OBITUARIES

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Stephanie Steenbergen

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STEENBERGEN, Stephanie passed away peacefully at Mary Bucke Caressant Care in St. Thomas on Saturday, September 15, 2018 in her 97th year. Beloved wife of Martin Steenbergen (predeceased in 2005). Loving mother of Everett and Audrey Steenbergen of Edmonton and their children Keith and Sarah, Mark and Christina (Grayson and Paige), Neil and Kim (Gavin…

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Anton “Toney” Helder

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HELDER, Anton “Toney” of RR1, Aylmer passed away at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 in his 80th year.  Beloved husband of Levina “Ina” (Van Dixhoorn) Hooghiem and the late Margaret (Vanderveen) Helder (2015). Dear father of Allen Helder and wife Christine of RR1, Aylmer and Frank Helder and wife Lisa…

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Maria MacIntyre

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MACINTYRE, Marion of Aylmer and formerly of Yorke Line, South Dorchester passed away at Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital on Monday, September 3, 2018 in her 94th year. Marion was born in North Dorchester Township on March 18, 1925, daughter of the late Tom and Emma (Jeffery) Jenkins. She was the oldest of six children, and…

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Frank Kikkert

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KIKKERT, Frank of Aylmer Retirement Residence passed away to be with his Lord at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 in his 64th year.  Dear brother of Rolie Kiers (Henk) of Brighton, Henry Kikkert (Grace) of  Chilliwack BC, Arnold Kikkert (Sylvia) of Ingersoll, Margaret Hannenburg (Dick) of Kelowna BC, Hank Kikkert…

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Tjipke “Ray” Kuiper

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KUIPER, Tjipke “Ray” of Turkey Point passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, September 1, 2018.  He was 74.  Beloved husband of Martina (Schroeder) Kuiper. Dear father of Dave Kuiper (Ally) of The Netherlands, Robert Kuiper (Rose Anne) of Ridgetown, Marcel Kuiper (Cherie) of St. Thomas, Alexander Kuiper (Mandy) of Hamilton, Yoani Kuiper (Tessa)…

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Ronald Rene Mitchell

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Ronald Rene Mitchell of Dutton passed away in his 79th year. [May 4, 1940-August 28, 2018] Dearly loved husband of Marilyn [Learn] for 57 years. Dear father of Denise Noddin [Stacia Lett], Rodney, Scott [Patti] Mitchell, Dutton, Cindy Mason, London, Pam Silva [Mitchell], Dutton. Loved by his grandchildren, Melanie Mason, Collin Mason, Erica [Robert] Koscik…

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Stephen “Steve” Kalman

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KALMAN, Stephen “Steve” passed away peacefully with his family by his side at his residence at R.R.1, Aylmer on Sunday, August 26, 2018 in his 96th year. Beloved husband of Helen (Fasold) Kalman. Dear father of Thomas (Deb Hoffer) of Aylmer, Donna (William Robinson) of Aylmer and James of London. Loving grandfather of Katherine Thompson…

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Gerald J. McKean

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McKEAN, Gerald J., formerly of St. Thomas and Orwell, passed away at the Parkwood Institute, London on Friday, August 24, 2018, in his 93rd year.  Beloved husband for 58 years to the late Beatrice (née Helmer) McKean (2009). Father of David McKean (Debbie) of Courtland, and Gerald McKean of Fairground.  Grandfather of Sara McKean-Schulthies (Isaac)…

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Roger William Sheppard

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It is with saddened hearts, we, the family, announce the passing of Roger William Sheppard, on August 20, 2018, at the age of 58, a resident of Lisgar Avenue, Tillsonburg and formerly of Aylmer. Roger will be missed. He will be especially missed by his father Bill Sheppard, his step-mother Margaret Sheppard, his sister Jennifer…

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“Judy” Judith Mary Demuz

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DUMEZ, “Judy” Judith Mary of Aylmer passed away at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Sunday, August 26, 2018 at the age of 92. Beloved wife of the late George Dumez (2004). Dear mother of Michael Dumez of Aylmer, Janice Cranston of Caledonia and the late Marlene Dumez (1993). Loving grandmother to Tyler and Max.…

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Kerry Lynn DeMaeyer

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DEMAEYER, Kerry Lynn of London, passed away on Tuesday, August 21, 2018, in London, at the age of 46. Dearly loved wife of Michael Beverly DeMaeyer and much loved mother of Courtney Alanna and Nina Cassandra DeMaeyer. Loved daughter of Linda (Willson) Baldwin and the late John Barry Baldwin. Dear sister of Scott and Elizabeth…

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Mr. Max Ferguson

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Mr. Max Ferguson of Springfield, passed away suddenly at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Friday, June 8, 2018 in his 90th year. Max was an electrician for 50 years and farmed near Springfield all of his life.  He was a former 4H and Junior Farmers member.  He spent a number of years in his younger days providing “Music by…

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Dr. Donald J. Robinson

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ROBINSON, Dr. Donald J. of Aylmer passed away at London Health Sciences Centre-University Hospital on June 11, 2018, in his 91st year.  Beloved husband of Jean (Robb) Robinson and the late Helene (Mallett) Robinson (1987).  Dear father of Pamela Helene Townsend (James) of London, Jennifer Elaine Robinson of London, and Diane Elizabeth Rawlins (Michael) of…

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Betty Anne Clunas

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CLUNAS, Betty Anne of Aylmer passed away at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Saturday, June 2, 2018. She was 70. Beloved wife of 54 years to Ken Clunas. Dear mother of Tammy, Paul and Danny. Loving grandmother of Dustin, Courtney, Ashley, Breanne, Raelyn, Christopher and Tim. Predeceased by her son Ken (1994). Sister-in-law to…

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Robert (Bob) Wayne Thornton

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Peacefully at home with his family, Robert (Bob) Wayne Thornton of Walsingham (formerly of Avon, Ontario) passed away on Thursday, May 24, 2018. Born in Nilestown, Ontario, as a pre-Christmas gift on December 24, 1936. Survived by his wife of 53 years Mary (Manning) Thornton and their children: Rob (Karen Totten) RR6 Tillsonburg, Roxane (Bill…

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Douglas Osbourne

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Today, May 27, 2018, I said goodbye to my life partner of 54 years. We had good times, challenging times, lots of fun, and for this, you will always be in my heart. I will miss you terribly. Continuing on my own will be difficult. Please keep me company and watch over me. I know…

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Dorothy Lowanna McCallum

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MCCALLUM, Dorothy Lowanna of Aylmer passed away at Chartwell Home on Wednesday, May 23, 2018.  She was 85. Beloved wife of the late John “Jack” McCallum.  Loving mother of Larry McCallum and wife Mary and Paul McCallum and wife Susan.  Cherished grandmother of David (Jamie), Michael (Julie-Ann), Teresa, Andrea (Devon), Jessica (Sean), Jason (Sadie), Melissa (Kevin),…

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James Brian “Mick” Burwell

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Burwell, James Brian “Mick” of Aylmer passed away at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Sunday, May 20, 2018.  He was 70. Beloved husband of Mary (Kovacs) Burwell.  Dear father of Brian Burwell (Wendy) of Aylmer, Brenda Cuthbert of Tillsonburg, David Burwell (Lisa) of Delmer, Melissa Firby (Ryan) of Aylmer and Chris Burwell (Tera) of…

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Clarene Freeman

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FREEMAN, Clarene of St. Thomas and formerly of Aylmer passed away at her residence on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. She was 77.  Beloved wife of Gerry Freeman. Loving mother of Doug (Shyann) of Calgary and Christine of Belmont.  She will be missed by her grandchildren Tyler and Shannon Dwyer.  Dear daughter of the late Thomas…

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George Edward Carrel

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CARREL, George Edward of Brownsville passed away at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Sunday, May 20, 2018. He was 66. Beloved husband of Susan (Chilcott) Carrel. Dear father of Mark Carrel (Michelle) and loving grandfather of Victoria, Kaileigh and Kristian. Brother of Ruth Abbott Kinsey (Wayne), Margaret Bedwell and Donald Carrel (Vicky). Son-in-law of…

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