Pelcz - On Monday, April 21st, 2003 Charles Eugene Pelcz of Rodney in his 47th year. Sadly missed by his children Amanda, Ryan and their mother Monica. Predeceased by son Kyle (1987). Dear son of Carl and Philomene Pelcz (Knapp). Loving brother of sisters Mary Elizabeth Smith (Pelcz) and her friend Paul, Anna Young (Pelcz) and her husband Scott and Donna Rutherford (Pelcz) and her husband Barrie and brothers Richard Pelcz and his wife Heather and James Pelcz and friend Alicia. “Chuck” will be missed by nieces and nephews Tammy, Chauntelle, Deanna, Shane and Adam. Friends may call at the Rodney Chapel on Thursday, April 24th, 2003 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be conducted from the chapel on Friday at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor S. Patterson officiating. Interment Rodney Cemetery. If desired memorial contributions may be made to the Heart and Stroke Assoc. or charity of choice as your expression of sympathy. Arrangements entrusted to Padfield Funeral Homes (519) 7850810.
Angus - William “Myron” on Wednesday, April 23, 2003, at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in his 78th year. Dearly loved husband of the late Alma (VanLuven) Angus (1997) and dear father of Theresa and her husband Jimmy Rosales, Earl and his wife Gioia Angus and Kevin Angus, all of London. Loved grandfather of Matthew William and Alma Priscilla. Dear brother of Pearl McWilliam of California and the late Lawrence, Kenneth and Harold Angus. Dear friend and companion of Margaret Bowman. Also survived by a number of nieces and nephews. Myron received the “Vanier Medal” for achievements in Painting, writing (Penmanship) featuring and Humanitarian Service (1976), the “Legion des Gens de Coeur” from Paris, France for “Human Courage” 1980 and 1981, the award “The Diplome Croix D’Honneur De L’Education Sociale” (1981), appointed to “LAC” the Local Advisory Council for Canada Employment (1986), received “The Diplome De Medeulle D’Honneur” from Paris, France(1986). Member of the St. Thomas Kiwanis Club, the St. Thomas Paratranist Advisory Committee and Ontario Advisory Council for Disabled. He was a member of St. David's Masonic Lodge #302 A.F., A. M. He represented the Canadian Artists of the Association of Mouth and Foot Painting Artist at the Rome, Italy Conference in 1992 and in 1995 after having a home and studio 12 miles out of St. Thomas for 22 years, moving to St. Thomas with his wife Alma and daughter Theresa being featured in Award winning films and T.V. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas until Saturday afternoon and then to Knox Presbyterian Church where funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Interment in St. Marys Cemetery, Monday at 11:00 a.m. Visitation Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A memorial service will be held at the funeral home on Friday evening at 6:45 p.m. by officers and members of St. David's Lodge #302 A.F. and A.M. Remembrances may be made to the Shriners Hospitals M.S. Society, the St. Thomas Christian Church or charity of choice.
Casier - Julian Andre of R.R.#2 Blenheim passed away on Thursday, April 24, 2003 at ChathamKent Health Alliance. Born in Raleigh Township 82 years ago. Son of the late Remi Casier and Marie DeVolder. He is survived by his wife the former Adrienne Cooreman; children Ronald and Pauline, St. Thomas, Terrance and Christine, Blenheim, grandchildren Remi, Victoria, Karel, Daryl, Kymberly, Corinne and Aaron, sister Leona and August Wytinck, Blenheim, brother George and Jeanne Casier, Thamesville, sister-in-law Julianna Casier, Kent Bridge. Predeceased by granddaughter Hanna, sister Elvira VanKerhoven, Rachiel Ramboer, brother Marcel and sister-in-law Irene VanHyfte. Resting at the J.L. Ford Funeral Home in Blenheim for visitation Friday 3-5 and 7-9 pm. Prayers will be held at 8:00 pm followed by a Knight’s of Columbus Service. Funeral Mass on Saturday at 10:00 am., St. Mary’s Church, Blenheim with Father Paul Duplessie celebrant. Interment in Evergreen Cemetery.
Meyerink - Rensiena “Rene” of Port Stanley, on Wednesday, April 23, 2003, at the St. ThomasElgin General Hospital, in her 72nd year. Dearly loved wife of Andy Meyerink and loved mother of Selda and her husband Harold Bere of London, Fred and his wife Kathy Meyerink of Langdon, Alberta and John Meyerink of Port Stanley. Much loved grandmother of John, Brandy, Danielle, Kristopher, Kourtney and Nicholas. She was the last of her family. Rene was born in Holland, April 5, 1932 and came to Canada in 1958. The family will receive friends at the home of Selda and Harold Bere, 1881 Herbert Ave., London on Saturday from 2-6 p.m. Flowers gratefully declined, with remembrances to the Canadian Diabetes Association. Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas in charge of arrangements.
Chachun - Mathilde (Hrynuk) of St. Thomas, on Friday, June 13, 2003, at the Valleyview Home, St. Thomas, in her 84th year. Dearly loved wife of Fred Chachun. Also survived by 2 brothers and a sister in Germany. Mathilde was born in the Ukraine, September 27, 1919, she lived over forty years in Toronto and in St. Thomas for the past fourteen years. She was a member of the Ukrainian Catholic Church. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas until Monday morning and then to the Ukrainian Catholic Church for Mass of the Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. Visitation is Saturday from 79 p.m. Prayers will be recited at the funeral home Saturday at 7:00 p.m. Interment to follow in Holy Angels’ Church. Remembrances may be made to Valleyview Home.
Hughes - Mary Orton of Valleyview Home, St. Thomas, on Friday, June 13, 2003, at her late residence, in her 95th year. Beloved wife of the late Jack Hughes and dearly loved aunt of Claire and her husband Michael Nelson of London and Dr. Geoff and his wife Anita Gardiner of Toronto. Sadly missed by a number of great nieces and nephews. Dear friend of Ruby Cameron of British Columbia. Mary was born in Calgary, Alberta on March 20,1909, the daughter of the late William and Clara (Adcock) Gardiner. She lived most of her life in Nelson, B.C. and lived in St. Thomas since 1998. A private family service will be held. Cremation, with burial of ashes next to her husband in Nelson, British Columbia. Remembrances may be made to the Valleyview Home, St. Thomas. A sincere thank you to the staff of Valleyview Home for their special love and care and kindness for Mary while she lived there. Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas is entrusted with the arrangements.
Erskine - At her residence on Thursday, June 12, 2003. Mrs. Helen (McGill) Erskine of Caressant Care on Mary Bucke, St.Thomas, in her 86th year. Born in Montreal, Quebec, January 25,1918, daughter of the late Daniel and Alice (Cronan) McGill, she lived most of her life in St.Thomas and Aylmer. Mrs. Erskine was a retired employee of Northern Telecom, London. Beloved wife of the late E.L. “Sam” Erskine (1982). Dearly loved mother of Dan Erskine and his wife Helen of St.Thomas and Vicki Longfield and her husband Don of R.R.#2, Mossley. Cherished grandmother of Danny Erskine of Union, Nicole Erskine of Newmarket, Amanda and Danielle Longfield, both of R.R.#2, Mossley. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St.Thomas on Monday evening from 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be conducted Tuesday at 1p.m. Interment in Elmdale Memorial Park. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society gratefully acknowledged.