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28 2015 March

Tremaine, Geraldine (Age 76, Belmore)

Geraldine TREMAINE of Belmore at Wingham & District Hospital on Saturday at age 76. Beloved sister of Marilyn Schiestel, June Murray and her friend Morris Murray of Wingham, Carol Scott of Owen Sound, Barbara Williamson and her friend Nick Contini of Guelph, Janet and Robert Hymers of Clifford and, Bonnie and Hughie MacDonald of Tilbury. Remembered by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents Alymer and Verna Steuernol, brother Elmer Steuernol and sisters Joyce Gardner and Shirley Simmons.
Visitation is at the McBurney Funeral Home Chapel, Wingham on Tuesday from 12-noon, until time of the funeral service at 2 PM.

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28 2015 March

Johnston, Irwin (Age 83, Seaforth)

Irwin JOHNSTON, of Lucan, formerly of Seaforth, peacefully at University Hospital in London on Friday, in his 84th year. Beloved husband of Doreen Johnston for 56 years. Loving father of Elizabeth and Shawn O’Neill of Ilderton and, Neil and Joan Johnston of North Andover, Massachusetts. Cherished Grandpa of Jordon and Allie O’Neill, Brendan O’Neill and Dinah, Danielle, Jay and Hannah Johnston.
Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held at McGlynn Family Funeral Home, Seaforth, on Sunday, from 2 til 4 PM and Monday, from 11 AM until the time of the memorial service celebrating Irwin’s life at 1 PM.

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28 2015 March

McTavish, Effie (Age 96, Chesley)

Effie McTAVISH of Toronto, formerly of Chesley, at Brucelea Haven on Friday, in her 97th year. Mother of Roberta Godwin of Cargill, Marabelle McTavish of Toronto and David and Dianne McTavish of St. Jacobs. Grandmother of Robert and Alison, Heather and Phil, Becky, Candice and Shane. Great-grandmother of 5. Missed by siblings, Gordon Bell, Sheila Westlake, Dorothy and Harry Always, Aletta Bell and sister-in-law Jean Bell. Predeceased by her husband Robert and 4 siblings.
A funeral service celebrating Effie’s life will be held at the Chesley Baptist Church on Monday, at 11 AM with visitation one hour prior to the service. Arrangements entrusted to Rhody Family Funeral Home, Chesley.

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27 2015 March

Acton, Mary (Age 71, n/a)

Mary Isabel ACTON, peacefully with family by her side, at Walkerton Hospital on Thursday in her 72nd year. Wife of the late Rex Acton. Loving Mom of Rob Butchart and his friend Lynn Tolton, and Scott Acton and his wife Carrie. Proud Grandma of Matthew and Carly. Missed by sister Nina Nastke and partner Keith Dickison, aunt Aurie Schildroth; nephew Shawn Nastke and his wife Stacy.
Visitation is at the T. A. Brown Funeral Home – Paisley Chapel, today [Friday] from 2 till 4 and 7 to 9 PM with Legion Ladies Auxiliary service at 6:45. Funeral service will be held at Knox United Church, 399 Goldie Street, Paisley on Saturday at 11 AM.

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27 2015 March

Thomas, Fred (Age 81, n/a)

Fred ‘Twig’ THOMAS at Clinton Public Hospital on Wednesday in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of the late Judy Dykstra. Dear father of Brian Thomas and his wife Jamie of Bayfield, Keith Thomas and his partner Judy Pitts of Egmondville and Karen Thomas-Forte and her husband Steven Forte of Cambridge. Special Grandfather to Tyler Forte, Bradley Thomas, Meghan Forte, Jacky Thomas, Katie Thomas, and Annie Thomas.
At Fred’s request, cremation has taken place. A graveside memorial service will be held for the immediate family. A celebration of life will be held at the Clinton Legion on Wednesday from 3 until 7 PM.
Arrangements entrusted to the McGlynn Family Funeral Home, Seaforth.

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27 2015 March

Pennington, Ken (Age 60, Cargill)

Ken PENNINGTON of Cargill on Thursday at the age of 60. Husband of Pauline. Survived by children Tammy Bates, Crystal and Dave Whitehead, Deanna and Wayne Page, Amanda and Kirk Rice, Andy and Stacey Pennington, Angela and Ryan McGinn, T.J. and Lauren Bates, 14 grandchildren, parents Everett and Kathleen Pennington; siblings Lynn and George Fischer, Dianne Pennington, Ron and Lisa Pennington, and Karen and Don Pantaleo. Missed by the Pennington and Moore families.
A celebration of Ken’s life will take place at the Diebold Farm, 117 Concession 10 Greenock Township on Saturday from 2 until 5 PM, with remembrances at 4.
Arrangements entrusted to the Tiffin Funeral Home, Teeswater.

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27 2015 March

Schwartz, Alvin (Age 95, Chesley)

Alvin SCHWARTZ of Chesley, formerly of Sullivan Township, at Chesley Hospital on Wednesday in his 96th year. Dear father of Wayne and Vida of Waterloo, Katie and Randy Brooks of Okanagan Centre, B.C. Father-in-law of Bev Gallinger of Chesley. Missed by grandchildren Wanda Luke, Rob Gallinger, Renee Kent, Mia Brooks, Carly Brandel, 8 great-grandchildren, and brother Allan and Betty Schwartz. Predeceased by his wife Hazel, daughter Lorraine Gallinger, sisters Lyla Schwartz and Marjorie McKinnon.
Visitation is at the Rhody Family Funeral Home, Chesley on Monday from 2 till 4 and 7 to 9 PM, where a funeral service is held on Tuesday at 1 PM.

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27 2015 March

Thuell, Anna Mae (Age 99, Palmerston)

Anna Mae THUELL of Palmerston, peacefully at the Royal Terrace Nursing Home on Wednesday in her 100th year. Wife of the late Kenneth Thuell. Loving mother of Douglas Thuell of Waterloo and Janet Thuell Goldhar of Toronto. Sister-in-law of Edith Thuell of Palmerston. Missed by many nieces, nephews and friends. Predeceased by her parents Roderick and Sarah Cameron, siblings Catherine Struke, Hazel Wolfe, Donald, and Murdoch Cameron.
Visitation is at the Heritage Funeral Home, Palmerston on Saturday from 2 till 4 and 7 to 9 PM. A private family funeral service will be held in the chapel.

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26 2015 March
25 2015 March

Atkins, Ann (Age 90, Lucknow)

Ann ATKINS of Lucknow at Pinecrest Manor on Tuesday at age 90. Loved wife of the late Ronald Atkins. Dear mother of Vana and Bryan Gammie of Lucknow and Vicki and Gordon Bathurst of Royston, B.C. Missed by her grandchildren Jeffrey and Kristi, Donald and Trina, and Brent and Lesley Gammie; Leif and Lucas Bathurst; great-grandchildren Kylie, Shealene, Nicholas and Nathan Gammie, Autumn Bathurst; and step-great-granchildren Ivah, Zach, and Kristen Guy.
Private family arrangements entrusted to the MacKenzie & McCreath Funeral Home, Lucknow. Interment at Wingham Cemetery.

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