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Katharina “Tina” Neufeld

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NEUFELD, Katharina “Tina” of Aylmer passed away at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Monday, November 23, 2020 in her 80th year. Beloved wife of the late Klas “Nick” Neufeld (2005). Loving mother of Nick (Mary), John (Regina), Jake (Hilda), Abe (Cathleen) all of Aylmer, Peter (Donna) of St. Thomas. She will be sadly missed…

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Tjeerd “Ted” Kuipers

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Kuipers, Tjeerd “Ted” formerly of Aylmer passed away at his residence, Elgin Manor on Sunday, November 22, 2020 in his 91st year. Husband of Alice (Hunse) Kuipers. Father-in-law of Dianna Kuipers, Father of Terry Kuipers, Hetty Teuber(Richard Fisher), John Kuipers (Pam Hutcheson) and Tessa Kuipers (Brian Middleton).  He will be missed by 14 Grandchildren and…

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Aganetha “Neta” Thiessen

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Thiessen, Aganetha “Neta” passed away at her residence, Chartwell Home, Aylmer on Saturday, November 21, 2020 in her 75th year. Dear sister of Henry Thiessen (Anna), Tina Bergen (Andrew), Peter Thiessen (Agatha), Frank Thiessen (Elizabeth) and Gerhard Thiessen (Margaret).  She will be missed dearly by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her sisters Helen Wiebe, Anna Dyck, Margaret…

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Gertie (Kappert) Meesters

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Meesters, Gertie (Kappert) of RR#1 Belmont in her 94th year, peacefully with family by her side at the Valleyview Home, St. Thomas on Sunday, November 15, 2020. Beloved wife of the late John Meesters (1993). Dear mother of Henni Shackelton (Gerald) of Brownsville and Jerry Meesters (Susan) of R.R. #1 Belmont. Loving grandmother to 6…

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Donna Hayes (Fentie, Pilkington)

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Donna Hayes (Fentie, Pilkington) May 25 1949 – November 14 2020, peacefully and surrounded by her family, Donna left this life to “dance with Jesus” on Saturday November 14th. Donna battled Alzheimer’s and Parkinsons but believed fully that God had a plan for her life. Forever remembered by husband Jim Hayes, Daughters Tricia VanGorp (Brad),…

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Annie Van Ryswyk

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Annie Van Ryswyk (In’T Hulst) passed away peacefully at her residence, Chartwell, Aylmer on Friday, November 13, 2020, at the age of 86. Beloved wife of the late Leo Van Ryswyk (2011). Much loved mother of Jacqueline Van Ryswyk of Aylmer, Wilma Hunt (Don) of Waterloo, Gary Van Ryswyk (Mary) of Smithville, Joan Colley (Bob)…

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Michael “Mike” Harris

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Harris, Michael “Mike” of Quadra Island, British Columbia, formerly of Aylmer, passed away at his residence on November 10, 2020 in his 64th year. Dear father of Melissa Pacheco (Kevin) and Justin (Jamie Wheeler). Loving papa of Miri. Brother of Rick Harris and Judy Bossuyt (Mike). Predeceased by his grandson Xavier Harris Pacheco, brother Bill Harris and niece Kristen…

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Bryan Ashton

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ASHTON, Bryan. It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of Bryan Ashton of Edmonton, Alberta and formerly of the St. Thomas area on November 9, 2020 at the age of  71 years.  Left to cherish Bryan’s memory are his children, Ryan Ashton, Rhonda (Chris) Roch, Jennifer (Kimberly) Ashton and Lisa Ashton; siblings Marilyn…

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Samuel Edward Cole

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COLE, Samuel Edward of Aylmer, previously residing in Guelph passed away peacefully November 7 at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital at the age of 93. Survived by his loving wife of 53 years Elizabeth Stockford-Cole, son F. Patrick Cole (Cathy) of Guelph, daughter Catherine Parmeter (Robert) of Aylmer. Beloved Grandpa to Cole Parmeter, Emily…

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Brenda Virgina (Braithwaite) Palmer

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PALMER, BRENDA VIRGINIA (BRAITHWAITE). It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear wife and mother, sister, grandmother and friend, Brenda Virginia (Braithwaite) Palmer on Saturday, November 7, 2020 at the age of 65 years. Beloved wife of David Palmer.  Loving mother of Mark (Melissa) and Jason (Avery). Cherished grandmother of…

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Rina Maria Roets

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ROETS, Rina Maria, 87 of Tillsonburg passed away peacefully at the University Hospital in London on Saturday November 7, 2020. She was the wife of the late Edward Roets. (2016) Loving family members include her beloved son, Eric Roets (Tillsonburg) a sister, Dianna Gheysen (London) and brother’s Ziggy (Margaret) Blondeel (Straffordville) and Ron Blondeel (Eden)…

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Rhonda Millinger

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Millinger, Rhonda of Aylmer passed away at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Friday, November 6, 2020 in her 65th year. Beloved wife of the late Bernard Millinger (2015). Dear mother of Steve Millinger of Kitchener, Scott Millinger of Wingham and Brad Millinger (Jennifer) of Aylmer. Loved by her granddaughters Kamilla and Kaylee. Sister-in-law of Susan Buettemeyer and…

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Jacob Thiessen

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Thiessen, Jacob of Aylmer passed away at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 in his 71st year. Loving son of Margaret (Knelsen) Thiessen and the late Peter Thiessen (1989). Dear brother of Mary Sippert (Harry) of Swartz Creek, Nettie Ens (Jake) of Aylmer, Margaret Ens (Peter) of Toronto and Tina Brix (Erich) of Aylmer.…

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Kenneth Norman Ward

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WARD, Kenneth Norman was born on January 8, 1934. It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Kenneth “Ken” Ward of Vienna on the 29th day of October, 2020. Ken is survived by Mary, his loving wife of 62 years, his children Rick, Christy, Kent, Shelly, his many grandchildren and great…

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Tyler Michael Kaastra

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Kaastra, Tyler Michael of Aylmer passed away peacefully at London Health Science Centre- Victoria Hospital on Friday, October 30, 2020 after a short but relentless battle. He was 20. Loving son of Ray Kaastra and Lois Hardman (Grant). Beloved brother of Erin (Matt VanOverloop) and stepbrother of Tammy Carriere and David Hardman. Dear grandson of Jennie Kaastra. Predeceased…

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John Albert Brouwer

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Brouwer – John Albert of St. Thomas, passed away at London Health Sciences Centre – Victoria Campus with family by his side on Monday, October 26, 2020 at the age of 77.  John is predeceased by his loving wife Deanna Brouwer (nee Rieger), (August 10, 2019).  He is survived by his children Bob Brouwer (Karen)…

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Jo-Anne Kennedy

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Kennedy, Jo-Anne passed away peacefully at her residence in Woodstock on Monday, October 26, 2020 in her 89th year. Jo-Anne was a resident of Aylmer for many years. Beloved wife of the late J.B. Kennedy (2004). Loving mother Danny Kennedy (Brenda) of Morriston, Pam Van Heukelom (Rob) of Lucan and Traci Kennedy (Jason Rodak) of…

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Raymond DeLeebeeck

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DeLeebeeck, Raymond of Bayham Township passed away at his residence on Sunday, October 25, 2020 in his 75th year. Dear father of Chris of Straffordville, Jaret (Stacey) of King Lake and Trevor (Janis) of Tillsonburg. Loving grandfather of Brendan, Kayla and Kaesyn. Brother and brother-in-law of the late Augusta Willems (late Josef), the late Steve…

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Terry Glen Ellis

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Ellis, Terry Glen  in his 59th year, passed away peacefully at the Pembroke Regional Hospital, Surrounded by his wife Donna, his mother and brothers, on Thursday, October 15, 2020. Terry leaves behind his wife of 19 years, Donna Zohr-Ellis, his mother Marilyn Gillies and stepfather Bob, of Aylmer Ontario, brothers Gerald (Judy) of Golden Lake…

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Albert Veenboer

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Veenboer, Albert of Aylmer passed away at Chartwell Home, Aylmer, on Sunday, October 18, 2020 in his 93rd year. Dear father of Cathy Usher(Keith) of London, Christine Legge (Dave) of Goderich, Albert Veenboer (Suzie) of London and Jennifer Veenboer (Phillip) of Toronto. Loving grandfather of Elyse, Colton, Milo, Sydney (Chris) and Ella and great-grandfather of Lilah. Also survived by…

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