Obituaries

Mike Dunlop

A photo of Mike Dunlop

Service:

Blenheim Community Funeral Home
Thursday December 13, 2018
1:00 p.m.

Visitation:

Blenheim Community Funeral Home
Wednesday 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Thursday 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Mike Dunlop of Blenheim passed away on Sunday December 9, 2018 at the age of 47 years. Named after his father Michael Dunlop who predeceased him in 1982, Mike is survived by his parents Pat (Nealey) & Fred Ryckman, his brother Jeff Dunlop (Candace), his half brother Steven Ferguson (Angela), his nephew Craig and his niece Amy. He will be remembered by many Nealey, Dunlop and Ryckman aunts, uncles and cousins.

Mike was a devoted fan of the rock band Kiss and enjoyed collecting their memorabilia. In his lifetime he was able to enjoy many cruises with his family. He also collected baseball hats and shot glasses from places he visited. Mike enjoyed spending time with friends at the Blenheim Legion where he was a member and with friends that he made at the Ethanol plant in Chatham where he worked for over 20 years.

Family and friends are invited to the Blenheim Community Funeral Home on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 where visitation will take place from 7-9 p.m. Visitation will take place again on Thursday, December 13, 2018 from 11 a.m. until the time of Mike’s funeral service officiated by Pastor Bill Terris which will begin at 1:00 p.m. Interment will take place in Evergreen Cemetery where Mike will be laid to rest beside his father.

Friends wishing to remember Mike with a memorial donation are asked to consider the Brain Tumor Foundation of Canada to assist in research initiatives or New Beginnings ABI & Stroke Recovery Association of Chatham-Kent.

Lulu Nicholson

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Service:

Blenheim Community Funeral Home
Wednesday November 28, 2018
1:00 p.m.

Visitation:

Blenheim Community Funeral Home
Wednesday November 28, 2018
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Lulu Nicholson, 96 years of age, passed away peacefully at the Blenheim Community Village on Saturday November 24, 2018. Lulu was born in Harwich Township, to the late Beatrice (Carnie) & Robert Delbert Jackson. She was the last surviving member of her family, having been predeceased by her siblings Dorothy, Ken and Allan. Lulu married Morris John Allen who predeceased her in 1951, just one month after their son Murray John Allen had passed away. She worked at CIBC where she met Norman Nicholson and in 1973 they were married, enjoying 44 years together before Norman passed away on May 27, 2017. Lulu retired from the Purchasing Department of Southwestern Regional Centre where she was responsible for ordering all of the supplies.  She will be remembered fondly by her nieces and nephews Marion & Charles Brisco, Delbert & Dixie Jackson, Ken Jackson and Manley & Martha Jackson. She was predeceased by a nephew Douglas Jackson.

Resting at the Blenheim Community Funeral Home, 60 Stanley Street, Blenheim where visitation will take place on Wednesday November 28, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. when a Funeral Service will take place with Rev. Mike Maroney of First Presbyterian Church officiating. Interment will take place in Maple Leaf Cemetery, Chatham.

Many thanks are extended to the staff of the Blenheim Community Village for Lulu’s excellent care over these past few years. In lieu of flowers, friends wishing to remember Lulu are asked to consider the First Presbyterian Church in Chatham.

Reinder Hummel

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Service:

Blenheim Community Funeral Home
Thursday November 22, 2018
11:00 a.m.

Visitation:

Blenheim Community Funeral Home
Wednesday November 21, 2018
2:00-4:00 & 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Reinder Hummel, forever loved husband of Wilhelmina “Wilma” (Verkaik) Hummel passed away peacefully on Saturday November 17, 2018 at the age of 83. Reinder was the loving father of Pieter (Diane) Hummel, Mary (Brian) Ford, Willem (Lori) Hummel, Ron Hummel and Shirley Urry. Proud grandfather of 9 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

He is predeceased by his parents Peter and Regina (Bakker) Hummel.

Friends and family are invited to the Blenheim Community Funeral Home on Wednesday November 21, 2018 for visitation from 2 – 4 & 7 – 9 p.m. A funeral service will take place in the funeral home on Thursday November 22, 2018 at 11 am. with Pastor Tim Joyce officiating.  Cremation to follow with burial in Evergreen Cemetery at a later date.

Friends wishing to remember Reinder with a memorial donation are asked to consider the Alzheimer’s Society or Chatham-Kent Hospice Foundation.

Onofrio Naclerio

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Service:

St. Mary's Church
Wednesday November 21, 2018
11:00 a.m.

Visitation:

Blenheim Community Funeral Home
Tuesday November 20, 2018
2:00 - 4:00 & 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Parish Prayers will be held at 7:00 p.m.

With his family by his side, Onofrio Naclerio passed away peacefully at his residence on Saturday November 17, 2018 at the age of 82.

Born in Agerola, Napoli, Italy on October 3, 1936, son of the late Alfredo & Maria (Milo) Naclerio, Onofrio was predeceased by three siblings.

Beloved husband of 56 years to Maria (Acampora) and loving father of Anna & Carmine Defeo, Fred & Michelle Naclerio, Margaret & Paul Foster, Julia & Francesco Fortunato and Angela Naclerio (Luca). Proud Papa and Nonno of 9 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Onofrio taught his children many lessons in life, but the most important one was that hard work and dedication to family should be their first and foremost priority. He will be dearly missed by his brothers and sisters in Italy, by many nieces and nephews, cousins and friends and extended family.

Special thanks go out to the home care staff that were involved for the exceptional care that was given to Onofrio.

Family will receive friends at the Blenheim Community Funeral Home on Tuesday from 2:00 – 4:00 & 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Parish Prayers will be offered at 7:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass for Onofrio will be held in St. Mary’s Church on Wednesday November 21, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will take place in Evergreen Cemetery.  Friends wishing to remember Onofrio with a memorial donation are asked to consider the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Diabetes Association.

Evelyn Warriner

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Service:

A private family service will be held
on Tuesday November 27, 2018

Visitation:

Blenheim Community Funeral Home
Monday November 26, 2018
2:00 - 4:00 & 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Evelyn Warriner passed away peacefully at Blenheim Community Village on Thurs. Nov. 15, 2018. Evelyn is predeceased by Gordon (2006) her husband of 63 years. Together they farmed and raised their family in the Fourth Line Community. Upon retirement they enjoyed daily crop tours with lunch stops in Erieau and looked forward to their winters in Florida where they made many new friends.
Evelyn is survived by her three sons Roy and Frances of Trout Creek, Ivan and Janet, Garry and Elaine, all of Blenheim. Missing their Grandmother are Jackee and Paul, Scott, Julianne and Paul, Todd and Bev, Lynne, Nick and Lindsay, Paul and Julie. She is survived by 12 great grandchildren and predeceased by 2 great grandchildren. Evelyn was the last surviving child of Warren and Florence (Moore) Pickering; predeceased by her siblings Ella Brooks, Gordon and Leonard Pickering, and Vera Galloway. She is survived by her three sisters-in-law Gertrude Pickering, Lena Pickering of Blenheim and Margaret Baldwin of Nova Scotia.
The Warriner family thank the wonderful staff of Blenheim Community Village for the efficient and compassionate care they gave to Evelyn over the last seven years. We truly appreciate all those little things you do routinely.
Family and friends are invited to Blenheim Community Funeral Home Mon. Nov. 26 for visitation from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 p.m. A private family funeral will be held Tues. Nov. 27, 2018 with Rev. Wanda Burse officiating. Interment in the family plot, Evergreen Cemetery. Those wishing to remember Evelyn with a charitable donation are asked to consider The Fourth Line Memorial Fund, The Alzheimer’s Society, Chatham-Kent Hospice or Breast Cancer Research.

Lillian (Sterling) Huffman

A photo of Lillian (Sterling) Huffman

Service:

Blenheim Community Funeral Home
Friday November 9, 2018
1:00 p.m.

Visitation:

Blenheim Community Funeral Home
Thursday November 8, 2018
2:00 - 4:00 & 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Lillian Huffman of Blenheim passed away peacefully on Monday November 5, 2018. Lillian was born 83 years ago to the late Orlo & Gladys (Tole) Sterling.
She was predeceased by her only brother Albert Sterling and his wife Marilyn. On August 29, 1959 Lillian married Art Huffman and began a journey that would span over 58 years until he predeceased her in September, 2017. They farmed together for many years and raised three sons; Ken, Gary & Cathie, and Don & Phyllis. Lillian will be remembered by 2 grandchildren and nephews Allan and Steven Sterling and their families. Lillian enjoyed being a part of the Blenheim & District Historical Society since its inception and she also enjoyed spending time at the Blenheim Freedom Library & Military Museum.

Family and friends are invited to gather at the Blenheim Community Funeral Home for visitation on Thursday from 2 – 4 & 7 – 9 p.m.   A Funeral Service for Lillian, conducted by Pastor Bill Terris will take place at the Funeral Home on Friday November 9, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. Interment of Lillian’s urn will take place at a later date in Evergreen Cemetery.

Donations to the Blenheim & District Historical Society or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

Gillis Turner Jr

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Service:

Blenheim Community Funeral Home
Friday November 2, 2018
2:00 p.m.

Visitation:

Blenheim Community Funeral Home
Friday November 2, 2018
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Gillis Turner Jr. passed away at the Chatham-Kent Hospice on Wednesday October 31, 2018 at the age of 66 years. Gil was predeceased by his wife Janice (Embury) Turner in 2012. He will be remembered fondly by his children Suzanne & Tim Vaughan and Bill & Andrea Turner, by his grandchildren Kaylie and Harley Vaughan and Reece and Mason Turner. He will also be remembered by his sisters Betty Clark, Sandra & Bob McNear and Debra & Bob Senyk, his sister in law Patsy & Garnet Johnson and his nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Louella & Gillis Turner.

Gil and Janice enjoyed travelling in their lifetimes. They enjoyed bus trips, ball games and camping at Campers Cove in Wheatley. After Janice’s passing and his own retirement from Resistance Welding in Blenheim, Gil enjoyed being a part of the Blenheim Legion and in his spare time he took up coin collecting.

Family and friends are invited to the Blenheim Community Funeral Home on Friday November 2, 2018 where visitation will take place from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. A Funeral Service conducted by Rev. David Fuller will follow immediately after the visitation at 2:00 p.m. Gil will be laid to rest in Evergreen Cemetery with Janice and his parents.

Gil’s final days were made comfortable thanks to the staff and volunteers at the Chatham-Kent Hospice. Friends wishing to remember him with a memorial donation are encouraged to consider the Hospice so that they can continue to help others.

 

 

Bob Swartz

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Visitation:

Private

Robert Swartz of Chatham passed away at Hotel Dieu Grace Hospital in Windsor on Monday October 29, 2018. Bob was born in Ponty Pool, Ontario on May 19, 1946. He was the eldest of three children born to the late Elsie & Alex Swartz and is survived by his brother Roger and his sister Joyce.
Bob loved the outdoors and being outside. Those who knew Bob knew that he also always had some kind of project on the go and that whatever he was working on was probably to help someone who needed it. He was very generous and giving with his time and quick to put a smile on other people’s faces.
Bob’s ultimate joy in life was always his family; his wife Bonnie (Moore) who he began a journey with more than fifty years ago was never far from his side sharing the highs and the lows that life often sends. Together they raised two children who they were very proud of. Michael and his wife Kelly with their children, Tristan, Piper and Kennedy and Stephanie and her children Travis and Colton brought a totally new kind of happiness to their lives. Bob absolutely adored his wife, children and five grandchildren.
In keeping with Bob’s wishes, this stage of his life will be regarded with quiet dignity. His family has come together to remember him quietly.
Friends wishing to remember Bob with a memorial donation are asked to consider The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, The Kidney Foundation of Canada or the Ontario SPCA and Humane Society.

Marion Trube

A photo of Marion Trube

Service:

A Private Family Interment will take place
in Hamilton at a later date.

Mrs. Marion Trube was born, raised and educated, along with 5 sisters and 1 brother, in Hamilton, Ontario. During the early years there wasn’t a great deal of support and guidance for a specific degree, however, Marion still managed to complete a three-year Practical Arts Degree from Hamilton Tech. Being the eldest daughter, she also took it upon herself to teach her younger siblings how to read, write and do crafts.

During the depression era, when finding work was a true challenge, she found employment for 2 – 3 years as a waitress at McMaster University and lived on campus. Her salary was $25.00 per month which included her room and board. In those days, Marion had to wash all her own uniforms, starch and iron them – not an easy deal after working long hours but appreciative nonetheless of the fact she was employed.

During war time, Marion met her British born husband Anthony Hugh Winfield at the Hostess Club in the YWCA in Hamilton. After his posting in Hamilton, he was sent to India until the end of the war. At that juncture, his desire was to return to Marion in Hamilton, however this was not permitted. So, in 1947, she flew to Glasgow, took the train to Sheffield and lived with her future husband and his mother until they married in 1948. In 1950 they were finally able to return to Canada where they had a beautiful son and daughter. Tim Winfield is a registered massage therapist and Wanda Winfield, a United Church Minister. 1 grandchild and 2 great grandchildren were the joy of her life.

In 1993, Marion moved to Christie Gardens in Toronto after the death of her second husband, Alex Trube. She loved to read, collect miniature dolls, listen to a variety of music, sing in the choir, and volunteered her time at Christie Gardens. She requested that this poem be included in her remembrance.

“Among the stellar world, I know,

I was a speck, but even so,

Though tiny my potential,

I must have been essential,

My part in life was soon run through,

Still life without me couldn’t do”

(From Kaisyn Kuley – Grass and Stone Selected poems 1965)

 

Memorial donations may be made to the Diabetes Association, the Anglican Primate’s World Relief Fund pwrdf.org , or the charity of your choice. There will be no Funeral Home visitation or service. A private family interment will take place at a later date in Hamilton.

Agnes Russelo

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Service:

St. Mary's Church
Friday November 2, 2018
11:00 a.m.

Visitation:

Blenheim Community Funeral Home
Thursday November 1, 2018
2:00 - 4:00 & 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Parish Prayers will be offered at 7:00 p.m.

Agnes Nellie Russelo (Beaubiah) of Blenheim passed away peacefully on Monday October 29, 2018 at Riverview Gardens Long Term Care Home, Chatham at the age of 89.

Agnes was the beloved wife of the late Donald Wentforde Russelo.

Loving mother to Donald, Robert (Patti) of Blenheim & Sally Kuipers (Jerry Rychlo) of London.

She was predeceased by her parents John & Olive Beaubiah (Purdy), father-in-law Harry Russelo and mother-in-law Maggie Russelo (Bathgate).

Survived by sister Elizabeth (Betty) Martin. Predeceased by sister Mary Custance (Metcalf), brother Edward Beaubiah, brother-in-laws Wilfred (Moe) Martin, George Custance, Ronald Metcalfe, Morris Russelo (Ada), sister-in-laws Lola Bentley (Les), Shirley Crow (Bill).

Agnes was born in Chatham, Ontario, November 4, 1928, and will be lovingly remembered by her many nieces, nephews and cousins along with her grandchildren, Robert, Joey (predeceased), Ryan, Donnie (predeceased), Richard Cody and Cory. Agnes was also blessed with 5 great grandchildren; Harrison, Nolan, Emmett, Abigail and Liam.

Agnes’s family will receive friends at the Blenheim Community Funeral Home, 60 Stanley Street, Blenheim Ontario on Thursday, November 1, 2018 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. (Parish Prayers will be offered at 7 p.m). A Funeral Mass will take place at St. Mary’s Church, Blenheim, Ontario, on Friday November 2, 2018 at 11:00 am. Interment will take place at Evergreen Cemetery Blenheim, Ontario.

Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated.