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  • Picture of Francis Geoffrey Hackett
    Francis Geoffrey Hackett

    August 14, 2022

    … “It pains me to admit it, but apparently, I have passed away. Everyone told me it would be due to a mis-adventure, but you know me, I can’t follow any rules”. Geoff Hackett of Tobermory and Lambton Shores passed away suddenly at his Tobermory residence on Sunday, August 14, 2022 in his 89th year. Beloved husband of Mae Hackett (nee Kerr) for 64 years. Cherished father of Toby Sansom a...

  • Picture of Heather Laural Blythe
    Heather Laural Blythe

    June 9, 1947 - August 13, 2022

    On August 13, 2022, peacefully, and surrounded by her family, Heather Blythe’s earthy life came to an end. She left behind her beloved children Laura (Wes Cowan), Tara (Richard Kyle), and Wayne (Heather), plus six adored grandchildren, Evan and Caiden Cowan, Liam and Avery Kyle, and Nolan and Logan Blythe. Heather is also survived by her brothers Glen, Kirk, Bob, and Cliff and sisters-in-law Ba...

  • Picture of Lola Min Randall (nee Seward)
    Lola Min Randall (nee Seward)

    July 29, 1933 - August 8, 2022

    Surrounded by her children’s love, at Trillium Villa Nursing Home, on Monday, August 8, 2022, Lola Randall passed away at the age of 89. Beloved wife of Bill Randall, who predeceased her in March, for 68 years. Proud and loving mother of Wendy, Brad (Loretta), Steve (Jennifer) and Mark (Josephine). Cherished grandmother of Adam (Lorali), Sarah (Dhruv), Matt (Larissa), Katie (Curtis), Cody, Laini...

  • Picture of Donna Hazel Tanton
    Donna Hazel Tanton

    July 27, 1938 - August 7, 2022

    Peacefully, surrounded by loving family at Bluewater Health on Sunday, August 7, 2022, Donna Hazel Tanton passed away at the age of 84. Beloved wife of the late Jim Tanton (1996). Loving mother of Wendy Brooks. Cherished grandmother of Elyse Allison. Predeceased by her parents George and Nellie Hare, and by her siblings Freeman, Jack, Paul and Mary. Donna was a longtime member of Grace United Chur...

  • Picture of Claude Robertson (Bob) Leggett
    Claude Robertson (Bob) Leggett

    December 13, 1931 - August 7, 2022

    It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Claude Robertson (Bob) Leggett, in his 91st year, surrounded by family on Sunday, August 7, 2022. Husband to Marie (Marson) Leggett (deceased August 2019), brother to Norman “Hap” Leggett and Bill Leggett (deceased), father to Claudia Toner (Paul). Poppa to Danielle Provost (Shane) and Derek Toner, and PoppaBob to great grandson Tye. He and Ma...

  • Picture of Maria Fatima  Ortins
    Maria Fatima Ortins

    July 27, 1963 - August 6, 2022

    Peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Saturday, August 6, 2022, at her home, Maria Fatima Ortins passed away at the age of 59. Beloved wife of Tony for 41 years. Loving mother of Matthew (Danielle). Cherished grandmother of Selena and Walter. Dear sister of Deodato (Ines) Santos. Predeceased by her parents, Antonio and Eduina Santos. The family wishes to thank Dr. Lilly and staff, as wel...

  • Picture of Joshua Slaughter
    Joshua Slaughter

    February 26, 1989 - August 6, 2022

    It is with broken hearts that the family of Joshua Slaughter announce his passing, on Saturday, August 6, 2022, at the age of 33. Beloved father of Aleighia Slaughter. Loving son of Brian Slaughter (Robert Wrightman) and Lesley Spanton. Cherished grandson of Bruce (Carol) Slaughter. Treasured nephew of Ian (Jane) Spanton, the late Wayne (Ann) Slaughter and Chris Slaughter (Tracy Peterson). Josh ...

  • Picture of Judy Buss
    Judy Buss

    January 18, 1953 - August 6, 2022

    It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Judy Buss. Judy is predeceased by her husband Doug. She is survived by her daughters Shelly Ikert (Rick Paju), Brenda Di Muzio (Derek) and her granddaughters Emma (Taylor), Olivia, Alex and Bella. Judy will be remembered by her sister Sharon, her brother in-laws Dan Buss, Pat Buss (Carol), sister in-law Kellie (Jamie), and many nieces...

  • Picture of Ken “Larry McArthur”  Thorner
    Ken “Larry McArthur” Thorner

    June 26, 1967 - August 3, 2022

    Peacefully, with his loving family by his side, on Wednesday, August 3, 2022, at Hospice, Jesus welcomed Ken home into his loving arms. Cherished husband of Nichole Coolledge and the late Betty (Oancea) Thorner. Loving Father of Christopher (Laura) Losier. Beloved Grandpa of Lily Losier. Dear Son of Larry (Tammy) McArthur and Lisette (nee Lacasse, the late Ken Thorner). Treasured Brother of Ron (T...

  • Picture of Donald A. Gagnier
    Donald A. Gagnier

    February 11, 1939 - August 3, 2022

    Peacefully, surrounded by loving family on Wednesday, August 3, 2022, Donald Alphonse Gagnier passed away at the age of 83. Beloved husband of Aida Gagnier Loving father of Hector (Reina) Orellana, Regina (The late Jim) Croskery, Walter (Lilian) Garcia, Georgina (Cesley) Morales and Dennis (Maria) Morales. Dear Papa Don of 10 wonderful Grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild. Predeceased by his par...

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