VANDENBILCKE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-08 published
DEVELTER, Agnes (née VANDENBILCKE)
Peacefully at Maple Manor Nursing Home on Tuesday, May 6, 2008, Agnes DEVELTER of Tillsonburg at the age of 82 years. Born in Westvleteren, W.F. Belgium on December 25, 1925. Dear daughter of the late Maurice VANDENBILCKE and the late former Madeleine PAPERSTRAETE. Loving wife and best friend of 59 years to Gustaf DEVELTER. Dear mother and mother-in-law of George DEVELTER of Delhi (late Madeline 2005) and Georgette and George BLAKLEY, R.R.#7, Tillsonburg. Proud grandmother of Sherri (Shane) ROWLAND Kathi BLAKLEY (Jerry FINDLAY); Tom BLAKLEY; Donald BLAKLEY. Special great-grandma to Tyler. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Prosper and Simone VANDENBILCKE, Alymer; Willy and Doris VANDENBILCKE, Golden, British Columbia; Godfried VANDENBILCKE, Tillsonburg Godelieve and Michel D'HOINE, Mount Brydges. Also survived by a brother-in-law Cyril DEVELTER of Tillsonburg (late Josie 2005) and by several nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by a brother Daniel VANDENBEILCKE (2008.) Funeral Liturgy Service on Friday, May 9, 2008 at 11 a.m. at the Verhoeve Funeral Home, 262 Broadway, Tillsonburg by Rev. Fr. Matthew GEORGE. Interment in Tillsonburg Cemetery. Donations (by cheque only) to Maple Manor Nursing Home or the charity of your choice. Visitation Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Parish Prayers Thursday evening at 7 p.m.

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VANDENBOGAARD o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-03-20 published
GEERTS, Gerard
With hearts saddened by loss but overflowing with beautiful memories, the family of Gerard GEERTS announce his peaceful passing in his 72nd year surrounded by his loving family in palliative care in Bluewater Health, Norman St. Site in Sarnia, on March 18, 2008. Beloved husband of 48 years to Mary GEERTS (née HERYGERS.) Loving father of John and Kathy GEERTS, Mary and Kim BURNS, Anita and John BERKELMANS, Jane THUSS and Richard, Patsy and Tony VANDENBOGAARD, and Connie and Jon BJORNSON. Cherished grandfather of Tammy, Becky (Sean), Kristina, Kelly, Jeremy, Brian (Maggie), Jody (Chris), Adam, Alicia, Jessie, Jennifer, Cassy, Kaitlyn, Stephanie, Nick, Jason, Angela, Justin, Aaron, and Axel. Great-grandfather to Taya and Aden. He will also be sadly missed by his brothers and sisters and nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents John and Antonia GEERTS. Resting at the Gilpin Funeral Chapel, Forest for Visitation on Thursday, March 20, 2008 from 5-8 p.m. Funeral service on Friday, March 21, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment at Arkona Cemetery with Pastor Jonathan FERRIER officiating. Memorial donations to Bluewater Health gratefully acknowledged. Online condolences at gilpinfuneralchapel.com

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VANDENBOOMEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-05 published
DE WEERD, Johanna Maria (VERBOORT)
Peacefully with her family by her side on Sunday, May 4th, 2008 at Strathmere Lodge (Strathroy) Johanna Maria DE WEERD (VERBOORT) in her 90th year. Predeceased by her loving husband Gerard DE WEERD (2007) of 55 years. Mother of Mary (Rob) VEGSO, Annette (Martin) VANDENBOOMEN and Rick (Julie) DE WEERD. Grandma to Randie, Kari Ann (Allister), Angela (Mike), Terri, Michael and Oma to Brian (Heather), Kelly (Scott), Mike (Jodi) and Laura. Also survived by her brother Harry VERBOORT (London) and sisters Bertha, Gerarda and Dora from Holland. Brother-in-laws Martinus VANDERWIJST (Holland) and Antonius SWARTZ (Acton.) Predeceased by sisters Hendrica VANDERWIJST and Maria SWARTZ. Visitation will be held in the Denning Bros. Funeral Home, 32 Metcalfe Street West, Strathroy on Tuesday, May 6 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in All Saints Parish, Strathroy, on Wednesday, May 7 at 11 a.m. with Fr. Michael KISZKO as celebrant. Interment to follow in All Saints Catholic Cemetery. Parish Prayers will be held in the funeral home Tuesday at 6: 45 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Memorial Fund Strathmere Lodge Ladies Auxiliary, P.O. Box #5000, Strathroy, N7G 3J3 or the charity of your choice would be appreciated. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Johanna.

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VANDENDRIESSCHE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-25 published
CLINE, Donald " Wayne"
Of Saint Thomas, passed away on Saturday, February 23, 2008, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in his 56th year. Loved husband of Judy (VANDENDRIESSCHE) CLINE and dear father of Amanda and Ashley CROCKER. Wayne was born in Saint Thomas on April 21, 1952. A public memorial service will be held at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas on Monday at 2: 00 p.m. Cremation has taken place. Visitation at the funeral home on Monday from 1: 00-2:00 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the charity of choice.

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VANDENKIEBOOM o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-09 published
SPENCER, June Marion (née FALKERSON)
Of Central Park, London, passed away on Monday, July 7th, 2008, at the L.H.S.C. (University Campus), in her 91st year. Wife of Howard SPENCER and step-mother of Pat SPENCER and Louise SPENCER- CAINE. Predeceased by 3 brothers Erwin, Bert and Mason FALKERSON. Dear fist cousin to Marion DAVEY, Barbara (Verne) CARD and Bill FRASER. Lovingly remembered by Elaine FRASER- VANDENKIEBOOM, Karen FRASER and Brenda FRASER- GRASMEYER. Much missed by life long Friends Ola MORLEY, Shirley EWANICK and Clara TUPPER. Sadly missed by a number of nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. June was born in Port Stanley on February 8th, 1918, the daughter of the late James and Matilda FALKERSON. She was a retired teacher and taught Home Economics a number of years in London. She also taught 2 years in Kenya. She was an avid traveler and enjoyed hiking and camping with her husband. A public service to celebrate June's life will be held at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas on Saturday at 11: 00 a.m. Private interment of ashes in Hunter Cemetery. Visitation Saturday from 10: 00-11:00 a.m. Remembrances may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Elgin.

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VANDENKIEBOOM o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-11 published
SPENCER, June Marion
Of Central Park, London, passed away on Monday, July 7th, 2008, at the L.H.S.C. (University Campus), in her 91st year. Wife of Howard SPENCER and step-mother of Pat SPENCER and Louise SPENCER- CAINE. Predeceased by 3 brothers Erwin, Bert and Mason FULKERSON. Dear first cousin to Marion DAVEY, Barbara (Verne) CARD and Bill FRASER. Sadly missed by her niece Jane KENDALL and her great niece and nephew Tonya CONSTANT (Poirier) and Aaron KENDALL. Lovingly remembered by Elaine FRASER- VANDENKIEBOOM, Karen FRASER and Brenda FRASER- GRASMEYER. Much missed by life long Friends Ola MORLEY, Shirley EWANICK and Clara TUPPER. June was born in Port Stanley on February 8th, 1918, the daughter of the late James and Matilda FALKERSON. She was a retired teacher and taught Home Economics a number of years in London. She also taught 2 years in Kenya. She was an avid traveler and enjoyed hiking and camping with her husband. A public service to celebrate June's life will be held at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas on Saturday at 11: 00 a.m. Private interment of ashes in Hunter Cemetery. Visitation Saturday from 10: 00-11:00 a.m. Remembrances may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Elgin.

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VANDER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-01-19 published
HAW, Robert Bruce
In Meaford on Thursday January 17, 2008. Bruce HAW of Meaford, and formerly of Orangeville, in his 62nd year. Past Governor of the Optimist Clubs in the Eastern Ontario District and former principal with the Dufferin School Board. son of the late Gordon and Sylvia (née STEWARD/STEWART/STUART) HAW of Dundalk. Beloved husband of the former Doris ECCLES and much loved father of Mark HAW and his wife Sharon, Scott HAW and his wife Jennifer and Joanne and her husband Peter SCHULZ all of Barrie. Sadly missed Papa of Taylor and Jonathan HAW, Jacob HAW, and Kavan, Rori and Rowan SCHULZ. Dear brother of Fred SNELL (Ardiste) of Lethbridge, Alberta, Audrey NORTHEY (late Les) of Minden, Wanda VANDER KRAAN (late Herb) of Fort Erie, Lois SCHISTAD (late Eric) of London, David SNELL (Mary Lou) of Waterloo, Evelyn HARRINGTON of Fergus, and Brian SNELL of Font Hills, Alberta. Brother-in-law of Ross and Joan JOHNSON of Meaford and Robert and Marie ECCLES of Waterloo and fondly remembered by several nieces and nephews and their families. Bruce's family will receive Friends at the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., in Meaford on Saturday evening from 7 until 9 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services, officiated by Reverend Steve WEBB, will be conducted at Knox Presbyterian Church in Meaford on Monday January 21, 2008 at 1: 30 p.m. with interment and committal to follow at Lakeview Cemetery. As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Grey Bruce Regional Health Centre Foundation, Children's Health Foundation (Computers for Kids Program), Cross Country Canada (Highlands Trail Blazers), or Canadian Cancer Society (Relay for Life) or a charity of choice would be appreciated.

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VANDER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-22 published
GROENENBERG, Ralph John
Of Saint Thomas, passed away on Sunday, April 20, 2008, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, after a short but courageous battle with cancer. Ralph has gone home to his heavenly Father and is now at peace in the arms of Jesus. Loving husband and best friend of Judy (BUIS) and strong and loving father of Michael, Paul and Jennifer. Loved son of Jake and Corrie GROENENBERG and son-in-law of Geurt and Jennie BUIS. Dear brother of Jean (Andre) BRODEUR, Dorothy (John) Vanmeppelen SCHEPPINK, Herb (Grace) GROENENBERG, Alice (Clarence) VANDER VIES, Dave (Betty) BUIS, Roger (Lisa) BUIS, Elaine (Jeff) VEENKAMP, Mark BUIS and brother-in-law of Dana GAGNIER. Sadly missed by a number of nieces and nephews. Ralph was born in Saint Thomas on March 1, 1961. He worked for Cedar Ridge Construction and formerly was self employed and sub-contracted for G.C.W. Kitchens. Ralph was a member of the Fellowship Christian Church. The family will receive Friends and relatives at the Fellowship Christian Church on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A private family service to celebrate Ralph's life will be held on Wednesday morning at 11: 30 a.m. at the Church, Pastor Tom BAIRD officiating. Interment to follow in Elmdale Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to the Saint Thomas Community Christian School or the Canadian Cancer Society. Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St. in charge of arrangements. "Hakuna Matata"

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VANDER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-14 published
NYWENING, Alma
At her home in London, after a difficult but blessed life, God chose to take unto Himself our sister and aunt, Alma NYWENING. Sister of John NYWENING, Sylvia and Johan DE SCHIFFART and Dick and Willy NYWENING. Also survived by her nieces and nephews. Devoted friend of George HUGHES. Predeceased by her sister Jenny VANDER VECHT. Visitation will be held at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy on Sunday, June 15, 2008 from 1-2 p.m. when a memorial and committal service will be held with Pastor Walter DE RUITER officiating. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Alma.

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VANDER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-20 published
ANDERSON- OKE, Grace K.
At Four Counties Health Services, Newbury, on Friday, July 18, 2008, Grace K. ANDERSON- OKE of Newbury in her 79th year. Predeceased by her husbands, David J. ANDERSON (1990) and Malcolm OKE (2001.) Dear mother of Lynn ANDERSON and Mike KEATING of Saint Thomas, Ann and Douglas BENNIE of Saint Thomas, Mary and Andre VANDER GULIK of Glencoe and the late Jim ANDERSON (2000.) Dear grandmother of Jennifer and Jim BENNIE, Nicholas and Nathan VANDER GULIK. Also survived by her brother, James M. CHAPLOW (Kathryn.) Dear step-mother of Sheila and John TIERNEY, Paul and Lucille OKE, late Laura and Dan WELCH, Authur OKE. Several step grandchildren also survive. Grace graduated in 1950 from the School of Nursing at the Memorial Hospital in Saint Thomas and enjoyed many years in her profession. She retired from Four Counties Health Services, Newbury as Director of Nursing. She was a Life member of Saint Thomas Elgin General Hospital and Four Counties Health Services Auxiliary. Relatives and Friends will be received at the Van Heck Funeral Home, 172 Symes Street, Glencoe on Monday evening from 7-9 p.m. where the memorial service will be held on Tuesday, July 22 at 11 a.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Four Counties Health Services Foundation or Canadian Cancer Society.

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VANDER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-11 published
COOPER, Clifford George
Passed away on Sunday, April 6, 2008, in Peterborough. Beloved son of the late Clifford Charles COOPER and Evelyn Muriel COOPER. He is survived by his uncle, Thomas Alec SEATON and cousins Warren SEATON and Maureen VANDER MAREL. He was a long time resident of the Willowdale area of Toronto. After graduating from Ryerson Polytechnic Institute and George Brown College, Cliff was an employee of Proctor and Gamble. Thereafter, he was Executive Chef at The Old Mill Inn and later at The Boulevard Club. Cliff had a great interest in antique automobiles. He attended the Lincoln Club and enjoyed participating in many car cruises. Cliff wrote numerous articles for Old Autos and other automobile publications. A Memorial Service will be arranged at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice. Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the Comstock Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 356 Rubidge Street, Peterborough.

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VANDER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-02 published
Stabbing ends 20 years of peace for Afghan couple
Police detail fatal attack at Brampton mall
By Anthony REINHART and Timothy APPLEBY and Susan KRASHINSKY, Page A1
Brampton, Ontario -- They called him Papa around the Planet Ford dealership, although Rahim SHAHGHASY was just 53.
The nickname just seemed to fit Mr. SHAHGHASY, a car detailer with a fatherly manner whose love of friendly chatter came a close second to the fondness he held for his wife, Nazifa, and their two grown children.
Yesterday, those children, along with Friends, relatives and neighbours, struggled with a horror at odds with the peaceful life the couple had led since leaving Afghanistan for Canada two decades ago: their violent deaths outside a Brampton strip mall at the hands of a seemingly crazed man they didn't know.
"This man was armed with two knives and the attack was completely unprovoked," Inspector Norm ENGLISH of the Peel homicide squad told a packed media conference.
"The husband saw what was occurring and attempted to save his wife, but was overpowered by the male."
The 28-year-old assailant remains under police guard in hospital recovering from serious knife wounds he inflicted on himself after the noon-hour attack on Wednesday outside the Red Maple Plaza.
The incident was initially thought to be a marital dispute in which a woman was killed along with a male passerby trying to help her, but police amended their theory yesterday.
Insp. ENGLISH said Ms. SHAHGHASY had just made a dental appointment at the plaza and was walking to her car when she was accosted by the knife-wielding man, who was "very well known" to police, though a stranger to her.
Her husband, meanwhile, had made a quick trip into a small grocery store in the plaza. When he came out, he saw his wife being attacked and ran to her.
"Both victims suffered fatal stab wounds and died at the scene," Insp. ENGLISH said, adding that Mr. SHAHGHASY first made his way, bloodied, into another business in the plaza to ask a merchant to call for help.
Police arrived to find the assailant stabbing himself in the neck and used a taser to subdue him. His condition, described as critical but stable yesterday, has prevented police from questioning him and has delayed the laying of second-degree murder charges. His name will be withheld until that happens, likely in the next few days, the officer said.
The suspect, a Brampton resident, was out on bail on a charge involving violence, which Insp. ENGLISH would not disclose.
Autopsies will be conducted today and the funeral will be held as soon as possible, in keeping with Islamic custom.
The circumstances of the triple stabbing, which pushed Peel's homicide tally for the year to 11, are being examined by the province's Special Investigations Unit, which probes all police-related confrontations resulting in death or serious injury.
"The victims are wonderful people who were outstanding members of our community," Insp. ENGLISH said.
The impact on the community was evident in the parade of vehicles that converged yesterday on Siesta Court, a quiet cul-de-sac of 13-year-old homes where the SHAHGHASYs bought a tidy, brick-clad two-storey house for $415,000 in 2006.
Their home, about 10 kilometres from where they died, was often the scene of happy gatherings, but yesterday, relatives and Friends wept and embraced in the street, while news reporters and a few neighbours looked on.
"The family is in a state of shock," said Shawn JAMSI, whose wife is Ms. SHAHGHASY's sister. "My wife has been in the hospital, back and forth" from the shock, he said.
Ms. SHAHGHASY ran a clothing store in Brampton, and "I'd always see her dress up really professional with a briefcase or a purse, and I always thought, 'wow,' said neighbour Christina SASSO.
Yesterday morning, Ms. SASSO watched as the couple's 19-year-old daughter, Kubra, prepared the outside of the house for the onrush of grieving kin.
"I just saw her sweeping the driveway, the dirt; I was just watching her, just sweeping and sweeping," Ms. SASSO said. "It looked like she was in a daze, and it just brought tears."
Mr. SHAHGHASY had been slowly but steadily recovering from a workplace accident about two years ago, neighbours said. He had been using a walker to get around, but had recently moved up to a cane.
"I said, 'I'm so happy to see you like that,' and he said, 'Yes, I'm doing really good,' Gorretti ANDRADE, who lives a few doors away, recalled from an encounter three weeks ago.
The couple's positive outlook and good humour came up time and again in interviews with those who knew them.
Giovanni ZAMBITO, who lives next door, recalled them as "probably the nicest people I ever met, to tell you the truth."
Gurpreet VANDER, also a neighbour, broke into tears upon learning what had happened. She said Mr. SHAHGHASY often played with her children and would stop on the way to get his mail and chat, since they both spoke Urdu.
"No other families understand our language, and we don't understand their language," Ms. VANDER said. "So sometimes we would talk."
Mr. SHAHGHASY's penchant for talk was well known to several car dealers in the Brampton Auto Mall along Bovaird Drive, where he cleaned cars in preparation for delivery. He most recently worked at Planet Ford, while the couple's 22-year-old son, Qaiss, is a salesman at a nearby Mitsubishi dealership.
Between phone calls in the showroom yesterday, a young receptionist at Planet Ford described the elder Mr. SHAHGHASY as a wise man who, despite being unable to work recently, would drop in to share stories of his Afghan childhood or dispense fatherly advice.
"He would tell me stories about how he was raised back home, and how he met his wife, and how he loved his wife," she said.
Yesterday, his co-workers found themselves in the same state of sad confusion as the couple's relatives and neighbours.
"I couldn't believe it; it was devastating," Julee FARIAS said from behind her desk in the service department. "We did love him."

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VANDER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-06-16 published
NYWENING, Alma
At home in London, Ontario, after a difficult but blessed life, God chose to take unto Himself our sister and aunt, Alma NYWENING. Sister of John NYWENING, Sylvia and Johan DE SCHIFFART and Dick and Willy NYWENING. Also survived by her nieces and nephews. Devoted friend of George HUGHES. Predeceased by her sister Jenny VANDER VECHT. Visitation was held at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy, on Sunday, June 15, 2008 from 1-2 p.m. when a memorial and committal service was held with Pastor Walter DE RUITER officiating.

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VANDERBURGH o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-19 published
DICKSON/DIXON, Donald Melvin
With great sadness the family wishes to announce the sudden passing at home on Tuesday July 15, 2008, Donald Melvin DICKSON/DIXON of Goderich in his 57th year. Beloved husband and best friend of Janice (VANDERBURGH.) The most amazing father of Rhonda THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON of Lucknow and Phil DICKSON/DIXON (Janet FERGUSON) of Lucknow. Loving grandfather of Jordan and Jenna. son of Helen DICKSON/DIXON of Goderich and the late Melvin DICKSON/DIXON. Brother of Art DICKSON/DIXON of Sundre Alberta, Tom (Dianne) DICKSON/DIXON of Port Albert, Willa (Barry) BOGIE of Saltford, Sandra DICKSON/DIXON (Barry CULBERT) of Goderich, Doug DICKSON/DIXON (Ang) of Blyth and the late Annette KERR. Son-in-law of Ken VANDERBURGH of Goderich, brother-in-law of Gerald KERR (Donna LONGMAN) of Blyth, Carolyn (Peter) DEGURTER of Komoka, Tom (Donna) VANDERBURGH of Guelph, Ken (Alice) VANDERBURGH of Port Albert. Cremation. The family will receive Friends at the McCallum and Palla Funeral Home, Cambria Rd. at East St. Goderich on Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service of Remembrance will be held at North Street United Church, Goderich on Tuesday July 22, 20008 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment of ashes, Colborne Cemetery. Donations to the Parkinson's Foundation or Canadian Diabetes Association gratefully acknowledged. Friends may sign the book of condolences at www.mccallumpalla.ca

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VANDERBURGH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-07-04 published
MORGAN, Brenda Mae (née McDONALD)
(February 14, 1945-July 2, 2008)
Peacefully, with her family by her side at the Brampton Civic Hospital, after a valiant struggle with colorectal cancer. Predeceased by her parents Doug and Helen McDONALD and her brother Bryan. Beloved wife for 40 years of David MORGAN. Cherished mother of Christine GILMORE (James) and Susan SIMONS (Shawn.) Most special Gramma of Seth SIMONS and Christian GILMORE. Niece of Gwenneth VANDERBURGH. Brenda will be remembered for her love of her family and gardening. A 1965 graduate of The Nightingale School of Nursing, Brenda worked for many years in Public Health Nursing with the Cities of Toronto and Etobicoke. Memorial visitation will take place at the Ward Funeral Home "Brampton Chapel" 52 Main St. S, Brampton, on Friday 7-9 p.m. and Saturday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Memorial Service Monday 2 p.m. at Christ Church 4 Elizabeth Street, Brampton. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada, or the Canadian Cancer Society, would be greatly appreciated.

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VANDERELST o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-20 published
ZIMMER, Madeline (née WARDLE)
Peacefully at Strathmere Lodge, Strathroy on Saturday, May 17th, 2008 with family at her side. Madeline ZIMMER (née WARDLE) in her 83rd year. Predeceased by her beloved husband Clark ZIMMER (1993.) Loving mother of Cathy (Cor) VANDERELST of Mount Brydges, Mary (Tom) HUMPHREY, Betty Lou (Doug) CHISHOLM, Marilyn (Allan) HODGSON, Frankie (Dean) CAMPBELL all of Strathroy and John ZIMMER of Chatham. Survived by brother-in-law Paul SMITH of Long Point and brothers Frank (Madeline) WARDLE of London and Tom (Ruth Ann) WARDLE of Mount Brydges. Also sadly missed by grandchildren Marty (Brenda) VANDERELST, Lori (Rich) SINCLAIR, and Christopher ZIMMER all of Mount Brydges, Annette MONTEIRO, Michael CAMPBELL and his partner Nicole JORIS, Deanna CAMPBELL and her partner Jason BREEDON, Jeff HUMPHREY and Heidi ZIMMER all of Strathroy, Vicky HUMPHREY of Petrolia and Nathan MONTEIRO of Strathroy. Also missed by great-grandchildren Derick, Jacob, Mathew, Noah, Aiden, Storm, Dakota and Jordan, as well as many other nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her mother Mary WARDLE (née GRANGER) and father Charles WARDLE and sisters Hazel SMITH and Myrtle WARDLE. A memorial service to celebrate Madeline's Life will be held at the Elliott-Madill Funeral Home, Mount Brydges on Thursday, May 22nd, commencing at 11 a.m. with Chaplain Inge STAHL officiating. Interment Mount Brydges, Cemetery. Donations to the Strathmere Lodge or the Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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VANDERENDE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-14 published
MacIVER, Alexander John " Jack"
It is with great sadness that the family announce the passing of Alexander John (Jack) MacIVER in Winnipeg, on Sunday May 11th, 2008, at the age of 83 years. Jack is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Mary; his seven children; Alexander John (Sandy) of Vancouver, Ian of Toronto, Laura-Leigh BROOK (Jim) of Breckenridge, Colorado, Douglas (Evelyn) of Winnipeg, Tracy VANDERENDE (Herb) of Vancouver, Kim TURNLEY (Dave) of Winnipeg, Jackie DRAGOJEVIC (Mike) of Toronto. Also mourning his loss are his 16 grandchildren, Meghan, Drewe, John-James, Tyler, Ryan, Shelley, Douglas, Andrew, Alexandria, Ryan, Susan, Zachery, Danielle, Shauna, Jonmikal and Seth. The annual fishing trips to northern Manitoba including Knee Lake and Bolton Lake will long live in their memories. Jack was predeceased by his sister Margaret and his brother A.B.C. (Bruce). Also left to remember him are Jack's sisters, Francis BALLINGALL of Tawassen, British Columbia and Diane MacDONALD of Winnipeg. He is remembered with fondness by Terri, Bryan, Melissa, Nicole and Michael of Los Angeles; his sisters-in-law Anne LOREQUE of New Mexico, Edna STORSATER (Ralph) of Montreal and Phyllis MacIVER of Winnipeg, along with his many nieces and nephews. Jack was born in Winnipeg on November 9th 1924 where he resided all of his life. Educated at Linwood School in St James, he joined the R.C.N.V.R. in the spring of 1943. While on active duty following the 'D' day operations his ship, the HMCS Trentonian was sunk in February 1945. Upon his return from the war he married his long time sweetheart Mary BUTCHART on November 10, 1945. Over the years, Jack remained in contact with his few surviving shipmates. He recently visited his friend and shipmate Vince HADLEY (Ivey) at their home in White Rock, British Columbia. Jack was responsible for publishing the history of the HMCS Trentonian. Jack found his calling in the automotive industry. A self made businessman Jack became owner and dealer principal of Midway Chrysler Plymouth in August 1969. Jack was recognized as the Time Life Dealer of the year in 1985. He was best known for the slogan 'where you're the boss' and the Midway jingle that followed. Jack loved Winnipeg and Winnipeggers. He was generous in giving back to his community. Often he was the anonymous benefactor for those in need especially when children and summer camps were involved. Over the years Jack remained involved in many organizations; and continued his association as past president of the Winnipeg Lions Club, the St. Andrews Society of Winnipeg, and the Manitoba Motor Dealers Association. For many years Jack served on Chrysler Canada's dealer advisory council. He was also actively involved in many civic and charitable organizations; through the Shriners [and Jesters] Ducks Unlimited, the Fort Whyte Society and as one of the few 60 year pin holders with the Masonic Temple. He also enjoyed his long time membership with cohorts in the Passwa Club and with the Winnipeg 'mafia' brain stormers. Jack was a Board member of MPIC and the Associates of the Asper School of Business. He was a lifetime member of the Progressive Conservative Party of Manitoba. Jack was a very active member of Knox United Church. He spent many years as chairman of the board of the Duval Foundation. He volunteered his energy and efforts to many diverse projects throughout the City and particularly with and through HMS Chippewa. He was gratified to learn that his last volunteer effort would also be a success when the City announced that permission had been granted for a parade honouring cadets from all levels of the armed forces [air, sea and land] to be celebrated for the first time in June 2008. Jack enjoyed many activities having been a long time member of the Winnipeg Winter Club, the Carlton Club, the Manitoba Club and St. Charles Golf and Country Club. He enjoyed his recognition as a select member of the 'hole in one' club. His favourite place of all was sitting with Mary by the fireplace at their second home at Block 12 Falcon Lake where he surrounded himself with his many Friends and family. He loved the sound of the loons in the evening. The grandchildren especially remember the sauna to warm up in after the thrilling tube rides behind the boat driven by Uncle Dave. The family would like to extend a sincere and heartfelt thank you to the Doctors, Nurses and Unit Staff of the Health Sciences Centre on 4GD for all their support during Jack's brief stay. A celebration of the life of A.J. 'Jack' MacIVER will be held in Winnipeg on Thursday May 15th, at 11: 00 a.m. at Knox United Church 400 Edmonton Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Interment to follow at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens - 4000 Portage Ave., Winnipeg, Manitoba. If Friends so desire donations may be made to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, 1080 Portage Avenue, R3G 3M3 or the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 200 - 6 Donald Street, R3L 0K6. Neil Bardal Inc. 204-949-2200 nbardal.mb.ca

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VANDERHARST o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-22 published
THYSSEN, Walter
It is with great sadness that the family announce the passing of Walter THYSSEN, peacefully, surrounded by his loving family at his residence, in Saint Thomas, in his 58th year. Beloved husband of Judy and cherished father of Adam and his wife Karoline THYSSEN and Melissa WOJCIK. Much loved son-in-law of Amy HALDANE and dear step-son of Christel THYSSEN and her companion August KLOTZ. Special brother of Jim THYSSEN, Cynthia THYSSEN and Richard THYSSEN and his wife Colleen. Special brother-in-law of Sheryl and Mike MARSHALL and June and Tom McCHESNEY. Also lovingly remembered by several nephews and nieces. Walter was born in Wingham on May 2nd, 1951, the son of the late Joe and Winky VANDERHARST) THYSSEN. He worked over 27 years at Canadian Timken. Walt was active in Scouting over 25 years. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed canoeing and hiking. Visitation at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A service to celebrate Walter's life will be held at St. Hilda's-St. Luke's Anglican Church on Tuesday at 1: 00 p.m. Interment to follow in Elmdale Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to the London Regional Cancer Clinic.

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VANDERHEIDE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-20 published
KUINDERSMA, William
II Timothy 4: 7,8
Peacefully in the Palliative Care Unit at Bluewater Health on Saturday, February 16, 2008 William KUINDERSMA age 78 of Sarnia. Beloved husband of the late Cotje (2004). Loving Father of Trudy (Ron) SCHIESTEL and Joan VANDENBERG. Cherished Pops of Steven and Renee, Jaclyn and Jimmy, Heather and Craig, Chuck and Lindsay, Ryan, and Grand Pops to Ethan, Nicole, Robbie, Amber, Jori and Chase. Survived by brother Robert (Mary) KUINDERSMA, sisters Tess (Jim) McWHINNEY, Greta (Hank) PLUG, and sisters-in-law Denyse and Mickey KUINDERSMA. Also survived by brothers-in-law Bill (Edie,) and Peter (Lynne) Esser and sisters-in-law Kay CHIVERS, Lena (Jim) JOOSSE, Betty VANDERHEIDE and Jennie (Lex) KAPTEYN. Uncle Bill will be fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews as a man of tremendous generosity and optimism. Predeceased by brothers Reinder, John and Pete and parents Ynte and Anna KUINDERSMA. Bill moved to Sarnia from Windsor in 1945 and was employed as president of K&E Sand and Gravel for 38 years. He served the First Christian Reformed Church as Deacon, Elder and Cadet Councilor and combined a love of sports and of young people by coaching church hockey and baseball for many years. Family and Friends will be received at Smith Funeral Home 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Thursday, February 21, 2008 from 2 until 4 p.m. and 7 until 9 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Friday, February 22, 2008 at The First Christian Reformed Church (corner of Exmouth St. and Murphy Rd.) at 11: 00 a.m. Interment to follow at Blackwell Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Christian Reformed World Relief Committee or John Knox Christian School. Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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VANDERHEIDE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-06 published
VANDERHEIDE, John William
After a courageous battle with many health challenges, John William VANDERHEIDE, formerly of Sarnia, passed away in his 67th year at University Hospital, London on May 3rd, 2008 with his family by his side. John, loving husband, father, grandfather and friend, will be sadly missed by his loving wife Barbara Ellen, his children, grandchildren and Friends. A personal celebration of John's life has taken place privately for the family. As expressions of sympathy, donations in John's memory may be made to the Children's Health Foundation. Memories and condolences may be left online at condolences@westviewfuneralchapel.com Westview Funeral Chapel, 519-641-1793 entrusted with arrangements.

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VANDERHEIDE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-10 published
SINKE, Jack
Peacefully, gone to be with the Lord, on Friday, May 9, 2008. Jack SINKE of Woodstock Private Hospital and formerly of Canterbury Street, Woodstock in his 87th year. Beloved husband of Maartje SINKE (née HOOGENDAM.) Dear father of Jasper (Wilma) SINKE and their children Keith (Ellyn,) Tanya (Rennie) DUIKER, Danielle (Paul) BIERMAN; Jim (Dianne) SINKE and their children Lindsay (Joel) BROOKS, Amanda SINKE (Sheldon), Monica VANDERHEIDE (Greg), Calvin VANDERHEIDE; Rob (Val) SINKE and their children Stephanie (Scott) BRETT, Ashley (Chad) McCARTY, Scarlett SINKE (Curtis), Adam SINKE (Adrianna;) Fred (Cathy) SINKE and their children Sarah (Tim) HESTERMAN, Shellee, Jolene, Ryan and Steve SINKE; Ina (Dave) SANDERS and their children Katie (Jeff) ZYLSTRA, Kevin (Justine,) Sheri Lynn, Stacey, Jenny, Jaden and Isaac SANDERS; Alyda (Jack) OP DE WEEGH and daughter Cassandra; Carl SINKE and his children Nicole and Trevor SINKE; Albert (Kim) SINKE and their sons Tyler and Connor SINKE; Liz (Mike) BOYD and their children Brittny, Chelsey, Samantha and Victoria BOYD. Loved Opa of Lily and Phoebe SINKE, Owen, Wesley and Joshua DUIKER, Vincent BIERMAN, Gracie SINKE, Keaghan and Nolan BRETT, Aidan and Liam HESTERMAN, and Makayla ZYLSTRA. Also survived by several brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Maranatha Christian Reformed Church, 577 Norwich Ave., Woodstock on Sunday, May 11, 2008 from 2-4 p.m. where the funeral service will be held at Maranatha Christian Reformed Church Monday, May 12, 2008 at 1: 30 p.m. Interment Oxford Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the John Knox Christian School Endowment Fund would be greatly appreciated and may be arranged through the Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Ave., Woodstock (519-539-0004). Online condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com

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VANDERHEYDEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-13 published
GUICHELAAR, Dingena Johanna "Dina" (née DIETVORST)
Peacefully at London Health Sciences Centre-Victoria Hospital, on Sunday, May 11th, 2008, Dingena Johanna (Dina) GUICHELAAR (née DIETVORST) in her 98th year. Loving mother of Theresa FERRARO and the late Adolfo (1999,) Adrian and Maureen GUICHELAAR all of London, John and Patricia GUICHELAAR of Burlington, Corry VANDERHEYDEN and the late Harry (2005) of Forest, Gerald and Trudi GUICHELAAR also of London. Loving Oma to Pasquale FERRARO, Deaney FERRARO, Caroline, Wilbur HUTCHINSON/HUTCHISON, Adriana, Frank KATSILIERIS, Theresa, Steven KEHOE, Sarah and Joseph ANDREWS, Julie GUICHELAAR, Deborah GUICHELAAR, Mark GUICHELAAR, Michelle VANDERHEYDEN, Caroline, Adrian ROMBOUTS, Jennifer and Sam BEDEIR, Krista, Colin FELL, Ingrid, Art CHRISTENSEN, Andrew, Sherry GUICHELAAR. Great Oma to 30 children. Predeceased by 3 brothers and 3 sisters of the Netherlands. Visitation will be held at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, on Tuesday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7: 00-9:00 p.m., with prayers at 8:30 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Saint Peter's Basilica, 196 Dufferin Ave. on Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 10: 00 a.m. Entombment at Saint Peter's Holy Family Chapel Mausoleum. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Dingena are asked to consider the Save a Family Plan at Saint Peter's Seminary or Community Living London. Online condolences may be sent to condolences@westviewfuneralchapel.com

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VANDERHILL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-04-07 published
VANDERHILL, Jantje " Jean"
Passed away peacefully at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Friday April 4, 2008. Gone to be with her Lord, Jantje (Jean) VANDERHILL of Strathroy in her 95th year. Beloved wife of the late Gerrit VANDERHILL (1991) and dear mother of Gerry FISHER and her husband Rev. Ronald of Waterloo, Robert VANDERHILL and his wife Inez of Dorchester, Diane ROORDA and her husband George of Florida, Herman VANDERHILL and his wife Ina of Lambeth, and Jerry VANDERHILL of Sarnia. Grandmother of 17 and great-grandmother of 22 and also survived by daughter-in-law Lorraine PITTS of Sarnia and 3 sisters and 5 brothers. Predeceased by a great-grand son, 2 brothers and 2 sisters. Visitation will be held at Denning Bros. Funeral Home 32 Metcalfe St. W. Strathroy on Monday April 7th, from 2: 00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and also Tuesday April 8th at 11: 00 a.m. with interment at Strathroy Cemetery at 12: 00 p.m. A memorial service will be held at Westmount Christian Reformed Church 405 Drury Lane Strathroy on Tuesday April 8th at 1: 00 p.m. Pastor Anthony VANDEN ENDE officiating. In lieu of flowers donations to Strathroy Community Christian School would be appreciated. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Jantje.

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VANDERHOEK o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-11 published
VANDERHOEK, Gerry
In loving memory of our Dad Gerry, who passed away June 11, 2005. Your presence we miss. Remembered by your children Bob, Debbie, Darlene, Diana, Denise, Gerry and their families.

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VANDERHOEVEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-02-20 published
BARBIER, Juliette (née VANDERHOEVEN)
At London Health Science Centre-Westminster Campus on Tuesday February 19, 2008. Juliette Barbier of Aylmer in her 85th year. Beloved wife of the late William BARBIER (1991.) Dear mother of George BARBIER and wife Lynda of R.R.#6 Tillsonburg, Marilyn VAN ACKER and husband Larry of R.R.#5 Aylmer, and Karen FALK and husband John of R.R.#6, Aylmer. Loved by her grandchildren Sandra CALHOUN and husband Trevor, Ryan VAN ACKER, Duane BARBIER, Leah SLEEGERS and husband Andrew and Ramona FALK. Great-grandmother of Emma CALHOUN, Jenna SLEEGERS and Megan SLEEGERS. Sister of Mary VANDEWIELE and husband Gabriel, Anna BARBIER, and Charles VANDERHOEVEN and wife Dolly. Sister-in-law of Edna DELEEBEECK. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brothers Art, George and Carl VANDERHOEVEN. Born in Wallaceburg, Ontario on November 29, 1923, daughter of the late Emiel and Eliza (MAGERMEN) VANDERHOEVEN. Mrs BARBIER moved to Tillsonburg in 1926 and lived in Aylmer and area since 1946. She was a member of Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church. Friends may call at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer Wednesday 7-9 p.m. and Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Prayers 7: 00 p.m. Thursday. The Funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Aylmer on Friday February 22, 2008 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment, Queen of Peace Cemetery. Father Gilbert SIMARD, officiating. Donations to the Saint Thomas Elgin General Hospital Foundation would be appreciated. Condolences at kebbelfuneralhome.com

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VANDERHOF o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2008-03-27 published
SEABROOK, Marjorie Alice (née QUINLAN)
In Meaford on Tuesday March 25, 2008. The former Marjorie Alice QUINLAN of Meaford and formerly of Owen Sound, in her 82nd year. Daughter of the late Gray and Marguerite (McMILLAN) QUINLAN. Loved mother of Joanne TUTTLE (Walter VANDERHOF) of Collingwood Lynn MURRAY (Tom) and Connie SMITHSON (Shawn) all of Meaford. Sadly missed by 7 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, brothers John and Jim, sisters Helen, Linda, Pat, Arlene, Shirley and brother-in-law Charlie PEARSON. Predeceased by brothers Norman, Bill and Donald and also by sisters Marie and Marilyn. Survived also by many nieces and nephews and their families. A family graveside service, officiated by Rev. Gary PARKER, will be conducted at Lakeview Cemetery in Meaford on Thursday March 27, 2008. As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Grey Bruce Animal Shelter (formerly the Humane Society) would be appreciated and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., Meaford N4L 1B9 (519-538-1320) to whom arrangements have been entrusted.

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VANDERHYDEN o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-22 published
CORNWALL, William Harold
Peacefully, surrounded by family at University Hospital, on July 20th, 2008, William Harold CORNWALL in his 74th year. son of George CORNWALL and Florence GROVES. Dearly loved and sadly missed by his wife Carol; children Cate DEYLE (Jacob), Shirley ROCK (Jeff), Lynda CORNWALL, Kelly CORNWALL, David CORNWALL (Leonie), Darryl TRUDELL (Cindy), Denise WANT and Paula VANDERHYDEN (Bill). Dear grandfather of Erin, Whitney, Clayton, Kelsey, Matthew, Jordan, Joel, Jenna, Christopher, Michael and Jason; great-grandfather of Cole; brother of Glen (Stella). Predeceased by brother Roy. Friends may call at the West Lorne Chapel on Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 pm., where service will be held on Thursday at 2: 00 p.m. Interment McColl Cemetery. West Elgin Lodge #386 Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons will conduct a memorial service Wednesday at 6: 30 p.m. If desired, donations to charity of choice would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Padfield Funeral Homes (519 785-0810). Online condolences may be left at www.padfieldfuneralhome.com

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