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COLLETT

Helen May - Peacefully, at Maple Manor Nursing Home, Tillsonburg on Friday April 29, 2016, Helen Collett, formerly of Otterville, Norwich and Woodstock, at the age of  83.  Beloved wife of the late Howard Collett (2013).  Beloved mom of Bev (John) Esseltine of Tillsonburg, Roger of St. Thomas, and daughter-in-law Sylvia (the late Gord 2002) Collett of Peachland BC.  Cherished grandmother of Ashley (Ryan) Charlton of St. Thomas and Jack Collett of Peachland BC.  Sister of Harold (Jean) Everett of Markham.  Predeceased by mother Flossie Everett (1977), son Harvey (2014), sister Bertha Burdge (1989).  Friends will be received at THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main St. W., Norwich (519) 863-3020 on Tuesday 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m.  A private family service will be held on Wednesday May 4, 2016 with Rev. David Snihur officiating.  Interment Oxford Memorial Park Cemetery.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Tillsonburg Community Living.

 

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LIPSIT

Harry Moore - Peacefully at home on Monday April 25, 2016. Harry Lipsit of R.R.# 1 Norwich at the age of 76. Beloved husband to Diane for 53 years. Loving father of Melanie and husband John Arthur and Suzanne and husband Jeff Vankerrebroeck  all of Norwich. Devoted grandfather to Emma and Amanda Arthur, Caleb, Jacob and Benjamin Vankerrebroeck. Brother-in-law to Jean Mills of Tillsonburg, Bonnie and husband Bill Knott of Ingersoll, Carol Atkin of Saskatoon, Dorothy Lipsit of Tillsonburg. Predeceased by granddaughters Erin and Annie Arthur, brother Marsun, brother-in-law Bob Mills. Harry was a former Principal at several schools in the Oxford County Board of Education, past member of the Police Services Board, faithful member of Newark United Church. Friends will be received at THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main St. W. Norwich (519) 863-3020 on Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 pm. A memorial service to commemorate Harry's life will be held at the funeral home on Thursday April 28th at 11:00 am. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Newark United Church or Children's Health Foundation of London.

 

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TOPHAM

J. Douglas - Peacefully at Woodstock Hospital on Tuesday April 19, 2016 Doug Topham formerly of Burgessville at the the age of 81. Beloved husband of the late Isabell (Dickinson). Father of Jim of Ingersoll, Dave and wife Lois of R.R.#1 Burgessville, Joanne McGregor and husband Sean of Sweaburg. Grandfather of John, Jason, Jessica and Michael Topham, Gayle Topham and Ellen Topham and her fiance Zach Burke, Cameron and Connor McGregor. Predeceased by a sister Anne Kendall. Friends will be received at THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main St. W. Norwich (519) 863-3020 on Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 pm. A memorial service to commemorate Doug's life will be held at Burgessville Baptist Church on Monday April 25th at 11 am. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Burgessville Baptist Church, First Baptist Church, Woodstock or the Diabetes Association.

 

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BURD

Keith Arthur - Suddenly at his residence on Friday April 15, 2016, Keith Burd of Norwich, formerly of Ridgeway, at the age of 67.  Loving husband of Heather.  Dear father of Caren Burd-Tallon of St. Catharines, Valerie Hyska and husband Steve of Petawawa.  He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Katie Hyska and Jake Tallon.  Survived by his mother Mary Lou Burd of Fort Erie. Predeceased by his father Artie Burd. A casual celebration will be held at Ridgeway Legion Br. # 230 on Monday April 25, 2016 at 12:00 p.m.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation.  Arrangements entrusted to THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, Norwich (519) 863-3020.

 

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WALKER

Margareta "Madge" - Suddenly at home on Tuesday April 12, 2016, Madge Walker of Otterville, at the age of 52.  Loving wife to Greg.  Dear sister of Henry Boldt and wife Margaret of St. Thomas, Jake Boldt of Aylmer, Pete Boldt and wife Betty of Aylmer, John Boldt of Aylmer, Ike Boldt of Otterville, Mary Vande Velde of Delhi, Annie Bergen and husband Issac of Delhi, Neil Boldt and wife Tanya of Tillsonburg.  Daughter-in-law of Harold and Yvonne Walker of Otterville; sister-in-law of Brian Walker and Laura of Otterville.  Also survived by several nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by parents Henry and Margaret Boldt, brother Bernie, and an infant sister.  Madge was a longtime employee of Fleetwood Metals.  Friends will be received at THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main St. W., Norwich (519) 863-3020 on Thursday 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m.  Funeral service to honour Madge's life will be held at the funeral home on Friday April 15, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. David Snihur officiating.  Interment to follow at Otterville Cemetery.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Diabetes Association.

 

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HEERSCHAP

Matthew - With sadness we announce the passing of our dear husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, brother, brother-in-law and uncle, in his 68th year.  Beloved husband of Francine (Vander Spek).  Beloved father and father-in-law of Matthew and wife Annelies (Koster), Corneil and wife Debra (Vanden Beukel).  Beloved grandfather of Jamie, Janessa, Derek, Calvin, Matthew, Daniel and Sarah.  Friends will be received at Netherlands Reformed Congregation, Norwich on Saturday 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m.  Funeral service will be held in the church on Monday April 4, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. D.V. Rev. E. Hakvoort officiating.  Interment to follow at Springford Cemetery.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Care Partners, Tillsonburg or Cancer Society.  Arrangements entrusted to THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, Norwich (519) 863-3020.

 

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McKAY

Robert Burns - Peacefully at home with his family at his side, on Monday March 21, 2016, Robert McKay of Oxford Centre, at the age of 78.  Beloved husband to Caroline.  Loving father of Tammey Muir and husband Leroy of RR#4 Woodstock, Robin McKay of Barrie.  He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Kelley, Rachel and Jordan Muir.  Dear brother of Fred McKay and Norma Suprun of Norwich; brother-in-law of Betty McKay of Bancroft; also survived by several nephews and nieces. Predeceased by sister Edith Dyment and husband Don, brother Allen McKay.  Friends will be received at THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main St. W., Norwich (519) 863-3020 on Thursday March 24, 2016 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.  Funeral service will follow at the funeral home at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Adam Hanley officiating.  Cremation to follow.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to VON or OSPCA.

 

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WADE

Jeffrey Alan - At Victoria Hospital, London on Wednesday March 16, 2016, Jeff Wade of Norwich, at the age of 54.  Beloved spouse  to Rollande Trepanier.  Dear father of Connor Wade and Jessica Wade, both of Woodstock; step-father of Jennifer Douglas of Norwich, Jake Douglas of Otterville.  He will be missed by grandchildren Kodi and Keldon.  Dear son of Sandra Wade of Woodstock.  Survived by brothers Rick Wade of Woodstock, Doug Wade of Goderich.  Predeceased by father Mervin Wade.  Friends will be received at THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main St. W., Norwich (519) 863-3020 on Tuesday March 22, 2016 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Service to follow at the funeral home at 1:00 p.m.  Interment Norwich Cemetery.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Cancer Society.

 

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GREEN

Patricia Lynn - At Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital on Tuesday March 15, 2016, Pat Green of RR#2 Mt. Elgin, at the age of 57.  Loving wife to Doug.  Cherished mom to Christine and husband Rob Haney, Norwich, Carrie and husband Dave Haskett, Simcoe, Cayla and husband Mac Robinson, Woodstock, Candy Green and Kyle Mutton, Ingersoll.  She will be sadly missed by her grandchildren Taylor, Tyler and Teara, Dylin and Kyle, Madison and McKinley.  Loving daughter of Louis and Arlene Blancher of Ingersoll.  Dear sister of John Blancher, Markdale, Brinda Rutter, Norwich, Steve Blancher, Woodstock, Randy Blancher, Ingersoll, Joyce and husband Karl Empey, RR#2 Mossley; daughter-in-law of Marie Green; sister-in-law of Joe Green and Terry, Ed Green and fiance Val, Darlene and husband Alec Davis, Denise and husband Steve Green.  Predeceased by father-in-law Jim Green, sister Karen Arlene Blancher, niece Danielle Blancher.  Friends will be received at THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main St. W., Norwich (519) 863-3020 on Friday 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m.  Cremation has taken place.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Cancer Society or Ronald McDonald House.

 

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HOWARD

Lillian Myrtle - Suddenly at Victoria Hospital, London on Saturday March 12, 2016, Lillian Howard of RR#3 Burford, at the age of 75.  Beloved wife of the late Jerry Howard (June 21, 2015).  Dear mother of Wayne and wife Sandra, Joel and partner Todd, Allen and wife Afra, Penny and husband Bob Van Acker, Robin and Annette, Kim MacDonald, Chere and husband Tom Short.  Fondly remembered by Cheryl Baskey.  She will be missed by her 15 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.  Sister of Irene Smyth, Bob Berdan and wife Skip, Gordon Berdan, Betty and husband Les Grey.  Predeceased by son Shawn, granddaughter Jennifer, sisters Edith and Olive.  Memorial service to honour Lillian's life will be held at THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main St. W., Norwich (519) 863-3020 on Wednesday March 16, 2016 at 11:00 a.m.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Cancer Society or VON Sakura House.

 

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LEE

Dorothy Anne - Peacefully at Maple Manor Nursing Home, Tillsonburg on Monday March 7, 2016, Dorothy Lee of Tillsonburg at the age of 85.  Beloved wife of T. William (Bill) Lee (July 1, 1998).  Dear mother of Diane Fish and Peter Dodd of Tillsonburg, Barbara Lee and Michael Slater of Norwich, Robert Lee and Sheila of Goderich, Ronald Lee and Brenda of RR#1 Norwich.  Loving grandmother of 8, great-grandmother of 12.  Predeceased by granddaughter Patricia.  As per Dorothy's request, a private graveside service will be held at Bookton Cemetery.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to War Amps or Diabetes Association.  Arrangements entrusted to THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, Norwich (519) 863-3020.

 

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ELLIOTT

Eva Madeline (Clifford) - Passed away at Cedarwood Village, Simcoe on Sunday February 21, 2016, Eva Elliott, formerly of RR#2 Vanessa, at the age of 91.  Beloved wife of George Wallace Elliott for 68 years.  Daughter of the late Oliver and Olga Clifford.  Loving mother of Daryl (Linda), Larry (Lynda), and Kevin.  Much loved grandmother of Ashley and Jason Elliott, and  Larissa Thompson (Zaine), and great-grandmother of Quinten and Zariah.  Predeceased by brothers Tom and Roy Cliffiord, sisters May, Ila and Ola.  Survived by brother Leo Clifford (Madeline), sister Ada Morris (Don).  Eva was a longtime member of Bookton Presbyterian Church and Windham Township Home and School Association.  Friends will be received at THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main St. W., Norwich (519) 863-3020 on Wednesday 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m.  Funeral service to honour Eva's life will be held at the funeral home on Thursday February 25, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Al Dowber officiating.  Interment Bookton Cemetery.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Bookton Presbyterian Church or Alzheimer Society.

 

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WALTHER

John "Jack" Frederick - At Tillsonburg Retirement Home, with his family at his side, on Saturday February 13, 2016, Jack Walther of Otterville, at the age of 93.  Beloved husband to the late Betty (McWebb).  Dear father of Gary and wife Nancy of RR#1 Norwich, John and wife Vicky of RR#2 Delhi, Dorie and husband Len Girard of Long Point, and Trudy and husband Gary Drake of Long Point.  Sadly missed by his 9 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.  Brother of Jean Gehring of Tillsonburg and Pauline Massecar of Washington state. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by sisters Helen Pettigrew and Marjorie Armstrong.  Jack was a  longtime member and trustee of Otterville United Church, O.F.A.,  Norwich-Otterville Lions Club, and councillor for Norwich Township.  A private family service will be held. Private interment Otterville Cemetery.  A celebration of Jack's life will be announced in the spring.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Otterville United Church.  Arrangements entrusted to THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, Norwich (519) 863-3020.

 

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IZZARD

Catherine Elizabeth - When someone you love becomes a memory the memory becomes a treasure.  Catherine Elizabeth Izzard (de Montmorency) passed away on February 9, 2016 at the age of 64, surrounded by her loving family.  She is predeceased by her husband and best friend Doug.  She leaves behind her 3  children Pam (Stuart), Paula (Rob), and Michael (Sarah).  Cathy will be missed by her adored grandchildren Nya and Oliver.  She leaves behind her brother Rick Izzard (Lynda), sisters Debbie Swiech (Rick), Denise Grygorcewicz (John), Dianne May (Scott) and little brother Tom Izzard (Sherri).  Cathy has many nieces and nephews to remember her.  Cathy also leaves behind many close friends that she has made over the years. Cathy was an elementary primary teacher for 36 years, first in Oxford County, then in Thames Valley.  It was a career that she loved.  Hopefully there are some fond memories of "Ms. Izzard's" class.  The service to celebrate Cathy's life will be held at Norwich United Church on Wednesday February 17, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. Reception to follow.  Please wear bright colours and come prepared to tell funny stories about Cathy's life.  This will be a celebration of her life.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Parkinson Society.  Arrangements entrusted to THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, Norwich (519) 863-3020.

 

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FIDLIN

Marian Elizabeth - At Trillium Retirement Home, Norwich on Sunday February 7, 2016, Marian Fidlin of Norwich at the age of 102.  Beloved wife of the late Wilfred "Mike" Fidlin.  Dear mother of Gary of Norwich.  Grandmother to Tara Fidlin and husband Mike Fowler of BC, and Amber Fidlin of AB.  Survived by several nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by brothers James, Joseph, Donald and Bill McLaren, sister Margaret McLaren.  Marian was a longtime member of Norwich United Church.  Friends will be received at THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main St. W., Norwich (519) 863-3020 on Wednesday February 10, 2016  from 1 - 2 p.m.  Funeral service to honour Marian's life will follow at the funeral home at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Sydney Elias officiating.  Interment Norwich Cemetery.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Norwich United Church or Heart and Stroke Foundation. 

 

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REEVES

Lenore - Suddenly at Woodstock Hospital on Sunday February 7, 2016, Lenore Reeves of Norwich at the age of 83.  Beloved wife of the late Murray Reeves (2007).  Dearly loved mother of Patricia Reeves and husband Don Reynolds, Mississauga, Mary and Ken Stratton, London, Marilyn Reeves (the late Scot Smith 2003), London, Gord Reeves, Norwich, Irene Reeves and husband Randy Damm, Norwich, Douglas Reeves, London, Gwen Reeves and husband Mark Damm, Norwich, Gail Reeves-McAlpine and Greg McAlpine, Waterford.  Also survived by 15 grandchildren: Caitlin and Mark Reynolds, Gregory and Tyler Stratton, Patrick and Ryan Smith, Michael, Shawn and Kathleen Reeves, Dallon and Kaeden Reeves, Erin and Jonathan Reeves Damm, David and Shannon McAlpine.  Dear sister of Isabel Beveridge, Caledonia, Anne Jarman and husband George, Ancaster, Murray Aikens and wife Barbara, Chesley, Pat Haslett and husband Bill, Kingston.  Predeceased by parents Orton and Frances Aikens, brother John Aikens and brother-in-law Bert Beveridge.  Lenore received her B.A. in Psychology at University of Western Ontario 1974, Masters of Education at University of Toronto 1979, was a teacher 32 years with Brant County Board of Education, President of Brant Teachers Association, held numerous leadership positions in Norwich United Church , Oxford Presbytery and the London Conference of United Church of Canada.  Friends will be received at THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main St. W., Norwich (519) 863-3020 on Thursday 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m.  Funeral service to honour Lenore's life will be held at Norwich United Church on Friday February 12, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Sydney Elias officiating.  Interment Norwich Cemetery.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Norwich United Church, Heart and Stroke Foundation, or Cancer Society.

 

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SACKRIDER

Violet May - At Victoria Hospital, London after a lengthy illness, on Monday February 8, 2016, Vi Sackrider of RR#3 Norwich.  Loving wife to Fred for 43 years.  Dear sister-in-law to Gord and Fran of RR#1 Burgessville.  Predeceased by her parents Sydney and Edna Adams, 5 brothers and 1 sister.  Vi was a longtime member of Princeton United Church.  Friends will be received at THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main St. W., Norwich (519) 863-3020 on Friday 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m.  Funeral service to honour Vi's life will be held at Norwich United Church on Saturday February 13, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. with Lori Minler officiating.  Cremation to follow.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Princeton United Church or Kidney Foundation. 

 

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HARRIS

John Francis "Jack" - Peacefully at VON Sakura House, Woodstock on Sunday February 7, 2016, Jack Harris of Norwich at the age of 84.  Beloved husband of the late Dorothy Harris (2005).  Dear father of Bob and wife Rosie of Norwich, Lori Cowan of Woodstock, Linda Harris of Woodstock, Elaine Zylstra and Bill Carter of Norwich.  He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Sabrina and husband Brett Sinden, Tina Harris, Courtney Van De Byl, Randy Zylstra and Kristina, Tyler Zylstra; great-grandchildren Alexes Harris, Hailey and Ryan Sinden, Jackson Avey and Shianne Harris.  Dear brother of Jim and Joan of Norwich; brother-in-law of Gladys Harris and Margaret McKim.  Also survived by several nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by granddaughter Lindsey Van De Byl, son-in-law Jerry Zylstra, brothers Freddie, Clair and Bob, sisters Norma Andrews and Rosemary McArthur.  Jack was a 50-plus year member of Norwich Legion Br. 190.  Friends will be received at THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main St. W., Norwich (519) 863-3020 on Tuesday 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m.  Funeral service to honour Jack's life will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday February 10, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. David Snihur officiating.  Interment Norwich Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Norwich Legion Br. 190 or VON Sakura House. 

 

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PINTER

Jean Maxine (Phelps) - of Norwich, passed away surrounded by her family at Woodstock Hospital, on Wednesday February 4, 2016 in her 83rd year.  Dear wife of Alfred Pinter.  Beloved mother of Catherine Evans and Glenn Tipps, Alfred Junior and Linda Pinter, Raymond Pinter and Pamela Ogden, Roger and Jan Pinter, and Joan Kubbernus.  Cherished grandmother of Bart and Crystal, Morgan and Marissa, Brooke and Jason, Michelle, Nathan and Mindy, Amanda and Ryan, Jason, Derek, Kyle, Jake and Maxine.  Loving great grandmother of Addison and Ethan, Jackson and Makayla, Krystal, Daxton, Cameron and Caleb and Skye.  Sister of Russell and Lillian Phelps, Doug and Dorothy Phelps, Donald and Velma Phelps, Mary and Gordon Searles, Helen and Donald Batson, Donna and Ralph Coates, Dorothy and Raymond Chapman, and Ruthanne and Ernie McDonald.  She will be missed by her in-laws, nieces, nephews and cousins.  Predeceased by parents Harry and Vera Phelps and infant son David.  Jean was a hardworking and determined woman who loved crosswords and playing Scrabble.  She was a kind and loving person who will be dearly missed by her family, friends and neighbours.  Friends will be received at THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main St. W., Norwich (519) 863-3020 on Friday 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m.  Funeral service to honour Jean's life will be held at the funeral home on Saturday February 6, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. David Snihur officiating.  Cremation to follow.  In lieu of flowers, donations to Red Cross or Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

 

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SACKRIDER

Dorothy Florence - At Maple Manor Nursing Home, Tillsonburg on Tuesday January 26, 2016, Dorothy Sackrider, formerly of Burgessville, at the age of 93.  Beloved wife of the late Lloyd Sackrider.  Loving mother of Fred and wife Vi of RR#3 Norwich, Gord and wife Fran of RR#1 Burgessville. Grandmother of Lorraine Primeau of Stratford; great grandmother of Kyle and Ryan.  Dear sister of Rosie Smithson of Tara Cotta, Kay Parsons and husband Frank of Norwich, Charlie Sanderson of Norwich.  Survived by several nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by brothers Tom (Edna) Sanderson, Lloyd (Grace) Sanderson, Bob (Rita) Sanderson.  Dorothy was a member of Burgessville United Church.  A special thank you to the staff of Maple Manor. Friends will be received at THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main St. W., Norwich (519) 863-3020 on Thursday 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m.  Funeral service to honour Dorothy's life will be held at the funeral home on Friday January 29, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Lori Minler officiating.  Interment Burgessville Baptist Cemetery.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Alzheimer Society or VON Sakura House.

 

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VAN LAGEN

Maria Anne - At home, surrounded by her loving family, on Saturday January 23, 2016, Maria Anne Van Lagen of Norwich, at the age of 47.  Loving mother of Rodney and wife Jenny of Otterville, Richard of Norwich, Trevor of Norwich, Jeffrey and fiance Gerjanne of The Netherlands, Jordan and friend Kristy of Norwich, Rachel of Norwich. She will be sadly missed by her grandchildren Sadie and Oliver.  Beloved daughter of Shawna and the late Willem De Rover of Chilliwack BC.  Dear sister of Diana and Case Wursten of Ancaster, Arie De Rover of Chilliwack BC, Jeanette and Chris Byl of New Durham, Jolanda and Martin Weeda of New Durham, Bill and Teresa De Rover of Chilliwack BC, Wilma and Henry Neels of Agassiz BC, Toby and Joanne De Rover of Rosedale BC, John and Martina De Rover of Rosedale BC, Mark and Kathleen De Rover of Agassiz BC.  Friends will be received at The Netherlands Reformed Congregation, 49 Main St. E., Norwich on Tuesday 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m.  Funeral service will be held in the church on Wednesday January 27, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. D.V. Rev. E. Hakvoort officiating.  Interment to follow at Burgessville Baptist Cemetery.  Donations may be made to Rehoboth Christian School or Cancer Research.  Arrangements entrusted to THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, Norwich (519) 863-3020

 

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WALKER

Keith Patrick - At Brantford General Hospital on Saturday January 16, 2016, Keith Walker of Kelvin at the age of 85.  Beloved husband of the late Bertha Walker (Maquire)(2015).  Cherished father of Rosanna and husband Scott Svirk of Brantford; daughters-in-law Lori Walker of Brantford and Lois Walker of Harley.  He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Robert Walker, Chris Walker, Angie and Donny Walker, Jason Walker, and Billy Jo Wilson; great grandchildren Landon Walker, Trystan Walker, Alexandra Walker and Dylan Walker Smith, Lylah Walker, Daniel Wilson, and Shelby Wilson.  Predeceased by sons William and Robert Walker, brother Charlie, sister Helen.  A graveside service will be held at Kelvin Cemetery on Tuesday January 19, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. with Rev. Ron Germain officiating.  Reception to follow at Northfield Hall.  Arrangements entrusted to THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, Norwich (519) 863-3020.

 

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HANSON

H. Bruce - At Norfolk General Hospital on Wednesday January 13, 2016, Bruce Hanson of RR#3 Scotland, at the age of 87.  Beloved husband of the late Laura (Fletcher) (2010).  Loving father of Art (Chris) Hanson, Ann (Peter) Fitch, Elaine (Douglas) Bradley, Scott (Isobel) Hanson, Lori Hanson, and Neil (Patricia) Hanson.  Precious grandpa of Leigh Ann (John), Bradley (Becky), Hannah (Tommy), Lise (Alan), Sarah, Nicole (Lucas), Matthew B., Matthew H. (Ainsleigh), Rachel, Ryan, Evan, and Mark; great grandfather of Claire, Cate, Logan, Liam and Rowann.  Dear brother of Grace Roloson, Margaret (Jim) Kitchen, Ellen (Tom) Arthur, Marianna (Murray) Smith, and Tom (the late Ann) Hanson.  Brother-in-law of Joyce Hanson, Meta (the late Jack) Lester , Willa (the late Bob) Wilson , and Charles (Carol) Fletcher.  Predeceased by brothers Paul, Hugh, Archie (Nora), Harry (Marie), and Bill.  Bruce devoted his life to his family, farming, and was a good neighbour to his community. He was a 55-plus-year member of the Masonic Lodge.  Bruce will be sadly missed by everyone.  Special thank you to Tamara Caldwell for her care of Dad.  Friends will be received at THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main St. W., Norwich (519) 863-3020 on Sunday 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m.  Masonic service will be held Sunday at 6:15 p.m. under the direction of Scotland Lodge # 193. Funeral service to honour Bruce's life will be held at Norwich United Church on Monday January 18, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Adam Hanley officiating.  Interment Bookton Cemetery.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to KTV United Church or charity of your choice. 

 

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NACE

Beverly Lou - At Secord Trails Care Community, Ingersoll on Saturday January 9, 2016, Bev Nace of Ingersoll at the age of 87.  Beloved wife of the late George (Wally) Nace.  Loving mother of Sherrie Casler (Jim), Jim Nace (Anne), Bruce Nace (Diane), Don Nace (Linda), Steve Nace (Charlene), and David Nace (Luanne).  She will be sadly missed by her 14 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren.  Sister of Don Hope (Shirley), and Rod Hope (Betty).  Predeceased by parents Edward and Gladys Hope (Smithers), daughters Catherine and Jean Nace, brothers Gary and Ted Hope, and sister June Sawyer.  Friends will be received at THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main St. W., Norwich (519) 863-3020 on Tuesday 7 - 9 p.m.  Funeral service to honour Bev's life will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday January 13, 2016 at 11:00 a.m.  Interment to follow at Burgessville Baptist Cemetery.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Heart & Stroke Foundation or Inn Out Of The Cold (homeless shelter). 

 

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HIGHLEY

Sandra Marlene - At home, surrounded by her loving family on Monday January 4, 2016 Sandra Highley of Burgessville at the age of 73. Beloved wife to Al for 53 years. Loving mother of Suzy Fisher and partner Ron Smith of Stratford, Brenda Headon and husband Steven of Brantford, David Highley and wife Evy of New Hamburg. She will be sadly missed by her 8 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Sister-in-law of Bonnie Young of Woodstock. Predeceased by a brother Laurie Young. Friends will be received at THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main St. W. Norwich (519) 863-3020 on Friday 2- 4 and 7-9 pm. Funeral service to honour Sandra's life will be held at the funeral home on Saturday January 9, 2016 at 11 am with Rev. David Snihur officiating. Cremation to follow. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to VON Sakura House or Cancer Research.

 

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VAN DER SPEK

Aletta Arendina - The Lord took out of our midst, surrounded by her family, at home on Thursday December 24, 2015, Aletta van der Spek of Norwich at the age of 104.  Beloved wife of the late Cornelis.  Loving mother of Greta Sandham and husband John of Tillsonburg, Aletta (Ardie) Scholten and husband Derk of Otterville, Honny Knowles of Tillsonburg, Francine Heerschap and husband Matt of Norwich, Joann Breitman and husband Dr. Alan Bernstein of Toronto, Corney and wife Wilma of Sweaburg.  She will be sadly missed by 37 grandchildren, 75 great grandchildren, and 9 great great grandchildren.  Survived by sister Jans van Erk-Bos, sisters-in-law Nel Bos-Dissel, Janny Bos-Ooms, all of The Netherlands.  Predeceased by daughter Jane Vanden Brink and husband Henry, sons-in-law Dennis Knowles, Martin Breitman, grandchildren Rene de Jonge, baby Knowles, great grandson Nathan van der Spek,  5 sisters and 5 brothers.  Friends will be received at THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main St. W., Norwich (519) 863-3020 on Saturday 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m.  Funeral service will be held at Old Reformed Congregation, Salford on Monday December 28, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.  D.V. Elder R. Bredeweg officiating.  Interment Old Reformed Congregation Cemetery, Burgessville.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Netherlands Reformed Congregation (for Bethany Care Home).

 

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WILBEE (ORTNER)

Edna Evelyn - Peacefully at Woodstock Hospital on Tuesday December 22, 2015, Edna Wilbee of Norwich, at the age of 98.  Beloved wife of the late Jack Wilbee (2009) and the late Henry Ortner (1991).  Loving mother of Betty Hudson and husband Larry of Tillsonburg, Murray Ortner and wife Jean of Norwich; step-daughter Mary Esther McGhie of Hamilton.  She will be sadly missed by her 11 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and 22 great-great-grandchildren.  Survived by brother Lee Durant of Simcoe.  Predeceased by daughter Marjorie McKiernan (2012) and husband Joe (2014), granddaughter Gail Hudson (2015).  Friends will be received at THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main St. W., Norwich (519) 863-3020 on Saturday January 2, 2016 from 10 - 11 a.m.  Celebration of Edna's life will follow at 11 a.m.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Newark United Church or Camp Trillium/Rainbow Lake.

 

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WARD (HANMER)

Lois Kathleen - Peacefully at Caressant Care, Courtland on Tuesday December 22, 2015, Lois Ward , formerly of Norwich, at the age of 88.  Beloved wife of the late Ralph Ward (1999).  Dear mother of Neil and wife Joanne of Norwich.  She will be sadly missed by her grandchildren Jennifer Bhogal and husband Harp and their children Nevan and Leila of Toronto, Matthew and wife Heather of Kilworth, Lisa Lea of Toronto, Derek Lea and wife Janet and their children Charlotte and Isabella of Toronto.  Sister of Lionel Hanmer and wife Jean of Midland, Dianne Bertrand and husband Tom of Woodstock.  Predeceased by parents Clinton and Exie Hanmer, sister Muriel Lossing, brother Calvin Hanmer.  Lois was a longtime member of Norwich United Church, in the choir and UCW.  Friends will be received at THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main St. W., Norwich (519) 863-3020 on Monday December 28, 2015  from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m.  Funeral service to honour Lois' life will be held at Norwich United Church on Tuesday December 29, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Sydney Elias officiating.  Cremation to follow.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Norwich United Church or Alzheimer Society

 

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MALCOLM

George Wesley - Suddenly at home on Friday December 18 2015, George Malcolm of Burgessville, at the age of 94.  Beloved husband of the late Beulah (Williams) (1998).  Loving father of Andrew and wife Debby of Burgessville.  He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Andrea and husband Craig Ormston, Trevor and girlfriend Abby Crombez, and Nathan.  Predeceased by daughter Carolyn, brothers Tim, Harry, Duncan, Gordon and Walter, sisters Blanche, Rachel and Mary.  George was the founder of George W. Malcolm Excavating in 1953.  Friends will be received at THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main St. W., Norwich (519) 863-3020 on Monday 7 - 9 p.m.  Funeral service to honour George's life will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday December 22, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.  with Rev. Derik Fuller officiating.  Interment  to follow  at Norwich Cemetery.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Youth For Christ (Norwich).

 

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NOBBS

Betty Joene - Suddenly at home on Tuesday December 15, 2015. Betty Nobbs of Norwich at the age of 79. Beloved wife of the late Jake Nobbs (2004). Loving mother of Jeff and wife Jennifer of Norwich, Annette Van Weerdhuizen of Woodstock, Gerald and wife Sue Anne of Hawtrey. She will be sadly missed by her grandchildren Michael and Caitland, Andrew and Alicia Nobbs, Marcie and Erin Van Weerdhuizen, Lexie and Britney Nobbs, great grandchildren Hailey, Daxton, Chloe. Survived by brother Bob Dodgson and wife Doris of London. Betty was involved in her Church,  the Jr. C. Hockey Club, and cards. Friends will be received at THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main St. W., Norwich (519) 863-3020 on Tuesday December 22, 2015 from 7-9 p.m. Cremation to follow. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Newark United Church or Norwich Merchants Jr. C. Hockey Club.

 

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MALCOLM

Margaret Kathleen (Davis) - Peacefully, surrounded by her family, at Woodingford Lodge, Woodstock on Wednesday December 9, 2015, Margaret Malcolm, formerly of Norwich, at the age of 94.  Beloved wife of the late Harry Malcolm.  Loving mother of Howard and wife Diane, Yvonne and husband Paul Wood, Bernice and husband Dave Beam, all of Norwich.  Dear grandmother of Jeff Malcolm, Lee-Ann and husband Mike Wudrick, Lesley and husband Ed Boeder, Angela and husband Kirby Duffy, Annette Carroll, Jackie and husband Garret Van Santen, Mike and wife Sarah Beam, Darryl and wife Kelly Beam, and 15 great-grandchildren.  Survived by brother-in-law George Malcolm of Burgessville, and several nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by daughter Joyce, sisters Evelyn, Dorothy, Elizabeth and Josephine, brothers William, Robert and Stewart.  Friends will be received at THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERALHOME. 45 Main St. W., Norwich (519) 863-3020 on Friday 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m.  Funeral service to honour Margaret's life will be held at the funeral home on Saturday December 12, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Lola Mather-Dyer officiating.  Interment to follow at New Durham Cemetery.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Diabetes Association.

 

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MATTHEWS (PEAIRE)

Rose Marie - Suddenly at her residence on Saturday December 5, 2015, Rose Matthews of Napanee, formerly of RR#4 Hagersville, at the age of 73.  Wife of the late Carl Matthews.  Dear mother of Jim Matthews and wife Madeline Bates of Napanee, Connie Matthews and spouse Ken Cunningham of Odessa, step-son Bill Matthews and wife Debbie  of Caledonia.  She will be missed by granddaughters Jennifer Ondrich and husband Trent of B.C., Savannah Bates of Napanee; great-grandchildren Colton and Kara.  Sister of John, Joyce, Jean, Cecil, Vince, Muriel and Ivan.  Predeceased by parents Ivan and Muriel Peaire, brother Fred, sister Mary Lou, and nephew Jeff.  Friends will be received at THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main St. W., Norwich (519) 863-3020 on Thursday 7 - 9 p.m.  Funeral service to honour Rose's life will be held at the funeral home on Friday December 11, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Allan Burr officiating.  Interment to follow at Springvale Cemetery.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Arthritis Society.

 

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CALDWELL

Mary Alice - Suddenly at Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital on Wednesday December 2, 2015, Mary Caldwell of Norwich, at the age of 68.  Beloved wife to Les.  Dear mother to Shannon Harrison and wife Tammy.  She will be sadly missed by her grandchildren Tammara Hill, Michael and Adam DePoorter.  Sister of Charles Mitchell of Tillsonburg, Dave Mitchell and wife Wilma of Windham Centre, Clifford Mitchell and wife Betty of Norwich; sister-in-law of Ed Caldwell and wife Claudia of Norwich, Allan Caldwell and wife Liz of Otterville, Janet Walter and husband Percy of Otterville.  Also survived by her nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by her parents Basil and Hazel Mitchell.  Friends will be received at THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main St. W., Norwich (519) 863-3020 on Friday 7 - 9 pm.  Funeral service to honour Mary's life will be held at the funeral home on Saturday December 5, 2015 at 1:30 p.m.  Interment to follow at Kelvin Cemetery.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation or Kidney Foundation.

 

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RYCKMAN

Bruce William - Peacefully at VON Sakura House, Woodstock on Thursday November 12, 2015, Bruce Ryckman of Norwich at the age of 78.  Beloved husband of Inez for 39 years.  Bruce is survived by Inez's children Randy Sprague, Rob Sprague and wife Norma, Nancy Barnim and husband Dan, all of Norwich, Lisa Burnett and Troy Miller of Tillsonburg.  He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Kelly and Mike, Rob and Kristian, Sarah and Matt, Adam and Carley, Tanya and Ricky; great-grandchildren Brooklynn, Evan and Lennox.  He is also survived by his nieces and nephews.  Brother of Barb Zimmer and husband Bill of Alberta, Ruthann Horvath and husband Joe of Woodstock, sister-in-law Betsy Ryckman of Norwich.  Predeceased by brother Allan and nephew Jason.  Friends will be received  at THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main St. W., Norwich (519) 863-3020 on Monday from 7 - 9 p.m.  Funeral service to honour Bruce's life will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday November 17, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.  Interment to follow at Norwich Gore Cemetery.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to VON Sakura House.

 

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DE MONTMORENCY

Please join us November 21, 2015 to celebrate the extraordinary life of

Doug de Montmorency.

Doug's wishes were to remember him with stories, memories and laughter.

Come and share the joy of knowing this special man who loved life, family, friends and community.

The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 190

55 Stover St. South, R.R.# 1

Norwich, ON N0J 1P0

Join us in wearing something red.

Open House 2 pm

(A few words from Friends and Family at 3 pm)

*In lieu of flowers, we would sincerely appreciate a donation to*

The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 190

Arrangements entrusted to: The Arn-Lockie Funeral Home, Norwich

(519) 863-3020

 

 

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CRITTENDEN

Ralph Goddard - At Victoria Hospital, London on Friday November 6, 2015. Ralph Crittenden of Norwich at the age of 88. Beloved husband of 64 years to Barbara (Hoyt). Dear father of David and wife Sharmaine of London, Kari Clarke and husband Bill of Edmonton, AB. He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Kristen Crittenden and husband Kevin Packwood of Granton, Katie Crittenden of Kelowna, B.C., Lauren Fleming and husband Nathan of St. Thomas, Joel Dickinson and wife Lisa of New Smyrna Beach, Florida, Sara Hempen and husband Stephan of Leduc, AB, Aimee Dickinson of Edmonton, AB, Aidan and Caleb Clarke of Edmonton, AB, great grandchildren Noah Hempen, Ellyot Fleming, Elias Hempen. Ralph is survived by brother David and wife Doreen of Innerkip, sister Moira Regimbal of Palm Harbor, Florida. Predeceased by son Joel and brother Gordon. Friends will be received at THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main St. W., Norwich (519) 863-3020 on Tuesday 2-4 & 7-9 pm. Funeral service to honour Ralph's life will be held at the Norwich United Church on Wednesday November 11, 2015 at 1:00 pm. Cremation to follow. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to London Health Sciences Foundation Critical Care Trauma Centre or Norwich United Church.

 

 

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HAGGITH

Rose May -  At Delhi Long Term Care Centre on Wednesday October 28, 2015, Rose Haggith, formerly of Otterville, at the age of 97.  Beloved wife of the late Glen Haggith.  Dear mother of Bruce and wife Jane of Otterville, Howard and wife Denise of Norwich, Doreen Pinney and husband Carlyle of London, daughter-in-law Barb Haggith of Woodstock.  She will be sadly missed by her many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.  Predeceased by sons Alvin, Clarence and wife Erie, brothers Norman, Lloyd, Irvin and Wilmer, sisters Pearl and Violet.  Friends will be received at THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main St. W., Norwich (519) 863-3020 on Saturday 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m.  Funeral service to honour Rose's life will be held at the funeral home on Monday November 2, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.  Interment to follow at Norwich Gore Cemetery.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Cancer Research.

 

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SMYTH (BRADT)

Juanita Jean - Peacefully with her family at her side, at Woodstock Hospital on Friday October 16, 2015, Juanita Smyth of Woodstock, formerly of Port Burwell, at the age of 86.  Beloved wife of the late Marvin Smyth (2003).  Dear mother of Mick Develtere (Sheila) of Tillsonburg, Darlene Foreman (Don) of Woodstock, Elaine Rothney of Port Burwell, Dan Smyth (Jeanette) of Port Burwell, David Smyth of St. Thomas, Judy Turner (Don) of Port Burwell, Bonnie Reid (Ken) of Port Burwell, Mary Coulombe of Merritville, Kathy McQuiggan (Jeff) of Straffordville, Doug Smyth (Sue) of Tillsonburg, Tracy Hodgson (Kevin) of Tillsonburg; son-in-law Paul of Tillsonburg.  She will be sadly missed by her 28 grandchildren and 40 great-grandchildren.  Sister of Muriel Winger of Port Dover, Viola Partington (Don) of Thorold, Leonard Bradt of Hamilton, Marilyn Anderson (Harry) of Tillsonburg.  Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by her parents, 3 brothers, 4 sisters, step-daughter and granddaughter.  Friends will be received at THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main St. W., Norwich (519) 863-3020 on Monday 7 - 9 p.m.  Funeral service to honour Juanita's life will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday October 20, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Cordell Parsons officiating.  Interment St. Luke's Cemetery, Vienna.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to The Lung Association. The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at Woodstock Hospital Palliative Care Unit.

 

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SWANTON

Melva Olivine - At Woodingford Lodge, Woodstock on Friday October 9, 2015, Melva Swanton, formerly of RR#3 Norwich, at the age of 92.  Beloved wife to the late Donald Swanton (2003).  Cherished mother of Connie and Russell Jull, Gary and Helen Swanton, all of Norwich.  Much loved grandmother of Carrie and Mike Altherr, Shaun Swanton, Adam and Sandra Swanton.  Great grandmother of Leah and Hailey Altherr, Cody and Morgan Swanton.  Dear sister of Wilbert and Marlene Long, Marvin and Betty Long, both of Brantford.  Predeceased by grandson Aaron Jull.  As per the family's request, a private family visitation and service will be held.  Interment Greenwood Cemetery, Waterford.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Newark United Church or Woodstock Hospital Foundation.  Arrangements entrusted to THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HIOME, Norwich (519) 863-3020.

 

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WEBBER

Brian Timothy - Suddenly at home on Wednesday October 7, 2015, Brian Webber of Norwich at the age of 55.  Dear father of Mike and wife Melissa of Ottawa.  Grandfather to Chase.  Brother of Francis and wife Brenda of Norwich, Trudy Webber of Norwich, Carolyn Young of Norwich; brother-in-law of Lori Webber of Delhi, Kim Webber of Norwich.  Survived by several nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by parents Freeman and Gladys Webber, brothers Fred, Rick and Kirk, sister Sharon, brother-in-law Doug Young.  Friends will be received at THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main St. W., Norwich (519) 863-3020 on Friday 7 - 9 p.m.  Funeral service to honour Brian's life will be held at the funeral home on Saturday October 10, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. David Snihur officiating.  Cremation to follow.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Salvation Army.

 

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BOYCE

Eva Rose - Peacefully at Brantford General Hospital on Thursday October 1, 2015, Eva Rose Boyce (nee Colley) in her 87th year.  Predeceased by the love of her life, Glenn (2004).  Mother of Rick (JoAnne) of Kelvin and Christine (Art) Hanson of Walsingham.  Survived by grandchildren Brian (Stacey) Boyce, Jennifer Partington-Boyce (and friend Bill), Nicole Sinden-Hanson (Lucas), Matthew Sinden-Hanson (Ainsleigh), Doug (Eryn) Vandecapelle, and Melanie (Justin) Hoogstraten.  Also survived by six great-grandchildren: Ricky, Landon, Tanner, Chase, Abbi and Aaron.  Eva also leaves behind one sister, Pat Banks, and two special nieces, Jean and Linda, and their families.  Predeceased by son-in-law Ron Sinden (2001), baby grandson Robert James Boyce (1974), sister Dorothy Speirs (2002).  Eva married Glenn in 1948 and together they worked the Boyce family farm where she spent many happy years.  A creative person who enjoyed many hobbies (sewing, crafting jewellery, card making to name just a few), she was always involved in the community.  She was a life member of the Women's Institute (Friendly Corner chapter until its dissolution), Kelvin U.C.W., and a leader of 4-H for many years.  She enjoyed travelling, playing cards, sitting on her porch, reading, and most of all spending time at her cottage, fishing.  (She never did catch Walter, the S.O.B.! It's up to you now, Jenn!). Eva was an outspoken but kind-hearted woman.  An excellent cook whose door was always open and table always ready. When asked once about why she creamed the vegetables, she answered "because you can stretch what you have to feed more people"!  She possessed a great sense of humour and an unstoppable spirit to the end....when everyone was silent and feeling the sadness of her diagnoses, she made us laugh!  Friends will be received at THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main St. W., Norwich (519) 863-3020 on Sunday 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m.  A celebration of Eva's life will be held at the funeral home on Monday October 5, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Adam Hanley officiating.  Interment at Kelvin Cemetery.  Memorial donations to KTV (Kelvin, Teeterville, Vanessa) United Church or Kelvin Cemetery would be appreciated.  Thank you to the staff of BGH all of whom were caring, loving and so kind to Eva.  Special thanks to Adrienne and Elinor for keeping her feeling beautiful during the final weeks.  And to all the friends and relatives who visited so faithfully and brought her favourite foods. (Thelma makes the best lemon pie)! And now as Eva would say, it's time to "Shut up and go home".  Happy Fishing Mom, we love you oodles and oodles!

 

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LEARN

Grace Gertrude - At Woodstock Hospital on Saturday September 19, 2015, Grace (Noble) Learn, 93, 0f Norwich, passed peacefully with family at her side.  Beloved wife of Max Learn for over 73 years.  Loving mother of Karen and Grant Hughes, Milton, Richard and Marlene Learn, Norwich, Janice and Mike Rayner, Waterdown, and Pam and George Hanufer, Delhi.  She will be sadly missed by her 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.  Grace was the last surviving member of her family and was predeceased by her parents David and Mary Ellen Noble, 1 brother and 6 sisters and their spouses, and son-in-law Brian Hutchinson.  Family and friends will be received at THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main St. W., Norwich (519) 863-3020 on Tuesday 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m.  Funeral service to honour Grace's life will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday September 23, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.  Interment to follow at Norwich Cemetery.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Newark United Church or Camp Trillium/Rainbow Lake.

 

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WHALL

John William - At Delhi Long Term Care on Friday September 18, 2015, John William Whall, formerly of La Salette, at the age of 84.  Beloved husband of the late Meta Whall (2013).  Predeceased by his parents Dorothy and Charley, and brother Bill of Florida.  A private burial will take place at Greenwood Cemetery in Burlington.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Cancer Society, Heart and Stroke Foundation, or Norfolk General Hospital Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to THE  ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, Norwich (519) 863-3020.

 

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THOMPSON

Rose Anne - At Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital on Thursday September 17, 2015, Rose Anne Thompson of Otterville, at the age of 79.  Beloved wife of Joe.  Dear mother of Jim and wife Annikie of Nova Scotia, Phillip and wife Korinne of Burgessville, Jo-Anne Sergeant of Otterville, Sandy and wife Veronica of Toronto.  She will be sadly missed by her 14 grandchildren.  Predeceased by brothers George, Ronnie, and Ted, sisters Grace and Gertie.  Friends will be received at THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main St. W., Norwich (519) 863-3020 on Monday from  2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m.  A celebration of life will be held at Oddy House, Otterville on Tuesday September 22, 2015 from 5 - 9 p.m.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Arthritis Society or MS Society.

 

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VANDEN BEUKEL

Klaziena - At Norfolk General Hospital Nursing Home, Simcoe on Thursday September 17, 2015, Klaziena Vanden Beukel of Waterford, at the age of 90.  Beloved wife of the late Willem Vanden Beukel (2003).  Dear mother of Jane Holz, Jim and Rita, Garry and Fay, Bill and Joanne, Gord and Liz, Murray and Marguerite, Ben and Jen, Alida and Norm.  She will be missed by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Survived by 2 sisters.  Predeceased by son-in-law Walter Holz and several brothers and sisters.  Friends will be received at THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main St. W., Norwich (519) 863-3020 on Friday 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m.  Funeral service will be held at The Netherlands Reformed Congregation on Saturday September 19, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. D.V. Rev. E. Hakvoort officiating.  Interment to follow at Otterville Cemetery.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Rehoboth Christian School.

 

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MOUNTAIN

Grant  Wilson - At Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital on Monday September 7, 2015, Grant Mountain of Otterville at the age of 93. Beloved husband of the late Doreen Mountain (2010). Loving father of Michael and wife Jackie of Oregon, Jan Lemcke and Bob Tokarz of Norwich, Josephine Weesner and husband Ross of Florida, Susan Lewis and Doug Baker of New Hamburg. He will be sadly missed by his 11 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Survived by his sister Ruth Morgan of Michigan. Predeceased by his parents Everett and Josephine Mountain, brother Brock Mountain and brother-in-law Tac Morgan. Grant was a verteran of WW11, 404 Squadron, member of Norwich Legion Br. # 190, longtime barber in Norwich and Otterville. Friends will be received at THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME,45 Main St. W., Norwich (519) 863-3020 on Thursday 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Memorial service to honour Grant's life will be held at the funeral home on Friday September 11, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Maya Landell officiating. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Cancer Society or VON Sakura House.

 

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MORRIS

Deborah Diane - Suddenly at home on Monday August 31, 2015, Deb Morris of Norwich, at the age of 57.  Beloved wife of Tim.  Loving mother of Sarah and husband Wayne Cartier of Otterville, Elesha Holloway of Norwich, Jessica Morris of Vancouver, Mike Morris of Norwich.  Cherished grandma of Caylie and Aaron Cartier.  Dear sister of Stan and wife Carole Butler of Brockville, Delma and husband Cleo Murray of Ottawa, Jim and wife Louise Butler of Woodstock, Murray and wife Valarie Butler of Conn, sister-in-law of Joan Butler of Burlington.  Predeceased by parents Jim and Marion Butler, brother Bev Butler, sister Margaret and husband Murray Hill, father-in-law Bill Morris. Friends will be received at THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main St. W., Norwich (519) 863-3020 on Thursday 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m.  Funeral service to honour Deb's life will be held at the funeral home on Friday September 4, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Sydney Elias officiating.  Cremation to follow.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation or Alzheimer Society.

 

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VISSCHER (KOERT)

Anja - With great sorrow we announce that it pleased the Lord to take out of our midst,  after a lengthy illness, on Sunday August 16, 2015, Anja Visscher of Otterville at the age of 28.  Beloved wife of Herman.  Loving mother of Tamara.  Dear daughter of Johan and Tjeerda Koert.  Sister of Jeroen and wife Madelein Koert, Jolien, Mieke, Niels, Joanne and Deborah Koert.  Anja will also be missed by her in-laws Bert and Geertje Visscher, Arend and wife Christine Visscher, Hanneke and husband William Vande Goor, Jan and wife Jolene Visscher, Dinie and husband Arend Van de Pol, Rob and wife Tamara Visscher, Geertje, Dianne, Rene, Nellie, Karin, Henry and Marianne Visscher.  Also survived by grandparents Mr. and Mrs. J. Koert, Mr. N. Goedegebuur, Mrs. B. Visscher, and Mr. J. Koemans,  and  nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held at The Netherlands Reformed Congregation, 49 Main St. E., Norwich on Thursday 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m.  Funeral service will be held at The Netherlands Reformed Congregation on Friday August 21, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. D.V.  Interment to follow at Old Reformed Congregation Cemetery, Burgessville. Elder R. Bredeweg officiating. Arrangements entrusted to THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, Norwich (519) 863-3020.

 

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KELLY

Judica Henriett - Suddenly at University Hospital, London on Tuesday August 4, 2015, Judica Kelly of Norwich at the age of 56.  Loving wife of Bill Casselton.  Cherished mom of Hugh Kelly and Samantha of Delhi, Karen Kelly and Graham of Edmonton AB, Jacob Kelly of Fort St. John BC; Bill's children Jamie Casselton of RR#1 Simcoe, Ben Casselton and Melissa of RR#1 Vittoria, Kelly Casselton and Jeremy of Kapuskasing.  She will be sadly missed by her grandchildren Landon, Hudson, Ryder, Grady, and granddaughter on the way.  Dear daughter of Richard and Ruth Reining of Dundas.  Sister of Michael Reining and  Ann of Grimsby, Achim Reining and Chris of Stoney Creek.  Friends will be received at THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main St. W., Norwich (519) 863-3020 on Friday 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m.  Funeral service to honour Judica's life will be held at the funeral home on Saturday August 8, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.  Cremation to follow.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to CampTrillium/Rainbow Lake.

 

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VAN VLIET

Cornelis -  The Lord took unto Himself on Tuesday August 4, 2015, Cornelis Van Vliet of Norwich at the age of 92.  Beloved husband of the late Annechien  (Mooibroek) (2000).  Loving father of Bert and Marian, Jane (deceased) and John, Meint and Cathy, Liz and John, Rick and Joyce, Margaret and Bill, Cornie and Vicky, John and Ria, Fred, Jim and Tina.  Dear grandfather of 57 grandchildren, 124 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren.  Survived by 3 brothers-in-law and 3 sisters-in-law.  Predeceased by a daughter, a granddaughter, a great-grandson, a brother, several sisters, and several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.  Friends will be received at The Netherlands Reformed Congregation, 49 Main St. E., Norwich on Wednesday 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m.  Funeral service will be held at the church on Thursday August 6, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. D.V. Rev. A. H. Verhoef officiating.  Interment to follow at Norwich Cemetery.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Rehoboth Christian School.  Arrangements entrusted to THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, Norwich (519) 863-3020.

VAN LEEUWEN

Wilhelmina (Miep) (nee van Vliet) - At Woodstock Hospital on Saturday August 1, 2015, Miep van Leeuwen (Norwich, ON)  in her 91st year.  Beloved wife of the late Gerrit van Leeuwen (1999).  Dear sister of Cornelis van Vliet (Norwich, ON).  Sister-in-law of Maria Olthof-van Vliet (ON), William Noorduyn (MI), Alie Reijneveld (NL), Ger van Leeuwen (NL), Gijsbert van Leeuwen (NL), Pietje van Leeuwen (NL), Jan and Marrie van Leeuwen (ON), Jan Houtman (NL).  Aunt to many nephews and nieces of both the van Vliet and van Leeuwen families.  Predeceased by her brother Reyk (1978), and sisters Gijsbertha (1996), Claudina (1996), Elizabeth (2004) and Cornelia (2007). Friends will be received at The Netherlands Reformed Church, 49 Main St. E., Norwich on Wednesday 2 - 4 and  7 - 9 p.m.  Funeral service will be held at the church on Thursday August 6, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. D.V. Rev. A. H. Verhoef officiating.  Interment to follow at Norwich Cemetery.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Rehoboth Christian School (Norwich) or Woodstock Hospital Foundation.  Arrangements entrusted to THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, Norwich (519) 863-3020.

DRIESSE

Marinus - Peacefully at home, surrounded by his loving family, on Friday July 31, 2015, Marinus Driesse of RR#3 Norwich, at the age of 82.  Beloved husband to Tina.  Dear father of Martin and wife Johanna of RR#3 Norwich, Maaike and husband Willie Jonkman of Troy, Anton and wife Pascale of Germany, Jorina and husband Glenn Bouman of Freelton.  He will be missed by his 14 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.  Survived by his brothers (in-law) and sisters (in-law), all of The Netherlands.  Predeceased by an infant daughter (1959), and 3 siblings in The Netherlands.  Friends will be received at THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main St. W., Norwich (519) 863-3020 on Monday 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at Springford Reformed Church on Tuesday August 4, 2015 at 2:00 p.m.  D.V. Pastor L.J. Bilkes officiating.  Interment to follow at Otterville Cemetery.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Trinitarian Bible Society.

PILKEY

Dorothy Jean - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear mother Dorothy Pilkey (Ronson), on Thursday July 30, 2015. Dorothy was the mother of Richard Pilkey (Susan), Dennis Pilkey (Bonnie), Terry Sherman (Tim), and Tammy Day (Gord).  Predeceased by our father Morris Pilkey (July 30, 1994).  Dorothy was the daughter of Arthur and Cora (Edmonds) Ronson.  She was the last of her brothers and sisters to leave this earth: Orloff and Merna Ronson, Jim and Dorothy Ronson, George and Kate Ronson, Marjorie and Stan Gillibrand.  She was also predeceased by grandson Christopher Pilkey,  brothers-in-law Glenn Pilkey, Keith Pilkey, and sister-in-law Jean Allin.  She leaves behind her grandchildren Carey-Sue, Roger (Carrie), Bill (Kim), Laura (Peter), Stephen (Tanya), Stephanie, Aimee (Danny), George (Lou), and 13 great-grandchildren Courtney and Cody Day, Kyle Black, Megan and Leslie Roth, Tyler, Wesley and Kate Pilkey, Rosie, Lily and Ryman Day, Ally and Ethan Pilkey, Meghan Goodwin.  She is survived by her very dear cousin and our aunt by choice Jeannette Buchanan, also her sisters-in-law Adena Pilkey, Isabell Pilkey, brother-in-law Irvin Allin,  and numerous nieces, nephews,  great-nieces and great-nephews. Dorothy was the mail carrier for 30 years for Route 1 Burgessville, where she did her job faithfully, allowing all of her children to join with her and learn the value of hard work.  Every mother around Burgessville knew where their children were because they were at her house.  She was also an active community person who liked to involve others in fun projects, especially activities that encouraged children to join in, such as an annual Easter egg hunt, the annual Pilkey Picnic, and various other occasions.  She was very much a party person and lived and loved to have people at the kitchen table.  Her involvement with the church was exraordinary and after her retirement was often seen visiting shutins, cooking, or baking delicious cakes for different occasions.  At church she was a group leader and served the church as Deacon.  It wouldn't be quite right to portray our Mom as a saint - she wasn't.  None of us are.  She believed in right and wrong, black or white.  You always knew where you stood with Mom.  She either liked you or she didn't.  That's just the way it was.  You could never describe her as wishy washy.  She has instilled in us kids the need to help others, be as kind as you can and to love the Lord.  No greater gifts could a mother leave behind.  No more pain, Mom.  Your work on earth is done.  Friends will be received at THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main St. W., Norwich (519) 863-3020 on Tuesday 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m.  Funeral service to honour Dorothy's life will be held at Burgessville Baptist Church on Wednesday August 5, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. John Caswell officiating.  Interment to follow at Burgessville Baptist Cemetery.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Alzheimer Society or Burgessville Baptist Church.

BELANGER

Roger Gary - It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Roger Gary Belanger on Tuesday July 28th, 2015 at the age of 29. Beloved husband, best friend and rock to Justine Belanger and father to the 2 greatest joys of his life, Sébastien and Nikolas. He will be greatly missed by his parents Maurice & Monique, his sister Roxanne (Jeff, Jonah & Olivia Budd), his brother Remi, his grandfather Roger (Jeannine), his in-law family, Mario & Ginette Cantin, William, Lysanne (J.P., Emery & Landon O’Connor), his extended family and friends. Roger always lived life to the fullest and on his own terms. He was a flatbed truck driver & enjoyed the open road of Canada & the US. He loved his best buddy Suka, fishing, BIG campfires and snowboarding. The family would like to thank everyone for the outpouring of love and support during these difficult times. In keeping with Roger’s wishes, visitation will be held at THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main Street West, Norwich ON (519) 863-3020 on Friday July 31st, 2015 from 6 – 8 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, donations to the Sébastien & Nikolas Belanger trust fund would be greatly appreciated. (http://www.gofundme.com/8za2gqpts).

BYL

Jan A. (John)  - At Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital on Sunday July 26, 2015, Mr. John A. Byl  of Norwich, at the age of 86.  Beloved husband to Nellie.  Dear father of John and wife Deb of Tillsonburg, Ada and husband Case Van Blyderveen of Courtland, Ken and wife Marga of Otterville, Corrie and husband Bill Stubbe of Otterville, Henrietta and husband Pete Hiemstra of Burford, Leona and husband Bill Den Dekker of Tillsonburg, Leo and wife Marieke of Norwich, Clarence and Michelle of Salford, Nico and wife Janneke of Salford.  He will be sadly missed by his 42 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.  Brother of Leentje Van Dyk of Burlington, Cor and wife Nellie of Burgessville, Corrie and husband Gys Den Hollander, Rieke and husband Adrie Vermaas, Nico Byl, and sister-in-law Suze Byl, all of The Netherlands.  Also survived by the family Klein of The Netherlands.  Predeceased by brother Leen, sister-in-law Huibje, and son-in-law Richard Stubbe.  Friends will be received at The Netherlands Reformed Congregation, 49 Main St. E., Norwich on Friday 2 - 3:30 and 7 - 9 p.m.  Funeral service will be held at the church on Saturday August 1, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. D.V. Rev. E. Hakvoort officiating.  Interment to follow at Norwich Cemetery.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to NRC (Care Home) or Alzheimer Society.  Arrangements entrusted to THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, Norwich (519) 863-3020.

 

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BERRIGAN

Laine Thomas - At Woodstock Hospital on Thursday July 23, 2015, Laine Berrigan of Norwich at the age of 76.  Loving husband to Faye.  Dear father of Brenda MacDonald and husband Greg, Tim Berrigan and partner Kim, Tammy Brydon and husband Garnet, Melinda Berrigan, Katherine Berrigan and husband Steve Langille.  He will be missed by his 6 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.  Survived by brother Fred and wife Betty.  Predeceased by 6 brothers and 1 sister.  Friends will be received at THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main St. W., Norwich (519) 863-3020 on Tuesday  July 28, 2015 from 10 - 11 a.m.  Memorial service to honour Laine's life will follow at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. David Snihur officiating.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to VON Sakura House. 

 

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COHOE

Ruth Jean - At Woodstock Hospital on Wednesday July 22, 2015, Ruth Cohoe, formerly of Burgessville, at the age of 97.  Beloved wife of the late Fred Cohoe (1979).  Loving mother of Leigh, Lynne, Dan and wife Karen McSpadden, all of Burgessville, and Liz and Mark Davis of Nelson BC.  She will be sadly missed by her 7 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.  Survived by sister-in-law Belle Palmer and many nieces and nephews who spent a great deal of time with her in their youth.  Predeceased by brother Rettie Palmer.  Ruth grew up in Norwich Ontario, graduated from MacDonald Institute (University of Guelph) and went on to the London Normal School where she trained for a career as a teacher.  She was fondly remembered by her students from the school where she taught on Culloden Road near Ingersoll.  On her marriage to Fred Cohoe, she became a strong and vital partner in the family farming business.  Her family benefited greatly from her support and from her excellent cooking skills.  Ruth was a Sunday School teacher, member of the Mission Circle at Burgessville Baptist Church and a friend of the Norwich and District Historical Society.  She was honoured with a lifetime membership in recognition of her contributions to the Society.  Friends will be received at THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main St. W., Norwich (519) 863-3020 on Thursday July 30, 2015 from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m.  Funeral service to honour Ruth's life will be held at Burgessville Baptist Church on Friday July 31, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Lola Mather-Dyer officiating.  Interment to follow at New Durham Cemetery.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Woodstock Hospital Foundation or Norwich Historical Society.

 

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LIDDLE

Jamie Ryan - Suddenly at Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital on Monday July 20, 2015, Jamie Liddle of Norwich at the age of 55.  Loving husband of Deb (Binkle).  Cherished father of Melissa (Matt), and Ashley (Robb).  Dear son of Irene Liddle of Ripley.  Brother of Courtney Liddle, Greg Liddle and Donna Elphick, Sandy Liddle and Gail Gollan; brother-in-law of Linda and Alf Pinter, Sue and Ken McKie, Butch Binkle and Jane Rutter.  Predeceased by father Doug, father-in-law and mother-in-law Herb and Janet Binkle, and sister-in-law Carolyn Liddle.  Jamie was co-owner of M & L Service and Repair for over 25 years.  Friends will be received at THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main St. W., Norwich (519) 863-3020 on Friday 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m.  Funeral service to honour Jamie's life will be held at the funeral home on Saturday July 25, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. David Snihur officiating.  Interment Norwich Cemetery.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Cancer Research or VON Sakura House.

 

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OLIVER

Matthew James - Passed away on Saturday July 18, 2015, Matthew Oliver of London at the age of 33.  Loving son of Dianne Barnim and spouse Gary Davis of Otterville, and Michael Oliver.  Dear brother of Mark Oliver, Lindsay Oliver and partner Rob Cleaver. He will be sadly missed by his grandparents Al and Eleanor Barnim, several aunts, uncles and cousins, and his cat Rascal.  Predeceased by his grandmothers Lorna Barnim and Elaine Oliver. Matthew was the proud owner of Geeks on Demand in London.  Friends will be received at THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main St. W., Norwich (519) 863-3020 on Thursday 7 - 9 p.m.  A private family service will be held on Friday July 24, 2015. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to C.M.H.A., Juvenile Diabetes Assocation, or Childcan.

 

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WARDELL

Dorothy Elma - Peacefully at Maple Manor Nursing Home, Tillsonburg on Sunday July 12, 2015. Dorothy Wardell formerly of Otterville at the age of 85. Beloved daughter of the late Ken and Leita Wardell. Dear friend of Margaret Shearer of Tillsonburg. Predeceased by her brother Murray and dear friend Gord Shearer. Dorothy co-owned the Wardell Grocery Store in Otterville with her brother Murray. Friends will be received at THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main St. W. Norwich (519) 863-3020 on Wednesday 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Funeral service to follow at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Mark Ferrier officiating. Interment Otterville Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Otterville United Church.

 

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NICHOLS

Gordon Bruce - At Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital on Monday June 29, 2015, Gordon "Mike" Nichols of Little Lake, formerly of London,  at the age of 86.  Beloved husband of Elaine (Attlebery) for 63 years.  Loving father of Larry and wife Marie of London, Bryan and wife Joanne of Arva, Lynn of London, Donnagene and husband Ted Sjaarda of Brownsville, Clare and wife Val of London.  He will be missed by his 7 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.  Brother of Dorothy Thompson of Woodstock, Marie and husband Garry Kechnie of Bayfield.  Predeceased by brother-in-law Stan Thompson.  Friends will be received at THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main St. W., Norwich (519) 863-3020 on Wednesday 7 - 9 p.m. and Thursday 10 - 11 a.m.  Funeral service to honour Mike's life will be held at the funeral home on Thursday July 2, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Donna Kerrigan officiating.  Interment to follow reception at Vanessa Cemetery.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Lung Association or charity of your choice.

 

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PAINTER

Kenneth LeRoy - Passed away at Caressant Care Nursing Home, Woodstock, Ont. on June 23, 2015, in his 90th year.  Husband of Noreen (Coventry) Painter for 67 years.  Beloved and devoted father and father-in-law of Deb and Ken Cornish, Norwich, Ont..  Dearest grandfather of Chad (Kim) Cornish, Woodstock, Ont., and Cory (Vicki) Cornish, Norwich, Ont.  Special grandpa to his great-grandsons Ethan and Noah Cornish.  There will be no visitation or funeral service.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.  Arrangements entrusted to THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, Norwich, Ont.  (519) 863-3020.  

                   "Till Memory Fades And Life Departs

                     You Will Live Forever In Our Hearts"

 

 

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HOWARD

At Woodstock Hospital on Sunday June 21, 2015, Jerry Howard of RR#3 Burford, at the age of 81.  Beloved husband to Lillian for almost 60 years.  Dear father of Wayne and wife Sandra, Joel and partner Todd, Allen and wife Afra, Penny and husband Bob Van Acker, Robin and Annette, Kim MacDonald, Chere and husband Tom Short.  Fondly remembered by Cheryl Baskey.  He will be sadly missed by his 15 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.  Survived by sister Dorothy Winfrey.  Predeceased by son Shawn, granddaughter Jennifer Howard, brother William, sisters Anna, Lorna, Marjorie and Jackie.  A Memorial service to honour Jerry's life will be held at THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main St. W., Norwich (519) 863-3020 on Thursday June 25, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Lung Association or VON Sakura House.

 

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BURNETT

Ruby R. - 1939 - 2015 - Fighting for the precious gift of life. Ruby R. Burnett rests with her family in Norwich Cemetery. No funeral will take place. A reception will be held for the family on Saturday June 20, 2015. Arrangements entrusted to THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, Norwich. (519) 863-3020.

 

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CHRISTO

Elsie Jean - Peacefully with her family at her side at VON Sakura House, Woodstock on Thursday June 18, 2015, Elsie Christo (Willett), formerly of Otterville, at the age of 83.  Beloved wife of the late Douglas (Nip) Christo.  Loving mother of Donna and husband Ken Stevenson of Tillsonburg, Marlene and husband Chris Haggith of Langdon, AB.  She will be sadly missed by her grandchildren Jeremy Murray and wife Samantha of St. Mary's, Paul Murray and wife Amanda of Otterville, Kelley and husband Jon Nutbrown of Alberta, Kristen and husband Andy Nutbrown of Burford, Andrew Haggith and wife Jo of Calgary, David Haggith and Jess Crane of Calgary; and nine great-grandchildren.  Sister of Ethel Hunt of Paris, Gladys Heemskerk and husband Harry of Norwich, Ina Blois of Windham Centre.  Predeceased by sisters Hazel Mitchell, Audrey Clifford, Mary Wetherup.  Friends will be received at THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main St. W., Norwich (519) 863-3020 on Sunday 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m.  Funeral service to honour Elsie's life will be held at the funeral home on Monday June 22, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Chris Haggith officiating.  Interment to follow at Otterville Cemetery.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to VON Sakura House.

 

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THOMAS

Louis William - At Woodstock Hospital on Tuesday June 16, 2015, Lou Thomas of Norwich, at the age of 82.  Beloved husband of the late Ruth (Metcalfe).  Loving father of Nancy Johnson and husband Rick of Woodstock, Mary Wentzell and husband Larry of Kelvin, Bonnie Wentzell and husband Brian of Norwich, son-in-law Stuart Watson of Dereham Centre.  "Dad" to Ralph and Wilma Bertrand of Woodstock.  Sadly missed by his 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.  Predeceased by son Wayne (1967) and daughter Ann Watson (2006).  Lou was an avid card player, longtime supporter of Norwich Jr. D and Jr. C Hockey Clubs, a hunter and loved going north.  Friends will be received at THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main St. W., Norwich (519) 863-3020 on Thursday 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m.  Funeral service to honour Lou's life will be held at the funeral home on Friday June 19, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Adam Hanley officiating.  Interment New Durham Cemetery.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to VON Sakura House or New Durham Cemetery.

 

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ALLASTER

John Wilbert "Bill" - At Norfolk General Hospital, Simcoe on Wednesday June 10, 2015 , Bill Allaster of Turkey Point, at the age of 74.  Beloved son of the late John and Blanche Allaster.  Bill will be missed by his dear friends Julie and Jason Woolridge of Turkey Point.  A celebration of Bill's life will be announced at a later date.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Salvation Army or Camp Trillium/Rainbow Lake.  Arrangements entrusted to THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, Norwich (519) 863-3020.

 

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HICKS

Edna May - Peacefully at Woodingford Lodge, Woodstock on Thursday June 11, 2015, Edna Hicks, formerly of Cambridge, at the age of 85.  Beloved wife of the late John Hicks.  Loving mother of John and wife Louise of Cambridge, Jackie Kincaid of Cambridge, Bill and wife Judy of Cambridge, Kathy Dick and husband Brock of Norwich, Susie Slade of Newfoundland.  She will be sadly missed by several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Cremation and interment will take place.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Cancer Society.  Arrangements entrusted to THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main St. W., Norwich (519) 863-3020. 

 

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MATHER

Joy (Esther Joy) has gone home to heaven at nearly 90 years of age. Much loved wife of the late Glenn Mather, deeply cared for Mom of Les (wife Jayne), Lyle, and Lola (husband Bob), and cherished Grandma to Amanda, Jessica, and Melissa Mather and Geneva and Angela Mather-Dyer. Joy is sister to Maurice, Philip (Gwen), Wilfred, Les (Rita), and Fred (Eulalie) Buckrell, Maisie (Dave) Wheatley and Maida (Bob) McCutcheon who all preceded her to heaven. She is survived by her sister-in-law Ruby Buckrell and several nieces and nephews. We are grateful to God for Mom's long life, the generosity of her love, and the many kindnesses expressed to her throughout her life. Visitation will take place on Tuesday, June 9th from 2-3:45p.m. at the Burgessville Baptisit Church with service and committal to follow at 4:00pm. She is now "face to face with Christ her Saviour"! Arrangements entrusted to THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main St. W., Norwich (519) 863-3020. Donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

 

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WALTHER

Betty Doreen (nee McWebb) - passed away peacefully on Friday June 5, 2015 at the Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital. Betty Walther of Otterville in her 87th year. Loving wife of John "Jack" Walther. Dear mother of Gary and wife Nancy of R.R.# 1 Norwich, John and wife Vicky of R.R.# 2 Delhi, Dorie and husband Len Girard of Long Point, Trudy and husband Gary Drake of Kitchener. Sadly missed by her 9 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Predeceased by her parents Harry and Dora (Smithson) McWebb and by her brother Clifford McWebb. Betty was a longtime member of Otterville United Church where she had been the organist for 12 years and was a member of the U.C.W. She was a member of the Otterville Sommerville W.I. for over 50 years. Betty volunteered for the Canadian Cancer Society for many years. Friends will be received at THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main St., W., Norwich (519) 863-3020 on Tuesday June 9, 2015 from 7 - 9 pm and on Wednesday June 10, 2015 from 2-4 pm. Funeral service will be conducted at the Otterville United Church Wednesday evening June 10, 2015 at 7:00 pm with Judi Restemeyer officiating. Interment in Otterville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Otterville United Church would be appreciated by the family.

 

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MCLELLAN

Kenneth Bryce - passed away peacefully on Thursday June 4, 2015 at VON Sakura House, Woodstock.  Ken McLellan of Norwich in his 70th year. Beloved husband of Joanne (Van Ravenswaay) whom he married September 18, 2010.  Dear father of Cathy and husband Gord Barnett of Woodstock, Bill McLellan of Burgessville, Josephine and husband Matt Van Manen of Burgessville and Anthony Van Esch and wife Jacoba of Norwich.  Sadly missed by his grandchildren Doug, Blake, Caylee, Bree, Brayden and Erik.  Survived by his brother Jim and wife Marie of Woodstock, by brother-in-law Chris Van Ravenswaay and wife Hennie of Burgessville and mother and father-in-law Richard and Maria Van Ravenswaay of Burgessville. Predeceased by his parents Ross & Marion (Casler) McLellan.  Friends will be received at THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main St., W., Norwich (519) 863-3020 on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm.  Funeral Service will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday June 9, 2015 at 11:00am with Joe Daniel officiating.  Interment  Burgessville Baptist Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations to the VON Sakura House or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. 

 

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AVEY

Joan Ellen - Peacefully, with her loving family by her side,  at VON Sakura House, Woodstock on Tuesday May 26, 2015, Joan Avey of Tillsonburg, formerly of RR#1 Otterville, at the age of 81.  Beloved wife of the late Glen Avey (2012).  Loving mother of Randy of Tillsonburg, Jill Avey-Thorne and husband Ken of Ingersoll.  She will be sadly missed by her grandchildren Shayna Avey, Sarah and Justin Avey, and great-grandddaughter Aaliyah Roberts.  Dear sister of Rosalee Ashcroft and husband Bruce of Tillsonburg.  Survived by several nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by parents Henry and Daisy Ash, brother Henry Ash, sister Marion Chambers and husband Ross.  Friends will be received at THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main St. W., Norwich (519) 863-3020 on Thursday 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m.  Funeral service to honour Joan's life will be held on Friday May 29, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Allan Burr officiating.  Interment to follow at Delhi Cemetery.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to VON Sakura House, Tillsonburg  District Memorial Hospital Foundation, or Woodstock Hospital Foundation.

 

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GYORI

Ernest Robert - It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Ernie Gyori, of Otterville,  at Sakura House, Woodstock on Sunday May 24, 2015 at the age of 68.  Beloved husband of 46 years to Shirley.  Cherished son of Mary David Gyori and the late Peter Gyori.  Dear brother of Mary Anne Gyori, and Peter (Belinda) Gyori.    Beloved son-in-law of Lloyd and Fleda Chipps.  Also survived by brothers-in-law Gary (Lois) Chipps and Keith (Connie) Chipps, and sister-in-law Nancy (Wayne) Drummond.  Uncle to Meredith (JP) Riches, Craig (Tara) Chipps, Deanna and Matthew Drummond, and Colleen Gyori.  Great uncle to Emerson and Madison Riches, and Aubrey and Macey Chipps.  Ernie enjoyed his teaching career at Norwich Public School from 1969 - 1978, then at Rolph Street School in Tillsonburg from 1979 - 2000.  He loved gardening, fishing,  and antiques buying and selling.  His collection of local artifacts was his pride and joy.  He was always interested in local history, and was a member of the South Norwich Historical Society.  Ernie had a great affection for the community of Otterville, and was always pleased to call it home.  Friends will be received at THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main St. W., Norwich (519) 863-3020 on Monday June 1, 2015 from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m.  Funeral service to honour Ernie's life will be held at Otterville United Church on Tuesday June 2, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.  with Judi Restemeyer officiating.  Private interment to follow.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to VON Sakura House, Otterville United Church, South Norwich Historical Society, or St. Peter's Lutheran Church.

 

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WALKER

Bertha -  At Hardy Terrace Long Term Care, Mt. Pleasant on Wednesday April 29, 2015, Bertha Walker , formerly of Kelvin, at the age of 85.  Loving wife to Keith for almost 65 years.  Cherished mother of Rosanna and husband Scott Svirk of Brantford; daughters-in-law Lori Walker of Brantford , and Lois Walker of Harley.  She will be sadly missed by her  grandchildren Rob, Chris, Angie, Jason, and Billy Jo, and great-grandchildren Landon, Trystin, Alex, and Dylan.  Predeceased by sons William and Robert Walker, brothers Earl, Bill, and Lloyd Maguire, and sister Helen McEwen.  Friends will be received at CROSSROADS CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, Hatchley Rd., Northfield (west off of Brant Co. Rd. 25) on Saturday May 2, 2015 from 1 - 2 p.m.  Funeral service to follow at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Ron Germain officiating.  Interment to follow at Kelvin Cemetery.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Crossroads Congregational Church.  Arrangements entrusted to THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, Norwich (519) 863-3020.

 

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VAN RAVENSWAAY

Allen Albert - Suddenly on Thursday April 23, 2015, Allen Albert Van Ravenswaay of Burgessville at the age of 55.  Loving husband of Jeanette Van Ravenswaay (Van Manen).  Dear father of Melissa and Aaron Stubbe, Colleen and William Den Dekker, Brittany and Jeff Van Hemert, and Brad and special friend Heidi Brouwer.  Dear grandfather of Carrie, Carter, and Carmen Stubbe; Zachary and Amara Den Dekker;.  He will be sadly missed by father-in-law Kees Van Manen, brother Chris and wife Patty, sister Angie and husband John Jansen, and several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.  Predeceased by son Jamie (2007), brother Wayne (1976), mother Jacoba (2003), father Evert (2008), and mother-in-law Maasje (2010).  Friends will be received at the NETHERLANDS REFORMED CONGREGATION, 49 Main St. E., Norwich on Monday 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m. and  Tuesday 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.  Funeral services will follow at the church on Tuesday April 28, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. D.V. Rev. E. Hakvoort officiating.  Interment at Burgessville Baptist Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Rehoboth Christian School or Woodstock Hospital Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, Norwich (519) 863-3020.

 

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ANDREW

Velma Ruth - Peacefully at Woodingford Lodge, Woodstock on Wednesday April 22, 2015, Velma Andrew, formerly of Burgessville, at the age of 91.  Beloved wife of the late Martin Andrew (1992).  Dear mother of Cecil and his wife Cecile of Burgessville, Ruth Anne Murrell and her late husband George of St. Mary's.  She will be sadly missed by her 6 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.  Survived by sister-in-law Joan Avey of Tillsonburg.  Predeceased by her parents Cecil and Nellie Avey, siblings Fred, Glen, Don, Madeline, Jean, and Gerald.  A private family visitation will be held.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, Norwich (519) 863-3020.

 

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GRAHAM

Erma Leone (nee Hill) - Peacefully at Woodingford Lodge, Woodstock on Monday April 20, 2015, Erma Graham, formerly of Burgessville at the age of 98.  Beloved wife of the late Murl Graham (2005).  Loving mother of Shirley Barber and husband  Keith of Brantford, Wayne Graham and wife Donna Jean of Burgessville; daughter-in-law Sandra Graham of Woodstock.  Sadly missed by her 9 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.  Survived by brother Paul Hill and wife Betty of Norwich and several nieces and nephews.  Predeceased  by son Alex, sisters Thelma Hannon and husband Elmer, Ethel Poole and husband Sam, brothers Bill Hill and wives Phyllis and Bernice, Bert Hill and wife Jean.  Friends will be received at THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main St. W., Norwich (519) 863-3020 on Wednesday 7 - 9 p.m. and Thursday 12 - 1:30 p.m.  Funeral service to honour Erma's life will follow at the funeral home on Thursday April 23, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. Interment Burgessville Baptist Cemetery.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation, Cancer Society, or charity of your choice.

 

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HUTCHINSON

Ruth Eileen - At Woodstock Hospital on Monday April 13, 2015, Ruth Hutchinson of Norwich at the age of 94.  Beloved wife of the late Jerry Hutchinson (1995).  Loving mother of Sharon Ryckman of Clinton, Bill and wife Faith of Norwich.  She will be missed by her grandchildren Jim Ryckman, Deb Pottleberg and husband Terry, Michael Hutchinson and wife Marcie, Michelle Hutchinson and Scott Cassells; great-grandchildren Amber Lynn Davis, Jamie Lee Ryckman, Jeremy Ryckman, Alexandra Hutchinson, Caleb Carter, Tegan Cassells;  great-great-grandchildren Savanah, Braiden and Chloe Mae.  Sister of Barb Henderson of Alliston, Lenora Taylor of London, Doug Roloson and wife Lucy of Burgessville.  Predeceased by son-in-law Jim Ryckman, sisters Ellen Roloson and Wilma Southgate, brothers Robert and Donald Roloson.  Ruth was a life member of Norwich Legion, past  President of Ladies Auxiliary, and Secretary.  Friends will be received at THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main St. W., Norwich (519) 863-3020 on Wednesday 7 - 9 p.m. and Thursday 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.  Funeral service to follow on Thursday April 16, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Sydney Elias officiating.  Interment Norwich Cemetery.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Norwich United Church or Lung Association.

 

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HUDSON

A. Paul - Passed away peacefully at Maple Manor Nursing Home, Tillsonburg on Saturday April 4, 2015, Paul Hudson, formerly of Norwich, at the age of 78.  Much loved husband of Barbara for 34 years.  Cherished father to Dan (Sheila), Laurel, Cathy (Frank) Kozuch, Mike (Melanie), Kelly (Travis) Eaton, Clark.  He will be missed by his 13 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.  Survived by sister Eva McMillan and her family,  mother-in-law Betsy Soles and her family.  Predeceased by his first wife Dolores, parents Ernest and Hazel, brother Ernie.  Friends will be received at THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main St. W., Norwich (519) 863-3020 on Wednesday 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m.  Funeral service to honour Paul's life will be held at the funeral home on Thursday April 9, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Adam Hanley officiating.  Interment Milldale Cemetery.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Alzheimer Society.

 

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CAYLEY

Judith Anne - Peacefully at home, after a courageous battle with cancer, on Tuesday March 31, 2015, Judy Cayley of Norwich at the age of 67.  Cherished mother and grandmother to Jared Cayley and spouse Miranda Turnbull and their children Scarlett and Declan.  Dear sister of Walt and wife Barb of Norwich, Gord and wife Laura Lee of Lucknow.  Survived by nephews Eric and David, nieces Mary Lynn (Kazem) and Vicki, and several great nieces and great nephews.  Predeceased by sister-in-law Katy, nephew Wally, and niece Jennifer.  Judy was a dedicated and longtime employee of White, Coad in Norwich for 47 years, a longtime member of Norwich Chamber of Commerce, and treasurer of the "Tree of Life" committee.  Friends will be received at THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main St. W., Norwich (519) 863-3020 on Friday 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m.  Funeral service to honour Judy's life will be held at the funeral home on Saturday April 4, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Al Dowber officiating.  Interment Norwich Gore Cemetery.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society, KidSport Canada, or choice.

 

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SLATER

Sheila - Peacefully at Woodstock Hospital on Friday March 20, 2015, Sheila Slater of Norwich at the age of 77.  Loving wife to Colin for 57 years.  Dear mother of Dave and wife Cheryl of Woodstock, Graham and wife Dianna of Delhi, and Pete of Norwich.  She will be sadly missed by her grandchildren Matthew, Chris (Jenn), Darren (Sara), and  Karren (Brian); great-grandchildren Evan, Brooke, and Mason.  As per Sheila's wishes, there will be no visitation or service.  A celebration of Sheila's life will be held at Norwich Legion on Saturday May 9, 2015 from 1 - 4 p.m.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Norwich Legion Br. 190.  Arrangements entrusted to THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, Norwich (519) 863-3020. 

 

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VANDERWEERD

Peter - At Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital on Sunday March 1, 2015, Peter Vanderweerd of Norwich, formerly of RR#2 Burgessville, at the age of 90.  Beloved husband of Paulina (Byl).  Dear father of the late Bert (2012) and his wife Corina of Norwich, Len and wife Hendrika of Norwich, Henny and husband Dirk Van Esch of Otterville, May Newell of London, Joe and wife Patricia of Tillsonburg, Alice and husband Adam Kopala of London, Henry and wife Marcella of Norwich, Emma and husband Calvin Walsh of Brantford, Esther and husband Dave Van Manen of Norwich, Evelyn and husband Ross Derksen of Waupun WI.  He will be missed by his 43 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren.  Brother of Albert and wife Annie, Hennie and husband Marinus Schilder, Truus Vanderweerd, and sister-in-law Alie Vanderweerd, all of The Netherlands.  Predeceased by sister Aaltje, brothers Henk, Johannes and wife Coba.  Friends will be received at THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 MaIn St. W., Norwich (519) 863-3020 on Tuesday 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m.  Funeral service will be held at The Heritage Reformed Church, Burgessville on Wednesday March 4, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. D.V. Rev. D. Lipsy officiating.  Later interment at Burgessville Baptist Cemetery.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society.

 

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STIENSTRA

Lewis  - 1923 – 2015 - It is with deep sadness that we announce that Lewis Stienstra passed away peacefully in his 92nd year on February 22nd 2015 at the Trillium Mississauga Hospital.  Lewis was born in Friesland, the Netherlands on May 27th,1923, and then came to Canada with his parents Herman and Helen, and older brother Arthur in 1927, at which time they made their home in Norwich, Ontario.  He was predeceased by his dearly departed wife Mary Ruth Stienstra (nee Hanmer) in 2013 after over 64 years of marriage.  He was survived by son Greg (Donna Walker), daughter Carolyn (Dr. Brad Stewart), brother Albert (Wilma), brother-in-law Thomas McLaughlin and many nephews, nieces and cousins in Canada and the USA. He also was predeceased by his brother Arthur Stienstra who was an RCAF/RAF Officer and a casualty interred in a Military Cemetery in Poland. Lewis Stienstra served in the RCAF 1942-1945 as an Officer and became a flight instructor teaching commonwealth student pilots to their Wings Level in the Harvard Aircraft.  Lewis graduated from the University of Toronto in 1950 with a B.Sc. degree and worked in Telecommunications and Technical and Economic Activities.  He was a member of the Ontario Professional Engineers, Royal Canadian Legion Norwich Branch, Bell Retirees, and the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum.  He also was pleased to see his daughter Carolyn enjoy flights in some of the aircraft types he had flown, particularly, the Harvard Aircraft. Lewis was a very kind and gentle man. He will surely be missed and will be forever in our hearts. Our grateful thanks go out to all the nurses and doctors at the Trillium Mississauga Hospital for their care and compassion. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Trillium Health Partners Foundation. Friends will be received at THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main St. W., Norwich (519) 863-3020 on Friday May 29, 2015 from 1 - 2 p.m.  Funeral service to follow at 2:00 p.m.  Interment at Burgessville Baptist Cemetery.  

 

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DAVIS

Lyle Reuben "Butch" - Peacefully at Woodingford Lodge, Tillsonburg on Tuesday February 24, 2015.  Butch Davis formerly of R R 1 Otterville at the age of 79.  Husband of the late Betty Jean Davis.  Survived by his children Cathy Lynn Ragauskas (Art), Julie Couwenberg (Pete), Kelley Davis-Couwenberg, John Davis (Sheila), Robin "Sue" Romano,  Robert  "Sam"  Davis (Sandra).  He will be missed by his grandchildren  Emma, Alyse, Luke, Nicole ( Darryl),  Ashley (Ryan), Devon, Jamie (Erin), Zack, Jade, Lexi, Blair, Kayla, Darcy, Breena,  Sabrina, Santos, Sarah (Wayne), Cassy, Billy  (Sarah), Andrew (Brittney), and great grandchildren Landen and  Abbigail, Jillian and Macey,  Logan and Cole, Caylie and Aaron,  Luke, Miya and Emma, Chase, Madix, and Aubree.  Brother of Margaret Losee. Brother-in-law of Louise Wood (Errol). Predeceased by brothers Glenn and McKay, sisters Irene Smart, Marie Hanson.  Friends will be received at THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main Street West, Norwich  (519) 863-3020 on Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral service to commemorate Butch's life will be held at the funeral home on Friday February 27, 2015 at 11 a.m. with Joe Daniel officiating,  Interment   Otterville Cemetery.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Woodingford Lodge, Tillsonburg or Kidsport Ontario.

 

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KOREVAAR

Adrian - Suddenly in the Dominican Republic on Friday February 20, 2015, Adrian Korevaar of RR#2 Scotland at the age of 52.  Loving husband of Carin.  Cherished father of Colin and Desiree.  Dear son of Andrew and Jacoba Korevaar of Norwich.  Brother of Andy and wife Cathy of Aylmer, Abe and friend Michelle of Courtland, John and wife Jackie of Princeton, Jack and friend Tammy of Norwich, Jacqueline and husband Ken Rogers of Little Britain, Eric and wife Corina of Norwich, Jenny and husband Kevin Morton of Woodstock, Art and wife Dawn of Gobles, Corine and husband Brian Langeveld of Woodstock.  Son-in-law of Jane Rietveld of Norwich.  Brother-in-law of Bart and wife Judy Rietveld of Otterville, Agatha and husband Mike Chamberlain of Springford.  Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main St. W., Norwich (519) 863-3020 on Saturday February 28, 2015 from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m.  Funeral service will be held at The Netherlands Reformed Congregation, 49 Main St. E., Norwich on Monday March 2, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. D.V. Rev. E. Hakvoort officiating.  Interment Springford Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation or Rehoboth Christian School. 

 

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DE JONGE

Marinus Willem (Rene) - Unexpectedly at Norfolk General Hospital, Simcoe on Thursday February 12, 2015, Rene de Jonge of Windham Centre at the age of 53.  Beloved husband of Marguerite (Vanden Brink).  Dear father of Jonathan, wife Nelissa and children Ashton and Aidan of Picture Butte AB, Sarah-Jane, husband Abe Cabalaris and children Lincoln and Jasper of Tillsonburg, William and fiancee Bailey of Ostrander, Andrew of Springford, Aletta of Tillsonburg, Joshua of Salford, Elisabeth of St. Catharines, Elaine, Paulina and Lydia, all of Tillsonburg, Caleb of Brantford, Jerusha of Oxford Centre.  Son of Ko and Paula de Jonge of Norwich.  Grandson of Mrs. A. Vanderspek of Norwich.  Brother of Wim, Connie, Elien, Heleen, Adrian, and Paul.  Brother-in-law of Henry, Neil, Aleta, Gary-John, and James.  Friends will be received at The Netherlands Reformed Congregation, 49 Main St. E., Norwich on Monday 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m.  and Tuesday 10 - 11 a.m.  Funeral service to follow on Tuesday February 17, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.  D.V. Rev. E. Hakvoort officiating.  Interment Springford Cemetery.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Rehoboth Christian School. Arrangements entrusted to THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, Norwich (519) 863-3020).

 

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VANKERREBROECK

Gilbert Henri - Unexpectedly, but peacefully, passed away at the age of 75 with his family at his side in Port Charlotte, Florida on Wednesday, February 4, 2015.  Gilbert was born, lived, and worked all his life on the family farm in Norwich, ON.  He was always available to lend a hand when needed.  Gilbert has been a director of the Oxford County Cattlemen's Association (26 years) and life-long member and former director (10 years) of The Delhi Belgian Club.  Beloved husband of 40 years to Anne (Carroll) Vankerrebroeck.  Loving and devoted father and father-in-law of Andrea McPherson (Mike), Regan Vankerrebroeck (Jason), Angela Simpson (Scott), and Linda Sayer (Adam).  Grandpa to Andrew, Jillian and Jared McPherson, Rexford, Grayden and Coleson Dale-Vankerrebroeck, Natalie and Samantha Simpson, and Alexander and Mackenzie Sayer.  Dear brother of Denise Provoost (and husband Ronny).  Dear brother-in-law of Paul Decleir, Glenda Vankerrebroeck, Brenda VanQuaethem, and Russell Carroll (and wife Edna).  Also survived  by several nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts and cousins.  Predeceased by parents Remi (1974) and Janet  (Calliauw) (1993) Vankerrebroeck, sister Harriet Decleir (2013), brothers Albert (2008) and Marcel (1992).  Family and friends will be received at THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main St. W., Norwich (519) 863-3020 on Tuesday, February 10, 2015  from 7 - 9 p.m., and Wednesday, February 11, 2015 from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m.  Prayers will be Wednesday at 4:00 p.m.  Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be on Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, 51 Venison St. W., Tillsonburg.  Interment  in Milldale Cemetery.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to VON Sakura House or The Delhi Belgian Club.

 

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FRANKLIN

Gay Marie - Suddenly at home on Friday January 30, 2015, Gay Franklin of Woodstock at the age of 63.  Wife of Mike.  Dear daughter of Fredda McKie and husband Jack of Norwich.  Sister of Barb Desplenter and husband George of Norwich,  Gloria Helmeczy and husband Joe of Delhi,  Bill Franklin and wife Connie of Ottawa.  Sister-in-law of Gary Winter of Aylmer.  Dear "Cuz" of Rosemary Reading  and husband Jim  of Paris.  Predeceased by father Ross Franklin and sister Betty Jean Winter.  Funeral service to honour Gay's life will be held at THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main St. W., Norwich (519) 863-3020 on Saturday February 7, 2015 at 1:00 p.m.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Norwich Legion Br. 190, Cancer Society, or Heart and Stroke Foundation.

 

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PORCHAK

Carl Alexander- It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our loving husband, father, grandpa, great grandpa, father-in-law and friend, who will be missed by all who knew him.  Survived by his loving wife Blanche. Proud father of Nancy Cattell (Carl Miller), Rob (Janet),  Janie Schaafsma (Phil) and Kim Baskett (Pat); grandchildren, Christine, John, Todd, Anthony, Andrew, Kyle, Colin, Alicia, Dustin, Haley and 9 wonderful great grandchildren, Rainen, Dylan, Mason, Brianna, Brooklyn, Paige, Brielle, Emery and Ryder .  Survived by a brother Tom and a sister Pauline.  Predeceased by his siblings, Wanda, John, Pete, Walter, Henry, Ed, Joe, Rosie and Stanley.  Carl instilled laughter, love and enjoyed making people smile.  He happily celebrated his 95th birthday in November.  Friends will be received at THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME,  45 Main Street West, Norwich Ontario (519) 863-3020 on Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm.  Funeral service to celebrate Carl's life will be held at the funeral home on Thursday January 29, 2015 at 11 am with Rev. David Van Patter officiating.  Interment Burgessville Baptist Cemetery.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to CCAC Woodstock or Norwich Historical Society. 

 

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SPRINGALL

Donald George - Born July 11, 1938 - Died January 25, 2015.  Survived by his wife of 56 years Marie (Cole) Springall;  daughters Sue, Julie and Paula (Terry); sons Don Jr. and Jim (Amy).  Sadly missed by his 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.  Brother of Carole MacDonald (Bill).  Predeceased by his parents Lillian and George Springall and granddaughter Nicole.  As per Donald's wishes, a private graveside service will be held in the spring. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Diabetes Association or Lung Association.  Arrangements entrusted to THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, Norwich (519) 863-3020.

 

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LOCHRIE

Archibald Wardlaw - Suddenly at home on Tuesday January 13, 2015, Archie Lochrie of Norwich at the age of 78.  Loving husband to Win.  Father of Colin of London, Valerie of Toronto, Chaya of Brampton.  Survived by brother Andrew of Scotland, UK.  Predeceased by brother Hector.  As per Archie's wishes, private arrangements will be held.  Arrangements entrusted to THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, Norwich (519) 863-3020.

 

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AVEY

W. Beverley "Bev" Avey - Softly and tenderly Jesus called Bev, his faithful servant, home on Friday January 9, 2015 in his 97th year.  Beloved husband of 66 years to Ena (Saunders) Avey.  Loving father of John (Christiane), Joanne VanDyk (late John), and Janet DeCloet (Paul).  Gramps to Kelly Gubesch (Al), Kyle VanDyk (Tracie), Kevin VanDyk (Abby), and Justine DeCloet (Mike).  Choo Choo Gramps to Kate, Michael, Mitchell, Stefan, Quinn, and Macy.  Dear brother-in-law of Meta Avey (late Clarence), Phyllis McGee (Ike), Donna Saunders (late Jack), Bud Saunders (Dona), and Helen Saunders (late Bill).  Survived by several nieces and nephews.  Bev was the last surviving member of his immediate family.  Predeceased by parents James and Charlotte, brothers Kendrick (Ev), Douglas (Marion), Clarence (Meta), and Russell, and by sisters Marguerite, Pauline, and Phyllis (Stacey).  Also predeceased and loved by many of the Saunders clan.  Bev retired from the Ministry of Transportation after 35 years.  He was proud to call Norwich his home and enjoyed supporting the local hockey and baseball teams.  Nothing gave him greater joy than his family and supporting the many activities of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  He was their greatest fan!  Resting at THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main St. W., Norwich (519) 863-3020 on Sunday from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m.  Funeral service will be held on  Monday January 12, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at St. John's Anglican Church, Otterville.  Interment Norwich Cemetery.  As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to St. John's Anglican Church or Norwich Minor Hockey Association.  "A life well lived and a man well loved."

 

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POOLE

Grace Lillian - At Maple Manor Nursing Home, Tillsonburg on Friday January 9, 2015, Grace Poole, formerly of Norwich, at the age of 88.  Beloved wife of the late Edward Poole.  Dear mother of Linda Rosehart and husband Bob of Tillsonburg, Mary Caron and Larry Small of Tillsonburg, Allan and wife Mari-Ann of Tillsonburg, Jim and wife Donna of Norwich.  She will be sadly missed by her 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.  Survived by brother Arthur Horne and wife Eileen of Brantford, and sister-in-law Margaret Horne of Mt. Pleasant.  Predeceased by brothers Teddy and Fred, sisters Lena, Kathleen and Ruth.  Friends will be received at THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main St. W., Norwich (519) 863-3020 on Sunday 2 - 4 and 7 - 9  p.m.  Funeral service to honour Grace's life will be held at the funeral home on Monday January 12, 2015 at 2:00 p.m.  Interment Norwich Gore Cemetery.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Woodstock chapter of the Red Cross.

 

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STEINMETZ

David Edward - At Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital on Saturday December 27, 2014, David Steinmetz of Tillsonburg at the age of 62.  Cherished husband and best friend to Sharon (Hinks) for 33 years.  Dear brother of Yvonne Auer, Dan, Doug, Daryl, Kevin, John, Don, Duane, their spouses and their children.  Brother-in-law of Gary Hinks and partner Ron Rhame.  Predeceased by his parents Don and Pat Steinmetz, brother Dee, and in-laws Stacey and Phyllis Hinks.  Friends will be received at THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main St. W., Norwich (519) 863-3020 on Tuesday December 30, 2014 from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.  Funeral service to honour David's life will follow at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Paul Robinson officiating.  Cremation to follow.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Cancer Society or Heart and Stroke Foundation.

 

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SMITH

Kolin Steven - Suddenly as a result of an automobile accident on Saturday December 20, 2014, Kolin Smith of Norwich at the age of 23.  Loving son of Terry and Lynda Smith of Norwich.  Cherished brother of Kailyn and Matthew of Norwich.  He will be sadly missed by his grandparents Darryl and Jeannette Mader of Chatham.  He will also be missed by his many aunts, uncles and cousins.  Friends will be received at THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main St. W., Norwich (519) 863-3020 on Tuesday 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m.  Funeral service to honour Kolin's life will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday December 24, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. David Snihur officiating.  Interment C.G. Walker (Quaker St.) Cemetery.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

 

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VISSER

Florina Christina (Flora) - At Woodstock Hospital on Friday December 19, 2014, Flora Visser, formerly of Norwich, at the age of 82.  Beloved wife of John.  Loving mother of Janet and her late husband Barry Kotlar of Burford, Tony and wife Nancy of La Salette, Jack and wife Jackie of Woodstock, Marg and husband John McNaughton of Woodstock, Audrey and husband Dan Swain of Delhi, John Jr. and Kim of Norwich, Cherry and husband Dave McMullin of Ottawa.  She will be sadly missed by her 11 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.  Sister of Gerry Verwoert and wife Sally, sister-in-law of Johanna Verwoert, both of BC.  Predeceased by brother Albert Verwoert.  Friends will be received at THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main St. W., Norwich (519) 863-3020 on Monday 6:30 - 9 p.m.  Funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday December 23, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Jeff Kingswood officiating.  Interment Norwich Gore Cemetery.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to VON Sakura House.

 

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TALBOT

Glen Elmer - With sadness in our hearts we announce Glen's passing at Woodstock Hospital on Wednesday December 17, 2014, Glen Talbot of RR#4 Woodstock at the age of 85.  Beloved husband to Marion (Wiedrick).  Loving father of Pat and his wife Joanne of RR#4 Woodstock, Wendy Stockford of Dorchester.  He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Emily and Travis Talbot, Ben and Josh Stockford.  Brother-in-law of Fern Talbot of Woodstock, Kathy Talbot of Woodstock, Meg Talbot of London, Carolyn Utter and husband Clair of Norwich.  Predeceased by son-in-law Michael Stockford, brothers Bill, Leonard and George, sister-in-law and brother-in-law Betty and Howard Davis.  Friends will be received at THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main St. W., Norwich (519) 863-3020 on Friday 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m.  Funeral service to honour Glen's life will be held at the funeral home on Saturday December 20, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Sarah Grady of Oxford Centre United Church officiating.  Interment Oxford Centre Pioneer Cemetery.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Woodstock Hospital Foundation or Oxford Centre United Church.

 

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WALL (SHAW)

Catherine Ann - Peacefully, with her family at her side, at VON Sakura House, Woodstock on Friday December 5, 2014, Catherine Wall of Woodstock at the age of 74.  Beloved wife of the late Theo Wall (1996).  Loving mother of Deb and John of Tavistock, Steve and Darlene of Woodstock, George and Ruei-Wen of Taiwan.  She will be sadly missed by her grandchildren Deanna (MacKenzie), Chase (Katie), George, Josh, Drew, Bryn and Hugo, and great-grandchildren Molly and Jemma.  Dear sister of Marie McCall of Woodstock, Marilyn Anderson of London, Tex Fish and Liz of Beamsville, Monty Fish and Sandy of Alberta, Georgia Morgan of Regina, Mark Fish and Krista of Collingwood.  Also survived by her sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law and their families.  Predeceased by son Jeffrey (1983).  Catherine was a member of Eastwood United Church.  Friends will be received at THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main St. W., Norwich (519) 863-3020 on Wednesday 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m.  Funeral service to honour Catherine's life will be held at the funeral home on Thursday December 11, 2014 at 10:30 a.m.  with Rev. Maya Landell officiating.  Interment Oxford Memorial Park Cemetery.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Kidney Foundation, Cancer Society, or VON Sakura House.

 

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ANDREW

W. Hugh - Peacefully at Leisureworld, Ingersoll on Tuesday November 25, 2014, Hugh Andrew, formerly of Burgessville, at the age of 92.  Beloved husband of the late Catherine (McFarland) (2013).  Dear father of Bill and wife Kathy and their children Carolyn (Scott), David (Sarah), Ben and Jenny; Jim and wife Chris and their children Ron and Sherry (Jason); Donna Moore and husband Bob and their children Wes and Patricia (Mike); Louise Andrew and her children Monica (Shawn), Daniel and Andrew.  Much loved great-grandfather of eight.  Hugh was the youngest and the last surviving member of his family.  He was survived by several nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by his siblings Agnes Chambers, Clarence, Don, Clara Newby, Martin, Ken, and Norman. Friends will be received at THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main St. W., Norwich (519) 863-3020 on Friday 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m.  Funeral service to honour Hugh's life will be held at the funeral home on Saturday November 29, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. David Snihur officiating.  Interment Burgessville Baptist Cemetery.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Camp Trillium/Rainbow Lake or charity of your choice.

 

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BOESTERD

Jacob Gerrit - Peacefully , surrounded by his family, at home on Monday November 24, 2014, Jacob Boesterd of Tillsonburg, at the age of 3.  Cherished son of Paul and Joanne (Schmidt).  Special brother to Breanne, Sheryl, Caleb, and Aaron.  He will be sadly missed by his grandparents Bill and Margaret Boesterd of Brownsville, Dirk and Shirley Schmidt of Burgessville, and great-grandparents Abraham and Tini Boesterd of Brownsville, Cornelius Van Vliet of Norwich.  He will also be sadly missed by his aunts, uncles, and cousins.  Friends will be received at THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main St. W., Norwich (519) 863-3020 on Wednesday 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m.  Funeral service will be held at Heritage Reformed Church, Burgessville on Thursday November 27, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. D.V. Rev. D. Lipsy officiating.  Interment Burgessville Baptist Cemetery.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Trinitarian Bible Society or Sumba Mission.

 

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GRISWOLD

Donna May Jean - Suddenly at her residence on Friday November 21, 2014, Donna Griswold of Woodstock at the age of 51.  Loving wife to David Griswold.  Dear daughter of Dorothy Pollard of Woodstock and the late Clifford Pollard (1971).  Sister of John Pollard and fiance Cheri Gow of Woodstock.  She will be sadly missed by nephew Andrew.  Donna will also be missed by the Griswold family.  Friends will be received at THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main St. W., Norwich (519) 863-3020 on Tuesday 7 - 9 p.m.  Funeral service to honour Donna's life will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday November 26, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. David Snihur officiating.  Interment Norwich Cemetery.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Diabetes Association.

 

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PENNY

Murray C. -  January 12, 1949 - November 22, 2014 - Peacefully with his family at his side.  Beloved husband of Sharon (Wills).  Father of Jennifer and David Houthuyzen, Christine and Anthony Primmer.  Loving grandfather of his fishing buddy Nevon Primmer.  Also survived by sister Doris and Danny Losee, brother Gord and JoAnne, mother-in-law Wilma Wills, brothers-in-law Bob, Ken and Janice, Jim and Vi, Pat and Reonn Wills, and their families.  Murray was a former member of Burgessville Fire Dept. as a firefighter and a Captain 1974-2001, member of Faithway Baptist Church, former member of Burgessville Baptist Cemetery Board, and had a passion for woodworking and scroll sawing.  Friends will be received at THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main St. W., Norwich (519) 863-3020 on Thursday 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m.  Funeral service to honour Murray's life will be held at Faithway Baptist Church, 439 Athlone Ave., Woodstock on Friday November 28, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. with Pastors Ken Ingram and Zad Tomberlin officiating.  Interment Burgessville Baptist Cemetery.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Faithway Baptist Church. 

 

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DANIELS

Evelyn Jean - At Maples Home For Seniors, Tavistock on Thursday November 20, 2014, Jean Daniels, formerly of RR#2 Harley, at the age of 85.  Beloved wife of the late Wray Daniels (1994).  Loving mother of Donna Minihane of Woodstock, Dennis and wife Roseann of Woodstock, Patricia Mason and husband William of Sarnia.  She will be missed by her 6 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.  Survived by brother Doug Whitehead and wife Connie of RR#2 Harley, sister-in-law Ethel Whitehead of Burford, and several nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by son Walter (1959), brothers Grant and Ken Whitehead, step-brothers Burt and Lloyd Whitehead, step-sister Alene Croley.  Jean was a longtime member of Norwich Legion Branch 190 Ladies Auxiliary.  A private family service will be held at THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, Norwich on Tuesday November 25, 2014 with Rev. David Snihur officiating.  Interment Norwich Cemetery.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Cancer Society or Diabetes Association.

 

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CARD

Dorothy Marie (Innes) - At Woodstock Hospital on Saturday November 1, 2014, Dorothy Card of Norwich, at the age of 84.  Beloved wife to the late Harold Card (2006). Dear mother of Les and Joanne of Norwich, Brad and Colleen of Tavistock, John and Gwen of Appin.  She will be missed by her grandchildren Justin and Dawn, Aaron and Krista, Brienne and  Dave Faulhafer, and Brendan.  Great-grandmother of Addison, Kaitlyn and Nathan Card, Brayden and Alexis Card, Carter, Ethan and Caleb Faulhafer.  Sister of Doug and Violet Innes of Ingersoll, Elsie Cake of London, Helen Fallowfield of Woodstock; sister-in-law of Margaret Innes of Woodstock.  Predeceased by brothers Laurence, Howard, Bruce and Donald Innes, sisters Margaret Riddell and Ruth Kittmer.  Dorothy was a longtime member of Norwich United Church.  Friends will be received at THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main St. W., Norwich (519) 863-3020 on Tuesday 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m.  Funeral service to honour Dorothy's life will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday November 5, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Sydney Elias officiating.  Interment Norwich Cemetery.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Lung Association or Norwich United Church.

 

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NEALE

Donald Park - Suddenly at home on Thursday October 30, 2014, Donald Neale of Otterville at the age of 85 years.  Beloved husband of Dorothy for 63 years.  Cherished father of Janet Dick and husband Marty of Komoka, Burke of Norwich, Cheryl Neale of London.  He will be sadly missed by his granddaughters Lindsay and Michelle, Mackenzie, Mallory and Madison.  Brother of Jack and wife Lillian of Tillsonburg, Grant and wife Joan of Otterville; brother-in-law of Jean Neale of Ottawa, Peg Neale of Burlington.  Predeceased by son Glenn, brothers Max, Leonard and Richard.  Don was a longtime member of Otterville United Church, founding member and president of Norwich Curling Club, president of the Principal's Association, president of Probus Club.  Friends will be received at THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main St. W., Norwich (519) 863-3020 on Monday 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m.  Funeral service to honour Don's life will be held at Otterville United Church on Tuesday November 4, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. with Judi Restemeyer officiating.  Cremation to follow.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Otterville United Church or Diabetes Association.

 

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NEELS

Gerad Johannes - With great sorrow we announce the sudden passing of Gerad at Children's Hospital, London on Monday October 27, 2014,  of Norwich at the age of 6 years.  Loving son of Marvin and Hannie Neels of Norwich.  Cherished brother of Marcus and Emma.  Sadly missed by his grandparents Pieter and Geesje Bos, Gerard and Adriana Neels, and great-grandmother Catherina Neels.  He will also be missed by his aunts and uncles Jan and Paula, Andy and Christa, Jerry and Marian, Elaine and William, Kathryn and John, Evelyn and Richard, Corne and Jacqueline, Rein and Corine, Klaas and Linda, Grietje and Jan, Johan and Rika, Wilma and Sjaak, Boukje and Pieter, Albert and Michele, Pieter and Kristy, and all of their children.  Friends will be received at THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main St. W., Norwich (519) 863-3020 on Thursday 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.  Funeral service will be held at The Netherlands Reformed Congregation, Norwich on Friday October 31, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. D.V. Elder R. Bredeweg officiating.  Interment Old Reformed Cemetery, Burgessville.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Children's Health Foundation, London or SickKids Foundation, Toronto.

 

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DEAN

Marlene Anne (Woodhouse) - At the Strathroy Middlesex Hospital on Wednesday October 15, 2014.  Marlene Dean of Strathroy formerly of London in her 64th year.  Beloved wife of Steve.  Dear sister of Lorna Baguley and husband Ron of RR # 3 Waterford, Larry and wife Diane Woodhouse of  RR#1 Otterville, Carol Woodhouse of Woodstock.  She wlll also be missed by nieces, great nieces and a great nephew.  Predeceased by her parents Horace and Delores Woodhouse.  Friends will be received at THE ARN- LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main Street West, Norwich Ontario (519) 863 -3020 on Saturday October 18, 2014 from 10:30 to 11:30 am.  Funeral service to follow at 11:30 am with Rev. John Rose officiating.  Cremation to follow.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Canadian Mental Health Association, Oxford County.

 

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MORGAN

Russell William - Suddenly at Woodstock Hospital on Tuesday October 14, 2014. Russell Morgan of Norwich in his 80th year. Husband of Donna. Dear father of Rose Harris and husband Bob of Norwich, Dennis of Norwich, Sheila Morgan of Norwich, Bonnie Griswold and husband Rick of Woodstock, Russell and wife Brenda of Norwich, Darryl and wife Lorraine of Woodstock. He will be missed by his 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Brother of Betty Perriam and husband Lloyd of Strathroy, Ken of Strathroy; stepsister Joan Stoner and husband George of Thedford; stepbrother Sam Semple of Port Huron. A private family visitation will be held at THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, Norwich (519) 863-3020. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Cancer Society.

 

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WILLIAMS

Ardyth Rose - Suddenly at home on Monday October 6, 2014, Ardyth Williams of Norwich in her 74th year.  Beloved wife to Ralph for 51 years.  Loving mother of Judy Schill and husband Tim of Kitchener, Tom Williams and Cindy Lee Nyenhuis of Brantford.  She will be sadly missed by her grandchildren Emily and Jesse Schill, Brian, Bailee, A.J. and Petulah Williams.  Dear sister of Don Irvine and wife Irene of Alliston.  She is survived by a special cousin Betty Denisi of London and a dear friend Doreen Orth of Burgessville.  Predeceased by her parents Donald and Elvera Irvine.  Friends will be received at THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main St. W., Norwich (519) 863-3020 on Thursday 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 pm.  Funeral service to honour Ardyth's life will be held at the funeral home on Friday October 10, 2014 at 11:00 am with Rev. John Rose officiating.  Interment Norwich Cemetery.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation, Arthritis Society, or Norwich Legion.

 

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GAY

Gertrude Florence - Peacefully at Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital on Sunday October 5, 2014, Gertrude Gay of Tillsonburg, formerly of Norwich, in her 84th year.  Beloved wife of Keith for 59 years.  Loving mother of Jeff and wife Sandy of Norwich, Steve and wife Sandra of Daysland AB.  She will be sadly missed by her grandchildren Alisha and husband Clayton Stubbs of Norwich, Kara Gay and fiance Kris Miller and son Landon of AB, Ashley Gay of AB.  Gertie was a member of Norwich United Church and a volunteer for Meals-On-Wheels.  Friends will be received at THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main St. W., Norwich (519) 863-3020 on Wednesday 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 pm.  Funeral service to celebrate Gertie's life will be held at the funeral home on Thursday October 9, 2014 at 11:00 am.  Cremation with private interment later at Norwich Cemetery.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Norwich United Church, Diabetes Association, or Canadian Celiac  Association.

 

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WARBOYS

John Herbert - Peacefully at University Hospital, London on Wednesday October 1, 2014, John Warboys of Parkhill, formerly of Woodstock, in his 75th year.  Beloved husband of Charlene for 52 years.  Loving father of Mark and wife Sherry of Woodstock, Michele Trepanier and husband Rick of Parkhill.  He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Jamie and spouse Chris, Sara and spouse Jason, Will and spouse Ashley, Lacie and boyfriend Morgan, Tyler, Spencer and McKenzie; great-grandchildren Ethan, Ryan and Kylie, Nevaeh.  Brother of Bob, Marie Service and husband Bill, Leif and wife Marilyn, Kathy Talbot, Carol Ann and husband Ron Leis; brother-in-law of Jean Warboys and Betty Lowes. Also survived by several nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by brothers Ross, Fred and Don, brother-in-law Leonard Talbot, sister-in-law Blanche Warboys.  Cremation.  Friends will be received at THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main St. W., Norwich (519) 863-3020 on Monday 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m.  Funeral service to honour John's life will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday October 7, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. David Snihur officiating.  Interment Burgessville Baptist Cemetery.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation or Lung Association.

 

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EDGEWORTH

Hilda Irene - At Victoria Hospital, London on Thursday August 28, 2014, Hilda Edgeworth of Woodstock, formerly of Norwich, in her 82nd year.  Beloved wife of the late Ronald Edgeworth (1996).  Loving mother of Sam and his wife Tricia of Woodstock.  She will be sadly missed by her grandsons Ethan and Aiden.  Sister of Bill Piggott and his wife Pauline of Florida.  Also survived by nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by her parents Charles and Dorothy Piggott, brother-in-law and sister-in-law Bob and Betty Edgeworth.  Friends will be received at THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main St. W., Norwich (519) 863-3020 on Tuesday September 2, 2014 from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m..  Funeral service to honour Hilda's life will follow at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. David Snihur officiating.  Interment C.G. Walker (Quaker St.) Cemetery.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Kidney Foundation.

 

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COLLINS

Norma Ellen - At Woodstock Hospital on Wednesday August 27, 2014, Norma Collins of Norwich in her 82nd year.  Beloved wife of the late William "Jersey" Collins.  Dear mother of Brenda and husband Francis Webber of Norwich, Ruth and lifemate Bev Skillings of Woodstock, Nancy Collins of Woodstock, Isobel and husband Wayne Amey of Norwich, David and wife Cheryl of Dunnville, Mary Ellen and husband Harvey Hunt of Woodstock, Jim and wife Kathy of Woodstock, Don and wife Anne of Woodstock.  She will be sadly missed by her 14 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.  Sister of Lorraine Melton of Norwich, Don and wife Karen Major of Hickson, Ann and husband John Todd of Alberta, Louise and husband Larry Baer of Woodstock; sister-in-law of Marg Major of Innerkip, and Carl Cunningham of Cambridge.  Special friend of Bob Graham of Princeton.  Predeceased by her parents Norman and Mima Major, son Norman Collins, brother Jim Major, and sister Ruth Cunningham.  Friends will be received at THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main St. W., Norwich (519) 863-3020 on Thursday 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m.  Funeral service to celebrate Norma's life will be held at the funeral home on Friday August 29, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Al Dowber officiating.  Cremation to follow.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Hamilton SPCA or Cancer Society.

 

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VAN DE BRINK

Hendrika - After a brief illness, at Alexandra Hospital, Ingersoll, on Tuesday August 26, 2014, Henny (Veldjesgraaf) Van De Brink of Burgessville, formerly of Salford, in her 83rd year.  Beloved wife of the late Klaas Van De Brink (2007).  Dear mother of Anna (Dick) Stubbe of Salford, Wilma (the late Ernest) Scholten of Courtland, Ben (Rhea) Van De Brink of Otterville, Brenda (Andy) Joosse of Brownsville, Ken (Joanne) Van De Brink of Alberta, Harv (Esther) Van De Brink of Alberta, Ria (Henry) Goor of Burgessville, Sandra (Jack) Leeuwenburg of Alberta, Dianne (Ken) Van Manen of Salford.  Fondly remembered by her 38 grandchildren and 55 great-grandchildren.  Dear sister of Joyce, Wilma, and Bertha.  Predeceased by her parents, 1 great-grandchild, 3 brothers, and 3 sisters.  Friends will be received at the Netherlands Reformed Congregation, 49 Main St. E., Norwich on Friday 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m.  Funeral service will be held at the church on Saturday August 30, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. D.V. Rev. E. Hakvoort officiating.  Interment Norwich Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Rehoboth Christian School or Alexandra Hospital.  Arrangements entrusted to THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, Norwich (519) 863-3020.

 

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TIMMERMANS

Arie - It has pleased the Lord to take out of our midst at Parkview Meadows Christian Village, Townsend on Wednesday August 20, 2014, Arie Timmermans, formerly of Norwich, in his 86th year.  Beloved husband of the late Adriaantje (Harteveld) (2010).  Loving father of John (May), Trudy (Frans), Wim (Cora), Rena (Lodewyk), Emmy (Gert).  He will be sadly missed by his 21 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.  Survived by 5 brothers in Ontario.  Predeceased by 1 brother and 5 sisters in The Netherlands.  Friends will be received at THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main St. W., Norwich (519) 863-3020 on Friday 7 - 9 p.m.  Funeral service will be held at Springford Reformed Church on Saturday August 23, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. D.V. Rev. K. Veldman officiating.  Interment Otterville Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

 

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WOODHOUSE

James Arnold -  It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our father, grandfather and great-grandfather at Norfolk General Hospital on Tuesday August 19, 2014 in his 82nd year.  Beloved husband of the late Shirley Woodhouse (2013).  Loved father of Wanda Kloepfer (Joe), Wendy, and Bill.  Dear grandfather of Tracey Court (Bruce), Steven Kloepfer (Ashley), and Jesse Kloepfer (Sarah), and great-grandfather of Leah, Carter, Will, Kenzie, Adler, and Emmitt.  Dear brother of Lois Muttart.  Predeceased by brother Horace, and sisters Catherine Cowan and Marie Moon.  Friends will be received at THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main St. W., Norwich (519) 863-3020 on Friday 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m.  Funeral service to honour Arnold's life will be held  at the funeral home on Saturday August 23, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. David Snihur officiating.  Interment C. G. Walker (Quaker St.) Cemetery.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum/Keep The Lancaster Flying or Tim Horton Children's Foundation. 

 

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SAMWAYS

Gordon William - Suddenly at Alexandra Hospital, Ingersoll on Monday August 4, 2014, Gord Samways of Burgessville at the age of 68.  Beloved husband for 46 years to Susan.  Loving father of Glen of Burgessville, Wayne and wife Kathryn of RR#1 Otterville, Rick and wife Christine of RR#2 Otterville.  He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Kyle and Kirsten, Breanna, Brooke and Travis.  Dear brother of Dorothy Brayley and husband Harold of Otterville, Fred and wife Brenda of Woodstock, Glen of Burgessville, Brian and wife Wanda of Burgessville, Shirley Van De Byl and spouse Kevin of Woodstock, Rosie Blakely of Barrie.  Gord was a firefighter in Burgessville for over 30 years, Councillor in Norwich Township, and coached Minor Hockey.  Friends will be received at THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main St. W., Norwich (519) 863-3020 on Thursday 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m.  Funeral service to honour Gord's life will be held at the funeral home on Friday August 8, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Dave Snihur officiating.  Private interment at Burgessville Baptist Cemetery.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Cancer Society.

 

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WAVELL

Laurene Cora - At Woodingford Lodge, Woodstock on Thursday July 17, 2014, Laurene Wavell of Woodstock, in her 89th year.  Beloved wife of the late Reginald Wavell (1990).  Loving mother of Dianne Pepper and husband Fred of Woodstock, Lois Rachar and husband Gary of Otterville, Paul and wife Linda of Woodstock.  She will be missed by her six  grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.  Predeceased by twin sister Lauretta Brooks and brother Ken Milmine.  Friends will be received at THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main St. W., Norwich (519) 863-3020 on Saturday July 19, 2014 from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.  Funeral service to follow at 3:00 p.m. with Father Chris Travers officiating.  Private family interment to follow at Otterville Cemetery.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Woodingford Lodge Auxiliary.

 

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HEIKOOP

Johannes Martinus (John Sr.) - At Woodstock Hospital on Sunday July 6, 2014, John Heikoop Sr. of Norwich at the age of 67.  Beloved husband of Joanne (Sinke).  Loving father of John Jr. and wife Anita, Marvin and wife Lisa, Leanne and husband George Veldjesgraaf, Jennifer and husband Jan Rozendaal.  Sadly missed by his nine grandchildren.  Son-in-law of Paul and Wilma Sinke.  Brother of Bill Heikoop.  Predeceased by his parents, one brother, and five sisters.  Friends will be received at the Netherlands Reformed Congregation on Wednesday 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m.  Funeral service will be held in the church on Thursday July 10, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. D.V. Rev. E. Hakvoort officiating.  Interment Norwich Cemetery.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Rehoboth Christian School.  No flowers please.  Arrangements entrusted to THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, Norwich (519) 863-3020.

 

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WARBOYS

Garry Ross - At Victoria Hospital, London, after a brief illness, on Monday June 23, 2014, Garry Warboys in his 65th year.  Loving spouse of Betsy.  Dear father of Darren and wife Shelley of Norwich, Darryl and wife Nicole of Burgessville, Candace and husband Jeff Wentzell of Burgessville, Ryan Ryckman of Dorchester.  Beloved son of Betty Lowes of Burgessville.  He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Amber and Carmen, Landen and Abbigail, Canon, Rielle and Brynn, and Lil Amber.  Brother-in-law of Dennis Pilkey and wife Bonnie of Burgessville, Barbara and husband Joe Pimental of Sweaburg.  Survived by several close uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by his father Ross Warboys, brother Brent Warboys and sister Sheryl Pilkey.  Garry was a member of the Wolf Hunt Club, St. John's Lodge # 104 Norwich, Burgessville United Church, O.F.A., and former volunteer firefighter with Burgessville.  Cremation has taken place.  Friends will be received at THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main St. W., Norwich (519) 863-3020 on Thursday 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m.  Funeral service to honour Garry's life will be held at the funeral home on Friday June 27, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with Joe Daniel officiating.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Cancer Research or Diabetes Association. 

 

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BURTIS

Gertrude Helen (Bishop)-  At Brantford General Hospital on Thursday June 19, 2014, Gertrude Burtis of New Durham, in her 97th year.  Beloved wife of the late Philip Burtis (1982).  Loving mother of Barry and wife Donna of Burlington, Brenda Johnson and husband Paul of Harley, and Bev and wife Karen of New Durham.  She will be sadly missed by grandchildren Jeff and wife Leslie of Etobicoke, Greg and wife Chris of Kitchener, Philip and Julia, Laura and Gary, and Krista and Patrick, all of Harley; great-grandchildren Elle and Mason.  Survived by sister Marjorie Anscombe of Mississauga, brother-in-law Morley Roswell of Brantford, and several nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by brother Wilfred Bishop and wife Evelyn, brother-in-law Leland Anscombe, and sister-in-law Betty Roswell.  Friends will be received at THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main St. W., Norwich (519) 863-3020 on Friday 7 - 9 p.m.  Funeral service to honour Gertrude's life will be held at the funeral home on Saturday June 21, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Joel Sherbino officiating.  Interment New Durham Cemetery.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation or charity of your choice.

 

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TAPLEY-McKIM

Shirley Madeline - At Brantford General Hospital on Sunday June 15, 2014, Shirley Tapley-McKim of Brantford, formerly of Norwich, in her 90th year.  Beloved wife of the late Francis Tapley and the late Alan McKim.  Loving mother of Eleanor Quarry (Marshall) of Aylmer, Margaret Englefield (Fred) of Brantford, Barbara Massecar of Kitchener.  Special mom to Tom McKim of Lynedoch.  Mother-in-law of Manfred Chiduck (Judy) of New Hamburg and Patricia Tapley of Norwich.  She will be sadly missed by her 13 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandson.  Sister of Ila Johnston and Ed Snyder, and sister-in-law of Vivian Snyder.  Predeceased by daughter Marion Chiduck, sons John and Jim Tapley, son-in-law Jim Massecar, brothers Bill and Bobby Snyder, sister-in-law Ruth Snyder, brother-in-law Bob Johnston.  Shirley was a former member of Norwich Baptist Church, Norwich Historical Society, and Norwich Seniors.  Friends will be received at THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main St. W., Norwich (519) 863-3020 on Friday June 20, 2014 from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.  A private family service will follow.  Private interment at Norwich Cemetery.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation or Norwich Baptist Church. 

 

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HURLEY

Leota Gertrude - Peacefully at Caressant Care, Courtland on Saturday May 24, 2014, Leota Hurley, formerly of Tillsonburg, in her 89th year.  Beloved wife of the late Percy Kingsbury and Seymour Hurley.  Loving mother of Florence (Kingsbury) Roswell, Archie (Dave) and Brenda Kingsbury, Ruth (Kingsbury) and Dave Winters, Ron and Katie Kingsbury, Fred and Judy Kingsbury, Edna (Kingsbury) and Russell Carroll, Brenda (Kingsbury) and Ron Lee; step-daughters Joanne (Hurley) and Art Laing, and Diane Hurley.  She will be missed by her 33 grandchildren, 39 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild.  Sister of Edna (Cowan) and Leslie Maguire, Alex and Vivian Cowan, and sister-in-law of Jean Cowan.  Predeceased by son-in-law Edward Roswell, grandsons William Roswell and David Kingsbury,  sisters and brothers Niva, Ira, Ellen, Leslie, Ruth, Erie and Martin.  Leota was a WWII veteran, served with CWAC Division as sergeant, member of Norwich Legion, Tillsonburg Legion Ladies Auxiliary.  Friends will be received at THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main St. W., Norwich (519) 863-3020 on Thursday 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m.  Legion service Thursday 6:30 p.m.  Funeral service to honour Leota's life will be held at First Baptist Church, 47 Washington Grand Ave., Tillsonburg on Friday May 30, 2014 at 11:00 a.m.  Private family interment Rosanna Cemetery.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Norwich Legion Poppy Fund.

 

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ORTH

James Wallace "Wally" - 1939 - 2014 .  It is with heavy hearts the family of Wally Orth announces his passing on Sunday May 18, 2014 at Woodstock Hospital with his family by his side, after a short but courageous battle with cancer.  Beloved husband and best friend of Doreen (Patchett) for over 43 years.  Cherished father of Tracey Justus (Ryan) and Susan Vuylsteke (Ryan).  Devoted grandfather to Ethan and Owen Justus and Remi and Nora Vuylsteke.  Special brother-in-law of Brenda Patchett, Marlene Chornie (Nick) and Pamela Orth.  Son-in-law of Phyllis Patchett.  Predeceased by his parents Russell and Blanche Orth, brother Bill Orth, and father-in-law Dewart Patchett.  Wally worked at the Delhi Research Station for 34 years.  He was an avid John Deere enthusiast and collector and could often be found driving around Burgessville on his 1937 model "D" John Deere tractor.  Over the years, Wally enjoyed camping trips and snowmobiling with family and friends, and taking his antique tractors to many shows.  Wally especially liked "shop night" with his John Deere friends.  Wally enjoyed many things in life and always found his own unique way of being able to do things.  Friends will be received at THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main St. W., Norwich (519) 863-3020 on Thursday 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m.  Funeral service to honour Wally's life will be held at the funeral home on Friday May 23, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. David Snihur officiating.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Woodstock Hospital Foundation,  Norwich and District Historical Society, or charity of your choice.

 

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PEARCE

Bonnie Lynn - Peacefully at Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital, with her family at her side,  on Tuesday May 13, 2014, Bonnie Pearce of Tillsonburg, at the age of 53.  Loving mother of Ashley Pearce (Steve Kloepfer) of Harley, Brandon Pearce of Burgessville.  She will be sadly missed by her grandchildren Owen and Makenzie.  Beloved daughter of Don and Vera Fish of Tillsonburg.  Dear sister of Teresa Taylor of Princeton, Harry and Beata Fish of Woodstock, Dawn and Brad Ivanochko of Tillsonburg.  Survived by her aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.  Also missed by Bill Brooks of Courtland.  Predeceased by granddaughter Hayley.  Bonnie worked at Fleetwood in Tillsonburg.  Friends will be received at THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main St. W., Norwich (519) 863-3020 on Monday May 19, 2014 from 2 - 4 and 6 - 8 p.m.  A private family service to honour Bonnie's life will be held.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to VON Sakura House.

 

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WIST

Adam - At Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital on Friday May 9, 2014, Adam Wist of RR#1 Norwich, in his 89th year.  Beloved husband of the late Audrey (Attlebery).  Loving father of Nancy Simmons and Mary Ann Moriarity (Keith).  Much loved grandfather of Erin Simmons (Dean Critch), Matt Moriarity (Michelle Gerard), and Andy Moriarity.  Great grandfather of Holly Critch.  Brother and brother-in-law of Mike Wist, Ruth Wist, Elaine Nichols (Gordon), Myrna Aicken, Madeline Clifford (Leo).  Also survived by several nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by brother Joe (Sonny) Wist, sister-in-law Betty Wist, brother-in-law Bill Aicken.  As per Adam's wishes, private arrangements have been made.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Diabetes Association or Lung Association.  Arrangements entrusted to THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, Norwich (519) 863-3020.

 

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STOREY

Gail Mary - Suddenly at her residence on Tuesday April 29, 2014 , Gail Storey of Woodstock, in her 48th year.  Beloved daughter of the late James and Dorlean Storey.  Dear sister of Sharon Shortt and husband Jim of St. Thomas, Ted and wife Ruth of Burgessville, Alex of Guelph, Ed and fiance Karen of Ingersoll.  Survived by her aunts, uncles, and cousins.  Predeceased by brother John and nephew Matthew.  Friends will be received at THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main St. W., Norwich (519) 863-3020 on Friday 7 - 9 p.m.  A private family service will be held on Saturday May 3, 2014 with Rev. John Rose officiating.  Cremation to follow.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Canadian Mental Health Association. 

 

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BUCKRELL

Rita Winifred - Peacefully, at Woodstock Hospital on Sunday April 27, 2014, in her 89th year.  Dearly loved wife and best friend of the late Les.  Loving mother of Brian (Marie), Gerald (Aila) of Thunder Bay, Michael (Lori), Marilyn Lichti (Larry), and Carolyn Buckrell-Smith (D.J.).  Cherished grandmother of Heather Black (Richard), Karen Papadopoulos (Philip), and Gregory (Meredith); Marla (Jeff) Murray and Terra (Rob) Moquin of Thunder Bay; Andrew (Brandea) and Christopher; Eric and Jenna Lichti, Nathaniel, Kyle and Kiri Buckrell-Smith; adoring great-grandmother of Joshua and Justin Black; Ilianna and Daphne Papadopoulos; Carver Bond, Austin and Brady Murray; Matti and Leah Moquin.  Sister-in-law of Joy Mather, Ruby Buckrell and Philip Buckrell.  She was born in Brighton England on Feburary 6, 1926, the daughter of Philip and Winifred Bannister.  Rita left home as a young war bride to make a life in Canada.  Here she raised her family and pursued her passions of skating and dancing, taking a strong leadership role in everything she did.  Friends will be received at THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main St. W., Norwich (519) 863-3020 on Tuesday April 29, 2014 from 7 - 9 p.m. and Wednesday April 30, 2014 from 10 - 11 a.m.  Funeral service to honour Rita's life will follow at 11:00 a.m.with Rev. Lola Mather-Dyer officiating.  Interment Burgessville Baptist Cemetery.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to  Woodstock Hospital Palliative Care Unit.  "God couldn't be everywhere so He created mothers".

 

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COLLETT

Harvey Alan - Suddenly as a result of an accident on Friday April 25, 2014, Harvey Collett of Tillsonburg in his 53rd year.  Beloved son of Helen Collett of Tillsonburg.  Brother of Bev (John) Esseltine of Tillsonburg, Roger of London, and brother-in-law of Sylvia Audebert-Collett of Kelowna BC.  Uncle of Ashley (Ryan) Charlton of St. Thomas, and Jack of Kelowna BC.  Predeceased by his father Howard (2013) and brother Gord (2002).  Harvey was a proud and dedicated member of the Tillsonburg Lions Club.  Friends will be received at THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main St. W., Norwich (519) 863-3020 on Tuesday April 29, 2014 from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m.  Cremation to follow.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Community Living Tillsonburg or Tillsonburg Lions Club.  A Lions service will be held Tuesday evening at 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

 

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BAKER

J.  Robert  - Peacefully, with his family at his side, at Woodingford Lodge, Tillsonburg on Wednesday April 23, 2014, Bob Baker, formerly of Courtland, in his 80th year.  Beloved husband of Helen Ruch.  Dear father of Bobby and wife Anne Marie of London, Bill and wife Sharon of St. Thomas, Laurie-Anne and husband John Broderick of St. Thomas, Randy Bursey and wife Karen, Ted Bursey, Dave Bursey, all of London.  Bob will also be missed by Helen's children Stephen Lambrecht of London, Laurie and husband John Witko of Sauble Beach, Sandra Lambrecht of Tillsonburg, Maurice Lambrecht and wife Kathy of St. Thomas.  He will also be sadly missed by his several grandchildren and  great-grandchildren.  Survived by sisters Gwen Kankowski of Hamilton, Audrey Barnum of Springford, brother Stan McLean and wife Joyce of Lakefield.  Predeceased by brother Charlie, sisters Geraldine, Esther, Jane, Betty, and Shirley.  Bob was a member of Moose Lodge # 1827 Simcoe.  Friends will be received at THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main St. W., Norwich (519) 863-3020 on Sunday 7 - 9 p.m.  Funeral service to honour Bob's life will be held at the funeral home on Monday April 28, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Dave Snihur officiating.  Cremation to follow.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Lung Association or Cancer Society.  A Moose Lodge service will be held Sunday evening at 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

 

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STONE

Ila Irene - Peacefully at Trillium Retirement Home, Norwich on Friday April 18, 2014, Ila Stone of Norwich, in her 92nd year.  Beloved wife of the late Orval Stone.  Dear mother of Ron and wife Diane of Norwich, and Marlene Maxwell of Tofield AB.  She will be sadly missed by her grandchildren Heather Stone and Kent McIntyre of Toronto, Deena and husband Quinten Wilson of Otterville, Jana Berry and husband Mike of AB, Ryan Maxwell and wife Kelly Ann of AB, Kelly Edel and husband Craig of AB, Michelle Durand and husband Justin and Jennifer South, both of Woodstock; and 14 great-grandchildren. Also survived by several nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by parents Earl and Della Edwards, son-in-law Wayne Maxwell, brother Vernet Edwards, and sister Mamie Riddell.  Ila was a veteran of WWII, Women's Division R.C.A.F., a member of Norwich Legion Br. #190, and Norwich U.C.W.  Friends will be received at THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main St. W., Norwich (519) 863-3020 on Wednesday April 23, 2014 from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.  Funeral service to honour Ila's life will follow at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. John Furry officiating.  Interment later, Norwich Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Norwich Legion Poppy Fund.

 

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McCLELLAND

William Robert (Bill) - At Leisureworld Ingersoll on Tuesday April 15, 2014, Bill McClelland formerly of RR#3 Tillsonburg, in his 77th year.  Beloved husband of B. Ruth McClelland for 40 years.  Son of William John McClelland (1967) and Mary Alice McClelland (Deller) (1968).  Brother of Lyle and wife Kim McClelland.  Predeceased by brother Arthur J.  Brother-in-law of Eleanor and Sharon McClelland, June Locker, Jeanne Sturdy and Allan, Clifford (Bud) and Christine Locker.  Survived by several nieces and nephews.  Dear friend of Graham and Donna Abbey, Ruth Ann Haley (and the late Gordon).  Bill was a licenced oil burner technician.  He was an avid gardener, fisherman and hunter.  He was a longtime member of Springford Baptist Church.  Friends will be received at THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main St. W., Norwich (519) 863-3020 on Monday 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m.  Funeral service to honour Bill's life will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday April 22, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Lola Mather-Dyer officiating.  Interment later, Norwich Cemetery.  If desired, contributions to Springford Baptist Church or Parkinson Society would be appreciated.

 

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WIST

Betty Louise - Unexpectedly at Norfolk General Hospital, Simcoe on Saturday April 12, 2014, Betty Wist of RR#2 Vanessa, in her 79th year.  Beloved wife of Mike for 59 Years.  Loving mother of Kathy Huffman and husband Rick of Paris, Dan Wist of RR#2 Vanessa, Jane Wist and Joe Stachura of Teeterville.  She will be sadly missed by her grandchildren Amanda Chalmers and husband Laurie, Bradley Huffman, Daniel Herreman, and Becca Herreman, and great-grandchildren Cameron, Liam, and Ashlin Chalmers.  Sister of Fred Tice of Trenton, Roseanne Woodard of BC, George Tice and wife Judy of Port Dover.  Sister-in-law of Adam Wist of RR#1 Norwich, Ruth Wist of Tillsonburg.  Also survived by several nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by brother J.D. and wife Anne Tice, brothers-in-law Bob Woodard and Sonny Wist, sister-in-law Audrey Wist.  At Betty's request, a private family visitation will be held with cremation to follow.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Teeterville Legion Br#526 Poppy Fund or Diabetes Association.  Betty will be greatly missed by her family and friends.  Arrangements entrusted to THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, Norwich (519) 863-3020.

 

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PRITCHARD

C. Ernest - At Woodstock Hospital, with his family at his side, on Tuesday April 8, 2014, Ernie Pritchard of Sweaburg in his 76th year.  Beloved husband of 53 years to Bonnie (Beecraft).  Loving father of Lorrie Pritchard of Ingersoll, Alison Pritchard and husband Marko Kuncic and sons John and Peter of Newmarket.  Brother-in-law of Don Wilford of Norwich, Mary Sutherland and husband Donald of Chatham, Lawrence Harrison of Oakville, Frances Richardson and husband Lee of Otterville, Bob Beecraft of Woodstock, Tom Beecraft and wife Barbara of Bayfield, Marlene Lamoure and husband Roy of Tillsonburg, John Beecraft and wife Janice of Woodstock, Catherine Beecraft and husband Hereward Pooley of Toronto, Lynn Devries and husband Allan of Ingersoll, Jim Beecraft and wife Carol of Burgessville.  Predeceased by sisters Joyce Pritchard and Marie Wilford, sisters-in-law Carole Beecraft and Eleanor Harrison.  Friends will be received at THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main St. W., Norwich (519) 863-3020 on Monday April 14, 2014 from  7 - 9 p.m. and Tuesday  April 15, 2014 from 10 - 11 a.m.  Funeral service to honour Ernie's life will follow on Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Bonnie Pilkey officiating.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to VON Sakura House or Woodstock Hospital Foundation.

 

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DAVIS

Howard William - At Alexandra Hospital, Ingersoll on Tuesday April 8, 2014, Howard Davis of RR#1 Burgessville, in his 84th year.  Beloved husband of the late Betty Davis (2012).  Dear father of Don and wife Rosemary of RR#3 Norwich, Ron and wife Joanne of RR#2 Mt. Elgin.  He will be sadly missed by his six grandchildren and one great granddaughter.  Brother of Bruce and wife Shirley of Norwich; brother-in-law of Helen Davis of Norwich, Marion and husband Glen Talbot of RR#4 Woodstock, Carolyn and husband Claire Utter of RR#3 Norwich.  Survived by several nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by brother Stan and daughter-in-law Joanne Davis.  Howard was a longtime employee of Noblewood Transport.  Friends will be received at THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main St. W., Norwich (519) 863-3020 on Thursday 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m.  Funeral service to honour Howard's life will be held at the funeral home on Friday April 11, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Lynne Allin officiating.  Spring interment Norwich Gore Cemetery.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Cancer Research or Parkinson Society.

 

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PREECE

David A. -  21 August 1953 to 6 April 2014 - Age 60 It is with heavy hearts that the family of David (Dave) Preece announces he is at peace.  After a courageous battle with cancer, Dave went to sleep Sunday April 6, 2014.  Survived by Maria (nee Walker), his wife of 38 years, and his daughter Ashley (Will);  brother John (Angie) and sister Barbara (John) in Nottingham UK, brother Bryan (Elaine) in Norwich, ON; nieces and nephews in Norwich, ON and Nottingham UK.  He will be missed also by family and friends on both sides of the pond, especially Brian and Yvonne, Doug and Sonya, Trish and Bruce, Teresa and Lucy, and many more too numerous to name.  As per David's wishes "no muss, no fuss" immediate cremation with a celebration of life at a later date.  Special thank you's to Dr. Fryer and the excellent CCAC team, especially Susanne who always made him smile.  Instead of floral tributes, as expressions of sympathy, donations to VON Sakura House, Cancer Society, or a charity close to your hearts would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, Norwich (519) 863-3020. “Nite nite, sleep tite. Luv u. xoxo”.

Dave Preece

Good Man

Good Friend

You will be greatly missed

Gone but not forgotten

Love always

Brian and Yvonne

All the Jones family

The Deeveys and Dors

 

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SCHERPENZEEL

Ada Nelly - Peacefully at home on Sunday March 16, 2014, Ada (Oskam) Scherpenzeel of Mt. Elgin, at the age of 67.  Loving wife of 47 years to Anton.  Survived by 3 sisters, 1 brother, and several nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by 4 sisters.  Friends will be received at THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main St. W., Norwich (519) 863-3020 on Thursday 7 - 9  p.m.  Funeral service  will be held at The Netherlands Reformed Congregation, Norwich on Friday March 21, 2014 at 11 a.m. D.V.  Rev. A.H.Verhoef officiating. Interment later, Norwich Cemetery.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Rehoboth Christian School. 

 

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BAXTER

Glenn Irwin - At Victoria Hospital, London on February 28, 2014, Glenn Baxter of Norwich, in his 80th year.  Beloved husband of Velma for 57 years.  Cherished dad of Ken and wife Helen of Caledon, Mark, Ricky, Don and wife Nancy, Brian and wife Mary, all of Norwich.  He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Brandon and Blair, Christine and Jennifer, Tiffany and Ashley and Kyle.  Dear brother of Don of Norwich.  Survived by his aunts, uncle and cousins.  Predeceased by grandsons David and Drew, parents Gordon and Gertrude Baxter.  Glenn was a community minded supporter in such projects as Norwich Medical Centre, Woodstock Hospital Foundation, and the Nor-Del Arena.  He was the founder of Nor-Del Cablevision in 1979.  In honour of Glenn, the family has asked that everyone wear bright colours.  Friends will be received at THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main St. W., Norwich (519) 863-3020 on Tuesday 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m.  Funeral service to celebrate Glenn's life will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday March 5, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. with Ted Hunt officiating.  Interment later, Norwich Cemetery.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation, Kidney Foundation, or Diabetes Association.

 

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WILSON

Robert Clarence "Bob" - Suddenly at home on Saturday February 15, 2014, Robert Clarence "Bob" Wilson of RR#3 Norwich, in his 85th year.  Beloved husband for 58 years to Willa (Fletcher) Wilson. Cherished father of Margaret (Peggy) and husband Dale Crombez, Boyd Wilson, Paul and wife Annette Wilson.  He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Aaron, Emily, and Abby Crombez, Thomas, Amy, Troy, and Leah Wilson, and Jennifer and Drew Wilson, and one great-granddaughter Paige Crombez.  Dearest brother of Betty Mawhiney.  Brother-in-law to Margaret Wilson, Meta Lester, Bruce Hanson, Charles and Carol Fletcher.  Predeceased by brother Donald (1999), and in-laws Doreen Wilson (1959), Bill Mawhiney (2013), John Lester (2012), Laura Hanson (2010).  Friends and family will be received for visitation at THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main St. W., Norwich (519) 863-3020 on Wednesday February 19, 2014 from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m.  Funeral service to celebrate Bob's life will be held at Norwich United Church on Thursday February 20, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. with Rev. John Furry officiating.  Later interment at C.G. Walker (Quaker St.) Cemetery.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Norwich United Church or Terry Fox Foundation.

 

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HELENIAK

Michelle Maria - Unexpectedly, yet peacefully, at her home surrounded by her loving family, on Sunday February 9, 2014, Michelle Heleniak of Burgessville in her 28th year.  Loving daughter of Cheryl and the late Richard Heleniak (2005).  Cherished sister and best friend to Matthew and Kelly Heleniak and their children Olivia, Richard and Elizabeth of Tillsonburg, Kristen Heleniak and fiance Gerry Mynders of London, Jennifer Heleniak and boyfriend Dom Lichtensteiger of Burgessville.  She will be sadly missed by her grandmother Maria Heleniak of Norwich.  Survived by several aunts, uncles and cousins.  Predeceased by grandfather Marian Heleniak, grandparents Jim and Betty Bickell.  Friends will be received at THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main St. W., Norwich (519) 863-3020 on Tuesday 7 - 9 p.m., and Wednesday 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m.  Prayers will be said at the funeral home Wednesday at 4 p.m.  Funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, 51 Venison St. W., Tillsonburg on Thursday February 13, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. with Father Tom Ferrera officiating.  Interment Tillsonburg Cemetery.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Ronald McDonald House, Woodstock Hospital Foundation, or Care Partners, Tillsonburg.  Michelle's beautiful smile and charismatic personality will forever be missed by those who knew her.  She was an angel on this earth and now truly has wings.  We love you Michelle.

 

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ALEXANDER

Barry John - Surrounded by his family, peacefully at the Juravinski Hospital, Hamilton on Saturday February 8, 2014, Barry Alexander of RR#1 Harley, in his 58th year.  Beloved husband of Ruth Ann (Droogers).  Loving dad to Doug of RR#1 Harley, Sheena and husband Tom Holt and their son Patrick of Aylmer. Dear son of Yvonne Alexander of Norwich.  Brother of Suzanne and husband Steve Crosby and their daughter Kate of RR#3 Norwich.  Nephew of Fred and Rhona Curry and family.  Barry will also be missed by the Droogers family.  Predeceased by his father Howard (1987).  Barry was passionately involved with SOLTRA as well as an avid outdoorsman.  Friends will be received at THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main St. W., Norwich on Monday 3 - 5 and 7 - 9 p.m.  Funeral service to celebrate Barry's life will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday February 11, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Lola Mather-Dyer officiating.  Cremation to follow.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Leukemia Society or Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation.

 

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BISHOP

Rae Robert - The family of R. Robert (Bob) Bishop announce his sudden, but peaceful, passing at Strathroy-Middlesex General Hospital on Monday February 3, 2014, in his 83rd year.  Beloved husband of the late Joan Hobbin (2007) after nearly sixty years of marriage; loving father of Pamela Christie (Peter 2010) of London and cherished grandfather of Erin Thum Johnson of London, England.  He is also lovingly remembered by his nieces and nephew Julie Penny (Brent), Jane Prouse, Jill Richardson (Rick), Wendy VanDaele (Jerry), Laura Bishop (David Blackburn), Randy Bishop (Brenda), and several great nieces and great nephews.  Bob was born August 12, 1931 to the late Harold Bishop and Laura Sumner.  He was predeceased by brothers Alfred Bishop 1981 ( late Shirley), Gerald Bishop 1989 (late Til), sisters Eva Farrell 1974 ( late Morris), Pauline 1988 (late F/O William Kennedy 1944 and late Donald McLaren).  He was a respected and dedicated employee of Ontario Hydro for over thirty years. He was a longtime member of St. John's Lodge # 104, Norwich.  The family would like to say a very special thank you for the kindness and compassion always given to Bob by the wonderful staff at Strathmere Lodge, with an extra special thank you to Mary Laskey, horticultural therapist, for helping Bob feel challenged, productive and humbly proud.  There will be no visitation.  A private family service will be held at THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, Norwich (519) 863-3020 on Monday February 10, 2014.  Spring interment Norwich Cemetery.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Strathmere Womens' Auxiliary or charity of your choice.

 

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VAN WYK

Willem –To our great sorrow, the Lord has taken out of our midst, our beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, brother-in-law and uncle at Woodstock Hospital on Sunday, February 2, 2014, Willem Van Wyk of Burgessville in his 86th year. Beloved husband of Elizabeth Van Wyk (nee Den Dekker). Dear father of Andy and Jacqualine Van Wyk of Burgessville, May and John Timmermans of Burgessville, Corrie and Dick Van Zeggelaar of Woodstock, Corney and Dorita Van Wyk of Salford, Bill and Melinda Van Wyk of Burgessville, Martin and Linda Van Wyk of Burgessville, Les and Christina Van Wyk of Norwich, Jeff and Sara Van Wyk of Burgessville, Edward and Marlene Van Wyk of Burgessville. Cherished Opa of 36 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren. Survived by sisters Mien and Corrie in the Netherlands and 19 in-laws in Canada and the Netherlands. Predeceased by one grandchild (1985), brothers Andries, Piet, Cor, Gerrit, Ege, Jetze, Arie, Jan, Adrian, and sisters Jans, Pietje, An, Peternella and 14 in-laws. Friends will be received at THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main St. W., Norwich (519) 863-3020 on Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Funeral service will be held at the Springford Reformed Church, Springford on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 11:00 a.m., the Lord willing, Pastor K. Veldman officiating. Interment to follow at Burgessville Baptist Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

 

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McCLINTOCK

M. Ariel (Oliver) - At Woodstock Hospital on Friday January 24, 2014, Ariel McClintock, formerly of Woodstock, in her 93rd year.  Beloved wife of the late Mack McClintock.  Loving mother of Sharon Winegarden and husband Jim of Lion's Head, Tom Oliver and wife Ruth of Caledon, Bert Oliver and wife Debbie of Jericho, Meri Kim Oliver and Dave Watson of Tyrone.  She will be missed by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Predeceased by step-sons Bill and Bob McClintock, brothers Gordon and Lawrence Stoakley.  Friends will be received at Mt. Elgin United Church on Monday January 27, 2014 from 1 - 2 p.m.  Funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. with Rev. Lynne Allin officiating.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Scott Mission, Mt. Elgin United Church, or A.I.M. Canada.  Arrangements entrusted to THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, Norwich (519) 863-3020. 

 

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McKIERNAN

Joseph Bernard - At Woodstock Hospital on Wednesday January 22, 2014, Joe McKiernan of RR#4 Woodstock, in his 76th year.  Beloved husband of the late Marjorie (Ortner) McKiernan (2012).  Loving father of Rosemary and husband Don Davis of RR#3 Norwich, Brian and wife Debb of Eastwood, Ivan and wife Pam of RR#4 Woodstock, Kevin and wife Deb of Woodstock.  He will be sadly missed by his 10 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.  Joe will also be missed by Darlene McGregor of RR#4 Woodstock.  Brother of Jim of Hamilton, Jack and wife June of St. Catharines.  Son-in-law of Edna Wilbee of Norwich.  Friends will be received at THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main St. W., Norwich (519) 863-3020 on Sunday 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m.  Funeral service to celebrate Joe's life will be held at the funeral home on Monday January 27, 2014 at 11:00 a.m.  with Rev. Pat Cook officiating.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Woodstock Hospital Foundation. 

 

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McLEES

Steven Wayne - Suddenly at home on Wednesday January 15, 2014,  Steven Wayne McLees of RR#2 Scotland ON, in his 58th year.  Beloved son of Gerald and Marilyn McLees of Norwich ON.  Cherished father of Steven "Wally" McLees (Shawna Clements), Jeanette  and Jennifer Benoit.  Beloved step-father to Glenn Goddyn, Mary Paschert, Terra Dominique (Jeff Hearns), and families.  Dear brother of Douglas McLees (Melissa Morris) of Campbell River BC, Janice and Everett Gow of Brighton ON, Kathryn and Paul De Jong of Norwich ON. Also survived by close and loving cousin Laurie Flett of Fort McMurray AB, and by many grandkids, nieces, and nephews.  Steve was predeceased by his loving wife and soulmate Merry Beth (2011), his dear brother Jamie McLees (2008), and his nephew Donny Mingle (1988).  According to Steve's wishes, there will be no visitation.  A memorial service will be held at THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main St. W., Norwich (519) 863-3020 on Wednesday January 22, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. 

                                                    Big Man

                                                    Big Heart

                                                    Big Loss

 

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DE WIT

Jan - Peacefully, with his family at his side, after a long battle with cancer, at home in Springford, on Tuesday, January 14, 2014, Jan de Wit, at the age of 75 years.  Beloved widower of Pietertje de Wit-Baarssen since November 29, 2012.  Dear father of Hendrik and Hetty de Wit of Springford, Jelle and Dirkje de Wit of The Netherlands, Arie and Jannyta de Wit of The Netherlands, Jan and Adrienne de Wit of Springford, Simon de Wit of Tillsonburg, Rein de Wit of London, Pieter and Boukje de Wit of Mt. Elgin, Jacoba and Jim Kroesbergen of Mt. Elgin, Janneke and Dirk Groen of The Netherlands, Esther and Jeff Vanderwal of Burgessville, and Klazina and Albert Klyn of Springford.  He will be sadly missed by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Predeceased by his granddaughter Gianne in 2006.  Family and friends will be received at THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main St. W., Norwich (519) 863-3020 on Friday, January 17, 2014, from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m.  Funeral service will be held at Springford Reformed Church in Springford, on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 10:00 a.m., D.V. with Rev. K. Veldman officiating.  Interment to follow at Springford Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Trinitarian Bible Society.

 

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HALLAM

Dolores Elaine - Suddenly at Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital on Saturday January 4, 2014, Dolores Hallam of Tillsonburg, formerly of Otterville and Scarborough, in her 78th year.  Beloved wife to Richard.  Loving mother of Claudine Hallam and husband George Pace and their children Joel and Emma of Scarborough, Alison Morris and husband Jim and their children Jorja and Wyatt of Norwich.  Survived by sister Margaret Shearer of Tillsonburg.  Predeceased by brother-in-law Gord Shearer.  Friends will be received at THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main St. W., Norwich (519) 863-3020 on Wednesday 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m.  Funeral service to celebrate Dolores' life will be held at the funeral home on Thursday January 9, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. David Snihur officiating.  Cremation to follow.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Cancer Society or Heart and Stroke Foundation.

 

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