OBITUARIES

In memory of loved ones

Dave Redekop

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Redekop, David, fondly remembered as “Crazy Dave,” of Aylmer passed away peacefully at his residence with Catalina by his side, after a courageous battle with cancer on Thursday, October 19, 2023 in his 65th year. He will be missed by his partner Catalina who helped him through his journey. Loving father of Kalika, Willow, Emma, Noah and their mother…

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Beulah Brackenbury

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Brackenbury, Beulah formerly of Vienna passed away at Middlesex Terrace, Delaware on Tuesday, October 17, 2023 in her 101st year. Beloved wife of the late Gordon Brackenbury(1995). Dear mother of Doug Brackenbury(Jerlene) of Vienna & the late Barb De Pieza(2017). Predeceased by her son-in-law Paul Moosberger. Loving grandmother of Todd(Barb), Jodi, Cameron(Melinda), Shane and Sabrina(George). She will be…

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Hugh Howey

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Bayham Township has lost another of its most senior lifelong residents. Hugh Wesley Howey passed away at Tillsonburg Hospital on Sunday October 15, 2023 in his 98th year. Farming and family were his true passions. He worked on other farms in the area, but eventually came home to join his father and brothers on the…

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Helen Kalman

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Kalman, Helen of Aylmer passed away with family by her side at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Sunday, October 15, 2023 in her 91st year. Beloved wife of the late Stephen Kalman(2018). Dear mother of Thomas of Aylmer, Donna (William Robinson) of Aylmer and James of London. Loving Oma of Katherine Thompson(Evan), Gillian Kalman(Tyler Hackney), Jacqueline(John…

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John “Roy” Stewart

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A Celebration of Life will be held for Roy Stewart on Saturday October 28, 2023 at the Straffordville Community Centre, Straffordville, Ontario from 1:00pm until 4:00pm. All are welcome. “Walk in the shade of the evening When the sun paints the sky in the west. Ponder for a moment about me And remember only the…

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Robin Mathews

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ROBIN JAMES MILTON MATHEWS    1965 – 2023 The family wishes to announce the passing of their beloved son and brother, Robin James Milton Mathews of Tillsonburg on Saturday, October 14, 2023 at the age of 58 years.  Loving son to Ann and the late Jim (2015).  Baby brother to Charlene Crossett (the late Larry),…

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Joyce Pettit

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PETTIT, Joyce Enid Peacefully in her 82nd year, Joyce Enid Pettit of Belmont passed away. Born on October 31st 1941 in Kingston Upon Thames Surrey, England to Frank and Elsie Hounsell. Beloved wife of Ralph Pettit for 63 years. Dear mother to Mary, Ann (Kim), James (Mary Ann), John (Amanda), Jeff (Karen) and Chris (Jennifer).…

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Barbara Brower

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Brower, Barbara Joan of Aylmer passed away at AgeCare Aylmer on Wednesday, October 4, 2023 in her 80th year. Dear mother of Rob(Dawn) and Jim(Tammy). Loving grandmother of Brandon, Michele, Dylan and Cole. Sister of Lawrence Cox(Brenda) and Betty Cox.  Predeceased by her nephew Barry Cox. Born in St. Thomas, Ontario on October 9, 1943, daughter of the…

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Jordan Pogue

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POGUE, Jordan Keith of Calton, ON passed away suddenly on Wednesday July 26, 2023  in his 29th year. Dearly loved son of Robin (Frook) (Pogue) James and the late Keith Pogue (2013). Loved stepson of Roger James. Fiancé of Zahra Talebian. Proud father of Jaxon (born September 15, 2023). Beloved grandson of Mollie and Fred Frook.…

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Bob Quick

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Quick, Robert Eugene “Bob” of St. Thomas passed away at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Saturday, September 30, 2023 in his 91st year. Beloved husband of the late Susan(McAdams) Quick(2014). Father of the late Marie Quick, loving grandfather of Kristin Holmes and great-grandfather of Michael, Sarah and Xavier. Dear brother of Dorothy Otvos, Shirley…

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John Knelsen

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John Knelsen   It is with great sadness and shock that we share that our beloved brother John Knelsen of Copenhagen died unexpectedly at his home on September 26, 2023. As many of our friends and family know, our family has experienced a great deal of loss over the last eight years. Losing John has…

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John “Roy” Stewart

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JOHN “ROY” STEWART January 27, 1934 – September 26, 2023 It is with heavy hearts the family of John “Roy” Stewart had to say goodbye on Tuesday, September 26, 2023.  Roy passed away at Alexandra Hospital in Ingersoll at the age of 89 years. Beloved husband and best friend of June (Faulkner) for 70 years. …

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Peter Afman

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Afman, Peter Kornelis of Aylmer passed away at his residence on Tuesday, September 26, 2023 in his 73rd year. Beloved husband of Mary(Cummings) Afman. Dear father of Shannon Thompson(Jesse) of Aylmer, Megan Afman of Waterloo and Miranda Johnson(Brent) of Aylmer. He will be missed by his amazing grandchildren Jack and Reed Thompson and Audrey Johnson. Brother of Edna Prins(Jack),…

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Jean Hunt

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Hunt, Jean Eleanor of Aylmer passed away at Terrace Lodge on Monday, September 25, 2023 in her 95th year. Loving wife of over 66 years of the late George Frederick Hunt (2016). They were the cherished parents of 5 children : Diane Park (Gord) of Fingal, Debra Wilson (James) of Springford, Brian Hunt (Shelley) of Cambridge,…

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Joseph Buys

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BUYS – Joseph 1939 ~ 2023  Mr. Joseph Buys, formerly of Rhineland, passed away at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, on Friday, September 22, 2023 in his 84th year. Joe and his wife Binnie had been avid volunteers with H-N Senior Support Services.  He loved the outdoors, whether it was fishing, or in the garden,…

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Bill Putnam

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Putnam, William “Bill” formerly of R. R. #4 Aylmer passed away at his residence, Valleyview Home on Thursday, September 21, 2023 in his 91st year. Beloved husband of the late Jean(Shackelton) Putnam(2012). Dear father of Mary Lynne Magyar(Joe), Cheryl Wilson(Mark), Robert Putnam and Valerie McNeil(Larry).  He will be missed by a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.…

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Jacob Wall

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Wall, Jacob Berg of Aylmer passed away at Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, September 20, 2023 in his 76th year. Beloved husband of Maria(Guenther) Wall. Dear father of Marge Quiring of Aylmer, Helena Hearon(Derek) of Ridgetown, Jake Wall(Sarah) of St. Thomas, Susan Giesbrecht(late Isaac) of Aylmer, John Wall(Vreneli) of Valencia, California and Mary Giesbrecht(Tim) of Aylmer. He will…

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Gordon Smith

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Smith, Gordon Wayne of St. Thomas passed away at his residence on Wednesday, September 20th, 2023 at the age of 67. Loved father of Alisha Frome and Dwayne Smith. Dear brother of Judy Kitchenham, Pearl Funstin (late Edward), late Maria Mizon and Linda Green (Murray). Sadly missed by 5 grandchildren and a number of nieces…

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Trace Walker

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Walker, Trace James of Aylmer passed away at London Health Science Centre-University Hospital on Monday, September 18, 2023 in his 24th year. Dearly loved son of Melissa(Irwin) and Mark Walker(Jennifer Fraser). He will be missed by his best friend and brother Wade and Maima Janet Irwin(late Tim). Uncle to Sylas. Also survived by a number…

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Joanne Ethelston

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Ethelston, Joanne of Eden passed away at Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital on Monday, September 11, 2023 in her 95th year. Beloved wife of the late John Edward Ethelston(2012). Dear mother of J. Douglas Ethelston and wife Susan of Benmiller. Loving grandmother of Enissa Falconer(Andy) and Tasha Verhoeve(Adam). Great-grandmother of Trent Falconer and Daryn Verhoeve. Also survived by her sister…

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