OBITUARIES

In memory of loved ones

John VanHappen

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VANHAPPEN, John of Aylmer passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Friday, April 19, 2019 in his 91st year. Beloved husband of Jackie (VanGerwen) Van Happen. Dear father of Lynn Baer (Mike) of St. Thomas, Martin and Linda Van Happen of Cold Lake Alberta, Wilma and Stewart…

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Betty Lou Buchanan

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BUCHANAN, Betty Lou of Port Burwell passed away peacefully with family by her side at Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 in her 81styear. Loving wife of the late Carman Buchanan (1989). Dear mother of Allan (Kelly) of Vienna, Kathy Cripps (John) of Sundridge, Marlene Taylor (Ike) of Vienna and Michael of Port Burwell.…

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Emeline “Emmy” MacDonald

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MACDONALD, Emeline “Emmy” of Aylmer passed away peacefully with her family by her side at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Sunday, April 14, 2019 in her 84th year. Beloved wife of the late Alexander MacDonald (2012). Dear mother of Cindy Martin and husband Paul Hewson of  Aylmer, Hector MacDonald of London, Glenn MacDonald and wife Linda of…

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Jean (nee Gray) Crooker

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CROOKER, Jean (nee Gray) of St. Thomas passed away at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Sunday April 14, 2019 at age 93, joining her beloved husband Carman Crooker (predeceased in 2006) to continue their great love story together forever.  Sister of Anna Cook (Bob), Mary Jane Dunn (Jim), Dick (Carol), Pat (Kathy).  Predeceased, brothers…

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Louis Huber

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HUBER, Louis of Aylmer passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Monday, April 8, 2019 in his 94th year. Beloved husband of the late Marilyn (Tanner) Huber.  Dear father of Debbie Heffren of Aylmer. Loving grandfather of Rick Heffren (Marcy Edwards), Tom Heffren (Angie Killough) and Tony Heffren (Courtney Goforth). Great-grandfather of…

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Dorothy Catheleene Chilcott

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Passed away peacefully, with family by her side, on Sunday, April 7, 2019 at LHSC – University Hospital, at the age of 77, Dorothy Catheleene Chilcott, a lifelong resident of the Corinth (RR4 Aylmer) area. Born in South Walsingham, Norfolk County, to the late Theodore Smith and the late Vera (Tait) Smith. Dorothy is lovingly…

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James V. “Jim” Cottrell

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Surrounded by the love of his family at Victoria Hospital in London on Monday, April 1, 2019, James V. “Jim” Cottrell, of Tillsonburg passed away in his 76th year. Beloved husband and best friend for nearly 41 years to Joyce (Jenney) (nee Willsey). Loving father of Janis Friedrich (Mark) of Mt. Brydges and Laurie Sebok…

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Maria Klassen

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Klassen, Maria of Guelph and formerly Aylmer, passed away peacefully at Hospice Wellington on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 in her 68th year. Beloved wife of the late Johan Klassen. Dear mother of Sue Perreaux (Jeremy) of Bellegarde, Saskatchewan and John Klassen (Kerri) of Guelph. Loving grandmother of Julianne, Megan, George, Sydney, Isabella, Ty, Connor and Caitlyn. Sister of Justina…

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“Ed” Adrian Kremers

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KREMERS, “Ed” Adrian of Avon passed away at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Sunday, March 31, 2019 in his 58th year. Beloved husband of Joanne (Van Horne) Kremers. Dear father of Marc Kremers (Kim) and Gerrit Kremers and loving opa of Haylee. Brother of Nancy White (Bruce), Greta Bryan (Kevin), Tony Kremers (Marsha) and…

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Laura Lee Winkworth

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WINKWORTH, Laura Lee of Aylmer passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Thursday, March 28, 2019 in her 47th year. Beloved wife of Todd Winkworth.  Loving mother of Zachary and Avery.  Sister of Jason (Leighann) of Baden and sister-in-law of Cory and Michelle.  Dear aunt of Abbigail, Logan, Kolten, Owyn and cousin of Laurie…

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Phyllis Marion VanDyk

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Phyllis Marion VanDyk has finally been reunite with the love of her life, Tony M. VanDyk. She wqas born May 30, 1943 in Grand Bank, Newfoundland into the Warren family. She passed away peacefully January 9, 2018 in Cambridge, ON at the age of 72. Amazing Mother of Johanna Stevens (Mary), and Trevor VanDyk (Amy),…

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Robert Van Velzer

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Van Velzer, Robert of St. Thomas passed away at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital on Saturday March 30th, 2019 at the age of 88. Beloved husband of over 65 years of  the late Doris (Somerville) Van Velzer and loved father of  James and his wife Angela Van Velzer of Dorchester. Predeceased by his daughter Sandra…

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Kenneth William “Bill” Mikula

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MIKULA, Kenneth William “Bill” – Passed away peacefully at Parkwood Institute, on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 in his 89th year, with family by his side. Survived by his loving companion, Lynn Mainville, who maintained her dedicated compassion and care for him until he passed. Predeceased by his spouse, Alma (2008). Loving father to Cathy, Ron…

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John James “Jack” Doyle

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Doyle, John James “Jack” of St. Thomas passed away peacefully at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of Shirley(Willsey) Doyle.  Dear father of Melanie D’Arcy(Chris) of St. Thomas and Angela Doyle(John Brown) of London.  Loving grandfather of Cameran, John Jr., Charlene, Michael, Matthew and Kaitlyn. …

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Betty Venner

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Venner, Betty of Aylmer passed away at London Health Science Centre-University Hospital on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 in her 77th year.  Beloved wife of Brad Venner.  Dear mother of Mike(Angela) of Aylmer and Greg(Kelly) of Kitchener.  Loving grandmother of Kyle(Krystal), Krista(Shayne), Amy, Scott, Sean and great-grandmother of Alexa, Kolby, Kohen and Taylor.  Sister to Marge…

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Joyce Helen Greer

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GREER, Joyce Helen of Strathroy, formerly a long-time resident of Aylmer, passed away with family by her side at St. Joseph’s Hospice in London on Monday, March 25, 2019 in her 78th year. Dear mother of Steve Greer (Ann) of Strathroy and the late Judy Jans (March 7, 2016). Devoted wife of the late C.…

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Arlene van de Hoef

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VAN DE HOEF, Arlene of Springfield passed away peacefully at her residence on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 in her 69th year.  Beloved wife of Jan van de Hoef.  Dear mother of Alex (Diana) of Winnipeg, Sherri(Roc) of Ottawa, Diana (Cosimo) of San Diego, California and Jen Driezen (Pete) of Waterloo. Loving Oma of Alicia, Chelsea,…

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Larry James Dawson

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DAWSON, Larry James of Springfield passed away with his family by his side, after a courageous battle with cancer at London Health Science Centre- Victoria Hospital on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 in his 57th year. Beloved husband of Melissa (Segeren) Dawson.  Dear father of Jamie (Maja) of London, Brendan (Kelsey) of R. R. #1 Belmont…

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Betty Lorene Johnson

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JOHNSON, Betty Lorene of Aylmer passed away at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Friday, March 22, 2019 in her 89th year. Beloved wife of Don Johnson. Dear mother of  the late Brad Johnson (1973), Mark Johnson (Heather) of Aylmer, Darryl Johnson (Betty) of Lynden, Dean Johnson (Darlene) of Aylmer, Marlene Hornby (Allan) of Whitehorse,…

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Carol Player

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Player, Carol of Aylmer passed away peacefully with family by her side at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Friday, March 22, 2019 in her 78th year. Born in St. Thomas, Ontario on November 1, 1941, daughter of the late Eric and Eva Belle (Cloes) Teeple. Beloved wife of Keith Player. Dear mother of Mike Player (Torie) of Belmont…

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