Date of Death: February 1st 2003
Vermeulen, Ivy, 93 years, Saturday February 1, 2003 at Pinehaven Nursing Home, Waterloo, Ontario. Formerly of Leamington. Beloved wife of the late Archiel "Archie" Vermeulen (2001). Dear mother of Sylvia Claxton and husband Sam, Kitchener, Ron Whent and wife Janis, Waterloo, Joan Bradt and husband Richard, Leamington, Eugene Vermeulen, Muncie, Indiana, George Vermeulen and wife Darlene, Kansas City, Kansas. Survived by her brother, George Lawrence of Brighton, Ontario. Loving grandmother of 12 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home, 14 Russell Street Leamington, on Wednesday 7-8 p.m. Parish prayers at 7:45 p.m. Funeral Thursday February 6, 2003 at 9:30 a.m. to St. Joseph's Church, Sherk Street, Leamington for Mass to celebrate Ivy's life at 10:00 a.m. Fr. Frank Murphy officiating. Interment Evergreen Memorial Cemetery. Memorial donations made by cheque to Pinehaven Nursing Home, Waterloo would be appreciated.
Date of Death: January 12th 2003
Watson, Mary, 52 years, Sunday January 12, 2003 at Hotel Dieu Hospital. Loving wife of Charlie. Dear mother of David Watson, at home; Twyla Guenther and John, Leamington; Chris Watson and Billy, Kingsville; Andrew Watson and Stephanie, Wheatley. Loving grandmother of Jonathan, Samantha, Ashley, Britney and Nicholas. Dear brother of Tom Hosken, Detroit. Many nieces, nephews, cousins also survive. Predeceased by her parents Charles and Edith Hosken and by a brother Peter. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home,14 Russell Street Leamington on Thursday January 16, 2003 from 12 noon until time of Funeral Service to celebrate Mary’s life, at 1 p.m. Rev. Brian Booth officiating. Memorial donations made by cheque to the Cancer Society would be appreciated.
Date of Death: January 8th 2003
Whittle, Kenneth, 55 years, Wednesday January 8, 2003 at University Hospital, London. Late residence Poplar Street. Loving father of Nancy, Leamington; Ken, Brampton and grandfather of Ashley. Dear son of Myrtle Whittle (Knopp), Leamington and the late George Whittle. Dear brother of Keith Whittle and wife Pat, Kingsville; Lorraine Soulliere and husband Gerry, Comber; Joe Whittle and wife Joan, Windsor; Rhoda Newell and husband Jim, Windsor; Maxine Wilkins, Leamington. Many nieces and nephews also survive. Ken was an employee of the H.J.Heinz Co. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home, 14 Russell Street Leamington on Friday 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to celebrate Ken’s life, from the funeral home on Saturday January 11, 2003 at 2 p.m. Memorial donations made by cheque to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.
Date of Death: March 17th 2003
Baerg, Jack, 74 years, Monday, March 17, 2003 at Leamington District Memorial Hospital. Beloved husband of Alice (Riediger). Dear father of Linda McCracken and husband Harvey, Eric Baerg and wife Maggie Rigaux, all of Calgary. Loving grandfather of Heather, Aaron and Megan. Dear brother of George Baerg and Betty and family, Las Vegas and brother-in-law of Henry Riediger and wife Dorothy, Helen Janzen and Dora Jamieson, all of Leamington. Predeceased by his parents, Peter and Anna Baerg. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home 14 Russell Street, Leamington on Wednesday 2-5 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to celebrate Jack's life from the Leamington United Mennonite Church, Oak Street on Thursday, March 20, 2003 at 2 p.m. Rev. Darrell Fast and Rev. Henry Dueck officiating. Interment Evergreen Memorial Cemetery, Leamington. Memorial donations may be made to the London Regional Cancer Clinic.
Date of Death: March 7th 2003
Bell, Julia, 85 years, passed away peacefully at the Sun Parlor Home for Senior Citizens on Friday March 7, 2003. Formerly of Albuna. Beloved wife of the late Ivan Bell (1960). Dear mother of Ronald Bell and wife Darlene, Albuna. Loving grandmother of Aaron, Albuna. Julia is also survived by a nephew Dick Bonneau and wife Jean, Essex and many great nieces and great nephews. Dear sister-in-law of Marie Bell, Alta and Roy Brown, Wilda and Reid Atkinson, Evedyne and Russell Brown, all of Leamington; Donald and Jean Bell, Staples. Predeceased by a sister Winnifred Bonneau (1940), brothers-in-law Edison, Ellison, Orville, Warden and Ernest Bell and sisters-in-law Leita Brown and Eva Cascadden. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home, 14 Russell Street Leamington (326-2631) on Sunday 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to celebrate Julia's life from the funeral home, on Monday March 10, 2003 at 11 a.m. Rev. Kenneth Baumann officiating. Interment Evergreen Memorial Cemetery. Memorial donations made by cheque to the Cancer Society or Alzheimer Society would be appreciated.
Alaers, Andrew Jozef
Date of Death: March 2003
Alaers, Andrew Jozef, 93 years. Late of Leamington. Beloved husband of the late Amelia Marie Alaers (Dufault) (1985). Loving father of the late Charles (1985) and wife Angie, Albert and wife Henriette, Geraldine Hutchinson, Irene Foldesi and husband Rudy, Madeline Ross and husband Larry. Special grandpa to twelve grandchildren, twenty-four great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. Predeceased by a grandson David (2002) and a sister Josephine Reynaert (1991). Andrew immigrated from Antwerp, Belgium in 1927. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Br. 84 and a member of the Leamington Knights of Columbus Council #4501. Andrew worked at the H.J.Heinz Co. for 46 years. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home, 14 Russell Street Leamington on Thursday 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Friday, March 28, 2003 at 9:30 a.m. then to St. Joseph’s Church for Mass to celebrate Andrew’s life at 10 a.m. Interment Lakeview Cemetery. Royal Canadian Legion Br. 84 service Thursday 7 p.m. followed by Parish Prayers and K. of C. prayers at 7:45 p.m. Memorial donations made by cheque to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Lung Assoc. would be appreciated.
Date of Death: March 24th 2003
Dawson, Leonard, 87 years, Monday March 24, 2003 at Windsor Regional Hospital. Late of Leamington. Beloved husband to Ena (White) for 67 years. Dear father of Lucille Hannah and husband Walter, Dorchester; Kenneth and wife Toni, Philippines; Douglas and wife Shari, Aurora; Donald and wife Joanne, Hanover. Loving grandfather of 12 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Predeceased by one brother Clifford. Leonard was retired from the H.J.Heinz Co. after 45 years. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home, 14 Russell Street, Leamington on Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to celebrate Leonard’s life, from the funeral home on Thursday March 27, 2003 at 1:30 p.m. Pastor Henry Regier officiating. Interment Erie Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations made by cheque to the Mennonite Brethren Church Building Fund or Salvation Army would be appreciated.
Date of Death: January 22nd 2003
DiMenna, Giuseppe, 91 years, Wednesday January 22, 2003 at the Leamington Mennonite Home. Formerly of Concession 5. Beloved husband of the late Rachele (Ingratta) (1979). Dear father of Bruno and wife Irene and the late Fermino, Leamington. Loving grandfather of David, Leamington. Dear brother of Carmela Ingratta, Italy. Predeceased by 2 brothers and 3 sisters. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home, 14 Russell Street Leamington on Thursday 7-9 p.m. and Friday 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Saturday, January 25, 2003 at 9:30 a.m. then to St. Joseph's Church for Mass to celebrate Giuseppe's life at 10 a.m. Fr. Peter Amszej officiating. Entombment Evergreen Cemetery. Parish Prayers Friday 8 p.m. Memorial donations made by cheque to the Leamington Hospital Foundation or charity of your choice would be appreciated.
Symes, Thelma Lenore
Date of Death: March 23rd 2003
Symes, Thelma Lenore, 84 years, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 23, 2003 at the Sun Parlor Home for Senior Citizens. Dear mother of the late Robert Symes (1990) and wife Maureen, James Symes and Rose-Marie Symes. Loving grandmother of Debbie Wiper and husband Ted, Linda Macchio and husband Steve, Pam Kucharski and husband Craig, Richard Symes and wife Karen, 9 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. Dear sister of Evelyn Setterington, the late Garth Tyhurst (2002) and wife Linda and the late Hugh Tyhurst. Many nieces and nephews also survive. Thelma was retired from the H. J. Heinz Co. after 30 years. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home 14 Russell Street, Leamington on Tuesday 2-5 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to celebrate Thelma’s life from the Funeral Home on Wednesday, March 26, 2003 at 1 p.m. Rev. Liz Chaplin officiating. Interment Lakeview Cemetery, Leamington. Memorial donations made by cheque to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.