Heather Louise Dunsmore, wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, passed away peacefully on Thursday November 22, 2018 at Woodstock General Hospital in her 75th year.
Heather will be greatly missed by her beloved husband William (Bill) of 47 years, and their children Melanie, Robert (Kelsi) and Daniel (Shayla) and grandson Wyatt. She is survived by her brothers Tim (Jennifer), Randy (Joan), Dan (Tineke) and Kevin (Joyce) and sister-in-law Beverly and many nieces and nephews. Heather is predeceased by her parents John and Doris Woods (Osbourne), brother Terry, in-laws Ross and Edith Dunsmore (Larsen) and their children Barry and Trudy.
Heather was born in Hamilton, Ontario on July 6, 1944, and enjoyed a career as a registered nurse for more than 25 years. A passionate and talented soprano singer, Heather was a long-standing member of the Woodstock Choralaires and Tillsonburg’s St. Paul’s United Church Choir. Heather was known for her green thumb, her bountiful garden and her beautiful quilts. While she loved calling Tillsonburg home, she and Bill were delighted to be known as “Winter Texans.” She will be remembered for her kindness, generosity, big heart and warm hugs. Family was everything to Heather. A nurturer by heart, she was fondly known by her children’s friends as their “second Mum.” She always went above and beyond to care for others, giving of herself without expecting anything in return. She will be missed by many.
The family would like to send their sincerest thanks to Care Partners and the palliative care staff at Woodstock General Hospital.
Donations in Heather’s memory may be made to the Woodstock Choralaires, Canadian Cancer Society, St. Paul’s United Church or the Woodstock Hospital Foundation through Wareing Cremation Services, 346 Simcoe Street, Tillsonburg N4G 2J8 (519-409-5575).
Messages of condolence may be shared at www.wareingcremation.ca or through the family’s social media accounts.
Family and friends are invited to a Celebration of Life,
on Friday December 14, 2018
at 2 pm
at St. Paul’s United Church,
88 Bidwell Street, Tillsonburg, Ontario.
A private interment will be held at a later date.
Mike & Susan Coombes
Charlie and Pat Kriewald
Doug and Vicki Blanc
Joan M Veselovsky
Doug and Pat Vialoux
Rita Van Lamoen
Frederick ‘Fred’ Carl Perry passed away peacefully with his wife by his side, on Thursday November 15, 2018, at Woodstock Hospital. Beloved husband of Jean (Rogers). Dear Father of daughters Brenda (deceased 2014) and Steve Albrecht, and Sharon and Larry Wettlaufer. Survived by his very special grandchildren Bradley Albrecht and Krystle, Jason and Stephanie Albrecht, Megan and Cody Zimmer, and Krista Wettlaufer. Great Grandfather of Brandon, Kendra, Charlotte and Alex Albrecht, and baby Zimmer on the way. Predeceased by his parents Carl and Gertrude Perry, and by his brother Jack and his wife Geneva Perry and their son Wayne. Fred is also survived by many nieces and nephews. In keeping with Fred’s wishes cremation has taken place and there will be no funeral service. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation are appreciated and may be made through Wareing Cremation Services, 225 Norwich Ave., Woodstock, Ontario (519-290-5575). Messages of condolence may be shared at www.wareingcremation.ca
In keeping with Fred’s wishes cremation has taken place and there will be no funeral service.
Irvin passed away peacefully in his 93rd year, on November 4, 2018 at Chartwell Aylmer Long Term Care Residence.
Predeceased by his loving wife and best friend Jean (Pilkey) (2015), and daughter Lynda (1968). Much loved father of Darlene (Jerry) Hetherington, Larry (Cindy) Allin, Carol (Ray) Jones and Jim (Lynne) Allin. Beloved Grandfather to Lori, Denise (Torry), Kristen, Mark, Kim, Talya, Hilary, Joshua, Thomas, and Jacob and Great Grandfather to Cassy and Zack.
Irvin was born in Ostrander to Charles and Iva (Gilmore) Allin. He was predeceased by brothers Jimmy and Ted, and is survived by brothers Glen (Marlyn), George (Gladys), Harry (Velma), his sister MaryLou (Maynard) Moore, and sisters-in-laws Helen Allin, Isabelle Pilkey, and Adena Pilkey.
Irvin was the eldest of the fifth generation born on the family dairy farm in Ostrander. He was very active in the community during his lifetime serving as 4H Calf Club leader for 19 years, on the Tillsonburg Fair Board, and a dedicated member of the Ostrander United Church. He had a passion for woodworking and travel and loved to share his creations and travels with family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Canadian Spinal Research Organization, or charity of your choice would be appreciated and can be made directly or through Wareing Cremation Services, 346 Simcoe Street, Tillsonburg, Ontario N4G 2J8 (519-409-5575).
Messages of condolence may be shared here at www.wareingcremation.ca
A private family service has been arranged
a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
Wayne & Diane Burgess
BEV AND PAT MEULEMEESTER
In the early hours of Wednesday October 24, 2018 Gordon passed away with his wife and best friend Sharon at his side, and entered into Eternal Life as God’s word promises. Gord loved the Lord and served Him throughout his life.
Gord had many setbacks in his life but never lost his courage to keep on going. He enjoyed volunteering for the Salvation Army, the Thunder Hockey Team, Tillsonburg Fair Board, and church related activities.
Gord’s biggest love in life was fishing. He made friends as they gathered at Lake Lisgar for their hours of fishing. Gord was always thankful for the help he received when his hands wouldn’t work. Gord used his electric wheelchair to carry his rods, nets, and tackle box; it was quite a sight!
Gord loved being outside and began bird watching when he could not do other things. He especially loved spending time with Rebecca from our apartment building; she adopted both Gord and Sharon as her grandparents.
Gord is the dear Father of Adam (Becky) of Ingersoll, and Megan (Stephen) of London.
Gordon is survived by granddaughters Cierra, Jadelynn, and Peyton of Ingersoll.
Lovingly remembered by his stepsons David and Robin and their families.
Brother of Fred (Sandra) of Cambridge, and Uncle to their sons Scott (Tarralee), Michael, Kevin (Sherri), and their families.
Predeceased by his parents Roy Graves (2013) and Freda (Gaskin) Graves (2017). Hannah welcomes her Papa to Heaven where they will spend eternity.
Memorial donations in Gord’s memory to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, the Goshen Church, or Camp Trillium are appreciated and may be made directly or through Wareing Cremation Services, 346 Simcoe Street, Tillsonburg, Ontario N4G 2J8 (519-409-5575).
Your messages of condolence can be shared at www.wareingcremation.ca
The funeral service for Gordon Graves will be held on Friday November 2, 2018
with visitation at 10 a.m.,
and the funeral service at 11 a.m.,
at the Tillsonburg Community Church (Salvation Army),
110 Concession Street West, Tillsonburg, Ontario, with Pastor Steve Amorin officiating.
Lucio and Janice DiMarco
Jim and Wendy McLean
Michael and Kathy Holly
Aunt Barb & Uncle George and family
wilson and joan doreen
Dan & Joanne Young
Anne and Tony Masek
Edward William Gould
It is with great sadness that the family of Ted Gould announces his passing. Ted died peacefully at the Tillsonburg Memorial Hospital on Thursday October 18, 2018, at the age of 85. He spent his final day surrounded by his favourite music with with his family and dog, Howie, by his side.
Ted is lovingly remembered by his wife, Liz, as well as children and grandchildren: Scott, Deb, Cassandra and Nathan; Graham, Ruth and David; Tori, Jackie, Kyra, Kaleb and Oliver. Predeceased by beloved daughter Anne Louise. Also remembered by in-laws Marion Knott, and Carole and Bob Carter, as well as his cousin, Shirley Coleman, and his longtime friends Warren and Jan Wyatt.
Ted’s arrival was a great event on August 9, 1933, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, as he was the only child of Maitland and Annie Gould. The family returned to London, Ontario in 1934 where Ted enjoyed many happy times on Lorne Avenue and Wellington Street. Later, summers meant great times at Egerton Beach. After attending Central High School, he attended UWO and Wayne State University, attaining a Master’s Degree in Guidance and Counseling. Ted spent over 30 years teaching in London, in several elementary schools. Upon retirement, he enjoyed raising his young family, and seeing many friends while golfing, curling, playing bridge, and selling real estate.
Although Ted struggled with Parkinson’s, he really enjoyed life at the Royal Coachman Resort in Nokomis, Florida until 2017.
Ted joined the Masonic Lodge, Union No. 380 in London, and later the Dereham Lodge No. 624 in Mt. Elgin. He was the group committee chair for the 1st Salford Scouts for several years.
Special thanks to the staff at Ingersoll and Tillsonburg Hospital, especially Physiotherapists Stella and Cathy, and devoted nurse and friend, Greg.
Donations may be made to a charity of your choice, keeping in mind Ted’s love of children and animals.
Condolences may be shared at www.wareingcremation.ca
Wareing Cremation Services, 346 Simcoe Street, Tillsonburg, Ontario N4G 2J8 (519-409-5575).
A celebration of life is planned for friends and relatives on Saturday November 10, 2018, at 1 pm, at the Mt. Elgin Golfers Club, 324183 Mt. Elgin Road, Mt. Elgin, Ontario.
Nancy and Brian Cain
Tom & Sandra Kirkland (Tillsonburg Parkinson’s Group)
Bonita and Keith Bristow
Michael de Belleval
Norie, Aurie and Jenny Ong
Edmund Leslie Vermeersch
August 8, 1949 – October 7, 2018
With family by his side at the Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital, Ed passed away on Sunday October 7, 2018, in his 70th year.
Loved Father and Grandfather of Greg Vermeersch (Christy Pettinger) of Tillsonburg, children Blake, Riley, Linden, Kennedy, and Zachary; Derek Vermeersch (Karen Russell) of Courtland, children Ryan, Reed, and Rayden; and the late Bradley Vermeersch (2004), his daughter Alayna.
Dear brother of Pat (Jack) Empey of Aylmer, Raymond (Linda) Vermeersch of Penetanguishene, Archie (Donna) Vermeersch of Webbwood, and Arlene Vermeersch of Corunna. Remembered by his nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his mother Blanche (nee Pressey 1986) and his father Archie Sr. (2009).
Ed loved the outdoors. He filled his time with hunting and fishing and surrounded himself with a good group of guys. Nothing would make him happier than a good fish fry and spending time with his sons and their families.
Ed loved spending time with his grandchildren just as much as they loved his visits. Ed could carry on a conversation with anyone. He looked forward to his daily visits to the coffee shop.
Family and friends are invited to a Celebration of Ed’s life at the Carriage Hall, 25 Brock Street West in Tillsonburg on Saturday October 27, 2018, from 2 to 5 pm.
Memorial donations to Ducks Unlimited Canada or to the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters are appreciated and may be made directly or through Wareing Cremation Services, 346 Simcoe Street, Tillsonburg, Ontario N4G 2J8 (519-409-5575).
Your messages of condolence may be shared here at www.wareingcremation.ca
Family and friends are invited to a Celebration of Ed’s life
on Saturday October 27, 2018
from 2 to 5 pm
at the Carriage Hall
25 Brock Street West
Archie Vermeersch Jr.
Fraser and Carol De La Plante
Janet and Norm Holden
GRAHAM, Stewart James
On September 26, 2018 my beloved husband Stu Graham passed away peacefully. Thank you to my family, to CCAC, Dr. Richard Kennel, and all the caring staff at AR Goudie Long Term Care who made a short time there comfortable. He will be missed by his family and friends and will be remembered at a private family memorial.
Arrangements entrusted to Wareing Cremation Services. Condolences may be expressed at www.wareingcremation.ca
Private family memorial will be held in Stu's honour
Passing peacefully in his sleep on September 24th 2018, at 85 years young, Charlie Shelton of Foldens Corners, avid fisherman and outdoorsman, woodworker, pilot and farmer who was most comfortable on a combine, is now sharing a glass of whiskey and stories with all his family and friends who have journeyed on before him.
Dad is reunited with his wife of over 55 years and favourite dance partner, Edith, whom he met on a blind date. His spirit is carried on by his 5 ‘slightly above average’ children, and his greatest joy, his 10 amazing grandchildren whom he truly adored. They brought light and laughter to his world as he had a ringside seat to their musical and sporting events - a very proud grandfather.
Charlie was a quiet man - like a toasted marshmallow. Crusty on the outside, yet a big sensitive mushy guy on the inside. Famously opinionated, he enjoyed debating and educating others on his views. He was the unofficial spokesperson for ‘telling it like it is’ and giving advice whether you wanted to hear it or not. Charlie’s advice would be… don’t smoke, plant a tree, learn to fish, whiskey and maple syrup cure all ails and everyone should appreciate farmers. He was also a romantic at heart, buying Edith a wonderfully unexpected, yet practical present of a manure spreader for their wedding anniversary.
Born in 1933 to Fred and Beth Shelton he was raised near Foldens Corners with his older sister Mary and younger brother Roger. Charlie began the Shelwood Farms tradition of making maple syrup in high school and through the years hosted fundraising pancake festivals at the ‘sugar shanty’. The tradition of making this magic elixir syrup continues to this day.
He loved music, especially Elvis, and sang in the Foldens Quartet and was a member of the Ingersoll’s Belcanto Singers. He prayed one of his children would be able to ‘carry a tune in a bushel basket’ and join him in music, yet that was not to be. He continued singing every Sunday at the nursing home until late last year.
Charlie accomplished much in his long life. He said he wasn’t a one job person and liked variety. After graduating from IDCI he helped on the family farm, planting tomatoes and won the 1955 Campbell’s Soup award for a bumper crop, started a logging business after purchasing one of the first Oregon chainsaws invented. Additionally he travelled to Saskatchewan to work wheat harvest and helped construct the Canada Cement plant.
In 1957 he was selected to train as a pilot at Centralia Air Force base on Chipmunk aircraft and upon completion, he reported to the airbase in Moose Jaw Saskatchewan. After only 7 hours of instruction Charlie was the first student of his class to solo on Harvards. During training, he did barrel rolls over the farms where he had worked in the wheat harvest years before. After graduation he was sent to RCAF Station MacDonald airbase located just north of Portage la Prairie and began flying T-33 jets. His flight instructor said Charlie was the best instrument student he ever had.
Eventually Charlie made the decision to leave airforce training and return home to the farm. He loved farming yet maintained the adventure of flight by obtaining his commercial flying permit and started crop spraying for Hicks and Lawrence throughout SW Ontario. It was an exciting job, yet after a few close calls with unmapped hydro lines and fuel switches he eventually hung up his wings.
Charlie’s farming practices were influenced by his great uncle Dr. R.A. Brink (Professor of Genetics, University of Wisconsin) and on his invitation, Charlie and 7 other Oxford County farmers visited Wisconsin to learn about conservation farming. This delegation started implementing soil conservation cultivation techniques in Oxford County in the 1970’s well before they were common practice.
In 1982 he was awarded the very first Landsaver Award by the Men of Trees and Oxford County Council and as a result was asked to speak about his experiences and achievements. Charlie detested public speaking, yet was in his element if standing in a cornfield in front of tour bus load of farmers.
Charlie served as director of OMAF Soil & Crop Association, Land Stewardship Committee, Oxford County Wheat Board, West Oxford Township Council, SE Hope Insurance Director and coached minor hockey. He was one of the owners that built the Ingersoll Elevators. In 2016 Charlie and Edith created the J.Roger Shelton Memorial Award at IDCI to honour his brother’s accomplishments despite the challenges of muscular dystrophy.
Charlie loved to travel and fish and boasted he had been on over 250 fishing trips, some of which were to Baffin Island, Great Bear Lake, NWT, Quebec and numerous fishing holes in Northern Ontario …., also travelling to many places including Scotland, Australia, Singapore, Hawaii, Las Vegas and California often to see his brother. Besides the farm, his happy place was fishing in northern Ontario, especially the cottage on Lake Animanippising where THE BEST fishing can be found…. (or at least the best fishing stories) with his buddies.
Although Charlie was never one for religiosity, he had a strong belief in the spirit of community with neighbours, friends and family, and was supportive and generous. For those that remember Charlie, honour him by celebrating in your own way.
He will be sadly missed by his kids, Roger, Kim (Brent Lindsay), Warren (Cathy), Eddie (Lucinda), Chris (Marci) and grandchildren Jesse, Jack, Colin, Jared, Ella, Chloe, Josh, Maxx, Hayden and Caitlyn. Dear brother-in-law of Elizabeth Joiner, Maria Joiner and Willard Long. Predeceased by his sister Mary Long, brother J. Roger Shelton and sister-in-law Joan, and brother-in-laws George and John Joiner and his beloved wife Edith (Nov 2017). Charlie will also be dearly missed by many cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family, fishing buddies and wonderful friends.
With heavy hearts we say goodbye Dad and we wish you peace.
Please join the family to share stories at the Celebration of Life for Charlie from 1 to 4 pm on Sunday, September 30th 2018 at the Elm Hurst Inn, 415 Harris Street, Ingersoll, Ontario.
If desired, donations to Ontario Heart and Stroke or Muscular Dystrophy of Canada are gratefully acknowledged and can be arranged through Wareing Cremation Services, 346 Simcoe Street, Tillsonburg, Ontario N4G 2J8 (519-409-5575)
Please join the family for a Celebration of Life for Charlie
on Sunday September 30, 2018
from 1 to 4pm
at the Elm Hurst Inn
415 Harris Street, Ingersoll, Ontario.
Boyd & Doris Fowler
Colleen & Murray Cole
Sharon McNeal Mann
Edward and Marlene Van Wyk
Chantelle Adrianna Oud passed away suddenly on Sunday September 23, 2018.
Dearly loved daughter of Cathy Oud (John Adams) and Scott Manary. Loved sister of Rebeka Oud. Dear granddaughter of Clare and Shirley Manary. Remembered by her Aunts, Uncles, and many cousins. Predeceased by her grandparents Catrina (2018) and Adrian (1983) Oud.
Cremation has taken place.
Memorial donations to the Canadian Mental Health Association or to the MS Society are appreciated.
Condolences may be shared at www.wareingcremation.ca Wareing Cremation Services, 346 Simcoe Street, Tillsonburg, Ontario N4G 2J8 (519-409-5575).
A private family service is being planned for a later date.
Jack and June Manary and family
Ernaleen Thelma Heaslip (nee Garnett)
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Ernaleen in her 89th year.
Beloved and cherished Mother of Shelley (Terry), Bill (Lynne), and mother in law of Marg. Loving Grandmother of Kevin (Annie), Leslie (Travis), Heidi (Dan), Fallon (Cam), Teresa (Robin), Jennifer (Drew), Cheryl (Jeff), Sarah (Aaron), and Great Grandmother of Lillie, Kurtis, Jude, Vaughn, Jordan, Kensi, Jaxon, Arawyn, Chase, Essence, Tytan, Athena, Brodie, Nevaeh, and Briar.
Predeceased by her husband George, son Doug Byers, and great grandson Wyatt.
She will be greatly missed by her kitties Princess, Lady, Belle, and Susie. Close friend of Yvonne and Harold Walker.
In keeping with Ernaleen’s wishes cremation has taken place. On Friday October 5, 2018 there will be Visitation beginning at 10 a.m. followed by a Service at 11 a.m. at the Tillsonburg Community Church, (Salvation Army Church) 110 Concession Street West, Tillsonburg, Ontario.
A private interment will take place in the Otterville Cemetery at a later date.
Memorial donations to Purrfect Companions of Norfolk are appreciated and may be made directly or through Wareing Cremation Services, 346 Simcoe Street, Tillsonburg, Ontario N4G 2J8 (519-409-5575).
Messages of condolence may be shared at wareingcremation.ca
Bob & Dianne Butler
Doug & Deb Stone
Marilyn and Bill Gilmore
Bill and Marilyn Gilmore