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SMITH

Mel ~ Peacefully, with family by his side, at the Sakura House, on Friday, December 2, 2016, at the age of 79.  Beloved and devoted husband of Violet (nee Knox) for 59 years.  Loving father of Deb (Mike) Ash, Cheryl (Luc) Rheaume, Darlene (Doug) Furlong and Marty Smith.  Cherished grandfather of Heather, Cody, Micky, Quade, Shelby, Martin and 4 great-grandchildren.  Survived by his sister Mary Alice McKee, and many nieces and nephews. 

Mel was a member of the Norwich-Otterville Lions club for many years, past member of the Norwich Township Council and a member of the Otter Creek Hunt club. 

Family and friends will be received at the ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main Street West, Norwich 519-863-3020, on Monday, December 5, 2016 from 2 -4 and 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. and Tuesday from 10 -10:45 a.m.  Funeral service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m.  at the funeral home. Reverend Jim Wencel to officiate. Cremation to follow.  Donations in Mel’s memory, may be made to the Sakura House, gratefully appreciated.

 

 

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McKim

Nancy ~ Peacefully with her family at her side, after a courageous battle, on Wednesday, November 16, 2016, at the age of 58.  Loving mother of Ryan and his wife Melanie and Sara (Alain); and their father Rick McKim.  Cherished nana to Violet and Lily.  Nancy will be dearly missed by her mother Madeline, aunt Sarah, brother Harry (Nellie) Williams and Loretta (Terry) Barron. 

Family and friends will be received at the ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main Street West, Norwich, ON 519-863-3020, on Monday from 2 – 4 & 7 – 9 p.m. and Tuesday 10 – 10:45 a.m. Funeral service will be held at the 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. Donations in memory of Nancy may be made to the Victoria Quilts.

 

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McKee

Shirley Marie ~ Peacefully at the Woodstock General Hospital, on Monday, November 7, 2016 in her 71st year, Shirley McKee (nee Tovey).  Beloved wife for 46 years to Hugh McKee. 

Loving mother of Sandra and her husband Matthew Henderson, Lynne and her husband Harold Cherrey, Lori and her husband Jamie Martin and John and his wife Lisa McKee.  Cherished grandmother of Michael, Rylie, Faith, Kyle, Jessica, Sarah, Luke, Sophie and great-granddaughter Aliyah.  Shirley will be dearly missed by her brother Edward Tovey and his wife Sharon, sister-in-law Jean Ferguson and many nieces and nephews.  

Family and friends will be received at the ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 519-863-3020, 45 Main Street West, Norwich, ON, on Wednesday, November 9, 2016, from 2 – 4 & 7 – 9 p.m. and Thursday from 10 – 10:45 a.m. Funeral service will be held at the funeral home at 11 a.m. Interment at the Norwich Cemetery.  Donations may be made in memory of Shirley to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Charity of choice.

 

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Vigar

Linda ~ Peacefully, at the Woodstock General Hospital, on Wednesday, November 2, 2016, in her 85th year. 

Beloved wife of the late Donald Vigar (2002).  Loving mother of Valerie and her husband Murray Butler of Kitchener, Dave and his wife Brenda of Norwich, Mark and his wife Michelle of B.C. Island, Karen Malcolm of Burford, and John and his wife Becky of Burgessville.  Cherished grandmother of 13 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.  Predeceased by her sons Gary, Stanley and Dan.  Linda will be dearly missed by many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and friends. 

Arrangements entrusted to the ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME.  Cremation and a private family service will taken place.

 

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VELDHUIZEN

 Jennie ~ To our deep sorrow, it has pleased the Lord, to take out of our midst, after a brief illness, my beloved wife, our caring mother, grandmother, sister, sister-in-law and aunt at the age of 81, on Sunday, October 30, 2016.  Beloved wife of John for 53 years.

Loving mother of John and Jane, and Henk and Petra Veldhuizen.  Cherished grandmother of Michelle, Richard and Aline, Karen, Alyssa and friend Darren, Rianne, Sharon, Rachel, Leanna, Esther, Derek, William and Nelina Veldhuizen.  Jennie will be dearly missed by her brothers, sisters, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.  Predeceased by her brother Marty, brothers-in-law Albertus and Evert and sisters-in-law Betty and Jannie.

Family and friends will be received at the NETHERLANDS REFORMED CONGREGATION, 43 Main Street East, Norwich, ON, on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m., and Thursday 9 - 9:45 a.m. Funeral service will be held at the church at 10 a.m., D.V. , Reverend E. Hakvoort officiating.  Interment at Norwich Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in memory of Jennie, may be made to the Bethany Care Home of Norwich.

 

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MAGUIRE

Leslie Neil ~ Peacefully at the Woodstock Hospital, on Wednesday, October 19th, 2016, in his 84th year.  Beloved and devoted husband to Edna (nee Cowan) for over 63 years.  Survived by his brother Derek and his wife Barbara, and their children Margaret and Patrick Maguire.  Les was a cherished uncle to many nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by his parents Myrtle (2004) and Neil (1981), and twin brother Wesley (1944).  Les was a lithographer in London and Hamilton, was a talented musician and had a love for woodworking. 

Family and friends will be received at the ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main Street West, Norwich, ON 519-863-3020, on Friday, November 4th, 2016 from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 pm.  A Celebration of Life will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion – Branch 190 on Saturday, November 5th, 2016 starting at 11a.m., with eulogies at 11:30 am.  Cremation has taken place.  Donations in memory of Les, may be made to the Woodstock Hospital or the charity of choice.

 

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MORRIS

Donald ~ Passed away suddenly on Wednesday, October 5th, 2016 at the Tillsonburg Hospital, in his 85th year.  Loving husband of Ada Morris (Clifford) formerly of Norwich.  Cherished father of Kim Morris (formerly Taylor) of Brantford and Trevor Morris of Norwich. Proud grandfather of Evan, Chadd and Kristoffer Taylor. 

Family and friends will be received at the ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main Street West, Norwich, ON on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday from 12 – 12:45 p.m. A funeral service will be held Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 1 p.m. at the funeral home.  Interment at the Bookton Cemetery.  Donations may be made to the Bookton Cemetery, Bookton Presbyterian Church, Heart & Stroke Foundation or a charity of choice, gratefully appreciated.

 

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WISE

Bryne ~ Suddenly at home, on Tuesday, October 4th, 2016, Bryne Stanley Wise passed away in his 68th year. Dear husband of Tana.  Beloved father of Brandon (Dianne) and Tim (Donna) Wise.  Cherished grandfather of Brandi, Reese, Brek, Ray and J.J. 

Survived by his uncle Charlie and Audrey Schultz and Jack Hutchinson and aunt Clara Wise and many cousins. Bryne will be dearly missed by brother and sister-in-law’s George and the late Marg Clayburn, Linda and Ian MacKay, Betty and Dave Goodall and Graham and Paula Clayburn, and many nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by his parents Stanley (1994) and Ester (2016), and several aunts, uncles and cousins. 

Bryne was a retired employee of Bell Canada, where he worked for 35 years.  He helped coach many ball teams and was a proud member of the Norwich Merchants Hockey Team for over 40 years.  Cremation has taken place.  A memorial service will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch # 190, 55 Stover Street South, Norwich, ON, on Saturday, October 15, 2016 from 2-4 pm.  Memories and stories will be shared at 3 pm.  Donations in Bryne’s memory may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the charity of choice, would be appreciated. 

 

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THOMPSON

Joseph Ernest ~ It is with a great sigh of relief, that Joseph Ernest Thompson, in his 80th year, was able to complete his last big run.  Peacefully, lying in the comfort of his home, with his loving dog Vanna White by his side.  Joe was predeceased by his wife Rose Anne (nee Braid) 2015; and his parents Frank and Florence (Mervin) Thompson. 

Survived by his children James Thompson of Nova Scotia, Phillip and Korinne Thompson of Burgessville, JoAnne Sergeant of Otterville and Sandy and Veronica Thompson of Toronto.  Also surviving are his brother Mervin and his wife Maxine Thompson of Wheatley, 14 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.  The family would like to invite everyone for a burger and beverage at the Oddy House, in Otterville on Sunday, October 23rd, 2016 from 1-5 p.m.  If you desire, donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s society, Sakura House or the Humane Society by contacting the Arn-Lockie Funeral Home 519-863-3020, would be greatly appreciated by the family. 

Though Joe appeared somewhat crusty at times, he truly appreciated the assistance from the C.C.A.C., which helped him remain safely in his home.  A special Thanks goes out to the assistance of Dr. Collins and her team at the Sakura House in Woodstock, his nurse Kyla and Nicole, and the E shift PSW, you know “that guy”, Dave. Thanks again, “Peace be with you”.

 

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RYKSEN

Geurt ~ Peacefully at Caressent Care, Woodstock on Thursday, September 22, 2016, Geurt Ryksen of R.R. 1 Burgessville, at the age of 82. 

Beloved husband of Jacoba “Coby” (nee VanManen) for 61 years.  Loving father of John and his wife Wilma, of RR 3 Norwich; Cora and her husband Ted Donker, of Ingersoll; Kathy and her husband Gary Vande Scheur, of Scotland; Dorita and her husband Corney Van Wyk, of Salford; Gary and his wife Jane, of RR 3 Norwich; Ed and his wife Harriet, RR 3 Norwich and Darwen and his wife Sharon, of RR 1 Burgessville. 

He will be sadly missed by 40 grandchildren and 33 great grandchildren.  Brother of John C. and his wife Marsha, of Norwich; Maria and her husband Bill Krygsman, of Otterville; Marianne and her husband Joe Overeem, of Burgessville; and John M. and his wife Willie, of Burgessville.  Survived by his brothers and sisters in law, many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by grand daughters Christie and Angela. 

Family and friends will be received at the Netherlands Reformed Congregation, 49 Main Street East, Norwich, On, on Saturday, September 24th, 2016 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm, and Monday 10-10-45 am.  Funeral Services on Monday, September, 26th, 2016 at 11 am at the Church.  Reverend E. Hakvoort officiating DV.  Interment at the Norwich Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Geurt, may be made to the Rehoboth School Society or the Alzheimer Association, gratefully appreciated 

 

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CLARK

 

Nellie ~ Peacefully, at the Clarion Nursing Home in Stoney Creek, Ontario on Friday, September 16, 2016, in her 92 year, Nellie Clark formerly of Norwich. 

Beloved wife of the late Thomas Melvin Clark (1995).  Loving Mother of Sandy and her husband Bill Sotnokow, the late Bill Dowin and step-son John Clark. 

A private family service will be held. Interment at the Norwich Cemetery. 

Donation in memory of Nellie, may be made to the charity of choice.

 

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ROLOSON

Douglas ~ Peacefully, at the Woodstock General Hospital, on Tuesday, September 13, 2016, in his 85th year.

Beloved and devoted husband of Lucy Roloson (nee Burke) of Burgessville. Loving father of Doug (Irene), Glenn (Sheilagh), Rick (Wanda), Greg (Wanda), Pat (Janet) and Darren (Rosanna) Roloson. Grandfather of 21, and great grandfather of 15.

Doug will be dearly missed by his sisters Barbara and Lenora. Pre deceased by his grandson Jason (1998), his parents Irene and William Roloson, brothers Robert and Don and sisters Ruth, Ellen and Wilma.

Funeral arrangements entrusted with the ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME. A private family service will be held at a later date. Cremation. Donations in memory of Doug, may be made to the Sakura House.

 

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GEE

Dianne Rose ~ Peacefully, at the Caressant Care in Courtland, on Thursday, September 8th, 2016, in her 72nd year, Dianne Gee (nee Broad). 

Beloved and devoted wife of James Gee.  Loving mother of Kimberly Clarke, Christine Seitz (Dean), William (Kristie) and Kari Serrador (Joe).  Cherished grandmother of Paul, Katie and T.J. Seitz; Greg, Andrew, Adam and Rachel Clarke; Brett, Kirsten, Alex and Jamie Gee; Kennedi and Benjamin Serrador and great grandmother of Aiden, Liam, Natalie and Carson Clarke.  Dianne will be dearly missed by her sisters Beverly (William) Oliver and Carolyn (Ronald) Blackmore and very special friend of the family Jennifer Pennie (Brian Soucie) and her children Grace and Owen. 

Family and friends will be received at the ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main Street West, Norwich 519-863-3020, on Monday 3-5 and 7-9 pm and Tuesday from 10-10:45 am.  A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 at 11 am.  Interment at Milldale Cemetery.  Expressions of sympathy in memory of Dianne may be made to the Alzheimers Society.  

 

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PATCHETT

Phyllis Mercy ~ Peacefully, at the People Care Retirement Home, in Tavistock and formerly of Norwich, on Thursday, September 8, 2016, in her 97th year, Phyllis Patchett.

Beloved wife of the late Dewart Patchett (1995). Loving mother of Doreen Orth, Brenda Patchett and Marlene (Nick) Chornie. Cherished Gran of Tracey (Ryan) Justus and Susan (Ryan) Vuylsteke. Special "G.G." of Ethan and Owen Justus and Remi and Nora Vuylsteke. Also survived by her sister Ruth Wist and many nieces and nephews. Pre deceased by her son-in-law Wally Orth (2014) and several brothers and sisters, and in-laws.

 Family and friends will be received at the ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME,45 Main Street West, Norwich 519-863-3020 on Sunday from 2-5 pm. A funeral service celebrating Phyllis’ life will be held at the funeral home on Monday, September 12, 2016 at 11 am. Interment at the Norwich Gore Cemetery. Donations in memory of Phyllis may be made to the Norwich United Church, Norwich Gore Cemetery of Charity of choice.

 

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NORRIS

Lois - Peacefully at her home, on Sunday, September 4th, 2016 in her 96th year, Lois Norris.  Pre deceased by her beloved husband Vernon (1972).  

She will be forever remembered by her loving sons Lyle (Vickie) and Harvey (Barb) Norris.  Cherished grandmother of Shawn, Veronica (Pedro), Jeremy (Carol), Tom (Kelly), Tania (Billy) and Kevin (Joanne).  Lois will be dearly missed by her abundance of great and great-great grandchildren.Lois will always be in the thoughts of her brother Ross Courtnage (Ann and the late Betty), and sister in laws Florence Courtnage and Rose Gabriel.  Pre deceased by her brother Harley Courtnage and many brother and sister in laws.

Family and friends will be received at the ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main Street West, Norwich, ON 519-863-3020, on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm and Thursday from 10- 10:45 am.  A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, September 8th, 2016 at 11am.  Interment at the Northfield Cemetery. Donations in Lois memory, may be made to the charity of choice.

 

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KUTZSCHER

Hermann - Peacefully, at the Dover Cliffs, Port Dover, on Monday, August 15th, 2016, Hermann Kutzscher. 

Beloved husband of 58 years to Audrey of Norwich.  Loving father of Michael and his wife Lia, Ian and his wife Jackie, John and his wife Sue Kutzscher and Michelle and her husband Reid McCall.  Cherished grandfather of Shyla and Kevin, Adam, Ashley, Hillary, Rowan, Hailey, Casey, Nolan and Emily.

As per Hermann’s wishes, cremation has taken place, with a family celebration.  Arrangements entrusted to the ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, NORWICH 519-863-3020.

 

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CLIFFORD

Jean Audrey - Peacefully, at Caressant Care Nursing Home, Woodstock on Monday, August 15, 2016, at the age of 84, Jean Clifford.

Beloved wife of the late Joe Clifford (1992). Beloved mother of Lynne and Paul Robb of Woodstock, Neil and Winnie Clifford of Grand Bend and Nancy and Brian Larocque of Woodstock. Cherished grandma to 10 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Survived by her brother Don and Joan Thompson, brother-in-law Louis and Eileen Clifford and many nieces and nephews. Pre deceased by her son Dennis Clifford (1992) and great-grandson Leif Clifford (2016). Jean will be fondly remembered by Norwich Minor Hockey and the Norwich Junior "C" Merchants.

Family and friends will be received at the ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main Street West, Norwich 519-863-3020 on Thursday from 7-9 pm and Friday 12- 12:45 pm. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Friday, August 19, 2016 at 1pm. Interment at the Norwich Cemetery. Donations in memory of Jean, may be made to the Brain Tumor Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society.

 

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OOSTERMAN

Jansje - Gone home to be with the Lord.  Peacefully, after a lengthy illness, at the Woodstock General Hospital on Tuesday, August 16th, 2016.  Jansje Oosterman of Norwich, at the age of 84. 

Beloved wife of the late Aart Oosterman (1997).  Beloved mother of Arie of Toronto, William of Ottawa, Richard of Fort McMurray, AB and Edward Oosterman and his wife Xueyan (Zoe) of Dominican Republic.  She will be sadly missed by 9 grandchildren. 

Family and friends will be received at the OXFORD FREE REFORMED CHURCH, 284793 Pleasant Valley Road, Norwich, On, on Saturday, August 20th, 2016 from 10 – 11 am.  Funeral services will be held at the church at 11:00 am, with Pastor David Kranendonk officiating.  Burial at the Burgessville Baptist Cemetery.  Funeral arrangements entrusted to the ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, Norwich 519-863-3020. 

 

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PACE

Antonia - Peacefully, on Monday, August 15th, 2016, at the Earl Court Village, in London, Ontario, in her 94th year.

Beloved wife of the late John Pace (2009).  Loving mother of Eva and her husband Peter Takacs; of Burford.  Cherished grandmother of April.

Cremation has taken place. A private family service to be held at a later date.

Arrangement entrusted to the ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, Norwich 519-863-3020.

 

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WARBOYS

 Norma Jean - Peacefully, at her home, after a courageous battle on Sunday, July 31, 2016, in her 59th year, Norma Warboys.

Beloved wife for 37 years to Wayne Warboys. Loving mother of Chris (Dianna) and Courtney (Peter) Warboys. Cherished grandmother of Tyson. Survived by her parents Dorothy and Norm Hendrick; sisters Donna (Terry) Warboys, Linda Ward (Trevor) and Gary Hendrick. Norma will be dearly missed by her mother-in-law Jean Warboys, brother-in-law Kevin Warboys and Dustin Ward, Kendall and Logan Warboys. Pre deceased by her father-in-law Donald Warboys.

Family and friends will be received at ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main Street, Norwich, 519-863-3020 on Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016, from 1 - 1:45 pm. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home at 2 p.m. Interment at Norwich Gore Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society. 

 

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LESTER

 Meta Gwendolyne - At Parkview Meadows, on Tuesday, July 12, 2016, Meta Lester of Townsend, Ontario, in her 87th year.  Beloved wife of the late John Lester (2012).  Loving mother of Bob and his wife Marie of LaSalette, Read and his wife Helen of Simcoe, Greg and his wife Karen of Midhurst and Dianne Broker and her husband Gerald of Simcoe.  Cherished grandmother of 14, and many great grandchildren.  Dear sister to Willa Wilson of Norwich and Charles (Carol) Fletcher of Hanover. Predeceased by sister Laura Hanson and brothers-in-law Bruce Hanson and Robert Wilson.  Meta loved to refinish furniture and had a great love for antiques.  She was a charter member of the Woodstock Probus Club.  Friends will be received at the ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main Street West, Norwich 519-863-3020, on Thursday, July 14th, 2016 from 2 -4 and 7 -9 p.m.  Funeral services to celebrate Meta’s life will be held at the Norwich United Church on Friday, July 15th, 2016 at 11 a.m.  Interment at the Norwich Cemetery.  As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society or the Norwich United Church.

 

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KELLY

 W. Arthur - At Woodingford Lodge, Woodstock on Wednesday June 22, 2016. Arthur Kelly of Woodstock at the age of 99. Beloved husband of the late Alma (Warren) Kelly (2011). Dear father of Warren and wife Barb of Woodstock. Cherished grandfather of Cathy and husband Richard Oosterman of Woodstock, David Kelly of Nilestown, Chrissy and husband Greg Burtis of Kitchener, He will be sadly missed by his great grandchildren Kate and Zach Oosterman, Grayson and Lane Kelly, Elle and Mason Burtis. Predeceased by sisters Carol Kealey and Marion Spencer, brother Horace Kelly. Friends will be received at Burgessville Baptist Church on Tuesday June 28th from 1 - 2 p.m. Funeral service to follow at 2:00 p.m. Interment to follow at Burgessville Baptist Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Burgessville Baptist Church or choice. Arrangements entrusted to THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME,  Norwich (519) 863-3020.

 

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VAN STRAALEN

Dirkje - At Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital on Wednesday June 22, 2016, Dirkje Van Straalen, formerly of RR#4 Ingersoll.  Beloved wife of the late Frank Van Straalen (2008).  Dear mother of  Willem and wife Jannie of Coldale AB, Hermiena and husband John Van Manen of Ingersoll, Elizabeth and husband Hank Wind of Putnam, Edith and husband Simon Bulk of Wainfleet, Johanna and husband Martin Driesse of Norwich, Martha and husband John Byl of Grant MI.  She will be missed by several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Predeceased by son Arie, two grandchildren, one sister.  Friends will be received at THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main St. W., Norwich on Saturday 7 - 9 p.m.  Funeral service will be held at Netherlands Reformed Congregation on Monday June 27, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. D.V. Rev. E. Hakvoort officiating.  Interment to follow at Old Reformed Congregation Cemetery, Burgessville.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Rehoboth Christian School.

 

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NEVILLE

Helen - At Norfolk General Hospital Nursing Home, Simcoe on Saturday June 11, 2016, Helen Neville, formerly of RR#2 Burgessville, at the age of 96.  Wife of the late Julien Neville (1978).  Dear mother of Robert and wife Dianne of RR#2 Burgessville.  Grandmother to Sarah (Andrew) Reichert, Jennifer Buchanan, Trisha and Cody Neville; great-grandmother to Riley, Xavier and Mason.  Survived by sister Matilda Nyilas and husband Alec of Aylmer, Bill Hajdu and wife Carol of RR#2 Burgessville, and several nieces and nephews.  Friends will be received at THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main St. W., Norwich on Wednesday June 15, 2016 from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.  Funeral service to commemorate Helen's life will follow at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. David Van Patter officiating.  Interment to follow at New Durham Cemetery.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Cystic Fibrosis.

 

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LOWES

Clifford Frederick - Suddenly at Hamilton General Hospital  on Wednesday June 8, 2016, Cliff Lowes of Burford at the age of 88.  Beloved husband of the late Mary (De Block) (2010).  Dear father of Lori Feeney and Roger Lessard of Paris,  Rob and wife Carolyn of Burford.  He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Leesha, Nathan, Aidrianna, Carmela and Kiana.  Special uncle to Claire Beckham and wife Diana of Hatchley.  Predeceased by brothers Milton, Ernie, and Morley, and sister Lillie.  Cliff was a former member of Burford Lions Club, and a lifetime member of Burford Minor Hockey and Burford Bulldogs.  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 commemorate Cliff's life will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday June 14, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Nora Fueten officiating.  Interment to follow at Pioneer Cemetery, Burford.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Burford Minor Hockey.

 

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KLYN

Justin Eric - Peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, at home on Tuesday June 7, 2016, Justin Klyn of Norwich, at the age of 12.  Loving son of Mike and Catherine Klyn.  Cherished brother of Kyle, Brayden and Makenna.  Justin will be sadly missed by his grandparents Wim and Alice Klyn of Burgessville, Bert and Marian Van Vliet of Norwich, and great grandparents Ralph Schut of Mt. Pleasant, Harry and Dini Koppert of Burgessville.  He will also be missed by his many aunts, uncles, great aunts, great uncles, and cousins.  Predeceased by his great grandparents Bastiaan and Adriana Klijn, Cornelis and Annechien Van Vliet and Maria Schut.  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 will be held at Heritage Reformed Church, Burgessville on Friday June 10, 2016 at 10:30 a.m.  D.V. Pastor D. Lipsy officiating.  Interment to follow at Burgessville Baptist Cemetery.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Ronald McDonald House or Children's Health Foundation, London.

 

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DE WACHTER

Maurice Robert - Suddenly at Windsor Regional Hospital on Monday June 6, 2016, Maurice De Wachter of Norwich, at the age of 63.  Beloved husband and best friend of Beverly De Wachter.  Loving father of Christopher and wife Melissa of Tillsonburg, Shawn and friend Cecilia of Cambridge.  He will also be missed by his cherished granddaughter Allison and grandchild on the way.  He will  surely be  missed and will be forever be in our hearts.  Our grateful thanks go out to all nurses and doctors at Windsor Regional Hospital for their care and compassion.  Cremation has taken place.  Friends will be received at THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main St. W., Norwich  (519) 863-3020 on Thursday June 9, 2016 from 5 - 8 p.m.  A private family interment will follow at Norwich Cemetery.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation.

 

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MURRAY

Mary Pauline - Peacefully at the Delhi Nursing Home on Friday, June 3, 2016,in her 89th year. Beloved wife of the late Percy Murray (1974). Loving Mother of Mark and his wife Khris of Windham Centre, and Dale Murray of Norwich. Predeceased by her parents Maggie and Clarence Chrysler; and sons Brian (1986) Doug (2003) and Wayne (2011) Murray, sisters Irene and Isabel and brother Bob Chrysler. Mary will be dearly missed by her sister-in-law Maryann Chrysler of Woodstock, nephew Gary Chrysler, and her grandhildren Jason, Ashley, Jeremy, Paul, Lisa, Chrystal, Darrell, Bradley, Brittany and Breelyn as well as great grandchildren and great - great grandchildren. Mary was a long time member at the Otterville United Church, and an active member of the Archives Society. Family and 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. Funeral service will be celebrated at the funeral home on Monday June 6th at 11:00 am. Interment at the Otterville Cemetery. Donations in memory of Mary may be made to the Otterville United Church or the Alzheimers Society, would be appreciated.

 

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FURLONG

Sherry - At Victoria Hospital, London on Monday May 30, 2016. Sherry Furlong of Otterville at the age of 74. Beloved daughter of the late Jack and Mary Furlong. Loving sister Jane Howse of Woodstock, Mary Margaret Church, Tom and wife Alma, Robert and wife Catherine all of Otterville. Sister-in-law to Eleanor Furlong of Tillsonburg. Survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by sisters Wanda Pope and Barb Hart, brothers David and Bill Furlong. 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 commemorate Sherry's life will be held at the funeral home on Friday June 3rd at 1:00 pm with Rev. Jim Carr officiating. Interment to follow at Otterville Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to Otterville Minor Ball or Children's Health Foundation, London.

 

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PARSONS

Frank - Suddenly at home on Thursday May 26, 2016, Frank Parsons of Norwich, at the age of 83.  Loving husband to Kay for 62 years.  Dear father of Cathy van Vliet and husband Meint of Norwich, Cheryl Carter and husband Dennis of Tillsonburg, Chris and wife Marlene of Norwich, and  son-in-law Rob Walter of Otterville.  He will be sadly missed by his 7 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-granddaughters.  Brother of Betty Mandryk and husband Olie of Tillsonburg, Terry Parsons and wife Katy of Fenelon Falls. Predeceased by daughter Carrie Walter (Feb.9,2005).  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 commemorate Frank's life will be held on Monday May 30, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.  Interment to follow at Norwich Cemetery.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation or J. D. R. F. Canada.

 

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GAY

J. Keith - Suddenly at his residence on Wednesday May 25, 2016, Keith Gay of Tillsonburg, formerly of Norwich, at the age of 84.  Beloved husband to the late Gertrude Gay.  Loving father of Jeff and wife Sandy of Norwich, Steve and wife Sandra of Daysland AB.  He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Alisha Stubbs and husband Clayton and their daughter Zoey of Norwich, Kara Miller and husband Kris and their son Landon of AB, Ashley Gay of AB.  Predeceased by sisters Margaret Carroll and Ruth Crandall.  Keith was a member of Norwich United Church, volunteered with Meals-On-Wheels, and was a driver for Canadian Cancer Society.  A special thank you to the entire staff of Tillsonburg Retirement Residence.  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 commemorate Keith's life will be held at the funeral home on Saturday May 28, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Sydney Elias officiating.  Cremation with private interment later at Norwich Cemetery.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Norwich United Church, Alzheimer Society, or Canadian Celiac Association.

 

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SQUIRE (DAY)

Joyce - Peacefully at VON Sakura House, Woodstock on Sunday May 22, 2016, Joyce Squire of Tillsonburg, formerly of Norwich, at the age of 84.  Beloved wife of Walter Squire (1998) and Harvey "Bob" Day (1986).  Loving mother of Gord Day and wife Tammy of Tillsonburg, Wayne Day and wife Lois of London, Pat Sandham and husband Gerald of Tillsonburg, Russ Day and wife Mary of Brantford, Terry Day and wife Patricia of Mossley.  She will be sadly missed by her 10 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.  Predeceased by parents Sam and Beatrice Croker, brothers Leonard Croker (1991) and Gailer Croker (2006), sister Iva Statham (2004).  Joyce was a longtime member of O.E.S. for 66 years.  A special thank you to the staff of Tillsonburg Retirement Home and for the special care and compassion from  VON Sakura House.  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 commemorate Joyce's life will be held at the funeral home on Thursday May 26, 2016 at 1:00 p.m.  Interment to follow at Norwich Cemetery.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to VON Sakura House or charity of choice.

 

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KERR

Lorna Jeanette - Suddenly in London on Thursday May 12, 2016, Lorna Kerr of Norwich, at the age of 60.  Loving spouse to Brian Tucker.  Dear daughter of Pat (Joe) Carter of St. George.  Sister of Dan Howlett (Patty) of Alma, Pete Howlett (Ellie) of Cambridge, Patti Carter of Texas.  Aunt of Lorne (Melissa) Howlett, Jason (Courtney) Howlett, and Paige Fleetwood.  Predeceased by father Robert Howlett.  Friends will be received at THE ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main St. W., Norwich (519) 863-3020 on Tuesday May 24, 2016 from 7 - 9 p.m.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Cancer Society.

 

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KLIJN

Bastiaan - Surrounded by his family at Woodstock Hospital on Saturday May 14, 2016, Bastiaan Klijn of Norwich, at the age of 91.  Beloved husband of the late Adriana (Hofman).  Loving father of Jeannette Rozendaal and husband Jake, Wim and wife Alice, Rick and wife Marianne, Martin and wife Annie, Theo and wife Bertha, Cathy Veldhuizen and husband Jack, Gary and wife Corrie, Jane Klijn, Henk and wife Wilma, Bert and wife Pam.  He will be sadly missed by his 53 grandchildren and 118 great-grandchildren.  Brother of Gerry Heistek, brother-in-law of Janny Klijn and Willy Hofman, all of The Netherlands.  Predeceased by sister Teuntje and brother Ger.  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 Netherlands Reformed Congregation on Wednesday May 18, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. D.V. Rev. E. Hakvoort officiating.  Interment to follow at Norwich Cemetery.  As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Woodstock Hospital Foundation.

 

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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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