OBITUARIES

In memory of loved ones

Larry Schmeltz

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SCHMELTZ, Larry Eugene (January 15, 1950 – May 18, 2022) – Peacefully, at the Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital, on May 18th, 2022, after a lengthy illness, our much-loved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend, Larry Schmeltz passed away in his 73rd year. Loving husband of 51 years to Linda (Evans). Larry is survived by…

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Winnifred Elizabeth Hart

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In loving memory of Winnifred (Winnie) Elizabeth HART (née Green/Bishop), April 4, 1938-May 13, 2022 at the age of 84. Beloved wife of James (Jim) Hart of London.  Loving mother of Robbie and Alex Bishop of London, Debbie and Norman Nankervis of South Porcupine, and Lynne Tambeau of St. Catharines. Cherished grandmother of Kate Nankervis…

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Merrilynn Louise Hodgkin

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HODGKIN – Merrilynn Louise (nee Whitney) of St Thomas passed away peacefully at the St Thomas-Elgin General Hospital with family at her side on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at the age of 82.  Beloved wife of the late Murray Hodgkin (2016).  Merrilynn is survived by her loving children Cindy Fischer (Dirk) of Innisfil, children Tabitha…

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William “Bill” Craig

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Craig – William “Bill” of Valleyview Home, St. Thomas and formerly of Aylmer, passed away peacefully at his residence on Friday, May 13th, 2022 at the age of 98. Beloved husband of Rhea (Facey) (Allen) Craig and the late Marie (Sullivan) Craig. Dearly loved father of Larry Craig (Jane) and Anne Bailey. Cherished grandfather of…

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Neil Boyle

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Boyle, Neil of Aylmer passed away at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 in his 80th year. Beloved husband of Joan (Reynolds) Boyle for 57 years. Dear father of Dawn Wheeler(Rick) of Trenton, Kathy Ferris(Allan) of Aylmer and Nancy Boyle of Alexandria, Ontario. Loving grandfather of Zach and Brian. He was…

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Margaret Bradley

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Bradley (Welter), Margaret Francis of Aylmer passed away peacefully at her residence on Thursday, May 5, 2022 in her 102nd year. Beloved wife of the late Daniel Bradley(2003) and the late Verne Welter(1988). Dear mother of Myrna Drummond(late Doug) of Aylmer. Loving grandmother of Carl Drummond(Angie) and Carletta Slaght(Brian). Great-grandmother of Colton(Kate) and Brody(Zoe) and…

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Sara Klassen

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Klassen, Sara of Aylmer passed away peacefully at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Wednesday, May 4, 2022 in her 79th year. Beloved wife of the late Peter Klassen(2015). Dear mother of Annie Neufeld(Peter) of Vauxhall, Alberta, Johnny Klassen(Lisa) of Mexico, Justina Kornelsen(Norman) of White Court, Alberta, Linda Wall(Dave) of Aylmer, Martha Bergen(Dave) of Aylmer and Neil Klassen(Lisa)…

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Margaret Huber

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Huber, Margaret Elizabeth (Scott) of RR 2, Aylmer passed away at London Health Science Centre – Victoria Hospital on Tuesday, May 3, 2022 in her 72nd year. Beloved wife of Robert Huber. Dear mother of Philip Huber(Myra) and Kevin Huber. Loving grandmother of Rachel and Alex. Sister of Shirley Berto(Albino), and Cathy Minjauw(Marlo). Predeceased by her brothers…

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Jessie Thiessen

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Thiessen, Justina “Jessie” of Aylmer passed away at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Friday, April 29, 2022 at the age of 75. Beloved wife of Henry for 56 years. Dear mother of Peter, Ellie, Linda and Tena. Loving grandmother of Perren-Luc and Jon-Kenleigh. She will be missed by her sisters Nettie Redekop, Helena Martens, Anna Friesen, Maria…

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John Volekaert

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Volekaert, John Camiel of Aylmer passed away at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Friday, April 29, 2022 in his 76th year. Beloved life partner and best friend of Stephanie Hannah. Dear father of Lisa Volekaert(late Michael Alexander) and Melissa Lander(Rob) and loving stepfather of Erin Hannah(Sean Miller) and Brooke Heath(Michael). Cherished grandpa of Sadie and Poppops of…

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Rhonda Walcarius

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Walcarius, Rhonda Doreen of R.R.1, Pt. Burwell passed away in Port Charlotte Florida on Wednesday, April 20, 2022 in her 68th year. Beloved wife of Eldon Walcarius. Dear mother of Bobbi-Jo Culver of Chatham, Barbara Degraw(Randy) of St. Thomas and Del Walcarius (Erika) of R.R.1, Port Burwell. Loving grandmother of Jarred, Ethan, Tyler, Megan, Caleb,…

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Russell Summers

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At Sakura House, Woodstock on Thursday, April 21, 2022 Russell Kenneth Summers. Loved partner and friend of Rosaland for 48 years. Dear dad of James “Jimmy”, Judy (Johnnie) and Tim (Rita). He was the proud grandpa of numerous grand-children and great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Esther Gray and Carl Summers (Doris). Brother-in-law of Marie Summers. He…

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Donna Fisher

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Fisher, Donna of Lyons passed away peacefully at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 in her 82nd year. Dear mother of Corinna Hermer(Mike) of Aylmer, Teresa Inger(Tom) of St. Thomas, John Thwaites of Rodney and Lori Thwaites(Jim McKibbin) of Aylmer. Loving grandmother of Jennifer(Mark), Jolene(Troy), Mitchell(Sarah), Donna(Ben), Megan, Paige, Kayla(Amir), Devin(Candace),…

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Michael Dumez

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Dumez, Michael Brian of Aylmer passed away at his residence on Saturday, April 16, 2022 in his 68th year. Beloved son of the late George Dumez(2004) and the late Judy (Reynaert) Dumez(2018). Dear brother of Janice Cranston of Caledonia and the late Marlene Dumez(1993). Loving uncle to Tyler and Max. Also survived by aunts Burnie Reynaert and Vera…

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Jean Doreen VandenWyngaert

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VandenWyngaert,  Jean Doreen of Jaffa passed away at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Sunday, April 17, 2022 in her 83rd year. Beloved wife of the late Robert “Bob” VandenWyngaert(March 13, 2022). Loving mother of Joan Perry(John) of Orwell, Patrick(Cheryl) of St. Thomas, Alan(Sue) of Aylmer, Kevin(Nancy) of Aylmer, Steven(Janice) of Aylmer and Riena Laker(Dean)…

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Marg Barber

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     BARBER, Marg passed away suddenly on Wednesday, February 9, 2022 in hospital. Loving mother to Chris (Marilyn). Predeceased by her son Dean and husband Doug. Sadly missed by Bill (Betty), Pam (Jamie) and Wendy (John). Interment at Pond Mills Cemetery, London, Ontario, Tuesday, April 19, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. followed by a Celebration of…

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Willard Shackleton

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Shackleton, Willard Gerald of Aylmer passed away at London Health Science Centre- Victoria Hospital on Sunday, April 10, 2022 in his 87th year. Beloved husband of Patricia (Allison) Shackleton. Dear father of Heather Powers(Terry), Donna Tanguay(Jeff Yates) and Dwayne Shackleton all of  St. Thomas. Loving grandfather of Skyler(Michelle), Brock(Kathryn), Cody, Tanner, Sarah and great-grandfather of Zachary. Willard is survived…

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Margaret Grant

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Peacefully, at the Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital on Friday, April 8, 2022, Margaret Jane (Brown) Grant passed away at the age of 103 years.  Beloved wife of 64 years to the Late Robert Vernon Grant (2005) of Straffordville.  She was also predeceased by her parents Helena and Marshall Brown of Port Burwell, also by her…

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Ross Dodington

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DODINGTON, Ross – Peacefully of heart failure, with family by his side at Woodstock Hospital on Tuesday, April 5, 2022, Ross Gordon Dodington, of Aylmer, Ontario in his 81st year. Lovingly remembered by his wife of 60 years, Linda; children, Barbara and JD “James” (Lori); and grandchildren, Dylan, Chase and Austin. Dear brother of Paul…

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Clifford Noels

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NOELS, Clifford At Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital, on Sunday April 3, 2022, with his loving family by his side, Clifford Archie Noels of Straffordville passed away in his 79th year. Beloved husband of Marlene (Peaker) Noels for 58 years. Loving father to Sherri Oakley (Tim), Cindy Vallaeys (Brian), and Darrin Noels. Proud grandpa to Hayden,…

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