OBITUARIES

In memory of loved ones

Bob Needham

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Needham, Robert of Aylmer passed away at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 in his 79th year. Beloved husband of Jayne(Morrison) Needham. Dear father of Curtis(Amy) and Clayton(Asma). Loving grandfather of Meredith, Sara and Iyla. Born in North Bay, Ontario on August 13, 1943, son of the late Lou and Evelyn(Peters)…

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Judith Hope

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Hope, Judith D. of Mossley passed away Tuesday, August 3 2021. Mother of Deborah (Bruce) and Glenn (Angela).Grandmother of 6 grandsons, which 3 grandsons served in the Canadian Armed Forces: Air Force, Army and Navy. They have provided a vail of protection to the citizens of Canada and other countries around the world and have…

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Peter Stevens

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Peter Stevens, beloved husband and best friend of Bonnie Stevens passed away on Friday, August 13, 2021 after a short fight with cancer. He was a passionate cyclist and loved to cook and entertain their friends. He will be missed but, lovingly remembered. A memorial service to follow at a later date. Donations to the…

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Donna O’Brien

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Donna Carolyn O’Brien May 13, 1943 – August 10, 2021   It’s with heavy hearts we announce that Donna Carolyn O’Brien’s journey here on earth peacefully came to an end after a courageous battle with cancer on August 10, 2021 at the age of 78. She was surrounded by the love of her family, friends…

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Jack Matthews

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Matthews, Jack Roy of  Valleyview Home, St. Thomas and formerly of Eden passed away, at his residence, at the age of 68. Beloved husband of Elisabeth Maria (Mayer) Matthews and dearly loved father of Shawn Matthews (Alana Haskett) and Stephanie Matthews (Shaun Vinnai). Loved grandfather of Dalton, Owen, Emmitt, Carter and Hunter. Sadly missed by…

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Lucretia Gingell

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Lucretia Gingell “Benny”   Lucretia “Benny” Gingell passed away on July 27, 2021 at her son’s home in Colorado due to natural causes at the age of 99. She relocated to Washington DC from Canada, on D-day, June 6, 1944 to work for the British Army Staff. Later she worked for the Indian Embassy, then Riggs…

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Marie Young

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Marie Jeanne(Vaillancourt) Young of Aylmer, Ontario passed away with natural causes at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Wednesday, August 18,2021 in her 89th year. Loved mother, mother-in-law and grandmother of: Dale Young and his son Kyle Young and daughter Cassandra Young; Darrell(Sylvia) Young; Dean(Chris) Young; Mark(Tammy) Young and his daughter Jayme(Bill) Chesney and son Justin Young;…

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Ronald Roy Berry

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Ronald Roy Berry Nov. 6, 1958 – Aug. 14, 2021 Suddenly, on August 14, 2021, Ronald Roy Berry passed away surrounded by his loving wife Marlene and his daughters Melissa (Dave) and Mandy (Matt). Ron was born in St. Thomas on November 6, 1958 to Colin and Louise Berry.  He was married to his best friend…

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Betty Belanger

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BELANGER, Elizabeth “Betty” With heartfelt sadness, we announce the passing of Betty Belanger of Aylmer, at St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital on August 15, 2021 at the age of 68. Devoted wife and best friend of Micheal Belanger. Dearly loved mother of Ryan (Shannon) Belanger and Stephanie Belanger (Sean) and Stepmother to Terri (Jim) Junker, Chris…

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Marjorie Miskelly

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Miskelly, Marjorie of Aylmer passed away at her residence on Friday, July 30, 2021 in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of the late Arthur Miskelly(2007) and the late George McCord(1970). Loving mother of Gary McCord, Sherry Marlatt(Jim) and Dennis McCord(Tammy). Dear step-mother of Sharon Barbier(Robert), Tom Miskelly and Bob Miskelly(Debbie). Cherished Nana of Chad(Torrie), Damien(Kristine),…

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Brian Cundle

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Brian Leslie Cundle of Aylmer passed away at the St. Thomas General Hospital on Sunday July 25, 2021. Brian was born 75 years ago to the late Arthur & Kathleen (Welch) Cundle and grew up here in Blenheim alongside of his younger brother Paul and his sister who predeceased him, Charlene (Cundle) Terpstra. Brian was…

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Peter Dyck

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Dyck, Peter of Aylmer Retirement Residence passed away at his residence on Saturday, August 7, 2021 in his 81st year. Beloved husband of the late Elisabeth Dyck(July 12, 2021). Loving father of Peter(Cathy), Margaret Stewart(David), Dave(Sharon), Lisa Dyck and Eva Peters(Arlie), and adoring grandfather of 12 grandchildren and proud great-grandfather of 9 great-grandchildren. Brother of Helena Guenther,…

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Irene Hoshal

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Hoshal, Grace Irene of Chartwell Home, Aylmer passed away peacefully at her residence on Saturday, August 7, 2021 in her 102nd year.  Beloved wife of the late Walter Clayton Hoshal(1978). Step-mother to Helen Corrigan (Terry). Grandma to Christine and Lisa.  Great-grandma to Satya and Tenzen. Predeceased by her brother Alfred Woolley.  Also survived by a…

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Anne Rimnyak

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ANNE RIMNYAK  JANUARY 27, 1928– AUGUST 4, 2021   Passed away peacefully at Maple Manor Nursing Home with her family by her side, on Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at the age of 93.   Anne leaves behind a son Bill Rimnyak (Linda) and a daughter Betty Ostrander (Harry). Anne was a much loved Grandma to Bill…

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June Voakes

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VOAKES, June – Passed away peacefully at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Saturday, August 7, 2021, June Eleanor Voakes (nee Bradt) at the age of 95.  She was the wife of Peter Voakes who predeceased her in 1999.  June was the second oldest child of her parents Samuel and Lenore (nee West) Bradt’s 11…

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Keith Empey

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Empey, Keith of Tillsonburg, formerly of Springfield, passed away at his residence with family by his side on Friday, July 23, 2021 in his 88th year. Beloved husband of 46 years to Rose Marie(Ford) Empey. Dear father of Phyllis Therrien(Todd), Darren Empey(Sherry), Jennifer Empey(Dave Schoffro) and stepfather of Mike Ford and Wayne Firby. Loving grandfather…

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John D. Scott P.ENG.

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It is with great sadness that John’s family announce his passing on July 19, 2021, at the age of 66.  John lived valiantly with cancer for the past nine years.  He passed away peacefully at home, in the loving care of his family. John leaves his wife, Cathy, and children, Melanie (Bart) and Reuben.  John…

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Mary Durnin

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Durnin, Mary of Aylmer passed away peacefully with family by her side at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Friday, July 16, 2021 in her 91st year. Beloved wife of Leonard Durnin. Dear mother of Bob Durnin(Tracy), Kathy Robinson(Ivan) and Lori Richardson(Steve DeRyk). Loving grandmother of 7 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Sister of Laura Bean. Predeceased by her 5…

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Lillian “Lilly” Nutt

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Lillian ‘Lilly’ Jean Nutt (nee Fenn) of St. Thomas passed away peacefully with her Family at her side at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Friday July 9, 2021 in her 71st year. Predeceased by her husband Gary Nutt (2004), and dear friend Frank Kikkert (2018). Beloved daughter of the late Ferol (Rogers) and…

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George Vandierendonck

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Vandierendonck, George Morris of The Manor Village in London, Ontario and long-time resident of Aylmer has passed away at his residence on July 15, 2021. Beloved husband of 67 years to the late Augusta Vandierendonck (Bossuyt).  Dear father of Rosemary Vandierendonck, Mary Jane (Harry) Boersema, Terry (Jo-Anne) Vandierendonck, Nancy (Paul) Snyder, Patty Vandierendonck (Adriano Trinaistich) and Janet (Mike)…

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