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  • Picture of Norman Haggan
    Norman Haggan

    April 16, 1965 - January 25, 2023

    It is with saddened hearts that the family of Norman Haggan announce his passing on Wednesday, January 25, 2023, at the age of 57. Survived by his son Ryan Haggan. Dear brother of Mark (Stephanie) Haggan and Robert Haggan. Remembered by nephews, niece, and many cousins in Canada and Northern Ireland. A special thank you to Ron and Faye Sinclair. Predeceased by his parents Norman and Maureen Haggan...

  • Picture of Jennifer Kathleen Brandon
    Jennifer Kathleen Brandon

    May 19, 1973 - January 23, 2023

    Peacefully, with her loving husband by her side, on Monday, January 23, 2023, Jennifer Kathleen Brandon passed away at the age of 49. Beloved wife and best friend of Stuart. Loving daughter of the late Carolyn Wise Robinson (Bob Robinson) and Richard Naylor. Cherished sister of Jeffrey Naylor and sister-in-law of Bill and Linda Brandon. Lovingly remembered by several nieces and nephews, as well as...

  • Picture of Shirley Doreen (McCormick) Birkbeck
    Shirley Doreen (McCormick) Birkbeck

    September 5, 1935 - January 22, 2023

    Peacefully at Twin Lakes Terrace on Sunday, January 22, 2023, Shirley Doreen (McCormick) Birkbeck passed away at the age of 87 years. Beloved wife of the late Andrew Dudley Birkbeck (2017). Dearly loved mother of Greg, Darryl (formally Lydia), Dwight (Julie) and Lianne Birkbeck (Duane). Beloved Grandma of Chris, Amy (Brandon), Melissa, Josh (predeceased), Jack, Lauren, and Max and Great Grandma Sh...

  • Picture of Jack (Jacquot) Lafreniere
    Jack (Jacquot) Lafreniere

    July 30, 1971 - January 22, 2023

    On Sunday, January 22, 2023, at Victoria Hospital in London, Jack (Jacquot) Lafreniere passed away at the age of 51. Beloved son of Sharon Van Huizen. Dear brother of Deb Middlebrook (Roger) and Nicole White (Richard). Remembered by his nephews Bernie, Derek and Shawn Latif and Hunter and Declan White. Predeceased by his father, Jack Lafreniere, his grandparents and several aunts and uncles. To us...

  • Picture of Marjorie Ruth Chidwick
    Marjorie Ruth Chidwick

    April 26, 1934 - January 21, 2023

    Peacefully, on Saturday, January 21, 2023, at Bluewater Health, Marjorie Ruth Chidwick passed away at the age of 88. Loving mother of John (Julie) and Tammy. Cherished grandmother of Megan Wilde (Alan), Scott Chidwick (Angela) and great-grandmother of Sloane Wilde. Dear sister of Sheila and David (Jackie). Predeceased by her husband, Ken (2000), by her son Randy (1977) and by her brother John Loga...

  • Picture of Sylvia Mary Haffen
    Sylvia Mary Haffen

    February 17, 1954 - January 21, 2023

    It is with saddened hearts that the family of Sylvia Mary Haffen announce her passing, on Saturday, January 21, 2023, at the age of 68. Beloved wife of the late Earl (2022). Loving mother of Jason (Heather) Cluney and Ron (Donna) Simon, and step-mother of Bill Haffen, John Haffen and Melissa (Eric) Muise. Cherished grandmother of Chiara, Dante, Noah and Aysha, and step-grandmother of Makayla, Rile...

  • Picture of Gordon Miller
    Gordon Miller

    March 22, 1942 - January 21, 2023

    It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Gordon Miller on January 21, 2023 at Bluewater Health. He is survived by his loving and supportive wife Wendy of 57 years. Proud father of Tabitha (Gary), Peter (Marie) and John (Jennifer). Cherished grandpa of Lauren, Maddison, Luke, William, Oceane and Eloise. Survived by brother-in-law John Orr, special cousin Joyce Wilson and family, as ...

  • Picture of George Fithern
    George Fithern

    November 23, 1930 - January 21, 2023

    Peacefully, surrounded by loving family, on Saturday, January 21, 2023, at C.E.E. Hospital, Petrolia, George Fithern passed away at the age of 92. Beloved husband of the late Antonia. Loving father of William Fithern and John Fithern (Jill). Cherished grandfather of Emily Ann Fithern (Tyler) and Goose and Kaitlyn and Zoey Fithern. Remembered by his friend Carol Chovalt. Predeceased by his parents ...

  • Picture of Meintje
    Meintje "May" Drost

    May 19, 1941 - January 20, 2023

    May (n. Vos) Drost died of cancer at home surrounded by her family on January 20, 2023. May was the beloved wife of the late Wayne Drost. She was a loving mother to Pamela Beattie (Blake), Anne Drost (Peter), Christal Kapteyn (Lex), Amanda Drost (John) and Bronwyn Drost. Her dearly loved grandchildren were Alex, Aidan (Jen), Cecilia, Jacob, Eric, Zachary, Adam, Madelyn, Violet, Miles, Lucy and Mar...

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    Robert "Ian" Brydges

    February 17, 1962 - January 20, 2023

    It is with broken hearts that the family announces the passing of Robert “Ian” Brydges, on Friday, January 20th, 2023, at Bluewater Health, at the age of 60. Beloved husband and best friend of Tracey Brydges. He is the loving father of his two sons, Brett and Cole. Cherished son of Joan Brydges and the late Jack Brydges. Dear brother of Rebecca Brydges. Ian lived an extraordinary life that p...

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