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11 2015 May

Rowbotham, Betty (Age 77, Hanover)

Betty ROWBOTHAM (nee Davidson) of Hanover, suddenly at Hanover Hospital on Sunday. She was 77. Missed by loving husband Joe. Loved by her children Donna and Terry Andrew of Sauble Beach, Doug Rowbotham and Karen Dickson of Wasaga Beach, Bruce and Kathy of Hanover, Donald of Stratford, and Sandi Hulme of Acton. Grandmother of 11 grand- and 9 great-grandchildren. Sister of Jean and Reid Crowe and sister-in-law of Ed Norton. Predeceased by her grandson Joey, brother Ken Davidson and sister June Norton.
Visitation is at the Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover on Tuesday from 2 till 4 and 7 to 9 PM, where a memorial celebration is held on Wednesday at 11 AM.

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11 2015 May

McLean, Jason (Age 35, n/a)

Jason McLEAN, suddenly at Health Sciences North, Sudbury on Thursday in his 36th year. Beloved fiancée Michelle Lauzon of Noelville. Dear son of Eldon and Monica McLean of Arthur. Loving father of Reid, Autumn, Morgan and Ella and father to Xavier and Zachery. Brother of Adam and Lisa, both of Fergus. Missed by his grandparents Vernon and Norma McLean. Predeceased by infant brother Ryan and grandparents Brendan and Ethel O’Donnell.
Visitation is at the Crawford Funeral Home, Arthur, today [Monday] from 2 till 4 and 7 to 9 PM with Parish prayers at 6:30. Mass of Christian Burial from St. John Roman Catholic Church, Arthur on Tuesday at 11 AM.

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11 2015 May

Duncan, Loreen (Age 86, Mount Forest)

Loreen DUNCAN (nee Jack) of Mount Forest at Louise Marshall Hospital on Friday in her 87th year. Mother of David, Heather Cottrill, Jewel and John Green, and Charles and Sharon. Missed by 12 grand-, 7 great-grandchildren; siblings Murial McTaggart and Ian, Pearl Walker, Esther Domm and Roy, Effie Hemstock and Philip, John Jack, Rose Kagel and friend Dave. Sister-in-law of Margaret Jack, and Evelyn Reynolds. Predeceased by husband Harry and brother Howard Jack.
Friends may call at the England Funeral Home, Mount Forest on Tuesday from 2:30 till 4 and 7 to 9 PM. Funeral service from Mount Forest United Church on Wednesday at 11 AM.

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11 2015 May

Wightman, Mary (Age n/a, Brucefield)

Mary Grace WIGHTMAN (nee McCully), of Brucefield and formerly Route 1, Belgrave, peacefully at Huronview Home, Clinton on Wednesday. Wife to the late Ivan Wightman for 64 years. Loved by the late John and Shelly Brigham of Corunna; the late Jim and his children Jennifer, Mary, Kendra and Gordon Brigham. Survived by sister-in-law Alberta and Vaughn Munroe. Predeceased by her parents, and brother James and Nellie McCully.
Friends were received at the Falconer Funeral Home, Clinton Chapel on Sunday. Funeral Service will be held at Brucefield Community United Church, today [Monday] at 2 PM with visitation from 1.

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09 2015 May

Weppler, Isabel (Age 77, Chatsworth)

Isabel WEPPLER (nee Buckton) of Route 3, Chatsworth, on Friday, in her 78th year. Mother of Susan Van Diepen and Eric Haldenby of Allan Park, Margaret and Wayne McConnell of Tara, Marvin and Sherry-Lyn of Sullivan Township and Mark and Jessica of the Township of Meaford. Missed by 7 grand and 2 great-grandchildren and Trish and Rachael Van Diepen. Remembered by brother Bert and Linda Buckton, brother-in-law Bruce Klages and the Weppler family. Predeceased by husband William, 4 siblings and son-in-law John.
Visitation at Rhody Family Funeral Home, Chesley on Sunday, from 2 til 4 and 7 to 9 PM. A funeral service celebrating Isabel’s life will be held at Faith Lutheran Church, Desboro on Monday, at 11 AM.

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09 2015 May

Murphy, Joe (Age 84, Stratford)

Joe MURPHY of Stratford on Thursday at Stratford Hospital. He was 84. Loved husband for 58 years of Flora. Dear father of Colleen, Shawn and, Diane Dodge and husband Brian. Cherished papa of Cole, Mackenzie, Meghan, Riley, and Ryan. Survived by his sister Leila McLaughlin, and brother-in-law Rick Kerr. Predeceased by sisters Mary and Bernice and brother Raymond.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 10 AM until the time of the Funeral Mass at 11 AM at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Goderich. Arrangements entrusted to MacKenzie and McCreath Funeral Home, Lucknow.

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09 2015 May

McTavish, Joan nee Wadell (Age 78, n/a)

Joanne “Joan” McTAVISH on Thursday in her 79th year. Wife of the late “Sandy” McTavish. Mother of Janet MacIntyre and Ian and, Ross and Sheila. Grandma of Andrew and Mattie, Stuart and Courtney, Cera, Colleen and Caitlyn. Sister of Shirley Reis and Gerry, Ruth Symons and Jim, June Coulter and Bill and Jean Mohr. Missed by sisters-in-law Shirley, Wilma, and Judith and brother-in-law Ross. Predeceased by parents Hugh and Catherine Waddell  and 3 siblings.
Visitation at Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, Milverton on Monday from 7 to 9 PM and Tuesday from 2 till 4 PM. Funeral and committal service at Burns Presbyterian Church, Milverton, on Wednesday at 11 AM.

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08 2015 May

Van Geem, Judith (Age 75, Durham)

Judith Van GEEM (nee Switzer) of Durham at Durham Hospital on Wednesday in her 76th year. Beloved wife of Kees. Dear mother of David and Lisa of Cambridge, Stephanie and David Seeley, Geoffrey and Stefanie, Brian and Cathy, all of Durham. Missed by 8 grandchildren. Dear sister of Gail and Ken McEwen. Sister-in-law of Joan. Predeceased by her brother Dennis Switzer.
Friends may call at the McCulloch-Watson Funeral Home, Durham on Saturday from 2 till 4 and 7 to 9 PM. A celebration of Judith’s life will be held at Knox United Church, Durham on Sunday at 2 PM. Cremation to follow. Interment at Kirkton Union Cemetery.

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08 2015 May

Sparling, Beatrice (Age 104, frmly Goderich)

Beatrice SPARLING (nee Ferguson), formerly of Howick and Goderich, at Fordwich Village Nursing Home on Wednesday in her 105th year. Wife of the late Everett Sparling. Survived by 132 nieces and nephews, great- nieces and nephews and great-great- nieces and nephews, plus numerous friends who affectionately called her Aunty Bea. Predeceased by her siblings Jack and Bob Ferguson, Alberta Ireland and their spouses.
Visitation will be at Lakeshore United Church, 56 North Street, Goderich on Monday from 10 AM until time of the service at 11. Interment follows at Gorrie Cemetery at 2:30.
Arrangements entrusted to the McCallum & Palla Funeral Home, Goderich.

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07 2015 May

Clarkson, Patricia ‘Trish’ (Age 65, Brussels)

Patricia ‘Trish’ CLARKSON, (nee Harvey) of Brussels, peacefully with her family by her side on Tuesday at age 65. Beloved wife of Ron. Mother to Brett and wife Janice, Scott, Matthew and partner Amanda. Grandmother to Maiya, Lucas, River and Penny. Sister of Greg and Shelly Harvey and sister-in-law to Rhonda and Bob Stewart, and Greg and Connie Clarkson. Predeceased by her mother Myra Harvey.
A memorial visitation will be held at the Schimanski Family Funeral Home, Brussels on Friday from 2 till 4 and 7 to 9 PM. A Memorial Service will be held from Melville Presbyterian Church, Brussels on Saturday at 2 PM.

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