Edward T. Whitworth

Birth:  January 21, 1937
Death:  June 12, 2019

Edward T. ‘Ted’ Whitworth of Port Rowan passed away peacefully after a lengthy illness surrounded by his children on Wednesday June 12, 2019, in his 83rd year.

Ted was predeceased by his wife Nancy (2014). Father of Ted (Tracy) Whitworth, Tracy Whitworth, Steve (Anita) Whitworth, and K.C. Mullen. Grandfather of Allison, Amanda (Steve), Nick, Kristin, Aaron, Brett, and Luke. Great Grandfather of Taylor. Missed by his niece Vera (John) Legg.

 

A former marina owner/operator, Ted will be remembered for his many contributions to Norfolk County while serving as a Regional Councillor for 12 years.

Honouring his wishes cremation has taken place, and a private family service will be held. 


Arrangements entrusted to Wareing Cremation Services, 346 Simcoe Street, Tillsonburg, Ontario N4G 2J8 (519-409-5575).

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Arrangements

A private family service is planned.


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Sandra L. Johnston

Birth:  September 24, 1945
Death:  June 9, 2019

Sandra Louise Johnston passed away peacefully on Sunday June 9, 2019.


Born September 24, 1945 in Brooklyn, New York. Daughter of the late RCAF Major Raymond Loyd Johnston (ret) of Whitby Twp., Ontario (2014) and Alma Agnus Grubb of Coreopolis, Pennsylvania. (1999). Loving sister of Alrae Anne Turcotte and Denis (2018) of Tillsonburg, and Michael Johnston and his wife Judy of Dundurn, Saskatchewan.

Beloved Aunt to Alden Turcotte and Carrol, of Tillsonburg, Ontario, Raeni Turcotte and Dawn of Langford, British Columbia, Denal Soares and husband Paul of Woodstock, Ontario, Sarah-Joy Turcotte-Smith and Derek Smith of Tillsonburg, Ontario, Christine and Kim Goertzen of Montrose, British Columbia, and Kenny and Nikki Muschamp of Sylvan Lake, Alberta. Sadly missed by many great nieces and great nephews.


Sandra worked at Johnson Contols in Tillsonburg until her retirement. She was a volunteer tutor for the literacy program at the Multi Service Center for many years. She believed in supporting local businesses and would donate to local charities. Sandra, and her sister Alrae, explored many areas within 45 minutes of Tillsonburg on their "Sister Days".

Sandra's love of music, reading, and entertainment were reflected in her large collection of books, vinyl, CD's, and DVD's which the family will continue to enjoy.


In lieu of donations or flowers, Sandra's wishes are that you do random acts of KINDNESS.


"Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just then they will not care how devout you have been but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones. Marcus Aurelius




Arrangements

An inurnment in the Tillsonburg Cemetery and a private family service officiated by Michael Johnston will take place at a later date.


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Thomas C. Bertrand

Birth:  January 10, 1951
Death:  June 5, 2019

Thomas Charles Bertrand passed away peacefully on Wednesday June 5, 2019 at the Woodstock Hospital, in his 69th year.


Beloved husband of Dianne Exie Bertrand (nee Hanmer) for 47 years.

Dear brother of John (Jill), Cliff (Sandra), Nancy Blondie (Duane), Ralph (Wilma), Elgin (Caroline), and Kevin (Cheryl).

Lovingly remembered by numerous Aunts, Uncles, nephews, nieces, and dear friends.


He was employed by the MTO for 35 years. Thomas was a member of the King Hiram Lodge AF & AM No. 37 Ingersoll Masons since 1980, and also a member of OES.

Tom loved motorcycle rides with Dianne, wintering in Florida, Oxford Fish and Game, the cottage at Loon Landing, and his Church family at College Avenue.

 

 

If desired, memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Alzheimer Society of Oxford, or College Avenue United Church would be appreciated and may be made directly, or by cheque through Wareing Cremation Services, 225 Norwich Avenue, Woodstock, Ontario N4S 3V8 (519-290-5575).

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Arrangements

A Service to honour Thomas’ life will be held on Saturday June 8, 2019 at 11 a.m. at College Avenue United Church, 22 Wilson St., Woodstock, Ontario.


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James Willis Bowman

Birth:  March 30, 1936
Death:  May 24, 2019

It is with immense sadness that we announce that a gentleman has passed. James (Jim) Bowman passed away on Friday May 24, 2019 at Sakura House, Woodstock.


“A gentleman is one who puts more into the world than he takes out.”                                                                                                                                                            

                                                                                                                    George Bernard Shaw.

 

The following words best describe Jim: kind, considerate, honest, genuine, respectful, and a natural conversationalist (affectionately known as “captain conversation”). Family was his top priority.

 

Jim leaves behind his loving wife of 62 years, Patricia Bowman.

Loving father of five children: Julie Gibbons (Steve), Jeff Bowman (Chris), Bill Bowman (Jenny), Tracy Hulet, and Jim Jr. Bowman.

Loving Poppa of 10 grandchildren: Matthew, Benjamin, Sarah, Josh, Sam, Maggie, Elizabeth, Rebecca, Ryan and Cody. Loving Poppa of 6 great grandchildren: Claire, Thomas, Quinten, Sullivan, Alistair, and Robert.

 

Jim was a life- long resident of Woodstock. A longtime employee at Commercial Print-Craft Ltd., and in retirement drove the courtesy shuttle van for Anderson’s Auto Group. Jim was a member of the Oxford County Naval Veterans Association. He loved camping and travelling, and cheering on his favourite sports teams - the Toronto Blue Jays, Chicago Black Hawks, and the London Knights.

 

A special “ Thank You” to the Staff and Volunteers at Sakura House for their loving care and support during Jim’s final days. 

Cremation has taken place.


Memorial donations to VON Sakura House in Woodstock or the Woodstock Hospital are appreciated and may be made directly, or by cheque through Wareing Cremation Services, 225 Norwich Avenue, Woodstock, Ontario N4S 3V8 519- 290-5575.

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Arrangements

A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday June 16, 2019 from 1 to 3 pm at the Woodstock Navy Club, 959 James St, Woodstock, Ontario.


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Beverly Lorne Lowes

Birth:  April 21, 1941
Death:  May 24, 2019


Bev passed away peacefully at The Maples Home for Seniors in Tavistock, surrounded by his loving family.

Affectionately remembered by the Lowes, Carleton, Doyle and Jeffery families. 


Cremation has taken place with final Interment at the Beachville Cemetery.

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Arrangements

A private celebration of Bev’s life will be held at a later date.


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Jason Van Bergeron

Birth:  May 14, 1966
Death:  May 16, 2019

It is with great sadness that the family announce the passing of Jason Van Bergeron of Woodstock, Ontario.

Jason passed away peacefully at the age of 53 on May 16, 2019 surrounded by his family.


“God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be so he put his arms around you and whispered Come to Me.”

 

Jason was many things to many people.

Loving son of Sharon Bergeron (deceased 2002) and Laurent Bergeron (Jackie Patrie).

Amazing brother to Mark (Maria) Bergeron, Sherri (Brian) Charles, Lance (Sherry Lindsey) Bergeron, and Brandee Bergeron

P. J. to Kelsey and Taylor Bergeron. Jason was their Uncle, but more importantly he was their older brother, second father, instigator and protector.

Special Uncle to Brittany (Mike) Berry, Briane, Elijah, Joah, and Gabrielle Charles, and Great Uncle to Charlotte Berry. Jason was always present and available to all his nieces and nephews. He helped influence and shape them into who they are today. He embraced each and every one of them to be who they are and follow their dreams.

Great friend to Bill Kozak and Amy Russell, as well as Pamela Moss and Karl Krenn.

Nephew and Cousin, Jason will be missed by many Aunts, Uncles and cousins.

 

Volunteer: Jason enjoyed his time with Youth Quest where he had the opportunity to love, mentor and encourage many youth in the community. 

Traveller: anyone who knew Jason understood his passion to see many places and immerse himself with the people and culture of that country. He travelled throughout Canada, the United States, Europe and Africa with his most favorite and life changing being Turkey. He formed long lasting and loving relationships with his adopted family in Turkey.

 

The family would like to thank:

Dr. Winquest, and his team, at LHSC for his positive and reassuring care for Jason. 

Special thanks to the nursing staff of the oncology 7th floor at LHSC.

The nursing staff of the 2nd floor palliative care at Woodstock Hospital for the kind and gentle care you gave Jason and the family during his time there; your kindness will always be appreciated.

The Staff and volunteers at Sakura House in Woodstock for the care, compassion and love shown to Jason, and the family, at an incredibly difficult time.

 

In keeping with Jason’s wishes, cremation has taken place.  Jason’s final resting place will be at Little Lake Cemetery, Peterborough Ontario. 

Family has requested in place of flowers that donations be made to VON Sakura House which can be made directly or by cheque through Wareing Cremation Services, 225 Norwich Ave., Woodstock (519-290-5575). 

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Arrangements

A Celebration of Life will be held on

Saturday June 1, 2019

at 2:00 pm

at the Holiday Inn Express,

510 Norwich Avenue, Woodstock Ontario.


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Donalda 'Donnie' F. Walker

Birth:  November 8, 1931
Death:  May 13, 2019

Donnie passed away peacefully on Monday May 13, 2019 at Secord Trails Care Community in Ingersoll, Ontario. 


She was predeceased by her husband Ernest (1982). 

Loved Mother of Dalphine (Rick) Davis, and Joanne (Yvon) Francis. 

Loved Grandmother of Jason (Stephanie), Ryan (Carrie), Paul, John, and David. 

Loved Great Grandma of Tucker, Hayley, Joey, and Hannah. 

Dear sister of Wallace (Velma) Griffin, and Mary (John) Belle, and sister in law of Dianne (Ron) Bates.  Predeceased by her brother Reginald (1958). 


Cremation has taken place. 

Arrangements entrusted to Wareing Cremation Services, 346 Simcoe Street, Tillsonburg, Ontario N4G 2J8 (519-409-5575). 

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Arrangements

 A private family burial is planned for a later date.


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Annie Mae Fraser

Birth:  June 8, 1940
Death:  May 9, 2019

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Ann on Thursday May 9, 2019 in her 78th year at Caressant Care in Woodstock, Ontario.


Beloved daughter of Clarence and Rita Mattall of Nova Scotia.

Loving sister to Audrey (Ralph), Gorden, Kenneth, Harold ,David, Dorothy (Rollie), and Mildred all of Nova Scotia.

The proud Mother of Randy, Rick (Pat), Walter (Michelle), and David.

Blessed with her grandchildren Karlee, Carter, Reid, and Liam and great grandchildren Miles and Harrison.


Ann was born on June 8, 1940 in Nova Scotia, the eldest of eight siblings; she was married to Clayton Roswell (deceased) and Clare Fraser (deceased). She worked at the Quality Inn, and at Mel's Fish & Chips. She started the Maritimers Social Club in Woodstock raising funds for childrens' charities. Ann loved playing cards, cruise night, and dancing with her dear friend Betty Porter; Ann's favourite song was My Nova Scotia Home by Hank Snow.


Ann’s proudest achievement was her sons,

“ Your love shines through  for all to see, I feel so proud you are a part of me.”

 



Arrangements

In keeping with Ann’s wishes a private family service will be held .


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William 'Bill' E. Easton

Birth:  October 7, 1924
Death:  May 5, 2019

William Ewart Easton passed peacefully at the age of 94, surrounded by the love and support of his family on Sunday May 5, 2019 at the Huronlea Home for the Aged, a caring and loving community in Brussels, Ontario.


Bill was born on October 7, 1924 in London, Ontario to Jessie and Matthew Easton, both originating from Scotland UK. The eldest of four siblings, Bill is survived by his sister Yvonne of Goderich, Ontario, and was predeceased by brothers Matt and Robert. Bill will be sorely missed by his grandson Neil McKenna of Ottawa, and by his daughter Linda and son in law Bill Pfannenstiel of Goderich. Remembered by his nieces, nephews, friends, and extended family.


Bill had a full and gratifying life in London, Ontario, and his list of achievements is endless. 

He was a long time member of the London Curling Club and played an integral part in the redesign of the facility and rink. 

Bill served for over thirty years on the Board of Directors for Mount Pleasant Cemetery and was the engineering mind behind countless projects throughout its’ growth. 

Late in his engineering career Bill took the helm with the reconstruction and design of many projects associated with Cuddy Farms in Strathroy and London.


On Thursday May 9, 2019 Bill Easton was laid to rest beside the love of his life, his wife Dorothy June Easton, in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London, Ontario.


Memorial donation to the Huron Residential Hospice are appreciated and may be made directly or (by cheque) through Wareing Cremation Services, 346 Simcoe St., Tillsonburg, Ontario (519-409-5575), entrusted with arrangements. 

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Arrangements

On Thursday May 9, 2019 Mr. William E. Easton was laid to rest beside the love of his life, his wife Dorothy June Easton, in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London, Ontario.


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Roger A. De Leebeeck

Birth:  October 24, 1947
Death:  May 2, 2019

Roger A. De Leebeeck passed peacefully at Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital with family by his side on Thursday May 2, 2019, in his 72nd year. 


Proud Father of Gary (Teressa) De Leebeeck, Cynthia (Rob) Rosastik, Carolyn De Leebeeck (Lyn Armstrong), and Tracey (Lionel) Davis. 

Beloved Grandpa of Kyaira, Desmond, Lucca, Corey, Emily, Blake, Connor, Marisa, Stephanie, Kyla, and Jordan. Great Grandfather of eight. 

Remembered by Joyce De Leebeeck and by Barb Shearer. 

Dearly loved brother and brother in law of the late Augusta Willems (late Josef), the late Steve De Leebeeck (Edna), the late Joe De Leebeeck (late Jeanne), Leona Bosmans (Joe), Louis De Leebeeck (Audrey), Emilia Verreth (late Marcel), Francis VanHende (Archie), Julie Marynissen (Casey), Louise VanRompaey (Steve), Raymond De Leebeeck, Angela Oarts ( Frank), and Robert De Leebeeck (Marion). 

Predeceased by his parents Peter and Maria De Leebeeck. 


Cremation has taken place. 

Memorial donations to Childcan are appreciated and may be made by cheque through Wareing Cremation Services, 346 Simcoe Street, Tillsonburg, Ontario N4G 2J8 (519-409-5575). 

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Arrangements

A private service is planned for a later date.


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