Obituaries

Kenneth Randall Jr

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Service:

Private

Visitation:

Private

Ken Randall Jr. passed away on Thursday July 19, 2018 at the age of 28 years.

Born in Chatham, son of Ken & Carolyn Randall of Merlin, Kenny is survived by his sister Jessica Pinsonneault (Kyle), his brother Nick Randall and his nephew Liam Pinsonneault. He will be remembered fondly by his grandmother Evelyn Rumble, by his Aunts and Uncles Pam, Bill, Bob, Janet, Joe, Dave, Marc, Jeff, Bob, Nancy, Tammy and Mary and their families including many cousins. He was predeceased by his grandmother Claire Randall and by his grandfathers Glen Randall, William John Featherstone and Jack Rumble.

Kenny was a kind and caring young man. Just like his mother, he loved animals. With his dad he shared a love of motorcycles.

Cremation has taken place. A private family service will take place. Friends wishing to remember Kenny with a memorial donation are asked to consider the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Cancer Society.

 

Amy Rumble Zoumboulis

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Service:

Celebration of Life
St. Mary's Hall
Sunday July 8, 2018
2:00 p.m.

Visitation:

Blenheim Community Funeral Home
Saturday July 7, 2018
Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m. and will continue
throughout the afternoon and evening.

It is with profound sadness that the family of Amy Mae (Rumble) Zoumboulis announce her passing on Wednesday July 4, 2018 at the Chatham Kent Hospice with her family and friends by her side.

Amy was born on May 1, 1973 to Tony and Gail Rumble of Blenheim. She is survived by her pride and joy Constandinos (Costa) Nikos Zoumboulis and his dad Nick Zoumboulis.  Also survived by her partner, Steven Blakeney and his children Meredith, Rhys and Evan, by her brother Ian and Rhonda Rumble and their children Klare, Drew and Grace of Blenheim and by her sister Emily Rumble of Toronto.

Predeceased by her grandparents Edith and Leighton Rumble and Elmer and Cecile Myers. She will be greatly missed by a large number of aunts, uncles and cousins both from the Rumble and Myers families and a huge network of friends.

Amy played many roles: daughter, sister, companion, cousin, co- worker, and friend but her most cherished role was that of a mother.

Amy was a strong, independent, caring, hard worker and she spent the last 10 years working as the Supervisor of Housekeeping and Linen at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance where she was adored and admired by all the staff. She had a big heart and supported every request from every department with kindness and compassion.

She loved Friday Night Table, fancy beads, Nickelback, a strong hug, a kiss on the lips, late nights, whiskey, loud music, arriving late to the party and was never one to miss out on anything. She truly was a one of a kind gem.

Amy is perhaps best remembered for her huge, bright smile and her infectious laugh that could brighten any room. She was full of life, spirit and positivity right until the very end.

Family and friends are invited to the visitation at the Blenheim Community Funeral Home on Saturday July 7, 2018 at 2:00 pm and will continue throughout the afternoon and evening.

We invite all of you that have been touched by Amy to join us in the celebration of her life on Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at St. Mary’s Hall in Blenheim where friends will share their fondest memories of Amy.  On Monday Amy’s immediate family will gather as she is laid to rest at Evergreen Cemetery.

Friends wishing to remember Amy with a memorial donations are asked to consider the Chatham-Kent Hospice, the Kissin Kuzzins initiative to assist local families in need or Sick Kids Hospital.

Charlaine Meredith

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Visitation:

There will be no Funeral Home visitation.

Charlaine Gail Meredith, much loved wife of James Sr passed away on Tuesday July 3, 2018.  She was 60 years old.  She will be remembered with great fondness by her sons Alan Meredith (Samantha) and James Meredith Jr (Bella) and by Jamie’s daughters Amy Meredith (Boomer) and Chrystal Wilson (Meredith). Charlaine was an awesome and unique Grandma to her eight grandchildren; Ty, Makenzie, Daytona, Bailey, Bella, Brayden, Jude and Paislee…they were her pride and joy.

Born in Chatham to the late Leo & Winnifred (Moore) Couture, Charlaine was one of five children and is survived by her sisters Joy Nead (Mike) and Cindy Kempe (Fred), and by her brother Jamie Couture. Predeceased by sister Coral and brother Lee. She will be missed by Jamie’s siblings Janice Graham, Wanda Meredith and Sly Meredith as well as many nieces and nephews. Charlaine always appreciated the company of her good friends Bonnie and Gary and the long walks and talks that she had with Bonnie over the years.

Charlaine was as a kind and caring person who constantly put the needs of others first.  She worked hard to make the world a better place whether it was creating a new garden, taking care of animals (she loved her two cats) or showing persistence and determination to accomplish her goals, AKA she was very stubborn in all the great ways necessary.  Her kind ways and values will live on in her children and grandchildren who she taught well.  In that sense she will never be forgotten.

Charlaine’s wishes with regard to this stage of life were very definite.  There will be no Funeral Home visitation or funeral.

Diane Wilkins

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Service:

Blenheim Community Funeral Home
Friday July 6, 2018
11:00 a.m.

Visitation:

Blenheim Community Funeral Home
Thursday July 5, 2018
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Diane Lynn Wilkins, much loved wife of Jeff Wilkins passed away on Saturday June 30, 2018. Diane was born 63 years ago to Doris and the late Lorne Goodwin. She grew up just outside of Blenheim sharing a special bond reserved only for sisters with Carol Embury (Bruce), Linda Minnie (Jim), Patty Dauphin (Bill) and Laurie Glassford (Dale).

Diane will be forever missed by her husband Jeff Wilkins and by her children Todd Lindsay, Lisa Luksa (Larry Warren), Matt Wilkins (Tina) and Andria Wilkins (Jorge Evora). She was an awesome Nanny to Owen Lindsay, Kolton Lindsay, Austin Wilkins, Ivory Wilkins, Ethan Wilkins, Marley Wilkins, Lincoln Wilkins, Willow Evora, Oaklea Evora and Everson Evora. She will be remembered by her mother in law Rose Wilkins (late Ken) and by her sisters and brothers in-law Sheri Huffman (Greg), David Wilkins (Kathleen) and Corey Wilkins. “Aunt Diny” will be missed by several nieces and nephews.

Friends will remember Diane as a selfless, loving person who put the needs of others before her own. She loved unconditionally and forgave quickly. She took care of God’s creatures. She loved dogs, horses and even had a raccoon as a house pet when she was young. Throughout her life and in the past few weeks she showed great perseverance and determination. She will be missed.

Friends and family are invited to the Blenheim Community Funeral Home on Thursday night from 7 – 9 p.m. to support Diane’s family. A Funeral Service for Diane will be held at the Funeral Home on Friday July 6, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Interment of Diane’s urn will take place in Evergreen Cemetery where she will be laid to rest with her Dad.

Friends wishing to remember Diane with a memorial donation are asked to consider either the Cancer Society of Pet And Wildlife Rescue.

Roy Grieve

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Roy Grieve of Chatham, husband of the late Bev (Cronmiller) Grieve (2011) passed away at home on Friday June 29, 2018. He will be missed by his children Tammy Matte, Daniel Grieve, Tommy Joe Grieve, Kenneth Grieve, Debra Lynn Boisvert, Donna Leeson and Dorothy Aitkens. He was predeceased by his children Cathy and Joey who were infant twins and Sherry Kwiapkowski.   He will be remembered by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Roy was born in Leamington to the late William & Mary (McGee) Grieve, Roy was one of 12 children and is survived by his sister Joyce Dundas and brother in law Ken Fields. He was predeceased by his sisters Mary Robinson, Ella Sterling, Marie Greenwood and Muriel Fields, and by his brothers Les Grieve, Norm Grieve, Jim Grieve, Glen Grieve, Harvey Grieve and Kaye Don Grieve.

It was Roy’s wish that his family remember him privately.

Online condolences for the family and memorial donations may be left at blenheimcommunityfuneralhome.com

Glenn Clayton “Clayt” Wheeler

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Service:

Maple City Baptist Church
500 Indian Creek Road West, Chatham
Saturday June 30, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.

Visitation:

Blenheim Community Funeral Home
Friday, June 29 2018
2:00 - 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Clayt Wheeler of Blenheim passed away at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance on Thursday June 28, 2018. Clayt was born in London, the son of the late Glenn & Elizabeth “Honey” (Legue) Wheeler.

For many years, Clayt and his wife Cathy (MacDonald) made Erieau their home where they raised their three children Darryl (Kit), Andrew (Lindsay) and Lindsay (Mike). Clayt enjoyed being a Granddad to four wonderful young men; Nate, Ben, Beckett and Aidan.

Clayt was a long-time employee of Sykes Trucking, a member of the Erieau Volunteer Fire Department and the Blenheim Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 185. His retirement years saw a move to Blenheim where he enjoyed visiting friends and going for drives in the country.

He was the brother and brother-in-law of Glenda (Fred), Susan (Craig), MaryKay (Brian), Tammy who predeceased him in 1999 (Barrie), Mark (Karen) and Terry. He will be missed by the Clan MacDonald.

Friends and family are invited to the Blenheim Community Funeral Home on Friday from 2 – 4 & 7 – 9 p.m. A Funeral Service for Clayt officiated by Pastor Rick Dressler will be held in the Maple City Baptist Church, 500 Indian Creek Road West in Chatham on Saturday June 30, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. Cremation will follow with a family interment in Evergreen Cemetery at a later date.

Friends wishing to remember Clayt with a memorial donation are asked to consider the Erieau Firefighters Association or the Lung Association.

 

 

 

Sarah Jean Goulet

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Sarah Jean Goulet passed away on Monday June 25, 2018, just three weeks before her 103rd birthday. Born in Harwich Township, daughter of the late Bruce & Lottie (Bayer) Snobelen, Jean will be missed by her two sons Robert Goulet (Paula) and Richard Goulet, by her grandchildren Ryan Goulet (Margaret), Mike Goulet (Christine), Paul Goulet (Beckie) and Sarah Oxner (Gary). She was the great grandmother of Andrew, Leah, Connor, Kylie, Kaitlin and Josh and sister of Florence Willan.

Jean met the love of her life, Leo Goulet at a house party in Blenheim. They eloped in 1940 and spent 47 years together on their farm before Leo passed away in 1987. Jean loved everything about life on the farm and with the help of her sons she was able to stay at home until just a few months ago when she moved to the Village in Ridgetown.

Aside from her husband Leo, Jean was predeceased by her grandson James as well as her siblings and their spouses Mary & Charles Hebblethwaite, Edna & Raymond Mills, Morley & Jean Snobelen, Leslie & Velma Snobelen and Laverne “Bud” Willan.

Visitation for Jean will take place at the Blenheim Community Funeral Home on Wednesday from 7 – 9 p.m. A Funeral Service conducted by Pastor Bill Terris will take place on Thursday June 28, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. Friends wishing to remember Jean with a memorial donation are asked to consider the Blenheim Seniors Centre.

Elizabeth Mary Wheeler

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It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of Elizabeth Mary Wheeler in Winchester, England on 14th June 2018, at the age of 95.  Elizabeth was a frequent visitor to the Blenheim area and developed many friends over the years whilst visiting her beloved daughter Gwen Williams (Graham).

Will be sadly missed also by all her Grandchildren  Kim Cowan (Garry) Blenheim, Sue Williams Cambridge, Steve Williams (Nicole) Paincourt, Adrian Williams (Kelly) Petrolia and her 10 special Great Grandchildren.

Jacob Dyck

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Service:

Old Colony Mennonite Church, Charing Cross
Monday June 18, 2018
2:00 p.m.

Visitation:

Blenheim Community Funeral Home
Sunday June 17, 2018
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Jacob Dyck, of Chatham, loved husband of Helena passed away at the Chatham-Kent Hospice on Wednesday June 13, 2018 at the age of 69 years. Family and friends are invited to the Blenheim Community Funeral Home for visitation on Sunday June 17, 2018 from 6 – 9 p.m. A Funeral Service for Jacob will be held in the Old Colony Mennonite Church in Charing Cross on Monday June 18, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. Interment in Pardoville-Union Cemetery.

Bob Thompson

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Service:

Blenheim Community Funeral Home
Thursday June 14, 2018
11:00 a.m.

Visitation:

Blenheim Community Funeral Home
Thursday June 14, 2018
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Robert Charles Thompson of Blenheim passed away at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance on Sunday June 10, 2018. Bob was one of three children born to the late Norman & Hazel (Green) Thompson and is survived by his sister Kay Holt of Calgary. Bob was predeceased by his sister Helen Green.

Bob and his first wife Jennie, who predeceased him in 2002 were the proud parents of three children; Rose Marie (late Archie) Johnston of Chatham, Kathleen (late Michael) Donahue of Newfoundland and John Robert Thompson who predeceased his dad in 2017. He loved being a Grandpa to 7 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.

In 2008 Bob married Sandra (Shepley) and his family grew to include Sandy’s children Pat & Mike Nussey, Penny Wright & Don Quennville and Pam & Steven Renaud as well as 6 additional grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

Bob worked for many years, being self employed in the construction business. His success could be attributed to his determination, his self discipline and his sense of accomplishment. Even in his retirement years he didn’t like to be idle. He was a kind gentleman who knew what he wanted and accomplished what needed to be done. He and Sandy were members of St. Andrew’s Church in South Buxton.

In keeping with Bob’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Family and friends are invited to the Blenheim Community Funeral Home on Thursday June 14, 2018 where visitation will take place from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. followed immediately by a Funeral Service conducted by Pastor Eric Skillings. Interment will take place in Evergreen Cemetery where Bob will be interred next to his son John.

Friends wishing to make a memorial donation in memory of Bob are encouraged to remember the Multiple Sclerosis Society.