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  • Picture of Rena Gabrielle Elek
    Rena Gabrielle Elek

    July 7, 1938 - May 22, 2022

    Peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Sunday, May 22, 2022, at Bluewater Health, Rena Gabrielle Elek passed away at the age of 83. Beloved wife of Andrew. Loving mother of Patrick (Christine) and Daniel (Patricia). Cherished grandmother of Marcus and Thomas. Dear sister of Jean Marc Bégin, Benoit Bégin and Claude Bégin. Predeceased by her parents, Nazaire and Germaine Bégin, and by h...

  • Picture of Mary Thelma Brost
    Mary Thelma Brost

    June 2, 1930 - May 22, 2022

    June 2, 1930 – May 22, 2022 Beloved wife of John Brost. Dear mother of Edward (Marlene), Bobby (Annette), David (Molly), and Nancy (the late Gary Spencer). Loving grandmother of Sam, Tameka, Jeff, Sheenagh, Matthew, Parker, Max, Steven, Kevin, Allison, and Joe. Sadly missed by numerous great-grandchildren. She is survived by her brothers Billy (Bernadette), Jimmy (Eileen), Aurele (Connie), ...

  • Picture of David Fredrick Parker
    David Fredrick Parker

    July 8, 1969 - May 21, 2022

    Peacefully on Saturday May 21, 2022 at home in London, ON. David passed away at the age of 52. Loving father of Nathan and Raine. Dear brother of Richard. Son of Ernie and predeceased by mother Lorraine. Remembered by many as lead singer of Hip Too and bandmate of Pensky File. Loved by many cousins, nieces, nephews and extended family. Thank you to neighbours and friends for their support. Cremati...

  • Picture of Elly Nielsen
    Elly Nielsen

    July 3, 1928 - May 20, 2022

    Peacefully, surrounded by loving family, on Friday, May 20, 2022, at Trillium Villa Nursing Home, Elly Nielsen passed away in her 94th year. Beloved wife of the late Aage Kristian Nielsen (1978). Loving mother of John and his wife Wendy Nielsen and Bent Nielsen. Cherished grandmother of Jason and Kevin, Teresa and Tanya, Jarrod and Jeremy. Treasured great-grandmother of Luke, Miles, Indie, Ella, a...

  • Picture of Tammy Lynn Temple
    Tammy Lynn Temple

    January 13, 1971 - May 18, 2022

    Born January 13, 1971 Passed May 18, 2022 It is with broken hearts the Temple family announce the passing of Tammy Temple. Predeceased by both grandparents Ross and Virginia McKellar. Survived by husband Roy Temple, Naithen (Sammie), Aleena, Sheldon Temple, Lilian (Dustin) Elysium, Dakota, David, baby Pavey, Nic, Barb Vye, Chris (Taya), and many nieces and nephews. Loved by many, missed by every...

  • Picture of Lorraine Parker (Nee Simard)
    Lorraine Parker (Nee Simard)

    August 22, 1939 - May 17, 2022

    Peacefully, on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia, Lorraine Parker passed away at the age of 82. Beloved wife of Ernie for 58 years. Loving mother of David and Richard of London. Cherished grandmother of Nathan, Mason, and Raine. Dear sister of Claudette Riopelle. Remembered by special friend Sharon James and by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents Fred and Alda Si...

  • Picture of Marion “Darlene” Phibbs
    Marion “Darlene” Phibbs

    June 30, 1934 - May 16, 2022

    Peacefully, on Monday, May 16, 2022, Marion “Darlene” Phibbs passed away at Vision Nursing Home at the age of 87. Beloved wife of the late Ronald Phibbs (2015). Loving mother of Cathy (Ken) Silverthorn, Rick Phibbs, Sandy (Terry) Button, and the late Mark Phibbs. Cherished grandmother of Jamie (Stephanie), Kevin (Larissa), Craig Silverthorn, Lorna (Andrew) Button, and Christine (T.J.) Button. ...

  • Picture of Linda Eileen Passingham (Caravan)
    Linda Eileen Passingham (Caravan)

    May 19, 1954 - May 16, 2022

    "Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans." It is with deeply saddened hearts we announce the passing of Linda on May 16, 2022, at the age of 67. Linda passed away following a courageous battle with ALS. She is survived by her loving husband of 38 years, Bruce, her daughters Michelle and Sarah, son-in-law Matt Smith and step daughter Stacey and her family. Big sister to Ca...

  • Picture of Terrance
    Terrance "Terry" DeMarco

    September 12, 1941 - May 15, 2022

    It is with deeply saddened hearts that the family of Terrance “Terry” DeMarco announces his passing on Sunday, May 15, 2022, at Bluewater Health at the age of 80. Beloved husband of Beverly DeMarco for 61 years. Loving father of Cynthia (Harry) McTaggart, Troy (Michelle) DeMarco, Jeff (Tina) DeMarco, Beckie (Andy) Bida, and Tony DeMarco (Lianne). Cherished grandfather of Terry Hughes, Lisa Hug...

  • Picture of Robert
    Robert "Bob" Douglas Gray

    October 7, 1953 - May 15, 2022

    It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Robert (Bob, Bobby, Bobert, Dude) Gray on Sunday, May 15th, 2022. Bob was born October 7, 1953 in Toronto. He is survived by his best friend and loving spouse for 23 years, Kathleen Pretty, sons Jay and Josh Gray, granddaughter Mya, brothers Ron (Darcie) Gray and Brian Gray and many nieces and nephews. Also survived by his Mother (Ma) Mar...

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