Obituaries

February, 2017

  • 12 February

    LeCourtois, Mabel

    LeCourtois, Mabel of Goodness Home, St. Thomas, passed away peacefully, on Friday, February 10th, 2017, at her late residence, at the age of 104. Beloved wife of the late Walter Charles LeCourtois (1977) and dearly loved mother of Alan W. LeCourtois (Donna), Jeanne Oldfield (Ron) and the late Gary F. …

  • 12 February

    Sparenberg, William “Bill”

    SPARENBERG- William “Bill” passed away peacefully with his family by his side at Elgin Manor on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at the age of 82. Bill is survived by his loving wife Shirley Sparenberg (nee Delrue); by his children Nina (Ted) Caughill, David (Sandra) Sparenberg, Todd Sparenberg, and Bill (Marcey) …

  • 12 February

    Wolf, Anna

    Wolf, Anna of Terrace Lodge, Aylmer. The Lord quietly wrapped his child, Anna in his arms and took her home on Saturday February 11, 2017 in her 92nd year. Anna was welcomed into this world on April 28, 1925 by Adam and Theresia Kult in Dusz, Hungary where they had …

  • 10 February

    Chambers, Robert Edward “Tank”

    CHAMBERS- Robert Edward “Tank” passed away peacefully at home on February 8, 2017 at the age of 57. Robert is survived by his partner Ruth Clarke; his sister Vickie Chambers, aunts Ruth Chambers, Doris Lidster, Muriel Boyd, Pat McLeod and many friends. Predeceased by brother James Chambers. Robert was a …

  • 10 February

    Thomas, Sandra Fay

    Thomas, Sandra Fay of Bobier Nursing Home, Dutton, passed away peacefully, on Thursday, February 9th, 2017, at her residence, surrounded by her loving family, at the age of 73. Dearly loved mother of Tracey Thomas (Derek Morphy), Tina Penner (Dave) and Trude Thomas. Cherished grandmother of Elissa (Justin), Julia (Chad), …

  • 10 February

    McDonald, John “Stanley”

    McDonald – John “Stanley” of London and formerly of Union passed away suddenly on February 8th, 2017, in his 77th year. Beloved wife and best friend of Irene (Campbell) McDonald. Cherished father of Brenda Ryan (Jeff) of Cochrane, Alberta. Proud grandfather of Breann Ryan (fiancé Andrew Vernon) of Red Deer, …

  • 10 February

    Vernham, Peter

    Vernham – Peter of Caressant Care Bonnie Place passed away peacefully at his late residence on Thursday, February 9th, 2017 in his 71st year. Beloved husband and best friend of Judy (Lawrence) Vernham. Dearly loved father of Carrie Pena and Peter “Daniel” Vernham (Heather Wilson) and grandfather of Ethan. Beloved …

  • 8 February

    Wojtecki, Stanley

    WOJTECKI, Stanley, of St. Catharines, ON, formerly of St. Thomas, passed away at the Greater Niagara General Hospital, Niagara Falls on Wednesday, February 1, 2017, in his 98th year.  Beloved husband of the late Krystyna (nee Siwek) Wojtecki (2008).  Dearly loved father of Barbara Smith (Richard) of Dacula, GA, Edward …

  • 7 February

    Leslie, Florence Elizabeth (nee Lewis)

    LESLIE – Florence Elizabeth (nee Lewis) passed away peacefully in her 95th year at Vallyview Nursing Home, St. Thomas on February 3rd, 2017. She was born August 13, 1922, daughter of the late Fred and Lorena Lewis of Strathroy, ON. Beloved wife of the late Joseph Leslie (1988). Survived by …

  • 7 February

    Coleman, Sharon (nee Mayhew)

    COLEMAN – Sharon (nee Mayhew) of West Lorne passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Tuesday, February 7th, 2017 at the age of 66. Beloved wife of Mervin Coleman. Sharon is survived by her loving children and grandchildren Jared Coleman of West Lorne, Tara Agnew (David); children …

  • 7 February

    Jones, Robert Charles

    Jones – Robert Charles of St. Thomas passed away peacefully at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, surrounded by his loving family, on Tuesday, February 7th, 2017, in his 83rd year. Beloved husband and best friend of Lois (Bowlby) Jones and dearly loved father of Laura Jones and Lisa Gee and …

  • 7 February

    Vandendriessche, Margaret Rose (Budai)

    Vandendriessche, Margaret Rose (Budai) of St. Thomas, passed away peacefully at her residence, at the age of 89. Beloved wife of Bennouie “Ben” Herman Vandendriessche and dearly loved mother of Linda McLean of St. Thomas, Vickie Somerville of Guelph, Ben Vandendriessche (Cora) of Azilda, Judy Cline of St. Thomas and …

  • 7 February

    Johnston, John Wallace “Wally”

    JOHNSTON: John Wallace “Wally”, of London, formerly of Port Stanley, passed away at LHSC, Victoria Hospital on Wednesday, February 1, 2017, in his 80th year.  Loving partner of the late Frances M. Wilson Temple (2011).  Dear step-father of Elizabeth Crandall (Joe), David Temple (Laura), Brenda Parsons (Dave), all of London, …

  • 6 February

    Province, Chantel Margaret

    Province, Chantel Margaret of Sarnia passed away at Blue Water Health Centre on Sunday, February 5, 2017 in her 29th year. Loving sister of Jason and Olivia Province. Dear niece of Randy Underhill and wife Mary, David Underhill, Teri Widner and husband Mark, Chris Underhill and Lisa Underhill. Also survived …

  • 6 February

    Laur, Betty Ann

    Laur, Betty Ann of Aylmer passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Sunday, February 5, 2017 in her 80th year. Beloved wife of the late Fred Laur. Dear mother of Lisa Parke and husband Howard and Ryan Laur and wife Jill and loving Nana of Dylan, Melissa, Kyler, Kaiden, …

  • 6 February

    Dyck, Jacob

    Dyck, Jacob of RR6, Aylmer passed away at London Health Science Centre-University Hospital on February 4, 2017 in his75 th year. Beloved husband of Margaret (Zacharias) Dyck. Loving father of Margaret Wiebe(George), Kathy Heide(Jacob), Mary Bergen(David), Jacob Dyck, Helen Mohamed(Karim), Abe Dyck(Vonda), Neil Dyck, Anne Milburn(Marc), Frank Dyck(Crystal), Pete Dyck …

  • 5 February

    Rapelje, Donald Walter

    Rapelje- Donald Walter of St. Thomas passed away at the St. Thomas –Elgin General Hospital on Saturday February 4th, 2017 at the age of 83. Beloved husband of the late Patricia (MacNaught) Rapelje (2009) and loving father of Kathryn and her husband Ronald Gibson of St. Thomas and Wayne and …

  • 4 February

    Freele, Gary Newton

    Freele, Gary Newton of St. Thomas, passed away peacefully, on Friday, February 3, 2017, at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, at the age of 80. Dearly loved husband of Florence (MacInnis) Freele and loved father of Darryl Freele (Ann) of St. Thomas and Melinda Cockburn (Chris) of St. Thomas. Dear …

  • 3 February

    Size, Raymond K. “Ray”

    SIZE, Raymond K. “Ray”, formerly of St. Thomas, passed away peacefully at Parkwood Institute, London on Thursday, February 2, 2017, in his 95th year.  He was the brother of the late Ruth Millard (late Harold).  Uncle of Don Millard (Glenda) of St. Thomas, and Marilyn Ralf (Joe Mattingley) of Point …

  • 2 February

    Schmitt, Abram Klassen

    Schmitt, Abram Klassen of Aylmer passed away at London Health Science Centre-University on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 in his 76th year. Beloved husband of Helena (Klassen) Schmitt. Dear father of Abe Schmitt(Anna), Cornelius Schmitt(Maria), Peter Schmitt(Helena), Lisa Klassen(Johan), Jake Schmitt(Nancy), Johan Schmitt(Helena), Henry Schmitt(Aurora), Frank Schmitt, Isaac Schmitt(Anna), Helena Wall(Peter), …