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Kerry Locke

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LOCKE, Kerry of St. Thomas passed away at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Sunday, March 17, 2019 in his 59th year.  Beloved husband of Shirley (Anger) Locke. Dear father of Josh (Ashley) of Sparta, Lacey (Craig) of St. Thomas and Samantha (Mike) of St. Thomas. Proud and loving Papa of Weston, Lauren, Emma and…

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William E. Head

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William E. Head passed away peacefully in the early morning of Monday, March 18, 2019 at the Aylmer Retirement Residence, in his 93rd year. Cherished husband of Corleen Head.  Loved Dad of Barbara and her husband Kevin Quantrill.  Dear brother of Jean Bond.  Predeceased by his brothers Howard, Harry, Raymond, Tom, and sisters Alice and…

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Ruth Bernice Burnham

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BURNHAM, Ruth Bernice of Caressant Care Bonnie Place, St. Thomas, passed away peacefully at her late residence on Monday, March 11, 2019, at the age of 91 years. Born in Aylmer on December 31st, 1927. Ruth was the last member of her family. Burnham’s Greenhouse was the place to go many years ago – Ruth helped…

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Jason Geerts

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“It’s not the years in your life that count… It’s the amount of life and love you had in your years.” Jason Peter Geerts, “Gertzy”, 35, of Springfield, Ontario, passed away peacefully on Friday March 8, 2019, surrounded by those closest to him. Jason fought courageously and inspirationally against his ALS diagnosis for the past…

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Thomas Alfred Wiley

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Wiley, Thomas Alfred passed away in Winnipeg on February 27, 2019. Born July 24, 1950, St Thomas, Ontario to parents Alfred Cyril and Anetta Lillian Wiley (Scriver). Predeceased by his wife Maureen Wiley. Survived by sons Brian (Leslie) and Bryce (Nathalie) of Winnipeg, step-daughters Marsha, Crystal, Barb King (Wayne) and Grace. Predeceased by brothers David,…

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Earl Douglas Turnbull

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Turnbull, Earl Douglas of Aylmer passed away at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Saturday, March 2, 2019 in his 82nd year.  He will be missed by a number of in-laws, nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by sisters Shirley Vout, Mary Smith, Frances Drabick, Dorothy Moore, Isabelle Shapton, Betty Peters, Muriel Rice and brothers Donald Turnbull,…

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Irene Taylor

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Taylor, Irene of Belmont passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday, February 28, 2019 in her 100th year. Beloved wife of the late John Taylor (1960).  Loving mother of Marilyn Osborne (the late Doug) of RR1 Belmont and the late William “Bill” Taylor (the late Marilyn) of St. Thomas. Loving grandmother of Shirley Sealey(John),…

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Margaret Neudorf

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Neudorf, Margaret passed away peacefully at Elgin Manor after a long battle with cancer on Thursday, February 28, 2019 in her 71st year.  Beloved wife of the late Franz Neudorf (2004).  Loving step-mother of Nettie Friesen (Peter) of Straffordville and Neil Neudorf (Margaret) of Aylmer.  Sister of Katharina and Elisabeth.  She will be missed by…

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Norman John Papiernik

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Papiernik, Norman John Born in Windsor, Ontario on April 2, 1933, son of the late Marianna and Jan Papiernik.  He passed away on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at University Hospital, London unexpectedly from a heart attack and COPD.  Husband of Kathryn (Jones) Papiernik for over 61 years.  Father of Ian and Jennifer Papiernik.  Stepson of…

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Maria Margareta Kirschner

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KIRSCHNER, Maria Margareta of Aylmer passed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospice on Saturday, February 23, 2019.  Born in Dettelbach, Germany on October 4, 1930, daughter of the late Georg and Maria (Riegel) Dallner.  Beloved wife of the late John Kirschner (2005). Treasured mother of John Kirschner (Deb) of Aylmer, Heidi Kirschner (Gilbert) of Montreal…

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Donna Elizabeth Marr

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On Friday, February 22, 2019, at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital, Donna Elizabeth Marr, formerly of Eden, was called home to be with her Lord, at the age of 86 years.  Beloved wife of the late Colin Marr (2014).  A wonderful loving mother to her daughters, Marsha Campbell and her husband Scott of St.…

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Graham Phillips

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At University Hospital, on Wednesday, February 20, 2019, with family by his side, Graham Phillips of London in his 56th year.  Beloved husband and best friend of Sharon (Graystone) Phillips (daughter of Allan and Yvonne).  Loving dad of Mackenzie and Courtney. Dear son of the late Patricia Phillips and the late Harold Phillips and step-son…

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Ruth Nesbitt

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NESBITT, Ruth passed away with her family by her side at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Friday, February 22, 2019 in her 88th year. Beloved wife of the late Jack Nesbitt (2005).  Dear mother of Linda LaForge (Jim), Kathy Worthington (Roy), Ken (Laura), Tom (Pamela), Dan (late Lorrie), Judith Fasseel (Larry), Tim (Julia) and…

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Mary Crozier

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CROZIER, Mary of Port Bruce passed away peacefully after quietly battling cancer at Parkwood Hospital on Friday, February 15, 2019 in her 72nd year. Beloved wife of the late Douglas Grindlay (2001). Dear mother of Mark Crozier (Lynda) of Komoka, Todd Crozier of Port Bruce and Beth Foster (Steve) of Aylmer.  Loving grandmother of Zoe, Conner, Abbi,…

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Barbara Joyce Allen (nee Brown) Koscik

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Barbara, a resident of Chatham, formerly of Belmont, passed away peacefully Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at Copper Terrace Nursing Home at  the age of 87.  Barbara was born in Chatham and was the daughter of the late Bert Brown and Gladys Devina (nee Land) McAlorum. Beloved wife of the late Edmund Koscik.  Dear sister of  Heather…

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Katharina “Tina” Dueck

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Dueck, Katharina “Tina” of St. Thomas passed away peacefully at her residence on Friday, February 15, 2019 in her 68thyear.  Beloved wife of the late Gerhard “George” Dueck(1992).  Dear mother of Anna Groleau(Scott) of Kitchener, Ed Dueck of St. Thomas, Linda Miller (Willy) of Aylmer, Dan Dueck(Erica) of Woodstock and Barb Dueck of Calgary.  Sister of Pete, Jake,…

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Mary Margaret Prendergast

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Prendergast, Mary Margaret of Caressant Care Bonnie Place and formerly of Aylmer passed away peacefully at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 in her 97th year. Beloved wife of the late Frank Prendergast(1982).  Dear sister of James Byrne.  Special aunt of John, Maureen(Jamie), Julie(Dave) and Joyce(Stuart).  Also survived by a number…

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Glenne Keith Foreman

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Foreman, Glenne Keith is safe in the arms of Jesus, after passing away peacefully at his residence, Maple Manor Nursing Home, Tillsonburg on Wednesday February 13, 2019 in his 73rd year.  Dear son of the late George and Emily (Inwood) Foreman.  Loving brother of Derry (Judy) of Ottawa, Pamela Nesbitt(Tom) of St. Thomas and Alyson…

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Sara Abrams

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ABRAMS, Sara of Terrace Lodge, Aylmer passed away peacefully at her residence on Friday, February 8, 2019. She was 93 years old. Beloved wife of the late Peter Abrams (2012). Dear mother of Nela Kauenhofen (John) of Aylmer, Anna Hiebert (late Philip) of Mexico,  Eva Giesbrecht (Isaak) of Springfield, Sara Zacharias (Frank) of Calton, Will…

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Alice (née Wereley) Gladding

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GLADDING, Alice (née Wereley), of Telfer Place, Paris, formerly of St. Thomas, passed away at the Brantford General Hospital on Monday, February 4, 2019, in her 90th year.  Beloved wife for 69 years to Frederick Gladding.  Dearly loved mother of Fred Gladding (Patricia) of Paris, and Mark Gladding (Jennifer) of Fort Erie.  Dear sister of…

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