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Thomas Harvey Watters

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Watters, Thomas Harvey of Aylmer passed away at London Health Science Centre-University on Monday, February 4, 2019 in his 74th year. Beloved husband of Samantha (Asmussen) Watters.  Dear step-father of Alex(Melody) of St. Thomas. Brother of Joe Watters (Donna Mae), Bill Watters (Shirley), Ken Watters (Lorraine) and Pat Watters (Wendy). Also survived by a sister-in-law Jane Watters and a…

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“Jerry” Gerald George Lockwood

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LOCKWOOD, “Jerry” Gerald George of Valleyview, St. Thomas passed away at his residence on Monday, February 4, 2019. He was 79 years old.  Beloved husband of the late Gloria Lockwood (2018).  Dear father of Karen Vyse (Jeff), Laura Baresich (Brett), Brenda Calvert (Dwaune) and Brian Lockwood (Stephanie) all of St. Thomas.  Loving grandfather of Magan,…

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Rosina Hendel

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HENDEL, Rosina of Aylmer passed away at Terrace Lodge on Sunday, February 3, 2019 in her 101st year. Beloved wife of the late Peter Hendel (1970). Dear mother of Peter G. Hendel (Rosemary) of R.R.#2 Aylmer and the late Rosina Tenhor (2000) and mother-in-law of Martin Tenhor of Aylmer. Loving grandmother of David Tenhor (Lisa),…

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Michael Carroll

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CARROLL, Michael of Woodstock passed away at his residence on Friday, February 1, 2019 in his 72nd year. Father of Celeste and Carter. Brother of Patricia Wilson (the late Mike) of Aylmer, Betty Hermsen (Rob) of R.R.2 Springfield and Ed Carroll (Cynthia) of Stoney Creek. Also survived by a number of nieces and nephews.  Born in…

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Flora Ellen “Nell” (Elsey) Wright

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Wright, Flora Ellen “Nell” (Elsey) formerly of Aylmer passed away peacefully in her home in St. Thomas on Monday, January 28, 2019. Her husband Dr. Donald Wright passed earlier this month but at the time of her death she was attended by her four loving children and their spouses. She is survived by Dianne Zimmer(Bill)…

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Elsa (Hoogsteen) Van Lingen

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Elsa (Hoogsteen) Van Lingen August 21, 1946 – January 28, 2019 Elsa passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Monday, January 28, 2019 at the age of 72. She is survived by her husband Fred and beloved and loving son Darryl (Sheri) and beloved grandchildren Deven and Megan. She is also survived…

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Marie (Wilson) Henderson

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Henderson, (Wilson) Marie of Aylmer passed away at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Friday, January 25, 2019 in her 91st year. Beloved wife of Bill Henderson and the late James Wilson (1986). Dear mother of Mark Wilson (Cheryl), Lee Wilson, Layne “Fred” Wilson (Diana), Judy Van Ymeren and Jay Wilson. Mother-in-law of Pat Wilson.…

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Jack Samuel Helsdon

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Jack Samuel Helsdon passed away on January 15, 2019 at maple Manor Nursing home in Tillsonburg. Born October 31, 1925, the only son of Samuel Martin Helsdon and Phyllis (Newman) Helsdon, Jack was a fourth-generation Helsdon in the Tillsonburg area. Jack is survived by his three children – Phyllis Anne (Sandy) Thompson and Gary, David…

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Rod C. Pressey

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Passed away on January 14, 2019 at his home in the presence of his loving family after a valiant battle with cancer at the age of 61. Beloved husband of Beth (McElwain). Loving dad of Jennifer and husband Craig Steptoe, Alison and former spouse of Lynn. Step-dad to Jesse Brown (Bea), Mandy Brown, Jeremy Brown…

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Joyce Louisa Press

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Press, Joyce Louisa of Aylmer passed away at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Friday, January 18, 2019 in her 78th year. Beloved wife of Walter Press. Dear mother of Tammy Ross(David) of Springfield, Ashley Press of Tillsonburg, Holly Press of St. Thomas, Jennifer Weaver of St. Thomas, Dwight Press and Dwayne Press both of…

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Angela Julia Sobry

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SOBRY, Angela Julia of Caressant Care, St. Thomas and formerly of Aylmer passed away at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Friday, January 11, 2019 in her 98th year. Beloved wife of the late Peter Sobry (2006). Dear mother of Robert and wife Madeline. Loving grandmother of Deb Howitt and husband John, Lori Kirby and husband Jim and great-grandmother…

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Alice DeSutter

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DeSutter, Alice of Terrace Lodge Aylmer passed away peacefully at her residence on Thursday, January 10, 2019 in her 91st year. Beloved wife of the late Cyriel DeSutter (2008). Dear mother of Frank DeSutter (Ingrid) and Anita VanRoestel (Adrian). Loving grandmother of David VanRoestel, Nancy Fisher (Dean), Ryan DeSutter (Melissa), Robert DeSutter (Kim), Stephanie DeSutter-Klachan (Paul) and great-grandmother…

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Irene Katie Lysko

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LYSKO, Irene Katie of St. Thomas, passed away peacefully, on Friday, January 11th, 2019, at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital at the age of 81. Beloved daughter of the late Michael (1963) and Katherine (Halewich) Lysko and dearly loved sister of Lorraine Clark (Wayne), the late Anthony “Tony” Lysko (1996) and the late Bill Lysko…

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Carol Beattie

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BEATTIE, Carol of Brownsville passed away at Terrace Lodge, Aylmer on Friday, January 11, 2019 in her 78th year. Beloved wife of Dave Beattie. Dear mother of Bonnie Cleeve (Keith), Mary Beattie (Victor Neamtz), Ken Beattie, Susan McConnell (John) and Sandra Graham (Jim). Also survived by sisters and brothers June Doubt, Terry Wilkins, David Wilkins,…

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Beverly Harold Paget

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PAGET,  Beverly Harold of Brownsville passed away at Sakura House, Woodstock after a courageous battle with cancer on Friday, January 11, 2019 in his 72nd year. Beloved husband of Donna (Firby) Paget.  Loving father of Vicky Paget (Dale) of Sudbury, Richard Paget (Cornelia) of Brownsville and Cindy Kalman (Brian) of Aylmer.  Loving grandfather of Chantele, Melissa, Kassie, Katie,…

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Audrey Churchill

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It is with heavy hearts the family of Audrey Churchill announce her passing on January 10, 2019 at the Chelsey Park Long Term Care Home in London, Ontario at the age of 90. Mrs. Churchill was born in Romney Township, Ontario on February 4, 1928. Beloved wife of the late Winston “Bruce” Churchill (1979). Loving…

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Mary Lou Rempkens (DeKoster)

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Rempkens (DeKoster) Mary Lou, formerly of Aylmer passed peacefully at CCC St. Thomas General Hospital on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 in her 81st year.  Predeceased by her beloved husband Henk Rempkens.  Dear mother of Pete Rempkens and wife Ginger of Aylmer, and Rick Rempkens and wife Marie of Springfield.  Loving Oma of Mike, Alisha, Jaimie…

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Howard Hugh Phillips

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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Howard Hugh Phillips, surrounded by loved ones at University Hospital in London on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at the age of 63 years.  Beloved husband and best friend of Linda (Ralf) Phillips for 35 years.  Proud and loving father of Joshua and Nathan (Serenity)…

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Edith Ann Fleming

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FLEMING, Edith Ann – Born May 5, 1939, Edythe Ann left us suddenly on January 2, 2019.  She was predeceased by her husband, Gerald Workman Fleming in 1993, and her parents, Mary and William Phinney.  EA touched many lives during her career as both nurse and teacher at S.T.E.G.H. School of Nursing and Fanshawe College. …

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Budd Tillotson

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It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our brother and friend. Budd passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with lung cancer at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital on Friday, January 4, 2019. Born on August 9, 1957, Budd was in his 62nd year. Husband of the late Lisa Tweedie, dear…

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