Obituaries – 31st March 2013

TULL: Noreen M. (Aitken) of Caressant Care Home, St. Thomas

Posted: 31 Mar 2013 06:57 AM PDT

Tull- Noreen M. (Aitken) of Caressant Care Home, St. Thomas passed away on Saturday March 30, 2013 at the St. ThomasElgin General Hospital in her 88th year. Beloved wife of the late Frederick Tull. Loving mother of Dale Aitken Tull and his wife Rose of London. Loved aunt of Rosalie Branagh of St. Thomas. Sadly missed by several great nieces, nephews and great-great nieces and nephews. Noreen was born July 9, 1925 in St. Thomas, the daughter of the late Herbert and Dorothy (Roberts) Aitken. She was a member of Trinity Anglican Church. She retired from Elite Fashions.

Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas where funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. Private interment to follow in Elmdale Cemetery. Visitation Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association.

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CHARLTON: Jack Morris of St. Thomas and formerly of Woodstock

Posted: 31 Mar 2013 06:54 AM PDT

Charlton, Jack Morris of St. Thomas and formerly of Woodstock, passed away on Thursday, March 28th, 2013, at his late residence, in his 73rd year. Loved son of the late Claude and Blanche Ryckman and step-son of the late John Shannon. Dear brother of Victoria (Harry) Ryckman of St. Thomas. Predeceased by 2 brothers Clfton and James Charlton. Dear uncle of Anthony Ryckman, George (Miranda) Ryckman and Dawn Ryckman (Byron) and great uncle of Sara, Ally, Emily and Isaac. Best friend of Jim (Gayle) Wray. Dear cousin of Ken Smith, Shirley Bobier and Matt and Sharon Marshall. Jack was born in Yarmouth Township on April 8th, 1940. He was a farm equipment salesman.

A private family service will be held. Cremation, with interment of ashes in Union Cemetery with his parents. Remembrances may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas in charge of arrangements.

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BUSBY: George “Wray” of St. Thomas

Posted: 31 Mar 2013 06:54 AM PDT

Busby, George “Wray” of St. Thomas, passed away on Thursday, March 28th, 2013, at the Nipissing Manor Nursing Home, North Bay, in his 86th year. Beloved husband of the late Gladys (Colman) Busby and dearly loved father of Garnet “Wray’ Busby (Lisa Helm) of Kansas City and Jane Arlene Sauve (Rene) of North Bay. Much loved grandfather of Rusty Lee Busby, Erich Wray Busby, Courtney Leigh Busby, Tawnecia Shirley Tai, Tamara Dorothy Sauve and Chad Aldege Omer Sauve. Dear great grandfather of Mackenzie, Nathan, Logan and Sydney. Also survived by a number of nieces and nephews. Wray was born in Bridgeview, On (Fort Erie) on August 19th, 1927, the son of the late Garnet George and Katherine Madeline (Bunn) Busby. He was a retired locomotive engineer. Wray was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church. He was also a member of St. David’s Masonic Lodge #302 A.F. and A.M.

Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas where funeral service will be held Thursday at 11:00 a.m. Cremation to follow, with private interment of ashes in Greenwood Cemetery, Fort Erie on Saturday. Visitation on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society.

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WALZAK: Michael Charles “Mike” of St. Thomas

Posted: 31 Mar 2013 06:53 AM PDT

Walzak, Michael Charles “Mike” of St. Thomas, passed away on Wednesday, March 27th, 2013, after a short illness, in his 70th year. Dearly loved husband and best friend of Linda (Leith) Walzak. Loved father of David Walzak and Jenny (Daren) Brown and children Bradley and Brooke. Loved step-father of Martin and children Michael and Christopher; Michelle (Matthew) and children Joseph, Laura, Emma and Rachel; Rodger; Tony (Danielle) and children Alice and Jealyn; Angie and children Jack and Aaron. Dear brother of Patricia (Den) Storey. Jim Walzak (Val), Brian Walzak (Debbie) and the late John Walzak (Laurie). Sadly missed by a number of nieces and nephews. Mike was born in London, Ontario on November 23rd, 1943, the son of the late Charles and Katharine (O’Brien) Walzak. He has lived in St. Thomas over 61 years. He was a retired engineer with the CSX Railroad.

Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas where funeral service will be held Saturday at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow in South Park Cemetery. Visitation Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the St. ThomasElgin General Hospital Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Assocation.

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POTTER: Diana Christine of St. Thomas

Posted: 31 Mar 2013 06:52 AM PDT

Potter, Diana Christine of St. Thomas, passed away peacefully, on Tuesday, March 26th, 2013, peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, in her 56th year. Dearly loved wife and best friend of David Potter and much loved mother of Angela Christine and her husband David Shelton, Cassandra Eleanor Potter and “D.J.” David Howard Potter Jr. and his partner Donna Furtah. Loved daughter of Frank and Ferne Horton and dear daughter-in-law of Victor and June Potter. Specially loved grandmother of Trey Andrew Bembridge, Ryken David Kenneth Farr and Owen David Shelton. Dear sister of Frannie Schram and her husband Bruce. Dear sister-in-law of Kathy and John Cronheimer and Vicki and David Loucks and MarkPotter. Diana lived most of her life in St. Thomas, except for 6 years in Sudbury. She worked at Zellers. Diana was a member of First United Church. Diana believe that family was always the number one priority.

Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas where funeral service will be held Saturday at 1:00 p.m. Cremation to follow, with private interment of ashes in Elmdale Cemetery. Visitation on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, the London Regional Cancer Centre or the St. ThomasElgin General Hospital Foundation (5th Floor).

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MCGREGOR: Leslie Ernest of Parkwood Hospital, London, and formerly of Dexter

Posted: 31 Mar 2013 06:51 AM PDT

McGregor, Leslie Ernest of Parkwood Hospital, London, and formerly of Dexter, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 24th, 2013, in his 86th year. Beloved husband of the late June Marie (Whiting) McGregor (Nov. 2, 1996) and loving father of Kenneth Stanley “Sandy” McGregor and his wife Lynn of Port Stanley and Robin McGregor and partner Audrey of London. Cherished grandfather of Mark, April , Jewel, Rob, Roy and Kim. Sadly missed by 4 great grandchildren. Dear brother of Mary and her husband Ed Mylrea of Rodney. Predeceased by 2 brothers Howard and Ken. Also survived by a number of nieces and nephews. He was born in St. Thomas on August 3rd, 1926. He was a former member of the Dexter United Church. Leslie served in the Merchant Navy during World War II.

Friends will be received at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas on Thursday, March 28th from 10:00-11:00 a.m. The funeral service to celebrate Leslie’s life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow in Elmdale Cemetery.Remembrances may be made to the charity of choice.The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Parkwood Hospital Veterans Care Program, 4 Bruce, London, for the compassion and care they showed Leslie.

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STOCKER: John Edward of St. Thomas

Posted: 31 Mar 2013 06:50 AM PDT

Stocker, John Edward of St. Thomas, passed away on Saturday, March 23rd, 2013, at the L. H.S.C. (Victoria Campus), peacefully, in his 67th year. Dearly loved father of Michael Stocker and his wife Valerie and Janet and her husband Stephen Birch, all of St.,. Thomas. Loved partner of Joan Massicotte and her family Wayne and Cheryl and families. Loved grandfather of Justin, Jenney, Julia and Holly. Dear brother of Midge and her husband Dave Wilkins of St. Thomas. Sadly missed by a number of nieces and nephews. John was born in St. Thomas on March 8th, 1947, the son of the late Edward and Alice (Wood) Stocker. He was retired from Canada Post, Straffordville.

Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas where funeral service will be held Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. Visitation Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Cremation to follow, with private interment of ashes with his parents. Remembrances may be made to the Diabetes Association or the Kidney Foundation.

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BEATTIE: Charles John “Jack” of St. Thomas

Posted: 31 Mar 2013 06:49 AM PDT

Beattie, Charles John “Jack” of St. Thomas, passed away peacefully, on Saturday, March 23rd, 2013, at the St. ThomasElgin General Hospital, in his 80th year. Dearly loved husband and best friend of over 59 years of Shirley (Thomas) Beattie. Much loved father of Tom Beattie of London, Michael Beattie (Sharon Zegers) of St. Thomas and Heather Matheson ( Michael) of Kilworth. Specially loved grandfather of Taylor and Jeffery. Dear brother of Gary Beattie (Linda) of Fingal and the late Kenneth Beattie. Also survived by a number of nieces and nephews. Jack was born in Niagara Falls on June 26th, 1933, the son of the late Thomas and Madeline Beattie. He worked as a police officer for the St. Thomas Police Department, then for the Railroad and then became an entrepreneur and builder. Jack built many of the buildings in St. Thomas and district.

The family will receive friends at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas on Thursday, March 28th from 3:30-5:00 p.m. A celebration of life for Jack will be held at 5:00 p.m. Cremation has taken place. Remembrances may be made to the St. ThomasElgin General Hospital Foundation and Pets/Friends for Life. A very special thanks to the doctors, nurses, staff and volunteers of the St. ThomasElgin General Hospital for their wonderful, compassionate care.

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PRENDIVOJ: Stephanie of St. Thomas and formerly of Mississauga

Posted: 31 Mar 2013 06:49 AM PDT

Prendivoj- Stephanie of St. Thomas and formerly of Mississauga passed away at the St. ThomasElgin General Hospital on Thursday March 21, 2013 in her 70th year. Loved wife of Joseph Prendivoj and loving mother of Joanne Buehler and Gordon Prendivoj . Loving grandmother of Aaron Buehler, Alisha and her husband Decota Collins and Ryan Buehler. Dear sister of Steve Dresar and his wife Branka, Ljubo Dresar and Danica Jurinic. Dear daughter-in-law of Kata Prendivoj. Sadly missed by a number of nieces and nephews. Stephanie was born September 12, 1943 in Croatia, the daughter of the late Leopold and Barbara Dresar. She was a Jehovah’s Witness.

Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas for visitation Sunday, March 24th, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A graveside service will be held at South Park Cemetery, on Monday, March 25th at 1:00 p.m. A Memorial service will be held at the Kingdom Hall, St. Thomas on Sunday, March 31st at 3:00 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Kingdom Hall.

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