OBITUARIES

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Ralph Driezen

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Driezen, Ralph of RR1 Springfield passed away at his residence on Sunday, October 6, 2019 in his 77th year. Beloved husband of Wilma (Vyn) Driezen. Dear father of John Driezen of Kitchener, Peter Driezen(Jen) of Waterloo and Karen Robinson (Todd) of Lakeside. Loving opa of Marc, Breanna, Kaitlin, Sydney, Rachel, Caleb, Reuben and Avigail. Brother…

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Robert “Bob” Goudeseune

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Goudeseune, Robert “Bob” of Tillsonburg passed away at Maple Manor Nursing Home, Tillsonburg on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 in his 86th year. Beloved husband of Annie (DeKeukelaere) Goudeseune. Loving father to Sally Fitch and husband Rick. Dear grandfather of Kyle Fitch(Jenn) and Ryan Fitch(Savanna). He will be missed by one precious great-granddaughter Riley. He was…

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Lorna May Horton

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Horton, Lorna May of Aylmer passed away at her residence on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 in her 85th year. Dear mother of Debbie Ferris(late Larry) of Mount Salem, Perry Robinson(Leslie) of St. Thomas and Joe Robinson of Courtland.  Loving grandmother of Chassitty Ryerse (Shawn), the late Allen Ferris, Kayla, Tanya, Katie Robinson and Mitchell Robinson.  Also survived by…

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John Mantel

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MANTEL,  John of Aylmer passed away at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Friday, September 27, 2019 in his 88th year. Beloved husband of Johanna (Speelman) Mantel.  Dear father of the late John H. Mantel(2009), Pete and Bogna Mantel of Dorchester, Bill and Judith Mantel of Burlington, Rob Mantel of Aylmer and Margaret and Rob…

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Eugene Newton Smith

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Smith, Eugene Newton of St. Thomas passed away peacefully with his family by his side at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 in his 81st year. Beloved husband of Patricia (Underhill) Smith.  Dear father of Kathy Beattie(Rick) of Hanover, Ron Smith(Lynne) of Springfield, Kelly Smith(Danielle) of Springfield and Jamie Smith(Reneta) of Aylmer.  Grandfather of Greg(Maria),…

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Leone Bradt

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Bradt, Leone of Aylmer passed away at her home on Saturday, September 21, 2019. She was 80 years old. Beloved wife of the late Andy Bradt (1999). Dear mother of Dave Bradt (Jean) of Aylmer, Doug Bradt (Penny) of King Lake and Dean Bradt (Tawnya) of Aylmer. Loving grandmother to Amanda, Brian, Tami, Will, Dawn,…

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Audrey Mitchell

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MITCHELL, Audrey of Aylmer passed away at Elgin Manor on Sunday, September 22, 2019 in her 96th year. Be-loved wife of the late Clarence Mitchell (1988). Dear mother of Carole Neil (Ron) of St. Thomas. Loving grandmother of Dean, Darryl, Michelle, Tammy, Tony, Jamie, Gina, Denise, Scott, Cindy and Pam. She will be missed by…

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Michelle Fournier

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FOURNIER, Michelle Diane of Port Stanley, passed away unexpectedly, on Wednesday, September 18th, 2019, at her residence at the age of 57. Dearly loved partner of Glen Graham and much loved mother of Jolene “Coey” (Ryan Hoey). Dear sister of Laura-Lee Timms and Joe Fournier (Alison Doyle). Dear aunt of Emily, Calvin and Jacob. Michelle…

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David Martens

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MARTENS, David A special person, a special face, a special someone we cannot replace.  David Martens of Tilbury and formerly of Aylmer passed away peacefully at Hotel-Dieu Grace Health Care, Windsor on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 in his 68th year following a lengthy illness. Husband of Margaret (Dueck) Martens. Father of Sue Parker (Ken), Nancy…

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Adele Otten

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OTTEN, Adele passed away peacefully at Terrace Lodge, Aylmer, on Monday, September 16, 2019, Adele passed away in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of the late Werner Gerald Otten. Proud and loving mother of Irma Pedersen, Ute Marita Otten and Gerald Otten. Dear grandmother of Edward (Shannon), Dan (Janelle), Erich, Leiah and their mother Rhonda,…

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Sylvere Edward Van Gulck

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VAN GULCK, Sylvere Edward (1940- 2019)– Passed away, peacefully, after a courageous struggle with illness, on Friday, September 13th, 2019, with family by his side, at the Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital, Sylvere Edward Van Gulck, a resident of Straffordville, in his 80th year. Born in Beveren – Waas, E.F., Belgium, son of the late Joseph…

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Stephen Klachan

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KLACHAN, Stephen – Peacefully at Chelsey Park on Wednesday, September 11, 2019, Stephen James Klachan of London and formerly of Dorchester passed away, one day after his 89th birthday. Beloved husband for 64 years of Mary Ellen Klachan. Loving father of Jim (Mary Anne) of Kanata and Doug (Genevieve Papineau) of London. Dear grandfather of…

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Henry Peters

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Peters, Henry of Aylmer passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, September 10, 2019. He was 64. Beloved husband of Mary (Friesen) Peters. Loving father of Chris Peters(Shondra) of Barrie, Jerry Peters(Julie) of Aylmer, Shelley Berg(John) of Aylmer and Timothy Peters of Aylmer. Proud grandfather of Nathaniel, Olivia, Samuel, Rylee, Wyatt, Leigha and Jillian.…

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Roberta Marie Phillips

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Phillips, Roberta Marie (nee Murphy) formerly of Aylmer passed away peacefully in Calton with family by her side on Saturday, September 7, 2019. She was 78. Beloved wife of the late Harold Phillips (2012). Dear mother of Tracey Davies (Rob) of Calton and Step-Mother of Michelle Gregorio (Nelson) of Salford. Mother-in-law of Sharon Phillips (London). Loved by her grandchildren Veronica…

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William Leonard “Bill” Bircham

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Bircham, William Leonard “Bill” of Aylmer, suddenly passed away August 31st, 2019, in his 73rd year, as the result of a tragic accident. Dearly loved husband of 50 years to Jean (Dibert) Bircham, loved father of Chris, Clay & Jennifer, Cathy, and Cindy Bircham. Cherished grandfather of Micaela and Aiden Bircham. Dear brother of Charles…

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Jacob Wolfe

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Wolfe, Jacob “Jake” of Vienna passed away at his residence with his family by his side on Saturday, August 31, 2019 in his 61st year. Beloved husband of Linda Gauthier. Loving father of Jake Gardner (Nicole Gaulin), Christine Wolfe and David Wolfe (Tanya Olmsted).  Loving grandfather of Andrew, Amber, Milos, Miranda, Hayden, Logan, Spencer, Zoe, Paige and Brayden. He…

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Linda Louise Haney

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Haney, Linda Louise of Aylmer passed away at her residence with her family by her side on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 in her 68th year.  Beloved wife of Wayne “Wienner” Haney. Dear mother of Terri Haney(Rick Duffels) of Aylmer and loving Nana of Brett. Also survived by her step-mother Millie Cowan, her brother Larry Schmeltz(Linda),…

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Kathryn Ellen De Fauw

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DE FAUW, Kathryn Ellen of Port Burwell passed away at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Monday, August 26, 2019 in her 64th year surrounded by her family. Beloved wife of the late Jerry De Fauw (2008). Loving mother of Christine Linton (Mike) of Milton, Bonnie De Fauw of Port Burwell, Emily De Fauw of…

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Mike “P.J.” Venner

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VENNER, Mike “P.J.” of Aylmer passed away at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Monday, August 19, 2019. He was 56. Beloved husband of Angela (Beatty) Venner.  Dear father of Kyle (Krystal), Krista (Shayne) and Sean.  Loving grandfather of Alexa, Kolby, Kohen and Taylor.  He will be missed by his brother Greg (Kelly), niece Amy…

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William Blake Carrothers

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CARROTHERS, William Blake of London and formerly of Aylmer passed away at McGarrell Place on Saturday, August 17, 2019 in his 99th year. Beloved husband of the late Edna Carrothers (2011). Dear father of Ron Carrothers and wife Margareth of Fernie, B.C. and Lynda Elley and husband Mark of Texas. Loving grandfather of Deanna (Bratcher)…

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