Yvette D. Knee
Knee: Yvette D. A resident of Chatham and formerly of Mattawa died at her residence on Monday, May 6, 2002 at the age of 73. Born in Mattawa, daughter of the late Zephirin and Laura (Morin) Boissonneault. Beloved wife of the late John Knee (1982) and Lloyd Chenier (1985). Dear mother of Bob Chenier and his wife Kim of Chatham, Diane Meyerink and her husband Fred of Chatham and Gary Chenier and his wife Laurie of London. Grandmother of Jamie & Joey Meyerink, Melissa, Amy, Leslie, Tyler, Keith and Jen Chenier and 8 great-grandchildren. Sister of Denise Soucie, Estelle Plamondon, Irene Martel, Gertrude Chenier, Anna Minor and Isabelle Martel, all of Northern Ontario. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. She was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church. Family will receive friends at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham on Wednesday from 2:00-4:30 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Parish prayers at the Funeral Home on Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 52 Croydon Street, Chatham on Thursday, May 9, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Fr. Andrew Kowalczyk the celebrant. Interment St. Anthony Cemetery, Chatham. Donations to Lung Association or Arthritis Society appreciated.
Vellinga: Bert (Bauke) A resident of Chatham died at the Chatham-Kent Health alliance, Public General Campus on Tuesday, May 7, 2002 at the age of 84. Born in Ylst, The Netherlands, the son of the late Jacob and Altje (de Vries) Vellinga. Beloved husband of the late Winnie (Wytska) (Cnossen) Vellinga (1993). Dear father of John Vellinga and his wife Judy of Chatham, Jake Vellinga and his wife Pat of Ottawa, Pete Vellinga and his wife Liba of Wallaceburg and the late Gepke Vellinga (1942). Grandfather of Jennifer Eaton, David Vellinga, Michael Vellinga, Rob Vellinga, and Vicki Vellinga. Great-Grandfather of Keaton and Angela. Brother of the late Popka, Johannes, Arend, John, Jacob, Henderikus, Tietje, Sietske, Sytske, Elizabeth and Lies. Family will receive friends at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham on Wednesday from 3:00-5:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Funeral Service at First Christian Reformed Church, 25 Tweedsmuir Avenue East, Chatham on Thursday, May 9, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Paul Stadt officiating. Interment Maple Leaf Cemetery, Chatham. Donations to VON (Nurses Education), Red Cross Homemakers or Back To God Hour appreciated.
Campbell: Ross A resident of Ridgetown died at Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Public Campus on Thursday May 9, 2002 at the age of 68. Born in Highgate, son of the late Donald (1977) and Mary (McIntyre) (1999) Campbell. Survived by sons Eric D. Campbell, Ridgetown; Jeffrey A. Campbell and his wife Jacqui, Blenheim; and their mother Anne (Dixon) Campbell. Grandfather of Joshua, Sarah and Parker Campbell. The Campbell family will receive friends on Saturday May 11, 2002 at The McKinlay Funeral Home, 76 Main Street East,Ridgetown (519) 674-3141) from 3:00 -5:00 p.m. Funeral Service from the Funeral Home on Monday May 13, 2002 at 11:00 a.m, with Rev. William Vanderveeken of Erie Street United Church officiating. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Ridgetown. Donations to Canadian Cancer Society appreciated.
McDonald: G. Duncan a resident of Ridgetown and formerly Duart, died Friday May 17, 2002 at the Village Nursing Home, Ridgetown at the age of 80 years. Born in Orford Township, Kent County, son of the late Donald and Janet C. (Schweitzer) McDonald. Mr. McDonald was a long-time elder of Duart Presbyterian Church. Beloved husband of Dorothy Jean (Terry) McDonald and the late Edna Lucille (O'Neill) McDonald (1972). Dear father of Dan McDonald and his wife Linda of Duart and Cathy and her husband Ron Noorenberghe of Kent Bridge. Grandfather of Jenna and Tim Noorenberghe and Sarah, Amy, Duncan and Carrie McDonald and 15 step-grandchildren. Step-father of James McLean, Chatham, Keith Stewart, Chatham, Terry Malla, London, Nancy Mclean, London, Jeanette McLean, Greensboro, N.C., and Lisa Nielson, Kelowna, B.C. Brother of Madeline and her husband Harold Shore of Goderich, George Schweitzer of Chatham and the late Alda Morrell. Also survived by brother-in-law Ken Morrell of Ridgetown. The McDonald Family will recieve friends at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 76 Main St., E., Ridgetown on Monday May 20, 2002 from 2:00 - 4:30 and 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Funeral Service at the Funeral Home on Tuesday May 21, 2002 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Peter Janzen of Duart Presbyterian Church officiating. Interment Duart Cemetery, Duart. Donation to the Parkinson Foundation or the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation appreciated.
BEAUCHESNE: Linda (Jones) A resident of Kapuskasing, Ontario passed away at Sensenbrenner Hospital, Kapuskasing on May 10, 2002 at the age of 54 years. Born on September 18, 1947 in Halifax, daughter of the late Bruce Allan and Doreen (McKenzie) Jones. Linda was the owner of the KFC Store in Kapuskasing. She was a member of the Kinsmen and the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 85. She enjoyed fishing, working outside, playing cards, bowling and traveling. Beloved wife of Donald Deer of Kapuskasing and the late Jean-Guy Beauchesne. Step-mother of Michelle (Kirk) Loveland of London, Marie-Jose (Chris) Atack of Timmins, Paul (Lyanne) Beauchesne of Kapuskasing and Jean (Diane) Beauchesne of Elmvale. Grandmother of nine grandchildren. Sister of Carol (John) Smyth of Chatham, David (Gloria) Jones of Sarnia and Allan (Heather) Jones of Florence. Also survived by many loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. A Memorial Service will be conducted at the Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham on Saturday, May 25, 2002 at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Fr. Greg Bonin of St. Joseph's Catholic Church officiating. Donations can be made to the Canadian Red Cross and the Canadian Cancer Society.
James (Jim) Pelletier
Pelletier: James (Jim) A resident of Chatham died at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Public General Campus on Thursday, May 23, 2002 at the age of 75. Born in Chatham, son of the late Theogene and Mary (Sheff) Pelletier. Beloved husband of Alice (Matthew) Pelletier. Dear father of Cathie Campbell and her husband Scott of Oroville, California, Charlene Duckworth of Tilbury, Jamie Pelletier of Niagara Falls and Mary Margaret (M.M.) Pelletier of Chatham. Grandfather of 10 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Brother of Frances Pelletier of Blenheim, Vivian Sevigny of Chatham, Theresa Little of Windsor, Rosemary Authier of Placerville, California and the late Roselia and Eugene. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Jim served with the Canadian Armed Forces, at Military Bases across Canada and overseas in Korea, Viet Nam and Egypt, retiring in 1981 as Chief Warrant Officer. He joined the R.C.R. and was wounded in Korea where he became the first Canadian POW to be released after the war. He was a member of the Korean Veterans Association, the Royal Canadian Regiment Association, and the Royal Canadian Army Service Corps. Association. Family will receive friends at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham on Sunday from 2:00-4:30 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Funeral Service at the Funeral Home on Monday, May 27, 2002 at 1:30 p.m. with Mr. Gordon Reynolds officiating. Cremation with interment in Maple Leaf Cemetery, Chatham. Donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation or Canadian Cancer Society appreciated. McKinlay Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair St., Chatham (519)351-2040.
Eggleton: Herbert A resident of Chatham died at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Public General Campus on Friday, May 24, 2002 at the age of 85. Born in Belleville, son of the late Stanley and Eleta (Andrews) Eggleton. Beloved husband of Amber (Cunningham) Eggleton. Brother of Gloria Joan Baxter and her husband George of Sault Ste. Marie, Clifford Eggleton and his wife Barbara of Simcoe and the late Irene Seguin and John Eggleton. Uncle of Heather Wood and her husband Ron, Sharon Rufenach and her husband Harold, Amber Claus and her husband Jon, Gail Baxter, David Baxter and his wife Monica and Stephen Baxter and his wife Ramona. Herbert owned and operated Chatham Office Supply Ltd from 1959-1970 and was an employee of Remington Rand for many years working in Florida, Windsor and Chatham. He was a past member of Sertoma Club of Florida and Chatham, past member of the Jaycees, an ardent golfer and a member of Indian Creek Golf and Country Club. At the request of the family there will be no visitation or funeral service. Cremation with interment in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Oldcastle. Donations to Alzheimer Society or Parkinson's Society appreciated.
Marion L. Campbell
CAMPBELL: A resident of Chatham, Marion L. Campbell died at Residence on the Thames on Saturday April 9, 2005 at the age of 83. Born in Raleigh Township on April 24, 1921 daughter of the late John H. and Alta (Watson) Cameron. Beloved wife of the late Flight Lt. G.I. (Happy) Sheldrick (1945) and Mooney B. Campbell (1989) Loving mother of Gloria Charlton and her husband Ken of Tobermory, and Barbara Ann Bonnell and her husband Robert of Montreal. Cherished grandmother of Sean James and wife Shawna of London, Mark Bonnell and wife Francisca of Chile, Kimberley Hubner and husband Bryce of Vermont, and 6 great grandchildren. Sister of the late Jean (McIntyre) Simpson and Glenn Cameron. Also survived by special sister-in-law Janet & her husband Dr. Blake Barlow of Chatham. Marion will be fondly remembered by many extended family and friends. She was a member of St. Andrew's United Church, Chatham, and a fomer member of the Blenheim Golf Club and Blenheim Curling Club. Family will receive friends at the Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham on Tuesday 3:00-5:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Funeral Service at the Funeral Home on Wednesday April 13, 2005 at 1:30 p.m. Interment Evergreen Cemetery, Blenheim. Donations made by cheque to St. Andrew's United Church Memorial Fund, or a charity of one's choice appreciated.
Ruth Annie Bennett
BENNETT, Ruth Annie A resident of Chatham passed away at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Public General Campus on Wednesday, November 12, 2003 at the age of 77. Born in Chatham, Ontario daughter of the late Wm. George and Florence (Stoner) Pollock. Beloved wife of the late Roy Stephen Bennett (1995). Dear mother of Mary andher husband Cec. Massender of Chatham, William Roy Bennett of London and his wife the late Cathrien and the late Wallace Olin Bennett (2002) and his wife Cathy Dawson of Lighthouse Cove. Special "Auntie" of Lisa (Griffith) Howe and family of London. Grandmother of 7 and great-grandmother of 16. Sister of George Pollock and his wife Joan of Chatham, Florence Barry of Chatham and the late Fannie Tanton and her husband Bob and Willie Pollock. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Funeral Home, 459 St Clair St, Chatham on Thursday 2:00-4:30 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Friday, November 14, 2003 at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Susan Jolley officiating. Interment in Maple Leaf Cemetery. Donations by cheque to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Red Cross Homemakers appreciated.
Susan Rose Elizabeth Kilbourne-Busse
Kilbourne-Busse: Susan Rose Elizabeth A resident of Durango, Colorado died in Albuquerque, New Mexico on Sunday January 11, 2004, at the age of 52. Born in Hamilton, Ontario daughter of Harold C. and Jean E. D. (Harbottle) Kilbourne of Highgate , Ontario. Loving mother of Carl Busse and Tanya of Glendale, Arizona, Robert Busse of Durango, Colorodo and Christie Robinson and Lester of Durango, Colorado. Dear grandmother of Zachary, Charles, Jystina, Bryanna and Aylenna. Sister of Janet Gow of California and Tim Kilbourne of Chatham. The Kilbourne- Busse family will receive friends at the McKinlay Funeral Home , 76 Main Street East Ridgetown on Friday January 16, 2004 from 1:00 p.m. until time of service at 3:00 p.m. with Rev. Carol Brown officiating. Interment in White Chapel Memorial Gardens in Hamilton, on Saturday January 17, 2004 at 11:30 a.m.Donations made by cheque to the Highgate United Church would be appreciataed.(519674-3141)
O'Connor: Harold Morris a resident of Chatham passed away at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Public General Campus on Monday, January 19, 2004 at the age of 81. Born at Pleasantdale, Saskatchewan the son of the late Richard Voyle and Mabel Rossetta (McClean) O'Connor. Mr. O'Connor served with the Chatham Fire Department for 40 years retiring as Captain in 1987. He was a Jaycee Senator and a member of St Paul's Congregational Church. Mr. O'Connor was a member of the Royal Canadian Air Force from April 15, 1941 to September 17, 1945 serving as an Air Gunner, Wireless Operator, Flying Officer in England and North Africa as part of Squadrons # 420, # 424 and # 415. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Br # 628 and a member of Wing # 411 Beloved husband of Margaret Elizabeth (Armstrong) O'Connor. Loving father of Robin O'Connor and her husband Pat Copps of Chatham, Richard O'Connor and his wife Amber Leeson of Calgary, Rodney O'Connor and his wife Dianne of Chatham, Maureen Chandler and her husband Keith of Chatham and a late infant daughter Kathleen Doris O'Connor. Dear Grandfather of Craig and Kevin O'Connor, Caise Chandler and Julie Fair. Brother of Alvin O'Connor and his wife Phyllis of Maple Ridge, BC and the late Hazel Nault, Rita Forrest, Arlene Uthe, Orma Bohnke, Evelyn Cherry and infant brother Gordon. Brother-in-law of Agnes Carter of Chilliwack, B.C. and the late Thomas Armstrong. Family will receive friends at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham on Thursday, January 22, 2004 from 2:00-4:30 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. A Legion Memorial service will be held on Thursday at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Friday, January 23, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. Donations made by cheque to Muscular Dystrophy, Gideon Bibles or charity of choice appreciated.
Mary J. Debruyn
DeBruyn: Mary Johanna A resident of Ridgetown and formerly of Rodney died at the Village Rest Home, Ridgetown on Friday, January 23, 2004 at the age of 81. Born in Holland daughter of the late Johannes and Antonetta (Prinse) Segeren. Beloved wife of Marinus A. DeBruyn. Cherished sister of E. Meeus-Segeren; A. Willemse-Segeren; C. verSraten-Segeren and the late Bert, Piet, Willem & Gerrit Segeren; J. Brenders-Segeren; D. Smits-Segeren and T. Segeren all of Holland. Sister-in-law of C. Segeren-vanBakel of Holland. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends at the McKinlay Funeral Home, Ridgetown on Monday January 26, 2004 from 2:00 -4:30 and 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Parish Prayers will be offered at the Funeral Home on Monday at 7:15 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Michael's Catholic Church on Tuesday, January 27, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. with Father Paul Duplessie as celebrant. Interment in St. Michael's Cemetery. Donations made by cheque to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.McKinlay Funeral Home, 76 Main St.,E., Ridgetown (674-3141)
VanDusen: Karen a resident of Chatham passed away at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Public General Campus on Saturday January 24, 2004 at the age of 65 years. Born in Rodney, Ontario, the daughter of the late Jack and Clara (Newcombe) Marr. Wife of the late Ed VanDusen (1999) and Howard Robinson (1993). Dear mother of Susan Evers and her husband Terry of Chatham, Kim Siebert and her husband Kevin of Sarnia, Howie Robinson of Ridgetown, Kathy Robinson of Sarnia, Edward VanDusen of Chatham, Tammy VanDusen and Dennis Brown of Chatham, Sara Grainger and her husband Louis of Wallaceburg and Brian VanDusen and Jennifer Willimot of Chatham. Loved by 16 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Brother of Wayne Marr and his wife Yvonne of Edmonton AB. Mrs Van Dusen had lived in Chatham-Kent most of her life and was employed at the South Western Regional Centre for a period of time. The family will receive friends at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair St., Chatham on Tuesday January 27, 2004 from 1:00- 2:00 p.m.. Funeral Service will follow at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev Mark Vincent of Triedstone Church of God officiating. Cremation. Donations made by cheque to the charity of one's choice appreciated.(351-2040)