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Peter Abrams

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ABRAMS, Peter of Eden passed away at London Health Science Centre – Victoria on Saturday, December 22, 2018 in his 69th year.  Beloved husband of Margaret (Wall) Abrams.  Dear father to Rick of Eden, Lori Abrams (Martin Champagne) of Gatineau, Quebec, Judy Froese (Fred) of Vienna and Deb Miller (Bill) of Calton.  Loving grandfather of Ethan, Audrey, Rhaya,…

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John Maxwell Lamers

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Lamers, John Maxwell of Edmonton, Alberta passed away suddenly at the age of 53 in his home on December 16, 2018. John is survived by his wife Jo-ann Lamers, his children, Brock Lamers, Mitchell Lamers and step-daughter Kristin Adamski, sister Melissa Lamers, brothers in-law Scott Ryan and Tim Ryan (Becky) and granddaughter, Adelaide. He loved…

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Ross Babcock

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BABCOCK, Ross of Aylmer passed away at his residence on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 in his 90th year.  Beloved husband of the late Jean (Foster) Babcock (2011).  Dear father of Karen Driver (Paul) of Aylmer and Jim B abcock (Kelly) of Texas.  Loving grandfather of Troy Babcock (Jamie), Matthew Driver (Tara) and Tiffany Edwards (Greg).…

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Wilhelmina “Wilma” Vanwassenberg-Speets

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VANWASSENBERG-SPEETS, Wilhelmina “Wilma” of Valleyview Home, St. Thomas and formerly of Aylmer passed away peacefully at her residence on Friday, December 14, 2018 at the age of 89.  Beloved wife of the late Jim Speets (2008) for 57 years. Dear mother of Marian De Leebeeck (Robert), Wilma Dionne, Jack Speets (Rose), Yvonne Krahn (Jake) and Anita Speets. Loving…

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Robert Raymond “Bob” Tillotson

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TILLOTSON, Robert Raymond “Bob” of Aylmer passed away at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Thursday, December 13, 2018 in his 75th year.  Dear friend of Nettie Honsinger.  Survived by daughters Kelly, Tanya and Sheri Lynn.   Brother of Ruthann Springer (Stewart), Sandra Genovy (Jim), Linda Robinson (Patrick) and Patricia Michielse (John).  He will be missed…

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Doris Carolyn Summers

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SUMMERS, Doris Carolyn of Valleyview Home, St. Thomas and formerly of Aylmer, passed away at her residence on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 in her 84th year. Dear mother of Jim Summers (Debby) of Springfield, Judy Walker (John) of Calgary and Tim Summers (Rita) of Edmonton. Loving grandmother of Nicholas, Alison, Andrea, Brian, Rob, Hailey, Jason…

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Gary Douglas Scrivens

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SCRIVENS, Gary Douglas of Pt. Burwell passed away at Port Bruce on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 in his 67th year. Beloved husband of Barb (Bleck) Scrivens. Loving step-father of Jeremy, Mike (Tanya), Robert (Sarah), P.J. (Jess), Wayne (Emily), Matthew (Victoria) and Elysia (Brad). Also survived by brothers Peter (Victoria) and Richard (Lisa), a sister Debbie,…

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Claire Tuthill

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Claire has left us for a well-deserved, hard earned rest. She passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Thursday, December 6, 2018 in her 89th year.  She is survived by her best friend and husband of 66 years Harold, children Mike (Lezlee), Kim Wilcox (Dave Perry), Blair (Sandra) and…

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Simonne Helena Marchant

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MARCHANT, Simonne Helena of London and formerly of Aylmer passed away peacefully at her residence on Saturday, December 8, 2018 in her 91st year. Beloved wife of the late Charlie Marchant (1998). Dear mother of Linda MacIntosh (Reg) of London, Loraine Marchant (Jim Anderson) of Australia, Janet Marchant of London and Joanne Marchant of London.…

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Edmund James “Ed” Thompson

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THOMPSON, Edmund James, “Ed”, of Aylmer passed away at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on December 9, 2018 in his 94th year. Beloved husband of the late Betty Doreen (Lamb) Thompson (1994). Adored father of Jim Thompson of Brisbane, Australia, the late Mary Anne Wilson (Wayne), John Thompson (Arlene) of Stayner, Margie Lou Thompson of…

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Peggy Grass

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GRASS, Peggy of St. Thomas and formerly of Springfield passed away at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Saturday, December 1, 2018 in her 81st year. Beloved wife of the late Donald (Smiley) Grass (2003). Dear mother of Debbie Grass of Port Bruce, Donna Grass of London and Diane Agar (Tim) of RR4 Iona Station. Loving grandmother of…

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Jane DeVries

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DEVRIES, Jane of Aylmer passed away at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 in her 83rd year.  Dear wife of David DeVries for 63 wonderful years.  Beloved mother of Mary Jane Zubick(Ben) of Dorchester.  Loving grandmother of Faith and Caleb Zubick.  She will be missed by her siblings Reinie Marissen (Henry)…

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Margaretha Enns

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ENNS, Margaretha of Aylmer passed away peacefully at her residence after a courageous battle with cancer on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 in her 55th year.  Dear daughter of Anna Enns of Aylmer and sister of Neil Enns (Anna) of Aylmer.  Loving aunt to Tony (Hilda), Eva (Jake), Jimmy (Lisa), Sara, Maryann and David.  Born in Durango,…

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Peter Klassen

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KLASSEN, Peter of Aylmer passed away peacefully at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Sunday, November 25, 2018 in his 73rd year. Beloved husband of Aganetha (Wall) Klassen. Dear father of Annie Fehr (Abe), Nettie Janzen (David), Peter Klassen (Christine), Tina Boldt (Frank), Cornelius Klassen, Benny Klassen (Rebecca) and David Klassen (Trudy). Brother of David Klassen (Betty), Mary…

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Douglas-Robert Harrison

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HARRISON, Douglas Robert – August 31, 1939 – November 24, 2018. It is with deep sadness that our family announces his passing away peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospice, London, Ontario, surrounded by his family at the age of 79.  Doug is lovingly remembered and missed by his wife Judy (nee Campbell) of Aylmer; his children…

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Gloria Jane Campbell

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CAMPBELL, Gloria Jane of Aylmer passed away at Terrace Lodge on Friday, November 23, 2018 in her 94th year. Beloved wife of the late Earl Campbell (2012). Dear mother of Earlene Brooks (Dick) of London and Brian Campbell (Sue) of Dorchester. Mother-in-law of Betsy Campbell of Chatham. Loving grandmother of Peter Brooks, Nancy Brooks (Ray…

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Ernest Wood Lamb

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LAMB, Ernest Wood 7th of January, 1921 – 7th of November, 2018. Ernest passed away November 7, 2018 in his 98th year in his home at Springfield, Ont. in the presence of family and friends. As per his wishes, no public funeral was held; cremation has taken place and a private burial was held on…

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Bernhard Martens

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MARTENS, Bernhard of Aylmer passed away at his residence on Thursday, November 15, 2018 in his 37th year. Beloved son of Peter and Susan (Sawatzky) Martens.  He will be missed by his siblings Henry, Sara and Peter Junior.  Uncle of Alexandria and Olivia Robertson and Zachary Martens.  Also survived by many relatives.  Born in Obregon,…

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Genevieve Graham (nee Granger)

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Passed away peacefully after a short illness at the Palermo Village Retirement Home in Oakville. Predeceased by husband George, daughter Colleen Murray, sister Helen Kennedy and brothers Charles, Bill and Loyall Granger. She is survived by daughters Lynda Ellison (Brian) and Alison Domoney (Bruce) and by sister Anna Lemon (Lyle), sister-in-law Eleanor Cox, brother-in-law Ray…

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Edgar Camiel “Chuck” Walcarius

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WALCARIUS, Edgar Camiel “Chuck” of Malahide Township passed away at his residence on Thursday, November 8, 2018 in his 88th year.  Beloved husband of 59 years to Bertha (Uzas) Walcarius.  Dear father of Rica Unger (late Pat) of Belmont, Roberta of Hamilton, Rhonda, Karen and Darren all of Aylmer.  Loving grandfather of Erica Unger-Grieve (Kris),…

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