Obituaries

Gary Dickson

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Gary Michael Dickson of Blenheim passed away on Sunday May 21, 2017 at the age of 74 years. Gary was one of two children born to the late Joseph & Elsie (Phillips) Dickson and was predeceased by his sister Patricia. After living his childhood in the Aylmer area Gary became a member of the O.P.P. and worked as an Investigator for Ontario Hydro. In his retirement he worked in Security at Ontario Hydro and in the Transportation Department of Southwestern Regional Centre. He will be forever remembered by his spouse Rena, his sons Mike and Shawn (Corrie-Lynne) and his grandchildren Tom and Tess.

It was Gary’s wish that his life be remembered quietly, that cremation take place and his ashes be scattered in New Zealand which was a place he visited often and held close to his heart.

Friends wishing to remember Gary with a memorial donation are asked to consider the Blenheim Baptist Church, the Blenheim Community Village or the Parkinsons Society.

Paul Malott

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Service:

Graveside Service
Evergreen Cemetery, Blenheim
Thursday May 18, 2017
2:00 p.m.

A graveside service for Paul Malott will be held at Evergreen Cemetery, Blenheim on Thursday May 18, 2017.  Everyone is welcome to gather by the Legion Chapel at 2:00 p.m.  A time to meet with family and friends will take place at the Blenheim Community Funeral Home after the committal service.

Charlien Jeffery

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Service:

Private

On May 13, 2017 I handed my best friend and mother Charlien Jeffery into the loving arms of my father, Norm Jeffery who predeceased her in 2011. She passed away peacefully at home, leaving behind her daughter Nadine Jeffery and partner Jeff Motycka.  She is survived by her sister Shirley Rayment, her brother Ernie (Kay) Glassford, her Goddaughter Melinda Glazier, many nieces and nephews, in-laws Gordon Jeffery and Violet Glazier.

Special thanks to all of Mom’s in home caregivers and to her niece Shaelynn Glassford for the kindness and support that they gave to her.

Cremation has taken place. A private family graveside service will take place at a later date at Pardoville Cemetery.  Friends wishing to remember Charlien with a memorial donation are asked to consider the Shriners Hospital for Children.

Rita Case

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Service:

Blenheim Community Funeral Home
Wednesday May 10, 2017
2:00 p.m.

Visitation:

Blenheim Community Funeral Home
Wednesday May 10, 2017
12:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Rita Marie Case of London and recently Chatham passed into eternal rest at Riverview Gardens surrounded by her family on May 7, 2017. Daughter of the late Michael (1961) and Marie (1958) Weigle of London. She was married to John Douglas Case who predeceased her in 2006, also predeceased by her daughter Dianne in 2011.

Rita is survived by her son Brian (Bertha) Case of Erieau, a son Paul Case of Parson B.C., grandchildren Brent (Dana) Case of Chatham, Brooke (Jason) Weiss of Blenheim, Stephanie Case of Mission B.C. and 7 great-grandchildren plus a special friend of the family Susan Case-Waterman.

Rita worked for many years in London at the Toronto Dominion Bank and Bank of Montreal before retiring. She enjoyed golf, bridge and she and Doug especially enjoyed traveling.

Cremation has already taken place. Visitation will be Wednesday May 10th from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. at the Blenheim Community Funeral Home, 60 Stanley St, Blenheim. The service will be conducted at 2:00 with Fr. Paul Milward of Christ Church at the Funeral Home immediately following visitation. Donations to the Bruce B. Foster Memorial Foundation, Scottish Rite Charitable Foundation or Shriners Hospital would be appreciated.

A private family interment to follow at a later date in London.

Wanda Hawley

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Service:

Graveside Service
Thursday May 4, 2017
1:00 p.m.

Wanda Elizabeth Hawley, formerly of Blenheim and Windsor passed away at the Copper Terrace Nursing Home in Chatham on Saturday April 29, 2017. Wanda was born 82 years ago to her late parents Burton and Maude (Shreve) Hawley.  She was the very proud mother of Robin Pepper who predeceased her in 2009 and loved her only sister Dorisann McNear who predeceased her in 2001.

Wanda will be remembered by her grandchildren Bill Bowden Jr and Mandi & Boyd Doucet, by her great grandchildren Caidan Pepper, Ashton Boal and Konner Boal as well as her very good friends Sandie Filsinger, Betty Ann Allossery, Evelyn Pageau and Rosemary Lottbrein.

Special thanks are extended to Dr. Mark Tomen and the staff of Copper Terrace Nursing Home 3 North and 3 East for the care and compassion that was shown to Wanda, and to Betty Allossery for all of your help and support over the last year.

In keeping with Wanda’s wishes, cremation has taken place. An interment service with immediate family and friends will take place at Evergreen Cemetery in Blenheim on Thursday May 4, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.  Friends wishing to remember Wanda are asked to do something special for a neighbour or a friend as Wanda was always fortunate and grateful for those blessings in her own life.

Inez Boyes

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Service:

Blenheim Community Funeral Home
Monday May 1, 2017
11:00 a.m.

Visitation:

Blenheim Community Funeral Home
Sunday April 30, 2017
2:00 - 4:00 & 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Inez Kathleen Boyes passed away at her home on Wednesday April 26, 2017. She was born in Tilbury East Township 92 years ago to her parents the late Thomas & Elizabeth (Shivas) Hope; raised in an era when hard work and a sense of community were the foundations of life. Inez spent many happy years being married to her husband Alex Boyes, farming in the Blenheim area until they retired and moved into town in 1963. Alex predeceased her in 1998.

Family was very important to Inez. She will be missed by her children Kathi & Ron Leciago of Blenheim, Alex & Gladys Boyes of Long Point and Jim & Jeanne Boyes of Stoney Point, by her grandchildren Greg & Vicki, Kara & Diego, Michael, Megan & Matthew, Terry & Janet and Tanny as well as her great-grandchildren Logan, Emma, Justin, Kale, Melinda and Kainan.

Inez was one of nine children, being the sister and sister-in-law of Carol & Glen Walters, Tom Hope, Blake Hope, Harry Hope, Joyce Hope and Jane Hope. She was predeceased by Winnifred Allison, Marjorie Allison, Kenneth Hope, Douglas Hope, Evelyn Hope, June Hope and Shirley Hope. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

To know Inez was to love her. She had a kind and generous heart. She didn’t hesitate to share whatever it was that she was fortunate enough to have herself, whether it was produce from her garden that she gave to those in need or the time and encouragement that she gave to the children who she babysat. She was known for her shortbread at Christmas time and her butter tarts whenever she made them. When she was in her sixties and Alex was unable to drive, she got her own drivers license so that she could be the chauffeur. She will be missed.

Family and friends are invited to the Blenheim Community Funeral Home for visitation on Sunday from 2 – 4 & 7 – 9 p.m. A Funeral Service for Inez will be held in the Funeral Home on Monday May 1, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery where Inez will be laid to rest with Alex. Acting as pallbearers for their grandmother will be Greg, Michael, Matthew, Kale, Kainan and Diego.

 

Margaret Anne “Peggy” Hoover

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Service:

Cooper Funeral Home Limited
19 Talbot Street West, Jarvis, ON
Monday, May 1st, 2017
12:00 noon

Visitation:

Blenheim Community Funeral Home
60 Stanley Street, Blenheim
Friday, April 28th, 2017
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Cooper Funeral Home Limited
19 Talbot Street West, Jarvis, ON
Sunday, April 30th, 2017
2:00pm - 4:00pm

Hoover, Margaret (Peggy) Anne. On Tuesday, April 25, 2017, Peggy went to be with her Lord from Hospital in Chatham, Ontario in her 67th year. Beloved wife of Douglas Clayton Hoover. Peggy was predeceased by her parents John and Hilda Park and was sister to Donna Slack of London. She was sister-in-law to Gerald and Shirley Hoover of Cayuga, Reg and Adele Hoover of Orangeville, Ida and Roman Targonski of Mt. Albert and Elaine and Bill Cranston of Selkirk. Also survived by nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to call at Blenheim Community Funeral Home, 60 Stanley St., Blenheim, ON on Friday, April 28th, 2017 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm and Cooper Funeral Home, 19 Talbot Street West, Jarvis, on Sunday from 2:00pm -4:00pm. Funeral Service for Peggy will be held at Cooper Funeral Home on Monday at 12 noon followed by interment at Hagersville Cemetery. Donations to The Diabetes Society or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

Jamie Lee Taylor

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Service:

Private

Jamie Lee Taylor of Blenheim, dear spouse of Tony VanDerMolen passed away at home on Monday April 17, 2017 at the age of 55 years. Jamie Lee was the daughter of the late Richard and Donna (Knight) Williams. She will be remembered fondly by her family Rick Williams, Scott & Shannon Williams, Robert & Robin Williams and Jason Williams as well as her aunts Edith-Ann Robertson and Bonnie-Lynn Hendwick. Predeceased by Mark Denman. Jamie Lee was a former grade school teacher who loved animals. It was her wish that cremation take place and that her family remember her privately. Friends wishing to remember her with a memorial donation are asked to consider Pet and Wildlife Rescue. Blenheim Community Funeral Home entrusted with funeral arrangements.

James Fehr

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Service:

Private

James Fehr, much loved son of Elizabeth (Wall) and Peter Fehr was born still on Sunday April 16, 2017.  His arrival was being anxiously anticipated by all of his extended family who will remember him privately at a graveside service being held at Pardoville Cemetery on April 18, 2017.

Diana (Daniel) Kormendy

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Service:

St. Mary's Church, Blenheim
Thursday April 20, 2017
11:00 a.m.

Visitation:

Gilbert & MacIntyre Funeral Home
252 Dublin Street N, Guelph
Tuesday April 18, 2017 from 2 - 4 & 7 - 9 p.m.

Blenheim Community Funeral Home
60 Stanley Street, Blenheim
Wednesday April 19, 2017 from 2 - 4 & 7 - 9 p.m.
Parish Prayers will take place at 7:30 p.m.

Suddenly at her residence, Diana Kormendy passed away in her 75th year on Friday April 14, 2017.  She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 50 years, M. Michael (2013).  Dear mother of the late Mark (2008), Denise Lesy (Paul), the late Kevin (1982), Jeannine Haid (Michael), Michael Jason (Joel).  Loving Grandma of Victoria, Emily, Andrew and Elizabeth.  Dear sister of Clara Kormendy (late Steve), Ernest Daniel (Annette) and the late Jeannette VandeWiele (late Albert).  Daughter of the late Arthur & Bernadette Daniel.  Diana earned her diploma in Administrative Studies at Ursuline College and she was a former employee of the University of Guelph.  She was a long standing member of the Catholic Women’s League and she enjoyed her hobbies as an avid quilter and gardener.

Family and friends are invited to the Gilbert MacIntyre & Son Funeral Home, 252 Dublin Street North in Guelph on Tuesday from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 p.m. with Vigil Prayers at 7:30 p.m. On Wednesday family and friends are invited to the Blenheim Community Funeral Home for visitation from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 p.m. with Vigil Prayers at 7:30 p.m.  A Funeral Mass will be held in St. Mary’s Church, Blenheim on Thursday April 20, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.  Interment in Evergreen Cemetery.  As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or to Hospice Wellington in Guelph would be greatly appreciated by the family.