. Grandfather of Jordan, Morgan and Brennan Howe, and step-grandfather of Aaron, Brent and Craig Lord. Dear brother of Roseanne Burrows of Wallaceburg, Doreen Murphy and her husband Tom also of Wallaceburg and a step-brother, Arthur Murray. Friends and relatives called at the Hinnegan-Peseski Funeral Home, 156 William St. South. The funeral and committal service took place in the chapel of the funeral home on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2000 at 11 a.m. with Fr. Gregory Bonin officiating. Members of the Loyal Order of the Moose, Lodge No. 1692 held a memorial service at the Funeral Home on Friday at 7: 15 p.m. Cremation followed. Donations to Child Can (Childhood Cancer Association) would be appreciated by the family.
Peacefully at his home in Harwich on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2000, George Francis Knotek, age 61, of Chatham, beloved husband and best friend of Mary Ann (Chabica). Born in Chatham in 1939, son of the late Christina (Knotek) and Joseph Knotek, he was a devoted family man and an ardent farmer. As well, he was co-owner of Janzen Tomato Equipment. He will be sadly missed by his loving daughters, Elaine Holmes and her husband David of Toronto, and Dianna Salton and her husband Douglas of London; his dear sons, David, Christopher and Mark Knotek, all of Chatham; and a new grandson, Matthew Salton; and his only sister, Sister Anne Knotek, C.S.J., of Chatham. Friends and relatives called at the Hinnegan-Peseski Funeral Home, 156 William St. North. Mass of the Resurrection was celebrated on Monday, Dec. 11, 2000 at 10 a.m. in St. Joseph's Church. Parish prayers were said on Sunday at 7 p.m. Burial was in St. Anthony's Cemetery. George's personal request was that donations be made to St. Joseph's Church Restoration Fund.