Binks - At Four Counties Health Services, Newbury June 16th, 2003. Mary Belle Binks (McLarty) of Wardsville and formerly of R.R.#1, Rodney in her 84th year. Predeceased by her husband Lloyd Binks (1995). Daughter of Duncan and Nancy McLarty. Loving mother of Ken and his wife Sheila of London, Carolyn Geddes and her husband Brian of Wheatley, Joyce Schmid of Burlington, Allan and his wife Marion of London, June Buskard and her husband Larry of London and Paul and Friend Mary E. Smith of Rodney. Dear grandmother of Andrea, Laura, Sean, Lorianne, Suzanne, Jeff, Jonathon, Lori, Justin, Janice, Traci and Travis and great grandmother of Sara, Cassandra, Tanner, Riley, Owen and Daniel. Friends may call at the Rodney Chapel on Tuesday, June 17th, 2003 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be conducted from the chapel on Wednesday at 2 p.m. Pastor S. Patter-son officiating. Interment Purcell Cemetery. If desired, memorial contributions to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Make-A-Wish Foundation would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy. Arrangements entrusted to Padfield Funeral Homes (519-7850810).
Bowsher - Lois Grace of Elgin Manor, on Saturday, June 11, 2003 at her residence, in her 77th year. Beloved wife of the late William Lancelot Bowsher (Nov. 2, 2001) and dearly loved mother of William “Bill” Douglas Bowsher of Port Lambton and Kim Stewart and his wife Sandra Bowsher of St. Thomas. Much loved grandmother of Alice “Ali”, Lane and Mallory Bowsher. Dearest friend to Isabel and Harold Fraba of Windsor. Predeceased by 7 brothers and sisters. Lois worked a number of years for the St. Thomas-Elgin Health Unit. Lois was born in Windsor January 13, 1927 the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Albert Haggis. The family will receive friends at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas on Tuesday evening from 7-9 p.m. A private family service will be held in Windsor on Wednesday morning. Cremation has taken place. Flowers gratefully declined. Remembrances may be made to the charity of choice.
Dwars - Arnoldus “Arnold” of St. Thomas, on Saturday, June 14, 2003, at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in his 69th year. Beloved husband of Betty (Hatt) Dwars and dearly loved father of Peggy and her husband Christopher of Kincardine, Rosemarie Dwars and her partner Terry McCallum, Debbie and her husband Travis, all of St. Thomas and Christine and her husband Michael Garvin of Texas. Dear brother of Maria Hagan and Tony and Hans Dwars, all of Holland. Sadly missed by 11 grandchildren. Predeceased by a granddaughter Tanya Travis. Also missed by his dog Toby. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas where funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. Cremation to follow in London. Visitation Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances would be appreciated by the family.
McNaughton - Peacefully at home on Monday, June 16, 2003. Iva May McNaughton of R.R.#2, Springfield in her 90th year. Beloved wife of the late Wilfrid McNaughton and the late Ross Summers. Dear mother to David Summers and wife Jeanette of Aylmer, Fred Summers of R.R.#2, Springfield and Wilfrid McNaughton and wife Rhonda of R.R.#2, Springfield. Grandmother to Cindy Brunelle and husband Mike of Aylmer, Greg Thompson and wife Janice of St. Thomas, Robin Hurley and husband John of Aylmer and Kim Cross and husband Kevin of Aylmer. Also survived by 9 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great grandchildren and a nephew Don Turville and wife Marg of Essex. Predeceased by a daughter Roselyn, and a sister Agnes Holborn. Iva was born in South Dorchester Twp. on July 31, 1913 to the late Joe and Thursa (Moore) Hewer. She was a life long resident of the family farm at R.R.#2, Springfield. Iva was a member of St. John’s United Church, Springfield and the Order of Eastern Star Carnation Chapter # 135, Springfield. Friends may call at the H. A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday, June 18, 2003 at 1:30 p.m. Rev. Kristine Charlton officiating. Interment, Springfield Cemetery. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or St. John’s United Church, Springfield would be appreciated.
Weaver - At Parkwood Hospital, London on Friday, June 13, 2003 W. R. “Dick” Weaver of R.R.#2, Belmont in his 81st year. Predeceased by his wife Olivia (nee Perfect). Loving father of Anne and her husband Robert Downey of Quispamsis, New Brunswick. Loving grandfather of Stephanie. Dear brother of George (wife Dorothy) of R.R.#2, Belmont; Olive Helka of Holly, Michigan; Ross Weaver of Calgary; Hilda Brown (husband Ron) of Port Carling and Charles (wife Phyllis) of St. Thomas. Predeceased by a brother Arnold Weaver and a brother-in-law Jack Helka. Fondly remembered by a sister-in-law Dorothy Weaver of Dorchester and a brother-in-law Fred Perfect of St. Thomas. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Bieman Funeral Home, Dorchester on Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Tuesday, June 17, 2003 at 1:30 p.m. Interment at Dorchester Union Cemetery. Memorial donations to Parkwood Hospital Palliative Care Unit, the local chapters of the V.O.N. or the London Regional Cancer Centre gratefully acknowledged. A Masonic Service under the auspices of Belmont Lodge No. 190 will be held at the funeral home on Monday at 7:00 p.m.
White - At his residence on Saturday, June 14, 2003. Ronald White of Caressant Care on Bonnie Place, St. Thomas and formerly London and Aylmer in his 82nd year. Husband of Eleanor (Sangster) White and the late Olive (Willsie) White. Dear father of Dianne White (Dave McAdam) of London, Karen Longo of Calgary and Kathy Carrington (Tim) of Aylmer. Loving grandfather of Joe, Jason, Chelsa and Brianna. Also survived by stepchildren Sandra and Bill Sangster, sisters Beatrice Pineo (Charles), Evelyn Gracey (Gordon) and Barbara McPhee (Finnan), a brother Jack White (June), a sister-in-law Beatrice White and a number of nieces and nephews. Born in Malahide Township on October 9, 1922 son of the late John A. and Kathleen (Strath) White. He was a mechanic at Dunn Motor’s in Aylmer and later the London Police Service Board. Ron was an enthusiastic amateur archeologist and donated his extensive collection of artifacts to be displayed at the Aylmer & District Museum. He served in the R.C.A.F. (Areo Engine Mechanic) in W.W.II. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held at the H. A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Thursday, June 19, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service. Interment of ashes in the Aylmer Cemetery. Donations to the Parkinson Foundation would be appreciated.