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Cathy Diane (nee Abel) Staley Leeson

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LEESON, Cathy Diane (née Abel) Staley, of St. Thomas, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Monday, October 22, 2019, in her 61st year.  Born in St. Thomas, ON, March 4, 1959, she was the loving daughter of Gordon L. Abel and the late Leitta (née Harris) Abel.  Beloved wife for 31…

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Joseph William “Jojo” Berkelmans

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Berkelmans, Joseph William “Jojo” of Aylmer passed away with his family by his side at London Health Sciences Centre- University Hospital on Tuesday, October 15, 2019.  He was 4 years old. Cherished son of Brent Berkelmans and Stephanie Ball.  He will be dearly missed by his sister Avery.  Loving grandson of Bill and Lisa Berkelmans and Bill and…

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Sonja Marie Paulette

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Oslach, Sonja Marie Paulette of Aylmer passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, October 19, 2019  in her 76th year. Beloved wife of Arthur Oslach of 57 years. Loving mother of Sherry Lloyd of Simcoe and John Oslach(Becky) of Ancaster. Dear grandmother of Carlee Lloyd, Kristie Lloyd, Shiloh Oslach and Connor Oslach and great-grandmother of…

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Abe Klassen

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KLASSEN, Abe of Aylmer passed away peacefully at his residence on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 in his 83rd year. Beloved husband of Mary Klassen. Dear father of Lydia Teichroeb (David), Herman (Jan), Rodney (Shila), Melinda Doan (Rob) and Darryl (Joy).  Loving grandfather of Shelby, Jackson, Caleb, Benjamin, Jamey, Ivan, Kira, Alanna, Luke, Sawyer, Julia and Simon.  Survived by his…

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Marion Lavina Parker

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Parker, Marion Lavina of Aylmer passed away at London Health Science Centre-University Hospital on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 in her 95th year. Beloved wife of the Late Clifford Parker(2006). Dear mother of  Allan Parker(Glenda) of Straffordville, Larry Parker(Betty) of Ingersoll, Mary Cooper(Tim) of Nilestown, Jean Morton of Paris, Max Parker of  St.Thomas, Jack Parker of…

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Rodger Thomas Greenlaw

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GREENLAW, Rodger Thomas of Aylmer passed away at his residence on Sunday, October 13, 2019 in his 63rd year. Dear father of Rebecca O’Connor of St. Thomas, Lauren Green (Kyle) of Aylmer and Allison Greenlaw of St. Thomas. Loving grandfather of Cohen and Ruthie. Brother of Janis Cronkwright (Late Ken), Cindy Shugan (Dave), David Greenlaw…

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Henry Krahn

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KRAHN, Henry of Aylmer passed away at Chartwell Aylmer on Monday, October 1, 2019 in his 87th year. Henry Krahn was born on March 7, 1932 to Jacob and Maria Krahn in Swift Current, Saskatchewan. He was one of five children, with 2 older sisters and 2 younger. He had no formal schooling as he…

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Shelley Elizabeth Rice

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Rice, Shelley Elizabeth of St. Thomas and formerly of Aylmer passed away at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 in her 64th year. She will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by brothers Paul and wife Joanne of Toronto, Bob and wife Cindy of Aylmer and sister Pat of St.Thomas. Loving aunt of  Paul…

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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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