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01 2015 September

Schenk, Shirley Mae (Age 88, Markdale)

Shirley May SCHENK (nee Werner), peacefully at Grey Gables Nursing Home, Markdale on Sunday in her 89th year. Wife of the late Harold. Loving mother of the late Robert Schenk and his wife Nancy of Walkerton, Reta and Gord Sproule of Port Elgin, Audrey and the late Doug Morrow of Holland Landing and Shirley Mae and Bruce Weir of Wiarton. Missed by 9 grand- and 18 great-grandchildren. Survived by her sister Delta Pfeffer and brother in-law Frank Sachs. Predeceased by a grandson Cory and sisters Alice Ortman and Ima Sachs.
Visitation is at Trinity Lutheran Church, Ayton on Thursday from 1 PM until time of the service at 2.
Arrangements entrusted to Garrett Funeral Chapel, Neustadt.

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01 2015 September

Patterson, Lewis ‘Lewie’ (Age 56, Hanover)

Lewis “Lewie” PATTERSON of Hanover after a hard fought battle with ALS on Monday in his 57th year. Survived by loving wife Cindy of Hanover; brothers Alex and Christine, and Chris; sisters Mary Ellen and Gary Mighton, Margaret and Mike McMillan, Janette and Norm McIntosh; parents-in-law Ron and Viola Scales; brother-in-law Michael Scales and sister-in-law Karen Scales. Predeceased by his parents William and Emily Patterson, nephew David Mighton and niece Joanne Patterson.
Visitation is at the Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover on Thursday from 2 till 4 and 7 to 9 PM, where a private service will be held on Friday.

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01 2015 September

Videan, Helen (Age 89, Goderich)

Helen M. VIDEAN of Goderich at Alexandra Marine & General Hospital on Friday in her 90th year. Loving aunt to Carl Edward Simpson of Toronto. Warmly remembered by friends Roslyn and Mac Campbell. Sadly missed by many friends, neighbours and her church community. Predeceased by her sister Mildred Simpson. Helen was a teacher and vice principal for many years at Victoria Public School.
Friends will be received at St. George’s Anglican Church, 87 North Street, Goderich on Thursday from 10 AM until time of the funeral service at 11. Donations to St. George’s Anglican Church may be made through the McCallum & Palla Funeral Home, Goderich.

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01 2015 September

Broadfoot, John (Age 100, Seaforth)

John BROADFOOT of Seaforth, formerly of Route 1, Brucefield, peacefully at Seaforth Community Hospital on Sunday, less than a month from his 101st birthday. Husband of the late Marjorie. Dear father of Bob and Donna of Seaforth, Mary Smith of Kitchener, Jack and Julia of Thamesford, Jean Provost of London, Helen and Dave Weigel of Macedonia, Ohio and Jim of Clinton. Grandpa of 14, 18 great-grand- and 11 great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation is at the McGlynn Family Funeral Home, Seaforth on Wednesday from 2 till 4 and 7 to 9 PM, with Odd Fellows and Rebekah’s service at 6:30, where the funeral service is held on Thursday at 11 AM.

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01 2015 September

Elliott, Helen Edith (Age 87, Goderich)

Helen Edith ELLIOTT (nee Forrester) of Goderich, in Goderich on Sunday in her 88th year. Wife of the late Roy Elliott. Dear mother and mother-in-law of Robert and Jeanette of Lucan, Ralph and Candace of Varna, Stephen and Leslie of Bath and Rosslyn and Tina of Denver, Colorado. Missed by grandchildren Sean and Megan, Scott, David, Amanda and Andy and great-grandchildren Nicolas and Payton. Sister-in-law of Eva Elliott. Predeceased by her sister Barbara and husband Robert McVean, 6 sisters- and brothers-in-law.
Cremation has taken place.
A private family service will be held at a later date.
Arrangements entrusted to the Falconer Funeral Home – Bluewater Chapel, Goderich.

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31 2015 August

MacSween, Elizabeth (Age 93, Kincardine)

Elizabeth MacSWEEN (nee McCreight) of Kincardine at Trillium Court on Sunday in her 94th year. Dear mother of Rod and Wendy of Kincardine and Darlene MacSween and Mike Holunga of Santa Clara, California. Grandmother of Suzanne and Peter Hallay, Scott and Carmen MacSween, Taryn Dellannoy and Danielle Dellannoy and great-grandchildren Mason, Max, Ivy, Carter, Kalista, Kyle and Giuseppe. Sister of Mervyn McCreight. Predeceased by her husband Innis, sister Doris Kiteley and brother Matthew McCreight.
Visitation is at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine on September 8th from 10 AM until time of the funeral service at 11.

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31 2015 August

Laroche, Doreen (Age 83, Wingham)

Doreen LAROCHE of Wingham, formerly of Ottawa, at Wingham & District Hospital on Saturday at age 83. Dear wife of the late Jack Thompson. Cherished sister of Pat Bailey Beer of Wingham, Carmen Brown, Dale Osmond, Sheila Sherman and Wayne Brown. Lovingly remembered by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Archie and Dora Brown and her brothers Clarence and Rueben Brown.
Private arrangements have been entrusted to the McBurney Funeral Home, Wingham. Final resting place, Wingham Cemetery.

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31 2015 August

Deichert, Frederick ‘Fred’ (Age 82, Clinton)

Frederick ‘Fred’ DEICHERT of Clinton at Clinton Public Hospital on Friday in his 83rd year. Husband of Alice. Father to Catherine and Ron Beierling, Ann and Peter Bornath, and David and Susi Deichert. Grandfather of Jenna, Stacey, Michael, Derek, Jelica, Kurt, Ainsley and Nicolaus. Brother of Glenn and Marlene; sisters-in-law Doris Hamilton, Joan Caldwell and brothers-in-law Clarence Stever, Ken and Margaret Caldwell. Survived by his uncle Albert Deichert.
Visitation is at the Falconer Funeral Home, Clinton Chapel, today [Monday] from 2 till 4 and 7 to 9 PM. Funeral Service from St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Zurich on Tuesday at 11 AM.

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29 2015 August

Campbell, Ronald (Age 81, London)

Ronald CAMPBELL, peacefully at Victoria Hospital, London on Wednesday in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of Eleanor Campbell of London. Father of Steve Campbell, and Geoff Campbell and Mary Anne all of London. Grandfather of Tanis Wilding and Steve of London. Great grandfather of Grantley. Brother of Don Campbell and Susan, Alan Campbell and Georgie, John Campbell and Linda and, Gordon Campbell and Maureen. Predeceased by sisters Gladys, Ivy and Marilyn, brothers Lorne and Bruce and parents, Floyd and Olive.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to London Cremation Services, London. (519-672-0459)

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28 2015 August

Ruston, Lawrence (Age 81, Mitchell)

Lawrence RUSTON of Mitchell at Stratford General Hospital on Thursday at age 81. Husband of Anne Ellen. Father of Marjorie Hunt and Tom, Don and Linda, Maureen Harburn and Bob, Madelaine Hunt and Jim, Richard, Daniel, Bruce and Deb, Marry Ellen Thompson and Karl; daughters-in-law Mary Lou and Fran Ruston. Missed by 16 grand-, 21 great-grandchildren; sister Alice Toffelmire and Jim; sisters-in-law Gladys, Hilda and Merle Ruston. Predeceased by his first wife Gwendolyne, sons Patrick, Darryl, Brad, and 12 siblings.
Visitation is at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Mitchell on Saturday from 9 AM until time of the Funeral Mass at 11.
Arrangements entrusted to the W. G. Young Funeral Home, Stratford.

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